Isabella Norwood Horner Obit (30 Jun 1887 Henderson Gold Leaf)
.OBITUARY. I j Mrs. Isabella Norwood Horner, for 41 years the devoted and beloved wife of Rev. T. J. Horner, departed this life 611 Wednesday, June 21'tid, 1887. She had been sick but a few days, and not even her own family imagined her end was so near, moro than a lew hours beiore she Dreamed tier last. The sad announcement of her death was heard with great Mirprise and.deeu sorrow by her many friends and acquaints anccs. 1 here is always more or less sadness connected with such events, and although we are fully assured that it is appointed unto all men once to die, yet wo are always stricken with deep sorrow! at the jtepai lure or our dear friend?. We aro never so prepared for such an event that we are not deeply afflicted when It comes. ' and well it isvo, however deep may Imj the impression. i here are usually circumstances of peculiar sadness atteudinire verr death and yet these peculiar clrcunibtanees which acgiavate the sorrow at the samo time, are calculated to alleviate tint pain and iu a measure heal the wound. It was so in the sad instance before ns. Mrs. Homer was truly a remarkable woman iu many respects. In all the duties of life she was unusually faithful. Her -husband and her children rise up and call her blessed. He wlio 41 years ago In tlie pride of his heart took her to share with him tho Joys as well as the sorrows of life, looks ack upon that happy period of Intimate companionship and fails to remember a single harsh or unkind speech she ever used toward him. Such a testimony at tho close of so long a test under so varied clr cumstances Is a wonderful commentary" upon her amiability, patience aud forbear- -ance. The secret of such a faithful observance of her vows is doubtless to be found in -the fact that in her early life, while a mere girl, she recognized her obligations to her God and lefore men assumed the vows of disctpleshipand became, one of His follower, uniting with tho, Olive Branch church In Person county. Such a faithful wife might well be ex-peced to make a faithful mother and hero '-again we find her fulfilling every expectation. And not only did her husband and children receive the benefit of her faithful attention, but her neighbors as well. Her deeds of kindnesn were -known wherever she went. Tier life was unostentatious, but full of good works. Her memory will bi cherished by many a young nian who shared her kindm'g and mother ly care while a member of her household in attendance upon her husband's school. As peaceful and quiet as her life was she has found at lat, to depart and be with Christ is far better. She was confined to lier bed but six days, and even up to the last day he seemed as fully Interested in her houseliold duties as ever, and almost up to the last hour she displayed her anxiety for the comfort of thoe around her. TIm end came no gradually and so quietly that she feel asleep In Jeso without a struggle or apparently without pain, thus proving the truth of the words, "Jens can make a dying bed - : KeeJ soft as downy oil low are, j While on ills breast I lean my bead. ! Ami breathe my life out sweetly there." 'She died in the fAth year of her sge, " having been tlie mother of five children. Bnt two of tliese survive her, W. I). Horner and Mrs.TVT. Hicks thee with her afflicted husband have the deepest sympathy, of our community. Her funeral art vices were conducted at her husband home by the Rev. R. Van Ue venter an her remains were laid to ret in our quiet' cemetery. - : v- X ' S.