18 June 2011

Annie's Life was... (Today's Epitaph)

(l-r) James K. Craig, Eugenia Peeples Craig, Annie McGee, Samuel
Newton McGee at Fairview Presbyterian Church Cemetery in
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Photo © 2010/1 S. Lincecum.
Annie was born 25 September 1877 to James K. Craig and Eugenia Peeples. She married Samuel Newton McGee while in her early twenties, but died 1 September 1919 at the young age of 41.

Her tombstone (pictured above, third from left) depicts a lovely epitaph:
Thy life was beauty, truth, goodness and love.

Also included is a descending or "diving" dove from Heaven. As mentioned before on this blog, a dove sculpted in this way represents the Holy Ghost, part of the Holy Trinity in Christianity.


Dorene from Ohio said...

Great post! When you click on the image to enlarge it, it is so beautiful! Such beautiful tombstones!

S. Lincecum said...

Thanks, Dorene!

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