News Notes

Purdy Cemetery Memorial Day service/work day set

Sat., May 21, the Purdy Cemetery will have an “Old Fashion” Work Day beginning around 8:30 a.m. to noon, according to LaVern Russell, President of the Purdy Cemetery Association.
Volunteers are asked to bring equipment to sweep tombstones, pick up sticks, trash, and leaves, fill graves if needed, and bait ants, (ant bait & trash bags furnished).
Families can weed eat around their family tombstones. The regular mowing personnel for the cemetery will do the mowing.
Sat., May 28 thru Mon., May 30, members of the Purdy Cemetery Association will be taking donations to support the cemetery’s upkeep. Volunteers will sit daily at the Cemetery to receive donations.
On Memorial Day, Mon. May 30, at 11:00 a.m., the Purdy Cemetery Association will have their “Annual Memorial Day Service”.
The Memorial Day ceremonies will begin with the American Legion Post #23 presenting the 21-Gun Salute and Taps, followed by a Bible Message by Pastor Nick Johnson, and the Billingsley Family with Message in songs.
A “Pot Luck” lunch will follow the Service with good food and fellowship.
“Everyone is welcome to attend our Memorial Day Service at the Purdy Cemetery, just bring your lawn chair, favorite potluck food and join us for a great commemoration of our loved ones gone on before us,” Ms. Russell concluded.
Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Russell at 405-756-6596.

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