Trip Report to the Zachariah Dutton Discussion Group: Friendship Cemetery
By Marvin “Woody” Woodworth
December 27, 1999
[Originally published at his website, and mirrored here with his permission]
On Dec 27th, 1999, Betty (maiden name Dutton) and her husband Woody dropped by Decatur, AL, to visit Joseph Richardson, and to receive a tour of the cemetery containing his and her Dutton ancestors. Betty and Woody were on their way back to the central US from a family Christmas gathering in Orlando, FL.
We were guided by Joseph to the Friendship Church cemetery near Danville, south of Decatur, after we met at a Waffle House in Decatur and talked for a bit.
We had stayed the previous night in a Days Inn described as “the historic downtown area”. Although a nice hotel, we realized too late that “historic” was a euphemism for “wrong side of the tracks”. However, the hotel was near the beautiful historic homes beautifully decorated with Christmas lights. We should have stayed in the other Days Inn 4 miles south.