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Southern Christian Advocate, September 4, 1868 issue, Vol 31 #36 pg 144 col 5: From the Sandor Teszler Library Archives of Wofford College:

MRS. PARKER BETHEA

Mrs Elizabeth Bethea, relict of Parker Bethea, Esq, was born in Marion Dist, SC April 28, 1794, and died in her native district, April 27, 1868.

She was reared under Methodist influence, and at the age of 18 she conuceled (sp) herself with that branch of the Church, and remained a devoted member until her death, ---54 years. It afforded her especial delight at all times to relieve the wants of her pastors, and nowhere did they find a more cordial welcome or more ***idous attentions, than at her hospitable home. It was the privilege of the writer to visit her several times during her protracted illness, and her invariable testimony was that God's peace was sufficient for her; that, having sustained her in life, she would trust Him in death. In contemplating the Christian's reward, she would sometimes indulge in rapturous exclamations. A few weeks before her death, she received at the hands of her pastor the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. During the solemn service, her heart was full to overflowing, and her lips gave utterance to sentiments of gratitude and praise. As might have been supposed, her end was peace. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."

Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 3 Aug 2002


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