Many of the folks buried in the Glendale
cemeteries no longer have relatives living in the Glendale community.
As a result, many of the graves and the cemeteries in general often
lacked care and upkeep. As a result, in 1994, Martha Crocker Dearybury,
Donnie and Ronnie Ward organized a Glendale re-union which
was held in the old Mill Store area to raise funds for Cemetery
purposes. There were about 1,000 folks that showed up for the first
reunion, From that beginning, The Glendale Cemetery Committee was
organized and a Fund was set up. Each year funds are raised through
stews, selling videos, books and solicitation to care for the cemetery.
With these funds, they have been able to change the
old rutty dirt road through the cemetery into a nice, smooth, paved
They have placed barrels for waste collection along the road side and
kept the grass mowed. Martha died in 2008 and today Donnie and Ronnie
with other volunteers are carrying the good work on.
The first Saturday night of February, for many years,
has been set as the time for the Glendale Graveyard Soup and Stew
Supper. This also is a reunion for folks with ties to Glendale.
Last February, there were about 400 attendees.
The annual Meeting and Supper
the Glendale Community Graveyard Commitee for this year, 2011, will be
held on Feb. 5, 2011
starting at 5 pm. For more details see Supper
Form. This form can be printed out and mailed with your check or
We solicit new members of the commitee and welcome
contributions. Reminders of each years event are usually mailed about
30 days before the date. You may join or be assured that you will be
sent a reminder if you send
your address to:
Glendale Community Cemetery Fund
PO Box 96
Glendale, S.C. 29346
Glendale History Books Still
The wonderful book, GLENDALE, a
Pictorial History, is still available in a very limited number
from the Glendale Community Cemetery Fund. It is
the committee has all the remaining copies from Mike Hembree. These
are keepsakes, out of the two (2) to three (3) thousand or so
by Mr Hembree and Paul Crocker, there are only about 35 left. Click on this link to see the book cover.
Books may be ordered, as long as they last, at the same
address, and will be shipped prepaid upon receiving a Post Office Money
Order or bank cashier's check for $20.00. This is the same price
they were sold them for at the 1994 Glendale Reunion, first day they
were for sale. If the supply is exhausted, any order payments will be
promptly returned to the sender.