Mrs. W. F. Rhodes

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
March 5, 1896, Page 8
 
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“Over the County—Taylorsville.”

A gloom hovered over our community on Thursday morning, 20 th instant, when it was announced that the black-robed “Angel of Death” had been in our midst and claimed for its own the gentle spirit of Mrs. W. F. Rhodes. Young, talented, and with her many noble qualifications, it seems unreal that she is cut down in the zenith of her youth, bloom and beauty. Less than two weeks ago, the “Angel of Annunciation” bore to her loving arms a living flower, and in the sacred robe of motherhood she found her crowning joy. But an all-wise creator, in whom she trusted and faithfully served, saw in her a shining jewel, too pure and stainless for the rough usages of time, but fitted only for heaven’s diadem, and sent His messenger to end her earthly sufferings and bear her pure and gentle soul through the dark “Valley of Death” to the brighter regions of the world above. Under the crushing weight of this sorrow, we wonder why, in the beginning of her youth and happiness, is she taken—why her home is left desolate, robbed of wife and mother? But echo only answers—why? Oh! could we push ajar the gates of time, and stand within and all God’s workings see, we could interpret all this doubt and strife; and for each mystery could find a key. To her relatives and friends, and especially to the young husband, we tender our deepest sympathy. Amy they be made to realize that she is “not dead, but only sleepeth” and on the resurrection morn will awaken with a triumphant cry to welcome her loved ones that are now left behind.

 

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