Mrs. Martha A. Carnes

Mrs. Martha A. Carnes Obituary
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April 1892

Mrs. Martha A. Carnes, daughter of Jas. Mabry, caught the first glimmering rays of this world's beautiful light on the 2nd of December, A. D., 1827, in the State of Alabama. On the morning of April 5th, 1892, the shadow of death fell across the beams of this borrowed light, and the watchers said, "She is dead".

She gave her heart to God while it was yet sweet with the dews of childhood. It was in her thirteenth year, and while at the alter pleading with penitents to yield to the persuasions of gospel truth, that her life-long companion discovered, enshrined in a pure heart, a jewel more precious than rubies. On the 21st of January, 1846, she stood a fair and youthful bride by the side of him who ever afterward proved her unfaltering husband in the worthy person of E. L. Carnes, who still lives to cherish, with an undying devotion, the sacred memory of one who never gave him aught but pleasure. Sweet spirited indeed, was she who always preferred to make the best of everything, rendering the atmosphere of her home as balmy as a summer breeze, and refreshing as the sparkling waters of some mountain streamlet. God honored this Christian home with eleven children, five preceding the mother to their home above, and six are awaiting the summons to their final re-union and communion with God and one another.

Some thirty-five years ago Sister Carnes selected as her funeral text Matt. 5.8. The writer found it a very happy choice indeed, so befitting was it a life so pure. The funeral was preached in the Methodist Church at Sallis, by her pastor, assisted by Rev. Mr. Edgar, of Camden, who so faithfully attended the family through their severe trial.

For many years a devout member of the Methodist Church South, she loved her pastors -- in turn they looked ~up to her as a mother; a constant Bible reader, in short, a tried and true Christian of the highest order, her heart a receptacle of the word of God, of the love of God and of the spirit of God, her reward, a crown of life that fadeth not away. Beloved friends, the tie of love is not broken, but strengthened. May it bind all hearts together and all to God.              R. M. Evans, P.C.

The obituary of Mrs. Martha A. Carnes was submitted by Marian Miller


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