SLAUGHTERS - Jack Roach, 74, of Slaughters died at 10:20 p.m. Monday at his home.
He is survived by his wife, Bonniel obe son, Hal ray Roach of lafayette, Ind.; one brother, Marshall Toach of Slaughters; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Gilead Baptist Church waith burial in Slaughters Cemetery.
Friends may call at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon.
July 1980 Henderson Gleaner
FRANKLIN, KY. - A terrible tragedy was enacted about three miles from the city this morning.
Neriah Lewis, who is thought to be deranged in passing the field of Mr. William Roach, dismounted from his horse and opened fire at Mr. Roach's sons, who were at work.
John Roach, aged about 20, was shot twice and instantly killed. After the shooting Lewis got on his horse and flourishing his pistol in the air, rode off. He went immediately to his father's house, drove all of the family out of doors and locked himself in the building. As soon as the news of the killing reached Franklin a posse went in search of Lewis, and tracked him to the homestead. He refused to surrender, and fired several times at the posse from the windows. The posse retreated a short distance and sent back to Franklin for additional men. Before the latter arrived a solitary shot was heard in the house, and when the building was entered Lewis was found almost lifeless, having sent a bullet through his body. He can not survive.
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