Grave Marker for “B. B. Body”

In some parts of rural Alabama, potters made ceramic grave markers as a matter of necessity. Some cash-poor community members could not afford more elaborate monuments, and deposits of stone suitable for carving did not exist locally.   This marker commemorates Bud B. Body, an African-American horse farmer who lived in Sprott, Alabama, with his wife Ada and their many children. Ham, a potter known for his cylindrical grave markers, once lived near Body. Though he had moved to […]