Monday, January 4, 2010

Elizabeth Thornton

Elizabeth Thornton died at the residence of J. M. W. Massingill, July 27, 1895. Aged 85 years, 5 months and 2 days.
Grandma Thornton was born in Jackson county, Ga, February 25, 1814. At the age 13 years she professed a hope in Christ. Was married to J. Thornton in 1833 in Pike county, Ga, and in 1854 moved to Russell county, Ala. Joined the Baptist church in 1855. Came to Arkansas in 1871 and was in the organization of Sardis church in 1874, and lived a devoted Christian and member until the summons came and called her home to join the church triumphant. Oh, how blessed it is to die in the triumph of a living faith. Death to those that be God's dear children is not other thing than the departure of all displeasure, the end of all travail, the door of desires, the gate of gladness, the port of paradise, the haven of heaven, the entrance to facility, the beginning of blissfulness.
R. P. McReynolds
Arkansas Baptist, August 21, 1898

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