ALVA H. CAUDILL
   With much unworthy feelings I will attempt to write an obituary of a beloved Brother in the Lord.

    Alva H. Caudill was born April 15, 1895. Departed this life January 20, 1958, making his stay here on earth
63 years, 9 months and 5 days.

    Early in life he met and married Maggie Caudill. To this union was born ten children, two sons and eight
daughters. Two sons and three daughters and his loving wife preceded him in death.

    Leaving five daughters, Alta Bowling, Letha Hampton, Delphia Whitaker, Mertie Hampton and Bessie
Whitaker to mourn his passing and a host of grandchildren and many friends.

    After being left alone for a few years he married Cora Back, who is left behind to mourn his passing.

    Alva H. Caudill joined the Doty Church of Old Regular Baptist the 2nd Saturday in July 1932 and was
baptized the 2nd Sunday morning in July. I have heard him talk of what a happy day that was, being buried in
the liquid grave and then falling down and washing the saints feet all the same day.

    I could say many good words about the precious brother but the life he lived speaks louder than any words
that I or any one can put on paper. He lived a life before the world of mankind and his blessed children that will
long be remembered.

    I feel the most of his children if not all are walking in father's and mother's footsteps. So dear Children,
father is gone and can not come back to us, but if we will put our trust in the Lord we can meet father again
where there will be no mines or rock falling to take our loved ones from us any more.

                            A Brother in the Lord.
                            Monroe Caudill.