AGED CITIZEN
CALLED BY DEATH 
 

Rev. . Phillip Foley Passed Away on April 15 at Age of 97 Years; Was Native of 
 Knox County 

It has pleased God to call from this earthly home the Rev. Phillip Foley, Wednesday night, April 15th at 10:30 at the age of 97 years, 5 months and 24 days. 

" He was born October 21, 1838, and was reared in Knox county. In ,1859 he was united in marriage to Mary A. Phjpps. To this union was; born. 10 children, 6 boys and 4 girls : One son, Joseph Foley, preceded ,him to the grave in August 1886.: Also his wife, Mary A. Foley preceded him on February 9, 1928. He became a Christian and united with the Indian Creek Baptist Church, of Knox county, near to the age of 22 years. He was called to the ministry at the age of 22 years. 
He faithfully discharged his duties. preaching God's word throughout his entire active life  He moved to Madison county in April  1897 and thence to Garrard County in 1904.  For the 32 years he has remained an honored and respected citizen of the community and a loyal
 ad faithful member of Fredom Baptist Church giving much interest after he was too feeble to attend.  He had expressed himself by saying to the family �that he never slept without giving his prayers for the church.�

Nine children yet survive him: G. B. Foley, Harlan, J.F. Foley, Lexington, Wm., S.R. and J.P. Foley of Garrard County, Mrs. Mary L. Brown, Rerea, Mrs. Virginia Norvell, Corbin and Mrs Lida Moore and Mrs Melissa Hutchens, of Garrard.  Also 47 grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren and a number of great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 P.M. at the Freedom Baptist Church, with Rev. W. P. Rogers of Paint Lick, officiating.  The body was laid to rest in the churchyard.

His passing removes from the county one of its oldest and most honored citizens.  Mr. Foley �had labored long and faithfully in the Master�s vineyard and now goes to claim his just reward.  All who knew this good man respected and esteemed him and his death is a great loss, not only to his family, but to those whom he ministered for so long.  Although he is gone the memory of this kindly man will long remain with those who knew and loved him.
 
 

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