Sarelda J. Brothers was born June 3, 1848.  On September 20, 1868, she was united in marriage to James F. Smith, and to this union were given four children, Mary Katherine, Alley W., Dora J. and Rose B.  But while the Master was walking in His garden one day He plucked a flower in the person of Mary Katherine, at the age of one year; later He called for Alley W., at the age of eight years; and on November 19, 1922, He touched the mother and she too fell asleep in Jesus, at the age of 74 years, 5 months and 16 days, leaving the two daughters, Mrs. Dora J. Williams and Mrs. Rose B. Short, both of Owensville, to mourn their loss.

  Mrs. Smith united with Bethlehem General Baptist church about fifty years ago and lived a faithful Christian life until God said "Tis enough" and she went out of this life with an experience of a triumphant faith in Jesus Christ, and left a testimony behind that she was ready to go, and spoke of dying as taking a journey.

  She had been a sufferer for many months until the Master's welcome call came as a relief to her.

  Besides her daughters she leaves two brothers, Dave Brothers of Vincennes, Ind., and William Brothers of Enfield, Ill.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of friends.

  Funeral services were  conducted at the Owensville General Baptist church Tuesday morning, by the pastor, Rev. C. E. Smith, assisted by Rev. J. R. Edwards.  The body was laid to rest in the local I. O. O. F. cemetery.