Preece Memorial Fund

~Preece Memorial Fund~

 

On August 8th, 2003 the Preece Memorial Committee met at Idaís Tea Room, in Inez, KY, to put together a plan to provide improvements to the cemetery where Alexander Boone Preece and his wife Lovina Stratton Preece are buried.  Alexander born March 22, 1794, in Russell Co., VA, and who died May 04, 1873 in Inez is the patriarch of all the Preece families from Martin County.  The old sandstone tombstones that currently mark their graves are weathered and hardly legible.

 

Plans were made to purchase a monument for Alexander Boone and Lovina that would fit the old cemetery as aesthetically as possible.  We will also provide a plaque giving historical information about the family.   The plaque will be attached to the large natural stone that lies near Alexanderís grave.  And, if adequate funds are raised, we plan to purchase smaller tombstones for Alexanderís sons, Cornelius and William along with their wives.  Any funds remaining from the project will be donated to the Martin County Historical and Genealogical Society to help preserve Martin County History and Genealogy for future generations.

 

The Smith-Preece cemetery where Alexander, his wife and sons are buried lies on Coldwater Rd in Inez, KY.  The first phase of the cemetery improvement began on Saturday August the 9th when the large bush covering Alex and his sonís headstones was removed.  We plan to have a dedication ceremony on Memorial Day a.m. 2004 at the cemetery.  All who are interested are invited to attend.

 

If you would like to participate in this worthy project, please send your check payable to: Donnie Preece, Hc 63, Box 415, Inez, KY 41224. Please write Preece Memorial Fund on the memo line.

 

 

Committee members: Amy Preece Allen, Donnie Preece, Terry Preece & Tim Preece, Inez, KY.  Ray Whited, Carthage, TN & Linda Preece, Howell, MI