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Experiencing How Former Things Have Passed Away

The Journey Inward


Last updated 12/30/2020 at 5pm

I am sad today. I have been for several days now. My Aunt Alice died last Friday at the age of 89 in a hospital near her home in Matthews, N.C.

The obituary listed her linage along with notable accomplishments, some of them I was not aware of. She was the first woman to be elected deacon and elder in her church, and the first woman clerk of the session, serving in that position for many years just like her father, my grandfather, before her. She was the church historian and assisted my grandmother in writing “The First One Hundred Years,” a history of the Matthews Presbyterian Church....

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