Death of Miss Bettie Cleghorn

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia

June 16, 1887 Page 3:

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Death of Miss Bettie Cleghorn

Miss Bettie Cleghorn, aged about seventeen years, died at the residence of her sister, Miss Lou Cleghorn, on Main street, at six o’clock yesterday morning, after a brief illness. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Cleghorn. A few weeks ago she was in the vigor and strength of young girlhood, but when her little brother was stricken with the fatal malady, from which he died a few days since, she became so constant and devoted in her attentions to his sufferings as to exhaust her strength, and from which her last illness began. Miss Bettie was a young lady of beautiful character. Her life was one of simple purity and full of good deeds and splendid exemplifications of the teachings of her Master. By her gentle manners and sweet, amiable disposition she won the esteem and love of all her companions. Just blooming into womanhood, with a bright, intelligent mind, and many admirable qualities, her’s promised to be a life of much usefulness.

The funeral took place at the Methodist church this morning, and were conducted by Rev. W. H. Cooper, assisted by Rev. Mr. Timmons. The church was crowded with sorrowing friends to pay their last sad rite to her memory. The sermon was eloquent and impressive. One of the most touching features of the services was the mark of esteem and love shown by her former schoolmates, they all attending in a body. They occupied the middle pews in the church, and their sad faces and the tears that would fill their eyes as the preacher dwelt upon her many virtues and her beautiful Christian life, was a more eloquent tribute to her memory than any eulogy from the lips of man could possibly be.

The remains were interred at the family burial ground, in the country.


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