Emelda Reeves

Emelda Louise Reeves, 21, Atlanta, Georgia. Room unknown. Secretary for wholesale liquor distributor. Separated from husband. Mother of four year old son. Friend of Freddie Louise Pruitt who also died in the fire.

Harry Sorrells

Harry Sorrells, 47, Asheville, North Carolina. Room 928. Bus driver for Smokey Mountain Trailways. Staying in room rented permanently by the bus company. Loved to tinker with machinery. Father of two year old daughter.

Walter Baker

Walter Leon Baker, 41, Asheville, North Carolina. Room 1102. Vice president of Asheville Truck and Equipment Company. In Atlanta to buy war-surplus vehicles. Father of two children.