Cottage Grove

Around the Grove: Area cemeteries offer amazing experiences, history all year

View from the hill that Sarah Alexander chose to be buried on in 1853. DANA MERRYDAY/PHOTO

Halloween had that weird Sunday edition this year. When locals started putting out their decorations over a month ago, their displays often included mock tombstones. Seeing those got me to move on a reader’s suggestion that it would be nice to hear about local historic cemeteries. 

My great-grandfather founded a Funeral Home empire that has grown to serve four counties in the Florida Panhandle and continues as a family . . .