On the 13th of October 1909, Mr. B. B. Hemphill, one of the oldest and best citizens, departed this life at the ripe old age of 88 years, 8 months, and 3 days. He was born in McDowell county, North Carolina, and came to Murray county, before the Civil War. He enlisted in the Southern cause and made a brave and fearless soldier serving four years in the prime of his life.
In the year 1860 he enlisted in the service of Christ after having served for half a century, (using his words) “If my Master calls I am ready to go.”
This article was originally published in The Murray News on Friday, November 5, 1909.
Source: Hemphill Scrapbook; privately held by D. H. Davis, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] , D. H. Davis, “Death of B. B. Hemphill”, 05 Nov 1909, The Murray News, 13 Jul 2009.
Note: the collage was created with pieces from the Stace Scrapkit by Heather Johnson at 3Scrapateers, the Happy Go Lucky kit from Shabby Princess, and Torn Paper Embellishment Template by Diane Miller at Scrap Girls.
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