Latest update: Saturday, 29 April, 2017
ANNUAL MEETING - SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
Dear Friends of Atoka Cemetery Association,
The annual Atoka Cemetery Association meeting will be held Saturday,
May 13, 2017 this year. We will meet at the Novice United Methodist
Church at 10:00 am for visiting and the business meeting will start at
11:00. At noon we will have our usual potluck meal. The bread and
drink will be provided.
Following is the burial(s) we have had at Atoka since May of last year:
Ralph Raymond (Pete) Ray, Jr. — DOB: 8/24/55 — DOD: 6/14/16
Our condolences to the Ray family.
We want to welcome Larry Garvin as our new president of the
Association as he was elected at the last meeting. We also want to
give a big "helping of appreciation" to James Richards, our past
President, for his years of dedication to the Atoka Cemetery
Another change in our "staff' is the retirement of our long-time friend
and cemetery caretaker Shelly Williams who did out outstanding job of
taking care of the cemetery. We are fortunate to have Cole Richards,
grandson of James and Anno along with Clay Richards to step in and
take over the care of our cemetery.
We have had the old rotten benches and tables removed from the
arbor and some of the cedars removed that were overtaking graves.
Also, we are looking at spraying the cemetery for grassburrs and
bringing in field dirt for filling in grave sites as needed.
Thank you for your past generosity in giving to the Atoka Cemetery
Association. We depend on your donations to keep the cemetery
mowed and the grave sites maintained. If you cannot attend the
meeting and would to contribute, please send your donation to Atoka
Cemetery Association to Sue Shields, Treasurer, 699 CR 429, Novice,
Texas 79538. Hope to see you at the meeting
Larry Garvin, Presiden
325-365-0618 (cell), 325-942-1828 (office)
Sue Shields, Secretary/Treasurer
Web-site - www.atokacemetery.org.