Subject: Obituary of Sarah (DOBBS) (STONE) MULLIS [1833IN—1925IN]
Date: 30 Nov 2005 03:34:52 -0700
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Surnames: BLACKMORE, DOBBS, EMERY, MEREDITH, MULLIS, QUILLEN, STONE, WESTFALL, YOUNG
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THE BLOOMFIELD NEWS, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, Thursday, December 31, 1925, Volume L, Number 8, Page 4, Columns 2 & 3, “DEATH’S HARVEST. Mullis.” [Transcribed on November 30, 2005 by RLJ from the original newspaper on file in the Office of the Recorder of Greene County, Court House, Bloomfield Indiana.]
Sarah DOBBS was born in Monroe County, August 15, 1833, and departed this life Sunday, December 27, 1925, aged ninety-two years four months and twelve days.
Her parents died when she and one brother, John DOBBS, three sisters, Elizabeth MEREDITH, Rachael WESTFALL, and Nancy YOUNG were small children.
She spent the early part of her life in a Christian home of a Mr. BATES and family, of Monroe County, and while there she united with the Baptist Church, and was baptized in that faith.
She was married to Henry W. STONE, October 12, 1854, and resided on a farm in Greene County near where she died. To this union one son, Henry Waland, four daughters, Hester, Francis, Sarah, and Matilda. Hester preceding her in death when about two years of age. She united with the M. E. Church at old Bethlehem.
Her husband enlisted as a Union soldier during the Civil War and died while in the service of his country.
In the year 1868 she was again united in marriage to William T. MULLIS.
To this union were born four daughters, Celestia, who preceded her in death, Nancy, Victoria and Mary, and son, Oscar.
She leaves to mourn a husband, William T. MULLIS, one sister, Nancy YOUNG, of Bloomington; two sons, Henry and Wayland, of Decatur, Illinois, and Oscar, of Mineral; six daughters, Mrs. Fannie BLACKMORE, Mrs. Matilda BLACKMORE, of Scotland; Mrs. Sarah MULLIS, Mrs. Mary EMERY, Mrs. Victoria STONE, of near Scotland; and Mrs. Mary QUILLEN, of Patoka.
Thirty-six grandchildren, forty one great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren and many other neighbors and friends.
To know Aunt Sarah, as she was usually called was to love her. She was of a quiet, friendly disposition always ready to give her service in time of sickness or death, as long as she had strength to do so.
She had been in feeble health for several years being almost helpless, for the past few months, bearing the afflictions patiently to the end and never complaining.
Just recently she grew suddenly sick. Those of the children who were near were called and were at her bedside.
She talked to them and told them the end was near and that she was prepared to go. Our loss is her Great Gain. “Blessed are they that die in the Lord.”
The funeral was held at the M. E. Church at Mineral Tuesday forenoon.
Link to the Obituary of her daughter, Celestia (MULLIS) MCELROY [1871IN—1901IN]: