| November/December 1991

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 Boyd Gautney.

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, Mississippi 39648.


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