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Fergerson Cemetery-Guyton, Georgia

Deacon Claudie Cuthbert-1878-1945. If you look closely, you can see the Masonic symbol at the top.of the headstone.
Rena Cuthbert-1889-1948. The star motif represents heavenly wisdom. This style is seen throughout rural coastal cemeteries.
Frederick Doberson-1924-2014

Fergerson Cemetery was founded in 1907 when Minnie, Alice, and Annie Feegerson donated land to start a cemetery for Black residents. Since I took these photos a few years ago, there has been an effort to restore the cemetery and document as many burials as possible. It sits next to Guyton Cemetery, which was initially only for white residents.

Guyton Cemetery-Guyton, Georgia

Founded in 1871 in Guyton, Georgia, this town cemetery showcases some Victorian monuments, mostly for children, and modern headstones. A Confederate section also contains the bodies of 26 unknown soldiers.

The Confederate section
James Donald Pickard Jr. (1898-1899)
Janie Simmons, 1989-1912