Sunday, July 15, 2012

Charles Laverne Stogner

Charles Laverne Stogner, my biological father, is the son of the late Lewis Edward Stogner and Iva Louetta Peak.

Charles Laverne Stogner,
School Days
Charles Laverne Stogner,
Probably late 1950's-early 1960's

On 17 May 1958, Charles married his first wife and my mother, Lula Sue Simmons in Marion County, Mississippi. She was born 13 February 1941, the daughter of the Woodrow Wilson Simmons and Susie Johnson. Their marriage was brief but from their union I was born- Susan Gail Stogner.

Marriage record for Charles Laverne Stogner and
Lula Sue Simmons, Marion County, MS 

After his divorce from Lula Sue, Charles remained single and lived in the household with his parents until October 1966, when he married his second wife, Nelda Duncan. I do not yet have documentation of this marriage so the exact date is unknown. The couple resided in Tylertown, Walthall County, Mississippi. Their marriage was also brief and no children were born from this union.

Charles later married Dorothy "Dot" Brady, the daughter of Neade Brady and Bessie Sudduth, on 27 July 1973 in Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi.  They had a small wedding ceremony at the home of Charles' parents, who then lived on Wiggins Road.  Several of their immediate family members were present to witness the rites of matrimony between the couple.  Charles and Dot have resided in Columbia since their marriage, nearly forty years ago.  They have no children together but have maintained close ties with Dot's children from her previous marriage.
Charles Laverne Stogner & Dorothy "Dot" Brady, Wedding Day
Charles & Dot Stogner, Date unknown
Charles & Dot Stogner, c.1996

My Daddy Charles and I had some wonderful times together when I was a young child. I have written about a few of those special moments, click link below to Sharing Memories, Memories of Daddy Charles to view more.

See also:

Blog Post- Sharing Memories: (Week 28) Memories of Daddy Charles

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