Recorded by Tammie Beech Cartwright and Teresa Jarrell Beech.
You can contact Teresa Beech at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, December 20, 1998.
Location: In the Trinity-Peytonsville Road area, Williamson County. Cemetery is on private property, located on a hill several hundred feet behind a house. The house was once the home of Henry Simmons and his wife, Lena Elizabeth Beech. It is now the home of Douglas O. Johnson and his wife, Brenda Bruce--the granddaughter of Henry and Lena.
This cemetery has been well tended and is enclosed by a white wooden fence. Close by is the Crafton Cemetery which is in the edge of the woods, on a hill overlooking the old Hethcock-Crafton farmhouse. It is also on private property. The road to the cemetery and house is barely passable.
|1||MADDEN, Edward Perry||July 13, 1950 - July 25, 1994||Donna Kay (Bruce)||Double Headstone,
Inscription: Precious Lord Take My Hand
|2||BRUCE, James H. (Helton) "PeePaw"||Sept 3,1923 - Dec 6, 1994||Hattie S. (Simmons) "Fee"||Double Headstone, Footstone:|
James H. Bruce, Sr., PFC US Army World War II
|3||Roy G. BRUCE||1918-1966||James H.'s brother|
|4||James Moses BRUCE||Jan 29, 1892 - May 10, 1963||Mary (Elizabeth) Garner||July 27, 1899 - June 17, 1979||Double headstone, Parents of James H. and Roy G. Bruce
Footstone: James Moses Bruce, PFC Tenn. Co. C, 326 Infantry, World War I, PH (Purple Heart)
|5||Garrett W. BRUCE||1925 - 1963||Separate headstones side by side for husband and wife. Also a son of James and Mary|
|6||Myrtle B. (Jackson) BRUCE|
|7||Harry D. BRUCE||April 24, 1948 - Aug 24, 1993|
|8||BRUCE, Geo. Washington||Feb 22, 1928 - Jan 7, 1975||Estell Bennett||Mar 25, 1929 - May 20, 1987||Double Headstone|
|9||BRUCE, Larry W. "Moe"||May 30, 1952 - Sept 16,1 991||In Loving Memory|
|10||ROBINSON, William Thomas||1901 - 1990||Audie Odell (Beech)||1910 - 1968||Double Headstone|
|11||BEECH, Michel D. (Young)||1869 - 1944||Emma B. (Beech) Sledge||1893 - date of death is not on headstone but she died Feb 18, 1972||Double headstone - mother and daughter|
|12||SIMMONS, Obe W.||Nov 17, 1852 - Apr 30, 1939||SIMMONS, Margaret A.S.||Aug 27, 1857 - Oct 6, 1933||Footstone: Daddy
|13||L. Spann||See Note #1 below||-|
|14||Sara A. S.||See Note #1 below|
|15||Dorothy L.S.||See Note #1 below|
|16||Mary A. S.||See Note #1 below|
|17||Tammy D. SIMMONS||See Note #1 below|
|18||SIMMONS, Mike||Dec 21, 1899 - Mar 22, 1968||Alice||Dec 15, 1900 - June 2, 1981||Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Footstone: Mother. See Note #2 below|
|19||Francis SIMMONS||1916 - 1970|
|20||SIMMONS, Henry W.||1885 - 1991||Lena B.(Lena Elizabeth Beech)||1895 - 1958||Double Headstone - See Note #2 below|
Henry W. and Mike Simmons were brothers, and their parents were Obe W. and Margaret A.S.Simmons- -all buried here in the family cemetery. Also, Hattie Simmons Bruce-who is still living-is the daughter of Henry W. and Lena B. Simmons, and the widow of James H. Bruce--all of whom are buried here.