Fayette‘s historical figures show up for 2019 Cemetery Spirit Walk

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Doug Utt, playing the ghost of “Doc” Holliday, gave tour groups a history lesson during the annual Spirit Walk held Oct. 18 at the Fayetteville Cemetery. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Doug Utt, playing the ghost of “Doc” Holliday, gave tour groups a history lesson during the annual Spirit Walk held Oct. 18 at the Fayetteville Cemetery. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayetteville Cemetery on Oct. 18 was the local spot for the ghosts of times past to come to life. Crowds toured the cemetery and heard the stories of Fayette County residents of yesteryear during the 12th Annual Historic Cemetery Spirit Walk.

The spirits of past Fayette County residents came to life as the sun began to set on Oct. 18, with a dozen local residents playing the part of the departed, all of whom had an impact on Fayette County and beyond.

The annual Spirit Walk is sponsored by the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum.

The Fayetteville Cemetery is almost 200 years old, with the earliest graves dating to the 1820s. Several of those interred were born before the Revolutionary War.