Pike County, Georgia Obituaries
In Barnesville, Pike County, on the 25th day of February, Mr. Charles Turner, in the 46th year of his age. He has been a citizen of his adopted village for the last 23 years. He leaves an affectionate companion and six interesting children, sorely afflicted by his departure.
Mr. Turner was distinguished for a kind and amiable disposition and a manifest desire to see every person comfortable and happy. He was a man of good judgment, and unquestionable integrity. He did much to build up Barnesville, more perhaps than any one now living.
Several years before his death he desired to have a hope in Christ, but considered that the sacred and holy for one so unworthy as him (illegible) part of his last illness, he decided it was time to join in the Baptist Church, but never afterwards had the strength to discharge that duty. He told the writer (illegible) that he was prepared for death, having (illegible) hope in Jesus Christ (illegible) Christian patience. Though too irrational to (illegible) expressions of affection, and assurance of heaven (illegible) his friends believe he has exchanged this world for one of unfading glory.
(Empire State - Griffin Ga. - Week of March 19, 1856)