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OBITUARY OF

SAMUEL FLEWELLING FOWLER


REV. FOWLER IS DEAD AT ERWIN

On Saturday evening Rev. S. F. Fowler, after an illness of a few days, following a second stroke of paralysis, closed his earthly career and passed to his eternal reward. Dr. Fowler was a pastor of the Christian Church at Erwin until a little over a year ago. He was an exceptionally strong man of the most beautiful character and was eminent as a minister of the Christian Church. He filled some of the most important pulpits in that church. He had ministered in Boston, Mass., Franklin, Ind., two pastorates of five years each at Madisonville, Ky., two pastorates at Bowling Green, Ky. and Murray, Ky., and at Memphis, Tenn. Few men have a greater record to their ministry. He rounded out fifty full years in his ministry and during that time baptised over 3,000 souls into the church and added as many more otherwise.

Dr. Fowler was held highest esteem (sic) by every one who knew him. The funeral service was held at the Christian Church in Erwin Sunday morning conducted by the Reverends L. D. Riddell, A. A. Ferguson, Prof. B. H. Hayden, and the pastors of the churches at Erwin, namely, Rev. J. P. Cotton, Rev. T. J. Houts and Rev. J. K. Hayes. The funeral was very impressive and was attended by a large number of friends, for the Rev. Mr. Fowler was dearly loved by a host of friends in Erwin.

Mr. Fowler had reared a large family of childrne (sic). He leaves a wife, five sons and two daughters to mourn his loss. All of his family but one son was at his bedside when the end came. His sons are Frank Fowler of Indianapolis, Ind., Omer of Birmingham, Ala., Lucas of Newland, Ga., George and Edwin of Erwin. His daughters are Mrs. E. L. Holt and Mrs. C. E. Witt, both of Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Fowler left the richest heritage to his family, that of a good name and the example and influence of a truly great life spent in his master's service. His remains were laid to rest at Newland, Ga., Monday afternoon. Many friends extend loving sympathy to the grief stricken family and rejoice in the rich comfort that is theirs and which they are now prepared to receive.

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