September 13, 2005
|Eva died on January 23, 1916 in Fort Mitchell, VA in Lunenburg County.
The following is the obituary as it appeared in the County News of
Mrs. H. G Fore, of Fort Mitchell, VA.
When a little girl seven years of age, kind Providence wound its way,
by ushering the bright-eyed, beautiful little girl, Eva May Fowlkes,
into the sweet home of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Fowlkes of Plantersville,
VA. They assuming the responsibility of her as their adopted daughter,
with their patience and love, won her childish affections and her devotion
to mama and papa was beautiful.
April 4, 1897, she became the happy bride of Mr. H. G. Fore, Fort Mitchell,
VA. She reined supremely queen in her home, and died as she lived, happy.
She devoted her life to her beloved husband and children, making home
happy, but with her unselfish heart, found time to alleviate the suffering
of others, as she had opportunity, doing many kind deeds among those
less fortunate than herself.
She united with Mt. Zion Baptist church while young, and lived a consistent Christian life. The remains were sweetly laid to rest at home in her garden, on the following Tuesday afternoon, by the side of her little son, Paul Eldrich, who preceded her to the grave three years. The beloved Rev. H. T. Williams, of Chase City, conducted the burial services at her home in a most beautiful and comforting manner, reading the 23rd psalm, and offering an appropriate prayer. A large concourse of people, friends, relatives and loved ones met to pay the last sad rites. The floral offerings were beautiful.
At the conclusion Mr. Fore stepped forward with deep emotion and thanked all, both colored and white for their kindness to him in his great sorrow. Our deep sympathy and prayers go out to him and his little ones in time of sorrow: Pauline E, Mary Howard, Harold, Florence, Fulton, Henry, Evelyn, Bertie Sue, Garland, and Julian; and to her brother Mr. Clarence, and Mrs. Cook, who live in Richmond, and her sister, Mr. D. H. Knight, who lives in Lynchburg, and her mama and papa Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Fowlkes and beloved uncle, Mr. R. C. Williams.
"A precious one from us has gone,