Fitch, William H - obituary
Obituary. William H. Fitch, son of G. J. and Rose Fitch, died at the home of his parents in Lockviile. Wyoming Co., May 8, 1894, in the twenty - fifth year of his age. Again has the dread destroyei visited onr community, and the tinth of the a - lage, "Death loves a shining mark," bss aaiu been verified. As tbe sad new aine forth from the home, early In the morning, ' Willie is dead," it bronght sad ness to many hearts, bnt the blow falls most heavily on the lsreaved father and mother, hrotheis and sisters. Throngh their tears, however, they can see the hand if God and bow in snliniision to His will. As rnnch as they loved Willie, God loved him better ar.d has folded him in n's everlasting arms of love, where he Is safely sheltered irom all tne ins ot lite. Willie was con verted to Gisl alsmt four years ago and united with the M. E. chnrch of Dymond Hollow, of which he remained a faithfn member until death. He took an active i art in chnrch work and at one time wat superintendent of the FiUh Sunday school. He loved the blessed work of prayer and his testimony was always de cided and clear. The chnrch as well as the home has suffered loss in the death of our dear brother. Through his long sickness he gave bright evidence of his acceptance with the Father, and although life was dear to him, Christ was fearer, and he ex pressed himself ready tb go. The shadow of the valley had no fears for him, for Christ was leading the way, and just as h was crossing the border - land the music ot Heaven reached his ears, and with a song upon his lipi be entered into rest. The fnneral services were conducted at the home by Rev. J. W. Price, pastor of Dymond Hollow church, and Rev. J. Hor ton Brungess, of Wyoming Seminary, a life - long friend of the deceased. The floral tributes from sympathizing friends were beautiful. A quartette, consisting of Dorrie Smith, Jsmes Vantnyle, Miss She'p and Mrs. Nettie Dymond, sang appropriate selections and at th grave rendered the song ' No More Good - Byes." The pall bearers were: D. Dymond, Coray Swi'zsr, Boyd Dymond, Burt Sickler, J. Dymond and James Vantnyle, all playmates of Willie's boyhood. Amid the lieantifnl tliwere and tbe sunshine of a glorious day all that was mortal of one loved and re spected by all, was kid to rest in the Fitch cemetery, there to await the Resurrection morn ; and so "He giveth His beloved sleep.