Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries
in Henderson County, Tennessee

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

(Page 44)


Located in north Henderson County about 1.8 miles west of Highway 22 via Strayleaf Road. Situated on north side of a field road about 420 feet south of Strayleaf Road. Numerous unmarked graves here.

Died May 27, 1926 Aged 23
Pafford Fun. Home Marker

85 Yrs. & 27 Days
Gone but not forgotten
(Pafford Fun. Home Marker at site:
JAMES HENDERSON died August 29, 1924, Age 85 yrs.)


Death certificate of the following indicates his burial here:
HORACE WHITE, died Oct. 18, 1914, aged about 80 years

PAFFORD FUNERAL HOME has extant records from May 1927. For many years previously and afterwards this mortuary buried blacks in Henderson County along with a now-defunct mortuary, Wright Funeral Home. Several Pafford Funeral Home markers are to be seen at black graves around the county.


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