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Burleson, Ernest Harold, 1917-2015



Ernest Harold Burleson was the son of Millard and Alma Smith Burleson and was born on September 24, 1917. He graduated from Science Hill High School, Milligan College, and East Tennessee State University. Burleson was a petty officer in the Navy during World War II and was in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He worked at the rayon plants in Elizabethton for 36 years until his retirement. Burleson died in Johnson City, Tennessee on December 9, 2015.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Fork Mountain Baptist Church Radio Broadcast

 Collection — Audiotape 1
Identifier: AppMs-0183
Scope and Contents The 60 minute audiocassette recording is a compilation of excerpts from a local, gospel radio broadcast. Burleson recorded the broadcasts over several Sundays. The particular program and gospel performers are not identified on the recording. The program was likely broadcast from Elizabethton or Carter County vicinity and featured performers from the Fork Mountain Baptist Church in Tiger Valley. Gospel songs are interspersed with commentary and lists of individuals requesting prayer. The...
Dates: undated

Mabel and Quinty Gouge Interview

 Collection — Audiotape 1
Identifier: AppMs-0327
Scope and Contents

The Mabel and Quinty Gouge interview focuses on the history of the Gouge family in western North Carolina. The interview was conducted by Ernest Burleson, with Ruth Cole. The Gouges discussed the Gouge (Geouge) family of western North Carolina. Quinty Gouge sang an old English ballad, the first line of which is "There Once Was a Woman in London." She also recited poetry.

Dates: 2 June 1988

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Ballads 1
Church music 1
Gospel music 1