Rev. William Cunyus

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
June 22, 1876, Page 3
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Death of a Good Citizen.

After a painful illness of seven or eight months, Rev. William Cunyus departed this life on Saturday night last, in the forty-eighth year of his age at his residence on the Cherokee Railroad eleven miles from town,  The deceased was a local preacher of the Methodist Church, and was highly esteemed in the county and beloved by his neighbors.  The large attendance at his funeral—between three and five hundred people—attests the love and esteem in which he was held.  A large number from town attended as a testimonial of respect for the deceased.

Rev. Mr. Cunyus was a native of Houston county, but came to this county several years before the war, and located in the neighborhood of Stilesboro as a teacher.  During the war he bought his late residence where he has since remained as a most successful farmer.  His death was calm and serene and the Christian faith bore his spirit triumphantly beyond the grave.

The deceased leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his departure.  These have the sympathies of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement.  Peace to the ashes of the dead and consolation to the bleeding hearts of the bereaved.


July 27, 1876
Page 3.

The Late Rev. WM. M. CUNYUS.

The funeral sermon of this lately deceased gentleman was preached at Brandon’s Chapel. near Stilesboro, last Sunday by Rev. Mr. Singleton.  The chapel was filled to repletion by the relations, friends and neighbors of the lamented gentlemen.  The sermon was a splendid one and was listened to with marked attention during the whole time of its delivery.


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