|Tom Havard Cemetery
From Lufkin take Hwy 69 south to Zavalla. About 1.5 miles south of Zavalla
you turn RIGHT on FM1270. You will continue on FM 1270 5.9 miles where
you see a sign that designates Tom Havard and Dunk Havard cemetery
directions. Continue 1.7 miles straight ahead to the Tom Havard Cemetery.
The cemetery is on the RIGHT side of the road.
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.Tom Havard Cemetery Association's Notes
ReportMay 2010 Board Meeting Minutes
.by Tom Havard Cemetery Association on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10:59am.Tom Havard
May 8, 2010
Tom Havard Cemetery – Annual Havard Family Reunion
Travis Wayne Havard
1. Maintenance of cemetery will NOT be on a regular schedule but done as needed and/or
requested by any of the board members or officers.
2. Special landscaping projects and repair of headstones will require three (3) bids on the work
and any costs over 500.00 must have the approval of the board.
3. The president and secretary will establish online access to the banking accounts with a
debit/credit card not to exceed 500.00 for any one purchase.
4. All official documents (including checks & banking documents) will be changed to show the
permanent association address as :
Tom Havard Cemetery Association
PO Box 1222
Huntington, TX 75949
5. Bids will be taken for repairs on the pavilion and final decision to be made at quarterly
meeting of the board.
6. Quarterly meetings of the board will be held to continue discussion of ongoing preservation
efforts and historical designation of the cemetery and approval of any costs associated with such
that are in excess of 500.00.
7. Costs of burial will be raised to 100.00 to cover maintenance fees.
8. Notification of burial requests must go thru the president or a board member if the president
is unavailable. That information will be computerized and a record kept of who and where one’s
family member is interred.
9. Recognition of Carroway Funeral Home for their charitable contribution of 100.00 for door
10. Adoption of the upkeep of the William “Bill” Havard Cemetery on Weaver Bend Road
and authorization given to use donated funds for maintenance and repair as needed using the
same guidelines as required for the Tom Havard Cemetery.
11. Written rules or by-laws to be developed and discussed at future quarterly meetings.
12. Next quarterly meeting to be held in September at a date to be determined.
All board members were elected last year to serve a three year term. Therefore they have 2
more years of service.
All officers were re-elected to another year of service. Officers and Board Members are listed
President: JoVina Harris 422-4934
Vice President Red Caldwell 422-5227
Secretary Juanita Harris 238-2415
Jerry Gilcrease 897-3165
Travis Wayne Havard 829-2189
Wynn Havard 422-4947
Pam Hooks 897-2648
Bobby Treadway 897-2049
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|Tom Havard Cemetery Receives Historic Texas Cemetery
Zavalla, TX – The Texas Historical Commission (THC) recently designated the Tom
Havard Cemetery as a Historic Texas Cemetery. The distinction means the cemetery
has been legally recorded through the THC’s Historic Texas Cemetery Program, an
important step in ensuring its preservation.
This designation is reserved for cemeteries that are at least 50 years old and
documented through the Historic Texas Cemeteries process to record their historic
association and significance.
A dedication ceremony to commemorate this historic designation will be held at 10am
on Saturday May 9, 2009 at the Tom Havard Cemetery on Weaver Bend Road at the
annual Havard Family Reunion. Speakers for the event include Charles (PeeWee)
Havard, president of the Tom Havard Association.
“This designation is a tool that will increase public awareness of these important
cultural resources”, said Larry Oaks, executive director of the THC. “Knowledge and
education are among the best ways to guarantee the preservation of a historic
Cemeteries hold valuable historic information and they are often the last reminders of
early settlements’ historical events, religious beliefs, lifestyles and genealogy. While
the Historic Texas Cemetery designation encourages cemetery preservation, it cannot
guarantee that a historic cemetery will avoid destruction. Threats to historic
cemeteries include urban expansion and development, vandalism, grazing animals and
long-term deterioration from weather and uncontrolled vegetation.
The THC developed the Historic Texas Cemetery designation to address the
destruction of historic cemeteries and the illegal removal of cemetery fixtures. Any
individual or organization is eligible to submit an application for this designation.
For additional information regarding Historic Texas Cemetery designation, or to
receive an application, contact Annette Bethke of the THC’s History Programs
Division at 512-463-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. The
agency administers a variety of programs to preserve the archeological, historical and
cultural resources of Texas. www.thc.state.tx.us
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