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Robert A. Webb Obituary

Submitted by:  John N. Jones

Source: Newspaper Clipping from Unknown Newspaper

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Though sad and solemn, the passing away of R. A. Webb on February 14, 1927, at his home at Salitillo, Miss., came as a shock to the people of the town and vicinity. He had become feeble through age, and on December 26, he received a slight fall from which resulted a broken hip causing him to lie in pain the entire remaining seven weeks of his life.

Mr. Webb was born near Tuscaloosa, Ala., on December 20, 1844. He enlisted with the Confederate army in the spring of 1862 at the youthful age of 17, in the town of his nativity. He served under Gen. Lee in the army of northern Virginia where he was active in using the artillery. After the surrender of Gen. Lee and Gen. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse he returned
to his home, from which he later wandered and on November 20, 1870 he was married to Miss Mary Bonnett at Guntown, Miss. He united with the church when he was comparatively young where he became a useful and helpful worker.

Mr. Webb has been one of Lee County's best known and most useful citizens. The funeral service was conducted from the First Methodist church in a beautiful and impressive manner by Rev. Murphy, pastor of the Christian church, while scores of relatives and friends were in attendance to pay their last tribute of love and respect to the deceased.

The song service was especially beautiful and appropriate, and the body was laid away in the Saltillo cemetery where a profusion of lovely flowers marked his last resting place. The surviving members of the family are Mrs. Mary Bonnet Webb, five daughters who are Mrs. R. B. Wilson, Mrs. T. J. Boyd, Mrs. E. D. Weemea, Mrs. R. Stoval and Mrs. S. E. Johnson,
and four sons who are R. B. Webb, W. T. Webb, F. A. Webb and S. M. Webb, one son, L. Q. C. Webb, having preceded him in death in June, 1898. There are also thirty one grandchildren and four great grandchildren.       A Friend