PIPES, MARTHA (GRAY)
OBIT LEBANON ENTERPRISE 1922,05-05
G-OLD UNION CEMETERY D-1922,04-27
GOOD WOMAN IS CLAIMED BY DEATH---Mrs. Martha Gray Pipes died at her residence on Forest Street, in this city, last Thursday evening at seven o'clock. She was the widow of the late Alfred Pipes, who preceded her to the grave a few years ago, and was in the seventy-eight year of her age, having been born January 14, 1845. Her father was a well-to-do farmer of Boyle County, living across the line a short distance from where Mrs. Pipes lived for many years with her husband. It seems that Martha Gray and Alfred Pipes, the latter living in the Haysville section of Marion County, were sweethearts about the outbreak of the War of the Rebellion. Mr. Pipes enlisted in the 6th Kentucky regiment of cavalry, a great many of the young men of the Haysville section enlisting in the same organization. Therefore, when they left for the front it was an event in that village, when mothers, wives and sweethearts assembled to bid them good-bye. Alfred Pipes lived to return and claim his sweetheart. They were married in January, 1866. Until a few years past Mr. and Mrs. Pipes lived in the Haysville, or Riley section. The death of Mrs. Pipes may be termed sudden, though she had not been in good health for some little while, and had latterly been confined much of the time to her bed. Nearly a half century ago Mrs. Pipes became a member of the Haysville Baptist Church and long worshipped at the old Baptist Church on the bluff at the left of the road as we approach Haysville from Lebanon. The old church has long been torn away. Mrs. Pipes was an exemplary Christian woman. She was a charter member of Ruth Chapter No. 4, O. E. S., the first chapter in the state of Kentucky, having been chartered, organized and set to work by the Supreme Grand Chapter of the order. She was fond of church and all charitable work and in life exemplified those graces that most befit a good woman and beautify those of a wife, mother and grandmother. Six children survive Mrs. Pipes. They are Robert Pipes and Mrs. Sam E. Hagan, of Louisville; Mrs. J. M. Robertson, of Danville; Mrs. Richard May of Brumfield, and Mrs. J. L. Powell and Mrs. S. A. Borders, of Lebanon. She is also survived by several grandchildren. It was noted by the family that Mrs. Pipes died on the birthday of the great commander of the United States armies in our late war for the Union. The birthday of the great chieftain was being celebrated as she, the widow of one of his soldiers, passed out. It was also the anniversary of the birth of a grandchild, Mrs. Pearl Stine, of Lebanon Junction. The funeral services were conducted Sunday at the old Union Church just across the Boyle County line from the Haysville section. Rev. T. J. Porter, pastor of the Lebanon Baptist Church, conducted the services and preached the funeral sermon in which he paid a beautiful and discriminating tribute to the life and memory of the deceased. She was then laid by the side of her husband amid the scenes of their youth--in the long ago, and with those they had, at one time, so well known and loved.