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Sad Death of Charlie Bowen

Charlie, a son of James Bowen, died just a few months before his nineteenth birthday.  His remains rest at Lilly Cemetery in Dooly County, Georgia. Twas but a flower too good for earth, Transplanted into heaven. Vienna News (Georgia) 9 September 1910, pg. 1 Sad Death of Young Man. Sunday evening Sept. 4th at his home in the Pleasant Valley community, Mr. Charlie Bowen died after a short illness. His death was an untimely one as he was just coming into young manhood.  He was eighteen years of age and had spent most of his life in the community where he died. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him best. He leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bowen, two brothers, Walter and Runie Bowen, and five sisters, Mrs. Idus Hughes, Mrs. J. W. Woodruff, Misses Lilla, Gussie, and Mary Bowen, besides a number of friends to mourn his loss. He will be greatly missed by his parents because of his love, obedience, and thoughtful kindness, by his brothers and sisters on account of his tend

Bigby Parrott Passed to Silence and Pathetic Dust (Tombstone Tuesday)

A family burial lot that can't be missed (even if you tried) while wandering through Oak Hill Cemetery at Newnan, Georgia is that of the Parrott – Bigby family.  The sacred ground is adorned with grand columns, several-feet-tall tombstones, and life-size angels. Bigby Parrott was a son of Charles C. and Callie D. Bigby Parrott.  He died January 1917 due to pneumonia.  Following is from the 19 January 1917 edition of the Newnan Herald (Georgia): A Tribute. Bigby Parrott – a friend, a beloved husband, a cherished brother, a generous character and a good business man – passed to silence and pathetic dust as the golden sun kissed the morning dew at 6:15 o'clock Tuesday morning, Jan. 16, at his home in Atlanta.  He had just passed the milestone that marks the middle station on Life's highway, being 37 years of age.  He had not been well for several weeks, and on Friday before he fell into that "dreamless sleep that knows no waking," his physician called over the

The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)