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A little history:
(1818-1900) donated the land for Jolliff Cemetery. It
looks like the earliest burials at Jolliff Cemetery were 2 children of John
(1843-1920) & Cynthia French in 1874 & 1878. [There has
been some question as to whether it was indeed Randolph C. Jolliff who
donated the land for the cemetery. But since Randolph bought the land in
1865 and sold the rest in 1879, I think we can safely say that he did donate
the land.] There may actually have been earlier burials. There
are several unmarked headstones that cannot be identified.
Uncle Joe Willard
was the first
Secretary-Treasurer that can be remembered. He was assisted by Nova
and he served until 1962.
Gladys Baty was Secretary-Treasurer in 1962-63.
Murielene (Dunkin) VonAllmen has served from 1964 to her death in 2012.
Jolliff Cemetery trustees (below): Dennis VonAllmen, Bobby VonAllmen,
Billy Ralph Stevens. (Billy Ralph is now deceased and buried in this cemetery.)
Secretary-Treasurer (below), Murielene
Murielene held this position since 1964, but she passed away in 2012.
The following is a list of those known to have served on the cemetery
, Beulah Jolliff, Mable
, Earl Russell, Raymon
, Nova Holmes, Gene
, Nora Jolliff, Veleria Moore, Joe Huddleston, Floyd
, Dennis VonAllmen, Bobby VonAllmen, Billy Ralph Stevens.
At one time George
would help families pick out grave site. He lived nearby.
Families would go to the cemetery and have "workings," which would include
mowing, cleaning and raking leafs. Sometimes there would be a fire
set to clean off the cemetery.
There may have been a Jolliff Baptist Church in one of the buildings
there. It may have been across the road. In an old newspaper
obituary from 1945 there was mention of attending the Jolliff Baptist Church
in the vicinity. Or maybe the church met in the school house.
The old Jolliff School which sat beside the cemetery (about where the
parking lot is now) was sold at auction April 28, 1962. The building and
school desks were sold to Ralph Hargis for $132. Some trees around
the cemetery were cut down and sold to Aaron
for $5. The cemetery lawn mower was sold to Arthur Rowe
Joe Huddleston and Nora Jolliff were instrumental in starting the trust
fund in May 26, 1973.
Charles and Vesta
donated the west one acre to the cemetery in 1989.
Mary Jo Freeman's genealogy website
. If you would like to check my database
to see if the information on your family is correct, go to my ancestor
file then search for the name of one of your ancestors. (Only those
born before 1930 or no longer living are listed by name. I have names of
the living, but they are not displayed in the online database.) Please
let me know if there are any corrections or additions!!
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