Volunteer work continued last weekend to replace temporary and missing grave markers at the Hayfork Cemetery.

The community effort is spearheaded by cemetery board president John Kizziar. In all, about 200 new granite markers are being cut and placed.

“We do need to make it clear that we are not replacing headstones that family may have placed there at some point,” board member Karen Eastlick noted.

The volunteers are only placing stones on graves that never had a marker or had a marker that the funeral home had placed temporarily until family could purchase a headstone.

“We so appreciate the volunteers that came out to help with this project,” Eastlick said.

The project is now on hold until spring as freezing temperatures have necessitated drainage of water lines.

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Michael Snyder

John Kizziar is one of the most honorable and decent human beings I have ever had the pleasure to encounter. Small wonder he'd be involved in something as heart felt as this.

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