NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Kingsport News (Kingsport, Tennessee); Tuesday, June 22, 1943; page 5 column 7; (Ancestry.com)
Gus Breeding, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Breeding, a former employe of Tennessee Eastman has been promoted from private first class to the class of corporal in the 652 Engineer Topographic Battalion at Camp Livingston, La., his commanding officer announced Monday.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Kingsport News (Kingsport, Tennessee); Sunday, 28 Aug 1955; page 1, by Bill Huff (Ancestry.com)
TWO KILLED IN AUTO CRASH
Two Others Hospitalized
BOONES CREEK -- Two men were fatally injured, one was critically injured and a fourth man was less seriously hurt in a head-on collision at the Boones creek-Jonesboro roads intersection here Saturday afternoon.
Janes V. Breeding, 37, RFD Jonesboro and his brother-in-law Elon DeVault, about 25, Route 10, Kingsport. Breeding died of chest and head injuries about half an hour after reaching Memorial Hospital, Johnson City. DeVault also suffered head and chest injuries and died about six hours after being admitted to the hospital.
See picture of smashed automobile on page 8-A
In critical condition late Saturday night was john W. Correll, about 42, 128 Boone St., Jonesboro, who suffered chest injuries and head lacerations.
Less seriously hurt was Gus Breeding, 34, Bloomingdale Rd., Kingsport, brother of James and driver of the car, according to investigating officers. He was admitted to Memorial Hospital for treatment of small head lacerations.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department at Johnson City said a manslaughter charge had been placed against Breeding.
The accident occurred about 5 p.m. at a dangerous intersection about one forth mile off Route 23. Correll, a worker in heating units and guttering was alone in his 1948 model car and apparently driving towards Jonesboro.
The 1950 model car in which two were to be fatally hurt evidently was traveling towards Gray Station.
The roads leading to the intersection are straight.
The right front of the Breeding car struck the left front of Correll's vehicle, knocking it about 20 feet from the point of impact, according to the first person on the scene after the accident, Clarence Mattingly, an auto repairman from Jonesboro.
The Breeding car had stopped after breaking through a panel fence to the left of the road, Mattingly said, and two men lay near it, one whose feet were in the car and his head on the ground. He did not see a third man near or in the car, he said.
Correll was lying in the road curled up, Mattingly stated.
As others arrived and stopped, Mattingly advised Mrs. B. D. Young, whose home is nearby, to call an ambulance and the Highway Patrol. He said he also advised against moving any of the victims until an ambulance came.
Saturday's fatal crash was investigated by Sheriff John R. Deakins, Deputies Ed Phillips, Milt Sluder, and Chief Deputy Bill Taylor and Highway patrol Cpl. Jim Long.
James Breeding was a native of Sullivan County and an Air Force veteran of World War II. He owned and operated Williams Machine Shop at Litz Manor. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Janie Breeding; two children, Carolyn and Jimmy; his mother, Mrs. J. K. Breeding, Route 2, Kingsport; three brothers in addition to Gus - Ernest, Sydney and Kemper, all of Route 2, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. I. E. Bevins, Bristol, Mrs. Mabel Peters, San Diego, Calif. and Mrs. Parker Lovelace, Route 1, Kingsport.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Kingsport News (Kingsport, Tennessee); Monday, 29 Aug 1955; page 1 column 4; (Ancestry.com)
One Survivor Of Fatal Car Wreck 'Poor'
The two survivors of Saturday afternoon's fatal auto collision at he Boones Creek-Gray Station roads intersection in Washington County were reported "poor" and "fair" respectively at Memorial Hospital at Johnson City late Sunday.
The accident was fatal to Elon H. DeVault, 37, of Rock Springs Community, and James V. Breeding, 37, RFD Jonesboro. Both were passengers in a car driven by Gus Breeding, 34, Bloomingdale Road, listed Sunday in fair condition. He suffered head lacerations.
Still in poor condition was John W. Correll, about 42, 128 Boone Street, Jonesboro, driver and lone occupant of the second vehicle. Correll suffered chest and head injuries.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported a manslaughter charge would be placed against Breeding.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Kingsport News (Kingsport, Tennessee); Friday, January 13, 1956; page 1 column 1; (Ancestry.com):
Is Indicted In Manslaughter
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Jan. 12 -- Augustus L. Breeding, Route 1, Kingsport, today was indicted by the Washington County Grand Jury on a charge of manslaughter in connection with the traffic deaths last August of two men.
A warrant was issued Aug. 29 charging Breeding with manslaughter in the deaths of his brother, James V. Breeding, Rt. 5, Jonesboro, and Elon Devault, Rt. 10, Kingsport.
Augustus Breeding and John W. Correll, Johnson City, were injured in the accident.
MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT - Kingsport Times News (Kingsport, Tennessee); Sunday, July 27, 1947; page 3-B column 6; (Ancestry.com)
Miss Zelda DeVault Is Bride Of Augustus Breeding , July 16
The marriage of Miss Zelda Lee DeVault, daughter of Jesse C. DeVault, Rock Springs, and Augustus L. Breeding, son of J. K. Breeding, Route 2, Kingsport, was solemnized Wednesday July 16 at 11 o'clock in the morning in the First Baptist Church in Rossville, Ga. The Rev. E. V. Shivers officiated, using the double-ring ceremony.
The bride wore a street-length dress of egg shell crepe with brown accessories and a picture hat of brown straw with an open crown. Her corsage was a single yellow orchid.
The bride is a graduate of Sullivan High School and has been an employee of the Credit Service Bureau for the past 21 months.
Mr. Breeding attended Sullivan High School and served for three years in the U.S. Army, including 2 years in the E.T.O. He is now employed by Tennessee Eastman Corporation.
Mr. and Mrs. Breeding are making their home at 720 Fairview Avenue.