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Doing genealogy I find myself in cemeteries a bunch of times, not for gruesome reasons, but to find markers of my relatives for genealogical reasons.
While in a cemetery I just about have to take a quick survey looking at every marker to make sure I didn’t miss any one, so most of the time I come across an interesting tombstone.
Take for example the above marker that I stumbled across in Carmel Baptist Church, near Woodstock, Georgia: Ikey Reaves Winfrey. He died 5 days short of being 56 years old. The tombstone and grave cover is shiny black marble… if that was not a show in itself, there is also a likeness of him on the marker and dressed all snazzy. There are plastic play-figures horses, all lying down except one, which must be super glued on the marble grave cover. There is a poem which I think is quoted from the Bible, and was a popular song, but it has more meaning here: Tis the season….