March 6, 1942|
WASHINGTON COUNTY'S LAST CONFEDERATE DEAD
John P. Wilson, 97, of Abingdon, a native of Russell county, a grand old warrior of the sixties, the last Confederate soldier of Washington county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Oscar Butt in Abingdon Monday night.
Sorry we do not have the war record of Mr. Wilson, but we know enough about it to say that he was a gallant soldier and faced the enemy on many a battlefield and remained loyal to the South to the day he died. He enlisted with 1,450 other Russell boys, and so far as is known Haskew Ball is now the only survivor of that mighty band that marched forth to battle the soldiers of the North.
He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Oscar Butt, Abingdon, Mrs. Sam Ketron, Lebanon, Mrs. R. D. Musick, Bristol, Mrs. Minne Rawles, and Mrs. Maude Miller of Wyndale: three sons, George and Dale Wilson of Wyndale and Frank Wilson of Honaker.
Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Butts, in Abindgon, Wednesday at 2:30 in charge of Dr. J. W. Perry. Burial followed in the Wyndale cemetery.
Pallbearers: Rowland Craig, George Miller, Conley Gree, William Colley, J. W. Hutton, O. D. Walker.
Flower bearers were selected from among friends of the family.