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Cemetery association to meet May 19
John W. and Jessie C. Maddox are among area pioneers whose remains are interred in the historic Concrete Cemetery near La Vernia. The cemetery association will meet May 19 in La Vernia.
The Concrete Cemetery Association will meet Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in the GVEC Meeting Room, located at 13849 U.S. 87 West in La Vernia. On the agenda is the election of new officers. Association President Beverly Felts urges members and friends of the Concrete Cemetery to attend this important meeting. She invites everyone to take time to visit the historic cemetery, where many early pioneers of this area are buried.
Among those interred in the Concrete Cemetery are John Wilson Maddox (1853-1936) and his wife, Jessie Camilla Dorsett Maddox (1855-1941). John and Jessie were married in Guadalupe County Nov. 3, 1877.
Mrs. Maddox was the daughter of T.M. and Mary Winfree Dorsett and spent most of her life in this area. Mr. Maddox was born in Marion County, Ala. He came with his parents to this area when he was 8 years old. He joined the Baptist Church of La Vernia when he was 37. He was a member of the Historic Brahan Masonic Lodge; the lodge conducted his last rites at the gravesite in Concrete Cemetery.
Mr. Maddox was among 85 Masons recently honored by the Brahan Masonic Lodge during the dedication of a special memorial in remembrance of all Masons interred in Concrete Cemetery.
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