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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tombstone Tuesday

The statue of a young woman, with her head bowed, and holding a small basket in her left hand, graces the grave of Lula Fancher, wife of C. C. Fancher. Lula Fancher's grave monument looks out over Bear Creek Cemetery, near McCool, Mississippi, where a number of other Fancher family members are also buried. Lula Fancher was born in January 1881 and died on December 21, 1905. As her monument states, her age was "24 ys, 11 ms, and 6 ds." Directly below the statue are the words "God is Love."

The inscription on the base of the grave marker, above the name "Fancher" includes the beautiful words shown that C. C. Fancher used to describe his wife:

"As a wife devoted.
As a mother affectionate.
As a friend ever kind and true.
In life she exhibited all the graces of a Christian.
In death her redeemed spirit returned to God who gave it."

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