The first net thrown, unfortunately, has come up empty.
I am on a quest to find out what happened to the gravestones removed from Rountree cemetery [update: the correct name is Vick cemetery] when it was cleared in 1995. Wilson Cemetery Commission’s Heather Goff called me today in response to the letter below. Ms. Goff, hired long after Vick was cleared, has no personal knowledge of the whereabouts of the stones and could find no records among the Commission’s holdings. (In response to the first paragraph of the request, she generously offered to furnish a copy of Joan Howell’s Wilson County Cemeteries, Volume V: Rest Haven and Rountree/ Vick Cemetery, but I already have it.) I appreciate her prompt response.
So, it’s on to the next round of public records request letters, which will be addressed to the current City Manager, City Clerk and City Engineer.