Eleanor "Nellie" Chitwood

Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia

March 12, 1925

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On Saturday, February 21, 1925, just as the clock was striking one, the death angel came into the home of Mr. W. L. Chitwood and bore away the loving spirit of the beloved sister and aunt, Nellie.  She was born April 29, 1852.  If she had lived until April 29, 1925, she would have passed her 73rd mile stone. She professed religion at 22 years of age and lived a royal Christian life.  She was true to her church.  Always read to lend a helping hand to those in need.  She was loved by all who knew her.  She bore her sufferings well and was willing and ready to go.

Her sickness lasted for forty-two days, all was done that loving hands could do, but God said Aunt Nellie, your work on earth is done.  The pearly gates stand ajar.  Come unto Me and take thy peaceful rest.  And the Lord said unto her, well done thou good and faith servant.  Thou hast been faithful over a few things.  I will make thee ruler over many things.  Enter thou unto the joy of the Lord.  Weep not dear brothers and sisters for our loss is Aunt Nellie’s eternal gain.  All is dark within our dwelling.  All our lonely hearts are sad.  But the voice of dear Aunt Nellie is close to us, for just a little while.  Some sweet day we’ll meet her up yonder where all the Saints and Angels dwell – where sweet peace, joy and comfort shall be ours through all eternity.

She leaves to mourn her death, five brothers and two sisters: W.L. Chitwood, with whom she was living near Adairsville, Georgia; and A.L. Chitwood, Dalton, Georgia; D.C. and J.B Chitwood, Dyar, Arkansas; P.L. Chitwood, Birmingham, Alabama; Miss Ruthie Chitwood, Cartersville, Georgia; and Mrs. Mary Spriggs, Fort Smith Arkansas; besides a host of relatives and friends.

She was laid to rest in the Oothecalooga Cemetery.  Rev Hugh’s conducting the funeral services.  The bereaved ones have our deepest love and sympathy.

Written by her two nieces who love her.

Mrs. T.T. Chitwood and Mrs. H.B. Bailey

[NOTES: She was the daughter of Richard Chitwood and Harriett Baker.
Siblings are: William Lovin Chitwood, Alfred Lewellan Chitwood, Daniel Columbus Chitwood, John Bryant Chitwood, Pleasant L Chitwood, Ruth Chitwood , Mary Ann Chitwood, James Lafayette Chitwood, Elizabeth J Chitwood, Elihu Chitwood.]


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