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A7. KENRAD CHASTAIN, born 29 November 1933 in Thomasville, Georgia. He attended schools in Thomasville and received his high school diploma while in the Navy, December 1951 in Florida.

Kenrad entered the U.S. Navy Air Force in April 1951. He was a stock clerk. Honorably discharged from the Navy in August 1954. He won the national Defense medal.

For about ten years, Kenrad was Assistant Manager for Southern Sand Company in Thomasville. Since he and his wife Margaret have worked at Edgewood Boys Ranch in Orlando, Florida and presently at Great Oaks Boys Ranch also in Orlando as residential parental counselors.

Kenrad was baptized at First Baptist Church in Thomasville on 5 March 1944.

m1. Matilda Bishop on 24 August 1952 in Allendale, South Carolina. Tilly was born 1 May 1933 in Quitman, Georgia to Annie Wade and George Quicksell Bishop. She graduated from Thomasville High School around 1950, then attended St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta for a year receiveing nurse’s training. She worked at the State Employment Office in Thomasville. She is presently a claims examiner in Valdosta. Kenrad and Tilly divorced around 1969. Tilly remarried to C.B. O’Neal of Quitman, Georgia and lives in Cherry Lake, Florida.

m2. Margaret Mullis Gaines of Atlanta, Georgia on 13 December 1974 in Thomasville, Georgia.

m3. Patricia




                                          Kenrad and Margaret Chastain





Kenrad and Tilly Chastain with baby "Butch".

news article and photos

Miss Tilly Bishop, Kenrad Chastain Wed

The marriage of Miss Tilly Bishop, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bishop to Mr. Kenrad Chastain, son of Mrs. L.C. Chastain, Sr. was solemnized at the personage of the First Baptist church in Allendale, S.C. on August 24, at 10 a.m.

Only the immediate families of the bride and groom were present for the double ring ceremony, which was performed by the Baptist pastor, Rev. Weathers.

Miss Bishop and her parents are former residents of Thomasville who are now making their home in Allendale.  The young couple will reside in Pensacola, Florida, where the groom is stationed with the U.S. Navy as an airman first class.

A reception was held at the home of Mrs. L.C. Chastain for a few close friends and relatives as the couple visited Thomasville during their wedding trip, which also included points of interest in Florida.

For her wedding, the bride chose a street length dress of white with which she carried many accessories.  Her sister, Miss Ann Bishop served as Maid of Honor.  She wore a pale green organdy dress with white accessories.

Mr. Mickey Dupree, nephew of Mr. Chastain, served as his Bet Man.  The groom’s sister, Mrs. L. B. Dupree of Clearwater, Florida, was among the small group of wedding guests who were present for the rites.

Both the bride and groom are native of Thomasville where they attended the Thomasville High School before Miss Bishop moved to South Carolina and Mr. Chastain entered the naval service.

         Kenrad and Tilly Chastain with baby "Butch"


Marianne Chastain and Kenrad ("Butch") Chastain, Jr.






B1. Kenrad Chastain, Jr.

       C1. Jeffry David Chastain

           Janice Grisham

A7. Kenrad Chastain

m2. Margaret Gaines

m3. Patricia X

Matilda Bishop

B2. Marianne Teresa Chastain




                      B1. KENRAD CHASTAIN, Jr. (Butch)           

B1. KENRAD CHASTAIN, Jr., “Butch,” Born 24 July 1953 in Thomasville, Georgia at Archbold Memorial Hospital.  He attended schools in Jacksonville, Florida and in Thomasville.  Butch received his high school diploma in Nashville, Tennessee where he also worked at a tape shop. 

m1. Janice Grisham in June 1971. They are permanently separated.

C1. Jeffry David Chastain, born 9 March 1972 in Thomasville, Georgia at Archbold Memorial Hospital.


  Butch and Jeffry Chastain               Butch and Jan Chastain


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Updated Information:

Kenrad Chastain, Jr. (Butch) died on 10 September 1997. There is a marker for him in Laurel Hill  Cemetery in Thomasville, Georgia, next to "Mammaw" (Mary Effie Harrell Chastain.)





                                                                                                                          B2. MARIANNE TERESA CHASTAIN.

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B2. MARIANNE TERESA CHASTAIN, born 20 March 1953 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.  She attended Reynold’s School in Jacksonville, then schools in Thomasville High in March 2973 with honors.  Marianne then attended the University Extension in Thomasville whle working at the Commercial Bank.  She attended Valdosta State College from 1973 to 1976, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology.  While there, she was in Kappa Delta Sigma Alpha Chi and Alpha Chi Sororities (the last two being honor societies).

Marianne was activity director for Presbyterian Nursing Home in Quitman, then enrolled in Medical College of Georgia where she received a B.S. in Occupational Therapy in June 1979.  She did her internships in Sarasota, Florida and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Marianne enjoys camping and traveling (to Europe and the Bahamas). 

She was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Thomasville on 16 October 1966.