We have recently learned of the death of the Rev. James L. Reed, one of the oldest and best ministers of our Church, an old friend, a correspondent of the Christian Observer, and a man greatly beloved especially in the Synode of Alabama and Tennessee. Though he died two or three months ago, by some strange oversight no notice of his death so far as we know has been published in any of our Church papers.
A native of Tennessee, Mr. Reed was educated in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and ordained to the work of the ministry in 1853. For more than a half a century his life was spared to preach the gospel he loved to teach through the religious press. Some fifteen years ago his book, the “Mode of Scriptural Baptism Demonstrated to be Sprinkling,” was published by the Presbyterian Committee of Publication. He was an ardent friend of the temperance cause and the author of several pamphlets and numerous newspaper articles on that subject. He came from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church into the Southern Presbyterian Church about forty years ago, and until the infirmities of age interfered with his ministerial work, was in charge of churches in Alabama. The Rev. Richard C. Red, D.D., professor in Columbia Theological Seminary, is an able and useful son of an honored father.
Note from submitter: Died September 18, 1905; Buried in Wallace-McRea Cemtery, Soddy-Daisy, TN
Unknown Presbyterian Church Publication, 1905
Submitted by Sallie Cox