Tommie Bedell

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
July 3, 1873, Page 3
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We are pained to learn that Tommie Bedell, a dear young friend and relative of ours, died of meningitis on the 25th ult., at Gainesville, Ga.  He was engaged in business in Atlanta, when attacked, and was sick forty-six days.  He was the eldest son of the Capt. P. E. Bedell, who was killed near the close of the late war, and was the pride, the hope and the stay of his widowed mother.  He was just verging into manhood, was a youth of noble impulses, and was entering upon the duties of life with a fair prospect of success and usefulness; but alas! His morning sun has gone down in the darkness of death, and his manly form sleeps in the cold confines of the grave!  But that life shall be restored, that body shall be reanimated, and our dear Tommie shall live again.  Shall live again, we trust, in that beautiful world of which he has heard so much from the lips of a devoted mother, and whose Redeemer and King she taught him to love and praise.  Words are too feeble to express the sympathy we feel for the widowed mother and little orphaned brothers and sister in their bereavement and bitter sorrow.  We can only weep with them, and pray Him who raised the widow’s son of Naia, who wept with Martha and Mary at the grave of Lazarus, and who raised him also from the dead, to deal mercifully with the stricken ones, sanctify their sorrow and lead them gently and safely through the dangers and toils of life, and take them at last to the mansions above, where the happy circle shall be formed anew, to be broken no more forever!


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