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The Atlanta Argus


M.A. Mills died at her home east of town last Friday morning. The deceased was an old resident coming here in 1829. Her last husband, Needham Roach, was a Cumberland Presbyterian preacher of much force of character. He preached in this neighborhood and the Roach Chapel on Clear Creek was named after him. The death of her second husband, Reason Mills, occurred April 17, 1895. Mary Ann Betisworth was born in West Virginia Dec. 26, 1811. Moved to Kentucky with her parents at an early age. Was married to Needham Roach in 1833. From this union was born nine children, six having passed away and three are still living. She was a true and faithful companion to Mr. Roach through adversity and prosperity up to the time of his death in 1967. She was again married to R. Mills in 1875. She was converted in August, 1832, twelve miles south of Springfield, Ill., at a Cumberland Presbyterian camp meeting and united with that church, of which she remained a faithful member until her death. The funeral was held Sunday at the Roach chapel and was largely attended by her many old friends and neighbors. Rev. E.J. Thomas conducted the services, and the interment was at the Roach burying ground.

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