Published 11:30 am Monday, January 30, 2012

Thomas Tarver, an assistant at Greenlawn Garden Cemetery, retreats after placing a bronze cast angel statue on top of a newly built columbarium near the entrance to the cemetery. The angel, according to cemetery owner Harry Sharp, is reminiscent of angel statues that stood atop Vicksburg’s City Hall until they were blown away during the 1953 tornado. The angel is a lost wax bronze cast built by the Matthews foundry in Pittsburgh.

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