Tombstone Tuesday – Dave and Josephine Butler

by Tonia Kendrick on February 3, 2009 in Evidence

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.”

Photo source:

Ramsey Cemetery (Ramhurst, Murray County, Georgia), David Sanford Butler and Malinda Josephine Butler headstone, personally photographed, 20 Sep 2008.

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