Carrie M. Allen Williams
Obituary from Meade County Messenger August 1939
Mrs. A. V. Williams Passes Beyond
Carrie Allen Williams, daughter of Samuel an Catherine Smith Allen was born April 28, 1873, died July 30, 1939 -- age 66 years 3 months and 2 days.
She was converted and united with Buck Grove Baptist Church at the age of 14.
She was married to A.V. Williams Feb. 8, 1898. To this union was born 8 children. Three of whom survive. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Robinson, Miss Adah Williams, Ekron and Mrs. J. H. Lyle, Benham, Ky., also a granddaughter Rosemary Lyle; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Downs of Ekron and Mrs. John Bunger, Hooker, Okla.; four brothers, Gus, Jeff and James Allen of Meade County and her twin brother Clarence Allen of Louisville, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
She lived a consistent Christian life, always attended her church when her health would permit.
She was an affectionate wife , a loving mother and a good and kind neighbor. At her going may Heaven be made nearer to her loved ones.
God's Way is Best
Not ours to know the reason why unanswered is our prayer,
But ours to wait for God's own time, to lift the cross we bear.
Not ours to know the reason why from loved ones we must part,
But ours to live in faith and hope though bleeding be our heart.
Not ours to know the reason why this anguish, strife and pain,
But ours to know a crown of thorns - Thy Grace for us to gain,
A cross, a bleeding heart, a crown, What greater gifts are given;
Be still, my heart, and murmur not; these are the keys to heaven.
'Tis ours to know, aye, learn it well--- it is the Master's way,
They serve Him best who ask not why, who live but to obey.
'Tis ours to know the better part whereby a crown is won,
Then loving God, I ask not why, Thy will not mine, be done.
Yes, Thy way, Lord, not mine, I pray, I give to Thee my will,
And humbly seek Thy grace and aid, This better part to fill.
It was not always thus with me - I loved my way the best;
But that is past; Thy way is mine; in it alone is best