November 29, 1915|
W. R. GILMER DIED IN BRISTOL FRIDAY
Mr. Gilmer Is Well Known in Pulaski - Father of H. C. Gilmer - He Was Buried in Yesterday in Bristol, His Late Home.
Funeral services for the late W. R. Gilmer, who died at 12:30 Friday night, will be conducted from his late residence, 410 Pearl street, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The services will be conducted by the Rev. G. M. Moreland, pastor of the Mary Street Methodist church. The body will be buried in East Hill cemetery.
The pallbearers will be H. H. Andrews, Judge Floyd H. Roberts, T. W. Campbell, Mayor George Warren, J. A. Gilmer and R. W. Kelly. Honorary pallbearers will be John K. Rogers, N. L. Baldwin, J. L. Nestor and W. L. Cash.
News of Mr. Gilmer's death was received yesterday with regret by hosts of friends in Bristol and throughout this section, where he was well known and held in high regard. He had been a resident of Washington county and the city of Bristol for 40 years, coming to this region from Russell county. He was for a number of years a representative from Goodson district on the Washington county board of supervisors, resigning when he moved to Bristol, being succeeded by the late J. W. Clendenen.
Mr. Gilmer was 72 years old. He served during the civil war, enlisting in April, 1862, in Company G, 29th Virginia regiment, in Course's brigade, Pickett's division of Longstreets corp, Army of Northern Virginia. He was wounded at Five Forks, Va., on April 7, 1865, two days before the surrender of Appomattox. He suffered periodically throughout the remainder of life from his wound.
He joined the Methodist church in 1865 and was a consistent member of it until the time of his death, when he held membership at Mary Street.
Mr. Gilmer was married twice and is survived by his second wife and the following children: A. Gray Gilmer, Mrs. G. H. Gilmer, Mrs. Bessie Nicar, of Bristol; Howard C. Gilmer, of Pulaski; R. C. Gilmer, of Pembroke, Va., and Mrs. Lon G. Hankla, of Rural Retreat, Va. - Bristol Herald-Courier.