Despite Obituary, Marshall County Man Still Very Much Alive
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– James Maze says Saturday morning both his home phone and cell phone started ringing off the hook.
“I answered it,” Maze said. “And people went to telling me how dead I was. That I was in the paper in the obituary column.”
Saturday’s edition of Guntersville’s Advertiser-Gleam newspaper ran the former county commissioner’s obituary, complete with photo.
“My wife, she called me. Said one of her clients that does business with them up there called and got on to her for not letting them know that I had passed. She said, ‘well if he has he’s done it since I left home this morning.’”
Maze said another James Maze did die and the paper simply mixed it up. He’s not upset with the paper.
“Well, it feels good for God to resurrect you from the dead. I kind of know how Lazarus feels right now.”
The paper plans to run a retraction in its Wednesday’s edition.