MONTGOMERY CEMETERY

Montgomery Cemetery, September 2003

            Montgomery Cemetery is a very pleasant, shady cemetery located about 2 miles north of present Jackson, Tennessee city limits, on a wooded rise, on the east side of Old Medina Road. The access drive is grassy and can be missed easily. The cemetery is well mown. Perhaps as many as half of all burials here are unidentified.

            David Donahue recorded this cemetery on September 28, 2003 based on earlier work by Jonathan K. T. Smith. Mr. Smith's 1995 record for this the cemetery appears in his Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Madison County, Tennessee and a 2000 update appears in his Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Madison County, Tennessee, Volume 2. These works are referred to collectively as Smith in the notes below.

 

Anderson, Billy H., June 3, 1945-May 11, 2000

Anderson, Dorothy M., Sept. 7, 1926-Mar. 10, 1993, "Mother"

Anderson, Earnestine, Mar. 23, 1944-Nov. 21, 1996, "Mother"

Anderson, James Edward "Icebox," Nov. 5, 1956-Apr. 10, 2003

Anderson, James L., 1926-1981
Anderson, Willie "Red," 1905-1985; dates from temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home, read by Smith in 1995, Jan 10, 1905-Apr. 3, 1985

Anderson, James, Nov. 13, 1909-May 15, 1984
Anderson, Vircle, Apr. 11, 1912-May 15, 1989

Anderson, Lee, Sr., Nov. 13, 1903-May 27, 1957

Anderson, Viola, Sept. 11, 1902-Jan. 10, 1986
Anderson, J. B., Nov. 13, 1899-Sept. 12, 1969

Avery, Clare Ann, no dates, temporary marker, 3 yards south of military marker for Earl Vantreese

Barnes, Gussie, Dec. 22, 1898-Oct. 30, 1964

Beard, Minnie Lee, Sept. 1, 1940-Sept. 24, 1970

Benson, Doshaida [see Ellis, Doshaida Benson]

Bills, Bobby Joe, d. Aug. 2, 1998, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, 5 yards north of double marker for James L. and Willie "red" Anderson

Bond, Robert Lee, Mar. 27, 1959-Apr. 4, 1984 (homemade) [nearly buried by adjacent spoil pile; approx. 3 feet northwest of marker for Tony Taylor

Brown, Howard, Feb. 3, 1922-Oct. 31, 1995, military marker "US Army"

Brown, Luedell, Aug. 4, 1906-Sep. 22, 1910

Brown, Ruthie Mae, Jan. 6, 1924-July 31, 1999

Butler, Grace, 1927-1938
Butler, Fay, 1932-1938 (fallen)

Carter, Clifford, Jan. 6, 1908-Oct. 30, 1995
Carter, Lizzie B., Dec. 25, 1915-Aug. 2, 1989

Carter, Fount, 1845-Feb. 13, 1916
Carter, Betty, 1850-____ (badly eroded concrete marker)

Cathey, Calender, Aug. 13, 1899-Dec. 30, 1959, "Father"
Cathey, Nettie, Apr. 15, 1892-Mar. 22, 1988, "Mother"

Cathey, Mattie [see Hamlett, Mattie Cathey]

Crews, Frank T., Jun. 6, 1926-Dec. 25, 1977, military marker "Pvt Us Army, Korea"

Daniels, Eva D., Mrs., Feb. 12, 1916-Jan. 29, 1991, temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Ellis, Doshaida Benson, Apr. 30, 1900-Mar. 20, 2001

Estes, James, Sept. 5, 1931-June 30, 1996 [shares double marker with Cierra Greer]

Estes, Thomas, d. May 4, 2002, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, 4 feet north-northwest of marker for Phillip Greer

Goyer, Adell, Feb. 24, 1907-____
Goyer, Maggie Lee, Apr. 15, 1917-Nov. 26, 1994

Goyer, Donnell, Mr., May 24, 1950-Feb. 3, 2003; temporary marker, 9 feet east of double marker for Adell and Maggie Lee Goyer

Goyer, Thomas Lee, Nov. 13, 1943-June 7, 1968, "Son"

Greer, Cierra, d. Oct. 21, 1997, "Inf. granddaughter" (date buried) [shared double marker with James Estes; death datte unreadable in 2003 and is that reported by Smith in 2000]

Greer, Cordelia, Dec. 1892-Jan. 22, 1923, "Pettigrew Rising Star Chamber 2680-Jackson, Tenn."

Greer, Henrietta [see Watkins, Henrietta Greer Hopper]

Greer, Julius Manuel, Jan. 2, 1884-Mar. 17, 1980

Greer, Mattie, no dates
Greer, Horace, no dates [these names are actually carved on a flower holder]

Greer, Phillip, Mar. 15, 1879-Sep. 5, 1905 (broken, eroded concrete marker)

Gunn, Joanner, May 14, 1925-Dec. 22, 2000

Hall, Pearlie Jones, Oct. 16, 1934-May 12, 1987

Hamlett, Mattie Cathey, Aug. 29, 1924-____
Hamlett, Willie Timothy, Mar. 29, 1913-Apr. 17, 1992

Harvey, Jasmine Lashant'a Long, Mar. 30, 1991-May 15, 1991

Haynes, Rodney K., d. June 3, 1999, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, 10 feet northeast of double marker for Clifford and Lizzie B. Carter

Henry Hopper, 1862-1938 (homemade) [difficult to see in grass, 4 feet south of marker for Ida Hopper]

Hicks, James Flex, Apr. 11, 1932-Oct. 11, 1999, temporary marker, 4 feet north-northwest ofmarker for Brenda louise Walker

Hill, Dorothy, d. May 11, 1992, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Hill, Willie, d. Jan. 14, 199(4?), Age 73, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, 5 feet north of marker for Carolyn Jean Love [name unreadable in 2003 and is that reported by Smith in 1995, matched by death date]

Holland, Thurman, Sept. 13, 1925-July 30, 1975, "Father"

Hopper, Annette [see McGruder, Annette Hopper]

Hopper, Henrietta [see Watkins, Henrietta Greer Hopper]

Hopper, Ida, Mar. 10, 1868-June 7, 1918, "Wife of Andy Hopper"

Hunt, Joe, Jr., Sept. 16, 1941-May 28, 2001, temporary marker, Cosmopolitan Funeral services, mounted on wooden cross 3 feet north of military marker for Howard Brown

Jones, Clara, Aug. 8, 1902-Feb. 4, 1971

Jones, Glossie M., June 1, 1938-Apr. 11, 1999, "Loving sister, mother, and grandmother"

Jones, Helen [see Pastel, Helen Jones]

Jones, Lee, 1884-Sept. 13, 1961 (fragments of a homemade marker leaning against marker for Lizzie Koonce

Jones, Lillian, Aug. 4, 1904-May 16, 1984, "Loving mother and grandmother"

Jones, Mary, Mrs., dates unreadable, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, 3 feet south of military marker for earnest Robinson, Jr.

Jones, Pearlie [see Hall, Pearlie Jones]

Knowlien, Columbus, d. Apr. 11, 2003, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers F.H., 3 feet south of marker for Tony Taylor

Koonce, Lizzie, Mar. 8, 1905-Feb. 9, 1942 (homemade)

Ledbetter, Andrew, June 13, 1917-Feb. 20, 1955, military marker "Tennessee STM1 USNR World War II"

Lee, Grant, Sept. 8, 1862-July 4, 1923, "Pettigrews Burning Bush Temple 1075-Jackson, Tenn." [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Long, Cheryl Lynn, Mrs., Mar. 4, 1960-May 17, 2003, temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home, 4 feet south of marker for Jasmine Lashant'a Long Harvey

Long, Jasmine Lashant'a [see Harvey, Jasmine Lashant'a Long

Long, Kenneth "Red," July 22, 1955-Jan. 6, 1995

Long, Kenneth, d. Jan. 6, 1995, Age 39, temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Love, Arthur Lee, May 14, 1954-June 12, 1981

Love, Carolyn Jean, Dec. 25, 1948-June 3, 1979, "Mother"

Luke, Ben, d. Nov. 9, 1925, military marker "Tennessee Mech 833 Trans Corps"

Luke, Charlie, no dates
Luke, Edna, no dates (older lichen covered concrete marker) [only Edna Luke part readable in 2003; heavy lichen growth has eaten away the "Charlie" name, which was reported by Smith in 1995]

Luke, Julia, 1887-1912 [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Mathis, Magnolia, 1901-Mar. 1961

McGruder, Annetta Hopper, June 11, 1936-Nov. 11, 1979, "In loving memory, sister"

Montgomery, Mary, 1841-1911 (broken) [In 2003 the name is missing but dates remain. It is just south of the broken marker for Phillip Greer. Her name was reported by Smith in 1995. There was also a "Mary" fragment piled on the next marker base to the south.]

Murphy, Norma "Janette," Dec. 10, 1960-Apr. 16, 2002 (homemade wooden marker, 3 yards north of marker for Tony Taylor

Pastel, Helen Jones, d. Feb. 11, 1959, Age 38 [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Perry, Cheryl Elaine, June 17, 1961-Dec. 29, 2002, temporary marker, Cosmopolitan Funeral Services, 2 yards south of military marker for Howard Brown

Pettigrew, Talmadge, Mr., Mar. 20, 1939-June 20, 1998 [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 2000]

Pope, Minor, d. May 1, 1994, temporary marker, Mercer Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Poston, Mattie B., May 1, 1933-Aug. 24, 1984, "A loving mother" (homemade)

Reid, Clint, no dates, temporary marker, 2 yards north of marker for Tony Taylor

Robertson, Mose, d. Mar. 31, 1930
Robertson, Lucinda, d. May 20, 1945

Robinson, Earnest, Jr., Sept. 16, 1932-Ju1y 5, 1997, military marker "US Army"

Robinson, James E., Sept. 15, 1921-June 21, 1981

Robinson, Mose, June 15, 1923-Feb. 7, 1986

Robinson, Tom, Dec. 26, 1880-Feb. 18, 1983

Royal, Clifford Wayne, Sr., June 19, 1957-July 7, 2001, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw, 3 feet north of marker for Earnestine Abderson

Shannon, Belinda, d. Mar. 14, 2003, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers F.H., 9 feet west of marker for Tony Taylor

Sims, Lester, Aug. 11, 1939-Sept. 6, 1994
Sims, Yvonne, May 13, 1942-____

Sims, Minnie, Apr. 8, 1902-Nov. 20, 1976 (homemade)

Taylor, Tony, Dec. 18, 1966-June 20, 2002, "Your loving daughter Ton Ton"

Tomlinson, Genie Willie, Mar. 21, 1923-Oct. 12, 1984, military marker "US Navy"

Triplett, Christopher Carl, Jr., Aug. 31, 2002-Aug. 31, 2002, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw, 8 feet east of double marker for Clifford and Lizzie B. Carter

Vantreese, Charlie, Mar. 29, 1884-Jan. 20, 1981
Vantreese, Julia Ann, Mar. 15, 1885-Nov. 15, 1937

Vantreese, Earl, 1912-1981, military marker "PFC US Army World War II"

Vantreese, Mose, Mar. 29, 1884-June 30, 1978
Vantreese, Texas, June 30, 1886-Aug. 21, 1953

Walker, Brenda Louise, May 27, 1959-Oct. 13, 1999, "Loving mother"

Warlick, Hazel, Mrs., Jan. 29, 1931-Mar. 21, 1991, temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home, 2 feet north of marker for Kenneth "red" Long

Watkins, Henrietta Greer Hopper, June 1, 1916-Apr. 26, 2002

Watson, James Elijah, Sept. 1, 1919-Dec. 29, 1994, military marker "US Navy"

Young, Lillie Mae, Dec. 14, 1897-May 12, 1995, "Best mom ever"