August 8, 1923|
ROBERT BOYD HENDRICKS DIES AT NORTON HOME
Robert B. Hendricks, aged father of A. F. Hendricks, of Graham, an employe of the Daily Telegraph Printing Company, died very suddenly at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at home of his son Thomas Hendricks, at Norton, Va.
Mr. Hendricks was aged seventy-seven years. He had been in feeble health for several months, but his condition had shown no change for the worst on Sunday. He had occupied his usual place at the dinner table, enjoyed a fine dinner, but was taken suddenly ill about 4 o'clock in the afternoon and died without a struggle. He had made his home with his son Thomas Hendricks for the past two years.
The deceased was a native of Russell county, Va., having been born at Elk Garden, May 2, 1847. He was the son of the late A. Tilburn Hendricks, a former prominent citizen of Russell county. he served in the Confederate army of the Civil War. He possessed a large Confederate flag which he had many times requested to be buried with him. His request was complied with. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy attended the funeral service which was held yesterday at the All Saints Episcopal Church, Norton, Va., on yesterday by Rev. P. S. Huntington. The remains were laid to rest in Highland cemetery.
Mr. Hendricks is survived by his aged widow, three sones and one daughter: Albert F. Hendricks, of Graham; Thomas H. Hendricks, of Norton: James P. Hendricks, of Appalachia, and Mrs. Mary E. Smith, Council Bluffs, Iowa.