Monday, January 10, 2011

Dr. W.A.C. Sayle

Born September, 1835 in Robertson county, Tenn; was a student at William Jewel college, took the degree of M.D. from the Kentucky School of Medicine, where he graduated with honor in 1859; came to Lewisburg (the parent of Morrilton) in the same year and soon took a place in the front rank of his profession which he has held till forced to  retire a few years ago; joined the Baptist church in 1860. For thirty-five years he was a leader in every laudable enterprise. He carried his church in his heart and put his very soul into the Sunday school of which he was the model superintendent.  He served on the State Board as treasurer a number of years. After four years' suffering and struggling with the fell destroyer our brother succumbed , and departed to be with Christ Dec. 30, 1896, leaving his consort and a son, Mr. Claude Sayle of Little Rock, all who know him to mourn his decease. Our brother's life was a most eloquent sermon; his death, a most glorious triumph.
The battle's fought the victory's won.
The soldier's laid down his armor down;
The toiler well his task hath done,
And gone to wear a fadeless crown.
Giles C. Taylor

Arkansas Baptist, January 13, 1896, page 15

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