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Lane, Angeline
   Bro. L. & S.:  It becomes my duty to announce to you the death of our much beloved sister, Angeline Lane, the wife of Bro. John R. Lane. 
   Sister Lane was born October 31st 1839, was married October 22, 1866, and departed this life on the 2nd day of January, 1877.  Sister Lane obeyed the gospel under the preaching of Bro. Jesse Sewell and Brother Granville Lipscomb at a series of meetings held near the writer's house including the fifth day in August 1875.  Sister Angeline was truly a devoted Christian.  She was kind and obliging to those she considered worthy, harsh and rude towards none.   She was a good wife, mother, and obliging neighbor; seemed to be entirely free from the thorns and thistles of this sinful world.  Sister Lane has left a devoted husband and two interesting children, son and daughter, a large relationship, among whom is an aged mother.  But our loss is to her eternal gain, and we mourn not as those who have no hope.  With strong faith and calm heart she has departed from earth and the affectionate solicitude of husband and friends to that glorious and blissful region where neither pain nor anguish nor accidents are known.  Let the bereaved be comforted  and let us all rejoice that by our union with Christ we may be delivered from this present evil world, and by an unspeakable merciful arrangement we may be elevated to that condition, the best and most glorious that infinite wisdom goodness and power can provide.  There remaineth a rest for the people of God, a Sabbath after our grief and toil days are over, a jubilee after our bondage, a continuing city after our pilgrimage, a fatherland after our exile.  O that we would labor for it more!  O that we were all prepared to enter it; for there sorrow and separation are unknown forever.
R. A. Grigg., Mount View, Wilson Co., Tenn., Feb. 10, 1877
Gospel Advocate, April 5, 1877, page 219.

Lauderdale, Samuel H.
   Bros. L. & S.:  Our dear old friend and brother in the Lord, Samuel H. Lauderdale died of Pneumonia, at the house of his son, B. W. Lauderdale, on 16th of Nov. 1873.  He was born in Sumner County Tenn. Feb. 25th 1801, moved to West Tennessee in 1856, was buried at Hickman Ky. where he is sleeping beside five of his children.  
   Bro. Lauderdale has left a Christian widow, and three Christian sons, beside a large circle of brethren and friends wherever he has lived, to mourn his loss.  Though we mourn only as those who have full hope.  In May, 1872, Bro. Lauderdale and his wife united with the church of Christ at Union, in Sumner County Tenn., leaving the Cumberland Presbyterians, with whom they had been associated for a few years.  Since that time his example to his family, to the church and the world has been steady, valuable and honorable; and will live in the memory of his friends whilst his body is mouldering in the tomb.  My first acquaintance with Bro. Samuel H. Lauderdale was formed in Sumner County Tenn. in September 1825.
   I associated with him a great deal in our young days, and I never knew him condescend to a little thing.  We worshipped together for many years in the same Christian Congregation.  I found him true and faithful, I have been separated from him for several years, but have always had a good report of his Christian deportment.  He had been attending a protracted meeting day and night for a week when he was taken with his last illness, which was probably brought on by riding from meeting in the night.  He was sick one week, and expressed himself perfectly resigned to death.  May the good Lord bless and comfort his bereaved relations, and enable us all to live as Christians should, and die as Christians do, that we may meet him where there will be no more weeping nor sorrow.
W. C. Huffman., Enon College Tenn. Dec. 13th 1873. 
Gospel Advocate, January 15, 1874, page 67.

Laurence, Mildred B.  
Sister Mildred B. Laurence,  wife of Joseph Laurence, died in this city Aug. 23rd, in the 32nd year of her age.  Sister Laurence some 5 years ago obeyed the Gospel during a protracted meeting held by Bro. Kidwell, since which time she has constantly labored in love and hope, with the little congregation in South Nashville.  During its struggle for life under the Father's care, it was our good fortune to know sister Laurence.  In faith she never wavered, in acts of loving kindness ever ready, rejoicing in hope, patient, O, how patient in tribulation.  Sister Laurence suffered much and long, with a disease she was aware must soon close her earthly pilgrimage.  Hopeful and trusting in the master's word and promise, she waited without a shade of fear or regret, for the shadows to pass and the dawning of the Christian morn.  God grant her sorrowing husband may put on the whole armor of salvation, that when the change comes, he may meet our sister in the christian's beautiful home beyond the grave, beyond the tomb.
J. J. Gowen
Gospel Advocate, September 5, 1872, page 842.

Lawrence, A. 
   Bro. A. Lawrence departed this life, on 27th of Feb. last.  Had he lived till the 11th inst. the years of his earthly pilgrimage, would have been sixty five.
   Bro. L. leaves, on this side of the dark river six or seven children, (the mother of whom, having passed over about two years in advance of Bro. L.)  Sister Lawrence, his second and surviving wife, and one child (an infant) and three step daughters two of whom are just passing from the state of girl to womanhood, the same were buried with their Lord in baptism a few days before the demise of Bro. L. (by the writer).
   We have been thus minute that Bro. L.'s influence may be illustrated in its practical force, for good.  If you wish to learn a man's true character, read in the circle, in which he spent the most of his time.  Bro. Lawrence was a preacher of the word, and had emphatic confidence in its power and believed the Savior, really intended to make his promise good when He said--"Blessed is he, who hears the word of God and does it."  The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the writer and that of many others, and infinitely better the divine protections.
W. T. Bush., Salado Bell, Co' Texas Apr. 3, 1874.
Gospel Advocate, May 7, 1874, page 450.

Lawrence, Edward
   Our old brotherEdward Lawrence died at his home near Alexandria, June 15, at the age of 85 years.  Bro. Lawrence was born in Virginia, Dec. 16, 1785, of intelligent Baptist parentage.  He moved to Tennessee in 1808.  In 1810 Bro. Lawrence was married to Delilah Woodward, who still lingers on the shores of time, strong in faith, rejoicing in the hope of the gospel.
   About 1831 he was called to attend court in Nashville as a juror; while there he heard Bro. Fall preach on the work of the Holy Spirit; often have I heard him speak of that discourse.  From that time till the day of his death he looked upon the Bible as an intelligible message from God to man.
   In August, 1832, he attended meeting in Cannon county, near Bro. Calvin Curlee's old home, and was baptized by Bro. Fanning.  His wife soon followed, and took her stand with him upon the one foundation.
   Our departed Brother was a diligent student of the Bible.  The last ten or twelve years of his life he was almost entirely blind, but his mind was stored with the promises of the gospel, and while all was darkness around him he would repeat these promises, while tears of joy would course down his furrowed cheeks from his sightless balls.  But he is done with the darkness and trials of earth.
    Before he was laid in his last resting place the writer of this attempted a discourse to a large number of the neighbors and friends of our dear old brother, from Rev. xiv: 13.  "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them."
J. M. Kidwill., Smithville, Sep., 15, 1870.
Gospel Advocate, September 29, 1870, page 895.

Lawrence, Hannah N.
   This meek, humble and devoted Christian mother has gone to rest.  Her labors of love, mother's toils, trials and patient sufferings have ceased forever.
   Sister Lawrence--daughter of Absalon and Sarah Irvin--was born, December 12, 1832.  She and Adam Lawrence were married, January 16, 1851.  She was immersed into Christ, September 15, 1860.  She died of pneumonia, at her home, in Hat Prairie, Burleson county, Texas, November 30, 1868, aged 35 years, 11 months and 18 days.  Sister Lawrence has left eight children, an affectionate husband, besides other relatives and a large circle of Christian and alien friends, to mourn her loss.  She led a quiet and peaceable life; was a fond mother, affectionate wife, and a devoted follower of the meek and lowly Jesus.  All who knew her loved her, those who knew her best, love her most. 
Gospel Advocate, February 11, 1869, page 141.

Lawton, Ann Howard
Died at Lower 3 Runs, Barnwell Co., S. C. April 4th 1873, Mrs. Ann Howard Lawton in the 66th year of her age, native of Charleston, South Carolina.
   Whatever may be tenderly and briefly said of a true woman--of a noble Christian woman--may be said of her.  Educated, cultivated in mind and heart, highly refined, deeply pious, she was well prepared for death.  It was not the hasty and confused preparation made amid the agony and hurry of departing hours; but the calm and steady readiness of one who awaited the coming of the Lord.  She made the Bible her constant companion, and private prayer her daily practice, and from them draw that support and consolation, which enabled her to magnify the name of the Lord in her daily life.
   May her children remember her Christian example and teachings, and life of holiness, that they may meet her in heaven, and be permitted to unite with her in singing praises to God and the Lamb. 
J. S. H.
Gospel Advocate, May 22, 1873, page 499.

Lee, Mollie A.
   Departed this life Feb. 1st, 1877, near this place, Sister Mollie A. Lee, wife of our much esteemed physician, Dr. John G. Lee.
   She died of consumption, after a protracted illness of several months.  Sister Mollie was baptized early in life, and from that time till the blighting hand of disease laid its impress upon her, her seat in the congregation was scarcely ever vacant, unless absent from the neighborhood.
   Though for several months a constant sufferer, she endured with the patience and resignation which those alone can realize, who have laid up their treasures above.  She leaves a kind and affectionate husband, three children, and many relatives, with a number of friends to mourn her loss.  But they mourn not as those without hope, and in giving up our sister to join the loved ones, who have passed over the 'rolling river" before her.  We pray that we may be able to say, "Thy will, O Lord be done"!  Then weep not, but prepare for the summons to bear us beyond the dark boundaries of time to that glorious "City of our God," where sorrow, suffering and separation shall be no more.
L. L. A.,  New Lasea, March 14, 1877
Gospel Advocate, April 12, 1877, page 231.

Leigh, Elitia M.
Died Sister Elitia M. Leigh the wife of bro. John Leigh.  She was born one mile west of Moulton, Lawrence County Ala. she was born December 22nd 1824 and moved to Colbert but a short time before her death.  She died December 5th 1872.  She lacked from the 5th to the 22nd of being 48 years old.  Her disease was Typhoid pneumonia.  She bore her affliction with patience and all the time she would praise the Lord.  Sister Leigh joined the Church of Christ while young, and she never would own no other name only the one that the disciples received first at Antioch.  She said that her full confidence rested in him in whom there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning, and admonished all to be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the faith.  As a wife, citizen and Christian her equal was hard to find.
   Sister Leigh left her husband and three children to mourn her departure but they do not mourn as those who have no hope, and she has gone to meet two little children that have gone before.  The Savior said suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of heaven, and the Scripture says "blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, yea, saith the Spirit, their works do follow them."  If sister Leigh's work was not in accordance with God's will, God has never made his will known to man. 
L. M. Parkhill., Rock Creek Colbert County Ala.
Gospel Advocate, February 13, 1873, page 164.

Lemmons, Tennessee
Lemmons, Melinda V.
Another disciple gone to rest.  Sister Tennessee Lemmons departed this life in the twenty-fifth year of her age at the residence of her husband near Pocahontas, in Randolph Co; Ark, on the 10th day of January 1873.  Sister Tennessee was the wife of our brother A. J. Lemmons.  And on the day above mentioned she quietly submitted all the cares of this life to her heavenly Father, whom she had tried to serve for about ten years, and with a perfectly reconciled mind, passed from this world of troubles to one where there is no sorrow nor suffering.   Sister Tennessee left a kind and affectionate husband who gave her all the comfort and happiness in his power, and watched her departing hours with great grief and tenderness.  She also left two very promising little boys about two and four years old, and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure.  But it would be wrong for them to mourn for her as for one that had no hope.  For hers indeed was the Christian's hope.
   Her disease was protracted for several months, and toward the last was very painful though she bore it all with patience and fortitude, until her heavenly Father in his wisdom saw fit to relieve her.
   Sister Tennessee was an affectionate wife and tender mother--a good neighbor and better than all, a devoted member of the church of Christ.
   Also Melinda V. Lemmons, the former wife of the same brother A. J. Lemmons, died June 16, 1868.  She left no children but was a dearly beloved Christian wife and sister.  But now the bodies of the two sisters, the two wives of our beloved brother Lemmons lie close together in the old family burying ground resting from their labors.  While their unfettered souls are freed from this tabernacle of clay, and are patiently waiting for the trump of God to call them home to enter fully into the joy and happiness that the Lord has prepared for them that love and serve him in this world.  Then rest on dear sisters, you cannot come back, but your friends and relative here who live as you have lived, will soon come to you, for some are now almost ready to start across the cold river.  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
S. F. D.
Gospel Advocate, February 6, 1873, page 141.

Lenderman, L. J.
   With a sad heart I chronicle the death of my chief comfort and treasure--my beloved wife and companion L.J. Lenderman, who departed this life November 4th, 1879, aged eighteen years and four months.  We were married January 1st, 1878, and about ten months after our marriage she became a convert to Christianity, bowed in obedience to the Lord, and united with the church of Christ at New Bethel, October, 1879.  She lived a devoted Christian the remainder of her life.  She came out from the world, therefore she made choice of the 985th hymn (Christian hymn book) to be sung when she made the good confession, the first verse of which is as follows:
"Far from the world, O Lord, I flee,
From strife and tumult far;
From scenes where Satan wages still,
His most successful war."
   She leaves behind her many friends and relatives wrapt up in mystical theories, for whom she often prayed that they might be spared until they could see the truth and be made to feel the importance of obedience to it, as she had done.  For, as she often said, "While everything is bright before me, many of my friends and relatives are blinded by mystical theories as I once have been.  Would God speed the time when these theories shall cease to exist, and deceive the nations no more."  But poor Jennie is gone!  She left a dear little boy six months old, and myself and many relatives and friends to mourn her loss.  But we should not sorrow as those who have no hope.
J. M. Lenderman., Carrolton, Ga., December 24, 1879
Gospel Advocate, January 1, 1880, page 10.

Lesueur, Mary Ann Jane
   Fell asleep in Jesus, June 23, sister Mary Ann Jane Lesueur, aged about fifty two years.  She was born in Virginia, but spent most of her life in Tennessee; the latter portion of it in Edgefield where she was residing at the time of her death.  Her last illness was long and very severe, though she bore it with great fortitude and patience.
   She has been for many years a member of the Church of God, and those who know her say she has been a pious, good woman.  A good share of the sorrows and trials of life have fallen to her lot, but she has ever borne them with meekness and patience.  She was calm and dispassionate in all her ways.
   Approaching death seemed to bring no terrors to her.  Though deeply distressed about leaving her children, she had no fears for her future.  Sister Lesueur was a kind mother, and will be greatly missed by her children.  But they will sorrow not as others who have no hope; and if they will serve the Lord faithfully, on earth, they may meet her where parting will be no more.
E. G. S.
Gospel Advocate, July 9, 1874, page 671.

Ligon, Elizabeth G.
Elizabeth G. Ligon, widow of the lamented David G. Ligon, died at the residence of her son, near Moulton, Ala., August 12th, 1868.
   Sister Ligon had been a Christian for many ears, had attained considerable age, accompanied with great affliction, and had long borne the loss of her husband.  By the strength of her faith she was enabled to meet death as a welcome messenger that would conduct her on her way to the state of the blessed, and restore her to the society of him  whose loss she had mourned so long, and at whose side she was soon to be entombed.
J. M. Pickens., Mountain Home, Ala., Dec. 31, 1868.
Gospel Advocate, January 21, 1869, page 67.

Ligon, Martha Ellen
Dear Bro. Sewell:  The angel of death has once more, claimed from our struggling ranks, a devoted disciple of the Lord and Master. Martha Ellen Ligon was born March 5th 1848; confessed and obeyed her Lord Nov. 11th, 1866 and died June 29th 1871.
   She was a most dutiful and affectionate daughter, the solace and soul companion of a widowed mother; who now, in her Christian fortitude, bows submissively as she has before, to the will of her Heavenly Father.  You are apprized of the suffering of our now mourned for sister, how that, for more than one long year, she bore her afflictions with a calmness and resignation, which portrayed in a most intensified manner, the hope and reliance of the Christian.
   She had so far recovered, at the time of your last visit to the church at Silver Springs, as to be able to attend the meeting.  What joy she expressed at being permitted once more, to hear you preach the pure word of truth, and to join again with us all in celebrating the Lords death "till he come."
   Oh! how it rejoiced our own poor hearts to see her there, among the saints on earth, and though we now sorrow and mourn her loss, yet we know that she, in closing her sweet eyes in death, was freed from a poor, frail, suffering body, and we now trust, she had entered with joy the portals of Paradise.
J. E. S.
Gospel Advocate, August 31, 1871, page 808.

Lindsey, B. L.
Deparated this life on the 10th of Sept. 1872 at his residence in Tippa Co., brother B. L. Lindsey.  He was born in Fayette County Ala. April 22nd 1831.  In Sept. 1860, at a meeting conducted by bro. Joe Grear, in this vicinity, bro. Lindsey obeyed the gospel.  From then to his death, he was a consistent and faithful disciple of Christ.  Bro. Lindsey leaves a widow and six children and an aged father and mother together with brothers and sisters and a large circle of brethren and friends to mourn his loss.  O that Sister Lindsey may be able to bring up her children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord--to emulate their father's Christian example.  Thus educated, they will in after years be ornaments and lights in the great Christian family. 
J. B.
Gospel Advocate, February 13, 1873, page 164.

Linton, Rosa
Died on the 9th of Feb. 1873, sister Rosa Linton, wife of Bro. Johnson Linton, and daughter of our esteemed brother Thos. And sister Lucy Hughes, at the residence of her husband in Davidson County.  Sister Linton joined the church of Christ at Leiper's Fork, 4th  July 1860--and to the time of her death, lived a consistent Christian life.  She was still young, being in her 28th year, and having an affectionate  husband, a kind father and mother one brother and two sisters, who loved her dearly, and two little girls.  With a sufficiency of this world's goods, she had every prospect of a useful and happy life.  But she has bid them all farewell, for the present.  Her death leaves a void in many an aching heart--still, we are thankful, to believe that the loss of her friends, is her eternal gain.  May God's blessing attend the bereaved husband and relatives, and may they be comforted in the belief that she has fallen asleep in Jesus; and may the bright hope of meeting her again in a better land, free from ills and disappointments, cheer them here, and be an incentive to a redoubted diligence in the service of the divine master, so that when the trials and afflictions of life here are over, they may join with her, in the bright mansions above, in giving praise to God and the Lamb is my humble and sincere prayer.
F. H. Davis.
Gospel Advocate, March13, 1873, page 262.

Linton, Silas
Bro. Silas Linton was born the eighth of Aug. 1799 in North Carolina.  Emigrated to this state a number of years ago.  Settled in Davidson County, Tenn--Died Aug. 1st 1873.  He was an earnest, active man, prompt in business, a good citizen, plain, simple and unpretending in his manner, industrious in his habits, earnest and energetic in whatever he undertook in life.  For a number of years, he was a member of the Church at South Harpeth, Davidson Co. Tenn.  In this as in other affairs of life, he was faithful and true to his understanding of his duty.  He was a man that in all the relations of life was reliable and trust-worthy.
D. L.
Gospel Advocate, October 16, 1873, page 998.

Livingston, V.
   Died, at his residence, in Washington county, Texas, February 17, 1869, Bro. V. Livingston,in the 43rd year of his age.  He was a devoted Christian, a bishop of the congregation at Black Jack Grove, always at his post and never tolerated anything not taught in God's Word.
   During the war he was greatly persecuted on account of his anti-war principles, from which, however, he never deviated.
   He was a resolute opposer of all human societies, ever striving to withdraw the brethren from them.  He was a living exemplification of the Bible precept "Owe no man anything but to love one another."
   He was emphatically a Bible man.  We truly sympathize with his bereaved family in their great affliction, and trust we may all live faithfully in the service of the Lord, that we may unite with our dear brother in that blissful abode where parting is no more.
J. H. Wilson
Gospel Advocate, March 18, 1869, page 260.

Locke, J. W.
Stalker, Ludie
   We learn from a brother at Hartsville that the congregation at that place has been called on within the last few weeks to bury three of its members.  On Saturday Feb. the 4th our aged bro. J. W. Locke breathed his last on earth.  We have known bro. Locke for a number of years and have always found him an earnest, active, devoted member of the Church.  He was prompt at all its meetings.  Had its interest at heart and was active in the performance of whatever he considered promotive of its prosperity.  For years he has been in feeble health and especially hard of hearing.  He was in his 79th year.
   On the Saturday following our young sister Bate wife of Dr. Bate and daughter of bro. Franklin died from a disease of the throat.  A little over one year ago, we joined her in wedlock to the husband of her choice.  She was young and joyous, with the bloom of health upon her cheeks.  Amid the congratulations of her numerous friends, with the love of her husband worthy and true she seemed to have the promise of a long life of usefulness and happiness before her.  A few months ago we again met her.  The bloom of health had faded from her cheeks.  We saw the canker worm of death was preying upon her heart cords.  Now we hear that death has claimed her as his own.  It is hard to realize.  It is hard for the young husband thus to see his wife in the freshness of her loveliness fade and perish from his embrace.  It is hard for parents and friends to give up a loved daughter and friend.  Yet it must be done.  And the trial is lightened by the thought that she was a trusting, faithful, follower of Christ.
   On the Tuesday following the 14th Inst sister Ludie Stalker 2nd daughter of our Decd. Bro. Thos Stalker, died of consumption, she also we learn was a Christian and died full of faith and hope in a rest beyond the waters of death.  It is doubtless a sad bereavement to her widowed mother.  But if we are all faithful to him who redeemed us, families here broken and severed, will be united and happy no aching hearts or sorrowing souls are known.  We tender to the bereaved ones our sincere sympathies.
D. L.
Gospel Advocate, March 9, 1871, page 234.

Locke, J. W.
Bro. Lipscomb:  Our esteemed Bro. J. W. Lock is no more in this world.  He died on the 4th of February 1871 at the advanced age of 78 years and some months.  He died as he had lived in full faith.  He obeyed Christ under the preaching of Bro. S. E. Jones in the year 1842.  He was confined to his bed for some time before he died, during which time he often conversed with his friends of death and the blessed hope of immortality beyond the grave' triumphantly repeating his hope of Heaven was worth ten-thousand such world's as this.  It seemed that, as the body grew weaker the faith grew stronger, and even in the dying hour his confidence was unbroken, and his mental vision being unclouded he looked beyond this veil of tears to that "Happy Land," where sickness, sorrow, pain and death never come.
   Death lost its sting for he knew his labor in the Lord was not in vain.
   Our congregation has lost one of its pillars--the community a good citizen and his family a devoted husband and father but we murmur not for God does all well.  While we will sadly miss him on Lords day morning when he was ever present, yet we will rejoice when we look beyond Jordan at our next meeting together.  Let us like him, live to the glory of God, so that we may die in peace "For blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth yea saith the spirit they rest from their labors and their works do follow them."
Mary Bennett.
Gospel Advocate, March 23, 1871, page 280.

Locke, Sallie L.
   'Tis said "death loves a shining mark."  This time his aim was directed at one whose brilliancy shone in Christian splendor.  Gloomy sadness, yes, deep sorrow fills many hearts.  But oh joy! we read "blessed are the dead that die in the lord," "God will bring them with him when he comes."  Our beloved sister,  Sallie L. Locke, is no more.  Quietly she rests in the arms of him who has power over death.  After much suffering, she died on the morning of the 3rd of Nov., aged 38 years, 6 months, and 11 days.  She was the daughter of Samuel and Parmelia Scott.  First married to John A. Rodgers, April 22, 1858, and then to R. W. Locke, October 18, 1866.  In early life she united with the church of God and began the cultivation of those lovely virtues which perfect the Christian character.  In none of them was her deficiency noticeable; in some of them she far excelled most of us who survive her.  Though called to pass through much sorrow she was always meek, patient and cheerful.  Her heart seemed full of love.  All who had the pleasure of her acquaintance realized that in her they had a true friend.  A neighbor, kind and generous a wife, loving and true.  An only, and much-loved sister, among all her relatives a favorite.  She leaves a vacancy none can fill.  We miss her cheerful, smiling face at her home and at the house of God, but we confidently hope that in the "sweet beyond" we will meet to part no more.
T. E. Scott., Yorkville, Gibson Co., Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, January 4, 1877, page 11.

Long, Gabriel
   Died, on the morning of July 28th, 1874, at his home in Hopkinsville Ky., Bro. Gabriel Long, in his sixty-sixth year.  He had been an earnest member of the Christian church for thirty-five years, and for several years past had filled the office of Deacon.  He left a wife and six children; also two brothers, on in California, the other, Judge A. V. Long of Christian Co., to whom he was especially endeared by fraternal and social ties.
   Bro. Long has been well known to this community, having been born and raised in this county.  A man, upright and exemplary in all of the walks of life, possessed of sterling character, strictly honest and punctual in the discharge of every duty, he had no sympathy with wickedness in any form.  He was a kind father and an affectionate husband, and those who knew him best, loved him most.
   Death came to him invested with no terrors.  
   In his last moments he spoke often of eternity; and when the dust returned to the earth as it was, and the spirit was taken to God who gave it, he died calmly, with an ever-brightening hope, and a firm Christian faith in a life beyond the grave.
T. A. Crenshaw
Gospel Advocate, September 10, 1874, page 857.

Loyd, Elizabeth F.
   Our much beloved sister Elizabeth F. Loyd, was born in Sumner Co., Tenn., Jan. 10th, 1840, was married to N. L. Loyd, July 15th, 1858, died May 6th, 1877.  She lived a member of the Baptist church about five years; she then became a member of the church of Christ, having been more perfectly instructed in the way of the Lord.  She continued a devoted and faithful member until her death.  On her death-bed she thanked God and her friends who were instrumental in bringing her to the light.  Sister Loyd died in full assurance of faith, said she had no fear of death.  She left a devoted husband and six children to mourn her death.  Brother Loyd has last a faithful wife, these children an affectionate mother, the congregation that worships on Holcom Island has lost one of its most devoted members.  The brethren and sisters who knew sister Loyd have full assurance that their loss is her gain.
B. H., Clarkton, Franklin Co., Mo.
Gospel Advocate, June 28, 1877, page 409.

Landers, H. V. M.
Departed this life on Sunday, April 15th 1877, Bro. H. V. M. Landers in sixty-fifth year of his age.  He was a member of the body of Christ at Salem, Tenn.  Though taking but little part in the public exercises, he was always prompt in his attendance and seemed to enjoy the Christian religion.  He had been a very active man with very little sickness, though advanced in years.  He died very suddenly of heart disease.  He leaves a widow and several children to battle with the world.  May they live the Christian life and be prepared to meet him in heaven. 
Gospel Advocate, May 17, 1877, page 311.

Lanier, L. A.
Once more we sadly announce to the readers of the Advocate, that one more of our number has been called from this life to that world where no traveler has yet returned, so that one by one, we like leaves in autumn fall to rise no more.  Such an announcement as this to us is a difficult task, inasmuch as brevity is necessary even when we desire to say many things.  Hence we state that at Mill Springs, Ky., at his residence, in the fifty-ninth year of his age, on the fifth day of February, at nine o'clock in the morning, our brother in the Lord L. A. Lanier after long protracted illness, complicated disease and much suffering departed this life in the midst of all his family leaving a tender wife and seven children that loved him dearly, to mourn his loss, though not as those that have no hope.  Brother Lanier some four or five years ago believing that he would not live long, made division of his lands in this State and also in Tennessee, so as to be ready to make his exit when called home.  Having become very unwell on the 23rd of October 1877, he called me in to write his last will and testament.  When I had done this he seemed to be much relieved, saying that he was ready to leave the world as he was owing no man, and being at peace with God and all men.  After this, for a time he seemed to recover health to some extent, and gave much encouragement to his exceedingly sympathetic wife, but relapsing again on the 23rd day of October 1878, he called me in again to write some additional matters to his will.  This being done he seemed again to be satisfied.  We frequently visited him in his last affliction, and were frequently asked to pray with him, and have heard him earnestly pray for himself and all men.  He seemed to bear affliction better than almost any one, saying he supposed that the good Lord had a purpose in it, believing that the Lord had done good for him by bringing him to know himself and wean him from the world (for he had a good deal of the world.)  He rarely gave way to impatience, and if a little he would say that he was ashamed of it.  He frequently spoke of the future life with great satisfaction and much confidence, trusting in the great Redeemer, but never saw merit in himself that would cause the Lord to love him.  When he would give alms, he never sounded a trumpet, and let the loafer take care of himself.  He was a kind husband and father, a good and benevolent friend, an honorable gentleman and a worthy citizen.
   Remark:  We have read Frothingham, Holyoke and many other atheists on the subject of death, showing that they had nothing to fear but alas! they had nothing to hope?  Not so with our departed brother.  Therefore, you the bereaved, comfort yourselves with these thoughts.
J. N. Davis.
Gospel Advocate, March 6, 1879, page 155.

Larue, Emiline
The messenger of the edict that was passed in the garden in consequence of father Adam's fall, has summoned and taken from our midst, our beloved sister Emiline Larue.  She died of typhoid fever, September the 23rd, aged sixty years.  Sister L. left the Baptists and united with the church of Christ, the congregation worshiping at Smyrna in 1860.  Her life was consistent with the religion she professed. At the couch of suffering humanity she was ever ready to smooth the pillow and bathe the throbbing temple.  Inclemency of weather seldom kept her from meeting with her Father's children on the first day of the week.  She leaves eight children and a large train of connection; most of them belong to the church of Christ.  May they ever walk worthy of their vocation, is the prayer of an old sister who is waiting for the same summons.
Silver Spring, Marshall County, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, December 9, 1880, page 796.

Lavender, Dolly
About ten o'clock A. M. May 11th, 1880, our beloved sister Dolly Lavender, the wife of Bro. C. C. Lavender breathed her last on the shore of time.  Deceased was a daughter of Archey and Eliza Curl, was born in Davidson county, Tenn., July 1st 1847.  She was married to Bro. Lavender March 12th, 1863, and she made the noble confession of our Savior sometime during the year of 1864 under the preaching of our beloved old brother Jesse Sewell at Berea, Wilson county, Tenn.  She was strong in the one faith and would converse with her friends upon the subject of death with as much calmness as the past duties of life.  The thought of dying did not grieve her any.  There was but one thing which troubled her and that was the thought of leaving her dear companion and sweet little children in this vale of tears.  She leaves a husband and three little children and a host of warm friends to mourn her loss.  She died of consumption; she lingered about twelve months.  There never was a person that seemed to bear affliction with more fortitude than our beloved sister Lavender. The church sustains the loss of a good and zealous member, one who was strong in the faith, and when death visited the door he created no fear within her chest of clay; she was ready and willing to depart in peace and be forever at rest with the redeemed of Israel.  Her last words to those who surrounded her during her last moments gave strong evidence that she had passed from death to life, and had been made to rejoice in a Savior's love.  My dear brethren and sisters, let us follow the example of our beloved sister and ever heed the warning voice of our Savior so that when we come to cross the river we will not fear the rough and rugged waves.  God the father has promised to the faithful a crown of life, which our beloved sister has gone to wear through the ceaseless ages of eternity.  It consoles me while traveling through these low grounds of sorrow to think of the sweet bye and bye where the redeemed of the Lord, those who have had their robes washed white in the blood of the Lamb, shall strike hands and never part again, and be made to partake of the unsearchable riches which God has prepared for them that love him.  Brethren pray for us that we may be faithful and valiant soldiers under the meek and lowly Nazarene so that we may be able to use the good words of that good apostle of old: I have kept the faith, henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of eternal life.
   This promise is not confined to one, but extends to all that will serve the Lord.  Thank the Lord for this glorious privilege.  May the gospel banner unfurl her many pages while waving over the walls of Zion though stained with the precious blood of saints.  May the many millions see the simplicity of the true gospel and live is the prayer of your brother.
John C. Arrington., Near Lebanon, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, December 23, 1880, page 823.

Leek, Thomas
Our much loved father, Thomas Leek, died at his country residence September the 25th, 1878, being at the time of his death 78 years old.  'Tis useless to dwell on the many noble traits of his life, 'tis enough to know he was a truly pious, honorable Christian, one who acted justly and honorably with all his associates both in public and private life.  He was indeed noted for truthfulness and firmness, I have often heard the remark, that any one had just as well try to turn the river up stream as to try to change Uncle Tommie's mind when he had once spoken.  He enjoyed exceedingly good health for one of his years, and attended to all his business affairs himself up to a year previous to his death.  He suffered much with erysipelas, which grew worse as the weather grew warmer, and for three long months he was confined to his room, a constant sufferer and the most patient and resigned being ever saw.  He derived great comfort and consolation from the blessed promises of his Lord and Savior, and his oft repeated request was to hear songs of praise, prayer and reading from the word of God.  Often I've known him to be soothed and calmed to sleep when in the greatest agony of pains, by hearing songs of praise, suitable to the occasion, when the most powerful opiate failed.  He requested his brethren and sisters to meet in his room with him to celebrate our Savior's death, and always seemed so happy and refreshed afterwards.  A most affecting and solemn scene was presented to my sight on the occasion of such a meeting with beloved wife, children (old and young) and friends assembled around his bed side to break the loaf with him for the last time on earth.  After the meeting he talked to his children and grandchildren and bid them all to meet him in Heaven.  The greatest legacy that he left his children and wife was the pure love of our Savior shed abroad in his heart and life.  In his last days his constant desire was for his children to live in peace and harmony and meet him in that heavenly home, he so often spoke of going to.  He begged his faithful wife and children not to grieve, nor to try and keep him here.  He requested them to send for Bro. L. R. Sewell, to "talk" he said to the people that came to his burial.  A most impressive sermon was delivered, and with sorrowing hearts we buried him in the garden to rest until we are called to meet their Papa in a more beautiful garden beyond the river, never more to part.
H. Leek.
Gospel Advocate, December 5, 1878, page 761.

Leonhard, Eddie
In memory of my friend, Eddie Leonhard, who has passed over the dark, silent river, which divides the Heavenly land from ours.  Five long weeks that terrible scourge typhoid fever, burned in her veins, bringing delirium to her brain.  Though nursed with loving care by tender hands and praying hearts, death alone could stay its wild course.  To her he came not as a grim monster, but as a loving messenger from Jesus to conduct her to that mansion, prepared by Him for those who love him.  Her brief life was a busy one.  Work, earnest work in the schoolroom, at home, in the church.  Every where "a hero in the strife."  Now the willing, but weary feet rest upon the banks of the beautiful river, that flows by the throne of God.  On Sunday afternoon, October 28, we laid her to rest covered with lovely flowers bedewed by the tears of pupils and sorrowing friends.  There is a vacant seat in our Sunday-school and church, a bright face missing in our social circle, from home a daughter's tender ministrations, a sister's loving care, but she has left for us the beautiful example of a faithful life recorded by the angels in Heaven.
C. G. Wilkins.
Gospel Advocate, February 13, 1889, page 110.

Lewis, Bettie C.
Died, 22nd of January last, Mrs. Bettie C. Lewis, wife of Waller Lewis of Guthrie Ky., in her 43rd year.  A noble woman has passed away.  Though an invalid for years she unselfishly devoted her energies to the good of others.  As a wife, mother, neighbor, and Christian she so lived, as to gain the approval and admiration of all who knew her.  She became a Christian very early in life, and guarded with unceasing watchfulness her standing as a member of the body of Christ.  Sister Lewis walked in the way she pointed out to others.  Hers was a positive character, she impressed every one, with whom she associated, that it was a high privilege to be a servant of Jesus.  The service of the Master occupied no second place in her life.  She preferred the right to being on the popular side.  During much of her married life she was not within reach of a place of worship, where she could enjoy the communion and fellowship of those of her own faith, yet her prayers and influence always were for the establishment of primitive Christianity.  She lived to see four of her eight children members of the church.  Her death was triumphant as her life had been devoted.  To her husband, children, and relatives, I would say, would you have a mitigating balm for your sorrows, imitate her example, walk according to her counsel and life will be with you as it was with her, a great success, a triumphant preparation for death and for "the rest that remains for the people of God."
A. L. Johnson.
Gospel Advocate, April 11, 1878, page 233.

Ligon, Peyton F.
   Please allow us through the Advocate, to announce the death of our beloved brother and neighbor, Peyton F. Ligon at his residence in Wilson county, Tenn., on the 22nd day of December 1878, of pneumonia.  He had excellent medical aid and his neighbors acted nobly in waiting on him day and night with true brotherly love rendering him every possible attention, his devoted wife was taken sick in the same room then removed to another, and was prostrated for several days before his death and was only able to leave her sick-bed and be carried to his dying side.  Bro. Ligon was born March the 1st, 1833, and was baptized into Christ in 1850 and united with the church at Mt. View; was married to sister Ellen Eskew in August 1854.  Bro. Ligon was well known in Wilson county, and had a great many friends. He was a kind husband and father, and his death will be a great loss to the neighborhood in which he lived.  He bore his suffering with Christian fortitude, never complaining and before his death he called his sons to his side and exhorted them to be good boys and prepare to meet him in the better land.  He leaves a Christian wife and several children, the two eldest being members of the Christian church, to mourn their loss. 
James W. Grigg., Mt. View, Wilson county, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, January 16, 1879, page 39.

Lingon, Martha Cleveland
Departed this life, at her daughter's living at Fosterville, Tenn., sister Martha Cleveland Lingon.  She was born near Charlottsville, Albemarle County, Virginia, Dec. 11, 1876.   She was married in 1806 to A. Lingon--became a member of the Church of Christ at Nashville Tenn. 1851.  She lived to a good old age raised a large family of children and discharged the duties of life in all its relationships--as daughter, wife, mother and Christian, as a true woman.  Having lived to a good old age, the faculties of life toward its close became more or less blunted.  She seemed to live, the latter part of life, in the past.  Memory would bring her bright visions of the past; and though she forgot her maiden name, when she married or that she was a disciple of Christ, like the rich, mellow, golden fruit of autumn she has fallen.  Her body moulders to dust, but her spirit returns to God who gave it.
   "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, from henceforth; yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them."
J. E. S.
Gospel Advocate, March 9, 1876, page 237.

Lipscomb, Wm. C.
Wm. C. Lipscomb, near Hunt's Station, Franklin Co., Tenn., died in Dec.__, 1877.  He was seventy-two years old, was my father's brother, and the one next succeeding him in order of birth.  He was a man upright and correct in all his dealings and associations with the world.  He was industrious, persevering, and frugal in his habits.  He was courteous, and respectful to others in his deportment, unobtrusive and deferential in his manners, was kind, obliging, and hospitable to all.  He loved his friends and was the kindest and most affectionate of husbands and fathers.  He had lived a widower for over thirty years, devoted to the interests of his children.
   He was born in Spottsylvania Co., Va.  When a youth he removed to the county in which he lived and died.  He became a member of the Baptist church on Bean's creek, before any divisions occurred in that body.  In all the divisions and changes from that body, which reduced it from a large body to a mere handful, he remained true to the old "primitive Baptists."  He never obtruded his own religious peculiarities on others, but there were none truer to his own faith than he.  We sincerely sympathize with his two children in his death, and commingle our sorrows with a large circle of friends and relatives who mourn his loss.
D. L.
Gospel Advocate, February 14, 1878, page 105.

Locke, F. A. Mrs.
My dear wife died on the morning of the 19th of June last.  So gentle was the scene that for some moments we could scarcely realize that it was death.  For she struggled not, but with her eyes closed as though sleeping she quietly passed away.  She had been a member of the Church of Christ seven or eight years.  She confessed the Savior under the ministry of our esteemed Bro., Dr. Lauderdale.  She was truly an affectionate wife, a tender mother, a good neighbor, a faithful friend.  If the giving of a cup of water only in the name of a disciple of Christ entitles one to a reward, oh what must be the reward of her who has so often ministered to the wants of the needy, to the sick, and soothed the heart of the dying.  She leaves five children to mourn her loss, three of whom are members of the Church of Christ.  She was 47 years old, 23 of which she had been truly a helpmeet to me, and a blessing to her family and friends, a striking verification of the saying of the Wise Man; "Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also and he praiseth her.  Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised."
F. A. Locke.
Gospel Advocate, October 18, 1877, page 647.

Lowry, Wm., Maj.
It becomes my very painful duty to inform you and your readers of the death of Maj. Wm. Lowry.
   Bro. Lowry was born in Guilford County, North Carolina, May 15, 1798 and was married in 1817 in Granger Co. Tenn.  He and his wife first belonged to the Baptist Church, from which body he was excluded for believing what they called heresy, about 1827 or '28.  He became identified with the disciples in the year 1832 or '33, in Sequatchie valley, and continued a faithful member to the day of his death, which occurred May 9, 1877.
   He met his death suddenly, while plowing his corn and potatoes.  Almost without a struggle he fell dead.  His aged wife hurried to his relief, but he never spoke.
   I knew him well, I loved him much.  He was present when I obeyed the Gospel at Holcomb's, Warren Co. Tenn., and it is pleasant for me to remember the assistance he gave me while preparing for immersion.  Save my mother's hand, his was the first to greet me as I came up from the waters of baptism, and when I commenced, in my feeble way, to speak a word for Jesus, no one manifested more interest or encouraged me more in the work than he.  I never met him, nor took his tremulous hand, without feeling sensibly that I was in the presence of a man of God.  He was full of faith, "always abounding in the work of the Lord."  He was buried at Salem, Warren Co. near which place he died, where he must sleep till the power that gave him being bids him rise, when I hope to be greeted by him, when I am born from the dead, even as I was welcomed when born of water and the Spirit.  He had many friends and but few enemies.  He leaves his aged wife, who is now a mother in Israel, three sons and two daughters to wait and strive to meet him on the other side.
J. M. F. Smithson.        Decherd Tenn. June 11th, 1877.
Gospel Advocate, July 19, 1877, page 443.

Loyd, S. M.
Died, April 4, at the residence of her father Mr. A. Cortner, on Shipman's Creek, Bedford county, Tenn.  Sister S. M. Loyd, wife of Bro. T. J. Loyd.  Sister Loyd, obeyed the Gospel under the preaching of Bro. Jos. Wheeler at Rock Springs in Ala., about three years ago and lived a consistent Christian life until the day of her death.  Her sufferings were long and severe, which she bore with Christian resignation.  She leaves a husband and two small children, one only six months old, to mourn her loss.  She is the first of the little congregation worshiping on Shipman's Creek to pass the Jordan of death.    May those left behind so live as to be prepared to meet her where partings will be no more.
J. D. Floyd., Flat Creek Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, May 16, 1878, page 313.

Lewis, Isabella Bingham
   Isabella Bingham was born on August 17, 1866; baptized into Christ in 1883; married to J. B. Lewis in 1886; and died on July 29, 1899.  She leaves on this side of the valley a husband and four children.  May our gracious God ever shield and protect these helpless little ones and infuse sunshine and happiness into the life of this broken-hearted husband.  Sister Lewis was an earnest Christian, a devoted mother, a true wife, and an obedient daughter.  The Bible was her guiding star and rule of action; implicit obedience to God's commands, the measure of her faith; the hope of immortality, her comfort in death.  The writer preached the funeral discourse.
W. L. Logan.
Gospel Advocate, November 16, 1899, page 730.

Laird, Josephine
   Sister Josephine Laird, wife of I. W. Laird, and daughter of J. S. and M. A. Jetton, was born May 5, 1864.  Obeyed the gospel under the preaching of Bro. J. H. Halbrook in  Walker county, Alabama in 1880.  Died at her home in Carbon Hill, Walker county, Ala., April 24, 1890.  She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss. 
Jane and Lillie Jetton., Leith, Ala., Oct. 30, 1890.
Gospel Advocate, November 12, 1890, page 732.

Layne, Lafayette
   Our beloved brother Lafayette Layne quietly fell asleep in Jesus Feb. 1st, 1890, at his home near Lebanon, Wilson county, Tenn.  He was a faithful member of the Bethel congregation, and had been for several years.  He was 44 years old, having become obedient to the faith under the preaching of Kaleb Sewell about 1874.  He was hastened from time into eternity in the short space of five days.  He contracted a severe cold which turned to pneumonia, of which death was the result.  He often spoke of dying, having no fears whatever of crossing the river which flows between us and eternity.  Brother Fayett was well known in the community where he lived.  A kind and affectionate husband, a loving and indulgent father, ever ready to lend a helping hand to the needy.  He leaves a wife and six children to grieve, but not as those who have no hope.
Johny Arrington., Oakland, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, April 2, 1890, page 216.

Lemon, David
   Bro. David Lemon, of Christian Chapel congregation, Scioto county, Ohio, was taken sick Feb. 26, of relapse of LaGrippe, and died of typhoid fever March 17, 1890.  Bro. Lemon was born Aug. 21, 1846, confessed his faith in Christ April, 1869, continued faithful until death; was married to Letta Beekman Dec. 8, 1870.  To this union was born eight children.  He realized he would soon pass over to a better land and requested his brothers and sisters to meet with him last Lord's day to remember his Savior for the last time on earth.  He leaves a kind and loving wife, eight children--five boys and three girls, --father, mother, one brother, five sisters and many friends to mourn their loss.  To the community, as well as to the church, this loss is great, he being our leader and teacher in singing.  We sorrow not as those who have no hope.
Nan Jinkens., Lilly, Ohio, March 21.
Gospel Advocate, April 9, 1890, page 232.

Leneave, Mollie A.
   At her home near Spring Hill, Tenn., March 26, 1890, just as the sun shed its last lingering rays, Sister Mollie A. Leneave bid farewell to loved ones, and "entered into that rest that remaineth for the people of God."  She was in her 47th year.  Was married to Thomas Leneave Feb. 8, 1866.  Joined the church of Christ many years ago, and was a consistent member.  She was sick for sometime, and suffered a great deal, but bore her afflictions with Christian patience.  Was one of the best of women, and had many warm friends.  Nature endowed her with a cheerful disposition, and she seemed to carry sunshine wherever she went.  She loved her friends and seemed loath to leave them, but said she had suffered so much she was willing to go.  During her illness she often repeated these beautiful lines:
"Sweetly the tones are falling
Open the door for me."
   We doubt not, the gate stood ajar, and Sister Mollie was welcomed home by the angels of God.
One Who Loved Her., Godwin, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, May 28, 1890, page 347.

Lewis, N. J.
   After a few days illness, sister N. J. Lewis died August 4, 1890; aged 20 years and 3 months; was immersed by S. I. S. Corthorn in 1887.  She lived the Christian life, leaves a husband and one child, fourteen months old, and many relatives to mourn her loss, but not without hope.  A few hours before her death she called for her husband little babe and told them and all that were present good-bye.
G. D. Adcock., Bay Minette, Ala.
Gospel Advocate, August 27, 1890, page 559.

Lewis, William
   On the evening of Feb. 3, 1890, after an illness of nine days, Bro. William Lewis, aged 40 years, 3 months and 10 days, departed this life.  He was married to Georgia M. Jordan Sep. 10, 1869, and obeyed the gospel in 1872.  He has been a true believer ever since, and followed God's law.  He believed in preaching the gospel as it was written.  Brother Lewis was a good man and a devoted Christian.  He was ever ready to lift up the fallen and cheer the faint.  He leaves a dear Christian wife and six girls, one boy, and many other relatives and friends, to mourn his departure.
J. K. Everhart., Rosalie, Tex.
Gospel Advocate, March 26, 1890, page 200.

Loftis, R. C.
   Died at his home in Jackson County, Tenn., R. C. Loftis, after an illness of ten days.  He first complained of a brier in his thumb and some of the family tried to pick it out, but did not find any and after a day or two a physician was called in; but in vain.  The stinging sensation from the supposed brier grew worse, until cyrsipelas set up and on Sunday the 12th day of January, 1890, in the morning, all hope was lost to save him, without taking off his arm; so Drs. H. C. Loftis, J. Herrod and S. B. Fowler, of Gainesboro, were called in and the service of amputating the arm was soon over.  Bro. Loftis recovered and spoke a few words and died.  Leaving a wife and eleven children to mourn his loss.  Six of which are at home and the remaining five are married.  Three of the latter are living in the State of Texas and the remaining two in Tennessee.  Bro. Loftis was born Nov. 5, 1834, and died Jan. 12, 1890; making his life's stay on earth 55 years, 2 months and 12 days.  He obeyed the gospel under the teaching of Bro. Andrew P. Davis, in 1856, making his Christian life on earth about 34 years.  Bro. Loftis was loved by almost all who knew him.  But a heavenly hope we have for Bro. Loftis, when we think of his obedience to the gospel and the adding of the Christian graces, to his faith, and the kindness, hospitality, friendship and love with which he treated one and all, and moreover he told his companion and others, that all he dreaded was leaving his family behind.
Hyram Pharris             
Gospel Advocate, February 12, 1890, page 110.

Love, Lillie
   Departed this life April 24, sister Lillie Love in the twenty-first year of her age.  She obeyed the gospel about five years ago, and united with the Mt. Vernon church.  She bore her long suffering with meekness and patience.  She was not afraid to die, and to the day of her death told her sorrowing friends to shed no tears for her, but to live right and meet her in heaven.  She was a bright and beautiful young lady and loved by all who knew her.  She leaves many sorrowing friends and a heart-broken mother behind, but weep not as those who have no hope, but let us all strive to meet dear Lillie in heaven.
Addie Wilson., McConnell, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, May 7, 1890, page 302.

Lawrence, Mrs. Church
   Sister Lawrence, the wife of Brother Church Lawrence, died on September 26, 1900, near Fulton, Ky.; aged fifty-two years, two months, and seventeen days.  She was a member of the church of Christ twenty-six years last August.  She was loved by all who knew her; was a zealous member of the church, a good mother and companion.  We regret very much to have to give her up, but our loss is her eternal gain.  To Brother Lawrence and the children we would say: Weep not as those who have no hope, but live so as to meet her in the sweet by and by, where there are no parting hands to be taken or briny tears to be shed--in that home of eternal rest, where all is love, joy, and peace.
J. S. Haskins., Pottsville, Ky.
Gospel Advocate, December 13, 1900, page 794.

Lawson, Nebraska
   It is again by the guiding hand that doeth all things well that I am under the painful necessity of chronicling the death of our beloved sister, Mrs. Nebraska Lawson, who died at her father's home on April 17, 1900.  Her husband preceded her only a few weeks.  She leaves a father, mother, brothers, sisters, three little children, and a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss.  Our deceased sister gave her heart to God while young.  She united with the church of Christ and lived a consistent Christian life.  She was laid away in a beautiful spot beneath sighing boughs near her father's home: but, thank God, she is not dead.   She still lives in the noble Christian work of her life.  Her deeds of Christian love are stored up in the golden urn of heaven, in the secret chamber of the Most High, as richer treasures than gold or silver or the fleeting wealth of ten thousand worlds like this.  May the grace of God sustain the bereaved parents and friends.
Mary Kirkland., Spring Warrior, Fla.
Gospel Advocate, June 7, 1900, page 362.

Lehman, Mary Ann
   Mrs. Mary Ann Lehman was born on June 5, 1837, in Meriwether County, Ga.  Her maiden name was Slay, and she was married to her cousin, W. R. Slay, February 19, 1852.  He died in the Confederate Army on April 1, 1863.  On February 11, 1887, she was married to J. M. Lehman, who died in Falls County, Texas, on August 23, 1896, where they had lived for some time.  For the last fourteen months she has lived in Terrell, Texas, with her daughters, Sisters Clyette and Taylor.  She died of measles on December 28.  She was baptized by A. C. Borden, some thirty years ago, in Randolph County, Ala.  Sister Lehman was an earnest and intelligent Christian, always loyal to her faith, and a faithful attendant on the worship of God.  She will be sadly missed by those who meet at Odd Fellows' Hall, as well as by her daughters and granddaughter.  May her example help us all to be true to God.
G. F. Martin., Terrell, Texas.
Gospel Advocate, January 25, 1900, page 58.

Liles, Nannie Sears
   Mrs. Nannie Sears Liles, wife of Dr. W. I. Liles, died on the morning of January 5, 1900.  With a sad heart I record the death of this amiable wife and mother.  We mourn not as those who have no hope, for her Christianly young life was faultless.  There was a charm accompanying her presence felt by all who knew her.  Never an unkind criticism fell from her lips; she had kind words and a smile for every one; indeed, she was a model mother to her four small children--two girls and two boys--who are yet too young to realize the loss of that patient and loving heart.  We know the same Lord whom she trusted and to whose care she committed her darlings will watch over and protect them.  We shall miss dear Nannie's bright face on earth, but we feel that her sweet spirit ascended to heaven, to bask in the Savior's presence.  Grieve not, dear friends; God's providence is always best.  Have faith and hope, fond husband, loving parents, brothers, and sisters; for some day we will meet and clasp in our arms the loved one in the eternal city of God.
G. V. H. K.
Gospel Advocate, February 8, 1900, page 90.

Little, Eula
   On the night of May 6, 1900, at her home in Chapel Hill, Marshall County, Tenn., Mrs. Eula, wife of Mile Little, and daughter of Ned and E. J. Neil, fell asleep in Jesus.  She was born on December 13, 1870, being twenty-nine years, four months, and twenty-three days old at the time of her death.  She obeyed the gospel at Old Lasea, Maury County, Tenn., under the preaching of Brother Frank Davis, on August 30, 1885; was baptized by Brother T. H. Mills; and was married on July 9, 1896.  She leaves a husband, one little girl, father, mother, two brothers, one sister, and many other friends and relatives to mourn their loss; but we mourn not as those who have no hope.   She was an affectionate daughter, a loving sister, and a devoted wife and mother.  She was a member of Cedar Dell congregation, and was appreciated by every one as a faithful Christian.  She has gone to her reward, we trust, to that city which hath foundations, whose Maker and Builder is God.  Our heartfelt sympathies are with the bereaved ones, and may the all-powerful, yet unseen, hand of Him who doeth all things well lead her sweet little girl in the path of rectitude and Christian duty, and may she so live that she will meet her mamma in that bright and beautiful home where sickness, sadness, sorrow, pain, and death are felt and feared no more.
J. M. T. White., Thick, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, July 19, 1900, page 459.

Locke, M. F.
   Brother M. F. Locke passed away from the scenes of this life on June 9, 1900.  He was born on October 5, 1864; obeyed the gospel in 1881; and was married to Miss Annie Williams in 1892.  Brother Locke was a faithful member of the church of Christ in Senatobia, Miss.  He was a son of Brother R. W. Locke, of Thyatira, Miss., and possessed many of the traits of his father's noble character.  We rest in the sweet hope that upon him has fallen the Heavenly Father's precious promise: "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."  To the bereaved wife and children the tender sympathy of many Christian friends is extended in their time of grief.
George B. Hoover., Senatobia, Miss.
Gospel Advocate, August 9, 1900, page 506.

Lovett, Henrietta Josephine
   Henrietta Josephine Lovett was born on August 7, 1882; died on December 13, 1899; aged a little more than seventeen years.  Her maiden name was Hardison.  She was married some two years ago, when only fifteen years of age.  Her grandparents and mother, with whom she and her husband lived, were suddenly and unexpectedly called upon to give her up.  She left a little babe, only a few hours old.  How sad!  Some two years ago she was baptized into Christ and has been faithful in the discharge of her duty as she knew it.  May the aged ones, her mother, and companion be comforted, and may God bless the little babe.
W. Anderson., Jameson, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, January 11, 1900, page 26.

Lowe, Thomas Franklin
   Brother Frank Lowe is dead.  To him death came very suddenly.  On Monday, June 11, 1900, he was taken suddenly ill and suffered much for two or three days; but on the following Friday and Saturday he had so far recovered as to be able to ride out and attend to business matters.  On Sunday he was feeling very well, and after eating his dinner he was talking pleasantly with his beloved wife, when he was again stricken and died in a few minutes.  Thomas Franklin Lowe was born on December 12, 1834, and died on June 17, 1900; being sixty-five years, six months, and five days old at the time of his death.  Brother Lowe entered the Rock Hill church of Christ about twenty-five years ago, and soon afterwards became one of its elders.  He was very zealous and faithful, always taking an active part in the work and worship of the church.  Being a close Bible student, he was well posted on most Bible subjects.  He loved controversy and was always ready to contend earnestly for what he believed the Bible taught.  Brother Lowe was a good man, a kind and devoted husband, and a loving father.  He has gone to his reward and leaves behind him a loving, sorrowing, Christian wife and four very dear Christian children to mourn his death.
A Friend.
Gospel Advocate, November 8, 1900, page 715.

Lyle, W. W. 
   Brother W. W. Lyle departed this life at his residence, near Lyle Station, Tenn., on July 22, 1899.  He was born on August 22, 1840; was, therefore, fifty-eight years and eleven months old at the time of his death.  He obeyed the gospel about twenty years ago at Cedar Hill, Tenn., under the preaching of Brother Williams and Brother Nicks, and was faithful in the discharge of his duty as a Christian.  I was acquainted with him about eighteen years, and during that time, when I was at his place of worship, he was almost always present.  If he failed to come to church on Lord's day, it was generally understood that something was in his way.  He was a very industrious man, and worked very hard to support his family.  He was kind and generous, and tried to bear his part in church work.  He gave liberally for the support of the gospel.  The church of Christ at Lyle Station has lost one of its most influential members, but we trust that our loss is his eternal gain.  He leaves a wife, eleven children, and other relatives and friends to mourn their loss; but they should not sorrow as those who have no hope, for he was a faithful Christian, and they are the ones who can enjoy the promise of eternal life.  Our Savior said: "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life."  Brother Lyle showed by his daily walk that he was as faithful as any one with whom I am acquainted.  May God bless his sorrow-stricken family and numerous relatives.
E. S. B. Waldron.
Gospel Advocate, July 19, 1900, page 459.

Lyons, Andy
   After a few days' illness, Brother Andy Lyons departed this life on the morning of January 21, 1900.  It is said by those who knew him that he lived a consistent Christian life, and died in the full triumph of the faith.  He was a member of the Henderson Chapel congregation  in Rutherford County, Tenn.  He leaves wife and three little children to mourn their loss; but this is a notice for them to make ready for the same.
S. W. Womack.
Gospel Advocate, March 8, 1900, page 154.

Lancaster, Annie May
   By request of her sister, I write in memory of Sister Annie May Lancaster, who departed this life at her home, at Denson's Landing.  Perry County, Tenn., on April 19, 1901.  Sister Annie was born on January 18, 1875, being twenty-six years, three months, and one day old at the time of her death.  Her maiden name was Roberts.  She was married to Mr. G. A. Lancaster on November 27, 1900, and on that day, when I said the ceremony that made them a happy husband and wife, I little thought then that I would be called on so soon to attend her burial and say the last words over her remains.  Brother and Sister Lancaster had lived happily together hardly five short months when the death angel visited their home and took the happy young wife, leaving her husband almost heartbroken.  Sister Lancaster became a follower of the Lord several years ago, and lived an earnest, faithful, and devoted Christian life until she fell asleep in Jesus. She was refined, dignified, and ladylike in her deportment at all times.  Although she is gone from us, her works will live on; and even she will live in the hearts of her loved ones and friends, and we cherish the hope that she lives with God and the angels.  We cannot bring her back, but, by God's grace, we can go to her.  She leaves a mother, several sisters, a devoted husband, and a host of friends to mourn her death.  I commend her beautiful life to them, and point them to the word of God for comfort and consolation.
J. H. Hill.
Gospel Advocate, May 16, 1901, page 318.

Latta, Elizabeth
   Sister Elizabeth Latta was born on April 30, 1833; was baptized into Christ in 1852; and died on June 1, 1901.  Sister Latta was one of the oldest members of the church of Christ at Union City.  She was faithful and true to the one book and a stanch friend of the Gospel Advocate.  She always had time to talk of the great work of soul saving; in fact, this was the burden of her conversation. One could not converse with her and not be encouraged to greater efforts to do good.  As a young man and a young preacher I have derived much and lasting benefit from little conversations with her.  Sister Latta had been an invalid for many years, and many a time the report had gone out that she could not live through the night; and some time ago it was said that she was dead.  A friend, passing, saw Brother Latta and asked, "When will Sister Latta be buried?" and was gladly surprised when the response came: "She is not dead."  It is said that during all these years of suffering Sister Latta did not murmur, but bore it all with that patience that characterizes only the true child of God.  Brother Latta, husband of the deceased, is left alone; but his loneliness cannot be of long duration, for a dreadful disease is preying upon him, and it is thought it will soon prove fatal.  Sister Latta's sister, Mrs. Smith, of Gleason, is giving him every attention possible, as she also did her sister.  May we all strive to be humble, lowly, and long-suffering, as was Sister Latta.
G. D. Smith., Union City, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, July 11, 1901, page 442.

Lawrence, Delilah
   It becomes my painful duty to announce the death of a mother in Israel; Sister Delilah Lawrence, wife of Edward Lawrence, deceased.  She was born May 12th, 1791, and died June 20th 1876, aged 85 years, one month and 17 days.  She obeyed the Gospel in September 1832. She remained a devoted and exemplary Christian until the day of her death which took place at her home near Alexandria, Tenn.  Probably no woman has ever lived in our country who has done more for the relief of suffering humanity than she.  Her death is severely felt by the church, by her many relatives and the community at large.  But she has gone to the Christian's land of rest where all who follow her Godly example will soon join her in all her joys.
Your Bro. in Christ,
L. R. Sewell.
Gospel Advocate, December 2, 1876, page 1066.

Leak, John, Jr.
   Brother John Leak, Jr., the son of John and B. L. Leak, was born in Davidson County, Tenn., on July 19, 1866.  He was married to Miss Addie Burkett on December 14, 1892, and died on April 25, 1901.  His death was caused by an accident on the railroad, at Memphis, Tenn.  Brother Leak confessed his faith in Christ and was baptized into the one body at an early age.  He was a true disciple, always contending for the true way and ever ready to help in song service.  Good singing was one of the great enjoyments of his life.  Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his dear wife and sweet little children, and also to his aged mother, father, brothers, and sisters.  It is hard to give him up, but the Scriptures teach us that the Lord doeth all things well.  Let all prepare to meet him in heaven.
(Mrs.) M. C. Leak., El Reno, Okla.
Gospel Advocate, August 8, 1901, page 507.

Leek, I. T, Capt.
   Departed this life March 23rd 1876, our Bro. Capt. I. T. Leek, son of Capt. Thomas and Rebecca Leek.  He was born Aug. 31st 1844, in Dekalb Co., removed to this city with his parents when quite a youth, and lived beloved by all who knew him up to his death.  He made the good confession some 7 or 8 years ago, and was baptized by Bro. Fall. He has lived in the faith ever since.  His business called him from home most of the time, but when at home he rarely ever missed attending the morning services of his church on Church Street.
   He leaves a wife and five little children, to mourn his loss, and to tread the rugged paths of this life without his helping presence and kind offices.  But they mourn not as those without hope.  Although his wife has never confessed her Savior I believe 'tis her earnest wish to meet dear Ike in Heaven.  And may God who doeth all things well, grant our good Bro. Fall's prayer, "That she may so live and guide his little ones, that he may present them to his Heavenly Father, with unspeakable joy at the last coming of Christ.  The community has lost an energetic and trustworthy citizen, the church a firm member, and the family a kind, loving husband, and a most tender and indulgent father.
Helen F. Leek., Nashville.
Gospel Advocate, May 11, 1876, page 457.

Lemons, Charles Griffin Lemons
   Charles Griffin Lemons, long-time preacher and evangelist, died May 26.  He was 83.
   The son of the late John and Vertie Jaquess Lemons, he attended David Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tenn.  Lemons preached more than 65 years throughout Middle Tennessee, Huntsville, Ala., Louisville, Ky., Phoenix, Ariz., and Ontario, Canada.
   Lemons was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie, in January; four brothers, William, Fred, Joe and John; and three sisters, Mildred Polk and Roxy and Anne Lemons.  He is survived by his son, Charles T. (Chuck) Lemons, three granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren.
Cookeville, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, July, 2002, page 41.

Lillie, Sallie
   We have recently been called upon to mourn the loss of another one of our good sisters--Sister Sallie, wife of Bro. J. B. Lillie, after a severe illness of several weeks, which she bore with great Christian fortitude and resignation.  And when she was informed of the near approach of death it did not startle or alarm her in the least, but in the full possession of her mental faculties she called around her bedside her husband and children, brother and sister, father and mother, bidding them an affectionate adieu, exhorting them one and all to meet her in heaven.  Oh, how it cheered the heart of her husband and relatives to hear her talking of that meeting where parting shall be no more.  She said she had ever been happy in the triumphs of the Christian's faith.  I am glad that the Christian religion will do to die by--thank the Lord I have never seen one of my brethren die, that had lived in the discharge of his duties, but always departed in the full triumphs of the Christian's hope.
   A few days before her death the little babe, just 8 weeks old, was taken, and after her death little Turner, aged about 4 years, was snatched away by the rude hand of death and thus our good brother was bereft of his wife (a devoted one) and two children in a few weeks' time.  But with Christian heroism he bears it all, and with Job says, "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord."
E. B. Cayce.
Gospel Advocate, September 30, 1875, page 932.

Lincoln, Lenora
   Died in New Middleton, May 19th, 1878, Lenora wife of William H. Lincoln, aged thirty-two years. Sister Leo was formerly a Presbyterian, but told me the first day of my acquaintance with her, that she was not satisfied with her baptism, that she intended to study the word of the Lord in regard to it, and when she learned what that taught she intended to obey.  Last November during a meeting held by Bro. Sewell, she came forward, and was baptized on one of the coldest days during that month.  Her health did not permit her meeting with us often, but she had a firm faith in the doctrine of the Bible.  Bro. Smithson was to hold a meeting on the third Lord's day in May, and she was sadly disappointed when she knew she would not be able to attend; on that day a short time after the morning service began, she fell asleep without a struggle never more to wake again in this world.  Her remains after a memorial service by Bro. Smithson, were carried to Alexandria, for interment.  Her kind and endearing disposition made her many friends who will sadly miss her.  To her mother and relatives who were not permitted to be with her we offer our kindest sympathies.  May the tie so suddenly broken be revived again in the brighter world, where parting is unknown.  Her daughter will miss a mother's love, her husband, a zealous member of the church of Christ, will find consolation in the thought that she obeyed her Savior, and he also promises to comfort the mourner, and to prepare a home for the faithful where all tears shall be wiped away.
M. L. C.
Gospel Advocate, June 27, 1878, page 409.

Lindsay, Lucy Jane
   It is with a sad and aching heart that I chronicle the death of my darling mother, Mrs. Lucy Jane Lindsay.  Her maiden name was Wood.  She was born on June 12, 1860, being nearly forty-one years old at the time of her death.  On March 21, 1901, she tenderly bade her loved ones farewell forever here on earth.  One by one we see our dear ones taken away; but--O!--to lose a mother, our best and truest friend on earth, is to lose our all.  Mother left an aged father, mother, four sisters, three brothers, a husband, and nine children to mourn her departure.   The youngest child is a girl, and was only seven hours old at the time of mother's death.  But we sorrow not as those who have no hope, for we know that she is at rest; we know that she has gone to receive a crown of righteousness in that brighter and better world, free from all sorrow and sin.  Mother was a true Christian, faithful to the end.  In her dying hour she said she felt that it would be her gain for the Lord to take her home.  She was conscious to the last, and talked to her husband and children.  She told them to obey God and meet her in heaven.  She died three months from the day she took the smallpox; she never recovered from the smallpox.  She has crossed the river of death and entered the haven of rest, there to wait and watch for her precious ones on earth.  Lord, help us all to live as darling mother did; help us to follow in her footsteps, that we may soon clasp precious mother in that bright world, free from all sorrow and care.
Lula M. Lindsay., Whitfield, Texas     
Gospel Advocate, June 13, 1901, page 382.

Lingow, Martha Cleveland
   Mrs. Martha Cleveland Lingow, was born near Charlottsville, Albemarle Co. Va. Dec. 11th 1787, was married to A. Lingow April 14th 1806.  Emigrated to Alabama, thence to Tennessee.  They became members of the church of Christ at Nashville, Tenn., in 1851 and were baptized by J. B. Furguson.  In the acquaintance of the present writer, Mrs. Lingow well exemplified her Christian profession--her abiding trust and strong faith sustained her in affliction and suffering.  Bending under the weight of almost a century her mind often clouded from age and infirmities she would often awake from sleep perfectly rational and sing praises and pray to Him who had loved her and gave Himself for her.  Mrs. Lingow spent about half her life in Tennessee at Nashville, Cockrills Springs where she had many warm friends, last at Fosterville, known and loved by very many.  Her sound judgment, frank and affable manners, social affections, charities to the poor and sympathies for the unfortunate endeared her to an extensive acquaintance.  But she is gone, as a shock fully ripe she is gathered into the garner.  Surviving her husband 17 years and out living all her children but three daughters, she died at her son-in-law's, J. H. Elam, Fosterville, Tenn. Feb. 9, 1876.  She spent the last years of her life with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Margaret Elam, whose sleepless vigilance and willing hands ministered to every want with a tenderness and devotion through many years that challenges highest filial affection and exemplifies Christian duty.
E. S. M., Fosterville, April 11th 1876.
Gospel Advocate, May 4, 1876, page 432. 

Locke, W. B.
   Died on the 7th of May, at his residence in Sardis, Miss., Bro. W. B. Locke, in the 54th year of his life.
   To those who knew him, I need not speak of his many virtues--he was a living epistle seen and read by many.  To those who knew him not, it is enough to say, he lived and died a Christian and now sleeps in the arms of Jesus waiting for a part in the first resurrection, and a goodly portion of that inheritance incorruptible and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for the children of God.
W. H. Cooke.
Gospel Advocate, June 8, 1876, page 551.

Loftis, Laban
   Died, at his home in Jackson county, Tenn., three miles north-east of Gainesboro, May the 15th 1882, 20 minutes after 8 o'clock A.M., Bro. Laban Loftis.  He was in his sixty-ninth year.  Was born in 1813, December the 25th, and at an early day of his life he obeyed the gospel of Christ and was baptized by Bro. Andrew P. Davis, and was buried May the 16th, 1882, 10 o'clock, A.M. in the presence of a large concourse of people, who had gathered as friends, and a goodly portion of them were brethren and sisters, through love and respect towards our brother. Prayer was offered and a good old hymn sung by the brothers and sisters.  He left many friends and several relations to mourn his loss, a wife and six children, all of whom are married and members of the church of Christ.  So, well might we say with John, "Blessed are they that die in the Lord, yea saith the Spirit, they rest from their labors and their works do follow them."  Again, "Blessed are they that do the commandments of God that they may have a right to the tree of life and enter in through the gates into the City."
Hyram Pharris.
Gospel Advocate, June 8, 1882, page 363.

Love, Sarah C.
   Died at the residence of her Father in Rutherford Co. Tenn., on the 8th of May at 4 o'clock A. M. after three weeks of the most intense suffering--sister Sarah C. Love, consort of Bro. John R. Love, and only child of Bro. and sister Leonard Davis.
   Sister Love was born on the 26th of Sept. 1847, was married to Bro. Love on the 9th of August 1865, and made the good confession in 1866 and was buried in Christ by baptism by Bro. E. G. Sewell, to arise to walk in newness of life; and we can truly say, in all her relations of life, as a wife, mother, daughter, and friend, she exemplified the beauties of a true and devoted Christian.  In all her sufferings she complained not.  And when the hour of her departure was at hand, the last words that fell from her lips were "Happy, Happy, Happy!"  Truly does "the destroyer love a shining mark."  He has taken the idol from the family, the jewel from the social circle and from the church a faithful and beloved member.--She has left a devoted husband four little children--two boys and two girls (one an infant) and a kind father and mother, together with a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn for her.  But thanks to our heavenly Father, our loss is her gain.  Then we sorrow not as those who have no hope.   She has only gone to enjoy the reward that is reserved in heaven for all those who, by a patient continuance in well doing seek for glory, honor and immortality.--Farewell, dear sister, until the great resurrection morn. 
T. R. R.
Gospel Advocate, June 10, 1875, page 575.

Lovell, James H.
   Brother James H. Lovell was born on January 12, 1825; and died on February 26, 1901; aged seventy-six years, one month, and fourteen days.  He was married to Susan Lyle on August 1, 1850.  Their marriage was blessed with twelve children five of them preceding him in death; his wife and seven children survive him.  He was baptized by Brother J. K. Spear, in Little Rock Creek, in 1849.  About 1870, a schoolhouse, known as Cedar Hill, was built near where he lived.  He invited Brother John Nix and Brother Lafayette Williams to preach in the new schoolhouse, which soon resulted in a small congregation of Christians.  They continued to meet upon the first day of the week to engage in the breaking of bread, in fellowship, and in prayers.  About 1885 there was a new house built at Lyle; here Brother Lovell continued to meet and contend for the faith once delivered to the saints, until he was called to the home beyond.
J. P. Litton.
Gospel Advocate, March 21, 1901, page 191.

Lunn, Hannah E.
   It becomes my sad duty to record the death of Sister Hannah E. Lunn, who was born on May 25, 1850, and departed this life on August 12, 1901; aged fifty-one years, two months, and seventeen days.  Sister Lunn obeyed the gospel in July, 1869, and was married to James N. Lunn on December 19, 1872.  She was a faithful wife, a loving mother, a devoted sister, an affectionate aunt, and all that is meant by being a good neighbor--ever ready to help the poor and minister to the afflicted.  She sought opportunity to do good, finding pleasure in contributing to the Master's cause.  She was in the vineyard of the Lord thirty-two eventful years; was well posted in the teaching of the Bible; and delighted in the services upon the first day of the week, her place never being vacant unless she had good cause therefor.  For seven months she was badly afflicted, but she bore her sufferings with patience and Christian fortitude, being perfectly resigned to the Master's will.  We should not sorrow as those who have no hope, but let us through life imitate her Christian example and discharge our duty faithfully.
J. M. T. White.
Gospel Advocate, November 14, 1901, page 730.

Lyles, Bathsheba
Lyles, Unitia
   Died, in Fannin County, Texas, March 19th, 1875, my dear mother, Bathsheba Lyles, relict of Manos Lyles, dec'd.  Mother was born in Jackson Co., Ala., June 6th, 1815, was 59 years, 9 months and 4 days old at death.  She was the daughter of Reuben Anderson who was a brother of James Anderson, often called "One-eyed Jimmy," for many years evangelist of the Church of Christ in Alabama and Tennessee.  Mother obeyed the gospel in the time of the war and was strong in the faith till her death.  In her the poor lost a friend, the sick a sympathetic nurse.  She was the mother of 12 children, 9 of them are left to mourn her loss.  "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."     
W. Lyles
Gospel Advocate, October 7, 1875, page 958.

Lamaster, Walter
   At his home, Campbellsburg, Ky., on the evening of July 19, 1889, Bro. Walter Lamaster fell asleep in Jesus. For several years he had been in failing health, and for the past seven months, his sufferings were at times intense, with occasional improvement, which would inspire hope in his friends of his ultimate recovery.  All that skillful physicians could suggest and loving hands could do to stay the course of his disease was done, but in vain.  In disposition, he was quiet, modest, unassuming and gentle; ever kind and courteous in his manner, he bound his friends to him by bands of steel.  His integrity no one questioned; of his good intentions all were assured, he was a quiet and devoted servant of the Lord, respected and beloved by all who knew him.  In all the relations of life Bro. Lamaster filled well his part; his aged mother made her home with him until God called her to her heavenly home. 
   His funeral sermon was preached in the Christian Church at Campbellsburg, by Bro. Baker who paid a loving tribute to the Christian character of our dear brother. 
Gospel Advocate, August 14, 1889, page 523.

Lankford, Hobart William
   Hobart William Lankford died Dec. 24, 2002.  He was 84.
   Lankford served as a minister and elder in the Modesto area for 61 years.  He and his wife, Margarette, directed the Yosemite Bible Encampment for 17 years.
Modesto, Calif.
Gospel Advocate, March, 2003, page 41.

Lawrence, Alexander
   Fell asleep in Jesus at his home near Hollow Rock, Tennessee, my dear old father, Alexander Lawrence.  He died September 5, 1876, aged 66 years, 4 months and 16 days, of consumption.  He leaves a widow and 13 children, five of whom are members of the church of Christ.  He became a member of the church of Christ while young.  He was confined to his bed 13 months yet he never murmured against God.  As long as he could talk he praised the Lord.  He prayed day and night for God to take him home to heaven; he died in the triumph of a living faith.  How sad it is to part with a dear old Father.  I often went to him to explain to me the teaching of the Bible, as he was very well informed.  I can only prepare to meet him on the rolling river where pain and death are felt and feared no more.  May the friends of my old father be comforted from the fact that he is gone where all the good will part no more.
Eliza Pinckley.
Gospel Advocate, August 9, 1877, page 491.

Lawrence, W. B.
   Died, in the hope of immortality, Nov. 18, 1889, at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. Maynor, in East Nashville, W. B. Lawrence, aged 79 years, 5 months and 15 days.  He came to Tennessee from Virginia at an early age, and was married to sister Sallie Lawrence Nov. 13, 1834 and they two lived happily together as husband and wife for fifty-five years and a few days.  In about one year after his marriage, he obeyed the gospel of Christ, and thus identified himself with the Lord's people, and for about fifty-four years he was an honored and earnest member of the church of God.  He has lived in several different communities during his almost fourscore years of life, and always let himself be prominently known as a disciple of Christ.  It has been the pleasure of the writer of this to know him for a period of about thirty-five years, and met with him in nearly all the different communities in which he has lived, and never met him at any time that his conversation was not mostly on the subject of Christianity.  He was never a public preacher, but a good private talker, and mixed pleasantly among the people, talked much to them about the Bible and the Christian religion, and in this quiet way did an immense amount of good.  He was a kind and faithful husband, an affectionate father, a useful member of the church of God, and a highly respected citizen.  He had many warm friends outside of his own family relationship, and many besides them will sadly miss him in the walks of life.  Sister Lawrence who still lingers among the living, and all the family have our tenderest sympathies in their great loss.  But I know they will not sorrow as those who have no hope; for they have all the comforts and consolations that the glorious gospel of Christ and its precious hope can give.  Let them all be faithful to the Lord in this life, and they may thus meet him in the bright over there, where the weary will all be at rest, and where loved ones will part no more.
E. G. S.
Gospel Advocate, December 4, 1889, page 782.

Lee, Susan
   Fell asleep in Jesus: Sister Susan Lee of Fort Worth Texas at 2 A. M. Dec. 3rd 1872. Aged forty-six years.
   The history of this Christian mother's life may be written in one word--self-sacrifice.
   The lives of few women have been as full of sorrow and yet as full of Good works.  She had, for a number of years seen but few days of Good health, and not one of rest, until she was laid by the side of her little girl that sleeps in Bonham Cemetery.  This lovely girl was burned to death just as her sweet life was becoming radiant with love and full of interest.  This cast a shadow over her remaining days that did not darken but rather mellowed their light.
   Sister Lee came to Texas when but a mere child, and was reared amidst the hardships and dangers of a frontier life.  Her father soon fell a victim to the indian's stratagems, was waylaid and shot when returning home at night.  She thus grew up with a heart as brave as any man's yet as pure as an angels.  Bonham was her home for more than 25 years, and then hosts of surviving friends gathered around her grave.  Then too, she and her two surviving daughters were buried by bro. Carlton with their Savior in baptism.  And there in that quiet, Christian family, the writer has spent some of the sweetest hours of his life, yes, and there bro. Randolph found his Ella, who is so well prepared by that mothers sole training to bless and adorn his life.
   There remains a rest for the people of God.  So rests this weary soldier, this Christian mother.  Words are too empty to speak her praises.  If every young man or woman who feels stronger and better for her living would, to-night, pen a line to her memory, a large volume would be written.
   She has glorified her Father on earth.  She has finished the work He gave her to do, and now she waits our coming in a land
"Where griefs, Sirocco never comes
Nor error casts a shade."
A. C.
Gospel Advocate, 1873, page 69.

Little, William
Little, Samuel H.
   Died, on the 6th of July, 1866, in Rusk county, Texas, our most excellent brother, William Little, formerly of Marshall county, Tenn.  He was born in 1808, was immersed during the year 1832, and ever after lived the life of a Christian.  He left an unsullied character, had no enemies, was an affectionate husband, a kind father, a good neighbor, and a faithful member of the church.
   May our Heavenly Father comfort the widow and her three little sons in their sad bereavement, feeling assured that their loss is his gain.
   Our sympathy for the afflicted family increases when we learn that shortly after the father's death, his son, Samuel H. Little, who I immersed during the year 1863, was killed by being thrown from a mule.  He was alone.  A traveler found him--his mother was sent for, but he only lived a few minutes after she got to him.  He was a very good boy, and much devoted to the cause of our Redeemer.  When other young persons would be engaged at play, he would be reading his Testament, which he always carried with him.
Samuel Henderson.
Gospel Advocate, August 8, 1867, page 638.

Long, George W.
   By request of Sister Mary Williams, of this place, I notice the death of her father, Bro. George W. Long, of Perry county, Tenn.  Bro. Long died on the first day of April 1889 at the advanced age of 84 years.  An old soldier of the cross for the last forty years, a member of the church of Christ.  He died at his post and has gone to his reward.  Thus one by one the old veterans are crossing over.  He leaves six children and quite a number of grandchildren to mourn his death.  They should not mourn as those that have no hope.  
T. C. King., Hanceville, Ala.
Gospel Advocate, June 19, 1889, page 399.

Love, Celia
   October the 31, 1888, the spirit of Mrs. Celia Love passed away from earth to heaven.  She was born March 20, 1813.  Many years of her life was spent in the church of God. In her last sickness she expressed herself often and always as having faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  She often repeated the promises of God contained in his word.  In her lat moments she said, "though I walk through the valley and shadow of death thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."  We should all so live so that when we come to die, we can put our trust in the Lord.
J. M. Morton., Kettle Mills, Tenn., Aug. 31, '89.
Gospel Advocate, September 11, 1889, page 590.

Lowry, Esther Hukle
   Esther Hukle Lowry, died July 2 at the age of 99.
   Mrs. Lowry was married to Taylor Lowry in 1921, and the couple helped start churches in Nicholasville and Lexington, Ky., also serving with churches in several other cities.
   Upon her husband's death, Mrs. Lowry moved to Bowling Green, Ky., to serve in the financial administration of Potter Children's Home and School where she worked for more than 25 years.  Mrs. Lowry was also a charter member and treasurer of the University Church of Christ in Bowling Green.
   Mrs. Lowry is survived by her son, Harding, of Mocksville, N. C.
Winchester, KY.
Gospel Advocate, August, 2001, page 41.

Luck, John J.
   John J. Luck, the subject of this notice, was born in Louisa County, Va., June 21, 1805, departed this life August 14, 1889, aged 84 years, 1 month, 23 days.  Was married to Martha Ann Lacy, of Louisa County, Va., August 20, 1833, left the old State in the fall of the same year, and settled in Todd County, Ky., where he lived the remainder of his life.  His wife died in 1838, leaving three children; in 1839 he was married to Adaline E. Hackney, who died in 1863, leaving five children.  Bro. Luck followed the vocation of school teaching from the time he came to Kentucky until his ill health rendered him too feeble for that work.  He had the credit of being the best teacher in all that section of country.  Was loved and honored by both patrons and pupils.  In early life he became a member of the Baptist church, but he had the privilege of hearing A. Campbell and others of the reformers in almost the very beginning of the restoration, at which time he left the Baptist church and joined himself to the church of Christ, of which he lived a consistent member until the day of his death.  Frequently preaching Saturday night and Lord's day after teaching school all the week.  His great love for the cause of Christ and knowledge of the Bible and zeal for the church, greatly endeared him to me.  He had studied the Bible with great care for many years.  He was familiarly known as Uncle Johny Luck, and every one had something good to say about him.  He loved the house of God and its worship, and often attended in great feebleness, greatly to the surprise of his friends.  He said to his oldest son a few days before his death, "I do not fear death, I have studied the master's will and have tried to comply with it."  The day before his death he sat up 
and had the family to read the 37th Psalm and some other scripture to him, after offering some comments, he said what a great consolation to one who is about to enter eternity.  Thus ends the long, eventful and useful life of a grand old soldier of the cross; he fell at his post of duty; he died as he had lived, in the triumphs of faith, hope and love.  He leaves a family and a host of friends to mourn his loss. 
W. B. Wright.
Gospel Advocate, December 13, 1889, page 798.

Lynn, Mrs. M. H.
   The wife of Bro. M. H. Lynn, died March 9, while he was away in the country preaching.  He had been for some time on a preaching tour, and as his work was in destitute places, far from telegraphs and railroads, his children could not reach him with the news of her sickness.  He did not hear of her death until the 15th., six days after death.  He is left with a family of little children to mourn the loss of the good wife and mother.  Her great desire was to see him again before death.  She called for him in her last hours, but he was far away doing service for Jesus.   Thus another instance is presented of sacrifice that must be made by the wife of the poor, pioneer preacher.  While he preached she took care of family and family interests at home as best she could.  And when battling at last with grim death, she wanted him with her, and called for him, but he could not hear.  She was a Christian, and who shall say her crown will not be bright?  We tender our sympathy to Bro. Lynn, but he needs more than that.  He has traveled and preached many weary months, and was paid scarcely anything.  Some churches in fair standing called him for meetings and did not pay his expenses to and from, although his preaching was good, and many have been baptized through his labors.  Will not those churches where he labored make up some amount and send him word in this hour of need?  Send to M. H. Lynn, Paris, Texas.  Brethren if you are sorry for Bro. Lynn, just send an expression of your sorrow in something substantial to help the poor preacher in his hour of trial.
Jno. T. Poe.
Gospel Advocate, March 27, 1889, page 206.

Lane, J. K.
   Brother J. K. Lane, of Una, Tenn., departed this life on May 29, 1913.  He was born on January 11, 1839, and was "born again" on July 10, 1899, being baptized by Brother L. S. White.  Brother Lane entered the army of the Confederacy at an early date, and continued in the service until the close of the war, during which he was twice wounded.  As a soldier of the cross, he was faithful to the end.  We hope his reward will be eternal life in heaven.  He is survived by a loving wife, one son, and one daughter.  We hope these may prove faithful and that they may meet the husband and father where sad partings are never known. 
A. J. Luther.
Gospel Advocate, December 25, 1913, page 1300.

Lawrence, Ledonia F.
   Sister Ledonia F. Lawrence, wife of Brother R. E. Lawrence, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Pritchard, departed this life on January__, 1902; was born on December 31, 1869; was baptized into Christ at Roan's Creek, Carroll County, Tenn., while in her twelfth year by Brother Crum.  At the age of fourteen years she was married to Brother W. A. Massey and was the mother of nine children, eight by her first husband and one by her last husband; five of these children went before her, and four now survive her.  She was married to her last husband on July 15, 1900.  At the time of her death she was a member of the congregation worshiping at Buena Vista, Tenn., and was a model Christian.  She was a Bible reader, having studied it daily so that she might be able to rear up her children right.  Sister Ledonia was much loved by all who knew her.  During her illness she bore it with patience and expressed herself as not being afraid to die.  To the bereaved relatives, we say: Weep not as those who have no hope.
J. W. Jarrett., Clarksburg, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, December 25, 1902, page 826.

Lawson, Elijah
   It is with sadness that I announce the death of Brother Elijah Lawson, which occurred on June 27, 1902.  Brother Lawson was born in Union District, S. C., on October 17, 1820.  He lived to a ripe old age, being at the time of his death over eighty-one years of age.  In 1854 he moved to Texas, and in 1856 he was married to Miss Sarah Cornelius.  In 1857 he and his wife obeyed the gospel, under the preaching of Brother J. M. Power.  One year later his wife died, and in 1859 he married Miss Mary White, who was also a member of the church of Christ.  Together they journeyed along the rough pathway of life for forty-three years.  In 1867 Brother and Sister Lawson moved from Texas to Tennessee, and in the following year they moved to Clay County, Mississippi, where Brother Lawson died.  When they located in Mississippi, there was no one in the community who was satisfied to be a Christian only; but Brother and Sister Lawson continued steadfastly in the faith, and were "ready always to give an answer to every man" who asked them for "a reason of the hope" that was in the.   Brother Lawson was a constant reader of the Gospel Advocate for about forty years.  Mainly through his efforts the gospel of Christ was preached in this community, and before he died he had the satisfaction of seeing built up a strong congregation of Christians, including many of the best citizens of this community.  He leaves many friends and relatives to mourn their loss.  Let us live and die in the Lord, that we may be with the righteous beyond the river.
A. H. Smith., West Point, Miss.
Gospel Advocate, July 17, 1902, page 458.

Lee, J. L.
   On the morning of January 6, 1914, death claimed Brother J. L. Lee.  He was born on December 30, 1847, and was married to Miss P. E. Parsons on February 18, 1868.  To this happy union were born seven boys and six girls.  All the boys and two girls are still living to mourn the loss of their father.  Mrs. P. E. Lee died on March 25, 1895, after which Brother Lee was again married to Miss M. J. Mills on November 25, 1900.  She lived until June 23, 1909.  Brother Lee was again married to Miss L. V. Weaver on October 6, 1910.  She survives him.  Brother Lee obeyed the gospel about thirty years ago under the preaching of Brother Wesley T. Kidwell.  He lived a faithful, Christian life until death.  He was continually working in the Master's vineyard by word and example.  He was a lover of the Word.  He had been a reader of the Gospel Advocate and other religious papers for a number of years.  Brother Lee lived to see most of his children become members of the church of God. He was afflicted for a number of years, but he bore it patiently to the end.  "Precious in the sight of Jehovah is the death of his saints."
Elmore Gentry.
Gospel Advocate, July 2, 1914, page 734.

Lee, Josephine McConnico
   On November 18, 1916, the angel of death came to our town and took away one of the oldest residents of our county, a worthy member of the church of Christ, and the mother of several useful citizens.
   Josephine McConnico was born on March 18, 1841, in Maury County, Tenn., where she lived all of her life.  In the early years of her young womanhood she was married to Joseph Foster.  To this union two children were born, one boy and one girl.  The girl died in childhood.  The boy still survives and is an honored citizen of Columbia, a member of the firm of the Anderson Bros. & Foster Company.  After the death of Joseph Foster our sister was married to Dr. Lee, a widower with two children.  Of this marriage three sons were born, all of whom are still living.  Sister Lee was a kind, patient, and tender mother to both her own and her stepchildren.  She was a faithful and dutiful wife to both the men to whom it fell her lot to be married.  For eight years before his death Dr. Lee was a helpless paralytic.  During all that time Sister Lee never left him, but constantly nursed him in patience and tenderness.
   After Dr. Lee's death our sister made her home with her stepdaughter, Mrs. Parks, of Columbia, who honored her and loved her with a love as tender as any daughter ever manifested toward her mother.
   Sister Lee was a member of the body of Christ, the church of the living God.  She was baptized many years ago by Brother E. G. Sewell, and she lived a consecrated, Christian life till the Lord called her home.
   It is sweet to think of such a life.  It is an honor to have known such a woman.  Faithful wife; willing mother, loving and tender with her children; contented homekeeper; modest, quiet, humble Christian woman!  Could any man or woman leave a nobler record?  Can any human being better fill his mission or accomplish the purpose of his creation?  Some men may, because of a marriage relation, think it improper to say so, and others, because of political ambition, refuse to say so; but I do not believe there is a living man--a real, normal man--who does not in his heart honor a woman like Sister Lee more than the "modern woman," the "new woman," or ever the most conservative suffragist.  How can they do otherwise and be natural?
   May the girls of today strive to imitate the virtues of such women.  And may the Lord help us all to successfully live as man or woman, even as Sister Lee did.
Gospel Advocate, December 28, 1916, page 1306.

Lester, Mollie N.
   Sister Mollie N. Lester was born on December 15, 1862; was married to J. B. Lester on December 15, 1886; and died on March 17, 1902.  Our information is that Sister Lester lived a devoted and consistent Christian life until she crossed over the river; and when people do this, they secure to themselves the hope of eternal life and leave their friends to realize that though the body is dead the departed spirit, the soul, is in a better home.  Sister Lester leaves a husband and six children to mourn the loss of a Christian wife and mother; but they will not grieve for her as those who have no hope.  If they will faithfully serve the Lord she loved and served, they may meet her on the other side, in the home of the soul.  Where these sad partings will be feared and felt no more.
E. G. S.
Gospel Advocate, May 1, 1902, page 282.

Linam, John E.
   It is with sadness that I write a short tribute to the memory of Brother John E. Linam who died of paralysis at his home in Andalusia, Ala., on November 4, 1902; aged fifty-seven years, seven months, and twenty-four days.  At the early age of fourteen years he obeyed the gospel of Jesus, under the preaching of Brother Goodlow.  He was married to Miss Amanda Park on October 1, 1868, and to this union five children were born; his wife died, leaving him with four of these children.  In 1887 he was married to Missouri White, and to this last union were born four children--three boys and one girl.  He was a kind father, a devoted husband, and a true friend.  I am sure that he was no man's enemy.  His life was one of toil and privation here on earth; but what a blessed change when he reached the mansions of the Father!  The church of Christ sadly miss his services, and mourn the absence of his familiar face and the emptiness of his accustomed seat in the house of God.  One by one our dear friends are passing away; but, by the help of God, we can meet them in the sweet beyond.  To the sorrow-stricken wife and children I would say: strive to so love that you may be able to meet Brother Linam in the home of God.
W. H. Woodruff.
Gospel Advocate, December 25, 1902, page 826.

Lisenbey, J. E.
   Mrs. J. E. Lisenbey was born near Bernadotte, Fulton County, Ill., on February 22, 1850; was married to R. M. Lisenbey on June 13, 1869; and died at Lake City, Fla., on June 18, 1902.  She was a consistent member of the church of Christ, a faithful wife, and a loving mother.  She leaves a husband, six children, and many friends to mourn her departure.
Centis Grubb.
Gospel Advocate, July 17, 1902, page 458.

Lloyd, Leroy
   It was with a saddened heart that the writer of this sketch learned of the death of Brother Leroy Lloyd, which occurred on June 7, 1911, near Brundidge, Ala.  He was born in Russell County, Ala., on March 17, 1842.  At an early age he became a member of the Methodist Church, in which he lived a life consistent with its teachings.  It is said by his early associates that his life at this time was one of consecration to his convictions.  In 1896 he heard his first sermon preached by a preacher of the church of Christ, and in this series of meetings, which were conducted by Brother S. I. S. Cawthon, he was the first to obey the Lord more perfectly by being buried with him in baptism.  From then until his death he was considered one of the chief workers in the church at Hamilton's Cross Roads.  His sufferings during the last few months were very intense.  Blood poisoning caused the amputation of one of his legs, but this did not stop the disease.  It soon spread beyond the reach of medical aid and his troubles were soon ended.  He bore his sufferings with true fortitude, and often expressed his willingness to depart and be with the Lord.  To his daughter, son, and host of friends we say: Let us not mourn as those who have no hope, but live a life that will insure our abundant entrance into the everlasting kingdom prepared for the faithful, where we hope and believe that Brother Lloyd is now with his Savior. 
R. S. King.
Gospel Advocate, August 3, 1911, page 854.

Logue, Oma
   Death has again visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Logue and claimed for its victim their loving daughter, Oma, who was born on July 5, 1886, and died on March 25, 1902.  At the age of fourteen years she obeyed the gospel, under the preaching of S. F. Harris, and was a member of the congregation known as "West Riverside."  Since her baptism she had lived a consistent Christian life.  Measured by time, her stay on earth was short.  She clung to life with all vigor, yet she expressed a willingness to go; she dreaded only the sting of death.  She had been in ill health for some time, although her sickness did not assume a serious form until about three weeks before she died.  She bore her suffering with patience, and was never heard to murmur or complain.  She leaves a father, mother, brothers, sisters, and a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss; but they sorrow not as those who have no hope.
Fannie Harris., McMinnville, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, May 1, 1902, page 282.

Lowery, Clara
   Sister Clara Lowery was born on November 4, 1888, and died on December 11, 1912.  She was the daughter of Dr. and Sister Edwards, of El Paso, Ark.  She was baptized into Christ five years ago and had continued in the one faith since that time, and will be greatly missed by the church, her relatives, and the host of friends that she left.  It is hard to give up our loved ones, but, as the apostle says, "if in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable," and the fact that we have hope of meeting her again where we will know no parting helps us to bear this burden.  She leaves behind her father, Dr. Edwards, and his splendid wife, her mother, of El Paso; her husband and little child, of the same place; and one sister, Sister John Morris, of Conway, Ark.  May the Lord's blessings be theirs.
J. C. Dawson.
Gospel Advocate, February 20, 1913, page 190.

Lowrance, David
   Brother David Lowrance was born on September 16, 1849, and died at his home, near Greenfield, Tenn., on July 18, 1902.  In his death I have lost one of my best friends, the community has lost an honorable citizen, and the church has lost one of its most faithful members.  Brother Lowrance obeyed the gospel thirty-one years ago, and was a devoted Christian until death.  He was an elder of the church for eleven years.  His father said: "I never heard him use an impure word."  Such a man was a blessing to all with whom he came in contact.  It can be truthfully said of him: He rests from his labors, and his works follow him.  The Bible was his guide, and he constantly read it to his children.  His favorite song was "Death is Only a Dream."  He leaves a wife, six children, and a host of friends who will miss him.  Let us say to those who weep: He has finished his work on earth, and will know no more pain, sorrow, or death; "for the former things are passed away," and he will meet us at the beautiful gate of the heavenly city.
W. S. Long.
Gospel Advocate, August 7, 1902, page 506.

Lucas, Rhoda A.
   Rhoda A. Lucas, formerly of Louisville, Ky., aged seventy-one years and two days, died on Sunday morning, January 9, 1916, at the residence of her brother, Alex. A. Lucas, in Houston, Texas.  She obeyed the gospel more than fifty years ago and tried to live a consistent Christian life.  She was strong in faith and wanted to go.  One of her favorite passages of the Scriptures was: "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us." (She suffered long.)  The funeral services were conducted by Elder A. McGary, assisted by Early Arcenaux and A. G. Dunn, ministers of the two local churches in Houston.  The church and Sunday school where she worshiped and many friends expressed their sympathy in beautiful floral offerings and in many other ways, after which her remains were laid to rest in Hollywood cemetery.  "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."
Gospel Advocate, February 10, 1916, page 142.

Luckett, Mary Hall
   Mrs. Mary Hall Luckett was born on February 18, 1906, and died on April 8, 1925.  She said: "I am prepared to go, and I am going to a better place.  Don't shed any tears for me."  She became identified with the church of Christ in September, 1920, under the preaching of Brother J. W. Ballard.  Her departing words show that she was faithful to the end.  Mary was a good, obedient girl, and we loved her so much.  O how sad it is for us to have to give her up in the bloom of her life!  But if it was the Lord's will, we are willing for her to go, and we only say farewell for a while.  May the Lord help us to so live that we can finally meet and be with her forevermore in heaven, where there will be no more parting nor sad farewells.
W. J. Hall and Family.
Gospel Advocate, June 4, 1925, page 546.

Lacroix, Josie

Josie Lacroix was born in Lincoln county, Tennessee, Sept. 21, 1852. Was married to James Lacroix Jan. 26, 1872, and died of consumption March 23, 1891. She was left a widow soon after marriage and never remarried. She was for several years an exemplary member of the Presbyterian society, but on learning her duty more fully obeyed the gospel and lived a devoted Christian the remainder of her earthly life. A more patient sufferer I have never seen. She greatly desired to "depart and be with the Lord." Farewell dear sister until we shall know as we are known.

J. D. Smith., Bellview, Lawrence county, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, April 15, 1891, page 236.

Ladd, J. A.

J. A. Ladd, Sherman, Texas, born December 19, 1861, died Wednesday, June 26, at the age of ninety-six years, six months, and a few days. It was my honor to aid the minister, Ralph Russell of Sherman, in conducting final services for this distinguished Christian whose fabulous life endeared him to thousands. Final services were held in the meetinghouse of the church he had served as an elder for sixty years. Brother Ladd, a reputed millionaire, was primarily a farmer in Grayson County where he was born and where he lived out his life. He served as a member of the Sherman City Council, gave his powerful aid to many philanthropies, especially the Old Folks Home at Gunter, Texas, the colored church of Christ in Sherman, and, of course, the church where he was a member. His contribution to the economic life of Grayson County was marked by the development of a special variety of pecans and an unusual Japanese persimmon. He was a pioneer developer of sudan grass cultivation in Texas. Survivors include his son, Luther Ladd of Sherman, a daughter, Mrs. J. Hall Sheppard of Houston, four granddaughters: Mrs. Joan Everheart, Irving, Texas; Mrs. Mary Louise Holton, Altadena, Calif.; Mrs. Betty McIver, Anchorage, Alaska; Miss Jo Ellen Sheppard, Houston, Texas; etc., and two great-grandchildren. The Ladd Air Field in Alaska is named for a son, Major Arthur Ladd, who was killed in a plane crash in 1935. He was a true Christian in whom the great virtues of our holy faith were evident. We feel that we may claim for him all the great and precious promises of the word of God. He was laid to rest in West Hill Cemetery at Sherman on Friday, June 28.

Burton Coffman.

Gospel Advocate, July 25, 1957, page 479.

Ladd, Thomas Wilford

As we gaze at the still form, we realize that it is only a step from earth to heaven. We are here to-day surrounded by loved ones; to-morrow we may be gone to that land whence no traveler returns. When we see a soul wafted from home to its Maker, we exclaim: "Truly God doeth all things well!" Thomas Wilford Ladd, son of John and Mary Ladd, was born, near Dixie, Coffee County, Tenn., on July 15, 1882. He was united in marriage with Florence Stephens on December 6, 1906. To this union were born three children, two of which are living. He was an industrious man. But too soon the hand of suffering of a dread disease was laid heavily upon him. He fought it with a persevering spirit until a few days before his death, when he realized he must yield, which he did with patience. His illness was long and hopeless, but was borne by him with the quiet patience and fortitude of a noble soul. He tried various medical aids, which failed. Through out he trusted in God and implored his help. At home midst family and friends, on the morning of Friday, March 30, 1917, he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, aged thirty-four years and eight months. He accepted Jesus as his personal Savior and united with church of Christ in October, 1916. It is not in this world that heaven's justice ends. In the great hereafter God will give him all he has missed in this life. He was a member of Manchester Lodge, NO. 207, I.O.O.F. He leaves to mourn for him his devoted wife, two children, and one sister. His father, mother, three sisters, and infant son preceded him to the great beyond. The deceased was a devoted husband and a loving father, and will be greatly missed; but now he has gone to his heavenly home, where he will await the coming of his earthly loved ones. He was liked by all who knew him. A host of friends join the family in mourning his departure. The remains were interred at Hickerson. Funeral services were conducted by Brother R. E. L. Taylor, by whom he was converted, being assisted by E. Gason Collins.

E. B. Sears.

Gospel Advocate, May 3, 1917, page 447.

Ladd, William T.

William T. Ladd, a longtime minister, died Feb. 19. He was 70.

Ladd began preaching on a part-time basis in 1954 for the church in Adams, Tenn. In 1957, he began working with the Viola Church of Christ and served as its minister on two different occasions. He worked with other congregations in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. Ladd also worked for the Tennessee Department of Human Resources.

Ladd is survived by his wife, Betty Ann; mother, Lorene; two children, Paul and Surene Dotson; two sisters, Sue Pollock and Ruth Spears; and one brother, John.

The funeral was Feb. 21 with the burial at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Nashville, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, April, 1998, page 45.

Laffoon, Charley

Charley Laffoon, born January 16, 1880, in Hopkins County, Ky., passed away at the age of seventy-three on April 11, 1953. On May 12, 1907, he was married to Miss Bertha May Coleman. Two children blessed this union. One died at the age of four. A son, Charles, lives in Opa-Locka, Fla. Charley Laffoon obeyed the gospel at an early age and was faithful until death. W. Ray Duncan spoke words of comfort to the family and friends. Brother Duncan said it was a pleasure to preach the funeral of such a great man as he knew Brother Laffoon to be. The Lord came first into his life and he led many souls to Christ. He and his family were the first members of the church at Opa-Locka, Fla. Oh, how we miss him! We know that God does all things well and we must submit to his will. The funeral was in the church building at Hialeah, Fla.

Bertha Laffoon.

Gospel Advocate, June 18, 1953, page 382.

La Grone, Rebecca Ely

Rebecca Ely La Grone was born December 23, 1871, at Gause, Texas; departed this life at her home, in Tulsa, Okla., February 18, 1942, at the age of seventy years. She was married to G. D. La Grone over fifty-two years, and to this union five children were borna son (Richard) and four daughters (Mrs. Ethel Littlefield, Anson, Texas; Mrs. Fannie May Estes, Skiatook, Okla.; Mrs. W. D. Bills; and Miss Juanita La Grone, of Tulsa, Okla.). Her husband and son preceded her in death. Besides the daughters left to mourn her passing, there are six brothers and two sisters (all living in Texas), nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, Brother La Grone, who passed on two years ago, was an elder of the Tenth and South Rockford congregation. Sister La Grone was a faithful member of the Lord's church for about forty years. She was known and loved by all Christians here. Truly, she was a Christian woman, qualified to be the wife of an elder. Her daughters are all faithful members of the church. Her work is finished. She has left the example for her girls, and I am sure that they will carry on in her place. Funeral services were conducted by the writer and B. E. Lemmons of Bartlesville, Okla., at the Tenth and South Rockford Church building, February 20, with a large crowd in attendance, although the weather was very disagreeable. Her body was laid to rest beside her husband in Memorial Park Cemetery, there to await the resurrection.

Charles E. Parker., Tulsa, Okla.

Gospel Advocate, July 23, 1942, page 718.

Lair, William T.

William T. Lair was born in Barren, Ky., on June 21, 1850. He moved to Texas at the age of two years. He spent four years in Bonham attending Carlton College, and under the teaching of Brother Carlton he became a member of the Christian Church. At an early age he began preaching, and kept it up until the end. He was known for his deep piety and clean life. A better heart no man had, and he did good to all as he had opportunity. He leaves a faithful wife and five children to mourn his loss. The children are: Mack and Clarence, Mrs. Henry Dorough, and Ella Lair, all of Bonham, and Mrs. Rayburn Sparks, of Dodd City, Texas. Also, one brother, J. P Lair, and one sister, Mrs. John Gale, survive him. One of his favorite passages in the Bible was 2 Tim. 4:7-9: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day: and not to me only, but also to all them that have loved his appearing."

Ruby Lair Dorough.

Gospel Advocate, September 16, 1920, page 916.

Lair, William Thompson

On June 28, 1920, William Thompson Lair passed away. He was born in Barren County, Ky., on June 21, 1850. He came with his parents to Bonham, Texas, in 1852, and had lived here ever since. He joined the Methodist Church in the latter part of the sixties. Sometime in the seventies he joined the Christian Church and was ordained a minister of the same, and he died in the faith. He was a good husband and kind father, a man of many friends, always ready to help those in need. He had been a subscriber to the Gospel Advocate for many years. He was not sick very long, but during his last few days on earth he suffered a great deal; but he was as patient as could be. Hew was the father of seven children, five of whom are living. He leaves a loving wife.

A Son.

Gospel Advocate, December 16, 1920, page 1236.

Laird, Artice Lee

Artice Lee Laird, 2nd Lt., USAF, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Otis Lee Laird on August 27, 1929, in Huffsmith, Texas. His father preceded him in death. Artice was educated in the public school at Tomball, Texas, and at Sam Houston State Teachers College, where he majored in journalism. His ambition for the future was to be a publisher. After finishing the Officer Training School of the United States Air Force, Lt. Laird was married to Miss Patricia Ann Cloud, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Howard H. Cloud. Their wedding was solemnized in the Base Chapel at Fort Sam Houston on December 27, 1951. They departed shortly thereafter for their first assignmentLarson Air Force Base, Moses Lake, Wash. It was there that death came suddenly to our beloved brother in Christ. With happy plans for reunion with his beloved wife and loving family, he boarded the ill-fated plane for his last flightthe last flight for eighty-seven other men also. On December 20 his spirit winged its way to our God and the reunion with his loved ones has been postponed awhile. We believe that reunion will take place some day as surely as we believe God's beautiful promises. Artice was a Christian. He was baptized in July, 1944, by M. Roy Stevens. As a Christian, he was a good airman, a good husband, and we believe he would have been a good father to the baby he had known was to arrive at his home soon. Artice did not go to our Maker empty-handed. Through his good influence his wife has embraced the faith. Though he lived only twenty-three years, the world is better for his life, and having done right by his country, his family, and his God, it must not have been hard for him so say, "Good-bye." Surviving Artice in addition to his wife are his mother, Mrs. Otis Lee Laird, and sisters, Mrs. John Henschel, and Miss Patricia Ann Laird. I conducted funeral services in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas, on December 29, 1952. Assisting with lovely hymns was a quartet from the Harlendale Church. The big congregation of relatives, classmates and friends bespeak the esteem in which he was held by those who knew him best.

Frank Trayler., Chaplain (Major), USAF.

Gospel Advocate, January 15, 1953, page 30.

Laird, Iva May

Funeral services for Mrs. Iva May Laird, forty-five years of age, were held Wednesday, August 13, 1952, at the church in Metropolis, Ill., where she had her membership, with Houston P. Hollis officiating. Interment was in the Metropolis 100F Cemetery. Sister Laird died at her home at 1807 Speckman Street August 11, following a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence, one son, Lawrence Calvin, and one daughter, Mrs. Jane Leon Lowery, of Metropolis. Three brothers, Andrew Williams, of Metropolis; Shap Williams, of East Prairie, Mo.; and Jesse Williams, of Los Angeles, Calif. Two sisters, Mrs. Scott Laird, Metropolis, Ill.; and Mrs. Johnnie Larkin, New York, N. Y. The wrier worked with the church in Metropolis seven months in 1948. My wife and I spent many happy hours in the home of the Lairds. Their home was our home at all times. Sister Laird's sweet smiles and cheery disposition will long be missed by us all but we believe that our loss will be heaven's gain. My prayer for Lawrence, Lawrence Calvin, and Jane is that they will remain faithful until death, that they, too, may receive the crown at the end of the way.

J. Edward Bacigalupo.

Gospel Advocate, October 2, 1952, page 646.

Laird, James E.

James E. Laird, a might warrior, has fallen; but his was a long (eighty-one years) and eventful life. Born in Tennessee (Scotts Hill, Oct. 7, 1883) he died in Tennessee (Chattanooga, Nov. 10, 1964) and his body lies in West Hill Cemetery, Trion, Ga., near where he did his last work for the Lord.

From early life he knew responsibility. Long before he had a family of his own he had family responsibilities; his mother and invalid brother were his care during most of his teen-age years, and when he was twenty, at the death of my father, he took my mother and her three small children to live with him.

In a few years, after seeing that our mother was adjusted to her new situation, he, with his mother and brother, moved to Holcomb, Mo. He had by that time developed into an able gospel preacher through his own diligent efforts. His first preaching was done at Hornbeak, Tenn.

In 1913 he was married to Miss Iva Higginbotham at Bernie, Mo. To this union six children were bornfive and his widow survive, also his sister, my mother, Mrs. T. W. Hall of East Prairie, Mo.

James E. Laird left his footprints in many places: Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia were his principal fields of labor.

Preaching the gospel of Christ and defending it on the polemic stage were his first love.

He spent most of his time preaching in mission fields and in helping weak congregations to become more aggressive in their work and to become more self-reliant.

His second greatest work was training and encouraging young men to enter the ministry. Among those whom he helped in that way: Joe W. Laird, his son, Altus, Okla.; Leslie G. and C. B. Thomas, his nephews; Cleon Lyle; Cecil N. Wright; Jack Forgerty; and Hobart Ashby. Thus through these and many others will his work continue.

The third area of work in which he left his mark was benevolent. He established the Southern Christian home for children at Fort Smith, Ark. Now at Morrilton, and helped with other homes of like nature.

His fourth area of work in which he was greatly interested was Christian education. He was connected for a time with Old Monea College at Rector, Ark. and out of that school came many able gospel preachers.

Funeral services were conducted on Nov. 12 at the Northside Church of Christ building in Summerville, Ga. with brethren Melvin J. Wise and J. M. Powell officiating. (Picture included)

C. B. Thomas.

Gospel Advocate, December 10, 1964, page 797.

Laird, Josephine

Sister Josephine Laird was born on June 10, 1859; was "born again" in 1902; and died on December 22, 1921. She leaves three girls and three boys to mourn her loss. Brother James E. Laird, her eldest son, has developed into a strong defender of "the faith," of whom she was very proud. Early in life she became a member of the Methodist Church, of which she remained a member until 1902, when she learned "the ways of the Lord more perfectly." She at once accepted "the way" and walked therein until death called her away. Sister Laird was a meek, humble, patient character, and was greatly loved by all who knew her. The writer was called to Burrus Chapel, in Lake County, Tenn., to speak words of comfort to the bereaved family on December 23, where her body was laid beneath the sod to await the trumpet's call at the last day. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." I would say to her children: Mourn not for mother, but strive to live as she lived and "die the death of the righteous," so as to meet her where sad partings come not.

John R. Williams.

Gospel Advocate, January 12, 1922, page 41.

Lamb, Dessie

On the morning of November 3, 1921, the angel of death visited the home of our beloved brother, Otis Lamb, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and claimed his dear wife. Dessie had been a member of the church of Christ several yeas. She and Otis had been married about nine years. She leaves her husband, two sweet children, two sisters, and a mother, besides near relatives and friends, to mourn her death. Services were conducted at the home by Brother L. B. Jones and at the grave by Brother J. S. Westbrooks, after which the body was laid to rest in the family burying ground at Link, Tenn.

Mabel Burris.

Gospel Advocate, December 8, 1921, page 1206.

Lamb, John I.

Brother John I. Lamb, of Jacinto, Miss., passed from this life into the great beyond on October 9, 1920. Three days later he would have been forty-seven years old. He obeyed the gospel several years ago, and for the past two years he was very active in church work. Three weeks of weary pain did is suffering frame endure, but he bore it patiently. He will be missed in the home, in the church, and in the community, and also by the writer. Our hearts go out in sympathy for those who miss husband, father, and friend from daily life. Funeral services were conducted by Brother Frank Baker, of Belmont, Miss., and remains were laid in the Jacinto cemetery.

E. L. Whitaker.

Gospel Advocate, January 20, 1921, page 79.

Lamb, Lessie (Epps)

Sister Lessie (Epps) Lamb departed this life on November 3, 1921, at Murfreesboro, Tenn. She was the wife of Otis Lamb. She leaves a husband and two children. She was born on August 20, 1887, and was married on May 26, 1912. She had been a member of the church about twenty-three years. She was buried at the Westbrooks graveyard, near Link, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted by the writer.

J. S. Westbrooks.

Gospel Advocate, November 17, 1921, page 1128.

Lamb, Mary Jane

On October 1, 1923, the angel of death came and bore away the spirit of my aunt, Mary Jane Lamb, who lived in West Tennessee. She was the oldest child of William Westbrooks, a true and faithful preacher of the gospel. About the age of twenty-one she became the wife of William Lamb. To this union were born six children, all of whom were left to mourn her loss, except one who died when small. Aunt Mary Jane had been in ill health for a number of years, but she bore it patiently. She had been a soldier of the cross, a follower of the Lamb, for something like fifty years. She lived in this world of sorrow and disappointments sixty-seven years. Let us all remember the example she left, and strive to so live in this world as to meet her in the sweet by and by.


Gospel Advocate, March 12, 1925, page 258.

Lambert, Gussie

Publisher and preacher Gussie Lambert, 80, died April 10. Born in Avery, Texas, he served the Portland Avenue Church in Shreveport, La., for nine years. Later he was minister for nine years in Creswell, La.

Upon his retirement from full-time pulpit work in the 1950s, Lambert began preaching for the Benton Church and also opened a bookstore in Shreveport. Shortly afterwards he began to publish Bible literature.

Besides conducting meetings, engaging in debates and assisting in the establishment of several congregations, Lambert helped establish a Christian Youth Encampment in Louisiana and began a TV program, The Living Way.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Beth, and three grandchildren.

Andover, Kan.

Gospel Advocate, July, 1955, page 45.

Lambert, Ruth B.

Ruth B. Lambert died Oct. 8, 1988, after an illness of several years.

Mrs. Lambert was born in Alex, Okla., to Mr. and Mrs. Dave Burns. She was one of six girls. After graduating from Central State Teacher's College (now Oklahoma State University) in Edmond, Okla., she taught school at Alex and Rush Springs, Okla. Mrs. Lambert was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ in Shreveport, La.

Wyatt Kirk and Dennis Rosenbaum officiated at the memorial service Oct. 11 in Shreveport. Burial was in Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport.

Mrs. Lambert is survived by her husband, Gussie, a gospel preacher, author and publisher, of Shreveport; one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Mary Beth) Brednich, of Naperville, Ill.; and four grandchildren.

Gospel Advocate, January, 1989, page 56.

Lambert, Sarah

"Aunt Sarah" Lambert, as she was commonly called, died on December 24, 1927, just two days after the death of her grandson, Otis. She was almost eighty years old. She was born on May 4, 1848, and was married to Hiram Lambert on October 24, 1867. They lived together for fifty-one years, Brother Lambert having departed nine years ago. To this union were born eight boys and four girls. Ten are now living and were present at the funeral. Two died early in life. Sister Lambert obeyed the gospel while young, and she lived to see all her children members of the church of Christ. She was faithful in the work of the Lord, and for many years she read the Gospel Advocate and encouraged others to do so. Before her marriage she was Miss Sarah Chastain. She outlived her five sisters and three brothers. She leaves to lament her death ten children, seventy-four grandchildren; fifty-four great-grandchildren, and many friends. She died at Winfield, Ala., at the home of one of her daughters. Funeral services were held on Christmas Day at Bethel Church, near her home. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors: and their works do follow them." The writer spoke at the funeral.

Chester Estes.

Gospel Advocate, February 16, 1928, page 165.

Lamberth, Ammon Elmore

Ammon Elmore Lamberth died in Conyers, Georgia, on July 7, 1970. The funeral service was held at the Avondale church in Decatur. W. D. McPherson and Charles Boddy officiated, and congregational singing was directed by Joe Casey. Interment was in Crest Lawn Memorial Park in Atlanta.

At the time of his death Brother Lamberth was the elder with the longest period of service in the Avondale church of Christ. He had formerly served as an elder for the Moreland Avenue church of Christ in Atlanta and the Belmont church of Christ in Nashville.

For six years Brother Lamberth was a one-room school teacher. Later he worked for the AB&C Railroad in Atlanta, the A&EC Railway Company in Kinston, North Carolina, and the Tennessee Central Railroad in Nashville. Following his retirement in 1956, he worked for a short time for a private firm which audited the accounts of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

He was married to India Roaden on December 29, 1915. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harvey A. Lowe of Stone Mountain; two sons, John and James, both of Conyers; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

James E. Lamberth.

Gospel Advocate, August 20, 1970, page 543.

Lamkin, John E.

Brother John E. Lamkin was born on June 24, 1822, and died in Arlington, Ky., on September 2, 1905. He was married in early life to Miss Mary J. Zook, and to them were born twelve children, all of whom are living, but two. He saw all his children married and settled in life. His wife still survives him, a devoted Christian. He became a Christian in early life and continued a faithful and devoted member of the church of Christ till death. In conversation with me a few weeks before his death he said: "Brother Denton, I want you to be at my burial and talk to the people. Tell them I was ready to go. Tell my children to follow the teaching of the gospel and they will be Christians only and members of the church of Christ, and of no other church, and to meet me in heaven, for I am prepared to meet my Savior in peace." He knew he would never get up again when he said this. I did not attend his funeral, being away in another State. I regret this very much. I had known him forty-five years. He was one of the brethren who urged me to become a preacher in my young days. He was a good citizen and neighbor, a devoted husband, a kind and loving father. He was honest and scrupulously exact in all his dealings. Some of his children were not Christians; this grieved him much.

E. C. L. Denton.

Gospel Advocate, March 29, 1906, page 203.

Lamm, Lillian C. Lindsay

Sister Harry F. Lamm, nee Lillian C. Lindsay, was born on July 11, 1890. She obeyed the gospel in 1905, and was married to Brother Harry F. Lamm on December 26, 1909. She departed this life at 8:45 P.M., Monday, December 12, 1927. She leaves two daughters, her husband, mother, one brother, and two sisters, to mourn their loss of her. Sister Lamm was one of our most regular members in attendance at the Lord's-day worship, and not only does the family miss her, but also the whole church. We are few in number in Tucson, and her decease is keenly felt. After an operation which was serious in its possibilities, Sister Lamm seemed to recuperate successfully until about one month, when some unknown trouble set up, and, with all the nursing and attention possible, she passed away rather suddenly. I have never known a more congenial family than was the one thus broken. Brother Lamm has always been ready to do everything possible for the comfort and happiness of his family, and Sister Lamm, her two daughters, and her mother, who has lived with them, have manifested their appreciation of this fact. All seemed to be real companions in their home, an example such as is needed in every home. I am sure that Sister Lamm was greatly responsible for this condition, as her modest disposition, care of her home, and love for her family could only bring about such a relation. In the early part of the year now passing, the two girls, at an invitation by the writer, came forward and confessed their faith in Christ and were baptized, to the evident rejoicing of their mother. These two now teach some little tots in our regular teaching service each Lord's day. Brother Lamm acts as our treasurer. We miss Sister Lamm in the worship and at our midweek meetings, but we are all the more admonished of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. We need her, but we remember that "all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose," and take courage. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." The writer tried to speak words of comfort to the bereaved and of admonition to the living at the time of her funeral.

Ira. L. Winterrowd.

Gospel Advocate, January 5, 1928, page 16.

Lancaster, Addie Lee Strother

Addie Lee Strother Lancaster departed this life October 15, 1974 at South Tunnel, Tenn., in the house in which she spent almost all her adult life. She was a Christian woman who without fanfare, with little publicity and seldom going outside the county in which she was born, radiated a godly influence upon the lives of hundreds privileged to know and love her.

Sister Lancaster was born November 17, 1883, at Cottontown, Tenn., a daughter of Pachia Louise (Price) and James Elijah Strother. She was married to Eugene Robert Lancaster, April 1, 1906. The marriage ceremony was performed by David M. Hamilton, one of the first gospel preachers to locate in Sumner County. Sister Addie spent the remainder of her life in the South Tunnel community. She was baptized October 31, 1907, at Bush's Chapel, in which congregation she served the Lord the sixty-seven years.

Sister Addie was not afraid of work. She recognized the God-given place of woman in the home, she loved her home, and she gave herself to every need. She was a tower of strength in her community as she set a good example of industry, thrift, and Christian motherhood before her own children and other young people who knew her. She was blessed with long life and continued the same pattern of life before her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Lancaster home showed hospitality to gospel preachers and others with genuine friendliness and a warmth of hospitality often lacking among some people of this present day. Brother Lancaster began serving as an elder of the Bush's Chapel church on January 12, 1913, and Sister Addie became a faithful co-worker with him as an elder's wife. This writer can recall vividly frequent visits in the Lancaster home extending back to nearly fifty years ago. All her children and most of her grandchildren are members of the church.

Funeral services were conducted October 17, with burial in the cemetery at Bush's Chapel. Bernice Westbrooks, assisted by James E. Harris and Thomas C. Whitfield, spoke words of comfort to the family.

Sister Lancaster is survived by eight children: Mrs. Oscar Perry, Mrs. James S. Eggers, Mrs. Joe Mangrum, Mrs. O. C. Seiner, Mrs. William Martin, Miss Louise Lancaster, Miss Frances Lancaster, and John Lancaster. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren who with her children have abundant reason to "rise up and call her blessed."

We mourn our loss in her departure, but rejoice in the hope God's word gives to all who walk in the fear of the Lord.

Brodie Crouch.

Gospel Advocate, December 26, 1974, page 827.

Lancaster, Annie Weatherspoon

Mrs. Annie Weatherspoon Lancaster was born April 19, 1887 in Hickman County, Tennessee. She was married December 2, 1906 to J. J. Lancaster, to which union two children were born, James Clay and Mabel. She was baptized into Christ in 1908 by W. R. Hassel. She passed away at her home Wednesday, October 28 after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted by Paul Rogers and B. B. James Thursday, October 29. Burial was in the Centerville Cemetery. She lead a quiet life encouraging her husband in his forty-four years as a faithful gospel preacher. She was loved by and inspired all who knew her. The works performed in a quiet way during her lifetime will bear fruit into eternity. She was in the true sense a great Christian woman.

Edd T. Lancaster.

Gospel Advocate, November 26, 1964, page 767.

Lancaster, Charles C.

Charles C. Lancaster died in his sleep March 27, 1963. His family was not aware that he was ill. He had preached in Princeton, Ky., Kuttawa, Ky., Monroe, La., Murray, Ky., Brookport, Ill., Cowan, Tenn., Una and Harding Place, Nashville, Tenn., Bethel, Joelton, Tenn., and Charlotte, Tenn. Although he had not lived as long as some, his influence had touched many lives. The first sermons the writer ever preached were because of his encouragement. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frances Morton Lancaster, Nashville, Tenn.; three daughters, Mrs. Loulaine (Raymond) Eaves, Jr., Manchester, Tenn.; Misses Laurie and Judith Lancaster, Nashville, Tenn.; his mother, Mrs. Charles C. Lancaster, Sr., Belfast, Tenn.; and a sister, Mrs. Goodrich Heil, Midland, Texas. Services were conducted March 28 by J. Roy Vaughan and the writer.

Carl B. Robinson.

Gospel Advocate, April 18, 1963, page 255.

Lancaster, Eugene Robert

On January 14, soon after the hand of God had drawn the shades of evening and the song birds could be heard winging their way to peaceful rest, bringing joy and contentment to the world, the angel of death passed by the bedside of Eugene Robert Lancaster, and bore away on its pinions the precious soul of "Brother Genie," to that city that hath foundation, whose builder and maker is God. He had been in poor health many years and if ever patience had its perfect work, it was his. He was baptized at Bush's Chapel Church by E. A. Elam on September 20, 1893. He became an elder of this church and served faithfully for thirty-nine years. He was married to Addie Lee Strother April 1, 1906, and to this union eight children were born, seven daughters and one son. They and his devoted wife, saw that all love and science could do, was done for him. He will be missed in his home and in the church and by all who knew him. He was always doing good, seeking out those in distress and need. Many, many times he has been a friend to the writer. Edgar T. Brazzell conducted the funeral, assisted by J. B. Gaither and W. C. Reeder, Wednesday, January 16, at two o'clock at Bush's Chapel Church. He was then laid to rest in the beautiful Bush's Chapel cemetery beneath a huge blanket of flowers.

Mrs. Ella Mai Vance.

Gospel Advocate, February 28, 1952, page 142.

Lancaster, Henry

On June 12, 1919, Brother Henry Lancaster, of Tishomingo, Miss., passed from this life to be present with the Lord. Of all the men of my acquaintance, I have never known one who enjoyed the full confidence of all his neighbors more than he. Even those who did not agree with him in religious matters speak of him in the highest terms of praise, and say: "If Henry Lancaster fails to reach heaven, the rest of us had as well quit trying." In early life he became a member of the Methodist Church, and was a devout worker in that religious body for thirteen or fourteen years, often leading in their meetings, till about twenty-four years ago, having learned "the way of the Lord more perfectly," he laid aside all human names and creeds and became a Christian only, being baptized by W. C. Lancaster, his brother, a gospel preacher, of Texas. Brother Lancaster was sick only a short while. He took very ill while at work on his farm on Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, was operated on Wednesday morning about two o'clock, and died on Thursday afternoon about two o'clock. He leaves four childrentwo sons and two daughtersto mourn their loss. The congregation at Tishomingo has lost one of its best and most faithful members. On the last Lord's day before his death he led the worship, and exhorted the brethren to be loyal to God and to duty and not allow themselves to be enticed away on Lord's days to attend all-day singings, children's-day exercises, or to any other place where they would not be permitted to worship God in his own appointed way. Brother R. L. Shook, of Belmont, Miss., and the writer conducted the funeral services in the presence of a large congregation of sorrowing friends and loved ones.

J. T. Harris.

Gospel Advocate, September 18, 1919, page 924.

Lancaster, Herman Carroll

Funeral services for Herman Carroll Lancaster, minister of the church of Christ in Pottsboro, Texas, were held April 1 by the writer, assisted by Robert Bankes and Paul Wallace. He was born October 31, 1921. He was the oldest child of Madie Hope Lancaster and the late Herman Otto Lancaster. He was educated in West Liberty State College, Wheeling, W. Va., Freed-Hardeman College and Abilene Christian College, where he received a B.A. degree, cum laude, in 1946. He was married to Miss Tommie Spence on December 13, 1946. He is survived by his wife, two small children (Susanna and Reid Carroll), his mother (Mrs. Madie Hope Lancaster of Hundred, W. Va.), four sisters (Miss Ellamae Lancaster, Searcy, Ark.; Mrs. Bryce Hunt, Eagle, Colo.; Mrs. Jack Church, Helena, Mont.; Miss Marilee Lancaster, Wheeling W. Va.), and four brothers (George and Charles Robert Lancaster of Wheeling, W. Va.; Jack and David Lancaster of Hundred, W. Va.). Brother Lancaster has done a good work with the church at Pottsboro for the past two years. He also put out a small weekly paper free to the citizens of Pottsboro. Only about half of the friends at the funeral could get into the building. We believe he fought a good fight and kept the faith.

Otto Johnson.

Gospel Advocate, May 3, 1951, page 286.

Lancaster, Mary Chandler

Mrs. Mary Chandler Lancaster, wife of William Lancaster, who preceded her in death several years ago, died almost suddenly at the home of his son, Sam Lancaster, and family, near Coble, Hickman County, Tenn., Friday at noon, February 2. Sister Lancaster was approaching the advance age of ninety-three, and had been blessed with remarkably good health during her long, quiet, and God-fearing life. Hers was a character and influence that shall long be a force for good in Western Hickman County, and many shall call her blessed. Her memory in our hearts is sure, and I believe her eternal destiny, in the keeping of the God whose she was and whom she served, is also sure. Funeral services were conducted at the Coble Church by a lifelong friend of the family, Willie Gunter, local minister. Burial was in the Lowe's Bend Cemetery beside her husband, a son (Thomas), and other relatives and friends. Surviving are two sons (Sam, of the home, and John J., minister of the church at Hohenwald), two daughters (Mrs. Ollie Smith, of Perry County, and Mrs. Andy Gilbert, of Nashville), twenty-nine grandchildren, and countless friends won during her long life. Mrs. Lancaster was, before her marriage, Miss Mary Emmaline Chandler, daughter of a pioneer emigrant from North Carolina, William Chandler, and sister of Mrs. Katherine Cagle, wife of the well-known pioneer preacher, Thomas Cagle, who helped much in founding congregations more than half a century ago in Hickman and adjoining counties. She was thus identified with the early reformation in her community when prejudice against the church of the New Testament ran high and when the disciples were greatly outnumbered by their sectarian neighbors. But their stand for primitive Christianity preserved for us the nucleus of the congregations we now have, and sowed the seed of the kingdom which has resulted in many more. Sometimes we forget that the good women wielded a strong influence in this regard, that we owe much to them. John J. Lancaster has this to say of his mother; "We were sorry to give her up, but are thankful that we were permitted to keep her as long as we didmore than ninety-two years. She obeyed the gospel early in life. . . . I have heard her say numbers of times in recent years: 'I am afraid I will do wrong; I do not want to do anything wrong.'" This conviction, permeating her whole life, extended to every dutythe humble, contrite spirit so characteristic for our pioneer Christians who held all the precepts of the Bible in godly reverence. The sympathy of many brethren and friends of Brother Lancaster, whose work as a humble, consecrated evangelist is recognized and shall extend far, is with him in his bereavement. His mother's influence is a stay to him in his work of faith and labor of love.

James E. Chessor.

Gospel Advocate, February 29, 1940, page 215.

Lance, Charles G.

Charles G. Lance was born in Cannon County, Tennessee, February 25, 1864; died in Bellbuckle, Tenn., December 22, 1933. He was married to Clara Vaughn on February 14, 1888, and was baptized by Brother Elam about fifty years ago. He is survived by his wife, four children, and six grandchildren. For a great many years Brother Lance had been faithful to the church. On the occasion of his burial there gathered friends and loved ones from every walk of life to sympathize with his sorrowing loved ones and to honor his memory. Among other virtues, Brother Lance was noted for his rugged honesty, and a number of people said on that occasion, "We have buried an honest man today." His memory will always be sweet to his loved ones and a blessing. He loved the church of our Lord and the simple gospel that saves the souls of men.

C. M. Gleaves.

Gospel Advocate, April 20, 1933, page 382.

Lance, Eliza

Sister Eliza Lance, daughter of William M. and Margaret Lance, was born on May 24, 1881, and departed this life on February 27, 1904; aged twenty-two years, nine months, and three days. She obeyed the gospel under the preaching of Brother A. B. Lipscomb, in August, 1896, and was a consistent and worthy Christian till the time of her death. Up to the latter part of her sickness she was always found in her place in the assembly, ready and anxious to sing the praises of Him who loved her and gave himself for her, to listen to the preaching of the pure word of God, and to trust implicitly and rely upon the precious promises contained therein. She was a diligent student of the Bible, and put its lessons into practice in her everyday life; hence, when the end came, she was able to "give account . . . with joy, and not with grief." I would, therefore, say to the bereaved family: Weep not as those without hope, but take courage and look forward to the time when "this mortal shall have put on immortality" and when we can ask: "O death, where is thy sting? O Grave, where is thy victory?"

M. S. Davis., Nashville, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, April 28, 1904, page 266.

Lance, Margaret Brewer

Margaret Brewer was born on January 7, 1849. She was married to William M. Lance on October 6, 1872. To this union were born nine childrenfive sons and four daughters. Her husband, William M. Lance, and four children preceded her to the grave a few years ago. Mother had been in failing health for several years, and a few days previous to her death she fell and fractured her hip, from which she never recovered. On January 29, at 10 o'clock A.M., at her home, 1705 Eighth Avenue, North, Nashville, Tenn., God called her from this earth. Mother was a godly woman, and was ready and anxious to go, telling her nurse that she only feared the sting of death. She was eighty-two years, two weeks, and one day old on the day of her death. God had been good to her in many ways; and while she had many burdens and crosses to bear, many heartaches and pains, she bore them with the spirit of Christ, and love, peace, and joy marked her everyday walk in life. At a very early age mother united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in which she gave the best of service until after she and daddy were married; but at the age of twenty-three she confessed Christ before men and was buried with him in baptism, and tried every day to live a Christian life. She loved her God, her home, and her children best of all, yet she always took time to love her neighbors and friends. To know her was to love her. One daughter and four sons survive her. The are: Phoebe Lance and W. M. Lance, of Nashville, Tenn.; U. G. Lance, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; H. O. Lance, of Sherman, Texas; and James F. Lance, of Chicago, Ill. Surviving her also are fourteen grandchildren and two brothers, Thomas and Franklin Brewer, of McMinnville, Tenn. Funeral services were held at her home on January 30, when prayers and words of condolence were said by Elders Lytton Alley and Joe Trotter, after which she was laid to rest under a mound of flowers in the family plot at Mount Olivet beside her husband and children.

Mrs. Phoebe Lance.

Gospel Advocate, April 2, 1931, page 406.

Land, Mrs. E. A.

My wife died on December 31, 1907. She was born on October 2, 1830. On June 6, 1844, she and I were married, and on April 3, 1859, we were buried with the Lord in baptism, and from that day till her death she tried to live a Christian life. She was a devoted wife. To us were born four childrenone son and three daughters. Of these, two passed over the river of death before she diedthe son and one daughter. They were both married and were devoted members of the church of Christ. Two daughters are still livingone, the wife of R. H. Godwin, living in Butler County, Mo.; the other, the wife of T. J. Dawney, of Hohenwald, Tenn. They are left to mourn their loss but they consider their loss her eternal gain. She lived for the good of others. Those in need always found a friend in her. Few times in forty-eight years did she fail to worship on Lord's days. She was a dear lover of the Bible and read it more or less every day when she had the opportunity. She generally read the New Testament through two or three times a year. All her children obeyed the gospel when they were young, and nearly all her grandchildren that are old enough are members of the church of Christ. She was truly a devoted wife and helpmeet to me. While I was away preaching the gospel, she was at home trying to take care of what we had; and this continued for about forty-six years, and always encouraged me to meet all my appointments. My rule was, when I came home from a preaching tour, to lay off my preaching clothes and go to the shop or farm and work until I started again, and by this means I made a living, with what the brethren gave me. I fully believe the Lord called her to the heavenly rest.

E. A. Land.

Gospel Advocate, June 11, 1908, page 378.

Land, E. A.

E. A. Land was born in Hickman County, Tenn., on March 28, 1827, and died at Hohenwald, Tenn., on April 7, 1915. He was married to Nancy Barber on June 6, 1844. Sister Land was born on October 2, 1830, and died at Hohenwald on December 31, 1907. Four children were born to this union, two of whom are livingMrs. Mary Godwin, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Mrs. T. J. Downey, of Hohenwald. Brother and Sister Land were baptized into Christ by Brother W. A. Johnston, on Beaver Dam Creek. Brother Land became a strong preacher and baptized several hundred people, mostly in Perry County. He held three or more successful debates. He began taking the Gospel Advocate in 1859. Brother Land had strong convictions and died in the faith. May those he turned to righteousness abide faithful and his reward not fail. (1 Cor. 3:14; Dan. 12:3.)

H. N. Mann.

Gospel Advocate, July 8, 1915, page 678.

Land, Levin S.

Levin S. Land, 88, died July 21 in Little Rock, Ark. He served 20 years as an Elder in the Pulaski Heights Church of Christ (now Pleasant Valley). He was regarded as a true friend of gospel preachers and his greatest joy was to have them as guests in his home.

Preachers came by the dozens to the Land homethe door was always open; Busby, Brewer, Porter, Wallace, Pullias, Armstrong, Starnes, Sears, Green, Ragsdale, Nichols, Harper, Lyles, Douthit, Spain, Benson, Richardson, Sanderson, Jones, Dixon, Cotham, Meyer, Dawson, Perkins, Tabor, Beeson, Pope, Reese, Hudson, Music, Dilbeck, Underwood.

The funeral was conducted at Pleasant Valley church by Nick Hamilton, one of Gus Nichols' grandsons, and Frank Kell, one of the Elders at Pulaski Heights with Brother Land. Burial was in Bell Cemetery, north of Palestine (Ark.).

Survivors are Minnie, his wife; four grandchildren (Robert, Richard, Linda, David); Imogene, a daughter-in-law; a son, Bennett, a gospel preacher.

Gospel Advocate, September 3, 1981, page 537.

Land, William R.

Departed this life May 12, 1897, at his residence on Brush Creek, Perry County, William R., son of E. A. and Nancy Land, being a little over fifty years of age. He was born Dec. 7, 1846, and united with the church of Christ, when he was about twenty years of age, under the preaching of Brother William Johnson, and was a faithful attendant at church until the time of his death. He served as a leader in the church at Brush Creek, near where he lived, about twenty years, and his departure is greatly lamented both in the church and community. Brother William was a son of Elder E. A. Land, who has done a great deal of preaching, especially in Tennessee. His wife preceded him a few months to the grave but he leaves three childrentwo sons and one daughterall of whom are married, to mourn his departure. But they should not sorrow as those who have no hope, for he was a faithful servant of the Lord, seldom ever missing church services on Lord's day. I have preached for his congregation occasionally for about fourteen years, and on Lord's day he would always be there unless prevented by sickness. He was devoted to his convictions of right, and served God from motive instead of impulse. He is greatly missed in the congregation, but we trust that our loss is his eternal gain. The promise of eternal life is to those who die in the service of the Lord. The Savior says: "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." May God bless the sorrow-stricken relatives and numerous friends who mourn his departure, is my humble prayer.

E. S. B. Waldron., Lavergne, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, July 1, 1897, page 407.

Landiss, A. S.

A. S. Landiss, 91, of 227 Duane Road, Chattanooga, Tenn., died Friday, April 15. He was buried on April 17 in Chattanooga. He had preached the gospel for 70 years. This very able gospel preacher, who combined barbering for many years with preaching, was baptized by James A. Allen in Montgomery County, Tenn. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Bessie Lyle. Funeral services were conducted in Chattanooga by John Cupp and Paul Hodges.

During this span of 70 years, he preached in the following congregations: Eddyville, Ky.; Indian Mound and Dyer Creek in Tennessee; Pennsylvania Avenue and Eleventh Street, Nashville; Macon, Ga.; Port Arthur, Texas; Central in Chattanooga; Jackson, Tenn.; Broad Street in Cookeville, Tenn.; Pikeville, Tenn.; Kimball, Tenn.; East Chattanooga, and Woodland Heights in Chattanooga. He continued his work in East Chattanooga on a regular monthly basis until the year of his death.

A special dinner was given in his honor in Chattanooga a few years ago in celebration of his attainment of 50 years in preaching. Jimmy Mankin served as master of ceremonies and many friends of Brother Landiss spoke.

He was a graduate of David Lipscomb College and preached his last sermon at East Chattanooga in March of 1983. He was a native of Lyons County, Ky.

I knew A. S. Landiss during two great gospel meetings in 1940-41 in Old Hickory, Tenn. He continued to be one of my very best friends during the 42-year period since. I never knew a man who thought more of his family, and I never knew one who enjoyed "life in the Lord" more than Brother Landiss. Whether he was in the barbershop or in the pulpit, he was a Christian hour by hour. He had a great deal of fun in life, and many life-long friends. He was a very capable gospel preacher, and the word of God was in good hands when it was delivered by A. S. Landiss. He has meant much to me as a great friend of the Lord.

Willard Collins.

Gospel Advocate, June 2, 1983, page 344.

Landiss, Lois S.

Lois S. Landiss of Chattanooga, Tenn., departed this life Dec. 25, 1985, at age 87. Sister Landiss had been hospitalized at Erlanger Medical Center due to an extended illness.

She was the widow of A. S. Landiss, a gospel preacher. They had been married more than 65 years when he died in 1983 at the age of 91. They had served congregations in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas. She was always fully supportive of her husband in his work.

She is survived by their daughter, Bessie Lyle Landiss of Chattanooga; two sisters, Hester Couch of Macon, Ga., and Mary Thomas Shephard of Clarksville, Tenn.; three nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services were held at Lane's Coulter Chapel on Dec. 27, with Houston Bynum officiating. The burial was in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Houston Bynum., Central Church of Christ, 400 Vine Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

Gospel Advocate, May 1, 1986, page 282.

Landress, Selina

On March 20, 1911, our dear sister in the Lord, Selina Landress, closed her earthly pilgrimage, at the age of sixty-seven years. She was formerly a Methodist, but, learning "the way of the Lord more perfectly," she became obedient to the gospel some ten or twelve years ago and laid down a human name to wear the name of Christ. The writer of this sketch never knew her till six years ago, and since then has been very intimately associated with her, and to say that she was a true Christian is not saying more than truth will warrant. I heard her say many times that she obeyed the gospel the second time she heard it. To know Sister Landress was to love her. She was the oldest member in the Lake City congregation, save one. She was spiritual in her conversation, pure and chaste in conduct. She spent much of her life, if not all, at Brown, Fla., nine miles from Lake City, and tried hard, especially in her latter years, to convert the wicked people living around Brown. She was not ashamed of Christ, but was always ready to speak a word for him. I have seen her many times, come on the morning train to Lake City and get out from house to house pleading with people to attend the services. She had a large family of children, of which seven survive herfive sons and two daughters. She was twice married. Her second husband died many years ago. She was loved for her strong character, womanly virtues, amiable nature, and pure Christian spirit. Her death has brought sorrow to us all, because in every relation of life she was a model of excellence. I would say to the bereaved: Prepare to meet death. She was taken, and soon you, too, will be called. Funeral services were conducted by my husband, at Huntsville Cemetery.

Mrs. J. O. Barnes.

Gospel Advocate, May 18, 1911, page 568.

Landreth, Donna

Donna Landreth, 44, died Nov. 30, 1988, after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Charles, associate minister of the Red Bank Church of Christ in Chattanooga, Tenn.; a son, Kevin, of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Lori, of Chattanooga; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet Standifer, of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; three sisters, Geraldine Guella of Chicago, Ill., Sue Gentry of Aiken, S.C., and Becky Vandergriff of Chattanooga; and one brother, Jerry Standifer, of Rossville, Ga.

Funeral services were conducted Dec. 3, 1988, at the Red Bank church. Steve Riley of Maryville, Tenn., and Ed Reachard of Chattanooga officiated. Steve Lusk, minister of the Red Bank church, led congregational singing.

The Landreths served as missionaries in Birmingham, England, before moving to work with the Webb Chapel church in Dallas, Texas. Especially significant has been their contribution to drug and alcohol rehabilitation and counseling in the congregations where they have worked.

Gospel Advocate, February, 1989, page 51.

Landrum, W. T.

It is with heartfelt sorrow that I record the death of Brother W. T. Landrum, of Leake County, Miss. He departed this life on May 4, 1906, being eighty-five years and fourteen days old. He became a Christian about twenty-five years ago, and died in full faith and hope of a home in heaven. He was a devoted member of the church of Christ. His wife and one daughter preceded him to the grave many years. He leaves three sonsW. T. Landrum, Jr., of Anguilla, Miss.; J. E. Landrum, of Kosciusko, Miss.; and J. H. Landrum, of Newport, Miss.; and one daughterMrs. R. G. Beauchamp, of Thomastown, Miss. All of them have families and are members of the church of Christ. Brother Landrum was one of Central Mississippi's most energetic and prosperous farmers, and had a strong and well-cultivated mind. He was interred with Masonic honors, in Salem Cemetery, near Newport, Miss. To his bereaved children and grandchildren we can say: We sorrow not as those who have no hope, but believe that in the sweet by and by we will be permitted to enter in through the pearly gates into the city and temple of God, where there will be no more partings.

W. B. Lee., Bolatusha, Miss.

Gospel Advocate, May 31, 1906, page 350.

Lane, Phronie

Sister Phronie Lane, wife of Brother H. M. Lane, died at her home, near Duck River, Tenn., on December 29, 1919. She was born on December 25, 1847. She obeyed the gospel under the preaching of Brother Frank Davis and was baptized by Brother Jim Morton in October, 1865. She and her devoted husband had lived together fifty-two years. She was the mother of two children, one dying in infancy. She leaves her aged companion; one son, Enos; two brothers, A. M. Shelby and B. Shelby; and three grandchildren to mourn her loss. Brother Cathey Baker conducted funeral services at Old Well, in the presence of a large audience of friends and loved ones. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."

Gospel Advocate, January 15, 1920, page 64.

Lane, William C.

My father, William C. Lane, died in 1884. He was born in Virginia in 1811. His parents moved to Tennessee when he was a child. In 1841 he was married to Miss Helen Brame, to whom he proved a true and devoted husband until death took him from her. He was baptized into the body of Christ in 1850 (I think), and ever afterwards lived the Christian life. He was a constant reader of the Gospel Advocate. He died, as he lived, a good and noble man. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."

(Mrs.) Eliza Modrall., Midland Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, April 2, 1903, page 220.

Lane, Mrs. William C.

It is with a sad and aching heart that I write this tribute to the memory of my dear mother. She was born on June 2, 1821, and died on January 9, 1903; aged eighty-one years, seven months, and seven days. In 1841 she was married to William C. Lane, and to them four children were born. Professing religion, she lived with the Baptists until about fifteen years ago, when she united with the church of Christ. Mother was a kind-hearted, sympathizing woman, always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. She was a strong advocate of honesty and fair dealing with humanity. None knew her but to love her. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."

(Mrs.) Eliza Modrall., Midland, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, April 2, 1903, page 220.

Lanehart, Isaac

Elder Isaac Lanehart was born Nov. 20, 1824. He was the son of Abraham and Cynthia Ann Lanehart. Was married to Amanda Donaly Oct. 24, 1852. Was baptized by Wm. Baxter sometime during the year 1853. He was accidentally killed near his home in Wilkinson county, Miss., Dec. 13, 1890. Bro Lanehart was an "old fashioned" disciple. He served as a soldier through the late war, but he came out still true to "the faith." Though poor in this world's goods, he was rich in a living faith and the hope of immortality. He leaves a wife, a brother, a daughter and eight sons to mourn his loss. As a husband, he was kind, thoughtful and true; as a father, indulgent to a fault; as a neighbor, obliging; as a citizen, patriotic; as a believer in the old paths, he knew no compromise.

C. W. Sadler.

Gospel Advocate, March 25, 1891, page 187.

Lanehart, Lola E.

Lola E. Lanehart, wife of Frank Lanehart, died, at Duncan, I. T., on November 15, 1903. Sister Lanehart was born at Independence, La. She obeyed the gospel in October, 1891, and ever afterwards lived a devoted, Christian life. Three little children, a loving mother, a devoted father, and a kind and loving husband are left to mourn their loss. The remains were shipped to Independence for interment.

William M. Jordan., Comanche, I. T.

Gospel Advocate, December 10, 1903, page 795.

Langford, Pamelia

On Monday, Nov. 11, 1895, Mrs. Pamelia Langford died in Nashville, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Dappie McMillin, 121 North Summer Street. Though in bad health for some time, she had improved for several days, but was suddenly seized with a pain at the heart. She was assisted to the bed by her son. Medical aid was promptly summoned, but was of no avail, and she expired at 2:25 P.M. She was the widow of the late E. F. Langford, of Celina, and was in her 70th year. Seven children survive her: Mrs. Belle Smith and Mrs. Mattie Stone, of Texas; Mrs. Buena V. Doak of Lebanon; Mrs. Dappie McMillin, of Nashville; and Messrs. P. A. Langford, of Sumner County; R. F. Langford, of Hartsville, and Barlow Langford, who resides in Nashville. One daughter, Mrs. Roberts, of Texas, died in Texas a few years ago. Mrs. Langford had lost her husband by death more than thirty-five years ago, and had thrown upon her the responsibility of rearing the family. Never did a mother devote her life to her children with more untiring assiduity; and she was rewarded with their filial love, and spared to see them moving successfully on the journey of life. Her home was ever most hospitable. She died as she had lived, a Christian. For more than a third of a century she had been a consistent, zealous member of the Christian church. She "fought the good fight." She "kept the faith." For her death had no terrors, and when the summons came she feared not to go. At the home of her daughter, Mrs. McMillin, funeral services were conducted by Elder Philip Harsh, on the evening of the 12th. Many friends followed the deceased to the cemetery, where the remains were placed in a vault temporarily. All her children except Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Stone were able to attend the funeral. As a mother, Mrs. Langford was affectionate, kind, and untiring; as a member of the community, a stay and an ornament; as a Christian, consistent, charitable, and zealous. Hundreds who have witnessed the hospitality of her homea very wide circle of friendsmourn her death, and deeply sympathize with her family in their sorrow.

Gospel Advocate, December 5, 1895, page 784.

Langston, John G.

December 12 death came to John G. Langston. He had begun a series of heart attacks in October but was up and at his business a short while each day. Brother Langston was baptized into Christ by our late brother, John D. Cox, when the church was in its infancy in Sardis, Miss. He served his master faithfully, having filled the office of elder for twenty-two years. He was the song leader of the church. He loved singing. He worked hard to promote the success of the Sardis Lake worship services held early each Lord's day morning by the lake during the summer months, and the Sardis Lake Christian Youth Camp nearby. He loved young people and was interested in their spiritual development. He is greatly missed by the church who loved him and the loss is felt throughout the community. He is survived by his wife, Nell Bradley Langston; a son, Bill Langston of Jackson, Miss., and a daughter, Jonelle L. Wells, Senatobia, Miss., and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in Sardis, December 13, by Richard Curry and Bill Cox.

Bill L. Cox.

Gospel Advocate, February 13, 1969, page 115.

Lanier, Mrs. J. W.

Mrs. J. W. Lanier was born on May 26, 1880, at Landersville, Ala., and departed this life on November 4, 1932, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was the only daughter of H. S. and Martha Boley, who passed to their reward many years ago. On November 12, 1905, she was married to J. W. Lanier, also of Landersville. She leaves, to mourn her loss, her husband, of Oakland, Calif.; three childrenMrs. Ruby L. Green, of Oakland, Nell and S. T. Lanier, of Albuquerque; a son-in-law, and a grandson. The beauty of heavenly beings so many times is marred when clothed in human words. God alone can render the deserving praise; he alone, the Master Artist, can paint for us the real worth and greatness of his children. The most, however, that any human can say of another is that he or she lived a consistent, godly life. All who knew mother will verify the fact that she lived such a life, and we, who knew her best, can truly say that she was a mother and a friend. The task never grew too hard, the weight never too heavy, to steal from her face that radiant smile which she retained till the last. To say that we miss her is but a meager expression as compared to the great loss which we actually feel. An emptiness fills our hearts, which seems to grow as the days pass. Though this be true, consolation comes with the realization that this suffering is not for always, but that some day we shall meet again, never to part. We wish to thank all for their kind expressions of sympathy.

S. T. Lanier.

Gospel Advocate, March 16, 1933, page 264.

Lanier, Mary Agnes (Belew)

Sister Mary Agnes (Belew) Lanier was born on April 14, 1859, and died on January 28, 1929. Had she lived till April, she would have been threescore and ten years of age. She was married to Brother John Lanier on January 2, 1882. To this union eight children were born. Three of themGrady, Herschel, and Miss Pearlare left to mourn their loss. Grady and Herschel are merchants at Florence, Ala. Miss Pearl is a teacher in the high school at Lexington, Ala., where Sister Lanier was born and spent her entire life. The writer has held a number of meetings at Lexington, and has spent many happy hours in the home of Brother and Sister Lanier. Funeral services were conducted by Brother J. M. Hottel, Brother C. E. Holt, and the writer, before an immense audience in the church of Christ at Lexington. Brother Lanier, the children, grandchildren, and other relatives, as well as the church of which she was a charter member, have sustained a loss that can never be regained this side of heaven, and our hearts go out in deepest sympathy for them all. We pray that there will be a happy reunion "over there."

J. T. Harris.

Gospel Advocate, February 28, 1929, page 211.

LaNier, Mary Elizabeth

In Tennessee, about seventy-five years ago, a mother and father were made happy by the birth of a daughter, whom they chose to call "Mary Elizabeth." As days passed, this child not only grew in stature, but also in favor with God and man. At about the age of sixteen she chose to share her lot with A. S. LaNier, of Florence, Ala. To this union were born nine childrentwo boys and seven girls. All the children are still living, except two daughters who passed on several years ago. For several years Grandmother and Grandfather LaNier have been living with a son, R. E. LaNier, who, with aid from the other children, has been very faithful in providing a quiet, peaceful home for them. Grandmother had been sick for some time, and possibly welcomed the Lord's call. We all loved her dearly. Memory of her sweet life will serve as an inspiration for higher and nobler living. She believed in God and through her good works proclaimed his love to many. She has passed on, and the loss fills our hearts with sorrow, but we are assured that for her it is gain to be with the Lord. As Christ said of Mary, who anointed his feet with the precious ointment, "She hath wrought a good work," so it can be said of grandmother. She poured out her life in service for Him who gave his life for all.

Sherman LaNier.

Gospel Advocate, March 3, 1932, page 286.

LaNier, Sherman Taft

When Sherman Taft LaNier, evangelist of the church at Valdosta, Ga. passed from this life at his wife's home, in Bernie, Mo., on September 13, the church suffered the loss of one of its younger and most talented preachers. Brother LaNier had gone to Bernie for a few days' rest and to drive his family back to Valdosta, when he became the victim of a paralytic stroke, from which he never recovered. His sudden passing at such an early age (thirty-six) was a great shock to all of his friends, and especially to the church at Valdosta. He is survived by his wife and two little boys, Jimmy and Charley.

At the time of his death Brother LaNier was terminating his fourth year's work with the Valdosta congregation. It was the pleasure of the writer to be his co-worker for one year at Valdosta, which gave him the opportunity to become intimately acquainted with him and to observe his manner of life. Brother LaNier had the best combination of talents of any man within my acquaintance. In addition to being a scholarly man and an effective personal worker, he was also a hard worker. A short time before his decease he did the preaching in a tent meeting which resulted in six baptisms and the establishment of a new congregation in Valdostathe Rivers Street Church. There are many little congregations now meeting in south Georgia as a result of his evangelistic efforts to carry out the Great Commission.

Brother LaNier graduated from Harding College with the bachelor's degree and held the master's degree from George Peabody College. For a time he taught in the High School Department of David Lipscomb College. At the time of his death he was serving as one of the trustees of Dasher Bible School, in which he had a burning and devoted interest. He was a strong advocate of Christian education, especially in those schools that specialize in Christian training for high-school students.

He was buried at Bernie, Mo., with Dean L. C. Sears, of Harding College, in charge of the funeral services.

W. Douglass Harris.

Gospel Advocate, November 16, 1944, page 756.

LaNier, Sherman T.

On September 13, 1944, Sherman T. La Nier passed on into the other room of the Father's house only a few days after he suffered a stroke. Brother La Nier was minister of the church at Valdosta, Ga., where he has achieved so much good during this past five years. He had been called to Chicago to visit the Cornell Avenue Church. On the way there he went by Bernie, Mo., to join his wife, Ethel (Scharder) La Nier, who planned to go to Chicago with him. Sister La Nier was visiting her mother, who is ill. It was in the Schrader home that Brother La Nier suffered the stroke which left him only a few days to live.

Brother La Nier leaves bereaved of his joyful and inspiring presence his wife, Ethel, and two fine young sons; his father, of Oakland, Calif.; and two sisters, Ruby Green, of Berkeley, Calif.; and Nell Grady, of Pasa Robles, Calif. His mother preceded him in death.

Brother La Nier was a great man in the fullest sense of that term. I knew him intimately and well. Our hearts, in fact, were as those of Jonathan and David. He was born September 27, 1908, in Springtown, Texas, and from there the family moved to Colorado. In about 1923 or 1924 the La Nier family moved to California. It was there I first came to know Brother La Nier as together we went through the Santa Rosa Christian Academy under the inspiring influence of the late O. W. Gardner. Ere a year had passed of these high-school days Brother La Nier and I had both begun to preach. "Heart Service" or "Unselfish Service" was our Christian motto at the academy, and in no better way could one describe the kind of Christian service and consecration with which the influence of Brother Gardner stirred our young hearts and challenged our souls. So often, so many, many times Sherman and I would spend hour upon hour; often we would sit up together until the midnight hour and beyond, planning our lives so that the whole of them might be instrumental in achieving the greatest good in the service of Christ by the time the great call came to us which has already come to him. God had paths for us, however, which we then could not see. Erelong his calls for service separated us, but only spatially; in heart our dreams and aspirations were oneall for the kingdom of God.

Brother La Nier completed his high-school training at Abilene Christian College, and then went to Harding College, where he took his B.A. degree and met his beloved wife, Ethel Schrader. He did graduate work at Vanderbilt, from which institution he held his M.A. degree. For several years he was principal of the High School at David Lipscomb College, during which time he also served as minister of churches in Nashville. From Nashville he went to Valdosta, Ga., where he has served as minister for the past five years.

Only thirty-six years of the mortal life of man were granted to Brother La Nier. It seems a tragedy that a life so young, so loving and lovable, so filled with the utmost of sincere consecration to Christ should be cut down so early, in the midst of a great harvesting of souls. We would surely not have arranged it that way. But God's ways are not man's; and who knows, as Sherman's sister-in-law, Beunah Thomas, has beautifully expressed it, but that "he had probably done as much good as some eighty-year-old man"?

Sherman's life was heroic in many ways, chiefly because he always carried about with him a "thorn in the flesh." His entire life was afflicted with the burden of Bright's disease. Often he should have rested and taken it easy, but his great faith and zeal and love of souls drove him on. Faith enabled him to do all things through Christ, who strengthened him, till so suddenly the Master of all good workmen called him to service in a higher realm and put him to work anew.

Ralph G. Wilburn.

Gospel Advocate, October 26, 1944, page 710.

Lanier, Sherman T.

With the untimely death of Sherman T. Lanier, September 13, the church has suffered the loss of one of its most promising and most consecrated young preachers.

Brother Lanier was born in Springtown, Texas, September 27, 1908. When he was still a child, the family moved to Fort Collins, Colo., and thence to Santa Rosa, Calif., where Sherman completed eleven years of schoolwork in the Pacific Christian Academy under the principalship of O. W. Gardner. The following year he completed high school in Abilene Christian College, and then entered Harding College for three years of work. From 1932 to 1935 he worked with the church at Albuquerque, N. M., at the same time completing the requirements for the B.A. degree.

In 1935 also he was married to Miss Ethel Schrader, of Bernie, Mo., whom he had met at Harding. The following fall he began teaching at David Lipscomb College, where he remained until 1940. While at Lipscomb he preached for the Twelfth Avenue Church, Grace Avenue Church, Carthage, Smyrna, and Oakland, near Clarksville, Tenn. He also received his M.A degree from George Peabody College.

In the fall of 1940 he accepted the work at Valdosta, Ga., where he remained until the dime of his death. In addition to his work with the church, he held many mission meetings and carried on a regular radio program.

The announcement of his sudden death came as a shock to all his many friends. He and his family were visiting his wife's people near Bernie, Mo., when he was struck with paralysis. For a body naturally frail, this was a devastating blow; but he rallied with characteristic courage, and death came only as a result of complications too severe for his weakened condition.

I loved Sherman as a student for his purity of heart, his faithfulness, and his integrity. In debating and discussions he was always fair and courteous. He could see another's point of view as well as his own, and could weigh it without prejudice.

As he reached maturity and the fullness of his powers, he had a persuasive force which is given to few men. He had an excellent choice of words, and his speech was full of grace, touched with a simplicity that carried conviction. He was sensitive to the needs of his audience, and adapted his messages with perfect taste and judgment of their understanding. As a result, his audiences responded with appreciation. He preached with courage and conviction, yet with a kindliness and sympathy that made men love his message. We never had a more effective meeting at Searcy than the one he held in the fall of 1943. While it seems to us a tragedy that the church should lose his great services so soon, and that his wife and two lovely children should lack his care through the years when children most need a father, yet they can be happy in the thought that he did so much in the few short years God gave him to the world. His influence will still live on, and his memory remain fresh in our hearts.

L. C. Sears.

Gospel Advocate, October 19, 1944, page 689.

Lankford, John

Brother John Lankford, aged seventy-eight years, died on Monday evening, September 1, 1913, at his home in St. Elmo, Tenn. He had been confined to his house for several months prior to his death. He had lived his allotted time and went to sleep in Jesus without a struggle. He obeyed the gospel eighteen years ago during a meeting held here by Brother W. T. Kidwill, and since his baptism he has been a faithful member of the Cowart Street congregation in Chattanooga. He had devoted much time to the study of the Bible and was true to all of its teachings. He never sought publicity or popularity, but in a quiet, unassuming way he taught the word of God to those with whom he came in contact in the regular routine of life, and I feel justified in saying that few men have done more in their sphere to convert men and women than Brother Lankford did in his. He leaves a wife and five childrentwo sons and three daughtersto mourn his departure. The funeral services were conducted by the writer on Wednesday afternoon, September 3, in the presence of a large number of friends, and the remains were laid to rest in beautiful Forest Hill Cemetery. "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him." (1 Thess. 4:13, 14.)

Aruna Clark., East Lake, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, October 16, 1913, page 1004.

Lankford, Mary Fay

Mary Fay Lankford of Edmond, Okla., died recently at the age of 88. She was born in Paris, Tenn., to Guy and Nancy Edwards.

Lankford was active in the Oklahoma Christian Women's Association and was a descendant of Barton W. Stone.

Her husband of nearly 54 years, Neal, preceded her in death last year.

Gospel Advocate, July, 1994, page 46.

Lankford, Pearl

On January 4, 1920, Pearl, the invalid daughter of Mrs. Mattie Lankford, was released from that prolonged and troubled disease, tuberculosis of the bone, and called to that great beyond where she had longed and prayed to go to meet her sister, Faria, her childhood companion, who preceded her July 8, 1913. "Little Pearl," as she was frequently spoken of, was twenty-one years old, October 17, 1919. She had been an invalid from early childhood, due to curvature of the spine. She was confined to her bed seven months. Words cannot express the agony of pain and suffering of that little, frail body. As to her eternal salvation, I have not one doubt. She obeyed the gospel at Brown's Chapel, in August, 1913, being baptized by Brother Will Hassell. She was ready to "pass over the river" and rest from her life of suffering. She is mourned by two married sisters, one married brother, and her mother.

Her Aunt.

Gospel Advocate, December 9, 1920, page 1210.

Lankford, Mattie Cunningham

Mrs. Mattie Cunningham Lankford, widow of the late L. L. Lankford, after a long and serious illness, passed away February 9, 1945. Her survivors are: two daughters (Mrs. Era Bateman, of St. Paul, Minn., and Mrs. Lena Overbey, of Bon Aqua, Tenn.), one son (Herman Lankford, of Bon Aqua, with whom she made her home), eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, four sisters, and three brothers. Mrs. Lankford was married April 22, 1888, and was left a widow in 1900, with five little children to rear. She had a hard struggle, but kept her brood together, never shirking or tiring of her duty. Her two youngest, Faria and Pearl, were taken from this world in their young womanhood. Both were sufferers of long duration. The poor mother patiently nursed them day and night. Her sad experience in this life, we hope, has gained a peaceful and restful home in the great beyond. She was baptized in the fall of 1908 under the preaching of the late Oscar Parham, of Hillsboro, Tenn. Since then she lived a consistent Christian life. She was a very charitable woman, thoughtful and ready to extend a helping hand to all sufferers and those in need. She endured her hours of suffering patiently, and seemed perfectly resigned at the last.

Her Sister.

Gospel Advocate, July 19, 1945, page 383.

Lannen, Reed F.

Reed F. Lannen, 78, of Wagoner, Okla., died Aug. 20 while conducting Sunday school class at the Okay Church of Christ.

Lannen had taught the class since retiring as the church minister in 1987. He had been the minister there since 1950. He had retired from Corning Glass of Muskogee in 1970 after 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Eighmy Lannen; one son, Jimmy R. Lannen, of Sand Springs, Okla.; two daughters, Ann Miller, of Fort Worth, and Kathryn Lancaster, of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Samuel Lannen and Thomas Lannen, Pennsylvania; and a sister, Ester O'Conner, also of Pennsylvania.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 23 at Hersman Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Pioneer Cemetery.

Gospel Advocate, November, 1989, page 55.

Lannom, A. H.

On Saturday morning, July 19, 11:23 A.M., A. H. Lannom, a grand old soldier of the cross laid down his armor. Truly he had suffered hardships as a good soldier for Christ. For more than forty years he had fought a good fight and kept the faith, and now had come to the finish of his course. God's promises being true, he could rest in the knowledge that there was a crown laid up which the Lord would give to him in that day. Brother Lannom had been in declining health for over two years. He was born in Gibson County on July 23, 1882. He attended Freed-Hardeman College, graduating after he had married and had two sons. He had often said that he would not give up what he had learned of God and his word for all the wealth of the world. He was devoted to the church and to his family. He was always known as one who spoke plainly when asked to explain some passage of scripture. He had conducted meetings and done local work in Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi. For over forty years he had fearlessly preached the gospel. He was humble and forgiving, kind and patient. His entire purpose and hope of life was to prepare himself to live with God and Christ in that home of the soul. He had often said to me, "Dont' pray for me to get well. Nor do I want you to pray that God might keep me from suffering and pain, for I'm willing to bear all that God wants me to bear. Just pray that when I leave this life that I might go with sins forgiven." And I sincerely believe that if any man was ever prepared to die,

Brother Lannom was that man. He had been a resident of Union City since 1924 when he moved here from Rutherford. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virgie May Lannom, two sons, Marvin and W. L. Lannom, both of Memphis; two daughters, Miss Lessie Dan Lannom, of Orlando, Fla., and Miss Larrymore Lannom, of Union City, Tenn. He also reared in his home one other child as though she were his own, a niece, Wilma, who lives in Orlando, Fla. Funeral services were conducted at the Exchange Street Church on Sunday, July 20, at 4:30 P.M., with David Threlkeld and the writer having part in the services. Burial was in Eastside Cemetery in Union City, Tenn.

Sidney Astin.

Gospel Advocate, September 4, 1952, page 581.

Lannom, Sophia

Just at nightfall Sunday, Sept, 27, the spirit of Sister Sophia Lannom was liberated from its prison chamber and sought its eternal home. While we were watching with sorrowful hearts, a spirit of resignation filled our breasts, produced by the language of our Savior: "He that believeth in me shall never die." Truly, hers was a happy transition, a transition from a world of woe to an eternal paradise of joy. Then why lament the Christian dying, or why indulge in tears or gloom? Sister Lannom died as she had lived, trusting in the promises of God. Dying thus, she had the assurance that her works would follow her. To you of the family who are left let her life be an incentive to lead you to the fountain of life, where the weary soul can rest while the long, endless train of ages glide away.

Garrett W. M'Quiddy., Dardanelle, Ark.

Gospel Advocate, October 15, 1896, page 669.

Lannom, Virgie May Huffstutter

Mrs. Virgie May Huffstutter Lannom died Friday, October 23, 1964, in Union City, Tenn. Mrs. Lannom was seventy-seven, the widow of A. H. Lannom, gospel minister for more than forty years. Sister Lannom was born on February 5, 1887, in Obion County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Dan and Janie Wyatt Huffstutter. She attended Obion County schools and had spent her entire life in the county. She was married to Brother Lannom in 1902. He died in 1952. She was a long-time member of Exchange Street church of Christ where the services were conducted October 25 by the writer and David Threlkeld. Burial was in East View Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Lessie Dan and Larimore Lannom, of Union City; two sons, Marvin H. and Wright L. Lannom, both of Memphis; a sister, Mrs. A. H. Callis of Orlando, Fla., and a niece whom she reared, Mrs. Wilma Huey Spacht of Orlando, and other nieces and nephews. Sister Lannom truly lived her life as a Christian, exemplifying love and respect for her acquaintances. She was devoted to the Lord and his cause, encouraging the work of the church, commending those who preached the truth. She will be missed by those who knew her.

Lexie B. Ray.

Gospel Advocate, November 26, 1964, page 767.

Larimore, Emma Page

On April 23, 1943, at Santa Ana, Calif., Sister Emma Page Larimore departed to be with the Lord and loved ones who had preceded her. She had passed her eighty-eighth milestone in life. Many of the readers of the Gospel Advocate will remember Sister Larimore as Miss Emma Page, who for a number of years wrote the "Young People's Corner" in the Advocate. We believe that eternity alone can measure the real value of the ideals set forth and the advice given in her writings during those years. No doubt there will be many whose lives were blessed and moved by her writings that will call her blessed and in whose hearts she will ever live as a guiding influence to higher things. On Sunday, January 1, 1911, she was married to T. B. Larimore. Brother Larimore used to say: "We were married on the first day of the week and on the first day of a year beginning with one and ending with two ones, a number-one wedding in every respect." Brother Larimore and "Miss Emma" had known each other a number of years before their marriage. They knew that they had convictions and interests in common. Their marriage was a real union of two great souls fully surrendered to the Lord. This meant that each of them was a source of much happiness and helpfulness to the other. Virgil Larimore, a stepson of the subject of this sketch, told me recently that a more unselfish, self-sacrificing, and efficient helpmeet had never existed than she was to his father throughout the eighteen years that God permitted them to live together as husband and wife. This, coming from a stepson, impressed me as an outstanding compliment. Brother Larimore could never have accomplished the great work of the closing years of his life had it not been for the efficient help of his faithful companion. Sister Larimore possessed much talent as a writer, and she used this talent along worth-while lines. Her writings and compilations will live after her and will bless thousands. Some of her writings and compilations, in addition to her

"Young People's Corner," which I have already mentioned, were: "The Life of Mrs. Charlotte Fanning," completing Volume I of "Letters and Sermons by T. B. Larimore" (this volume was begun by Brother Srygley), Volumes II and III of "Letters and Sermons," "Maine to MexicoCanada to Cuba" (a book of travel for young people), and, after Brother Larimore's death, "Life, Letters, and Sermons of T. B. Larimore." May the life of this faithful Christian woman prove a blessing and inspiration to many.

J. E. Thornberry., Loretto, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, August 26, 1943, page 775.

Larimore, Lula Allen

Mrs. Lula Allen Larimore passed from this life on Wednesday, February 9, 1955, at the Eliza Coffey Memorial Hospital in Florence, Ala. She was seventy-one years of age. "Miss Lula" was reared in Henderson, Tenn. For a number of years she served as secretary to the president and as teacher of commercial subjects in Freed-Hardeman College. On July 20, 1930, she was married to Virgil Larimore, son of the late esteemed T. B. Larimore. The ceremony was performed in the Jap Hardeman home in Henderson. For several years they made their home in the T. B. Larimore residence in Mars Hill, Ala. When brethren proposed a Christian school for that area, the Larimores sold this residence with some twenty acres of land for that purpose. They then erected a new modern home on an adjoining lot where they resided at the time of "Miss Lula's" passing. A closer, more companionable relation than that of "Brother Virgil" and Miss Lula" could hardly be described. Theirs was a hospitable home. "Elisha's room" was there for many preachers who came to Mars Hill. Their influence for good has been felt by the community and by all who have passed that way. A great woman has passed to her eternal abode. In addition to Brother Virgil, "Miss Lula" leaves a sister, Mrs. Hope Mayfield, and a brother, T. F. Davis, both of Henderson, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted at the Mars Hill Church as requested by Mrs. Larimore with R. G. Hibbett, Sr., Paul Simon, and the writer participating.

H. A. Dixon.

Gospel Advocate, March 31, 1955, page 262.

Larkins, J. J.

J. J. Larkins was born on June 23, 1836, and died on July 13, 1927, being ninety-one years and twenty days of age at the time of death. The following children survive him: Mrs. M. J. Leech and Mrs. C. A. Hudgens, of Jones Creek, Dickson County, Tenn.; R. H. Larkins and S. M. Larkins, White Bluff; S. P. Larkins, Chicago, Ill.; W. M. Larkins, Colesburg. The surviving grandchildren are: Mrs. E. E. Allen and Sam Leach, Charlotte, Tenn.; E. C. Leach, Hackberry; Mrs. Mary Ashworth, Mrs. Frankie Duke, J. I. Eccles, and Izora Leech, Jones Creek; W. G. Surgenor, Fort Benning, Ga.; W. H. Larkins, Alice Larkins, and Cornelia Larkins, Nashville.; Cora Larkins and Lemuel Larkins, White Bluff; D. M. Larkins, Mrs. Serena Lathrop, Elizabeth Larkins, Walter Larkins, and Hugh Larkins, Chicago, Ill.; Wilson Larkins, Francis Larkins, Eunice Larkins, Melvin Larkins, and Claude Larkins, Colesburg, Tenn. There are also twenty-six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchild, besides a host of other relatives. A wife and five children preceded him to the grave.

S. P. Larkins.

Gospel Advocate, September 1, 1927, page 833.

Lasater, Alice Burger

Mrs. J. P. Lasater (nee Alice Burger), wife of Dr. J P. Lasater, died at her home in Bridgeport, Ala., on Sunday, September 20, 1925, after an illness of a few weeks. Mrs. Lasater was the daughter of that grand old soldier of the cross, Brother Burger, of Manchester, Tenn. For years Mrs. Lasater taught an intermediate class of boys and girls each Sunday morning in the Bible school, and she taught them to practice what they learned. Often they went out with Mrs. Lasater with well-filled baskets to visit the poor and needy. Mrs. Lasater was a worthy woman, a good neighbor, a faithful friend, a devoted daughter, a model mother, a wonderful wife, and a courteous, consistent, conscientious, consecrated Christian. Funeral services were conducted at the church of Christ on Monday by Brother Charles Holder in the presence of a great assemblage of people, after which burial took place at Mount Carmel cemetery, near Bridgeport. Mrs. Lasater leaves a husband, seven children, one brother, three sisters, one sister-in-law, other relatives, and a host of friends, who sorrow because of her passing, but not as those who have no hope.

(Miss) Mattie Holder.

Gospel Advocate, November 5, 1925, page 1071.

Lasater, Thomas Harrison

Thomas Harrison Lasater, aged seventy years, fell asleep in Jesus on February 26, 1919. He was married in early life to Miss Tabitha Golsten, and to this union were born ten children, all of whom, except one son, survive him. He was a soldier in the Confederate Army and gallantly did service until the close of the war; but in early manhood he entered a greater service, the service of the Master. He was at his post every Lord's day at the Lebanon church of Christ, where he worshiped. His highest aim in life was to live right, and he was always ready to condemn that which he thought to be wrong. He will be missed by her who was his faithful wife for fifty years; by his children, who rise up and call him blessed; by his friends, with whom he so loved to mingle, with a cheerful word and a smile for each of them. But he is only removed to a fairer, more beautiful country, to be with friends and loved ones gone before and to await the coming of those left behind. May we all strive to follow his example and there be united with him and other loved ones forever.

Gospel Advocate, July 3, 1919, page 648.

Lashlee, Emily Catherine

Mrs. Emily Catherine Lashlee, wife of the late Brother J. B. Lashlee, died on November 13, 1930, after an illness of almost two months. Sister Lashlee was born on August 1, 1854, and had, therefore, reached the age of seventy-six years. Fifty-two years of this was lived as a Christian. She was married to J. B. Lashlee on May 2, 1871. To this union were born twelve children, seven of whom, together with Brother Lashlee, preceded her to the grave. Being the wife of a gospel preacher, and having a son who is a preacher, she was, of course, deeply interested, not only in the preaching of the gospel, but in preachers themselves. She was a helpmate indeed to Brother Lashlee and did much and cheerfully made sacrifices to aid him in his work. Our congregation at Remmel has lost a faithful member and the family a devoted mother. Her life stood out so beautifully in contrast with the average woman of today because of her meek and humble walk in life, and we are fully persuaded that the rich rewards promised to those who live godly in Christ Jesus are realized by her. So, to those so sadly bereaved we say: Let us not sorrow as those who have no hope, but rather let us so live that we may enjoy a happy reunion with her and all the redeemed in the sweet by and by. The funeral services were held at Cash, Ark., November 15, 1930. The writer, assisted by Brother Jeffcoat, of Jonesboro, Ark., conducted the services.

W. R. Cox.

Gospel Advocate, January 1, 1931, page 21.

Lasley, Sallie R.

The subject of this obituary, Mrs. Sallie R. Lasley, died on December 15, 1920. She was a few months past fifty-four years old. Death came after several months of lingering illness. She became a Christian early in life. Her life was indeed a conscientious, self-sacrificing life. Her spirit has gone back to God who gave it, and her body lies moldering in the tomb. One brother, her husband (F. B. Lasley), three sons, and an estimable daughter-in-law are those who miss her most. To them we extend our sympathy as by nature we weep on account of the absence of our loved ones, but our loss is her eternal gain. She leaves near relatives and many friends who appreciated her as a woman of true value. Man's words do not picture or describe the character of so noble a woman. Hence, we say: "She has fought a good fight, she has kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for her a crown of righteousness." "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." Her quiet and peaceful life is ended, and the angels rejoice to welcome her home.

Her Cousin.

Gospel Advocate, January 20, 1921, page 79.

Lasseter, Barna

On Sunday afternoon, March 24, Brother and Sister Barna Lasseter were involved in an automobile accident near Leeds, Ala., which claimed the life of Brother Lasseter. Sister Lasseter remains in a serious condition in a local hospital.

Brother Lasseter was an elder at the East Gadsden church and greatly interested in its foreign mission work. The churches at East Gadsden and at Jerusalem have suffered a great loss. He was a great leader who walked by faith. His courage and conviction in all spiritual affairs was beyond question.

Though acquainted with him only a few short months, I learned to love and respect him as few men can deserve. I feel a deep sense of personal loss. He is sadly missed by is family, neighbors, friends, his Bible class, the eldership and the entire congregation.

Funeral services were conducted March 27 by this writer and Franklin Camp.

Don McWhorter.

Gospel Advocate, April 18, 1963, page 255.

Lassiter, Matthew G.

Matthew G. Lassiter was born in Scooba, Miss., on February 29, 1876, and moved to Texas with his parents in November, 1882; obeyed the gospel under the preaching of Brother T. W. Head in the summer of 1896; was married to Miss Margaret Bell Griffin on December 28, 1898; and departed this life on May 25, 1908. He had been an intense sufferer for the last three or four months before his death, and had become a complete physical and mental wreck. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss. He was doing well financially and spiritually, having become very much interested in the church and the salvation of souls, and was liberal in the use of his means in spreading the gospel. At the funeral services, held at his grave, it was the common expression: "We will miss him so much in our church and Sunday school." May the Lord bless and lead his wife and children.

Gospel Advocate, August 13, 1908, page 522.

Laster, Docia Forrester

Mrs. Docia Forrester Laster, a resident of Obion County since early childhood, died April 17, 1960 at her home near Rives, Tenn. Services were held at the Berea church building in Central community. Ernest Boon officiated. Mrs. Laster was born in Hickman County December 23, 1883, the daughter of the late F. M. and Amanda Dunaway Forrester. She moved to Obion County at the age of seven. She married Virgil H. Laster October 12, 1902. To this union were born three sons and three daughters. She lived in the same community for forty-two years and was a charter member of the Berea church of Christ. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Elmer and Loyce; three daughters, Mrs. Lanelle Hundley, Mrs. Doris Wigdor and Mrs. Carolyn Jones; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a brother, Martin Forrester, of Union City, Tenn. One son, Preston, preceded her in death last year. "Mrs. Docia," as she was so affectionately called by her neighbors and friends, will always be remembered as a good neighbor and citizen of her community, a devoted wife and mother, and a faithful member of the Lord's church. She labored untiringly with heart and hands to supply the needs and comfort of those she loved. Her example of living so unselfishly may well be emulated by those of us who knew her so well. Her manner of life always seemed to say, "Be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord." May her fine children all of whom are Christians, follow the noble life of their mother, and die in the faith as did she.

Kate Davis.

Gospel Advocate, July 7, 1960, page 431.

Laster, Mary W. N.

Mrs. Mary W. N. Laster (nee Johnson) was born in Louisiana on March 9, 1837; moved to Obion County, Tenn., in 1851; was married to Elias Laster on November 1, 1854; and died on June 25, 1918, aged eighty-one years, three months, and sixteen days. She confessed her faith in Christ and was buried with him in baptism by Brother Isaac C. Sewell in 1869. Thirty-seven years ago Brother W. T. Shelton set in order a congregation of fifteen members at Pleasant Hill, in Obion County, and she was one of the number. Of that little congregation, only two remainBrother W. S. Long, Sr., of Union City, and Brother G. F. Botts, of Rives. Brother Long was present at the funeral. On account of ill health, Brother Botts could not be present. Sister Laster was the mother of fourteen children. All but one lived to be grown, and eleven still live. She was a mother in Israel who loved the baby in the home more than she did canary birds or poodle dogs. She was not ashamed of motherhood, and therefore she leaves to this wicked old world a rich legacy in her sons and daughters, who loved her dearly, a beautiful monument to her memory, and in them she "lives on and on." The writer conducted the funeral at Pleasant Hill in the same house where, nineteen years ago, he conducted the funeral of her husband. They now sleep side by side in the Pleasant Hill cemetery with life's work ended, but leaving behind an influence that will never, never die. One by one we are passing away, one by one homes are broken upended by death; but if faithful to Christ till death, then a home where death comes not and all sorrows and troubles ended.

John R. Williams.

Gospel Advocate, August 1, 1918, page 741.

Laster, Robert Ivey

On November 7, 1917, the messenger of death came and released from its earthly prison the meek and gentle spirit of Robert Ivey Laster, which, with willing obedience to the messenger, winged its flight onward and upward to that home above. While we grieve, we do not grieve as those who have no hope. To the mother and father we extend our deepest sympathy; and although the silver cord be loosed or the golden bowl be broken, we can look on the newly made mound and say: "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."

Gospel Advocate, April 11, 1918, page 354.

Latch, Lois May

Lois May Latch, born May 7, 1919, died October 26, 1971, at Alexandria, La. Funeral services were conducted in Pineville, La., also at Neoga, Ill., with J. W. Davidson and Richard K. Shaw officiating. Interment was at Paradise Cemetery, Salem, Ill.

For the last two years she had suffered from a malignancy and spent her last two months on earth in the hospital.

Sister Latch was one of the finest Christian women that I have had the pleasure to know. She had a tremendous influence for good on all who knew her. Her husband, Dallas Latch, is an elder of the church in Pineville, La. They lived in Pollock, La., where Brother Latch is the plant manager of Trunkline Gas Company. Their son Gary Wayne, is a student of North Side School of Preaching, Harrison, Ark. Larry Duane, another son, deceased, September 6, 1969. Three grandchildren Laura May, Shawn Allen and Amy Jo Latch survive.

J. W. Davidson.

Gospel Advocate, December 2, 1971, page 770.

Lattimer, Addie Warren

Addie Warren Lattimer was born on June 13, 1862, when the Southland was in the throes of civil war. She perhaps inherited the rich traditions of the "Old South," and she grew to womanhood under the supreme hardships of reconstruction years. She was of that superb type of womanhood characteristic of that period, which evoked the statement: "The South is rich even in its ruin." She was married on December 11, 1886, to William A. Lattimer, to which union three sons and three daughters were born. With such a background, she was naturally a true and affectionate wife, a devoted mother, and a loyal friend to all. She heard the gospel proclaimed by T. Q. Martin and was baptized by him in 1910. Until the day of her death she was a faithful, loyal, loving follower of the Savior. She died February 15, 1938, at the home of her daughter, Sister B. F. Jernigan. Perhaps no greater tribute could be paid any one than that paid her by B. F. Jernigan, in whose home she lived for eight years, and who, as a son-in-law, knew her many years longer, when he said: "Solomon gave an accurate and vivid description of her in Prov. 31." The funeral service was conducted by Thomas H. Burton and the writer at Clearview meetinghouse, where Sister Lattimer worshiped with the saints so many years, after which burial was made at Portland, Tenn.

C. D. Crouch.

Gospel Advocate, March 24, 1938, page 287.

Lauderdale, B. W.

Elder B. W. Lauderdale departed this life at Bailey, Tenn., Oct. 15, 1895, after an illness of several months. He was born in Sumner County, Tenn., in 1831; obeyed the gospel in 1847. He graduated in medicine from the University of Louisville, Ky., in 1853. He moved to Dyer County, Tenn., in 1853, and was married in 1860, and in that year moved to Shelby County, Tenn. His home was in Texas at the time of his death. He began to preach in 1868, and knew well the lesson enjoined by Paul upon Timothy of "rightly dividing the word." He died as he had lived, faithful and fearless, with no terror before him, but calmly awaited the summons to the world beyond. His life is fragrant with the incense of good words and good deeds, and the memory of his many virtues will be embalmed in loving hearts. The greensward will soon cover his new-made grave, and the woodland songsters carol their morning hymns over the place of the sleeper; but he hears them not, for his spirit, now beyond the stars, sings a sweeter song than has ever fallen on mortal's ears. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."

A. H. Goodman.

Gospel Advocate, December 26, 1895, page 825.

Lauderdale, Mrs. John T.

In memory of our dear mother, Sister John T. Lauderdale, wife of Brother John T. Lauderdale, of Saint Jo, Texas, he being a faithful and efficient minister of the gospel. On May 2, 1932, the angel of death came and bore away the spirit of our precious mother. She had fulfilled her mission, finished her course, and kept the faith. As I think of describing her beautiful life, words are empty and meaningless. She possessed many fine characteristics, among which was her talent as homekeeper. Her hospitality was unexcelled. Many of our preachers will remember her home as being a home for all, where she greeted her friends with a smile. She underwent toils, hardships, and suffering, yet never complained, but cheerfully bore them all. She was a faithful wife, a kind and loving mother. She lived a beautiful, consecrated, Christian life. We feel fully assured that she has laid her armor down to take up the crown. There was no selfishness in her life. Always willing to sacrifice, she made it possible for her husband to carry the story of the cross to many. Many messages

came to him in his sad hours from different States and many miles away. These were demonstrations of Christian love and deep sympathy. They were a great comfort to him and us children. Mother was loved by all who knew her. She was kind and good to the poor and unfortunate, in sickness and distress. Her Christian life of faith and hope will ever be our guiding star. I pray God for more godly mothers. Brother Henry Chism, of Gainesville, and Brother Hall, of Ralls, Texas, spoke words of comfort. May the richest blessings and tender mercies of our Heavenly Father ever overshadow the bereaved. May we all so live that we will be permitted to join her in that beautiful home of the soul.

Mrs. H. T. Lauderdale., Gainesville, Texas.

Gospel Advocate, December 29, 1932, page 1391.

Lauderdale, Polly H.

Mrs. Polly H. Lauderdale fell asleep in Jesus, in hope of eternal life, at the residence of her son, S. W Lauderdale, Stephens County, Texas, on the evening of Dec. 6, 1894. A few days before her decease she fell from her chair and dislocated her hip joint. She rapidly sank under the shock and suffering of the accident. She was born in Sumner County, Tenn. Sept. 29, 1809, and was 85 years old. She had outlived every companion of her youthbrothers, sisters, husband, and six of her eight children, had crossed over into the "borderland" before her. She could say in truth:

"Many friends were gathered round me,

In the bright days of the past;

But the grave has closed above them,

And I linger here the last."

She longed to go, and be with them and the blessed Savior. Doubtless many were waiting and watching at the beautiful gate for her coming, and said in joy, "She has come at last." Why should we sorrow when the pilgrim has reached home and the weary and suffering have found rest? It is written in the Book: "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." That blessedness is now here. Why should we sorrow? She was deeply religious. For seventy years she was an earnest Christian. Formerly she was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. But in 1843-44, when the preaching of G. W. Elley, I. T. Johnson, T. Fanning, Sandy Jones, and others, stirred the people of Tennessee like the sound of a trumpet, my father and she took their stand with the reformers, and constituted a part of the old Union church of Sumner County, of which church Peter Hubbard, Willis Bush, John Gillespie, Green Harris, John Branham, W. C. Huffman, Peter Bryson, Dr. Daniel Mentlo, and their wives were the charter members and leaders. They never faltered in their faith and devotion to the church. The deceased was known to many of the readers of the Gospel Advocate in Sumner, Dyer, Tipton, and Shelby Counties, Tenn., and Fulton County, Ky. They will like to know that an old soldier has entered into rest. There is scarcely another one of that old Union church left. We buried her in the cemetery at Breckinridge, Texas. I delivered what I thought to be a discourse suitable to the person and occasion, dwelling on the hope of the Christian its basis in the word of God. A large and sympathetic audience was present. Thus ends a long life. The world is all the better because my mother lived in it. He example is worthy of imitation. This is work that will never perish. How true it is, "We all do fade as a leaf!" Good-night, mother. The morning cometh. "Spring will visit the moldering tomb; light will dawn on the night of the grave." Then we will see thee again, not aged and suffering, but radiant with life, crowned with the glory and honor and immortality of the regeneration by Jesus the Christ, thy hope and Savior.

B. W. L., Wayland, Texas.

Gospel Advocate, January 17, 1895, page 47.

Lavender, Fannie Craft

Fannie Craft Lavender, 54, died March 21 at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a long battle with diabetes and other related illnesses.

The wife of Charles H. Lavender, minister for the East Side Church of Christ in Christiansburg, Tenn., she is survived by her husband; two sons, Shane and Mark; and four grandchildren.

Services were officiated by A. Lowell Altizer in Christiansburg March 24. Burial was at the Sunset Cemetery.

Gospel Advocate, July, 1992, page 37.

Lavender, Fannie Craft

Fannie Craft Lavender, 54, died March 21 at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a long battle with diabetes and other related illnesses.

The wife of Clarence Lavender, minister for the East Side Church of Christ in Christiansburg, Va., she is survived by her husband; two daughters, Amy Harber, Roanoke Rapids, N.,C., Beth Lavender, at home; two sons, Shane and Mark; and four grandchildren.

Services were officiated by A. Lowell Altizer in Christiansburg on March 24. Burial was at the Sunset Cemetery.

Gospel Advocate, September, 1992, page 57.

Lawler, Maude Bell

Maude Bell Lawler of Hodges, Ala., died at Russellville on September 19, 1975, after an extended illness. She was 61 years of age.

She was a lifetime resident of Marion County and a faithful member of the Hodges church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Dayton Lawler, her father, J. G. Glenn, Hodges; five sisters, Mrs. Eva Evans and Mrs. Kathleen Howell, Hackleburg, Ala.; Mrs. Alma Harris, Hodges; Mrs. Jonceil Quinn and Mrs. June Wade from Birmingham; two brothers, G. C. Glenn and Jack Glenn, both of Hodges.

Sister Maude Lawler was, by every standard, one of the greatest Christian women I have ever known. I formed these impressions of her as a little boy, growing up in the same congregation with her. The impressions which I formed of her at the first have continued unchanged to the day she passed from this life. Sister Lawler was the product of a very fine Christian home. Her father, J. R. Glenn, obeyed the gospel in 1912, being 22 years of age at the time. I do not know when nor where her mother became a Christian. I do know that Sister Lawler had Christian training and influence in her young life. She was baptized into Christ in August of 1928.

Dayton Lawler, her husband, was baptized in August of 1930. Dayton and Maude were married in November of 1935. They attended worship services at the Hodges congregation, with the exception of four years, during World War II. They were a great Christian couple. Sister Lawler taught many boys and girls over those years.

Sister Lawler herself would not approve of extravagant eulogy, but it is difficult to find language to measure the value to a human life of so consecrated a person as she was.

Her body was put to rest in Mount Olive Cemetery, less than one mile from where she and her husband lived.

Tommy Vernon.

Gospel Advocate, December 11, 1975, page 807.

Lawler, W. T.

W. T. Lawler was born in Weakley County, Tenn., on July 19, 1838. He was married in May, 1871, to Fannie McCain. To this union were born seven children, four of whom are living. Dr. Lawler was a Confederate soldier, going through the four-years' hardships of war. He also enlisted in the army of the Lord, under the banners of the King of Kings. He fought as such for more than twenty years. He was one of the members of the Martin church of Christ that filled his place at each service. Always quiet, he was very positive for what he thought was right. We are always made to sorrow and weep when such useful men are cut down by the sickle of death, but not as those that have no hope for their dead. God's great and precious promises are to sustain the sorrowful, to console the weeping heart. Sister Lawler has lost a kind husband, the children have lost a good father, and the church at Martin has lost a useful member. Let us all hope that our loss is heaven's gain.

A. O. Colley.

Gospel Advocate, May 19, 1910, page 622.

Lawler, W. T.

After a long siege of bodily affliction and much suffering, our esteemed brother, W. T. Lawler, died at his home in Lexington, Tenn., on January 19, 1906, aged fifty-eight years. On the next day, after funeral services by the writer, a host of sorrowing friends and relatives followed his remains to the Lexington Cemetery. Brother Lawler was an active member of the church of Christ for twenty-eight years, and was ever found at his post of duty on Lord's day when physically able to be there. All who knew him respected him for his purity of speech, upright life, and earnest devotion to duty. He leaves a wife, six children, and many friends to mourn their loss. While his chair will ever more be vacant here, and his face will be seen no more among us on earth, we believe he will occupy a place in heaven with God and the angels. "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city."

C. M. Gleaves., Life, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, February 8, 1906, page 96.

Lawrence, Daryl Craig

Daryl Craig Lawrence, 26, of Franklin, Ohio, died March 19 in Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Ohio, as the result of an automobile accident. Born Dec. 20, 1960, in Plainview, Texas, he was the son of D. C. and Eloise Lawrence. He was employed as youth minister of the Bonita Drive Church of Christ, Middletown. Earlier ministries included work in Alabama and West Monroe, La., with Adventures in Christian Living.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Darlene Griffis, whom he married July 19, 1986; his parents; one sister, Roxanna Sue Sheehan of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Danny Reese of Layton, Utah, and John Michael of Montgomery, Ala.; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. John G. (Roxanna) Reese of Fairborn.

Services were conducted March 25 in the Central Avenue Church of Christ with James Kinser, minister of the Middletown Church, officiating. Burial was at the Byron Cemetery in Fairborn.

John M. Lawrence.

Gospel Advocate, May 21, 1987, page 315.

Lawrence, David P.

David P. Lawrence was born in Rutherford county, Tenn., Feb. 12, 1862, and departed this life May 2, 1894. David was a kind, lovable schoolboy. His early life was spent among us, and his genial disposition made him liked by all who knew him. At the age of twenty-one he sold his interest in his father's estate and went West to seek his fortune, and, to a certain extent, he had succeeded; yet in the midst of prosperity, death came. He fell from a bridge; his back was broken and so bruised that after thirty-six days of pain and untold suffering he died in St. Louis, Mo. He was cared for by a kind and loving sister. What a blessing! At his own request his remains were brought back to the old home. His funeral was preached to a large number of weeping friends and relatives. We laid his body in the family graveyard to await the call of the Master.

Gospel Advocate, June 7, 1894, page 358.

Lawrence, Eugene

On the afternoon of May 22, 1922, all that was mortal of Eugene Lawrence was committed to the earth to await the resurrection. His existence on the earth of forty-five years was characterized by thirty years spent in the service of his Master. Remembering his Creator at the age of fifteen, he was baptized by Brother F. W. Smith, and afterwards lived faithfully the Christian life. Because of an affliction in infancy Eugene was never strong physically, but mentally his mind was alert, and spiritually he was a pillar of strength in the church. Hence he always took a delight in ministering in any way he felt his talent would permit. Appropriate and comforting words of condolence were made at his funeral by Prof. Warmoth Peebles, a lifelong friend, teacher, and coworker in the church. He is survived by a mother, one brother, and three sisters, who mourn their irreparable loss. But in some fairer day, if faithful to God, there will be a family reunion.

J. Leonard Jackson.

Gospel Advocate, June 8, 1922, page 552.

Lawrence, Fred

Fred Lawrence taught his Bible class Sunday morning, December 17, 1967, at Seventh and College, Mayfield, Ky. With his wife, Anice, he listened to the morning service from Mayfield via radio as they drove to Union City, Tenn., where they arrived in time for their (later) morning worship. His nephew, Waylon Lawrence, whom he, in so many ways, had encouraged, preaches at Bishop Street, and they especially enjoyed his sermon, and spent a pleasant day with his family. Late in the day he suffered a heart attack, and died about 8:30 that night.

Early in life Brother Lawrence taught school, and he often preached at many neighboring congregations. His interest in benevolence and Christian education led to his selection as a member of the Advisory Committees of Paradise Friendly Home, near Mayfield, and Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson, Tenn. He was chosen one of the bishops at Seventh and College in 1961, and continued in that capacity until his death. For thirty-one years he had been a rural letter carrier, and often gave his afternoons and evenings to the work of the church. Few revivals within driving distance were not visited by him, and he was an encouragement to many preachers. About twenty-five preachers served as honorary pallbearers at his funeral.

At his request, two of his nephews, Billy C. Lawrence, of Taft, Calif., and Waylon Lawrence, of Union, of Union city, Tenn., preached his funeral, at Seventh and College, on Wednesday, December 20. For almost six years I preached there (until late summer), and at the very hour of his passing was enroute to be his house guest a few days; hence I dismissed the service. The present minister, W. E. Wardlaw, conducted the graveside service at the Highland Park Cemetery near his home.

Brother Lawrence is survived by his wife, Anice, and two daughters, Mrs. Lorena Adair, of Carterville, Ky., and Mrs. Ouida Spinola, of Phoenix, Ariz.

Flavil H. Nichols.

Gospel Advocate, January 25, 1968, page 62.

Lawrence, Mrs. John

Died July, 24, 1888, sister Lawrence wife of brother John Lawrence.

Sister Lawrence was born March 30, 1850; married Nov. 14, 1869; united with the church of Christ July, 1872. Sister Lawrence has been in feeble health for several years. Since her union with the disciples, she has heard a great deal of preaching and always enjoyed the assembly of the saints. Sickness often kept her away from church.

Sister Lawrence was a patient sufferer. Her disposition was naturally quiethad been cultivated by the gospel which teaches that the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit is of great worth. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."

Sister Lawrence leaves behind, a husband and a little adopted girl to mourn her loss. May God help them to live right, so they may "meet on that beautiful shore." The Master "doeth all things well." "All things work together for good, to them who love the Lord, to the called according to his purpose."

John W. Johnson., Clarksburg, Tenn., Sept. 14.

Gospel Advocate, September 26, 1888, page 15.

Lawrence, Joseph Dorris

Brother Joseph Dorris Lawrence was born in Warren county, Va., Nov. 18, 1815. He moved to Alexandria, Tenn., in 1858. While in Alexandria his wife died. He afterwards married in Georgia an excellent woman and about the close of the war moved to Nashville. In December 1867 he and his wife made the good confession and were both baptized by the writer in Nashville. In a few brief years his wife died full of faith and hope. After some time Bro. Lawrence married his third wife in Davidson county. She I believe was baptized by Bro. D. Lipscomb and two or three years ago was called to her reward. Bro. Lawrence then came to Alexandria to spend the remainder of his days at the home of his son, R. A. Lawrence where he died Dec. 18, 1887.

We can truly say of Bro. Lawrence that his last days were his best days. The last ten years of his life he was an earnest devoted Christian. He loved the Master's cause and people. He suffered long, but bore his sufferings patiently and when the death-messenger came he expressed himself as ready to go without a single doubt or fear.

J. M. Kidwill.

Gospel Advocate, February 29, 1888, page 10.

Lawrence, Kate Lee

Sister Kate Lee Lawrence, of Phenix City, Ala., died at her home on Long Street after a few hours' illness, of heart trouble. She was born on May 11, 1894, and died on March 10, 1930, lacking just two months of being thirty-six years of age. Sister Lawrence obeyed the gospel a few years ago, being baptized by Brother Hugh E. Garrett. Since then she had been faithful and devoted to the cause she loved so well. While her health had been such for the past two years that she could not attend church regularly, she would tune in on her radio and listen to the sweet story of the gospel preached in a far-away State. In fact, she was taken ill while listening to a sermon from a Texas station. She left a husband and six children to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held at the church of Christ in Phenix City. Evidence of the high esteem in which she was held was shown by the very large crowd assembled at the funeral services and the many beautiful floral offerings. We sorrow with the bereaved husband and children, but not without hope. Our loss is her gain.

R. C. Taylor.

Gospel Advocate, May 1, 1930, page 428.

Lawrence, Ledonia F.

Sister Ledonia F. Lawrence, wife of Brother R. E. Lawrence, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Pritchard, departed this life on January__, 1902; was born on December 31, 1869; was baptized into Christ at Roan's Creek, Carroll County, Tenn., while in her twelfth year by Brother Crum. At the age of fourteen years she was married to Brother W. A. Massey, and was the mother of nine children, eight by her first husband and one by her last husband; five of these children went before her, and four now survive her. She was married to her last husband on July 15, 1900. At the time of her death she was a member of the congregation worshiping at Buena Vista, Tenn., and was a model Christian. She was a Bible reader, having studied it daily so that she might be able to rear up her children right. Sister Ledonia was much loved by all who knew her. During her illness she bore it with patience and expressed herself as not being afraid to die. To the bereaved relatives, we say: Weep not as those who have no hope.

J. W Jarrett., Clarksburg, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, December 25, 1902, page 826.

Lawrence, Sallie B.

Sister Sallie B. wife of W. B. Lawrence deceased, died at the home of Dr. Maynor, on Fatherland street, East Nashville, Oct. 21, 1891. She was in her 76th year, and had been a devoted member of the church of God most of her life. Long and happily did she and Bro. Lawrence tread together the pathway of life. He had not preceded her a great while, to the world beyond, so that nearly all their lives they spent in this happy union. They were not only united as husband and wife, but were also united together in Christ, in the church of the living God. She was faithful, both as wife, and mother. Kind-hearted and pleasant to all, she made many friends, and few enemies. She was sympathetic and charitable to those who were suffering, or in need. She was strongly devoted to her husband and to her children, and was ever and always ready to spend and be spent for their welfare. She leaves several children, and grandchildren to mourn their loss of her, as well as a large circle of friends. But while their loss is great, it is gain to her. In departing this life she was forever set free from pain, suffering, and anxiety, and goes to join her husband in the bright "over there," to be forever happy and free. Then let the family and friends strive earnestly while they live to serve the Lord she served, and when they are called hence, they may meet her in "the sweet by and by," where these sad partings will be no more, and pleasant home circles never again severed, and sad farewells never again be said.

E. G. S.

Gospel Advocate, December 24, 1891, page 813.

Laws, Bob

Dr. Bob Laws departed this life on December 12, 1907, aged seventy-one years, eleven months, and ten days. Dr. Laws' faith in Christ has been spoken of both at home and aboard. He was a member of the body of Christ twenty-two years, during which time he showed his faith on various occasions and in many ways. The deceased possessed many fine traits. His veracity was unquestioned by those who knew him. His honesty was very manifest in all of his dealings with his fellow-man. He was temperate in all things, was liberal when convinced that giving would prove a blessing, yet he had no money to encourage laziness, immorality, and vice. He gave freely to the spread of the gospel of Christ and to help those who tried to help themselves. He was satisfied with the simple gospel. He never tried to popularize it, and he did not like to see others do so. Innovations he abominated. To the afflicted ones I would say: Cheer up, trust in the Lord, and do good. "Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and stablish you in every good word and work."

J. W. Johnson., Clarksburg, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, January 2, 1908, page 10.

Laws, Charlie Barton

Charlie Barton Laws, 93, of Fayetteville, Tenn., died Nov. 13, 1993.

In the early 1920s, Laws attended the Old Dasher Bible School. Having begun preaching while still a young man, he preached until illness forced him to end his preaching career, which was only months before his death.

Laws and his first wife, Vivian, now deceased, worked in West Africa with a Christian Schoolhe as an instructor and she was a registered nurse.

Laws is survived by his second wife, Geneva; a daughter, Ann Wigle, of Potomac, Md.; a son, Johnny, of Smyrna, Tenn.; and two sisters, Floy Rushing, of Huntingdon, Tenn., and Edith Pendergrass, of Atwood, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, January, 1994, page 55.

Laws, Emma

Sister Emma Laws was born in Marshall County, Miss., on December 28, 1876, and died on January 11, 1899. In the fifteenth year of her age she gave her heart to Jesus, and was baptized into the one body, of which she was an earnest, exemplary member to the end of her life. Never of robust health, she fell an easy victim to that dread malady, meningitis. Conscious of her approaching dissolution, she seemed to catch glimpses of the glories "over there," and earnestly exhorted her friends to be ready, as she was ready, to obey the summons: "Come home." She was the idol of her own happy home, the center of a large circle of doting friends; and the great esteem in which she was held was attested by the large concourse of people who followed her remains through sleet and slush to their last resting place. May that dear Savior whom she loved so well and served so faithfully comfort and soothe the bereaved and aching hearts of father and mother and eldest brother, and, by his providence, guide the younger brothers in paths of beauty. The parting is not for long. Soon shall they, if faithful,

With songs on their lips and harps in their hands,

Meet one another again.

W. A. Crum.

Gospel Advocate, March 16, 1899, page 170.

Laws, Siddie Emma Brandon

Mrs. Siddie Emma Brandon Laws was born August 12, 1883. She departed this life September 29, 1956, making her stay on earth seventy-three years, one month and seventeen days. She was the daughter of the late J. A. (Alec) and Arizona (Zona) Phillips Brandon of Clarksburg and spent most of her life in Carroll County, Tenn. She obeyed the gospel at the age of thirteen at Poplar Springs church of Christ and was faithful until death. She was married to John S. Laws in December, 1899, and after twenty years was left a widow at the age of thirty-six. Being left alone with six children she faced the struggle bravely until all were in homes of their own. She found time to visit and help care for the sick. After her children were married she spent some time in various homes caring for the sick, or elderly people and babies. She counted her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren as great riches. Her hands were never idle as long as she was able to be up. She had great faith and attributed her success through her hard struggle to prayer. She is survived by her children, C. Barton Laws, White's Creek, Tenn.; Mrs. Mamie Dill, Huntingdon, Tenn.; Mrs. Edith Pendergrass of Terry community near Milan, Tenn.; Mrs. Elaine Bush, Bargerton; Mrs. Floy Rushing, Clarksburg, and Dwayne Laws, Indianapolis, Ind.; Sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Milton Brandon of Clarksburg and two half-brothers, Arthur Brandon, Memphis, Tenn., and Charley Brandon, of Charleston, W. Va., and one half-sister, Mrs. Helen Lewelling, Memphis, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted by Fred Chunn at the church building in Huntingdon October 1. Burial was in Seller Cemetery.

Mrs. Edith Laws Pendergrass.

Gospel Advocate, December 20, 1956, page 999.

Laws, W., Dr.

Dr. W. Laws was born on March 29, 1829, and died on October 18, 1906. Dr. Laws was a great man. He read much and was blessed with a good memory. His knowledge of books and of things in general was extensive. He could converse intelligently on almost any subject. He was the best-informed man in the Bible I ever knew, considering the time and attention he necessarily gave to other matters. The deceased was as familiar with the Old Testament Scriptures as the New. When baptized into Christ by the writer, he requested his name put on the church book. His physical condition was such that he did not know he would ever be able to attend, but he desired to be counted one of the brethren. In his estimation a Christian was the loveliest character and the church the grandest institution. He abhorred divisions in the church. One of his favorite scriptures was: "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" The deceased had many excellent traits. He was kind, peaceable, meek, patient, sympathetic, and full of mercy. He abounded in filial and fraternal affection. He never forgot his father and mother. As a brother, he was kind. In sickness he was present to ease pain and, if possible, prolong life. He loved his own folks with a tender love and sympathized with the suffering everywhere. The deceased leaves a brother, two sisters, relatives, and many friends to mourn his departure. "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."

J. W. Johnson., Clarksburg, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, June 20, 1907, page 398.

Lawson, Annie J.

Mrs. Annie J. Lawson was born on December 26, 1872, near Rogersville, Tenn., departed this life on Saturday, February 13, 1943. On July 29, 1894, she was united in marriage with William M. Lawson, who survives her. Seven children also survivethree sons (Carl and Bob, of Rogersville, and Arthur, of the United States Army), four daughters (Mrs. John Carmack, Mrs. Leon Carmack, Mrs. Earl Bloomer, and Mrs. Clifford Burton), also one brother (George Stipe), all of Rogersville. She became a member of the church in 1896, and lived a loyal Christian life until the time of her death. She gave the lot on which the present meetinghouse of the Antioch Church now stands. Her home was always open to preachers who visited the congregation. Funeral services were conducted from the Antioch Church at 2:30 P.M., Monday, with V. E. Gregory, of Kingsport, Tenn., officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.

A Daughter.

Gospel Advocate, April 1, 1943, page 309.

Lawson, James M.

James M. Lawson was born in Union County, S.C., on January 2, 1840, and died on January 7, 1923. He moved to Mississippi many years ago, and was married to Miss Rachel Lawhorn, to which union nine children were born. Seven are still living, and all are members of the church of Christ. Brother Lawson was baptized by Brother Haskins in 1889 and continued to be a leading member of the congregation at Lawson's Chapel, in Clay County, Miss., until the Lord called him to come up higher. His first wife died some twenty years ago, and he was married to Mrs. Cantrell. No children were born to this union. I have held many meetings at Lawson's Chapel, and Brother Lawson was always present to encourage and help in the work. He will be sadly missed by the church there, as well as by the many relatives and friends. I never held a funeral service where I could with more confidence say to the bereaved ones: "Weep not as those that have no hope." May God's blessings and protecting care be ever with those left behind.

P. D. Lawson.

Gospel Advocate, February 1, 1923, page 112.

Lawson, Minnie Pearl Cantrell

Minnie Pearl Cantrell Lawson was born April 30, 1884, at Una, Miss.; passed in New Orleans, La., June 22, 1948. In 1903 she was married to James Monroe Lawson, who preceded her in death in 1935. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Prince Crowder and Mrs. Lottie Chandler, of New Orleans. She was a faithful member of the body of Christ for more than forty years. Many of those years were spent in West Point, Miss., where the church was weak and had no house of worship. She and her family worked against much discouragement in order to establish the church more firmly in that community. Their home was always headquarters for gospel preacher who went there to hold meetings. Sister Lawson was a diligent student of the Bible. She looked forward to reading the Gospel Advocate each week for many years. Nothing gave her more joy than attending worship, visiting the sick, or doing some good work. About five years ago she moved to New Orleans, and at her passing was among the most beloved members of Carrollton Avenue Church. Funeral services were conducted at West Point by Howard McTee, Tolbert Vaughan, Jr., and the writer. She was interred in Una Cemetery.

Howard A. White., New Orleans, La.

Gospel Advocate, July 22, 1948, page 718.

Lawson, Rachel

Sister Rachel Lawson died on the evening of June 15, 1903; was born on November 3, 1842; was married to Mr. James Lawson in January, 1861; in September, 1892, she obeyed the gospel of Christ, and until her death she was faithful and true to her Master's will. She was the mother of eleven children, nine of whom survive her. Shortly before her death, and realizing that the end was near, she called her husband and her children to her bedside and earnestly urged them to so live as to meet her in the home above and spend eternity with her in that glorious home prepared for the Lord's people. May they all so live as to at last "have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city."

A. H. Smith., Montpelier, Miss.

Gospel Advocate, July 23, 1903, page 474.

Lawson, Reuben

Brother Reuben Lawson was born and reared in Claiborne county, Tenn.the exact time is not known, but about 1784. He went to Missouri early in life, and married Miss J. Ames. They had seven children born to them. Brother Lawson was baptized into the Church of Christ about 1840, by Brother Davis. He faithfully served the church as deacon nearly all his Christian life. He moved from Missouri to Arkansas, and lived there a devoted Christian until about six years ago, when he came to the house of his son-in-law, Mr. A. Reynolds, near Maloney, Ellis county, Texas, where he has been properly cared for ever since. The last three years of his life he has been nearly helpless, and never talked to any one more than to bluntly answer questions.

M. Buie.

Gospel Advocate, April 26, 1894, page 262.

Lawson, Thomas Melvin

Thomas Melvin Lawson died at his home in Hohenwald, Tenn., June 5, 1956, after having suffered from a heart condition for some time. He was born September 18, 1884, which made him seventy-one years, eight months and seventeen days old. Brother Lawson was married to Miss Sue Anne Totty, who survives him, October 9, 1909, and to them were born seven children, all of which are members of the Lord's body. There are twenty-seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren living, and a greater number of these are members of the church. Brother Lawson was a faithful gospel preacher. Although he did not begin to preach until 1928, some of his greatest work was done, however, before he began to preach. The church at Gordonsburg, and also at Lomax Cross Roads, Tenn., was started by him and his wife during this time. After he had been preaching some time, he moved his family to Wales Station in Giles County, Tenn., and started the work there in 1931. He was a regular reader of the Gospel Advocate. In 1934 Brother Lawson moved his family back to Lewis County to Lomax Cross Roads to spend the rest of his days working with this and other small churches throughout the area. Brother Lawson farmed the last useful years of his life and was successful but humble. Oftentimes he would loose his horses from the plow and hitch them to the wagon and go preach that night. The most he ever received for his labors was $35, the rest of the time, seldom ever expenses. Brother Lawson was laid to rest beneath the beautiful oaks in the little church yard at the Lomax Cross Roads meetinghouse where he labored so long in the Master's vineyard. Funeral services were conducted by Riley Moore, Charles Tidwell and this writer.

Curtis W. Posey.

Gospel Advocate, September 27, 1956, page 807.

Lawson, Tommie Kimbro

On February 19, 1906, Sister Tommie Kimbro Lawson, wife of Brother J. C. Lawson, of Nashville, Tenn., fell asleep in Jesus. Brother J. W. Shepherd conducted funeral services at her home, after which she was laid to rest in Mount Olivet, until called forth by the archangel, when he shall declare that time shall be no more. Sister Lawson was born on March 25, 1873; was married to J. C. Lawson on October 5, 1893; and obeyed the gospel during a meeting held by Brother T. B. Larimore at the Reid Avenue church of Christ. Her health began to decline several years ago, and everything in the power of physicians, climates, etc., that loving friends could do, was without avail. She was a devoted wife and mother, and very zealous in her Christian duties. It was the pleasure of the writer to attend to the Lord's Supper for her a week before she died. She was perfectly resigned to God's will, and almost the last words she spoke were: "Lord, if I cannot get well, please take me now." Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with the broken-hearted family; but God alone can heal every wound. If they are faithful, mother will clasp in her arms again her beloved daughter; the husband, his wife; and the son, his mother. May God help them to this end.

S. T. Morehead.

Gospel Advocate, May 31, 1906, page 350.

Lawyer, M. D. (Doug)

M. D. (Doug) Lawyer, 71, died Dec. 29, 1998.

Lawyer had served as the associate minister for the Edmond Church of Christ for the past 18 years.

A native of Blackwater, Mo., Lawyer was a graduate of Harding University and held a master's degree in history from Texas Tech.

He preached for congregations in Arkansas, Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma and served as a missionary in Nigeria for five years.

Lawyer is survived by his wife, Charla; and four daughters, Shauna, Tami, Cindi and Keri. He was preceded in death by a son, Doug.

Edmond, Okla.

Gospel Advocate, March, 1999, page 45.

Lay, W. N.

Brother W. N. Lay was born in Giles County, Tenn., May 25, 1843. He was a patient sufferer from consumption for more than four months, and departed this life Jan. 1, 1897. I knew Brother Lay for seven years, and can truthfully say that I never knew a kinder heart or more genial nature than his. He always had a kind word for his fellow-man. He was devoted to his children, and loved them. I was by his bedside many times during his illness, and do not hesitate to say that I never have seen greater patience and less murmuring upon the part of a sufferer. He assured us that all was well with him, and signified it by pointing upward to that home where bliss is never alloyed. I would say to those who gave him especial care in his illness to so live that we may meet him around the throne in heaven, where parting is never known.

A. L. D'Armond., Otto, Ark.

Gospel Advocate, March 4, 1897, page 139.

Laycock, Margaret Maria

Margaret Maria Williams, relict of the late Bryan Laycock, died, at Meaford, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, February 20, 1903, in the seventy-fourth year of her age. The funeral, which took place on Lord's day afternoon, February 22, and which was conducted by the wrier, was an attestation of the deserved popularity of the deceased. Margaret Maria Williams was born, on September 24, 1829, in Jefferson County, N.Y., and emigrated to Canada in 1840. She was married to Bryan Laycock in 1847, and was the mother of ten children, all of whom survive her. She was a direct descendant of Elder William Brewster, of the Mayflower. She became a disciple, and continued faithful till she died. For more than fifty years she did what she could for her Master. A great and good woman has fallen from the ranks of the earthly army to join God's host above. Every one who knew her spoke of her as being one of the best of women in all the relationships of lifea kind, loving, tender-hearted, sympathetic, Christian woman. So those who mourn her death here have the consolation and precious hope that she rests from her labors, while her works shall follow her. May her children and grandchildren recognize the fact that their mother and grandmother has gone to paradise, where she will enjoy unbroken rest forever; and may this very thought cause them to henceforth live for God and heaven.

W. F. Neal.

Gospel Advocate, March 12, 1903, page 170.

Laycook, Lora

Miss Lora Laycook, former residence hall supervisor at Freed-Hardeman University and Bible school teacher, died May 8 at Hillhaven Convalescent Home in Huntington, Tenn. She was 89.

Laycook joined the FHU staff in 1951 at the request of H. A. Dixon, then president of the school. She served as a dormitory supervisor until her retirement in the 1980s.

Laycook taught preschool children for more than 40 years, preparing most of her own material, including songs. She taught at various places including the Hendersonville Church of Christ, the campus nursery school, and Mid-South Youth Camp.

Conducting workshops in 19 states, Laycook helped train other Bible school teachers. She also taught college women informally as they observed her classes.

Freed-Hardeman University named a child development center in her honor in 1990.

She is survived by two sisters, Lila Carden of Huntington, Tenn., and Lou Erin Holladay of Holladay, Tenn.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Lora Laycook Scholarship Fund at Freed-Hardeman University.

Gospel Advocate, July, 1993, page 57.

Layman, Dean

Dean Layman was born January 18, 1920, in Seneca Township, Noble County, Ohio, in the Bateshill community; departed this life about midnight, Thursday, February 5, 1948, in an automobile accident near his home, four miles west of Cambridge, Ohio, on United States Route 40. He was the youngest son of Charles B. and Madge Bates Layman, and was an active member of the church, 610 Steubenville Avenue, Cambridge, Ohio. Dean was a jolly boy who enjoyed living. He always wanted to help others, and seemed to get great pleasure out of making others happy by sacrificing his own personal desires and pleasures. He wanted everybody to be his friend. By being a friend, he had many friends. He was a sophomore at Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, and took part in many worthwhile activities of the college, as well as the community in which he lived. He leaves to mourn his demise his parents, one brother (Don Layman, of Battle Creek, Mich., one grandmother (Mrs. Bethel Bates, of Bateshill), and many other relatives and friends, but especially his cousin (Arndt), who lived with him in the same home all their lives and were as brothers. One infant

brother (Bert Bates Layman) died in 1926. Scores of friends grieve that one so young, a flower indeed, is called from earth. The funeral was conducted at the church in Cambridge, Ohio, where the largest audience ever in the building had assembled. The writer delivered the sermon, assisted by Brother Cane, of Washington Court House, reading the Scriptures, and the prayer was spoken by T. A. Christy.

Oliver Johnson., Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Gospel Advocate, March 4, 1948, page 238.

Layne, Annie

Sister Annie Layne was born on November 14, 1885, and died on February 12, 1906. She obeyed the gospel under the preaching of Brother L. S. White on August 30, 1900, and was a faithful member of the body of Christ worshiping at Bethany Church, in Wilson County, Tenn., to the day of her death. She was a true Christian, an obedient daughter, and a devoted sister. While her departure from earth is a great loss to parents, sister, and the church, to her it is but a triumphant entrance into the eternally bright beyond. Funeral from the church house and burial in the grounds near by. Father, mother, sister: Annie is just waiting for you on the other side.

A. S. Derryberry.

Gospel Advocate, February 22, 1906, page 126.






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