|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1857|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1944|
Madisonville Democrat, (Monroe Co. TN) Wednesday, November 22, 1944, Page 6:
"In Loving Memory Of Our Dear Mother---The gentle spirit of Mrs. Rachel Blanton Kirkland was wafted away from this existence and into the loving arms of her Saviour on Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m.
She was born on Nov. 10, 1857, making her 87 years of age at the time of her passing.
She was married to James Kirkland, who preceded her in death ten years ago, and to this union were born nine children---four sons and five daughters: Mrs. Henry Jenkins of Tapoca, N.C.; Jesse Kirkland, who passed away last May; Mrs. Pollie Ann English, who also has passed on; George Kirkland, of the Shortbark community; Arthur Kirkland, now deceased; Mrs. Ban Bivens of Vonore, Route 3; Homer Kirkland who preceded his mother several years ago; Mrs. Walter Bivens of Madisonville, Route 3, and Mrs. Clarence Bivens of Vonore, Route 3.
She professed faith in Christ at an early age and lived a true Christian until the Master called her. She was a loving wife and mother. We children did everything that loving hands could do for her, but to no avail; the Lord had a better place for her where there will be no more suffering or tears.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Ballplay Church by Rev. Edward Linton, who spoke very touchingly on her consecrated life and beautiful character. Burial was in the cemetery nearby, and loving hands covered the grave with beautiful flowers in remembrance of her many kind deeds and her loving services to loved ones and friends.
May God's richest blessings be ours in this time of sadness. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
Sallie Bivens, -----A daughter.
James Kirkland (1854 - 1934)*
Jesse Kirkland (1880 - 1944)*
Polly Ann Kirkland English (1882 - 1940)*
George W Kirkland (1884 - 1968)*
Christina Matilda Kirkland Bivens (1893 - 1965)*
Ballplay Ebenezer Cemetery
Created by: Joy
Record added: Aug 09, 2009
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