Reported that our beloved Bro. Willis Graves a member of this church departed this life of the Palsy the 12th day of Nov. last at about 4 oclock A.M. after an illness of about 7 hours. He was born the 12th of October 1790 in Maddison County Va. and removed to this County in the Spring of 1797. He made profession of religion and Joined this Church in February 1811. Since his ordely walk and pious conversation (in the multiplicity of great temp and personal affairs) has endeared him to his Christian brethren — He was appointed Clerk to this church in 1826 and also a member to the Northbend association in the same year the association appointed him there Clerk which office he was continued in during his life and discharged them to the entire Satisfaction of his brethren. If, he had anyone distinguishing Christian virtue which shone above the other it was that Solemn injunction the great Apostle gave his Hebrew brethren — "But to do good and to communicate, forget not" —
> Bro. James Gaines appointed Clerk to this church.
R. Graves Clk Protem Robt Kirtley Mod'r
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