Aged Lady Passes to Her Reward Sunday Morning – Mrs. Sarah Frances Bringle died at her home in the 12th district Sunday morning at 6 o’clock after quite a long illness and was buried at Mt. Lebanon graveyard Monday morning at 11 o’clock, the services being conducted by Rev. J. E. Miles. Mrs. Bringle was a daughter of the late Peter Bringle and a sister of the late T. J. and J. H. Bringle, all prominent and highly respected citizens of Tipton county. She was a native of North Carolina, moving to this county from that state in early life, and all of her long and useful life of nearly 80 years was spent here. Mrs. Bringle leaves surviving her five daughters; Mrs. William Clowes, Mrs. Jack Byrd, Mrs. J. C. Chumley, Mrs. William Morton, and Miss Minnie Bringle, and one son, Mr. Van Bringle. The deceased had been a consistent and devoted member of the Baptist church for the greater part of her life and was a splendid Christian character, devoted to her home and her family. She was 80 years of age in June last and had been confined to her bed for two months prior to her passing away. Her husband, the late J. N. Bringle, of respected memory, passed away at the ripe age of 92 years in July last. (The Covington Leader, May 2, 1918)

In Memory of Mrs. Sarah Frances Bringle – Mrs. Sarah Frances Bringle departed this life Sunday morning, April 28th, at 6 o’clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Clowes of the 12th district. Mrs. Bringle was born and reared within a short distance from where she died. She was born June 5, 1838, being the daughter of the late James P. Bringle, and was the last surviving member of a large family. She was married December 24, 1864, to J. N. Bringle. To this union were born nine children, six of whom survive her. Her aged husband preceded her to the grave on July last, at the age of 92. Mrs. Bringle, with her husband, spent her entire married life on their farm, where she remained until after his death. Their home was one of Christian influence, always holding out that cheerful glow that springs from every true home. Many will remember the pleasant visits in years to come, and the courtesy showered upon them by this aged couple. Mrs. Bringle united with the Baptist church at Mt. Lebanon and was a consistent member for 60 years. She was a kind and sympathetic mother, a true friend. Her splendid character and her humble and obedient life should serve to emulate the lives of others. She was devoted to her home and family and was known for her considerate kindness to the unfortunate. Her remains were interred in the Mt. Lebanon graveyard Monday morning at 10 o’clock, the funeral services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. E. Miles. Besides her own children, she leaves seven step-children and a host of other relatives to mourn her death. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, May 16, 1918)

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