ST. PAUL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY

            St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery is located in south-central Madison County about 4 miles northeast of Medon, Tennessee on west side of Medon-Malesus Road. There are many unmarked graves and numerous funeral home markers with information missing.

            David Donahue recorded this St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery on September 16, 2003 based on earlier work by Jonathan K. T. Smith. Mr. Smith's 1995 record for this 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, Clayton, Oct. 26, 1899-Oct. 24, 1968, military marker "PFC US Army World War II"

Anderson, Clifton, no dates, "Brother"

Anderson, James W., Nov. 1, 1931-Aug. 8, 1997, military marker "Cpl US Army Korea"

Anderson, John W., Dec. 29, 1912-Aug. 29, 1987, military marker "Cpl US Army World War II"

Anderson, John, Sr., July 4, 1878-June 10, 1947, "Father"

Anderson, Lonnie, b. June 13, 1907, death date missing, temporary marker, 3 feet north of military marker for Clayton Anderson

Anderson, Mary Alice, Aug. 12, 1880-Nov. 16, 1949, "Mother" [she also has a temporary marker still in place and readable in 2003!]

Anderson, Narcissie, no dates, "Sister"

Anderson, R. J., July 16, 1906-June 16, 1968, military marker "Tennessee Pvt US Army World War II"

Armstrong, Lavera, 1946-1946, "Baby boy" (homemade) [5 feet east of marker for Mattie L. Newbern]

Austin, Bell, 1894-1929 (eroded concrete marker)

Austin, Sam, 1878-1937

Bell, Charity, 1856-1911, "Mother of Samuel Johnson" "Wife of L. C. Bell" (dates buried) [dates are those reported by Smith in 1995]

Bird, Lillie, 1882-1925, Age 43

Blackwell, Lena, Jan. 30, 1900-Feb. 9, 1985

Bowers, Linda Kay, Jan. 25, 1944-Apr. 25, 1944

Bowers, Lyda E., Apr. 17, 1912-Mar. 19, 1981

Boyd, Nellie, 1892-1957, "From children"

Brown, Daniel J., May 22, 1898-Sept. 25, 1990, "Rev." [note that his death date has been put on with stick-on letters and is not carved permanently into the marker]
Brown, Eva G. Hill, Apr. 20, 1899-July 29, 1980

Brown, Gracie [see Pirtle, Gracie Brown]

Brown, Hattie B., Dec. 30, 1933-Nov. 6, 1999, "Mother"

Brown, William J., June 11, 1925-June 7, 1999, military marker "S1 US Navy World War II"

Bush, Clinton, Sr., Jan. 29, 1943-Sept. 10, 1997, "Elder" "We love you daddy"

Bush, John H., Oct. 25, 1907-Oct. 8, 1926

Bush, Wade L., 1911-1964

Butler, James Lee, Nov. 13, 1908-Sept. 20, 1965, military marker "Tennessee F1 US Navy World War II"

Butler, Memphis, d. Apr. 18, 1938, "A. O. Ford"

Corbin, Leanna G., 1912-1978 (disintegrating marker) [information is from Smith; between marker for Jimmie Louise Love and marker for Dennie Dodd]

Croom, Mary, d. Apr. 4, 1993, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, 2 feet south of military marker for Fred D. Dodd

Cunninham, Will, Nov. 2, 1873-July 14, 1952
Cunningham, Fannie, Apr. 4, 1876-Apr. 2, 1950

Dean, Ocie Bell, Feb. 22, 1910-Mar. 8, 1987 (homemade)

Dean, Ola Mae, Mar. 17, 1906-Sept. 19, 2000, "In loving memory son"

Dobbins, S. Foster, 1905- ____
Dobbins, L. Geraldine, 1905-1967

Dodd, Alice Glory, Oct. 10, 1892-Nov. 3, 1967

Dodd, Charlie, Sept. 4, 1877-Jan. 11, 1963

Dodd, Dennie, Oct. 19, 1876-Aug. 5, 1983

Dodd, Fred D., July 12, 1909-Oct. 26, 1999, military marker "Pvt US Army World War II"

Dodd, Henry, Nov. 7, 1849-Jan. 7, 1934

Dodd, Joe, May 25, 1893-Apr. 19, 1952, military marker "Tennessee Cpl 368 Infantry 92 Division World War I"

Dodd, Laura, May 6, 1867-Apr. 8, 1932 [adjacent to marker for Henry Dodd]

Dodd, Luther, Mar. 1895-Sept. 1962
Dodd, Roberta, May. 1896-Nov. 1962

Dodd, Rosie V., d. July 15, 1990, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, 3 graves 4 yards south of military marker for Fred D. Dodd

Dodd, Susie, Sept. 2, 1904-Sept. 4, 1990, "Grandmother" "Reid children"

Dodd, Tom M., May 13, 1917-Nov. 15, 1986

Dodd, Will, May 12, 1881-Aug. 10, 1969

Donald, ______, 1950, "Dau. of L. J.-Louise Donald" [the last digit of the death year was carved as both 0 and 2; by 2003 the filler had fallen out and it was impossible to tell if death year should be 1950 or 1952; in 1995 Smith recorded death year as 1950]

Donald, Frances, Aug. 25, 1876-Ju1y 2, 1921 [replacement]

Donald, Katrina, 1900-1930 [replacement]

Donald, Linnell J., Nov. 4, 1939-May 18, 1989

Donald, Lorenzo J., July 16, 1906-Feb. 3, 1985, "Wife & children"

Donald, Louella, July 12, 1884-Sept. 21, 1986

Donald, Martha L., Nov. 8, 1912-Mar. 27, 1993

Donald, T. H., Aug. 26, 1877-Nov. 11, 1958, "Rev." [overlooked or not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Edding, Lou Ella, 1902-1988; from temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, reported by Smith in 1995: Ms. Louella Edding, d. July 25, 1988, Aged 86 Yrs.

Eddings, Luther "Preacher," no dates, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw, 6 feet south of marker for Lyda E. Bowers [death date is between 200 and 2003 as this temporary marker was not reported by Smith

Fowler, Lola A., Aug. 20, 1909-Jan. 4, 1987
Fowler, Lonell L., Oct. 18, 1907-Mar. 22, 1978

Fryer, Alvie, d. Feb. 8, 1993, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, 5 feet south of marker for Nathaniel Sessom

Gardner, Hattie, 1886-1929, "Sisters" [shares double marker with Pearl Hill]

Glenn, Foster, 10-26-1992-1-16-1992 (Must be an error in birthyr. as funeral home marker says he was aged 84 Yrs.) this entry from Smith's 1995 book is reproduced here without change except for placing last name first]

Glenn, Foster, Jr., Dec. 27, 1938-May 31, 1994, "Rev." "Beloved husband, father & grandfather"

Harris, Fred, Jan. 25, 1917-Dec. 27, 1980, military marker "S1 US Navy World War II"

Harris, Ruby, Dec. 17, 1908-Oct. 30, 1967

Hill, Angie, born & died 1907, "Dau. of Neely & Walter Hill" [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Hill, Beady, Mrs., d. Jan. 4, 1966, Aged 57 Years (best guess), temporary marker, 2 feet north of marker for Mary Alice Anderson

Hill, Dan, Jan. 24, 1894-June 21, 1916, "Son of J. D. & F. Hill"

Hill, Eva G. [see Brown, Eva G. Hill]

Hill, James W., Sept. 30, 1936-Apr. 24, 1989

Hill, Jeff, July 24, 1896-Aug. 22, 1915, "Son of J. D. & F. Hill"

Hill, Laura, 1869-1918

Hill, Ludie, May 12, 1902-June 7, 1993

Hill, Pearl, 1891-1927, "Sisters" [shared double marker with Hattie Gardner]

Hill, Robert, d. Dec. 8, 1971, Age 76 Yrs., temporary marker, Dixie Funeral Home, Bolivar, tennessee, 5 feet south of military marker for Robert Frank Sangster

Hill, W. M., 1861-May 6, 1916

Hill, Will, Feb. 18, 1900-Aug. 23, 1960, "Erected by son and granddaughter"

Howard, Lou W., Dec. 4, 1917-Feb. 18, 1998, "Loving wife and mother"; also temporary marker as footstone, Stephenson-Shaw, Lou Willie Howard

Hykes, Josh, d. Aug. 31, 1904
Hykes, Willie E., Feb. 27, 1900-Dec. 21, 1922

Johnson, ______, no dates (homemade)

Johnson, ______, no dates (homemade)

Johnson, Lillie, Mrs., d. 1980, temporary marker, 9 feet west of marker for Alice Maclin

Johnson, Willie, Feb. 18, 1908-Apr. 12, 1995; also temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, Willie Fred Johnson

Jones, Lucile Whiteside, January 9, 1909-____, "Loving Sisters" [shares double marker with Lillie Pearl Whiteside; ground disturbance suggests she was buried here by 2003]

Kelley, Will H., 1895-1988, military marker "US Army World War I"

Lacy, Roy, July 15, 1898-Jan. 22, 1942, "Brother"

Lawnorn, Jerry Daron, Jan. 20, 1955-Nov. 8, 1979, military marker "BM3 US Navy"; second military marker as footstone "BM3 US Navy Vietnam"

Lawnorn, Pauline, d. Nov. 10, 1989, temporary marker, Mercer Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Love, Ivy "Dick," Sr., May 10, 1914-May 13, 1993

Love, Ivy, Jr., Apr. 3, 1943-Jan. 25, 1971, "Wife and children"

Love, Jimmy Lewis, June 23, 1956-Sept. 2, 1982, "Grandson"

Maclin, Alice, July 6, 1887-June 30, 1952, "Mother" footstone

Maclin, Leonard W., Sr., 1914-1979, "In loving memory, wife"

Maclin, Litfield, Nov. 14, 1886-Dec. 30, 1954

Maclin, Odessa, d. Mar. 14, 1992, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, 4 feet south of marker for Leonard W. Maclin

Maclin, Wm. Smith, Mar. 3, 1875-Nov. 13, 1932
Maclin, Rosa A., Apr. 10, 1887-Oct. 26, 1974

Marshall, Elmer Lee, June 18, 1937-Nov. 2, 1996, "Loving memories wife and children"

Mays, James Houston, May 26, 1932-June 27, 1970, military marker "Tennessee PFC US Army"

Mays, Monroe, no dates [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Mays, Veola, Feb. 8, 1927-Sept. 22, 1999

McCollum, Lois, d. Mar. 18, 2000, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers F.H., 2 feet south of marker for Veola Mays

McFadden, C. Wesley, Feb. 19, 1910-Apr. 12, 1977, "Daddy"

McFadden, Minnie V., Mar. 13, 1892-Mar. 8, 1918 (disintegrating concrete marker)

McFadden, Vergie, Apr. 5, 1912-Feb. 28, 2000 [adjacent to marker for C. Wesley McFadden; was Mrs. Virgie M. McFadden, d. Feb. 27, 2000, on temporary marker recorded by Smith in 2000]

Morton, Sheila Diane, Jan. 9, 1960-Dec. 20, 1986

Newbern, Andrew J., Dec. 15, 1908-May 20, 1978

Newbern, Byrd S., Dec. 5, 1883-Aug. 17, 1946, "Father"

Newbern, Dorsey P., Sr., July 18, 1914-Sept. 22, 1981

Newbern, G. W., Feb. 20, 1880-Dec. 19, 1962, "Father" footstone

Newbern, George, 1905-1952 [overlooked or not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Newbern, James Floyd, Jan. 15, 1912-Mar. 30, 1943 (disintegrating concrete marker)

Newbern, Lizzie, July 26, 1883-Apr. 22, 1977, "Mother" [adjacent to marker for Byrd S. Newbern]

Newbern, Mattie L., 1881-1918

Newbern, Paul Jackson, Oct. 21, 1933-Mar. 15, 2001, "Father"

Newbern, Richard, May 15, 1942-Jan. 14, 1977

Newbern, Rosetta, Oct. 13, 1913-Aug. 3, 1993; also temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, R. Williams [adjacent to marker for Sanford A, Newbern, Sr.]

Newbern, Ruby Taylor, Sept. 27, 1936-Sept. 20, 2000 [adjacent to marker for Paul Jackson Newbern]

Newbern, Sadie M., Apr. 27, 1911-June 11, 1983

Newbern, Sanford A., Sr., Oct. 29, 1911-May 28, 1969

Newbern, Will, 1901-1957

Newborn, J. E., July 18, 1907-Oct. 9, 1908
Newborn, A. B., Apr. 5, 1916-Sept. 3, 1916, "Sons of Bird & Lizzie Newborn

Northern, Roosevelt, d. Dec. 21, 1978, Aged 69, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, 4 feet south of military marker for William Pirtle

Pirtle, Frank Eugene, Nov. 26, 1918-Nov. 19, 1967, military marker "Tennessee Sgt US Army World War II"

Pirtle, Gracie Brown, Nov. 5, 1919-Aug. 10, 2000 (homemade)

Pirtle, Judge, d. August 12, 1991, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, 8 feet southeast of marker for Elmer Lee Marshall

Pirtle, William, 1903-1973, military marker "PFC US Army World War II"

Polk, Edd Thomas, Feb. 14, 1913-Jul. 17, 1989, military marker "Pvt US Army World War II"

Reeves, Raymond Lloyd, Mar. 11, 1943-Nov. 29, 1986, military marker "US Navy"

Reid, Flossie F. Newbern, May 16, 1922-Oct. 31, 1989, "Beloved wife & mother"

Reid, Jessie, Mar. 25, 1922-Oct. 24, 1969, "Husband" "Wife & children"

Reid, Joe Estell, Jan. 4, 1942-Dec. 24, 1989, "Dr." "His children Joe Jr., Nicole"

Ross, Curtis, Jul. 15, 1895-Aug. 17, 1975, military marker "Pvt US Army World War I"

Rutherford, Ellie Louise, Mar. 6, 1938-Mar. 7, 1973, "Mother" [adjacent to military marker for Samuel Rutherford]

Rutherford, Samuel, Feb. 16, 1931-Oct. 17, 1964, military marker "Tennesse Cpl US Army"

Sangster, Robert Frank, Apr. 26, 1914-Mar. 19, 1987

Sangster, Robert Frank, Apr. 26, 1914-Mar. 19, 1987, military marker "US Army World War II" [I have recorded him twice as if he has two markers in different locations. The military marker might be a footstone which I did not notice when recording his main marker.]

Sessom, Nathaniel, Oct. 5, 1900-Apr. 20, 1997

Shannon, Leroy, Jun. 2, 1933-Dec. 19, 1989, military marker "SP3 US Army Korea" (overwhelmed with grass) [approximately 8 feet west of military marker for James W. Anderson]

Shannon, Van, Jr., Mar. 5, 1935-Feb. 4, 2002, temporary marker, 4 feet north of marker for Vergie McFadden

Shannon, Van, Sr., June 9, 1903-Jan. 31, 1962

Smith, Martha, 1862-July 23, 1907, "Wife of P. G. Smith"

Smith, Sarah, 1830-June 4, 1914, "Mother of P. G. Smith"

Span, Sallie, 1849-Mar. 9, 1922, "Wife of Philip Span"

Spann, Annie B., Mrs., d. Aug. 25, 19??, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]

Spann, Ernestine C., Dec. 24, 1931-Oct. 15, 1953

Spann, Frederick D., Apr. 17, 1928-Oct. 4, 1969

Spann, James L., June 23, 1921-Jan. 20, 1971

Spann, Lottie H., May 5, 1889-Oct. 19, 1970

Spann, Lottie Mae, Nov. 7, 1945-Nov. 14, 2002, "Beloved daughter, sister & friend"

Spann, Mose, 1833-1911

Spann, Paul, Sept. 26, 1910-Jan. 6, 1996

Spann, Sophia, 1807-1881, "Wife of Rev. Allen Spann"

Spann, Walter, May 30, 1889-Sept. 2, 1966

Standford, Julia, Apr. 10, 1906-Nov. 19, 1994

Taylor, Ruby [see Newbern, Ruby Taylor]

Thomas, Claude, July 21, 1916-Aug. 21, 1990, "We love dad"

Ward, Silvia, d. Feb. 24, 1926, "Mother"

Whiteside, Charlie H., July 3, 1917-Aug. 18, 1968, military marker "STM1 USNR World War II"

Whiteside, Lela, May 12, 1891-June 28, 1978

Whiteside, Lillie Pearl Whiteside, Mar. 10, 1910-Mar. 13, 1996, Loving Sisters [shares double marker with Lucille Whiteside Jones]

Whiteside, Lucille [see Jones, Lucille Whiteside]

Whiteside, Will, June 1, 1887-June 4, 1969 (homemade, difficult to read) [1 yard north of marker for Lela Whiteside]

Williams, Rosetta [see Newbern, Rosetta]

Williamson, Stellar, Jan. 16, 1914-Mar. 19, 1975, temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home, 3 feet north of military marker for R. J. Anderson

 

Unidentifiable

______, d. Mar. 1, 1987, temporary marker, 4 yards south of marker for Lena Blackwell