Monday, November 16, 2009

Laura Coffman

Aged 8 months. Died Jan. 5th, 1897. Buried Jan. 6th at Portia, Ark., the writer officiating.
Sad and heart-piercing was the scene. A young father and mother grieving for the babe whom God had transferred to the land where separations, trials and sorrows are no more. Rest sweetly, holy one, thou art free from sin. Mourn not, tender parents, the soul liveth! Can we but reach that stage of purity held by that child, God truly will say "Thou good and faithful man, well done." The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord"
Jesse N. Teats
Black Rock, Ark.
Arkansas Baptist, January 20, 1897, page 15

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