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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Coxburg Cemetery, Coxburg, MS - George T. Carter's Woodmen of the World Grave Monument

This unique Woodmen of the World monument that stands alone in an uncrowded section of Coxburg Cemetery, Holmes County, Mississippi, marks the grave of George T. Carter. The ornate marble marker bears the W.O.W. emblem and sits atop a base that is adorned with a single calla lily bloom surrounded by ivy leaves, leaves of the lily plant, and fern leaves. Although the monument is similar in design to others in Mississippi's cemeteries, this particular marker is more artistic in design that most. Even the lower portion of the marker above the base is imbellished with ivy leaves.

According to his grave stone, George T. Carter was born on June 25, 1868 and died on August 26, 1914, shortly after his 46th birthday.