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Description: Burned to Death – Miss Sarah Lee;
Obituary for Mrs. Josephine P. Causey;
Married – Butler & Tynes
Newspaper published in: Liberty, MS
Page/Column: Page 3, Column 2
Burned to Death
Editor Herald—Yesterday I was called upon to perform the burial service of one who had died under peculiarly sad circumstances.
Early Thursday morning, the 10th inst., Miss Sarah A. Lea, living near church, was fatally burned, and died in a few hours. She had started to the kitchen, carrying fire for the stove, when she got a severe fall, striking her face and head, and from which it is believed she was unable to rise. Her clothing caught fire, and when her brother, W. I. Lea, who was the only other person on the place, and who had been away to the lot, came in, he found her near where she fell, with her clothing literally burned off. She did not recover sufficiently to give any account of the horrible affair, suffered most intensely, and died at 11 a. m.
Doctors Naul and Collins were summoned as quickly as possible, but the case was beyond human reach.
Sister Lea was a humble Christian, having been a member of Mt. Vernon church since April 22nd,
1855. Her age was 59 years, 5 months and 20 days.
In the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends, the body was laid to rest in the family cemetery, and now awaits the resurrection. – T. C. SCHILLING.
Gillsburg, Dec. 12.
Died, on the 28th day of October, 1891, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. J0SEPHINE P. CAUSEY, wife of David N. Causey, and second daughter of M. D. and D. D. Corcoram.
The subject of the above sketch was born on the 15th of June, 1842, in Amite county, Miss., was married to Mr. Causey on the 31st of December, 1863. During a revival at Unity Presbyterian church, in 1874, she took her husband's arm and followed him to the altar of God, where they surrendered their hearts to the Master.
Of a quiet, modest disposition, she was always ready with counsels of peace. As a wife, woman was never more devoted. As a mother she was kind, self-sacrificing, but firm in the guidance of her children. When there was sickness within her reach you would always find her at the bedside of the afflicted, ready to soothe the aching brow, and administer that consolation that Christians alone can give. As a sister she was of the best. Sis was growing old, but age only added a charm to her smile and grace to her step, and many an eye will moisten at the thought that we shall see her dear face no more on earth. "She opened her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue was the law of kindness."
Grieve not, bereaved ones, for
"No night shall be in heaven--no darkened room,
No bed of death, nor silence of the tomb,
But breezes ever fresh with love and truth
Shall brace the frame with immortal youth."
At the residence of the bride's father, Dr. H. K. Butler, in Amite county, on 15th December, 1891, by Elder R. J. Stewart, Mr. M. EUGENE TYNES, of Robertson county Texas, and Miss ICY. F. BUTLER.
Attendants--Mr. Jeff. D. Tynes, of Gloster, and Miss Garrette Knox, of Amite county.
This young couple have the best wishes of a host of friends, who anticipate for them a bright future. They go immediately to their future home in Texas. May the benedictions of an allwise Father go and abide with them, cheering and prospering them.
R. J. STEWART