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Emma Organ Smart, 1897

Typed and Contributed Jan Barnes and J. W. Smart
©2004

While some enjoyed the Christmas festivities it has been very sad to others.  Just before the old year passed away, the gentle spirit of a young Christian wife and mother passed from this old sinful world to the joys of that new life above where God and his angels dwell forever.  The subject of this sad memorial was born in Wilson County, Tenn., Oct. 20, 1875.  She gave her heart to God at the tender age of fifteen and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was united in the holy bonds of wedlock with Dr. J. W. Smart, Jan. 6, 1895.  Her home was then in Trousdale County; after the marriage she moved near Parham.  She brought a church letter and joined the Horse Shoe C. P. Church; she lived what might be fully termed a constant member until her death, which sad event occurred Dec. 28, 1897 at 1 a. m.  Her remains were laid to rest the 30th in old Friendship Cemetery near her beautiful home.  Her funeral discourse was preached by Bro. J. H. Smith, her former pastor, from Rev. 14:13 "and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, write blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them."  The church could not accomodate the large crowd that assembled there.  She was a step-mother, and she came as near filling the mother place as it could be filled.  She, like our blessed Savior, was akin to grief having lost her mother in early girlhood.  She fully realized the sentiment of the poet when he said, "Jesus can make a dying bed feel soft as downy pillows are."  She left a kind husband and a little darling babe that will never know a mother's love, father, one sister, two or three brothers, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death.  The floral tribute was by Miss Fannie Solomon.
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