|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1901|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 1907|
Clarence was the 5th child of Larkin Henry Luther and Mary Molly Parris Luther. Clarence; his mother, Molly Luther; and his brothers, James and Henry died in Ooltewah, TN during a measles and pneumonia outbreak. They are buried in Roane Co TN. Their graves are not marked but an older sister, Arrah May Luther, has a memorial marker near some Parris family members.
The following appeared in the Rockwood Times, Thursday, 7 Feb 1907, Volume XXVII, No. 5: This obituary was located and shared by a Parris/Luther family member.
Clarence Luther. On January 21st the dark angel of death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Luther of Ooltewah, formerly of Glenalice, and took from them their bright-eyed Clarence, aged 6 years. In a few days he called again and took from them their dear wife and mother, Mrs. L.H. Luther. Yet not being satisfied he called again for little Jimmy, aged 3. Then last he took baby Henry, aged 7 months, making four – a wife and three dear little children – Mr. Luther had to stand and watch pass over the river of time in 20 days. Mrs. Luther was 29 years old the day she died. She leaves a husband, three little children, a father and several brothers and sisters, besides a host of friends in and around Glenalice to miss her motherly kindness and mourn the loss of one whose place can be filed by "no one but mother." Mr. Luther and family went to Ooltewah last September, intending to return to Glenalice after he completed a contract he had taken for the Southern Railway. Everything went well till they took measles and pneumonia. This soon tore up his family and wrecked his life forever. They had all the medical aid and attention that could possibly be given but to no avail. "The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away." Mrs. Luther was quite sick at the time of the first one's death and only told them that she, too, would soon pass over and be with it and her other little girl who crossed over some three years ago. She was a good woman, loved by all who knew her, always ready and willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed, and had a pleasant smile for everyone around her. She told her husband just before she crossed over the river of death that she was ready and willing to go, that the way was clear and she had no fear to die, only it pained her to leave him and the rest of the children. We can only say to you, Mr. Luther, and Florence, Dillard and Dallas, "What a glorious thought; I can see mama and the dear little ones in the sweet bye and bye."
Clarence Luther's brothers:
James Luther # 87125754
Henry Luther # 87125772
Larkin Henry Luther (1869 - 1948)
Mary Lucinda Parris Luther (1878 - 1907)
Florence E Luther Moore (1895 - 1990)*
Dillard Clayton Luther (1896 - 1960)*
Dallas Bruce Luther (1898 - 1970)*
Arrah May Luther (1900 - 1902)*
Clarence R Luther (1901 - 1907)
James T Luther (1903 - 1907)*
Henry J Luther (1906 - 1907)*
Howard D Luther (1920 - 1944)**
Note: Libby Brown of Dayton Monuments in Dayton TN was very helpful in creating the monument for Clarence Luther.
Glen Alice Cemetery
Created by: Memory Keeper2
Record added: Mar 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87125685