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Lunsford O'Bryant

Obituary of T. A. Lunsford, Holmes County, Mississippi

Holmes County, Miss., lost a good and loyal citizen in the death of T. A. Lunsford on February 1, 1915, at his home, in Lexington. In the family circle his was a life beautiful and worthy of emulation for no sacrifice was too great that would add to the comfort and happiness of his wife and children; and no less was he sympathetic with those who were in distress and charitable to those who needed his help.

Comrade Lunsford was born in Alabama May 19, 1839, going to Mississippi when quite young; and he gave to that State a long and useful life as one of her citizens. When the call to arms came in 1861 he volunteered and entered the cavalry, serving with Company A, 28th Mississippi Regiment, Armstrong's Brigade, Jackson's Division of Cavalry; and a sword won by him in this service for his country hangs on the walls of his home as a treasured momento of those days. He often expressed his love and esteem for the comrades who shared with him the dangers and hardships of war; and the Holmes County Camp, U. C. V., felt the loss he passed from among that band of heroes. He was a member of the Methodist Church and for several years served as its faithful steward, and his fidelity to the cause of Christ left an influence for good that will live.

In the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Lexington he was laid to rest by comrades of the Confederate Veteran Camp and other friends, while sympathetic words were spoken by his pastor, Rev. W. J. O'Brant, who was also a comrade of that cause that still lives in the hearts of all loyal Southerners.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, November, 1916.

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