Cemetery Association Preserves Final Resting Places


When you walk through Tuckston UMC Cemetery in Athens, it is hard not to feel a mix of emotions. Grief as you think about the lives already lost; gratitude for the veterans who proudly served their country; and a sense of love, peace, and wonder knowing that Jesus, the Lamb of God, conquered sin and death and that one day believers will see their loved ones again.

In 2018, Tuckston UMC formed and incorporated a cemetery association separate from the Church to oversee the management of the cemetery. Accumulated funds previously earning minimal returns at a bank were invested with the Georgia United Methodist Foundation.

“The cemetery needs to be maintained not only because it is part of our church campus but also out of respect for the saints who are buried there,” said Randy Bramlett, treasurer and board member of Tuckston Cemetery LLC. “By investing with GUMF, our goal is to earn more so that we will be able to use the earnings to pay for maintenance, which includes grass cutting and landscaping. It is good to have an organization like GUMF for these purposes.”