Tombstone Inscriptions from Black CemeteriesCompiled by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
in Henderson County, Tennessee
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1995
BEECH RIVER CEMETERY
Located about 2.9 miles north of Lexington, Tennessee on the Old Huntingdon Highway from its juncture in that town with Highway 20; situated on the west side of this road, nearly opposite the New Beech River Cemetery. A black-white cemetery. The black section is on the east side of the cemetery.
MARY, wife of L. F. WATSON
June 18, 1871-May 17, 1922
She died as she lived a Christian
J. H. PARKER
October 1, 1882-Jan. 25, 1923
Husband and Father that provided well for his household. (a broken stone)
HERMON J., son of F. A. & E. B. YOUNG
July 2, 1902-Jan. 9, 1920
Age 17 yrs. 6 mos. 7 days
Gone but not forgotten
C. W., son of J. H. & A. M. PARKER
Died June 26, 1912 Aged 2 yrs. 11 mos.
21 days Sleep on sweet babe and take
thy rest. God called thee home.
(Henderson County death records reveal that CLIDE PARKER, son of Jim H. and Addie Parker died Dec. 2, 1920, aged 6 mos. 10 days. Buried here.)
Died Oct. 25, 1918
Progress Temple 717
LEON, son of -Edward & Essie TIMERLAKE
March 27, 1927-Apr. 11, 1927
Darling we miss thee
DAISY, dau. of H. & H. D. TIMERLAKE
Died June 27, 1906 Aged 4 mos. 3 days.
Sleep on sweet babe & take thy rest. God called thee home. He thought it best.
C. C., son of L. M. & L. M. PARKER
Born Oct. l, 1892
Died May 30, 1919
(Parents' initials given as on tombstone)
HETTIE, wife of H. G. TIMBERLAKE
Born Jan. 1, 1888
Died June 28, 1925
Prepare to meet me in heaven
1883-1967 In Loving Memory
JOHN, husband of Harriet TIMBERLAKE
June 14, 1844-July 2, 1904
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