Preserving the Past


Mel Haven clean-up to help pass on local legacy

Operation Restore community volunteers (from right) Jason Lindley, David Gordon, Ricky Godbolt, Chris Spivey, Eddie Askew, Prince Beachum and Gilbert Roland met with others Thursday evening at The ROOOM in Sulphur Springs to discuss the details in their support of Mel Haven Cemetery Society with the clean-up day.
Behind a small pasture on Seventh Street in Sulphur Springs, Mel Haven Cemetery can be found at the end of Debord. Beyond a field gate at its entrance are what look like scattered graves in a peaceful setting with the buffer of surrounding wooded areas keeping out the sounds of the city. There are, however, many more graves in this cemetery and much more history than one might notice with a…

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