Capt. Lyle Dead Capt. J. B. Lyle died at his home in Caddo last Saturday afternoon at two o’clock of a complication of troubles attendant on extreme age. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, internment in Caddo cemetery, attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances. Captain Lyle had lived in Caddo the past sixteen years, was 84 years of age at his death. Previous to coming to Caddo he was an educator of wide reputation in North Texas and South Carolina, from which latter state he enlisted in the Southern army during the sixties. In this war he received several wounds and served with distinction and honor. At his death he was surrounded by his wife, two sons, Joe and Ed, and daughter Fannie, besides a number of close friends, among them being E.K. Cross of Checotah, Okla., Howard Sawyer of Bonham, and Mrs. Barlow Roberts of Sherman. Captain Lyle’s long life was one of great usefulness. Many there are who say, “He helped me.” In his latter days he was too feeble to teach, but none ever went to him for instruction without receiving it. While he will be missed, there is great consolation in the fact of his usefulness.
Headstone reads: Joseph Banks Lyle South Carolina CAPTAIN 5 REGT SC INF Confederate States Army Dec. 6, 1829Aug. 16, 1913