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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 10:49 am
While scrolling through reel after reel of microfilm at the Arkansas History Commission earlier this week, I found the following - and nothing more on either event after these snippets.

BULLETINS

Hope, April 17 - (AP) - A man and a woman identified as Elwood Hatch, 41, and Mrs. Pansy Dobson Curtis, 26, were found fatally shot about noon today in a tourist cabin on the west edge of town, Hempstead county sheriff Frank Hill reported today. The Helena World,
Tuesday, 17 Apr 1945.

HELENA MAN ARRESTED ON MURDER COUNT

Bud Parks, Helena white man, was in the county jail today facing a charge of first degree murder in connection with the death last January 11 of Mack Alexander, aged negro, on the highway north of Walnut Corner.

Sheriff's officers, who arrested Parks at his home, 204 Jefferson street, late yesterday, said that he would also be charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

According to officers, another man, Mohlar Crews, was a passenger in Parks' Plymouth car at the time the negro was run over and fatally injured as he walked along the highway in front of the approaching car. The Helena World,
Wednesday, 18 Apr 1945.
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Monday, November 26th, 2012 08:13 pm
Find a Grave volunteer Larry Hart went back to Union Cemetery in Panola Co., MS, and got the rest of the gravestone photos in what must have been the Conner family plot.

He emailed me to let me know, so I could create memorials for them.

Then he posted his photos.

William Henry Conner, 1808-1858, my 3rd great grandfather.

Elizabeth Curtis Conner, my 3rd great grandmother.

Henry Conner, 1874-1874, and Claudius Conner, 1876-1876, baby sons of James Alfred Conner, one of William and Elizabeth's sons.
And then he sent me the photos he took by email.

You just don't very often run across people like Mr. Hart.

When you do, you've found a real gem.