Dancy Sykes Dandridge Garth Cemetery - Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama - This old plantation cemetery was once the family burial ground for a prominent Southern Antebellum family. Set back in the woods reached by a tree-lined lane and surrounded by a carefully built rock wall and iron fence it must have once been a place of reverence and pride for beloved family members’ final resting places. Sadly, today the cemetery is surrounded by not the best part of Decatur Alabama and has suffered at the hands of vandals. Most of the graves and grave stones have been desecrated. The tree lined lane leading to the walled cemetery is lined with litter and debris and inside the walls, the cemetery is overgrown, untended and in a sad state of disrepair. I cannot imagine how it came to be that such a beautiful and lovely cemetery could have fallen into such a state of sad disrepair. Very sad to see. It causes me to wonder why human beings would do so much damage to such a place.