Claud B. Conyers

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
March 9, 1899, page 3
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Claud B. Conyers.
Resolutions Adopted by the Stilesboro Farmers’ Club.

Mr. President and gentlemen of the club.

Whereas, Divine Providence in His infinite wisdom has, through the medium of death, touched the family of one of our most prominent, useful and influential members.

And, whereas, through this instrumentality we have had removed from our midst, and from earthly existence, our esteemed friend and brother, Claud B. Conyers.

While it is true that we are utterly powerless to even palliate the keen distress of the esteemed parents and the immediate family of our deceased friend and brother; still, we deem it fit and proper that we give some expression of our appreciation of the life and character of him whose early demise we so deeply lament.

Claud B. Conyers was a young man to the manor born; was reared in our midst and from infancy to the grave his character was an open book to the people of this community.  And how beautiful that character to those with whom he was intimate, even from its infantile unfolding to full fruition in mature manhood.  As a boy he was gentle and noble, the pride of doting parents and the mark of emulation to admiring friends.  In all things he seemed to possess perfect equipoise; modest and unassuming, polite and gentle, at all times the same to all with whom he came in contact.  Truthfully can it be said that at all times and under all circumstances he seemed proof against the deceptive frailties of life; understanding, appreciating and acting upon the higher and nobler attainments of perfect manhood.  In business relationships he was sensitively honest and honorable; at all times and under all circumstances acting upon that grand and noble principle enunciated by divine authority, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  But grandest and noblest of all in the life and character of this noble young man was his unswerving adherence to the Christian religion.  Early in life he made a profession of faith and connected himself with Raccoon Creek Baptist church, where he remained a consistent and dutiful member until the Divine Father tenderly removed him from this earthly habitation to mansions of bliss in the heavens.

How inscrutable and fathomless are the ways of providence, and how often are we called to witness the mysteries of God’s dealings with His children here below.  To the finite mind it would seem that a life so tender in years, so fitting an example to humanity at large would be left to magnify and upbuild the kingdom of Christ upon faith.  To the infinite not so.  Indeed there are other fields of usefulness, splendor and glory fitted for the work of our lamented brother, which to the infinite is all plain, but to the finite a sealed book.  This being true, consolation should come to the bereaved.  For while our finite understanding is inadequate to fathom the mysteries of this divine interposition, yet we know that God is infinite and that from all His acts will be evolved the greatest good to His cause and to His creatures here below.  For “we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”  In this thought alone can we hide our grief and take consolation.

Resolved, That we tender to the parents and to the wife and orphaned infant of our deceased friend and brother our tenderest and most heartfelt sympathies in this their sad hour of bereavement.

Resolved, That a copy of this memorial and resolutions be by the secretary furnished to Mrs. Minnie Conyers, widow of our deceased friend and brother, also that a copy be furnished to brother Joel T. Conyers and his wife.

Respectfully submitted,
J. J. Conner, Ch’r’n
J. W. L. Brown
L. W. Reeves, Jr.


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