Clinch Valley News, Jeffersonville, VA

January 17, 1913


Prominent Business Man and Politician Succombs After Long Illness Buried Al Sword's Creek.

Richlands, Va., Jan. 14th, 1913.
Beverly J. Wysor, one of the most prominent and highly esteemed citizens of Russell County, died Sunday morning of diabetes at the home of his son, A. A. Wysor, of Richlands, Va., and was buried near Swords Creek, Va.

Religious services were conducted at the Methodist church by Rev. D. A. Hurley, Presiding Elder of Tazewell District, assisted by Rev. J. A. Merray.

A large number of friends of Russell and Tazewell Counties gathered to pay the last honors to a much beloved friend.

The active pall bearers composed of his immediate neighbors amongst whom he had spent his life were as follows: John Gilbert, Zed Gilbert, Jas. Helton, John Higgs, John Wilson, M. L. Barrett, Dr. Whited, W. B. Smith, Arthur Wyatt, A. J. Fur| row and D. T. Johnson.

Honorary: H. C. Stuart, M. C. Clark, Dr. W. R. Williams, A. E. Clark, J. B. Crabtree, C. B. Neel, W. P. Boggess, Ned Combs, Aaron Russ, Oscar K. Dye, I. F. Jones, Jas F. Hurt, L. F. Jackson, H. A. Routh, E. S. Finney, Judge Wm. E. Burns, Clarence C. Burns, B. T. Wilson T. A. Repass, J. B. Boyer, S. D. May, T. H. Davis, W. B. Spratt, P. P. Hunter, W. B. F. White, James Kincannon.

A committee of Elks, of which Order Mr. Wysor was a member, from Richlands, Va., and Biucfield, W. Va., attended in a body and provided handsome floral offerings.

Mr. Wysor was a successful business man, having been identfied closely with many of the important industrial developements of this section, in a number of which he was associated with Henry C. Stuart. He held and filled with conspicious fidelity a number of important public trusts. When a little more than twenty-one years of age he was elected Commissioner of the Revenue of Russell County. Subsequently he was appointed by General Fitzhugh Lee as Cashier of the Internal Revenue office then located at Lynchburg, during the second Cleveland administration. In 1903 he was chosen by the State Corporaton Commission as Assistant Clerk and retired from the position with the full confidence and affectionate regard of each member of that body. He was an ardent Democrat and stood high in the party councils of this section. He was widely known in other portions of state and universally esteemed. His kindness of heart and generosity of nature endeared him to all classes of people with whom he came in contact in the various relations of life.

He leaves behind him the record of an upright life with none to gainsay it, and his memory will be long cherished by hosts of friends who will bear willing testimony to his unfaltering loyalty and unflinching fidelity to every principle in life which binds the hearts of true men to each other.

A son, A. A. Wysor, of Richlands, Va., and a daughter, Mrs. Marsh Davis, of Swords Creek, Va., survive him.