Mrs. A. W. Hamiter

 
The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
November 21, 1907, Page 1
 
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Mrs. Hamiter Dead.

Mrs. Hamiter, a well-known, aged and much beloved lady, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Allday, last Saturday.  Her death was sudden, she having fallen in a fainting spell and never recovered.  Mrs. Hamiter had not been in good health for a number of years.

She was the widow of the late Dr. A. W. Hamiter, who died nearly twenty years ago.

She was a member of the Methodist church and lived a beautiful Christian life.

The funeral services took place Sunday from the home, Rev. W. P. Lovejoy conducting the service.

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December 5, 1907
Page 3

A Tribute

In the early morning sunshine on Saturday, the 16th of Nov., 1907, the spirit of Mrs. W. D. Hamiter took its flight.  Although not unexpected, her death was a shock to her friends, loved ones and many sympathizers who gathered with the stricken daughter around her bier.  Many years since she moved to Cartersville from Newberry, S. C. in 1853 and has lived in the home in which she died more than forty years, spending the day once, perhaps twice away from home, but never a night in these long years – unnecessary to her the command “Let your women be keepers at home.”  She was a most unselfish and loving mother to her only child with whom she lived, Mrs. C. A. Allday, preferring always the pleasure and happiness of this precious one to her own, to watching over and mothering her with a beautiful tenderness to the last day of her life and dying in her arms.  Oh the depth of such a mother’s love.

Mrs. Hamiter was a woman of remarkable strength of character, and in her youngest days must have been very handsome.  Her refined delicate features made her face one of the loveliest I have ever known as an elderly lady, and she possessed a gentle courtesy and kindness of heart that won many friends.  She loved her Lord, was a member of the Methodist church and a sincere Christian, saying she did not fear death, but life was sweet to her.  Often have I dropped in unexpectedly and found her reading her bible as long as she could hold it in her feeble hands.  Its precious truths and promises cheered her in those last trying months, when racked by the terrible affliction she would exclaim “I am so tired, so tired.”

May the dear spirit find that sweet rest the body so longed for in the sweet fields of Eden and in the unclouded days to come may we meet again, dear friend, to sin and suffer no more is the wish of a neighbor who loved her. – E. N. C.

 

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