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In Loving Remembrance of Dear Husband Hiram Peavy (1896)

Hiram Peavy was born 4 February 1854 in Georgia, son of Abram Y. Peavey (d. 1864) and Priscilla Jane Layfield. In 1879, Hiram married Laura McCormick (1858-1925). She was a daughter of Thomas Franklin McCormick (1828-1893) and Eliza J. Bass (1838-1913).

(Pine Ridge Cemetery at Pinehurst, Dooly County, Georgia)

Vienna Progress (Georgia)
19 March 1896

Of A Dear Husband.

Mr. Hiram Peavy died at our home near Pinehurst, Feb. 5th 1896 after a painful illness of eight days. He was born in Dooly county, Feb. 4th 1856, married Jan. 2nd 1879 and baptized into the fellowship of Pinehurst Baptist church July 22nd 1892 by Rev. J. J. Hyman.

God in his wisdom has taken him from us, but we feel that our loss is his eternal gain. I asked him a few minutes before he died if he did not feel better. He said that he felt better in spirit and was prepared to die.

Oh! how hard it is for me to realize that he is gone and we can never see his dear face nor hear his kind voice again. Left alone, with seven fatherless boys and girls, without his kind, loving hand to aid and guide us over life's rough pathway. Dear Hiram, how we miss him around our lonely fireside. Our darling, we know has laid aside the cares and troubles of this life and now wears the crown of peace, contentment and perpetual happiness and we feel and realize that he has been disrobed of every habiliment of sorrow and is enjoying the promise: 'blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.' And we bow in humble submission to the will of Him who willeth all things good to those who love and obey Him.

Our hearts have been stricken and are bleeding with pain, with a pang they have suffered they can never feel again.

His battles are over
His flag is unfurled,
He is a victor immortal
In a glorious world.

His heart-broken wife,
The "seven fatherless boys and girls" were --
  • Lucius Madison Peavy (1879-1964)
  • Pearl W. Peavy
  • Maud L. Peavy Swain (b. abt 1883)
  • Ernest Hiram Peavy (1884-1968)
  • Minnie M. Peavy (b. abt 1887)
  • McCormick Peavy (1888-1970)
  • Laura Peavy (b. abt 1893)
Hiram, Laura, and their three sons were buried at Pinehurst City Cemetery in Dooly County, Georgia.

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