Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Mattie Schwalls Tapley

Mattie Schwalls Tapley
buried at Gumlog Church Cemetery, outside Kite, Johnson County, Georgia

Second wife of Lusion Keman Tapley

Mother of James Tillman (Fella) Tapley, Charles Morgan Tapley, and Champ Lusion Tapley.  Died in childbirth while having her fourth son, Woodrow, who also passed away shortly after his birth.

My great-grandmother.

Her grave stone was damaged in a storm a few years ago, and even though my father never knew Mattie, he did a good thing and had the grave stone repaired.

(Photo was taken December 15, 2009, thus the jaunty wreath Mom and I added to it.)

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