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Fire Claims Life of 81 Year Old Man

Gene Nelson

SYLVA RENA – An 81-year old man was killed in a house fire Sunday afternoon on County Road 280. Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark reported Marvin Eugene “Gene” Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene from smoke inhalation.
EMA Director Dalton Coleman reported fire fighters were toned out to the fire around 5:30 p.m. Sunday after one of the residents who lived at the house returned from town after picking up groceries and noticed smoke.

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