Sarah Helen Stokely

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
April 3, 1873, Page 3
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MRS. SARAH HELEN STOKELY (wife of D. V. STOKELY), whose maiden name was SARAH HELEN ALLEN, was born in Cocke county, East Tennessee, May 1st, 1831.

In her youth she professed faith in Christ, and united with the Baptist Church, at Pleasant Grove, in said county.  She was married to D. V. Stokely June 30th, 1853; was the mother of nine children, five sons and four daughters—seven of which are now living, three sons and four daughters; two little sons having preceded her to the Spirit Land.

On account of the persecution of Southern men, in East Tennessee, after the close of the late civil war, she willingly moved from Tennessee in 1865, and located in Bartow county, Ga., and joined the Baptist Church at Acworth.  She soon became of very feeble health after arriving in Georgia, but her health had improved considerably for the last few years, until Monday 17th of March, 1873. She was taken quite sick and had a physician called immediately; but seemed to obtain no permanent relief, but got worse all the time, until Sunday the 23d of March, when she, with her friends, was conscious that she was but a short time for this world.  She called her children to her bedside, kissed them and bade them farewell, and admonished them to meet her in Heaven.  She said she was going to Heaven; that death had no terrors for her; for her friends not to grieve, it was all well with her.  About seven o’clock that evening, in the presence of her excellent family physician (Dr. J. R. Humphries), her husband, children, brother and many kind friends, she breathed her last, as calmly as going to sleep, and appeared sensible in the last breath.

Truly, there are no terrors in death to the truly pious and humble Christian.



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