Presented by the Laurens County Historical Society, Dublin, Georgia. For questions and information, please contact Scott B. Thompson, Sr. at dublinhistory@yahoo.com.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

IMAGES OF OUR PAST - THE HANDS OF JESUS - MEMORIAL GARDENS, U.S. HWY 80 WEST, BETWEEN DUBLIN AND DUDLEY, GEORGIA


As you attend funeral services for your friends and family
 at Dublin Memorial Gardens, you have noticed the 
four statues of Jesus positioned 
in four gardens around the cemetery.
Dublin Memorial Gardens, originally named the
 Sunset Memorial Gardens,  was founded by O.L., 
Mildred and J.L. Kleckley in 1956.

The first Christ statue, carved from Italian carrara marble,  
was dedicated on Sunday, May 5, 1957.  Sculpted by an outstanding, yet unknown,
 Italian sculptor, the statue was dedicated by 
Rev. John D. Campbell, Jr., Rev. Charles Allen 
and Rev. James Callahan. 

The first statue, six-feet, six-inches high, was placed
in the Garden of Our Savior by the McNeel Mable Company
of Marietta, Georgia on top of a 12-foot cross of Georgia Marble.
The walkway is made of Tennessee colored stone. 
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Garden of the Everlasting Life







Garden of Our Savior 








Jesus and His Lambs










Garden of Gethsemane 






PHOTOS BY SCOTT B. THOMPSON, SR. 

1 comment:

Barbara Taylor-Knight said...

I also visited Dublin Memorial Gardens on this Christmas Day. You have enlightened me as to historical presence that I will share with my family.You have given a very special GIFT this year. THANK YOU