May 31, 1929|
George Alderson, Born Here, Dead
George Alderson, born at Lebanon, August 1845, but had resided for many years at Bondtown, up to the time of the death of his wife a few years ago, when he went to live in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ida Holland, at Newport, Tenn., succumbed to infirmaties incident to old age at Newport July 24, and the remains were brought back to his old home and interred in the Coeburn cemetery beside his beloved wife and children who had preceded him.
The funeral services were conducted from the "little church around the corner" by Revs. J. A. H. Shuler and D. R. Bolin, each paying a beautiful tribute to the life and character of the deceased. The Masons, of which Mr. Alderson was a member, turned out in a body and conducted the ceremonies at the grave.
The deceased was also a gallant Confederate soldier and his war record of the sixties was above criticism.
Mr. Alderson's long years as a citizen of Wise county made for him many steadfast friends both in public and private life. He erected one of the first houses ever built at Guests' Station a number of years before Coeburn was started. He was also proprietor of the Alderson hotel, on of the first hotels of Coeburn.
Only two children, Robert D. Alderson, of Norton, and Mrs. Ida Holland of Newport, Tenn., survive, four children having gone before several years ago.
Two brothers, C. C. Alderson, of Lebanon, and Judge T. M. Alderson, of Wise, and two sisters, Miss Nannie Alderson, of Wise, and Mrs. J. L. Davis, of Pacific Beach, California, also survive.