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By-Laws for Waldrop Cemetery

BY-LAWS OF THE WALDROP CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
PANOLA COUNTY, TEXAS

WHEREAS, the Waldrop Cemetery Association, at its annual meeting on the 14th day of July, 1991, duly adopted by unanimous vote the By-Laws of the said Association as follows:

I

The sole purpose of the Association shall be as an unincorporated, nonprofit association, created, and perpetuated to maintain and keep in good repair the premises of the Association, and for the further purpose of establishing and promoting a permanent endowment trust fund for the charitable purpose of maintaining the Waldrop Cemetery with funds received from the income from the trust deposit.

II

The annual meeting of the Association will be held on the second Sunday in July* of each year, and the election of Trustees of the Association will be held at the said annual meeting. Special called meetings may be held as the necessity arises, the same to be determined by a majority vote of the Trustees.

*By motion and a vote at the business meeting on July 11, 1999 the annual meeting was changed to the last Sunday in September!

III

The number of Trustees of the Association shall be five (5) and will be elected to serve for a term of three (3) years, two being elected each year, and one elected each third year. The rotation of election of Trustees shall begin at the election of Trustees held at the annual meeting on the second Sunday in July, 1991, at which time the positions held by the Trustees James G. Rogers and Andy Snow will be open for replacement. Nominations will be received from the floor. The other three current Trustees will come up for re-election as follows: Joe Nelson - July, 1992; Ricky Waldrop and Don Austin - July, 1993. In case of the death or resignation of any Trustee, the replacement will be elected by vote of the Association at the next annual meeting to serve out the remaining term of such Trustee. All Trustees will serve without compensation and no bond or other security will be required of said Trustees.

IV

The Trustees of the said Association shall elect officers as follows:

President
Vice President
Secretary-Treasurer

All officers shall be elected for a term of one year.

V

The Waldrop Cemetery Association property is to be used and maintained for the sole purpose of the interment of the human dead.

VI

All monies and properties of the Association shall be under the authority of the Trustees, and the said Trustees are authorized to receive donations, grants, and gifts of cash or other properties which shall be deposited in a permanent Trust Fund at any bank whose deposits are insured by the United States Government, said account to be named the Waldrop Cemetery Trust Fund. Monies collected at the annual day shall be deposited in the operating fund, with any surplus added to the permanent Trust Fund. The principal of the Trust Fund shall never be used or expended, but will remain on deposit. The interest shall be automatically deposited in the Waldrop Cemetery Trust Fund Certificates of Deposit and is to be used only for the upkeep and maintenance of the Cemetery if necessary.

VII

The Trustees shall make a financial report of the Trust Fund at each annual meeting.

VIII

The Trustees are authorized to execute a Trust Agreement to the depository agent so long as said Agreement is not in conflict with the terms and provisions of these By-Laws.

IX

The following rules shall apply to burial plots in the Waldrop Cemetery:
(A) Burial plots shall not be marked off or any graves dug without the presence or consent of a Trustee.

(B) Said burial plots shall be five (5) feet by ten (10) feet for a single grave and ten (10) feet by ten (10)feet for a double grave.

(C) New plots shall be marked on all four corners with approved corner stones bearing indentifying initials within sixty (60) days.

(D) As of the date of adoption of these By-Laws, no additional curbs, fences, borders, or other markers that would obstruct a mower will be allowed, except
tombstones.

(E) Anyone marking new grave plots shall be asked to make a donation of $100 per grave, said monies to be deposited in the operating fund.

(F) Funeral homes shall be charged a service fee of $50* for each burial in the Cemetery, said fee due at the time of burial, said monies to be deposited in the
operating fund.
*Note:The service fee was increased to $100 by motion and vote at an annual business meeting

(G) No more than six (6) grave plots may be marked at one time per immediate family.

(H) No plots shall be marked within a 20 ft. by 40 ft. area inside any of the drive through gates.

X

These By-Laws shall supercede any previous By-Laws which may exist for the Waldrop Cemetery Association. These By-Laws may be amended by majority vote of those present at the annual meeting.

Two views of the Waldrop Cemetery Tabernacle.  These pictures are the property of Delores Washburn.

These two pictures were taken by and are the property of Delores Washburn