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Lebanon News
Obituary of John C. Lockhart

June 11, 1912 


     John Lockhart, seventy four-years old died Sunday at his home south of Lebanon after a lingering illness. 
     Mr. Lockhart was a grand old man, served three years in the confederate army and fought gallantly side by side with comrades in many hard fought battles.  For a number of years and up to the time of his demise was a member of the Green Valley Baptist Church.
     He is survived by several grown daughter and sons, who have the sympathy of the entire community.

June 24, 1912

John C. Lockhart

     One by one our friends are falling by the piercing sword of death and passing to their eternal rewards.  With an immeasurable degree of sadness I observe the departure of one whom I loved and whose memory I shall cherish.  While pastor at Honaker I was constantly thrown into his company-a pleasure which I enjoyed.  Bro. Lockhart was an earnest, consecrated christian.  His religion was not of the pharisacal type, the kind that only expresses itself in language, and that with no meaning; but it was the kind that like the Alabaster box of precious ointment broken and poured on the Savior's head, scatters its fragrance and sweetens the earth with its perfumes.  He exemplified the simple, modest characteristics of christianity in daily life and lived as if every day was the last.  He served his country acceptably in strife that baptised a nation in its own blood and also contributed to the triumphal of the banner of Jesus Christ.  Death has silenced his voice, no more still we see his kindly bearings and saintly steppings until we chance to meet on heaven's chrystalized pavement.
     To his children he has left an immortal heritage.  His influence will abide forever.  My blessings abound for those who are bowed down in grief.

F.V. Goad,
Milton, Iowa.

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