Mother, Two Sisters And One Brother Still Reside in Trigg County Texas papers of recent date announce the death of MRS. GEORGIA ANN LESTER, FORMERLY OF Trigg county, at Mabank, Texas.

Mrs. Lester was the third daughter of RILEY and ELIZABETH MITCHELL, of Trigg county, the aged mother, MRS. ELIZABETH RAMEY, still living in Trigg county, although she has past the ripe old age of ninety-six years. Two sisters, Mrs. W.L. Stephens and Mrs. T.J. Roberts, and one brother W.R. Mitchell, still reside in this county.

Mrs. Lester moved away from the county forty-two years ago and made her first and only visit back to her girlhood home in 1914.

She also leaves nine children, five sons and four Daughters. She has a number of other relatives in both Trigg and Caldwell counties.

The following beautiful tribute by her pastor, Elder W. A.T. Murray, will be of interest to the family and friends yet remaining in Kentucky.

It is not often that we can truthfully say it is our pleasure to conduct the funeral services of anyone, but as we spoke of the demise of Sister Lester, who had lived so long as a faithful child of God, and realized that our hearers would endorse our sayings, our very being was made glad to know that after living this temporal life of more than sixty-nine year and about fifty years a member of the Baptist church (three years of which I was her pastor) we, like Paul could see things that are not seen.

Her life was one bearing fruits of a hope in Christ, not only in this life but in the life eternal.

In conducting the service we read from one of her worn out Bibles, with the imprint of her fingers throughout its pages. During the last eleven or tweleve years of her life, she wore out two Bibles, not by rough treatment or by the children, but in carefully reading their pages. You can the more clearly see why we could see her upon the other shore of life nevermore to confront the turmoils of this old world. Why did she lover her Bible? "For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh' but they that are after the spirit the things of the spirit."
Those finger prints on the leaves of her bible mean more than pen can write or mind conceive. She was a Baptist and could tell why and that means something in these day.

Her lifeless body was buried in the beautiful cemetery at Elm Grove on ths afternoon of April 2, in the presence of her four sons, three daughters and a host of neighbors and friends. We tried to warn the unsaved and give cheer to the bereaved family and friends who mourn her departure. To me, not only her life, but those worn cut Bibles would mean treasures the value of which cannot be given. Cadiz Record - April 1920


Pennyrile Deaths May 20, 1999

PRINCETON, Ky. Gladys Pollard Lester, 98, formerly of Princeton, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at Longview Regional Hospital, Longview, Texas, following a long illness.
Graveside services will be at noon Thursday at Cedar Hill Cemetery, with the REv. Tom Hughes officiating. Visitation will be from 11 until 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Morgan's Funeral Home.

A native of Princeton, she was born Oct 10, 1900, the daughter of the late Dr. C. J. and Mallie Groom Pollard. She was a retired banker and homemaker and a member of the Firt Baptist Church. Her husband , J. B. Lester, preceded her in death. A son, C. B. Lester, and a daughter, Martha jane Royce, also preceded her in death. Survivors include a grandson and two great grandchildren.


A Highly Respected and Prominent Citizen of Lamasco Died Last Friday
The news of the death of Dr. J.M. Lester at his home near Lamasco, was received here by his many friends with much sorrow.

The cause of his death was due to kidney trouble.  Dr. Lester up to a few years ago was a physical of Caldwell county and lived in the Harmony country. After moving to  Lamasco he gave up the practice of medicine. He was a brother of Mrs Adelia Rucker and Samuel Lester and besides them he leaves a wife, one daughter, two sons a host of relatives to mourn his death.

His funeral which was conducted at the Otter Pond Baptist church Saturday by Rev. Charles Gregston was largely attended. His remains were laid to rest in the church
graveyard. Caldwell County 1904

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