Phelps Cemetery is a small, mixed-race cemetery on the east side of Brown School Road, a few hundred yards south of Middlefork Creek. Black burials are in the eastern half of the cemetery. White burials lie in a single row on the western side of the cemetery. The markers for the white Phelps family all are similar and appear to have been erected at the same time in the early 20th century. There are 5 or 6 temporary marker plates with no information.
David Donahue recorded Phelps Cemetery March 28, 2004. Cratis Wadley recorded Phelps Cemetery in 1976. His record appears in Henderson County, Tennessee Cemetery Inscriptions (R. H. Harris, Memphis, 1976), Vol. II, p. 382. Jonathan K. T. Smith recorded black burials at Phelps Cemetery in 1995. The cemetery appears in his Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Henderson County, Tennessee.
Davis, Alberta P. Davis, Mrs., d. Sept. 2, 1983, Aged 55 Years, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home [not found in 2004; reported by Smith in 1995]
Holliday, Larnell, Mr., d. Dec. 25, 1977, Aged 26, temporary marker, "Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home [not found in 2004; reported by Smith in 1995]
Holliday, Vonlee, Mrs., d. Sept. 3, 1980, Aged 65 Years, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, 4 yards west-southwest of homemade marker for Wm. R. Phelps
Phelps, Arlee, no dates [not found in 2004; listed by Wadley as "unmarked grave"]
Phelps, B. F., July 13, 1873-Oct. 15, 1923
Phelps, Ella K., May 6, 1874-Mar. 12, 1954 (dated buried) [dates as reported by Smith]
[In 1976 Cratis Wadley seems to have recorded temporary markers for this couple. He lists B. F. Phelps as Ben Phelps. Smith recorded the present double marker for B. F. and Ella K. but noted that on his death certificate B. F. is Benjamin Franklin Phelps.]
Phelps, Bertha, Mrs., d. May 6, 1980, Aged 70, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home [not found in 2004; reported by Smith in 1995
Phelps, Mattie, Mrs., d. June 1, 1976, Aged 79 Years 6 Months, temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, 5 yards north of homemade marker for Wm. R. Phelps
Phelps, Odell, Aug. 20, 1912-April 2, 1960, military marker "Tennessee Pvt US Army World War II"
Phelps, Thomas, June 18, 1903-Oct. 13, 1967 (homemade)
Phelps, Wm. R., July 25, 1875-July 31, 1970 (homemade)
Phelps, Amanda M., Aug. 3, 1843-Feb. 11, 1912
Phelps, E. F., Nov. 22, 1810-July 7, 1884 (broken)
Phelps, F. F., Jan. 1, 1798-June 26, 1864
Phelps, Marie A., Apr. 3, 1811-Aug. 11, 1854, "Consort of F. F. Phelps" (fallen)
Phelps, Mildred I., July 31, 1852-Sept. 22, 1910, "Dau. of F. F. & M. A. Phelps"
Phelps, Mollie A., Jan. 1, 1841-Oct. 7, 1913
Phelps, Sarah F., Aug. 28, 1849-Oct. 19, 1864 [there is an older marker for Sarah F. Phelps, upright but with its dates buried, near the southeast corner of the cemetery]
Phelps, T. J., Sept. 22, 1850-July 27, 1924
Phelps, W. A., Sept. 17, 1851-Nov. 20, 1928
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