Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

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Mr. and Mrs. Jim Graves

On a hot summer day in the late 19th century, Brantley Graves and his brother were plowing a corn field on the family farm and stopped to give themselves and their mules a rest from the sun. They sat down under a large oak tree and Brantley stated, "When I die, I want to be buried in this very spot." His brother's response was, "You will get lonesome here all by yourself." Brantley then stated, "Well, if I do, I'll keep quiet about it."

Little did they know that day was they resumed their plowing that Brantley would die within a few days. There are several accounts of this conversation. Cha...

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