Obituary of Taze Presley
December 8, 1911
AGED PEOPLE TAKEN BY DEATH
Taze Presley was born June 3, 1845 and departed this life December 1, 1911.
He came from Buchanan county to Russell some ten years ago, and lived during this time in and near Lebanon. As a citizen his life was above reproach. He was the soul of honor and integrity, and it is said of him by those with whom he had business relations that his word was as good as his bond. Quiet and unassuming in manner, never meddling in the affairs of others, but always attending strictly to his own business, he won the respect and admiration of all who knew him.
He was a devoted husband and father, a true and loyal friend and was always "careful to entertain strangers."
Having made a profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ some thirty years ago, he united with the Baptist church of which he was a faithful and consistent member until he joined the triumphant hosts that have gone on before. He died in the full triumph of the faith, confidently relying on the promised of God. In the early morning, he fell asleep in Jesus. His body, followed by a large number of friends, was laid away in the family cemetery there to await the coming of Him who said, "I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, tho he were dead, yet shall live."
IN MEMORY OF TAZE PRESLY.
Let me go, the day is breaking,
Dear companions let me go,
We have spent a night of waking,
In the wilderness below,
Upware now I bend my way,
Part we hear at break of day,
Let me go I may not tarry,
Wrestling but with doubts and fears,
Angels wait my soul to carry,
Where my risen lord appears,
Friends and kindred weep not so,
If you love me let me go,
We have traveled long together,
Hand in hand and heart to heart,
Both through calm and stormy weather,
and tis hard to part
Yet we must, Farewell to you,
Answer one and all adieu.