The hand of death invaded our community early Saturday morning, Nov. 5, 1921, and taken from (our) midst Mrs. Ruth Gott Hopkins.
Perhaps no one in this community was known to more people than she; and no one had more friends, because to know her was to love her. Her life was a life of cheerfulness, kissing away despondency and sadness, driving the clouds of dreariness away, thus as a sunbeam, she brought cheer and happiness, gladdening the lives of others along her pathway here on earth. She was modest, refined and cultured.
Being an accomplished musician, her playing united with her sweet voice was a place in the lives of every person ever she met. Though she has ceased her singing and playing here, in heaven she plays the golden harp and there her angelic voice will sing more sweetly than ever before.
She was born near Cone, Texas, Nov. 14th, 1900, and died Nov. 5, 1921, being 20 years, 11 months, and 21 days old. When about 10 years old she was converted and joined the Methodist Church at Cone, and remained a devoted member until her death.
On December 5th, 1920, she was united in wedlock to Mr. Roy Hopkins of Cone, Texas.
She leaves to morn [sic] her departure, a father, mother and one sister, her beloved husband and a precious little baby two weeks old.
The funeral services were conducted by the writer, assisted by Rev. J. A. Laney, of the Methodist Church of Ralls, Texas, in the presence of a multitude of morning [sic] friends, after which her remains laid to rest in the Cone Cemetery.
Roy moved to Oklahoma. Roy married a lady named Lily after Ruth died. Johnnie Ruth (his daughter) grew up with Chad & Mamie Gott in Ralls. In 1930 census, Roy was living in Headrick, Jackson County, Oklahoma. Roy & Lily had 2 sons & 2 daughters.Info and picture submitted by Donna English
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