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Obituary of John C. Runnels Jr.
"From Shady Grove:
    The death angel visited our community and took from our mist our
friend and citizen, Mr. John Runnels, who was taken suddenly ill while
working at New Willard on Friday and on reaching home he became almost
unconsicious until death relieved him on Sunday morning.  He was laid to
rest in Pine Ridge Cemetery Monday afternoon. Rev. G. L. Harper of
Lufkin conducted the funeral services.  He has resided here for several
years and if he has an enemy we do not know of it.  He has lived an
upright and christian life for some time and on his dying bed he held
out faithful and said he was willing and ready to go at God's calling
and told his friends to meet him in the Glory World where trials and
troubles never come.
    What a grand consolation to think we have the blessed opportunity to
meet our friends and loved ones in that Glory land if we only do God's
will.  He leaves 4 small children and a host of friends and relatives to
mourn his death.  May God bless and keep them is the prayer of their
many friends.  We extend our condolence to the bereaved family."

POLK COUNTY ENTERPRISE, Thursday, Oct.31,1912, Vol. IX, No.7

Submitted June 26,2000 by Joyce McNiel Munson