Graveshelters At Sivley Cemetery, Dancy’s Chapel, And Ballinger Cemetery In North Alabama

I visited another large graveshelter, this one in the Sivley Cemetery in Lawrence County, Alabama, and it covers five graves including one for a baby.

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Graveshelter, Sivley Cemetery, Lawrence County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

This graveshelter is more of a carport style, with the metal roofing, and has chain link surrounding.
Graveshelter, Sivley Cemetery, Lawrence County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Bricks are used for curbing — those are just regular house bricks painted white — and artificial turf carpeting covers each grave. Other areas are covered with pea gravel.
Graveshelter, Sivley Cemetery, Lawrence County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Though on this side, the wife’s section has no curbing or cover other than the gravel.
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The cemetery’s sign notes that it’s a community cemetery, but that one of the committee members (there are four listed, with phone numbers for three) must give approval before any grave is dug or disturbed, and approval must also be given before a monument is placed.


Also in Lawrence County is Dancy’s Chapel, which also has elements of a more traditional Upland South cemetery — coping/curbing around the graves, many topped with sand or gravel.
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Dancy's Chapel Cemetery, Lawrence County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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The grave shelter here is constructed of brick and was likely built in the late 1940’s as the burials for the Morgans here are 1947 and 1975.
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Graveshelter, Dancy's Chapel Cemetery, Lawrence County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Deer and raccoon tracks here.
Graveshelter, Dancy's Chapel Cemetery, Lawrence County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js


At Ballinger Cemetery in rural Morgan County, Alabama, there is another small graveshelter for Eliza Marie Ballinger, “Infant Child 1908”
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Graveshelter, Ballinger Cemetery, Morgan County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Graveshelter, Ballinger Cemetery, Morgan County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

For the gentleman on this monument, it reads:
‘Field and farm, creek and wood, Sunday church, and love of home’
Ballinger Cemetery, Morgan County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

This one reads ‘Memories of you dear brother, give us roses in the winter.’

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