Homer Dine

Born: 1918
Died: 1927
Loc: Brown Hill, Rockdale Twp. Crawford Co., PA
Bur: Millers Station Cemetery,  Rockdale Twp. Crawford Co. PA
Gravestone Photo
Father: Harold Leonard Dine
Mother: Calla Mickle
1920 Census: Bloomfield Twp. Crawford Co. PA
Obituary: Death of Homer Dine
Homer Neal Dine, aged 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dine of Brown Hill, died Saturday morning at the home of his parents after a short illness. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the parent’s home with interment in the cemetery at Millers Station.
A gloom was cast over our neighborhood when a week ago it was announced that little Home Dyne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dyne, was seriously if not critically ill, and for the past week his life hung by a slender thread and the ebb and flow of vitality kept his family torn with anguish and uncertainty during the long hours of anxious vigil until Saturday, when at 10 o’clock the end came, which was sad but today the spirit of Homer is unfolded in a kingdom where love reigns and there is no death. Thus over a happy home the shadow of another little grave has fallen. This being the third little boy to be removed by death in this home. This beautiful child was so fraught with blessings to his parents that it seemed a flower in paradise permitted to bloom for a brief season by their side. Then recalled to its nature skies, leaving the home sad and lonely. Homer was a sweet and lovable child, which made him a favorite with school mates and teacher. Everything that love and devotion and tender care and the best of medical skill was done for the little sufferer, but human skill could not relieve. It is with the deepest sorrow we feel our loss and the utter inability to comfort those who will miss the dear little voice and sweet smile in the now shadowed home. Homer was nine years old on May 14, 1927. He is survived by his parents, one sister, Lucille, and two grandmothers, Mrs. Calla Mickle at home and Mrs. Nettie Wellman of Bloomfield. The last sad rites took place at the bereaved home on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock and were attended by a very large gathering of sorrowing relatives, friends and schoolmates. Rev. Cobb of Cambridge Springs conducted the services and his remarks were beautiful in their simplicity. It was a sweet message to the living one which will linger long in the memory of those present on this occasion. Rev. Byron Mead of Little Cooley offered prayer. "Jesus Understands" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" were sung by Mrs. Etta Watson and Fred Hammond, were beautiful and impressive with Mrs. Irene Green at the piano. The flowers from relatives and friends were many and beautiful and the little boy who rested among them was beautiful in death. Thus we leave him and in memory keep him as sweetly reposing among the fragrant blossoms. The remains followed by the funeral party, were taken to the Miller’s Station cemetery for interment. The pallbearers were six schoolmates namely, Lawrence Wise, Dent Pettit, Robert Finney, George Bunce,
Clinton Landers, and John Bidwell.