2018-11-07 / Front Page

Hurricane Damages City and County Cemeteries

by Terry Toole


Rev. Charlie Kyles and Coroner Danny Sheffield attempt to identify graves at Pleasant Hill Cemetery off SR. 45 north. Rev. Charlie Kyles and Coroner Danny Sheffield attempt to identify graves at Pleasant Hill Cemetery off SR. 45 north. If you went to many of the cemeteries around Colquitt and Miller County after Hurricane Michael blew through, you probably couldn’t get in. The cemeteries with trees had them uprooted along with many of the graves. The markers were broken, and the vaults came out of the ground moving some vaults and even bodies from their final resting places. Many of the markers were destroyed. The Pleasant Hill Cemetary and Colquitt City Cemetary were both heavily damaged as large trees crashed down on the roads and burial areas.

All those who helped with the identification of damaged graves and even the finding of some in several areas that were not known to be there were uncovered are thanked by the city, county and owners of the lots.

The officials stated that if you have someone in some of these cemeteries with damage, it would be advisable to check, since most are private burial areas.



Grave markers broken and knocked over. Grave markers broken and knocked over.

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