Mattie Florence Dobbs

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
July 2, 1891, page 1
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Mattie, the daughter of Dr. C. F. W. Dobbs, died on Monday last after a short illness. She was born at Bowling Green, Ky., April 18, 1879, which would make her twelve years, two months and eleven days old when she died.

Mattie was baptized in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 9, 1890. The heartfelt sympathy of the community has been extended out to Dr. and Mrs. Dobbs at the loss of this sweet child.


The Courant American
July 16, 1891
Page 5

In Memoriam.

Again it becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of one member, of whom it may be said: “She was the brightest and fairest flower.”

Mattie Florence Dobbs passed in to her eternal home on the 29th of June, 1891. Her illness was short but violent. In one week this sweet, young child of twelve summers has fallen beneath the stroke of the “sickle keen” leaving the mature grain standing. Death did not find her dismayed and trembling but she fell asleep but to awake to immortality. She united with the Baptist Church at Columbus, Miss., two years ago and her life was a testimony to the truth of her profession. We as a Sabbath school resolve,
First. That we tender our sincere sympathy to those who sorrow on account of the departure of this loved one, father, mother and absent brother.
Second. That our warmest love and earnest prayer be offered in behalf of the only sister and the little brother who will grieve most that Mattie is with them no more.
Third. That we sorrow with those stricken ones for the separation from our beloved schoolmate.
Fourth. That we pray that we may be led by the Holy Spirit to consecrate our hearts and lives anew to the service of the Master, that when the call comes we may be “also ready;” whose presence we implore in this time of sorrow.
Miss Lily Crosby
Mrs. F. C. Memmler
Mrs. Willie Gilreath
Miss Fannie Williams.
Committee, July 12th, 1891.


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