Eulogy of G.W. Motes

An Eulogy to the family of Brother G.W. Motes: We extend to you our heart-felt sympathy in your sad bereavement the loss of your father. Our hearts, Also, are sad and our heads are bowed with sorrow because our brother has passed over the river of death; But our burden of sorrow is made lighter when we come to know of the peaceful ending of a long and useful life. He bore his afflictions with patience and fortitude, awaiting the fulfillment of the master's will. We know, to him, the cruel monsters, death was a welcome visitors and we should rejoice that his suffering is ended and all sorrow and tears are wiped away; and that he is now peacefully resting in the arms of him who said "Come unto me all ye that labor painters have put upon canvas the glory and splendor of the gorgeous." The port delights to sing of the beauties of the dying day..... let us compare this with the life that has just closed. He had lived into the twighlight of the evening of life. Calmly and peacefully he passed into the unknown, and like the last rays of the setting sun is beckoning us on.

"So live, that when thy summons comes to join the innumerable caravan, that moves to that mysterious realm, where each shall take his chamber in the silent halls of death, thou go not, like the quarry slave at night, scourged to his dungeon but, susatined and soothed by an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."

Committee ????
J. M. Kelly
C. R. Gims
11 February 1904

Provided by Daisy Osteen Cooke