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Gonzales County, Texas: Martha Yarbrough Callison

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The Daily Inquirer
Gonzales County, Texas
July 2, 1905
In Memoriam

On the 9th day of June, 1905, Mrs.
Martha Callison quietly passed into
that sleep which knows no awakening.

 "Asleep in Jesus, oh, how sweet,
 To be for such a slumber meet."

She was 74 years of age, and was
known by all here as "granny;" for to
know her was to love her.

She was a member of the Leesville
Baptist church, and was a consistent
and devoted Christian.

Her daughter, with whom she lived,
is almost prostrate with grief.  We
would say to the sorrowing ones:
Grive not, for your loved one has gone
to a far better home than this, a hom
eternal in the heavens, where there is
no sickness, sorrow or death, but all is
peace and love.  Dear Old Granny, we
dearly loved her and our heart is sad
at parting, but we know that some
day we shall meet around God's throne
and sing praises to Him throughout
eternity.  Her loving friend,
                                LIZZIE WYATT

Oct 20, 1905
Resolutions of Respect
To the Deacons and Members of the
  Leesville Baptist Church
  We, your committee, beg leave to
report the following:

As God in His wisdom has taken
from our midst our beloved sister,
Martha Callison, who was born April
11, 1831, and departed this life June 9,
1905.  She was united in marriage to
Samuel Callison in 1847.  To them were
born eleven children.  Her husband
died when her children were quite
small, and Sister Callison underwent
many hardships rearing them alone,
but God called to her and said: "Well
done, thou good and faithful servant;
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."
To her four children who survive her
we would say grieve not, for she is
now with her blessed Savior, where all
is peace and love.  Besides her chil-
dren and grandchildren she leaves a
score of friends who loved her dearly,
and will miss her sweet face and kind,
sympathetic words.  Sister Callison
united with the Missionary Baptist
church some thirty six years ago and
lived a devout Christian until death
claimed her.  Therefore be it

Resolved first, That the church bow
in humble submission to the will of
God in their loss in the death of Sister

Resolved second, That the church
extend to the bereaved children its
sincerest sympathy and point them to
God, who alone can heal all sorrow.

Resolved third, That a copy of these
resolutions be spread upon the min-
utes of this church, and a copy be
the Southern Baptist for publication.

Received from Lounell Callison

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