William Clarence SPANN William Clarence SPANN Mini tree diagram


also known as 4,2

also known as Foye NOMAIDEN1,4

12th Sep 19041,2,3 - 31st Mar 19664,2,3

Life History

12th Sep 1904

Born in Georgia.1,2,3

about 1925

Married William Clarence SPANN

25th Jun 1926

Birth of son William Clarence SPANN in Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma.2,1,5,6

10th Apr 1963

Death of William Clarence SPANN in Maysville, Garvin, Oklahoma.1,7

31st Mar 1966

Died in Amarillo, Potter, Texas.4,2,3

Reticulum cell carcinoma

after 31st Mar 1966

Buried in Whitebead Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma.1,3


  • Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Neva Spann
    Death 31 Mar 1966 Potter County

    While the Death Index has only her first name Neva, her name on her death certificate is Neva Foye.  A genealogy ot two has her name as Neva Faye.  But the name on her memorial on Find a Grave is Foye.  No gravestone photo was  posted on the memorial until July 2015.  The name on the grave is simply Foye Spann.

    Neva Fay [Foye] Etheridge
    Birth 12 Sep 1904 in Georgia
    Death 31 Mar 1966 in Amarillo, Potter, Texas
    Andrew Jackson Etheredge 1887 - 1942
    Minnie F Chamlee 1875 - 1956
    Spouse William Clarence Spann
    Birth 9 Feb 1903 in Wood County, Texas
    Death 10 Apr 1963 in Maysville, Garvin, Oklahoma
    Son William Clarence Spann Jr.
    Birth 25 Jun 1926 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
    Death 10 Nov 1997 in Temple, Bell, Texas
    --  Johnson, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26003421/person/2048463730

    In 1953 Foye Spann ordered a military headstone for her brother's grave.

    U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
    Dee M Etheredge
    Birth Date      31 Dec 1912
    Enlistment 8 September 1940, U S Army 179th Infantry Regiment, Oklama 45th Division
    Honorable Discharge 1 April 1945
    Serial #20 826366, Pension #AR 615-361
    Death Date 24 Jan 1953
    Burial Whitebead Cemetery, Garvin, Maysville, Oklahoma
    Flat Granite Marker, Christian Emblem
    Ordered 26 January 1953 by Foye Spann, Box 45 Maysville, Okla
    Request verified 4 February 1953
    Stone ordered 13 July 1953

    Texas Death Certificate of Neva Floye Ethridge Spann, wife of William Clarence Spann
    Neva Floye Spann, widow, No Social Security record
    Father Ethridge (no first name)
    Mother Minnie Chamley
    Age at Death 61 years
    Born  1904 Texas
    Died 31 March 1966 Hillhaven of Amarillo, Amarillo [Potter County], Texas, stay of 2 months
    W C Spann informant
    Cause of Death Reticulum cell carcinoma
    Removal 31 March 1966 by Blackburn Shaw for burial in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Oklahoma
    [actually buried in Whitebead Cemetery, west of Pauls Valley, joint grave with her husband]
    Certificate #23782 filed 7 April 1966, filed State 21 April 1966

    Foye Spann
    Birth Sep 12, 1904
    Death Mar 31, 1966
    Spouse William Clarence Spann (1903 - 1963)
    Burial Whitebead Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    [The cemetery is actually in the Whitebead community, west of Paul's Valley.  Perhaps the address is a Maysville box]
    Created by Carolyn Mackey-Byrum Sep 22, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #42256785, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42256785

    No Spanns are listed in the burial registry of Whitebead Cemetery on Oklahoma Cemeteries.
    --  Oklahoma Cemeteries, Whitebead Cemetery, http://www.okcemeteries.net/garvin/whitebead/whitebead.htm

    But she and Clarence are included in the transcription posted on OKGenWeb registry for Whitebead Cemetery.
    --  OK GenWeb, Whitebead Cemetery, http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/whitebead/whitebeadssurnames.htm

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