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Fall of Gratitude

Fall of Gratitude: Larkspur Conservation launched a capital giving campaign in 2016 to raise the funds needed to purchase the land for a conservation cemetery in Sumner County.  The campaign was successful, the land has been acquired, and infrastructure work is underway, preparing the way for natural burials to begin.

At the beginning of that capital campaign we established three giving societies as a way to recognize donors who contributed gifts that equaled the amount required to buy one acre, or more.  (The purchase price for the property was $1,800 per acre.)  These named societies are The Larkspur Society (for gifts equal to five acres or more), The Blue-Eyed Mary Society (three acres), and The Blackberry Society (one acre).

We are now publicly acknowledging these donors for the first time.  To each ofthese contributors, we say THANK YOU, THANK YOU.  Without your support, the dream would not have come true.  We hope to add names, as additional gifts are made in the years to come.  We are grateful for your love and trust.


Kim & Bert Bailey

Martin Brown

Whit James

LaRoche Family Foundation

Mary Murphy

Marian Ott & Craig Philip

Celeste Reed

Mary Ann & Mac Reed

St. Augustine’s Chapel

Anna Teeples


Tara Armistead

Carole & Keith Hagan

Marie & George Masterson

Becca Stevens

John & Mary Stone

Louise B. Wallace Foundation


Newell & Tasha Anderson

Neal Applebaum & Garth Hawkins

Hunter Armistead

Gloria Ballard & Henry Martin

Caroline Bartholomew

Cathy Brown

Martin Brown, Jr.  

Donna Dalton & Luke Froeb in memory of Lisa Froeb

Robert Davidson

Janet Keese Davies

Diana & Gary Fisketjon

Carolyn & Drew Goddard

Mary Louise Hemmeter

Janet & Allen Karns

Francie Likis & Zan Blue

Dick Lodge

Lynne McFarland

Bonnie Miller-McLemore

Connally & Charley Penley

David Phillippi

Becky Taylor

Thistle Farms

Washington Foundation

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