Saturday, December 1, 2012
Wm. Swain of Lonoke county, died at his home, November 15, after a short illness.
He was born in Maury county, Tenn., February 1821, and settled in the community where he was living at the time of his death. He leaves a large devoted family to mourn his loss.
The church trembles with fear when such pillars are moved. Faithful brethren and sisters cry, " The Lord will help." He was always ready for any department of work. The Sunday schools, the prayer meetings or regular services would seem incomplete when some temporary illness prevented him coming. His hospitable doors turned gladly on their hinges to admit his pastor or a passing minister; and no one can visit his church without missing him sadly. We are satisfied he was prepared for the plaudit "well done." But human wisdom can not understand how God in his love and mercy can repair such a loss to family, church and State. Let us turn the eye of faith towards our Father and say, "It is well."
Arkansas Evangel, Little Rock, Arkansas
December 6, 1883