Latest update: Monday, April 2, 2012
ANNUAL MEETING - MAY 12, 2012
Dear Friends of Atoka Cemetery Association,
Spring is here and it's time to get ready for the annual Atoka Cemetery
Association meeting. This year it will be held Saturday, May 12th. Let's
hope we don't have the cold spell we had last year that kept us from
gathering at the cemetery. Last year the members met at the Novice
United Methodist Church with 21 attending. We will meet at the
cemetery this year, unless the weather is fickle. We will post a sign on
the gate if we have to meet at the Methodist Church in Novice. l know
everyone likes meeting at the cemetery.
In 2011, three people were buried in Atoka Cemetery.
died 11 January 2011, buried 14 January 2011
died 22 April 2011, buried 14 May 2011
died 31 Jul 2011, buried 4 Aug 2011
We did have an errant headstone installed, which is an interesting
story. Our Web Manager, K.J. Hannah takes care of our website
www.atokacemetery.org. She had received a notice of a headstone for
Mary B. Sartor leaning against a tree in Wimberley Cemetery in Hays
County. To make a long story short come to the meeting and we'll tell
you the whole story of where, when, and how it came to Atoka
Cemetery this past summer.
There are several graves from the last few years which still don‘t have
a headstone. This sometimes gets forgotten about or good intentions
go awry. It you need help finding a place to get a headstone let
someone from the Association know.
The Association's meeting will begin at 10:00 with the business starting
at 11:00. At 12:00 we will share a potluck meal together. The bread,
plates, utensils and drinks will be provided.
Thank you for your generosity in giving to the Atoka Association to
keep the cemetery mowed and the grave sites maintained. If you
cannot attend and would like to contribute, please send your donations
to Atoka Cemetery Association, c/o Sue Shields, 699 CR 429, Novice,
TX 79538, PH: 325-723-2056. The website is www.atokacemetery.org.
James Richards, President
Sue Shields, Secretary/Treasurer