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


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            From juncture of Highway 100 and Highway 45 drive south on Highway 45 about 1.8 rniles, turn onto Old Finger Road; drive about 2.4 miles on the latter road to Patterson Lane; turn onto Patterson Lane and drive about .5 mile to the cemetery located in a curve on the west side of this street. The Tillman CME Chapel itself is located on Old Finger Road about a mile and a half from Highway 45. There are many unmarked graves in this seldom used cemetery which was once also called the Patterson Cemetery.


ODIE O. BURTON, 1894-1968\MARY A. BURTON, 1911-1993, They gave their today for our tomorrow

VICIE ANN CHAMBERS, May 6, 1899-December 6, 1977

ROBERT LEE BROWN, 1888-1959\ROSA ETTA BROWN, 1897-____

M. A. BASS, dau of R. J. & S. A. Bass, Born August 22, 1913, Died Nov. 15, 1913, Gone to be an angel but not forgotten

B. A. BASS, /same parents/ Born August 22, 1914, Died October 23, 1913, Gone to be an angel but not forgotten

JAMES A. LIPFORD, Died November 8, 1994, aged 56 yrs, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

TREASA ANN dau of Robert & Mattie PHELPS, May 8, 1968-July 31, 1968

J. L. COLE, Tennessee PFC US Army, W. War II, October 14, 1914-Dec. 25, 1967

LON WIN, April 6, 1894-____\ROSA WIN, June 7, 1898-March 7, 1980

Mrs. ANNIE BELL MORRIS, Died November 18, 1986, aged 66 yrs., Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

HATTIE, Feb. 24, 1888-Oct. 16, 1888\NANNIE, Jan. 8, 1890-Mar. 16, 1890\ROBERT, May 8, 1895-Nov. 28, 1895\GEORGIE, Dec. 5, 1896-Feb. 15, 1897, Children of R. J. & S. A. Bass

LUE PITS, 1918-1950


            Among those buried here, according to their death certificates:

June 1871-June 13, 1915; dau of Tom Lacy and Fannie Wade

Died May 3, 1922, aged about 80 years; daughter of John and Sallie Long


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