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E. L. (Jack) Puckett

E. L. (Jack) Puckett was killed Sunday, June 19, 1938, in a manner that is just a little unusual--in a fight where no weapons were used.

E. B. York, a rural electric worker, engaged in an argument with Puckett and they came to blows and Puckett was killed.

Two physicians said Puckett's neck was broken and a third gave the opinion that death probably was caused from a brain hemorrhage.

York stated that he went for a physician thinking Puckett's nose was broken and that he was much surprised on returning to find Puckett was dead.

York surrendered to Constable Warren and was brought to the Greenville jail, and was released on bond of five hundred dollars.

Jack Puckett was born and reared in the White Rock section, the son of W. A. Puckett, his twenty-three years spent in that section where he had a host of friends.

Funeral was conducted from White Rock Church on Monday, June 20, 1938, and burial was made in Webb Hill Cemetery.

(June 23, 1938, The Greenville Messenger)

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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