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02/15/09 — County woman honors her mother, grandmother with new headstones after more than 40 years

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County woman honors her mother, grandmother with new headstones after more than 40 years

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on February 15, 2009 2:00 AM

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News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

George Kornegay, left, sits with his 82-year-old mother, Jessie, next to the graves of her grandmother, Maggie M. Wynn Stroud, and mother Essie Bowden. Until recently, it had been nearly 50 years since they last visited the former Lightner Cemetery in Mar-Mac. On Friday they honored their relatives with new headstones.

Jessie Kornegay was not stirred by the cool breeze breaking against her as she sat in the shade in front of the graves of her mother and grandmother Friday afternoon. The sight of overgrown brush and sunken headstones that surround...

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