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OH053 Otis Joyce Oral History

Otis Joyce Oral History

Collection Title: West Kentucky History and Culture – Land Between the Lakes Series

Series Number: OH053

Interviewee: Joyce, Otis

Interviewer: Sammy Fisk

Date interviewed: November 22, 1976

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: March 30, 2010

Description: 2 sound discs and 2 cassette tapes - identical recordings (44 minutes)

Abstract: Otis Joyce discusses the following topics: the method of membership in the Methodist church; the Methodist mode of sprinkling or pouring; baptism by immersion; church members being embalmed after 1930; opening the church doors; six week revivals; visiting ministers; homecoming; ministers being sent by the conference; comparisons between Methodist and Baptist preaching styles; the church offering; communion; the alter of prayer; Sunday afternoon dinners and fellowship; business meetings; care of the combined parsonage; and the quarterly conference of the four churches in the region.

Biographical / Historical note: Otis Joyce was born in Golden Pond, Kentucky. He was raised in the Land Between the Lakes area of Kentucky and lived there until his property was purchased by the Tennessee Valley Authority. He resided at Hematite until the Tennessee Valley Authority purchased his property. Joyce and his wife were active members of the Hematite Methodist Church in Center Furnace, Kentucky.

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Joyce, Otis

Land Between the Lakes (Ky. and Tenn.) – History.

Center Furnace (Ky.)

Hematite (Ky.) – History.

Hematite Methodist church (Center Furnace, Ky.)

Tennessee Valley Authority

Research Notes: Abstract included with oral history.