Mrs. Georgia Murphy

 
The Cartersville Courant
Cartersville, Georgia
July 1, 1886, page 2
 
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In Memoriam

At a meeting of the Sabbath school of Friendship at the Presbyterian church of Cartersville, Ga., the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:

Whereas it has pleased our Heavenly Father, in his wise and never erring Providence to call from our midst, our beloved sister, Mrs. Georgia Murphy…[Article continues, see June 17, 1886 issue.]

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The Cartersville American
June 22, 1886, page 3

Death of Mrs. Georgia Murphy.

Mrs. Georgia Murphy, wife of Col. R. W. Murphy, died on last Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock.

Our hearts are often called upon to mourn the departure of loved friends.

The monster, Death, ever and anon visits our community and robs us of some loved one.  The treasures of today are tomorrow hidden from our view.  The grave always hungry presses its claim.  Its victory over the body is constantly asserted, but when we are able, by faith in Him who conquered both Death and the grave, to look at the grave as only a temporary resting place, as was the subject of this notice, then we can say, as she did, though I would like to live for my friends I am not afraid to die.  She died in perfect peace, beloved and honored by all who knew her, and mourned by a whole community.  No one ever made a larger number of friends in the same length of time.  Her virtues were many, her charity was unbounded, her example for good was unexcelled, her love and devotion to the church to which she belonged was known to all.

Her funeral was preached in the Presbyterian church at ten o’clock Thursday by Rev. Mr. Alexander, and was attended by a large number of sorrowing and sympathizing friends.  As the funeral cortege entered the church the choir sang:
“Sister, thou wast mild and lovely,
Gentle as the summer breeze.”
And every heart said amen, a gentler Christian woman never lived.

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June 29, 1886
Page 3

In Memoriam.

[Resolutions of Respect for Mrs. Georgia Murphy by the “Sabbath School of Friendship at the Presbyterian church of Cartersville, Ga.”—see death notice in June 22, 1886 issue.]

 

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