Cephas Shriver, son of Jacob L. Shriver, of Brave, this county, died at his home Monday, February 1, aged 21 years, of pneumonia. For the past year he had been employed as a rig builder and was a bright, industrious young man. The funeral was held on Tuesday. Interment in the Mt. Zion cemetery at Bluff.
Waynesburg Republican, February 4, 1909 (Greene County, PA)
On Monday morning, February 1, 1909, just as dawn was awakened and nature loosed bright to us, one who was young in years closed his eyes to all earthly scenes to awaken in eternity. But blessed are they who sleep in Jesus for there shall be a glad awakening, the subject of this sketch, was Cephus Shriver, son of Jacob L. Shriver, of Brave. Pa.
He was aged 20 years 6 months when told that he could not get well. He replied: "I am young and have not lived many years, but if it's God's will I am ready to die." Ceph was sick but one short week. The cause of his death being pneumonia, he told them at the beginning of his sickness he would never be any better. Those who were with him will often think in the coming years of the bright smile that was on his face when he said: I have asked God to help me, " and expressed his willingness to die. How we watched and waited with the hope that there might be some change for the better. But God said come [unreadable] respected young man and by his kind ways, sunny disposition and willingness to help others, won many friends and will be greatly missed from among them. Oh how we are again reminded that death is no respecter of persons. No one knows at what time he will leave the shores of time and touch the border of eternity. All was done that loving hands and medical aid could do. But to no avail. The golden gate was opened and a gentle voice said: Come". But we would not call him back to this world of sin. For the one who goes is happier, than those he leaves behind. Short services were held from his home on Tuesday, February 2 at 11a.m. The remains were taken to Mt. Zion where the funeral was preached by Rev. O. C. Carlile. Interment in Mt. Zion cemetery.
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