Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries
in Henderson County, Tennessee

Compiled by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1995

SEATS CHAPEL CEMETERY

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Located in extreme north Henderson County; about 6.9 miles west of the juncture of Highway 22 and Rock Springs Road at Parker's Crossroads via Rock Springs, Rue Hamner and Pearson Roads; being situated on the northwest side of Pearson Road behind the Seats Chapel Holiness Church. Funeral home markers are missing their information panels at numerous graves here.

__. R. PEARSON
Died Feb. 11, 1980
11 mo. 14 days

ERIN WILLIAMS
Feb. 3, 1893-Aug. 25, 1962

TILMAN KIRBY
1858-1948

EMMA WILLIAMS, Mother
1897-1958
In Loving Memory

GLEN ALVIN BUCKLEY
Tennessee PVT 4 Us Army Vietnam
Feb. 27, 1951-March 26, 1972

ESTES WILLIAMS
Aug. 12, 1884-June 18, 1962

Double tombstone:
FLOSSIE CHAPPLE
Dec. 6, 1904-
ERNER CHAPPLE
June 11, 1900-June 15, 1956

WILSON WILLIAMS
Tennessee PVT 804 Pioneer Inf. World War I
Aug. 15, 1887-May 16, 1954

GREEN BUCKLEY
1898-1959

CARL ERNEST SEATS, Our Son
1919-1946

 

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DAISY MAE BARDWELL 1912-1988
Parham Mortuary Marker

MAMIE HUGHES
Sept. 15, 1890-Sept. 20, 1968

ELEXZILLA (?) HART
Died Oct. 30, 1969
Parham Mortuary Marker

RAY V. NESBY
US Navy Vietnam
Aug. 7, 1950-Feb. 5, 1977

INFANT SEATS
Died Aug. 1, 1983
0 years 0 mo. 0 days

Double tombstone:
VIRGINIA DOUGLAS
Apr. 20, 1924-
WARD DOUGLAS
June 9, 1919-Nov. 29, 1990
Married 1946

WILLIAM H. DOUGLAS 1924-1995
Parham Mortuary Marker

BENJAMIN HARRISON DOUGLAS
Died Jan. 13, 1973 Aged 86 years mo 24 days
funeral home marker

MAY FRANCES BUCKLEY
Feb. 5, 1936-Feb. 27, 1994
In thee, Jesus, I put my trust

Mr. WARNIE WILLIAMS
Died April 21, 1972 Aged 68 years 28 days
Parham Mort. Marker

Double tombstone:
LOLA MAE WHITE 1919-
CARL MACK WHITE 1913-1993
Together Forever

CECIL KIRBY
Sept. 5, 1902-Aug. 28, 1990
Love lives on

Mr. WILLIE THOMAS
Died Oct. 3, 1971 Aged 85 years 5 mo. days
Parham Mortuary Marker

ANTHONY SIMMONS 1986 6 mo.
Parham Mortuary Marker

A. G. NESBY
PFC 1698 Engr. , World War II
June 5, 1917-Aug. 10, 1954

Double tombstone:
ERNEST SEATS 1898-
REBECCA SEATS 1901-1957

Double tombstone:
MARY DOUGLAS
July 3, 1900-Feb. 16, 1974
POMP R. DOUGLAS
Dec. 25 , 1896-Oct 8 , 1968

Double tombstone:
MARTHA LEE SEATS 1933-1978
CALVIN LEON SEATS 1928-
In Godís Care

Double tombstone:
LUE W. SEATS
Feb. 19, 1923-
ELIZABETH SEATS
Nov. 1, 1923-June 27, 1986
married Aug. 22, 1942

EDWARD DOUGLAS
PFC US Army World War II
Jun. 9, 1919-Nov. 29, 1990

Mrs . LORAINE CHAPPEL
Died Feb. 27, 1971 Aged 38 years 6 mo. 27 days
Parham Mortuary Marker

PHILLIP WAYNE STRAYHORN
1963-1989 Parham Mortuary Marker

Double tombstone:
ADELL WILLIAMS 1921-
ELRY WILLIAMS 1921-1976

HOBERT R. WILLIAMS
Jan. 27, 1944-Aug. 10, 1972

ARZO FLAKES 1938-1969

Double tombstone:
CHARLIE A. WILLIAMS 1895-1980
VALLIE R. WILLIAMS 1908-
In Loving Memory

CARL FLAKES 1992

Mrs. ROXIE KIRBY FLAKES 1898-7-12-1990

WILLIE THOMAS
Died Aug. 19, 1960 Age 21
funeral home marker

ELLA CHAPPLE + 1957

Mr. ALVIN THOMAS
1936-1978 Parham Mortuary Marker

 

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Those names and dates listed in the first volume of the HENDERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS (1976) that the present compiler could not find in this cemetery:

page 109:
Mrs. M. SEATS
Mrs. VIOLA BUCKLEY, died Jan. 9, 1972, aged 79 years
HART INFANT
LARRY PEARSON
WALTER GENE PEARSON, died Mar. 18, 1974, aged 18 years 8 mo. 26 days

 

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