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Annie Ruth

  • : Annie Ruth
  • : Fountain' Clausell
  • : 04/01/1925
  • : 2/8/2014
  • : Tunnels springs
  • : al
  • : Anthony
  • : N/A
  • : N/A
  • :

    Annie Ruth Fountain-Clausell ,is the daughter of Anthony Fountain she was married to Louis Clausell together they have 3 children Sheila (Darnell ) Battle ,Terry Beck and Calvin Clausell they were Blessed with Eight Grandchildren ,Nicole (Mario )Harris, Carlos( Jessica )Beck ,Patrick Freeman, Meredith Beck, Catoya Clausell, Telina ( Terrance ) Taylor, Raven Beck and Calvin (CJ ) Clausell ,they were also Blessed to have 14 great-grandsons and one Special Young Lady named Tatiana ( Queen )Taylor .Momma, Loved ,Spoiled and Disciplined her children ,grands and great -grands, she loved to read the Bible and had an excellent memory for scriptures ,she also wrote poetry ,dabbled in art and made a killer sweet potato pie.From our parents we learn the value of Respecting others ,Hard work and most importantly,AS SHE ALWAYS SAID FAMILY TAKES CARE OF FAMILY, MAMA ALWAYS BELIEVED IN THE POWER OF PRAYER, AS WAS TAUGHT TO ALL OF US.

  • : Mrs. Shelia
  • : Clausell-Battle
  • : scbattle@hotmail.com
  • : Oldest Daughter
  • : +1 678-836-6173
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Ruby Lee

  • : Ruby Lee Stanton
  • : Richardson
  • : 01/04/1929
  • : 11/18/2012
  • : Peterman
  • : al
  • : Elisha_jr.
  • : N/A
  • : N/A
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    Ruby Lee Stanton Richardson was born January 4, 1929 in Peterman, Alabama- the seventh child of Mary and Lonzell Stanton. Family recollection says that when Ruby was small she would often cry for things. Her dad didn’t want to hear the noise so he would always say, “Give it to the baby”. Thereby, giving her the nickname, “To the Baby” aka “Tuda Baby”.
    Ruby wed Robert Lee Richardson in August of 1946. Together they had 10 children. Six of the children were born in Alabama and the remaining 4 were born after the family moved to Pascagoula, Mississippi. Robert worked at Ingalls Shipbuilding to make a better life for their family. Skilled in multiple areas- gardening, cooking and sewing, Ruby worked various jobs before ultimately being employed at the shipyard herself as a pipefitter where she retired in 1984.
    The family eventually moved to Moss Point, MS, where they built a home one street over from the home of her sister and best friend, Claudia “Lut” Stallworth. Ruby was dedicated to her family and was affectionately known as “Muh” by her family and the majority of the people in her community.
    Ruby encouraged her family to be educated and insisted that every child learn a skill. One of her favorite sayings was, “It is enough of y’all to do anything you want to.” The children of Ruby and Robert chose multiple career paths- postal workers, a legal secretary, a nurse, a carpenter, insulators, a mechanic, a decorator, and an industrial fisherman. At the time of her death she had 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. The family currently spans 7 generations.

  • : Ms. Elizabeth Rene
  • : Kennedy
  • : renee@sentrycare.com
  • : Daughter
  • : +1 228-334-1783
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Mary Elizabeth

  • : Mary Elizabeth
  • : Fountain Stanton
  • : 06/21/1897
  • : 3/1/1982
  • : Tunnel Springs
  • : al
  • : Mary_elizabeth
  • : N/A
  • : N/A
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    Affectionately known as Big Mama, by her grandchildren and Aunt Mae Bess, by her nieces and nephews, Mary Elizabeth Fountain Stanton, was born June 21, 1897- the eighth child of Elisha, Sr. and Mary Fountain in Tunnel Springs, AL.
    Mary married Lonzell Stanton in (or around) 1918. Together they had 8 children. The family was reared first in Tunnel Springs then later moved to Peterman, Alabama. Mary’s husband, Lonzell supported his family working as a farmer while Mary worked dutifully in the home.
    Upon Lonzell’s passing in July, 1942, Mary and the family moved back to Tunnel Springs, Alabama. Her last home in Alabama was on what is currently known as Produce Road. There she always enjoyed daily visits with her sister-in-law and best friend, Aunt Carrie Fountain, who so lovingly referred to her as Bess.
    As Mary’s health began to decline, she moved to Moss Point, Mississippi to be with her children. Her devoted nephew, Willie Frank “Bug” Fountain Sr. always kept a watchful eye on her.
    Mary and Lonzell’s children were raised to work hard and to be productive citizens. It was always instilled in their children and grandchildren to be strong, loving toward one another, and present in happy as well as bad times- always realizing that a family is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain. At the time of Mary’s death she had out lived 4 of her 8 children and was the last of the Noble Nine.

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  • : Kennedy
  • : renee@sentrycare.com
  • : grand-daughter
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Freddie Fountain

  • : Freddie "Scott"
  • : Fountain
  • : 07/25/1933
  • : 9/20/1977
  • : Tunnel Springs
  • : al
  • : Anthony
  • : Alpharetta,
  • : Georgia
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    Freddie Fountain, (also known as Scott or Buddy), was born in Tunnel Springs, Alabama on July 25th, 1933 to Anthony and Luella Fountain. He was the ninth of their eleven children.

    Scott, along with his siblings, grew up in rural Alabama on a farm during the Great Depression and Jim Crow era; a very difficult and dark time for African Americans. At a very early age, Scott displayed a love for life and a free spirit. Conversely, he disliked farm life and the hard labor associated with it. His siblings considered him to be their father’s favorite because he could often get away with things or get out of doing work when the others couldn’t. Scott attended Rosenwald Jr. High School, was considered a good student, and completed the ninth grade.

    In the early 1950’s, and like many of his siblings, Scott moved to Pensacola, Florida to pursue better job opportunities and to escape the extreme racism that existed in Tunnel Springs and Monroe County at that time. He found employment in the construction field, where he worked as both a carpenter and painter, and later worked for a company that moved houses and buildings.

    As a young man, Scott was known for his good looks - curly hair and hazel-green eyes - and was arguably the most handsome of his male siblings. In the late 1950’s/early 1960’s, his baby sister, Carrie Dell, introduced him to a friend of hers named Helen Davenport. Scott and Helen fell in love soon thereafter and later got married. Of this union, Freddie and Helen had three beautiful babies: Helen Marie; Ethel; and Freddie Jr.

    Scott’s life came to an end on September 20, 1977. He was just 44 years old. Scott’s love for life and free spirit continues to live on in his 27 descendants: 3 children; 17 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

  • : Mr Carey
  • : Fountain Sr
  • : fountaincarey1@gmail.com
  • : Nephew
  • : +1 202-369-1742
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Lieutenant Fountain

  • : Lieutenant
  • : Fountain Sr
  • : 03/19/1926
  • : 5/23/2017
  • : Tunnel Spring. Al
  • : al
  • : John
  • : Moss Point
  • : MS
  • :

    IGNORE PICTURE ATTACHED HERE.
    Please see email regarding " How Lieutenant Fountain Sr got his name. Please include 2 photos,,, one on the email with a young Lt Fountain Sr and a second photo that I am send you separately with Aretha and Lt together.

  • : Mr James "Jim"
  • : Fountain sr
  • : James1_Fountain@BellSouth.net
  • : 6th Son
  • : +1 205-451-2656
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John Fountain

  • : John "Pig"
  • : Fountain
  • : 00/00/0000
  • : 11/30/2000
  • : Tunnel Springs
  • : al
  • : John
  • : Birmingham,
  • : AL
  • :

    PLEASE IGNORE THE ATTACHED PICTURE

    This for the Pig Fountain Military Page. Please see email for photos and be sure to add the photo on file for John "Pig" Fountain to complete all photos

  • : Mr James "Jim"
  • : Fountain Sr
  • : James1_Fountain@BellSouth.net
  • : Grandson
  • : +12054512656
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Carey Fountain

  • : Carey
  • : Fountain
  • : 09/20/1956
  • : Tunnel Springs
  • : al
  • : Anthony
  • : Alpharetta,
  • : GA
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    Carey M. Fountain Sr.
    Carey Milton Fountain was born to Wille “Bug” and Jannie Bell Fountain on September 20, 1956 in Tunnel Springs, Alabama. He is the sixth of their seven children and is often referred to as Boss Man; a nickname given to him by his Father.

    Childhood
    Carey’s parent’s instilled in him the value of hard work; exposed him to God early in life; and taught him to love his family. When he was just 4 or 5 years old, he had to gather firewood for the wood stove or heater and help feed the livestock – cows, pigs and chickens. By the time he was 6, he was expected to work in the fields which involved picking cotton, hoeing the fields or gathering fresh produce. In Bug and Jannie Bell’s house, everyone was expected to attend Sunday School and Church on Sunday and “Boss Man” was no exception. He was baptized at Antioch Baptist Church when he was 10 years old, became a member of the Jr. Usher Board and was an active participant in Church programs and plays. Carey got in trouble on more than one occasion for neglecting his chores in order to play ball, hunt, fish or just hang out with his friends. He was very sociable, didn’t miss a school or Church activity and loved a good prank from time-to-time.

    Educational Accomplishments
    Carey was a well-rounded student who managed to balance academics and extracurricular activities. He attended Greer Elementary/Rosenwald Jr High School before transferring to JF Shields in the 8th grade. He played in the band for 5 years and earned a music scholarship to Alabama State University in 1974 – the first student from JF Shields to do so. At Alabama State, Carey played in the renowned marching band, was a member of Air Force ROTC and was President of his fraternity (Alpha Phi Omega) for two years. After graduating from Alabama State with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Carey later earned a Master’s degree in Procurement Management (while working full time) from Northrop University in 1983. Some years later, he became a Mason and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

    Professional Career
    His hard work and drive helped him achieve high levels of success in both the military and Government. Upon graduating from Alabama State, Carey received a Commission in the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1978 and went on to serve 20 years. He specialized in the procurement of major weapon systems (airplanes, missiles, satellites, etc.) and had a number of prestigious assignments (including the Pentagon) before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1998. After retiring, Carey’s extensive procurement expertise led to him being selected for a number of high-level procurement positions; Vice President of Technology Purchasing (Equifax Inc.); Chief Procurement Officer (Dept. of Treasury); Chief Acquisition Officer (Peace Corps); and Procurement Executive (Administrative Office of the US Courts/Judicial Branch of Government). Carey retired (with 37 years of professional procurement experience) for a second time in 2015 as a Government Executive with the equivalent rank of a Two-Star General. During his career, he received numerous awards and certifications.

    Family Life
    Carey has always displayed a deep love for family; and has been blessed to experience true love. Growing up as a child, he was taught by his father to love, protect and look out for his brothers and sisters. His father also helped facilitate him bonding with his extended family. When his cousins came to Tunnel Springs to visit, his father would always encourage him to go play with them. These interactions helped him establish lifelong family relationships. In 1978 his life changed forever when he met a beautiful young woman named Melissa Veal. They fell in love at first sight and married in 1983. They experienced much together during their 26-year marriage, to include military life, travel and parenthood. Sadly, Carey and the Fountain Family lost Melissa to breast cancer in 2009. Carey and Melissa were blessed to have three beautiful children; Ashtin, Carey Jr., and Wesley, and Carey instilled those same family values in his children that his parents instilled in him.

  • : Mr Carey
  • : Fountain Sr
  • : fountaincarey1@gmail.com
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  • : 2023691742
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Bobbie Jane

  • : Bobbie Jane
  • : McCullough
  • : 08/11/1935
  • : Tunnel Springs
  • : al
  • : Brownie
  • : Pensacola,
  • : FL
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    Bobbie Jane Richardson McCullough

    Bobbie Jane Richardson was born in Tunnel Springs Alabama on August 11, 1935 to the parents of Eddie Lee and Mary Shepard Richardson. She was the second of three children, including her older brother Willie Edward and younger sister Minnie Lee. The family would eventually return to Pensacola. In 1939, when Bobbie was only four years old, her mother Mary Shepard died six weeks after the birth of Minnie Lee. Following the loss of their mother, both Willie and Bobbie Jane were taken to live and be raised by their paternal grandmother, also named Minnie, and her husband Jeremiah Johnson who lived in Snow Hill, Alabama. Minnie Lee, an infant at the time, would remain in Pensacola to be raised by the sister of Mary Shepard, Georgia Ranaldson. Both Bobbie and Willie would eventually return to Pensacola. Willie came first and Bobbie came later after the death of their grandmother Minnie in 1950.

    In Pensacola, Bobbie would eventually meet James Burgess McCullough. Bobbie and James married at an early age on her sixteenth birthday, August 11, 1952. To that union they had six children Myron, Curtis, Janice, Bernadette, Mary and Victoria. Bobbie and James were married for 46 years until James death in 1999.

    Bobbie Jane is known for her flamboyant, outgoing, personality and she never meets a stranger. Family and friends are very important to Bobbie. She has also been known over the years for her care and service to others and is still called upon for advice and home remedies.

    Bobbie worked at Sacred Heart Hospital for 46 years and received many accolades for her service in multiple areas, including but not limited to pediatrics, geriatrics and other areas where she worked as a Nurse Technician. She has been involved in numerous family reunion committees and service work with her church, St. Anthony Catholic Parish where she has been a faithful member for over 61 years.

    Bobbie is actively engaged in the things that bring her joy. She loves exercising and socializing at the gym, playing bingo, participating in Kwanza celebrations, and going on trips to the casino and traveling. She has traveled throughout the country as far as Puerto Rico, Hawaii and even abroad to Italy. Bobbie Jane is truly blessed and privileged to have six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

    Written by Minnie Lee Richardson-Williams

  • : Bobbie Richardson
  • : McCullough
  • : jrmh2911@hotmail.com
  • : Sister
  • : +1 216-202-9713
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Prince Edward

  • : Prince Edward
  • : Fountain Sr
  • : 01/20/1926
  • : 1/5/2007
  • : Tunnel Springs
  • : al
  • : Elisha_jr.
  • : Tunnel Springs
  • : AL
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    Prince Edward Fountain Sr
    August 20, 1926- May 5, 2007

    Prince was born in Tunnel Springs, Alabama on August 20, 1926. He was the eighth of eleven children born to Elisha and Carrie Lett Jr. His brothers were Ozzie, Benny, Joe and Jeff; sisters were Viola, Georgianna, Pinkie Lee, Mae Nora, Peacho and Ethel.

    He graduated Valedictorian from Monroe County Training School. He moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1946.

    In Cleveland, Ohio he met the beautiful Juanita Mildred Conner, who had also moved to Cleveland from a small city in Ohio. The two of them got married on April 15, 1950 and soon started a family. They had four children: Jennifer, Prince Jr, Ronald and Thomas.

    Prince later settled in Moss Point, Mississippi were he was employed with the Ingall’s Shipyard, where he worked until his retirement in September of 1988. Not satisfied with staying at home, Prince took a position at the Winn Dixie. When not working, he loved to watch golf and cheering on his favorite team, the Atlanta Braves. He also enjoyed the challenge of solving the many puzzles and questions on the Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, and he was good at it!

    At the time of his death, Prince left to cherish his memory: Jennifer (Scott) Lampkins; Prince (Donna) Fountain Jr; Ronald Fountain; and Thomas (Beaunice) Fountain Sr.

    Offsprings of Scott and Jennifer - children: Michael Lampkins, and Brigette Anita (Eric) Brice; grandchild: Michael Lampkins Sr; great-grandchild: Michael Lampkins Jr.

    Offsprings of Prince - child: Dion Reeves Sr; grandchild: Dion Reeves Jr
    Offsprings of Prince and Donna- children: Monica Fountain, and Qiana (Paul) Todd; grandchildren - Ryan Henderson, Jaylin Henderson, Londyn Abraham, Prince Todd and Kennedy Todd.

    Offsprings of Ronald - children: Ronald Fountain and LaDon Fountain; grandchildren: Najaih Fountain, Ronald Fountain, Christopher Fountain, Donnesha Fountain.

    Offsprings of Thomas- children: April Fountain, Thomas Fountain II, Marcus Fountain Sr; grandchildren - Indya Fountain, Thomas Fountain III, Naveah Fountain, Zion Fountain, Katelyn Fountain, Marcus Fountain Jr and Marlone Fountain.

  • : Mrs Jennifer
  • : Fountain-Lampkins
  • : jennifer.lampkins@yahoo.com
  • : Daughter
  • : +1 216-692-2425
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Grover Lett

  • : Grover
  • : Lett, Sr
  • : 10/27/1935
  • : Tunnel Springs
  • : al
  • : Elisha_jr.
  • : Moss Point
  • : MS
  • :

    A Glimpse into the Life of Grover Lee Lett, Sr.
    Page 1

    Born in Tunnel Springs, Alabama, on October 27, 1935, Grover is the oldest son of the late Jack and Georgianna (Fountain) Lett. As of this writing in January 2019, he is the oldest living descendant of Elisha (Carrie) Fountain, Jr. He is Big Brother to Gloria McSean Lett, Samson Lett, Elisha Ottis Lett, and Thomas Prince Lett.
    Born during the Great Depression, Grover learned the value of hard work at an early age. Starting around age 6, he and his cousin Vernice, who was like a sister to him, had chores such as feeding the chickens and livestock, and getting fresh water from a nearby spring. His playtime activities included making slingshots, playing marbles, pitching horseshoes, and fishing. As a child, he attended Antioch Church School in the local community.
    At the age of 8, Grover moved from Tunnel Springs to Moss Point, MS, with his parents and younger sister, Gloria McSean. Moving to Moss Point offered the promise of better job opportunities for his father. During this era, family members and friends often helped each other relocate, offering a place to live and helping each other get adjusted to their new surroundings. Since banks would not make loans to black people, they saved their money, purchased building materials on loan from local suppliers, and bartered skills to make their dreams of owning a home a reality. Grover continued to have the values of hard work instilled in him as he helped his dad build their family home, which still stands in Moss Point. He was especially excited when they moved into a house with indoor plumbing (i.e. running water and a bathroom). That was a big deal back then! Shortly after, they also had electricity. The wood burning stove, however, remained a staple item in the kitchen as did the ‘ice box’ which was used to keep food cold and fresh in the absence of an electric refrigerator.
    During his pre-teen years he earned money cleaning the neighbors’ flower beds. At age 13, his father purchased a lawn mower for him, and he quickly discovered a way to earn money mowing yards. I guess you could say he became an entrepreneur at a very early age! It was around this age that he also began a new hobby of hunting in the woods with his dad. At age 16, he got his first ‘real’ job at the Pogey Plant earning $5 per day.
    Grover graduated from Magnolia High School in 1954 during a time when only about 15% of Black males in the U.S. did so. He remains a proud Magnolia Monarch to this day! He attended Tougaloo College, a private college in Tougaloo, MS, where he graduated in 1960 with a B. S. Degree in Chemistry. He also pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity while in college. His academic accomplishments occurred during a time when

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  • : Davoll N/A
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  • : Daughter
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