William Carson "Olen Dee" Jernigan

b. 9 August 1931
d. 26 September 1994
Wives: 1st Helen Marie Gentry; 2nd Shirley; 3rd remarried Helen Marie Gentry
Father: Rev. Frank "Frankie" Pierce Jernigan
Mother: Vera Velma Vaughn
Buried: Brotherton Cemetery, Putnam Co., TN

When William Carson Jernigan was growing up his grandmother called him Olen Dee
which meant "warrior of the wind". This was the name everyone called him
so when he was 21 he legally changed his name to Olen Dee Jernigan.

See Chapter 10

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