Honoring those who have gone before

When Vernon Wynn looks across U.S. 41, he can see the final resting place of dozens of his relatives. They’re among the roughly 1,600 people buried in Lutz Cemetery, at the corner of U.S. 41 and Fifth Ave., N .E. The cemetery was established in 1911, and the first person buried there is known only as Mr. Nims, according to local historians. His grave marker is gone, but he is believed to … [Read more...]

Lutz Cemetery Association seeks donations

The Lutz Cemetery has been a landmark in the community for a century, but it often goes unnoticed. There’s a group of dedicated volunteers, with the nonprofit Lutz Cemetery Association, who want to make sure that the grave sites within the cemetery off U.S. 41 are not neglected. Donations help pay for upkeep, including mowing grass and maintaining gravesites. Many burial plots over … [Read more...]

A walk through history at Lutz Cemetery

The first resident of the Lutz Cemetery is a man known only as Mr. Nims. His grave marker is gone and the burial plot nearly obliterated. Local historians think he was buried there in 1914, and almost nothing is known of his personal history. That is not the situation, however, for most of the people resting in peace at this hallowed ground, off U.S. 41 at Fifth Avenue. Instead, their … [Read more...]