August 11, 1923|
R. B. HENDRICKS DROPS DEAD LAST SUNDAY
ANOTHER OF VANISHING HOST OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS PASSES AWAY - BURIED AT NORTON.
R. B. Hendricks, one of Norton's most respected citizens, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at the home of his son, Thomas H. Hendricks. He was a Civil War veteran. Although in somewhat feeble health, Mr. Hendricks appeared well and his death was a great shock to the community.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p. m., Tuesday, at All Saints' Episcopal Church, of which Mr. Hendricks was a member, by Rev. M. P. S. Huntington.
ROBERT BOYD HENDRICKS
Robert Boyd Hendricks, born at Elk Garden, Virginia, May 2, 1847, died Sunday, August 5, 1923, at 4 p. m., in his 77th year. He was a son of A Lilburn Hendricks, a former prominent citizen of Russell county.
Mr. Hendricks died suddenly, although he had been in somewhat feeble health for several months. He was able to eat dinner with the others a few hours before his death.
Mr. Hendricks was a Confederate veteran, and was one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil War in this immediate section.
He is survived by an aged wife, three sons and one daughter - Albert F. Hendricks, of Graham, Thomas H. Hendricks of Norton; James P. Hendricks, of Appalachia, and Mrs. Mary E. Smith, of Council Bluff, Iowa.
He moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1885, where he lived until 1900, when he came to Welch, W. Va, engaging in the retail meat business. He later moved to Norton, in 1907. He spent several years at Graham, Va., returning to Norton again in summer of 1918. He had been making his home with his son, T. H. Hendricks, since he came here the last time.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church, and it was at the All Saints' Episcopal church here that the funeral service was held, Rev. M. P. S. Huntington officiating.
The service was attended by members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The three surviving sons and members of their families were also present. A large Confederate flag that he had treasured was placed upon the casket, as he had requested.There were many beautiful floral tributes from friends far and near.