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Subject: Re: [GODWIN] Russell Weldon Godwin, born 12 Feb 1945
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:59:33 -0600 (CST)
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Here is the SS information on Russell:

Russell W. Godwin: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Russell W. Godwin
Date of Birth: Monday February 12, 1945
Date of Death: Saturday February 18, 2006
Est. Age at death: 61 years, 6 days
Last known residence:
City: Nashville; Woodbine
County: Davidson
State: Tennessee
ZIP Code: 37211
Latitude: 36.0657
Longitude: -86.7236
Confirmation: Verified

Social Security details:
State of Issue: Texas
Number: 457-82-4926
*Neither obituary (below) mentions Russell Welton Godwin.
* Both are buried at Boswell Cemetery, Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, USA
* I did not find an obituary for Russell Weldon Godwin

Obituary for Weldon Godwin

WELDON GODWIN: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Houston Chronicle (TX) - November 9, 2010
Deceased Name: WELDON GODWIN
TX United States

Funeral Services for WELDON "BO" GODWIN, 83, a resident of New Waverly, Texas, for 54 years will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Upton officiating. Interment to follow at Boswell Cemetery with Metcalf Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.Visitation will be 5:00 until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at Metcalf Funeral Home. Weldon was born April 12, 1927, in Louann, Arkansas and passed away November 6, 2010, in Houston, Texas.Other than being a loving, dedicated husband, wonderful dad, a fun and loving grandfather and great grandfather, he was also a loyal friend to those who knew him. In 1949, Weldon Godwin founded South Texas Tool Company in Houston, Texas. After owning and operating South Texas Tool for some 37 years, he sold the company and decided to retire. He soon found out that retirement was not for him, so he went to work at United Machine Works with his son Craig and his grandson Joey for t!
he next 15 years, where his business skills and expertise were invaluable to the company. In his life family was everything. He left school in the 8th grade to help support his parents and their family. After getting his GED he worked 2 jobs until he finally succceded in building South Texas Tool Co. into a vibrant business. He defined what a family man was suppose to be, loving and caring for his family was what brought real joy to his life.Weldon is preceded in death by his wife, Ernestine Godwin; his daughter, Diana Marie Godwin; parents William Armour Godwin and Bertha Olivia Godwin; sister Cassille Gessner. He is survived by his faithful daughter, Marolea Adams; his devoted son and daughter in law Craig and Christine Godwin; his grandsons, Joey Adams and wife, Heather; Derrick Adams and wife,Courtney; Holt Adams and wife, Brandi; His Great grandchildren, Sarah Adams, Marissa Adams, Seth Adams, Brett Adams, Ryleigh Adams and Harley Adams; his sister and brother in law H!
elen Upton and husband, Paul, his brother, James Godwin; numer!
ous niec
es and nephews also survive. Pallbearers are grandsons, Joey Adams, Derrick Adams, Holt Adams, along with Bruce Klawinski, K.C. Chitwood and Kevin Tomczak; Honorary Pallbearers, Michael Klawinski and Jerry Robin.

Obituary of Ernestine Godwin:

Ernestine Bedford Godwin: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Houston Chronicle (TX) - July 13, 2002
Deceased Name: Ernestine Bedford Godwin
TX United States

Funeral Service for ERNESTINE BEDFORD GODWIN, 71, a resident of New Waverly, Texas for 46 years, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2002, at Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Upton officiating. Interment to follow at Boswell Cemetery with Metcalf Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Metcalf Funeral Home. Ernestine was born November 2, 1930, in Houston, Texas and passed away July 11, 2002, in Conroe, Texas. Letting wisdom be her guide, Ernestine set out to live her life to it's fullest. A constant caregiver, she never gave up her role of caring wife, mother and grandmother, acting as a constant friend and confidant to all of the family till her last days. She enjoyed time with her family and especially the peacefulness that country living offered in New Waverly. Ernestine is preceded in death by daughter, Diana Marie Godwin; parents, Mary C. and Richard M. Bedford; sisters, Eliz!
abeth Dorhauer, Hattie Noack, Dixie Ratcliff and brother, Richard M. Bedford, Jr. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Weldon Godwin; devoted son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Christine Godwin; faithful daughter, Marolea Adams; grandsons, Holt Adams, Joey Adams and wife Heather, Derrick Adams and wife Courtney; great granddaughters, Sarah Olivia Adams and Marissa Adams; sister, Virginia Bedford; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Pallbearers are grandsons, Holt Adams, Joey Adams and Derrick Adams along with Jeff Wells, K. C. Chitwood and Bruce Klawinski


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Subject: [GODWIN] Russell Weldon Godwin, born 12 Feb 1945

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Researching the Godwin Family genealogy in Texas. Weldon Godwin had a son (Russell W. Godwin, born 12 Feb 1945). Russell's mother's first name believed to be Marie and his birthplace was likely DeQuincy, Louisiana. We know Russell was married briefly to Cynthia L. Keen and they divorced in Harris County, TX on 6 March 1989. Also believe that Russell died in 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee. Would like information on children born to Russell W. Godwin and details of his life. Thanks so much. Linda Baird DeFee

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