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Jack Lail

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Jack Lail

1801 Northshore Hills Blvd.

Knoxville, Tennessee 37922

United States

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Assistant Manager

Jokai Tea Co.


FA Roberts and Company


Franklinville Baptist Church

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Henry King, March 10, 1919-October 31, 2010 This week came news in my hometown newspaper that Henry King had died at age 91. Henry King was a cotton mill worker in a mill town called Franklinville, who began submitting articles to the newspaper and it began to print them. He eventually left the mill, but not the mill town for writing. He didn't get his first full-time job as a newspaper writer until he was 40.
I worked with him in the small newsroom of the Courier-Tribune in Asheboro, N.C. in the late 70s and early 80s. Chip Womick of the Courier-Tribune, who knew King for many years, does a good job of taking his measure.
"It made The Courier-Tribune a special paper having Henry in it. You always knew that Henry was going to have something interesting and entertaining to read. He just had to be poking in the back roads. He was always going down little trails and finding interesting people.
"There are just so few people like Henry, with his curiosity and his ability to write and his love of people.
King could find a story in anything or any person. King never once said "there's nothing there" or "there's no story."
A woman said if an acorn fell from a tree, he could write a column about it. He proved her right. A man said he could spin a tale from a horse's footprint and he proved him right, too.
He got a column out of our wedding, tying in the LoveLady Fire Department for extra measure.
I think he "discovered" Rufus Hussey, the "Bean Shooter Man." If he didn't, he certainly had already interviewed long before Johnny Carson had him his show or Charles Kuralt visited. In a long running series in the newspaper on places, usually a rural crossroads or maybe just a wide spot in the road, he would always found someone who said some version of: "I've always lived here and wouldn't live anywhere else."
A man of many interests, who read widely, and had a genuine interest in people, he could interview politicians, celebrities, and the rich and powerful, but what he enjoyed was pulling the stories out of people who had never been in the newspaper and never would be again until their obituary notice.
In "retirement," he wrote at least seven books and created two nature libraries.
Filed in Newspapers and tagged Asheboro North Carolina, Charles Kuralt, Henry King, Jerry Bledsoe, Johnny Carson
I knew Henry King "from a distance". As a member of the Franklinville Baptist Church, I used to see his house and think of him every week. Of course, his columns always appealed to my love of the outdoors and items of interest in Randolph County and all over the state.
I talked to Henry on occasion.
Henry was one of a kind. We all knew it. His books will always hold a special place in my home, and he, in my heart.

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Major Lafone was the younger son of Henry and Lucy (née Malins) Lafone. Educated at Dulwich College, passing for Cooper's Hill. He also studied for two years at the Engineering Electrical Institute at South Kensington. He worked for 18 months at Marshall and Sons, Gainsborough. He became assistant manager at the Jokai Tea Co., Assam (1894). In 1897 he joined his father's business at Butler's Wharf. He became a director of several companies, finally becoming a partner in FA Roberts and Company, of Leadenhall Street On 28th December 1899 he enlisted in the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, seeing action in the Transvaal, South Africa. He was wounded in the right eye and returned to England on 12th December 1900. (the Queen's Medal and three clasps). On the 14th July, 1902, he was commissioned in the 1st County of Middlesex Yeomanry, being promoted to Captain 14th July, 1902, then Major 22nd August 1911. (He had previously resigned his commission of Second Lieutenant in the Hertfordshire Imperial Yeomanry, which he held from 25th April 1901 until 19th June, 1901). In the European War (WW I) he saw service with his regiment in Egypt, the Dardanelles, the Balkans and Palestine, where he was killed in action.

The only survivor of the aircraft was the Navigator, Pilot Officer Harry King, whose report, delayed because he was a prisoner-of-war, told the story of that flight on his return to England. From this report Flight-Lieutenant Lord was recommended for the Victoria Cross. - Watch Classic Movies and Thousands of Video on Demand, View Classic TV Shows and Cartoons, Documentaries, Classic TV Commercials and Listen to Old Time Classic Radio Shows. Matinee Classics is home of the Movie, Television and Radio [cached]

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While appearing on stage in New York in La Tendress, Director Henry King saw him, and engaged him as the leading man in the 1923 film, The White Sister, opposite Lillian Gish, and was an immediate success.

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Instead of turning out a dry corporate biopic, director Henry King unleashes a sweeping tale of war, sacrifice and thwarted passion.

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