Georgia Gibbons

 
The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
March 10, 1892, page 8
 
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Kingston.

Rev. J. E. England, pastor of the Methodist church,, was called to Cassville to attend the funeral of Miss Georgia Gibbons, but gave us a fine sermon Sunday night.

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March 17, 1892

Page 8.

Obituary.
Death of Miss Georgia Gibbons who Departed This Life March 4th.

On the evening of the 4th of March, just as the daylight departed, the spirit of Miss Georgia Gibbons winged its flight to the realms of the Great hereafter. She was the youngest child of a large and interesting family and the idol of her bereaved father, Mr. George R. Gibbons, of Bonnie Brook, the family residence.

Miss Georgia was always a lovely personage. The writer has known her in childhood, maidenhood and womanhood. She was an unspoiled pet of a large family connection, for a wealth of love and tenderness was always showed upon her from her birth to her grave. Several years ago she was stricken with paralysis. Her brave right arm, was forever stilled and her delicate frame was always afflicted after this inscrutable providence. Instead of making her sour or desponding she seemed to ripen into a fuller beauty and excellence of mind and spirit. The love and devotion of the household grew stronger, and she became a tower of strength to those who watched her piety and energy of character develop into bloom, under the weight of severe physical suffering. Her devotion to duty and conscientious purpose, were lessons to all who noted her beautiful resignations and cheerful patience. She was emphatically a cheerful Christian. A few weeks ago she told her pastor she craved restoration to health—only that she might be useful to others. She was ready to die, when God took her. She was a blessing all her life. She gave no pain to any living thing. She was a greater blessing in her feebleness and affliction than when she was the blithesome pet of her parents in girlhood—endowed with physical strength and winsome beauty.

She was a blessing in her death. She was so noble, true and faithful, and so pure in mind and heart that her death was a beautiful lesson.

It is a blessing to any household to entertain such a sweet girl as this one—especially when love, obedience, truth, generosity and all the other graces, radiate as they did from this pure Christian life. Her name and her example are treasures that will grow brighter as the years roll by. Happy the family that can claim such treasures!

Rev. Mr. England preached her funeral discourse; a touching personal recollection of the dear girl whose body was then awaiting burial. They laid her beside the mother in Cassville cemetery, and as one of the bereaved sisters remarked: “I know ma reached down to give her baby girl a fond welcome.”---R. A. F.

 

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