Lucy May Hargis

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
April 7, 1892, page 8
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Lucy May Hargis.
Sad Death of a Bright and Lovely Young Girl After a Lingering Illness.

On March 21st, near Cass Station, Ga., little Lucy May, the blind daughter of Capt. and Mrs. R. R. Hargis, died after a lingering illness. She was born May 3rd, 1880, and would have been twelve years old on May 3rd of this year.

She was taken sick in Macon where she was attending the Asylum for the Blind, and her faithful and devoted father went and sat by her bedside until she was able to travel. For over two weeks, under the careful nursing of her loving family, she swayed between life and death, and in this time gave most convincing evidence of her trust in God, and her certain hope of heaven. She told her papa that she would never get well, that “she would soon be an angel.” At another time, as he bent over her little wasted form, she said, “Papa I hear music, I can’t describe it; it isn’t a piano, it is so sweet.” And a few days before she died she told them, as she raised her sightless eyes to heaven, and gazed as though enchanted, that “she saw God or Jesus, and he wore a great white garment and a shining crown was upon his head.” It was not long until her stainless soul joined the angel band, and she was participating in the joys of which she had told. Loving hands, on last Friday afternoon, laid her frail body to rest upon the crest of the hill over which she has spent so many happy hours. Lucy May was a universal favorite, unusually intelligent, and possessing in a rare degree, that wonderful genius of the blind, with a disposition as sweet and sunny as a fragrant summer day, and thoughts so pure, speech so modest, and acts so innocent, none could see her but to love her dearly. She has been aptly called “an angel on earth,” for she seemed to live above this world, and in her last hours, when her loved ones whom she had never seen sat around her bedside, she looked away from earth to heaven and saw Jesus—at whose feet she so shortly sat. God comfort her heart broken family and sorrowing friends, and may they come to understand that it is hard for us to judge between blessings and bereavements, and in this case ‘tis true, for there is a little angel who waits at heaven’s gate for her papa and her mamma, and her loved ones whom she left; and may God strengthen their faith and keep bright their hope and bring them to a happy, endless meeting “over there.”
Capers G. Quillian.


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