BEAR CREEK CEMETERY

            Bear Creek Cemetery is located at Bear Creek Methodist Church on Bear Creek Road at Cedarfield Road about 3 miles west of Pinson. The cemetery is well maintained. The number of unmarked graves is unknown. There are four marked but unidentified graves.

            David Donahue recorded this Bear Creek Cemetery in April 2004. The cemetery was recorded earlier about 1990. The person or people who recorded the cemetery in 1990 are not identified. The 1990 record appears Cemetery Records of Madison County, Tennessee, Volume I The Southern Half of County (Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society, 1995, pp. 11-12). This is referred to as 1990 record in notes below.

 

Baker, Boyce L., July 19, 1891-July 25, 1964
Baker, Lloyd C., Jan. 7, 1889-Feb. 1, 1968

Baker, Mary Lorell [see Berkley, Mary Lorell Baker]

Bavor, Ada Mae, Sept. 4, 1914-Aug. 26, 1946, "Our sister"

Berkley, J. F., May 25, 1914-Oct. 11, 1996, also military marker as footstone James Finis Berkley" "US Army World War II"
Berkley, Mary L., June 1, 1919-Aug. 27, 1998, also temporary marker, Casey Funeral Home, Mary Lorell Baker Berkley

Berkley, William Thomas, May 3, 1880-Jan. 10, 1977

Burns, Mamie Lou Strong, Oct. 4, 1902-Dec. 9, 1969

Cain, Mary Weaver, Feb. 10, 1920-____
Cain, George Dutro, July 27, 1915-Dec. 11, 1984, military marker as footstonePvt US Army World War II"; carved rings and "July 22, 1933"

Capps, Margaret L., May 15, 1918-May 13, 1995
Capps, W. Vernon, Dec. 19, 1916-Oct. 25, 1992, carved rings and "Jan. 27, 1936"

Clough, Eulene, Apr. 6, 1926-Aug. 6, 2002, "Mother" footstone
Clough, Earl W., June 14, 1921-____, unplaced "Daddy" footstone

Cooper, Lydia, 1872-1951
Cooper, William T., 1876-1945

Cooper, Mary E., Oct 15, 1857-Feb. 7, 1917, "His wife"
Cooper, G. G., Jan. 5, 1841-June 27, 1927

Cupples, Frank "Butch" D., Aug. 4, 1936-June 11, 1980

Cupples, Jesse Paul, Sept. 21, 1909-Feb. 19, 1970

Cupples, Mary Luella, Aug. 12, 1895-Dec. 26, 1970

Cupples, P. J., July 4, 1884-June 21, 1938

Davidson, Roxie, Aug. 5, 1908-Mar. 1, 2001, "Wife" footstone
Davidson, Edward, Mar. 24, 1904-Nov. 1, 1978

Davis, Amanda M., May 8, 1850-Nov. 3, 1882, "Wife of J. H. Davis"

Davis, Charlotte Kay, Feb. 6, 1952-Dec. 13, 1997 [only name on double marker]

Davis, Hannah H. C., Jan. 16, 1844-Jan. 23, 1883, "Wife of S.V. Davis" (broken and repaired)

Davis, Lila Ophelia, Mar. 19, 1926-Aug. 24, 1992
Davis, Robert Sanders, Oct. 15, 1922-Feb. 15, 2001, military marker as footstone "PFC US Army World War II Purple Heart"

Davis, Ray B., Feb. 13, 1957-Aug. 14, 1981

Davis, Robert Anthony, Mar. 27, 1973-Apr. 9, 1976

Davis, Samuel V., Oct. 11, 1843-Mar. 23, 1889 (broken)

Davis, Sarah F., Sept. 23, 1850-Nov. 27, 1882, "Dau. of R. M. & S. Davis

Davis, Susan L., May 15, 1875-Nov. 9, 1882, "Dau. of J. H. & A. M. Davis"

Diggs, Annie [see Mass, Annie Diggs]

Diggs, Elizabeth B., Nov. 8, 1914-____, unplaced "Mother" footstone
Diggs, Jewell D., Apr. 16, 1913-Jan. 30, 1976

Diggs, Lawson, Dec. 15, 1902-Mar. 30, 1977, "Daddy" footstone
Diggs, Lillian, July 22, 1907-Jan. 17, 1991, "Mama" footstone

Diggs, Troy Lawson, Sept. 22, 1939-June 24, 1992, military marker as footstone "SP4 US Army"

Dorris, Mildred Inez Simmons, Jan. 4, 1933-____, "Daughter" footstone [probably daughter of vera Inez Johnson and Carmon Douglas Simmons, whose double marker is adjacent]
Dorris, David Petty, Sept. 13, 1929-June 24, 2000, "Husband" footstone, "Married Aug. 20, 1949" "Our children are Ronald "Ronnie" David, Larry Phillip & Steve Joel Dorris"

England, Amon C., July 31, 1918-Jan. 29, 2004
England, Frances C., Mar. 19, 1918-____

England, Herman Lee, Sept. 19, 1947-____
England, Robbie Lois Jordan, Feb. 13, 1948-____

England, William Chris, July 11, 1959-July 30, 1986

Gambell, Zibbie, 1884-1975
Gambell, Joe, 1886-1970

Haltom, Bertha [see Weaver, Bertha Haltom]

Hinkle, Beatrice Estelle, Mar. 10, 1911-Oct. 17, 1978
Hinkle, William Homer, Dec. 22, 1892-Oct. 22, 1981

Hinkle, Sherman Louis, Mar. 21, 1931-____
Hinkle, Margaret A., July 16, 1934-Sept. 1, 2002, "Our son & family Darrel & Denna and children, Stephen & Morgan"

Hunke, Sonja P. Kirk, July 17, 1946-Dec. 24, 1995

Hunt, Amanda Lynn, Feb. 18, 1986-July 17, 1987

Johnson, Vera Inez [see Simmons, Vera Inez Johnson]

Jones, Carl H., 1913-1931

Jones, Julia Hope [see Morris, Julia Hone Jones]

Jordan, Robbie Lois [see England, Robbie Lois Jordan]

King, Paul, Feb. 7, 1917-Dec. 7, 1961
King, Marie, Sept. 9, 1929-Sept. 16, 2002, military marker as footstone "Paul S. King" "Tennessee PFC US Army World War II BSM-PH"

Kirby, ______, no dates, "Children of H. R. & Lottie Kirby" (homemade) [this marker sits amid the homemade markers for Kirby children]

Kirby, Guy, Aug. 27, 1926-June 14, 1927 (homemade)

Kirby, Herbert, Jan. 26, 1902-May 21, 1987
Kirby, Lottie W., May 13, 1902-Aug. 25,1979

Kirby, James, May 11, 1928-May 25, 1928 (homemade)

Kirby, Lonnie, Dec. 3,1939-Dec. 5, 1939 (homemade)

Kirby, Marie, Feb. 10, 1934-Oct 22, 1935 (homemade)

Kirby, R. W., Sept 4, 1930-Sept. 8, 1930 (homemade)

Kirby, Richard W., 1847-1926, "Father"
Kirby, Lydia A., 1847-1915, "Mother"

Kirby, Stacy, Apr. 6, 1936-Apr. 18, 1936 (homemade)

Lane, Mildred Marie, July 17, 1928-June 16, 2002, "Granny"
Lane, William Hershel, Apr. 21, 1920-Oct. 13, 2003, "Pops"

Mass, Richard C., Mar. 11, 1926-June 28, 1998
Mass, Annie Diggs, Feb. 11, 1933-Jan. 7, 1984, "Married Sept. 19, 1968"

Morris, Julia Hope Jones, Jan. 14, 1881-June27, 1970

Murchison,Lucille, Dec. 25, 1927-Oct. 10, 1998
Murchison, A. J., June 25, 1922-Oct. 6, 1992, "Father" footstone

Russell, Brenda Gail, Oct. 26, 1950-July 23, 1994

Simmons, Jessie Harold, Mar. 3, 1930-May 6, 1953, "Son"

Simmons, Vera Inez Johnson, May 31, 1908-Feb. 21, 1991, "Mother" footstone
Simmons, Carmon Douglas, June 6, 1901-Feb. 10, 1973, "Father" footstone, "Wed Nov. 22, 1925"

Stack, Curtis, Nov. 1, 1922-Apr.28, 1927 [replacement]

Stack, James H., Sr., Oct 23, 1917-Mar. 30, 1981, "Daddy" footstone, also military marker as footstone
James Howard Stack" "Sgt US Army World War II"

Stack, William Thomas, Dec. 20, 1855-Nov. 29,1931 [replacement]

Strong, Mamie Lou [see Burns, Mamie Lou Strong]

Strong, Shirley Ray, Mar. 27, 1898-Dec. 12, 1969

Strong, Wm. Thomas, June 7, 1871-Nov. 3, 1953
Strong, Elizabeth, Sept. 17, 1870-Oct. 8, 1942

Taylor, Lela E., Jan. 27, 1957-____
Taylor, Jimmie C., Sr., Sept. 18, 1940-Apr. 4, 1989

Weaver, Bertha Haltom, Sept. 5, 1904-Mar. 13, 1948 [adjacent to marker for Kimball M. Weaver]

Weaver, Dorothy I., Apr. 4, 1932-Dec. 10, 1932, "Dau. of J. H. & Essie Weaver"

Weaver, Ellen, 1880-1950
Weaver, Sam, 1879-1965

Weaver, Essie B., 1889-1959
Weaver, Joe H., 1890-1970

Weaver, Infant, Feb. 15, 1917, "Infant son of J. H. & Essie Weaver"

Weaver, James Conord N. Z., Sept. 30, 1907-Apr. 8, 1919, "Son of J. A. & Minnie Weaver"

Weaver, Kimball M., June 30, 1903-June 11, 1978

Weaver, Mary Dean, Nov. 26, 1933-____, unplaced "Mother" footstone
Weaver, W. C. "Duck," Sept. 6, 1921-Feb. 24, 1993, unplaced "Daddy" footstone, military marker as footstone "Sgt US Army World War II"

Weaver, Minnie Belle, Oct. 3, 1880-Nov. 22, 1920, "Wife of J. A. Weaver"