Pynes, Mrs. Russell T.


February 6, 1880 - February 6, 1953
Mrs. Russell T. Pynes was born February 6, 1880 in Winsboro, Texas, and passed away on her birthday at the age of 73, in Victoria, Texas. Burial services were held in the Methodist Church in Deadwood, Texas and conducted by the writer, assisted by Rev. S, Seegers and Rev. Wilson Wieting.
Mrs. Pynes married Rev. Russell T. Pynes in April of 1900. She truly supplemented the devoted ministry of her illustrious husband, who preceded her in death by two and a half years.
She was a good shepherdess. Her home was a haven for the weary and troubled. And just as often, her home was the scene of the joyful companionship of ministers. Many times she stated that the happiest times in her home were the gatherings of ministers.
Mrs. Pynes, in her modest way, once said that she hoped at her funeral the words of the Master could be spoken of her, “She hath done what she could.” These words were spoken of her, for the words significantly characterized her devoted life.
She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Everrett Verret of Franklin, Louisiana; Mrs. C. C. Alexander of China, Texas; Mrs. Robert Holzapfel of Victoria, Texas.
Her faith in God, her sympathy toward others, and her kind and helpful ways, inspired many people who had the high privilege of knowing her.
Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 166, 1953 by Edward R. Haug.

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