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Way We Were: BRUSHFIRE HEATS UP PEP RALLY IN ALABAMA

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50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Jan. 30, 1963
Kirby Duncan entered St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington this morning.
Mrs. Veril D. Moore was a patient in Good Samaritan Hospital where she underwent major surgery.
Doran Davenport entered the Veterans Hospital for observation and treatment.
Cheri Brown was in St. Joseph Hospital for observation, but returned home and was confined with a throat infection.
Emmett Williams was recovering at home after recent surgery.
Fred Coke was in the Frankfort hospital.
Mrs. Gilbert Gritton underwent surgery at St. Joseph Hospital.
 
Army bound?
Inducted into the Armed Forces at Louisville were Charles Adam Thurman Jr., Larry Clinton Hudson, James Arthur Harley, Carl Davis Sutton and Clarence Davis Bowman, a volunteer.
Reporting for their physicals were: Harold D. Ritchey, Kenneth Sutherland, Carrol Perry, William R. Elliott, Alburton McKinney, James W. Searcy, James R. Shelton, John W. Davis, Lewis P. Boggess, Stewart T. Warford, William T. Ripy and Henry P. Wilson.
Due to report next month are: John D. Thompson, Edward L. Stratton, William M. Hooper, Walter D. Cunningham, Floyd Goodlett, Raymond Hoskins, Marshall Gash Jr., Curtis Ripy, Kenneth Holt, Jerry L. Peavler, Gary W. Hughes and Gayle Waldridge.

Harold Hanks won Chrysler Corporation’s coveted quality dealer award for the fourth time in five years. He is the owner of Hanks Motor Company.

Deaths
Leona Alice Lockard Davis, 51, Nelson County native, died Jan. 28 in New York. Survivors included her husband, Herbert E. Davis, general credit manager for Colgate-Palmolive Company; seven sisters, included Mrs. Manson Morgan, of Lawrenceburg, and a brother, Leonard Lockard.
Louise Mountjoy, 50, died Jan. 20 at her home after a long illness. Survivors included her husband, Jerry Mountjoy, two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Prince and Mrs. Mary Drummond, and two brothers.
Nellie Murphy Richardson, 63, Mt. Eden, died at a Colonial Hall in Shelbyville. She was the wife of Bluford Richardson. Additional survivors included a daughter, Mrs. Auttus Yates, three sons, John, William T. and Cecil Richardson, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Temple.
Thomas B. Hawkins, 80, a retired farmer and Anderson County native, died in Hot Springs, Ark. Survivors included his wife, Tillie Hawkins.
William C. Poulter, 73, who retired eight years before as a self employed carpenter, died at Kentucky Baptist Hospital. Survivors included his wife, Emma Ockerman Poulter, three sisters and two brothers.
Earl Metcalf died at his Cincinnati office Jan. 22, of a heart attack. Survivors included his wife, formerly of Anderson County, Mrs. Lois Redmon Metcalf. A sister and two brothers also survived him.
Mrs. Albert Money Wright, Shelbyville, widow of L.W. Wright, died at King’s Daughters Hospital. Survivors included two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Williams, Mrs. Gertrude Miller; two sons, Circuit Judge W. Coleman Wright, and J.T. Wright; three sisters.

30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Feb. 2, 1984
Nicole Morgan was selected Outstanding Junior 4-Her and received a plaque at the annual achievement banquet.

Tammy Lee Robinson was selected as a runner-up in the 1984 Miss Love’s Baby Soft teen model contest. Over 4,000 teens, aged 13-19, participated in the competition.
She received a special edition “Love’s Baby Soft Contest Winner” T-shirt as her prize.
Tammy, 18, daughter of Oneta and Lillard Robinson, was a student at Eastern Kentucky University where she was majoring in education.
She had won numerous academic awards and was a member of Gamma Beta Phi honor society. In 1982 she was named Miss Kentucky United Teenager.

Jennifer Lynn Brown was elected vice president-scholarship of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority at the University of Kentucky for 1984. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Brown of Salvisa, she was a junior in chemical engineering.

Brushfire, a local bluegrass group, represented Kentucky at the Hall of Fame football game in Birmingham, Ala. Brushfire members Greg Breeding, Anthony Stratton, Mike Sudduth and John Widener performed at a huge pep rally on the night before the game and provided entertainment in downtown Birmingham on the day of the game. Also making the trip were Marty Carter, Emmitt Murphy and Bill Warford, all of Lawrenceburg and Jeff Arington of Cincinnati.
They all attended the Hall of Fame football game and the University of Alabama Birmingham basketball clinic.

Deaths
Virgil Taylor Rowland, 77, Lexington, formerly of Lawrenceburg, died Jan. 28 at his home. He was retired after 20 years of service with J.T.S. Brown Distillery. Survivors included his wife, Mary Newton Rowland, a son, Marion Rowland, and two daughters, Connie Farris and Louise McGaughey, and a stepdaughter, Katherine Klynam.
Earl Samples, 77, retired farmer from the Graefenburg and Waddy area, died Jan. 25. He was a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors included his wife, Beulah Curry Samples, two sons, Doris Shouse and Beatrice Spaulding, and a son, Huston Samples.

15 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999
Western Elementary School was one of two Kentucky schools to receive national recognition on their KIRIS test scores.
Their academic scores rose from 41.6 in 1992 to 71.5 in 1997-98, which placed them in the top 7 percent of all schools in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Stone Company announced that their name had been changed to Hanson Aggregates Midwest, reflecting the name of their parent company, Hanson Building Materials America (HBMA).

During 1998 The Anderson News was among 43 businesses, from small, family-owned and operated stores to major international companies, receiving centennial status.
The program identifies and recognizes for-profit businesses that are 100 years old or older. “These companies share a number of things in common — an emphasis on quality products and services, a commitment to community, customer focus, and flexibility in adapting to an ever-changing business environment,” said James Wallace, assistant director of the Kentucky Historical Society.

Deaths
Virgil Fain Jr., 62, Frankfort, died at a Lexington hospital. He was a 13-year employee of the Anderson Super BP Service Station in Lawrenceburg. Survivors included a daughter, Jennifer Fain Newby, three sons, Bobby, Bradley and Dale Fain, a stepson, Will Puckett.
Dorothy L. Gullatt, 73, died Jan. 21. She was active in various organizations at Inspirational Baptist Church. Survivors included her husband, Howard Gullatt, three sons, Emmuel, Herbert and Eric Gullatt.
L.M. “Tex” Ray, 82, Anderson City Road, died at the Frankfort hospital. He was a retired craftsman, a former employee of Metro Management Inc., Lexington. Survivors included his wife, Katherine Stucker Ray, two sons, William Ray and Richard Ray, three daughters, Patsy Magnant, Sherry S. Matson, Leslie Hilton, a foster son, Ron Dampier, a stepson, Larry Brown, three stepdaughters, Virginia Reid, Sharlin Goodpastor and Sue Neff.
Norman Thomas Siers, 62, Birdie Road, died Jan. 27. He was a son of Nellie John Willie and Nellie Williams Siers. He was employed by Kraft Foods and Anderson Packaging. Besides his mother, survivors included cousins, Connie and Jerry Carlton of Lawrenceburg.