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Publication: The Daily Times, Moncton
Issue: 05 September 1922 p7
Title: Mrs. Rachel Lutes
The death of Mrs. Rachel Lutes, widow of the late Rufus Lutes, took place very suddenly at the home of her son, J. Renwick Lutes Thursday morning, August 31st, at 8:15. She was in her usual good health up until a few minutes before her death. Mrs. Lutes had been a life-long resident of Lutes Mountain, being well-known and very highly respected. She enjoyed a wide circle of friends not only in the community where she lived her long and useful life, but also in Moncton where she was also well known.
Besides one brother, Mr. George Rogers, of Berry's Mills, deceased leaves to mourn two daughters, Mrs. Edward V. Nichols, of Stilesville, and Mrs. Lydia J. Steeves, of Bridgedale, Albert County, and the following sons: Bernard, of Ammon; Bamford, of Lutes Mountain; William, of Berry's Mills; Temple, of Moncton, and J. Renwick Lutes with whon she made her home. Deceased was in the 88th year of her age.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and was very largely attended, the whole country-side turning out to pay a last tribute of respect. A public service was held in the Baptist church at Bonnel's Corner, the church being crowded. Rev. J.T. Dimock conducted the services at the home, in the church and at the graveside,. In the course of his sermon at the church, Rev. Mr. Dimock paid an eloquent tribute to the deceased lady.
The many beautiful floral tributes adorning the casket testified to the esteem in which the late Mrs. Lutes was held by all who knew her.
The pallbearers were Moses Trites, Irving Trites, Warren Trites, Whitfield Trites, Fred Lutes and Noble Lutes.
Over sixty teams and autos followed the remains from the home and the funeral cortege was the largest seen at Bonnel's Corner for some years.