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Injuries fatal to Newport businessman Lemmy Wilson

Published: 9:49 AM, 03/05/2013

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Lemmy Wilson, Cocke County livestock dealer whose leadership in the livestock marketing industry stretched around the world, died Sunday night in Knoxville's UT Hospital from injuries suffered in a recent accident.

Wilson, 76, sustained critical injuries on Tuesday afternoon, February 19, while checking his cattle herd with employee Bobby Dalton.

Dalton, who was nearby, did not actually see the accident, only hearing Wilson's yell.

Although there were no witnesses to the accident, Wilson was apparently thrown from his horse striking his head on a rock, suffering a fractured skull and other broken bones. He was flown from the nearby National Guard Armory to the Knoxville facility shortly afterwards.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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