Rev. Joel T. Daves

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
February 11, 1897, Page 1
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Death of Rev. Joel Daves.

He Had Been a Methodist Minister For Forty Years.

Rev. Joel T. Daves died yesterday morning at his late residence, 524 Loyd street. He had been sick for a long time and his death was not unexpected by his relatives and friends.

He was sixty-three years old, but had been a resident of Georgia for only six years. Although a native of this state, having been born in Hancock county, he lived for a long time in Louisiana, moving with his parents there in 1845. He had been a minister of the Methodist church for forty years, having served in prominent positions in Texas and Louisiana, and recently in Georgia at Marietta, Cedartown and Payne Memorial church of this city.

He was a founder of the missions of his church in Mexico. In the early part of the late civil war he served as major in the Nineteenth Texas cavalry.

Mr. Daves leaves three sons—W. W. Daves, superintendent of the public schools in Cartersville; Rev. Joel T. Daves, Jr., pastor of the St. John Methodist Episcopal church, south, of this city, and J. P. Daves, of the firm of Parker and Daves. The interment will take place this morning in Cartersville, the home of his eldest son.

Mr. Daves leaves behind him a record of excellent work in the cause of Christianity. His life was filled with deeds of charity and his death is a source of great sorrow to his many friends.—Atlanta Constitution.

Mr. Daves’ remains were brought to this city, reaching here on Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church, conducted by Revs. B. P. Allen and John T. Norris, both making feeling and appropriate remarks touching the works and the goodness of the departed.

The remains were borne to Oak Hill cemetery where they were interred.


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