W. P. Jackson

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, March 4, 1927
Page 2

Oconee has lost another on (sic) of her best citizens, Mr. W P Jackson, better known as uncle Billie, who departed this life on the 17th day of February was laid to rest in the Bogart Baptist cemetery on the 18th. Uncle Billie was born in Jackson county October 29, 1849, making his stay on earth 76 years, 5 months and 18 days. He married Miss Nancy Luke, she going to her home in the beyond in 1904. From this union seven children were born, six boys, Messrs. John, Gene and Rollin Jackson of Oconee: L O Jackson, Barrow; E P Jackson, Akron, Ohio, and Muller Jackson, Opp, Ala.; one girl, Miss Allene Jackson of Bogart, and a host of friends to mourn his death.

Grieve not, children, for this is a debt all will have to pay sooner of later, for we know you did all in you power to do for your dear father while on earth and your conscience is clear.