Contributed  by
Grace Wright Carver
of Wayne Co TN

The following obituary was among the collection of Grace Carver's mother. There is no date but the reverse has mention of Lauderdale County. It is possible that this was published in a Lauderdale County newspaper. According to Theo Williford's Index, there are two notices of this death in the Florence Times: 17 Sep 1915, and 29 Oct 1915. Also, according to the same source, she died 8 Sep 1915.

A Remarkable Child

     It is with a sad heart that I write these lines in loving tribute to little Reba, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Broadfoot, of Threet.
     Little Reba died on Wednesday morning, September 8th, 1915, age 2 years, 2 month, 24 days. She was a bright beautiful baby always ready with a smile for everyone. No one could pass her by without a cheerful greeting, to know her was to love her.
     On Tuesday about one o'clock, she was badly burned and seemed to realize from the first that God had called her. She said mother, I can't get well. Our hearts are made to feel very sad when we think of such a bright affectionate child having to end this life so early in age.
     There seems to be a sadness in little Reba's playmate's heats, for they will say, we can never play with little Reba again. It was said of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing little Reba, that she was an unusually bright and beautiful child.
     I will say to her little cousins and friends and relatives to try to imitate her pure and innocent life and you shall see dear Reba in that pure bright world where joy shall never end. To her grief stricken parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, look upward and know that she is dwelling and basking in the sunlight of Jesus love, the same Jesus who said, suffer the little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
     Kiss the little nut-brown tresses cut from her dark and pretty hair, for the angels kiss your darling in the realms so bright and fair.
     Father, when home you're coming in the evening soon or late, 'tis so hard to know no Reba will greet you at the gate.
     But there'll be a joyful meeting on that bright celestial shore, 'tis then we'll meet sweet Reba, there to live forever more.
     For we pray to meet dear Reba for a long, long sweet embrace, where the little feet are waiting, and we meet her face to face.
                                                                                                                                      A loving Friend,
                                                                                                                                          Mrs. Coy Leneave

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