Rev. George Gilreath

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
March 26, 1896, Page 1
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Rev. Geo. Gilreath.

An old and Respected Citizen Passes Away.

Funeral at Cassville.

A farmer and Methodist minister, he lived a useful life, and was well known and respected—his charitable acts.

Rev. George Gilreath died at his home, two and a half miles northeast of Cassville, on Sunday evening last. He was 86 years of age.

“Uncle George” Gilreath, as he was familiarly known, came to Bartow county from South Carolina about sixty years ago. He has followed farming all his life, at which he was very successful, and was a local preacher in the Methodist church. He reared a family of children, and Messrs. Pat, J. K. and Dr. George Gilreath, have been solid, well respected citizens of the county. He had also several daughters. As a preacher “Uncle George” has done much good. He was always upright, consistent and zealous, his influence was good and his preaching was always true old-fashioned gospel, presented in a simple and impressive manner. He has made it a point, with the consent of the pastor for many years past, to hold one service at the Methodist church at Cartersville, and these services were always well attended and left their impress for good.

A few years ago “Uncle George” took a second wife in the person of Mrs. Loveless, of this city. She survives him.

“Uncle George” was known for his numerous acts of charity, and it is said of all the needy who came to him he never turned any empty away. His membership was with the Cassville Methodist church, and he was one of its strongest pillars.

The funeral occurred at Cassville Tuesday morning. It was largely attended. Quite a number of relatives and others from this place were in attendance. The services were conducted by Dr. W. H. Felton, assisted by Rev. George H. Headden, of Rome.


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