Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Mary Magdalen Hughs
Mary Magdalen Hughs, at her residence in Pope county, aged 71 years and 10 months.
Mrs. Hughs professed faith in Christ and joined the Baptist church about fifty years before her death. She was a faithful Christian always at peace with the church. Some of her last words were inquiring after the peace of the church. But she leaves her labor of love for the crown. “ Be thou faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of new life.” She was the mother of twelve children, four of who she survived, leaving eight to mourn her loss in tears.
We do not mourn as those that fear
Without a hope divine
We know our mother left her cares
For that celestial clime
Her affectionate son. A. H.
Arkansas Evangel, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 9, 1883