THEY REST FROM THEIR LABORS.
Our Aged Citizens Passing Away– The Death Record of the Week.
Mr. George W. Moler died at his home near Moler’s Cross Roads, in this county, last Friday afternoon. He had been sick for about two years with kidney disease, which was later complicated with lung and heart trouble. The funeral was held in the Lutheran Church at Uvilla last Sunday, Rev. C. H. Rockey officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery. The great crowd of friends and neighbors that attended the obsequies showed the esteem in which the deceased was held.
Mr. Moler, whose age was 62 years, 7 months and 25 days, was a life-long resident of this vicinity. A member of the Lutheran Church for many years, his life has always been that of an earnest, conscientious christian man, and although unostentatious and quiet in his manner, his example and his influence have always been for good. His neighbors and those who knew him best with one voice testify to his exemplary character. He will be missed in the community where he has lived so long and in the church of which he was so devoted a member; and in the family where he was so good a husband and so kind a father there is a vacant place that may never be filled. The deceased is survived by his wife and by five sons, who have the sympathy of the people. Mr. Moler died as he had lived– a christian. He had his house in order, and expressed himself as being ready and willing to go when his Master called. Peace to his dust.
Mr. James M. Lemen, one of the oldest citizens of this neighborhood, died at the home of his son, Mr. W. Manning Lemen, about three miles west of town, last Saturday night. Mr. Lemen, who was 87 years of age, has been greatly afflicted for a number of years, and death no doubt came to him as a welcome relief. The deceased leaves a daughter and five sons, of whom one lives in Pennsylvania and two in Illinois. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery on Tuesday, the funeral service being conducted in the M. E. Church South, of which he was a member. Rev. F. A. Strother officiated.
Mr. V. M. Firor, a well-known resident of Charlestown, died at his home in that place on Monday, after a long illness. He was about 75 years old. Mr. Firor came to this county from Florida in 1868. He was a lawyer by profession, but was never in active practice, having devoted his time to real estate business. He took considerable interest in politics and public affairs, and had decided views upon most public questions. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. His only surviving relative in Charlestown is a sister.
Mrs. Catharine Fitzpatrick, who had reached the great age of 97 years, died in Harper’s Ferry last week.
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