Emma Clark Obituary

Clark County Clipper, June 9, 1904


Herald, Dayton, Tennessee.

Miss Emma Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Clark, died at the home of her parents two miles up the valley Monday forenoon, the 30th ult, after a lingering illness covering a period of some eight or nine years.  Funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday afternoon by Rev. W. A. Howard, assisted by Rev. J. A. Whitener, and notwithstanding the heavy downpour of rain, were attended by a large number of friends of the family among them some of the leading citizens of the country.  The remains were taken to Buttram cemetery for interment immediately after the services.

The deceased was nearly thirty one years old and had been a Christian for many years.  Her patience and resignation under continual suffering especially endeared to her parents and made her death the more distressing.  She had selected the minister to officiate at her funeral the songs to be sung, the scripture to be read and the text to be used.  The songs were "Rock of Ages" and "Nearer My God to Thee," the scripture lesson was the 8th chapter of Romans and the text was Romans 8:18.

Mr. and Mrs. Clark came to this country from Clark county, Kansas (which was named for them) some two or three years ago and are numbered among our best people.  A large circle of friends sympathize with them in their sad bereavement and sorrow,

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 8, 2005.


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