Thursday, 1 January, 2015

Historical Spotlight - Dr. James C. Hodge & Dr. Robert H. Hodge

DR. JAMES C. HODGE (1854-1926) & DR. ROBERT H. HODGE (1879-1949) There are a number of medical doctors buried in our cemetery, but as far as is known, there is only one father and son who practiced medicine together in Athens for many years.That partnership consisted of Dr. James Clarence Hodge, ...

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Wednesday, 31 December, 2014

New Water Well

2014 brought a wonderful development/benefit for the cemetery. A 725' Wilcox water well was completed that will serve the irrigation needs of the cemetery for years to come. The Athens Cemetery Association would like to thank the Richardson Trust, the Athens Historical Preservation Corporation and other donors for their tremendous ...

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Sunday, 23 November, 2014

Clinton Williams Murchison, Sr. Historical Marker Dedication

Murchison Remembered From Staff Reports of Athens Daily ReviewA marker dedication commemorating the life of the late Clinton Williams Murchison, Sr. was held November 22 in Athens Cemetery. The commemoration of Murchison, also known as Clint, was announced by the Texas Historical Commission and the Athens Cemetery Association. Clint Murchison's grandson, Robert ...

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Wednesday, 1 January, 2014

Historical Spotlight - Sid Williams Richardson

(1891-1959) There are many notable persons buried in our Athens Cemetery who contributedgreatly to Athens, to Texas, and to the nation, but two of the most notable were Sid WilliamsRichardson and Clinton Williams Murchison, Sr., two of the wealthiest men in America. Clinton Williams Murchison, Sr. was remembered on November 22 of ...

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Tuesday, 28 May, 2013

Dedication - Veteran Memorial Court

The highlight of our 2013 year was the dedication of a newly constructed Veteran's Memorial Wall that honors all veterans interred in the cemetery. The impressive 50' long 10' high brick structure honors veterans who served their country in the Cherokee Indian War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, ...

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