August 9, 1917
Aged Confederate soldier is dead
John Williams, 86 years old, who served with distinction in the Confederate army during the Civil War, died last evening at 6 o’clock in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wainwright, near New Market school house.
The funeral services will be held from the residence this afternoon at 4 o’clock and will be in charge of the Rev. William P. Stuart, pastor of the Hampton Baptist church.