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Southern Christian Advocate issue dated April 1, 1937 vol 101 #0 pg 12 col 1
from the Sandor Teszler Library of Wofford College

John Hugh Stackhouse

John Hugh Stackhouse, son of W H and Mary Breeden Stackhouse, was born near Little Rock, SC June 6, 1875, died January 9, 1931, at his home near Dillon, SC. His death was a great shock to his family and friends, being very sudden. He had just returned form Dillon not feeling well, when, without warning the summons came, and he was gone.

Brother Stackhouse was truly a brother among brethren, it was a joy to him to be of assistance to the many who sought his help. He was truly a friend to the underprivileged. He was very frank, without any pretense whatsoever; was a true friend to those whom he called his friends.

He diligently applied himself to the duties of life, and was a successful farmer of his community; was a true Mason for 30 years, served as Master of Acacia Lodge 169 and as District Deputy at the time of his death.

Brother Stackhouse loved his home and family and was very devoted to them. He was a member of Mt Andrew Methodist Church, Floydale, was a superintendent of the church school for a number of years and gave of his means for the support of the church. He was married to Miss Sallie Guthrue of Burlington, NC., to this union were born seven children---namely: Mrs H B Hodges, Brownville, Ben Guthrie, Union; Mrs Albert C Allen, Wadesboro, NC., J H., Jr., Dillon; Mrs Herbert M Hodges, Columbia; Mrs Delleney Ruff, Columbia; and Miss Janet Stackhouse, Dillon. There are several grandchildren.

Brother Stackhouse will be greatly missed by his family and community, but we mist submit to the will of Him who said, "Be ready for ye know not the moment or hour wherein the Son of Man cometh." On the fly leaf of his Bible, this little poem was penned:

"The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop.
Now is the only time you own,
Live, love, toil, with a will.
Place no faith in tomorrow for
The hands may then be still".
His Former Pastor,
G C Gardner

Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 5 Mar 2003.


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