The Carter County Herald, August 17, 1922 TAYLOR ENIX LAID TO REST Taylor Enix, aged 76 years, died last Saturday morning at his home a mile and a half east of this city, of uremic poisoning, after an illness of less than two weeks. He was taken ill on Sunday night, July 30th, and the jaws of this dreaded disease slowly but firmly closed in on his life until on last Saturday, near the hour of 12 o'clock noon they gripped so tight that he was bound to bow his head and give up the ghost. God had called him to his reward and he must go. Mr. Enix leaves, besides a wife, two daughters, Zella and Dorothy both at home; two brothers, Lafayette and Washington, who live near him; two sisters, Mrs. Gorman and Mrs. Susan Gaynes, who live in the East end of the city. They all remained very close to him during his illness and death and watched over him faithfully. All that medical science could do was done to give him relief, but it seemed that it had come the time when God had seen fit to call him home and he must go. A home has been stripped of a precious jewel; a chair has been made vacant that can never be filed the steps that once prattled over the floors and through the yard will never be heard again; that familiar kind and loving voice which has so often been heard from the getting up in the morning until the retiring at night will not be heard anymore; the folks of Olive Hill will miss "Uncle Taylor" as he was hailed almost every morning as he came down our street walks and even the young tots who so often made remarks to him as he passed will miss him so much, for it was while they played upon the sidewalks he so often had to stop and pass and repass more or less jokes with them and they all learned to love him. So faithfully did he bear his sufferings and unto the last he held out that he would get well and still be with his family, seemed as though he wanted to be with them longer for he loved them so. He was a great home man and a good provider. He always was for the right and against the wrong. It was easy to place him when a question of this character was to decide. He was a personal friend of the writer and a man whom we must say we loved and highly honored and he held a spot in our heart that will ever remain a fond recollection. The funeral services were conducted at the beautiful little cemetery overlooking his old home and were conducted by Congressman W. J. Fields, his neighbor and a true friend of his. He read Chapter 28 of St. Matthew, which so beautifully told of where Mary Magdalene went to the tomb of Jesus and the angels appeared and rolled the stone away and showed her that Christ had risen from the dead, and told of how Mr. Enix in the morning of the great resurrection would rise again and come up to meet his loved ones in the air. Many beautiful things he said during his explanation of the life hereafter, and the talk was a soothing balm placed on the minds of the family and friends of the departed one. He said, "to know Taylor Enix was to love him," which is as true as can be said. The concourse of people that thronged to the funeral was proof enough that he was loved by everybody. Seldom do you see as large a crowd of people attend a funeral as did this one. The singing was beautiful.
Submitted by: Bruce E. Logan, Jr. and David Tucker