The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

August 18, 2013

Looking for a few good ghosts


The News Courier

— More than a dozen characters from Athens’ past will be portrayed during the Athens City Cemetery Historical Walking Tour in September. 

The roster of characters is not closed if you have an interesting ancestor and would like to tell his or her story.

“We always welcome new characters, especially those portrayed by direct descendants,” said 1st Lt. Commander Buzz Estes of the Hobbs Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. “We have about a dozen of those.”

The free public event will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, the first day of fall.

“Come on out after lunch and enjoy hearing about the people who created Athens,” Estes said.

If you have an ancestor and would like to tell his or her story, contact Teresa or Cayce at the tourism office at 256-232-5411 or Estes at 256-232-8733 (home) or 256-434-0441 (cell).

The tour is a combined effort of the Hobbs Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association and the City of Athens Cemetery Department.