Saturday, November 28, 2009

Eld. G.C. Goodwin

Born in Fayette county, Miss., July 11, 1848. Died February 10, 1897. He leaves a wife and four children. Married Sister Susan Pate, November 16, 1869, and they together joined the Watervalley Baptist church in August, 1871. He was baptized by the pastor, W.W. Dupuy; was ordained as a deacon in 1872; licensed to preach in 1873, and ordained to the ministry in 1874. He served the church at Coffeyville for eleven years and gave it up to come to Brinkley, Ark., Dec. 18, 1888. He served the Brinkley church and others, and seven years ago he was called to the care of the Philadelphia church, where excepting one year,  he has continued his work as pastor till he gave it up in death and went to his reward. As a husband, he was kind, loving and true, sharing alike the joys and sorrows of his family. He was the counsellor,  advisor, and peacemaker in every community or town where he lived. As a servant of God, his humble success speaks more vividly of his acceptance with the God he served than can be told by the pen of man. And now, as we pause to draw the curtain of silence o'er his final resting place , we can truthfully say " he peacefully rests from his labor and his works do follow him"
Arkansas Baptist, March 24, 1897, page 15

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