Cemetery Tours

Our popular Ghosts of Southlake Past cemetery tour drew more than 75 people to two shows on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Lonesome Dove Cemetery. Many thanks to event chair Tamara McMillan and her husband, Ken. Telling the stories of pioneers, history collectors, a Southlake old-timer and a woman who experienced one of the most famous events in Texas history were Southlake Mayor John Huffman and his wife, Elizabeth (Jarrett and Malinda Eads Foster); Karen Jolley and Claire Johnson (sisters Mattie and Missy Lowe); Shawn McCaskill (Jack Cook); and Arden Smith (Malinda Hill). Councilmember Ronell Smith told the cemetery’s history and was the tour guide. Also thanks to sales helper and greeter Martha Davis.
Watch this space and our Facebook page for news of next year’s fall cemetery tour. Hope to see you there!

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Past cemetery tours
Claire Johnson, historical society secretary, was the tour guide at Lonesome Dove Cemetery in 2018.
In 2014, Southlake resident Bruce McGaha portrayed early settler and Civil War veteran Spencer Graham at the soldier’s grave in Hood Cemetery, located in the Coventry Manor subdivision off Peytonville Road.
Carroll alum Paul Porter portrayed Pvt. John Valentine at the 2014 cemetery tour in Hood Cemetery.
Carroll alum Kelsy Sager in the society’s 2015 Lonesome Dove Cemetery tour, one of several tours she participated in.
One of Malinda Hill’s sons hand-carved her tombstone in Lonesome Dove Cemetery. This family is taking a look.
Paul Porter participated many times in the society’s tours. Here he portrays a young Civil War soldier.
In 2019, Southlake Councilman Ronell Smith, his wife Rachel and their daughter Ali portrayed Bob Jones (1850-1936), Almeady Chisum Jones (1857-1949) and their daughter Eugie Jones Thomas (1885-1995). The tour was held in the Medlin Cemetery, now located in Trophy Club. Long ago, the Medlins set aside a section of the cemetery for the Jones family.