Sticky Notes – You need to use this

I haven’t always been a list maker. Up until a couple of years ago, I rarely used lists to remember things. But running a business and trying to keep track of what I am needing to do with genealogy has lead me to use Sticky Notes. These notes are built right into your Microsoft operating system.Sticky Note Example

I normally have a few Sticky Notes on my desktop at all times to track my personal to-dos or reminders. But you can use the Sticky Notes to write a to-do list, jot down a phone number, or anything else that you would use a pad of paper for. The best thing about using them? They wont fall off of your monitor!

  1. To start Sticky Notes, click on the Start Button and type Sticky Notes in the search box and then click on the Sticky Notes in the search results. This will launch the Sticky Notes Program. Sticky Notes can also be found under All Programs and then under Accessories.
  2. You can create new notes by clicking on the new notes button (the + at the top left) or by pressing Ctrl+N.
  3. You can remove a note by clicking on the x at the top right of the note You can resize the note by placing your cursor on the edge of the note, then click and drag it to the size you would like.
  4. You can also change the color of the Sticky Note by right clicking on the note and selecting the color that you would like.
  5. There are a few options to use to format the text of your Sticky Note. To format your text highlight the text in your note and use one of the keyboard shortcuts below.

Bold Text – Ctrl + B
Italic Text – Ctrl + I
Underlined Text – Ctrl + U
Increase Font Size – Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease Font Size – Ctrl + Shift + <
Bulleted list – Ctrl + Shift + L (do it again to get a numbered list)
Capitalize Highlighted Text – Ctrl + Shift + A
Right Align – Ctrl + R
Center Align – Ctrl + E
Left Align – Ctrl + L
Single Space Line – Ctrl + 1
Double Space Line – Ctrl + 2
1.5 Line Space – Ctrl + 5
Strike Through – Ctrl + T

The Sticky Notes is a great little tool to use if you only need to track information for a short amount of time. At some point, I will introduce you to Trello that will take things to the next level and even let you collaborate with others.

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Lucile Clemmons Reich – Obituary

Originally Posted on June 17, 2012

From the Lebanon Democrat – Oct 19, 2011

Lucile Clemmons Reich

Funeral services fro Mrs. Reich will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. DonMcElroy officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. (today) Wednesday, Oct. 19, and after 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday.

Mrs. Reich, 96, of Lebanon passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at the Pavilion. She was born in December 1914, in Wilson County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Joe A. Clemmons and Lou Effie Eskew Clemmons. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1934. She was a member of First Baptist Church and LLL. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 70 years, Joe Hale Reich; two brothers: Ernest and Hubert Clemmons Sr.; two sisters: Anna Belle Clemmons and Katherine Clark. Survivors include: two sons, B.J. (Geraldine) Reich of Flat Rock and Kenny (Donna) Reich of Lebanon; five grandchildren, Venessa (Mike) Denney, Denise (Joe) Hackett, Tiffany (Chip) Bevis, Kendra (Brian) Shaffer, Jeremy (Chastity) Reich; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Logan, Spencer and Joe Hackett, Grant, Caleb, and Mike Denney, Jeremy Reich, Chip Bevis and Brian Shaffer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lebanon-Wilson County Library.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Dolores Elba (Vest) Clemmons – Obituary

Originally Posted on June 17, 2012

Dolores was my uncle Tom Clemmons’ wife. She was a very sweet woman and she will be greatly missed.


78-year-old Fairfield resident, Dolores Elba (Vest) Clemmons died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Way-Fair in Fairfield. She had worked for GTE as a telephone operator.

Survivors include a daughter, Gina Thomason of Keenes; a grandson, Tyler Nolan Lowell Thomason of Keenes; her mother, M. Margaret Vest of Fairfield; a step-daughter, Debbie Reese of Mims, OH; two step-sons, Randy Clemmons of San Diego,CA and Robert Clemmons of Fairfield; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren and a brother, Gordon Vest of Henderson, KY.

Services for Dolores Elba Clemmons will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 11 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 – 7 Thursday evening, May 10 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

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Nancy Lucinda Clemmons

Originally Posted on June 17, 2012

Lula Clemmons was my Great-Great Grandmother.  She and her husband (William Keaton Clemmons) only had one child that survived, Earl Green Clemmons.

I was recently in Fairfield, Illinois and I had just a short time at the library.  I didn’t realize that it closed so early on a Saturday.  I had time to do one thing and I was able to find Nancy’s obituary in the Wayne County Press Microfilm.  Here is the text of the obituary:

MRS. LULA CLEMMONS DIES.
Nancy Lucinda Clemmons Obituary
Mrs. Lula Clemmons, 74, mother of Earl G. Clemmons, of Barnhill, passed away Friday, November,23rd, at the home of her son.

Funeral services were conducted at the Dixon & Crippin Chapel Sunday afternoon by Rev. Dewey Merritt.  Burial was in the Barnhill cemetery.

Nancy Lucinda Clemmons, oldest daughter of Henry and Amanada McGuire, was born January 21, 1871 near Birdsmill, Tenn.

She was united in marriage to William K. Clemmons May 23, 1886.  To this union were born four children, three of hwom died in infancy.  One son, Earl G. Clemmons, of Barnhill, with whom she made her home, survives. Her husband died in 1924.

She was converted in early life and united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Birdsmill, Tenn. After her marriage she united with the Missionary Baptist church of Birdsmill, Tenn., where her membership remained.

Besides her son, Earl, and family, she is survived by one brother, Dan McGuire, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a sister, Jessie Shelton, of Ravenden, Ark., and one step-brother, Henry Clifton, Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren.

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Mamie L. Alsup Baird – 96

Originally Posted on April 15, 2012

Mamie will be greatly missed. I have seen her at nearly all of the Clemmons Reunions that I have attended dating back to 1995.

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Services for Mrs. Baird will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Partlow Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Wilson Co. Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.mamie_baird

Mrs. Baird, 96, died Monday, April 2, 2012 at Quality Health Care Center. She was a member of Baird’s Mill Church of Christ, a dietician with McFarland Hospital, Mt. Juliet Elementary School and a member of the Mt. Juliet Historical Society.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Grover Cleveland and Mallie L. Clemmons Alsup; husband, Richard Baird; sons, Richard C. and David A. Baird; brothers, Peyton, Clyde, John, Grover, Wilson and Carl Alsup.

Survivors include: daughters, Joyce Midgett and Linda (John) Riggs; brother, Allie Alsup; daughter-in-law, Gaye Baird; grandchildren, William David Baird, Daniel Clemmons (April) Baird, Patricia (Don) Nicholson, Barbara (Donald) Barnes, Larry (Tonya) Jones, Wayne (Karen) Riggs, Rick (Jessica) Baird, Christy (Adam) Davis; great-grandchildren, Drew, Kyle and Daniel Baird, Brock and Austin Yeates, Matt and Emily Nicholson, Wyatt and Ava Jones, Savanah Anntell, Michael Riggs, Ethan Baird, Malachi Davis and Makenzy Davis.

Pallbearers will be Will, Daniel and Rick Baird, Larry Jones, Donald Barnes, Wayne Riggs, J.T. Alsup and Spook Spickard.

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Sybil Irene Ellis

Originally Published February 18, 2012

93-year-old Cisne resident, Sybil Ellis died at 10:05 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at the Clay County Hospital in Flora. She was a homemaker and farmer.

Survivors include a daughter, Hilda Smith of Johnsonville; a son, Brent Ellis of Cisne; a daughter-in-law, Lillie Ellis of Portage, IN and a sister, June Powless of Cisne; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services for Sybil Ellis will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at th Providence General Baptist Church in Johnsonville with burial in Cisne Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 Wednesday evening, Jan. 15 at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne and 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Providence General Baptist Church and will be accepted at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.

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Robert Clark Spencer – 63

I was so very sad to hear about Bob’s passing.  I have meet bob numerous times at the Clemmons Family Reunion and he was a wonderful person.  I sat and talked with him at length this past July and he was looking forward to hosting the reunion in 2012.


Robert Clark Spencer, age 63, of Burns, TN, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Horizon Medical Center as the result of an accident which happened at his place of business.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Dickson with Dr. James Chatham officiating.  Visitation will be 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday evening and 9:00 to 11:00 A. M. Wednesday at the Church.  Mid-South Funeral Care is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on July 30, 1948 in Darby, PA, son of the late  Clark and Leona McCarty Spencer.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force where he was an Aircraft Electrician.  He also was owner of Imperial Auto Sales and Salvage and a member of First Baptist Church of Dickson.

He is survived by his wife, Mari Louise Clemmons Spencer; son, Shawn (Tammy) Spencer; daughters, Dani Keisha (Charleston) Howard of Pearland, TX, Jamie Rose of St. Cloud, FL; brothers, John Keller, Joe Liikala of FL; sisters, Linda of FL, Valerie of GA; grandchildren, David Musselwhite, Justin Howard, Brenna Howard, Angela Howard, Candace Howard, Camille Howard, Brandon Howard, Alexis Spencer, Aaron Spencer; great-grandchildren, Gavin Musselwhite, Elijah Musselwhite, Sophie Musselwhite, Mason Howard and Bryce Howard.

Pallbearers will be Damon Hassel, Jason Ingram, Jon-Roy Sloan, Tim Litton, Charleston Howard, David Musselwhite.  Alternate Pallbearers will be Dave Smith and Larry Batson.  Honorary Pallbearers will be members of First Baptist Security Team, Southern Street Cruisers Car Club and the Odds and Ends Sunday School Class. Online condolences may be made at http://www.midsouthfuneralcare.com

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