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13 May 2010

From the Curls in Her Hair to the Rose in Her Fingertips

I'm always amazed at what a carver can do with rock. Such a hard substance can be made to look delicate and dainty. The stone memorializing S. V. DeVaughn at Felton Cemetery in Montezuma, Georgia is a fine example. She was the wife of James Elijah DeVaughn, born 11 July 1849 and died 13 November 1882. Included on her stone were the beautiful words Here Sweet Be Thy Rest, 'Till He Bid Thee Arise.

From the curls in her hair to the rose in her fingertips...

All photos © 2010 S. Lincecum.


Dorene from Ohio said...

What a beautiful monument!

jenniferw said...

Extraordinary! Beautiful pictures of a poignant subject.

Greta Koehl said...

How exquisite - thank you for sharing these lovely pictures.

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