A Walk Through Time

Other Cemetery “Walks”

Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll



We invite you to take a step back in time to meet some of Etowah County’s most memorable residents.  You will hear their personal stories told by modern day citizens clad in period dress as you stroll from gravesite to gravesite.  Many of the portrayers are actual descendants of the individuals whose stories they tell.


“A Walk Through Time” is an annual event with the next scheduled day being Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar the Countdown has begun

Admission is “donations only” with the proceeds being used to preserve the history and dignity of Forrest Cemetery. 

Parking will be at the old Gadsden High School and trolley service is available from there to the main gate of Forrest Cemetery.   Trolleys will also return patrons to the school parking lot.

A limited number of golf cart shuttles will be available inside the cemetery for those who might need them.  These golf carts will stop at the shuttle stop marked on the maps available to patrons as they enter the cemetery.

For more information e-mail:

Carol Carlisle carol.carlisle@comcast.net


A WALK THROUGH TIME - Preserving the history and dignity of Forrest Cemetery

Dr. O.R. Grimes is portrayed

by his grandson, Dee Grimes


Dr. Mercer Rowe is portrayed by his grandson, Dr. Clay Rowe.

Judge Bobby Junkins as

Judge Lemuel Hamlin

We would like to thank our Walk Through Time Sponsors for 2013

BBVA Compass

Bridal Garden

Danny & Carol Carlisle

Churchhills Antique Flea Market Mall

City of  Gadsden

David & Sherry Clayton

Clokey Realty

Collier Butler Funeral Home

Cunningham Law Firm, LLC

Tom & Judy Dawson

Walter Duke

Etowah  County Tourism Board

Etowah 1620 United Daughters of the Confederacy

Eura Brown PTA

The Exchange Bank

Express Care

Ford, Howard & Cornett P.C.

Forrest Cemetery Board & Foundation

Gadsden City Board of Education

Gadsden Golf Carts

Former Gadsden Native

Gadsden State Community College

Social Science Dept.

The Gadsden Times

Dr. & Mrs. Larry Grimes

Images Hair Salon

Joan Inzer

Roscoe Johnson

Life Matters Christian Counseling

Loveman Travel

Metro Bank

Jim & Pudden McArthur

Kay Moore

Mike & Artie Morgan

Dr. & Mrs. Lucian Newman, Jr.

Observer Office Supply

Plumbers Wholesale

The Thursday Study Club

Turnbach, Warren, Roberts, & Lloyd, P.C.

Video Memories

May Cathey is portrayed by Cynthia McGinnis.

James Clarence Inzer is portrayed by his grandson,

Craig Inzer, Jr.