Richland Beacon News In Memory of Sarah Emma Boies, 1929
IN MEMORY OF OUR MOTHER – MRS. SARAH EMMA BOIES
In memory and love to our sainted mother, with bleeding hearts and bowed heads, how hard it is to submit and say "Farewell, Mother." Why oh! Why, can't we keep back the bitter aches, the burning tears, we know only this, it's mother, none so loving, kind, noble and true as mother, no voice can soothe the aching heart, no hand can cool the scorching brow as mother. Then why can't we rejoice instead of weep when we know that God gives and takes, for we know that she and we and all things come through Him, still through it all comes that sound, the sweetest, the noblest name under the sun, Mother. We know in whom you trusted, Mother, we know that child-like, simple faith you kept in Jesus, the Master. We know, Mother, that you await us on that beautiful, never-ending shore of time and eternity justified by the faith you kept in His Name, where the frailties, follies, sorrows and disappointments of this world do not come. Yet through it all, it's mother, sixty years our mother, so gentle,patient, living, noble and true, and when we think how little we did to repay you for your love our hearts break and the tears come thick and fast. Mother, oh! mother when cold and cruel death laid his icy hand on you and we pressed the farewell kiss on your brow, in the depth of sorrow, we cried out, but thank God not forever. In a little while, a few short years, and we will see you to love and be loved again by you. Mother, how we cherish, how we loved that noble, patient, loving Christian life you lived and left for us. We cannot reach through that impenetrable mysterious gulf that separates us and feel the gentle touch, nor hear mother's loving voice, but from the depth of our heart we can feel and hear through the beautiful loving life you lived and left for us. So with God's help and grace, we submit as best we can and with faith and hope we will soon or late be with you, mother, again. After eighty years and three days, at 8:30 last Saturday her gentle spirit slipped out to be with God who gave it. At the Prewitt Cemetery, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, in the calm, beautiful sunshine we, with a number of friends, paid our last respects and bid farewell to mother.She leaves eight children to mourn her loss. Six preceded her, making her the mother of fourteen. Those living are Mrs. Nannie Duff, Mrs. Clara Hewitt, Mrs. Alice Brunson, Mrs. Bertha Choat,William, E.A. Jr., R.L. and J.F. Boies. Thirty-two grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren survive her. J.F.B.