Sunday, 1 January, 2012

Historical Spotlight - Famous Texas Ranger Lies in Unmarked Grave

Nat B. Jones, a native of Athens, was a famous Texas Ranger who died in March of 1928, and was buried in our cemetery. Unfortunately, his grave is unmarked although we have a good idea as to its location.Mr. Jones, also known as "Kiowa" Jones, was stationed in Kerrville in ...

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Saturday, 31 December, 2011

Our Year in Review - 2011

As 2011 draws to an end and we have experienced the worst drought in recent history, the condition ofthe Cemetery has maintained its beauty and splendor thanks to the untiring efforts of Board Member Bob McDonald and the grounds crew. The existing irrigation systems were put to the test to provide ...

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Tuesday, 1 November, 2011

Dedication of Historic Marker

William J. Brantley, 1st Person Buried at Athens CemeteryOn Saturday, October 1, the Athens Cemetery Association and Masonic Lodge #165 held a joint dedication ceremony of a historical marker at the gravesite of William J. Brantley, the first person to be buried in the Athens Cemetery. Mr. Brantley was born in ...

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Friday, 31 December, 2010

Our Year in Review - 2010

ATHENS CEMETERY COMPLETES COLUMBARIUM The highlight of 2010 was the creation of a new columbarium at the Athens Cemetery. The redbrick structure has a white concrete cap with a granite front.The site will be flanked by two permanent benches and tastefully decorated to create a special place of reverence and honor. Over ...

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Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Our Year in Review - 2009

ATHENS CEMETERY DEDICATES INFORMATION CENTER AND COMPLETES ROAD PRESERVATION PROJECT The Athens Cemetery recently dedicated the information center located at the entrance of the Cemetery on South Prairieville Street in Athens. This dedication was an accumulation of a two-year effort to create a permanent location that provides information regarding the location ...

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