A little over a year ago, what started as a simple idea in a random conversation evolved into our first big project for the Goodlett Cemetery. As we announced last summer, the vision for the Goodlett Cemetery Committee of the E. Eugene Johnson Memorial Foundation was to enhance the main entrance to the cemetery by adding a stone wall along with other design elements while maintaining the existing arched entry. Today, we are proud to announce that this past week, that dream has become a reality.
As with all of the programs for the foundation, we could not do these things without the support of the community. Thank you to everyone who has supported our mission and who donated their money and time for this project. Without the partnership and support of the Goodlett Cemetery Association, this would not have been possible, so thank you to the Andy Brandon and Goodlett Cemetery Association Board for collaborating with us on this project. Special thanks also goes to Trent Tabor and Jason Smith who did all the heavy lifting. They provided the resources that enabled this project to come to fruition.
The members of the committee who took part in making this all happen are Machelle Davenport, Missy Wilson, Jane Wilson, Claudia Stockstill, and Jeanne Johnson.
For those not familiar with it, the Goodlett Cemetery is located in western Hardeman County, approximately ten miles west of Quanah. The cemetery was established in the early 1900s and is officially recognized by the Texas Historical Commission as a Historic Texas Cemetery. The Goodlett Cemetery Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1947. More information about the Goodlett Cemetery may be found at www.goodlettcemeterytx.org.