Thanks for posting this Lyn. It is a sad story. We'll pray this family will
be comforted. Hope no one's offended if I didn't say this for previous
listings for obituaries, because I know all family could use some prayers
during sad times. Thanks for explaining the family Poythress relationships.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lyn Baird" <coriakin(a)charter.net>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 10:50 PM
Subject: Poythress descendant suffers accidental death
It is with sadness that I pass along this content from the Sunday, 7
2005, edition of the South Hill (Virginia) Enterprise -
"Local farmer killed in tractor accident
"BLACKRIDGE - A Blackridge man was fatally injured at 10:15 a.m. Thursday
while pulling a bush hog behind a tractor in the field behind 3615
"James S. Sadler, 65, was speculated to have encountered a hornet or
jacket nest while tending the field, Chief Deputy George Newcomb of the
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office said.
"Sadler then dismounted the tractor and suffered fatal injuries to the
part of his body from the bush hog, Newcomb said.
"The Southside Rescue Squad, LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department and
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office all responded to the emergency call."
[James is the thrice-great-grandson of Lewis Poythress of Mecklenburg Co.,
Va. He resided on land once owned by his twice-great-grandfather, Thomas
Poythress, and believed to have been owned by Lewis Poythress also. James
cared for the Poythress-Tanner Cemetery, which is a short walk from his
home. This cemetery has been reported and discussed from time to time on
our distribution list, and is the resting place of Thomas M. Poythress and
number of his relations.]
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