Mrs. Elliott (Louella) Northcutt

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
February 27, 1890, page 5
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Death of Mrs. Northcutt.

Mrs. Elliott Northcutt died at her home in this city last Saturday night and her remains were buried in Oak Hill cemetery Sunday afternoon. She was a good consistent Christian woman and her death is greatly regretted by a large number of friends. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss.


The Courant American
March 6, 1890
Page 1

In Memoriam.

Mrs. Louella Northcutt was born March 18th, 1858, in Cobb county, this state, and died in this city on the 22nd of Feb., 1890.

Very quiet and unobtrusive in her life, the subject of this sketch exhibited nevertheless in a very striking degree many of those qualities that go in to make up a most excellent and enviable character. She was full of energy—whatever her work was she pushed it with all her power.

Kindness of heart was a marked feature in her disposition. She was incapable of hard feelings against any one. She was thoroughly unselfish. Nothing in character is more rare than this and yet nothing more beautiful. She never seemed to think of self, but of what she could do to increase the comfort and happiness of others. In all her long and painful sickness, her thoughts seemed to be of her family and her friends. Often times in the very midst of her terrible paroxysms of pain, she would make suggestions, and give directions with reference to the comfort of those around her. Her patience was something wonderful. Her sufferings lasted four years, and were oftentimes exceedingly severe, but she was never heard to complain. Indeed she was even cheerful under it all. Many persons visited her in her sickness with the hope of carrying her some word of comfort, but came away comforted themselves. The gentle voice, the bright face, the heavenly hope showing itself in all she said and did were an inspiration to all around her, and many are the lives that will be better in the future because of her life.

She exhibited a sweet resignation to the divine will. With a kind husband, young children and a pleasant home making life desirable and this world attractive she lost her will in the Divine will, and was happy in the thought that her Heavenly Father knew better than she did what was for their good. Her hope of Heaven was clear and bright—her faith in Christ as her personal Savior firm and unshaken.

From the time she made a profession of faith, religion was her life. What her hidden feelings may have been, none can tell, but she seemed to be free from doubt, and happy in the full assurance of hope. For her, death had no terrors. Several times her physician assured her that without a change she could last only a few days or hours. Her reply was: “I am so glad.”

On one occasion her pastor, who had been hindered from visiting her for several days, coming in to see her, said: “I thought you would have been in Heaven by this time, sister Northcutt,” to which she replied: “I thought so too, but I have been disappointed in not getting off.” Indeed as she neared the end of her journey, her request was that in the prayers that were made for her, they would pray that she might not be in too great a hurry, but might bide God’s time. In reply to a question of her pastor as to the way before her being bright and clear, she said: “There are no clouds, there is no darkness, I am only trusting and waiting.”

After many years of severe suffering, her death was quiet, easy and peaceful. In thinking of her, her friends will not think as those who have no hope. The memory of her will be a precious legacy. In all the relations of life she tried to do her duty. Of very few could it be said with greater emphasis than of her: “She hath done what she could.”

May God in His grace comfort and keep the sorrowing family.


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