state line mob 40, 50s
i guess

Madison, MS

#46 Aug 28, 2010
Alive wrote:
There are people alive who know all about it. Emma Drewry's granddaughter Theresa is quite knowledgeable, though she was a child at the time. Emma's daughter Peggy and son-in-law Harold know everything, but unfortunately Harold is experiencing poor health right now. I would contact Theresa. She's a super sweet lady that is proud of her unique ancestry.
unique ancestry ! now thats some good sugar coating !!
Alive

Fayette, AL

#47 Aug 28, 2010
Actually, my great-grandmother was one of the Barker sisters and a wonderful, Godly woman. Theresa provided a lot of great information when I wrote an award-winning paper at Ole Miss about how and why each of them did what it took to survive during the Great Depression. I didn't "sugar coat" anything in my paper and Theresa didn't hold anything back when helping me. It is a unique story... if you are going by the actual definition of "unique" so please tell me how I am sugar coating anything? I never said anything about "good" or "innocent"... just unique. One love.
Concerned parent

Corinth, MS

#48 Aug 28, 2010
TOWNCITIZEN wrote:
MY FATHER COULD REALLY GIVE YOU SOME GOOD INFO. HE RAN AROUND BACK THEN WITH BUFORD PUSSER AND KNEW THEM ALL REAL GOOD. HE STAYED IN LOUISE HATCOCKS BAR QUITE OFTEN LOL. BUT YEAH HE HAS GOTTEN SOME GOOD INFO ON THESE PEOPLE HE WAS AT THE FAIR THE NIGHT BUFORD DIED
My dad ownend the round town motel and package store back in 80s but he is deceaced now but louise hathcock was killed in the back that was the living quarters,
sickpeople

Corinth, MS

#49 Aug 28, 2010
Alive wrote:
There are people alive who know all about it. Emma Drewry's granddaughter Theresa is quite knowledgeable, though she was a child at the time. Emma's daughter Peggy and son-in-law Harold know everything, but unfortunately Harold is experiencing poor health right now. I would contact Theresa. She's a super sweet lady that is proud of her unique ancestry.
While Harold is dying with some kind of cancer, why would yall put such stuff, and what does it matter. Leave the family a lone for God's sake. I would not contact anyone, leave the history where it is in books, and your own thoughts to what might have happen. They all have families, and moved on , in church and I am sure would like to focus on other issues like Harolds bad health other than things like this. I knew Emma from when she was young, Jr and Shirley at Old Hickory Club, they have moved on, I think we should to. They are not going to talk, and I sure wouldn't be one to ask. Are you writing a book too?
lindsey king

Corinth, MS

#50 Aug 28, 2010
Alive wrote:
There are people alive who know all about it. Emma Drewry's granddaughter Theresa is quite knowledgeable, though she was a child at the time. Emma's daughter Peggy and son-in-law Harold know everything, but unfortunately Harold is experiencing poor health right now. I would contact Theresa. She's a super sweet lady that is proud of her unique ancestry.
I have never felt so bad for a family. Leave them alone. I think its wrong to name names of people especially when they are sick. Have a business,children that can be harmed from talking about stuff that I am sure these people would like non other than to forget. I don't believe any of them want to discuss any of this. I find it appalling that no matter how nice a person someone might be, they have other things to worry about other than stuff like this.
Disgusted

United States

#51 Aug 29, 2010
I haven't lived in Corinth since i started college. My family had lived there for years and are all gone now. Growing up in Corinth, you hear many stories throughout your life, but this one is OLD NEWS OVERPLAYED ONE TO MANY TIMES by people with nothing better to do than talk about people they never knew personally. If information about this is wanted, there are many books available for you to explore. As for the "living relatives", they surely have gone on and are not only living very respectful lives with wonderful families but with very real feelings and emotions. Please don't play into the reputation of "ignorant small town people who have nothing better to do than hurt others with gossip!" You may be the next target because we ALL HAVE SKELETONS LOCKED IN CLOSETS!!
Towhead

Corinth, MS

#52 Aug 29, 2010
I'm dying and I want to go in front of the governor. I want a full pardon for the killing of 21 men. I was promised a pardon 70 years and 3 months ago and you tell him that your bringing in.......Towhead
Alive

Fayette, AL

#53 Aug 29, 2010
I was simply stating who is alive and that one I know could provide some insight about the history. No one should be ashamed of things that happened that long ago. I wouldn't recommend intruding on the person at the moment (with all that is going on), but at the right time could be of help if wishing to learn about the history of it all. This is my family history and I am not ashamed of anything related to my family. It is what it is and we learn from it. If you want to learn for historical value, there's nothing bad about that. If you want to learn so you can look down on someone or judge their grands and great-grands, then you have problems.
Alive

Fayette, AL

#54 Aug 29, 2010
sickpeople wrote:
<quoted text>
While Harold is dying with some kind of cancer, why would yall put such stuff, and what does it matter. Leave the family a lone for God's sake. I would not contact anyone, leave the history where it is in books, and your own thoughts to what might have happen. They all have families, and moved on , in church and I am sure would like to focus on other issues like Harolds bad health other than things like this. I knew Emma from when she was young, Jr and Shirley at Old Hickory Club, they have moved on, I think we should to. They are not going to talk, and I sure wouldn't be one to ask. Are you writing a book too?
Actually, no. My work was purely historical and focused on how women (my grandmother included) survived the Depression. I didn't focus on a lot of hot topic events of the time because they were no relevant to my work. I was offered a chance (on several occasions) to publish the work in a Mississippi Women's book, but refused. So there, judge me some more.
blast from the past

Memphis, TN

#55 Aug 29, 2010
achs84 wrote:
<quoted text>Towhead is dead and has been since the 60's. Bufford Pusser killed him because he was one of the ones that ambushed Buford and killed bufords wife.Towhead was a coward or he would have faced Buford like a man. He also shot Tommy Bivins in the face and Tommy took the pistol from him and beat him like the little bitch he was. I was fortunate enough to meet Tommy before he died and we sat at IT's and talked about all that stuff for about 2 hrs. Wish he was still here.
I thought 1 of our elderly corithians or at least he is now, killed towhead, and got away with it many many years ago? at least thats what ive always herd.
firedown

Corinth, MS

#56 Aug 29, 2010
Concerned parent wrote:
<quoted text>My dad ownend the round town motel and package store back in 80s but he is deceaced now but louise hathcock was killed in the back that was the living quarters,
johnny?
mikeelam

Rogers, AR

#57 Aug 29, 2010
firedown wrote:
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johnny?
For Me, Corinth Selmer, and all of Alcorn and McNairy Counties have an interesting history. The most difficult thing for most people to understand is that times were different back then. Lots of things have changed in the past 40 or 50 years.

Back in those days, people would moonshine as a way to make a living for their families. People who operated clubs had often grown up poor and for the first time they were making good money. Even a lot of the law enforcement officer were corrupt with Buford Pusser being a prime example. If you wanted a sheriff that really "walked tall" you might consider Cleaton Wilbanks...not Buford Pusser.

I'm not trying to justify what a lot of the state liners did back in those days..., I'm just saying that times were different and I understand it now. As for some of the families that were involved, most of these people who were involved are either dead or are living very different lives now. But, like I said, that was indeed an interesting era.
Dawg Man

United States

#58 Aug 29, 2010
good sense wrote:
<quoted text>
that was how many years ago. they are in church have been for at least6 years or better. i would not go there if i was you and ask them nothing.
Dont take things so personally, meant no harm. Heck my Grandfather Ed George was written about in "The State Line Mob"
Joseph Daniels

Corinth, MS

#59 Aug 29, 2010
junior and shirly smith lived the whole thing. try to talk with them but be very respectful.
Jewelers Loop

Corinth, MS

#60 Sep 13, 2010
It would be best if you read the BOOKS! You dont wanna go here! Just some good SOUND advice!
PLEASE

Corinth, MS

#61 Sep 14, 2010
LET IT GO. dragging up the past is ridiculous and hurtful. YOU WILL GET NOWHERE. NOWHERE TO GET. ITS ALL OVER! DONE!
mikeelam

Rogers, AR

#62 Sep 15, 2010
PLEASE wrote:
LET IT GO. dragging up the past is ridiculous and hurtful. YOU WILL GET NOWHERE. NOWHERE TO GET. ITS ALL OVER! DONE!
Its all history and much of what people think they know is wrong. There is nothing wrong with trying to find the truth as other have been hurt by the lies that exist now.
PLEASE

Corinth, MS

#63 Sep 16, 2010
THE ROAD LEADS TO NOWHERE. NOTHING TO FIND OUT. why are you dragging up subjects that one. youll never get an answer and two doesnt matter anymore to anyone, what do you get out of hurting the memory of the dead? you are strange and too! nosey. mostly, too nosey
PLEASE

Corinth, MS

#64 Sep 16, 2010
do yourself a favor, find a cure for cancer. much more productive!
SUZY

AOL

#65 Sep 16, 2010
sickpeople wrote:
<quoted text>
While Harold is dying with some kind of cancer, why would yall put such stuff, and what does it matter. Leave the family a lone for God's sake. I would not contact anyone, leave the history where it is in books, and your own thoughts to what might have happen. They all have families, and moved on , in church and I am sure would like to focus on other issues like Harolds bad health other than things like this. I knew Emma from when she was young, Jr and Shirley at Old Hickory Club, they have moved on, I think we should to. They are not going to talk, and I sure wouldn't be one to ask. Are you writing a book too?
ARE YOU TALKIN ABOUT HAMBURGER HAROLD? IS THIS THE SAME HAROLD? HE IS SICK WITH CANCER? IS THE RESTAURANT STILL OPENED?

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