Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mrs. S.F. Lindsey

Mrs. S.F. Lindsey, wife of Dr. R.W. Lindsey, died at her home in Little Rock, on the evening of the 29th ult.
She was the daughter of Mr. Byrd and Mrs. Sarah Hensley, and was born at Barbourville, W. Va., July 25, 1851; was married in Little Rock the last day of December 1874. She professed religion and joined the Baptist church twenty years ago, and was at the time of her death a beloved member of the First Baptist church of this city. Mrs. Lindsey had been an invalid for the past ten years, and died of that insidious and lingering disease, consumption. She leaves a devoted husband, two sprightly and promising sons, an affectionate niece, Miss Frankie Lindsey, and many other sadly bereaved relatives and friends to mourn her death. Dr. Lindsey, being a well known and popular physician, with a large circle of personal friends, has the sympathy of the entire community. Mrs. Lindsey had filled, faithfully and well, all the relations sustained in life, being prepared for the summons when it came, her family think of her as "not lost, but gone before". The funeral took place at the family residence at the corner of Seventh and Arch streets and was attended by Little Rock's best people. In the absence of her pastor, Rev. J.K. Pace, the funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.A. Clark, editor of the Arkansas Baptist, assisted by Rev. .B. Miller, pastor of the Second Baptist church. The burial took place at Oakland Cemetery, and the remains were followed to the grave by a long procession of sorrowing friends, who should remember the words of Jesus:
"She is not dead, but sleepeth."

"Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose.
Unbroken by the last of foes." M.

Arkansas Baptist, Little Rock, Arkansas
October 16, 1890, page 8, col. 4

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