Robert A. Webb Obituary
Submitted by: John N. Jones
Source: Newspaper Clipping from Unknown Newspaper
R. A. WEBB
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
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,