Contributed 8 May 2002
by Judith M Miller

The Florence Times,  4 June 1909

Mr. John R. Stutts, a patriarch of Greenhill beat died Monday morning last, after an illness of 9 days of heart trouble, aged 80 years in March last. He is survived by his wife,, a sister to our townsman Mr. T. E. Johns and 6 children:  William and Wren Stutts and Mrs. Mary Harrison , children of his first wife and Dr. H. L. Stutts, Jesse W. Stutts and Miss Lizzie Stutts.  The interment took place Tuesday morning when a large congregation attended the solemn services.  Mr. Stutts was born and reared in the same community in which he lived his long life.  Probably no man in the county had a larger circle of kinsmen than Mr. Stutts and it is said of him that he had probably entertained more people at his hospitable home than any other man in the county.  He was a man of most hospitable and generous impulses and was never so happy as when he was active as host to those of his large circle of friends and kinsmen.  In his death an old  patriarch has passed away.  Peace to his ashes.

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