Mrs. Bernia Stegall

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
May 6, 1909, Page 3
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Death of Mrs. Emsly Stegall.

On Sunday morning at 3 o’clock, the 18th inst., the soul of Mrs. Emsly Stegall took its flight from her home at 604 William Street, Chattanooga, Tenn.  She had not been well for several months, but nothing serious was thought of it, and only a few day’s intense suffering intervened before her spirit had crossed that bourn from whence no traveler ever returns.

Mrs. Stegall was in her 38th year, and leaves a husband and three children to grieve for her.  Wallace, aged 14 years, Daisy, 10 years, and Joe 3 years of age.

Before her marriage she was Miss Bernia Henderson, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ratia Henderson, of Stilesboro, Ga., and was one of three children. W. O. Henderson, of Stilesboro, her brother, and Mrs. W. H. Griffin, of this place, her sister.

Her mother, Mrs. Jennie Henderson, also survives her, and was at her bedside all during her illness.

Many kind and loving friends waited upon her with gentle ministrations, and everything that could be, was done to relieve her suffering, but He, who doeth all things well, and who never makes a mistake, knew that her life work here was done, called her to higher courts above, where suffering is at an end and parting is no more.

Her funeral services were conducted at Whiteside Methodist church at 10 o’clock by her pastor, Rev. John M. Crowe, Monday morning.

Her body was laid to rest in Forest Hill cemetery.

She had long been a member of the Methodist church and all who knew her loved her for her sweet, patient Christian spirit.  She was always kind and helpful to those in need, and was a great worker in her church.

The floral offerings sent by friends and relatives were many and beautiful, and as they were placed by gentle hands upon the mound that composed her last resting place here, they seemed by their quiet fragrance to breathe an incense upward to Him who gave and who taketh away.  Blessed be the name of the Lord.

“We shall reach the summer land
Some sweet day bye and bye,
We shall press the Golden Strand
Some sweet day, bye and bye.
Oh the loved ones watching there
By the tree of life Life, so fair,
Till we come their joy to share
Some sweet day bye and bye.”

Kingston Times.


May 13, 1909
Page 4.

Letters of Administration.

W. D. Henderson on the estate of Bernia Stegall, late of Hamilton county, Tennessee.



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