Cagle, Nellie Hampton (Mrs. George L.)
MRS. GEORGE L. CAGLE
February 7, 1890-June 29, 1964
Mrs. Nellie Hampton Cagle was born in Tallahassee, Florida February 7, 1890, the daughter of the Reverend and Mrs. G. W. Forrest. She died June 29, 1964 in Fort Worth, Texas.
She was united in marriage November 24, 1910 to George L. Cagle, and to this union were born three children: Winifred L. Cagle (now Mrs. Gerald Crowley of Helena, Montana); Claude A. Cagle, a Methodist Minister, now serving the church at Markham, Texas; and Gordon Lee Cagle, retired from the United States Air Force, now living in Fort Worth. Texas.
Mrs. Cagle took an active interest in her husband’s ministry to the Church., and, being an excellent Bible scholar herself, she taught Sunday School classes and Bible study courses in every church they served, yet she never tried to usurp her husband’s place as the Pastor, but served with a quiet dignity and decorum that marked her as a genuine Christian.
] They began their ministry in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and after serving churches in Malvern, El Dorado, Thornton,, Junction City, Buckner, Blevins, Emmet, and Carthage, Arkansas, they transferred to the Louisiana Conference in 1947. They served churches at Grayson, Vidalia, Pine Grove, and Bonita, Louisiana. It was while serving the Bonita Methodist Church that she was preceded in death by Brother Cagle in March. 1958.
Mrs. Cagle made friends everywhere she went. Her devotion to God and the church was an inspiration to all who knew her. At the time of her death, at the age of seventy-four, she had just accepted a position as a teacher of a Sunday School class in the church she and her son attended and was overjoyed at the privilege of an opportunity to continue to work for the Master.
On June 29, 1964, God called and she answered. She died quietly in her sleep in her home in Fort Worth, Texas.
She was brought back to Bastrop, Louisiana, and after a funeral service conducted by Reverend Abe M. Conerly and Reverend W. G. Stegall, she was laid to rest by the side of her beloved husband in the Morehouse Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop, Louisiana.
She died like she lived—with a firm and unshakable faith in God. “Her dreams of a higher life have passed into fruition, and her struggle and effort into perfect peace.”
God must have said to her talking lips, “Be still, and know that I am God.” She now dwells in that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns, and she rests in that “Peace of God which passeth all understanding.”
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1965; p. 221 By Abe M. Conerly