Monday, 1 January, 2007

Historical Spotlight - 1928 issue of the Athens Daily Review

(From the 26 January 1928 issue of the Athens Weekly Review)“The following bit of history is given today, the data being furnished the Reviewby J. H. (Babe) Richardson of Poynor, who was a young man and who lived in Athens at the time written of in this article.According to Mr. ...

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Sunday, 31 December, 2006

Our Year in Review - 2006

NEW FENCE CONSTRUCTED Thanks to the Friends of the Cemetery, the new decorative wrought iron fence shownabove has been constructed along the southern boundary of the cemetery. It runs from the southgate to the western edge of the cemetery and replaces the old chain-link fence that had stood formany years and ...

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Saturday, 31 December, 2005

Our Year in Review - 2005

NEW SOUTH GATE COMPLETED The new south gate (some call it the "back gate") shown above has been constructed atthe Valle Vista entrance to the cemetery and is now in use. This is another example of thebeautification projects that are funded entirely by the Friends of the Cemetery. The new gate,which ...

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Saturday, 1 January, 2005

Historical Spotlight - Wills and Tombstones

(some humorous, some sad) Sometimes the personality of a person shines through in his will or on his tombstone. The following are excerpts from actual wills and tombstones. In his will, Alexander Spence left nothing to his wife "only allowing her now wearing apparel for her paraphernalia. " In other words, he ...

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Friday, 31 December, 2004

Our Year in Review - 2004

NEW SOUTH GATE Another beautification project at our cemetery, funded entirely by the Friends of theCemetery, is scheduled for construction. A new gate is to replace the existing south gate directly across from Trinity Valley Community College on Valle Vista. The new gate will represent a significant improvement over the existing ...

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