James Marion "Lusk" Smith

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
November 29, 1883, page 3
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Death of Mr. Jas. Marion Smith.

The deceased, more familiar known as Mr. “Lusk” Smith, died in this city on Monday night last at ten minutes past 11 o’clock, after more than a year of suffering from consumption. He was born in this county March 27th, 1844, where he has lived all his life except the past eight years at Athens, Ga. He has been unable to do any business since September 1882, and had been confined to his room since last June. He returned to Cartersville in August, where he lingered until death relieved him as stated above. He bore his afflictions quietly and patiently, and it is a consolation to know from his own lips that he was not afraid to die.

Mr. Smith was highly respected and beloved by all who knew him here and in Athens. He was industrious and a good provider for his family and kind and gentle to them. This community deeply sympathize with the widowed mother and her two orphans. It is an evidence of the fact that he had many friends that every attention was paid to him and that he was followed to his grave by a large concourse of people. Dr. Felton preached a beautiful funeral sermon over his remains, at his late residence, and Rev. John Anderson completing the funeral exercises at the grave.

We hope that family and friends may bear up against this sorrow as best they can; but no philosophy can quiet the heartache of grief that must sooner or later come to us all.


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