Thomas Ervin Fields

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
October 8, 1891, page 8
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In Memoriam.

Thomas Ervin Fields died near Grassdale, Ga., August 9th, 1891. Aged sixteen years, eight months and nine days.

For thirty days he wrestled with typhoid fever, but in the bloom of youth, just when life was most promising he was called to “come up higher.”

He seemed to realize from the beginning, that he was seriously ill, and asked his sister to pray with him. She had reason to believe, by the light of his countenance, afterwards, that he was happy and satisfied. He continued to talk on the subject and to sing hymns, even in delirium.

His death leaves a void that never can be filled in the family circle of father, mother, two sisters and two brothers.

His kind and cheerful manners helped to brighten the life of those around him, and his memory will ever cherished in the sad hearts left behind.
How mysterious are the ways of providence, but—
“God never would send the darkness,
If he thought we could bear the light.
We would not cling to his guarding hand,
If the way were always bright.”
--A Friend.


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