Tombstone Inscriptions, Et Cetera from the Black Cemeteries of Chester County, Tennessee
By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2000

OAK GROVE CEMETERY

(Page 35)

            About 2.6 miles west of Jacks Creek on Highway 100 turn onto Glendale Road and drive north about a mile; then turn onto Lott Road (formerly Crowe Road) and about. 1 mile east of this road, on its east side, drive into the parking lot of the Oak Grove Church of Christ and cemetery.

            The tombstones were read from west to east.

FLETCHER HOWARD, April 2, 1909-June 14, 1951\EASTER M. HOWARD, Feb. 26, 1907-Jan. 21, 2000, Beloved Parents, Our children: Erby, Earsel, Dorothy, Ann, Joe, Mary, Rebecca and Charles

ONA HOWARD WATSON, 1891-1973

MITCHELL DR. HOWARD, Died July 3, 1973\RICHARD L. HOWARD, Died July 3, 1973

ENLOW ROSS, Sept. 17, 1901-Jan. 10, 1971, Beloved husband of Nannie Mae

"Mother"

"Father"

JOHN F. ROSS, Father, 1913-1940

NANNIE LUE HARDIN, wife of Sam, Died Jan. 9, 1941, age 41 years.

JAMES E. TRICE, Nov. 21, 1939-May 16, 1941

LORAINE APPLEBERRY, Augusts 17, 1901-July 11, 1966

CLINTON H. LONG, Tennessee - STMI USNR W. War II, November 12, 1926-Apr. 15, 1969

MARVIN GENE LONG, A3C US Air Force Korea, June 28, 1934-August 5, 1975

JAMES R. TRICE, PFC US Army, World War II, October 2, 1920-July 17, 1984

MELVIN M. LONG, US Army, World War II, Nov. 8, 1925-Mar. 20, 1985

CLEVIE T. LONG, In Remembrance, Aug 17, 1907-June 4, 1988

SHELLY L. TRICE, Father, Oct. 23, 1910-May 23, 1989\DOROTHY M. TRICE, Mother, Oct. 9, 1915-May 29, 1986

RUTH SHIELDS, July 18, 1915-Dec. 22, 1953

JOHN HOWARD, 1882-1960

ROSS ASHCRAFT, 1915-1995

CLONIE HENRY ASHCRAFT Nov. 25, 1911-Jan. 21, 1973

DERRICK "D" ROSS, July 1964-August 1964, Loving son

"Mother"

IKE ROSS, 1856-1946\IDA ROSS, 1876-1947, not forgotten

BOLOVIA LAMPLEY, April 17, 1934-March 26, 2000, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

 

(Page 36)

LARRY D. FOXX, November 3, 1953-Nov. 22, 1987

MANDY LAMPLEY FOXX, 1907-1944

MATTIE L. FOXX, January 9, 1928-Aug. 27, 1965

Mrs. MARY LEVERETT, 10-30-1920 - 5-20-1999, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

Mrs. A. D. HARDIN, 8-28-1922 - 8-19-1999, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

ROBERT LEE PACK, July 28, 1910-May 12, 1998\COLORA PACK, April 15, 1910-Jan. 3, 1962, In loving memory

GAVIN. WADE, April 15, 1892-Sept. 8, 1989\HELEN B. WADE, September 5, 1900-Dec. 13, 1972, Together forever

JIMMY. EARL FULTON, Jan. 30, 1956-June 8, 1957

WILTON TRICE, May 16, 1913-January 7, 1952

CALLIE MAE FULTON, 1903-1983, Rest in peace

MATTIE BURGESS, Our loving Mother, 1875-1944

MARDIE BURGESS, Jan. 2, 1897-January 1, 1970, Gone but not forgotten

BERTHA L. CROOM DAVY, March 10, 1904-Nov. 14, 1969, Dau of Bose-Parthenia Croom

ESTELLE TRICE, February 6, 1928-Sept. 21, 1994, We love you

HAROLD TRICE, SR., Sept. 14, 1896-Nov. 13, 1985

HATTIE L. TRICE, May 5, 1902-February 1, 1976

ROY PHELPS, April 23, 1897-August 26, 1982\LESSIE PHELPS, December 14, 1896-Nov. 11, 1990

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FOXX July 6, 1901-Sept. 23, 1978

SADIE LAMPLEY, 1911-1949

GEORGE M. HARDIN, US Army, World War II, May 28, 1924-December 23, 1991\CORNELLIA H. HARDIN, August 21, 1925-____

Mrs. RUEDELSIE LIDDELL, Aug. 28, 1920-June 13, 2000, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

LEVY LIDDELL, Miss. - PVT Co C, 335 Serv BN QM World War I, June 15, 1891-September 21, 1969

EARLY THOMAS ROSS, December 1, 1904-November 25, 1991

MYRTLE INEZ ROSS, August 9, 1902-September 7, 1978

CLAUDUS H. TRICE, Tennessee - A3C 314 CBT SPT GPAF, June 201946-November 21, 1966

FANNIE MAE (WOODRUFF) THOMAS July 7, 1909-Jan. 28, 1966

JANNIE FULTON, Died May 18, 1944

DUBOSE CROOM, Little Bose, September 27, 1909-Nov. 12, 1986, At rest

WILLIAM LUTHER BURGESS, PVT World War I, March 16, 1893-September 9, 1968

PARTHENIA CROOM, December 18, 1870-May 21, 1961

CLOOM McHANEY, October 17, 1920-April 4, 1974

BABY TRICE, dau of Harold & Hattie L., August 18, 1939

DARRELL L. TRICE, son of Charles & Addie, February 9, 1966-April 11, 1966

EDDIE C. MICKENS, US Army, World War II, 1923-1991

LUCIE A. CAWTHON, 1872-1969, Husband Finner Cawthon buried in Mifflin Cemetery

 

(Page 37)

ALICE INGHRAM, 1879-1962

ANDY H. CLIFFORD, 1891-1974\OLLIE MAE CLIFFORD, 1891-1973

MINNIE MAE CAWTHON, May 19, 1932-Jan. 23, 1949, A vacant place that never can be filled

DELPHIA ANN GARLAND NEAL, January 2, 1952-May 6, 1993

ROSE M. GARLAND, Mar. 23, 1932-May 14, 1986, Loving wife and mother

AMANDA CAWTHON, no dates

LANDIS IVANS, Tennessee - PVT 32 Const. Co Air Service World War I, 1887-1959

JOE ROY TRICE, Feb. 5, 1899-Apr. 11, 1997\RUBY MAE TRICE, May 22, 1916-Dec. 30, 1993, wed January 24, 1932

CLIMIE T. CAWTHON, Oct. 1, 1914-Feb. 26, 1979, In God we trust (a photo of him on tombstone)

ROBERT STEWART, 1898-1967

CHARLES DIKE CLIFFORD, Oct. 25, 1908-Feb. 24, 1974, In loving memory

LONN L. RUTH, Father, August 13, 1924-Feb. 22, 1982

LARRY V. THOMAS, SR., Dec. 4, 1943-Sept. 20, 1995

Mrs. ROBBIE MAE RUTH, June 13, 1908-January 2, 1998

ROGER M. RUTH, 1902-1981\ELIZABETH RUTH, 1905-1999, funeral home marker reads: 1-12-1904 - 11-27-1999

LARNELL W. DEPRIEST, 6-3-1951 - 1-29-(96?), Funeral Home Marker

JESS INGHRAM, 1857-1950

CANNON THOMAS, Father, 1902-1964

CURTIS CAWTHON, March 24, 1906-March 31, 1963\VASHTI T. CAWTHON, May 14, 1913-September 12, 1984, Together

JOHN HOWARD CAWTHON, S Sgt US Army, World War II, December 25, 1907-July 8, 1974

MAGGIE L. EVANS, 1900-1946, In loving memory

CLARENCE WARDELL BROWN, Tennessee - PFC US Army, July 16, 1927-January 13, 1961

HENRY BEN MEADOWS, Jan. 29, 1887-December 4, 1962

WILL SPEARS, Died 1961

TOM W. ARNOLD, no dates

JIMMIE V. D. McCORKLE, Mother June 5, 1914-December 30, 1965

BERT MEADOWS, June 9, 1914-August 27, 1987

OLLIE MAE MEADOWS, August 6, 1914-February 18, 1966

GEORGE SAUNDERS, March 27, 1922-January 3, 1988 (US Army)\NYLA MAE SAUNDERS, April 4, 1929-July 31, 1997, wed January 12, 1948

MARZINE THOMAS, Cpl US Army, Korea, January 13, 1931-March 8, 1985

REDGNER RUTH, 1900-1981

ROBERT RUTH, 1862-1954\MARY ALICE RUTH, 1878-1966

 

(Page 38)

JOE L. HOWARD, April 20, 1937-January 28, 1976

WILLIE MOFFITT, August 12, 1889-June 6, 1973\TOM MOFFITT, July S, 1883-December 8, 1958

FRANKLIN WINSTON ANDERSON, December 6, 1941-Dec. 30, 1995

WELCOM ELMO DAVIS, Dec. 9, 1908-March 12, 1981

CURTIS DIMETRIUS ROSS, January 2, 1965-Sept. 17, 1987, In loving memory

WILLIE MORRIS SHIELDS, August 24, 1944-May 5, 1977

ELMER THOMAS RANDLES, 1896-1977, His children Edward, Thomas, Lillie Mae, James & Parker

LESSIE MAE _______ (crumpled Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker)

WEEKLEY FULTON, November 20, 1909-August 15, 1987\MATTIE FULTON, May 1, 1911-February 24, 1999

JAMES C. CLIFFORD, January 18, 1926-Jan. 5, 1995\EUNICE J. CLIFFORD, April 4, 1925-____, married in Christ, Jan. 31, 1944

J. J. ROSS, SR., March 11, 1916-July 26, 1995, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

AMOS ARMSTRONG, 1914-1996

NORMA SUE BURTON, April 24, 1941-Feb. 5, 1998, In loving memory

HARVEY M. JONES, 10-1897 - 9-6-1996, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

DICKEY W. HOWARD, US Army, April 25, 1944-March 30, 1999

THOMPSIE M. FRYE, August 2, 1906-January 15, 1995

TOMMIE SHIELDS, JR. (Boy), June 1, 1926-July 9, 1984

ISABELLA MOFFITT February 7, 1918-January 21, 1983

LUDER DAVIS, June 26, 1913-September 1, 1993

ALLENE STEWART DAVIS, Nov. 22, 1914-October 10, 1990

WILLIAM ANDREW CROOM, July 31, 1950-December 25, 1985

ANNIE WALKER, Mother, Oct. 24, 1893-December 20, 1976

JOHN L. ROSS, 11-26-1913 - 6-23-2000, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

EDWARD RANDLES, TEC 5 US Army, World War II, 1924-1984

LILLIE MAY PARKER, Born 9-27-1927, Died 6-4-1994

ISABELLA PHELPS CALDWELL, Mother, October 30, 1909-April 27, 1978, Precious memories (her photo on tombstone)

JACKIE ROBINSON CLIFFORD, March 21, 1950-January 6, 1996 (his photo on tombstone)

Ms PAMELA J. HUNT, 5-2-1954 - 9-30-1997, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

T. J. ROSS, 7-10-2000, Mercer Fun. Home Marker

JIMMY LEE BURTON, 7-3-1944 - 10-5-1999, Hardeman Co. Funeral Servs. Marker

BOBBY G. "Moonpie" JONES, April 13, 1938-May 27, 2000, Age 62

GEORGE TYRONE FOXX, December 9, 1950-July 6, 1999

Mrs. JENNIE LOU MESSENGILL, Died June 22, 1996, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

JOE H. "Bucky" UTLEY, December 23, 1964-April 22, 1991

WAYNELL JONES, August 12, 1926-April 23, 1992, Blues Guitarist

 

(Page 39)

MANUEL SHIELDS, March 6, 1933-July 14, 1993, Beloved husband & father

BRIGGETTE J. MEADOW, February 22, 1961-Nov. 15, 1987, Loving wife of Dennis & Loving Mother of "Little" Dennis

WILLARD EARL EVANS, US Navy, November 22, 1924-April 20, 1987

BIRDIE LUCY LONG, Dec. 10, 1910-Aug. 30, 1998, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

WILLIE M. JONES, March 25, 1902-July 10, 1980

CARNELL MEADOWS, April 15, 1933-Feb. 14, 1986

WALTER LEE McNEAL, May 31, 1941-June 4, 1990\PATSY J. TRICE McNEAL,May 26, 1945-____, Loving wife and mother

BOOKER T. BARHAM, July 17, 1905-February 16, 1986

HANDY E. GARLAND, March 31, 1909-November 9, 1988

SANFORD HARRIS, January 3, 1907-June 21, 1982

CLARENCE HARRIS, January 24, 1931-____\FANNIE MAE HARRIS, April 9, 1931-Sept. 17, 1999

EMMA EDNA JONES, May 26, 1904-October 4, 1990

CALVIN C. MEADOWS, December 15, 1924-Aug. 30, 1980, In Godís care

GLORIA VICKIE SNEED, April 30, 1948-July 16, 1991, In loving memory

KEVIN J. TRICE, Beloved Son, Nov. 27, 1972-May 28, 1995

 

Return to Contents