Mr. J. L. Luther

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia

Thursday, April 11, 1912

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J.L. Luther dies at Moultrie, Ga.
Remains Brought Here for Funeral and Interment.

Mr. J. L. Luther, a former resident of this city, and a well known and popular citizen died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.L. Stevenson in Moultrie, Ga. last Friday, April 5th, after an illness of about a month’s duration.

The remains were brought to this city last Saturday morning and carried to the home of Mrs. Pettit, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.M. Long, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. George F. Brown, pastor of the East Side Baptist church. Interment was held at his old home at Cassville.

The Moultrie Daily Observer of Friday April 5th has the following account of his death:

“A life full of Christianity and usefulness came to an end this morning at 4:30 o’clock when James L. Luther died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.L. Stevenson. At his bedside during his last hours were three of his children, Mrs. Stevenson, Mrs. Pettitt, and T.L. Luther to whom he spoke comforting words until a short time before the Angel of Death visited. His end came peacefully and calmly.

“The direct cause of Mr. Luther’s death was heart trouble, from which he had been suffering for about a month. He was able to be up and around the house until a week ago, when he was forced to go to bed. Up until this sickness he had been in very good health and was a remarkably healthy man.

“Mr. Luther, when he died, was 79 years, six months and 21 days old, having been born in September 1832. His birth place was in DeKalb county near Atlanta. When he was but a small boy he moved to Bartow county, where Mr. Luther was living at the time of the Civil War. He enlisted in the Sixth Georgia Cavalry and served with distinction until captured in Bartow county in November 1864, and was taken North to Camp Chase. He was released from the Federal prison in June of 1865 and returned to Bartow county.

“Mr. Luther was a widower for fifteen years and lived with his different children since then. He had been coming to Moultrie for a number of years and spending the winter at the Stevenson home, becoming very well acquainted here.

“The dead man was a careful and consistent member of the Baptist church, having joined that faith when he was but 14 years old. He was a member of P.M.B. Young Camp. Confederate Veterans and they are to have charge of the funeral when he is buried.

“Mr. Luther is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Stevenson, Mrs. Pettitt, of Cartersville, and Mrs. J.B. Boyd of Peach Texas and four sons, W.C. and R.B. Luther, of San Francisco, Cal., and T.L. and J.L. Luther, of Dallas, Texas.

“Funeral services are being held this afternoon at four o’clock at the Stevenson home by Dr. Arch C. Cree, assisted by Rev. J.M. Glenn. The remains will be taken to Cartersville over the A. B. & A. railroad and the interment will be made at Cassville, near there, tomorrow.

“The pall bearers who bear the remains to the train tonight are John A. Wilkes, John R. Hall, J.A. Heard, R.E. Lewis, R.T. Roddenbery, and Thad Adams.”

Mr. Luther left here several months ago to visit his daughter at Moultrie after having enjoyed a pleasant visit to his daughter, Mrs. J.R. Pettitt here. Mrs. Pettit received news about a week ago that her father was very ill and went down there and was with him when he died. Mr. Luther visited his daughter here quite often and also visited his brother-in-law Mr. R.L. Griffin on many occasions.

Mr. Luther was very well liked by everyone and was a good and noble man and a Christian. The grief stricken family have the sympathy of everyone one in this community in their sad bereavement.


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