|Submitted by Wilma King
Transcribed by Marsha Boles
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In memory of T. U. Chesnut
Thomas Union Chesnut was born in Newton County GA December the 16th 1833.
United with the church in 1859 and was elected to the office of ruling Elder in Prosperity A.R.P. church in 1871 and served in that capacity until his death March the 28th 1898. Therefore be it resolved by the Session 1st that recognizing the hand of God in his death, we humbly bow to Him who worketh as he wills.
2nd that we hereby bear loving testimony that our brother, as an upright citizen, as a conscientious follower of the Lord Jesus, and to his fidelity as an office bearer. 3rd that we endeavor to be more faithful as officers of the church realizing that the places which now know us, will soon know us no more forever.
4th hat that we extend the bereaved family our Christian sympathy and that these resolution be inascribed in the sessional records. Done by Prosperity Session. May the 7th 1898.