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Nance Williams

Obituary of George C. Nance, Houston, Texas.

George C. Nance, a member of Company B, 16th Confederate Cavalry, died at his home in Houston, Tex., March 22, 1922, after an illness of over a year. He was born in Wake County, N. C., on December 28, 1845; and when he was about two years of age his parents removed to Lowndes County, Miss., where he was reared. He attended Gathwright's boarding school, from which he joined the Confederate army in 1863 and served the remainder of the war.

On February 10, 1870, he married Miss Lemuella Williams, who, with one daughter and three sons, survives him. He was widely known throughout the State of Mississippi, where he traveled as a shoe salesman for many years. He was a member of Dick Dowling Camp, U. C. V., and of the Christian Church at Houston, where he had resided for the last ten years of his life.

His genial personality was enjoyed and remembered by everyone with whom he came in contact, and, even after months of suffering, he always had a cheery smile for the members of his family and the friends who were permitted to visit him.

Internment was in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery, at Columbus, Miss., in which city his early life was spent.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, May, 1922.

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