Ancestry of James Murphy DUNN Jr.

First Generation


1. James Murphy DUNN Jr. was born Dec 7 1951 in Chattanooga, TN Parkview Hospital.

James graduated 1969 in Rossville High School, Rossville, GA. He. He from 1969 to 2002 Southeastern United States. He 1971 Walker County Technicial Institute. He was employed Civil Design Techician (Draftsman) 1971 TO PRESENT. He APR., 1971 TILL APR. 1977 US Army National Guard, 1st of the 181st field artillery. [Parents]

This source by James Himself on Dec. 19 1999

James married Edwina Deanne MAY "Dee", daughter of Edwin Newell MAY and Bobbie Elizabeth BALINGER, on Mar 9 1974 in Trenton, Georgia. Dee was born Sep 14 1951 in Bradley Co/Cleveland TN.

Dee was employed Data Entry/Billing Clerk 1971 in Chattanooga.

Dee graduated from Rossville High School in 1969, then attend Walker County Area Technical School where she graduated in 1971 with an A.S. in Secretary Science. She was employed by American Uniform in Cleveland, TN and the moved to Interstate Life and Accident Insurance Company. She later changed jobs to work for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee. Upon moving to Charleston SC She went to work for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina. When she and her husband moved back to Rossville, GA in 1981 she worked various other jobs until 1997 when she went to work for Goldbond, Inc.
From 1974 through 1998 Dee sang with many different bands, starting in 71 with Wakan Tonka a local rock band from Trenton GA. After Wakan Tonka she worked with Black Jack Junction who later became Fatty Lumpkin and achieved some local success. In 1978 she and her Husband moved to SC, to form, Raze, a rock band that worked with Hit Attractions of Charlotte NC. Raze consisted of Dee, Jim, Steve Dunn and Rick May, Dee's brother, along with several other musicians. Raze spent about three years on the road playing military clubs and local clubs on the east coast. During this time Dee coauthored two songs titled "Just In General Raise Hell" and "Unprotected Shores". While working with Raze Dee shared the stage with "The Drifters', and " Danny and The Juniors".In 1981 She moved back to Rossville where she did not entertain for four years. In 1985 Dee joined the "Blue River Band" which did a variety of musical styles. Blue River played a show with "The Forester Sisters" a country band that achieved national success. This band lasted about a year then dissolved. in 1986 Dee and her husband Jim joined with jim's brother Steve and formed Strive. Strive played for a couple of years around Chattanooga, TN, playing the River Bend festival. After Strive disbanded Dee and Jim formed "Blue Eyed Blues" a blues band voted the best up and coming blues band in Chattanooga. Blue Eyed Blues worked for about three  years during which they played a show with "The Fabulous Thunderbirds" . During this time Dee coauthored "Roller Coaster Blues" on which she hold a copyright. When Blue Eyed Blues disbanded Dee and Jim formed "Dee Dunn and So Blue" another blues band which became Chattanooga's premier blues band from 1991 thru 1998. The awards for this band were Best Blues Band and Dee won Best Female Vocalist in Chattanooga. So Blue produced two CD's during its existence with "Roller Coaster Blues" appearing on one of these CD's. In October of 1998 Dee retired from the entertainment business to pursue other interest.


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