Sunday, January 10, 2010

C.D. Sellars

Born in Maury County, Tenn., May 9, 1835. Died near Sallisaw Ind. Ter., November 4, 1896.
Bro. Sellars has lived in North Arkansas forty years. When only 16 he was converted and joined the Baptists. In 1878 he was licensed and in the same year ordained to the ministry, in Independence county by Elds. A.J. Copeland and David Haywood. In 1882 he had a paralytic stroke, and was rendered almost helpless until death. In 1895 he cut his foot and as the wound never healed, doubtless hastened his death. Just before his death, he sang, "Oh how happy are they ." etc. His greatest grief was to leave his family almost destitute. He leaves a wife and five children and a host of friends to mourn his death. We commend his exemplary life to them as an example. Follow him and you will hear the Father say. "Well done, good and faithful servant."
By his friend for twenty years.
C.B. Williams

Arkansas Baptist, December 2, 1896, page 13

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