|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1906, USA|
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 1989|
The story behind the statue, as told to me, was that Mrs. Holford went to Italy and had a plaster cast made of herself and her dog, Bunnie. A full-size statue of Ms. Holford with Bunnie lying at her feet was then carved out of Italian marble. The detail is incredible, even down to the face of her watch. The statue is holding an inscription that reads "Don't Be Afraid To Stand Alone". The statue stands next to Mrs. Holford's above-ground vault located just west of the Cemetary office.
NEW UPDATE: As of Jan. 8th, 2012, the statue has been repaired and is back in place.
UPDATE: Sometime between Oct. 30th and Nov. 1st, 2010, Mrs. Holford's statue was vandalized and broken apart at
the knees. A 17 year old male later confessed to police and the case was turned over to juvenile authorities.
The estimated cost of repair is $75,000. I hope that
the statue can somehow be repaired.
THELMA E. HOLFORD
DEC. 26 1906
AUG. 6 1989
MY DAILY PRAYERS
GOD HELP ME KEEP MY LONG NOSE OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S BUSINESS AND GIVE ME TWENTY-SIX HOURS EACH DAY TO MIND MY OWN.
Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery
Plot: Section 7, Garden of Time (next to road in front of the office)
Created by: Keith Baggett
Record added: Jan 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10323841