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Prentiss County's Last Confederate Veteran Dies

Zack Garrett Prince died last Saturday at the home of his daughter Mr. & Mrs. Jim F. Jones near Stutts Chapel. He had been in failing health for several months.
Mr. Prince would have reached the age of 98 years in July and was born and reared in Alcorn County for a long time then came to Prentiss County. His wife passed away a few months ago and they had lived together longer than any couple in the county.
As a young man he entered the Confederate Army and was the last remaining Confederate Soldier on the Confederate Pension list in the County. Mr. Jesse Cheeves was next to him and passed away last year. He was a good soldier and did the best he could for his family, his friends and his country.
He is survived by many relatives who have the deepest Sympathy of many friends in their hour of bereavement. He was the head of a five generation family.
Funeral services were held at Gaston and the body was laid tenderly to rest in the Gaston Cemetery.
McMillan and Son were in charge of the arrangements.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 23 April 1942

All of this page was submitted by: Ruby Rorie

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