Mrs. V. C. Stovall

The Cartersville American
Cartersville, Georgia
April 20, 1886, page 3
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Death of Mrs. V. C. Stovall.

With deep and heartfelt regrets we record the death of Mrs. V. C. Stovall whose spirit passed from earth on the 19th inst., in Atlanta, Ga., after many months of suffering.

She was the faithful wife of Col. Thos. P. Stovall whose sojourn in our midst will be recalled be many of our readers; and the eldest of Hon. Mark A. Cooper’s children.  Mrs. Stovall was a lady of rare and high attainments better known perhaps in the social circles of Augusta and Savannah than in Bartow, as the former city was her home the greater part of her life.  Until 1885 Col. Stovall’s business affairs for near seven years kept himself and wife in the Old world, with headquarters in London, England.  Two daughters were borne to these parents, one of whom died while yet a child, the eldest bloomed into beautiful womanhood, became the wife of Thos. P. Branch of Augusta, Ga. and died there while yet a bride.  The daughters were strangely beautiful and a joy to all who knew them.  From Cartersville last May Col. Stovall moved his wife to Marietta hoping the change would benefit her health, which even then was precarious.  In October following to secure the best available attendance, another move was made to Atlanta, but the inevitable malady from which the deceased suffered or a combination of maladies closed the earthly career of this heroic woman, as above stated despite the ablest medical skill, and extra ordinary nursing.  Mrs. Stovall was born Dec. 12, 1825, in Eatonton, Putnam Co., Ga.  Her elegant entertainments, her wonderful musical accomplishments, her faultless taste, but more than all these her devotion, faithfulness and conscientiousness to the minutest details of duty, as wife, mother, daughter and Christian disciple, will shine forever in the memories of all who knew her.  She died full of bright faith as to the future world, a member of the Episcopal church, and is to be buried in the new cemetery grounds of Atlanta.


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