Death of Fannie Battle Irick

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia

January 13, 1887 Page 3

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Death of Fannie Battle Irick.

Death has visited a household among us. This time it has taken a beautiful and sweet little babe, the daughter of our nearest neighbors and best friends, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Irick. As I looked upon the beautiful face of the little sleeper, (for she looked as natural as when she slept) my heart went out in sympathy for the bereaved parents and relatives. I could not imagine how lonely they would all feel, but the saddest of all will be that devoted mother, who, many and many times, will clasp it in imagination to her warm, loving heart. Many will be the nights she will feel the warm little form huddling close to her side, as she sleeps and dreams of her angelic darling. The greatest consolation is, that it is relieved of it sufferings, and now rests in the bosom of Him who gave. Now they have one more inducement for them to hold out faithful to the end.

I know not of a couple who can more sincerely say: “The Lord giveth, and the Lord has taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord.” Fannie Battle Irick was born 28th of July, 1886. Died the 15th of Dec., 1886.

“I take this little Lamb, said He, And lay her in my breast; Protection shall she find in Me, In Me, be ever blessed. His words the happy parents hear, And shout with joys divine; O, Savior, all we have, and are, Shall be forever Thine.”


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