DEATH: OBITUARIES & DEATH NOTICES
Mr. Monroe Dove passed away Saturday evening at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. R. A. Barringer, near Cold Springs, in No. 9 township. The remains were interred at Cold Springs M. E. church Sunday evening. Mr. Dove was a good citizen, a warn hearted friend and a devoted member of the Methodist church. He died in the triumphs of the faith that marked a noble life. He had passed the allotted three score and ten years, allotted to man. He had passed the seventy-sixth year. He had suffered a kidney malady for many years. Having been bereaved of his life companion some six or eight years ago his feeble condition was the less bearable and he abandoned his home some weeks ago and consigned himself to the care of affectionate children and died surrounded with all that could contribute to his happiness.
Source: "The Reaper Death," The Daily Concord Standard, 20 April 1897, digital images, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (http://www.digitalnc.org/collections/newspapers : accessed 22 October 2017).