Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church

Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery

Lamar County, ALabama

Courtesy of Kay Koonce and James W. Dierking.

This Cemetery is located in southwestern Lamar County. Take highway 18 west to county road 34, turn left and 3.2 miles to Manley Road 1.9 miles to the Church and Cemetery.

Listed by rows starting at the front of the cemetery and north to south.

Row 1:

Infant son of Z. J. & M. Gunnels Born & Died 6 March, 1920

 

Row 2:

J H V- No other information

2 small markers with no information

Leo- Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Barnes

 

Double: Adair- Lonia Robertson Oct 11, 1889-Jan 3, 1972

Clarence Lee Oct 11, 1886- Feb 25, 1948

 

Rushton Beauford- Son of C. L. & L. C. Adair June 17, 1918- July 17, 1919

Emma L.- Daughter of C. L. & L. C. Adair Oct 6, 1914- Dec 23, 1914

 

Row 3:

Adair- Martha Lovemma July 1, 1867 – July 30 1955

Adair- John W. “Eke” March 2, 1864 – Feb 2 1939

Small Granite Marker with no information

M. Vance-Son of W. G. (C ?) Sizemore Aug 19, 1907- Feb 9, 1908

Dr. W. C. Sizemore-July 19, 1881-Jan 31, 1924

Ethel L. Sizemore- Feb 13, 1887- Oct 6, 1966

Amanda S. Brewer- Sept 8, 1868- May 2, 1934

P. O. Brewer- July 27, 1867- Oct 5, 1935

 

Row 4:

Emmett J. Kemp- Oct 9, 1909- Feb 13, 1910

 

Double: Kemp- Elizabeth A. May 6 1883- May 10, 1968

Walter G.-July 19, 1882-Sept 5, 1964

 

Double: Brown-Addie Mae Nov 27, 1894-May 31, 1974

James M. Oct 22, 1875- Aug 8, 1956

 

James Henry Brown- Oct 14, 1924-Dec 1, 1934

 

Double: Brown- Samuel McColough Aug 21, 1842 Nov 29, 1929

Co K 41 Ala. Inf. C S A   1 from 1454 Men

1 of 88 at Appomattox Court House, Va April 9, 1865

Betty Talitha E. Molloy Brown May 11, 1840- Aug 1, 1925 Wife of S. M. Brown Back of Monument reads: Daughter Lela Ann Brown married Joe Lee McNees

Murrah C.- Son of W. M. & C. A. Brown Oct 21, 1904- Sept 11, 1910

Brick- No information

 

Double: Sanders-J. G. Sept 30, 1850-July 16 1920

Sarah Frances-Dec 28, 1858- Aug 30. 1943

 

Susan Ida-Wife of B. M. Sanders-Dec 18, 1878- Feb 16 1940

Benton M. Sanders-Dec 23, 1875- Jan 24, 1955

John Leslie Sanders- Oct 27, 1902-Feb 14, 1973

Vera Ovella Sanders May 20, 1900- Aug 14, 1987

 

Row 5:

E. F. Vaughn- Wife of J. H. Vaughn April 25, 1856-Dec 20, 1924

Lizzie E.- Wife of R. W. Ward Jan 10, 1879- Oct 8, 1905

J. H. Vaughn- May 19, 1850- July 1, 1902

Cora L.-Daug of R. F. & M. C. Atkins Sept 16, 1893- Sept 24, 1894

Hester L.- Daug of W. R. & S. B. Falkner June 9, 1886- Nov 19, 1903

W. R. Falkner- May 13, 1853- June 27, 1897

Rufus M. – Son of W. R. & S. B. Falkner Feb 18, 1893- Sept 19, 1901

S. Brazzora- Wife of W. R. Falkner & D. G. W. Hollis March 31, 1862- Sept 25, 1936

 

Double: Falkner- Lula B. 1894-1981

Burrel H. 1889- 1959

 

Double: Crossley- A. L. “Luke”

April 24, 1913- April 16, 1982

Lorene W. Oct 2, 1923 (Living)

 

Row 6:

Double: Hayes- Ruth B. May 8, 1928 (Living)

Junior H.- March 14, 1923-June 12, 1993

 

Junior Z. Gunnels- Co E. 37th Ga Infranty C S A

Mahale A.- Wife of J. Z. Gunnels Dec 3, 1840-April 17, 1902

Albert H.- Son of J. Z. & M. A. Gunnels July 21, 1870- July 17, 1891

Edna E. -Daug. of N. S. & F. L. Partain Aug 28, 1891- Sept 30, 1892

Silas W.- Son of N. S. & F. L. Partain July 16, 1902- July 4, 1903

Our Little Girl- B. M. & Ida Sanders Nov 20, 1898- Nov 28, 1898

Inf. Daug of B. M. & Ida Sanders July 10, 1910- July 10, 1910

Monroe Simpson Crossley- 1849 – 1925

R. M. Franks- Co K 26th Ala. Inf. C S A

Mattie Reynolds Crossley- Oct 8, 1878-Aug 17, 1964

D. C. Crossley- Sept 7 1874- Nov 30, 1938

 

Row 7:

S. P. K. (no other information)

2 Graves unmarked. In between these two is a marker C. E. K.

Hattie A. Brewer- Wife of John H. Stacy Feb 26, 1869-Aug 15, 1943

J. H. Stacy- May 22, 1859- March 1, 1921

Louisa E. – Wife & Infant Son of J. H. Stacy Aug 22, 1860- Oct 23, 1881

James T. Saylors- Sept 18, 1864-June 19, 1884

Infant Daug. of J. H. & H. A. Stacy Born and Died Aug 13, 1902

 

Double: Stacy- Hattie G. Moore July 9, 1913- March 7, 1977

John Winston-July 15, 1907-Sept 7, 1977

 

Double: Crossley- Laura Robertson 1898- 1975

Walter N. 1894-1955

 

Almus T. Crossley- Son of W. N. & L. L. Crossley Nov 10, 19160- Dec 31, 1916

Lula B. Crossley- Nov 2, 1896-Oct 12, 1900

 

Double: Crossley-Louise Pilgrim Aug 3,1876-Aug 5,1958

George W. July 15, 1875-Oct 27, 1961

 

Double: Crossley-Celia Atkins Dec 14, 1891-May 7, 1961

Floyd E. Jan 17, 1893-Feb 14, 1971

 

Row 8:

Higdon (no other information)

Louise Funderburk Perkins- Mother of Glenda (Polk, Litte) & Don L. Higdon

Feb 23, 1924- March 23, 1988

 

Joseph Landon- Twin son of Don & Donna Higdon Jan 6, 1982- April 25, 1982

S. P. Kemp- May 7, 1835- March 12, 1908

Mrs. C. E. Kemp- Wife of S. P. Kemp Nov 25, 1844- July 22, 1916

Georgia Kemp Barnes- Sept 12, 1869-May 10, 1952

Silas W.- Son of W. O. & G. S. Kemp Aug 23, 1896- July 9, 1901

Broken Stone- _______G. F. & C. E. Kemp ( or S. F. & C. E. Kemp) Born Jan 1857 (78?) Died Oct 20, 1881

W. O. Kemp March 18, 1874- Sept 29, 1897

M. V. Brewer Sept 5, 1826- Oct 5, 1902

Mary Ann Brewer Jan 14, 1830-Dec 4, 1918

Thomas Lookard Brewer Oct 10, 1855- Feb 17, 1919

 

Double: Funderburk- Edna Earl May 8, 1906-April 28, 1986

Henry M. Feb 22, 1885-Oct 14, 1962

 

Row 9:

Idell Dowdle -Died July 11 , 1899

R. M. Dowdle- Died April 15, 1899

J. A. Dowdle- Died April 2, 1899

T. E. Dowdle- Aug 1855- April 2, 1884

E. H. Dowdle- Died Oct 5, 1884

 

Row 10:

Andrew Jackson Vail-Sept 23, 1907 Son of Inez Wright & C. D. Vail

Amanda E. Wife of A. J. Coleman

July 20, 1850- Aug 25, 1911

A. J. Coleman- May 23, 1850-Jan 11, 1896

M. Y. Son of L. S. & B. S. Shelton Dec 13 1870-Oct 13 1876

Margaret Ledona Vail Hattaway-1876-1896

James Elbert Son of J. W. & A. E. Vail June 21 1882- Feb 14 1897

Infant Son of Martha & Jacob Vail

 

Double: Julia A. Vail-June 26 1829-Sept 30 1898

Michale E. Vail- May 5 1822- July 24 1900

P V T Fayette Co. Ala. Militia C S A

 

Mary A. Vail- Wife of J. C. Randolph March 3 1844- Nov 11 1918

Robert G. Vail- Dec 1 1893- March 10 1921

Woodmen of the World Memorial Marker

Jerry W. Vail- Jan 1 1855- March 19 1936

Joshua W. Vail- Dec 12 1888- Oct 15 1969

Row 11:

Double: Vail- Charlene M. Aug 15 1936

William Stennis-May 28 1939

Married Aug 5 1978

Edward Clayton Vail- Nov 5 1962- Sept 20 1998

Michael Stennis Vail- April 10 1961- May 22 1991

Son of Betty Cannon & Stennis Vail

John S. Vail- Sept 5 1884- Nov 19 1970

Eli Sherrill Shelton- Feb 11 1838- May 25 1925

Mus. Co. K. 26 Ala Inf. C S A

Susan Vail- Wife of E. S. Shelton Jan 16, 1848- May 21 1927

Hopson Stacy- July 3 1817- Sept 24 1897

Lucrecia Stacy- Aug 8 (9) 1821- July 2 1903

 

Double: Mattison- Lewis N. 1879- 1959

Ernie M. 1885- 1949

 

Leonard P. Son of L. N. Mattison Nov 21 1903- Aug 16 1908

Nettie A. Mattison- July 8 1892- Sept 26 1900

Double: Mother- Rillia Vails Mattison Nov 21 1857- Oct 30 1944

Father- Preston H. July 1 1858- Jan 10 1928

Double: Mattison- Marie Horst-Feb 6 1910

Malcolm- April 17 1895- Dec 9 1966

 

Row 12:

Double: Vail- Minnie Bell Partain Dec 31 1901- May 31 1975

Jessie Michall “Mike” April 19 1890- March 13 1957

Betty Jean Daugh. of M. B. & Mike Vail Jan 16 1943- Jan 7 1943

Martha Andrews- Wife of Jacob W. Vail Oct 20 1867- April 16 1937

J. W. Partain- Oct 12 1861- June 4 1933

Electra Kemp- Wife of William Baxter & J. W. Partain Jan 30 1867- Oct 20 1937

William Baxter- July 16 1859- Sept 23 1892

Mrs. J. A. Baxter- March 17 1837- Aug 6 1915

Georgia Ann- Wife of J. H. Adair Dec 22 1857- June 10 1924

Ruby L. Daug. of J. W. & E. C. Partain Born and Died Feb 24 1896

John Henry Adair- March 19 1854- March 12 1935

Minnie I. Daug of J. H. & M. E. Atkins March 30 1893- Dec 3 1894

William Homer Atkins- Dec 11 1903-July 28 1905 Son of W. F. & Lela Atkins

Aren A. Atkins- Son of W. F. & Lela

Walter Dewitt- Son of G. L. & E. E. Brown Dec 7 1915- April 1 1918

George M. -Son of G. L. & E. E. Brown Sept 10 1898- Oct 16 1898

Edwin Arveth (?)- Inf. Son of G. L. & Evie E. Brown Nov 3 1919- Nov 11 1919

 

Double: Atkins- Mary Etta Dees June 17 1899- Jan 18 1985

Lonnie Hewitt Aug 11 1888-July 25 1953

 

Elbert L. Atkins-Aug 12 1912- Oct 16 1983

 

Row 13:

Double: Pennington- Raymond April 12 1909- Nov 2 1992

Virgie July 26 1893- June 12 1969

 

Double: Dees-Mary Ann- 1858- 1947

Ira Douglas- 1860- 1951

 

Rillie Hoots- Wife of G. W. Walden Oct 2 1865- Sept 28 1946

G. W. Walden- Jan 25 1832- March 7 1912

Corpl Co E 20th Tenn Inf. C S

 

Double: Mohn-Gladys Nov 16 1920

Donald Carlyn-Oct 28 1928-Jan 26 1979

SN U.S. Navy Korea

 

Double: Sons of Alma & Bradley Atkins

Laverte- 1926

Bobby- 1932

 

Double: Atkins- John H. March 4 1855-Jan 16 1917

Margaret E. His Wife Aug 8 1855-Feb 23 1925

 

Alice Atkins Hicks-May 29 1876- April 14 1942

L. N. Mattison Jr. -Jan 12 1922- July 6 1942

Robert Lee Marshall- March 27 1871- Oct 9 1905

Edley Lee Son of R. L. & A. V. Marshall Dec 28 1903- Aug 29 1904

Everett B. Son of J. H. & A. V. Marshall Born and Died Feb 24 1915

Thomas J. Marshall Son of R. L. & A. V. Marshall March 16 1898- Nov 13 1922(His Photo is on Tombstone)

 

Row 14: Ethan Allen Noe-Nov 14 1989-Nov 14 1989 son of James & Wynell Noe

Double: Winjum- Madeline-July 7 1942-May 17 1984

Gary Lee May 3 1941-Sept 29 1998

P. O. 1 U. S. Navy Vietnam

 

Double: Atkins- L. Bradley March 9 1897-Sept 17 1951

Alma K. July 25 1903-May 28 2000

 

Fred Laverine daug of W. L. & B. W. Atkins Dec 21 1916- June 5 1926

 

Double: Atkins- Bessie Wells-May 22 1894-May 16 1962

Walter Lee- Jan 16 1886

 

Mrs. W. L. Ballard- April 21 1891- March 7 1909

 

Row 15:

Double: Elrod- Betty L. June 2 1950

Ronnie F. Aug 6 1948-Nov 28 1988 Married April 15 1970

 

Double: Bush- Albert B. June 7 1928- Jan 8 1998

SS GT U. S. Air Force WWII, Korea, Vietnam

Clarean B. Sept 6 1928 Married Aug 14 1949

 

Double: Stapp- Oscar M. – March 27 1907- Sept 27 1963

Lola Mae- June 9 1904- July 22 1978

 

Fletcher Son of Oscar & Lola Mae Stapp- 1932

 

Double: Atkins- William Franklin Nov 10 1878- Sept 21 1944

Lela- Jan 9 1881

 

One Additional Grave on the North Side in the edge of the Woods:

 

Double: Rogers- Bruce- March 25 1913- May 3 1996

Lillie Joyce- Oct 8 1944 (Living)

There is also a small Grave in the woods directly behind the grave of Bruce with a Wooden Cross. No information on it.

Recorded 17 June, 2002 by Kay Koonce & James W. Dierking.

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