Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalms 116:15 is so special and meaningful because we that are His children have the leadership of His Holy Spirit here and have fellowship with Him constantly. After death we then can and many will be in His presence. Our life will not stop at death and the graveyard. We will be with our father the Lord of the universe.
Many whose bodies are buried in Haynes Creek Cemetery are in His presence now. I know we miss them very much but , as my Pastor told my mom and myself in 1988 when dad died, he is happier than he has ever been and would not want to come back even if he could. So Iím very thankful for Jesus Christ who gave himself for us so that if we believe in him, ask him to save us and repent of our sins he will indeed save us.
This cemetery holds memories of many of our loved ones that have gone on to be with our Lord and we want to do our best to preserve those memories. Your work on your individual lots, work at the work-days, your donations and especially your prayers are greatly appreciated. May God continue to bless and lead you.
Many, many times you have been encouraged to put coping around your grave sites if it has not already been done. Because of our limited records, this will let us know that it is owned by someone and cut down on confusion.
We had a very good memorial service May 10, 2008. The Knight sisters and Legacy of Praise did a great job singing for us under the outside Pavilion. Mr. R. H. Thomas and Margie McBryar shared early memories of Haynes Creek. Elaine Roberts shared information of several families buried in the cemetery. Pastor Loyd Stancil from Rosebud Baptist Church brought our devotion. We then shared names of those buried in the last 12 months and had prayer for their families. It proved to be a great time of remembrance.
Our next Memorial service is planned for Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Mr Marvin Worthy, the Gwinnett County Historian is scheduled to speak and others also. Put this date on your calendar and come join us.
Founded in 1947-All Voluntary
Evelyn Elliott-Treasurer 770-554-2536
Chris Rutledge- Chairman of Grave Sales 770-861-2528
Jim Martin Ė Vice Chairman 770-938-0964
Chloe Rutledge-Secretary 770-922-1589
Larry Rutledge-Chairman 770-972-2008
We welcome Nan who just started working with our committee this year. Many thanks to all our committee for the work they do to help preserve our historical cemetery. Please call us if we can be of service to you.
You can now go on line and identify where people are buried except for the oldest Section #1 which is waiting on the completed survey. Thanks to Scott Thomas for his work on the web site and paying the online fee.
The memorial area around the bell is complete except for the unmarked graves memorial marker. We are waiting for the survey to be completed on Section 1, then we can complete gathering of names to be put on it.
Please notify Larry or Janice Rutledge at 770-972-2008 to have family members added or deleted from the list.
BEFORE YOU DIG
Before you ask for a grave to be dug, it is cemetery policy that you notify Chris Rutledge at 770-861-2528. This way we will have a record of who and where people are buried for future references.
We have 2 planned work days each year. Everyone is invited at 9:00 a.m. the Saturday before Thanksgiving and the third Saturday in April. Many thanks to Harold Landress, Norma Billingsley, Lillian Sellers, Susan Pearson, Tommy Rutledge, Chris Rutledge and Larry Rutledge for coming out on our April 19, 2008 work day. We got much accomplished.
As a part of our workday, our policy is to remove any old looking faded flowers. It would be very helpful if you did it on your lot before we have to. All of this is for the total beautification of the cemetery. We appreciate all you do to help.
BURIALS SINCE OUR LAST NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 7, 2007
Hilda G. Hurndon 2/2/1934, 12/14/2007; Nellie May Green Golden 12/14/1935, 1/1/2008; Howell F. Johnson 3/29/1915, 3/30/2008; Ralph Graham Baker 6/10/1932, 4/13/2008; Mildred C. Beaver 7/7/1923, 5/17/2008; Frances A. Jennings 11/19/1921, 6/4/2008; Hazel Goetzel 5/29/1916, 6/5/2008; Marvin Wilson Claborn 12/30/1938, 7/12/2008; Flora Adel Kilgore Cox 6/29/1917, 8/4/2008; Rhonda Lynn Tuck 4/7/1962, 8/6/2008; Rachael Whitworth 9/10/1909, 8/15/2008; Lyndell Brooks Butler 1/21/1914, 8/22/2008; and O H Brooks 10/3/1910, 9/11/2008. Our thoughts and prayers to the family members and friends.
We presently do not have any to sell.
THANKS FROM LARRY RUTLEDGE
Thank you very much for all your help physically and for your donations to the cemetery fund. Because of your help, much has been done in the last several years to improve the cemetery. Noted below are some of those improvements.
Ongoing maintenance of cemetery, grass cutting, etc. Construction of granite columns at the entrance of cemetery. Drain piping installed to control soil erosion. Paving of parking area north of the church. Completion of paving drive between Section 3 & 4. Partnering with the church on a new pavilion and ramp to the church building. Constuction of memorial area and solid granite bell tower. Removal of rotten and fallen trees. Relocating 2 grave sites in middle of drive back between Sections 1 & 2. Cleaning out woods behind the church where we believe slaves are buried. Material & supplies used on work days.
We are very thankful to the Lord and you for these improvements. May He continue to bless as we attempt to do other improvements in the future.
Please remember that all your donations are used for the cemetery and they are tax deductable. You can mail them to Haynes Creek Cemetery Committee % Evelyn Elliott, 414 Chicamauga Ct., Loganville, GA 30052. Thank you and may God continue to bless and lead you.
STORIES OF THE PAST
Please send us stories of family/friends buried in the cemetery for publication in the newsletter to share with others. Even though our loved ones are gone we can keep their memories alive.
Send to: Larry Rutledge
P O Box 347
Snellville, GA 30078