____________________________________________________________________________ J.D. Mansfield Dead. Remains Given Masonic Burial At Murfreesboro Wednesday. J.D. Mansfield, aged 79, and pioneer citizen of this county, died at his home 5-miles west of here (Delight) about 4 o'clock Tuesday morning (October 31, 1922) after an illness of two or three weeks. It is said by relatives of the deceased that he died within ten feet of where he was born on Nov. 6th 1843, that being the same place where his father died many years ago. While a young man, Mr. Mansfield enlisted in the Confederate army and served the last three years of the war. Just before starting to the war, he joined the Masons, taking three degrees at one time. He joined Pike Lodge No. 91 at Murfreesboro. He was married to Miss Sarah Gould in 1866, who proceeded him to the Great Beyond by one year and eight months. Since here death he has lived with his children. His remains were accompanied from his home Wednesday morning to the Methodist church at Murfreesboro, where an impressive funeral service was conducted by Rev. W.M. Mears, pastor of the M.E. Church at this place. After which the body was laid to rest in the Murfreesboro cemetery with Masonic honors. Mr. Mansfield is survived by 8 children: Mrs. Alice McGraw, DeWitt; Mrs. Dr. Roberts, Murfreesboro; Mrs. Emma Parsons, and Mrs. Oscar Thomasson, Delight; W.G.Mansfield, Little Rock; J.A. Mansfield, Paris, Tex.; H.T. and W.R. of this place (Delight); 34 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. ____________________________________________________________________________ Pike County Tribune, Volume 7, Number 49, November 3, 1922, page 1, column 3. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.