Pearl Deweese Jones

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
January 7, 1909, Page 1
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Mrs. Pearl Deweese Jones.
A Beautiful Life Goes Out With the Toll of New Year Bells.

As the bells were joyously ringing in the New Year of 1909 –all Emerson was saddened and silent, for the spirit of one we all loved was hovering at the portal of another world.  Mrs. Pearl Deweese Jones –wife of Melvin Jones – who had long been one of us, was listening for the Master’s voice, saying “It is enough, come up higher,” and though she spent but four hours of the New Year with us, it comforts us to think of her far happier abode in that land beyond the sun, where untied to her two little girls gone before she is radiant with the joy which can never more be dimmed with pain, tears, or sorrow.  Though she was but thirty-nine years of age her life had been one of far greater usefulness than many who have lived out their three score and ten.  She had been a faithful member of the Methodist church since her early girlhood, ever looking after the comfort of her minister and family, and always ready with help for the poor and the needy.

As we journey on here one of the hardest things to bear is the severing of those human ties that are grown and so interwoven within us that they seem a “part and parcel” of our very being.  But that we know that our merciful and allwise Father makes no mistakes we would falter and shrink from these painful dispensations.

In speaking of her illness a dear friend said: “In all my acquaintance I know of no one who couldn’t be better spared –no one so needful to her loved ones.  She was a most devoted wife and mother – the stay and comfort of her husband and the guiding spirit of her children.  She was a kind and loving sister, but no where was her loving kindness and tender thoughtfulness more fully seen than in her never failing graciousness to her mother.  Her efficiency in every walk of life was an ever increasing source of wonder to those who knew her best.  But God has seen fit to call her and long will we miss, with saddened hearts, her cheery smile and neighborly kindness.  It is God who has smitten and he alone can heal, and may his comforting grace be abundantly given to the stricken husband, mother, sisters and two little boys who are too young to realize the loss they have sustained.

“Another link is broken,
In their household band
But a brighter chain is forming
In a brighter land.”
One who knew and loved her.
Emerson, Ga., Jan. 4th, 1909.


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