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Mary Agnes Hurt, Young Traveler

Mary Agnes Hurt, born 3 July 1900 the daughter of Henry F. and Fannie A. Hurt, passed away while visiting her aunt in Manning, South Carolina. She was less than two weeks removed from her sixteenth birthday. Miss Agnes rests in the Greensboro City Cemetery of Greene County, Georgia. Her monument is impressive, a tribute to a couple's only child. The death of Agnes Hurt was reported in several newspapers, mainly in South Carolina and Georgia: DEATHS IN SOUTH CAROLINA Miss Agnes Hurt Special to The State. Manning, July 16 -- Miss Agnes Hurt, who was visiting in Manning as the guest of her aunt, Mrs. T. M. Wells, died at 2 o'clock Friday night after an illness of only a few days from acute gastritis. She was 16 years of age and enjoyed her usual good health until last Tuesday, when she became ill and continually grew worse until death. The body was taken to Sumter yesterday afternoon to be taken to Greensboro, Ga., the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Hurt, wher

John and Julia Youngblood (Tombstones Tuesday)

John Leon Youngblood 1869 - 1938 He was the friend of all humanity. Julia Branch Wife of John Leon Youngblood 1868 - 1939 "He giveth His beloved sleep." Greensboro City Cemetery Greene County, Georgia © 2013-4 S. Lincecum

Rev. Cummins and His Ties to Washington

The Rev. Francis Cummins, D.D. Died February 22nd 1832 In the 83rd year of his age And The 53rd of his Ministry. Fully assured, There remaineth a rest To the people of GOD. Sarah Cummins, widow of Rev. Francis Cummins, D.D. Died, In hope of the same rest, June 10th 1833 In the 85th year of her age. Upon his death, obituaries for Rev. Dr. Cummins ran in newspapers from Georgia, South Carolina, New York, and the District of Columbia. Here's how they read: Charleston Courier (South Carolina) 7 March 1832, pg. 2 DEATHS. -- In Greene county, on the 22d ult. the Rev. Dr. Francis Cummins, aged 81 years. Mr. C. was one of the Revolutionary patriots, and his name is particularly connected with the earliest Declaration of Independence: being one of those who first asserted the Mecklenburg, North Carolina Independence, in May, 1775. He was a patriot -- a learned man -- a divine -- and at the time of his death, had the pastoral charge of a Church, of the Presbyterian

Just As I Am (Tombstone Tuesday)

Because it's one of my favorite hymns -- OUR DARLING Samuel Clarke Daniel Born October 16th 1850; Died March 21st 1876 Just As I Am Without One Plea But That Thy Blood Was Shed For Me Greensboro Cemetery Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia Photo © 2013-4 S. Lincecum.

The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)