Judge Lane

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
October 16, 1873, Page 3
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We are pained to learn that Judge Lane, of Acworth, is dead.  A telegram was received here on last Monday, announcing the sad intelligence.  It is said that all business was suspended in the town in which he lived; and a large concourse of citizens attended the funeral of him whom every body loved and respected.  Judge Lane was indeed a good man, a model Christian; and his removal from time has made a void in the church and in society which would be hard to fill.  He was well stricken in years, having lived out, we suppose, his three score years and ten, the time allotted to man on earth.  He was a devoted member of the M. E. Church, South, and was a strong pillar in the society to which he belonged; yet he was no sectarian bigot, but had a kind and fraternal regard for all who truly love the Lord Jesus Christ.  Judge Lane possessed an ample share of the world’s goods, and was distinguished for his liberality in relieving the wants of the needy, and in aiding every benevolent enterprise for which his support was elicited; yet there never lived one, perhaps, who was more unostentatious in his charity and benevolence.  He was careful not to let his left hand know what his right hand did.  He was plain and childlike in his manners, simple in his dress, quiet, peaceable and godly in all his ways.  He was a man of fine, practical, good sense, and was in every respect one whose example might be safely followed.  By his death earth has been made poorer, but Heaven richer.  On earth he fought a good fight, kept the faith, and now he has finished his course, and obtained the crown laid up for him in Heaven.  How bright and how full of stars must be the “Crown of his rejoicing!”


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