The Empty Cross at Abbie Lane was installed this week. Rev Wayne Spears said, “Charles Long built it. Tommy Hicks and Red Giddings help me install it.”
The cross is made of bars of metal and Spears told The Journal the cross is empty to signify “He’s not there!” The cross is 20 feet tall and is located in front of the Spears Chapel. Spears terms the cross an added blessing to Abbie Lane.
Abbie Lane was built to provide a retreat for members of the clergy and their families who need to get away for a while. It is located on the left side of the road down Highway 71 just a couple of miles from the Natchitoches Parish Line.