Monday, February 8, 2010

William Penn Hurley

Died at this home near Hickory Grove Baptist church, December 12, 1895, after an illness of only four days. Bro. Hurley was born March 5, 1840, in Dyer county, Tenn; moved to Arkansas in 1859; was married to Miss Malviney Roberts in 1869. In the fall of 1874 he professed faith in Christ and united with Hickory Grove Baptist church in Jackson county. The church was so impressed with his upright walk that he was ordained a deacon. He was a man of untarnished reputation and an earnest, devoted Christian, But he is gone. And as we judge a tree by its fruit, we feel that our loss is his gain. He will be missed here. The wife is bereft of a loving husband, the children of a kind and tender father, the church of a faithful deacon and the community of a good man. But God knoweth best, and he doeth all things well. While he has gone, may we feel  'twas for our good, and that the Lord has only called him to his reward,
H. Leeman Thomas
Arkansas Baptist, March 18, 1896, page 7

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