Gene and R. Arcola Voyles lost their second youngest of nine children, David, to congenital heart failure. “We buried him up here in the hills of Mississippi,” says Gene, in a cemetery sorely in need of tending. “In short,” says Gene, “we bought the cemetery.” He and Arcola are now the grounds crew, and work tirelessly to tend the grounds of Kennedy Chapel Cemetery.

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Full Name: 
Gene L. Voyles
Grad Year: 
BS 1967
BYU Magazine
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