Bethel Cemetery Company, Inc.

A Kentucky 501(c)3 Non Profit Corporation

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About Our Project

Charlie Pyles was part owner of his wife's family farm a couple doors North of the cemetery and church.  Early in 2006, he noticed a limb had fallen off this big tree and that nobody was doing anything about it. He decided that he could do for this community what he would be doing in his own family cemetery in Preston County, WV if he were there.

Charlie made some inquires and found that help was welcome. Along with his wife, her sister and husband, they began cleaning up the debris in the cemetery. Charlie met with the cemetery board and found that they had wanted to work on the building but had no funds to do so. After obtaining their permission work started on the outside of the building. While working on the exterior, some assessments came from others regarding the feasibility of a full blown restoration. The consensus was that this was a worthwhile project.

 It was a beautiful building inside and out after the project was pretty much complete in mid-2015.

Unfortunately after all the work was completed and the church restored, a December 15th, 2015 F1 tornado destroyed the church and the Board voted to cease attempts at restoring it again.

 Bethel December 24, 2015