The Southern Herald (MS)
The Southern Herald (MS)
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Description: Deaths – McNeil, Harrell, & Day;
Married – McGehee & McGehee;
Obituary for Miss Margaret A. Lea

Date: June 4 1887

Newspaper published in: Liberty, MS


Page/Column: Page 3, Column 3

Notes From Gloster
During the last week we have witnessed the burial of three persons in the city cemetery. The first, Mr. G. E. McNeil, (the gentleman who introduced truck farming here,) and on last Saturday we buried Mrs. Caroline Harrell, aged 78 years, and the infant of Mrs. B. H. Day. At the same hour and in these two burials were witnessed that never seen here before, and seldom anywhere, i.e., the oldest and youngest person of the town, city or community being buried at the same time, which should be a forcible reminder that death is certain.
On Thursday evening, 26th May, at the residence of the bride’s parents, near Liberty, by F. W. Stratton, Mr. SAMUEL H McGEHEE and Miss LELIA O. McGEHEE, all of this county.
The happy couple were not so absorbed in their momentous undertakings as to forget The Herald and in return for the complimentary token sent us, our heartfelt wish is that golden flowers of happiness and pleasure may be strewn along their pathway through life.
Another Christian, devoted sister and true friend has passed away from the scenes of earth. She has finished her work, her sufferings have ceased and ere this claims that reward prepared for the righteous. Miss MARGARET A. LEA was born where her life so sweetly and quietly passed away, on the 24th day of April, 1831, died May 8th, 1887. Since the death of her father in 1869, she has lived with a brother and sister at the old homestead, hospitable and kind to all. She united with Mt. Vernon Baptist church in September, 1854. The writer of this has known her in Christian fellowship for fifteen years, and stood by her while her pure spirit departed to that better land, where the fellowship of love can never be broken, where death nor any other power can separate us. Let us live as she has lived, that we may die as she has died—the death of the righteous. She leaves one brother, Mr. W. I. Lea, and five sisters, with a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss at church and fireside, but not without hope. Aunt Margaret, we have parted, but our life work and desire shall be to have a reunion beyond the river.

Submitted: 12/26/18

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