The Walter’s Chapel Cemetery Board will have its annual Decoration Day this Sunday, May 7. Rain or shine Decoration Day will not be cancelled.

Pastor Greg Tenison and the Congregation of the Walter’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church also extend a warm welcome to attend their 11 a.m. service.

A potluck beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. will follow. If you plan to eat, please bring a potluck food item to share. Paper plates, eating utensils, cups, sweet tea, unsweet tea, water and ice are provided. Since folding chairs are limited, we encourage everyone to bring your own.

For many years the Board was fortunate to have Highway 86 provide entertainment. Sadly, two members are suffering from serious health problems; consequently, the band will not be able to perform. We will miss the band terribly and ask for continued prayers for Ronnie Lovelady and Ronnie Parham. While we are not sure if we will have live music or not, everyone will still want to stay and visit after they eat.

At approximately 1 p.m. there will be a welcome with introduction of Cemetery Board Members followed by a reading of those individuals who died since last May and are buried at the cemetery. Those passing away since last Decoration Day were: Glenda Sue “Susie” Morgan and Tommy McCallie.

Additionally, we understand that many Oliver descendants plan to attend. So, we want to welcome all Oliver descendants and urge other family groups to organize and plan their own semi-reunion at Walter’s Chapel.

Contributions may be made on Decoration Day or mailed to Sharon Hunt Wakefield, Treasurer, Walter’s Chapel Cemetery, 162 Stacey Lynn Terrace, Ward, AR 72176.

If you have questions or need directions please contact Nancy Felts Dunlap at 501-681-3589 or email