By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A ’78 fire truck’s in the big parade, with American Legionnaires close at hand…they were followed by rows and rows of the finest virtuosos, the cream of all our high school bands (with apologies to composer Meredith Willson).
Aside from a really snazzy decked-out float, a fire truck is the most awesome ride there is in a town parade.
Now, the American Legion Post 131 of Greenville will have its very own fire truck to ride in parades and use for other public displays.
The 1978 Ford F700 is no longer reliable enough to operate in emergency conditions, and was no longer being actively used by the fire department. The local American Legion had asked for the 35-year-old vehicle at a Greenville Town Council meeting, and the Town Council voted to transfer the vehicle free of charge to American Legion Post 131, in honor of the Legion and the local veterans they represent.
Post Commander Roy Scott hopes to have the vehicle ready to go for Greenville’s Veteran’s Day Parade, if possible.
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By Lynette Norris
Carrie Carolyn Taylor Clayton, age 98, died Tuesday, January 11, 2011, in Greenville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 14, 2011, at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5- 7 p.m. Thursday.
She was born in Greenville, Florida on July 12, 1912, where she lived all of her life. She was a homemaker and liked to fish and grow flowers. She was a member of Greenville Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Brown (Evans) of Greenville and Barbara Stokley (Jack) of Monticello; a daughter-in-law, Joann Clayton of Lake City; a sister-in-law, Lillian Taylor of Perry, two sisters, Kathleen Floyd of Brooksville and Edwina “Dot” Bailey of Greenville; two grandchildren, Damon Clayton of Tallahassee and Lisa Holton of Greenville; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dock Clayton; a son, James Harrison Clayton; two brothers, Carl Taylor and Luther Taylor; and two sisters, Berta Mugge and Ida Mae Roberts.