Rev. E. Harling

 
The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
May 14, 1891, page 6
 
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In Memoriam.

Rev. E. Harling was born in Edgefield county, S. C., November 21st, 1833, and died at his home near Euharlee, Ga., April 16th, 1891.

He came to Georgia when a young man, and in 1856 married Miss Mary Jolley, daughter of Mr. Joseph Jolley, deceased. He served in the late war; was a member of the 18th Georgia, company K, and lost his right leg on the 21st of June, 1862, in the “seven days’ flight around Richmond.”

The deceased had been afflicted for several years, and he bore it cheerfully, as only a true follower of Christ can do. He was a member of the Baptist church and was a bearer of “good news,” yet he never served any church as pastor, but preached when an opportunity was offered. It can be truthfully said, “he was an honest man—the noblest work of God.”

He was fond of his family and provided well for their temporal wants. Did his neighbors call him eccentric? Then it was the eccentricity of a man who thought more of heaven than of earth, whose thoughts were there half the time. His family and friends mourn because of his absence, but we know that,

“For him no more the long dark nights of pain;
To him no more shall sorrow come again.
In yon sweet heaven, where suffering is unknown,
Eternal health and joy are now his own.

“He ne’r shall feel temptation’s fiery breath;
No more shall walk the shadowy vale of death.
His soul is safe from satan’s cruel snares,
A crown of life his happy spirit wears.

“Beyond earth’s storms and darkness he hath passed;
Within the veil he hath his anchor cast.
His voyage now is o’er, the heavenly port now won,
His spirit hears the welcome word, well done.”

Farewell, noble spirit; somewhere, yonder, beyond the daylight and the darkness, we hope to see your smiling face again. ‘Till then, farewell.

E. K. V., Oak Grove, May 9, 1891

 

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