Written and Published Online by Rex Redmon, Greenville, SC.

w/contributing articles by cousin John Silver





Only a few hitches in our 2003 Silver Family Reunion at KONA occurred and they were so minor I’m sure they went unnoticed. However, the overall event was certainly not one to miss and if you did not attend this year, well, you did miss one of our better-organized events.


The planning for this year’s reunion actually began last September when the reunion planners met in KONA to critique last year’s event and to lay the groundwork for this year’s affair. We made some decisions that greatly effected this year’s event such as to not plan too many events back to back without giving some time for visiting and relaxation between events and that decision seemed to be appreciated by everyone in attendance. Also we planned to allow a different person to be in charge of various programs this year and to plan and implement their selection of programs. There however is where some of the hitches in our giddy-up occurred. Due to unforeseen circumstances, cousin Kay Silver had to undergo surgery the week before the reunion and could not plan or implement Sunday morning events at the cemetery memorial service. The Reverend Howard Silver, who normally conducts our Sunday morning worship service, was not able to attend this year’s event due to prior commitments. Aided by myself and cousins Margaret Wyatt, Jere Howell, and Norma Westall, both services were conducted with dignity and honor to our Creator.


We met in KONA again in April of this year to put the finishing touches on the reunion and with the miraculous aide of E-mail messages between the planners, those of you who attended this year’s reunion reaped the benefits of our efforts.




Progress for the event began to take place on Tuesday, before the reunion, when I arrived in KONA to clear out a place at the actual cabin site of Frankie and Charlie where I would retell the events of the tragedy that occurred in the woods above Deyton’s Bend back in 1831. Also cousin Laura Cooper arrived in KONA the same day and began the long and tedious task of cleaning the church. Aided by her sister, Linda Dee Cowan-Cabaniss and other family members such as Wanda Silver-Freeman, Laura had every thing spit shined and polished to perfection by Friday morning.




Cousin John Silver, our Family historian, arrived on Friday and completely replaced the existing family archives with all new updated books. That was a monumental task within itself. We have over 75 note book binders full of Silver Family history and more than 37,000 names on the pages there in. Friday also saw Laura putting the finishing touches on the building including an attractive Welcome Home sign above the back door. I arrived at noon on Friday to assist Blue Moon Book Store; my brother, Tommy Redmon, who prepared the Bar-Be-Cue for Saturday’s lunch and the Port-a-Potty man set up their equipment. We owe Tommy a debt of gratitude. He was on the site all of Friday night preparing the food and at dusk he was treated to the sight of a flock of bats (are bats a flock?) leaving the belfry of the church. Cousin Laura now knows what she has been sweeping from the back walk for years.




Saturday morning arrived early at the church in KONA. Laura, John, Jere, Margaret and myself were on duty as early as 8:30 waiting for our cousins to appear. By 9:00 they were beginning to arrive to the fragrance of hickory smoked Bar-Be-Cue that was cooking on the mobile grill just beside the church by Tommy Redmon and Chief Chef, Barry Clayton, owner of the mobile grill. During the next hour, over fifty people had registered, bought their tickets for lunch and were busy digging for the roots of their family tree.


By ten o’clock with welcomes, announcements and introductions of the reunion planners behind us, I invited the first timers to the reunion to accompany me upstairs to the chapel for a newcomer’s question and answer period. I knew we were going to have good day as over thirty people followed me up the steps. For the first time I met cousins George Silver and his lovely wife, Linda, of Roswell, Georgia; Linda Cabaniss of Shelby, NC, Steven Silver and his wife Patsy from Randleman, NC; Robert Thomas of Flag Pond , TN; Darel Adkins and Virginia Fryuar of Hickory and Connely Springs, NC; Ruth Ford of Asheville; The Pitmans from Campebello, SC; Rise Silver, Ellis Setzer, Charles Silver, The Blevins family, Brenda and Keith;  Jeanie Tamakoshi of West Chester, Pa; Mary Margaret Silver-Peterson and her daughters, Donna and Paula of Chesapeake, VA and a whole host of other cousins whose names slip my mind for the moment. All of these fine cousins were excited to be home to the land of their ancestors, regardless from which child of George Silver Jr. each descended.


The newcomer’s class proceeded very well with interesting questions being asked by the majority of those in attendance. I passed out an information sheet prepared by cousin John Silver Harris of Florida that was appreciated by everyone. The information sheet included listings of the many publications that have been written about our Silver Family. I did my best to answer any and all questions from the newcomers as John began in earnest to copy, document and help cousins down stairs with their family genealogy. Laura busied herself in the kitchen getting ready for lunch that was smoking on the grill outside. The pork butts were being prepared to perfection. Stacy, Jere and Margaret continued to greet and welcome cousins as they arrived to register.


When the eleven o’clock hour rolled into place and with 112 people assembled in the upstairs chapel, author and cousin, Sharyn McCrumb made her appearance. She was introduced by cousin Jere Howell, a Bandana native. Jere paid great tribute to Sharyn’s achievements as an accomplished folklore writer as well as recognizing Sharyn for her many writing awards. Sharyn’s new book, Ghost Riders, was her topic of choice and she kept the audience of Silver cousins spellbound for more than an hour as she educated us about the Civil War in the mountains of Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. Ghost Riders, as told through the eyes of governor Zebulon Vance and a couple by the name of Blalock, who actually experienced the hardships of the Civil War in the mountains of the Blue Ridge, is the subject of Sharyn’s new book that was just released in July.  After finishing her speech, Sharyn made herself available for the next three hours greeting and autographing her many books that were on sale at the Blue Moon Book Store tent. Sharyn we thank you for your contribution to our reunion weekend. You were indeed the highlight of the event.




Lunch deserves its own section and I really need a food critic to write this part of the newsletter because I am sure I will not give the food we ate its proper recognition. Tender pork butts slow-cooked all night over charcoal that was saturated with wet hickory chips was the main course for the meal at Saturday noon. Tommy, who is an amateur chef in his own right by virtue of the fact he cooks dinner every Wednesday evening for more than sixty members of the Methodist church he attends in Asheville, also prepared some tasty baked beans and mountain coleslaw for the 100 plus cousins that we fed. Tommy and his church friend and fellow chef, Barry Clayton, who owns the BBQ cooker, will definitely be invited back next year. Everyone who ate lunch on Saturday greatly commented positively about the quality of BBQ Tommy and Barry prepared. What BBQ we did not eat Saturday was sold by the pound and we raised over $400.00 profit that will be donated to KONA Missionary Baptist Church.




Sharyn McCrumb continued to autograph her new book after lunch and Beverly Carroll, owner of Blue Moon bookstore, displayed and sold many other books such as the Ballad of Frankie Silver and the Songcatcher that Sharyn has written. Author and play write, Perry Dean Young, sat up a display next to Sharyn’s tent and offered his book, The Untold Story of Frankie Silver, for sale. In addition, Perry has finally completed what he considers a lifetime project and that project is a history of his Young family. If you are interested in purchasing The Untold Story of Frankie Silver or if you are interested in the Young Family History, you may contact Perry by E-mail at [email protected]. Also on hand Saturday and displaying the many products he sells to raise money for the Frankie Foundation, was Mr. Howard Williams. Mr. Williams informed me sales of the Frankie Foundation material went very well. However he still needs a few thousand dollars to produce his play about Frankie and Charlie Silver. Also I owe Mr. Williams an apology. I promised him an opportunity to talk about the Frankie Foundation at the cabin site on Saturday when Niel Stewart and I retold the story about Frankie and Charlie but because the program ran a little long and because everyone left immediately after the presentation, Mr. Williams did not have the opportunity to talk further about his project. You may contact the Frankie Foundation by clicking on to


Seventy eight people, including author, Maxine McCall of Morganton, North Carolina, who in 1972 wrote the book, They Won’t hang A Woman, assembled in front of the KONA Missionary Baptist Church at two o’clock Saturday afternoon to begin the hike into the woods where the ill fated cabin of Frankie and Charlie Silver once stood. After a steep climb up the one half-mile mountain road, that many said felt more like one mile--and I won’t disagree with any of you--our cousins arrived at the cabin site to find it clear of weeds and deadfalls. They spread their blankets on the ground and while catching my own breath, I asked everyone to sit quietly and with their eyes closed for several minutes to listen and imagine a moment back in time to the year 1831 when a nineteen year old mother with her thirteen month old daughter lived in the mountain hollow cabin and who spent many days and nights alone while her twenty year old husband was out running the woods with his male friends or possibly carrying on with his first cousin, Nancy Wilson, with whom he was supposed to be romantically involved according to oral tradition. I asked those gathered to listen and to feel the silence of the woods. A threatening silence it must have been in 1831 to a young mother left alone with her child during some of the cold winter nights. A silence where even the creaking of a floor board or the popping and cracking of burning logs in the fireplace would startle Frankie and bring frightening cold chills up her spine. A threatening silence sometimes broken by the lonely howling of red wolves from the ridge tops or the ever-piercing scream of a prowling black panther, both were predators who still roamed the mountains in 1831.


While feeling the silent presence of the woods our cousins listened in earnest as I very quietly began to retell the story about Frankie Stewart and Charlie Silver. For the better part of an hour each of us relived the tragedy that occurred on a cold snowy winter‘s night on December 22, 1831. We first relived the lives of Frankie and Charlie including the sudden disappearance of Charlie and the search for Charlie Silver. The cousins listened intensely as I told of the discovery of gruesome body parts on the cabin premises and of more body parts concealed at various places in the surrounding woods leaving evidence that a horrible crime had been committed upon the body of young Charlie Silver.


I continued telling the story of Frankie and Charlie that ended with her eventual hanging in Morganton, North Carolina, one and a half years later. While wrapping up my portion of the Tragedy On The Estatoe, I attempted to draw no conclusions about Frankie’s innocence or guilt but only speculated as to what happened to Frankie and Charlie based on stories told and retold by the Silver Family, the Stewart Family and as well, from the recorded evidence that is a matter of public record.


Was Frankie Stewart guilty or innocent of the crime? Jurors decided she was guilty! A judge sentenced her to death! She was hung for her deed! Yet prominent citizens of the city of Morganton and of Burke and surrounding counties felt her actions were justified and that she acted in defense of her life and pleaded for her young life to be spared. Niel Stewart, a direct descendant of Jackson Stewart, Frankie‘s older brother, next presented to the audience gathered there in the woods on Saturday afternoon, facts from the many petitions and the many pleas for pardon of Frankie to the governors of North Carolina. The petitions on Frankie’s behalf were based on what those good citizens believed to be the goodness of her character and also what they conjured up about the ill treatment of Frankie by Charlie Silver.


The hour was running late Saturday afternoon when Niel Stewart finished presenting evidence on Frankie’s behalf and we were unable to have the question and answer time at the cabin site that I promised our audience and I apologize to those who attended the story telling time for that as well. If any of you do have questions about the tragedy please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or contact Niel at [email protected]. If you enjoyed the story telling event at the cabin site, please contact us and let us know that as well so we will know how to plan future events for your entertainment and enjoyment.


Everyone loves ice-cold watermelon on a hot July afternoon! And after trudging back to the big church hot and exhausted, we were greeted with pans filled to capacity with God’s own tasty red nectar. We ended Saturday’s programs in a mood of relaxation and reminiscence.




Sunday morning, the dew still sparkled on the grass and the sun was beginning to climb above Mount Mitchell to break the morning chill when approximately twenty-five Silver Cousins, including Mrs. Ruth, gathered at the grove in the family cemetery at ten o’clock to remember and pay tribute to those who have passed on before us. The second annual memorial service theme was in honor of our ancestral mothers and grandmothers. After I read a brief tribute about those ancestral mothers that paid homage to those honorable and diligent ancestral women, cousins Margaret Wyatt and Jere Howell, both descendants of Nancy Reed, Rev. Jacob Silver’s second wife, consecutively read the poem, A Mother’s Love and a brief story, A Mother’s Tear.


Those gathered in the little historical cemetery were then asked to call out the name of a loved one who had preceded us in death. A reverent hush fell over the ridge top burying ground of the Silver Family as names were remembered and spoken aloud by those gathered there. I then lead the group in a brief prayer giving thanks for the lives of those we lovingly remembered that morning.


A memorial service without a song of patriotism is like a worship service without prayer. The ever chilling words of America The Beautiful, led by cousin Norma Westall, rang out over the hilltop and filled the valley floor below as all the cousins filled their lungs with fresh mountain air and poured forth the words, Oh Beautiful For Spacious Skies, For Amber Waves of Grain. For Purple Mountains Majesty…And as I looked off into the far distant mountains of the Celo and Mitchell, I quietly gave thanks to God for that particular moment in time. From across the valley we heard the echo of the distant church bell ring as cousin Laura Cooper rang the bells summoning us to gather for worship.




During the weeks preceding the reunion, as I planned and prepared the Sunday worship service in the absence of Rev. Howard Silver, I was keenly aware I was planning a Presbyterian service format that was going to be used in a Baptist Church. As an Elder in the Presbyterian Church for over thirty years I had become accustomed to the traditional order of worship used in a Presbyterian Service and felt any Baptist, Methodist or other denomination represented in the congregation could use a good dose of Presbyterianism. And a good dose of Presbyterianism was what everyone in attendance received. Well, almost! Cousin Normal Westall, who led the congregation in hymns and as well, the rest of the congregation at large, briefly became lost as I unintentionally skipped a song and a prayer during the early part of the service. I later told the congregation I hoped God had a sense of humor because I forgot part of His service. Yet as I was the one who prepared the service, it was I who had the privilege to unintentionally change it in mid-stream.


Jere Howell, received open and welcomed Amens after her solo of, His Eye is On the Sparrow and Margaret Wyatt did an excellent job leading the music by her exceptional playing of the piano for the worship service. Thanks to both of you ladies as well as Norma who led the congregational hymns.


The message I prepared for the service was one that I felt was appropriately titled, Faith Of Our Fathers. After selecting the closing hymn for the service, Faith Of Our Fathers, I thought how neat to have a message that would contain the same theme. My text for the service was the second chapter of Joshua, where the harlot Rahab hides the two Israeli spies who went into the city of Jericho to spy out the land for Joshua. Rahab demonstrates several types of faith during the chapter, among them, courageous faith, confident faith, concerned faith and a covenant faith as well. With a voice that was rapidly failing me, I contrasted and compared Rahab’s faith with the faith our ancestor, George Silver Jr. must have had when he moved his wife and eleven children from Frederick County, Maryland to the wilds of Western North Carolina back in 1806. Apparently my message had a profound effect on some of these attending the service because after the service at least six people requested copies of the message.




While we prayed, sang and recited the Apostle’s Creed in the upstairs chapel, activities in the basement were really getting under way for our annual reunion dinner. (In the hills and mountains we eat dinner as the noonday meal and supper in the evening.) However shortly before dinner Jere Howell presented Wayne Silver’s mother, Mrs. Ruth, with a memorial plaque that John Silver designed and had made in memory of Wayne’s contribution to our family museum and family reunion. The plaque, that featured a picture of Wayne, read as follows:


In memory of Wayne Silver who was the keeper of the family flame for many years. Wayne created the family museum with a loving heart and loving hands. He was a wonderful son, a loving brother, a dutiful cousin and at best, our friend, He will be greatly missed by all of us, his Silver family.


A photograph was taken by John of Jere presenting the plaque to Mrs. Ruth (who was greatly touched by the gesture) and a copy will be on display in the museum for future generations to view.




In the meantime Laura was also busy downstairs in the kitchen preparing the main serving table for the Sunday feast. Our Silver women did not let us down again this year as the table was “heaping full” of wonderful home cooking. A chef’s variety of salads, meats, vegetables and the most wonderful array of deserts were on hand for us to break our fast and indulge until we were ready to pop. And indulge we did. Second helpings were the order of the day and not only main course food but the desserts as well. I know I personally tried three different kinds of cakes. The favorite cake this year was a strawberry icing cake prepared and baked by Shirley Nelson of Roswell, Georgia. I’m sure I am not giving the description of the cake true merit, however I do think everyone who was there will know about which cake I am writing. It was an excellent cake despite getting turned on its side by an unknown assassin who strongly resembled myself I am told. But as the Lord is my witness, I did not mutilate that wonderful cake. I was only seen with the cake in my hands upright, not upside down. But dinner came and went and after an hour of relaxing and visiting it was time for some afternoon fun and games, an activity for which I was looking forward so I could be quiet and observe from a distance without having to talk.




Bandana cousin, Jere Howell was responsible for Sunday afternoon’s program. While many cousins were still visiting and chatting away in the basement with their rarely seen relatives and also while several families had already departed the building for the long drive home, Jere awarded prizes and gifts to those who had traveled the longest distance, those who were the oldest and those with the largest family in attendance, In addition, the remainder of the afternoon time was filled by answering trivia questions about our Silver Family. Packages of miniature Oreo cookies were handed out by Jere for all correct answers and despite being disqualified from answering questions because of my status as a family historian, I still came home with two bags of cookies and a baby camera for answering questions to which no one else knew the answers.


Finally as the afternoon’s activities came to a close and after helping Laura clean as much as she would let us clean, John, Laura, Margaret and myself sat down to reminisce about the two day’s activities. After the four of us finished a cold bottle of Sprite and after agreeing we had pulled off a pretty good reunion, we locked the church and headed for home, each exhausted in his or her own way. See everyone again next year, the fourth weekend in July.




Allen and Shirley Nelson have written to tell us that photos of the reunion are available online at Shirley is a direct descendant of Frankie Stewart and Charlie Silver and the Allen’s also have a Frankie Silver website you may view at WWW.FRANKIESILVER.COM. The Allens are faithful attendees of our Silver Family reunion at KONA and as well, they attend the descendants of the Nancy Parker reunion held in Franklin, North Carolina each year. Thanks for posting the photos Shirley and Allen.


Maxine McCall, a school teacher in Morganton, North Carolina and who lives in Drexel, a suburb of Morganton and author of the book, They Won’t Hang a Woman, attended the reunion with her husband Donald for the first time this year. Maxine was on a quest to learn more about the history of Frankie and Charlie Silver and as well to learn more about the Silver and Stewart Families. Maxine first wrote her book back in 1972 for the benefit of the Morganton school system and she is now wanting the school system to copywrite the material after she does a rewriting of the book. We thank Maxine for her interest in our family and for her attendance this year.


Kay Silver, editor and publisher of the hard copy of our family newsletter, Silver Notes, was unable to attend this year’s reunion because of pending surgery. Kay also sent word as of the March 2003 issue of Silver Notes, she is discontinuing the newsletter citing her health and a decline in readership as the main reasons for discontinuing the newsletter. We wish Kay a speedy recovery from her surgery.


The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce did a video taping of many of the reunion events this year. The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce is preparing a documentary about Mitchell County and wants to include the historical activities of one of the counties most celebrated families, the Silver Family. I was assured we would receive a copy of the video for preservation in the family museum. 



John’s History Corner


I had planned to continue the history of the Silver family this month (August) but I feel that I must make a few comments on the Silver Family Reunion on the 26 and 27th of July 2003.


Rex Redmon, Laura Cooper, Jere Howell and Margaret Wyatt really did a wonderful job planning, preparing and executing the affair. Everything went as planned without any hitches at all. Laura and her sister, Linda Cabaniss and Wanda Silver Freeman did a masterful job of cleaning the church from bottom to top. Everything was immaculate and shipshape. A great big thanks to each of you for your devotion to the Silver Family reunion.


The barbecue prepared by Rex’s brother and friend on Saturday was a masterpiece. And I thought I was good at preparing barbecue! I could take a few lessons from these guys!


I was overjoyed on my end of the affair. I met so many “new” cousins that I was astounded by my good fortune. All of them were seeking information or giving me information to add to the database. I have enough new information to keep me busy until next July! I am truly sorry that I did not get to spend time with each of you. For that I do apologize and I will try to do better in the future. Again, thank each of you for your patience and understanding.


I was very happy that the “Family Books” that I prepared were so well received. As I explained, they are not quite finished yet but will be in time for the July 2004 Family Reunion. After that they will be on permanent display in the museum and available to everyone for research purposes.


Thanks also to our special guests for making time in their busy schedules to visit with us and share their interests in the Silver family. Be assured that you will be welcome at any of our future reunions. Sharing with us were the Reverend Doctor Lloyd Bailey, Sharyn McCrumb, Perry Dean Young, David Taylor and Norma Westall. David is also our ace reporter from Hickory as is Norma from Burnsville.


In the past month I have received six obituaries from members of our Silver family. Our sincere sorrows go out to the relatives of each.


I will bid you farewell until next month when we continue the saga of the Silver Family.


Cousin John





Reverend Lloyd Silver


CLIFFSIDE – Rev. Lloyd V. Silver, 86, died April 16, 2003. He was a son of James William and Floretta Savage Silver.


Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Cliffside Baptist Church. Services will begin at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in the Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.


McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Charlotte Observer on April 17, 2003.


(George Silver Sr. > George Silver Jr. > Rev. Jacob Silver > Alfred Leonard Silver > Jesse Reed Silver > James William Silver > Rev. Lloyd V. Silver)



William Bryant Silver


RUTHERFORDTON – William Bryant Silver, 88, a World War II Army veteran, died September 16, 2002.


He was a son of Connard S. and Mila Smith Silver.


Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Crowe Funeral Home. Services will begin at 11 a.m.


Charlotte Observer on 18 September 2002.


(George Silver Sr. > George Silver Jr. > Rev. Jacob Silver > Alfred Leonard Silver > Tilman Blalock Silver > Edward Johnson Silver > Connard S. Silver > William Bryant Silver)



T.A. Silver


GRANITE FALLS – Mr. T. A. Silver, 82, died Monday, July 7, 2003 after a long struggle with illness.


He was born on April 30, 1921, in McDowell County and was a son of the late John Robert and Mary Estelle Hopper Silver. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Christian Fellowship Chapel and a retired truck driver for DeHart Motor Lines.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Helen Coffey Silver; a brother, Raymond Silver and a sister, Alma Silver Bilbury.


Survivors include his two sons, Mike Silver and Kenny Silver of Granite Falls, NC; a sister, Muriel Barnes of Tampa, FL; two granddaughters, Michelle Hartley of Hudson, NC , and Tina Williams of Granite Falls, NC; and four great-granddaughters.


T.A. was Mr. Silver’s full name. He had been named for his great-uncle, Tilman Anderson Silver. T.A.’s birth certificate was never corrected and for the rest of his life he went by the name of T.A.


The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at Mackie-High Funeral Home, 35 Duke Street, Granite Falls with Reverend Dan Greene officiating. At other times at the home of Claude Coffey, 3818 Moorlane Park, Granite Falls, NC.


Funeral services will be held on Thursday at the Christian Fellowship Chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will follow the service in the Pinecrest Cemetery. Mr. Silver will lie in state 30 minutes prior to service.


Memorials may be made to Christian Fellowship Chapel, 99 N. Main Street, Granite Falls, NC 28630


Services are under the direction of Mackey-High Funeral Home.


(George Silver Sr. > George Silver Jr. > Rev. Jacob Silver > Alfred Leonard Silver > Tilman Blalock Silver > Edward Johnson Silver > John Robert Silver > T.A. Silver)



Nina Maxine Davis Silver


OLD FORT – Nina Maxine Davis Silver, 74, died June 29, 2003 at a Baptist Retirement Home in Asheville, NC.


Born in McDowell County to the late Geter and Dullie Silver Davis, she was a member of the Old Fort Baptist Church and was a retired secretary with Henredon. She was preceeded in death by her husband, David Hunt Silver and one brother, Wesley Davis.


She is survived by one son, Tony Silver and his wife Ellen, of Old Fort; one daughter, Diane McEntyre of Arden, NC; one brother, James Davis of Old Fort; four grandchildren, Jason and Erin McEntyre, Tonia Harris and Monica Tessner; two great-grandsons, Tyler McKinney and Cameron McEntyre.


The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 8 to 6 p.m. at Old Fort Baptist Church. Services will be held on Wednesday, July 2 at 2 p.m. at Old Fort First Baptist Church with the Reverend Dwayne Caldwell presiding. Burial will follow at the Bethlehem Community Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WNC Baptist Retirement Homes of Old Fort, P.O. Box 10, Old Fort, NC  28762


Online condolences may be made at


Kirksey Funeral Home is serving the Silver Family.


(Charlotte Observer, July 1, 2003)


(George Silver Sr. > George Silver Jr. > Rev. Jacob Silver > Alfred Leonard Silver > James Marion Silver > Dullie Elizabeth Silver m. Geter McKinley Davis > Nina Maxine Davis m. David Hunt Silver)


(George Silver Sr. > George Silver Jr. > Rev. Jacob Silver > Alfred Leonard Silver > Alexander Silver > Reuben Wilson Silver > Clarence Gordon Silver > David Hunt Silver m. Nina Maxine Davis)



Myron Silver


BURNSVILLE – Myron Silver, 77, of the South Toe River Community, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, in a Spruce Pine Nursing Center.


A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Alonzo and Bertha Robinson Silver. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of South Estate Baptist Church.


Surviving are three sisters, Violet Ray and Kathleen Webb of Burnsville and Wilma Tyler of Lake Placid, FL; two brothers, Charles Silver of Anderson, SC and Virgil Silver of Oak Ridge, TN.


The funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of  Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Reverend Roger Griffith will officiate.


The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Burial will be in the Autrey Cemetery at South Estatoe Baptist Church.


(George Silver Sr. > George Silver Jr. > Rev. Thomas Silver > Greenberry Ellis Silver > Alonzo Lee Silver > Myron Silver)



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