TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS FROM BLACK CEMETERIES IN MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, compiled by Jonathan K. T. Smith

COPYRIGHT, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1995

Special thanks go to Jonathan K. T. Smith for his work to preserve and share this information about black cemeteries in Madison County and for giving permission to convert this work to web pages.

WALNUT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY

Located about 4Ĺ miles northwest from Jackson, Tennessee via U.S. Highway 70, Fiberglass Road and Lower Brownsville Road. Church and cemetery are situated on the south side of Lower Brownsville Road.

 

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DOROTHY H. CHISM, Apr. 28, 1951-Dec. 12, 1951

VIRGINIA HUNT, Died Nov. 10, 1948

LILLIE MAE TUTT, Apr. 22, 1918-July 5, 1947

HANNAH D. COBB, Mother, 1862-1939, At Rest

WILLIE COBB, Brother, 1905-Apr. 8, 1946, At Rest

ROBBIE DONALDSON, June 16, 1917-Mar. 7, 1953

1 stone: ELIZABETH CAWELL, June 23, 1920- Oct. 24, 1948 (north side)\JAMES CUNNINGHAM, Apr. 5, 1922-Apr. 23, 1945 (west side)\CORNELIA CUNNINGHAM, Apr. 8, 1925-May 24, 1945 (south side)

VIRGINIA BRINKLEY, 1897-July 9, 1942

J. T. NORTHERN, June 3, 1930-Nov. 12, 1947

SUSIE BROYLD (as inscribed), May 25, 1891-Feb. 27, 1954

EARL HILL, 1930-1948

Rev. W. C. CHISM, 1882-May 4, 1947

LOUIS DYSON, Dec. 20, 1878-Sept. 13, 1953 (Masonic Emblem)

MATTIE DONALDSON PEGUES, Mother, Feb. 23, 1878-Oct. 17, 1955, In Loving Memory

Double tombstone: ANNIE DONALDSON, Mar. 17, 1881-Mar. 27, 1961\RANDELL DONALDSON, May 1, 1878-Mar. 27, 1963, At Rest

RUFUS PEARSON, 9-29-83, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

JAMES M. DAVIS, Apr. 18, 1973-May 5, 1974

ALLIE B. WHITELAW, Brother, July 8, 1905-Jan. 11, 1974

MOSE MERRIWEATHER, 1842-1947

JOHN BRINKLEY, Feb. 22, 1890-Jan. 17, 1953

EARLINE WILSON, Mar. 23, 1922-Feb. 5, 1941, God bless our Father & Mother

ELVIA HENNING, Jan. 14, 1896-May 22, 1942

HARVIE DONALDSON, JR., Apr. 13, 1913-Nov. 26, 1949, Age 36

MINNIE LEE SNOWDEN, Nov. 18, 1923-July 6, 1947

MARY L. SNOWDEN, June 28, 1942-Nov. 17, 1954

MATTIE BANKHEAD, Jan. 16, 1905-July 12, 1945

DAN RHODES, Father, Dec. 25, 1877-Feb. 16, 1948, In Loving Memory

PURVIS WILSON, Tennessee (rest of armed services marker in the ground)

LOUISE DEBERRY, 1905-Nov. 10, 1951

SAM RAWLS, Mar. 15, 1902-Aug. 13, 1951

ALLENE GOOCH, Apr. 15, 1904-Mar. 18, 1952, In Loving Memory

ROBBIE DONALDSON, June 16, 1917-Mar. 7, 1953

RUTH REID, July 22, 1914-May 21, 1955

Double tombstone: JOHN W. MERRIWEATHER, Mar. 3, 1896-Apr. 19, 1964\OLA M. MERRIWEATHER, Aug. 17, 1896-Dec. 22, 1990

Double tombstone: ISAAC WM. NORTHERN, SR., Nov. 17, 1924-Aug. 6, 1989\EFFIE G. NORTHERN, Sept. 18, 1920-Nov. 6, 1985

WILLIAM DURHAM, Father, Nov. ll, 1886-May 9, 1964, In Loving Memory

 

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ELEANOR D. WATKINS, Feb. 18, 1942-Sept. 24, 1981

JAMES E. DAVIS, Oct. 2, 1920-Aug. 23, 1958, In Loving Memory

LORETTA CHISM, Oct. 31, 1953-May 28, 1958

Double tombstone: ALEX JORDAN, Apr. 25, 1886-Feb. 2, 1958

DAISY JORDAN, Mar. l, 1888-no death date

JULIA DENT, Dec. 22, 1881-Dec. 19, 1958

PEARLINE E. LEWIS, July 7, 1928-Nov. 17, 1975

MATTIE D. ESTES JONES, July 5, 1880-Dec. 16, 1970

JUSTIN MOTTON, Mar. 29, 1994-Aug. 16, 1994

HANNAH C. THEUS, Dec. 30, 1891-Nov. 21, 1962

ROSIA B. CUNNINGHAM, July 30, 1902-Jan. 20, 1985

JOHN H. POE, 1912-1992, Rest in Peace

Double tombstone: JOHN LOVE, July 14, 1899-Sept. 4, 1971\KATIE SUE LOVE, July 15, 1916-____

Mama LIZZIE LONG, Jan. 8, 1903-Nov. 13, 1972

MARGARET A. HOLDER, 1896-1976

LUM WOODARD, JR., Apr. 12, 1897-Nov. 17, 1976

M. B. WHITESIDE, May 24, 1900-May 30, 1968

LEONARD CLAY, Tennessee PFC 364 Engr. GS Regt. World War II, October 20, 1921-May 24, 1962

ALBERT ROSS, JR., Apr. 11, 1931-Mar. 19, 1964, Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God

LIZZIE MAE NEELY, 18951983, In memory of our Mama. Life after death with Christ.

JOHN A. COBB, Tennessee PVT 46 Co 158 Depot Brigade, World War I, November 28, 1896-August 28, 1960

PERNOLA JEAN LONG, July 23, 1959-Oct. 25, 1959

DELLA NEELY, Died Apr. 7, 1958

HANNAH COBB DURHAM, July 23, 1899-Nov. 19, 1977, I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

Rev. EUDELL LEWIS, 1907-1972 (personís picture on tombstone), In my Fatherís house are many mansions

AMANDY ROSS, Mother, 1897-1955

ELLA COBB TATE, Sept. 15, 1893-Jan. 23, 1962

DINAH MARTIN, no dates

GREEN W. CUNNINGHAM, Tennessee PVT US Army, World War I, November 13, 1894-July 30, 1973

Rev. WILLIE ROSS, Died Jan. 21, 1994 Age 94, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

SWINTER TATE, June 9, 1987, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

JOHN HARRIS, 1907-1974

ANNIE C. HARRIS, June 17, 1904-May 10, 1992, In Loving Memory

ROBERT BOND, JR., Aug. 17, 1907-Oct. 10, 1981, Our Beloved Husband and Father

BABY WHITESIDE, Sept. 11, 1992, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

ROOSEVELT T. WASHINGTON, Mar. 17, 1917-May 1, 1963

Double tombstone: WILLIE BELL ROSS, May 12, 1904-May 13, 1974\ALBERT ROSS, SR., Jan. 2, 1907-Jan. 16, 1968, Together we stand, divided we fall

 

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JOHN COLE, SR., Feb. 8, 1920-Oct. 30, 1994

LEANDREW BROWN RHODES, Feb. 17, 1908-Mar. 14, 1970

WILEY RHODES, PVT US Army, 1918-1976

Double tombstone: WILLIE AKINS, Sept. 4, 1910-July 1, 1985\CARRIE AKINS, Jan. 17, 1917-Apr. 21, 1986

JAMES E. MERRIWEATHER, US Army Air Corps, World War II, 1922-1992

Mr. CLARENCE ROBINSON, Died Sept. 30, 1986, Age 79, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

Mrs. BERNICE BROOKS RHODES, 7-4-1912-1-6-1990, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

RADIE MAE GREENHILL, 1920-1984

CAPE SPRINGFIELD, PVT US Army, World War I, March 3, 1896-October 18, 1967 (a fallen stone)

GEORGE GREENHILL, 1900-1970

ORA JACKSON, Jan. 17, 1993, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

ADDlE INGRAM REID, Mother, Jan. 6, 1888-Feb. 27, 1965, With Love

OTIS BRINKLEY, May 8, 1914-May 15, 1994, The Lord is my Shepherd

HENRY RHODES, TECS US Army, World War II, May 28, 1915-Jan. 30, 1989

WILLIE L. COBB, Jan. 6, 1942-Aug. 13, 1986, In Loving Memory

Rev. PETER NORTHERN, Father, Feb. 28, 1895-May 31, 1980, I am the True Vine

GREGORY LONG, Mar. 7, 1964-Mar. 7, 1964

JERRY GOLDEN, no dates

OLLIE J. MERRIWEATHER, Sept. 26, 1913-Feb. 18, 1975

LELA RHODES, Jan. 3, 1908-Nov. 28, 1970, In Loving Memory

CORNELIA B. RHODES, Apr. 5, 1882-Sept. 20, 19. 78

In Loving Memory of BEATRICE ROSS WASHINGTON, 4-4-1917-1-4-1983

SHEDRACH ROSS, SR., Nov. 29, 1917-July 27, 1984

ROBERTA L. WHITE, Oct. 21, 1905-June 5, 1978, In Loving Memory

CLEMENTINE WIDE, Feb. 20, 1932-Jan. 12, 1989

TONYA WIDE, Aug. 4, 1967-June 2, 1970, She is not dead, but sleepeth

HENRY RHODES, TECS US Army, World War II, May 28, 1915-Jan. 30, 1989

JOHN RAWLS, Daddy, 1896-1975, Gone but not forgotten

Mrs. WILMON BERRY, 1-23-1915-8-20-1994, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

Double tombstone: CORNELL LUTER, Nov. 30, 1904-Dec. 13, 1966\LUCY REID LUTER, July 4, 1918-____, Love is Forever

HAYSE C. BRINKLEY, SDl US Navy, World War II, Apr. 17, 1921-Jun. 22, 1978

WILLIE E. POPE, Jan. 18, 1915-Nov. 2, 1981, Gone but not forgotten

Double tombstone: GEORGE M. COBB, Dec. 16, 1922-Jan. 2, 1983\SARAH I. COBB, Jan. 8, 1922-____, married Dec. 22, 1940

CLEVELAND POPE, 1899-1963

Miss ERDINE M. COLE, died Apr. 2, 1945, Aged 17 years

 

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ANNIE NORTHERN, Mother, Mar. 5, 1900-Aug. 6, 1979, Bind thy words around my neck and write them on the tables of my heart.

JOHN ED ROSS, Mar. 15, 1889-Dec. 23, 1971

INEZ ANDERSON, Nov. 22, 1932-Dec. 13, 1968

CORINE LONG, Apr. 5, 1899-JUlY 27, 1983

HAROLD PUCKETT, May 19, 1923-Nov. 5, 1987

DAVID COLE, PVT US Army, World War I, Oct. 10, 1891-Aug. 31, 1984

Mr. CURTIS ROSS, Died Aug. 1, 1987, Age 75, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

DEWARNA GRAHAM, 10-1-94, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

Rev. WILLIE CHISM, JR., July 4, 1910-Nov. 3, 1981

ED MERRIWEATHER, May 17, 1988, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

STEFAN JAMIL DONALDSON, Dec. 15, 1988-Feb. 5, 1989

Miss DELORES DOUGLAS, 7-16-1952-9-29, 1992

O. W. CARROLL, Sgt US Army, May 10, 1917-Jan. 17, 1992

JOHN NEELY, PVT US Army, World War I, May 1, 1895-Jul. 27, 1983

PETER SNOWDEN, TEC5 US Army, World War II, Jul. 5, 1921-Feb. 20, 1982

Mr. OMIE METCALF, March 27, 1894-July 26, 1967

L. C. GREENHILL, April 4, 1989, Mercer Fun. Home Marker

JERRY WAYNE GREENHILL (armed services marker deep in ground)

TYKESHA WHITESIDE, 1990-1990

BESSIE HUNT ROSS, Mother, Apr. 7, 1914-Aug. 29, 1977, Come ye that Love the Lord

EDNA MAE ROSS, Sept. 29, 1937-Dec. 14, 1967, Arise be not Afraid

FRED W. ANDERSON, US Army, World War II, Jan. 22, 1925-Jul. 15, 1981

JOHN RUFUS POPE, Oct. (no day) 1898-Jan. 28, 1971

ANNETTE MARIE MONTGOMERY, May 30, 1939-Mar. 13, 1987

CHARLES EDWARD MONTGOMERY, Died June 5, 1994, Age 50, funeral home marker

JULIUS EDWARD ROSS, JR., Jan. 14, 1942-Aug. 21, 1984

JOE LYNN ROSS, SR., Jan. 3, 1916-Mar. 21, 1970

NORL DAVIS EMERSON, JR., Dec. 2, 1953-May 3, 1979

NORL D. EMERSON, SR., 8-4-1930-12-13-1994

WILLIE CHISM, PFC US Army, Apr. 24, 1928-Jun. 26, 1986

NICK CHARLES JONES, 11-18-1958-4-13-1992, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

CLINTON B. F. CARROLL, SSGT US Army, World War II, Jul. 1, 1922-Dec. 27, 1979

FRANK DONALDSON, SR., PFC US Army, World War II, Apr. 17, 1909-Aug. 5, 1976

HERVEY DONALDSON, Died March 6, 1993, Age 91, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

GEORGIA HESS, 12-23-93, Mercer Fun. Home Marker

Rev. FRANK DUNCAN, Aug. 15, 1886-July 4, 1969

GEORGE SNOWDEN, PVT Co. L 802 Pioneer Inf. W. W. I, January 10, 1893-November 22, 1965

DINAH MARTIN, no dates

JULIUS M. BOND, 1932-1982

KEVIN C. "Rooster" HARRIS, Oct. 19, 1975-Sept. 3, 1995

 

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