Obituary of Margaret Keith Pouder

Margaret Keith Pouder, age 98, died in Nashville (Davidson County), TN on November 6, 2008. She received her BS from East Tennessee State in 1932 and took graduate studies at Vanderbilt and Peabody. She retired from the Tennessee Legislative Council (1977) after a long career. She has been a P.E.O. since 1952, and an Altrusan. She volunteered for Cheekwood, the Women’s Civic Forum, the Nashville Symphony and the Talking Library. She has been a member of the West End United Methodist Church (72 years) and the Centennial Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents William Roy and Lucy Marie {Broyles} Pouder, her brother Robert Keith and two other siblings who died young. She leaves her sister-in-law, Dorothy Dorris Pouder, of Nashville; her niece, Lealan Doris Pouder LaRoche (William Walter), of Dunwoody, GA; and their three children, Keith Alexander LaRoche (Lela Weightman), and William Nicholas LaRoche, all of Austin TX; and Lealan Dorothy Marie LaRoche, Dunwoody. In lieu of flowers please donations to West End United Methodist Church or the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education. A memorial service is to be held on Saturday, November 22nd in the chapel at WEUMC (11am, reception to follow). Interment later at Oak Hill Cemetery in Johnson City (Washington County), TN (Section B Row 4 Grave #53).

New: 11/10/08 -- A few days later her cousin (their fathers were brothers) and her close friend died (see below)

Elizabeth Youmans - JOHNSON CITY (November 24, 2008 -- Johnson City Press)

Elizabeth Carter Pouder Youmans, 95, Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2008. She was born in Johnson City in 1913, a daughter of the late James Andrew Pouder and Sanna Taylor Pouder. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Bartow Youmans.

Mrs. Youmans was a graduate of Science Hill High School and educated at East Tennessee State College, Palmer College, Florida and the University of South Carolina, majoring in music. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a Sunday school and Women’s Bible Studies teacher. Mrs. Youmans was a member of the Monday Club, The Sarah Hawkins Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Gideons Auxiliary.

Survivors include her children, Sanna Adrienne Youmans Beaty, Columbia, South Carolina, Mary Elizabeth Youmans Kepley and husband, John, Roanoke, Virginia; Francis Bartow “Rusty” Youmans, Jr. and wife, Billye, Chesapeake, Virginia; grandchildren, James Wilson Beaty, Jr. and wife, Karen, Sanna “Lyssa” Beaty Fisher and husband, John, Mark Youmans Beaty and wife, Linda, Elizabeth Kepley Law and husband, Steven, Anne Kepley Blackwell and husband, Todd, John Charles Kepley, II and wife, Gena, Stephen Carter Nave Kepley and wife, Susan, Carter Brown Youmans, Taylor Brown Youmans, Hannah Ruth Brown Youmans; 16 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Mrs. Youmans was conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Louis Imsande and Rev. John Kepley officiating. The family received friends from 1:00 PM until the service began. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, designated “Missions Fund,” 105 South Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 or The Gideons International, PO Box 372, Mountain Home, TN 37684. Internment was December 02, 2008 at Monte Vista Memorial Park in Johnson City TN. {Note: Monte Vista was once part of the Pouder family's farm and the old homestead of Samuel Hunt Pouder remains as the park's headquarters.}

Condolences may be sent to the family at -- Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services [(423) 928-6111], 800 E. Watauga Avenue, has served the Youmans family members.

George, the first Haynes ( in upper East Tennessee married Margaret (maiden name McInturff of German not Scots-Irish origin). Their daughter, Mary Magdalene Haynes, became wife of George Swingle. The Swingles and Haynes lived in Buffalo Valley area of Washington County TN, now in Unicoi County.

From this marriage ultimately descend our two cousins, as well as Landon Carter Haynes-Confederate Senate; Nat. E. Harris -- Governor Tennessee; Robert L. Taylor -- Governor of Tennessee and forbear of various Federal Judges of East Tennessee of the same name; Alfred A. Taylor -- Governor (Information from the Sons of Revolution application for James Andrew Pouder (12/15/1922)). The Swingle family descends from the father of Hans Huldrich Zwingli, the Swiss Reformer (also named Joann Huldrich or Ulrich). George Swingle was born in Hagerstown Maryland. Mary Magdalene Haynes was from Buffalo Valley, but born in Carter County, Tennessee. Her father migrated from Winchester Virginia and served in the Revolution. George Swingle's granddaughter, Margaret E. Swingle, married Samuel Hunt Pouder the father of William Roy and James Andrew Pouder. Mary Emma (Pouder) Parker, Edith (Pouder) Clark and Margery Pouder were the other 3 cousins, who were part of the notorious Johnson City gang known as the “Pouder girls” that included Margaret Keith Pouder and Elizabeth Carter Pouder Youmans.

Some Pouder Family information can be found Here Hunt Cemetery.html (Hunt & Pouder) (Bohun / Boone & Pouder)

"Anyone who remembers the service of Dr. O. R. Broyles, who first served as a private in the Confederate army and was then transferred to the Medical Corps, will confer a favor by writing to his daughter, Mrs. William R. Pouder Johnson City, Tenn. It seems that Doctor Broyles left the University of the State of New York some weeks before graduating, and served under Longstreet throughout his campaign in the valleys of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee; was in the battles around Chattanooga, and thought to have been under Colonel Bratton. His full name was Oze Robert Broyles."

Oze Robert Broyles -- Official CSA Record: SC Rifles; discharged at Appomattox Court House (1865)