The Decatur Cemetery is the oldest burial ground in Metro Atlanta and Decatur's largest green-space. The cemetery is also the final resting place of Confederate soldiers, politicians, musicians, doctors, authors, and poets. The cemetery also serves as a peaceful retreat for those with blood still pumping like walkers, runners and southern history enthusiasts.
The cast iron door and name plaque has temporarily been in the hands of Ray Bowen in his shop Invictus Forge and saw the light of day for the first time on Thursday since last summer for a fitting review with Friends of Decatur Cemetery member, Victor Donham. The door will return to Ray's shop to reattach the name plate and finishing before final installation. Ray expects to be complete by next week.
Stop by Ms. Emily's site with the Friends of Decatur Cemetery this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. for the first "Cemetery Stroll" of the season that continues through October.
For a recap on my visit to Ray's shop as he began the work on Ms. Emily's gate door click here.
Ray Bowen levels up Ms. Emily Pittman's name plate to the gate door of her
|Victor Donham of the Friends of Decatur Cemetery inspects the integrity of the|
repaired gate door.
Ray Bowen and Victor Donham remove Ms. Emily's gate door one last to return
to Ray's shop Invictus Forge to reattach the name plate and some final finish work.