The Old Center Cemetery Association's homecoming day is Saturday, May 4. The business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. inside the sanctuary at Old Center Church. Following the business meeting, families will gather for picnic lunches on the tables in front of the cemetery, located on FM 699 about 15 miles from Carthage.
People who have family members or friends buried in the cemetery are invited to participate and are encouraged to financially support the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery through regular donations. Donations may be sent to Old Center Cemetery Association, c/o Shonda Twomey Russell, Treasurer, 154 County Road 4282, Tenaha, TX 75974-6204. A table will be set up near the entrance to the cemetery for donations to be made on May 4. Donations may be made in honor or memory of a deceased loved one, and the information will be recorded and printed in the annual report.
“Please consider making a cash donation to help us maintain the cemetery as we have always done to honor your family and friends," Association President Edward Nail said. "An annual contribution by each family is vital to the continuing upkeep of the cemetery property. We are asking all those who have reserved plots and or have loved ones buried in the cemetery to please contribute to the fund. Any amount is appreciated."