Isabelle (Bell) Wilson Abernathy
July 07, 1927
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On Monday night, June 13, the death angel visited the home of Mr. J.W. Abernathy and carried away the spirit of his loving wife, Belle. She had only been sick a short while and her death was a shock to her many friends.
The end came peacefully and quietly with her loved ones near her bedside.
Loved ones and friends, faithful to the end in their diligent and tender nursing of her, administered to her every want and need.
She always had a smile and a cheerful word for everyone, and her loving voice and sweet face is sadly missed in the home that has been made desolate by her going.
Belle had many friends and her cheerful view of life and her going assured us she was unafraid t o go into the larger life that awaited her.
She was laid to rest by one of her little children, who died a few years ago, Mr. W.R. Abernathy conducting the funeral service. A large crowd gathered to pay their last tribute to the deceased, and her grave was covered with beautiful flowers.
She is survived by her husband, Mr. J.W. Abernathy, four little children, Charlie, Grady, Nellie Belle and Lawrence; her father, Mr. Jesse Wilson, one sister, Miss Lucy Wilson; eight brothers, Mr. Lee Wilson of near Marietta; Messrs. Jim, O.D., Gus and John Wilson, of Kentucky and Tommie, Clarence and DeWitt Wilson, of near Corbin, besides a host of relatives and friends.
(a poem was included) By Mrs. E.R. Abernathy
[NOTES: Wife of John W. Abernathy; Daughter of Jesse Wilson and Amanda Hunnicutt; Written by Susan Naomi Howell Abernathy, her sister-in-law. She is buried at Old Macedonia Cemetery.]
The Cherokee Advance
After two weeks of illness, Aunt Belle bid adieu to toil and strife and passed through the door that leads to another lie, on June 13, 1927, at the age of 27. God, in pity, looks upon the trials and discouragements that here betide. When the earthly door shuts, the heavenly door He opens wide. A darling baby preceded her in death three years ago and her husband, John W., three sons, Charley, Grady, Lawrence and one daughter Nellie Belle, remain in the shadow land to deeply realize the links in the family chain are broken, but we know what weans us from earth and attracts us heavenward must be good and what is night here may be dawn elsewhere.
Aunt Belle was always cheerful, kind and true and with a good word for all about her had won faithful friends with all whom she met. To know her was to love her.
The funeral services were conducted Wednesday by Rev. Will Abernathy at Macedonia church, Bartow County. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.
We cannot find words adequate to express how much we miss her. A place is vacant in the home that can be filled.
Besides her husband and children, she leaves a father, eight brothers, and one sister.
Written by her niece, Eula Cox
[NOTES: Belle is buried at Macedonia Cemetery in Bartow County. Her parents are Jesse Wilson and Amanda Hunnicutt Wilson.]
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