Carl Vinson Birdwhistell
Carl Vinson Birdwhistell was well-known among the people of Anderson County, Kentucky, primarily as the owner of Model Market and a deacon at Sand Spring Baptist Church. He and his wife Mary Lois (Moffett) lived a good many years on South Main Street and their kids and grandkids loved to come over and spend time there. Carl's family dates back to the early 1670's in Maryland and came to Kentucky around 1800 where they were primarily farmers and preachers. Carl and Mary Lois had three sons: Jack, Ben, and Mark. Carl died March 8, 2001 and his funeral at Sand Spring Baptist Church was a fitting and beautiful tribute to a great man.