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Carter Funeral Home

302 Carter Street
Union Springs, AL 36089
(334) 738-3020
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Gray Funeral Home

110 Martin Luther King Blvd N
Union Springs, AL 36089
(334) 738-2630
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Memory Chapel Funeral Home Poe's Memory Chapel

324 Prairie Street South
Union Springs, AL 36089
(334) 738-2644
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These Alabama headstones have intriguing backstories - AL.com

Monday, July 25, 2016

Time to Eternity. In the midst of life we are in Death unto thy bosom faithful tomb."The one-armed statueGrave of Edmund Troup Randle Sr.Oak Hill CemeteryUnion Springs, ALThe monument to E.T. Randle Sr. (Sept. 18, 1825-March 14, 1903) is one of the most distinctive in Union Springs' Oak Hill Cemetery. Not only is it a full-figure statue of the deceased, the most expensive and least-used form of funerary statue, it is one of the only known statues in Alabama to show a person's disability. Typically, people have statues made of themselves at their best but in this case, Randle's statue was carved with a pinned-up sleeve to show he lost an arm in the Civil War.Much of the story of how he lost his arm is etched on his tombstone, which explains he "lost his right arm at the battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863 and ... only surrendered when Gen. R.E. Lee gave up his sword."According to his entry on FindaGrave.com, Randle continued to fight despite the injury. "At Chancellorsville he led the Third Alabama through the Wilderness over the Federal works, where he was wounded, his arm being shattered; having it sashed to his waist, he remained on the battlefield until the battle closed; after injuring the arm the bullet came out through his breast, tearing it into shreds; the arm was amputated ..."Still, Randle's spirit never faltered and he was known for his "cheerfulness" and "ready wit." He was a farmer who served as sheriff of Dallas County for a year and father to seven children.Monument to Italian minersItalian Catholic CemeteryWest Blocton, ALFour men killed in an 1897 mine explosion are remembered on a stone in the historic Italian Catholic Cemetery. Many of the beautiful markers are etched in Italian but this marker, placed years later, is in English. It reads: "Charley Taltolfo, Aged 44; Frank Tanburini, Aged 27; John Nani, Aged 27; Marcho Richetti, Aged 21; Killed April 23, 1897, Blocton No. 2A story in the Birmingham Age-Herald on April 25 reported: "Yesterday morning about 4 o'clock an explosion occurred in slope No. 2 of the Blocton mines, and four men are imprisoned. It is very probably they are now dead. The men are Italians and were driving a heading when the accumulated gas exploded. The props were blown away and the roof caved in. Whether they were crushed to death or not is not known, but the coal, slate and earth bar their fellow workmen from reaching them ... Rescue parties were organized at once by S...

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These Alabama headstones have intriguing backstories - AL.com

Monday, July 25, 2016

Time to Eternity. In the midst of life we are in Death unto thy bosom faithful tomb."The one-armed statueGrave of Edmund Troup Randle Sr.Oak Hill CemeteryUnion Springs, ALThe monument to E.T. Randle Sr. (Sept. 18, 1825-March 14, 1903) is one of the most distinctive in Union Springs' Oak Hill Cemetery. Not only is it a full-figure statue of the deceased, the most expensive and least-used form of funerary statue, it is one of the only known statues in Alabama to show a person's disability. Typically, people have statues made of themselves at their best but in this case, Randle's statue was carved with a pinned-up sleeve to show he lost an arm in the Civil War.Much of the story of how he lost his arm is etched on his tombstone, which explains he "lost his right arm at the battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863 and ... only surrendered when Gen. R.E. Lee gave up his sword."According to his entry on FindaGrave.com, Randle continued to fight despite the injury. "At Chancellorsville he led the Third Alabama through the Wilderness over the Federal works, where he was wounded, his arm being shattered; having it sashed to his waist, he remained on the battlefield until the battle closed; after injuring the arm the bullet came out through his breast, tearing it into shreds; the arm was amputated ..."Still, Randle's spirit never faltered and he was known for his "cheerfulness" and "ready wit." He was a farmer who served as sheriff of Dallas County for a year and father to seven children.Monument to Italian minersItalian Catholic CemeteryWest Blocton, ALFour men killed in an 1897 mine explosion are remembered on a stone in the historic Italian Catholic Cemetery. Many of the beautiful markers are etched in Italian but this marker, placed years later, is in English. It reads: "Charley Taltolfo, Aged 44; Frank Tanburini, Aged 27; John Nani, Aged 27; Marcho Richetti, Aged 21; Killed April 23, 1897, Blocton No. 2A story in the Birmingham Age-Herald on April 25 reported: "Yesterday morning about 4 o'clock an explosion occurred in slope No. 2 of the Blocton mines, and four men are imprisoned. It is very probably they are now dead. The men are Italians and were driving a heading when the accumulated gas exploded. The props were blown away and the roof caved in. Whether they were crushed to death or not is not known, but the coal, slate and earth bar their fellow workmen from reaching them ... Rescue parties were organized at once by S...