By Kevin McKinley
Guest Writer 

Monroe Co. obits offer glimpse into past


August 29, 2019

The history of Southwest Alabama is like a patch work quilt composed of the lives of everyone who has called the area home. Each patch of the quilt tells a story and adds color to our area's history. No single area of this "quilt" tells a greater story than the history of Monroe County.

History would not be as interesting if it were only composed of dates and names. The story behind the history is always more fascinating and as Mark Twain once wrote; "truth (or fact) is always stranger than fiction."

To that end, the Monroe Journal, the Claiborne Southerner, and several other papers have...

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