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By Scott Hunter

November  08, 2003

 

Smithville--Firefighters discovered 61 year old William Henry Bess's body after fighting a fire at his mobile home in Lee County early Saturday. Investigators have not determined if Bess's death was a result of the fire or what caused the blaze. Bess lived alone in his home on Pine Street in Smithville behind his mother's house. Neighbors say his mother did not know her son's home had caught fire. "It was so hot you could feel the heat from the road before you could get to the trailer. Thats when we went inside and tried to get him momma out because she was not even aware that the  house was on fire," said  family member Amanda Jenkins.The mobile home was destroyed by the flames. If you have any information, call the Smithville police department.

 

posted at 7:12 PM by Scott Hunter scott.hunter@walb.com