Preserving, Restoring, Operating and Maintaining Olivewood Cemetery

The Bernice McBeth Service Award

Descendants of Olivewood is pleased to bestow the Bernice McBeth Service Award each year upon an individual or organization that has given of their time and talents to help preserve and restore Olivewood Cemetery. This award is named in honor of Bernice Watkins McBeth, whose dedication to research at Trinity United Methodist Church has been pivotal in learning about and honoring those who are buried in Olivewood Cemetery.


Award Recipients:

2018 — Winner will be announced in December

2017 — No winner announced

2016 — Andrew McGee and the Rho Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated

2015 — JoAnn Jennings

2014 — Paul Jennings

2013 — The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Thomas J. Rusk Heights Lodge #225

2012 — Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scouts: Tomas Castillo, Blage Ledbetter, Sam Merrill, and Nickolas Start