COOPER'S GROVE CEMETERY

            Cooper' Grave Cemetery is located behind Cooper's Grove Full Gospel Church on south side of Old Jackson Highway west of Lexington. There are many unmarked graves and many graves with temporary marker plates without information.

            David Donahue recorded this cemetery February 4, 2002 and updated it October 4, 2003. Jonathan K. T. Smith recorded this cemetery in 1995. It appears in his Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Henderson County, Tennessee. This is referred to as Smith in the notes below. The cemetery did not appear in the 1976 cemetery book.

 

Arnold, Adell, Sept. 18, 1936-Apr. 25, 1999, military marker "USMC"

Barham, Callie Pearson, Nov. 10, 1923-June 9, 1999, "Our beloved mother"

Buck, John L., d. Sep. 11, 1994, Age 58, temporary marker, Peoples Funeral Home [not found in 2002; reported by Smith in 1995]

Buck, John, d. Jan. 21, 1991, Aged 79 Yrs., temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home [not found in 2002; reported by Smith in 1995]

Buck, Martha, 1916-1954 (homemade)

Buck, Mary E., 1916-1954, Age 37 [not found in 2002; reported by Smith in 1995]

Buck, Randy Lee, 1962-1991

Carver, Ester L., Jan. 14, 1902-Apr. 14, 1996, temporary marker, peoples Funeral Home, third from north of nine stone-bordered graves

Carver, Floyd, Feb. 23, 1905-June 19, 1986, "Father" footstone
Carver, Clara, Aug. 11, 1910-Feb. 29, 1968, "Mother" footstone

Carver, George, Aug. 21, 1928-Sept. 4, 1968, "Father"

Carver, Hurtis L., d. Sept. 18, 1980, Aged 30 Ys 2 Ms, temporary marker [not found in 2002; reported by Smith in 1995]

Carver, Janie A., Mar. 3, 1906-Dec. 5, 1975
Carver, Roy H., Mar. 27, 1902-Oct. 16, 1971

Carver, Laymon "Mickey," Oct. 3, 1932-Nov. 15, 1989, "Father"

Carver, Leon, Dec. 1931-July 8, 1951

Carver, Paul Van, d. Ju1y 13, 1981, Aged 45 Yrs., temporary marker, Peoples Funeral Home, northernmost of nine stone-bordered graves

Carver, Sarah F., Sept. 1945-Apr. 1977, temporary marker, Peoples Funeral Home, 7 yards southeast of marker for Johnnie Jackson

Carver, Virgil H., Sr., Aug. 27, 1901-July 5, 1963

Clayton, Ruby Mae, Jan. 21, 1926-Apr. 20, 1994

Easley, Sandra R., 1963 "Baby" footstone [older "Baby Easley" marker also on grave]
Easley, Addie L., 1929-2002, "Momma" footstone
Easley, J. Marshall, 1926-____, "Daddy" footstone

Faulkner, Betty J., 1939-1991

Ford, Ava, 1934-1977, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, 8 feet south of marker for Stephaine M. Howard

Ford, Calvin Coolidge, Apr. 22, 1925-Mar. 29, 2000, military marker "PFC US Army World War II"

Ford, Nelson D., d. Aug. 6, 1977, Aged 56 Years 8 Months 4 Days, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary

Fry, Beverly, Aug. 1, 1959-Aug. 10, 1959

Fry, Virginia Lee, Apr. 24, 1930-Mar. 1, 1984, "Mother"

Hamilton, Allie Mae, 1924-1974

Hogsett, Gabe, Jr., July 2, 1944-Sept. 19, 2000

Howard, Stephaine M., Aug. 17, 1971-May 13, 1978

Jackson, Johnnie, Dec. 19, 1909-Dec. 31, 1988, "Erected by daughter"

Jefferson, Slomar, d. Nov. 1, 1995, Aged 65 Years, loose, out-of-place temporary marker, Peoples Funeral Home

Jones, Jacqueline Delores, Oct. 31, 1960-Feb. 22, 1961, temporary marker (not original), Peoples Funeral Home, 3 feet south of double marker for Beluah Mae and Samuel Priddy

Jordan, Robert, June 9, 1925-Feb. 2, 1998, military marker "SM1 US Navy World War II"; also temporary marker, Robert T. Jordan, Sr.

McNelley, Nancy, Mar. 4, 1868-Dec. 29, 1948

Melton, Bobby L., May 16, 1957-Jan. 17, 2003; also temporary marker, Bobby Lewis Melton

Moffitt, Louise, Nov. 29, 1907-Aug. 14, 1994

Moffitt, Peggy Lue, Apr. 10, 1945-Feb. 2, 1990

Pearson, Ada C., 1881-1963

Pearson, Alice, 1912-1986, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, 4 yards south of marker for Charlie Priddy

Pearson, Callie [see Barham, Callie Pearson]

Pearson, Dora, 1895-1997, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, 3 feet north of marker for Callie Pearson Barham

Pearson, Elgie, Mr., d. Nov. 4, 1971, Aged 68 Yrs. 0 Mos. 26 Days, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, 1 yard north of marker for Ada C. Pearson

Pearson, Frazier, 1883-1980, temporary marker, parham Mortuary, 5 yards south of marker for Charlie Priddy

Pearson, Newt C., May 1873-Jan. 1, 1948

Phelps, Donie C., 1875-1955
Phelps, Green, 1867-1951

Priddy, Annie L., no dates

Priddy, Beulah Mae, Feb. 14, 1917-Apr. 1, 1991
Priddy, Samuel, June 19, 1915-Apr. 3, 1954

Priddy, Billy Royal, Jan. 3, 1949-Dec. 23, 1992, military marker "Sp4 US Army Vietnam

Priddy, Charlie, 1893-1970

Priddy, Hazel, Apr. 7, 1919-Aug.?, 6, 1996, Age 76, temporary marker, peoples Funeral Home, 3 yards north-northwest of marker for Leon Carver

Priddy, Loyel, Aug. 19, 1938-Sep. 28, 1982, military marker "PFC US Army Korea"

Priddy, Lula, 1896-1952 [adjacent to marker for Charlie Priddy]

Priddy, Sam, 1879-19__ [his obituary, Jan. 5, 1961, says he the previous Friday (Dec. 30, 1960)]
Priddy, Sarah, 1882-1957

Priddy, Samuel Boyd, no dates, temporary marker, 7 feet south of double marker for Beulah Mae and Samuel Priddy

Priddy, Virgil, Apr. 21, 1900-Oct. 28, 1980
Priddy, Rozellar, Apr. 19, 1902-Nov. 24, 1966

Reed, Billie Wayne, 1968-1992, temporary marker, Mays Funeral Home, 5 yards south of marker for Randy Lee Buck

Rowsey, Carrie N. P., Sept. 11, 1933-____

Rowsey, Naomi, no dates

Rowsey, Ricce, no dates

Stanford, Fredrick B., Oct. 26, 1967-Mar. 29, 1968

Thompson, Lois B., Mr., 1923-1988, temporary marker, Peoples Funeral Home [not found in 2002; reported by Smith in 1995]

Thompson, M. Allene, June 30, 1924-July 20, 2001, "Loving mother" "Children-Leon-Shirley-Don" [the temporary marker here read in February 2002 listed her as Mary A. Thompson]

Wilson, John Earl, July 12, 1955-Aug. 10, 1997, temporary marker, 6 yards south of marker for Randy Lee Buck

Yarbro, Henry, 1901-1946

Yarbro, W. C., Aug. 16, 1935-July 13, 2001

Yarbor, Linnie Mae, 1903-1999
Yarbor, W. H., 1897-1973; also temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, William harrison yarbro, d. Oct. 31, 1997, Aged 96 Yrs. 4 Mos. 21 Days

 

Unidentifiable

______, Evelyn, d. Jan.____, temporary marker, 6th from north of nine stone-bordered graves

 

Burials Known from Death Certificates (as reported by Smith)

Hendricks, G. D., Mar. 19, 1914-Oct. 27, 1915. Father: James Hendricks Mother: Belle Deberry

Purdy, Fenner, Feb. 19, 1917-Aug. 7, 1918 Father: W. M. Purdy

 

Burials Known from Obituaries

Anderson, Lela, d. Dec. 5, 1964, Age 68

Easley, P. Wilson, d. Jan. 9, 1961

Priddy, Bud, d. Feb. 16, 1961

 

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