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Southern Christian Advocate, Feb 4, 1915 issue, Vol 78 #34 pg 14 col 1: From the Sandor Teszler Library Archives of Wofford College:

Mrs Carrie Bethea

Mrs Carrie Bethea was born in Marion County on February 1, 1852, married to J J Bethea on December 7, 1875, and died November 3, 1914.

Sister Bethea was converted and joined the Methodist Church in the 60's, and lived a consistent Christian life through all these years. She loved her church and her pastor and seemed never to tire in working for the one and ministering to the other. In her younger days she worshipped and labored in Old Dothan Church, but for more than twenty years she was a member of Latta Methodist Church, being one of its charter members.

Many preachers, as they read this, will remember her with pleasure and recall enjoying her hospitality. Her home was where the preachers loved to stop because he felt at home. She was a quiet, but thoughtful woman, trying always to consider well before forming her opinions, but having formed them she was firm in maintaining them. She would not, however, wantonly intrude them upon others. She was strong in her convictions and could not be driven about with every wind of doctrine.

A good, faithful woman of Israel has been relieved of her suffering, which was long and great, and gone to her reward. She leaves a husband, a large connection and many friends. May the Holy Spirit comfort them.
F H Shuler

Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 5 Aug 2002.


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