Monday, January 10, 2011

J.B. Cone

Born Oct. 12, 1808. Died Oct. 20, 1896. Aged 87 years, 8 days.
Bro. Cone was born in Washington county, GA. Moved to Alabama with his parents when very young; he united in marriage to Miss Malinda Dean in Alabama; he professed religion at the age of thirty, at a camp meeting in Conecuh county, Alabama; joined the M.E. church, south, at the time of his conversion and lived a consistent member all of this time, fifty-eight years. he moved to Arkansas in the year 1852 and reared a large family. Bro. Cone was an honorary member of Bearhouse Lodge, No 209, F. and A.M.; was a true mason in every respect. As he grew older he would look foward to the time that did come with joy. In our Father's house are many mansions, and he said in his last moments that he would soon be home with his loved ones who had preceded him. He was happy in life and joyful in death.
1. That in his death the lodge has lost a true brother and a kind-hearted Christian. Let us ever imitate his life and follow his example.
2. That in humble submission to do the will of God we bow.
3. That a copy of the resolutions be spread on the mnutes of Bearhouse Lodge, and one copy furnished the Arkansas  Baptist and Arkansas Methodist.
W.H. Rogers. E.V. Roney, R.B. Scott. C. Austin, Committee

Arkansas Baptist, January 13, 1896, page 15

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Means

Died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Thompson, December 6 1896, aged 79 years, 9 months and 4 days. Born in Greenville District South Carolina, March 2, 1817, daughter if Henry and Nannie Bradford; moved with her parents to St. Clair county Ala. in infancy; married to Andrew N. Means November 23 1838; professed religion in 1836; joined Mt. Zion church 1839, was baptized by Eld. Joseph Byars; moved with her family to Calhoun county Ark., 1853. She lived to a good old age full of good works that speak her praise more than pen can write or tongue can tell. She died in peace, loved by all, having lived to see her children all gathered into the fold. Her pastor feels that one of his best friends and helpers he has ever had is gone. We miss her in the home and in her church (Woodberry). She often expressed herself "just waiting to go and be with Jesus and the loved ones gone before." we thank our Father for her life and feel that nothing more could we ask. By the grace of God we will meet her on the other shore. Her pastor, L.O. Miers
Alabama Baptist please copy
Arkansas Baptist, January 13, 1897, page 15

H.H. Atkinson

Born in Noxubee county, Miss., Sept. 26, 1854. Died at Star City Ark. Dec. 11 1896. Aged 42 years 2 months and 15 days.
Bro. Atkinson came with his parents to Arkansas when but a child. In 1864 he joined the Baptist church and remained faithful until death. He, with his family, moved to Star City two years ago and united with this church. He was always ready to give a reason for his hope. An affectionate husband loving father and faithful friend. Always encouraging his pastor and aiding his church by his prayers, counsel and means. He recently entered the profession of law and was growing rapidly in favor and had a bright future before him. He leaves a loving wife, three children, two brothers and two sisters sorely bereaved. May God sanctify this providence to the good of relatives and friends. D.E. Gambrell

Arkansas Baptist, January 13, 1897 page 15

Harriett Cantrell

Died December 11, 1896. Aged 66 years. Born in Meigs county, Tenn. in 1830. In her infancy, her parents moved to Hamilton county and in 1860 she moved to southern Arkansas and married. Moved to Fulton county in 1891 and resided with her son-in-law B.H. Webb, until death claimed her. Such is the brief record of one who always answered duty's call. When only 16 she professed religion while in secret prayer. She joined the Presbyterians, but becoming satisfied that she had not followed Christ in Baptism, she after coming to Arkansas, joined the Baptists at Zion Hempstead county. In her last years she was a member of Liberty church in Fulton county. Her last words were, "Lord, take me now." She had fought a good fight and was ready for the victor's crown.
James C. Bryan
Arkansas Baptist January 13 1897, page 15

Jennie E. Dry

Born November 13, 1871; married to Jacob M. Dry September 13 1888; united with Walnut Valley church in July 1890 and baptized by Eld. John H. Soden. died December 23, 1896, in Jackson county, Arkansas and buried in Pleasant Valley cemetery December 24. The funeral service was conducted by Eld. S.W. Abernathy.
G.B. Borah
Smithville Ark
Arkansas Baptist, January 13 1897 page 15