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Galloway retires from cemetery board after 30 years of service

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:56 am

Vandalia Cemetery Association President Bill Hicks, left, gives a token of appreciation to long-time secretary/treasurer Paul Galloway to mark Galloway’s retirement from the board after 30 years.

Vandalia Cemetery Association President Bill Hicks, left, gives a token of appreciation to long-time secretary/treasurer Paul Galloway to mark Galloway’s retirement from the board after 30 years.

The Vandalia Cemetery Association honored long-time board member Paul Galloway on Tuesday, July 28 after he announced his retirement from the board.
Vandalia Cemetery Association President Bill Hicks presented a token of appreciation to Galloway during the meeting.
Galloway served the association for 30 years in the capacity of secretary/treasurer, taking care of the finances and records of the association.
“I enjoyed being able to help people after a sudden death,” Galloway said.
“A lot of people didn’t have a lot of experience buying a grave…I feel like I’ve helped quite a few people.”
“Paul has been ‘Mr. Cemetery’ to this community for a long, long time and we will miss his expertise and knowledge base,” said board member Crystal Sparks.