friends, if you have time, please pray for these members of the Southern family
on the day they reposed. Many thanks.
one may ask: ‘What good does it do to
pray for the departed?’ An answer is
offered here: https://orthochristian.com/130608.html
with prayers and hymns for the departed:
Valcour Aimé, one of Louisiana’s noblest sons.
Williams, the country music legend.
Robert Lewis Dabney, an influential leader in the South both behind and outside
of the pulpit.
Francis T. Nichols, a Confederate general in the War between the States who
lost an arm and a foot defending his homeland.
After the unpleasantness came to an end, he became a reforming governor
in his home State of Louisiana, waging another mighty battle - this time
against the corrupt Louisiana Lottery.
He later sat on the bench of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Washington Carver, the famous Tuskegee researcher who found many new uses for
the South’s agricultural produce.
Robert Baylor. ‘Robert Emmett Bledsoe
(R.E.B.) Baylor (1793-1874) was a lawyer and politician who represented Alabama
for one term in the U.S. Congress. He is much better known as the principal
founder of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and as a member of the Supreme
Court of the Republic of Texas from 1841 to 1846. He was influential in moving
Texas from an independent republic to statehood.’
Thomas Landess, a recent defender of Southern ways.
King, ‘New Orleans novelist and historian Grace King made the city and state of
her birth an abiding theme in her work. Prolific in several genres—short
fiction, the novel, memoir, biography, social and cultural history—King
published her work in major national magazines.’
Gaston, a successful black businessman in many fields in Alabama and a
successful though quiet worker for desegregation.
Q. C. Lamar, a fine Southern statesmen of the 19th century who held
a number of posts throughout his life:
college professor, uS Congress and Senate, Confederate colonel, foreign
diplomat, uS Supreme Court, and more.
Neale Hurston, Alabama-born and Florida-raised, she played a leading role in
the Harlem Renaissance and was a prolific writer.
to celebrate some of the saints of January from the South’s Christian
inheritance of various lands, follow these links if you’d like:
Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
to the Union!