William McKelvy

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
August 29, 1889, page 5
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Death of Mr. William McKelvy.

We stated in last week’s paper that Mr. William McKelvy was very ill and not expected to recover; this week it is our sad duty to inform our readers that his death occurred on Saturday night at about midnight. Mr. McKelvy was nearly seventy-two years old, and had been a resident of the county for about a half a century—has lived at Cass Station for thirty-eight years. He has eleven living children and all of these were around him during his sickness. He was a member of the Methodist church and lived a Christian life, and when he died and left dear ones to weep over his departure, he left them not without hope of meeting again, for his life below was full of blessed assurance of a happy reunion in heaven. Unconscious for several days before his death, he left no words of dying testimony, but we have what is better—the record of a life well lived and pointing to a home in heaven. May the grace of God sustain the bereaved wife and children during those dark hours. His remains were interred in the Cartersville cemetery Monday. Rev. J. T. Lowe, assisted by Rev. Mr. Quillian, conducted the services which were impressive indeed.---W. C. W.


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