Lee Noah Smith

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Lee Noah Smith - NEIGHBORS WATCH SMOULDERING HOME burned to the...
NEIGHBORS WATCH SMOULDERING HOME burned to the ground early today. Smith, 66 and retired, died in the fire. (Photo by Frank Warren) Residents of the Wallburg area, Route 6, Winston-Salem, watch the smoldering remains of the Roy Lee Smith home which Fire Takes Life Of Wallburg Man THOMASVILLE—A Wallburg man met fiery death 1 as his home was consumed in flames early today. The man, Lee N. Smith, 66, was found in the den of his old, two-story, home on Route 6, Winston-Salem. His body was burned beyond recognition. Firemen from Wallburg, Union Cross and Triangle fire departments fought the flames for more than four hours today. Their efforts failed to save any part of the frame home. It burned entirely down and was still srrthil- dering at 10 a.m. A neighbor by the name of Whitmore was said to have seen the fire about 12:30 a.m. and notified the Wallburg department. Smelted Smoke Other neighbors said that Whitmore was in his bathroom about midnight and smelled smoke coming in through an open window. He reportedly rushed out of his house and flagged down an unidentified motorist who was passing. The two then attempted to get into the flaming house. They succeeded in breaking down the front door, but, according to neighbors, were forced back by a wall of fire. Officers on the scene early today were not able to supply Whitmore's full name. The flames raged through the house, built largely of heart pine, until about 3:30 a.m. when firemen were able to get control. Body Discovered . At that time Smith's body was discovered near a heater in the ashes of what had been his den. An ambulance from Vogler Funeral Home in Winston-Salem, which iad been called earlier, took the remains. Firemen from the three departments were unavailable for com- n the house which belonged to aj sister. Survivors He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Mock of Ebert Street, Winston-Salem and Mrs. Jesse Bullins of Route 2, Winston-Salem; and a brother, L. C. Smith of Knoxville, Tennessee. The body will remain at Vogler Funeral Home in Winston-Salem (See FIRE on Page 8-A) Ervin Favors Medical Aid Bill Delay RALEIGH (AP)—U.S. Sen. Sam Ervin Jr. said today proposed federal aid for medical care of the aged "ought not to be dealt with . ... . ,„-, i in a political year." ment this, morning. Witnesses, £rvin to!d North Carolina doc lowever, said that fire authorities supposed it to have started from a cigaret. One unidentified neighbor said e had passed the Smith home about midnight and saw "something like an electric torch through the front window." tors that several bills now before Congress involving this proposa' should be delayed until after this election year. "Consideration of these bills should not be handled in an at' mosphere of political bargaining which is going on now in Wash Smith, who is retired, lived alone j ng ton," Sen. Ervin said in Master N.C. Highway speech to the Medical Society o! the State of North Carolina. Ervin cited in particular the Forand Bill, which would provide nursing home benefits to social se curity recipients. He said this and other bills would not now meet the fundamen- .al problem "because they would help the most." The doctors will install Dr Amos N. Johnson of Garland as society president tonight at a din(See ERVIN on Page 8-A) AT SUMMIT

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  1. The High Point Enterprise,
  2. 10 May 1960, Tue,
  3. Page 10

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    lcreyes5 – 30 Jun 2013