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 Margaret Isabelle <I>Abernathy</I> Hunter

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Margaret Isabelle Abernathy Hunter

Birth
DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Death 9 Apr 1910 (aged 75)
Buffalo, Chambers County, Alabama, USA
Burial Chambers County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 33309041 View Source

"The LaFayette Sun" - January 17, 1906:

Two neat and comfortable rooms are being added to the already attractive residence of Mrs. Hunter, at Buffalo, to be used as a dining and stove room. It may possibly be that our clever friend, Webster, is to marry soon. Everything points that way to a casual observer.
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"The LaFayette Sun" - April 13, 1910:

Death of Mrs. Hunter.

Mrs. Margaret Hunter died at her home at Buffalo last Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock. She was in her 76th year, and had lived a long and useful life, loved and honored by all who knew her. Four sons and two daughters survive her; Messrs. N. L., J. W. and W. D. Hunter of Buffalo, and Mr. W. C. Hunter, of Roanoke, and Mrs. Jack Bullock and Mrs. J. T. Spence, of Buffalo.
The remains were interred in the cemetery at Macedonia Church Sunday, Elder J. T. Satterwhite conducting the funeral services.

AND...

April 27, 1910:

In Memoriam.

I was aroused from a sweet sleep on Saturday night, the 9th instant by a message bearing to me the sad news that my aunt, Mrs. Margaret Isabel Hunter, was dead.
How hard to realize that never more should I see her well remembered face to hear again her beloved voice.
Mrs. Hunter was born Feb. the 18th, 1835 and spent almost her entire life of seventy-five years within the radius of two miles. She was well known and well beloved by an exceedingly large circle of friends.
Her's was a busy life. She spent it quietly and unobtrusively in the interest of her family and friends. She had been a member of the Primitive Baptist Church since her early womanhood. While it was not her privilege to attend regularly upon the services of the church, she was ever true to its teaching.
She was a great sufferer at times, for many years. She realized that the end might come at any time, but she spoke calmly concerning it. Several years ago, she was stricken at the church of which she was a member, and in speaking of it afterwards she said, "if my husband had been with me I would have been willing to die then."
Mr. W. H. H. Hunter, her husband, with whom she lived happily for nearly half a century preceded her to the grave a few years ago. They were a devoted couple and seemed to desire no better happiness than the society of each other.
Mrs. Hunter leaves eight children to mourn her loss. Although they are men and women grown, they cherished with a love that was passing beautiful, their aged mother. Nothing that loving thoughts could suggest, or willing hands do was neglected. Her last years were full of pain and weakness, but to them she was a queen and they her willing subjects; everything was deferred to her gentle consideration. O, these precious mothers! What a privilege is their's for moulding the destinies of men and women, and doubly blest are those children who do them honor.
Mrs. Hunter, in spite of her terrible suffering, was conscious to the last. She spoke beautifully to her children and begged them not to grieve for her. She referred to the unspeakable joy of a reunion with her husband.
The funeral services were conducted at the residence by her pastor, Elder J. T. Satterwhite in the presence of a vast crowd of relatives and friends, after which, they repaired to the cemetery at Macedonia. In the soft radiance of the spring day, as the sun cast its soft beams on the awakening earth, amid the perfume of the risen flowers they laid her to rest by the side of her husband to a wait the morning of the resurrection.
May her children and other loved ones be found sharing with her at the last "Great Day", the supreme spiritual joy and privilege of being:

"Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast,
There by His love o'er shaded
Sweetly her soul shall rest.
Hark! ‘tis the voice of angels
Borne in a song to me.
Over the fields of glory,
Over the jasper sea."

- Mrs. S. H. Newman
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Hunter Children:

1. George Samuel Young Hunter (1857 - 1859) who died young.
2. Mary Amanda Jane Hunter (1858 - 1926) who married John "Jack" Langdon Paley Bullock.
3. John Worthington Abernathy Hunter (1860 - 1943) who married 1st Lera Woodruff and 2nd Edith Pamelia Clemmons
4. Nancy Ann Naomi Elizabeth Hunter (1863 - 1940) who married James Thornwell Spence
5. Charles Nathan Lee Hunter(1865 - 1960) who never married.
6. Sarah Rhoda Frances Ladora "Sally" Hunter (1868 - 1953) who never married.
7. William "Dock" Warrington Costley Hunter (1870 - 1957) who married Beulah Williams.
8. Mary Isabell Adeline "Addie" Hunter (1872 - 1959) who never married.
9. Webster Donelly Aldine Hunter (1875 - 1925) who married Olive Addison.

W.H.H. Hunter and family were icons of the Buffalo settlement located three miles north of LaFayette. In the late 1890s they built a large, rambling Victorian style house to replace an earlier log house on the northeast corner of the intersection of present day Hwy. 431 and County Road 105. This house burned in the mid 1960s.


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