Roberta Weatherford

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, October 1, 1926
Page 5

Mrs. Roberta Weatherford

After a series of dangerous operations, apparently successfully withstood, and giving hopeful promise of eventual convalescence, a sudden turn for the worse carried Mrs. Roberta Weatherford, wife of Mr. Dave Weatherford, from earth to the better land at 2:50 o'clock last Sunday afternoon at an Athens hospital.

Funeral services were held at Mars Hill Monday afternoon, at 3:300, conducted by Rev. John H. Wood, of Winder, assisted by Rev. B.P. Read of Young Harris Memorial church, Athens. Interment followed in Mars Hill cemetery, the following near-relatives acting as pallbearers: J.G. Weatherford, J.A. Weatherford, F.L. Weatherford, J.T. Dawson, R.C. Dawson and I.E. Thornton.

Surviving are the husband, three sons, Elmer, Eldridge and Edgar Weatherford; three sisters, Mrs. W.J. Norris, Bogart; Mrs. Fletcher Mathews, Athens; Mrs. Hoyt Brant, Berkeley, and the following brothers: J.T. Dawson, Barnesville; R.C. and W.C. Dawson, Watkinsville; I.E. Thornton, Athens, and Harry Thornton, Hawkinsville.

Mrs. Weatherford had only been seriously ill for just a few short weeks and received the aid of the best medical skill and expert attention but all in vain, for the Master had need of her in yonder world and beckoned her hence to take up eternal abode in the home not made with hands.

The deceased was a good Christian woman, faithful wife and devoted mother, and the desolate home bereft of her loving attention is now well-nigh unbearable and the inscrutable wisdom of Providence is past human understanding; therefore, time alone will reveal His purpose and, some day, around the Great White Throne in gloryland, faithful husband and loving children will again be taken to her heart, if only they will follow in mother's footsteps.

Our heart in tender sympathy is with those now inconsolable.