In the instance above, I believe the wreath is another symbol for victory. Usually this would be attributed to the laurel wreath, also representing eternity and immortality.
Dec 31, 1864
Nov 13, 1907
Ben Hill County, Fitzgerald, Georgia
(Photos © 2010-9 S. Lincecum)
Following is a death notice for Mr. Julian, found in the 22 November 1907 Tifton Gazette (Georgia):
Fitzgerald, Ga., November 14 -- Dr. W. L. Julian fell dead at Rogers' livery stable today. Dr. Julian was a highly respected citizen and worth a considerable amount of money. He quit practicing several years ago to look after his property. He was about sixty years of age, but appeared to be in very good health, except for the last few weeks he was very nervous. He is survived by a wife and three brothers.