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Grave of Jerusha Hoover Sturkie

An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r
And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave,
Awaits alike th’ inevitable hour.
The paths of glory lead but to the grave….

Yet ev’n these bones from insult to protect,
Some frail memorial still erected nigh,
With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture deck'd
Implores the passing tribute of a sigh.

Their name, their years, spelt by th’ unletter’d muse,
The place of fame and elegy supply:
And many a hold text around she strews,
That teach the rustic moralist to die….
~~Thomas Gray,

Grave of Carrie C. Sturkie
 
 
Something about a cemetery that brings one to the essence of everything important. Family, roots, and even life, itself.
 
     
 
Family Cemeteries of Interest
 
 
Antioch Cemetery - Comanche CO, Texas

 
 

Baggett Creek Cemetery - Gustine, Texas
Situated on a sandy hill shaded by many old oak trees, this country cemetery is just north of Gustine on FM 1476.

 
 

Bull Swamp Baptist Cemetery
A very rural country cemetery where time seems
to have stood still

 

 
 
Concord Cemetery, Smith Station, Alabama

 
 
Cottonwood Cemetery, Dublin, Texas
Cottonwood Cemetery is located three miles east of Dublin alongside Texas Highway 6. It is adjacent to the Cottonwood Baptist Church, which is in the Cottonwood Community on Cottonwood Creek.

 
 
First Baptist Cemetery - Gaston, SC
 
 

 
 
 
 
Friendswood Cemetery, Friendswood, Texas
Ancient live oak trees frame this beautiful church yard in the center of the City of Friendswood, Texas

 
 
Graham Chapel Cemetery, Proctor, Texas

 
 
Luker Family Cemetery, Proctor, Texas
A lovely old country cemetery. Accessed by a winding, tree canopied dirt lane, it is across the road from a creek.

 
 
Starkey Cemetery, Nocona, Montague CO, Texas

 
 
Sturkie Cemetery, Opelika, Alabama
An old country cemetery off the beaten path


 
 
Family Gravesites
 
 
Richard and Jerushia Sturkie
 
 
Zedekiah Andrew Washington Sturkie with Wife #1 Katherine Deborah Hutto and Wife #2 Josephine Hayden
 
 
David Sturkie and Catharine Sturkie
 
Noah Sturkie and Calvin Sturkie
 
 
John Ira and Mary Eliza Sturkie
 
 
Lloyd Olen I and Rebecca Sturkie
 
 
Benjamin Franklin and Mary C. Luker Williams
 
William D. and Mattie Lou Sturkie
 
 
Howard and Mozelle Sturkie
 
 
Stephen Wade Mosley
 
 
 

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