Mr. Albert Glass, a well known citizen of Garland, died last Friday after several months of ill health. He suffered mostly from a tumor in the head and underwent an unsuccessful operation for its removal. Mr. Glass was 32 years of age and a prosperous young farmer with many friends who esteemed him highly. His untimely death is sincerely regretted. He is survived by his wife and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Glass of Garland. The funeral was held in the Methodist church Saturday morning, Rev. A. H. Bezzo conducting the services, after which the interment followed in Shiloh cemetery.
[The Covington Leader, Covington, Tenn., August 9, 1917]
18 Jan 1886 to 3 Aug 1917
Albert Glass, son of Newton and Mary Glass, was born January 18, 1886, died August 3, 1917, age 31 years, 6 months and 15 days. He was the fifth one of the family called, three brothers and one sister preceding him. Father, mother, three brothers and two sisters left behind to fight life’s battles. On September 22nd, 1909, Albert was married to Miss Anna Elam, which union appeared to be a happy one. In his hours of affliction they were so affectionate to each other. Some months before his death he was afflicted with something like an abscess of the brain. On June 18 before his death he was carried to Memphis and underwent an operation returning home about two weeks before his death. The night before the operation in conversation with his wife, he expressed his hope in Jesus, and gave to her as an evidence, that he had quit his bad language. He expressed an anxiety to go to the quarterly meeting doubtless with an intention of joining the church. We treasure up hopes that he is at rest, though he missed so many joys by putting off till his last days. Albert was a cheerful jolly fellow, a good neighbor and citizen, and had many friends. He bore his afflictions very patiently, being cheerful when at himself. His wife, and loved ones watched over him very faithfully to the end. His funeral was conducted August 4, 1917 by the family’s pastor, Eld. Bezzo, assisted by the Baptist pastor, Eld. R.L. Bell. The Master will knock at my door some night, and then in the silence, hushed and dim, will wait for my coming with lamp light to open immediately to him.
The Covington Leader