Note: Fentress Co, TN marriage record 30 May 1963. Obituary in The Fentress Courier 24 Mar 2010 -- Melvin Slaven, age 67, of Jamestown, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Mr. Slaven was born January 16, 1943 in Jamestown, Tennessee. He was an oil well driller. Mr. Slaven is survived by two daughters, Pam Cooper and Cynthia Atkins both of Jamestown; four sons, Jeffery Slaven, Tim Slaven and Mark Slaven all of Jamestown and Cody Slaven of Oneida; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Elzadia Miller of Jamestown; brother, Ridley Slaven of Jamestown; and four half-brothers, Carl Slaven, Jimmy Slaven and Benny Slaven all of Soddy Daisy, TN and Wayne Slaven of Jamestown. Mr. Slaven was preceded in death by father, Author Lee Slaven; mother, Lula Lovell (Carter) Slaven; son, Troy Allen Slaven; brother, Shirley Slaven; two sisters, Louthia Smith and Mary Helen Slaven; and mother of his children, Nora Slaven. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy King officiating. Burial followed in the Katie ?Blevins Cemetery in Scott Co. Active pallbearers included Ronnie Tinch, Jesse Hicks, Wade Atkins, Rodney Abbott, Ronnie Slaven and Lynn Slaven. Honorary pallbearers included Bob Smith, Spencer Bailey, John Slaven, Brandon Slaven and John Atkins. Jennings Funeral Home of Jamestown, Tennessee was in charge of services. The following explains how Carl, Jimmy, Benny and Wayne Slaven were his half brothers. They are sons of Caney C. Slaven. When Melvin Slaven's mother, Lovell, was on her deathbed, she revealed to him that his father was actually Caney, (her nephew by marriage) and not Arthur Lee like he had believed for his whole life. Benny, Jimmy, Carl, Jerry, Wayne, Brenda and Linda had always thought Melvin was their cousin, but they had all somewhat suspected because he bore such a strong resemblence to Caney.. Melvin tried over the last 5-10 years to make up for lost time with his half-siblings, and it was his wish they be recognized as such.
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