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Carol Arlene Feathers
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1945
Fayette County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1960
West Memphis
Crittenden County
Arkansas, USA

1960, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN, Slaying

Chicago Tribune (IL) - February 21, 1960


Memphis, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The body of a red-haired 14 year old high school girl was found bludgeoned Saturday on a Mississippi river dump and police quickly arrested a suspect. Officers said Jerry Lynn Blankenship, 17, a Memphis service station attendant, confessed that he killed the girl, Carole Arlene Feathers, because she resisted his advances. Blankenship was jailed at Marion, Ark. The girl's head was crushed, apparently from a blow inflicted with a heavy tree limb which was found near the body. Police said the girl had double-dated Friday night with another couple but had left her date to meet Blankenship.

Old Union Cemetery
Fayette County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Southerngal
Originally Created by: B Holland
Record added: Dec 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82360719
Carol Arlene Feathers
Added by: Southerngal
Carol Arlene Feathers
Added by: B Holland
Carol Arlene Feathers
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- PrincessBelle
 Added: Oct. 2, 2016
Safe in God's hands never to be in danger never to suffer, always loved.
 Added: Sep. 14, 2016
I never knew you sweet girl but read the tragic story of your death when I was a child and have never forgotten. May you rest in peace.
- Lynn Brooks Ellis
 Added: May. 23, 2016
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