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Jasper Courier
Friday January 14, 1881

Our community has been sore stricken by the ruthless hand of death. Mrs. Mary A. Line, wife of our esteemed and worthy fellow citizen, Dr. W. A. Line died at her home in Hillham at 6 o'clock A.M. January 1st 1881. She passed peacefully and sweetly from the frail body that held it into eternal rest., "As light winds, wandering through groves of bloom detach the delicate blossoms from the tree".
Mrs. Line was highly respected by all her acquaintances, and by her most intimate friends, was most dearly loved. Whether in society, or in her own home circle, her presence was a joy, her example a model. In all these circles, she will be missed, but in none more than in the family. She was a devoted loving wife, and indulgent gentle mother. How much she will be missed; how deeply and sincerely mourned by those whom she presided over as a wife, or mother, or step-mother, only their bereft hearts may know. Many  are the tears shed over her departure from life.
Her funeral took place on Sunday the 2nd  at 2 P.M., at which time her remains were followed to the grave by the largest concourse of people ever collected in this community on a similar occasion. The deceased was 35 years, 3 months and 2 day sold. She leaves a husband and 8 children, the youngest 8 days old to mourn their loss. Dr. Line and family have the warmest sympathy of the whole community in their great affliction.....A Friend