James Darrel Black, 62, of 214 Countrywood in Covington died last Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. in Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton, following a one-car accident at the intersection of Highway 51 South and South High Street around 6:35 p.m. According to the Covington Police Department report, Black was driving a 1989 Ford Escort, going north, when the vehicle struck a brick triangle wall. The driver was wearing a seat belt and the automobile was extensively damaged. A son of Jim Tom and Estelle Sawyers Black, he was born in Covington and attended local schools. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a 32 degree Mason, a Shriner and a Scottish Rite. He was a retired employee of International Harvester and was a member of the Covington First Baptist Church. Services were on Saturday morning in the chapel of Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home Inc. with Rev. Baylon Hilliard and Rev. Jimmy D. Sartain officiating. Interment was in Munford Cemetery. Survivors are his widow, Mary Helen Roe Black; a son, Dr. Dennis Black of Chicago, Il,; a daughter, Susan Black Pemberton of Colorado Springs, Co., and three grandchildren. (The Covington Leader, Wednesday, August 2, 1989 – Submitted by Leslie Roane and Susan Krall)

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