Latest update: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
"We had our annual Atoka Cemetery Meeting Saturday with 17 people
present. The weather was a little cool and windy of course but we had
it at the Arbor at the cemetery. Our president, James Richards,
couldn't preside at the meeting as he had to leave to go to a wedding.
We have had a lot of faithful members who cannot make it because of
health problems. We're all getting older and it's hard to get the
younger generation interested." Sue PARKER SHIELDS
ANNUAL MEETING - MAY 25, 2013
Dear Members and Friends of Atoka Cemetery Association,
Spring is here and its time to get ready for the annual Atoka Cemetery
Association meeting. We have changed the meeting this year due to
conflicts for the 2nd and 3rd weekends in May. So, this year we will
meet SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013. We will meet at the cemetery if the
weather is nice, and if the weather is bad we will meet at the Novice
United Methodist Church. Hopefully, since the meeting will be a little
later this time, the weather will be nice!
According to my records we had only one burial in Atoka this last year.
Mr. Rex L. Cate of Novice passed away on Tuesday, September 18,
2012. Rex was born November 12, 1923 in Coleman County and was
married to Leoda Mae (Bullard) Cate.
There are several graves from the last few years which don't have a
headstone. If you need help finding 'a place to get a headstone let
someone from the Association know. Also, if you want to "reserve" a
space for a family members we have markers where we can stake out
a burial place. Please let the Association know and it will be taken care
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