(4/23/1858 – 3/6/1913) Mrs. Mollie Billings (nee Gwinn) was born in Saline county, Ark., April 23, 1958 and died at her home near Burlison, Tenn. March 6, 1913 having spent a life of nearly fifty-five years. She had been in poor health for many years, but being a woman of more than a usual amount of energy, she never gave up, and death came very suddenly and as a great shock to the family. She had lain down and fallen asleep. Her husband thinking she was sleeping longer than usual went to see about her and found her dead. Such a shock! But oh, how much better after having spent such a life in pain that she could “pass over the river” into the “Great Beyond” without even a struggle. Her funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. G. Boyce, and the body was tenderly laid to rest in Indian Creek cemetery to “await the resurrection morn.” she leaves a husband, one daughter, two sons and three brothers to weep her untimely death. Weep not, dear friends, for your loved one. We should not want to call her back to this world of pain and sorrow, but take from her life a lesson of patience and faith, and look to Jesus, who will help us to live a life that will enable us to meet her in a brighter world beyond. Home is not home, for mother is not there. Angels have taken her out of our care. How dark is the room, how lonely the day. She has gone to that home so happy to stay. We loved her, yes, we loved her, but angels loved her more. And they have sweetly called her to yonder’s shining shore. (Newspaper Unknown – Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane)

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