‘Graves and ghosts’ at Tupper Thursday

Published 10:01 pm Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library will present “An Evening with Ghosts and Graves” at 6 p.m. Thursday and all brave hearts are invited to attend.

Theresa Trawick, library director, said the evening with begin with a ghostly tale told by Alabama’s legendary storyteller the late Kathryn Tucker Windham, the author of “13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey.”

“Most everybody is familiar with Kathryn Tucker Windham and her resident ghost Jeffrey,” Trawick said. “After we have heard Kathryn Windham’s ghost tale, everyone will be invited to enjoy light refreshments before we walk across Main Street to the Old City Cemetery. There, former Brundidge mayor and lifetime resident Jimmy Ramage will guide a tour of the cemetery that has graves dating back to the early1800s. However, the oldest grave is dated 1787.”

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Trawick said Ramage will tell tales about the city’s founding families and many of the names will be recognizable. The stories he tells will give insight into city’s early history and the people who prepared the way for future generations.

“He will talk about families including the Colliers, Dewberrys, Connors, Copelands, Hendersons and Hightowers,” she said. “I’m sure ‘An Evening with Ghosts and Graves’ will be a very enjoyable one and we invite all of those who have an interest in the city’s history and its founding fathers. Those who enjoy ghost stories and visiting cemeteries will not want to miss this evening event.”