Edmund D. Puckett, Jr.

 
The Standard and Express
Cartersville, Georgia
March 14, 1872, page 3
 
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We are pained to announce the death of E. D. Puckett, Jr., of this place.  He died of consumption, on the morning of the 12th inst.  A more extended notice will be given in our next issue.

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March 21, 1872
Page 3.

EDMUND DOUGLAS PUCKETT, one of Cartersville’s nicest and most highly esteemed and popular young men, in the very vigor and flush of young manhood, fell a victim to that flattering but insidious disease—Consumption, at his father’s residence near this place, at three o’clock, Tuesday morning, the 12th inst.  He professed religion, joined the church, and received the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, at the hands of his Pastor, Rev. Geo. R. Kramer, before his death. –When the messenger came with the summons, in the early morn ere yet the sun had dissipated the darkness in which nature slumbered, it found him ready to go, his lamp was trimmed and burning, and bidding adieu to earthly ties, he folded his arms and gathered up his feet, and
“Swift as the eagle cuts the air,
He mounted aloft to his abode.”
His funeral was preached at his father’s residence, on the next afternoon at 2 o’clock, by his pastor, then his remains were attended by a concourse of sad and weeping friends and his brethren of the mystic tie, to the old Presbyterian church grave-yard, where sleeps the dust of his mother, sister, and brothers, in the beautiful valley and near the rippling waters of the majestic Etowah, the scene of his childhood, boyhood and youthful sports, and there, with Masonic honors, were committed to the tomb, where
“His flesh shall slumber in the ground
Till the last trumpet’s joyful sound;
Then burst the chain with sweet surprise,
And in his Saviour’s image rise.”
He leaves, of a large family, a father, brother, and sister, to mourn their loss.  Soon the family will all be gone, as the fell disease which has swept off so many of them, still preys upon the vitals of some of the surviving members.  May God temper the winds to the shorn lambs.

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The Standard and Express
October 10, 1872, Page 2

Letters of Dismission.

C. G. Trammell declares that he has fully administered the last Will and Testament of Edmund D. Puckett, Jr.

 

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