Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: Champ Tapley

Champ Lusion Tapley was my uncle.  He and his two brothers all passed away within a nine month period, 1973-74:

Charles died on November 12, 1973;
Champ died June 17, 1974; and
James died July 25, 1974.

There is an old saying that deaths come in threes.  When you see something like this, it makes you wonder if that isn't true.

Uncle Champ lived his entire life in Kite, Georgia.

There are several typographical errors in this obituary.  This is unfortunate for those doing genealogical research.  It could send a researcher down the wrong path.  It is a good practice to not accept anything you find in a newspaper article or obituary or an online tree as the gospel truth.  Always just use this information as a "hint" in your research until you find confirmation the information is accurate.

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