Mrs. Martha Foute

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
June 17, 1874, Page 3
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“Adairsville News.”

At 1 o’clock, Saturday, Adairsville was startled by the distressing news that Mrs. MARTHA FOUTE was dead.  She died in her chair without a struggle, supposed to have been from disease of the heart.  She was born in the year 1800.  She was a good woman, in the true acceptance of the term, as a Christian, friend, neighbor and affectionate mother.  She was interred at Oothcalooga or Poplar Springs Church grave yard to-day, (Monday, 15th.)  Her funeral was preached at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, by Rev. W. H. Crawford, from 1st Corinthians, 13th chapter, 12th and 13th verses.

She leaves three sons, Dr. W. Foute, of this place, Col. A. M. Foute, of Cartersville, and Mr. George Foute, of Lenoirs, Tenn., and two daughters, Mrs. Venable, of this county, and Mrs. Watt, of Concord, Tenn., and many friends to mourn her loss.  The bereaved friends have the sympathy of this entire community.


June 24, 1874
Page 4

MRS. MARTHA L. FOUTE was born in Blount county, Tenn., December 2, 1800; removed from Roane county, Tenn., to Adairsville, Ga., in December, 1867, where she resided until her death, which took place June 13th, 1874.

For fifty-four years she was a professor of religion and member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, devout and faithful, until the summons came that “the Lord hath need of her.”  Losing her husband in 1866, her widowed life was spent in the society and care of her devoted and affectionate children in Georgia.  Having received a severe injury from a fall in January, 1872, the latter portion of her life was one of much affliction, never having walked from that time but little, and then on crutches; but throughout all that period of pain and trial, she bore her afflictions with marked Christian resignation, happy and cheerful, though pained and suffering.  In every relation of life, she was all that husband, children and friends loved and admired, and has left behind her the savor of a pious life, consecrated by good deeds and a warm and affectionate heart.  She loved her husband and she loved her children.  She leaves five children to mourn her loss—a son and daughter in Tennessee, two sons and a daughter in Georgia; two children had already passed on before her.  The whole of life’s duties had been discharged, old age with its feebleness had come, affliction had made her an invalid; but happy in the memories of a life well spent, and joyous in the hope which looked through the vale to a companionship with her departed ones in the presence of the Master, she calmly awaited in serene faith the hour of her departure.  The tidings came, and peacefully, while sitting in her chair, without a struggle, without a groan, without a word, the aged pilgrim “fell on sleep,” and is with Jesus.  Led by her teachings and Christian motherly example, all her children are partakers of the same faith which sustained their mother through life and in death, and look forward with joyful confidence to the time when mother and children shall meet—an unbroken family in Heaven.


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