Higdon Memorial

Higdon Memorial Cemetery, Kennedy, Lamar County, Alabama

No. 128 on the 2002 Cemetery Map of Lamar County

Located south of Kennedy on County Road 72, east of Highway 17.

Single spacing indicates multiple graves with a single headstone, or adjacent head- or foot-stones of identical design. Unless otherwise noted, parenthetical information is added by the transcribers, and does not appear on the stones.

The cemetery was surveyed by Flora Bryant McCool and Gladys Nabors McCool on August 17, 2005; updated April 11, 2006.

Row 1

Porter, Bettie F.: May 12, 1933 – (no other date)
Porter, Floyd J.: Mar. 13, 1935 – (no other date)
Married Aug. 30, 1956

Wilson, Janice P.: Sep. 3, 1944 – (no other date)
Wilson, Lee Edward: Aug. 17, 1941 – Jan. 30, 1999

Porter, Vannie Lee Baswell: May 23, 1929 – Sep. 7, 2002
Porter, J. Cleon: Jan. 30, 1926 – (no other date)
Married May 15, 1944

Row 2

Carter, Andrea Michele: Nov. 21, 1972 – Jan. 5, 2000

Harris, Betty H.: Aug. 22, 1937 – (no other date)
Harris, Samuel Ray: Mar. 12, 1934 – Oct. 26, 1992

Leonard, M. Addeen: May 12, 1912 – Dec. 9, 1991
Leonard, Rev. Thomas B.: Feb. 3, 1910 – Sep. 28, 1994

Leonard, Brenda Kay: Apr. 25, 1958 – (no other date)
Leonard, Tommy Ray: June 15, 1952 – June 6, 2002

Leonard, Earnestine “Teny”: Apr. 3, 1933 – Aug. 29, 2003
Leonard, James Olen: May 21, 1930 – (no other date)
Married Apr. 22, 1950

Watkins, William L.: May 1, 1919 – Nov. 30, 1993
Watkins, Hazel M.: Feb. 18, 1924 – Feb. 23, 2006
Married July 17, 1943

Row 3

Bushey, L. Joyce: Sep. 13, 1947 – (no other date)
Bushey, Dennis M.: Jan. 31, 1946 – Dec. 18, 1992
Married Oct. 3, 1964

Bushey, Dennis M. Jr.: Mar. 17, 1965 – June 29, 1996

Parker, Irene: July 16, 1949 – Aug. 11, 2004

Row 4

Stripling, James W.: Jan. 17, 1925 – Jan. 10, 2005
Stripling, Bessie M.: Mar. 9, 1931 – Mar. 19, 1998

Campbell, Mae O.: Sep. 1, 1929 – (no other date)
Campbell, Donald E.: Sep. 20, 1933 – June 20, 1996
Married June 1, 1975

Campbell, Waylon Henry: Apr. 27, 1952 – July 18, 1984

Campbell, Icie O.: Apr. 30, 1912 – (no other date)
Campbell, S. Henry: Dec. 18, 1910 – June 10, 1989

Nabors, Frances: Dec. 27, 1942 – (no other date)
Nabors, Homer T.: Jan. 8, 1937 – Sep. 25, 2001

Gordon, Maudie L., wife of Duff C.: Apr. 7, 1915 – July 4, 1993

Elliott, Lynda Jeanette: Mar. 12, 1937 – June 12, 2003

Snider, M. Thomas: Dec. 14, 1949 – Apr. 26, 2000

Snider, Wanda Jo: Jan. 25, 1951 – Aug. 25, 2003

Row 5

Hildreth, Mary C.: Mar. 19, 1932 – (no other date)
Hildreth, Dennis W., SGT US Marine Corps WWII Korea: Aug. 7, 1926 – Dec. 3, 2000

Stewart, Ricky C.: Nov. 15, 1954 – Oct. 29, 2000

Baswell, Rosie M.: Nov. 13, 1950 – (no other date)
Baswell, Herschell O.: May 23, 1946 – May 1, 1985

Aldridge, Larry Michael: Aug. 2, 1962 – July 24, 1987
Aldridge, Mildred, “Mother”: Nov. 18, 1942 – May 19, 1995

Glasgow, Vergle J., PVT US Army Korea: July 6, 1927 – Nov. 13, 2003
Glasgow, Annie L.: Sep. 11, 1938 – Nov. 5, 1998
Married Aug. 6, 1955

Glasgow, Daniel: (no other date)

Moore, Dessie A.: Jan. 20, 1949 – Sep. 18, 1992
Moore, J. B.: Nov. 28, 1944 – (no other date)
Married May 23, 1967

Row 6

Vice, Bera: 1912 – 1987
Vice, George: 1910 – 1985
Vice, Zora: 1906 – 1983

Vice, Sharon R.: Apr. 5, 1943 – (no other date)
Vice, G. Donald: Nov. 10, 1941 – Oct. 10, 2001

Hildreth, Jewel Ellen: Aug. 11, 1930 – June 2, 1960
Hildreth, Bennie R., PFC US Army WWII: Feb. 10, 1924 – July 13, 1982

Hildreth, Iley C.: July 23, 1900 – Oct. 10, 1970
Hildreth, J. Coit: Aug. 1, 1899 – Oct. 19, 1997

Crimm, Vaudine: Jan. 17, 1929 – Feb. 26, 1999

Johnson, Viola: Nov. 18, 1932 – (no other date)
Johnson, H. Leon: Oct. 17, 1910 – July 19, 1965

Sparks, Mary Carmack: Mar. 18, 1907 – Mar. 12, 2005
Sparks, Ira D.: Dec. 1, 1907 – May 18, 1967

Porter, Hattie Mae: Feb. 2, 1906 – Aug. 21, 1971
Porter, Pirvy, AL PVT Co D 156 Depot Brig WWI: Sep. 11, 1892 – Apr. 5, 1969

Snider, Claude Junior: July 17, 1926 – Feb. 20, 1996
Snider, Mildred Parker: July 5, 1929 – (no other date)

Fowler, Victoria Parker: June 9, 1903 – July 24, 1977

Tidwell, Ruby Nell: Jan. 22, 1933 – Oct. 16, 1990

Burton, Mrs. Jessie Lee: Feb. 19, 1931 – Jan. 21, 2002

Collins, Ray: 1905 – 1973

Lynn, Kathalene: 1903 – 1975
Lynn, Tom L.: May 8, 1893 – Apr. 3, 1974

Unmarked grave

Parker, James Monroe: May 28, 1927 – Jan. 1, 1996

Row 7

Higdon, Loyd Cecil, PVT US Army WWII: Nov. 6, 1922 – Oct. 6, 1976

Higdon, Rodney Earl, AL PFC US Army Vietnam: Aug. 7, 1952 – Feb. 8, 1972

Higdon, Carrie D.: Jan. 14, 1885 – Nov. 16, 1967
Higdon, Rev. R. E.: Mar. 24, 1880 – Apr. 5, 1959

Higdon, Mary: Mar. 19, 1900 – Aug. 11, 1977
Higdon, Robert: Jan. 4, 1901 – Feb. 10, 1978

Baswell, Revella: July 4, 1909 – (no other date)
Baswell, Oscar: Sep. 19, 1904 – May 3, 1970

Long, Faye Gilliam: Jan. 9, 1923 – Dec. 15, 1985
Long, Leo N.: Aug. 1, 1914 – Jan. 3, 1965

Long, Nannie R.: June 26, 1920 – (no other date)
Long, Lon H.: Oct. 13, 1916 – Nov. 1, 1973

Mitchell, Ivie Lee: June 23, 1917 – (no other date)
Mitchell, Dewey: May 30, 1899 – Apr. 28, 1973

Moore, Kenneth, son of George & Lucille: Feb. 22, 1943 – Mar. 23, 1969

Moore, Lucille H.: May 15, 1914 – Dec. 25, 1993
Moore, George R.: Feb. 19, 1910 – Oct. 27, 1973

Thomas, Mattie Lou: Oct. 11, 1907 – May 8, 1976

Campbell, Velma: Apr. 22, 1909 – Jan. 29, 1992
Campbell, Marshall: Jan. 9, 1909 – July 12, 1994

Row 8

Hudson, Clara B.: July 19, 1936 – Feb. 23, 1988
Hudson, Lee E.: Oct. 4, 1930 – Jan. 10, 1990

Kyles, Rev. Clifton: June 17, 1890 – Jan. 9, 1974
Kyles, Mattie Jo: Apr. 13, 1941 – May 25, 1953
Kyles, Dulpha: Nov. 8, 1903 – Mar. 24, 1977

Livingston, Effie M.: Nov. 1, 1905 – Jan. 30, 1994

Thrasher, Lummie: July 24, 1908 – Aug. 12, 1970

Empty space

Thrasher, Lee: July 10, 1905 – Aug. 19, 1968

Thrasher, James M.: Oct. 3, 1872 – Dec. 2, 1951

Long, Ella: Aug. 8, 1893 – Feb. 18, 1979
Long, L. K.: Feb. 9, 1873 – May 13, 1962
Long, E. L.: Jan. 28, 1931 – Apr. 4, 1952
Long, Lurid: June 27, 1902 – Mar. 2, 1966
Long, F. F.: (no other date)
Long, J. F. “Foxy”: (no other date)

Bryant, Ada Hughes: Sep. 2, 1878 – Mar. 15, 1962

Foxhall, Helen T., wife of Hans Callas: Apr. 5, 1923 – Feb. 17, 2000

Thornton, Mittie: June 7, 1891 – June 10, 1962
Thornton, Selvin: Mar. 26, 1880 – Jan. 30, 1957
Thornton, Virgil, son of Pauline & Elbert: 1964 (no other date)
Thornton, James H., son of Pauline & Elbert: 1961 (no other date)

Thornton, Ilean: Dec. 12, 1939 – Jan. 15, 2000
Thornton, Elbert: May 2, 1911 – June 16, 1985

Two empty spaces

Row 9

Aldridge, Laura Kyles: Feb. 4, 1933 – (no other date)
Aldridge, Roy Lee, PFC US Army WWII Purple Heart: Sep. 5, 1924 – June 29, 1998

Aldridge, Gary: Oct. 15, 1954 – June 24, 1994

Doss, Johnny A.: Apr. 19, 1935 – July 29, 1983
Doss, Johnny: Oct. 4, 1958 – Oct. 24, 1958

Cunningham, W. F.: (no other date)

Row 10

Aldridge, Billy Ray: Oct. 29, 1935 – (no other date)
Aldridge, Vera: Feb. 8, 1912 – Mar. 13, 1959
Aldridge, Thurman D., PFC US Army WWII: Feb. 16, 1911 – Nov. 4, 1992

Empty space

Loe, Johnnie: Dec. 11, 1942 – Apr. 20, 1953
Loe, Phyllis: July 30, 1946 – Mar. 20, 1953
Loe, Geneice: Dec. 11, 1949 – May 10, 1951
Loe, Kim: July 7, 1960 – May 9, 1962

Aldridge, Vertie: July 15, 1913 – Feb. 15, 1996

Empty space

Weems, Alford P.: Oct. 22, 1911 – May 8, 1944
Weems, Alma Livingston: Dec. 8, 1910 – June 10, 1996
Weems, Barney Stewart: Apr. 16, 1908 – Aug. 23, 1946

Beard, Julie Mae: Mar. 2, 1887 – Oct. 20, 1964
Beard, A. Raymond: Apr. 11, 1888 – Jan. 26, 1969

Beard, Lou Bell: Oct. 1, 1907 – Dec. 25, 2004
Beard, Claudis A.: Oct. 21, 1906 – Oct. 30, 1971

Jones, Arlene Lovie: Dec. 2, 1922 – Oct. 22, 1982
Simpson, Eva Mae: Jan. 5, 1915 – Feb. 8, 1989
At foot baby grave – no names

Simpson, Linda F.: May 9, 1948 – (no other date)
Simpson, LeRoy: Oct. 28, 1943 – Apr. 20, 1985

Richards, Cecil B.: Jan. 30, 1910 – Dec. 2, 1985
Richards, Vernon, US Army WWII: Aug. 18, 1907 – Mar. 27, 1989

Row 11

Wilson, Charles William: Jan. 26, 1943 – Feb. 11, 1993
(Truck picture on marker with CB handle, “Charlie Brown”)

Wilson, Fred: Apr. 7, 1945 – May 19, 1977
Wilson, Virgie: Sep. 6, 1906 – Oct. 4, 1988
Wilson, Ed: Feb. 24, 1894 – June 2, 1972
Wilson, Laura, infant dau. of Mr. & Ms. Edd: Aug. 23, 1936 – Aug. 23, 1936
Wilson, Ralph, infant son of Mr. & Ms. Edd: Sep. 2, 1947 – Sep. 3, 1947

Wilson, M. D.: Oct. 25, 1927 – Nov. 15, 1971

Aldridge, Oliver: 1879 – 1958
Aldridge, Mary A.: 1887 – 1963

Aldridge, Joe O. “Jake”: Aug. 25, 1919 – Jan. 12, 1949

Burgess, Leon Jr.: Oct. 11, 1948 – Jan. 12, 1949

Brick marked “MP”

Brick marked “RCP”

Brick marked “RP”

Beard, Marvin: Jan. 1, 1911 – Aug. 16, 1957

Aldridge, Bobby Lavoid: August 13, 1955 – (child’s grave; no other date)

Row 12

Blaylock, Donald F.: July 2, 1933 – (no other date)
Blaylock, Mary H.: Dec. 12, 1935 – (no other date)

Johnson, Audie E.: Nov. 3, 1897 – Jan. 25, 1940
Johnson, Audie Linden, son of Mr. & Ms. Audie: Sep. 25, 1934 – Apr. 4, 1935

Two empty spaces

Johnson, Pauline: Jan. 25, 1896 – Aug. 20, 1936

Empty space

Higdon, William Walter: Sep. 9, 1927 – Mar. 10, 1975
Higdon, Ruby Zell: May 14, 1936 – (no other date)
Two empty spaces

Two empty spaces

Stokes, Ollie Bell: 1912 – (no other date)
Stokes, Elwood: 1913 – 1987

Beard, Iantha: 1909 – 1993
Beard, Harvey Lee: 1909 – 1986

Simpson, Mary Lou: May 12, 1918 – Jan. 15, 1988
Simpson, Willie Aubuary: Dec. 29, 1918 – Jan. 29, 1992

Row 13

Coleman, Bertha M.: July 16, 1907 – Feb. 4, 1980

Gordon, Earnest Oneal: July 12, 1907 – Sep. 1, 1979
Gordon, Modie Lee: Sep. 18, 1904 – July 9, 1981

Aldridge, Grady Lee: 1898 – 1977
Aldridge, Ethel Alice: 1904 – 1952

Child’s grave – illegible

Higdon, Carry O.: Apr. 22, 1904 – May 17, 1982
Higdon, Hillary A.: July 18, 1903 – Jan. 21, 1979

Higdon, Sharon Joan, dau. of Willis & Joan: Apr. 13, 1954 – Nov. 10, 1960
Two empty spaces

Empty spaces

Porter, infant dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Amon: 1947 – (no other date)
Porter, Alice W.: Aug. 14, 1929 – (no other date)
Porter, Amon D., TEC5 US Army WWII: Nov. 12, 1922 – July 10, 1998

Frazier, Katherine B.: 1946 – 1984

Espinoza, Alice Maxine: Feb. 19, 1941 – Mar. 2, 1991

Durrett, Willie M.: Sep. 17, 1933 – (no other date)
Durrett, James M.: Oct. 15, 1956 – May 14, 1989
Durrett, Kay Michette: Jan. 3, 1959 – Jan. 12, 2002

Row 14

Leonard, Elois “Momo”: 1921 – 1991
Leonard, Verley Lee, TSGT US Army WWII: Oct. 1, 1916 – July 28, 1975

Wilson, Jessie Mae: May 13, 1918 – (no other date)
Wilson, Jack: Feb. 28, 1917 – Dec. 22, 1985
Wilson, Bobie Ray: June 23, 1940 – June 24, 1940

Higdon, William E.: June 2, 1903 – Sep. 18, 1975
Higdon, Willia Mae: Dec. 29, 1905 – June 8, 1961

Higdon, Walter A., AL PVT 47 Infantry 9 Div WWII: Feb. 16, 1926 – Apr. 3, 1945

Higdon, Arleeta: Aug. 1, 1923 – Feb. 5, 2002

Dozier, Frank Byron, AL/21 Foodservice SQ/USAF: May 29, 1929 – Apr. 21, 1957
Dozier, Thelma: June 21, 1903 – Oct. 16, 1989

Dozier, Everett Lee, PVT/US Army/WWII: June 23, 1926 – Aug. 26, 1998

Reserved space

Hill, Wilma: (no other date)

Dobbins, John: (no other date)

Row 15

Leonard, P. T.: Jan. 22, 1878 – Sep. 18, 1948

Two empty spaces

Leonard, Thomas D.:Aug. 9, 1874 – Oct. 23, 1949
Leonard, Lena:Mar. 4, 1889 – Apr. 23, 1972

Porter, Sebe: Oct. 17, 1863 – May 25, 1955

Porter, Elizabeth Ann, dau. of Roy & Marlies: Dec. 19, 1963 – Mar 17, 1969

Empty space

Anderson, Shirley, dau. of Jeffie & Alene: Feb. 15, 1957 – (no other date)
Anderson, Mary Alene: July 13, 1924 – May 3, 2002
Anderson, Jeffie R.: Aug. 21, 1913 – July 20, 1993

Anderson, Bud Lewis Ray: Jan. 2, 1969 – May 11, 1984
Anderson, Carolyn Ann: Aug. 6, 1951 – (no other date)
Anderson, James David: Mar. 25, 1949 – (no other date)

Bradford, Nonzie F.: Nov. 11, 1910 – (no other date)
Bradford, J. B. Jr.: July 19, 1920 – Aug. 25, 1997

Row 16

Campbell, Minnie M.: Apr. 7, 1919 – (no other date)
Campbell, Noah F.: Oct. 7, 1912 – (died 2005; marker not yet inscribed)

Aldridge, Martha E.: Dec. 6, 1876 – June 25, 1956
Aldridge, John H.: Dec. 24, 1871 – Feb. 5, 1961

Marble marker – no name

Higdon, Ella: July 4, 1883 – Nov. 26, 1961

Skelton, Minnie Pearl: Jan. 23, 1894 – Nov. 15, 1963
Skelton, Walter Robison: Sep. 18, 1894 – June 18, 1973

Bradford, Emma: July 18, 1901 – June 30, 1982
Bradford, David: Aug. 6, 1898 – Feb. 22, 1978

Aldridge, Lavern D.: Mar. 2, 1932 – May 10, 1976

Aldridge, Annie Lee: May 18, 1910 – Feb. 1, 1985
Aldridge, Zebedee: Sep. 5, 1902 – Nov. 18, 1989

Campbell, Mellie: 1913 – (no other date)
Campbell, Johnny: 1900 – 1977

Campbell, Eddy: Dec. 25, 1956 – May 1, 1984

Row 17

Skelton, A. Bernard: Oct. 4, 1928 – Jan. 25, 1976

Campbell, Jarlie: Oct. 1904 – Dec. 1969

Campbell, Mahala: Mar. 1, 1881 – Oct. 4, 1971
Campbell, Joseph J.: Mar. 21, 1871 – Dec. 5, 1961

Dobbins, Zola Mae: May 31, 1918 – Oct. 12, 2004
Dobbins, John Jr.: Nov. 22, 1955 – (no other date)

Sanders, Clauzell O.: Nov. 18, 1921 – (no other date)
Sanders, Henry A.: Jan. 5, 1906 – Jan. 29, 2003

Reynolds, James A.: (no other information; illegible)

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