Archive for January, 2012

Many of our family cemeteries have fallen into terrible disrepair. Rutherford County’s recent population growth and real estate development seems to have accelerated the damage and decline of our family cemeteries. Headstones and tombs are being toppled, broken and even bulldozed. Even the more remote cemeteries are falling into ruin through neglect and the advance of nature. If we don’t act soon, these ancestral grounds may be lost forever.

The Hoover Family Cemetery at Walterhill has fallen into complete disrepair, and was essentially lost to the family until recently. Most of the headstones are down and broken.


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