Gravesite Repaired, Rededicated at Decatur Cemetery

On Mother's Day, the Friends of the Decatur Cemetery held a ceremony at Miss Emily Pittman's gravesite.

The guided tours of the Decatur Cemetery called Second Sunday Strolls started again on Sunday. But something extra was added.

An old gravesite was rededicated after the tour. Chris Billingsley was there and shared these photos and words.

The beautiful Victorian gravesite of Miss Emily Pittman in the City of Decatur cemetery was rededicated on Mothers Day, May 12.

Cathy Vogel, David Crenshaw, Victor Donham, Nancy Sill and others from the Friends of Decatur Cemetery organization have worked for years to restore the gravesite. With funds from the Decatur Beer Festival, and the expertise of master blacksmith  Ray Bowen, the site is now restored to its original look.

Foreground with Cathy Vogel (left) is Agnes Scott chaplain Reverend Kate Colussy-Estes whose led those present in a beautiful prayer in memory of Miss Emily Pittman. Background, in the kilt, is master blacksmith Ray Bowen, who volunteered to restore the the wrought iron gate and fence for free.


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