|Posted By:||Linda Henson (Mullins)|
|Subject:||Obit- John Price died - 1917|
|Post Date:||April 04, 2004 at 16:04:44|
|Forum:||Floyd County, VA Genealogy Forum|
From the "Supplement to the Floyd Press, April, 5th, 1917"
JOHN PRICE DEAD.
John Price was born on Smithís river, 1849, and died Jan. 5th 1917, making his stay on earth 69 years, three months and five days. He was sick but a short time with brights disease.
He was the father of eleven children, grand father of 62 children, and great grand father of twelve children. He was a highly esteemed old gentleman.
We hated to give him up but it was the will of the Lord to take him from us. All that doctor and loving hands could do was done for him, so letís not grieve after him but trust that heís gone to rest and we hope to meet him.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Martin, after which the body was laid to rest in the cold and silent tomb.
How often we have looked for him,
When he would go away;
But now to know that he is gone,
Forever more to stay.
Tis hard to break the tender cord,
When love has bound the heart;
Tis hard, oh so hard to speak the word,
We must forever part.
Farewell, dear father, farewell,
On earth weíll meet no more;
But in heaven we hope to meet you,
Where parting is no more.
Soon this mortal body shall die,
Then bidding all sorrow farewell,
Iíll soon soar to that home on high,
Where free from afflictions Iíll dwell.
Written by his wife,
I am not related to this family so I have no further information. But if you'd like a copy of this newspaper clipping please email me at email@example.com and I will be glad to scan it for you.