October 9, 1895
Very suddenly Saturday morning Mr. R. S. Ashcraft breathed his last. He has been in bad health for some time, but had been up and at work until Friday, when he went to bed. He was afflicted with a complication of diseases, but his death Saturday morning was due to a heart trouble. No one was at his bedside, so sudden was his taking off, but his son.
Sunday evening the remains of the deceased were laid to rest in the Farmerville cemetery in the presence of a large consourse of people, the funeral services being conducted by the members of the Masonic lodges at this place and a committee of gentlemen from Downsville lodge, of which he was a member.
Mr. Ashcraft leaves a son and daughter to mourn his sudden demise. He was 49 years old and had resided here for many years. He was a good man; “peace to his ashes.”