Monday, July 30, 2012

Clara Ann Groves

Sister Groves was born in Maryland March 12, 1815; and married Allison Groves (who died twelve years ago.) They were both baptized in the Potomac river. They moved from Maryland to Shelby county, Ala., where they remained until 1847, when they came to Union county, Ark, and united with Spring Hill church, where they remained until the Master called them to his heavenly home.  They were kind, charitable, and always ready to alleviate the sorrows of their friends and neighbors. They were the parents of ten children: eight boys and two girls. Seven of them yet living, though scattered in Texas and Arkansas. Sister Groves, after her husband's death, lived with her children, sometimes in Texas then in Arkansas. She died at her sons, John R. Groves of Groesbeck, Texas, on the 6th of February 1891. She was the victim of typhoid pneumonia, with which she struggled for fourteen days. She endured great suffering, but it is all over now. She rests from pain and sorrow, waiting with those gone before, for those who are to follow. Why should we mourn? She is in a prepared mansion, where pain and death can never come.
W.Ward, Champagnolle, Ark

Arkansas Baptist, Little Rock, Arkansas
Febraur 26, 1891, page 7

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