Grandma Patton

Submitted by Donnie Pickard

Van Buren County Democrat
September 11, 1925
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Grandma Patton Dead
Mrs. E.A. Patton of Archey departed this life Sept. 6th, 1925. She was 80 years old the 27th day of June. She was born in Tennessee and moved to Arkansas when quiet young with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Starnes.

She was first married to Jesse Jackson just a short time before the Civil War. One son was born of this union. Mr. Jackson died during the war and soon after the close of the war she was married to Samuel C. Patton. To this union eight children were born and four of whom survive, as follows: Rev. J.P., Rev. S.E., G.C. and M.E. Patton, and one stepson, D.A. Patton.

She professed her hope in Christ at the age of fifteen and joined the M.E. Church South, ever living a consistent, Christian life, above reproach. She was a good and faithful mother and strived hard to help support her children as well as to bring them up in a fear of the Master. Her children respect and honor her name for her Godly training.

She was kind and attentive to the sick and distressed. The road was never too rough nor the night too dark for her to go and administer to the sick. She bravely fought the battle for the right and true piety all these 65 years and died in the faith with the hope of a crown and great reward.

Dear children, grand and great-grandchildren, as you rove up and down this world of sorrow, trouble and sin, without parents and grandparents, take on courage and consolation that when the Great Day has come we will meet them in heaven, where there will be no parting and sorrow, but one eternal day of peace and happiness.

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