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Graveshelter: Wing, Alabama

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I've been working on documenting graveshelters for a few years now and in September found two cemeteries with them that were previously unlisted.

Today, Wing Missionary Baptist Church in Wing, Alabama, which is very close to the Florida state line. Dinner on the ground tables:
Wing Missionary Baptist Church, Wing AL

Wing Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Wing AL

Wing Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Wing AL

Wing Missionary Baptist Church, Wing AL

Overall very well maintained, and the most recent carrying on tradition, being swept (here with pebble/gravel), and traditional curbing.
Wing Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Wing AL

Inscribed on the curbing here is Psalm 23:5. "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies..."
Wing Missionary Baptist Church, Wing AL

Fiddle, Ford truck motif
Wing Missionary Baptist Church, Wing AL

Wing Missionary Baptist Church, Wing AL

Wing Missionary Baptist Church, Wing AL

Logging motif
Wing Missionary Baptist Church, Wing AL

Wing Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Wing AL

One graveshelter
Graveshelter, Wing Missionary Baptist Church, Wing AL

Some of this has aged badly, but I believe it reads:
In Memory of
Emma Lee Stokes
Daughter of John and Catharine Stokes
Born October 18, 1879 and Died from
Rattle Snake Bite Sept 26, 1890 Age 11
Years 11 Months and 17 Days
Graveshelter, Wing Missionary Baptist Church, Wing AL

Graveshelter, Wing Missionary Baptist Church, Wing AL

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My mostly-updated Google Map for grave shelters can be found here. Please share with me if you know of any graveshelters not included in my map. Thank you!

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