Tombstone of John C. Colegrove -- Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney TX USA
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Quick Description: A dove with an olive branch on the ornate Woodmen of the World tombstone of John C. Colegrove at Hillcrest Cemetery in Forney TX
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2017 7:16:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMWXRW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
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Long Description:
This dove of peace with the olive branch rests on the scroll with the vital dates of John C. Colegrove inscribed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney TX. This iteration of Noah's dove (returned from the Ark with proof of land) is a symbol of God's forgiveness and the peace of the grave.

This tall tree-trunk-style Woodmen of the World tombstone reads as follows:

"[mallet, axe, adze, all woodworking symbols of WoW]

[scroll with peace dove, symbolizing life and death]

[WoW medallion]

May 16, 1886
March 17, 1922

[ferns, symbolizing sincerity and sorrow]


From the Cemetery Club website: (visit link)

"Dove and Olive Branch - Peace. This symbol stems from Judeo-Christian culture and the biblical story of Noah and the great flood. When the dove returned to the ark with an olive branch from the Mount of Olives in its beak, it was a sign of God's forgiveness. It is now a common secular symbol."
Kind of dove: Dove with olive branch

Used material for the dove: Other (explanation in the long description)

Hillcrest Cemetery
Forney, TX

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