Troy Douthitt Nov 26, 1948 Joplin Globe

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Troy Douthitt
Nov 26, 1948
Joplin Globe - CAUSES $5,000 Jeffrie* Fuel pany, founded and...
CAUSES $5,000 Jeffrie* Fuel pany, founded and Truck Coin- by the late Law- the father of Mi«. . Onr-Story Building HouHln* Douth- Ut Fuel and Truck Company Destroyed. __ - Monett, Monett, Mo, Nov. 25. -- A buck jne . Jltorv b m l d m g jet now m 0 the Douthitt Fuel and Tiuck Company, located in the of Monett's industrial sec- t i o n , was destroyed by fire this causing damage unoffi- said when firemen arrived at 7.45 o'clock, the interior of the building was blazing "like the inside inside of a furnace." After firemen battled the fire about two hours, they finally brought it under con- tiol and subdued Their efforts were the flames. greatly hin- di- not upsetting the Already division Troy Douthitt, who purchased the mo- building in 1945 from Mrs. Gladys I Ellis. For about 30 years dered by a strong south wind. There was no equipment in the building, Johnson eaid. Most of the damage was caused to one end 01 the building used as a stotage section. Thete were seveial cans of gasoline, kerosene and oil in the building, the assistant fire son Jeffries, Ellis. Several other large businesses are located in that section, including including the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, Company, the B. B Hall Wholesale Company and the Armour Company. Company. The fire did not spread to any of these buildings. Besides the fuel b u s i n Douthitt operated a lime trucking and freight delivery business. None of his several trucks used the business was in the building at the time, it was reported. The origin of the fire was not determined, Johnson said. Many years ago the building was converted from an old mill, which also was destroyed by fire. Balay Pallbearers Named. Pallbearers at funeral services 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at South Joplin Christian church, for Mrs. Olive Buford Balay, 48 old, who was killed under the wheels of a heavy tractor-trailer Wednesday morning on West Seventh Seventh stieet road, will be Charles Bennett, Virgil Nixon, Paul Al bright, Richard Doty, Clarence VanNatta and Price Matney. chief aaid. The Pui chased In 1945. business was operated by business was operated as the the

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