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Our organization is dedicated to the memory of all the loved ones buried in Hollywood and Mt Carmel  cemeteries. This site will be used toPlease+Donate keep the community updated on our goals and achievements toward the care and beautification of these two cemeteries. We also are working toward building an online database and record of all marked burials in these two cemeteries. Since the majority of the records have been lost or destroyed, this site will continue to grow as we document and build a new legacy of those buried. Help us today to support and care for our past heritage. 

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Happy Mothers’ Day at Hollywood and Mt. Carmel Cemeteries!!

Happy Mothers’ Day at Hollywood and Mt. Carmel Cemeteries!!

A very special thanks to Steve Shuler and the Shelby County Inmates Lawn team for having us look presentable for the Mothers’ Day Weekend. Some of us got together Thursday and placed a wreath and prayer at both cemeteries to honor our heritage and other families members that lay at rest there.

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UPDATE: Hollywood/Mt. Carmel Cemeteries Schedule of Events – 2016

Thursday         May 26th         Memorial Day Tribute to Chris          Between 2-3 p.m. – Laying of marker at Hollywood Cemetery Thursday         May 26th         Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony      At Mt. Carmel around 3:00  Thursday         June 16th         Fathers’ Day Wreath Ceremony         Starting at Mt. Carmel at 4:00 p.m. – Ending at Hollywood around 4:45 p.m. Thursday         June 30th         Independence(…)

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They cut the bushes down!!!!

They cut the bushes down!!!!

I was at Hollywood Cemetery last week and was shocked and amazed, AND thrilled to see that they cut down the front bushes.  That’s one way not to worry about them constantly needing to be trimmed.  Went back this week and a MIRACLE!  The city had actually picked up all of the bushes.  WONDERFUL!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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Yaaay! Yaaay! Hip Hip Hooray!!

I was at Hollywood Cemetery yesterday, (Tuesday, June 2nd) and the SCSO (inmates) were out in full force cutting the grass after all of the tons of rain we’ve had!!!

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Memorial Day Memories – Saturday May 23rd at 2 p.m.

Memorial Day Memories – Saturday May 23rd at 2 p.m.

Join us this Saturday at 2 p.m. for a brief ceremony starting at Mt. Carmel Cemetery as we salute our ancestors. We will leave there and go to Hollywood Cemetery to spread the ashes of Christine Elizabeth Smith. Chris was a pioneer in the Fight Against Blight at Hollywood Cemetery for over three years. After(…)

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A Tribute to A Friend

A Tribute to A Friend

A Tribute to A Friend Christine Elizabeth Smith I have procrastinated in writing this post because it is the most difficult one I’ve ever had to write. On March 3 around 11:04 a.m. here is an excerpt from an email I received from Chris: “I got sick around Thanksgiving & it got progressively worse. When(…)

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Results of Headstone Cleaning from June 22nd workshop

Results of Headstone Cleaning from June 22nd workshop

At our June 22nd Cemetery Gravestone Workshop at Mt. Carmel, we cleaned 2 headstones with this amazing stuff called D/2 Biological Solution.  Sylvia and I were back there today.  Here are the before and after pictures!!!  

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June Rainfall & Grass Cutting Report – Update

June Rainfall & Grass Cutting Report – Update

6/15 – 6/22 – No Rain in Memphis 6/18 – 6/20 – Grass cut at both locations by SSCC, KAL & Grace Cleaning and Lawn Service 6/23 – .23 inches of rain 6/24 – .27 inches of rain 6/25 – 1.47 inches of rain 6/26 – Trace of rainfall 6/27 – Trace of rainfall 6/28 –(…)

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For Immediate Release!!!

For Immediate Release!!!

Effective June 23, 2014 we are incorporated in the State of Tennessee!!  Our FB page has changed to match our incorporated name.  Celebrate with us! JOB ONE!  Fundraising to establish a lawn care account for 24 cuts of this 40+ acre property for the next cutting season. We are Friends of Hollywood/Mt. Carmel Cemeteries, Inc.(…)

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Cemetery Gravestone Workshop

Cemetery Gravestone Workshop

  We had our Cemetery Gravestone Preservation Workshop at Mt. Carmel Cemetery sponsored by Carolyn Trimble. We had a wonderful learning time. Special thanks to Carolyn for the time and energy invested in pulling this together. Amazing thanks to Todd Van Beck, Pat Chatwin and the amazingly wonderful staff at Forest Hill Cemetery. We were(…)

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