Grenada, MS Tornado, Feb 1971


Grenada, Miss. (AP) -- A tornado ripped apart a house trailer Thursday and killed seven persons, including the wife and three children of a Grenada policeman.
The three other victims were identified as relatives visiting the home of CHRISTOPHER HANKINS about 12 miles southeast of here.
Authorities said the dead were MARY HELEN HANKINS, 34; her children GARY, 2, LOSONJI, 4, and CHRISTOPHER, four days; LURA ALICE YATES, 33, sister of the policeman; BRENDA LEE YATES, 4, his niece; and ELLEN YATES, 63, his mother-in-law. First reports had listed the dead as HANKINS' wife and their six children.

Panama City News Herald Florida 1971-02-05