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BROWN, Ollie

BROWN WILSON VEATCH

Posted By: Tony Mercer (email)
Date: 5/24/2019 at 22:16:31

OBITUARY
Written by Mrs. George W. WILSON.

Mrs. Ollie BROWN, wife of Bert BROWN of near Tingley, died August 23, 1903, at the age of twenty-four years, seven months and twenty-eight days, after a lingering and painful illness of three months. She was united in marriage to Mr. Bert BROWN, July 26th, 1896. To this union were born three little boys, Clare, Floyd, and little Wayne too young to remember his mamma. She united with the Christian church at Tingley, August 1899, of which she was a member at the time of her death.

Funeral service was conducted at the Christian church at 2 o'clock, Monday afternoon, August 24, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Mr. VEATCH, and was attended by a large congregation of the sorrowing relatives and friends of the departed one. The service was opened by an organ voluntary, followed by the song, "Nearer my God to Thee." by the choir. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers, of which the departed one was very fond. The text was "And ye now therefore have sorrow but I will see you again and your heart shall rejoice and your joy no man taketh from you." At the close of the service at the church the remains were taken to the Tingley cemetery, the hearse being followed by a large number of vehicles filled with relatives and friends. The usual burial services were performed at the grave. The grave was lined with white and decorated with flowers.

I think we can call rest assured that Ollie is not lost but gone before. She told us she was going to be with the redeemed, and that we would all come, but that there was no room now for us but there would be room when we came. She waved her hand and said there would be lots of room and they would bring in more seats when we came. May we all try to live so that when we are done with this earth there will be room in heaven where we will meet and know each other.

"Oh husband and friends, cease weeping.
Look upward to yon bright sky,
For there she awaits our coming
In a fuller world on high

She has left a world that is given
To sorrow and anguish and tears,
And entered that beautiful haven
Of peace through endless years.

Her eyes are closed and she is sleeping
Beneath the cold, damp sod
But the angels her vigils are keeping,
While her spirit dwells with God.

We joy in the hope we shall meet her,
When the sorrows of earth shall cease,
And in Heaven's high courts to greet her,
In a world of endless peace."

-The Tingley Vindicator, Thursday, September 3rd, 1903-


 

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