Tuesday, December 5, 1916
Suffering Is Ended
Mr. Andrew M. Cline Dies Early Monday Morning at His Home on Holt Avenue
After having suffered from cancer of the stomach for many months death came to relieve from his suffering Mr. Andrew M. Cline, Monday morning. Mr. Cline had been a resident of this city for more than forty years and was known by nearly everyone in the county. Deceased was 68 years of age.
A man of genial disposition he was popular with a large circle of friends. He was a member of the Christian church. Besides a devoted wife he leaves four sons, and one daughter, James, of Middletown, Ohio; Warran, of Falls Mills, Virginia; John and Joe, and Miss Fannie Cline of this city, besides other relatives.
We can only remind these mourners that he is not dead, he is only asleep – resting after a long and well spent life; he cannot and would not if he could, return to us; we can, if we will, go to him. Behind the storm clouds always lurks the rainbow and when the storm is past it weeps upon the flowers of the land and the pearls of the sea. Darkness precedes the dawning and out of the blackness or night comes the sunshine and joy of the day. And so from the beauty of his life take an inspiration and go forth to live as he lived, so that when the summons comes you may say as he did, ‘All is well.’
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 at the residence by Rev. Clyde Darsie, assisted by Rev. B. W. Trimble, the burial being under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. Lodge to which organization Mr. Cline had belonged for thirty years. Burial in Machpelah Cemetery. The Advocate tenders sympathy to the bereaved family.