Samuel Headlee Obituary

Samuel Headlee, a prominent farmer and highly respected citizen of Rudolph Run, near Brocks, this county, died March 19, 1895, aged 66 years, 10 months, 19 days, of heart failure. His death was very sudden and unexpected by his friends and citizens. He had been a faithful member of the M. E. church, having been converted at the age of 14 and proved faithful until the end. His funeral was conducted by Rev. Harry Household on Friday at Valley Chapel. The text was taken from St. Matthew, Chapter 24, verse 44, after which the remains were taken to the old burial ground and laid to rest till the resurrection. "Oh grave where is thy victory; Oh death where is thy sting."

Father, dear has passed away,
The hand of death upon him fell,
A loving one from us has gone,
The Savior called him home.
Thy form no more we see,
Thy voice no more we hear,
A vacant chair thou hast left,
A vacant place in our home.

Oh for the death the righteous die,
    An end like autumn days declining,
On human heart as on the sky
    With holier tender beauty shining
As to the parting soul were given
    The radiance of an opening heaven,
As if that pure and blessed light
    From off the eternal altar flowing,
Were bathing in its flight,
    The spirit to its worship going.


Waynesburg Republican, March 28, 1895 (Greene County, PA)

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