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Two Interesting "Georgia Bulletin" Articles

The Georgia Bulletin has a couple of interesting articles pertaining to Georgia cemeteries.

New Cemetery Offers Eco-Friendly Option
By Andrew Nelson
..."The gravesite is a mile and a half into the woods, over a wooden bridge spanning Honey Creek in this 'green cemetery,' where remains are put into the earth without embalming and only biodegradable caskets or urns are allowed. Some may choose to be buried in a shroud alone..."

Old Cemeteries Form Intriguing Part Of State’s Past
By Andrew Nelson
"ATLANTA — A group of volunteers will work to reclaim one of the rural historic Catholic cemeteries in Georgia, with a goal to restore stone markers to unmarked graves and return the burial ground to its original appearance."

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The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)