Sunday, March 07, 2010

10 September 1896, Barnesville Enterprise

Mrs. Lizzie Evans (Francis Elizabeth Goins-Evans) wife of John Evans died at the home of her grandmother Julia Curry, south of town early Sunday morning, at the age of 33. The deceased has been an invalid for last seven months from consumption which was the cause of her death. Mrs Evans was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walker Goins, well known colored people of this place. While health and strength were given her she was useful, industrious woman, and did what she could for the happiness of her family. The deceased lives a husband and four children and many other relatives to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Knox of the A.M.E. church. The choir rendered a number of beautiful selections. A large number of handsome floral tributes rested upon the casket as an evidence of the thoughtfulness of friends. The remains were interred at the Southern Cemetery.

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