When Ernest Edward died in 1971, his obit listed sons Vernon, Jim, Henry, Clifton & Joe. No mention of a wife. When Clifton died in 1999, he listed brothers Vernon, Henry & Joe. Now this part has me confused. He listed step-mother Bertha, step sisters Betty & Dorothy Faulkner and step-brother Bill Faulkner. Who was the first wife of Ernest Edward? Why was Bertha not listed in Ernest's obit back in 1971? Obviously Bertha is the mother of the step-children. Why are they also listed as Faulkners, yet not in Ernest's obit? Were they Bertha's children adopted by Ernest? What was Bertha's maiden name?
Here are listings from Belah Cemetery. In section M-Row H-69 are Daniel F. & Flora H. Sasser Faulkner. She appears to be his wife. Does that name ring a bell?
Also in section M are Joseph E. Row I-69 & Ernest E. in Row G-69.
In section N are Edith Perkins Faulkner in Row H-69 & Grace F. Faulkner in row F-69. If Grace was married to Ernest, why are they in different sections I wonder.
Section M has Harvey Louie FALKNER in row F-70. There is another Opal Elaine FALKNER, but she is in section U Row F-30. Very puzzling. Hope you can help.