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Dickenson County News, Clintwood, VA
Obituary of John Browning

January 29, 1931


John Browning of George's Fork Succumbs to Long Illness - Had Not Left His Bed In More Than Four Years

John Browning of George's Fork, two miles west of Clintwood, succumbed to the infirmaties of old age and complications after a long illness on Tuesday night of last week. Stricken some four years ago with partial paralysis, he had not left his bed since that day, and gradually during the last few weeks he had been sinking.

Mr. Browning was one of the best known men in this section of the county, having been one of the few survivors of the fast thinning ranks of Confederate veterans. He was eighty-nine years old at the time of his death. His wife has been dead some fifteen years.

He saw service through practically all of the War between the States, having been mustered into service early in 1862. He enlisted in the Twenty-Ninth Virginia Regiment, and was under the command of Captain Jesse who resigned in favor of Captain Henry Dickenson. This regiment saw much active service through to the closing days of the war.

Mr. Browning is survived by eight children and a large number of grand children and great grand children. Two of his sons are dead: Arnold, and Joseph. His surviving children are: Mrs. L. M. Vanover of Clinchco; Mrs. L. S. Mullins, of Clintwood; Mrs. S. M. Buchanan of Darwin, Arthur, Tivis, George and Bertha.

Funeral services were held at the home last Thursday attended by a large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives, including one or two aged veterans. the services were conducted by Rev. M. W. Remines. Interment took place in the family cemetery on a nearby hill.

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