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Tollie Nelson Needham, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1925
Fame
McIntosh County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: May 15, 1996
McAlester
Pittsburg County
Oklahoma, USA

Tollie was the son of Tollie and Arka Needham. He married Zelma James on October 9, 1945 at Checotah Oklahoma. They had one son and 3 granddaughters.

He had 2 brothers, Hubert and Bill, and two sisters, Ida and Margaret.

Tollie served during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific theater in the Army Rangers. When he was mustered out in 1946, his first job in education was teaching vocational agriculture to veterans. Later he got a degree from Southeastern State in Oklahoma in the early 1950's and a master's degree in school administration from Oklahoma State University in 1955. He taught biology and chemistry at Onapa school near Checotah. He served as a principal at Eufaula and then at Canadian as school superintendent in 1956 until his retirement in 1985.

He loved to go bird hunting! He had a dog kennel for years and raised some champion birddogs.

Uncle Junior, as we called him, had a big booming voice and an even bigger personality. He could talk to anyone about anything and kept everyone interested in what he was saying. He was a joy to be around. We all loved him so much and still miss him today! He was my mother's baby brother. I wish everyone was lucky enough to have someone like him in their family. 
 
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 Parents:
  Tollie Nelson Needham (1894 - 1930)
  Arka Genia Winton Needham (1890 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Zelma Lucille James Needham (1926 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Herbert J Needham (1911 - 1983)*
  Ida Needham (1915 - 1918)*
  Bill Mildon Needham (1917 - 1965)*
  Margaret Lois Needham Stacy (1922 - 1980)*
  Tollie Nelson Needham (1925 - 1996)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenlawn Cemetery
Checotah
McIntosh County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Jane Stacy Eubanks
Record added: Jul 27, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9190109
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