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Cemetery marks 130th as a gentle place to be

VanVechten Cemetery, celebrating 130 years
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
VanVechten Cemetery, celebrating 130 years
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Alfred McKinlay has been around VanVechten Cemetery for more than 50 years. Someday, he’ll be in the place every day. The 83-year-old McKinlay has already purchased a lot inside the country cemetery in the Montgomery County town of Florida, about three miles west of Pattersonville. McKinlay’s gravestone is in place, and his name and birth year of 1929 are already carved in the granite. “We try not to speculate,” McKinlay said, of the numbers that ...

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