My last Tombstone Tuesday post was about Clara J. Butler; the subject of today’s post is her parents, David Sanford Butler and Malinda Josephine (Hemphill) Butler. Dave and Josephine were my great-great-grandparents. They died in 1938 and 1933, respectively. Along with Clara, they are buried in the Butler plot of Ramsey Cemetery in Ramhurst, Georgia.
I really like the inscription style of this stone; the inscribing is quite deep, with the letters reversed. The stone is a little over 70 years old and it feels like it will still be legible two hundred years or more from now. I don’t think the flowers have any significance symbolically; they seem merely decorative.
The epitaph at the bottom is a slight misquote of Psalm 122:1:
“I was glad when he said unto me, let us go unto the House of the Lord.”
Ramsey Cemetery (Ramhurst, Murray County, Georgia), David Sanford Butler and Malinda Josephine Butler headstone, personally photographed, 20 Sep 2008.