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Over 55 years coming to close: Thelbert Curry one of luminaries

And she has very special memories of Dr. George Otis Nell

Lila Ford writes:
It's a kind of sad morning knowing this building will be coming down in upcoming days. My dad, Thelbert Curry worked for Coy Downey and his father, here in Downey's. I have an old newspaper clipping somewhere in my colllection of dad giving away a refrigerator to a little girl. Dad bought into Downey' before the elder Downey passed away. He later sold his part to Ben Hadley and came to the Fairground Street. location. But he never forgot who helped him get his start installing carpet.

I also noticed earlier the clearing of the old Dr. Nell building. Dr. George O. Nell was the first Doctor I can remember. It was a place where you went to see a doctor and you got a shot if you needed it. He sat down and talked with you for more than a few minutes, too. Dr. Nell was one of Adair County's best doctors, i might be a little favorable, because he brought me into this world. --Lila Ford
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Six year old Teresa Fay Harmon won refrigerator at Downey's



2012-02-06 - Dillon Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from the collection of Lila Curry Ford.
Lila Curry Ford
writes: Here is the newspaper clipping from here about the little girl winning the refrigerator from Downey's. Not sure on the date but she was approximately 6 yrs. old. She is the daughter of Hershel D. and Yvonne Harmon of Columbia, KY. The caption read, "Teresa Fay Harmon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Harmon of Dillon Street, Columbia, proudly accepts the refrigerator she won during the recent truckload sale at Downey's Furniture Store. Presenting Miss Harmon with the refrigerator is Thelbert Curry of Downey's." The photo appears to be from either The Columbia Statesman or Daily Statesman newspapers, based on the italic cutline style for those newspapers. Squaredeal Downey, the owner of the store, was a major advertiser/adviser for those newspapers.

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