FITZGERALD, Richard J. (d. 1929)

Burlington Daily Times


Funeral services for Richard J. Fitzgerald, aged 82 years, highly esteemed Confederate veteran and citizen of Burlington, who died Tuesday afternoon at his home following a long illness, were held at the late residence yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock by his pastor, Dr. W. R. Potter, and the body interred in the Mebane cemetery. Music was furnished by the First Presbyterian church choir Mr. Fitzgerald was a devoted member of that church.

Active pall-bearers were Ed. Hensley, Glenn Pickett, Tom Horner, C. D. Storey, E. H. Murray, and Boyd Trollinger; honorary pall-bearers were Ed. Thomas, Egbert Trollinger, G. W. Fogleman, and D. J. Walker. Flowers were in charge of Mrs. J. A. Bowden, and were carried by Mesdames G. W. Fogleman, T. S. Faucette, W. L. Burke, Jesse Holt, W. W. Rippy, Emma Trollinger, W. J. Barker, Tom and Ed. Horner, P. E. Morrow, Walter Crabtree and A. G. Boone, and Misses Mollie Pryor, Lillian Bason, and Beulah Hensley.

Mr. Fitzgerald served thru the Civil War and Came here and located as the first white barber in the city. He held this distinction for many years. As a mark of esteem, the barbers here yesterday sent a handsome floral design.

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