Albert Nix

Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia

July 21, 1927

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Sad Incident Near Kingston

On Saturday morning a man by the name of Jonas Groomes who lives a half mile from town came in and reported the death of Albert Nix, his stepson, who passed away at sic o’clock, and said he had no money and no credit to get a casket or clothes to bury this boy, so Mrs. J.N. Rampley started out to beg money to purchase a casket and soon had $20.00, then she called Mr. Warren Whitworth at Adairsville, who furnished a real nice casket for this amount.  Then when he learned it was a destitute case of poverty, he himself came and brought the casket.

Accompanied by Mrs. Rampley and Mrs. C.E. Johnson, they went to the home where they found the mother of this seven year old boy who was dead, past doing anything for herself or the other five small children who survive as she has pellagra in the last stages.

It was the most pitiful case of extreme poverty ever witnessed by these people for they found only some corn meal in the house to eat and those poor little undernourished children and weak sick mother was enough to bring tears to their eyes.

Mr. Whitworth volunteered to carry the body to Mt. Pisgah church on Sunday where Rev. John Barnard conducted the funeral service Sunday at 11 o’clock, then Mr. Whitworth gave Mrs. Rampley two dollars which with other things she could beg four potatoes, milk, eggs, butter, beans, and lots of things she sent to the home.

Surely the Christian people of this town and community ought to awake to their duty and see that even in their doors so to speak is work for real missionaries.  May the Lord bless the work of Mrs. Rampley and Mrs. Johnson, is the only reward they ask for the Lord said what so ever you give to one of His little ones in His name, shall be rewarded in Heaven.


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