I have the obituary for Rebecca Sarah BARNETT (Brannon) who was married to James Owens Brannon. It is the original clipping and was found inside the pages of the Brannon family Bible which I possess. I have posted the other birth/death/marriage records from that Bible in this forum.
I am related through my maternal grandmother, Sarah Louise Brannon (Sadye), her father Daldridge Alexander Brannon (whose bible I have), his father James Owens Brannon m. Rebecca Sarah Barnett. Here is the obituary for Sarah:
From unknown source--newspaper clipping found in family bible of D.A. Brannon:
"In Memory Of"
"Mrs. Sarah Brannon--Died July 19, 1909; at 7 o'clock a.m., Age 79 years, 10 months and 9 days.
On the awakening life of a new day, while the birds were still carolling the coming of the morning and the rosy fingers of the orp of day still tinted the eastern sky with a sheen of glory; she went to sleep like a tired child.
Surely, a most fitting time for a pure spirit to take its flight heavenward.
With an eye of faith her loved ones could see at the dawn of this July morning an invisible hand wave a signal and a voice in softest accent on the morning breeze, announce that the gates were open and that God's angels were waiting to escort her in.
After a long, busy and useful life she died as she had lived, --honored, trusted and loved.
She reared her own monument while she lived in the hearts of all who knew her.
Her christian life was beatiful from its beginning to its close and through all the vicisitudes and sorrows that she met in the way, her faith in God never waivered--
But she has left us and soon the autumn leaves will be falling upon another grave that hides from our sight all that is mortal of a true and noble woman.
To survive her, she leaves five sons and two daughters, a large number of grand and great-grand children.
Her funeral services were held in the Amite Baptist church where her membership had been for the past 50 odd years and the services attended by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends were conducted by Rev. J.T. Ott.
Additionally, I have on my mantle a very old Chauncey Jerome steeple clock which belonged to James Owens Brannon and Sarah Brannon. Email me if you need any other info. Irnaggie@Charter.net.
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