The Linney Cemetery Association and Acie Cemetery Association operated independently despite operating on the same tract of land from 1903 until 2019.
The Linney Cemetery Association and Acie Cemetery Association operated independently despite operating on the same tract of land from 1903 until 2019. Segregation and a fence separated the two organizations for many years. In 1988, Linney and Acie Cemeteries became a Historic Texas Cemetery (HTC) and received a state historical marker. In 2019, Acie Cemetery was honored with a County marker from the Liberty County Historical Commission and received a special HTC medallion affixed to the current state marker.
On February 8, 2019, Linney Cemetery Association and Acie Cemetery Association merged to form one organization now known as the Linney-Acie Cemetery Association (LACA). The merger combined the two organizations, including their resources to help with the upkeep of the burial grounds, preservation of headstones, and maintenance of the green space surrounding loved ones of the Dayton community. Both Associations decided to unite, and active members removed the dividing fence. In 2022, Linney-Acie Cemetery Association received its official 501(c)(13) non-profit status designation from the federal government.
LACA’s Board of Directors is composed of 100% volunteers from the community who serve two-year terms. “Like the volunteers before us, we have a strong sense of responsibility to ensure the preservation of your burial grounds that will honor and respect those interred there.” Meetings are open to the public and are held annually on the first Saturday in March.
Meet our Board of Directors
Judy Headrick – President
Geoffrey King – Vice President
Lynda Young – Ground Superintendent
Dana Ott Deibel – Treasurer
Tonya Smikal – Secretary
Henderson Hammitt – Sergeant of Arms