Georgia Magazine - January 2011 - (Page 32)

Lessons from a Cave Spring cowboy By ElizaBEth WElsh H e lay in the casket wearing the same clothes he wore in life—jeans, boots, a silver belt buckle and a 10-gallon hat placed on his chest. Doyle Price was married to my niece Amelia, but we didn’t really get to know him—until he was gone. My husband and I attended the funeral in January 2009 in Cave Spring, where Doyle’s family lives on a farm, which has been in the family since the Indian land lottery before the Civil War. Settled in 1829, Cave Spring is named after the mineral spring flowing from the cave in Rolater Park. In summer, one can enjoy the year-round cool temperature of 56 degrees in the cave, as well as a refreshing drink of the “purest water in Georgia.” Family, friends and coworkers filled the seats and overflowed to the sides of the sanctuary. The service featured country music, Doyle’s favorite. I listened, amazed at the comments shared that day. Here are a few: “When I was going through a divorce, Doyle called me every day for three months to find out how I was doing.” “I was on drugs; my life was a mess. Doyle helped me, and I found the Lord.” The pastor reflected on Doyle’s loyalty. “Whether it was in person GEORGIA MAGAZINE 32 More online at

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - January 2011

Georgia Magazine - January 2011
Picture This?
Georgia News
Special Energy Report
A Country Boy Rolls
A Weekend in the Country
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Cooks
2011 Readers’ Choice Awards Entry Form
Cookbook of the Month

Georgia Magazine - January 2011