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Obituary from the Southern Christian Advocate issue dated February 22, 1945 Vol 109+ #8 pg 12 col 1 from the Sandor Teszler Library of Wofford College:

R M Jackson

Following several months of declining health, Mr R M Jackson died at his home near Minturn. The end came near the old family home at which he was born and where he spent the first six years of his life.

A son of the late Owen and Margaret Murchison Jackson, Mr Jackson was born March 4, 1864 and was in his 80th year.

Mr Jackson was twice married. His first wife was Miss Melvina Hayes, a sister of the late O C Hayes, who died several years ago. His second wife, by whom he is survived, was Miss Kathleen Cottingham of the Minturn community.

Not only was Mr Jackson one of the county's most outstanding citizens, but he was also one of its largest and most progressive farmers. Early in life he adopted scientific methods of farming and applied them so rigidly in the cultivation of his extensive acres that his plantation was known as one of the model farms of the county. A Christian gentleman of kind and gentle nature and generous impulses, he was most highly esteemed by a large circle of friends by whom he will be greatly missed.

Mr Jackson was long a member of Beulah Methodist Church which later became Minturn church, and at the time of his death was a member of the Little Rock Methodist Church.

In addition to his widow, Mr Jackson is survived by the following children, all of whom were born of his first marriage: Mrs Margaret Rogers of Dillon, Owen Jackson of Washington, DC., and Clifton Jackson of the home place. His only surviving brother is Mr John M Jackson of Bennettsville who is now in his 91st year.

Following the funeral service at his home Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev A N Littlejohn and Rev J F M Hoffmeyer of Clio, and Rev E K Garrison of Dillon, interment was at the Murchison Cemetery near his home. The pallbearers were his nephews.

One Who Loved Him

Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 1 Dec 2002.

NOTE: R. M. Jackson is Roderick Murchison Jackson. -- David Jackson, July 2004

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