TOMMY C. GAUTNEY of Mc-Comb, Mississippi, passed away suddenly
on August 25th, 1991 at the age of 53. Tommy was born August 6th,
1938 in Cisco, Texas. He was the son of D. Oliver Gautney and Mary
He was an employee of the Mc-Comb Coca-Cola Company, and a U.S.
Army veteran of the Korean War.
Tommy is survived by his wife, Ruby; his daughter, Leslie, of
McComb, Mississippi; one brother, Roy Gautney; two sisters, Margie
Melton and Ima Jean Mochizuki, all of Fort Worth, Texas, and a
number of nieces and nephews.
Tommy enjoyed restoring and working on old engines, grist mills,
old Coke vending machines, and old cash registers. All of his
restoration projects were perfection. He had just finished
restoring a grist mill and mounted it on a trailer and powered it
with a 6 HP Hercules. It is a thing of beauty.
Tommy and his wonderful wife, Ruby, were known at several local
flea markets and at Canton, Texas flea markets for handling quality
old merchandise. He was a great and valuable asset to the
collection and restoration of old items and was truly a pleasure to
be around. I will always value and remember the visits I had with
Tommy. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. We will
not forget him.
Submitted by David McManus, 510 McGuinness Ave., McComb,
C. HENRY GIVEN of Elkton, Maryland and Tampa, Florida passed
away suddenly August 6, 1991.
Owner of Henry’s Garage in Elkton prior to retirement, Henry
attended antique engine shows in Maryland. After retirement, Henry
was a member of the Florida Flywheelers and began to show his
engines at shows in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida.
Submitted by his wife, Lovell, and his stepdaughter, Doris
Rogers of Bohannon, Virginia.