I was reading about Dixie Plaza burning and then you mentioned Fred Hurst rolling over in his grave! I know I am isolated and growing old but when and how did I miss this or were you just using an expression? My name is Sonja Collins and I am the daughter of Roger and Georgie Smith. Ruby Hurst was my 1st cousin and I am a patient of Fred Alan and see him at times but the death of Fred Sr. never came up nor did I see an obit. I was very sorry to hear of the damage to the motel. Sonja Collins
Thanks for writing. I couldn't swear he isn't dead but not that I know. Fred Alan the last I heard had moved him down here to a nursing home but then another originally from Claiborne County thought he might be with Fred Alan at times (at his house). I saw Fred Alan in December but can't remember even asking about him. I need to see Fred A. soon. I have been working on some of his family lines and he has promised to get out here so we can go over the families. I may send him an e-mail tonight and also ask about his Dad. I will let you know what I find out. Fred A. is hard to catch at home! I remember Dixie Plaza so very well. I can't remember if Fred Sr. built it or not but they are the only ones I remember there when I was young. My husband thinks Fred Sr. built Dixie Plaza? I am 10 years older than Fred Alan so when we visited off and on Fred and Gwen were still very young. I have been away from Claiborne County for so many years it is hard to keep up with everyone there (I need to visit more often).