Clarinda Fordyce Whyte Obituary

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth, yea saith the spirit that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them." Such was the beautiful christian life of Mrs. Clarinda White, beloved wife of A. R. White, of Bluff, who died Dec. 10, 1907. Her death was due to consumption, she having been a sufferer from the dread disease for about five months. All that loving hands could do was done to save her but in vain, and she passed away calmly and peacefully, trusting in her Savior whom she loved so well and served so faithfully, and who hath promised to his children eternal life in that beautiful city "whose builder and maker is God."

Clarinda White was the daughter of A. G. and Nancy Fordyce and was born Nov. 8, 1851, in the old Fordyce homestead, on Hargus creek. She was married in 1871 to A. R. White, and to this union were born seven children, John E., who lives on the home farm; Flora, who died in infancy; Mrs. Artie Headley, of Iowa; Albert and Clyde of Pittsburgh; George, of Rogersville, and Harold, the youngest, who since his mother's death is living with his sister.

Early in life she gave her heart to Christ, united with the Willow Grove Christian church and lived a consistent christian life. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother and a kind, sympathizing friend, and will be sadly missed in the home, the neighborhood and the church. The funeral services were held at Willow Grove church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. G. F. Assiter, assisted by Rev. Carlisle, after which her remains were laid to rest in the Fordyce cemetery, to await the resurrection. Farewell, dear one, but not forever, for we shall meet again.

"Beyond life's toil and cares,
Its hopes and joys; its weariness and sorrow,
Its sleepless nights, its days of smiles and tears
Will be a long, sweet life, unmarked by years,
One bright, unending morrow."

Waynesburg Republican, January 16, 1908 (Greene County, PA)

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