Reunion by Old Bethel and Shoal Creek Cemetery Associations
A reunion is planned for Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Asbury School, in Marshall County, Alabama. The reunion is being jointly sponsored by the Old Bethel Cemetery Association and the Shoal Creek Cemetery Association. These two cemeteries are on the line between Dekalb County and Marshall County, near the Asbury community in Marshall County.
Burials at Shoal Creek Cemetery were from 1860 to 1936 and surnames are Burt, Cooper, Dowdy, Findley, Frasier, Harrison, King, Machen, Mitchell, Painter, Rogers, Slaton, Smith and Tucker. Burials at Old Bethel Cemetery were from 1876 to 1998 and surnames are Bain, Bartle, Bearden, Bryant, Findley, Harrison, Holcomb, Hyde, Isbell, King, Mann, Morgan, Nall, Oaks, Smith and Taylor.
Members of these families, and friends in the community who are interested in the preservation of these cemeteries and their historical heritage, are invited to support the work of these two incorporated cemetery associations, and to attend the reunion. It is hoped to hold the reunion every other year, on the second Saturday of June in the even-numbered years.
There are now web sites to introduce the history of these two cemeteries, and raise funds for their preservation. The address for the Old Bethel Cemetery Association is www.oldbethelcemetery.org, and the address for the Shoal Creek Cemetery Association is www.shoalcreekcemetery.org.
Please notify your family members and neighbors who would be interested in attending the reunion or in giving financial support to the cemetery associations.
In order to receive notifications of the reunions, please send us your e-mail address or street address, or changes to these addresses, so that we can keep our mailing list growing and current. Write to me at RSIsbell@aol.com, or 3155 Lindenwood Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031.