Old Saltillo Cemetery Association Plans Memorial Day,Business Meeting July 21

Members of the Board of Directors of the Old Saltillo Cemetery Association have been making plans
for the 2019 Memorial Day Program/Annual Business Meeting. As tradition, the program will be held
on the third Sunday, July 21 st from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the beautifully renovated and air-
conditioned Old Saltillo United Methodist Church, located on 664 CR 3357, directly across the road
from the cemetery. The program will begin with congregational singing let by Mike Briley and
accompanied by pianists, Lisa Lowry. Rev. Stephen Cotten will give the invocation. A patriotic
recognition of the veterans will be led by Lucas Dennis with all of the youth in attendance assisting.
Next, greetings will be made by Lou Briley Daniel. After that, the Annual Business Meeting will be
held which consists of a report on the activities taken and work performed for the care of the
cemetery during the past year, a financial report, and the election of three members for three-year
terms to the Board of Directors.
Each year, a special memorial tribute to those interred in the Old Saltillo Cemetery in the preceding
twelve months is conducted. Scripture will be read by members of the O’Hara family and special
music by will be presented by Steve Conley. This year, Kelli McAfee Traver, assisted by Ginny Agee
Doyle, and their daughters will make the presentation to recognize the loved ones that have been
interred in the Old Saltillo Cemetery this past year. Members of the family of each person buried in
the cemetery during this past year are encouraged to attend and participate in the honoring of their
loved one.
Mr. John Sellers will be the guest speaker. Mr. Sellers is a gifted speaker and noted historian. At the
present time, he is serving as President of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society. He has many
interesting stories and will make a special presentation concerning the Old Saltillo Cemetery.
After the benediction given by Mrs. Connie McGill, lunch will be served in the air-conditioned Kirby
Memorial Center. For those who still prefer Memorial Day lunch outdoors, space is available under
the shade of the church’s large oak trees.
Everyone is asked to bring the usual full meal with ample portions to be shared with others. The food
will be arranged in buffet style with cups, plates, napkins, eating utensils, and water and iced tea
being furnished.
Time will be provided at lunch and later during the afternoon for visiting – renewing old acquaintances
and making new friends. Please bring lawn chairs and card tables so that you can enjoy the lunch
and fellowship after the service. Please make plans to attend the service to be held on the Third
Sunday in July.
Members of the Board of Directors of the Old Saltillo Cemetery Association are Randy Agee, Ryan
Agee, Lou Briley Daniel, Vivian Dennis-Monzingo, Nat Paul Gibbs, Kathy Whitten Patterson, Johnny
McAfee, Kennith Patrick, and Lucas Dennis.

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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