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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

Pioneer Cemetery Association lays loved ones to rest


December 19, 2019

Aliya Hall/The Chronicle

Creswell Pioneer Cemetery Association Treasurer Jamie Pyles and President Tom Smith are two of the six members that make up the board. The board is made up of volunteers and their primary source of income comes from selling the plots.

CRESWELL – Surrounded by trees on the outskirts of Creswell's city limits, rows of headstones cover the rolling hills. Graves from the 1800s are covered in moss, coinciding with freshly dug burial sites tenderly decorated with pinwheels and trinkets to memorialize lost loved ones.

The Creswell Pioneer Cemetery Association oversees the ownership and operations of the cemetery with their six-person board of volunteers. The cemetery itself is around three to five acres and has around 3,000 plots.

"It ought to be done by someone," Treasurer Jamie Pyles said. "Community-minded people, not alwa...

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