BURIAL OF GOOD WOMAN IN KENDRICK
The body of
Mrs. Nancy Paralee Gilton will be laid to rest at
Babb’s cemetery northeast of Corinth this afternoon, the burial
service being directed by Tyson undertakers.
Mrs. Gilton died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Julia Bingham, 7 miles
northeast of the city. She was 81 years of age; a member of the Christian
church and a woman loved and respected by everyone with whom she was
She is survived by one son, J.M.
Gilton and three daughters, Mrs. Julia Bingham
with whom she made her home; Mrs. Mattie Lambert and Mrs.
Ludell Knight. The funeral services will be conducted by
Elder S.P. Copeland. Deceased was the widow of James
Gilton, whose death occurred seven years ago.
LIFE SNUFFED OUT BY RAPID SPEEDING
A deplorable tragedy took place Saturday
afternoon about 3 o’clock near Biggersville, about 8 miles South of
Corinth on the Gulf Highway that has brought sadness into one home and
plunged another into trouble resulting in the arrest of Burt
Henderson charged with manslaughter in the killing of L.R.
Gammel, 50, who was hit while crossing the highway by the
car driven by Henderson.
It is stated that Henderson,
an employee of Galtney Motor Company, was going South on
the highway, driving a Ford car, in answer to a call for a mechanic from
the home of Perry Lucken in the Hinkle Creek community,
several miles South of Biggersville.
together with Gene Latch, Estes McLemore
and possibly another party had been to the Biggersville Mercantile
Company, to make certain purchases and Gammel got into a
wagon with the others and rode to a point on the highway some one hundred
yards south of the top of Biggers hill when he got out to
walk to his home a short distance from the highway and possibly one half
mile from the store.
It is stated that a few minutes after he
left the wagon one of the party looked back about the time the passing car
came in contact with the unfortunate man and exclaimed, "Oh Lord, they
have killed him." Gammel either stepped in front of the
car or the driver hit the man and did not realize what was happening until
The impact threw Gammel
against the radiator and in falling was caught underneath and dragged a
distance of approximately ninety feet, when the car sped on and left the
unfortunate man lying in the road mangled and in a dying condition. One
leg showed a break in three places; the other leg was broken and one eye
knocked out. He never regained consciousness and died within fifteen