Died – Arthur Barden

Roanoke Beacon
19 Aug 1898

Died – at 20 minutes past nine o’clock on Sunday night the messenger of death entered the happy home of Mr. Arthur Barden, on Washington street, and wafted the spirit of that fond husband and father to the God who gave it. Nothing save the mourns and sighs from breaking hearts broke the stillness of the hour, and though his death had been hourly expected for two weeks, yet the news sent a shock throughout the town.

The deceased was about 50 years of age, and until hindered by failing health, was a useful citizen. He was a consistent member of the M.E. Church South, and the patience with which he endured his suffering bore evidence that he was faithful unto the end. He leaves a wife, three daughters, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his death.

We extend to the grief stricken family our heartfelt sympathies. “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.”

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