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OH054 Thelbert Joyce Oral History

Thelbert Joyce Oral History

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

Series Number: OH054

Interviewee: Joyce, Thelbert, 1918-

Interviewer: Sammy Fisk

Date interviewed: November 22, 1976

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: March 29, 2010

Description: 2 sound disc and 2 cassette tape - identical recordings (1 hour, 30 minutes)

Abstract: Thelbert Joyce discusses the following topics; the origin of the community names of Jenny Ridge and Fungo; the history of Ferguson Springs Baptist Church; early funeral services and hearses; description of coffins; tilling corn; cleaning and dressing corps; outdoor baptizing; revivals; preaching styles; hard-shell debates; excommunication; old magistrate laws; ministers working outside the church; ordaining ministers; closed communion; wine and blackberry juice for communion; the alter of prayer; and the effect of sugar Whiskey on the church and community.

Biographical / Historical note: Thelbert Joyce was born in Trigg County, Kentucky at Golden Pond on July 30, 1918. He resided in Trigg County, Kentucky his most of his life. He was a member of the Ferguson Springs Baptist Church.

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, Thelbert, 1918-

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

Golden Pond (Ky.)

Marshall County (Ky.) – History.

Ferguson Springs Baptist Church (Benton, Ky.) – History.

Kentucky – Agriculture – Farm and farming.

Baptists – Kentucky – Marshall County.

Research Notes: Abstract included with oral history. Poor audio quality.