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Atoka Cemetery Association

2009 Minutes (NOTES)

16 May 2009

Homecoming 2009

New Business

- update on Atoka website - leave email address with Sue, gave out web address.

- Discussion

• Raise roof on arbor

• Clean out outdoor toilet (outhouse) built by WPA in 30's

• Election of new officers: James Richards President, Sue Shields Sec/Trea

• Those deceased last year

• David Earl Davis

Margaret Sartor Saint

Hazel DePrang

- oldest person attending - Juanita Shields (90)

- longest distance traveled - Ronald Ray from Monahans, TX

- voted to pay electric bill for safety lights (Juanita Shields paying)

- Survey on cemetery in works by Jenniffier Hawes


Atoka Cemetery Association

2008 Minutes

Home Coming 2008

The Atoka Cemetery Association met May 17, 2008 at the Atoka Cemetery. President James Richards opened the meeting

and expressed his appreciation for everyone attending. The invocation was given by Dave Hawes followed by the pledge of

allegiance to the flag. Bill Shields led the singing of the National Anthem.

The Minutes from last year's meeting was read by Secretary Sue Shields and was approved as read. The Treasurer's Report

was read and approved.

NEW BUSINESS: The floor was opened for nominations for officers for the new year. James Richards was nominated for

President and Sue Shields was nominated for the combined office of Secretary/Treasurer.  These nominees were elected by

acclamation with no other nominations.  James moved that Juanita Shields be made CEO of the Atoka Cemetery Association.

She is currently recovering from a stroke and is living at Royal Estates Assisted Living for rehabilitation. Motion 2nd and


Cliff and Michelle Williams are currently taking care of the cemetery mowing.  They mow as needed and are paid $225.00 per

mowing.  Juanita Shields moved that the cost of mowing be increased to $250.00 each time due to the increase in fuel.  The

motion was 2nd and approved.

Jenniffier Hawes opened the floor for discussion regarding the development of an internet site for Atoka Cemetery.  The

website will be owned by the Association and maintained by Kittena Hannah of Washington, DC.  This will no cost to the

Association.  The motion was made to accept this website and 2nd. The website address is

A silent prayer was said for those who have passed away since the last meeting.  Juanita Shields was recognized as being the

oldest in attendance and Presley Kincaid came the longest distance from Sonoma, CA.  There were 38 members in

attendance at the meeting last year.

The benediction was given by James Richards and the meeting was closed.  A delicious meal was enjoyed by all following the


Sue Shields

Recording Secretary