Thanks to longtime subscriber Karen Carrow Dees, I now know that this was the Methodist church, and not the Baptist as I’d first assumed. It looked more Mehtodist, but I can’t always be sure! The photos in the next two posts are from the adjoining cemetery. The church has an almost house-like feel to it, and is most characterized by its louvered windows, very out of place on such a structure but necessary before air-conditioning was installed!
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While they seem bizarre to some, these decorations are a time-honored tradition in some Southern cemeteries and represent a deep love for the departed and a celebration of life. Whether simple or elaborate, they’re always interesting to photograph. These are located at the Methodist cemetery.
This is one of my favorite old country stores in this part of Georgia, and I’ve been trying to find out something about it for three years. Thanks to Bobby Akins, and Brenda Justice, I now have an identification.
According to Hoyt Pittman, this is the second structure to house this congregation. The first was on Georgia Highway 147. Hoyt also notes that there was a small community and post office which made up the community of English Eddy proper, on Old River Road. It was named for a feature of the nearby Altamaha River.
I first photographed this house in 2009. To see an older image visit the link below.
The gate enclosing this small family cemetery is ornamented with several of these metal finials, representing what looks to be a spaniel of some variety. A marker notes that the cemetery was established in 1906 on land given by Confederate veteran James B. Cave and his son Johnny B. Cave. Levy M. Cave placed the marker in 1969 in memory of his wife, Wilma Lentile Cave.