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.

ST. PAUL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY

Located in south-central Madison County about 4 miles northeast of Medon, Tennessee on west side of Medon-Malesus Road. Many unmarked graves here; numerous funeral home markers with information missing.

 

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SAM AUSTIN, 1878-1937

FOSTER GLENN, 10-26-1992-1-16-1992 (Must be an error in birthyr. as funeral home marker says he was aged 84 yrs. )

G. W. NEWBERN, Feb. 20, 1880-Dec. 19, 1962, Good Life. Peaceful Death.

MINNIE McFADDEN, Mar. 13, 1892-Mar. 8, 1918, At Rest

SARAH, Mother of P. C. SMITH, Born 1830, Died Jan. 4, 1914

MONROE MAYS, no dates

MOSE SPANN, Born 1833, Died 1911, Gone but not forgotten

LEROY SHANNON, 5P3 US Army Korea, Jun. 2, 1933-Dec. 19, 1989

Mrs. LUDIE HILL, 5-12-1902-6-7-1993, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

ALVIE FRYER, Feb. 8, 1993, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

DAN, son of J. D. &F. HILL, Born Jan. 24, 1894, Died June 21, 1916

W. M. HILL, Born 1861, Died March 6, 1916

ERNESTINE C. SPANN, Dec. 24, 1931-Oct. 15, 1953, At Rest

LAURA DODD, May 6, 1867-Apr. 8, 1932, At Rest

JAMES FLOYD NEWBERN, Jan. 15, 1912-Mar. 30, 1943

Double tombstone: S. FOSTER ROBBINS, 1905- ____\L. GERALDINE ROBBINS, 1905-1967

CHARITY, Mother of Samuel JOHNSON, Wife of L. C. BELL, 1856-1911

LAVERA ARMSTRONG, Baby Boy, 1946-1946

MATTIE L. NEWBERN, 1881-1918, At Rest with God

MARTHA, wife of P. C. SMITH, Born 1862, Died July 23, 1907

C. WESLEY McFADDEN, Daddy, Feb. 19, 1910-Apr. 12, 1977

JULIA STANDFORD, 11-19-1994, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

ROSIE V. DODD, July 15, 1990, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

MARY CROOM, April 4, 1993, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

IVY LOVE, SR., 5-13-1993, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

JEFF, son of J. D. & F. HILL, Born July 24, 1896-Aug. 22, 1915

ANGIE, dau. of Neely & Walter HILL, Born & Died 1907

LAURA HILL, 1869-1918

HENRY DODD, Nov. 7, 1849-Jan. 7, 1934, At Rest

ALICE GLORY DODD, Oct. 10, 1892-Nov. 3, 1967

 

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JOE DODD, Tennessee Cpl 368 Infantry 92 Division, World War I, May 25, 1893-April 19, 1952

FRANCES DONALD, Aug. 25, 1876-Ju1y 2, 1921

KATRINA DONALD, 1900-1930

LINDA KAY BOWERS, Jan. 25, 1944-Apr. 25, 1944

JAMES HOUSTON MAYS, Tennessee PEC US Army, May 26, 1932-June 27, 1970

Mr. WILL WHITESIDE, dates smudged, born 1887

LENA BLACKWELL, Jan. 30, 1900-Feb 9, 1985

Double tombstone: WILL CUNNINGHAM, Nov. 2, 1873-July 14, 1952\FANNIE CUNNINGHAM, Apr. 4, 1876-Apr. 2, 1950

Double tombstone: WILL NEWBERN, 1901-1957\GEORGE NEWBERN, 1905-1952

LOTTIE H. SPANN, May 5, 1889-Oct. 19, 1970, In Loving Memory

ROBERT FRANK SANGSTER, Apr. 26, 1914-Mar. 19, 1987, Loveís Last Tribute

WADE L. BUSH, 1911-1964, At Rest

FOSTER GLENN, JR. , 12-27-1938-5-31-1994, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

Mrs. MARTHA DONALD, Died March 27, 1933, Aged 80 Yrs., Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

Double tombstone: Rev. DANIEL J BROWN, May 22, 1898-Sept. 25, 1990\EVA G. HILL BROWN, Apr. 20, 1899-July 29, 1980

Rev. T. H. DONALD, Aug. 26, 1877-Nov. 11, 1958

Dau. of L. J.-Louise DONALD, 1950

Double tombstone: Wm. Smith MACLIN, Mar. 3, 1875-Nov. 13, 1932\ROSA A. MACLIN, Apr. 10, 1887-Oct. 26, 1974, Together Forever

CHARLIE H. WHITESIDE, S1 M1, USNR World War II, July 3, 1917-August 18, 1968

LELA WHITESIDE, May 12, 1891-June 28, 1978

SHEILA DIANE MORTON, Jan. 9, 1960-Dec. 20, 1986 (picture of person at top of this stone)

Two stones with only JOHNSON

R. WILLIAMS, August 4, 1993, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

JAMES L. SPANN, June 23, 1921-Jan. 20, 1971, Loveís Last Tribute

WALTER SPANN, May 30, 1889-Sept. 2, 1966, In Loving Memory

FREDERICK D. SPANN, Apr. 17, 1928-Oct. 4, 1969, Loveís Last Tribute

LOUELLA DONALD, Died Sept. 31, 1986, Aged 102 Yrs., Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

Double tombstone: LUTHER DODD, March 1895-Sept. 1962\ROBERTA DODD, May. 1896-Nov. 1962

LINNELL J. DONALD, Nov. 4, 1939-May 18, 1989, Gone but not forgotten

FRED HARRIS, S1 US Navy, World War II, Jan. 25, 1917-Dec. 27, 1980

VAN SHANNON, SR., June 9, 1903-Jan. 31, 1962

 

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WILL HILL, Feb. 18, 1900-Aug. 23, 1960, Erected by Son and Granddaughter

CHARLIE DODD, Sept. 4, 1877-Jan. 11, 1963

JESSIE REID, Husband, Mar. 25, 1922-Oct. 24, 1969, Wife & Children

IVY LOVE, JR., Apr. 3, 1943-Jan. 25, 1971, Wife and Children

JOHN H. BUSH, Born Oct. 25, 1907, Died Oct. 8, 1926

Double tombstone: PEARL HILL, 1891-1927\HATTIE GARDNER, 1886-1929, At Rest

LIZZIE NEWBERN, Mother, July 26, 1883-Apr. 22, 1977, Crossed Jordan River

ANDREW J. NEWBERN, Dec. 15, 1908-May 20, 1978, Iím Heaven Bound

DORSEY P. NEWBERN, SR., July 18, 1914-Sept. 22, 1981, Your Family Loves you but God loves you best.

ALICE MACLIN, July 6, 1887-June 30, 1952

ODESSA MACLIN, March 14, 1992, Mercer Fun. Home Marker

OCIE BELL DEAN, Feb. 22, 1910-March 8, 1987, In Loving Memory

CURTIS ROSS, PVT US Army World War I, Jul. 15, 1895-Aug. 17, 1975

LEANNA G. CORBIN, 1912-1978

R. J. ANDERSON, Tennessee PVT US Army World War II, July 16, 1906-June 16, 1968

RUBY HARRIS, Dec. 17, 1908-Oct. 30, 1967

WILL DODD, May 12, 1881-Aug. 10, 1969

FLOSSIE NEWBERN REID, May 16, 1922-Oct. 31, 1989, Beloved Wife & Mother (picture of person at top of this stone)

Double tombstone: JOSH HYKES, Died Aug. 31, 1904\WILLIE E. HYKES, Feb. 27, 1900-Dec. 21, 1922

RICHARD NEWBERN, May 15, 1942-Jan. 14, 1977, In Loving Memory

ROSETTA NEWBERN, Oct. 13, 1913-Aug. 3, 1993, In Loving Memory

SANFORD A. NEWBERN, SR., Oct. 29, 1911-May 28, 1969

BYRD S. NEWBERN, Father, Dec. 5, 1883-Aug. 17, 1946, Beyond the Sunset

SADIE M. NEWBERN, Apr. 27, 1911-June 11, 1983, My Record will be There

LITFIELD MACLIN, Nov. 14, 1886-DeC. 30, 1954

LEONARD W. MACLIN, 1914-1979, In Loving Memory, Wife

Mrs. LILLIE JOHNSON, no dates, funeral home marker

LORENZO J. DONALD, July 16, 1906-Feb. 3, 1985, Wife & Children. The best is yet to come.

DENNIE DODD, Oct. 19, 1876-Aug. 5, 1983

JIMMY LEWIS LOVE, Grandson, June 23, 1956-Sept. 2, 1982

ROOSEVELT NORTHERN, Died Dec. 21, 1978, Aged 69, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral home Marker

STELLAR WILLIAMSON, 1-16-1914-3-19-1975, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

 

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JAMES LEE BUTLER, Tennessee F1 USN World War II, Nov. 13, 1908-Septemher 20, 1965

SILVIA WARD, Mother, Died Feb. 24, 1926, At Rest

ELLIE LOUISE RUTHERFORD, Mother, Mar. 6, 1938-Mar. 7, 1973

TOM M. DODD, May 13, 1917-Nov. 15, 1986

JUDGE PIRTLE, August 12, 1991, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

Dr. JOE ESTELL REID, Jan. 4, 1942-Dec. 24, 1989, His Children ó Joe Jr., Nicole (personís picture at top of stone)

CLAUDE THOMAS, July 21, 1916-Aug. 21, 1990, We Love Dad

LYDA E. BOWERS, Apr. 17, 1912-Mar. 19, 1981, At Rest

JOHN W. ANDERSON, Cpl US Army, World War II, Dec. 29, 1912-Aug. 29, 1987

JOHN ANDERSON, SR., Father, July 4;1878-June 10, 1947, In Loving Memory

CLAYTON ANDERSON, PFC US Army, World War II, Oct. 26, 1899-Oct. 24, 1968

SOPHIA, wife of Rev. Allen SPANN, Born 1807, Died 1881

MARY ALICE ANDERSON, Aug. 12, 1880-Nov. 16, 1949, In Loving Memory

WILLIAM PIRTLE, PFC US Army World War II, 1903-1973

MEMPHIS BUTLER, Died 4-18-1938, A. 0. Ford

LILLIE BIRD, 1882-1925, Age 43, At Rest

SAMUEL RUTHERFORD, Tennesse Cpl US Army, Feb. 16, 1931-Oct. 17, 1964

EDD THOMAS POLK, PVT US Army World War II, Feb. 14, 1913-Jul. 17, 1989

PAULINE LAWNORN, Nov. 10, 1989, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

SUSIE DODD, Grandmother, Sept. 2, 1904-Sept. 4, 1990, Reid Children

Ms. LOUELLA EDDING, Died July 25, 1988, Aged 86 Yrs., Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home Marker

Mrs. ANNIE B. SPANN, Died Aug. 25, 19??, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home Marker

Double tombstone: The FOWLERS, LOLA A., Aug. 20, 1909-Jan. 4, 1987\LONELL L., Oct. 18, 1907-Mar. 22, 1978

NARCISSIE ANDERSON, Sister, no dates

CLIFTON ANDERSON, Brother, no dates

SALLIE, wife of Philip SPAN, Born 1849, Died March 9, 1922, At Rest

FRANK EUGENE PIRTLE, Tennessee SGT US Army World War II, Nov. 26, 1918-Nov. 19, 1967

JERRY DARON LAWNORN, BM3 US Navy, Jan. 20, 1955-Nov. 8, 1979 (and service marker shows Korea service)

 

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