- Associated Press - Sunday, November 9, 2014

HOLDER, Fla. (AP) - One man is fighting to preserve an endangered cemetery in Holder.

The Citrus County Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1AMkilw ) reports that 86-year-old Frank Atkins is leading an effort to recognize the cemetery’s importance and save it from a planned gas pipeline project.

The cemetery contains about 100 graves, including many of Atkins’ ancestors.

The markers date from 1905 to this year.

Among the markers is one for Earnest Jackson, a World War I veteran who served in the then-segregated U.S. Army and died in 1952.



Atkin’s daughter, local history buffs and a graduate student in anthropology at the University of Florida are helping Atkins work to preserve the cemetery.

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