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Update: Cemetery Project

We are still taking donations for our cemetery project. Here are some before and after pictures of what these donations are doing. Why not adopt a stone and help preserve our county’s history? Contact Donna Burton, Nancy King or Marilyn Wagner ( for more information.

At Gaddy Wright:

Edward Wilson's tombstone before cleaning and restoration

Edward Wilson's tombstone after cleaning and restoration

Inscription can now be read

Died: June 6, 1864

42 Years 11 M 19 D’s

Farwell my dear companion

Farewell for a while

We will soon meet again

If kind providence smiles

Lucinda Tarpley Wilson before restoration

Lucinda Tarpley Wilson after restoration

Inscription can now be read

Died: Aug. 18 1887

42 y 9 m 2 D’s

They steered their course in the same quiet shore

Not parted long and now

To part no more

At Ridgley cemetery, the US government- issued tombstone of Harrison J Ridgley, a Civil War soldier, was almost unreadable. After being cleaned, now look at it.

H R Ridgley's tombstone before

H R Ridgley's tombstone after cleaning

This tombstone of Richard Ridgley was broken and laying on the ground. It has now been repaired and reset and is awaiting further cleaning.

Richard Ridgley's tombstone before

Richard Ridgley repaired and reset

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