03 January 2017

Darling Little J. E. Hartley (Tombstone Tuesday)

This image is from waaay back in 2003. This little Hartley was buried in Walker Cemetery at Byron, Peach County, Georgia. The county was Houston at the time of his death.

Our Darling
Little J. E.
Son Of
V. R. & F. P. Hartley
Apr 14, 1916
May 15, 1919
"We had a little treasure once.
He was our joy and pride,
we loved him and perhaps too well.
For soon he slept and died."

Also buried at Walker Cemetery is J. E.'s sister, Berta Lee (1899-1903). The rhyme on her tombstone is just as sweet:

"There was an angel band in Heaven,
that was not quite complete.
So God took our darling Berta Lee
to fill the vacant seat."

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Darla M Sands said...

What a moving epitaph. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year!

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