Miss Leila Hall

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
March 22, 1900, page 1
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Miss Leila Hall.
This Popular Young Lady Passes Away on Sunday Night.

Much sorrow is caused to her many friends by the death of Miss Leila Hall, which occurred at her father’s home in this city, on Sunday night.

Miss Leila had been in poor health for some time.  Her trouble, gastritis with other possible complications, took a violent turn about two months ago, and gradually grew worse, causing her much suffering and pain, until the end came at the time stated.

Miss Leila Hall was born at Fairmount, September 23d, 1867, but has lived with her family here since very early childhood.  She was converted at the notable bush arbor meeting, over fifteen years ago, and joined the Methodist church.  She pursued a path of piety and her good deeds will live after her.  She taught in the public schools for eight years and she was always faithful and thorough in her work, and her influence over her pupils was always for good.

The funeral took place from the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon and the large gathering at the services attested in no small way the esteem in which she was held in the community.

Rev. B. P. Allen came down from Dalton to preach the funeral sermon, and was assisted by Revs. Branham and Bealer.

Mr. Allen in words fit and strong portrayed the character and worth of this popular young woman.  He said sincerity was the key to her character, and without sincerity there can be no character.  The sincere man is never wavering and vacillating and can always be depended upon.  The insincere man is not reliable. People, even do not want his paper unless there is the name of some one on it who is sincere.  Self sacrifice was the law of her life.  He told feelingly of how Miss Leila, when she knew she was going to die, refrained from talking to her loved ones about going away because it might give them pain.  The funeral talk was deep, touching and impressive.  He alluded to the large congregation present, which was an evidence of her worth in town.

After Mrs. A. B. Cunyus had sung in her characteristically sweet manner “The Unclouded Day” the casket was opened and Miss Leila’s former pupils and her friends were given an opportunity to view her face.  Then as the people solemnly passed her bier with a last look and tears of love one of the most touching scenes ever witnesses in the church was enacted and a rich tribute paid to her beautiful life.

The remains were interred at Oak Hill. [resolutions of Respect by the Cherokee Club can be found on page 4]


The Courant American
April 5, 1900, page 8

Miss Leila Hall – A Tribute.

[Tribute by Foreign Missionary Society of Cartersville. See Issue of March 20, 1900.]


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