J. B. Ligon: Ex-Chief of Police, Answers Death
Summons—Was Well Known and Highly Respected Citizen
J. B. Ligon, ex-Chief of Police, at his residence on Hampton avenue
yesterday afternoon after several months of failing health.He was a well known and highly respected
citizen and had been a life long resident of this city.To his many friends, the announcement of his
death came as a shock, though not a surprise.
Ligon had lived out the allotted and ten years as he was 74 years of
age when death removed him to another land.Another wearer of the gray has answered the final roll call, for the
deceased was a member of the gallant Hampton Legion during that memorable
struggle in the war between the States.
years ago when the committee who had charge of the selection of the design for
the monument which was intended to perpetuate the valor of the confederate
soldier desired a fitting type of a soldier from which a statue could be made,
the figure of Capt. Ligon was selected as
representative of the qualifications which went to make up the ideal wearer of
the gray.His figure was made in stature
and out yonder on Main street
it stands today as a reminder of the lost cause.
Ligon is survived by his wife and eight
children.His children are Miss VirginiaLigon, of this city; Misses Beulah and Georgia Ligon, of Spartanburg;
Mrs. A. P. Hammond and W. H. Ligon, of Washington; J. H. Ligon, of Greenville; E. B. Ligon,
of Spartanburg and P. T. Ligon, of Pickens.
funeral service will be held at the late residence of the deceased on Hampton avenue this
afternoon at .Interment will follow in Springwood cemetery.
following will be pall bearers: Honorary, P. H. Hammond, R. C. Caldwell, J. H.
Latimer, and W. W. Keys.Active, Dr.
Bailey, Dr. Black, E. J. Gibson, Henry Briggs, T. A. Bellotte
and W. M. Jordan.