We were sorry to hear in Ohio that Woodall Mountain, Mississippi, owner Robert L. “Bob” Brown had passed on July 4, 2011. Mr. Brown has been very generous to the club permitting access to the summit even when he could have cut off the private drive. We regret that he could not attend the unveiling of the rock on the summit during the Mississippi convention last October. His son “Bob-O” worked with the club to get the rock and was awarded a Frank Ashley Award at the 2011 convention (which Bob could not attend).
In a sign of his modesty no mention of ownership of the mountain appeared in the obituaries. Histories of Iuka noted that he lived in a house where Nathan B Forrest made his headquarters during the Battle of Iuka during the American Civil War.