|April 9, 1916
DEATH OF AGED CITIZEN.
George Nipper, of Richlands, Peacefully Slept While Passing Away.
A gloom has been cast over the town of Richlands by the sad death of Uncle George Nipper, who passed away just before midnight Thursday. The deceased had been a sufferer for more than a year with asthma, and had not been expected to live for some time, but on Wednesday night when he retired he said that he was feeling pretty well. The family all retired and left Hargis Nipper, a grandson, to sleep with his grandpa. About 4 o'clock Hargis woke up and looked at his grandpa and thought he was asleep. The child slept until about 8 o'clock, when he was called, and it was then found that "Uncle" George was dead. Upon examination it was thought that he died sometime in the fore part of the night, as the body was stiff and cold, and the left side of his face and body was black from lying on that side so long after death.
Mr. Nipper was sixty-seven years of age, and besides his wife, leaves twelve children and one brother, John Nipper, of Belfts Mills, Va. Five sons, Charles and John, of Belfast Mills, Va.; James and William, of Richlands, Va.; Alec, of Cedar Bluff, Va.; seven daughters, all married - Mrs. Josie Vencill, Mrs. Alafair Vencill, Mrs. Millie Lowe, Mrs. Jennie Lowe, Mrs. Eva Lowe and Mrs. Grace Nuckles, all of Belfast Mills, Va.; Mrs. Mary Mutter, of Amarilla, Texas, survive him. Besides his relatives he leaves a wide circle of friends to mourn his death. Funeral services were held at the home of the deceased yesterday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. B. N. Waterhouse, of the Methodist church.