Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church

Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church Cemetery, Lamar County, Alabama

Number 117 on the 2002 Cemetery Map of Lamar County

Driving directions from Millport: From Hwy. 96, take Hwy. 17 north about one mile to County Road 12; west on Co. Rd. 12 about a half-mile; bear right on Pleasant Ridge Road; at the end of the paved road continue straight ahead on gravel road about ¾-mile to church and cemetery on the left.
Graves are listed by row, as nearly as possible, beginning with the row nearest the church, and are listed in order from north to south. Unless noted, the fieldstones and rocks bear no markings, although they appear to indicate the presence to graves. Surveyed August 24, 2005 by Flora Bryant McCool, James (Mac) McCool, and Paul Hays.

Row 1

Woods, Marvin D.: Sep. 22, 1900 – Mar. 4, 1999
Woods, Addie Mae: Mar. 5, 1905 – Feb. 8, 1955
Stone marked only “1945”
Woods, Flaudie M.: 1908 – 1945
Woods, William J.: 1875 – 1957 (double marker w/ Delia B.)
Woods, Delia B.: 1879 – 1979 (double marker w/ William J.)
Wilson, Margaret W.: Jan. 19, 1940 – Mar. 23, 1978
Woods, Arvin D.: Dec. 15, 1912 – June 14, 2002 (double marker w/ Milner S.)
Woods, Milner S.: Apr. 26, 1916 (no other date; double marker w/ Arvin D.)

Row 2

Patrick, Cathy Lynn: May 28, 1958 – Sep. 21, 1997
Patrick, Mack: May 27, 1909 – Jan. 31, 1968 (double marker w/ Annie Ruth)
Patrick, Annie Ruth: Dec. 31, 1915 – Jan. 11, 1985 (double marker w/ Mack)
Patrick, Jimmie: Nov. 11, 1940 – Nov. 11, 1940
Patrick, Jay Lee: Oct. 19, 1937 – Sep. 3., 2005
Two empty spaces
Atkins, Marcus J.: 1888 – 1945 (double marker w/ Altha M.)
Atkins, Altha M.: 1893 – 1962 (double marker w/ Marcus J.)
Rickman, Mert C.: Aug. 24, 1910 – July 17, 1981 (double marker w/ Fannie Rae)
Rickman, Fannie Rae: June 22, 1914 (no other date; double marker w/ Mert C.)

Row 3

Bates, Pearlie E.: June 28, 1903 – Dec. 2, 1960
Smith, Bettie: July 16, 1877 – Oct. 14, 1955 (double marker)
Smith, Perry: July 27, 1872 – Apr. 14, 1970 (double marker)
Cash, infant of Mr. and Mrs. Bluford: 1940 (double marker w/ )
Cash, infant of Mr. and Mrs. Bluford: 1934 (double marker w/ )
Cash, Gracid: 1908 (no other date; double marker w/ Bluford)
Cash, Bluford: 1909 – 1954 (double marker w/ Gracid)
Empty space
Smith, Marcella: 1933 – 1939 (double marker w/ Laura)
Smith, Laura Mett: 1938 – 1944 (double marker w/ Marcella)
Smith, Leona C.: July 29, 1906 – July 17, 1976 (double marker w/ Louie E.)
Smith, Louie E.: Jan. 5, 1905 – Mar. 6, 1975 (double marker w/ Leona C.)
Two empty spaces
Williams, daughter of Arvin and Martha: Dec. 4, 1944 – Dec. 4, 1944
Several empty spaces; one white pipe in ground
Cook, Marion L.: Aug. 13, 1929 – Oct. 16, 1985 (double marker w/ David W.)
Cook, David W.: Nov. 22, 1924 – Nov. 1, 1998 (double marker w/ Marion L.)

Row 4

Rickman, James Abson: Sep. 8, 1902 – Oct. 11, 1978 (double marker w/ Jala)
Rickman, Jala Woods: Aug. 10, 1904 – Jan. 26, 1932 (double marker w/ James A.)
Rickman, Audie: 1900 – 1918 (new stone)
Rickman, Mattie B.: 1870 – 1943 (double marker w/ William A.)
Rickman, William A.: 1865 – 1939 (double marker w/ Mattie B.)
Rickman, Claudie: Feb. 9, 1905 – June 8, 1976 (double marker w/ Maudie A.)
Rickman, Maudie A.: Oct. 1, 1907 – Feb. 12, 1985 (double marker w/ Claudie)
Rickman, Lola S.: Oct. 19, 1903 – July 13, 1978 (double marker w/ Marvin Lee)
Rickman, Marvie Lee: Jan. 21, 1898 – June 24, 1971 (double marker w/ Lola S.)
Rickman, Clayton Gene: May 9, 1934 – April 16, 2004
Four small rocks
Two empty spaces
(Here the row takes a jig)
Odom, Minnie Pennington, wife of Thomas Odom: Dec. 25, 1892 – Jan. 2, 1948
Cook Bertie Mae: Feb. 25, 1900 – Dec. 22, 1941 (double marker w/ James M.)
Cook, James Marion: June 16, 1889 – Sep. 5, 1959 (double marker w/ Bertie Mae)
Cook, Leuceil: Feb. 1, 1923 – Mar. 2, 1924
Cook, Garland Russel: May 29, 1930 – Oct. 2, 1931
Cook, Cecil Porter: May 20, 1919 – Aug. 11, 1938
Cook, Mable C.: May 17, 1888 – Feb. 4, 1968 (double marker w/ Garland L.)
Cook, Garland L.: July 13, 1879 – Aug. 14, 1868 (double marker w/ Mable C.)
Four empty spaces
Campbell, Willie Clarence: July 5, 1926 – July 10, 1926
Dooley, Barbara A.: Sep. 19, 1947 (no other date; double marker w/ William F.)
Dooley, William F.: Dec. 23, 1917 – May 19, 1980 (double marker w/ Barbara A.)
Dunn, Dasiy: 1900 – 1932
Sanders, W. M.: 1869 – 1920

Row 5

Cunningham, Alton: June 12, 1925 – Aug. 17, 1989
Cunningham, Ruth L.: Oct. 15, 1903 – Sep. 22, 1995 (double marker w/ Morris)
Cunningham, Morris: Aug. 11, 1898 – Mar. 13, 1977 (double marker w/ Ruth L.)
Robinson, Lula: Aug. 27, 1893 – Jan. 26, 1977 (double marker w/ Charlie)
Robinson, Charlie: Sep. 13, 1892 – Jan. 29, 1958 (double marker w/ Lula)
Cunningham, Emma Lee: Aug. 10, 1885 – Nov. 1, 1964 (double marker w/ Olan)
Cunningham, Olan: Aug. 12, 1885 – Sep. 9, 1956 (double marker w/ Emma Lee)
Cunningham, D. Watson: Feb. 22, 1853 – Sep. 5, 1939 (double marker w/ Margaret L.)
Cunningham, Margaret L.: Aug. 26, 1853 – Sep. 6, 1930 (double marker w/ D. Watson)
Two empty spaces
Fieldstone
Baird, Sarah, wife of Richard M.: Apr. 8, 1841 – Jan. 31, 1904
Beard, R. M., Co. I/7 AL Cav./CSA (no other information)
Baird (illegible – may read “Homer, born in South Carolina, 1 Mar 1814, died June 3, 19??”)
Fieldstone
Cook, infant of J. M. and B. M. (no other information)
Cook, infant of J. M. and B. M.: b. & d. Dec. 12, 1933
Cook, infant son of J. M. and B. M.: Jan. 15, 1921 – Jan. 15, 1921
Cunningham, Margaret: Oct. 18, 1826 – Dec. 25, 1901
Empty space
Mordecai, Ellie Cunningham: July 15, 1871 – Spring 1898 (new stone)
Cunningham, Mary F., wife of J. F.: Feb. 22, 1854 – Mar. 5, 1892
Cunningham, Lee W.: July 15, 1875 – June 5, 1904

Row 6 (This “row” in the center of the cemetery has several very old stones, many not aligned with each other.)

Fieldstone
Winston, Ada Sprouse: Dec. 6, 1884 – Apr. 1, 1963
“Infant” (no other information)
Woods, infant of W. J. & D. B.: (no other information)
McGibony, Annie Ruth, daughter of Rev. C. E. & Mattie: Oct. 10, 1889 – Sep. 23, 1890
S. J. B. (footstone for Sarah J. Baird in Row 5?)
Woods, Jesse B.: July 19, 1827 – June 2, 1896
Woods, Susan C.: Oct. 23, 1838 – March 29, 1916
Two fieldstones
Cook, Mary Eliza: May 11, 1922 – May 14, 1922 (stone offset from rest of row)
Cook, J. D.: Dec. 29, 1853 – June 3, 1900
M. C. (footstone for Margaret Cunningham in Row 5?)
Cook, Mary Frances: Mar. 11, 1850 – Nov. 25, 1911
Fieldstone
Wilson, Julius B.: 1867 – 1940
Wilson, Eula Smith: 1874 – 1916

Row 7

Rickman, Nancy Jane: Sep. 22, 1870 – June 15, 1958
Parker, Monroe D.: Sep. 11, 1894 – Sep. 11, 1922 (new stone)
Small single rock
Guin, Nancy A., daughter of J. . & E. J.: July 14, 1875 – July 19, 1979
Four small single rocks
Four empty spaces
Four small single rocks
Empty space
Beard, infant of T. J. & M. F.: Oct 1882 – Oct. 1882
Beard, Georgiann, daughter of T. J. & M. F.: 1889 – 1889
Beard, Mustin Dupree, son of T. J. & M. F.: Mar. 4, 1878 – Sep. 13, 1888
Small rock
Empty space
Small rock
Two empty spaces
Fieldstone with illegible inscription
Porter, Ralph, son of J. H. & E. L.: Apr. 12, 1916 – Jan. 5, 1917
Porter, Infant son of J. H. & E. L.: 1906 – 1906

Row 8

Kline, Michael E.: Jan. 14, 1947 – Nov. 19, 1972
Kline, Earlean: June 16, 1920 – Sep. 7, 1977 (double marker w/ John E.)
Kline, John E.: Mar. 13, 1900 – June 22, 1957 (double marker w/ Earlean)
Two rocks
Four empty spaces
Neal, Margie F., wife of J. H.: Jan. 24, 1862 – June 10, 1887
Woods, John Franklin, son of J. B. & S. C.: Sep. 23, 1867 – Sep. 20, 1875
Shelton, Maggie, daughter of F. B. & V. L.: Mar. 28, 1871 – Apr. 25, 1871
Woods, Margaret, wife of David: Jan. 3, 1807 – Jan. 31, 1867
Three rocks
Beard, M. F.: July 10, 1846 – Jan. 23, 1920
Beard, T. J.: Dec. 6, 1844 – Oct. 17, 1833
(Miller Family Plot at south end of Rows 8 & 9:)
Miller, Garmon A.: Apr. 2, 1887 – Jan. 19, 1956 (double marker w/ Ellie S.)
Miller, Ellie S.: Sep. 27, 1899 – Nov. 2, 1982 (double marker w/ Garmon A.)
McDaniel, Elvy, wife of Brad: May 3, 1826 – Dec. 26, 1908
R. T. M. (flat stone with no other information)
Miller, Argie, son of Beldie: Jan. 21, 1906 – Feb. 8, 1935
A. M. (footstone? – no other information)
Miller, Beldie: Oct. 8, 1866 – May 13, 1928 (double marker w/ Julie)
Miller, Julie: May 20, 1864 – Mar. 19, 1928 (double marker w/ Beldie)
Footstone? (illegible markings – no other information)
Miller, Pervy, son of J. B. & J. A.: Sep. 3, 1901 – Mar. 19, 1907
Miller, Clayton C.: May 4, 1917 – Jan. 8, 1918
Miller, Osie S.: Apr. 4, 1891 – July 1, 1966
Miller, Isie B.: Sep. 14, 1900 – Mar. 18, 1954
(end of Miller plot)

Row 9

Mordecai, Ida M.: Nov. 6, 1900 – (no other information) (double marker w/ J. C.)
Mordecai, J. C. “Cleve”: Jan. 20, 1888 – Mar. 11, 1964 (double marker w/ Ida M.)
Mordecai, Annie: Oct. 8, 1865 – Jan. 16, 1948 (double marker w/ Thomas)
Mordecai, Thomas: Mar. 4, 1859 – Jan. 11, 1904 (double marker w/ Annie)
Several empty spaces
Small rock
Woods, Junius F., son of R. M. & C. A.: Oct. 4, 1857 – Feb. 7, 1881
Large space with three rocks flat on ground
Atkins, Luther M.: Aug. 8, 1885 – Oct. 3, 1968 (double marker w/ Donie I.)
Atkins, Donie I.: June 10, 1886 – May 20, 1973 (double marker w/ Luther M.)
Atkins, Lura May, daughter of L. M. & D. I.: Mar. 10, 1910 – Apr. 15, 1919

Row 10

Mordecai, Luther L.: Aug. 11, 1905 – June 6, 1979
Mordecai, Albert: Sep. 1, 1883 – Mar. 13, 1918 (double marker w/ Etta)
Mordecai, Etta: Sep. 16, 1875 – Jan. 17, 1958 (double marker w/ Albert)
Two empty spaces
Johnson, Dan R. G.: Mar. 6, 1846 – Sep. 24, 1870
Several empty spaces
Cement marker (no other information)
Several empty spaces
Partain, Infant son of N. S. & T.: (no other information – old stone with new footstone)
Partain, Thurzza: wife of N. S.: Sep. 24, 1869 – Sep. 24, 1887 (old stone with new footstone)
Fieldstone

Row 11

Barnes, Jane F., wife of J. B.: July 1, 1866 – Oct. 3, 1889 (old headstone with new footstone)
Two empty spaces
McNees, Martha J.: Aug. 14, 1841 – Oct. 14, 1889 (old headstone with new footstone)
McNees, H. G. Sr.: Feb. 9, 1824 – Mar. 1, 1885, age 61 years 22 days (old stone; a new stone on his grave reads:
McNees, H. C. Sr. 1824 – 1855
Son of Henry McNees and Mary McNees
Brother: William McNiece
Sisters: Rachel, Martha, Elizabeth
Children: William 1845, Martha 1848, H. C. Jr. 1851, Daniel N. 1853, Sarah 1855, J. E. 1856, Mary 1858, Ophelia 1860, Cordelia 1860, Elizabeth 1862, John 1866, Jane 1866, Thurzza 1869, Nancy 1872, R. Hill 1873, Joe Lee 1875, Jessie Mae 1878, Rosa Bell 1880
Step Daughter: Birthy Church 1859
Erected 1998)
McNees, Elizabeth Ann: Feb. 25, 1825 – Oct. 9, 1869 (old headstone with new footstone)
McNees, William: Jan. 13, 1845 – Feb. 2, 1862 Died at Fort Henry, Civil War (old headstone with new footstone)
Several empty spaces
Atkins, Lillie Lee, daughter of W. J. & T. D.: Oct. 12, 1883 – Aug. 19, 1884
Atkins, William J.: Jan. 13, 1852 – July 27, 1915
Atkins, Bithy Church, wife of William Jefferson Atkins: Jan. 25, 1859 – Aug. 25, 1950
Atkins, Lela Nella: July 9, 1893 – Sep. 18, 1932 (offset from Row 11)
Atkins, William S., AL/MSG/66 Armd Inf BN/WWII: Oct. 18, 1916 – Apr. 8, 1945
Several empty spaces
Sprouse, son of J. L. & B. L.: Nov. 28, 1915 – June 4, 1917
Sprouse, John H., husband of Cora: Dec. 9, 1884 – Aug. 1, 1918

Row 12

(The following three Miller graves are inside an iron fence:)
Miller, L. A., daughter of H. W. & S. J.: Aug. 12, 1879 – Aug. 19, 1879
Miller, Sara Jane, wife of H. W.: Dec. 3, 1842 – Aug. 20, 1899 Age 56 years, 8 months, 17 days
Miller, Henry Wilson: Sep. 4, 1846 – Mar. 25, 1916
Several empty spaces
Walden, Sallie S.: 1890 – 1968 (double marker w/ Jefferson M.)
Walden, Jefferson M.: 1888 – 1957 (double marker w/ Sallie S.)
Walden, Clifton H.: Sep. 1, 1920 – Aug. 23, 1952
Walden, infant son of Sallie & J. M.: Mar. 24, 1927 (no other date)
Walden, Julibel, daughter of J. M. & Sallie: Jan. 5, 1917 – Feb. 24, 1918
Sprouse, W. W.: 1852 – Mar. 8, 1919 (double marker w/ Fannie; offset from row)
Sprouse, Fannie: Apr. 19, 1854 – Feb. 19, 1948 (double marker w/ W. W.)

Row 13

McNees, D. N.: Apr. 1854 – June 13, 1892
Fieldstone
Cash, Alfred R.: Oct. 30, 1863 – Feb. 7, 1934 (double marker w/ Mattie)
Cash, Mattie Miller: Oct. 30, 1869 – Nov. 6, 1916 (double marker w/ Alfred R.)
Cash, Little Edward, son of A. R. & M. J.: Dec. 6, 1887 – Dec. 13, 1887
Cash, Mabel, daughter of A. R. & M. J.: Aug. 10, 1907 – Nov. 9, 1915
Cash, Neva, daughter of A. R. & M. J.: Jan. 29, 1913 – Sep. 21, 1916

Row 14

Miller, George E.: May 10, 1871 – Oct. 21, 1906
Miller, Lovie, daughter of G. E. & L. A.: Nov. 20, 1894 – Nov. 25, 1894
Several empty spaces
Fulgham, M. E.: Feb. 14, 1852 – May 15, 1919

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