Green Jefferson Lowe
Green Jefferson Lowe
Obituary: We take this method to say a few words in memory of our Bro. J.G. Lowe, who was called to his eternal reward on the 28th of May. He was born in White County, Tennessee in the year 1834( should be 1842) and at the age of sixteen professed faith in Christ as a personal Savior. He volunteered for service in the Civil War at the age of 20 and continued in the army until the close of said war, receiving only one wound. He was married to Miss Jane Price in 1869 which union was blessed with six children, five boys and one girl. Sister Lowe died in 1882 and in 1885 he was married a second time to Miss Bettie Kirby and to this union five children were born, two boys and three girls; all of whom lived to see their father laid to rest, except one who died on the 23rd day of December, 1918.
Brother Lowe was ordained to the ministry about the year 1879 in White County, Tennessee, and was continuously about his Father's business serving as pastor of churches in Tennessee, such as Macedonia, Ellers Ridge, Shady Grove and others. In 1896 he came to Texas settling in Hill County, near Malone, where he lived most of the time until his death. Bro. Lowe served many churches in Texas, such as Harmony, Woodbury and others. He served as a Missionary of the Burleson Association for a period of time, but his labors are now over and his works will follow him for he was a good man and a good preacher. We feel sure that many will in that great day call him blessed.
Many of the young men whom he led to Christ have been called into the ministry and thus the good work goes on. He was not only a good man but a good husband and father as was indicated by expressions from his children at the time of his death. This makes the fifth preacher to die in the Hillsboro Association in the last year. Brethren, pray the Lord of the harvest that he will send more laborers into the field. Much could be said in commendation of this good man, but suffice it to say that a great and good man has fallen in Israel, but our loss is his eternal gain. His body was laid to rest in the Cotton Wood Cemetery surrounded by a large company of weeping friends, but we do not sorrow as those who have no hope. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. B.L. Rogers and this writer. In conclusion we would say to the bereaved wife, and children to cheer up as best you can for it will not be long until we all shall meet again in a brighter and a better world.
Written by request of his loved ones by his brother in the work.