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Crabtree Cemetery

Decoration Day at Crabtree Cemetery will be June 2.

Bee Branch Cemetery

The Decoration of the Bee Branch Cemetery will be Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bee Branch Baptist Church Fellowship Hall will be open for visitation and refreshments. There will be a Cemetery Board member present to receive donations for the upkeep of the cemetery.

The first Bee Branch Cemetery Decoration Day and Memorial Service was started in 1932 with a program in the afternoon in the Bee Branch Baptist Church. Uncle George Pledger served as moderator and chairman for the first nine years. Carl Lee of Damascus was chairman for 23 years. Garner Johnson of Bee Branch and Clinton became moderator and served for 34 years. Richard Mahan served as moderator for two years.

For the past several years the Decoration of the Graves has been on the third Saturday and Sunday of May with visitation and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall of the Bee Branch Baptist Church. The cemetery committee decided that this year the Decoration, visitation, and refreshments and will be on Saturday, May 18.

Bradford Cemetery

Decoration Day for the Bradford Cemetery, located on Highway 16 East, Shirley, will be Sunday, June 2.

A potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Bring your favorite food dish. Paper and plastic products, as well as ice tea and coffee, will be provided. Come join the fellowship of family and friends. The food is always great.

The memorial service will start at 2 p.m. with Doug Young playing the bagpipes. Special music during the service will be provided by talented family members. Loved ones who died in the past 12 months will be memorialized and a brief devotional will be given.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy a great afternoon with family and friends. Remember to bring pictures, mementos, and lots of memories to honor loved ones who have gone before us.

Donations to the cemetery may be made payable to the Bradford Cemetery and given to or mailed to the Treasurer, Rebecca Burgess, 4471 Banner Mountain Road, Shirley, AR 72153.

Cemetery Board members Jerry Bradley, Roy Clark, Ray Dowdy and Phyllis Young can answer questions.

Eglantine Cemetery

Decoration of the graves at the Eglantine Cemetery will be May 19. There will be no program. Donations for cemetery maintenance may be sent to Evelene Clutts, Secretary, 3586 Highway 330 South, Shirley AR 72153.

Foster Cemetery

Decoration Day will be Sunday, May 19. The service begins at 2 p.m.

Liberty Cemetery

Decoration Day will be May 19.

Davis Special Cem.

Memorial Services are set to begin at 12:30 May 19 with a potluck luncheon to follow.

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