MAZIES CHAPEL CEMETERY

Mazies Chapel Cemetery, April 1998

 

            This cemetery is located at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church northeast of Lexington and just outside the boundary of Natchez Trace State Park. The cemetery was established in the 1920s.

            The cemetery has fallen victim to a fad for grave decoration. Many graves are decorated with labor-intensive, hard-to-maintain raised beds, raised borders, and decorative garden gravel or white sand covers. Sadly, many graves without permanent markers are highly decorated.

            This cemetery was recorded April 17, 1998 and was checked and updated February 4, 2002.

            Jerry Johnson recorded the cemetery circa 1976. His record appears in Henderson County, Tennessee Cemetery Inscriptions (Memphis: R. H. Harris, 1976), pp. 207-208. This is referred to as "Johnson" in the notes below

 

Anderson, Douglas, Dec. 23, 1933-____, "Father"

Anderson, Marie, Feb. 28, 1933-____"Mother"

Anderson, Selma, Apr. 25, 1900-Dec. 21, 1966, "Grandmother"

Anderson, Wesley, Feb. 5, 1961-June 14, 1961, "Son"

Ballard, Carl Daniel, May 17, 1944-Nov. 2, 1956

Ballard, Gary W., July 14, 1948-May 1, 1997

Ballard, Nellie W., Sept. 6, 1923-____

Barrells, Mae Helen Woods, Apr. 30, 1941-Aug. 1, 1998, "Beloved wife and mother" "Wed Oct. 18, 1974" [only name on double marker]

Brewer, Tamara Lynn, Dec. 4, 1995-Dec. 8, 1995

Britt, Jean, Apr. 26, 1940-Nov. 17, 1990

Britt, Judy K., Nov. 4, 1958-Jan. 31, 1998, "Wife" footstone; also temporary marker, Pafford Funeral Home, "Judy Kay Britt"
Britt, Billy Allen, May 13, 1942-____, Unplaced "husband" footstone, "Married May 15, 1975" "Our sons: Keith, Bradley, Scotty"

Britt, Keith Allen, Dec. 15, 1975-Dec. 16, 1975

Burton, Dorothy E., 1916-1986
Burton, Lydie B., 1917-1999

Burton, L. V., Nov. 1, 1923-____
Burton, Evelyn M., Sept. 19, 1923-Jan. 18, 1998, "Married Dec. 24, 1946" "Our children Sue Ann/James/Nona"

Carnley, Jerry Jr., Mar. 8, 1951-____
Carnley, Sara Jane, May 29, 1970-May 29, 1999, "Mother" footstone

Cozart, Troy Matthew, Feb. 14, 1964-July 10, 1993, "We miss you Sharen-Carolyn-Tracey-Marty-Tim"

Davis, Elizabeth (Lib), Oct. 23, 1953-____
Davis, Larry B., Sept. 25, 1946-May 28, 1999

Edwards, Evelyn Wood, Sept. 16, 1924-____, unplaced "Mother" footstone [Eastern Star symbol]
Edwards, Grady B., Mar. 13, 1922-Jan. 21, 1985, "Father" footstone, also military marker as footstone "SSgt US Army World War II"; "Our children Carol, Maggie, Wayne, Martha";

Ellis, Michael, Feb. 2, 1959-Feb. 23, 1992, "Son 'Mike' Brother"

Evans, James R., 1928-____
Evans, Aline, 1928-1993

Fenner, Lou Ann Maness, d. Sept. 1, 1973, "Aged 45 yrs. 6 mos." [not found in 1998 or 2002; reported in Johnson; compare Lou Ann French]

Fessmire, David, Jan. 28, 1957-Feb. 5, 1957

Fessmire, Lucille W., Apr. 27, 1928-Mar. 8, 1993
Fessmire, Clyde J., May 22, 1925-Nov. 15, 1987, military marker as footstone "PFC US Army World War II"; "Married July 13, 1946"

Fisher, Mary M., May 22, 1919-Nov. 22, 1981

French, Lou Ann, 1927-1972, temporary marker, Pafford Funeral Home, 8 feet west-southwest of double marker for L. V. and Evelyn M. Burton"

Frizzell, Rex Rayburn, June 22, 1935-July 16, 1998, military marker "SP3 US Army Korea"

Garvey, Mae M., Mar. 29, 1913-Sept. 21, 1986
Garvey, George W., Feb. 7, 1904-Jan. 12, 1981

Grimsley, Albert, 1909-1978, "Dad" footstone, "Grandpa" artificial flower arrangement
Grimsley, Teller, 1904-1978, "Grandma" artificial flower arrangement

Hale, Anthony Dewayne, Dec. 24, 1964-Dec. 29, 1964

Hayes, J. E., Oct. 27, 1939-Sept. 6, 1997

Hays, Dewey S., 1903-1974 [as reported by Johnson: Dewey Hayes, Died Sept. 10, 1974, Aged 70 yrs., 8 mos., 19 das.]

Hays, Lennie M., Sept. 20, 1906-Aug. 24, 1900, "Mom" footstone
Hays, Jim E., Aug. 15, 1902-Mar. 3, 1979, "dad" footstone, "Married Jan. 18, 1921"

Holmes, Arbazine W., July 8, 1929-Sept. 14, 1998
Holmes, John E., Apr. 26, 1938-____, "Married Nov. 7, 1975"

Horton, Joyce Ann, 1949-1969, temporary marker, Pafford Funeral Home, 7 feet west of double marker for L. V. and Evelyn M. Burton"

Jowers, Charles Edward, July 11, 1933-June 11, 1956

Jowers, Dorothy, Jan. 16, 1928-June 7, 1991
Jowers, Loyd, Nov. 20, 1926-May 20, 2000
Jowers, Shirley, June 22, 1945-____

Jowers, Earl, 190501990, "Father" footstone
Jowers, Estes, 1907-1975, "Mother" footstone, "Married 10-20-1928"

Jowers, Levie Jane, 1903-1978
Jowers, D. C. (Doc), 1897-1958

Jowers, Vader B., 1924-1925 [replacement]

King, Bryan Michael, Oct. 28, 1983-Sept. 23, 1997, "Beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend" "Son of Donald Lee and Cynthia Wood King" [carved race car with "94"]; "Little Fish" footstone

Maness, Addie R., Jan. 17, 1879-May 10, 1969
Maness, William A., Jan. 6, 1869-Nov. 1, 1949

Maness, Betty Elizabeth, Feb. 15, 1937-Mar. 7, 1937

Maness, Frances [see Roberts, Frances Maness]

Maness, James Ellis, 1935-1973, "Daddy" footstone

Maness, Jessie M., Feb. 10, 1900-Oct. 10, 1966, "Father" footstone

Maness, John C., 1876-1922, "Husband" [replacement]

Maness, John L., no dates, "Son of John C. & Mary Ellen" [replacement; adult-size grave]

Maness, John Paul, 1942-1985, temporary marker, 1 yard south of marker for Paul Doyle Maness

Maness, Lee Madison, 1930-1989, temporary marker, 7 feet west of marker for Marshall Leon Maness

Maness, Lou Ann [see Fenner, Lou Ann Maness]

Maness, Mary Ellen, 1880-1940, "Wife" [replacement]

Moody, Addie M., Oct. 30, 1930-____
Moody, Richard Aug. 21, 1921-Dec. 1, 1987, "Daddy" footstone

Moody, Marshall Leon, 1957-1964

Moody, Randy Elvis, Apr. 11, 1961-Apr. 15, 1961

Moore, Mae H., Oct. 2, 1937-____
Moore, Ray, Aug. 16, 1944-____, "Married Mar. 11, 1969" "Children Danny, carolyn, Deborah, Judy, Vickey, Nancy, Susan"

Parker, Cynthia Marie, May 16, 1963-Nov. 21, 1963, "Dau. of Mr.-Mrs. J. D. Parker"

Peterson, Evelyn Muriel, July 9, 1924-Oct. 9, 1997

Peterson, Quentin Howard, 1915-1980, military marker "PFC US Army World War II"

Renfroe, Ann Taylor, 1847-1929 [replacement]

Roberts, Carlos Dwayne, 1986, "Son of Willie & Virginia Roberts"

Roberts, Carter, no dates, "In memory of Carter Roberts"

Roberts, Deborah Kay, Nov. 1, 1955-Jan. 2, 1956

Roberts, Frances Maness, 1899-1963
Roberts, Lee E., 1897-1966

Roberts, Ludie, no dates, "In memory of Ludie Roberts"

Roberts, Neva Ann, Dec. 3, 1926-Jan. 21, 1928

Roberts, P. A., d. Aug. 9, 1925, "Aged 48 ys" "Wife of S. V. Roberts"
Roberts, S. V., Jan. 4, 1876-Mar. 26, 1950, "Husband of P. A. Roberts"

Roberts, Paul Doyle, Oct. 27, 1974-Dec. 24, 1974

Roberts, Paul Edward, Oct. 19, 1941-May 4, 1974

Roberts, Paul Ray, Jan. 12, 1930-Sept. 29, 1967

Roberts, Paula Jean, Oct. 9, 1965-Mar. 6, 1966

Roberts, Ruby, 1907-1984 [artificial flower arrangement spelling "Mom"]
Roberts, Jack E., 1907-1966 [artificial flower arrangement spelling "Dad"]

Roberts, Willie Fay, 1932-____
Roberts, Virginia, 1932-____

Rosson, Mayrene E., 1939-1978, "Mama"

Sallie Ann, 1887-1955
Clayton, 1896-1965

Scott, Ricky, May 2, 1952-Mar. 3, 1973, "Son" [probably of Marie Anderson]

Settlers, Albert, d. 1968, temporary marker, 3 yards east of the Dorothy Jowers position on the triple marker for Dorothy, Loyd and Shirley Jowers

Stegall, Delver Jack, June 5, 1940-____

Stegall, E. R., 1886-1962 [not found in 1998; from Johnson]

Stegall, Elmer L., 1935-1982, "Brother Bill"

Stegall, Jecovie, Mar. 28, 1934-Mar. 28, 1934 [replacement]

Stegall, Nadine, Apr. 9, 1939-Apr. 9, 1939 [replacement]

Stegall, Nellie Gray, Feb. 16, 1943-____

Stegall, Verdie M., 1905-____ [artificial flowers spelling "Mom"]
Stegall, Robert E., 1885-1962 [artificial flowers spelling "Dad"]

Tate, Ardie Bell, 1902-1981, temporary marker, second grave south of marker for Curtis Tate, Jr.

Tate, Curtis, 1933-1994, temporary marker, 4 feet north of marker for Curtis Tate Jr.

Tate, Curtis, Jr., Feb. 21, 1968-Mar. 22, 1968

Tate, Jesse C., 1925-1994, temporary marker, first grave south of marker for Curtis Tate, Jr.

Tate, Katherine, 1927-1927, temporary marker, fifth grave south of marker for Curtis Tate, Jr.

Tate, Leva Jane, 1966-1998, temporary marker, Pafford Funeral Home, 9 feet north of marker for Curtis Tate Jr.

Tate, Pauline, 1920-1935, temporary marker, fourth grave south of marker for Curtis Tate, Jr.

Tate, Thomas Albert, 1935-1936, temporary marker, sixth grave south of marker for Curtis Tate, Jr.

Taylor, Ann [see Renfroe, Ann Taylor]

White, Cynthia Sue, Feb. 13, 1962-Oct. 26, 1995, "Children: Nicole, Derrick, John, Danielle"

William Robert, 1897-1941, temporary marker, third grave south of marker for Curtis Tate, Jr.

Williams, Jewell E., Aug. 14, 1937-July 3, 1998

Wood, Bettie R., 1902-1926

Wood, Cleva Ann, Mar. 25, 1925-____
Wood, Evert Ernest, Mar. 10, 1921-Nov. 23, 1979, military marker as footstone "SC3 US Navy World War II" "Married Apr. 20, 1946" "Our children Leon, Shirley"

Wood, Debra Jane, Nov. 28, 1967-Sept. 13, 1997, "My children Tabitha Ricky Jeremy Latocha" "Brothers Larry Timothy Terry" "A sister Paula"

Wood, Dennis Ray, Apr. 10, 1928-Aug. 24, 1986, "Father of Wallace and Val" "In memory of his life's dedication to sports"; military marker as footstone "US Air Force Korea"

Wood, Dossie D., Mar. 20, 1934-Apr. 4, 1998, military marker as footstone "PFC US Army"

Wood, Earlie V., Nov. 29, 1904-Oct. 25, 1976, "Mother" footstone
Wood, Henry L., Dec. 18, 1900-Sept. 11, 1975, "Father' footstoneMarried Apr. 15, 1920 [Masonic symbol]

Wood, Ethel, 1909-____ [ground disturbance indicates she is buried here]

Wood, Evagean, 1904-1963, "Mama" footstone
Wood, Chester T., 1902-1971, "Daddy" footstone, "Married Sept. 2, 1919

Wood, Evelyn [see Edwards, Evelyn Wood]

Wood, Glennon, J., Sr., Aug. 19, 1836-Dec. 15, 2000
Wood, Shirley Fay, Mar. 19, 1940-Mar. 28, 1989

Wood, Hettie R., 1902-1926 [replacement]

Wood, James L., 1932-2001, temporary marker, Reed's Chapel, 5 feet south of marker for Dossie D. Wood

Wood, John Henry, Aug. 5, 1938-Feb. 8, 1976, "Daddy" footstone, "My children Ricky, Pam, Freda, Shaunda"

Wood, John Paul, May 7, 1928-Oct. 23, 1982, "Father" "My children Phirgia, Betty, Johnny"; military marker as footstone "SSgt US Army Korea Vietnam"

Wood, Larry J., Apr. 17, 1964-Jan. 26, 1995

Wood, Lou Annie, May 10, 1914-Jan. 25, 1997, "Mother"

Wood, Lou Delia, 1912-1991, "Mother" footstone
Wood, Oscar Lee, 1905-1973, "Father" footstone

Wood, Louise, 1936-____, unplaced "Mother" footstone
Wood, Huston, 1929-1985, "Father" footstone, "Our children Stephen, Leisa, Kenneth, Timothy"

Wood, Madge, Dec. 15, 1930-July 25, 1991, "Mother" footstone
Wood, Roby C., Sept. 14, 1931-____, unplaced "Father" footstone, "Wed Nov. 2, 1952"

Wood, Sarah Jane, 1886-1972
Wood, Jack, 1876-1957 [death date for Sarah in Johnson: Feb. 2, 1972]

Wood, Shea Jansen, Nov. 21, 1977-Sept. 23, 1996, "Mooch" footstone

Wood, Stephen C., Mar. 1, 1959-Mar. 23, 1985

Wood, Vicki Suzette, Jan. 3, 1960-Jan. 27, 1976

Wood, Willie B., July 27, 1929-Dec. 5, 1999, "My children Brenda Kay Sandra Beverly"

Wood, Wilma Kay, 1950-1986

Woods, Abraham L., Aug. 16, 1888-Feb. 10, 1949, military marker "Tennessee Pvt 46 Infantry 9 Div World War I"

Woods, Brenda Kay, Oct. 11, 1943-____, unplaced "Mother" footstone
Woods, W. Hugh, Feb. 5, 1943-May 3, 2000, "Daddy" footstone, "Married May 11, 1963" "Our children Ronald H. and Brian C."

Woods, Helen Mae [see Barrells, Helen Mae Woods]

Woods, Joy H., Dec. 12, 1927-Jan. 5, 1986
Woods, Connie V., Feb. 27, 1926-Jan. 27, 1982, military marker as footstone "PFC US Army World War II"

 

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