Liberty Hill Cemetery hosts 60th annual Homecoming

Submitted by The Liberty Hill Cemetery Association

The Officers and Directors of the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association wish to invite the community to the 60th Annual Homecoming on June 3 at the park area of the cemetery.

The annual homecoming continues to provide an opportunity for families to get together and enjoy a meal and lots of good company for an afternoon. Many families hold reunions in conjunction with this event.  Homecoming allows the community a time to get together visit and reminisce. This day is one day out of our busy schedules to take the time to see friends and family members at a friendly gathering as well as coming together as a community in remembrance of those who have passed. One thing you can always be assured of at the annual homecoming is (rain or shine) – there will be a crowd, there will always be a friend in the crowd, family you haven’t seen in a while might drop by, you might make a new friend that day, and you might learn a little history about Liberty Hill.

The meal will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be catered by Mopsy’s Catering. The meal will consist of barbeque brisket, sausage, beans, coleslaw, condiments and tea. The cost is $9 per plate. Desserts are not provided with the meal. There will be desserts available for purchase in limited supply and you may bring your own as well.

An important part of the homecoming is the reading of those having passed over the last year. This will be followed by an announcement concerning our newest phase of the cemetery.

Local historian Gary Spivey will have pictures from years past of Liberty Hill. This will allow many individuals an opportunity to reminisce and others to learn about the history of the place they have come to call home.

Books will be available for purchase, which have history of the Liberty Hill Cemetery as well as history about Liberty Hill. The books Culture of the Shin Oak Ridge Folk by J. Gordon Bryson, Recollections and Observations of Judge C. L. Chance as told to his son Joseph E. Chance and the Liberty Hill Cemetery Book of Burials will be available for purchase with the proceeds to benefit the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association.

Homecoming is the Association’s only fundraiser and while we do not add anything to the price of the meal – donations are always welcome and may be made payable to the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association.  We look forward to seeing you there!