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Southern Graves · 2d ago

Sad Death of Charlie Bowen

Charlie, a son of James Bowen, died just a few months before his nineteenth birthday.  His remains rest at Lilly Cemetery in Dooly County, Georgia.Twas but a flower too good for earth, Trans...
Southern Graves · 2W ago

Bigby Parrott Passed to Silence and Pathetic Dust (Tombstone Tuesday)

A family burial lot that can't be missed (even if you tried) while wandering through Oak Hill Cemetery at Newnan, Georgia is that of the Parrott – Bigby family.  The sacred ground is adorned...
Southern Graves · 3W ago

William Mattox: the Meanest Man in Georgia? (Tombstone Tuesday)

William Mattox, born 1836 in Elbert County, Georgia to Henry Page and Sophia N. Mattox, was a lot of things.  He was a son, a brother, a husband, and a father.  He was also a large landowner, a shrewd businessman, a soldier, and a statesman.But was W...
Southern Graves · 1M ago

Just as the Sun was Sinking, Lizzie Barker Departed this Life (Tombstone Tuesday)

Houston Home Journal (Georgia)18 September 1913 – pg. 7Death of Mrs. J. N. BarkerLast Tuesday afternoon, the 9th inst, just as the sun was sinking in the west and the shades of night had began to fall, Mrs. Lizzie Pollock Barker, wife of Mr. James N....
Southern Graves · 1M ago

It's All About the Tree, Part 3 (a Mossy Wordless Wednesday)

Southern Graves · 2M ago

White Bronze Obelisk for John Mason Giles (Tombstone Tuesday)

From Evergreen Cemetery at Perry, Houston County, Georgia -John Mason GilesSon of Andrew & Sarah Cowan GilesBorn in Abbeville Dist, S.C. Feb 22, 1818Graduated at the University of Georgia, 1838Admitted to the Bar 1839Member of the Georgia State Const...
Southern Graves · 2M ago

Frances Dennard: Death Comes Not to Those Whose Lives are Such as Hers (Today's Epitaph)

The remains of Frances Dennard rest at Evergreen Cemetery in Perry, Houston County, Georgia.F. S. A. DennardBorn July 31, 1815Died July 6, 1886Death comes not to those whose lives are such as hers,it is but an entrance into our Father's home.Obituary...
Southern Graves · 2M ago

Death and Obituary of Mr. Lorenzo Dow Norwood (1806-1888)

Obituary from Houston Home Journal (Perry, Georgia)Thursday, 29 November 1888 – pg. 3Death of Mr. L. D. Norwood.At about ten o'clock last Saturday night Mr. Lorenzo Dow Norwood died at his residence about 3 miles west of Perry.  The immediate cause o...
Southern Graves · 2M ago

Informative Obituary for Mrs. Harriett Jenkins Giles (1825-1911)

Obituary from Houston Home Journal (Perry, Georgia)31 August 1911 – pg. 3 [Viewable online at Georgia Historic Newspapers]Mrs. Harriett Giles Dead.A short while after midnight of last Thursd...
Southern Graves · 2M ago

Dr. Minor W. Havis Accidentally Shot and Killed

Minor Havis was born 23 April 1829 in South Carolina.  He became a resident of Georgia as a young boy.  Prior to the Civil War, Minor married a fellow South Carolina native named Amanda.From...