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    Cemetery Vandalized

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    “It’s just a shame that somebody would do this.” A few words David Lilly said to WOAY when asked about the vandalism that took place at the Stanaford Cemetery in Beckley.  David Lilly who is the president of the Stanaford Cemetery Association and his wife, Mary Lilly who is the Secretary Treasurer.  They were contacted by a person they know who notified them that the cemetery was vandalized.  When Lilly and his wife heard about the incident, they immediately notified Police.  David Lilly stated in an interview with WOAY, “The damage done was a bunch of poles were knocked down, the chain link fence was knocked down into the road. It would probably labor and all, an estimation around possibly a thousand dollars.”

    Lilly said the cemetery has been there for over 100 years and its sad this had to happen. His wife, Mary Lilly, stated, “It’s sad, its aggravating because we volunteer, we get nothing and we devote a lot of our time and were getting older and things, and there’s a lot of it that we can’t do.”

    *IF YOU KNOW ANY INFORMATION WHO VANDALIZED THE CEMETERY PLEASE NOTIFY THE RALEIGH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE.*

     

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    Ashley Cafaro

    Ashley Cafaro has come to southern West Virginia all the way from New York to pursue her career in the mountain state as a journalist. Ashley anchored and reported for her college television station, and is thrilled to be taking her next step in her career as a multimedia journalist at WOAY. Read More