RUFE A. VEAL
RUFE A. VEAL
RUFE A. VEAL DIES OF HEART TROUBLE AT HOME ON CLAY STREET
Had Been in Failing Health Several Months - Was an Expert Tobacconist
Rufe A. Veal, one of the best known tobacconists of Paducah, died at his home, 113 Clay Street this morning at 4:50 o'clock of heart disease.
His wife and little son and his mother were at his bedside when the end came. Mr. Veal was the oldest son of Augustus N. Veal, local salesman for the Dark Tobacco Growers' association, and was one of the most popular tobacco men
in this section.
He was 31 years of age and born in Vealsdale, Graves county. At the age of 16 years he moved to Murray, Ky., with his parents. He came to Paducah 5 years ago where he continued in the tobacco business with his father. He was an expert tobacconist and worked with his father at the local salesrooms of the tobacco association.
Mr. Veal had been failing in health for some time and several weeks ago he was forced to abandon his work on account of heart trouble. He was able to be up, however, until Wednesday when he was forced to take to his bed. Being aware that he was not to live much longer, Mr. Veal pointed out the spot in Oak Grove cemetery where he wanted to be buried last Sunday while out driving with his wife.
About ten years ago he was married to Miss Mary Boyd at Murray. He was formerly connected with Allison & Mankin,
prominent tobacco dealers here. He leaves a wife and son, Alfred, aged 8 years.
He is also survived by his father, Mr. A.N. Veal and mother, Mrs. Jane Veal who lives at Murray, three brothers and one sister. His brothers are Gussie V. Veal, and
Lube L. Veal, of Paducah, and B.C. Veal, of Murray. His sister is Mrs. Maude Clopton, of Murray.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed, but the funeral probably will be held tomorrow afternoon with burial at Oak Grove cemetery.
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