Henderson County, Kentucky Obituary


The Gleaner, Henderson, Kentucky

04 Jun 1923


Officer in Confederate Army under Adam Johnson Expires Last Night

          Captain Paul J. MARRS, one of Henderson’s best known residents, died at his home on Ceneter Street Monday night at 10:30 at the age of 86.

          For more than a quarter of a century he was the superintendent of the Henderson Cotton Mills, only retiring when physical disability made that imperative.  Since then he has lived in the quiet of his declining years in his Center Street home.

          He was a Confederate Veteran, serving through the war with Adam Rankin JOHNSON’S partisan rangers, and only three years the junior of his beloved chieftan, survived him less than a year.  General JOHNSON dying in his Texas home last fall.

          Captain MARRS is survived by two daughters, Misses Julia and Mary MARRS, both living at home.

          Funeral arrangements had not been completed when the Gleaner went to press, but will probably be some time Wednesday.

The Gleaner, Henderson, Kentucky

05 Jun 1923

          The funeral of Captain Paul J. MARRS, Confederate Veteran, who died Monday night, will be held from the Center Street residence at 10 o’clock this morning by Rev. Thomas CUMMINS of the First Presbyterian Church.

          Interment will be in Fernwood, where so many of his comrades who marched with him under the “Conquered Banner” are sleeping.

          Pallbearers will be:  J. H. HART; H. P. BARRET; J. H. LYNE; J. E. RANKIN; Edwin HODGE; William STITES.

Contributed by Netta Mullin, HCH&GS

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