Monday, February 8, 2010

Mark Goza

Deacon Mark, died at the home of Mead Williams, his son-in-law, near Donaldson, Ark., March 12, 1896. Aged 92 years, 2 months and 3 days. A native of Georgia but moved to Chester, S.C. in 1807. In 1833 he moved to Gibson county, Tenn; October 26, 1846 he was baptized into the fellowship of Pleasant Hill Baptist church, Eld. Shipman officiating. He moved to Hot Spring county, Ark., in 1848, and through his influence a Baptist church was organized in his house. This church was called Pleasant Hill, and ordained him a deacon, in which he served with honor until his death. He was a good man in every respect. He leaves seven children---two sons in Texas(one a Baptist minister) ; three sons and two daughters in Hot Spring county. These, with the entire community, mourn their loss. Oh that all may follow his example and prepare to meet him in heaven. We will sorely miss Father Goza from our family and church circle, yet our loss is his gain and he was ripe for the reaper. God bless his bereaved family.
B.S. Taylor
Donaldson, Ark.

Arkansas Baptist, March 25, 1896, page 7

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