Saturday, April 13, 2013

Tornado Damage at Old Jeffery Burial Ground

An EF2 Tornado ripped across the White River Bottom at Ruby's Landing near Mount Olive on April 10th destroying one home and devastating the Old Jeffery Burial Ground. Two memorial stones were damaged. Both Jehoiada Jeffery's stone and Nancy (wife of Daniel M. Jeffery) Jeffery's stones were sheered off at the base but should be restorable.
We've been told that a crew from the Arkansas Dept. of Corrections (Calico Unit) will be coming within the next couple of weeks to clean up the damage. After discussing the damage with members of the Jeffery Family, it was decided that the two damaged stones will be removed from the cemetery to keep them from being stolen. They will be returned to the cemetery once they have been restored.

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