The Taylor Family fence in Memory Hill cemetery has suffered damage and has looked bad for a number of years. It was hit by a tree. Its coping was uprooted by a tree root, causing the fence to be dislodged and damaged. In October 2011, thieves attempted to steal parts of the fence. The Friends hired blacksmith George DuPree to repair the badly damaged parts of the fence, which were 3 panels out of its 8, and to replace the missing fence medallions. In February-May, 2012 the Friends scraped and painted the remaining 5 panels, and the coping was reset. George returned and reset his now-repaired part of the fence in June. This entire fence has been given a new life! And, it looks terrific!
Part of fence hit by a tree
Fence piece recovered from attempted theft
Coping and fence uprooted by tree root
Hugh Harrington, Sue DuPree, and blacksmith George DuPree remove one of the panels for repair
The coping was reset on Feb 25, 2012
Friends of Baldwin County Cemeteries members Anne Collier, Brenda Briley and Sara Brantley painting the fence on May 25, 2012. Also helping were Kathe Fuller and Sue Harrington. The fence was scraped, washed, rust converted, primed in white primer, and then painted black.
After repair: the fence is straightened, missing medallions and finials have been replaced on the front half, and the entire fence has been de-rusted and painted!