Mrs. B. E. L. Timmons

The Cartersville Courant
Cartersville, Georgia
December 16, 1886, page 3
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Death of Mrs. Timmons.
The Wife of the Newly Appointed Pastor To the Methodist Church Dies Suddenly in Palmetto.
Action of the Church Conference –Appropriate Resolutions Passed.

Information of the death of the wife of Rev. B. E. L. Timmons, the pastor just assigned by the conference to the Methodist church here, reached the city Sunday morning through a telegram received by Mr. John W. Akin, sent by the bereaved minister.  The death of this estimable lady occurred at Palmetto, in this state, where the family have been living.  It was a severe shock to those who knew her here, and to very many others, particularly the members of the Methodist church.  Mrs. Timmons left four children, the eldest being aged seven years.  This sad event will necessarily delay Mr. Timmons’ advent upon his duties here for a short time. [Article continues, see Cartersville American, December 10, 1886.]


The Cartersville American
December 15, 1886, page 3

Wife of Rev. B. E. L. Timmons Dead.

A telegram was received on last Sunday announcing the death of Mrs. Timmons, which occurred on last Saturday.  After services Sunday morning a church conference was held, with Mr. W. C. Edwards in the chair.

Jno. W. Akin, Esq., offered the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted by a rising vote.

Whereas: The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at Cartersville, Ga., has heard, with profound sorrow, of the death of the wife of our newly appointed pastor, Rev. B. E. L. Timmons, and,

Whereas: Though Bro. Timmons had not commenced his labors among us; yet with perfect loyalty to our church government, we recognize this appointment by the bishop as the voice of God, and are conscious that it is our pastor and the shepherd of this flock who is bereaved;

Therefore, be it resolved by this church, in conference assembled:

1st, That we receive this sad intelligence with faith in Him who has promised that all things shall work together for good to them that love the Lord ---

2nd, That, while consolation in such an hour must come from the great Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, we nevertheless tender to our pastor the prayers and sympathies of this church –

3d, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of this conference, and the secretary be ordered to furnish a copy of the same to Bro. Timmons.



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