Tree of Life Symbol on Pinkie Fuller’s Headstone, Willcox Cemetery
The Willcox (also spelled Wilcox) family of Telfair County can trace their history as far back as the 18th century, with Major General Mark Lea Willcox (1799 – 1852) being perhaps the best known. Major General Willcox was heavily involved in local politics and was famed for his bravery in the Indian Wars, especially the Battle of Breakfast Branch (9 March 1818) in present-day Wilcox County (named for the Major General). I’ve always heard of this cemetery, and passed it many times traveling between Jacksonville and Lumber City, but I was surprised to find nary a Willcox or Wilcox in the entire place. Still, there were many early South Georgia pioneers buried here, so I thought I’d share.
Pinkie Fuller, Wife of William Fuller (1883? – 31 January 1944)
Located a few miles east of Jacksonville, the cemetery contains many names common in this region of South Georgia. Fullers, Mobleys are especially prolific even today.
Tommie Studstill (22 June 1881 – 18 April 1954)
I always enjoy finding occupational headstones, and had never seen one for a bus driver before.
Easter Mobley (21 July 1843 – 16 September 1923)