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C Lyn (#47329584)
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Margie Smitherman
Mount New Hope Cemetery
I was looking for directions to this cemetery and noticed that you had also requested directions. I was fortunate to find someone in the area that knew where it is located. The Cemeteries of Chilton County is way off on the directions. In case you have not located the cemetery: From Jemison, Alabama travel US 31 North about 2 miles or so to Chilton County Road 44. Turn right. Look for St. Paul Loop on the left. Don't turn at the one where you see the church but go to the next one on further down. After you turn left you will see houses on the left, go just past those and look on your right. The cemetery is on the right up on a knoll in a group of trees. There is a gate at the road and another one at the cemetery. The sign has fallen down.
Added by Margie Smitherman on Aug 21, 2016 11:04 AM
Heartbroken Daddy's Girl
RE: Dora C Chriswell
There is already a lovely photo posted of her memorial with her name on it, so there is no need for another one.

Thank you so much for your time and help.
I apologize for any confusion.

Added by Heartbroken Daddy's Girl on Jul 23, 2015 8:30 PM
Heartbroken Daddy's Girl
RE: Dora C Chriswell
yes, I am talking about her nameplate...on her grave site...

Added by Heartbroken Daddy's Girl on Jul 22, 2015 10:35 PM
RE: Billy Dean Rutledge
Thank you.
Added by Birdgirl on Jul 20, 2015 6:35 AM
Heartbroken Daddy's Girl
Dora C Chriswell
would you please delete the photo of the entrance to Lakewood cemetery. I have a family photo I would like to add.

Added by Heartbroken Daddy's Girl on Sep 27, 2014 1:12 PM
Billy Dean Rutledge
Hi there, would you be so kind as to delete the photo of the entrance to Lawnwood Cemetery on Billy Dean's memorial? I have another photo to add.


Created by: Birdgirl
Record added: Nov 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61248307
Added by Birdgirl on Nov 06, 2013 10:07 AM
Linda Lennard
RE: James Quillian
If you would, please contact the legislature concerning the conditions of the cemeteries at the Florida state Hospital. I have included how to contact your reps if you live in Florida and who to contact if you do not live in the state. Also, I included a copy of my email that I sent to my reps. Thank you so much for your kind words and help.

Find your Florida elected officials:

If you don't live in Florida, contact the elected officials for Gadsden Co. where the hospital is located:

Bill Montford State Senator

Tallahassee Office:

214 Senate Office Building

404 South Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100

(850) 487-5003

Senate VOIP: 5003

FAX (850) 487-5086

Alan B. Williams State Rep.

Capitol Office

1001 The Capitol

402 South Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300

Phone: (850) 717-5008

You should be able to access their emails on the web pages.

1. Please make them aware of the survey done by Chicora. I inserted the link and how to access the report.

2. Ask them, specifically, what was going to be done to ensure that these cemeteries will be preserved and maintained.

3. Remind them that these cemeteries are under the care of the State of Florida and on grounds owned by the state and, therefore, the State of Florida's responsibility.

4. If no response within a week, then call. Please continue to follow-up

Copy of my email:

I am not a resident of your district but what I am concerned about is.

My husband's grandfather died at the Florida State Hospital in Chatthoochee in 1926. We have searched for his gravesite for years and only within the last month have found it. The Chicora Foundation of South Carolina was asked to do a survey of the old cemeteries of the hospital. An extensive 243 page report is available on their website:

It was only through their efforts that our family member's burial site has been located. But because of this report, we also found out about the deplorable conditions of these cemeteries. Their neglect goes back many years. There are five cemeteries in all with #3 & #4 cemeteries in the worst condition. The Chicora Foundation was thorough and detailed even in the preservation and maintenance needs of these cemeteries.

In the name of decency and what all is right these cemeteries need addressed. I have been in touch with some people at the Department of Children and Families and understand that there have been some recommendations done but not nearly enough. And, of course, it is not difficult to know why - funding. Most of the neglected graves were of indigent people. My concern is not of the neglect 50 years ago but of the neglect today.

If you have not been aware of these conditions then, please, become familiar with this report. If you are aware - then I would like to know the plans for preservation and maintenance. I understand that the next step has to come from the legislature to appropriate funds. The cemeteries are in dire straits. The recommendations were made two years ago, particularily since two of the cemeteries are in the wooded areas and are being overrun with forest. And now we have two years of added growth to an already forested area.

Thanking you for your action in advance,
Added by Linda Lennard on Apr 10, 2013 10:53 AM
Linda Lennard
RE: James Quillian
You are very welcome. Would you be interested in a campaign to contact the FL legislators about providing funding for cemetery preservation? I will send info to you. Even if you do not live in FL you can still contact them.

Thanks, Linda
Added by Linda Lennard on Apr 10, 2013 8:24 AM
Leslie R. Maylum III "Bud"
There are 28 Conley's listed at Woodland, there are 2 infants also, my experience with infants from the early 1900's is there are no markers(usuially) you can go to to see if any of them are relations.. Bud
Added by Leslie R. Maylum III "Bud... on Feb 16, 2013 6:41 AM
Loretta Castaldi
RE: The Conley's
I linked Benjamin and Thelma Conley as you suggested. Would you like to manage these memorials?

Added by Loretta Castaldi on Jan 27, 2013 3:28 PM
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