Lula S. Cleghorn

 
The News
Cartersville, Georgia
May 24, 1901, Page 1
 
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MISS CLEGHORN’S DEATH
She Dies at the Noble Sanitarium in Atlanta.

Miss Lula S. Cleghorn died Monday at 12:40 at Dr. Noble’s sanitarium in Atlanta after a lingering illness of several weeks.

Deep and chastened sorrow was manifest in this city where she had spent the years of her beautiful Christian life.  God had given to her infinite tenderness and sweetness of character.  Her whole life was an open book, because she lived close to the precepts of her divine Master.  Cultured, refined with that shrinking from all worldly ostentation which is the most exquisite attribute of perfect womanhood her memory will linger true and uplifting to all who knew her.

Here in this city all knew and loved her. She was keenly sympathetic with all sorrow or suffering; she loved flowers, innocent childhood, all that was pure and good.  Truly such lives are an inspiration and a beacon light to lowly souls who see not the star of eternal hope in the darkness of despair.

She bore with rarest patience weeks of intense suffering, and as the tide of mortal life slowly ebbed, no complaint or murmur fell from her lips.  That perfection of walk and thought in former days made her spirit strong to bear the last great trial, and she faced the unknown way with shining eyes and trusting heart because the everlasting arms were about her.

Her sister, Mrs. Mary C. Hills was with her ten days before the summons came.  Mrs. Annie Whitehead, of Rockmart and Miss Annie May Cole, of Cartersville, were with her too, and she died happily with loved ones at her side.

The remains were brought to Cartersville Wednesday morning, and the funeral took place from the Baptist church at 11 o’clock.  Rev. Alex Bealer’s remarks were very tender and comforting, and the music was beautiful.  Mrs. Felton Jones and Mrs. A. B. Cunyus sang solos with great feeling and sympathy.  The pallbearers were Messrs. Richard Clayton, Ewing Jolly, M. F. Word, Joe Calhoun, J. W. Cunyus, and Dr. W. L. Cason.  A wealth of exquisite flowers covered the casket.

Was Of Gentle Blood.

Miss Cleghorn was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Douthit Cleghorn, of this county and is survived by her sister Mrs. Mary C. Hills, of El Paso, Texas, and brother, William D. Cleghorn, of Bartow.

She was of distinguished ancestry, and that rare grace of gentle blood was always apparent in her life.  On the paternal side she came of a line of fine old Scotch Presbyterian ministers and pioneers in the early history of the country.  Her great grandfather was a Scotch Presbyterian divine, her grandfather made powder for the war of 1812.  Her great grandfather was a manufacturer of gun powder for the revolutionary war.  Her grandmother was Love Cooper, from Maryland, her grandfather, Wm. Douthit, from Virginia.

The Douthit family came originally from Maryland and Virginia.  One of her descendants was the Rev. Thomas Cooper, of North Carolina, a famous Methodist divine of his day.  Her father, James Cleghorn, had only one brother, Chas. Cleghorn, of Columbus, Ga., and a half brother, William Cleghorn, of Chattooga county.

To the bereaved kin the truest sympathy goes out in this time when sorrow is keenest.  But always it seems darkest just before the tryst of the night and the dawn, and the deepest consolation after all is in that sublime faith that God in mysterious ways moves His wonders to perform.

 

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