Joseph D. Fannin
Inscription and Notes:
Military Service: Confederate States of America
Ga. Militia, Gen. G.W. Smith's Corps
Obituary of Mr. J. D. Fannin (Union Recorder, May 25, 1886)
Mr. Joseph D. Fannin died on the night of the 17th inst at the residence of Col. John P. Fort in Dougherty county. He was sixty-nine years of age, and the only brother of the late Mrs. Dr. Tomlinson Fort. His remains were brought here and buried in the Fort lot in our city cemetery. They were accompanied by Col. John P. Fort of Dougherty county, Col. Tomlinson Fort and Miss Kate Fort, of Chattanooga, Mrs. Julius L. Brown of Atlanta, Mr. Marsh Johnson, wife and daughter of Macon. A number of our citizens met the remains at the depot of the Georgia railroad on Wednesday morning, and the following gentlemen acting as pall-bearerers: Messrs. G. T. Whilden, George Haug, G. D. Case, H. V. Sanford, E. P. Lane and Dr. H. M. Clarke. Proceeding to the grave the burial service was read by Rev. T. H. Gibson of the Methodist church.
Mr. Fannin passed the greater portion of his life in this city, moving to Macon after the war. His parents having died in his infancy he became a member of the family of his sister, Mrs. Dr. Fort. It was here he passed the happy days of youth and manhood up to middle life. In his last illness his thoughts went back to those days, and he talked a great deal of Milledgeville and his early friends, most of whom preceded him to the grave.
Before the war he had a fine property; was a gentleman of leisure, and possessed the high social qualities for which southern men of weath were noted in ante bellum days. With a bright intellect, kind and genial dispostioin, he was an agreeable companion and a true and valued friend. In all the relations of life he was honorable and high-toned in his dealings with his fellow-men. He never married, but the memory of 'uncle Joe's' unselfish life will long be cherished by loving kindred, and friends throughout the state will mourn his departure.