Current and Recent Funerals 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Old Glory Returns to Magnolia Cemetery

After several months I am excited to see Old Glory and her partner the South Carolina Flag gracing the entrance to the cemetery once again! The old flag pole rusted at the base and had to be replaced. So proudly she waves because of your donations! Thanks!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Magnolia's Receiving Tomb Gets Help From the “Seven to Save” Project

In 2011 The Preservation Society of Charleston voted to include the Receiving Tomb located at Magnolia Cemetery on its “Seven to Save” project. “ Seven to Save” is a program to raise interest and financial assistance  for historical structures  threatened by extinctions.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Magnolia's Most Monumental: Witte Tiffany Angel

I have passed by this one-of-a-kind Magnolia Cemetery monument many times over the years and was never quite sure about the image on it. American Indian? Egyptian pharaoh? Christian angel?
The plot thickened when I really started to look into this mysterious memorial. Enter one of America’s most famous and accomplished artists and designers: Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933).

Friday, July 5, 2013

Cemetery Holds Gettysburg Memorial

In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War's epic Battle of Gettysburg, Magnolia Cemetery held a special memorial service on July 1.
The event's purpose was to recognize and honor the sacrifices of tens of thousands of soldiers, North and South, who fought, died and were wounded during the pivotal three day battle 150 years ago. Buried at Magnolia Cemetery are 82 South Carolinians who were killed or mortally wounded at Gettysburg. In 1871 Charleston's Ladies Memorial Association, lead by Mary Amarinthia Yates Snowden, traveled to Gettysburg, disinterred the S.C. soldiers from shallow graves on the battlefied, and had them brought home. At this memorial service, their headstones were adorned with black ribbons (seen below behind the reenactors).