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The North Elm Cemetery is located in Milam County in the heart of central Texas, seven miles northwest of Cameron and thirty miles south of Waco. The Cemetery is situated on County Road 145, one mile south of Farm to Market Road 485. Across County Road 145 from the cemetery in years past there was the North Elm Church, the parsonage for its minister, and the three room North Elm school house. Only the cemetery remains today as a link to the past and the history of the North Elm Cemetery reaches out to its descendants in the immediate area, the state of Texas, and across the United States.

Early pioneers of the North Elm community believed the John George Lagrone family donated the first land for the Cemetery around the time of Mr. Lagrone’s death, June 5, 1870. His was the first grave in the Cemetery. Early county records do not reflect any land deeded to the Cemetery until December 5, 1883, when B. I. Arnold deeded 6 acres from the Jose Antonio DePena League. In 1886, W. J. Valentine deeded 7 acres from the Francisco Antonio De Los Rios Survey, and in 1912, J. C. Mayfield deeded 7/10 of an acre.

On March 24, 2000, the Texas Historical Commission officially listed the North Elm Cemetery as a Historic Texas Cemetery, worthy of preservation due to its historical significance and age. A medallion and marker were placed within the Cemetery grounds in the Fall 2001.

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Annual Meeting

Annual meeting is held on the 1st Saturday
in May of every year, Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and the Business Meeting starts
at 11:00 a.m.

GPS Coordinates
N 30° 55.895'
W 97° 2.954'
This is also
N 30° 55' 53.70"
W 97° 02' 57.24"

 

Glinda Harbison - Memorial

Glinda K. Harbison 
September 30, 1950 - September 24, 2013

Glinda Harbison served as the North Elm Cemetery Association President for 19 years.  She is greatly missed by the North Elm Cemetery Association and all the families she touched here at North Elm over her many years of service to the Association.

Glinda was born September 30, 1950 in Temple to Bruce E. and Maye Lock Rea. She graduated from Temple High School and attended Temple College. She married Bert Harbison on July 22, 1990. Glinda served on staff at Immanuel Baptist Church for 24 years. During her tenure, she served as children’s minister for 17 years. Other staff positions she held were hospitality ministry, bereavement coordinator, heritage committee, food pantry, feeding the hungry and Wednesday night supper. She also sponsored and coordinated R.A.’s and G.A.’s. Glinda had a heart for missions and soon founded Operation Christmas Child of Franklin Graham’s Samaritans Purse. Glinda loved Christmas and was captivated by the idea of packing a shoe box for a child and the importance that it would have on a child’s life. Through her leadership at Immanuel Baptist Church, Glinda soon became area coordinator for Operation Christmas Child and Immanuel Baptist Church became a collection center through her work. Since the beginning of the organization, thousands of boxes have been sent to children throughout the world, and have heard the gospel for the first time, many of whom received Christ. Glinda also served as president of North Elm Cemetery Association in Milam county for 19 years. Glinda’s heart’s desire was to faithfully serve the Lord and glorify Him in her service at Immanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Bruce E. Rea, Sr. and her sister, Virginia Ann McIntosh. Survivors include her husband, Bert Harbison of Temple, her mother, Maye Rea of Temple, daughter, Amy Harbison and grandson, Malachi Lee Harbison both of Belton. Glinda is also survived by a brother, Charles W. Rea and wife, Mary of Temple and their children, Allan Rea and wife Sandy and their children, Megan, Miranda, Koby & Kelley; Tressa Besserman and husband Harold and their children, Brett, Jessika and her daughter Mackenna, Rebecca and her daughter Aleah; Angie Mainer and husband Eddie and their children, Trinity and Dominic. She is also survived by a brother Bruce E. Rea, Jr. and wife, Anna of Temple and their children, Scott Thornal and his children, Chase, Chevolet, David, Chasity and Barrett, Krystal Amos and her children, Ginger and Damon; her mother-in-law, Frances Harbison, sister-in-law, Leah Harbison both of Temple and brother-in-law, Ronnie McIntosh of Belton. Memorial donations may be made to Operation Christmas Child, c/o Immanuel Baptist Church, 1401 W. Central Ave., Temple, TX 76504.

Yarrellton School 1941

Yarrellton, Texas School 1941

 

-- Row 1 [Bottom] --

1 Wallace Colburn
2 Leroy Ward, Jr
3 Clara Bell McCall

-- Row 2 --

4 William Donohoe
5 Denson Provasek
6 Henry Olis
7 Elba Jean Colburn
8 Doris Nell Jungmann
9 Doris Nell Lott

-- Row 3 --

10 Charlie Schiller
11 Loma Russell
12 Bobby Russell
13 Ardell Pagel
14 Jean Lyles
15 Glory Ann Jungmann
16 Charline Griffin

-- Row 4 --

17 Margie Ann Lyles
18 Ethel Jecemenek
19 Eula Lane McCall
20 Wanda Rae McDonald
21 Kenneth Gibbs
22 Harrell Gibbs

-- Row 5 [Top] --

23 Warren McCall
24 Annie Vrazel
25 Miss Fannie Lee Murf
26 Mrs. Neatie Mitchell
27 Mayola Griffin

Alphabetical

7 Elba Jean Colburn
1 Wallace Colburn 
4 William Donohoe
22 Harrell Gibbs
21 Kenneth Gibbs
16 Charline Griffin 
27 Mayola Griffin
18 Ethel Jecemenek
8 Doris Nell Jungmann
9 Doris Nell Lott
14 Jean Lyles
17 Margie Ann Lyles 
3 Clara Bell McCall
19 Eula Lane McCall
23 Warren McCall
20 Wanda Rae McDonald
26 Mrs. Neatie Mitchell
25 Miss Fannie Lee Murf
6 Henry Olis
13 Ardell Pagel 
5 Denson Provasek
12 Bobby Russell
11 Loma Russell
10 Charlie Schiller
24 Annie Vrazel 
2 Leroy Ward, Jr

 This is the original picture, it illustrates why restoration leaves flaws.