Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Man of Strong Convictions, they said

Isham James Loyd and Rachel C. Loyd are buried at Newburg Cemetery in northwestern Marion County. Their marker reads "Their words were kindness, their deeds were love, their spirits humble, they rest above."

Newburg Cemetery is a tiny cemetery located along Highway 19.

Isham's obituary in the Marion County newspaper reads as follows:

"On last Sunday night at the home of his son Luther Loyd in South Hamilton, Isom J. Loyd passed to his final reward. He was born on January 23, 1831, and died November 7, 1915. He was married to Rachel Young on October 12, 1858. He leaves three children, Luther Loyd, Mrs. J. L. Shotts and Mrs. J.A. Davis, and several grandchildren. Mr. Loyd lived the greater part of his life on his farm on Bull Mountain, but after the death of his wife some years ago he has spent most of his time in Hamilton with his son and daughter. Mr. Loyd was a man of strong convictions on all subjects, and could always give a good reason for the faith that was in him. To the bereaved relatives of the deceased, The News extends words of sincerest sympathy.

Funeral services were held at Newburg Church in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends on Thursday."

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