Saturday, July 5, 2014

Catherine K. Walls

                      In Memory of Catherine K. Wallis
In the stillness of the night August 9, 1896, whilst kindred and friends kept watch, death entered the abode of Dr. J. C. Wallis of Arkadelphia, Ark., and clipped the cord that held within the tenement of clay the soul of his beloved wife, Catherine, and bore it away to realms of eternal bliss to occupy a mansion in that home "not made with hands, eternal in the heavens"
The subject of this sketch was a daughter of W. K. and Anna McLure  (nee Jones); was born in Clark county, Ark., October 10, 1863; joined the Okolona Baptist church when about 11 years old; was married to J. C. Wallis January 31, 1882. After her marriage she attached herself to the Arkadelphia Baptist church and remained a consistent member until her death. The writer became her stepfather and guardian when she was 3 years old, and a more dutiful child I never knew. I can not remember that she ever disobeyed a parental command or refused a parental request; always cheerful and happy, kind and obliging, and to add to the enjoyment of others seemed to be one her greatest pleasures. During the early part of her illness she expressed regret at having to leave her children, but a few weeks before her death she said that burden had been taken away, and felt that she was willing to leave them in the hands of the Lord. She leaves two children, Charles and James, aged 5 and 1 years, respectively. May the Lord be ever mindful of his promises to these dear little children, guide them through the paths of rectitude and right, adorn them with all the charms of a godly life, and at the last save them, together with hold them most dear in heaven.
Charles Cargile, Okalona, Ark.

Arkansas Baptist, Little Rock, Arkansas 
August 26, 1896, page 15

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