Submitted by Jim Strickland
01 January 1891, Page 1
Thatch of this county died Friday night last; aged about 70 years.
01 January 1891, Page 3
They fought a good fight, they finished their work, they kept
Stephen M. Thatch was born Sept. 23, 1819, died Dec 26, 1890
Elizabeth Thatch was born Feb. 8, 1825, died July 16, 1890
Brother Thatch and his wife were both members of the M. E.
and had been for near a half century whose lives are worthy of
imitation, whose walks wee upright before God and man, being led by the
spirit which made them meek and humble followers of Christ, a good
father and mother to their children, good neighbors and citizens of our
common wealth. They will be missed at home around the old
altar. Pa’s hat will be hung on the rack as usual and his coat on
wall, his glasses shut in the old tin case, his shoes in the hall, his
voice hushed in the barnyard, his footsteps in the room, his form has
passed away and his body’s in the tomb.
Mother, on whose bosom the children did rest, nourished and fed, and
kindly blessed, her toils are all over and she is at rest, her knitting
rolled up and carefully laid away, as life has now ceased and finished
her say. Her spectacles and bible now laid on the stand, but
dwelling in that beautiful land.
They both gave evidence of their acceptance with God and in the triumph
of that faith which they had walked so long before they departed to go
hence to be no more among us, but our loss is their great gain.
will of God be done.
A. J. Berryhill
24 March 1950, Page 1
85, died at the home of his nephew, Herman Allen, Route 6, Friday
following long illness. He is survived by two sons-in-law, H. C.
Jones, McDonald Route 1 and Ernest Strickland, Chattanooga, two
grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces.
The body will be at the home of H. C. Jones, Saturday morning after 10
o’clock where it will remain until the hour of funeral, Sunday at 2:30
p. m. at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will be in Church
Fike Funeral Home is in charge.
of Stephen M. Thatch)