Savannah Shockley

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
June 24, 1874, Page 3
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DEPARTED this life, at the residence of her father, in this city, on Saturday night last, SAVANNAH, daughter of T. B. SHOCKLEY.

Sadly we record the decease of this excellent and pious young lady, just verging into womanhood; the center of a thousand home affections, with all life’s sunny prospects smilingly spread out before her; lovely in person and character, kind and pleasant and cheerful, intelligent and well-informed, she was prized and loved by all who knew her, and was the very light of the domestic circle now darkened by her absence.  We drop warm tears over the tomb of the infant of days, and sadly bid adieu to the aged pilgrim, who, weary with the burden of accumulated years, gathers up his feet in death; but no sorrow so wounds the heart, no tear so scalds the check as those which spring from the loss of one whose early opening life, all full of promise and of peace, is suddenly and forever closed.  In the death of this sweet girl, however, her parents and friends have the unpurchasable consolation that their loss is her gain; and while in sadness they think of her closed eyes and silenced voice, they remember with thanksgiving her victory over death, and the rapture of her soul as she bade farewell to earth, in earnest expectation and triumphant faith of a home in Heaven.  If we have lost her, Heaven has gained her; and hope points forward to the hour, when, in the glory and immortality of a youth that shall never fade, we shall hail her among the redeemed above.


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