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From: "Janett Franklin" <>
Subject: Re: [FITZ-OK-GRADY] OLD FAIRVIEW PARK CEMETERY ALERT! Part 2
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 09:38:06 -0400
Hi all, this is cousin Janett from Texas. My Dad, Clarence Snell, fought
long and hard for the cemetery. He was on the Chickasha school board and he
fought all of them for the right to keep something that has been there for
so long. No one has a right to do away with the people and the memories and
history that are buried there! I hope someone can do something, but I think
money has been the issue all along. The man who plowed up all the headstones
in the first place should be shot.
There---I have vented--Love to all, Janett/Snell/Johnson/Fitzpatrick
Date: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 1:47 PM
Subject: [FITZ-OK-GRADY] OLD FAIRVIEW PARK CEMETERY ALERT! Part 2
>Part 2 - Old Fairview Park Cemetery Alert
>Craig McClennon, who lives across the street from the cemetery, also
>addressed the board about preserving the cemetery. "I don't know what your
>plans are, but I've heard that your plans are to get rid of it - offer it
>commercial use or residential use, and we don't need another poltergeist in
>Chickasha. We've got a good history. We've got a gentleman here who has
>great grandparents who are buried there," he said.
>No plans were presented to the board on how to preserve the cemetery, but
>McClennon did say he believed the board would consider the effect on the
>community in their decision. (Under Buddy's watchful big blue eyes, no
>"I realize that this school board did not take this cemetery on. That's
>something that was done prior to you taking office, but you now hold that
>office and it's your responsibility to handle it in a manner which won't be
>offensive to this community . . . you have a big responsibility, and I
>that you'll handle it right," McClennon said.
>Board member David Thomas thanked the group for the "history lesson"
>presented, and board president Joe Alford agreed to keep the group
>"We will keep you informed about what's going on, as far as what our plans
>are," Alford said. "Obviously the school has no business running the
>cemetery, but we will keep you advised about what's going on."
>The board did approve a resolution to accept a bid on a 7.02 acre tract of
>land that is adjacent to the cemetery, but rejected a bid on the 17.3 acre
>tract where the cemetery is located. However, the board agreed to allow
>cemetery property to remain on the market for bids.
>To contact Cousin Buddy Alexander, call 405/350-0705
>Why the school board doesn't just give the land to the city AS A CEMETERY
>beyond me. Money does talk and this fight has been going on for years and
>years by various sections of our Fitzpatrick family.
>Love, Cousin Sandi - Talking Woman
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