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Big Sandy Names Joe Wilson Memorial Bridge

DSCN0238A large crowd gathered on Friday to name the new bridge over the dike on the north side of downtown Big Sandy, the Joe Wilson Memorial Bridge. Big Sandy Mayor Ron Lane moderated a program that consisted of personal tributes to the life and times of grocery store owner Joe Wilson. Wilson had operated the grocery store located near the bridge for over 60 years. Big Sandy citizens Darlene Watson and Ruby Evans spoke about the many families Mr. Wilson assisted over the years. He operated his store on credit many times for people who were having hard time. There were many instances when he was never paid.

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