Brownstown Banner, Wed. 7 March 1934 (pp. 1 & 5.
YOUNG GIBSON DIES OF WOUNDS
Succumbs To Wounds Accidentally Received Feb. 10--Burial in Tennessee.
Lonzo Gibson, 21, who accidentally shot himself Saturday night, February 10, at the home of his brother, Bill Gibson, at Millport, Washington County, died there Sunday night about 8:30 o'clock of effects the woulds. A funeral party left there the following morning for near Sneedville in Easter Tennessee where funeral and burial arrangements were to be made.
The accident happens as young Gibson, accompanied by two young women friends, stopped at the filling station operated by his brother on their way to a dance. The young man (continued on page Five)
who was alone in the station at the time, secured a .38 calibre revolver and attempted to put it under his coat. The gun was easy on the trigger and in some manner was discharged, one bullet entering the middle of his chest and coming out his left side just below the heart and the other grazed his coat and piercing his left arm. The wounds were critical from the start. He was unconscious when Mr. Bill Gibson ran into the room on hearing the shots but later became conscious and seemed to be recovering until a few hours before his death.
He was the youngest son of Patton Gibson who was killed by the Spurlock brothers in December, 1930, near Little York, and Tally Collins Gibson. He is survived by three brothers, Bill, Dan, and Gilford, and one sister, Sarah.
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