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. OLIVET CEMETERY

Located in McKenzie, Tennessee; at a point on U.S. Highway 79 turn west onto Cherrywood Road, drive about .3 mile and turn onto gravel road which leads to this burial ground.

 

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D/LAWRENCE ROGERS, Son
June 20, 1918-December 25, 1989
/TEC 5, U.S. Army, World War II/
ALEASE DUDLEY, Mother
October 17, 1896-July 28, 1989

COLLINS SNEED
1897-1977
U.S. Army, World War I
Husband of Grade Sneed
Father of William, Elmo, Collins, Jr., Addie, Louise and Dorothy

ANNIE R. HOWARD
November 13, 1913-July 28, 1991

CALLIE J. HOWARD
May 24, 1913-September 20, 1989

NATHANIEL NOLEN, Daddy
November 7, 1916-October 5, 1976

NELLIE C. HOWARD
May 13, 1923-June 4, 1990

D/ALBERT CURTIS
September 15, 1919-November 9, 199
BENNIE CURTIS
July 21, 1920-December 23, 1984
Our Children James A., Connie,
Gertrude, Alberta, Carl and
Vivian

WALLACE OGLESBY
Tenn. Sgt 5 Admin. Co 5 Inf. D.
March 7, 1934-September 9, 1964

JULIUS W. SIMS
October 27, 1916-July 8, 1961
/S Sgt. , World War II/

TAMARA ANN NOLEN
Died October 15, 1977
FH marker

ARCHIE NOLEN
PFC U.S. Army
January 4, 1922-March 24, 1994

JULIUS A. ADKISSON
April 27, 1979-May 29, 1979

D/JERRY HICKS
1904-1978
DAISY HICKS
1906-1976
Gone but not forgotten

COLLINS SNEED, JR.
April 7, 1928-May 11, 1998 FH marker

WILBURN L. WEATHERFORD
U.S. Army, World War II
1925-1977

WILLIE LEE HOWARD
June 20, 1910-May 27, 1990

ROBERT PAUL HOWARD
June 9, 1937-February 1, 1989

WILLARD RALSTON
January 12, 1892-August 11, 1995

EDWARD THOMAS
Cpl. U.S. Marine Corps, World War II
1925-1982

D/THEOPHILUS HOWARD
June 25, 1913-September 26, 1987
MADELYN G. HOWARD
October 3, 1914-July 11, 1977
married October 17, 1938

GENNIE OGLESBY
Cpl. U.S. Army, World War II
1907-1977

Rev. J. T. THEDFORD
Died 1960

VERLENE HILLIARD NOLEN
June 5, 1942-March 14, 1993
We love you

GEORGE W. ALLEN
U.S. Army
June 4, 1931-June 2, 1974

 

D/JAMES L. SEETS
1890-1972
EVA L. SEETS
1890-1977

Professor James Luther Seets (1890-1972), a native of Benton County, Tennessee, son of William J. and Ida (Moore) Seets, was educated at Tuskegee and Lane Colleges; in 1924 he led in the founding of the school that became Webb School in McKenzie over which he administered until 1957, encouraging young black folk towards education and improvements of their lives. He was an outstanding citizen and human being of this vicinity.

 

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HARRIS WASHUM
Tenn. PVT Co 1 6 Pioneer Inf.,
World War I
July 5, 1897-April 29, 1972

D/FLOYD PATE, Dad
December 25, 1902-March 2, 1979
ELLA PATE, Mom
January 1, 1908-November 19, 1987

MARY H. MILAM
1933-2000 Trinity FH marker

ELIZABETH H. TOWNES
September 10, 1932-March 20, 1987
Mother of Lee, Dennis, Womack and Eugene

JAMES W. TOWNES
July 25, 1929-April 13, 1981

THEODORE GLENN
Died January 10, 1998 aged 82 years
FH marker

D/HERBERT HAYNES
July 4, 1904-January 4, 1996
LILLIAN HAYNES
September 8, 1909-March 26, 2000

JULIA RUSSELLE GLENN
July 15, 1913-May 18, 1981 At rest

NINA KAYE PATE, Our Darling
July 13, 1956-August 21, 1973
17 yrs. 1 mo. 8 days

GYA (Gladys) ELIZABETH PATE-PATTON
July 24, 1946-April 27, 1998
Mother , wife, daughter

D/CLAUDE HARRIS
March 28, 1908-May 24, 1991
MARION L. HARRIS
January 31, 1916-
In loving memory

SLEITA W. HYDER
June 5, 1907-July 3, 1985

BOBBY L. GILBERT
September 18, 1953-February 15, 1997

IKE GILBERT, Daddy
July 11, 1926-April 19, 1976
At rest

D/JOHN D. JONES, Daddy
August 9, 1907-July 22, 1989
FLOY E. JONES, Mother
December 25, 1907-October 15, 1980

JAYLA N. GILBERT
Died January 6, 2000 Dilday FH marker

D/JOHN CURTIS HAYNES
September 2, 1902-August 31, 1984
ARNETTA H. HAYNES
April 2, 1901-June 26, 1979

ECENDER BOLDEN
Died 1988 FH marker

D/WILLIE RALSTON
July 29, 1905-February 15, 1995
WILLEVA RALSTON
December 25, 1912-December 1, 1988

MARY BRAMLEY
Died May 31, 2000 Mercer FH marker

"E. W. H." /nothing else given/

D/B. B. DOBBINS
October 15, 1903-January 14, 1996
JOSEPHINE DOBBINS
April 1, 1936-

BABY TOWNES, no dates

JOHN S. JONES
PRO U.S. Army, World War II
July 4, 1922-April 5, 1975

GLEN MARVIN JONES
Tenn . U.S. Army, Vietnam
July 23, 1942-May 2, 1970

VIRGINIA R. STRAYHORN
January 10, 1909-December 31, 1985
Loving memory Gingerbread

GERTRUDE PATTERSON, Sister of B.
B. Dobbins, no dates

D/SAMMIE HUTCH
December 20, 1928-February 17, 1989
LUDEAN HUTCH
March 14, 1931-August 29, 1999

JEANETTE MILTON
July 11, 1936-July 30, 1994
She was the sunshine of our home

HAYES SHEPHEARD
1881-1966

JEANIE WACO PUCKETT
Tenn. PVT U.S. Army, World War I
May 18, 1895-September 23, 1965

OMAR L. GILBERT
June 24, 1951-January 29, 1985

JIMMIE HAYNES
December 28, 1917-January 18, 1965

LAURA MAE GILBERT
September 27, 1927-November 24, 1997

WILLIE JOE GILBERT, SR.
January 23, 1955-October 6, 1995

EDGAR HAYNES, no dates FH marker

FENTON B. DUDLEY
PVT U.S. Army, World War II
1913-1981

 

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HELEN DUDLEY, Beloved Mother
August 12, 1914-December 7, 1984

REED MOORE
Cpl., U.S. Army
1917-1990

BOOKER T. ALLEN
October 22, 1911-April 1, 1989

FRED GILBERT
PFC U.S. Army, Vietnam
January 31, 1940-June 22, 1975

D/TOMMY T. TRAVIS
March 28, 1905-May 4, 1971
EARLINE JONES TRAVIS
September 21, 1913-April 28, 1973

CLINTON HAYNES, JR., no dates

DELIA ROGERS
June 9, 1901-August 7, 1968
Our Darling Mother

D/HURLEY DUDLEY, Father
1906-1977
BERTHA L. DUDLEY, Mother
1911-1974

BERTHA F. WILSON
May 24, 1884-November 30, 1966

D/BAILEY GILBERT, SR.
1907-1975
NELL GILBERT
1909-1983

GEORGE McNEAL
June 14, 1906-July 9, 1991
In God's care

JOHN A. MOORE
Cpl. U.S. Air Force, World War II
July 5, 1923-January 2, 1995

SYDNEY SMITH MANTOCK
Died April 22, 2000 Brummett FH marker

D/NORMAN LYNN McKENZIE
February 23, 1912-April 19, 1997
BESSIE O. McKENZIE
March 12, 1926-
wed August 26, 1945
Children Mary, Norman, Jr., Eunice C., James E., James P.

CHRISTINE M. BROWN
July 23, 1964-January 1, 1990
We love you

DOREIA FISHER
1967-1991 FH marker

CHAQUADREA FISHER
1986-1995 FH marker

CONNIE H. OGLESBY DUDLEY
December 13, 1910-March 23, 1986

GEORGIA C. ADKISSON
February 22, 1938-April 10, 1989

JAMES E. GILBERT
SP4, U.S. Army, Vietnam
1954-1984

NUNIE HAYNES
PFC U.S. Army, World War II
February 12, 1925-April 3, 1990

MAY NEIL GILBERT
December 16, 1933-January 22, 1993
A loving Mother

WILLIAM JONES, Father
December 2, 1896-September 23, 1968
In loving memory

CORA SNEED
18 97-1983

SUSIE B. DUDLEY
1914-1988
Williams FH maker

VERA GILBERT MILTON
April 20, 1901-March 20, 1963

JAMES WESLEY MELTON
Tenn. PVT 45 Co 158 Depot Brigade
World War I
July 8, 1891-January 24, 1962

JAMES FITZGERALD
September 15, 1912-November 9, 1993
Loving father of five sons

DEATRICK ISAIH MELTON
Died January 1, 1998 aged 5 mos.

LENA MARIE PULLUM, wife & mother
July 16, 1923-May 8, 1997

THOMAS SCOTT
PVT U.S. Army, World War II
1917-1980

HENRY BOWDEN
Tenn. PVT Co B 513 SVC Bn Engr.,
World War I
February 11, 1890-January 24, 1953

TINEY McKENZIE, Mother
August 18, 1888-June 8, 1978

MATTIE HARRIS, Mother
1888-1957

EDDIE MAE HORTON
January 29, 1916-June 17, 1999
My Children Annie Sue, Jeanette, Lottie, Burnett, Joe, Wean, Paul

LENA M. WILLIAMS, Mother
September 30, 1923-February 16, 1994

THOMAS A. JOHNSON
PFC U.S. Army, World War II
1918-1985

 

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FRANK A. HORTON
Tenn. TEC 5, 1451 Engr. DT Co.,
World War II
March 30, 1913-March 27, 1972

MARY PATE
Died November 8, 1994 aged 85 years
FH marker

ETHEL DINWIDDIE
June 19, 1900-July 24, 1955
At rest

GEORGE J. SPARKS
August 8, 1912-August 30, 1990

D/Rev. OBED O. REYNOLDS
1881-1945
DAISY LEE REYNOLDS
1894-1951
married 1913

D/HULEY HAYNES
1914-
NELL F. HAYNES
1917 -1995

D. M. JONES
October 5, 1912-November 1, 1943

D/CHARLIE MANLEY
Died 1928
ANNIE MANLEY, no dates

MINNIE E. HENDERSON, Mother
1893-1959

JAMES HAYNES
1874-1939 Age 65

ROBERT L. MANLEY
Missouri PVT U.S. Army
Died February 16, 1933

L. I. COLEMAN HART
Tenn. PVT 808 Pioneer Infantry
Died July 6, 1935

ANNIE VINCENT PATE
March 9, 1903-February 12, 1980

OSCAR PATE
Arkansas PVT Co C, 343 SVC BN QMC,
World War I
August 19, 1884-December 22, 1965

J. W. JUNNELL, JR., Brother
1926-1943
At rest

ELIZABETH A. STEWART
June 12, 1900-October 5, 1982

LEONARD H. JOHNSON
Tenn. RCT U.S. Army, World War I
February 11, 1898-May 28, 1971

Rev. W. MANLEY
Died 1938

FRANKLIN SPARKS, Father
September 16, 1925-July 11, 1989

SHALANDRIA LAQUETE JOHNSON
April 26, 1991-June 5, 1991
Rawls FH marker

IVA VERNETT ADAMS
February 16, 1933-July 21, 1992

TAZA MAE EZELL CARTER
September 16, 1930-November 4, 1997

ELMO GILBERT, Father
1898-1946
We will meet again

D/IDA B. HUGHES
June 25, 1901-
ANNIE J. MANLEY
April 4, 1880-September 3, 1958

D/ELLA PATE, Mother
October 26, 1882-
CATHERINE PATE
November 18, 1911-October 11, 1934
Born & died in McKenzie, Tenn.

MARY WILBERT
dau of Elmo & Mandy Gilbert
January 22, 1917-June 19, 1918

WILLARD RODGES
November 7, (chipped)-July 29, 1916
(a fallen tombstone)

ADDIE PATTERSON
PVT 1CL 309 Labor BN
Died July 22, 1928

Mr. J. H. PATE
Died August 7, 1950
(a fallen tombstone)

MILLIE A. JUNNELL
May 3, 1909-July 14, 1950

 

Death certificates indicate burials here:
Mrs. FOUNTAIN GILBERT died September 10, 1916 aged about 98 years
LITTLETON LOVE, August 6, 1839-February 23, 1917
H. C. SWAYNE, March 14, 1867-November 23, 1923
JACK TRAVIS died July 10, 1923 aged about 93 years

 

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Cox Funeral Home indicates burials here:
ALBERT BARHAM died November 24, 1943 aged 58 years
BETTIE GILBERT died January 18, 1936 aged 61 years
OSCAR GILBERT died February 23, 1945 aged 74 years; son of Scott Barham
JAMES HAYNES died August 30, 1939 aged 65 years; son of Ben Haynes
SUSIE HAYNES died January 19, 1942 aged 58 years; dau of Simion Stokes
SYLVIA GILBERT HILL died September 19, 1943 aged 74 years; dau of Sam Gilbert
WILLIE E. MANLEY died September 21, 1960 aged 71 years; son of Ike Manley
OSCAR PATE died February 7, 1952 aged 81 years; son of Charles Pate

NOTE:
A good many black folk who lived in and around McKenzie were also buried several miles into adjoining Henry County, Tennessee at the CATON SPRINGS CEMETERY, still an active burial ground near Henry, Tennessee. See, HENRY
COUNTY, TENNESSEE INSCRIPTIONS ON STONE, Henry Co. Cemetery Committee, vol. 2, 1989, pages 255-1-3.

 

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