Saturday April 20th, 2024 1:37AM

Retired public safety officials restore Bryan-Furr Cemetery

By Hamilton Keener Anchor / Reporter

Retired Gainesville Police Department Capt. Chad White, a local law enforcement historian and a crew of retired public safety officials, recently restored Bryan-Furr Cemetary. 

In a Facebook post Hall County Sheriff's Office officials said the cemetery is where former Hall County Sherriff Benjamin Bryan is buried. Sheriff Bryan served Hall County from 1858-1860 and died at 63 in 1881. 

Sherrif Bryan’s headstone was in a state of disrepair when it was discovered. The headstone was removed from its base and broken into pieces. 

Phase one of the restoration project featured the team clearing the grounds of the cemetery. 

The crew removed additional debris and repaired Sheriff Bryans's headstone among others in Phase 2. 

“In addition to several family headstones on the property, the team believes there could be up to 40 unmarked graves,” the post read. 

For phase 3 the crew will mark those graves with crosses. 

Former Flowery Branch Police Chief Gerald Lanich and Gainesville Police Department retirees Lt. Marty Lee and Mike Huckaby assisted with the project.

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