BY-LAWS OF THE WALDROP CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
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:
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.
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!
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
The Trustees of the said Association shall elect officers as follows:
All officers shall be elected for a term of one year.
Cemetery Association property is to be used and maintained for the sole purpose of the interment of the human dead.
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.
The Trustees shall make a financial report of the Trust
Fund at each annual meeting.
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.
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
(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
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.
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.