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Cemetery spruce up Many cemeteries shave received a facelift in recent weeks as families honor loved ones.

Decoration Day at Bradford Cemetery, Highway 16 East, Shirley, begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 8, with a potluck lunch. Paper and plastic goods, coffee and tea will be provided. The memorial service will start at 2 p.m. with Doug Young playing the bagpipes. Loved ones who died in the past 12 months will be memorialized. Special music during the service will be provided by family members. Bring pictures, mementos and memories to share. Donations may be made for upkeep of the cemetery, payable to the Bradford Cemetery, and given or mailed to the Treasurer, Rebecca Burgess, 4471 Banner Mountain Road, Shirley, Arkansas 72153.

The Hardin Cemetery Decoration will be held at 2 p.m. June 8 with a short program and business meeting. Donations for cemetery upkeep will be collected by L.D. Parish and Carroll Dee Bradford. Donations can be mailed to L.D. Parish, 3624 Highway 92 East, Bee Branch, AR 72013.

Archey Valley Cemetery will have its annual clean-up day Saturday, June 7. Decoration will be Sunday, June 15. A report on improvements in the past year will be made at 9:45 a.m. Larry Don Smith will conduct the service and a potluck lunch will be served at noon.

Clean-up day at Bluffton Cemetery begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014. All volunteers are welcome. Decoration will be Saturday, June 14. The business meeting starts at 10 a.m.

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