Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mrs.Mary Reynolds

Died November 23, 1896, aged 72 years. Whereas God in his wisdom has sent the death angel and taken from our church our dear mother in Israel. We humbly bow in submission to him who doeth all things well. After only a few hours of suffering, she was called up higher. While we greatly mourn the loss; yet we mourn not as those who have no hope. While we feel our loss, we know to her it is a great gain . Sister Reynolds was born in Tennessee and married to John Reynolds, moved to Texas, from there to Benton County, Ark., some thirty years ago where she spent a consecrated Christian life. She lived to help others live. She was converted and joined the church when a girl. She was the mother of ten children; five gone before, and five remain to mourn with their father the loss of one so dear. She was a dutiful wife, a loving mother, a generous neighbor and a humble Christian. Always ready to visit the sick and administer to their wants.
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Adopted in conference by the Springtown Baptist church, February 27, 1897.
J.S. Spires, Mod. pro.tem
C. C. Mackey, C.C.
Springtown, Ark.
Arkansas Baptist, March 17, 1897, page 15

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