Monday, August 10, 2015

Sam Chatmon update

Sanders Garden Memorial Cemetery, Hollandale, Mississippi
Thanks to the Mississippi Blues Foundation, the Indianola Blues Society, Mortimer Funeral Home, and all the other generous contributors who made this project possible. The bench will be erected forthwith! And a formal dedication will follow later this year.
Special thanks to Euphus Ruth and Libby Rae Watson (in photo w/ guitar) who did the lion's share of work on this project. Libby has now performed at his funeral in February 1983, his headstone dedication in March 1998, and the installation of his new beveled headstone on August 10, 2015--"Sitting on Top of the World."

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sam Chatmon's new headstone and commemorative bench

Sam Chatmon's new beveled headstone and commemorative bench floated down the Mississippi River on flatboats yesterday to Greenville, Mississippi. Thanks to all who contributed to this project. We hope to have them both installed within the next couple of weeks!!!
Photographs of marker: Euphus Ruth
Photograph on marker: Rambling Steve Gardner