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Luther Rice Littlefield
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1826
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1903
Adamsville
McNairy County
Tennessee, USA

The angel came at 3:30 o'clock, March 25, 1903, and claimed for its victim a husband, father and friend. Luther Rice Littlefield, of Adamsville, Tenn. He was born December 25, 1826, -- at the good old age of 76 years and three months he died.

He Married Miss Nancy A. Wolverton of Tippah Co., Miss., December 28, 1849, at the age of 22, and for fifty four years they walked side by side in the road of life. His wife, now feeble and blind is left sitting by his empty chair waiting for the angel to return and take her home to her faithful friend.

The year he married he professed faith in Christ, and thus begun his married responsibilities in the cause of Christ. In 1849, Eld. Levin Savage, of happy memory, baptized him in Tippah Co., Miss., and for nearly fifty-four years brother Littlefield lived a conscieacious land mark Baptist, devoted to the cause of truth and righteousness. He reared a family of eleven children, some of whom have filled places of public trust, and his family is one of the most honored on the county. He moved to Tennessee in 1850 where by labor and economy he succeeded in earning a splendid living and leaves considerable property to his children, all of whom are married and have families.

How seeming sad it is to say goodbye, yet in the evening shadows of life, when pain and sorrows crown our brow, the good hand of Him who loves us, reaches down and takes us away to the Temple where the lights burn forever. Peace to the bereaved and praise to the King who conquered death, and set life's banner over the solemn tomb.
(MCNAIRY COUNTY INDEPENDENT, March 1903) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Littlefield (1756 - 1836)
  Sarah Turner Littlefield (1789 - 1832)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Artimesia Woolverton Littlefield (1829 - 1926)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Agatha Littlefield Harris (1849 - 1940)*
  Mary Jane Littlefield White (1851 - 1932)*
  James Luther Littlefield (1856 - 1932)*
  William Penn Littlefield (1857 - 1942)*
  John Monroe Littlefield (1859 - 1959)*
  America M. Littlefield Blakely (1865 - 1938)*
  Thomas Edward Littlefield (1870 - 1959)*
  Clarence Augustus Littlefield (1873 - 1910)*
 
 Siblings:
  Philip Bryant Littlefield (1778 - 1867)**
  Jehu Littlefield (1789 - 1863)**
  Mary Jane Littlefield Burgess (1795 - 1860)**
  Hannah Littlefield Gilbert (1796 - ____)**
  Rhoda Littlefield Gilbert (1799 - 1852)**
  Rebecca Littlefield Burgess (1824 - ____)*
  Luther Rice Littlefield (1826 - 1903)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
[Masonic emblem] / OUR DEAR FATHER / L. R. LITTLEFIELD / BORN / DEC. 25, 1826. / DIED / MAR. 25, 1903. / AGED / 76 YRS. & 3 MS. / May he rest in peace
 
Burial:
Adamsville War Memorial Park
Adamsville
McNairy County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Family Finder
Record added: Apr 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26213324
Luther Rice Littlefield
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Luther Rice Littlefield
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Luther Rice Littlefield
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