Alston - Roy A
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday 16 April 1897
Roy A. Alston, son of Taylor and Hannah Alston, died April 11, 1897, aged two years, two months and six days. A bright flower has blushed here to bloom in greater splendor and richer fragrance in paradise. Funeral services were at the home by Rev. Worlds. The remains were laid to rest at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Though the loss of such a dear little angel is irreparable the bereft can only say, “Thy will be done,” and mourn but not as those who have no hope, for evidences are plenty that he is now basking in the sunshine of that glorious home—a mansion not made with hands, high up in Heaven. Little Roy is dead. No sleep so beautiful and calm, so free from trace of pain, so fair to look upon. Where are the traces of his sufferings? All gone. Suffering is dead indeed in him, but peace and happiness are born. We can so live that when like this little angel we are called hence we may have on the robe of righteousness and meet him where disease and suffering never come and where parting is no more.