Flora Eugene (Vincent) Walters

February 15, 1850 - November 16, 1897
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Unknown Newspaper -- rec'd from Betty Ann (Crotwell) Allred 21 Aug 2001

The subject of this sketch, Flora Eugene WALTERS was born Feb. 15 1850, and died Nov. 16 1897 with cancere of the stomach and dropsy. She was the daughter of James D. VINCENT and Ludinda A. VINCENT. Her dear father died on his way to California March 19th 1825 (sic) [should read 1852] and in nove 1852 her mother also died leaving her and her younger sister Lou J. VINCENT to be raised by their grandmother Mrs. Susan VINCENT, who brought them up in the best way possible. She was married to W. H. H. WALTERS July 9th 1865, and from the union there are nine living children -- four girls and five boys all grown bur four, the youngest being eight years old. She joined the Baptist church at Wofford's Cross Roads, and was baptized July 3d. 1865 by Rev. P. E. Hawkins and ever lived a true Christian life. She was sick about a year and ever bore her suffering as one of God'd children. She was attended by four of the best physicians but her time had come and none could save the life so precious to her family and her friends. She often talked of loved ones gone and rejoiced to meet them in the skies, and be with them again in a better world where all tears are gone and parting is no more. In the evening before she died she called all of her children and several friends to her side and taking her husband by the hand asked him to meet her in Heaven and take good care of the children while he lived, and then she took each child by the hand and asked each one to meet her in Heaven, which each one promised to do. And oh, God may their pledges never be forgotten. She then called her friends, who had been so kind to her to do anything they could for her, and asked them also to meet her in Heaven, and then sent for others who were absent and told them she was going to die and this would be the last time on earth they would ever see her, and after receiving these promises to meet her in a better world she seemed easy and knew each one within a few minutes of death.

At eight o'clock in the evening, on Nov. 16th  1897 this blessed spirit took its flight to meet three little boys who were already called to Christ who said: "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for such is the kingdom of Heaven. Her dear old grandmother Susan A. VINCENT died March 31st 1877, and was laid to rest at Pine Log in Bartow county, Georgia, among a large concourse of friends and relatives to await the resurrection morn. At her request, on the spot she selected she was laid to rest near her only sister, Mrs. Lou WARD at Wofford's Cross Roads in Bartow county, Ga., near her birthplace and the home of her childhood days, in the presence of many relatives and friends there to await the resurrection morn.

Oh, may we all live so as when we are called to die that we may die in a full triumph of faith in Christ, our blessed Savior and be with our dear wife, Flora forever and ever.

If from our side our wife is gone,
And home be but a name;
Let's strive the narrow path to tread
That we the last may gain

Note: It seems that the poem is incomplete, but that is the end of the copy sent to me.

Note from Carol Carmichael:  I was going through some letters that my cousin had sent me over the past few years and found a copy of my great grandmother's obituary in what I thought to be an empty envelope. How I missed it before I'll never know, but it is full of family history and I wanted to share.


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