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Johnny Vardeman: Minister found ancestor buried in Hall cemetery
Johnny Vardeman
Lyndon Eubanks, a retired Methodist minister, accidentally found out about his ancestors, who included a Civil War Confederate veteran.Eubanks once operated a soda shop at Skylake, a mountain community near Sautee-Nacoochee in White County. He was talking to an employee, Jenny Merritt, who had been researching her family history and saw the name “Stella Bailey” among her papers. That turned out to be his grandmother.That inspired Eubanks to dig into more genealogy, finding his great-great-great-great-grandfather, Stephen Merritt, the Confederate veteran.