Wilson Lumpkin Biggs

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, October 22, 1926
Page 5

Wilson Lumpkin Biggs is Laid to Final Rest

Liking just five days of attaining the ripe old age of eighty-eight years Mr. Wilson Lumpkin Biggs, after a three weeks illness during which he received the best of care and attention, on last Friday night, about 11 o'clock, passed from this life into the vast unknown. Like the snuffing out of a candle the feeble spark of his life went out gently as a swaying zephyr and he ejoined (sic) the gray-clad hosts of the old Forty-Fourth Georgia Regiment, Captain Samuel Lumpkin commanding, who are bivouacked on fame's eternal camping ground.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.F. Lunsford from Johnson church last Saturday afternoon and all that was mortal of the old veteran was gently lowered to its final resting place beside his mother and other relatives in the churchyard.

"Judge" or "Rabbi," as he was familiarly known to us all, had been a resident of Oconee all his long life, except the four years he gallantly served under the stars and bars in old Virginia, and since 1907 has been a resident of Watkinsville, where, he will be greatly missed by every one, as he had been fixed in the minds of all as a landmark for these many years.

In former days he was regarded as an exceptionally good farmer and up to the last he seemingly exulted in planting and working the garden spots and seeing things thrive and grow.

Not many more of the old soldiers are left and we should all the more honor them in their final days, as time at best for them is not long until they, too, will be gathered unto their fathers.