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Lebanon News
Obituary of William Fields

July 25, 1913

Wm. Fields

Wm. Fields, aged sixty-nine years died Saturday night at his home in Castlewood, the result of a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Fields was a well known man and extremely popular. In his conduct he was open and clear.

He despised a mean act, was conscientious in all he did and in everything he said. His generosity was proverbial. To help the needy and oblige a friend was to him an absolute pleasure. If any taint of selfishness lurked in his heart it was effectually concealed and eternally hidden from the scrutiny of even his most intimate friends and associates.

No honest man ever had a truer friend, no hypocrite a sterner foe, than he.

The following is taken from the Tuesday's Bluefield Telegraph:
William Fields of Castlewood, Russell County, and well known in this city where he frequently visited his daughter, Mrs. E. A. Leonard, died very suddenly on Saturday night. Mr. Fields was a well known citizen and had served as a soldier of the Confederacy. He was 69 years of age, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was an uncle of E. H. Fields, chief train dispatcher for the Norfolk and Western in this city.

The cause of Mr. Fields death is not definitely known. He had some guests on Saturday evening and after supper went out on the porch, apparently in good health, when about 8 o'clock he collapsed, and while not losing consciousness gradually sank until death came at 10 o'clock. He is survived by his wife, a son, William Fields, jr., of Castlewood, and one daughter, Mrs. E. A. Leonard, of Bluefield. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the funeral was preached at the home by Rev. D. P. Hurley, presiding elder of the Tazewell district, assisted by Rev. Samuel Moore, of Bluefield, and Rev. Mr. Mullens, of Castlewood. The funeral was attended by a large number of people, the deceased being one of the best known and highly respected citizens of his section.

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