|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1847|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 1934|
A CONFEDERATE VETERAN PASSES.
Mr. J. Wiley Vinson Went to Reward March 1st After a Long life.
Mr. J. Wiley Vinson, Confederate Veteran, and one of Baldwin county's oldest citizens, passed away at his home in the Southwestern part of the county Thursday morning, March 1st. The death of Mr. Vinson resulted from a fall on the ice at his home Sunday, February 11th, when his hip was broken. During the weeks he lingered, he received the tender care of his loved ones, and everything possible was done to alleviate his suffering. He peacefully and quietly fell on sleep.
The funeral and burial services were held at Bethlehem Church in Jones county Friday afternoon at three o'clock in the presence of a large gathering of relatives, friends and neighbors of Mr. Vinson. Tributes were paid his life and memory by Rev. P. M. Allen and Mr. J. A. Moore.
Mr. Vinson was born January 18th, 1847, and his long life was spent in the section of the county in which he passed away. He enlisted in the Confederate Army, and rendered valiant service during the closing year of the War Between the States. He was a member of Camp Geo. Doles No. 730 U.C.V., and for the past several years has been Chaplain of that organization. He was devoutly religious and his faith in God, and His sustaining power and assistance never wavered. Until his eyesight began to fail, he read the bible and was fervent in prayer. A good man has gone to his reward.
Mr. Vinson is survived by his wife and seven children: James and Ben Vinson, of Gordon, and Tim Vinson, of Baldwin county; Tom and Ebb Vinson, of Meigs, and one daughter, Mrs. E. J. Adams.
The death of Mr. Vinson leaves only two surviving Confederate Veterans living in this county, Judge B. C. Ward and Mr. Jesse Taylor, and two others of Camp Doles, Mr. J. B. Boatright, of Tennille, and Mr. T. J. Howard, of Haddock.......
Submitted by Lillian (Lynn) Vinson Martin
Sarah J. Bonner Vinson (1848 - ____)*
Gilley Vinson Adams (1871 - 1957)*
Ebenezer Cornelius Vinson (1882 - 1961)*
Charles Elerson Vinson (1883 - 1918)*
John Timothy Vinson (1886 - 1970)*
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery
Maintained by: Ronald Vinson
Originally Created by: Jack Johnson
Record added: Dec 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17166301