Will H. Reed

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
May 23, 1895, Page 8
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Death of W. H. Reed

When death comes to the old. We accept the fact as in the course of nature. O then the young and useful are taken. There is always in the minds of those, thus bereaved an unanswerable, Why? We are told that death loves a “shining mark.” The best people we know, do not shine. They are” the little ones” who go through life doing good, but you seldom hear of it. Their names are not put in the papers. They may come or go, but nobody hears it.

Will Reed was truly a good boy, but so unobtrusive in his manners, so wanting in self assertion, that only a few knew his real worth. He left Adairsville three years ago to take charge of the Roller Flour mills, at Hanlow, Tenn. There, where success crowned his efforts and life’s prospects seemed brightest and most desirable, the fell destroyer reached forth its hand and laid him low. And now, through a mist of tears, we look at a life so simple and quiet—yet so perfect amidst all its disadvantages, that the best might well imitate, and a death to be desired more than all the honors of earth, for truly, ‘twas that of the righteous.

The “Silver Cord” is loosed.

The golden bowl, in twain.

Yet in the unknown world we trust

The spirit lives again.


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