’Not a page gone in this Bible’: Crews search through tornado wreckage in Tenn.

Published: Mar. 4, 2020 at 9:05 PM EST
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First responders came in from all over Tennessee to help with cleanup and search efforts after tornadoes hit Middle Tennessee on March 3.

At least 24 people were killed, and 18 deaths were in Putnam County.

While searching and helping sort through the debris in Putnam County, Officer Denton with the Sparta Police Department stumbled across something that was nearly untouched - a Bible.

Officer Denton said, "There's not a page gone in this Bible. It's a family Bible. We'd like to find out whose family Bible it was."

Crews said they are collecting items like that Bible and will try to get it back to the rightful owners. Officials said crews found two other Bibles, also untouched.

While not from here, Denton said, "This is the worst thing I've ever seen."

A few minutes later, Officer Denton returned with more bibles, one that had been presented to Mary Evelyn Randalph (or Randelph) in 1946. Officer Denton asked WVLT News Anchor Amanda Hara to take the bible and help find it’s owner.

Bible Survives Violent Tornado

��#SpreadTheWord and help us find the owners. ��The homes in this Putnam Co. neighborhood are decimated, but a handful of bibles are fully in tact. ��This one was presented to Mary Evelyn Randalph (or Randelph) in 1946. Do you know who she is?

Posted by Amanda Hara on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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