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Description: Death of Mississippi L. DavisDate: July 20 1900
Newspaper published in: Liberty, MS
Page/Column: Page 3, Column 3
DIED--At her home in Magnolia, Miss., at 10 o'clock Tuesday night, July 10, 1900, Mississippi L. Davis, aged 22 years, 1 month and 20 days. The body was brought to Liberty for burial Wednesday afternoon. The beautiful casket was conveyed to the Methodist church, and sorrowing relatives and friends gathered there to pay the last sad tributes. Living hands had draped the house in mourning, and beautiful flowers lent their fragrance to the sad scene. The solemn Methodist burial service was read by Rev. R. A. Breland, followed by a most feeling and earnest talk and prayer. Touching and comforting hymns were sung by the choir. The casket was opened and friends took a last lingering look at the sweet girl who was so dear to them. Tenderly the body was carried to the cemetery and in reverent silence laid beside the father she had loved so well. Miss Sippie was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Davis. She was born and reared in Liberty, and only a few of the years of her life were spent out of her native town. Here was her home, and here are many who knew her worth, and friends who mourn her untimely death. She had always been radiant with health and spirits, and the news that she had been stricken down with typhoid fever came as a shock to our people. Many were the prayers that went up to God to spare her yet awhile longer. All that physicians and friends could do was done, but to no avail, and after 53 days of suffering the beautiful young life went out. Sad, indeed, that she should have been taken just in the dawn of woman hood when life meant so much to her and earth seemed so fair. But while from the depths of our anguish we are led to exclaim, "How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways are past finding out." We must not forget "the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God." ''He doeth all things well," and we are content to leave our friend with Him. The family of this dear girl have been life-long friends of the editor, and to each one he tender sincere sympathy, praying that the Heavenly Father may look down in tender mercy on them, giving them that "peace which passeth understanding."