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The cemetery's last owner of record abandoned the property years ago. Mayor Molly Joseph Ward, who hopes to form a non-profit group to take title to the property and maintain it properly. Ward has called the cemetery's current condition "deplorable."
I would hope that a local genealogy society or historical society also will also be involved. If you have an interest, I would suggest you first read the article by Robert Brauchle in the (Hampton Roads) Daily Press at http://goo.gl/0GgZ3.
My thanks to newsletter reader Janell Nickols for telling me about this story.