Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
Lowell Sullivan is 80 and admits he can’t do as much as he used to, but Friday he’s going out to chop apart limbs from a fallen tree. It’s not for exercise or to prove a point, but a way to help preserve Parker County history.
Sullivan and members of the Abandoned Cemetery Association will be going out to a cemetery down by Horseshoe Bend. The group takes care of 62 cemeteries in the county, said Sullivan, who is president of the association. Many of these are little family cemeteries, out in the woods, on private ranches, though some are along county roads, he said.
“These people are the ones who have beat the trail for us,” Sullivan said, noting many of the graves belong to families who helped settle Parker County.
Some of the cemeteries don’t even have gravestones or have rocks, he said.
The group most recently cleaned up the Martin family cemetery. Granite markers, made by Moore Monuments, were put in place of the original rocks where the grave sites were located.
Read the full article in the August 12, 2010 edition of the Weatherford Democrat.