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" In Memory Thomas Kindred Raised in Beason and Graduated Beason High School Former Barber in Lincoln Founded T.T. Distributors Inc. and Avid Sportsman Thomas Kindred, 82, of Ocala, Florida, and formerly of Beason, passed away Tues- day August 15, 2017 due to complications of Alzheimer's disease Tom was bom on April 11, 1935 to Edward and Nellie Kindred of Beason. He was the second youngest of seven chil- dren. Tom attended the little Mt. Zion country school first grade through sixth grade. He would walk to school and start the fire in the wood stove to warm up the schoolhouse before the others arrived. Tom went to Beason grade school for 7th and 8th grade and then Beason high school where he played on the baseball team all four years and on the basketball team the first two years. He was raised, and worked on the family farm, and was particularly successful raising and showing sheep on the glinois Fair circuit. Tom was a member of FFA throughout high school and was on the stock judging team, served as Vice President and as a reporter. Tom married Judith Anderson of Mt. Pulaski on January 2, 1960. Tom and Judy set up house in Lincoln where Tom was a barber and Judy taught school. They had three chil- dren - Doug, Rodney, Debra, and later an adopted daughter, Debbie. Tom also served in the Army Reserves as a cook. His next career was in food service management and he held several positions throughout the Southern U.S. with ARA Services of Philadelphia, PA. Tom raced quarter horses in South Alabama, North Flor- ida, Mississippi, and Texas in the 1970s. He found the tack, horseshoes and equipment to be pricey and hard to find, so he started finding manufacturers, buying direct for his own use and to sell to the other horsemen. Tom and Judy moved to Ocala, Florida in 1985 and started a successful race horse equipment business, T.T. Distribu- tors Incorporated, selling racehorse tack and supplies, horse- shoes, farrier supplies, supplements, and everything you need for your racehorse. He was also an avid sportsman, frequently traveling and enjoying pheasant, duck and goose hunting, deer, moose and elk hunting, and salmon and trout fishing. He is survived by his wife Judy, daughter Debra Barber, :and son Doug Kindred, all of Ocala, FL, his son Rodney Kin- dred of Pipe Creek, Texas, adopted daughter Debbie Poiroux of Kirksey Kentucky, and his sisters Dorothy Gosda, Doris Reinhart, andJoanne Lee. Tom had nine grandchildren. Tom lived a full life; he will be greatly missed. Services were at Roberts Funeral Home in DunneUon Flor- ida Thursday August 17. Burial will be held at a later date in Mc Pulaski. At the horse race, a Priest stepped onto the track and blessed the forehead of one of the horses and that horse won the race. Next race, as the horses lined up, the Priest stepped onto the track. Sure enough, he blessed one of the horses. A bookie made a beeline for a betting window and placed a small bet on the horse. Again, the horse won the race. The bookie collected his winnings, and waited to see which horse the Priest would bless next. He bet big on it, and it won. As the races continued the Priest kept blessing horses, and each one ended up winning. The Priest stepped onto the track for the last race, blessed the forehead of a 100/1 horse, he blessed the eyes, ears, and hooves of the horse. The bookie bet every cent on the horse. He watched dumb-founded, as the horse couldn't even finish the race. In a state of shock, he asked, 'Father! What happened? All day long you blessed horses and they all won. Then in the last race, the horse you blessed never even had a chance. Now, thanks to you I've lost every cent of my savings!' The Priest nodded wisely and with sympathy. "You are not Catho- lic, are you my son?" "No." "That's the problem," said the Pdest, "you couldn't tell the difference between a blessing and last rites." Ladies of the WOWs Women Ordnance Workers Mt Pul.aski Library Memory Books Given in memory of Alan FoUis Maintaining Small Farm Equipment Given by the class of 1973 Given in memory of William Pofhal Spot The Cat Cat On The Bus Given by the class of 1963 Given in memory of Jeanne (Bailey) Schaub The Best Days Are Dog Days W'mnie and Waldorf Given by Bob and Linda VanHook Given in memory of Melody Reed Summer Cocktails Given by the class of 1973 Given in memory of Maggie Swain Let's Sew Given by Randy and Debbie Bowles Given in memory of Becky Tripplett They All Saw A Cat Given by Carol Bailey Conkrite Given in memory of Jeff Bailey Vicious Circle Given by Steven Bailey Given in Honor or Emilie Schmidt's Birthday Midnight At The Zoo Given by Allen and Shirley Schaal Identified: Final Assembly Bay of the Smokeless Powder loaders of Line A - 1~' Row - L-R: Wilma Moore, Bay Leader Hattie Allison, and Inspector Irene Elmer. 2nd Row - L-R: Building Foreman Walter Lee, Alice Benchley, Stella Jones, and Meredith Bohn. Roger Bohn had *stopped/)i'wi'/~'~s ph~;-~a~was in last issue ias foflow up on family history as related to Illiopolis Ordnance Plant during WWII. Roger stopped in again he said if had turned a couple more pages he would have come on the news article that identified everyone in the photo. Now that's why a scrap- book is an excellent way to keep a family history. You find all kinds of interesting things as you page through it.