McLennan County, Texas
AUGUST 08, 1919
Friday night, Aug. 1, death's angel visited the Ben Hur Methodist church about midnight, and claimed for her own Mrs. W.M. Hayes. Following a recent illness she had gotten able to be up, and felt, or seemed to be unusually better Friday afternoon, and wanted to go to church. She had gone the two nights before, and it had tired her so badly that her daughters feared for her to go, but she went. She seemed lively and enjoyed the sermon so much. At the close of the sermon some one carried Bro. Bowden to her. She was so rejoiced over the sermon that when she began talking to him she began shouting praises to God. Being so enthused and having such a weak heart, she only lived about 30 minutes. She left this world and entered into heaven shouting God's praises, as her mother before her had done. She had long prayed to leave this world as her mother had done and her prayers were answered.
She had been a member of the Methodist church 47 years. She leaves a bereaved husband, six daughters, two sons, one brother, and one sister, to mourn her loss. She was a devout Christian and everybody that knew Mother Hayes loved her. She leaves a host of friends to join the bereaved ones to mourn her absence. She died in the Methodist church at Ben Hur, the remains being carried to Mrs. McCown's Saturday p.m.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at four o'clock. The rocking chair that she died in was on the rostrum filled with flowers. The remains were carried from there to Kirk cemetery for interment. Mother Hayes had fulfilled her mission here on earth. She lived to raise nine children and had seen them all married. Mourn not dear ones, You loved her, ah, so well; How much no tongue can tell. The vacant chair no one can fill; She will be waiting 'till God's angel shall call you in heaven to dwell.
Our most heartfelt sympathies go out to her loved ones. A Friend.
AUGUST 08, 1919
E.G. Folley, age 44, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Folley of Mart, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 25, 1919, at his home several miles east of Mart. Funeral services were held at the Kirk Baptist church Tuesday at 3 p.m. Rev. F. C. Truett of Kirk, officiating. Interment Kirk cemetery. Deceased was a good man and a prominent citizen of his community. Besides his wife, he leaves nine children and many relatives and friends to mourn his loss.