In the spring of 2008 several of
the descendants of Charles Massie felt it was time for the family to pay
long overdue attention to the cemetery plot where our oldest known
ancestor is buried. The once well kept cemetery had indeed fallen
on hard times, the enclosing rock wall tumbled down in places, most
of the grave stones broken and fallen over and trees and undergrowth
felt, and several agreed, that we should mount a family project for the
purpose of repairing, maintaining and beautifying this historic cemetery.
This would take considerable work, as the pictures in the photo gallery
will show, take lots of volunteers and some expense. Clearly, once
the work is complete, ongoing maintenance would be needed to preserve the
status over the years. This would require a structure and a bank
account. I, S. Powell Massie, took it on myself to write out a
simple beginning structure and to apply for a bank account under the name
of the Spring Valley Cemetery Association. This simple structure is
reproduced and can be seen by the link shown to the left, (Background).
The picture above is the Spring Valley Cemetery after
our work in 2009. We are proud that this work has been accomplished
by volunteers from the family using only a portion of donated funds for
some expenses. This is an ongoing project and donations to the above
account are solicited from descendants of Charles.
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