Sunday, March 25, 2012

W. J. Carter

Bro. W.J. Carter died Oct. 9th, 1885, aged 73 years and 7 months. He was born in the State of South Carolina in 1812. He moved to Alabama and was married to Rebecca Meador in the holy bonds of matrimony. In 1835, he professed faith in Christ, and was baptized into the fellowship of the Mout Pleasant Church by Elder Kedar Hawthorn. He moved thence to Concord church, in Prairie county, Alabama. He moved thence to Mississippi and joined Harmony church from which he obtained a letter, and went into the Ebenezer Church. In 1842, he was elected an ordained deacon. From there, he moved to Nevada coutny, Arkansas, and joined Pleasant Grove Church, in which he remained a consistent member until the day of his death. Bro. Carter died as he had lived, strong in the faith. He had long been one of the main pillars of the church. His Christian walk has exerted a mighty power for good. he leaves six children and hosts of friends to mourn his loss. But when we realize that our loss is his eternal gain, we "sorrow not even as others which have no hope."
T.D. Tipton
Arkansas Evangel, Little Rock, Arkansas
November 5, 1885 page 3, col 3

Mississippi and Texas papers please copy

Note: there is no Prairie County, Alabama

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