Members of the Shooks Chapel Cemetery Association Board, l to r, Jeanette Connally, Jimmy Winfrey,
Larry J. Temples, Gary Stribling, Veteran Bob Connally, Harold Bryant, Morgan Anderson, and
Herbert Anderson, stand in the cemetery, located on Hwy-154, south of Sulphur Springs, as they
identify the veterans that are buried in the cemetery.
Shooks Chapel Cemetery Association
Votes to Sponsor Veterans on Memorial
From Shooks Chapel Cemetery Association
Trustees of the Shooks Chapel Cemetery Association recently met and identified all of the veterans that have graves in their cemetery, located on Hwy-154, south of Sulphur Springs. The association voted last Sunday, at their annual Homecoming, to sponsor all the veterans buried in the cemetery, who do not currently have sponsors. Shooks Chapel is the first cemetery organization in Hopkins County to undertake this type project. There are 84 known veterans buried in the cemetery, with more than half unsponsored. The donation from the association will amount to $2800.00 for 56 unsponsored veterans.
President of the Shooks Chapel Cemetery Association explained that there are many deceased veterans who have no family to sponsor them. "The association felt that they should not be forgotten nor excluded from the veterans' memorial, being constructed on the downtown square," said Winfrey. "We hope that other county cemetery associations will sponsor their veterans buried in their cemeteries and help with this important project."
Member of the Shooks Chapel Cemetery Board, Jimmy Winfrey, president; Harold Bryant, vice-president; and Jeanette Connally, secretary-treasure; along with trustees, Herbert Anderson, Larry J. Temples, Gary Stribling, and Morgan Anderson, met with local veteran, Bob Connally, and identified those unsponsored veterans to include in the donation to the Hopkins County Veterans' Memorial Committee.