Macon "Telegraph and News," 28 December 1903
"CITIZEN OF PIKE COUNTY SUCCUMBS.
Mr. J.T. Fincher Died Suddenly While on a Visit to His DaughterRemains Will Be Carried to His Home for Burial.
Mr. J. T. Fincher, a well-known citizen of Pike county, died yesterday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. W. T. Cates, 504 Broad street, East Macon, after only a few hours' illness. Mr. Fincher had come to Macon to spend the holidays with his daughter, and was in good health until he was stricken ill a few hours before his demise. Mr. Fincher was 81 years os age, and resided at Meansville. He was a Confederate veteran and a resident of Georgia for nearly all his life, and was prominently connected in Pike county.
Relatives were notified of his death and his remains will be taken to his old home today for burial."
The Barnesville "News Gazette", 7 January 1904, adds the following:
"Relatives were notified of his death and his remains were brought to Barnesville on the train and carried to Meansville and buried.
Mr. Fincher had a great many friends throughout this county who mourn his death."
The story of Joseph Travis Fincher's experiences in the Civil War are recorded in the article at the following URL: