KIZER CEMETERY
(Timberlake Grove)

            To reach the black Kizer Cemetery from Lexington take Highway 22 north and turn west on Longsought Road. The cemetery access drive is on the north side on Longsought Road about 0.1 mile west of Highway 22. In obituaries and funeral programs Kizer Cemetery is often called Timberlake Grove Cemetery after the nearby Timberlake Grove Baptist Church. There are more unmarked graves than marked graves. The cemetery is full.

            David Donahue recorded this cemetery in February 2002 and 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.

 

Kizer Cemetery, October 2003

 

Arnold, Tommy Lee, Oct. 20, 1947-Feb. 19, 1983, military marker "Cpl US Marine Corps Vietnam"

Belew, Infant, d. Jan. 21, 1971, Aged 0 Years 0 Months 0 Days, "Girl," loose, oyt-of-place temporary marker, Parham Mortuary

Belew, James Lee, Jan. 3, 1950-Dec. 1, 1987, military marker "PFC US Army"

Bomer, Carrie, Dec. 25, 1895-Feb. 8, 1960

Bomer, Charlie, d. Dec. 26, 1972, Aged 53 Years, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary [not found in 2002; reported by Smith in 1995]

Bomer, Ella Mae, Mrs., d. Oct. 15, 1983, Aged 62 Years O Months 2 days, temporary marker, peoples Funeral Home, 4 feet north of marker for Wildon Bomer

Bomer, Tom B., Apr. 17, 1917-June 8, 1986, "Beloved father"

Bomer, Wildon, 1917-1966; also temporary marker, d. Jan. 3, 1966, Aged 47 Yrs. 8? Mos. 8 Days

Buckley, Alton, Dec. 5, 1946-Mar. 18, 1984, military marker "Pvt US Marine Corps Vietnam"

Buckley, Jason Paul, 1986-1988, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, 5 feet south of marker for Alton Buckley

Buckley, Lou Lee, 1919-1985, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, 3 feet north of marker for Alton Buckley

Carver, Calvin C., 1956-2001, "Loving brother and uncle"; also temporary marker, Peoples Funeral Home, Dec.? 13, 1956-Mar 9?, 2001

Carver, Helen M., 1928-1978, "Mother" "Sons Calvin and Virgil W."

Cathey, Etta Harmon, Oct. 11, 1881-June 24, 1967

Doyle, Ruth P., 1925-1990
Doyle, Leon, 1920-1991, military marker as footstone "Pvt US Army World War II"; dates on military marker July 26, 1926-Mar 11, 1991

Ruth P. and Leon Doyle

 

Edwards, Laura Bell, Apr. 2, 1903-Sept. 23, 1965

Gooch, Eldean, Mar. 10, 1939-Jan. 16, 1988, Age 47, temporary marker, Peoples Funeral Home, 5 feet south of military marker for James Lee Belew

Harmon, Etta [see Cathey, Etta Harmon]

Hillyard, June Laverne, May 5, 1931-Jan. 15, 2002, "Loving wife and mother"

Kizer, Edward, Dec. 18, 1888-Jan. 12, 1949

Kizer, Emma, Sept. 10, 1902-Sept. 5, 1970
Kizer, Tom, Mar. 2, 1900-Dec. 15, 1988

Kizer, Estelle, d. June 15, 1985 Aged 87 Years, temporary marker, Peoples Funeral Home, 5 feet south of the military marker for Jessie Parker

Kizer, Glee Parker, 1926-1979

Kizer, Henry R., d. Dec. 2, 1971, Aged 91 Ys 7 Mo. 1 Day [not found in 2002; reported by Smith in 1995]

Kizer, Houston, d. Sept. 1, 2001, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, Jackson, Tennessee, 5 feet north of double marker for Emma and Tom Kizer

Kizer, Jess, 1889-1944

Kizer, Lewis H., 1921-1977, military marker "Tec4 US Army World War II"

Kizer, Lizie, d. July 28, 1951, Age 104 (homemade marker, dates buried) [date and age as reported by Smith in 1995]

Kizer, Luanne, 1893-19__ [adjacent to marker for Jess Kizer]

Kizer, Mary Helen, Jan. 5, 1925-Nov. 19, 1952

Kizer, Ollie B., Sept. 27, 1891-Feb. 611958

Laster, Ardesa, May 10, 1907-Oct. 6, 1964

Laster, Prestine [see Read?, Prestine Laster]

McKenney, Mary, 1858-1958, temporary marker, Brower, 3 yards north-northwest of marker for Louretta Taylor and 3 yards east of marker for Carrie Bomer

McKinney, Herman, June 1, 1923-Mar. 3, 1996, temporary marker (not original), Peoples Funeral Home, 6 feet south of marker for Wildon Bomer

McKinney, Raynell, Mrs., d. May 1975 Aged 77 Ys. temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, no good reference point, approx. 8 yards, 5 graves north of marker for Wildon Bomer

McKinney, Willie M., Mrs., d. Feb. 7, 1993, Aged 48 Ys 9 Mo. 21 Days, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, 3 yards south of marker for Wildon Bomer

Menzies, Michael A., 1968-1990

Montague, Ethel, 1900-1970

Montague, Jessie, d. Jan. 30, 2001, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, Jackson, TN

Neely, Lila Harret, Mar. 18, 1892-Jan. 8, 1973; also temporary marker, Mrs. Lelar Neely

Neely, Stanley, 1948-1970

Neely, Wade, 1890-1957

Parker, Addie M., Dec. 27, 1883-Oct. 19, 1962, "Mother" footstone

Parker, Bufford, July 23, 1918-Apr. 17, 1938

Parker, C. C., Aug. 12, 1870-Nov. 15, 1964

Parker, Charles G., Aug. 1, 1934-May 10, 1935 [replacement]

Parker, Cola, July 5, 1882-____ [adjacent to marker for C. C. Parker; ground disturbance suggests she is buried here]

Parker, Cornelious, Nov. 30, 1931-July 30, 1979

Parker, Dee Autry, Sept. 25, 1905-June 26, 1957, "Father" footstone

Parker, Ernest O'Neal, May 14, 1933-June 5, 1993

Parker, Gene, June 15, 1889-May 6, 1967, military marker "Tennessee Pvt US Army World War I"

Parker, George T., 1896-1985, temporary marker, Williams Funeral Home, 4 yards east of marker for W. J. Wilson

Parker, Grace, 1907-1977; also temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, d. Feb. 7, 1977, Age 69 Yrs. 10 Mos. 10 Days

Parker, Hobert W., Nov. 10, 1902-Oct. 14, 1978, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary

Parker, Jalen T., d. Jan. 20, 1995; also temporary marker, Peoples Funeral Home, 1995-1995

Parker, James H., 1916-1975, "Brother" footstone; also temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, James Howard Parker, d. Jan. 27, 1975, Aged 58 Years 4 Months 10 Days

Parker, James Paul, Oct. 11, 1926-July 19, 1972

Parker, Jessie, June 5, 1896-Oct. 10, 1952, military marker, "Tennessee Cook Co 1 804 Inf World War I" (improperly mounted, dates buried) [dates reported by Smith in 1995]

Parker, Julie L., 1893-1972
Parker, Robert W., 1901-____ [not found in 2002; reported by Smith in 1995]

Parker, Laem, Mar. 9, 1891-June 28, 1959, military marker, "Tennessee Pvt Co A 806 Inf World War I"

Parker, Lillian Watson, June 6, 1901-____; also temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, Jackson, Tennessee, d. Dec. 14, 1993

Parker, Louise, Apr. 25, 1907-Jan. 31, 1989, "Wife" footstone
Parker, George Lee, Feb. 22, 1914-July 3, 1987

Parker, Mildred Rose, Mar. 18, 1934-Sept. 26, 2000, "Loving sister"

Parker, Ollie L., 1893-1972, "Brother" footstone; also military marker as footstone "Ollie Lee Parker" "Tennessee Wagoner Sup Co 804 Pioneer Inf World War I"; dates on military marker Dec. 22, 1892-Mar 2, 1972
Parker, Hobert W., 1901-____ [ground disturbance suggests he is buried here]

Parker, Payton Thomas "Hammer," Sept. 7, 1989-Dec. 24, 1998

Parker, Ruby J., 1940-1978

Parker, Stella Mary, May 15, 1905-Mar. 1, 1989

Parker, Thomas Albert, Sept. 3, 1945-Aug. 10, 1988 [not found in 2002; reported by Smith in 1995]

Parker, Tommy Leroy, Aug. 23, 1932-Nov. 6, 1960, military marker "Tennessee Cpl Corps of Engineers Korea"

Parker, Treva [see White, Treva E.]

Parker, Willie Lee, Mr., d. Aug. 25, 1977 Aged 41 Ys 6 M. 24 Days, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, 4 feet north of marker for Ernest O'Neal Parker

Pearson, James, Jan. 26, 1928-May 19, 1997, military marker "US Army Korea"

Pegue, Eddie, June 16, 1901-Mar. 30, 1959

Pettigrew, Curry, 1915-1971, out-of-place temporary marker

Pettigrew, John, 1960-1960, temporary marker, 3 feet north of marker for Cornelious Parker

Pettigrew, Shirley, 1960-1960, temporary marker, 2 feet north of marker for Cornelious Parker

Phelps, Malissa, d. Sept. 2, 1969, Aged 0 Years 0 Months 0 Days, "Infant," temporary marker, Parham Mortuary

Presson?, __ur__es, d. June 16, 1923, Age 13 Yrs., temporary marker, 3 yards east-southeast of marker for George Thomas [this appears to be an original temporary marker, 80 years old!]

Phelps, Ray Willard, Jr., Jan. 9, 1948-Oct. 10, 1968, "Pvt." "Marine"; military marker as footstone "Tennessee PFC 1 Cag 111 MAF FMT Pac Vietnam PH & GS"

Ray Willard Phelps, Jr.

 

Read?, Prestine Laster, Mrs., d. Jan. 18, 1967, Aged 38 Yrs. 5 Mos. 12 Days, temporary marker, parham Mortuary, 4 feet south of marker for Ardessa Laster

Sanders, Florence, Mrs., Jan. 1, 1909-Feb. 7, 1970 (homemade)

Stanford, William E., July 9, 1891-Aug. 24, 1971, military marker "Tennessee Pvt US Army World War II"

Taylor, A. P., Aug. 1, 1904-June 5, 1933

Taylor, Frank, Jr., Nov. 30, 1933-Jul. 16, 1990, military marker "Sp3 US Army Korea"

Taylor, Loureta, 1900-1962, "Mother" footstone

Taylor, Mary, Mrs., 1912-1980, temporary marker, 3 yards 2 graves south of marker for Marine Taylor Williams

Taylor, Pencetitia, Aug. 24, 1967-Aug. 24, 1967
Taylor, Henrietta, Aug. 24, 1967-Aug. 24, 1967

Thomas, Blondell, 1942-1972, "Wife and children"

Thomas, George, d. Nov. 7, 1939, Age 42 (homemade, broken)

Thomas, Lovell, May 15, 1935-June 5, 1966, military marker "Tennessee PFC US Army Korea"

Thomas, P. C., d. Dec. 27, 1936-July 9, 1968, "From his children"

Timberlake, Edward, Mar 21, 1921-Jan. 21, 1979, military marker "SF US Navy World War II"

Timberlake, Eff, 1862-1939
Timberlake, Laura, 1866-19__

Watson, Ida, 1877-Feb. 25, 1956 (homemade)

Watson, Irene, Dec 25, 1895-Jan. 19, 1972
Watson, Algie, May 9, 1891-Dec. 26, 1969

Watson, Lillian [see Parker, Lilian Watson]

Watson, Maxeff, May 7, 1912-Sept. 11, 1973

Watson, Mayrene, Nov. 30, 1915-Jan. 22, 1931

Westbrook, Mandy,1860-1957 (homemade); also temporary marker still readable in 2002!, d. Oct. 2, 1957, Aged 74 Years 11 Months 21 Days

White, Treva E., 1908-2001; also temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home, Jackson, TN, Mrs. Treva Parker White, Nov. 26, 1908-Nov. 22, 2001
White, Wesley, 1903-1980; also temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, d. Nov. 6, 1980, Aged 77 Years 5 Months 3 Days

Williams, Caroline, Mrs., d. Died Nov. 3, 1977, Aged 93 Ys 11 Mo. 18 Days, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, 6 yards southeast of marker for George Thomas

Williams, Clyde, Mar. 15, 1915-Jan. 13, 1997
Williams, Excell, Dec. 8, 1911-Jan. 15, 1951

Williams, F. C., 1937-1985

Williams, Floyd, 1919-19__ [not found in 2002; reported by Smith as "broken" in 1995]

Williams, Ivory, 1903-1984

Williams, Katie Mae, 1906-1976 [adjacent to marker for Ivory Williams]

Williams, Marine Taylor, April 17, 1917-June 7, 1974

Williams, Nathaniel, 1922-1976, military marker "US Army World War II"

Williams, Vurnes, d. June 6, 1923 Aged 13 Years, temporary marker, 8 feet east-southeast of marker for George Thomas

Williams, Willie, Mrs., 1894-1977, temporary marker, 4 yards west of marker for Katie Mae Williams

Wilson, Connie, Apr. 5, 1896-Dec. 13, 1929, "Son of K. and A. Wilson"

Wilson, Fleetwood, 1903-1936 [replacement]

Wilson, L. W., Jan. 21, 1870-May 28, 1965
Wilson, Rebecca Elvira, Mar. 13, 1872-Ju1y 24, 1964, "His wife"

Wilson, W. J., Jan. 2, 1874-Aug. 7, 1931

 

Unidentifiable

Loyd W_____, 1909-????, temporary marker about 4 yards west of marker for Ivory Williams

 

Burials Known from Death Certificates (reported by Smith)

Kizer, Amanda, d. Oct. 17, 1922, Aged 61. Father: Ned Barnhill

Kizer, Peter, d. Died Feb. 8, 1920, Aged About 63 Years. Father: Daniel Kizer

 

Additional Burials Known from Funeral Programs

Bomer, C. H., Mr., 1877-1963

McKinney, Herman, June 16, 1924-Mar. 3, 1996

Stanford, Hattie, Mar. 5, 1896-Mar. 6, 1983

Wilson, Floyd, May 4, 1911-Oct. 4, 1997

 

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