Asbury Methodist Church

Asbury Cemetery, Lamar County, Alabama
Asbury Methodist Church

Number 91 on the 2002 Cemetery Map of Lamar County. Located on County Road 9 about ten miles south of Vernon, on the west side of the road across from Asbury Methodist Church. There are two distinct sections in this cemetery. The larger north section contains the oldest graves. The rows in each section are listed from east (closest to the road) to west, and the graves in each row from north to south.

Surveyed July 20, 2004 by Kawatha “Kay” Chandler Koonce and James W. Dierking, and updated December 30, 2006 by Paul Hays. Inscriptions are in boldface type. Annotations (in parentheses) were added by Paul Hays, Kawatha “Kay” Chandler Koonce, Maurice & Helon Merchant Delk, Jacqueline Brewer Gaskin, Marjorie Ridgeway Hays, Spartan Davis “Buddy” & Mary Winn Hays, Manuel Cabral Sisson, Redus L. Sisson Jr., Robbie Grace Hays Sisson, and Clarence Hays & Helen Dorris Thomas. Comments and corrections may be directed to Paul Hays paulhays@verizon.net.

North Section

Row 1:
Gaskin, W. D.: Feb. 2, 1904 – Nov 10, 1987 (William Davis Gaskin, 2nd husband of Jacqueline Brewer)
Black, James C.: Nov. 2, 1948 – July 5, 1950 (son of Jacqueline Brewer & her 1st husband, Luther Clinton Black)
Sisson, Daniel: April 13, 1889 – June 6, 1966 (Daniel W. Sisson, son of Lavinia Adaline Hollis & William Green Sisson; triple marker w/ Mattie & James E.)
Sisson, Mattie: Feb. 28, 1890 – May 3, 1955 (Martha Ann Elizabeth “Mattie” Ellis, dau. of Martha Ann Elizabeth Colvin & John E. Ellis; triple marker w/ Daniel & James E.)
Sisson, James E., Tec3/US Army/WW II: Aug. 28, 1916 – Nov. 25, 1986 (triple marker w/ Daniel & Mattie; their son, James E., whose cremated remains are buried here at the foot of his parents’ graves)
Brewer, Lula Ellis: May 24, 1899 – March 25, 1951 (dau. of Martha Ann Elizabeth Colvin & John E. Ellis; wife of Maurice Jackson Brewer)
Brewer, Maurice Jackson: Jan. 16, 1882 – April 2, 1937 (son of Nancy Jane Loftis & H. Franklin Brewer; husband of Lula Ellis. According to his daughter, Jacqueline, Maurice Jackson Brewer donated one acre of land and sold another ½-acre to Asbury Church to provide space for this cemetery.)
Ellis, Martha E.: June 23, 1860 – Nov. 8, 1927 (Martha Ann Elizabeth Colvin, dau. of Elizabeth M. Wolstenholme & Charner J. Colvin Jr. [both buried at Old Asbury]; double marker w/ John E.)
Ellis, John E.: April 1, 1858 – May 8, 1928 (son of Martha A. Colvin & John Ellis; husband, and 1st cousin of Martha Ann Elizabeth Colvin; double marker w/ Martha E.; Masonic Emblem)
Ellis, James Homer: Dec. 25, 1901 – Oct 4, 1973 (son of Martha Ann Elizabeth Colvin & John E. Ellis)

Row 2 (short row):
McClain, Annie Lee, infant dau. of G. E. & Fannie: June 7, 1933 (no other date)
McClain, Paul & Pauline, infants of G. E. & Fannie: Aug 25, 1929 (no other date)
McClain, Fannie Ellis, wife of G. E. McClain: May 20, 1904 – Aug. 2, 1946 (dau. of Martha Ann Elizabeth Colvin & John E. Ellis)
McClain, George E.: Dec. 16, 1888 – Oct 23, 1959 (George Edgar McClain, son of Sarah Cornelia Albritton & Nathaniel Berry McClain of Clay Co., MS; husband of Fannie Ellis)

Row 3:
Colvin, Delma R.: April 6, 1911 -Sept. 25, 1995 (Delma Rector, dau. of Desdemona A. “Dessie” Gartman & Isaac Green Rector; wife of S. Floyd Colvin; double marker w/ S. Floyd)
Colvin, S. Floyd: March 18, 1907 – Aug. 5, 1981 (son of Sarah Lucreacia Dowdle & Andrew Moses Colvin; double marker w/ Delma R.)
Colvin, Sally Dowdle: Dec. 18, 1875 – Sept. 27, 1966 (Sarah Lucreacia “Sally” Dowdle, dau. of Frances Idella Stacy & Richard M. Dowdle; double marker w/ Andy M.)
Colvin, Andy M.: April 19, 1867 – March 20, 1957 (Andrew Moses Colvin, son of Elizabeth M. Wolstenholme & Charner J. Colvin Jr.; double marker w/ Sally)
Barry, Fannie Colvin: March 5, 1873 – June 28, 1965 (Frances “Fannie” Colvin, dau. of Elizabeth M. Wolstenholme & Charner J. Colvin Jr.; wife of William Jefferson Barry)
Barry, William J.: July 5, 1869 – March 3, 1931 (William Jefferson “Jeff” Barry, of Pickens Co.; husb. of Frances “Fannie” Colvin)
Colvin, Mittie S.: Dec. 31, 1877 – Feb. 27, 1929 (Mittie Shearin, dau. of Mary T. Lawrence & William L. Shearin; married Josephus S. Colvin July 19, 1894; double marker w/ Joe S.)
Colvin, Joe S.: Aug. 5, 1869 – April 12, 1953 (Josephus S. Colvin, son of Elizabeth M. Wolstenholme & Charner J. Colvin Jr. [both buried at Old Asbury]; double marker w/ Mittie S.)
Rowe, Mary Colvin: Dec. 11, 1897 – Dec. 27, 1961 (Mary E. Colvin, dau. of Mittie Shearin & Josephus S. Colvin)
Hays, John F.: Sept. 16, 1850 – July 11, 1935 (John Freeman Hays, son of Evalina W. Brewer & Andrew Jackson Hays; double marker w/ Sarah J. Hays. John Freeman Hays married Sarah Jane “Sallie” Brown October 19, 1876 in Caledonia. He served as postmaster, Justice of the Peace, and was the census enumerator for Trull’s Beat in 1900.)
Hays, Sarah J., wife of John F. Hays: April 25, 1858 – Dec. 21, 1922 (Sarah Jane “Sallie” Brown, dau. of Margaret M. Dowdle & John C. Brown of Caledonia, Mississippi; double marker w/ John F. Hays. Sallie Hays was the second person buried at “new” Asbury Cemetery.)
Hays, Hattie Jane, wife of Dow B. Hays: Nov. 19, 1896 – Sept. 10, 1922 (Hattie Jane Ward, dau. of Lula F. Sailors & Bedford Ward; 1st wife of Dow Bradley Hays; married July 21, 1917. When she died in Grand Junction, Colorado, at the age of 25, Dow Hays asked his father if there was some place for her grave on or near the family farm. She was the first person buried at the site chosen, which became the new Asbury Cemetery.)

Row 4:
Tennent, Baby Girl: May 1958 (no other date; dau. of Regenia Colvin & Lindsey Tennent)
Colvin, James Feaster: Feb. 4, 1878 – Aug. 26, 1939 (James Feaster Colvin, son of Simon Colvin; double marker w/ Mattie Etta)
Colvin, Mattie Etta: Feb. 26, 1876 – June 29, 1956 (Martha “Mattie” Etta, dau. of Sarah Jane Colvin & Lemuel Loftis; married James Feaster Colvin Feb. 3, 1902; double marker w/ James)
Dowdle, Hulder Katie: Dec. 14, 1866 – Jan. 19, 1946 (Hulda Catherine Colvin, dau. of Elizabeth M. Wolstenholme & Charner J. Colvin Jr.; wife of John Samuel Dowdle)
Dowdle, John Samuel: June 25, 1877 – Feb. 9, 1933 (son of Frances Idella Stacy & Richard M. Dowdle; married Hulda Catherine “Kate” Colvin Jan. 3, 1904; Masonic Emblem)
Hays, Sidney J.: Jan. 9, 1884 – Mar. 20, 1969 (Sidney Jackson Hays, son of Sarah Jane “Sallie” Brown & John Freeman Hays; married 1) Oct. 24, 1909, Flora Leon “Onnie” Stokes [Jan. 6, 1884 – Feb. 10, 1920, bur. at Shiloh Baptist], and 2) Maude Gilliam; double marker w/ Maude G.)
Hays, Maude G.: Feb. 12, 1891 – Feb. 10, 1972 (Maude Gilliam, dau. of Tallulah Shackelford & Abraham Lincoln “A. L.” Gilliam [both buried at Walnut Grove]; double marker w/ Sidney J.)
Hays, Woodford R., WW I Veteran: June 15, 1894 – Feb. 23, 1935 (Woodford Redus Hays, son of Sarah Jane “Sallie” Brown & John Freeman Hays; husband of Zada Rowland [buried at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Fayette County]; Masonic Emblem)
Younger, Sarah Milner, wife of Roy A. Younger: May 25, 1902 – June 18, 1923 (Sarah Milner Hays, dau. of Sarah Jane “Sallie” Brown & John Freeman Hays)
Hays, Thomas B. Sr.: Jan. 5, 1885 – Sept. 10, 1964 (Thomas Brown Hays, son of Sarah Jane “Sallie” Brown & John Freeman Hays; born Jan. 4, 1886; husband of 1) Effie May Seay, 2) Eva Mildred McCullough [buried at Springhill Cemetery, Millport])

Row 5:
Swanzy, Mittie Thomas: Sept. 17, 1901 – April 4, 1977 (Mittie May Thomas, dau. of Eliza J. Hankins & Joel Caruthers Thomas; double marker w/ Clyde Lemuel)
Swanzy, Clyde Lemuel: July 23, 1898 – May 29, 1965 (son of Cordelia Brewer & Sylvester R. Swanzy; double marker w/ Mittie)
McGee, Mary Swanzy: Jan. 4, 1929 – May 30, 2001 (dau. of Mittie May Thomas & Clyde Lemuel Swanzy)
Smith, Bessie Kate: Oct. 22, 1910 – Aug. 14, 1980 (Bessie Kate Swanzy, dau. of Cordelia Brewer & Sylvester R. Swanzy; double marker w/ William Lloyd)
Smith, William Lloyd: Oct. 31, 1908 – June 11, 1977 (son of Zorah McGee & Felix S. Smith; married Bessie Kate Swanzy June 4, 1933; double marker w/ Bessie Kate)
Smith, infant dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd: Nov. 16, 1937 (no other date)
Swanzy, Delia: Aug. 24, 1871 – Jan. 11, 1939 (Cordelia Brewer, dau. of H. Franklin Brewer & his 2nd wife, Nancy Jane Loftis; married Sylvester R. Swanzy Aug. 27, 1891; double marker w/ S. R.)
Swanzy, S. R.: March 20, 1869 – Aug. 21, 1948 (Sylvester R. Swanzy, son of George Washington Swanzy & his 1st wife, Arcadia _____; double marker w/ Delia)
Swanzy, Infant Dau. of Ibra & Edith: Nov. 22, 1930 (no other date; the father is George Ibra Swanzy)
Colvin, Eliza Waddell: 1866 – 1951 (Eliza Jane Waddell, dau. of Martha E. _____ & Jesse Waddell; married John James Colvin Feb. 15, 1894; double marker w/ James J.)
Colvin, James J.: 1856 – 1936 (John James Colvin, born Oct. 1856, son of Elizabeth M. Wolstenholme & Charner J. Colvin, Jr.; double marker w/ Eliza)
Gault, Lola Banks: Jan. 11, 1912 – March 23, 1945
Dowdle, Catie Ruth, dau. of G. H. & Floy Dowdle: Feb. 11, 1925 – March 4, 1925 (dau. of Elizabeth “Bettie” Floy Gault & Charles Hoyt Dowdle [both buried in Row 14])
Hays, Mabel Vines: May 25, 1900 – Jan. 21, 1989 (Mabel Vines of Birmingham; Wife of Samuel Spartan Hays; triple marker w/ Spart & Mary Louise)
Hays, Samuel Spartan: April 24, 1892 – May 3, 1957 (son of Sarah Jane “Sallie” Brown & John Freeman Hays; triple marker w/ Mabel & Mary Louise)
Hays, Mary Louise: July 4, 1927 – July 7, 1927 (their infant daughter, Mary Louise; triple marker w/ parents)
Thomas, Clarence Hays: June 7, 1923 – (died March 24, 2006; son of Lura Annie Mae Hays & Clarence Grady Thomas; husband of Helen Hazel Dorris; double marker w/ Helen)
Thomas, Helen Dorris: Jan. 22, 1928 – (living; Helen Hazel Dorris, dau. of Allie Lasalle Ray & Rev. James Columbus Dorris; double marker w/ Hays Thomas)
Thomas, Jimmy Hays: July 8, 1951 – Dec. 25, 1994 (son of Helen Hazel Dorris & Clarence Hays Thomas; husband of Betty Bess)
Thomas, Lura Mae: Sept. 15, 1898 – Dec. 30, 1992 (Lura Annie Mae Hays, dau. of Sarah Jane “Sallie” Brown & John Freeman Hays; married Clarence Grady Thomas March 19, 1921; double marker w/ Clarence)
Thomas, Clarence G.: April 8, 1897 – April 5, 1956 (Clarence Grady Thomas, son of Martha Rosa B. Franks & William Brantley Thomas; double marker w/ Lura Mae)

Row 6:
Barksdale, Jennie Loftis, wife of Dr. G. S. Barksdale: Feb. 2, 1878 – July 1, 1956 (Jane “Jennie” Loftis, dau. of Nancy M. Colvin & John J. Loftis)
Barksdale, Dr. G. S.: Sept. 26, 1873 – Sept. 18, 1943 – Masonic Emblem (George Silas Barksdale, son of Sarah C. Nall & James I. Barksdale; husb. of Jennie Loftis. Dr. Barksdale practiced from his office at Fernbank, and delivered many of the children born in the area around Asbury Community in the early 20th Century)
Davis, Dan: 1939 – 1941 (son of Hazel Barksdale & James Clyde Davis)
Davis, Clyde: 1913 (no other date; James Clyde Davis, son of Seth Kennedy Davis and his 2nd wife, Lizzie Gilliam; husb. of Hazel Barksdale. James Clyde and Hazel Barksdale [next stone] are not buried here.)
Davis, Hazel: 1914 (no other date; Hazel Barksdale, dau. of Jane “Jennie” Loftis & Dr. George Silas Barksdale; wife of James Clyde Davis)
Davis, Larry: 1951 (no other date; son of Hazel Barksdale & James Clyde Davis)
Davis, Dan, son of Clyde & Hazel: Aug. 8, 1939 – April 8, 1941 (this is an additional marker for Dan listed above)
Ridgeway, Sula B. Beasley – Mother: Oct. 8, 1902 – April 14, 1991 (Sula Belle Beasley, dau. of Nellie Weston Hays & William Ira Beasley; wife of Ben Ridgeway [buried at Ebenezer])
Beasley, Roy L.: Dec. 28, 1899 – Nov. 12, 1966 (Roy Lafayette Beasley, son of Nellie Weston Hays & William Ira Beasley; husband of Viola Dangler)
Beasley, Nellie Hays: Oct. 27, 1877 – Dec. 23, 1954 (Nellie Weston Hays, dau. of Permelia Loftis & Thomas L. Hays; wife of William Ira Beasley)
Hays, T. L. “Tom”: Feb. 3, 1849 – Sept. 28, 1930 (Thomas L. Hays, son of Evalina W. Brewer & Andrew Jackson Hays; husband of 1. Permelia Loftis, and 2. Georgia A. Wheeler)
Hays, Lester E.: 1899 – 1962 (Lester Eugene Hays, Dec. 29, 1899 – July 29, 1962, son of Mary Frances Dowdle & James Lafayette Hays; double marker w/ Jeanette)
Hays, Jeanette D.: 1898 – 1968 (Sarah Jeanette Davis, dau. of Seth Kennedy Davis & his 1st wife, Mary Jane Sprouse; double marker w/ Lester)
Hays, Mary Frances, dau. of L. E. & S. J.: May 31, 1925 – Dec. 24, 1928
Delk, Claude A.: March 15, 1910 – Feb. 21, 1985 (son of Beulah Brewer & Loren B. Delk; double marker w/ Sennie)
Delk, Sennie S.: June 21, 1913 – Feb. 1, 1992 (Sennie Seals, dau. of Laura Limbrick & Eli Seals; double marker w/ Claude)
Delk, Larry Jo, son of Claude & Sennie Delk: June 24, 1938 – May 16, 1953
Delk, Beulah: 1875 – 1945 (Beulah Brewer, dau. of Nancy Jane Loftis & H. Franklin Brewer; quadruple marker w/ Loren, Willie Mae & Reva)
Delk, Loren: 1872- 1936 (Loren B. Delk, son of Mary F. Hubbard & John M. Delk; quadruple marker w/ Beulah, Willie Mae & Reva)
Delk, Willie Mae: 1897 – 1924 (quadruple marker w/ Beulah, Loren & Reva)
Delk, Reva: 1903 – 1923 (quadruple marker w/ Beulah, Loren & Willie Mae)
Gault, Archie B.: June 18, 1906 – Dec. 16, 1958 (Archie B. Gault, son of Cornelia A. McDaniel & James Grant Gault; double marker w/ Eva Pearl)
Gault, Eva Pearl Taylor: March 19, 1903 – Dec. 4, 1979 (double marker w/ Archie)

Row 7:
Cash, Nellie Blanche: Dec. 6, 1915 – Sept. 10, 2002 (Nellie Blanche Davis, dau. of Lizzie Gilliam & Seth Kennedy Davis; double marker w/ James Robert)
Cash, James Robert, Sr.: April 3, 1918 – Dec. 31, 1988 (son of Mary E. Meherg [Meharg?] & Stephen L. Cash; double marker w/ Nellie Blanche)
Cash Son: 1943 (this & the next grave are children of Nellie Blanche Davis & James Robert Cash; double marker w/ unnamed daughter)
Cash Daughter: 1950 (double marker w/ unnamed son)
Hays, Eula Mae: Jan 6, 1917 – Nov. 16, 1990 (Eula Mae Watson, 2nd wife of Kelly Clyde Hays)
Hays, Kelly Clyde: Oct. 9, 1898 – Feb. 8, 1958 (“K.C.”, son of Mary Frances Dowdle & James Lafayette Hays; husband of 1) Emily Cook, 2) Eula Mae Watson)
Hays, Fannie: Oct 10, 1873 – March 12, 1951
(Mary Frances Dowdle, dau. of Tabitha Ann Beasley & James Alexander Dowdle; wife of James Lafayette Hays)
Hays, J. L.: July 28, 1872 – Sept. 25, 1937 (James Lafayette Hays, son of Permelia Loftis & Thomas L. Hays; husband of Mary Frances Dowdle; Woodman of World Marker)
Bardon, infant dau. of Mr. & Mrs. J. T.: 1929
Bardon, Robert Earl: 1931 – 1933
Delk, Avery Austin, PVT/US Army/Korea: May 19, 1924 – May 20, 1991 (son of Catherine Barnes & J. Franklin Delk)
Delk, Catherine: Dec. 12, 1897 – Aug. 29, 1981 (Catherine Barnes, double marker w/ J. Frank)
Delk, J. Frank: June 1, 1894 – Feb. 14, 1977 (John Franklin Delk, son of Beulah Brewer & Loren B. Delk; double marker w/ Catherine)
Delk, infant son of Frank & Catherine: 1931
Barton, Viola Pennington: April 13, 1912 – March 16, 1988 (Viola Pennington, dau. of Catherine Sisson & Thomas Sylvester “Vest” Pennington; double marker w/ James Ernest)
Barton, James Ernest: July 16, 1910 – Oct. 18, 1955 (double marker w/ Viola)
Barton, Carolyn J.: Sept. 4, 1942 (living) (Carolyn Jones; double marker w/ James David)
Barton, James David: Feb. 8, 1940 – May 21, 1985 (1st husband of Carolyn Jones; double marker w/ Carolyn)
Hays, Margie L.: July 30, 1911 – July 1, 2006 (Marjorie L. “Margie” Ridgeway, dau. of Dollie Sisson & Edgar “Edd” Ridgeway; double marker w/ John R.)
Hays, John R.: June 29, 1909 – Dec. 20, 1976 (John Rufus Hays, son of Mary Frances Dowdle & James Lafayette Hays; double marker w/ Margie L.)

Row 8:
Delk, Lenn: June 15, 1867 – April 1, 1935 (Leon L. “Lenn” Delk, son of Mary F. Hubbard & John M. Delk; double marker w/ Canzada Jane)
Delk, Canzada Jane: April 30, 1867 – Jan. 24, 1954 (Canzada Jane Brewer, dau. of Clarissa Jane Foster & John Hickman Brewer; double marker w/ Lenn)
Delk, Mulcy A.: Oct. 20, 1904 – Jan. 5, 1970 (son of Canzada Jane Brewer & Leon L. “Lenn” Delk
Delk, Mary Will: Nov. 30, 1932 – May 7, 1970 (dau. of Iva Lois Hutcherson & Narl O. Delk; never married)
Delk, Narl O.: Oct. 8, 1902 – Jan. 15, 1984 (Narl O. Delk, son of Canzada Jane Brewer & Leon L. “Lenn” Delk double marker w/ Iva Lois; Masonic Emblem)
Delk, Iva Lois: Jan. 9, 1898 – April 7, 1978 (double marker w/ Narl) (Iva Lois Hutcherson, dau. of Mary Jane _____ & Thomas M. Hutcherson)
Delk, Geneva Lee: Dec. 26, 1927 – March 23, 2001 (dau. of Iva Lois Hutcherson & Narl O. Delk; never married)
Bardon, Mattie Lee: Feb. 2, 1884 – Jan. 30, 1929 (Martha E. Draper, dau. of Delia S. _____ & James W. Draper; 1st wife of Bleach L. “Bleacher” Bardon; married Dec. 27, 1900)
Bardon, B. L.: Jan 16, 1877 – July 16, 1955 (Bleach L. “Bleacher” Bardon, son of Kissiah _____ & Michael Bardon; husband of 1) Martha E. Draper, 2) Lillie Duncan Harrell)
Hutcherson, Lillie Duncan Harrell Bardon: Jan. 13, 1899 – Feb. 9, 1985 (2nd wife of Bleach L. Bardon)
Barton, Alma M.: April 30, 1876 – July 10, 1951 (Alma M. Sisson, dau. of Samantha E. Horn & James E. Sisson; wife of Michael James Barton)
Barton, Michael J.: April 9, 1875 – Sept 9, 1940 (Michael James Barton/Bardon, son of Kissiah _____ & Michael Bardon; husband of Alma M. Sisson)
Hays, Columbus V.: Dec. 24, 1856 – April 15, 1939 (Columbus Valentine Hays, son of Evalina W. Brewer & Andrew Jackson Hays; double marker w/ Mattie E.)
Hays, Mattie E.: Sept. 13, 1871 – Aug. 3, 1941 (Martha E. “Mattie” Lary, dau. of Louisa Swanzy & Jesse R. Lary; double marker w/ Columbus V.)
Davis, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Maxwell: 1938

Row 9:
Beasley, Jerry M., Ala. PVT U. S. Army: April 24, 1939 (no other date inscribed; born Dec. 1893, son of Isabella A. Hays & James M. Beasley; husb. of Sarah Barron)
Taylor, Martha S., wife of G. B. Taylor: Sept. 24, 1850 – July 19, 1926 (Martha Susan Springfield, dau. of Emily Calloway Woods & Thomas Walker Springfield)
Taylor, Rev. G. B.: July 7, 1850 – Jan. 13, 1929 (George Bennett Taylor, son of Jesse Little Taylor & his 4th wife, Margaret C. Burns; husb. of Martha Susan Springfield)
Taylor, George Carl: Nov. 9, 1888 – Dec. 18, 1946 (son of Martha Susan Springfield & George Bennett Taylor; double marker w/ Myrtle)
Taylor, M. Myrtle Hays: May 20, 1892 – April 1, 1979 (Mary Myrtle Hays, dau. of Martha E. “Mattie” Lary & Columbus Valentine Hays; double marker w/ George Carl)
Lollar, Clifton D. Sr.: 1908 – 1953 (son of Lucy R. _____ & William T. Lollar; husb. of Adele _____)
Beasley, Jesse Lee: Sept. 13, 1860 – Feb. 20, 1931 (Jesse Lee Beasley, son of Elizabeth Eleanor _____ & Robert Beasley; double marker w/ Icebelle)
Beasley, Icebelle: Jan. 21, 1873 – Feb 25, 1961 (Salina Icebelle Graham, dau. of Nancy Robertson & William H. Graham double marker w/ Jesse Lee)
Beasley, Dessie Mable: Oct. 19, 1893 – April 4, 1964 (dau. of Salina Icebelle Graham & Jesse Lee Beasley; double marker w/ Alma Lela)
Beasley, Alma Lela: May 13, 1896 – Dec. 18, 1976 (dau. of Salina Icebelle Graham & Jesse Lee Beasley; double marker w/ Dessie Mable)
Gault, Mary Jack: Nov. 25, 1900 – Dec. 2, 1990 (Mary Jack “Boy” Wilson, dau. of Mattie Barksdale Brewer & James Sam Wilson; double marker w/ Alvie N.)
Gault, Alvie N.: July 1, 1897 – March 28, 1972 (Alva N. “Shorty” Gault, son of Cornelia A. McDaniel & James Grant Gault; double marker w/ Mary Jack)
Wilson, Mattie: Nov. 17, 1878 – Nov. 8, 1942 (Mattie Barksdale Brewer, dau. of Nancy Jane Loftis & H. Franklin Brewer; wife of James Sam Wilson)
Wilson, Nesmith: Jan. 16, 1910 – April 8, 1976 (Nesmith Wilson, son of Mattie Barksdale Brewer & James Sam Wilson; double marker w/ Rosa)
Wilson, Rosa H.: Aug. 8, 1909 – March 17, 1970 (Rosa “Rosie” Holder, dau. of Genia _____ & Dan L. Holder; double marker w/ Nesmith)
Wilson, James Howard: Dec. 26, 1942 – Aug. 4, 1956 (son of Boyd Wilson)
Wilson, Jenneth Wayne: Dec. 25, 1948 – April 25, 1976 (son of Boyd Wilson)
Wilson, Boyd: July 1, 1920 – July 19, 1977 (son of Annie Mae Wilson and [unknown])

Row 10:
Cline, Willie Cele: April 9, 1911 – April 22, 2004 (Willie Cele Rector, dau. of Ola Cordelia Hays & Robert Clinton Rector [II]; double marker w/ Henry Floyd)
Cline, Henry Floyd: March 25, 1913 – Jan. 23, 2005 (double marker w/ Willie Cele)
Rector, Charles C.: April 30, 1927 – Aug. 31, 1994 (Charles Calvin Rector, son of Ola Cordelia Hays & Robert Clinton Rector; double marker w/ Mary Evelyn)
Rector, Mary Evelyn: Sept. 8, 1932 – Sept. 1, 1979 (Mary Evelyn Lavender; double marker w/ Charles C.)
Rector, Robert Q., AL/S1/USNR/WW II: Aug. 12, 1918 – April 29, 1967 (Robert Quinton Rector, son of Ola Cordelia Hays & Robert Clinton Rector; husband of Bernice Watson)
Rector, Clint: June 7, 1885 – Nov. 22, 1960 (Robert Clinton Rector [II], son of Alice E. Mace & William Pressley Rector; double marker w/ Ola)
Rector, Ola: Dec. 5, 1886 – Sept. 1, 1973 (Ola Cordelia Hays, dau. of Martha E. “Mattie” Lary & Columbus Valentine Hays; double marker w/ Clint)
Rector, William P.: June 24, 1860 – Oct. 12, 1935 (William Pressley Rector, son of Mary Elizabeth Russell & Robert Clinton Rector [Sr.]; double marker w/ Alice E.)
Rector, Alice E.: Sept. 24, 1862 – May 18, 1938 (Alice E. Mace, dau. of Idella Morton & Martin Ezekiel Mace; double marker w/ William P.)
Dowdle, J. H. “Jay”, PFC/US Army/WW II: July 19, 1922 – Sept. 22, 1986 (son of Tommie Wilson & James Hickman “Hick” Dowdle; double marker w/ Nell)
Dowdle, Nell Y.: Dec. 23, 1929 – Aug. 24, 1989 (Nell Youngblood, double marker w/ Jay)
Dowdle, J. H. “Hick” Sr.: July 1, 1881 – Dec. 26, 1963 (James Hickman “Hick” Dowdle, son of Tabitha Ann Beasley & James Alexander Dowdle; double marker w/ Tommie)
Dowdle, Tommie W.: Oct. 22, 1895 – Jan. 4, 1972 (Tommie Wilson, dau. of Mattie Barksdale Brewer & James Sam Wilson; double marker w/ Hick)
Dowdle, J. Carroll, MS/SSG/121 Cav. RCN SQ/WW II: Dec. 24, 1918 – May 2, 1945 (James Carroll Dowdle, son of Tommie Wilson & James Hickman “Hick” Dowdle; never married)
Cribbs, Phyllis Beasley: Aug. 17, 1906 – Sept. 3, 1979 (Phyllis Beasley, dau. of Salina Icebelle Graham & Jesse Lee Beasley; wife of William Braxton Cribbs [buried at New Hope UMC])
Cribbs, Charlee: Jan. 17, 1936 – Feb. 14, 1936 (twin dau. of Phyllis Beasley & William Braxton Cribbs)
Dowdle, Maurine Jones: Oct. 9, 1915 – Sept. 17, 1939 (Maurine Dowdle, dau. of Ozie L. Redus & Thomas Lafayette Dowdle; wife of _____ Jones)
Jones, William “Bill”: (no dates; presumably, husband of Maurine Dowdle)
Jones, infant of Bill & Maurine: (no dates)
Harris, Gracie Dowdle: Nov. 5, 1903 – Nov. 9, 1934 (Gracie L. Dowdle, dau. of Ozie L. Redus & Thomas Lafayette Dowdle; wife of _____ Harris)
Dowdle, Thomas L.: 1878 – 1932 (Thomas Lafayette Dowdle, son of Tabitha Ann Beasley & James Alexander Dowdle; double marker w/ Ozie)
Dowdle, Ozie Redus: 1882 – 1930 (Ozie L. Redus, dau. of Nancy Clementine Gartman & James H. Redus; double marker w/ Thomas)
Dowdle, James A., Co. D/24th Miss. Inf./CSA: (no dates on marker; James Alexander Dowdle, born Feb. 12, 1842, died Nov. 24, 1929; son of Sarah Power & John Marion Dowdle [both buried at Unity Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Caledonia]; husband of 1) Tabitha Ann Beasley, and 2) Mrs. Mary Catherine [Beard?] Wilson; uncle of Sarah Jane “Sallie” Brown Hays)
Dowdle, Katherine W.: July 2, 1848 – Aug. 22, 1926 (Mary Catherine [Beard?] Wilson, 2nd wife of James Alexander Dowdle)
Beard, James L., MS/PVT/17th Btry. Field Arty.: Oct. 27, 1941 (no other date)
[Sunken Marker] (unable to read)
Shelton, Parham: Feb. 8, 1874 – Nov. 4, 1943 (Milton Parham Shelton, son of Martha Ann Huff & Payton Green Bowman Shelton; double marker w/ Leona)
Shelton, Leona: July 30, 1876 – Jan. 9, 1969 (Julia Leona “Lonnie” Beasley, dau. of Isabella A. Hays & James M. Beasley; double marker w/ Parham)
Dowdle, Harry: Aug. 6, 1905 – Sept. 15, 1977 (son of Lela _____ & William L. Dowdle; married Bessie Finch Dec. 31, 1927;double marker w/ Bessie)
Dowdle, Bessie (Finch): Sept. 26, 1906 – (recent burial, no other date inscribed yet; Bessie Lou Finch, dau. of Laura Emma Thomas & Daniel Finch; double marker w/ Harry)

Row 11:
Lavender, N. D.: Jan. 25, 1908 – Nov. 29, 1981 (Nellis D. Lavender, son of Lura _____ & John Lonzo Lavender)
Shelnutt, Festus Watson, A1C/USAF/WW II, Korea, Viet Nam: Sept. 2, 1917 – Oct. 24, 1980
Lavender, Carey Lee: Feb. 28, 1894 – June 29, 1965 (son of Elsie Louvenia Porter & James M. Lavender; double marker w/ Annie Lou)
Lavender, Annie Lou: March 27, 1894 (no other date; double marker w/ Carey Lee)
Lavender, Bulah Etta: Feb. 16, 1897 – Aug. 3, 1999 (double marker w/ Clem Ezra)
Lavender, Clem Ezra: Feb. 8, 1877 – Feb. 24, 1956 (Clement Ezra “Clem” Lavender, son of Elsie Louvenia Porter & James M. Lavender; double marker w/ Bulah Etta)
Lavender, Lou: Jan 26, 1856 (marker sunken, unable to read date of death; Elsie Louvenia Porter, dau. of Samuel H. Porter & his unknown 1st wife; wife of James M. Lavender, who is probably buried at one of the following three sunken markers; James M. Lavender was son of Mary _____ & John Edgar Lavender)
[Three sunken markers] (nothing legible)
Lavender, John Lonzo: March 6, 1882 – May 21, 1967 (John Lonzo “Lon/Lonnie” Lavender, son of Elsie Louvenia Porter & James M. Lavender, husband of 1) Lura _____, 2) Lelia J. Hollingsworth; double marker w/ Lelia)
Lavender, Lelia Hollingsworth: June 19, 1893 – July 10, 1976 (double marker w/ Lon)
Shelnut, Clarence R. “Sonny”: Sept. 3, 1941 – Feb. 18, 1973 (son of Ouida C. Lavender & _____ Shelnut)
Taylor, Lewis Bennett: Dec. 23, 1951 – Sept. 29, 1954
Hankins, J. C.: July 6, 1931 – July 31, 1941 (James Columbus Hankins, son of Ila Mae Hays & Houston Alexander Hankins)
Hankins, Houston A.: Jan. 4, 1900 – Jan. 22, 1966 (Houston Alexander Hankins, son of Minnie Pearl Redus & James Burton Hankins; double marker w/ Ila Mae)
Hankins, Ila Mae: July 29, 1897 – March 11, 1968 (Ila Mae Hays, dau. of Martha E. “Mattie” Lary & Columbus Valentine Hays; double marker w/ Houston)
McAnally, Bob: 1875 – 1944
McAnally, Alice: 1872 -1937
Gallop, Albert C.: 1894 – 1950 (Albert Clyde Gallop, born June 1894, son of Martha J. Beasley & Thomas James Gallop; double marker w/ Velma)
Gallop, Velma L.: 1900 – 1978 (Velma Leona McAnally, October 22, 1901 – December 1978, dau. of Alice _____ & Bob McAnally; double marker w/ Albert)
Glasgow, William P.: Aug. 27, 1922 – Dec. 12, 1986 (William Platt Glasgow, son of Edna Earl Shelton & William Jefferson Glasgow; double marker w/ Mildred Inez)
Glasgow, Mildred Inez: April 9, 1922 – April 17, 1975 (Mildred Inez Gallop, dau. of Velma Leona McAnally & Albert Clyde Gallop double marker w/ William)

Row 12:
Gallop, Theo A.: Aug. 23, 1926 – May 10, 1990 (Theo A. Gallop, son of Velma Leona McAnally & Albert Clyde Gallop; double marker w/ Mildred)
Gallop, Mildred R.: Dec. 18, 1930 – (recent burial, no other date inscribed yet; Mildred Helen Reynolds; double marker w/ Theo)
Taylor, Mary C.: Oct. 30, 1941 – April 12, 1975
Taylor, Jay Arnett: Jan. 26, 1970 – Aug. 11, 1973
Taylor, Arnett: Sept. 5, 1913 – Feb. 1, 1993 (Arnett J. Taylor, son of Mary Myrtle Hays & George Carl Taylor; double marker w/ Dorine)
Taylor, Dorine: Aug. 7, 1914 (no other date; double marker w/ Arnett)
Taylor, Mary Catherine, dau. of Mr. & Mrs. L. G. Taylor: born & died July 25, 1961
Taylor, Floyd B.: Nov. 18, 1915 – Jan. 18, 1996 (son of Mary Myrtle Hays & George Carl Taylor; double marker w/ Edith)
Taylor, Edith L.: Oct 12, 1923 (no other date; Edith L. McCullough; double marker w/ Floyd)
(Floyd B. Taylor,; husband of)
Morrison, William Clayton, AL/PVT/US Army/WW I: Nov. 28, 1896 – Feb. 23, 1973 (son of Salina E. Gann & John H. Morrison; double marker w/ Ellen)
Morrison, Ellen Brock: Feb. 25, 1906 – May 4, 1993 (Ellen A. Brock, dau. of Emma D. Williams & William Lee Brock; double marker w/ William)
Brock, William L.: Sept. 27, 1867 – Feb. 1, 1935 (William Lee Brock, son of Narcissa _____ & Charles Harrison Brock; double marker w/ Emma)
Brock, Emma: Oct. 22, 1878 – Jan. 8, 1950 (Emma D. Williams, dau. of Caroline _____ & Henry C. Williams double marker w/ William)
Brock, Charlie Andrew: Aug. 21, 1910 – March 1, 1980 (son of Emma D. Williams & William Lee Brock)

Row 13:
Sisson, John Freeman: Sept. 7, 1907 – July 3, 2001 (son of Julia Cunningham & James O. “Jimmy” Sisson; double marker w/ Robbie Grace)
Sisson, Robbie Grace: Nov. 28, 1910 – Feb. 12, 2005 Married May 15, 1927 (Robbie Grace Hays, dau. of Sidney Jackson Hays [buried in Row 4] & his 1st wife, Flora Leon “Onnie” Stokes [buried at Shiloh Baptist Church]; double marker w/ John Freeman)
Sisson, infant son of Redus & Ann Sisson: Jan. 1969 (child of Redus Leon Sisson & his 2nd wife, Mary Ann Rogers)
Sisson, Sarah Cole, wife of Redus Sisson: Sept. 17, 1930 – Nov. 24, 1959 (double marker with no other inscription: Sarah Dean Cole, 1st wife of Redus Leon Sisson [Sr.]; buried with Redus Leon Sisson [Sr.], son of Robbie Grace Hays & John Freeman Sisson; husband of 1) Sarah Dean Cole, 2) Mary Ann Rogers)
Sisson, Jimmy: 1883 – 1942 (James O. “Jimmy” Sisson, born Nov. 1883, son of Sarah Ellen Smith & Charles Warren Sisson; triple marker w/ Julia & Josie)
Sisson, Julia: 1880 – 1953 (Julia Cunningham, born Feb. 1880, dau. of Mary E. Miller & John F. Cunningham; triple marker w/ Jimmy & Josie)
Sisson, Josie: 1903 – 1935 (dau. of Julia Cunningham & James O. “Jimmy” Sisson; triple marker w/ Jimmy & Julia)
Sisson, Wilborne R.: Oct. 29, 1905 – March 4, 1978 (Wilborne Roy Sisson, son of Julia Cunningham & James O. “Jimmy” Sisson; double marker w/ Gena)
Sisson, Gena L.: June 19, 1909 – May 17, 1988 (Gena L. Waldon, dau. of Sarah Isabelle _____ & James Pinkney Waldon [both buried at Bethel Primitive Baptist Cemetery]double marker w/ Wilborne)
Sisson, Paul Edwin, MR2/USN/Korea: March 3, 1931 – April 11, 1998 (son of Gena L. Waldon & Wilborne Roy Sisson)

Row 14:
Sisson, Opal Lorene: June 15, 1924 – Jan. 7, 2005 (Opal Lorene Gallop, dau. of Velma Leona McAnally & Albert Clyde Gallop; double marker w/ Manuel)
Sisson, Manuel Cabral: July 12, 1922 (living; Manuel Cabral Sisson, son of Julia Cunningham & James O. “Jimmy” Sisson, double marker w/ Opal)
Sisson, Henry R.: Dec. 3, 1911 – Jan. 20, 1998 (Henry Raymond Sisson, son of Julia Cunningham & James O. “Jimmy” Sisson; double marker w/ Jewell)
Sisson, Jewell W.: July 19, 1918 (no other date; Jewell Webb; double marker w/ Henry)
Lollar, Janet: Jan. 14, 1958 – Sept. 25, 1996 (Janet Sisson, dau. of Redus Leon Sisson & Sarah Dean Cole; 1st wife of Gene Lollar)
Dale, Jo Ann Cribbs: May 16, 1933 (no other date; dau. of Phyllis Beasley & William Braxton Cribbs; double marker w/ Esker)
Dale, Esker Edward: March 11, 1928 (no other date, however there appears to be a grave; double marker w/ Jo Ann)
Dowdle, Charles Hoyt, AL/SGT/3 Co. Coast Arty/WW I: April 13, 1894 – April 4, 1971 (Charles Hoyt Dowdle, son of Lela _____ & William L. Dowdle; double marker w/ Floy)
Dowdle, Floy: Sept. 3, 1899 – Jan. 26, 1983 Married Dec. 28, 1919 (Elizabeth “Bettie” Floy Gault, dau. of Cornelia A. McDaniel & James Grant Gault; double marker w/ Charles)

South Section

Row 1:
Colvin, Harold Joe, SGT/USAF/Vietnam: Jan 25, 1953 – Dec. 13, 2004 (double marker w/ Jane)
Colvin, Jane Bobo: June 22, 1939 – (living; double marker w/ Harold)
Colvin, Edna W.: Oct. 18, 1923 – March 30, 1990 (Edna Wheat, dau. of Virgie _____ & Edgar Wheat; double marker w/ Hunter Jr.)
Colvin, Hunter L. Jr., CS2/USN/WW II, Korea: Dec. 9, 1924 – Dec. 22, 1987 (son of Lona B. “Duck” _____ & Hunter L. Colvin Sr.; double marker w/ Edna)

Row 2:
Colvin, Hunter L. Sr.: 1902 – 1982 (Hunter L. Colvin, born Dec. 9. 1902, died Dec. 22.1987, son of Mittie S. _____ & Josephus S. Colvin; double marker w/ Lona)
Colvin, Lona B. “Duck”: 1906 – 1979 (double marker w/ Hunter Sr.)
Colvin, Mary R. “Mama Jean”: Dec. 30, 1927 – June 19, 1996 (double marker w/ Bob)
Colvin, Robert S. “Bob”: Oct. 6, 1926 (living; Robert S. “Bob” Colvin, son of Lona B. “Duck” _____ & Hunter J. Colvin; double marker w/ Mary)
Rinaldi, Gladys Colvin (Lollar): Aug. 21, 1929 – April 7, 1993 (dau. of Lona B. “Duck” _____ & Hunter L. Colvin Sr.; wife of 1) unknown Lollar, 2) Chris Rinaldi)
Beasley, Wilkie B.: May 10, 1905 – Sept. 30, 1994 (Wilkie Adline Black, dau. of Laura Jane _____ & Joseph Murray Black [both buried at Blooming Grove]; double marker w/ Cliff)
Beasley, Cliff: Oct. 4, 1907 – Sept. 2, 1980 (Audie Clifton “Cliff” Beasley, son of Nellie Weston Hays & William Ira Beasley; double marker w/ Wilkie)

Row 3:
Hartly, Julia Shook: March 2, 1956 – Oct. 15, 1996 (dau. of Linda _____ & Charles Shook)
Shook, Christopher Noel: May 10, 1964 – March 9, 1990 (son of Linda _____ & Charles Shook)
Hollis, William C. II: Nov. 8, 1990 – Jan. 2, 1991 (grandson of Marie Ridgeway & William Cranford Hollis)
Hollis, William Cranford: Jan. 13, 1921 – Sept. 16, 1999 (son of Vola Cummings & Daniel Lester Hollis; double marker w/ Marie)
Marie R. Hollis: Oct. 5, 1923 (living; Marie Ridgeway, dau. of Sula Belle Beasley & Ben Ridgeway; double marker w/ William)
Pennington, Charles R., SSG/USAF/Korea: July 14, 1934 – Jan. 1, 1988 (Charles R. Pennington, son of Janie Hudson & Clearmon Pennington; double marker w/ Fay)
Pennington, Fay Bolton: Aug. 4, 1934 Married Sept. 12, 1954 (living; double marker w/ Charles)

Row 4:
Upton, W. L.: July 15, 1924 (living; double marker w/ Louise)
Upton, Louise: July 11, 1926 (living; double marker w/ W. L.)
Napper, Wm. Earl: Sept. 26, 1926 – Aug. 24, 1991 (double marker w/ Loredus)
Napper, Loredus R.: March 1, 1929 – Dec. 7, 1994 (Loredus Ridgeway, dau. of Sula Belle Beasley & Ben Ridgeway; double marker w/ William)

Row 5:
Rector, Selvin P.: May 23, 1923 – July 18, 1993 (Selvin Pressley Rector, son of Ola Cordelia Hays & Robert Clinton Rector; husband of Frances Atkins)
Rector, Katie M.: Sept. 8, 1932 (no other date)

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