It is with a sad feeling that I try to write a short sketch of the life of my dear mother, Mrs. Sarah Mullins. She
was born Aug. 19, 1878, died April 9, 1959, being 80 years, 6 months and 28 days old. She was the daughter of
A. J. and Rebecca Johnson. She was married to J. C. Mullins in the year 1894. To this union was born 10
children, seven boys and three girls, two of them preceded her in death in infancy. Seven still living, one missing
for about 12 years, not known whether he is still living, or not.
Father preceded her in death 17 years, having died in March 1942. She joined the Providence Church of Old
Regular Baptist in Oct. 1913, was baptized by Elder Sherman Gibson. She obtained a letter of dismission from
the Providence Church, having moved to Lincoln County in 1914. She took up fellowship with the Powell Church in
Oct. 1916, the day it was organized and remained until 1952, when she was in the arm that was organized into
the Crab Orchard Regular Baptist Church of which she was a member at the time of her death, having been a
member of the Old Regular Baptist Church for about 46 years, lived a faithful member all these years. She was
always faithful to fill her seat, when it was possible for her to go. No mother is gone, we do not see her sweet
face no more but I feel that our loss is heaven's gain. She called me to her side just a few nights before taking
her departure and told me she was going home, asked me to go home with her. I want to say to her children that
have not repented of your sins that if you ever want to see mother again and I will add Dad, also, that you had
better forsake your evil ways, your unrighteous thoughts and return to the Lord who will have mercy and unto our
God who will abundantly pardon. Seek him while he may be found. Call on him while he is near. I have heard
mother shout praises to his holy name many times and give him praise. When she was overcome with joy in the
love and spirit of God I feel she just layed down a life of misery and trouble for one of peace and happiness, and
is there under the Altar of God with Dad, waiting for the time when she will come in that angel band to get the
body she left here, and then go to live with Jesus forever more. Her funeral will be preached the 4th Saturday
and Sunday in April, 1960. Preachers requested: Corney Adams, Paris Hagan, Clive Williams. Everybody.
George Cook is invited, Arvill Mullins to come.
Written by a heart-broken son,
Elder W. B. Mullins.