Thomas Alfred Kelly Obituary
Submitted by: David Webb
d. Aug. 5, 1917
After four weeks of weary suffering death brought sweet relief to the tired soul of this young husband, son, brother and friend. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Kelly and was born November 17, 1891, married to Miss Balice Deason January 5th, 1917, and died August 5th, 1917.
When a husband of
only seven months he became the victim of typhoid fever which proved too
much for earthly hands. All that medical aid and loving hands
could do was done to prolong his stay on this earth, but God saw best
to call him home. "Tom," as he was fondly called by his relatives and
friends, resided with his parents five miles east of Tupelo, until seven
months ago, when he was married and a future full of happiness and usefulness
was pictured by the happy young couple. It was indeed with aching
hearts that each and every one who knew him heard of his untimely death.
O! 'tis sad to think of him being snatched away while so young but
let us remember that "God doeth all things well," and he had a purpose
in taking Tom from this sinful world. It may be to warn us boys
who were his companions and who are not at the threshold of war that "In
the midst of life is death" and that now is the time for us to prepare
for a better world by laying up treasures in Heaven and not on earth.
May God's tenderest mercy ever be with the bereaved ones in the hour of
their great sorrow, "And may we all so live that we, like Tom, can
face death like one who wraps the drapery of his coat about him lies down
to pleasant dreams."
Died, at his home near Plantersville, on the fifth inst, Tom Kelly, aged twenty five years. Mr. Kelly had been ill for about four weeks with typhoid fever and received every attention and the best of medical treatment, but the malady failed to yield to the treatment, and the end came peacefully on August 5th.
Tom Kelly was the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Kelly and was one of the county's most exemplary
and deserving young men. His life was an open book and his good
example among his associates was commended by all who knew him.
He was married in January to Miss Deason. He was an affectionate
son, husband and brother and the family sustain an irreparable loss in
his untimely death. The sympathy of a large circle of friends
go out to the bereaved family. The interment took place at Gilvo,
the services being conducted by Rev. W. L. Coggins. Many friends
assembled with beautiful floral offerings to pay their last tribute