JASPER NEWTON DEWEESE - DEATH OF J. N. DEWEESE - He was buried at Munsell Chapel. The funeral was conducted by the Eminence and Winona Odd Fellows. J. N. DeWeese is with us no more, he passed into the spirit world on Monday, July 8, 1907 at 4 pm, but leaves behind him the impression of a pure Christian life. Deceased was born in Butler Co KY on Oct. 23, 1848, and was 13 years of age at the commencement of the War Between the States, but did not participate in the struggle. He was yet a boy when the war ended and remained with his parents until 1869 when he came to Shannon County where he continued to reside until the time of his death. In 1871 he married Mrs. Seberry Nash, mother of one son, George Washington Nash, and to this union was born 9 children, 8 of whom are still living; one little girl named Anna died in infancy. The remaining 8 yet alive are all married, to wit: Henry DeWeese, Dora Williamson, Della Holland, Delia Henderson, L. N. DeWeese, William DeWeese, Charles DeWeese and Otilla Hicks. Mr. DeWeese was one of the best known citizens of Shannon County, and was very highly respected. In 1874 he was chosen as Associate Judge of the county court, a position which he filled with honor to himself and credit to his constituency. He was an energetic, enterprising man, kind to his family and obliging to his friends and neighbors, and in full possession of that generous hospitality peculiar to people of the south generally, and to Kentuckians in particular. He suffered long. Early in the seventies it was plainly seen that he was afflicted with cancer, and although everything was done that was known or could be heard of to check its ravages, all was of no avail; it increased with the increasing years until finally it sapped the foundation of his existence and he yielded to the inevitable and gave up his life. At an early age he professed God in a pardon of his sins and united with the M. E. Church and certainly lived a devout, holy and Christian life. Amidst dire afflictions he talked cheerfully and looked forward to a life of joy and peace beyond the vale of tears. In conversation when we met the last time, among other things along the line of now and the hereafter, he said 'Oh, my sufferings at times are great, but if we suffered an hundred years in this world, what is that in comparison to an eternity of bliss beyond the tomb? I am happy, so happy in the thought that I sometimes think it is sinful to worry over my afflictions.' He spoke in a low voice, earnestly and enthusiastically, yet in a calm and impassioned manner. We who are yet living will miss our departed friend, miss him in the daily avocation of life, miss him in our social circles, miss him when his advice and counsel is needed, but when we consider that our loss is his eternal gain, that he had exchanged a life of misery for a life of happiness, we should content ourselves and quietly submit to the will of Him who doeth all things well. To the wife, children and friends of the deceased, the Wave extends sympathy and condolence in this, their sad hour of grief and affliction. From The Current Wave, 1907. Submitted by Norma Myers Stevenson.