Providence Methodist Church Cemetery

Providence Methodist Church Cemetery

Lamar County, Alabama

No. 75 on the 2002 Cemetery Map of Lamar County

To reach the cemetery from Vernon, take Highway 18 to Crossville, turn left on County Road 49 to the intersection of County Road 9.  Just past County Road 9 take the next road to the right, which leads to Providence Church and Cemetery.

This cemetery was surveyed November 2, 2004 by Paul Hays and Kawatha “Kay” Chandler Koonce.

Survey from West (closest to the church) to East.

Single spacing denotes multiple graves with one headstone, or adjacent headstones of identical design.  Annotations added by the transcribers appear in parentheses.  The annotations reflect the transcribers’ best efforts to identify, based on their own personal knowledge and research, the parents and/or spouses of the people buried there. Names are transcribed exactly as they appear on the monuments, including spelling variations, such as Burnett and Burnette.

Row One – South to North

 

Black, Mattie Jane: 1900 – 1976

Black, John Carlos: 1898 – 1979

(Mattie Jane Harris; John Carlos Black, son of Margaret Ann [Miller or Tarwater] & Robert Sidney Black)

 

Robert Leon Black: June 11, 1932 – Jan. 12, 1972

 

Black, Helen D.: Sept. 1, 1925 – Oct. 15, 1994

Black, Johnny: Sept. 21, 1924 – (no other information)

(Johnny H. Black, son of Mattie Jane Harris & John Carlos Black)

 

 

Row Two – North to South

 

Miles, Owen: May 29, 1886 – Aug. 14, 1957

Miles, Florence: July 17, 1895 – Nov. 26, 1976

(Wilson Owen Miles, son of Rachel E. [–?–] & Francis A. Miles; Dena Florence Black, daughter of Margaret Ann [Miller or Tarwater] & Robert Sidney Black)

 

Otts, George Albert: July 6, 1893 – March 5, 1974 [separate military marker:] Pvt U. S. Army 1893 – 1974

Otts, Cora Lola: June 25, 1898 – (no other information)

(George Albert Otts, son of Maisey Flynn & James F.”Jimmie” Otts [both buried at Crews Cemetery]; Cora Lola Lucas, daughter of Mary M. McCraw & Bartley J. Lucas)

 

Dickson, Lola Mae: Jan. 4, 1911 – June 5, 1963

 

Marble Military marker (buried with exception of about 3” of top)

 

 

Row Three – South to North

 

Otts, Walter F.: Sept. 9, 1914 – Sept. 18 1974

Otts, Ruby V.: Jan. 31, 1922 – Aug. 28, 2001

(Walter Felton Otts, son of Ollie V. Black & James LaFayette Otts)

 

Otts, Charlie Eugene: March 31, 1927 – Jan. 21, 1939

 

Otts, James L.: March 15, 1884 – June 13, 1940

(James Lafayette, son of Maisey Flynn & James F. Otts; husband of Ollie V. Black)

 

Otts, Ollie, wife of J. L.: Sept. 17, 1886 – July 14, 1936

(Possibly Margaret O. E. Black, daughter of Mary Catherine Tarwater & Joseph S. Black)

 

Black, Dollie ”Mother”: Aug. 10, 1897 – June 21, 1933

 

Black, R. Bert “Father”: Jan. 8, 1891 – Feb. 27, 1951

(Robert Bert Black, son of Mary Catherine Tarwater & Joseph S. Black)

 

Black, Maggie: May 2, 1899 – Dec. 26, 1961

Black, F. Colon: July 24, 1894 – May 21, 1977

(Felix Colon Black, son of Mary Catherine Tarwater & Joseph S. Black)

 

 

Row Four – North  to South

 

Black, Margie S.: Feb. 27, 1901 – Jan. 17, 1989

(Margie Susie Black, daughter of Mary Catherine Tarwater & Joseph S. Black)

 

Black, Laura J.: Dec. 6, 1895 – April 23, 1986

(Laura Jane Black, daughter of Mary Catherine Tarwater & Joseph S. Black)

 

Black, Daisy Lee: Feb. 25, 1903 – Sept. 28, 1976

(Daughter of Mary Catherine Tarwater & Joseph S. Black)

 

Black, Mary C.: May 4, 1861 – Jan. 4, 1942

Black, J. S.: April 11, 1862 – Nov. 12, 1928

(Mary Catherine Tarwater; Joseph S. Black, son of Jane Carolyn Miller & John Black)

 

Black, Thomas S.: Jan. 24, 1888 – Dec. 26, 1926

(Son of Mary Catherine Tarwater & Joseph S. Black)

 

Black, John H.: Feb. 19, 1899 – Oct. 23, 1969

(John Hamilton Black, son of Mary Catherine Tarwater & Joseph S. Black – he has another stone in Row Five, below)

 

 

Row Five – South to North

 

Casey, Annie E.: March 30, 1861 – Aug. 28, 1931

 

Casey, Martha I.: Feb. 26, 1839 – June 3, 1923

 

Casey, Robert Samuel: April 13, 1896 – June 28, 1918, 1st Ala. Regiment, Co. A, 123rd Infantry Dixie Div.

 

Black, John Hamilton: Feb. 19, 1899 – Oct. 23, 1969

(Same as John H. Black, Row Four, above)

 

Dodd-Lawrence, Thelma Ethelind Guyton: May 6, 1926 – May 1, 2002

(Daughter of Lela Mae Miles & William McKinley Guyton)

 

Whitehead, Mary Helen: April 4, 1922 – March 7, 1976, “Darling Sister”

(Daughter of Lela Mae Miles & William McKinley Guyton)

 

Guyton, Mrs. Lela Mae, wife of William McKinley, daughter of Louis Miles: Aug. 10, 1898 – May 28, 1937

(Lela Mae Miles, daughter of Mary Jane McDonald & Louis P. Miles; wife of William McKinley Guyton)

 

Broken stone [no legible information]

 

 

Row Six – North to South

 

Miles, Verona: Oct. 28, 1905 – Nov. 18, 1998

(Daughter of Mary Jane McDonald & Louis P. Miles)

 

Miles, Euel H.: Feb. 2, 1913 – Feb. 19, 1961

(Son of Mary Jane McDonald & Louis P. Miles)

 

Miles, Roy B.: April 13, 1902 – Oct. 3, 1912

(Son of Mary Jane McDonald & Louis P. Miles)

 

Miles, Mary J., wife of L. P.: Sept. 27, 1873 – May 19, 1924

(Mary Jane McDonald, wife of Louis P. Miles)

 

Miles, Louis P.: Aug. 20, 1873 – Dec. 25, 1947

(Son of Eliza Cargle & Landon Miles; husband of Mary Jane McDonald)

 

Black, Robert Sidney: April 9, 1900 – Dec. 24, 1978

Black, Velma Susie: May 5, 1901 – (no other information)

(Robert Sidney Black, son of Margaret Ann [Miller or Tarwater] & Robert Sidney Black)

 

McDonald, Robert K., Alabama SSgt. 326 AAF Bomb Sq. WW II: Sept. 9, 1902 – Sept. 12, 1942

(Son of Mary Catherine Black & Lou Allen McDonald)

 

McDonald, Raymond: Sept. 30, 1905 – Nov. 27, 1916

(Son of Mary Catherine Black & Lou Allen McDonald)

 

McDonald, Mary C.: April 10, 1875 – Dec. 7, 1905

McDonald, Lou A.: June 21, 1876 – Jan. 21, 1962

(Mary Catherine Black, daughter of Margaret A. [Miller or Tarwater] & Robert Sidney Black; Lou Allen McDonald)

 

South, Eunice G.: Sept. 5, 1916 – Aug. 18, 1977

South, W. Revis: Aug. 24, 1915 – May 4, 1981

 

Infant sons of Revis & Eunice South, 1933 – 1956 [sic]

 

 

Row Seven – South to North

 

Black, Ada: Jan. 31, 1891 – March 5, 1968

Black, Lena: Jan. 24, 1894 – Jan. 23, 1977

(Laura Ada Black & Lena A. Black, daughters of Margaret A. [Miller or Tarwater] & Robert Sidney Black)

 

Black, Gipsy Smith: June 25, 1917 – Sept. 6, 1920

 

Black, Margaret: July 10, 1856 – Sept. 19, 1928

Black, Robert: April 13, 1856 – May 2, 1918

(Margaret A. [Miller or Tarwater], daughter of Susan Miller & Bisha Tarwater; Robert Sidney Black, son of Jane Carolyn Miller & John Black)

 

Black, Jane C., wife of John: Feb. 6, 1827 – Dec. 30, 1910

(Jane Carolyn Miller, daughter of Elizabeth G. Wilson & William Miller)

 

Black, Isabella: Aug. 6, 1833 – May 27, 1916

(Isabella C. Miller, wife of 1) William H. Traylor, 2) James Black [his third wife; he and his second wife, Nancy Traylor, are buried at Sizemore Cemetery])

 

Footstone marked J. F. T. – (no other information)

(Most likely, Jasper F. “Bud” Taylor)

 

Taylor, Virgie Burnette: Oct. 14, 1888 – Oct. 16, 1970

Taylor, J. F. “Bud”: June 1, 1886 – May 14, 1919

(Lillie Virgie Black, daughter of Margaret Ann [Miller or Tarwater] & Robert Sidney Black; wife of first, Jasper F. “Bud” Taylor, second, Charlie Franklin Burnett [his third wife]; Jasper F. “Bud” Taylor)

 

Burnett, Homer T.: Aug. 16, 1928 – March 29, 1998

Burnett, Ora Lee: July 23, 1921 – (no other information)

(Homer T. Burnett, son of Lillie Virgie Black & Charlie Franklin Burnett)

 

 

Row Eight – North to South

 

Black, Rachel S.: July 31, 1897 – June 2, 1965

Black, Eldon: June 17, 1898 – Feb. 3, 1968

(Rachel Elizabeth Stafford; Ferris Eldon Black, son of Nancy Adaline Black & William Henderson Black)

 

Black, Nancy A.:  Aug. 22, 1877 – July 2, 1964

Black, William H.: March 30, 1874 – Jan. 17, 1942

(Nancy Adaline Black, daughter of Margaret Ann [Miller or Tarwater] & Robert Sidney Black; her first cousin & husband, William Henderson Black, son of Sarah E. Flynn & John George Black)

 

Black, Lusinda, wife of J. F.: March 4, 1884 – June 15, 1919

(Cardelia Lucinda Black, daughter of Margaret Ann [Miller or Tarwater] & Robert Sidney Black; wife of John Foster Black, her first cousin)

 

One marker [no information]

 

Space for several graves

 

Lucas, Marie J.: 1908 – 1999

Lucas, Berton H.: 1904 – 1961

(Jappie Marie Taylor, Aug. 24, 1908 – Aug. 26, 1999, daughter of Lillie Virgie Black & Jasper F. Taylor; Burton H. Lucas, son of Mary M. McCraw & Bartley J. Lucas)

 

Burnett, Daughter of C. F. & Janie: 1899 – (no other information)

(Most likely a child of Charlie Franklin Burnett & Jane Black)

 

Burnett, Janie: Aug. 2, 1879 – Feb. 2, 1899

(Jane Black, daughter of Margaret Ann [Miller or Tarwater] & Robert Sidney Black; first wife of Charlie Franklin Burnett)

 

Large Burnett Marker

(Most likely for the two previous graves and two following graves)

 

Burnett, Charlie F.: June 7, 1877 – Feb. 10, 1961 (foot marker)

(Charlie Franklin Burnett, husband of 1) Jane Black, 2) Venetta Zeo Black, 3) Lillie Virgie Black)

 

Burnett, Zeo: Nov. 9, 1881 – Feb. 5, 1923

(Venetta Zeo Black, daughter of Margaret Ann [Miller or Tarwater] & Robert Sidney Black; second wife of Charlie Franklin Burnett)

 

Burnette, Idea Estell: July 10, 1925 – Oct. 11, 1989 (Military marker:) Ida Estell Burnette, HA 2 US Army WW II

Burnette, Walter J.: Nov. 17, 1922 – Sept. 8, 1990  (Military marker:) Walter Jones Burnette, SSgt. US Army WW II

(Walter Jones Burnette, son of Venetta Zeo Black & Charlie Franklin Burnett)

 

 

 

Row Nine – South to North

 

Reese, Francis: Sept. 17, 1874 – Sept. 21, 1953

(Son of Permelia [–?–] & Henry Reese)

 

Fieldstone [no information]

 

Burnett, J. Thomas: Jan. 15, 1881 – Dec. 16, 1968

(Son of Lucinda E. Traylor & Robert A. Burnett; husband of Martha L. Otts)

 

Burnett, Martha L., wife of J. T.: Feb. 24, 1877 – Aug. 10, 1941

(Martha L. Otts)

 

Burnett, Orie, daughter of J. T. and M. L.: Feb. 28, 1903 – Oct. 16, 1904

 

Burnett, Infant son of J. H. and M. A.: Jan 7, 1908 – Jan. 14, 1908

 

Lucas, Japie Marie: Aug. 24, 1908 – Aug. 26, 1999  (Funeral Home marker – same person as the Marie J. Lucas buried with Berton H. Lucas in Row Eight, above: Jappie Marie Taylor, daughter of Lillie Virgie Black & Jasper F. Taylor; wife of Burton H. Lucas)

 

Taylor, Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Taylor: 1928 – (no other information)

Taylor, Myrtle: June 5, 1908 – March 23, 1928

(Presumably the son and wife of Marvin B. Taylor, son of Lillie Virgie Black & Jasper F. Taylor)

 

 

Row Ten – North to South

 

McLemore, Infant daughter of Evelne and V. L. M.: born and died Dec. 29, 1947

 

McLemore, Bobby Lee: Feb. 11, 1950 – Nov. 22, 1950

 

Burnette, Lou Etta: March 13, 1884 – Oct. 19, 1975

Burnette, James B.: March 4, 1887 – July 17, 1941

(James B., son of Lucinda Elizabeth Traylor & Robert A. Burnett)

 

Lucas, Harvey: May 24, 1914 – Feb. 14, 1915

Lucas, Infant: June 10, 1916 – June 10, 1916; sons of J. E. and R. L. [single stone]

 

 

Row Eleven – South to North

 

Miller, Janie: Aug. 14, 1907 – Feb. 9, 1999

Miller, Bill: June 1, 1899 – Oct. 17, 1985

 

Miller, Ann: Died 1930 (in Miller plot – no other information)

 

Dudley, Lilley, daughter of C. D. and S. A.: May 8, 1887 – July 6 (or 8), 1896

 

Otts, Cytha Jane, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. F. M.: Feb. 14, 1882 – Feb. 17, 1882

 

Otts,  ___?___: Dec. 15, 1894 – Oct. 30, 1896 [first name illegible]

 

Otts,  ___?___: Feb. 14, 1890 – July 20, 1892 [first name illegible]

 

Otts, Clara ___?___, daughter of S. N. and M. C.: Oct. 10, 1905 – March 18, 1906

 

Nichols, Rube E.: Jan. 13, 1907 – Aug. 10, 1986

Nichols, Ola M.: Aug. 16, 1907 – Dec. 25, 1983

(Ruben Eunice “Rube” Nichols, son of Mattie Haney & David Jackson Nichols; Ola Mae McDonald, daughter of Irene M. Thomas & J. William McDonald, & sister of Nina Gilmer, next grave)

 

Gilmer, Knowlton: Oct. 2, 1910 – Jan. 18, 1987

Gilmer, Nina: Jan. 14, 1915 [living]

(Knowlton Gilmer, son of Mary Etta Thomas & Henry Grady Gilmer; Nina McDonald, daughter of Irene M. Thomas & J. William McDonald)

 

Reese, Louie Edward: Oct. 25, 1930 – (no other information)

Reese, Marcelene (Gilmer): Nov. 9, 1934 – Nov. 13, 1991

(Marcelene Gilmer, daughter of Nina McDonald & Knowlton Gilmer)

 

 

Row Twelve – North to South (short row)

 

Black, S. J.: 1860 – 1955

Black, Lillie: 1866 – 1935

(Solomon John Black, son of Jane Carolyn Miller & John Black; Lillie Mae Dodson, daughter of Nancy E. Reynolds & George W. Dodson)

 

Black, John A. Sr.: 1902 – 1981 [Masonic marker: Davis Lodge 483]

(Son of Lillie Mae Dodson & Solomon John Black)

 

Black, Nancy Orabel, daughter of S. J. and Lillie: Aug. 16, 1886 – May 2, 1888

 

Black, Sarah: 1854 – 1939

Black, George: 1852 – 1926

(Sarah E. Flynn; John George Black, son of Jane Carolyn Miller & John Black)

 

 

Row Thirteen – South to North

 

Funeral Home marker [no information]

 

Cantrell, C. Melton: April 18, 1933 – (no other information

Cantrell,  Myrtie B.: Jan. 28, 1937 – (no other information)

 

Four old stones [illegible]

 

McDonald, Infant daughter of Will: Jan. 1, 1912 – Sept. 14, 1912

 

McDonald, J. Will: May 21, 1878 – Jan. 31, 1968

McDonald, Irene M.: Jan. 25, 1879 – Sept. 17, 1949

(Irene M. Thomas, daughter of Mary Traylor & James Thomas)

 

McDonald, Flora Ellen: Aug. 1, 1902 – March 10, 1988

 

 

Row Fourteen – North to South

 

McDonald, Mary: March 6, 1866 – Jan. 8, 1944

 

McDonald, Robert: Jan. 26, 1850 – June 1, 1937

McDonald, Monica: March 4, 1846 – May 19, 1936

 

Fieldstone [no information]

 

Wilson, Alice Magdaline: Feb. 10, 1900 – Sept. 23, 1905

 

Fieldstone [no information]

 

 

Row Fifteen – South to North

 

Marker [no information]

 

McDonald, Thomas Tierce, son of Robert & Monica: Sept. 17, 1881 – Dec. 27, 1881

 

McDonald, Ellen W.: March 14, 1825 – July 31, 1888

 

Fieldstone [no information]

 

 

Row Sixteen – North to South

 

Kimbrough, James Ellis: Jan 5, 1925 – April 21, 2001 (Funeral Home marker)

 

Miller, Charlene: Feb. 13, 1935 – July 16, 2003

Miller, W. Freddie: Feb.  27, 1920 – Sept. 21, 1995

 

Miller, Margaret Ann Cole, wife of John K.: Dec. 24, 1884 – March 13, 1963

 

Miller, Martha A., wife of J. K.: Sept. 24, 1873 – Jan. 9, 1910

 

Stone [no information]

 

Miller, John K., Co. F. 23 SC Inf. C.S.A: March 12, 1841 – April 11, 1932

 

Miller, Jennie, wife of J. K.: 1857 – June 21, 1877[same single stone:]

Miller, John T., son of J. K. & Jennie Miller, born April 6 & died Aug. 30, 1877

 

Two fieldstones [no information]

 

Miller, Louisa: March 4, 1821 – Aug. 7, 1895

 

Fieldstone [no information]

 

Casey, Infant son of J. D. and N. E.: Oct. 12, 1887 – (no other information)

 

Miller, J. E.: 1871 – 1945

Miller, N. M.: 1878 – 1953

 

Perkins, Tezzie L. Burnett: Jan. 5, 1925 – Oct. 13, 1953

 

Burnett, Robert Lee: Jan. 7, 1906 – June 4, 1975

 

 

Row Seventeen – South to North

 

Miller, L. D.: Oct. 19, 1847 – June 16, 1929

 

Miller, E. L., wife of Samuel: June 16, 1832 – Aug. 14, 1929

Miller, Samuel: July 7, 1837 – Jan. 28, 1913

 

Miller, James: March 8, 1812 – Dec. 14, 1878

 

Miller, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel & Lucinda: March 22, 1864 – June 22, 1865

 

Three fieldstones [no information]

 

Thomas, Margaret Ann, daughter of James & Mary: (no other information)

 

Two fieldstones [no information]

 

Hankins, Pearl Miller: Aug. 4, 1893 – March 22, 1960

(Pearl Miller, daughter of Mary Ellen [–?–] & William Miller; wife of Thomas Leroy Hankins)

 

Miller, William: Oct. 4, 1861 – Nov. 31, 1953

Miller, Mary Ellen: Dec. 26, 1858 – Jan. 24, 1932

 

Miller, Nellie May: May 12, 1896 – Mar. 22, 1960

 

McCraw, Walter: Nov. 22, 1882 – Dec. 3, 1959

 

McCraw, Georgia Ann: 1886 – 1942

McCraw, Linnie Eva: 1909 – 1944

 

 

Row Eighteen – North to South

 

Thomas, Richmond H. “Son”: Feb. 29, 1908 – April 10, 1946

Thomas Minnie Lee “Mother”, wife of W. M.: June 24, 1892 – April 9, 1910

 

Thomas, William M.: Nov. 15, 1886 – July 15, 1977

Thomas, Minnie Belle: May 23, 1889 – Feb. 9, 1964

 

Small marker inscribed J. A. T. – (no other information)

 

Thomas, James Anderson: March 4, 1854 – May 4, 1888

 

Fieldstone [no information]

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