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GRIEF

aka The Weeping Angel

Location: Grove Hill Cemetery
Dallas, Texas

The gravesite of Frank and Myrtel (Pickens) Blakeney

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Hand of Grief, Weeping Angel - Dallas, Texas, Grove Hill Cemetery
The Weeping Angel in Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
Photo courtesy Leigh Lunsford
Editor’s Note”
Photos of a fourth “Weeping Angel” in Texas have been provided by Leigh Lunsford. This angel is different from the first two in that the wrist (broken on the sister statues in Houston and Scottsville) has a support attached.

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“I noticed that the hand has been supported... the other angels may not have been vandalized... the hand may have been structurally weak. I don't know if it was made that way or modified at a later date.  The monument is probably is a bit smaller than 10'.” - Leigh Lunsford, June 27, 2010

There is a Fourth angel---In the Grove Hill Cemetery off of Samuell Blvd, 5 miles east of downtown. She is perfect and her hand is still intact. You should visit her. - Amy DeWitt, March 09, 2006
Grief, Weeping Angel - Dallas, Texas, Grove Hill Cemetery
Full view of The Weeping Angel in Dallas' Grove Hill Cemetery
Photo courtesy Leigh Lunsford
Grief, Weeping Angel - Dallas, Texas, Grove Hill Cemetery
Photo courtesy Leigh Lunsford
Grief, Weeping Angel - Dallas, Texas, Grove Hill Cemetery
The back view
Photo courtesy Leigh Lunsford
Supported hand of Grief, Weeping Angel - Dallas, Texas, Grove Hill Cemetery
The hand with support
Photo courtesy Leigh Lunsford
The cemetery, with maps and directions was also provided by Ms. Lunsford:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=28332163&CRid=3970  

Frank's page
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24211370  

Myrtel’s Page
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24211489

Ms. Lunsford added that “Myrtel's great-great grandfather, Captain Joseph William Pickens, fought & died at Ninety Six, S.C. Joseph was the brother of General Andrew Pickens, Jr.”
Andrew Pickens

Our thanks to Ms. Lunsford for taking the time to write and share her photos and information with our readers. – Editor
Four Weeping Angels
Glenwood
Scottsville
The Glenwood Angel (left) and the Scottsville Angel
showing the vandalism to both left arms. TE Photos
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Four Weeping Angels
Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Texas
Scottsville Cemetery, Scottsville, Texas
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