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 or clue as to which paper this may have appear in.
He is listed in the Austin cemetery.


   In the prime of noble manhood, surrounded by a loving wife and five sweet girls, Mary, Lizzie, Roxie, Annie and Ida, having his aged father and mother as well in his home, esteeming it the pleasure of his life to supply their every want, Luther A. Paul was summoned on Dec. 30th, to come to his reward.
   Mr. Paulk was a noble citizen, honest in his dealing with his fellow man, kind hearted, never allowing the least appeal for charity to pass without giving freely, a devoted member of the Methodist church, having served as steward for seventeen years, missing only three quarterly meeting during that time.
   He was taken violently ill on Christmas day and his family physician, realizing the seriousness of the case, advised him to be placed in a local infirmary in Florence, and upon bidding the loved ones good bye that day, he assured them that if he could not recover all was well with his soul; and a number of times during his illness he told his dear sisters Mrs. Linnie Haddock, that he wanted to get well for the sake of his family, but if it was God's will, he was ready and willing to go. Besides his immediate family, he leaves two half brothers, Mr. George Paulk of Walnut Grove, Tenn., and Mr. Barbee Lindsey of Oakland, Ala.; two half sisters, Mrs. Linnie Haddock and Mrs. Cal Terrell of Cloverdale.
   The body was carried from Florence to his plantation home, where the funeral was conducted by the beloved pastor, Rev. S. W. Brooks, the stewards of the church of which he was a member acting as pall bearers. The interment was made at the Austin graveyard amid a large concourse of sorrowing friends. To the bereaved family is extended the sympathy of many friends.

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