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"I'm tired of this old sinful world. Meet me in heaven." -- Carrie Reece (1895-1924)

Carrie Zona Penland was born in April 1895 at Gilmer County, Georgia to Thomas Young Penland (1850-1941) and Huldy Corline Orr (1859-1902). She was a sister of Georgia State Representative Samuel Oscar Penland (1882-1961) and wife of East Ellijay merchant Fred A. Reece (1893-1942). Carrie and Fred were married in Gilmer County on 19 December 1916. The couple had four children: Margaret, Ruby, Fred, and Frances. On a Sunday in mid-February 1924, a couple months before her 29th birthday, Carrie committed suicide. Atlanta Constitution  (Georgia) 20 February 1924 Mrs. Carrie Reece Mother of Four Ends Own Life Ellijay, Ga., February 19. -- (Special.) -- Following funeral services Monday for Mrs. Carrie Reece, who committed suicide at her home at East Ellijay Sunday, the husband and four children began the work of rebuilding the shattered home. Mental disorder on account of a religious obsession is said to have been responsible for the act. The children said that the mother came into the yar

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)