Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dycusburg News: March 3, 2011

By Matthew T. Patton

This week, the area lost two men from the generation that newscaster Tom Brokaw appropriately coined "The Greatest Generation." We extend our sympathies to the family of William T. "Skee" Kinnis, PFC Army, 1942-45 Germany 83rd Div. Kinnis, 90, died on Saturday. Burial in Asbridge Cemetery.

Also, on Sunday, another veteran from Crittenden County passed away: William T. "Muff" Griffin, age 85, SSL 3/C Navy, S Pacific, 1944-1946. Burial in Dycusburg Cemetery.

A birthday party for Lola Mae Patton was held Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Seven Springs fellowship hall with nearly 85 in attendance. She turned 90 on Feb. 3. The family extends a warm thanks to everyone who attended and brought gifts.

The Dycusburg Community Group is gathering public commentary about a newly instituted project in Dycusburg. The DCG was approached to spearhead an effort to extend the guard rail or similar barrier at the bottom of the hill on SR 70 adjacent to the Cumberland River. Extending the guard rail, the group feels, is a necessary preventive measure. To weigh in with your comments, please e-mail or find on Facebook.

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Genealogy Query: William David Wells

Query: Seeking info on great-grandparents, Wm. David Wells, born Dycusburg Oct. 16, 1850. His father: David Henry Wells; mother unk. Apparently gfather orphaned/left w/relatives - in 1860 census with aunt/uncle, S.P. and Elizabeth (Duncan) Weldon, Carrsville, Livingston Co. According to my father, his dad lived w/Weldons until after Civil War when he left on horseback for TX. E-mail Jeanne Smith