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    Obituary: George W. Gable
    "Lutheran Church Visitor," 10 January 1907

    George W. Gable was born March 15, 1850, and died of cancer, December 10, 1906, aged 56 years, 8 months and 25 days. In infancy he was made a member of Mt. Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran church by baptism. In early youth he renewed his baptismal covenant by confirmation. While he was a patient sufferer for more than twenty years, yet his life was that of a model Christian, and all who came in contact with him in his home during his sad affliction were impressed by his strong faith in his Savior. For a number of years he was a member of the council of his church and was always faithful in the performance of duty, both as an officer and a private member. He attended services regularly as long as he was able, and when he was no longer able to go to the house of God to worship he was delighted to have his pastor call at his home, to talk, read and pray with him and to break the bread of life with him. As a citizen, he was dutiful, upright and influential, and at the time of his death he was treasurer of his county. In his home, as husband and father, he was kind, gentle and loving. The immediate bereft ones to mourn their loss are a faithful wife, four sons and five daughters. The day following his death, his remains were borne to the church, where a funeral service was rendered by the writer, his pastor, from Rev. 21:4, to a large concourse of relatives and friends, who came to pay a last tribute of respect. Fro there the body was borne to Mt. Pilgrim cemetery and quietly laid to rest, to await the general resurrection.
    D. A. S.

    [Submitted by Robin L. (Thompson) Parker, Warm Springs, GA]

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