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Joe L. JACKSON

The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
June 8, 1939, Vol. 44, No. 39

Mr. Joe L. Jackson Dies Following Long Illness.

Mr. Joe L. Jackson, 66 years old, highly respected citizen of Dillon County, passed away at Duke Hospital at Durham, N. C., Tuesday, following an illness of seven weeks. The passing of Mr. Jackson ended a life of usefulness and unselfish devotion to his family, friends and neighbors. Tuesday afternoon the body was brought to his home near Pee Dee Park where he had spent almost his entire life.

Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock and interment was at Riverside Cemetery.

Mr. Jackson was the son of the late Levi Jackson who was one of six brothers all of whom fought through the four years of the Civil War. Although they were distinguished among their fellow soldiers for their bravery and fearlessness and were always in the thickest of the fighting the six brothers lived to return to their homes and died at advanced ages. About 40 years ago a group photograph of the six brothers was taken and sent to a State Confederate Reunion where it attracted much attention.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his widow, three sons and two daughters; Stonewall Jackson, Shell Jackson, Reynolds Jackson, Mrs. Viola Caulder and Mrs. Mary Berry. He is also survived by two brothers, W. R. Jackson and Mealie Jackson.

The funeral services were conducted by Dr. J. A. Ward, pastors of the Dillon Baptist church, assisted by Rev. J. Roy Arnettte, pastor of the second Baptist church.

Music was furnished by a selected choir, and many friends gathered at the graveside to pay a last tribute to his memory.

The pallbearers were: Active, Joe P. Lane, Oscar Cottingham, Casper Hamilton, Clifford McCormick, Roy Sawyer and Dan Winesette. Honorary; Fred Lane, A. B. Jordan, Sam Kinon, W. E. Allen, Lonnie Hamilton, Water Jackson, Tom Herring , Toland Reaves.

Transcribed by Helen B. Moody from microfilm at the Dillon Library, Dillon, South Carolina.

Submitted by David Jackson, June 2004.


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