Company chosen to repair Turning Angel statue

From: Natchez Democrat

The Natchez City Cemetery Board of Directors will soon be hiring a New Orleans restoration company to make repairs to the famous Turning Angel monument, Board President Elise Rushing said.

The Turning Angel statue was toppled from its pedestal in late June and one of the angel’s wings was broken.

On Thursday, Rushing said the board selected Emily Ford of Oak and Laurel Cemetery Preservation in New Orleans to make the repairs.

“(Ford) has an impressive portfolio online and we chose her over four other proposals,” Rushing said. “The reason this selection took this long is we wanted to go back and research all of the companies who made proposals. We wanted to make sure the company that was chosen has all of the experience and qualifications that make it the best choice.”

Rushing said Dave Pace of Brookhaven Monument Company would also be assisting Ford in placing the monument back on its pedestal.


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