|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1882|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1904|
DEATH OF A YOUNG TEACHER
WAS PRINCIPAL OF THE LAUCKPORT SCHOOL
And was Prominently Engaged in Church Work
The funeral services of Charles Emerson Stephens, conducted by Rev. M. L. Smith, of Bethany M. P. church of this city, assisted by Rev. J. L. Vincent, held at the home of his uncle J. H. Stephens, at five o'clock p.m. Sunday were the most impressive of their kind ever held. The corpse lay in a magnificent white casket strewn with flowers given by his friends, with a beautiful wreath at his head given by his pupils of the Lauckport school of which he was principal. In the room surrounding him were his pupils, each wearing a white carnation. The services were as follows:
Song - "No Friend Like Jesus"
Prayer - Rev. M. L. Smith, followed by singing, "Dear Ones Looking This Way."
Eulogy by Rev. J. L. Vincent followed by additional talk by Rev. M. L. Smith, reviewing the life of the deceased as follows:
"Charles E. Stephens, son of Rev. G. W. and Emma Stephens, was born at Limestone Hill March 31, 1882, and died March 25, 1904. From his boyhood he was of a loving disposition. He joined the Limestone M. P. church at the early age of 12 years and lived an upright Christian life. He held the position of class leader and superintendent of Sunday school and was sent by the church as delegate to the annual conference at Grafton in 1901. At the time of his death he was principal of the Lauckport school, which position he filled with ability and honor as is now shown by his weeping school children around him. Brother Stephens will be missed in church and State as well as in his chosen profession of teaching."
At the close of the above eulogy the school children passed out by his coffin followed by the friends and relatives. He was taken on the seven o'clock train to Leachtown over the L. K. V. R. R. this morning. From there he will be taken to the home of his father at Limestone and on Tuesday at ten o'clock will be interred in the Limestone cemetery.
George Washington Stephens (1852 - 1910)
Emma Louisa Morehead Stephens (1857 - 1922)
Charles Emerson Stephens (1882 - 1904)
Della Arminta Stephens Brown (1886 - 1915)*
Ronna Blanche Stephens (1894 - 1975)*
Albert Clayton Stephens (1897 - 1898)*
son of G W & E Stephens
Note: Top of the monument has engraved "Rock of Ages"
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Crystal
Record added: Apr 14, 2008
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