WINCHESTER, VA., January 30. - John Earhart, 75 years old, and John S. Lightner, aged 76 years, both of whom served side by side in Company E, First Virginia Regiment, during the Civil War, died a few days ago in Augusta County within a few hours of each other. Rev. J.E. Purcell, of the Presbyterian Church, conducted both funerals.
From the Richmond Times Dispatch of Monday, January 31, 1916 (page 5)