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BIRDSONG CEMETERY (Tarpley Shop Road), GILES COUNTY, TENNESSEE

ABERNATHY, Annie Birdsong The Pulaski Citizen 08 Jun 1905

Mrs. Annie Abernathy, wife of M. T. Abernathy, and eldest daughter of Rev. John H. Birdsong, deceased, after a lingering illness of many months, departed this life May 24th, 1905, aged 54 years.
A good woman has left us. A kind and affectionate wife, a loving and tender mother will be missed in the home made happy by her affable, gentle nature.
To the bereaved husband and children, I deeply sympathize with you in the loss of the dearest friend on earth to you, but rejoice in her gain. Few such noble women bless the many homes of our land. You have many reasons to be grateful.
Annie is not dead, but sleepeth, and on the Resurrection Morn, will rise in that splendor and beauty to an eternal home with God.
Children! Emulate her noble character, and you will live with her again. Mother can't come back to you, but you can go to her.
Annie died in the full assurance that her home would be with Jesus, whom, in early life she learned to love and serve. God has called a prize home. So you have attraction to draw you Heavenward. Therefore mourn for her, not as lost, but saved with an eternal Salvation.
"Beyond this vale of tears - There is a life above, Unmeasured by the flight of years, And all that life is love." P. J. A.