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L is for Little Mary Coleman Folds. She was a Twin!

In Memoriam.

Little Mary Coleman Folds daughter of J. B. and Henrietta Folds, was born March 13th 1889 and departed this life September 10th 1895 Little Coleman was a sweet and loving child.  She was the twin sister of Warren Pate Folds whom she left behind.  As God in His goodness, has seen fit to take her, we will say to her grief stricken parents two little brothers and one lonely sister, be of good cheer.  For whlie [sic] it seems hard to give her up we know that the Father doeth all things well, Farewell dear Coleman we know you will be sadly missed by a host of little relatives and playmates, but you have passed through this vale of tears and rest with the angels above.

Her Aunt, Kate Causey.  Pinehurst Ga 9-27-95

[The Vienna Progress (Georgia), 1 October 1895, pg. 3, column 1]

Little Mary Folds and both parents rest at Mount Olive Cemetery in the Pinehurst area of Dooly County, Georgia.  Each of them have ledger markers over their graves.  The inscriptions appear to be at least somewhat handmade, or stamped.  A couple even handwritten.  I sometimes get mixed feelings when I gaze upon a handwritten inscription.  I admire the care it took to make sure a loved one was remembered and not later labeled as "unknown." On the other hand, if money was an issue, that makes me a bit sad.

It may be hard to see, but here are inscriptions from the three markers of Henrietta (1861-1930), J. B. (1859-1918), and little Mary (1889-1895).


[If you're wondering what's up with all the "letter" posts:  I am attempting to follow the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (links to official page). This challenge lasts through the month of April, with Sundays off. Click here to see all my letter posts on one page. They will be in reverse order. Oh, and wish me luck!]


Good luck with you blog. I have done a lot of genealogical research in graveyards. In fact the highlight of many of my vacations is a trip to the graveyard. My blog was just featured on the new blogs about two weeks ago. It is
Perhaps we should follow each others blogs.
Nicola said…
Thank you for sharing this, even though it's rather sad. Beautifully written.
S. Lincecum said…
Thank you both for stopping by and commenting. Grant, I'm off to your blog now!
Unknown said…
A nice post. I don't think I've ever seen a hand-carved grave before. Poignant and yet I imagine the care taken with each letter, carved deep enough to withstand the elements. I'll try to check out more of your posts!
Darla M Sands said…
Hand carved inscriptions are a bittersweet sight, though I don't recall every seeing one either. Thank you for this.
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