TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS FROM BLACK CEMETERIES
IN CARROLL COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Compiled by Jonathan K. T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2000

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MT. OLIVE CEMETERY

Located several miles southeast of McLemoresville, Tennessee; situated on west side of Independence Road about a mile from the juncture of this road with the McLemoresville Road. For generations there was a considerable black community here, taking its name from the Mt. Olive School; there were two churches, the Cumberland Presbyterian and the Mt. Zion Baptist Church (established by Reverend Levi Price); a Masonic hall all gone. The Mt. Olive Cemetery was sometimes called the Presbyterian Cemetery.

LEWIS PRICE
September 1, 1887-July 13, 1961

MARTIN ADAMS
February 20, 1853-May 26, 1945

D/JIM MULLINS
November 1, 1867-July 16, 1940
ELLEN J. MULLINS
May 1, 1869-July 16, 1942

WILLIE PRICE
Died September 23, 1967 aged 65
years 1 month

WILLIAM LOVERN JONES
1908-1952

ELIZA EDNA M. HIBBLER
1925-

D/LEWIS PRICE
1887-1961
MARY PRICE
1887-1976

BESSIE IVA WATSON
February 21, 1898-October 3, 1967

CORA MADORA P. GREER
1885-1972

OLLIE B. PRICE
1906-1959

BUD JONES
1885-1939

OPHELIA ELIZA P. JONES
1888-1979

__________ (water blotted FH marker)
Died January 6, 1957 aged 40 years

 

A death certificate indicates burial here:
ALVIN HILLIARD died June 14, 1918 aged about 62 years

Cox Funeral Home indicates burial here:
LAVERNE JONES died March 21, 1952 aged 44 years
ROBERT D. PRICE died January 12, 1941 aged 75 years; son of Chas. Price
LAURA PRICE ADAMS died February 6, 1944 aged 54 years

 

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