Uncle Tom Richardson was my paternal great-uncle, the younger brother of my grandmother. In fact, my father, Danny Jolliff, was a year older than his Uncle Tom, and my Uncle Garry Jolliff was a year younger.
Uncle Tom married Carolyn Etchison, who was a cousin on Mother’s side of the family. Carolyn’s mother, Bellevedine Clary Etchison was a first cousin to my maternal grandmother, Donna Clary Barmes. I always thought it was fun having Tom & Carolyn as both an uncle and aunt, and cousins.
Thomas E. Richardson – obituary.