Willie Mae Nettles Wooten was born August 2, 1914, in Blaney, South Carolina, daughter of Joseph Nettles and Rebecca Aldrich Nettles
1920 Census Information:
According to the US Census recorded on January 28, 1920, Joe Nettles (46), rented a home in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina with his wife, Rebecca Nettles (46); and their children; Alma Nettles (11), Emily Nettles (8), Williemae Nettles (5) and George R. Nettles (1). It was reported the family members were all born in South Carolina. Joe Nettles was a farmer on a general farm, Rebecca was a farm laborer.
1930 Census Information:
According to the US Census recorded on April 7, 1930, Joseph Nettles (57), rented a home in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina with his wife, Rebecca Nettles (55) and his children; Willie M Nettles (16), Vernon Nettles (11), and Irby Nettles (8). It was reported the family members were all born in South Carolina. Joe Nettles was a farmer on a general farm.
1940 Census Information:
According to the US Census recorded on May 12, 1940, Charles Wray Wooten (31), rented a home on US. Highway #1, Blaney, Kershaw, South Carolina with his wife Willie Macnettles Wooten (25), and their children; Lemuel William Wooten (7), Dorothy Wray Wooten (3), Shelby Jean Wooten (1), and his brothers Irby Bruce Wooten (18), and George Vernon Wooten (21), and his cousin, David Williams Nettles (61) It was reported the family members were all born in South Carolina. Charles Wray Wooten was an operator for WPA, his wife Willie Macnettles Wooten kept house, Lemuel William Wooten and Dorothy Wray Wooten attended school, Shelby Jean Wooten was too young to attend school, Irby Bruce Wooten was unemployed, George Vernon Wooten was a truck drive for the WPA road project, David Williams Nettles was a salesman.
On January 2, 1949, Mrs. Charlie Wooten was listed in the newspaper article “Miss Boney Is Bride of Mr. Corley.”
On May 2, 1992, Willie Mae Nettles Wooten was listed as the living wife in the obituary of Charlie Wray Wooten.
Services for Willie Mae Nettles Wooten, 87, will be held at 11 a.m. today, December 15, 2001, in Blaney Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Lawrence Dennis and Rev. Bill Mattox will officiate. Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, is in charge. Memorials may be made to Blaney Baptist Church Signage Fund, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.
Mrs. Wooten, widow of Charlie Wray Wooten, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Born in Blaney, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Nettles and Rebecca Aldrich Nettles. Mrs. Wooten was the President of Haigs Creek Development Corporate. She was a member of Blaney Baptist Church where she served as treasurer for many years and also treasurer of Ruth Sunday School Class, a member of Elgin Garden Club and the Elgin Beautification Committee. Mrs. Wooten enjoyed the arts, and was an artist and writer. She was known for her elegance, grace and her love for the beautiful things of this world.
Surviving are her daughters, Dorothy W. Ryall of Columbia, Shelba W. Mattox of Elgin; son, Lemuel W. Wooten of Elgin; brother, George B. Nettles of Elgin; ten grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; loving nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sisters Alma Goff and Emily Kirkland, and by a brother, Irby Nettles.
On April 4, 2008, Willie Mae Wooten was listed as the deceased sister in the obituary of George V. “Sarge” Nettles.
On February 21, 2021, Willie Mae Nettles Wooten was listed as the deceased mother in the obituary of Lemuel William Wooten, Sr.
On October 20, 2021, Willie Mae Nettles Wooten was listed as the deceased mother in the obituary of Shelba Wooten Mattox.