|Birth: ||Apr. 14, 1834|
|Death: ||Jun. 3, 1909|
Obituary from The Tryon Star, 10 June 1909
J. M. Lewis, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died very suddenly last Thursday June 3, at about nine o'clock of heart failure.
Mr. Lewis was upon the streets just a few ours previous to is death, as well and hearty as he had been for some months. He retired for the night and he and his wife were laying in bed talking, and after a few minutes silence, Mrs. Lewis heard him give a little struggle and she asked him what was the matter. Receiving no response she jumped up and after one more slight struggle, he passed to the great beyond without any suffering or pain.
Mr. Lewis was born in the year of 1834 being at the time of his death 75 years, one month, and 19 days of age. He leaves an aged wife and eight children to mourn his loss, having had one child to precede him to the grave, besides numerous other relatives and friends.
The funeral services were conducted at the Christian church by Rev. McCowen of Carney Friday at 2 o'clock, and his remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery. We extend condolence to the bereaved ones.
Note: The Odd Fellows once owned what is now called Tryon Cemetery but deeded it to the town when the lodge disbanded.
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