June 6, 1924|
Robert Boyd Fugate Dies On Moccasin
Robert Boyd Fugate, aged 83 years, 8 months and 22 days, died suddenly at his home at Collingwood last Sunday morning June 1. Mr. Fugate had been in poor health for some months but was able to walk about the place. His death came as a great shock to his family and friends. He was the son of Samuel Bracken Fugate and Elizabeth Boyd Fugate. On July 18th 1865 he was married to Mary Anderson Wood. Of this marriage six children were born, of whom one, Charles Aston Fugate, died at the age of five years. The other children: Henry Wood, Samuel Bracken, Boyd Cleveland, John Jett, and Elizabeth Aston Fugate are all living. His wife survives.
Mr. Fugate was one of Russell county's very best citizens. He was a man of sterling character, a neighbor and friend beloved by all who knew him. In early life he professed faith in Christ and joined the Methodist Episcopal church, South. His daily life in his home and community through the years of his long life testified to the reality of his faith.
He joined the Confederate army in 1863 as a member of the 22nd Va. Cavalry and served loyally and faithfully until Lee's surrender. For twelve years he served his district as magistrate, and no decision rendered by him was ever reversed by a higher court.
It is said that he was the oldest Mason in the county.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at his home church , conducted by his pastor, Rev. Ely and Rev. F. H. Fuller, of Lebanon. He was laid to rest in the family cemetery with Masonic honors.