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 Thelma E Holford

Thelma E Holford

Birth
USA
Death 6 Aug 1989 (aged 82)
Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
Plot Section 7, Garden of Time (next to road in front of the office)
Memorial ID 10323841 · View Source
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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.


Inscription

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.


  • Created by: Keith Baggett
  • Added: 14 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10323841
  • Makalaka
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thelma E Holford (26 Dec 1906–6 Aug 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10323841, citing Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery, Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Keith Baggett (contributor 46565732) .