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WILLIAM HARRISON BLEVINS
1915-1943

YOUNG FATHER KILLED IN MINE JANUARY 28

A tragic accident occured at Van Lear January 28, which resulted in
the death of William Harrison Blevins of the neighboorhood.

He and his father-in-law, Gayland Franklin had gone to a country
mine to secure coal for home consumption. After the men had been in
the mine for some time a slate fall took place and Blevins was
caught in the avalanche of the slate. Franklin was struck but un-
injured. He ran for help and six other men aided in extricating the
body.

He was married to Miss Mary Franklin and was the father of three
children.

He was a member of a large family of thirteen children, and was a
son of James A. Garfield Blevins and Nora (Meade) Blevins, who
reside at West Van Lear. He was 28 years of age having been born
July 5, 1915.

Besides his widow he is survived by Chester and Lester Blevins,
twins and Gayland Blevins. He is also survived by his parents and
the following brothers and sisters:

Jesse Blevins, Mrs. Fannie Wetzel, Mrs. Mervie Hall, Paul, Mrs.
Bertha Drake, George, Beecher, Bridgett, Autria Faye, Richard Odell,
Myra and Helen.

Funeral was held at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his
parents at Van Lear, Rev. Guy W. Preston officiating.

He was a member of the Christian Church at West Van Lear.

Paintsville Herald
Thursday
04-02-1943
 

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