R. W. Venable

The Weekly Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
May 24, 1867, Page 3
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At the residence of his father, near Adairsville, on the 14th instant, R. W. Venable, of the firm of Veach, Gray & Venable of pulmonary consumption, aged 27 years.

Though for some time expected; the decease of our friend has caused a sensation of deep regret and grief wherever he was known.  In him the community has sustained the loss of a correct business man and promising citizen.  His companions will long remember his genial manners, obliging friendship and elevated morality.

As for ourself, we feel we have lost a friend; one whose suavity of manners, evenness of temper and cheerfulness of disposition under all circumstances, have won for him an abiding place in our affections.  Possessing a noble, generous and lofty spirit, he was incapable of descending to mean, or petty acts to accomplish an object; but always in the dignity of true manhood he stood above reproach or suspicion in all his intercourse with his fellow men.

To those with whom he was connected by ties of consanguinity, his loss is irreparable – yet their mourning need not be the lamentations of despair –their loss is his infinite gain.

The son and brother early trained to rites of the sanctuary, early felt and yielded to the promptings of religion, and avowed himself a soldier of the Cross.  Arrayed in the panoply of Christ’s righteousness, he breathed his last in pious resignation, and we believe, has left the cares and vanities of earth to enter upon the felicities of Heaven.


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