LETTER: Cemetery's maintenance needs improvement

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:53 AM.

Dear editor,

I recently returned to Crestview and stopped by the Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery on North Avenue  to pay respects to family members' grave sites.

I was shocked to find weeds and grass everywhere. 

Even Robert Sikes' grave is full of weeds. I contacted relatives, who said that when they contact the main office they tell them they are "short staffed" or "there is no problem." 

Many prominent families are buried there, and I am just still in shock. Names such as Enzor, Thigpen, Waters, Sikes — all the prominent families at the local and state level as I was growing up. 

Someone should check into the perpetual care. I am scared to know what will happen when my generation is gone.

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