EMERICK FUQUAY, IDA MAY - Desha County, Arkansas | IDA MAY EMERICK FUQUAY - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Mound Cemetery
Desha County,

Jan 23, 1876 - Aug 10, 1912
James Wright Fuquay 1865–1931

Obituary for Mrs Ida Mae Fuquay

The death angel has come to another home in Arkansas City and claimed for his own Mrs Ida May Fuquay, the wife of J.W. Fuquay,who has been a resident of this town for twenty-eight years or more.On Saturday last, August 10, 1912, Mrs J.W. Fuquay passed to her eternal reward. For almost a year she had been in ill health and at times a great sufferer. During this time all that skilled physicians, friends and loved ones could do for the restoration of her health was done, but at last the battle of life was lost and gently and peacefully she fell on sleep. With patience and quitness and with much fortitude, yet with submission to the will of God, she fought for the continuance of life.Mrs Fuquay had lived in Arkansas City since early childhood. She was born at Napolioan, AR Jan 23, 1870. For 22 years she had lived in happy union with her husband, sharing life's sunshine and shadows together. Three children were born of this union, James, Ida May and Myrtle Leone who passed away in early childhood. In the home of Mr Emerick, Mrs Fuquay's father, were six brothers and five sisters, all but two of whom, one by one, have passed into the great beyond. Miss Lizzie Emrick of this town and Mrs Blake of Wilmar, AR still survive her.The deceased was a most excellent Christian woman, having the love and confidence of all who knew her. She was a member of the Methodist church and had lived a happy, consistent member of the same for 18 years, doing what she could to further on the cause of her Lord and the church of her choice and by doing so making the world better by having lived in it. The Bible was the Book of Books to her and from it she daily read and meditated upon it's truths.The community as well as the church has sustained an irreparable loss in her death,but more than all else the home which gives up this sweet and gentle spirited wife and mother suffers most, and no one feels and understands this more keenly than her husband and her children who are bereft of such a loved one.Some days before her departure Mrs Fuquay realized that life's sands were running low and that she was living out her last allotted days, but as she had chosen, like Mary, that good part which should never be taken away from her, her soul possessed that peace and joy and assurance not only in health but in life's afflictions and even in passing through the "valley and shadows of death'. She was not afraid to die. She had the witness that all was well. She spoke of death as a contemplated journey to another home to which she desired to take her loved ones.The funeral services were conducted by the Methodist pastor, Rev Sims, Sunday afternoon at 8 p.m. at the Methodist Church. A large company of sympathizing and mourning friends gathered at the home of the bereaved family and from there marched in solumn funeral procession to the house of God where she had so often worshiped. The remains were followed by many relatives and a host of friends to its last earthly resting place, the city of the dead and left it there to await the resurrection morning and the call to the sleeping dead. May the spirit of the Almighty, who, guided this loving wife and mother in darkness and light and comforted her in every affliction and walked with her through he valley and shadow of death, bless the bereaved and be their comfort and stay in this their deepest affliction and be their guide in all life's way until the reunion of saints and loved ones on earth and in glory

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Contributed on 12/7/17 by hawkinsdonna48
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Submitted: 12/7/17 • Approved: 12/7/17 • Last Updated: 12/10/17 • R1204701-G1204700-S3

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