I live in Columbia,Tn.. I tell people I live 10 miles from the Saturn (now GM) plant. I don't know about a middle name. My connection is thru Tom Sowell aka Honey Tom Sowell. He married Catherine Rainey. I can try to find out more for you.
Clarice is a wonderful person. They have done a lot with the house. Glad you found her blog.
Mary Howard Frierson Shelton