Obituary - Maranda Saphira (Davis) Angle

Submitted by:  Linda A. Harris

Source:  Article dated March 9, 1906.
Tupelo Journal (Weekly) Newspaper, November 3, 1905 - May 10, 1907. Microfilm number 1138. Ms. Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Ms.

Death of  Mrs. M. S. Angle.  Friday afternoon, the sad announcement was made that Mrs, M. A. Angle had died unexpectedly at her home on Church Street after an illness of only a few days.  Her illness had not been of a serious nature, until Thursday afternoon, when pneumonia developed and proved fatal in a very short time.  During the week preceding her death, but there was no symptoms  of the fatal malady, until it's appearance Thursday afternoon. From this time she grew rapidly worse until death came.  Members of the family were Hasty summoned and her Daughter Mrs. Wilks arrived in time to see her mother before the end came.

The death of Mrs. Angle removes one of the oldest citizens of Lee County.  Coming here about thirty-five years ago she, with her husband and family settled near Bryce's Cross Roads, afterwards moving to Baldwyn and then to Tupelo.  Mrs. Angle was born in Fayette Court House, Alabama and was married to Thomas Angle on September 16th, 1858, she was the mother of eight children, only two survive, Mrs. Wilks and Joseph Angle of Tupelo.  In her early childhood she joined the Baptist Church, remaining a faithful and consistent member to the time of her death.  In a relations of life, she was true and had the highest conceptions of her duty, as a Christian wife, mother, and friend.  Kind, Affectionate, generious, and considerate of others, she exerted an influence for good that will live as a monument to her memory in coming
years.  To her family she was devoted and no sacrifice was to great when their comfort or interest was at stake.  In her death the community has sustained a loss that will be hard to fill; she was known by everybody and was loved and honored for her Christian virtues.  She was buried from the Baptist Church Saturday afternoon, the services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. R. A. Kimbrough. A large concourse of friends were present to pay the last tribute of respect.  Her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at this place.  To the bereaved family we extend deepest sympathy in their great sorrow.

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