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 Jeremiah R. “J. R.” Biggs

Jeremiah R. “J. R.” Biggs

Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 16 May 1930 (aged 91)
Norman, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Black Springs, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 27223224 · View Source
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Passing of Brother J. R. Biggs
On May 16, 1930, Brother J. R. Biggs of Norman, Arkansas passed on to his reward. Brother Biggs was born on June 3, 1838, and at the time of his death lacked but a few days of being 92 years of age. He was married to Mary E. Roberts on December15, 1863. Of the four children born to this union, two sons, survive, one daughter and one son having died some years ago. Brother T. E. Biggs lives at Baltimore, Md. and his brother, F. W. Biggs, at Manchaca, Texas. Brother Biggs was born at Trenton, Tennessee, and was the youngest of a family of 11 children. He and Sister Biggs became members of the church of Christ in July, 1866, and he has been a preacher of the gospel since August of that year. Sixty-four years is a long time for one to spend in the proclamation of the gospel, and Brother Biggs was earnest, faithful and greatly interested in the work until the close of life. He has preached much in Maryland, florida, Texas, and Arkansas. Through the Civil war he served with the Confederate army. After a brief service, the body was laid to rest in the black Springs cemetery, near his home. "Heaven Holds All to Me," "Happy Day," and "Precious Name," favorite hymns of our brother, were sung at the funeral service. The family sent me the following lines which Brother Biggs wrote as a song several years ago:

We're Nearing Eternity's Shore
We will fear no ill nor harm,
Guided by Jehovah's arm
Over the waters deep and wide
Safely on the other shore,
Where we'll sing forevermore
Safe beyond death's chilling tide.

I hear the angels sing
"We're nearing eternity's shore,
We're nearing eternity's shore,
We're nearing eternity's shore."

In the realms of endless day,
As the ages roll away,
We will sing and joyful be;
There we'll stand before the King,
And glad praises to Him bring
Through a blest Eternity.

Thousands of our readers had an acquaintance with Brother Biggs and will receive this notice with mingled sympathy, regret and joy, for, indeed, it is a glorious thing for an old soldier of the Cross to be spared to such an advanced age, finally to be taken quietly home to be with God. May the blessings of the Lord rest upon the bereaved ones.---Firm Foundation, June 17, 1930, p. 2.

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  • Maintained by: Tom Childers
  • Originally Created by: John Davidson
  • Added: 31 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27223224
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jeremiah R. “J. R.” Biggs (3 Jun 1838–16 May 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27223224, citing Black Springs Cemetery, Black Springs, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .