Mrs. Sarah Anna Fry Smith was born Jan. 10, 1861: died June 12, 19l7, making her stay on earth 56 years, 5 months and 2 days.
In 1880 she was married to William Riley Smith, who preceded her in death by six years. To them was born one child, Mrs. J. C. Elliott.
She joined the Primitive Baptist church about seven years ago, and was a loving and faithful member, attending her church meeting's regularly as long as she was able. She often said it was her only pleasure on earth.
On the night of May 14, 1917, she was stricken with paralyses, from which she never fully recovered, but regained in part the use of her limbs. She bore her afflictions patiently and without murmurings. She often spoke of her troubles, but would say that it was all right or, else, it would not have been so with her.
She had planned to go to the communion and feet-washing meeting of the church on the third Sunday in June, if able to do so. But, on the night of the tenth of June, she was again stricken and lived only two nights and a day. All was done for her that a loving child and grandchildren could do, but nothing could stay the cold hand of death .. Oh! it was so hard to give our dear grandmother up. But we must be submissive. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord,"
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and neighbor, always ready and glad to do what she could to help them in time of need or trouble.
She left one child, five grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
Her funeral services were conducted by Elders P. W. Williard
"Why should our tears in sorrow flow When God recalls his own,
And bids them leave this world of woe
For an immortal home?"
"Thou hast gone from us, deal' grandmother, to reign with the angels above ;
To rest forever with Jesus,
To live in his precious Love.
:MAUD M. ELLIOTT.