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July 12th, 2011

HAHN: The myth of the silent rattlesnake

July 12, 2011

Urban legends have long been a favorite study of mine. Before the advent of the computer, there were fewer such stories circulating, but they were much more likely to be accepted for truth. Now most people know about the Snopes website and so they are less likely to believe such stories.
You would think that as a student of folklore and someone who knows a great deal about urban legends, I would recognized them for what they are, but I don’t. Why? Because they seem believable and they are always passed on in good faith. People want to warn others of some danger, be it large or small.

Rev. Fayne W. Wilson Jr.

July 12, 2011

Rev. Fayne W. Wilson Jr., 56, of Benton died Sunday, July 10. He was born July 15, 1954, in Benton. Fayne was preceded in death by his father, Fayne W. Wilson Sr. and his wife, Jean Wilson.
He is survived by his mother, Erna Wilson-Rea, of Benton.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel.
Cremation arrangements are by Ashby Funeral Home.

Opal Cleo Ivy Browning

July 12, 2011

Services for Opal Cleo Ivy Browning, 96, Bossier City, Louisiana, will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday in the Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ray Raney of First Baptist Bossier officiating. Interment will follow in the Hill Crest Memorial Park in Haughton, La. The family will be receiving guests for visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at Hill Crest. 

 

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