EAST LAUREL CEMETERY

            East Laurel Cemetery is located on East Laurel Road in the Hart's Bridge Community about nine miles southeast of Jackson. It dates to the 1880s and is well maintained. Unmarked and unidentified graves number over a dozen.

            David Donahue recorded East Laurel Cemetery August 24, 2004. The cemetery was recorded earlier about 1988. The person or people who recorded the cemetery in 1988 are not identified but it might have been Robert and Wilma Nolen who recorded other cemeteries in southern Madison County during this time period. The 1988 record appears in Cemetery Records of Madison County, Tennessee, Volume I The Southern Half of County (Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society, 1995, pp. 39-42). This is referred to as 1988 record in notes below.

 

Alexander, Frances F., 1894-1970, "Mother" footstone
Alexander, Wm. Clarence, 1886-1961, "Father" footstone

Alexander, Valera A., 1853-1944
Alexander, J. W., Dr., 1846-1903

Ball, Benjamin T., 1870-1918
Ball, Artie Edgin, 1876-1948

Boone, Annie Lue, Aug. 11, 1891-Apr. 4, 1924, "Mother" [replacement]

Boone, Edgar E., Sept. 24, 1892-Feb. 17, 1972, "Father"

Boone, F. Lita, Aug. 25, 1917-Dec. 29, 1999
Boone, W. E. Buster, July 25, 1914-June 20, 1995

Boone, Lillian Blanche, Mar. 27, 1892-July 31, 1934, "Mother"

Boone, Nona Annie Lue, 1942-1943

Boone, William Allen, Sr., Feb. 25, 1933-May 14, 1963

Bridger, Thomas David, Sept. 2, 1949-Sept. 8, 1984, "Daddy" footstone
Bridger, Linda Kay, Oct. 6, 1949-____

Brownlow, James Arthur, June 7, 1928-Dec. 20, 1996, military marker "US Army"

Campbell, Thomas, Mar. 16, 1809-Sept. 18, 1914
Campbell, Susan, Aug. 10, 1840-Feb. 20, 1900 (broken, lichen encrusted)

Clyce, Annie Lee, 1911-1915

Clyce, Francis, 1913-1916 (fallen)

Cupples, Beulah, Dec. 14, 1893-Feb. 14, 1983

Cupples, Grace, Sept. 26, 1901-June 22, 1978

Cupples, Hurshel, 1903-1920

Cupples, Rada [see Johnston, Rada Cupples]

Cupples, William C., 1864-1935
Cupples, Mary F., 1875-1939

Davis, Hortense Williams, Sept. 22, 1907-Aug. 28, 1983 [adjacent to military marker for William M. Davis]

Davis, Kenneth W., July 20, 1917-Feb. 3, 1995

Davis, Mattie B., 1866-1971
Davis, James M., 1877-1960

Davis, William M., Dec. 27, 1907-Jan. 15, 1967, military marker "Tennessee PFC HQ 3 Bn 261 Inf World War II"

Denton, Willie [see Stanfill, Willie D.]

DePriest, Ellen, no dates
DePriest, Taylor, no dates

Dunavant, Margie M., June 2, 1933-____
Dunavant, Gerald F., Aug. 25, 1940-June 20, 1999

Durbin, Emma E., 1876-1924, "Wife of John C. Durbin"

Durbin, John C., 1873-1953

Eddings, Freddie Louis, Jan. 11, 1950-Feb. 25, 1985

Eddings, J. H., June 2, 1885-July 1, 1969
Eddings, Jessie M., May 3, 1917-Mar. 2, 1953

Eddings, Michael Joe Franklin, Mar. 10, 1961-Mar. 11, 1961

Edgin, Artie [see Ball, Artie Edgin]

Fisher, Ilene H., Oct. 27, 1917-Oct. 27, 2001
Fisher, Herbert D., Feb. 17, 1913-Aug. 4, 1994

Fowler, Bonnie C., Nov. 12, 1912-Dec. 1992, "Mother" footstone
Fowler, Ernest S., Oct. 28, 1908-July 31, 1983, "Father" footstone

Graham, Joseph Albert, Jr., Aug. 7, 1945-Dec. 21, 1987, "Junior"

Graham, Joseph Albert, Sept. 17, 1902-Jan. 7, 1988, "Father" footstone
Graham, Willie Mae, Mar. 11, 1910-June3, 1988, "Mother" footstone

Gravett, Nell May, 1892-1893

Gravett, O. B., 1826-1905 [replacement]

Hart, Ada K., Feb. 19, 1911-____
Hart, Joe W., Nov. 29, 1903-Dec. 14, 1992, "Father" footstone

Hart, Billie, Jan. 17, 1872-Oct. 19, 1954, "Wife of R. E. Hart"

Hart, Bruce A., Sept. 2, 1929-June 25, 1984
Hart, Norma M., Sept. 18, 1932-____

Hart, Henderson M., July 5, 1909-July 11, 1984, "Father" footstone
Hart, Tommie N., Feb. 5, 1907-Sept. 12, 1990, "Mother" footstone, "Wed Dec. 27, 1933"

Hart, Infant, Apr. 7,1941, "Infant dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Henderson Hart"

Hart, Infants, no dates, "The 4 infants of R. E. & Marietta Hart"

Hart, James A., Apr. 6, 1868-Oct. 27, 1895

Hart, Judie A., 1878-1936
Hart, Guy P., 1873-1943

Hart, Lela Mae [see Rochester, Lela Mae Hart]

Hart, Lillie I., Apr. 7, 1870-Nov. 22, 1956

Hart, Marietta, Nov. 24, 1877-May3, 1914, "Wife of R. E. Hart"

Hart, Martha A., Sept. 29, 1906-Jan. 21, 1988
Hart, Wilfred O., Oct. 9, 1899-Aug. 20, 1959

Hart, R. E., Mar. 21, 1874-Jan. 16, 1951

Hart, Roger D., May 15, 1903-Dec. 15, 1926, "Son of G. P. & J. A. Hart"

Hart, Sarah J., June11, 1836-Oct. 16, 1887, "Wife of W. W. Hart"

Hart, Sharon, Mar. 2, 1956-June9, 1966

Hart, T. B., Oct. 19, 1865-Nov. 8, 1909 [Woodmen of the World memorial]

Hart, Thelma, Oct. 18, 1901-Nov. 11, 1902, "Dau. of G. P. & J. A. Hart"

Hart, W. W., Dec. 17, 1829-Feb. 5, 1892

Hary, W. E., 1872-1938 [Woodmen of the World memorial]
Hart, Jimmie, 1873-1926, "His wife"

Holder, Bessie Lee, May 29, 1929-____
Holder, Raymond J., Jr., Jan. 2, 1926-Oct. 29, 1952, military marker as footstone "Tennessee PFC 4005 Area Svc Unit"

Holder, Charles Edward, Jan. 4, 1940-July27, 1968, "Daddy" footstone

Holder, Infant, June 4, 1928, "Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Holder"

Holder, Maxine, Dec. 2, 1931-Feb. 5, 1990, "Loving mom and wife"
Holder, James "Bill," Sept. 12, 1931-____, "Loving dad and husband"

Holder, Willie H., Feb. 14, 1904-Jan. 25, 1959, "Mother" footstone
Holder, Raymond, Sr., July 18, 1901-July 9, 1963, "Father" footstone

Horne, Addie, 1869-1951
Horne, Felix, 1863-1946

Horne, John A., 1869-1949

Horne, Maizie, 1898-1989
Horne, John T., 1886-1963

Hprne, Lonnie, 1876-1952 [adjacent to marker for John A. Horne]

Johnson, Charles E., Apr. 9, 1929-Aug. 28, 2002, military marker "US Navy Korea"

Johnson, James William, Sept. 10, 1922-Dec. 3, 1990, military marker "US Navy World War II"

Johnson, Linda Mae, June 4, 1928-____, "Mother"

Johnson, Robert Leon, June 15, 1924-July 25, 2002, "Daddy"; military marker as footstone "PFC US Army World War II"

Johnson, Roy J., Jan. 16, 1958-Nov. 16, 1985, "Son" [probably son of Linda Mae and Robert Leon Johnson, whose double marker is adjacent]

Johnson, Viola E., Mar. 11, 1891-Nov. 12, 1962, "Mother" footstone
Johnson, James D., Aug. 27, 1897-July 30, 1978, "Dad" footstone

Johnston, Howard W., Jan. 23, 1910-Sept. 4, 1991

Johnston, Irl Homer, d. Jan. 25, 1939, military marker "Tennessee Landsman for Electrician US Navy"

Johnston, J. L., May 9, 1842-Feb. 11, 1906

Johnston, Johnie Lee, Jan. 22, 1908-Feb. 3, 1908, "Son of R. M. & M. J. Johnston"

Johnston, Laura, 1865-1904
Johnston, Walker, 1865-1933

Johnston, Lula E., 1867-1940

Johnston, Margaret, Oct. 22, 1845-Mar. 26, 1917 [adjacent to marker for Z. T. Johnston]

Johnston, Mary Frances "Mollie," 1947-1932, "Wife of J. L. Johnston" [replacement]

Johnston, Phillip Gregory, Sr., Jan. 28, 1938-Oct. 10, 1988
Johnston, Barbara Ann, Nov. 25, 1937-____

Johnston, Rada Cupples, Dec. 12, 1898-June 14, 1989
Johnston, Elma Lucius, Oct. 5, 1902-Apr. 14, 1952 [an earlier single marker for him recorded in 1988 included a Masonic symbol]

Johnston, Robert H., 1862-1944
Johnston, Idella M., 1873-1951

Johnston, Susan, Mar. 23,1825-Jan. 22, 1895, "Wife of L. H. Johnston"

Johnston, Velma, May 11, 1896-July 19, 1911, "Dau. of W. C. & L. L. Johnston"

Johnston, Z. T., Sept. 26, 1848-Mar. 27, 1915 [Masonic symbol]

Jones, ______, no dates, "Children of Henry & Sallie Jones"

Jordan, Steve A., 1878-1954

Key, Nancy L. (Nene), Mar. 25, 1919-July 3, 1986
Key, Albert C., May 20, 1920-Dec. 26, 1990, "Granddaddy"; military marker as footstone "Albert Clyde Key" "Cpl US Marine Corps World War II"

King, Bobbie L., Sept. 30, 1955-____
King, Lloyd F., Oct. 5, 1949-Apr. 7, 2000

King, Lottie [see Mainord, Lottie King]

King, Tommy Lynn, July 1972, "Infant"

Kyles, Dollie Bell, Oct. 11, 1894-Aug. 22, 1918, "Dau. of F.M. & Silvester Kyles"

Kyles, Francis M., 1865-1951

Latham, Maybelle, June 27, 1927-____, unplaced "Mother" footstone
Latham, N. Hoyle, Dec. 3, 1919-Oct. 21, 1997, "Father" footstone, "Married May 7, 1944"

Lay, Lorena, June24, 1913-June25, 1916, "Dau. of E. M. & Fiora Lay"

Leech, Norma A. Williams, Apr. 29,1903-Apr. 26, 1977 [adjacent to marker for Thomas J. Leech, Sr.]

Leech, Thomas J., Sr., July 10, 1898-July 4, 1970

Mainord, Alvin, 1906-1966, "Husband of Verna Mainord"

Mainord, Dennis D., Oct. 11, 1951-Oct. 31, 1993, "Son of Harold & Lottie Mainord"

Mainord, James McHardy, Nov. 7, 1907-Oct. 10, 1908, "Son of J. E & S. A. Mainord"

Mainord, Lottie King, Mar. 4, 1920-Jan. 3, 2002
Mainord, Harold W., May 10, 1930-____, "Wed Sept. 2, 1950"

Mainord, Lucille, Feb. 12, 1916-Mar. 9, 1999
Mainord, G. A., Sept. 19, 1910-Jan. 8, 1979

Mainord, O. Franklin, Dec. 17, 1912-Jan. 14, 2002, "Daddy" footstone
Mainord, Verca S., Dec. 31, 1906-June 13, 1983, "Mama" footstone

Mainord, Sue A., 1879-1964
Mainord, John E., 1878-1944

Mainord, Verna, 1906-1963, "Wife of Alvin Mainord"

Mansfield, Bennie E., Jan. 10, 1909-May 5, 1984
Mansfield, Ruby T., Sept. 3, 1911-June 6, 1987

Mansfield, Larry B., Oct. 29, 1947-Apr. 1, 1993

Mansfield, Michael L., Aug. 19, 1952-May 2, 2001, military marker "Sp4 US Army Vietnam"

Mansfield, Tammy Lynn, Dec. 5, 1958-May4, 1961, "Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Donald Mansfield"

Mansfield, Tommy O'Neal, Feb. 5, 1936-Jan. 1, 1994, military marker "SFC US Army Vietnam"

Matherly, Amy Marie, Aug. 4, 1980-Oct. 15, 1980

Matherly, Crystal Michelle, June 13, 1983-May 27, 2004, temporary marker, Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home, 2 feet north of marker for Amy Marie Matherly

May, James Randolph, Dec. 1, 1911-Aug. 30, 1956, military marker "Tennessee EM2 USNR World War II"

May, Mary W., Oct. 20, 1840-Jan. 1895

May, Robert L., 1861-1913
May, Lou Ida, 1873-1950

May, William T., 1899-1912

McWaters, Joseph P., Oct. 27, 1845-Jan. 9, 1922, military marker "11 SC Inf CSA"

Mefford, Lena Mae, Sept. 29, 1926-Jan. 7, 2003
Mefford, Mack, Oct. 15, 1917-Jan. 18, 2004

Mefford, Swettie, May 3, 1890-Apr. 12, 1975
Meeford, Mack, Sr., Oct. 17, 1882-Mar. 5, 1928, "Married Dec. 8, 1914"

Miller, Mollie S., Aug. 7, 1893-Jan. 29, 1972
Miller, George A., Mar. 13, 1874-Nov. 1, 1968, "Married Jan. 16, 1910"

Nanney, V. Marie, Feb. 29, 1924-____, unplaced "Mother" footstone
Nanney, R. Cecil, Oct. 30, 1913-Feb. 9, 1996, "Father" footstone, "Wed 8-4-47"

Nolen, Ida Nelle H., Sept. 25, 1917-____

Nolen, L. C., Dec. 21, 1919-Mar. 29, 1981

Nolen, Rosie E., 1879-1964
Nolen, James I., 1871-1957

Nolen, T. Agnes, Sept. 20, 1916-____
Nolen, John R., Apr. 5, 1914-Apr. 26,1980

Odell, Dorothy Louise, Feb. 21, 1924-Feb. 26, 1924

Parker, Lola Mai, May 8, 1921-Dec. 6, 1999

Patterson, Georgia Florence, Nov. 1, 1915-Apr. 1, 2004
Patterson, Robert Bennett, Mar. 1, 1910-Nov. 6, 1998, "Parents of Bill Andy Faye Jerry Robbie Jack Raymond"

Patterson, Jerry Hillard, Oct. 31, 1935-June 20, 1937, "Son"

Patterson, Jill Renee, Oct. 9, 1964

Patterson, Loucella Ann, 1891-1929
Patterson, John Walker, 1888-1958

Patterson, Michael, Sept. 4, 1974-Oct. 16, 1992

Patterson, Ruby Inez, 1912-1929 [replacement]

Pritchard, Billie Jo, Aug. 11, 1934-Aug. 5, 1998

Privett, Mary B., Oct. 6, 1928-Sept. 16, 1980
Privett, Morris E., June 3, 1922-____

Robbins, Wilma Ray, 1908-1998
Robbins, Leonard A., 1903-1977

Robertson, Varon, Dec. 30, 1909-____
Robertson, Howard H., Nov. 10, 1908-Dec. 23, 1994

Rochester, Lela Mae Hart, Jan. 8, 1875-July 13, 1961

Shackelford, Susan Marie, May 2, 1972-Sept. 30, 1990

Shackelford, Vada C., Apr. 9, 1925-June 3, 1989
Shackelford, W. H. "Bill," Jan. 20, 1919-Mar. 19, 2001, military marker as footstone "Wilburn H. Shackelford" "Sgt US Army World War II"

Short, Gilbert D., Apr. 20,1892-Dec. 28, 1942

Smith, Henry Leo, Nov. 24, 1903-Feb. 7.1932

Smith, Mary Lou, Sept. 11, 1870-Sept. 1, 1932 [adjacent to marker for Norris S. Smith]

Smith, Norris S., Aug. 1, 1866-Mar. 30, 1942

Smith, Shadrach Isaac, Sept. 28, 1898-June 28, 1972, military marker "Tennessee Pvt US Army World War II"

Spencer, Elmer A., 1891-1955
Spencer, Inez L., 1900-1994

Spencer, Orbra L., Jan. 245, 1895-Aug. 4, 1890
Spencer, Vera J., July 19, 1903-Feb. 23, 1998

Stanfill, Auzy L., Aug. 30, 1898-Sept. 22, 1972
Stanfill, Willie D., Sept. 30, 1915-____, also temporary marker, Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home, "Mrs. Willie Denton Stanfill, d. Dec. 13, 2002

Stanfill, Berry A., Nov. 2, 1857-Feb. 18, 1920
Stanfill, Lucy A., June 10, 1860-Sept. 17, 1944

Stanfill, C. A., Aug. 12, 1891-Jan. 6, 1915, "Son of B. A. & L. A. Stanfill"

Stanfill, C. Donia, 1880-1966, "Mother"
Stanfill, William H., 1881-1928, "Father"

Stanfill, Curtiss L., 1906-1918 [replacement]

Stanfill, Esley, 1883-1917, "Wife of Logan Stanfill" [replacement]

Stanfill, Infant, 1912, "Infant son of William & Donia Stanfill" [replacement]

Stanfill, Infant, Jan. 14, 1928, "Infant son of Neal & Virginia Stanfill"

Stanfill, Neal E., Sept. 10, 1902-July 20, 1974, military marker "PFC US Army"

Stanfill, P. L., June 18, 1889-Sept. 30, 1912, "Son of B. A. & L. A. Stanfill"

Stanfill, Vernia Mae, Oct. 4, 1908-May 15, 1970

Stewart, Beverly Ann, Sept. 21, 1931-Oct. 24, 1975 [adjacent to military marker for Lawrence E. Stawart]

Stewart, Effie, 1901-1935 [adjacent to marker for John V. Stewart]

Stewart, John V., 1903-1967

Stewart, Lawrence E., Oct. 23, 1922-Mar. 9, 1991, military marker "US Navy World War II"

Summers, John, Sr., Oct. 27, 1851-June11, 1925 [not found in 2004; reported in 1988]

Turner, Mae Evelyn, Aug. 23, 1929-May 30, 1993

Walker, Johnnie M., 1907-1973, "Mother" footstone
Walker, Robert T., Sr., 1907-1955, "Daddy" footstone

Walker, Mary Etta, Mar. 18, 1910-July 5, 1979
Walker, J. C., Jr., Nov. 19, 1910-Sept. 23, 1976

Walker, V. Joan "Mur," Nov. 12, 1931-____, "Mom" footstone
Walker, Robert T., Jr., July 6, 1931-Oct. 2, 1994, "Granddaddy" [Masonic symbol], "Dad" footstone, "Married Nov. 27, 1952"

Wardlow, Infant, Sept. 22, 1924, "Infant son of Lonnie & Verna Wardlow"

Williams, Florence A., Jan. 1, 1888-Jan. 26, 1964 [adjacent to military marker for Hubert E. Williams]

Williams, Hubert E., Dec. 15, 1894-Aug. 26, 1976, military marker "US Army"

Williams, Johnnie Estella, 1886-1971 [adjacent to marker for Manville L. Williams]

Williams, Manville L., 1882-1938

Williams, Norma A. [see Leech, Norma A. Williams]

Williams, R. H., 1849-1926

Williams, Samantha, Apr. 14, 1867-June 18, 1914, "Wife of R. H. Williams"

Williams, Valera Agnes, July 26, 1926, "Infant dau. of R. E. & Florence Williams"

Williams, Verlin, 1907, "Daughter of R. H. & Samantha Williams"

 


Johnston cenotaph:

In memory of James Johnston died Madison Co. 1838. Husband of Agnes Johnston died Madison Co. 1848. Married Oct. 4, 1813 in Caswell Co. North Carolina.

[These people would not be buried in East Laurel Cemetery. They would be in unidentified graves in a much older cemetery. Old Rocky Springs Cemetery is closest cemetery of suitable age.]