Children of Joseph LaVerne Stillman
and Addie Carpenter

daughter of Issac William Carpenter and Keren Adelaide Dewey

Keren Adelaide Dewey was 1st cousin to Admiral Dewey



Joseph LaVerne Stillman and Addie Carpenter Stillman


Glen Carroll Stillman
Born: 7 Aug 1903
Place: Gentry, AR
Died: 29 Nov 2001 - buried in Southern Memorial Park,
Biloxi, MS

Place: New Orleans, LA
Married:1) Annabelle Frentz
Born: 5 May 1915
Place: Biloxi, MS
Died: 11 Oct 1999
Place: New Orleans, LA
Date Married: 1939 - Divorced: 1951
Married:2) Alice Kay Johnson
Born: circa 1940
Place: Memphis, TN
Lived: 2011
Place: Springfield, MO
Date Married: 13 Feb 1960
Divorced: 28 Dec 1965

business loans

Glen Carroll Stillman
circa 1938

Glen Carroll Stillman...Alice Kay Johnson Stillman
13 Feb 1960


Lucile Marjorie Stillman
Born: 8 Nov 1905
Place: Gentry, AR
Died: 6 Sep 2006
Place: Ocean Springs, MS
Married: Clarence Max Dossett
Born: Jan 1907
Place: Pascagoula, MS
Died: 2 Feb 2002
Place: Pass Christian, MS
Date Married: 30 Sep 1927 - Divorced 1954


Lucile Marjorie Stillman
Beamon, Iowa 1917

Lucille Marjorie Stillman
High School Graduation - Beamon, IA 1924

Posted on Wed, Nov. 09, 2005

Centenarian counts George W. as family

By PAM FIRMIN
pfirmin@sunherald.com

Cousin George W. Bush of Washington, D.C., may not have been among family members attending the 100th birthday party Tuesday of Lucille Marjorie Stillman Dossett in Ocean Springs, but their relationship is a thing of pride for the Stillman family.
The genealogy of the Stillman and Bush clans, as detailed on its own Web site, identifies Lucille Stillman, who was born Nov. 8, 1905, as a sixth cousin to the U.S. president.
Both are descendants of George Stillman, who immigrated from England about 1685. The link formed in 1791 when Stillman's great-granddaughter, Lydia Newcomb, married Timothy Bush Jr., never to know that their great-great-great-grandson (George Bush) and his son (George W.) would become U.S. presidents.
Lucille Stillman knows, though, which may have influenced her favorite saying that, "This will go down in history," said nephew Bill Stillman of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif.
When her family moved to Biloxi in 1924, Lucille Stillman was 19 and held jobs at Peoples Bank, First Biloxi Bank and Brumfields Clothing Store.
Stillman family members from across the country celebrated her Nov. 8 birthday with a party at the Samaritan House in Ocean Springs, hosted by the honoree's friends and fellow Samaritan House residents.
Attendees included her younger brother Alfred, 91, a longtime Biloxian and past elder of the First Presbyterian Church, now living in West Plains, Mo.; his son, Bill Stillman, a 1960 graduate of Biloxi High School; Lucille Stillman's children Jerry Dossett and Marjorie "Sissie" Karen Dossett of Ocean Springs, plus many of her seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Lucille Stillman's longtime goal of living to age 100 has been accomplished, said Bill Stillman, by a combination of "want to" and encouragement from her longtime friend, Dr. Bill Wansley of Biloxi, "who convinced her she would do so with a little help."
At her party, when someone asked her advice for others who want to live to 100, she answered, "Stick with it one day at the time."

Lucille S. Dossett

Lucille S. Dossett, age 100, died Wednesday, September 6, 2006 in Ocean Springs.

Mrs. Dossett was a resident of Ocean Springs and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, LaVern and Addie Stillman, and two brothers, Glen and Ralph Stillman.

Survivors are her son, Jerry Dossett; her daughter, Karen Shaul, both of Ocean Springs; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and her brother, Alfred Stillman of West Plains, MO.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, September 9, 2006 at Southern Memorial Park in Biloxi. Arrangements by Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, 274 Beauvoir Road in Biloxi. An online guestbook may be viewed and signed via riemannfuneralhomes.com. Published in The Sun Herald on 9/8/2006

Clarence M. Dossett
Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, at the First Presbyterian Church, Bay St. Louis.
PASS CHRISTIAN - Clarence Max Dossett, 93, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, in Gulfport.
Mr. Dossett was a long time resident of the MS Gulf Coast, and was the former owner of numerous businesses in Hattiesburg, Pascagoula and along the Coast. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and golfing. He was a former member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and a former member of the Pass Christian Yacht Club. He was a Mason and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bay St. Louis. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Faye B. Dossett of Pass Christian, MS; two daughters, Sue Dossett Smith of Gulfport and Karen Stratton of Alabama; two grandsons, Roy Max "Skip" Smith of Biloxi and Gregory Dossett Smith of Biloxi; and four great-grandchildren, Jennifer Leigh Smith of Biloxi, Stephen Michael Smith of Biloxi, Gregory "Tyler" Hinton Smith of Biloxi and Blake Alexander Dossett Smith of Biloxi. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at Riemann Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Bay St. Louis, where friends may call one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery, Pass Christian. - GulfCoast SunHerald 5 Feb 2002


Ralph Eugene Stillman
Born: 24 Dec 1912
Place: Gentry, AR
Died: 10 Oct 2003
Place: Memphis, TN
Married: Ione Hoit Johnson
Born: 1904
Place: Memphis, TN
Died: 28 Jul 1999
Place: Memphis, TN
Date Married: Apr 1941

Ralph Eugene Stillman
circa 1995

Ione Hoit Johnson
circa 1995

Headline: MEMPHIS AREA DEATHS THROUGH THURSDAY, JULY 29
Publication Date: July 30, 1999
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN
Obituary: IONE JOHNSON STILLMAN, 95, of Memphis, retired cashier at the old King Cotton Hotel, died of heart failure Wednesday at Saint Francis Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery East.
She was a member of National Avenue Baptist Church for 39 years.
Mrs. Stillman was the wife of Ralph E. Stillman for 60 years.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to National Avenue Baptist Church.
[Ione Hoit Johnson was the only daughter of seven children of Oscar Almus Johnson (6 Jan 1873 - 5 Jun 1950) and Zula Lillian Pollard (6 Jun 1883 - 3 Oct 1970)]

RALPH E. STILLMAN, 90, of Memphis, formerly of Biloxi, Miss., retired auditor for Armour Foods after 24 years and retired from Threadgill Pharmacy, died Friday at Beverly Healthcare in Southaven. Cryptside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Hill Mausoleum East. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel has charge. He was a World War II Marine veteran, a member of Angerona Lodge 168 Free and Accepted Masons and Graham Heights Baptist Church and a former member of National Avenue Baptist Church. Mr. Stillman, the widower of Ione Johnson Stillman, leaves a sister, Lucille Dossett of Ocean Springs, Miss., a brother, Alfred Stillman of West Plains, Mo., and a nephew and niece-in-law that took care of him, Marvin and Sharon Johnson of Walls, Miss. The family requests that memorials be sent to Graham Heights Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.


Alfred William Stillman
Born: 30 July 1914
Place: Garwin, IA
Lived: 2011
Place: West Plains, MO
Married: Marie Ann Hengen
Born: 18 April 1916
Place: Biloxi, MS
Died: 19 Nov 1994
Place: Biloxi, MS
Date Married: 17 Apr 1940

Alfred William Stillman
circa 1935

Marie Ann Hengen Stillman
circa 1941


Information on Ione Hoit Johnson Stillman and Alice Kay Johnson Stillman provided by Ralph Eugene Stillman
Information on Maxie Clarence Dossett was provided by Lucile Marjorie Stillman
Information on Issac William Carpenter and family provided by Pamela Sue "Susie" Carpenter Braden