|Death: ||Feb., 1931|
The Legend of Granny Dollar
BY Elizabeth P. Howard
Granny Dollar's only companion had been a mongrel dog she called "Buster", very old himself by animal standards, having reached the age of 20. Buster had long served as Granny's faithful guardian, ever ready to attack anyone who approached either him or his mistress. He had frightened so many people and had even bitten several children, Buster was despised by the neighbors as a mean, vicious beast but Granny had loved him.
After Granny's funeral no one wanted Buster and he was equally unwilling to have anything to do with any prospective new master or protector. When neighbors went to check on the old dog, they found him gnawing the door, his angry snarl revealing the gums which once had held dangerous teeth. After he refused to be coaxed or driven from his vigil, the mountaineers decided it would be more humane to chloroform Buster than to allow him to grieve himself to death or slowly starve. When Buster's body was buried alongside that of his master, another funeral was held with Col. Milford W. Howard, famous lawyer, congressman and author, eulogizing Granny Dollar's faithful mongrel dog.
Nancy Emmaline Callahan Dollar (1826 - 1931)
Note: This is a Dog
Little River Cemetery
Plot: Next to Nancy Callahan "Granny" Dollar
Created by: Linda Cliett
Record added: Dec 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62416161