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James Edward Terry

Rison, Aug 17 - James Edward Terry, farmer, aged 43, was shot and instantly killed last night, two miles east of Rison, by Ben McDade, age 37.  McDade is a share cropper on the Terry farm and there had been some trouble between the two families for several days. McDade's wife had left her home and had gone to the Terry home.  Mrs. Terry, Mrs. McDade and Mr. Terry had gone to the McDade home to get Mrs. McDade's clothing.  When they arrived at the house they found the doors locked and had started to enter through a window when McDade came up.  Angry words passed between them, and McDade fired one shot, using a shotgun loaded with buckshot.  Almost the entire load struck Terry, killing him instantly.  McDade surrendered to Sheriff C.R. Morrison immediately after the killing.  An inquest was held and McDade's preliminary hearing was set for Tuesday morning. 

Terry is survived by his wife; four sons, Buck, Robert, Calvin and Virgil, all of Rison; three daughters, Nettie Terry of Rison, Mrs. Lillian Neely and Mrs. Alma Rauls of Herbine.

Submitted by Jann Woodard

Source: Arkansas Gazette, 18 Aug 1929