Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - ANOTHER VETERAN OF 1860 IS DEAD


ANOTHER VETERAN OF 1860 IS DEAD

J.V. Pethel Died Yesterday Evening at the Home of His Son- Other Spencer News

By A.W. Hicks

Spencer, April 7. - Death claimed another veteran of the civli war Thursday afternoon about 5 o'clock when Mr. J.V. Pethel, one of the oldest residents of East Spencer died at the home of son, Robr. A Pethel, with whom he had been living for several years. Mr. Pethel was just past 86 years old and had been confined to his bead for six weeks. His health had been failing for several months and his death was hastened by Brights disease from which he had suffered for a long time. He was a native of Cabarrus county and was the head of a large family being survived by three sons and four daughters. These include [ ] P. and R.A. Pethel of this place; W. L. Pethel, of Savannah, Ga. Mesdames M. J. Overcash of Spencer; T.R. Dancy,  of Wood county, Texas; Dema Orear, of El Passo, and Mamie Allmon, of Whichita Falls, Texas. Mr. Pethel belonged to the older type of Southern settlers and he'd to the customs of earlier days. He was liked best by those who knew him best. The funeral takes place Saturday at 11 o'clock at his old home church, center grove near Kannapolis, where he was raised and where he lived for many years.