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Gardner Hood Long Park Somerville Summerville

Obituary of Samuel W. Hood, Aliceville, Alabama

As a feather is wafted upward, so floated the gentle spirit of S. W. Hood, on March 14, 1922, at the age of eighty-two years. He was born January 1, 1840, and entered the War between the States at the age of twenty-one. He was a member of Company H, 5th Alabama, and in Rhode's Division of the Virginia Army. He was wounded twice, first at the battle of Manassas and again at the fatal battle of Gettysburg.

Shortly after his return from four years' service to his country he was married to Miss Mary E. Long, who preceded him into the Great Beyond.

A perfect type of that flower of chivalry, a Southern gentleman, he gentleman, he exempified in principle and character the best gift that life and heritage bequathed him-a friend faithful and true, a Christian humble and sincere, a soldier without fear.

Resolutions of Respect Adopted by the S. W. Hood Chapter, U. D. C., Aliceville, Ala. March 29, 1922.

Whereas it has pleased our Heavenly Father in his infinate wisdom and love to remove from our midst Mr. Samuel W. Hood, our beloved honorary member, and the one for whom our Chapter was named, therefore be it

Resolved:1. That we, the S. W. Hood Chapter, feel a deep sense of loss of one who has endeared himself to all by his gentleness, humility, and service.

2. That while we mourn our loss, we bow in Christian submission to Him who doeth all things in justice and mercy, in love and truth.

3. That we express to his loved ones our deepest sympathy and commend them to the care of Him who was his guide and comfort.

Mrs. John A. Somerville, Sr.,
Mrs. J. M. Summerville,
Miss Willie Gardner,
Mrs. J. V. Park.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1922.

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