BLUE - On Thursday evening, the 17th of May, after a short illness of five days 
Mr. M. B. Blue passed away in the 38th year of his age, at his turpentine farm 
at Donovan, Ga. His remains were brought back to his native State and buried at 
Sandy Grove Church, Sunday 20th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Eldrige. 
Having made peace with God he had the hope of receiving a heavenly reward. He leaves 
a bereaved wife and three little children, father, mother, four sisters and five 
brothers, besides many friends to mourn their loss. It is hard to give him up, but 
God knows best. His little son often exclaims why did not some one else die and let 
papa live?

O, how sweet it will be in that beautiful land, so free from all sorrow and pain; 
With songs on our lips and with harps in our hands, to meet one another again.  Brother
Source: Fayetteville Observer, Thurs. June 14, 1888  by Myrtle Bridges    October 18, 2008

Sandy Grove Cemetery
Hoke County Cemeteries