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Photo of Upton Cemetery
Courtesy of Kim Marie Peters:
So, after two days, the Upton Cemetery went from having only the far back two stones to having nine grave stones and eight foot stones and one strange marker in the far corner by Ben's grave! There are many expensive hurdles ahead. There are about seven large pine trees inside and surrounding the plot, one of which is almost dead from boring insects which will surely attack the remaining pines in short order. All of them need to be removed to prevent them from falling on the stones and destroying them. To remove the trees the stones need to be removed by a monument company. After the trees are removed, the ground needs to be leveled, some form of brick or concrete base placed at or just beneath the soil and the stones need to be reset. The oak trees in and around the plot, while they might eventually disturb the stones with falling limbs are less likely to do so than the pines.

Added by: Ann Parkinson

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