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.

LANE CHAPEL CEMETERY

            Located 6.8 miles west of the present Jackson city limits, on the south side of U.S. Highway 70 (on the west side of Huntersville, Tennessee). Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church is just east of the cemetery on the north side of this highway. Apparently many more unmarked graves here than marked. Some graves are marked with wooden crosses, concrete blocks and funeral home markers with information missing.

 

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South of Driveway Within Cemetery

ELLA MAYO WADE, Feb. 20, 1891-Aug. 10, 1982

MAONIE CARPENTER, 1891-1978

FREDERICK DOUGLAS FRENCH, PVT US Army, Korea, 1935-1981

CARRIE B. CANDLER, 1905-1981

WALTER BURNS, Dec. 12, 1900-Sept. 26, 1979

LIONELL WILLIAMSON, SSGT US Air Force, Korea, Vietnam, May 26, 1926-Feb. 16, 1990

 

South of Driveway Within Cemetery, Far West

LORENZO BROWN, (Died) Oct. 6, 1979, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

Double tombstone: ARTHUR "Buddy" SCOTT, July 17, 1907-____\AGNES LUCILLE SCOTT, Mar. 3, 1909-May 7, 1992

JOE WILLIE SPRINGFIELD, May 28, 1921-Aug. 2, 1979, In Loving Memory

JOE ANDERSON SPRINGFIELD, Sept. 22, 1944-July 12, 1985, Beloved Brother & Son

ROSA M. DAY, July 28, 1901-July 4, 1917, Gone but not forgotten

Double tombstone: SARAH A. CRYMES, Aug. 7, 1887-June 11, 1961\WILL D. CRYMES, June 11, 1872-Feb. 13, 1952

BILL DAY, Died 8-19-1933, Age 70

HENRIETTA E. WOMACK, Apr. 15, 1903-Aug. 9, 1988, 3 Daughters, 1 Son, 32 Grandchildren, 44 Great-Grandchildren

BETTIE THEUS, Feb. 9, 1866-May 31, 1963

GLEN DAY, Die /sic/ 19 (no other discernible numbers)

JAMES NORTHERN, SDE USNR, World War II, September 18, 1909-May 26, 1959

CHARLIE DAY, Dec. 3, 1892-June 18, 1954

JOHN DAYS FAMILY: GEORGE DAYS, Apr. 2, 1906-Jan. 2, 1917, At Rest (a fallen stone)

LEMMIE L. DAY, Tennessee 5P4 US Army, Apr. 28, 1942-March 21, 1964

 

North and East of Driveway Within Cemetery

BELL ROGERS, 1876-1948

WILLIE MAE MERRIWEATHER, July 19, 1908-Oct. 10, 1981

 

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ANNIE MOFFETT, Born Feb. 27, 1869, Died Feb. 17, 1916, Magnolia Blossom Chamber 794, Jackson, Tenn. (a fallen stone)

JOHNNIE W. COLE, Born Feb. 17, 1875, Died Mar. 30, 1904, At Rest

LEORA COLE CHATMAN, Sister, June 6, 1891-Jan. 3, 1962

DELIA, wife of BOB COLE SR., Born Dec. 20, 1844, Died Nov. 2, 1932, Mother

CLEORA COLE, Dec. 16, 1937-Apr. 16, 1960, In Godís Care

HATTIE FIELDS, 1902-1974

MARY H. INGRAM, October 19, 1966

GEORGIA McKINZY, (Died) Mar. 13, 1954

GEORGE W. TABOR, Feb. 17, 1877-June 6, 1960

LOVIE BONDS OWENS, Nov. 18, 1920-Apr. 10, 1957

LUTHER TROTTER, Tennessee PVT Co. L 371 Infantry World War I,. August 9, 1898-December 22, 1952 (a fallen stone)

GEORGE HENNINGS, Died June 5, 1908, Age 65, Gone but not forgotten

ANNIE LAURA McBRIDE, Feb. 12, 1909-Oct. 1, 1962

JOHNNIE D. McBRIDE, Tennessee PVT Co. L 802 Pioneer Infantry, World War I, November 21, 1895-November 6, 1963

ANNER COLE, Mother of Susie NORTHERN, Born 1850, Died 1915, At Rest

MELVIN COLE, Apr. 24, 1944-Mar. 8, 1971

ANNIE COLE TAYLOR, Sister, July 17, 1889-Sept. 24, 1968

ROBERT COLE, Brother, Apr. 2, 1877-Oct. 27, 1952

BERNICE COLE, Apr. 29, 1932-Apr. 9, 1944, In Godís Care

RICHARD ROEBUCK, 1897-1965

MATTIE MORROW, Sept. 25, 1879-Feb. 13, 1972

HENDERSON H. HENNING, Apr. 1877-Jan. 12, 1962

ASBERRY MERRIWEATHER, Father, July 4, 1900-Jan. 31, 1971

FANNIE M. TABOR, Mar. 1, 1885-Mar. 8, 1971

DOUGLAS MURRAY, 1877-June 21, 1954

Double tombstone: ELWORTH PERRY, Feb. 1, 1936-Apr. 10, 1936

ODELL PERRY, Feb. 26, 1937 (only date) (fallen stone)

JUANITA B. McBRIDE, Mother, Mar. 25, 1910-Oct. 25, 1986

J. D. McBRIDE, Apr. 4, 1904-Apr. 15, 1966

MARY L. JOHNSON, Dec. 5, 1983, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

Double tombstone: ROBERTA McBRIDE, 1910-1970\TRUMAN McBRIDE, 1904-1935

Double tombstone: EMMA PERRY, Apr. 16, 1897-Dec. 11, 1971

WALTER PERRY, Jan. 18, 1895-Apr. 4, 1971

JOHN T. DEBERRY, PVT US Army World War I, March 9, 1896-November 9, 1966

MRS. JENNIE MAE COLE, Died December 10, 1992, Age 63 Years, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home Marker

PRENTISS WATKINS, Feb. 28, 1983, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

MS. GRADIA WHITE, Born 4-22-1937, Died 4-22-1993, Reams of Heaven Funeral Home Sikeston, Mo.

JAMES W. BASS, Tennessee PVT US Army, World War II, June 14, 1919-Sept. 5, 1968

ARLANDIER WATKINS, Tennessee TEC5 364 ENGR GS REGT., World War II, September 9, 1921-December 26, 1948

WILLIAM A. BASS, Tennessee PVT 371 Inf. 93 DIV., June 8, 1931

BRITTNEY SIMPSON, Died October 9, 1990, funeral home marker

WILLIE MARVIN GATES(?) Died Jan. 30, 19??, funeral home marker

N. L. STEELE, Father, July 3, 1909-Mar. l1, 1972

Mrs. BLANCH GREEN SPRINGFIELD, Dec. 25, 1872-Jan. 26, 1961

SAM HAWKINS, Jr., Tennessee (Rest of service marker buried deep in the ground)

ARCHIE McBRIDE, JR., July 4, 1907-Aug. 11, 1991, At Rest

ALBERT McBRIDE, PFC US Army, World War II, Sep. 15, 1916-Jul. 24, 1984

JIMMY D. WATKINS, Jan. 10, 1910-May 19, 1992, Beloved Brother & Father

OTIS WATKINS, SR., May 10, 1912-Jan. 7, 1986, Gone but not forgotten

SALLIE TRANSOU WATKINS, Aug. 11, 1874-Apr. 27, 1978

JOHN HENRY TAYLOR, CPL Co. C 503 Inf, 173 ABN BDE, Vietnam, November 5, 1948-October 18, 1969, BSM & OLC PH

PRENTICE WATKINS, Dec. 23, 1903-Mar. 28, 1961

Rev. ZEBEDEE BASS, Born 2-9-1900, Died 1-30-1981

MILTON SPRINGFIELD, May 2, 1889-Oct. 10, 1943, At Rest

MATTIE CHATMAN, Died 11-25-1933

WILLIAM DEBERRY, JR., Tennessee PVT 4197 OM Service Co. World War II, August 25, 1927-October 21, 1945

HENRIETTA STEELE, Dec. 31, 1912-May 20, 1986, May You Rest in Peace

LOTTIE MAE SPRINGFIELD, Nov. 28, 1900-Dec. 6, 1988, In Loving Memory

FREDRICK D. BURNEY, JR., 5P4 US Army Vietnam, 1943-1988

 

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LEE OWEN STEELE, Tennessee PVT STU Army TNG Corps, World War I, September 24, 1889-August 10, 1962

JAMES A. WHITE, Tennessee A3C US Air Force, June 18, 1942-March 20, 1964

PROCTOR SHAW, Died March 29, 1991, Age 81 Years, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home

ALBERT DAVID WHITE, A. D., Aug. 31, 1914-Feb. 13, 1990

CHARLIE WHITE, 8 -12-1987, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

SALLIE GODWIN, Sept. 5, 1887-June 21, 1973

MARY ANNIE BASS, July 4, 1897-March 14, 1942

G. C. (or E. ) COLE, 8-17-1987 (inscribed on wooden marker)

 

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