Tours to historic gravesites will run about every 20 minutes and will each last approximately an hour and a half. Transportation for the tour will be provided at the parking lot of Victory Baptist Church, located at 2202 Center Avenue (Off of Hwy 377S near the HPU baseball and soccer fields, see map below). There will be live entertainment at the parking site along with brisket sandwiches and soft drinks available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of a new equipment storage building at the cemetery. The front gates will be closed for the event and participants will enter through the recently opened and restored Greenleaf Cemetery gate.
Visitors to the scenic Greenleaf Cemetery will be guided to the grave sites of “former” residents, portrayed by actors in period costumes, who will share something of their lives and times. Transportation continues from site to site during this tour of the lives of historical people buried in Greenleaf Cemetery.
“I believe we have a wonderful line-up of actors and important lives to make people aware of,” said Connie Wyatt, Greenleaf Cemetery board member. “I think it will be just as much fun as the past years. It’s really a walk back in history.”
Cast for this year’s tour includes:
Patti Jordan as Clara Inez Ferris
Michael Kelly as Rufus Hardin
Priscilla Monson as Bettie Louise Tabor
Eddie Gomez as Ted Gomez, Sr.
Barbie Hall as Dollies Robnett
Tim Wilson as Earl Q. Wilson
Steven Wilson as Sheriff Charles Bell
Sandra Madewell as Susan C. Savage
James Madewell as Rev. Hiram T. Savage
M. Sgt. William Reece will perform the finale in honor of all four Buffalo Soldiers buried at Greenleaf
Tickets for the tour are $8 for adults, $5 for students and children 5 & under are free. Tickets are available at the Greenleaf Cemetery Office, Precious Cargo Children’s Store, KOXE Radio Station, and the Bike Peddler. Tickets will also be available on site the day of the event.
Pictured above is Lynn Humeniuk portraying Dr. Irene Trapp during the 2012 Talking Tombstone tour.