The GOWDY Family

Obituaries from Blue Mountain Newspapers


SOUTHERN SENTINEL, February 10, 1910

MRS. M. F. GOWDY wife of our friend and neighbor, Mr. J. F. Goudy, spent her last Christmas on earth at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Vaughn of Whitehaven, Tenn., the 25 day of December 1909.   Notwithstanding she had been an invalid for some two years, she enjoyed the day and felt better than for some days before. The next day, December 26th the enemy of life, the dread monster death, claimed her for his victim and time was with her no more.  She was 68 years old, was married to Mr. J. F. Goudy in 1861. She made him a good wife, was a kind and indulgent mother, a most excellent neighbor, had a kind word for everybody, took a conservative view of all questions.  She was raised by Primitive Baptist parentage, made a profession of religion some years ago and became a member of the Methodist church at Sand Springs near Blue Mountain. She lived a consistent christian life and died triumphant in the faith, and was buried at Edmonson church, Whitehaven, Tenn.  She leaves her husband, Mr. J. F. Goudy, and ex-Confederate Veteran and six church to mourn her death - four boys, Will and Cliff of Garnett, Ark., Rob and Pat of Hickory Flat; also two daughters, Mrs. Dora Stewart of Hickory Flat, and Mrs. Lizzie Vaughn of Whitehaven, Tenn, besides a host of true friends.  We know that words of cheer and comfort sound hollow and meaningless to the bereaved ones.  Weep not husband and children as for one that was lost.  She is not dead but liveth with the redeemed of earth in glory.   May the All Wise Father bless the bereaved and help them look to Him in this hour of their sore trouble, as their great and only Comforter.
     "A precious one from earth has flown,
     To dwell forever in Heaven;
     She shall never be forgotten,
     But her memory shall ever linger
     In the hearts of those who loved her."

A friend, Hickory Flat 1-17  J. J. W.