Dear friends, if you have time, please pray for these members of the Southern family on the day they reposed. Many thanks.
But one may ask: ‘What good does it do to pray for the departed?’ An answer is offered here: https://orthochristian.com/130608.html
Along with prayers and hymns for the departed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6je5axPodI
Judge Spencer Roane, one of the best judges of his day, and an unsung hero for local authority.
Bill Monroe, one of the pioneers of the Bluegrass genre of music.
Stand Watie, a Cherokee leader who became a general in the Confederate Army. He was one of the last to surrender to the Yankees in the War.
Robert Penn Warren, ‘at home in all the major genres–poetry, fiction, drama, and criticism–though poetry was his dominant mode. Warren was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes, a number unmatched by any other writer: one for his novel All The King’s Men (1947) and two for the poetry collections Promises (1958) and Now and Then (1978). He also received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters awarded him its Gold Medal for Poetry in 1985. In 1986 he was named poet laureate, the first in the United States to be given that title.’
James Oliver Rigney, Jr (aka Robert Jordan), the writer of a renowned series of fantasy books, The Wheel of Time, amongst other works.
Gov Pedro Menendez, the first Spanish governor of Florida who founded the first permanent European settlement in the South (the city of St Augustine). A good military commander (though a little too quick to shed blood), he negotiated with the Native Americans to trade peacefully and worked to evangelize them as well.
William ‘Singing Billy’ Walker, he helped popularize shape note/Sacred Harp singing in the South.
Sen. Thomas Bayard, Sr, a staunch defender of the South against Radical Reconstructionists.
Also, to celebrate some of the saints of September from the South’s Christian inheritance of various lands, follow this link on over:
Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
Anathema to the Union!