"Obituary---On Thursday morning, Sept. 10, 1901, while the sun was yet below the horizon, and all the earth was wrapped in slumber, J.S. Addington passed over the river to find that undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler has ever returned. Gone from labor to reward, from toil to rest, from pain to bliss! Shall we mourn his death? Shall we not rather rejoice in his life, be grateful for his example as we strive to emulate it? 'Suls' Addington, as he was familiarly known, was born in Fannin County, Georgia, March 28, 1844, where he spent his boyhood days. In 1861 he joined the Confederate Army in the 2nd Georgia Regiment. He served through the war, being wounded several times. In his youth he married Miss Mary Jane Chastain, daughter of Col. E.W. Chastain, of Morganton. Of this marriage there were ten sons and one daughter, Georgia, who died at Bowling Green, Kentucky in her 14th year. Six sons have also died, while Henry, Nay, Gordon and Surrey survive to mourn the death of this loving father. His first wife died a number of years ago. He married a second wife, Mrs. Angie Couch, widow of Dr. Couch, of Atlanta, who was faithful and true to him until the last. In all the varied relations of life he was faithful until death. He was a loving husband, a devoted father and a devout Christian. But still, for all this, death halted not in his onward march, but with ruthless tread crushed our hearts and laid hold on this father and he fell asleep."