We were in Kosciusko, Mississippi this summer and went back by to visit the Laura Kelly monument. It was vandalized sometime in early 2011 — the hand had been broken off. It was repaired last summer.
Laura Kelly passed away in 1890 and her husband commissioned an Italian sculptor to memorialize her likeness, in her wedding dress. The story also goes that the husband had a third story built on to the home that was under construction when she passed so that he would be able to easily view her monument.
I like to study these types of monuments in particular, with the subject in (obviously) period dress. Here are some others I’ve found:
Victor Valentine Manfredo (d. 1912), Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham
Col. William C. Falkner (d. 1889), Ripley MS — he was William Faulkner’s (they spelled their surname differently) great-grandfather
Grace A. Martin (d. 1921), Vicksburg
Debra Landis (d. 2006), Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta
B.O. Dawkins (d. 1918), near Cragford AL
Lt. Col John Pelham (d. 1863), Jacksonville AL
William Joseph Melton (d. 1900), Pine Apple AL