Col. Warren Akin

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
December 20, 1877, Page 3
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Col. Warren Akin.
His Illness, his Death and the Funeral Services and Burial.

After a very painful illness of about two months, the end came at a quarter after two o’clock on Monday morning last, 17th inst., and our friend Col. Warren Akin breathed his last.  The disease was of the liver and assumed a typhoid type. For a few days before the end came Col. Akin appeared to suffer but little pain, and his family and friends were deluded into the hope that he would rally and be spared to them—and particularly so as he had several times before been brought very near to death by the same disease.

But his time came, and full of years and honors, the Master called him home.  He was not unwilling to obey the summons, and when his tongue had become so paralyzed that he could not speak, he signified, by nodding his head, that he knew death was approaching and that he was prepared to meet it.

And thus, at the age of sixty six years, two months and eight days, this good man died as dieth the Christian, and like fully ripened wheat, he is gathered by the angel reapers into the garners above.  He was attended in his last illness by Drs. Hardy and Miller.

As early as nine o’clock on Tuesday morning, the friends of the family gathered in large numbers at the late residence of the deceased, and at about 10 o’clock the remains were borne to the Methodist church in this city, where Rev. J. T. Norris, of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev’s. R. B. Headden, of the Baptist church, and T. E. Smith, of the Presbyterian church, conducted the funeral exercises.

Short, appropriate and impressive eulogies were uttered by each, touching the eminent abilities and services, to church and State, and the exalted character of their friend and brother.  His life, in all its varied relations, was held up to the young for emulation.  From the church a very large procession of friends accompanied the remains to the cemetery at Cassville and were met there by a very large number of Col. Akin’s old-time friends and neighbors.  There, beside his former wife, and his children, his body was laid away for its long sleep until the resurrection morning. [A Tribute of Respect by the Cartersville Bar can be found on this same page.]


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