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Source:

Thanks to Jim Savage for providing this obituary.

John Anderson Savage

Obituary 19 February 1885 from "New Orleans Christian Advocate"

SAVAGE- James A. Savage was born in South Carolina September 20, 1825...He was converted and joined the Methodist Church while young. He was married twice, and leaves a wife and seven children to mourn their loss. He died December 29, 1884. Brother Savage was for many years a consistent member of the church of God. I knew him to love him for his earnest piety and sterling worth. I have never know a man who stood higher in any community as a man of solid worth., the strictest integrity and simple, unaffected piety, than did Bro. Jimmie Savage. In the community where he lived for nearly forty years, those who had known him for only a few years and those who had known him from boyhood, bear the same testimony to his worth--that he was a prudent man, a true man, a good man, a man of God. He lived near the church, had held at different times all the offices at the disposal of the preacher in Charge and Quarterly Conferences, and in all things he was faithful. He was regular in his attendance upon the services of the the church, and conscientious in his contributions to the cause of God. He had the confidence of the unconverted in his community--they regarded him truly as a man of God. During our meeting at Pleasant Hill Church in Winston County, Miss., near his home, in August, 1884, he was regular in his attendance. He would praise the Lord for blessings received, and express his desire for a holier life. Within less than six months after the meeting closed he passed away, God moves in a mysterious way, but he makes no mistakes. All his works are done in wisdom and righteousness; blessed be his holy name. He was sick about two months, and after the most excruciating pain "he fell on sleep." His last was all peace and joy. Our loss is his eternal gain. He left a living testimony to the power of Jesus to save; a living testimony extending through a long series of years; a living testimony clear and bright; a living testimony borne under the cloud and the sunlight, borne in adversity and affliction, borne under trials that try men's souls, and under all circumstances it was the same clear testimony--Jesus saves, Jesus sustains, Jesus keeps. His family will feel his loss, the church will feel his loss, the community will feel his loss. The world is poorer and heaven is richer in a good man's death.

 


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