|Death: ||Jun., 1905|
Thanks to Leigh Sims for the following information:
The Waldron Advance
Friday, June 23, 1905
"Edith Allen Dead
On last Monday morning at about 10 o'clock the Angel of death reached forth her beautiful white hand and plucked one of Waldron's fairest flowers-a rose just beginning to bloom--and, although only in its infancy, its beautifulness and radiance glistened like the morning star, and its sweetness and fragrance permeated the love centres of its companions. The intelligence of the death of Edith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Allen, was a sad shock to everyone who knew her, as she was loved by them all for her sweet disposition and loving, Christian characteristics. That
this is true was shown by the many manifestations of the people to render any assistance in their power, regardless of consideration, when Edith was known to be ill, and especially when she was known to be beyond recovery. It
seemed that the whole population of Waldron manifested a personal interest in her welfare. Few faces could be seen that didn't express in some manner or other an interest in her. Edith was a few weeks more than twenty years of age, the last seven of which she lived the true Christian life. And it has been said by those who are in the position to know that she never faltered when opportunity, necessity or duty to perform a Christian act presented itself. During the
revivals in Waldron the past few months she was an invaluable benefactor in bringing souls to Christ. Her influence among her associates, as well as her faith in the Master, of course had much to do with this. Funeral services were conducted at the tent of the M.E. Church South Tuesday at 11 o'clock a.m. by Rev. W.L. Compere, pastor of the Baptist church, of which denomination Edith was a devoted, worthy member. The pallbearers follow: Messrs. Oliver Kemp, Sam Hughes, Harve Estes, Luther Hise, Homar Teeter and Earl Edney. A large number of young ladies especially Edith's immediate associates, carried showers of roses and other beautiful flowers with which to pay their last tributes of respect. The remains of Edith were interred at the Duncan cemetery. Those afflicted in this sad bereavement should find condolence in these few words: "It is the will of Him who doeth all things well." But this is a loss to many to whom only time and the sweet assurance that Edith now dwells with the Angels can offer repair."
Created by: Andrea Maloney
Record added: Oct 22, 2008
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