Mrs. Amanda C. Wyly

The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
January 8, 1857, Page 3
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Departed this life, at her residence in this county, on Wednesday night, 9 o’clock, the 31st ultimo, of consumption, Mrs. AMANDA C. WYLY, consort of Robert F. Wyly, in the 23d year of her age.

Thus we see as the year 1856 was drawing to a close, the lamp of life was extinguished.  She had been a member of the Methodist E. Church, for several years, during which time she lived an exemplary life, evinced in her daily walk and conversation the reality of the religion which she professed.  The writer of this article has been acquainted with the deceased from her infancy, and if he was to enumerate the many Christian virtues connected with her character, the public would at once pronounce him extravagant.  She was possessed of an amiable disposition, true to her God, her children, parents and friends.  In her last expiring moment she was requested to manifest a token of her hope, she pointed towards Heaven, thereby signifying that her hope was in Jesus, and soon after exclaimed I wish I was gone!  I wish I was gone!! And sweetly fell asleep in Jesus.

“How bless’d the righteous when she dies!
When sinks a weary soul to rest,
How mildly beam the closing eyes!
How gently heaves th’ expiring breast!
So fades a summer cloud away;
So sinks the gale when storms are o’er;
So gently shuts the eye of day;
So dies a wave along the shore
Life’s duty done, as sinks the clay,
Light from its lead the spirit flies;
While heaven and earth combine to say,
How bless’d the righteous when she dies.”
--W. C. W.


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