Peggy - I was also thrilled to receive your reply this morning and then later found this thread where you provided information to my brother.Alpha is our grandmother and our father is Carl Dean.I'm making note of the information you provided, which seems to corraborate what my brother has already found in Shelby -- so exciting!!!I was given the name Tipton for R.C.'s mother's maiden name from Caroline Tanner, who is Mary Honeycutt Weather's daughter (Aunt Mary). She also send me some great photos, but they were of R.C. with Lucinda and their children (his second wife) not Lela. Do any photos of Lela exist?
Here is a website link that I came across for descendants of R.C. and Lucinda.You have my email and would love any updates you find (I am in New York and rarely get south, although I did have a brief visit last fall with Aunt Gloria, Zak & Ensley: )