Gone to His Reward
After a lingering illness, from a complication of diseases, Capt. John M. BEASLEY, a well and favorably known citizen of this town, died on Saturday afternoon last, aged about 74 years.
The deceased had been married three times, and leaves a widow and several children, by his former marriages, to mourn his departure, there being no children by his last marriage.
Capt. BEASLEY had been for many years a consistent member of the M.E. church; his lief was blameless in the sight of his fellow men, and we truly believe if any man’s spirit went straight from earth to heaven his did so, and that he is now singing hozannas with his God he loved so well.
We sympathize with those left behind, but they have the blessed assurance that their loss is his eternal gain.
The remains were interred in the Jackson burying ground, near this town, on Sunday afternoon.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 26 Oct 1900