|Published: 8:18 PM, 07/26/2013
||Last updated: 8:19 PM, 07/26/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Another part of Newport's downtown history, James
Paul Lichlyter, died last week.
Known as "Brownie," Lichlyter, 88, died Friday,
July 19, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital and was buried Monday, July 22, at
Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
From 1948-2010, Lichlyter's was a familiar face as
co-owner and then owner of James Furniture Company on East Broadway.
A native of the Indian Creek community of Jefferson
County, he was one of a large family of children born to Hal Lichlyter and his
wife, the former Florence Strange. His great-great-great-grandparents,
Frederick and Margaret (Denton) Lichlyter were among the area's earliest
settlers, moving there from Shenandoah County, Virginia about 1804. Frederick
Lichlyter was a trustee of Pine Chapel Methodist Church, one of the area's
first religious congregations.
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Newport Plain Talk.
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