Miss Mary Mountcastle

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
July 9, 1908 , Page 1
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Miss Mountcastle Dead.
Well Known and Much Esteemed Lady Passes Away Last Monday.

Miss Mary Mountcastle died, at her home, in this city, last Monday.  She had been ill about six months, but only took her bed about nine weeks ago.

Miss Mountcastle was born in Petersburg, Va., December 12, 1843.  She was the daughter of the late William R. Mountcastle, who lived originally in Virginia, afterwards at Warrenton, N. C., from which place he moved to Cassville, in this, which was then Cass county, in 1857.  From Cassville he moved to Cartersville in 1859.  The Mountcastle family have since then been closely identified with Cartersville’s interests and have been known through all the years for their great sense of right and thoroughly circumspect lives.  Miss Mary joined the church in 1859 and was a faithful worker in that organization and the cause of Christianity all her days.  The father, Wm. R., Sr., died in 1893 and since that time Mr. William R., Jr., and his sisters have lived at the old home on South Avenue. The other brothers and sisters besides William R., who survive Miss Mary are: James T. and Miss Virginia, of this city, Ben R., of Atlanta; Hilliard M. of Columbus, and Mrs. Annie Hall, of Rome.

Miss Mary Mountcastle was truly a fine character and no eulogy which could be paid her would be any too strong. There was no side to any question with her but the right side and she was always unswerving in her beliefs when she was right.  She was kind hearted and did many acts of kindness that will linger after her.  Her co-workers in the church always knew she could be depended upon when any special work, no matter how arduous or trying, was to be performed.

The funeral services took place from the Methodist church Tuesday at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. G. W. Duval, pastor of the church, officiating.  Mr. Duval paid a fine tribute to her in his remarks.  The remains were interred at Oak Hill.


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