CROOKED CREEK CEMETERY

This database was generously donated by Linda Wheatley Stockdale.

Located in the northeastern part of Benton County, Tennessee 7 miles north of Big Sandy, it was established about 1875 on land donated by Barnabas Gross

 

 

Last Name - AKERS

First Name - ANNA MARIE

Grave Number 626

Born - 1899 (30 Jan 1899)

Died - 1985 (23 May 1985)

Parents - Thomas Lester Akers & Lillie Mae Atchison

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Anna Marie Akers, 86, of Camden, died May 23, 1985 at Benton Community Hospital. Funeral services

were held May 25 at 2 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home with Sister Lillian Stagner officiating.

Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Born January 30, 1899 in Benton County, she was a daughter of

Thomas L. Akers and Lilly Mae Atchison Akers. She is survived by one sister, Blanche Akers, Dallas,

Texas, and one brother, Carl Akers, Los Angeles, Calif. She was retired from General Motors in Detroit as

a machine operator." The Camden Chronicle 29 May 1985

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - B.F.

Grave Number 21

Born - 20 Oct 1837

Died - 12 Feb 1914

Parents - Benjamin F. Akers & Lovonia Wyatt

Spouse - Mary Frances Wilson Childress Akers

Children - 1) Ela Ann 2) Belzoria 3) Thomas A. 4) James W. 5) Sophia Kirk

Marker - single marker

Obituary -

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - AKERS

First Name - BELZORIA

Grave Number 232

Born - 5 Jan 1876

Died - 3 Dec 1878

Parents - B.F. Akers & Mary Frances Childress Akers

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker
Obituary - not found
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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - BESSIE

Grave Number 340

Born - 1888 (11 Aug 1888)

Died - 1965 (4 Apr 1965)

Parents - William Ezell & Molly Fletcher

Spouse - Roy T. Akers

Children - 1) Earl 2) Jewell 3) Carl 4) Walter 5) Christine 6) James Fred 7) Mary 8) Thomas 9) Dorothy 10) Imogene

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Services for Mrs. Bessie Akers, 76, of Big Sandy, were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Faxon Methodist

Church. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Akers died Thursday, April 1, in Methodist

Hospital, Memphis. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. R.H. Robins of Bartlett, Mrs. T.K. Robins of

Memphis, Mrs. B.W. Alexander of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Everette Byrd of Paducah, Ky.; four sons,

J.M. of Dyersburg, Carl of Detroit and Walter and Thomas Akers of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. R.J. Perry

of Manleyville, and Mrs. C.H. Robinson of Paris; 24 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren." The

Camden Chronicle 8 Apr 1965

Notes - Benton Co., TN Funeral Home Records 1930-1970

 

 

 

Last Name - AKERS

First Name - CAROLYN N.

Grave Number 765

Born - 1926 (25 Aug 1926)

Died - 1975 (19 Sep 1975)

Parents - John Donley (Don) Christopher & Nova Lee Robbins

Spouse - Roy Thomas Akers

Children - 1) Don 2) Dean

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Services for Carolyn Novell Akers, 49, of 3887 Rossiland Circle, Memphis, were held September 21 at

2:00 p.m. in Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home Chapel in Big Sandy with Rev. Hillary Robbins and Rev. Joe

Wheatley officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Akers died Sept. 19 at Baptist

Hospital in Memphis. Born August 25, 1926 in Benton County, she was the daughter of Nova Robbins

Christopher and the late Don Christopher. She was the widow of Roy Thomas Akers and was a member of

First United Methodist Church of Faxon, and a housewife. She is survived by her mother, Nova Robbins

Christopher and two sons, Don and Dean Akers, both of Memphis." The Camden Chronicle 24 Sep 1975

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - GEORGE W. (George Washington Lafayette)

Grave Number 454

Born - 1853 (14 Oct 1850)

Died - 1915 (26 Dec 1915)

Parents - B.F. Akers & Phoebe McDaniel

Spouse - Missouri J. Lankford

Children - 1) May Stella 2) Pheobe Elizabeth 3) Luther 4) Henry Gilbert 5) Carlis 6) Finley 7) Linnie 8) Louis

Marker - double marker

Obituary - not found

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - H

Grave Number 813

Born - 15 Jan 1857

Died -

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker broken

Obituary -

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - HORACE R.

Grave Number 730

Born - 12 Oct 1877

Died - 19 Sep 1942

Parents - William R. Akers & Mintia Garner

Spouse - Minnie Pierce

Children - 1) Richard 2) Wendell 3) Ocie 4) Ola

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Horace R. Akers, 64, who died in a Paris hospital Saturday morning following an

emergency operation were conducted Tuesday morning by the Rev. Albert Melton at the Crooked Creek

Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Akers is survived by his wife and four children, Richard

of Cleveland, Ohio, Wendell of U.S. Army, Mrs. Ocie Griffin of Corinth, Miss., and Mrs. Ora (Ola) Collier

of Faxon; his mother, Mrs. Mittie (Mentia) Akers, two brothers, Tom Akers of Faxon and Paul Akers of

Memphis; three sisters, Mesdames Tom Stockdale, Jesse Farmer and Lillie V. Troller of Faxon." The

Camden Chronicle 25 Sep 1942

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - INFANT

Grave Number 342

Born - 22 Dec 1936

Died - 22 Dec 1936

Parents - Carl Akers & Agusta Robbins

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary -

Notes -

 

 

 

Last Name - AKERS

First Name - INFANT

Grave Number 348

Born - 1889

Died - 1889

Parents - H.W. & A.B. Akers (Horace Akers & Ada Nance)

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single handmade marker

Obituary -

Notes -

 

 

 

Last Name - AKERS

First Name - J.W.

Grave Number 20

Born - 21 Aug 1878

Died - 7 Apr 1911

Parents - B.F. Akers & Mary Frances Wilson Childress

Spouse - Maggie M. Douglass

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Walter Akers, who had been very low for several months, died Friday, Apr 7, of consumption. Mr. Akers

bore his long suffering with patience. He was conscious of approaching death, and his last words were

'Jesus take me now.' The deceased was a true Christian and a Mason. He leaves a sweet little 4-year-old

boy, for whom the prayers of all Christian people are asked, for he is left an orphan, his mother having died

two years ago. The remains were laid to rest in Crooked Creek Cemetery with the honors of Masonry Apr

8, a large crowd of sorrowing friends being present. The Camden Chronicle 14 Apr 1911, Faxon

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - JANE

Grave Number 0

Born -

Died - 6 Sep 1934

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - not found

Notes - Benton Co., TN Funeral Home Records 1930-1970

 

 

 

Last Name - AKERS

First Name - JESSICA

Grave Number 917

Born -

Died - 18 Jun 1993

Parents - Roy Akers & Cindy Pressley

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - funeral home marker

Obituary - "Jessica Renee Akers, age 5 hours, of Big Sandy, Tennessee died at Henry County Medical Center in Paris,

Tennessee on Saturday, June 18, 1993. The funeral was held June 20, 1993 at 2:00 p.m. at Stockdale-

Malin Chapel in Big Sandy, Tennessee with Bro. Russell Ragsdale officiating. Burial was in Crooked

Creek Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin of Big Sandy in charge of the services. Survivors include her

parents, Roy Akers and Cindy Pressley Akers of Big Sandy, Tennessee, maternal grandparents Jerry and

Pat Pressley of Big Sandy, Tennessee, Maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Woodie Pressley, McKenzie,

Tennessee. Paternal grandparents are Donnie and Patty Akers." The Camden Chronicle 23 Jun 1993

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - JEWELL M.

Grave Number 339

Born - 28 Nov 1911

Died - 8 Aug 1989

Parents - Roy Akers & Bessie Ezell

Spouse - Margie M. Akers

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mr. Jewell Madison Akers, 77, of Route #2, Big Sandy, TN died Tuesday, August 8, 1989 at HCA

Regional Hospital in Jackson. Services were Thursday, August 10, 1989, at 1:30 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin

Chapel in Big Sandy with Bro. Marion Caruthers and Bro. Bobby Peebles officiating. Interment was at

Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr. Akers was born November 28, 1911 in Paris, TN. He was the son of the

late Roy and Bessie Ezell Akers. He is survived by his wife, Margie Marie Johnson Akers; one daughter,

Ernestine Hale of Trenton, TN; five sons, George Akers of Memphis, TN, Robert Akers of Indiana, Dave

Akers of Dyersburg, TN, Charlie Akers of California and Jessie Akers of Greenbriar, TN; four sisters,

Christine Robbins, Mary Robbins, Dorothy Alexander, all of Big Sandy, and Imogene Byrd of Camden;

one brother, Walter Akers of Big Sandy; twenty-two grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mr. Akers

was retired from the Furniture Factory in Chicago, IL and a member of The Church of God of Prophecy in

Faxon." The Camden Chronicle 16 Aug 1989

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - JIMMIE (James Fred)

Grave Number 349

Born - 1921

Died - 1923

Parents - R.T. & B.B. Akers (Roy Taylor Akers & Bessie Beulah Ezell)

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - LILLIE M.

Grave Number 628

Born - 1878 (12 May 1878)

Died - 1946 (20 Mar 1946)

Parents - Jacob Walter Atchison & Eliza Ann Herndon

Spouse - Thomas Lester Akers

Children - 1) Anna Marie 2) Porter Griffin 3)Audie Thomas 4) Carl Robert 5) Myrtle Arbie 6) Blanch Taria

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Lillie Mae Akers, 68, died March 20 at her home in Faxon. Funeral services were conducted at

Faxon Methodist Church Sunday afternoon by the Rev. W.W. Phillips of Big Sandy and the Rev. Mr.

Lawson. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Carl Akers of

Los Angeles, Calif., Artie (Audie) Akers of Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Beckner and Miss

Blanche Akers of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Anderson Robbins and five grandchildren." The Camden

Chronicle 29 Mar 1946

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - LILLIE V. (Vick)

Grave Number 607

Born - 23 May 1885

Died - 28 Mar 1962

Parents - William R. Akers & Mintia Arbell Garner

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Lillie V. Akers, 76, passed away Wednesday morning, March 28, in Western State Hospital. She

was a native of Benton County. Services conducted by the Rev. John Bradley were held Friday morning,

March 30, at Crooked Creek Methodist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery with Stockdale-

Malin Funeral Home in charge. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Beulah Farmer, Allen Park, Mich.; two

brothers, Tom Akers, Western State Hospital and Paul Akers, Memphis; several nieces and nephews." The

Camden Chronicle 5 Apr 1962

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - MAGGIE M.

Grave Number 19

Born - 23 Jun 1882

Died - 8 Mar 1909

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "The remains of Mrs. Akers, wife of Walter Akers, who died at their home in Paris last week, were interred

in Crooked Creek. Rev. A. Wilson conducted the funeral services, which was attended by many friends

and relatives. She was 27 years of age, and was a good, Christian woman." The Camden Chronicle 19 Mar

1909, Hallsville

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - MARGIE M.

Grave Number 338

Born - 13 May 1916

Died - 14 Dec 2003

Parents - Doss Johnson

Spouse - Jewell M. Akers

Children - 1) Franklin 2) Ernestine 3) George 4) Robert 5) David 6) Charlie 7) Jesse

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Margie Marie Akers, age 87 of Paris, TN were held Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at

1:00 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy, TN with Bro. Johnny Adkins officiating. Burial was in

Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Akers passed away Sunday, December 14 at Jackson-Madison County

General Hospital in Jackson, TN. She was born on May 13, 1916 in Missouri to the late Doss Johnson.

She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewell Akers who passed away in

August, 1989; a son, Franklin Akers and his wife, Neva Akers. Survivors include a daughter, Ernestine

(Kirk) Hale of Trenton, TN; five sons, George (Pat) Akers of Bartlett, TN, Robert (Wanda) Akers of

Indiana, David (Dale) Akers of Dyersburg, TN, Charlie (Sandra) Akers of Paris and Jesse (Bonnie) Akers

of Winchester, TN; a sister, Lucille Ferguson of Dyersburg, 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and

seven great-great-grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 18 Dec 2003

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - MARY "GUSTIE"

Grave Number 265

Born - 21 Aug 1919

Died - 16 Jun 1991

Parents - Robert Robbins & Luna Collier

Spouse -

Children - 1) Bessie 2) Robert

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Services for former Big Sandy resident Mary Augusta (Gustie) Akers, 71, will be 11 a.m. Friday at

Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home, Big Sandy, with Robert White officiating. Burial will be in Crooked

Creek Cemetery in Benton County. Visitation is after 2:30 p.m. today. Ms. Akers, who had relatives in

this area, died Sunday at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich. A native Benton Countian, she was born

Aug. 21, 1919, daughter of the late Robert and Luna Collier Robbins. She was a homemaker. Survivors

include a daughter, Bessie Milliken and a son, Robert Akers, both of Detroit; a sister, Nora Evelyn Finch of

Shelbyville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren." The Paris Post-Intelligencer 19 Jun 1991

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - MARY FRANCES

Grave Number 22

Born - 16 Sep 1841

Died - 13 Mar 1917

Parents - James David Wilson & Jane Brewer

Spouse - B.F. Akers

Children - 1) Ela Ann 2) Belzoria 3) Thomas A. 4) James W. 5) Sophia Kirk

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - marker damaged from tornado Feb 2008

 

 

 

Last Name - AKERS

First Name - MAY S.

Grave Number 453

Born - 1878

Died - 1917

Parents - George W. Akers & Missouri J. Lankford

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - MINNIE L.

Grave Number 729

Born - 16 Aug 1882

Died - 2 Feb 1958

Parents - Richard Pierce

Spouse - Horace Richard Akers

Children - 1) Richard 2) Wendell 3) Ocie 4) Ola

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Minnie Pierce Akers, 75, passed away in a Paris hospital Sunday morning, Feb. 2. She was a life

long resident of Benton County. Services conducted by the Rev. C.L. Crenshaw were held Tuesday

afternoon at Big Sandy Church of God. Interment was in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Camden Funeral

Home in charge. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Phy Collier, Big Sandy, and Mrs. Ocie Griffin, Corinth,

Miss.; two sons, Richard and Wendell Akers, Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Joe Pierce, St. Louis, Mo.,

and Isaac Pierce, Evansville, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Dora Clymer, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Rosa Garner,

Gallatin, Mrs. Mae Wilson, Faxon and Mrs. Vera Luray, Evansville; fifteen grandchildren and thirteen

great-grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 7 Feb 1958

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - MINTIA A.

Grave Number 610

Born - 25 Apr 1856

Died - 23 Oct 1949

Parents - Jincy Garner

Spouse - William Randolph Akers

Children - 1) Mary Ellen 2) Thomas L. 3) Horace 4) Jessee 5) Lillie V. 6) Beulah 7) Paul 8) Ada M.

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. Albert Melton for Mrs. Mintie Arbell Akers,

93, at the Faxon Methodist Church, who died at her home in Faxon Monday, October 24 after a long

illness. Mrs. Akers was one of the oldest citizens in Benton County and will be greatly missed in her

community. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are two sons, Paul Akers of Memphis,

Tom Akers of Faxon; two daughters, Mrs. Jess Farmer and Miss Vick Akers of Faxon, and several

grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment was in the Crooked Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by

Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home." The Camden Chronicle 28 Oct 1949

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - MORSIA J.

Grave Number 455

Born - 1856

Died - 1927

Parents -

Spouse - George Washington Lafayette Akers

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - not found

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - PORTER G.

Grave Number 631

Born - 19 Sep 1902

Died - 2 Jul 1937

Parents - Thomas Lester Akers & Lillie Mae Atchison

Spouse - Dorothy Byrd

Children - 1) Hilda Rebecca 2) Junior Franklin

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Porter Akers, son of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Akers, was given burial here Saturday after two weeks

illness. He is survived by his wife, children and parents. Services were conducted by Rev. Trevathan and

Rev. Kline." The Camden Chronicle, from Crooked Creek 25 Jun 1937

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - ROY T.

Grave Number 341

Born - 10 Oct 1888

Died - 8 Sep 1956

Parents - Horace Akers & Ada Nance

Spouse - Bessie Beulah Ezell

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Roy T. Akers passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 8, at his home in Faxon. He was 67. Services

conducted by the Rev. W.W. Phillips and the Rev. Bevington Farnsworth were held Monday afternoon at

Faxon Methodist Church. Interment in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in

charge of arrangements. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Akers; four daughters, Mrs. R.H. Robins

and Mrs. T.K. Robins of Memphis, Mrs. H.W. Lancaster, Detroit Mich., Mrs. Everett Byrd, Big Sandy;

five sons, Carl and Walter Akers, Paris, Jewell Akers, Dyersburg, and Thomas Akers, Memphis; his father

H.W. Akers, Big Sandy; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Cantrell, Paris, and Mrs. Jim Marshall, Clarksville; one

brother, Dossie Akers, Detroit, Mich.; 24 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren." The Camden

Chronicle 14 Sep 1956

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - ROY THOMAS

Grave Number 766

Born - 1925 (19 Sep 1926)

Died - 1975 (26 Jul 1975)

Parents - Roy Taylor Akers & Bessie Ezell

Spouse - Carolyn Novell Christopher

Children - 1) Don 2) Dean

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services were held for Roy Thomas Akers, age 49, of Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Akers died at

Baptist Hospital in Memphis on Saturday, July 26, 1975. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 29, at

Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Big Sandy. Bro. Hillary Robbins of Camden officiated. Burial was in

Crooked Creek with Stockdale-Malin in charge of arrangements. Mr. Akers was born September 19, 1926

in Benton County. He was the son of the late Roy Taylor Akers and Bessie Ezell. He is survived by his

wife, Caroline Christopher, two sons, Don Akers and Dean Akers, both of Memphis; four sisters, Mrs.

R.H. Robbins of Memphis, Mrs. Bill Alexander of San Diego, California, Mrs. Everet Byrd of Camden and

Mrs. T.K. Robbins of Big Sandy; three brothers, Jewell Akers of Faxon, Walter Akers of Big Sandy and

Carl Akers of Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Akers was a switchman for L&N Railroad." The Camden Chronicle

30 Jul 1975

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - STELLA

Grave Number 0

Born - 1902

Died - 14 Dec 1917

Parents - George Brown & Bessie Brach

Spouse - Hillmer Akers

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - "A most distressing and sad accident occurred at one of the section houses Friday morning when Mrs.

Stella Akers, wife of Hihma Akers, was fatally burned. Her dress was ignited by a fire place and before the

flames were extinguished she was so badly burned that death resulted that night. The remains were laid to

rest at Crooked Creek Sunday with services by Rev. J.N. Farmer. We extend to the bereaved husband an

relatives our sympathy." The Camden Chronicle 21 Dec 191, from Wheatley

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - AKERS

First Name - THOMAS ADAM

Grave Number 0

Born - About 1868

Died - Nov 1944

Parents - Benjamin F. Akers & Mary Ann Francis Wilson

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - "Thomas Adam Akers, 76, died last Saturday. Mr. Akers was a native of the Crooked Creek Community.

Only one member of his paternal family survive, Mrs. Travis Hall of that community. He was laid to rest

in the Crooked Creek Cemetery Sunday evening. Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Albert

Melton." The Camden Chronicle 1 Dec 1944

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Last Name - AKERS

First Name - THOMAS L.

Grave Number 627

Born - 1875 (5 Aug 1875)

Died - 1963 (29 Mar 1963)

Parents - William R. Akers & Mintia Garner

Spouse - Lillie Mae Atchison

Children - 1) Anna Marie 2) Porter Griffin 3) Carl Robert 4) Audie Thomas 5) Myrtle Arbie 6) Blanche

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Thomas L. Akers, 88, died Friday morning, March 29, in Western State Hospital. He was a resident of

Faxon and a retired railroad employee. Services conducted by the Rev. W.W. Philips were held Sunday

afternoon at Faxon Methodist Church. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. He leaves two daughters,

Miss Marie Akers, Faxon, and Mrs. Blanch Akers, Dallas, Texas; two sons, Audie Akers, Maywood,

California and Carl Akers, Los Angeles, Calif.; sister, Mrs. J.N. Farmer, Detroit, Mich.; brother Paul

Akers, Memphis; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 4 Apr 1963

Notes - Benton Co., TN Funeral Home Records, page 54

 

 

 

Last Name - AKERS

First Name - WILLIAM R.

Grave Number 609

Born - 20 Sep 1846

Died - 7 Apr 1915

Parents -

Spouse - Mintia Arbell Garner

Children - 1) Mary Ellen 2) Thomas L. 3) Horace 4) Jessee 5) Lillie V. 6) Beulah 7) Paul 8) Ada M.

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "William R. Akers died at his home April 27 of kidney trouble and paralysis of the bowels, age 69 years.

He had been in bad health some time, but the end came sooner than was expected. He was buried at

Crooked Creek Cemetery Wednesday, Rev. C.B. Clayton preaching his funeral. Mr. Akers had lived a

consistent Christian nearly all his life, and had many friends. He leaves a widow and six children, three

boys and three girls. We extend the widow and family our sympathy in this sad bereavement." The

Camden Chronicle, from Wheatley 7 May 1915

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Last Name - ALLEN

First Name - ALICE RAE

Grave Number 881

Born - 19 Dec 1923

Died - 16 Aug 2007

Parents - Earl Decent & Ava Henry

Spouse - Randolph C. (Randy) Allen

Children - 1) Kathy 2) Randy

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Alice Rae Allen of Big Sandy, age 83, were held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 2 p.m. at

Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Big Sandy. Burial followed in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Stockdale-

Malin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Allen passed away Thursday, Aug 16, 2007 at

her home in Big Sandy. She was born Dec. 19, 1923 in Muskegon, Mich. to the late Earl Decent and Ava

Henry Decent. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her

husband, Randolph C. (Randy) Allen. She is survived by a daughter, Kathy (Gary) Walker of Camden; a

son, Randy Allen of Paris; a sister, Beverly Welch of Texas; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren."

The Camden Chronicle 27 Aug 2007

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Last Name - ALLEN

First Name - BABY BOY

Grave Number 393

Born - 1914(1 Mar 1914)

Died - 1914 (17 Mar 1914)

Parents - Lon Allen & Hattie Lee Pickler

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

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Last Name - ALLEN

First Name - CELIA JANE

Grave Number 397

Born - 1861 (10 Feb 1861)

Died - 1938 (10 Mar 1938)

Parents - John H. Mannon & Christiana Clement

Spouse - James Taylor Allen

Children - 1) Ida 2) John Matthew 3) Ollie 4) Mattie 5) Newton Lafayette (Fate) 6) Ada 7) Alonzo (Lon) 8) Celia Etta

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

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Last Name - ALLEN

First Name - ELVA LOUISE

Grave Number 394

Born - 1912

Died - 1913

Parents - Lon Allen & Hattie Lee Pickler

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

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Last Name - ALLEN

First Name - GEO. THOMAS

Grave Number 860

Born - 1926 (28 Nov 1926)

Died - 1974 ( 10 Nov 1974)

Parents - Daniel Allen & Effie Curtis)

Spouse - Mary Frances Sampson

Children - Mrs. Gordon Johnston

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "George Thomas Allen, age 47, of Racine, Wisconsin, died Sunday, November 10, 1974 at St. Luke's

Hospital in that city. Services will be held today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. at the Stockdale-Malin Funeral

Home Chapel with Rev. Leonard Greer officiating. Burial will be in the Crooked Creek Cemetery. Born

in Tennessee on November 28, 1926, he is the son of Mrs. Effie Curtis Allen of Camden and the late

Daniel Allen. He was a member of Bells Missionary Baptist Church in Humphreys County. Surviving him

are his wife, Mary Frances (Sampson) Allen; a daughter, Mrs. Gordon Johnston of Racine, Wisc.; six

sisters, Ruby Nell Buchanan of Waverly, Melba Clark of Spring City, Tenn., Margaret Baldwin, Oneal

George and Ruth Buchanan, all of Camden and Dorothy Buchanan; and two grandchildren." The Camden

Chronicle 13 Nov 1974

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Last Name - ALLEN

First Name - HATTIE L.

Grave Number 395

Born - 1887

Died - 1965 (8 Apr 1965)

Parents - Joseph Pickler & Mary Darcus Atchison

Spouse - Lon Allen

Children - 1) Elva Louise 2) baby boy born dead 3) Mary Marguerite 4) Jessie Clayton 5) Thelna Jane 6) Mildred

Imogene

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Hattie Lee Allen, 78, died Thursday afternoon, April 8, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Curtis Doty in

Springville. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Church of God of Prophecy, Big Sandy with

the Rev. Charles Hall officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Survivors include her husband,

Lon Allen; three daughters, Mrs. Curtis Doty of Springville, Mrs. Mildred Osmendson of Dover, Del., Mrs.

Edgbert Freeman of Faxon; one son, Clayton Allen of Detroit, Mich., one brother, Lonnie Pickler of

Jackson; seven grandchildren. Mrs. Allen was a member of Crooked Creek Methodist Church." The

Camden Chronicle 15 Apr 1965

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Last Name - ALLEN

First Name - INFANT

Grave Number 0

Born -

Died - 8 Sep 1907

Parents - C.R. Allen

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - "The little child of C.R. Allen which died Sunday was buried at Crooked Creek Cemetery Monday. We

extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved parents." The Camden Chronicle 13 Sep 1907, from Faxon

10 Sep 1907

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Last Name - ALLEN

First Name - LON (Alonzo)

Grave Number 396

Born - 1890 (2 Dec 1890)

Died - 1972 (23 Apr 1972)

Parents - James Taylor Allen & Celia Jane Mannon

Spouse - Hattie Lee Pickler

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mr. Lon Allen, age 81, of Big Sandy died April 23, 1972 in the Henry County Nursing Home, Paris,

Tenn. Services were held in the chapel of Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 26 with

Rev. Charlie Hall officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Born in Benton County December

2, 1890, Mr. Allen was the son of the late James (Jimmy) Allen and Celia Jane Mannon. He was the

husband of the late Hattie Pickler Allen. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Curtis Doty of

Springville, Mrs. Edgbert Freeman of Big Sandy, Mrs. Mildred Osmundsonson of Felton, Del.; one son,

Clayton Allen of Melvindale, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Etta Stockdale of Detroit, Michigan; eight

grandchildren and two great-grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 26 Apr 1972

Notes -



 

Last Name - ALLEN

First Name - MARY F.

Grave Number 861

Born - 1930

Died -

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary -

Notes -



 

Last Name - ALLEN

First Name - R.C. (RANDY)

Grave Number 882

Born - 3 Aug 1914

Died - 12 Jun 1997

Parents - Charles Allen & Minnie Pate

Spouse - Alice Decent

Children - 1) Kathy 2) Randy

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Randolph Charles Allen, 82, of Big Sandy died at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville on Thursday, June

12. He was a retired factory representative for A.O. Smith Corporation along with being a former district

manager and government employee. Services were held Saturday, June 14 at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in

Big Sandy. Brother Robert Rush officiating. Burial followed at Crooked Creek Cemetery in Big Sandy.

He was born on August 3, 1914 in McKenzie, TN. His parents were Charles Allen and Minnie Pate Allen,

both deceased. He is survived by his wife Alice Decent Allen; one daughter, Kathy Lee Walker of

Camden; one son, Randy Allen of Buchanan; two sisters, Sue Baxter of Trezevant and Alice Cassidy of

McKenzie; and three brothers, Thomas Allen, Darrell Allen, Bobby Allen, all of Huntingdon. He is also

survived by five grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 26 Jun 1997

Notes -



 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - ANNIE B.

Grave Number 424

Born - 1899

Died - 1910 (22 May 1910)

Parents - Jessie P. Atchison & Della Moore

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - DELLAR H.

Grave Number 313

Born - 1855

Died - 1899 (19 Feb 1900)

Parents -

Spouse - Jessie P. Atchison

Children - 1) Maggie 2) Sidney 3) Mary H. 4) Vergie M. 5) Jessie G. 6) Florence L. 7) Charles Franklin 8) Annie B.

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "The remains of Mrs. Jesse Atchison of Stewart, who died yesterday, were shipped here by express today

and buried at Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Atchison had been in very bad health for over a year, and

Mr. Atchison moved from here to Stewart with the hope that the change would prove beneficial to his

wife. We extend condolence to the bereaved husband, children and relatives." The Camden Chronicle 23

Feb 1900, from Faxon 20 Feb 1900

Notes -



 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - DOCK

Grave Number 745

Born - 6 Apr 1907

Died - 28 Nov 1980

Parents - Florence Atchison

Spouse - 1) Mavis Ethel Bomar 2) Pearl Christine Herbison

Children - 1) June 2) Jeanette 3) Patsy 4) Larry 5) Harold 6) Jane

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Jessie Loyd (Dock) Atchison, 73, of Route 2, Big Sandy, died November 28, 1980 at Henry County

General Hospital in Paris. Funeral services were held November 30 at 1 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Funeral

Home in Big Sandy with Bro. Cecil Brewer officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Born

April 6, 1907 in Tennessee, he was the son of Florence Atchison. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs.

June Butts of Paris, Tenn., Mrs. Jeanette McKowan of St. Jo, Ind., and Mrs. Patsy Harris of Hillsboro,

Texas; two sons, Larry Atchison of Montpelier, Ohio and Harold Atchison of Camden; thirteen

grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Mr. Atchison was retired from L & N Railroad." The Camden

Chronicle 3 Dec 1980

Notes -



 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - FLORENCE

Grave Number 423

Born - 1883

Died - 1907

Parents - Jessie P. Atchison & Della Moore

Spouse -

Children - 1) Jessie L. 2) Loin

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - JESSIE G.

Grave Number 311

Born - 1893

Died - 1893

Parents - Jessie P. Atchison & Della Moore

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - JESSIE P.

Grave Number 314

Born - 17 Aug 1850

Died - 1920 (1 Jan 1921)

Parents - Adam Atchison & Margaret Ann Monroe

Spouse - Della Moore

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - KIRKESY COLLIER

Grave Number 80

Born - 15 Oct 1945

Died - 6 Aug 2004

Parents - Loin Sidney Atchison & Mary Caroline Collier

Spouse - Mrs. Jerry Atchison

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Mr. Kirksey Collier Atchison, age 58, passed away Friday, August 6, 2004 at his home in Big Sandy,

Tenn. He was born October 15, 1945 in Faxon, Tenn., to Mrs. Mary Caroline Atchison and the late Loin

Sydney Atchison. He was employed by Inland Paperboard and Packaging of New Johnsonville, Tenn. For

33 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Loin S. Atchison and his sister, Joyce Ball. He is

survived by his wife of 27 years, Jerry Atchison, and their family, Tonya Jones, Carl "Bud" Berry, Bill

"Joe" Berry, Leah Tharpe, Jason Pierpoint, Justin Pierpoint, Dava Hollingsworth, David Hollingsworth,

Ryan Jones, Sara Berry, Jacob Berry, Peyton Tharpe, Olivia Tharpe, Gage Pierpoint, and Sidney Pierpoint.

In addition to his mother, he is also survived by (brother) Johnny Dean Atchison, sister Frances Dowdy and

several nieces and nephews." The Camden Chronicle 11 Aug 2004

Notes -



 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - LOIN S.

Grave Number 79

Born - 1907

Died - 30 Apr 1978

Parents - Florence Atchison

Spouse - Mary Caroline Collier

Children - 1) Frances 2) Joyce 3) Dean 4) Collier

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Services for Loin Sidney Atchison, 71, were held Monday, May 1 at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big

Sandy. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr. Atchison died April 30 at Henry County General

Hospital. Mr. Atchison was the son of the late Florence Atchison. He was an employee of the Track Dept.

of L&N Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Mary Collier Atchison, two daughters, Mrs. Frances Dowdy

and Mrs. Joyce Ball, both of Big Sandy; two sons, Dean Atchison and Collier Atchison, both of Big Sandy;

one brother, Lloyd (Doc) Atchison of Big Sandy and four grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 3 May

1978

Notes - inscription: Married Apr 15, 1931

 

 

 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - M. JANE

Grave Number 744

Born - 18 Sep 1946

Died - 1 Feb 1958

Parents - Dock Atchison & Christine Harbinson

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Margaret Jane Atchison, 11-year-old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Dock Atchison of Faxon, passed away

Saturday morning, Feb. 1, in a Paris clinic. She had been ill for several weeks. Services conducted b the

Rev. W.W. Phillips and the Rev. B.H. Farnsworth were held Sunday afternoon at Faxon Methodist

Church. Interment was in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in charge.

Besides her parents she is survived by two brothers, Dwayne Atchison, Faxon, and Harold Atchison,

Camden; three sisters, Mrs. Jeanette McKown, Smyrna, Mrs. June Robbins, Big Sandy, and Patsy

Atchison, Faxon; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Harbinson, Paris." The Camden Chronicle 7 Feb 1958

Notes -



 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - MARY C.

Grave Number 78

Born - 11 Feb 1911

Died - 5 Sep 2004

Parents - Ross Collier & Sallie McDaniel

Spouse - Loin Sidney Atchison

Children - 1) Frances 2) Joyce 3) Dean 4) Collier

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Mary Caroline Atchison, age 93, of Big Sandy, Tenn., were held Tuesday, September

7, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Sister Lillian Stagner officiating.

Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Atchison passed away Sunday, September 5 at Henry

County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. She was born on February 11, 1911 in Benton County, Tenn. to

the late Ross Collier and Sallie McDaniel. She was a homemaker and a member of Faxon Methodist

Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Sidney Loin Atchison; a daughter, Joyce Ball and a son,

Collier Atchison. Survivors include a daughter, Frances Dowdy, a son, Dean Atchison, both of Big Sandy;

five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 9

September 2004

Notes - inscription: Married Apr 15, 1931

 

 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - MARY H.

Grave Number 310

Born - 1882

Died - 1882

Parents - Jessie P. Atchison & Della Moore

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - PEARL CHRISTINE

Grave Number 743

Born - 24 Aug 1918

Died - 30 Aug 1999

Parents - W.N. Herbison & Flora Jane Westbrooks

Spouse -

Children - 1) June 2) Patsy 3) Janette 4) Larry 5) Margaret Jane 6) Bobby Dwayne

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Christine Atchison, 81, of Caledonia Street in Paris died Monday, Aug. 30, 1999 at Henry County

Healthcare Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at McEvoy Funeral Home. Don Simmons of First

Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Burial will follow in Crooked Creek Cemetery in Benton County.

Chosen as pallbearers are Jimmy Parrish, Jeff Bratton, Vincent Dawson, Jimmy Glisson and James Tull.

Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. today. Born in Hickman County on Aug. 24, 1918, she was daughter of W.N.

and Flora Jane Westbrooks Herbison, both deceased. A hostess and waitress, she was a Baptist. She

leaves two daughters, Patsy E. Parrish of Paris and Janette McKown of St. Joe, Ind.; one son, Larry D.

Atchison of Tacoma, Wash.; one brother, J.B. Herbison of Paris. Three sisters, Ann Glisson of Paris,

Nolene R. Essary of Milan, and Irene Yarbrough of Truman, Ark.; and 10 grandchildren. She also was

preceded in death by two daughters, Clara June Butts on March 7, 1993 and Margaret Jane Atchison, one

son, Bobby Dwayne Price; and a grandchild."

Notes -



 

Last Name - ATCHISON

First Name - VERGIE M.

Grave Number 312

Born - 1888

Died - 1898

Parents - Jessie P. Atchison & Della Moore

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - BALDWIN

First Name - ARTHUR R.

Grave Number 854

Born - 18 Feb 1923

Died - 18 Sep 1983

Parents - A.H. Baldwin & Martha Koehn

Spouse - Mary Ellen Young

Children - 1) Ellen 2) Richard

Marker - double marker & government marker

Obituary - "Arthur Harrison Baldwin, 60, of Akron, Ohio, died at Akron General Hospital on September 18, 1983.

Graveside services were held at Crooked Creek Cemetery on Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. Stockdale-Malin Funeral

Home in Big Sandy was in charge. Born February 18, 1923 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, he was the son of

A.H. Baldwin and Martha Koehan Baldwin. His mother survives. He is also survived by his wife, Mary

Ellen (Young) Baldwin; one daughter, Ellen Baldwin, Akron, Ohio; one son, Richard Baldwin, Akron; one

niece and two nephews." The Camden Chronicle 28 Sep 1983

 Notes - government marker inscription: T Sgt. US Army WWII

 

 

 

Last Name - BALDWIN

First Name - MARY E.

Grave Number 853

Born - 11 May 1925

Died - 27 Dec 2002

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -


 

 

 

Last Name - BARNETT

First Name - GRACE

Grave Number 759

Born - 1901

Died - 1955 (3 May 1955)

Parents - Bob Wyatt & Maggie Elizabeth Atchison

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Grace Wyatt Barnett, 54, passed away at the home of her brother, Nolan Wyatt, in Detroit, Mich.

May 3. She was the daughter of the late Bob and Maggie Wyatt and was a former resident of Paris and

Faxon. She professed faith in Christ several years ago and united with the Church of the Nazarene in

Detroit and was a faithful member until her death. Services were held at Faxon Methodist Church Friday,

May 6, by the Rev. W.W. Phillips, pastor, and the Rev. Bob Gray of Paris. Interment in Crooked Creek

Cemetery with Camden Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Barnett is survived by her brother,

Nolan Wyatt, and two sisters, Mrs. M.G. Christopher, Faxon, and Mrs. Ruby Miles, Big Sandy." The

Camden Chronicle 13 May 1955

Notes -



 

Last Name - BARROW

First Name - EMMETT E.

Grave Number 198

Born - 2 Apr 1892

Died - 23 Apr 1978

Parents - Morris Barrow & Louise McDougal

Spouse - 1) Laura Garner 2) Lena Snell

Children - 1) Codie 2) Edgar 3) Elroy 4) Carnell

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Emmett E. Barrow, 86, of Centralia, Ill., died there in St. Mary's Hospital at 8 a.m. Sunday. A retired

farmer, he was a former Henry County resident who had farmed in the Springville area. Services will be

held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial in Crooked Creek Cemetery in Benton

County. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Born in Stewart County on April 2, 1892, Emmett Barrow

was a son of the late Morris and Louise McDougal Barrow. He was a member of Brentwood Baptist

Church in Nashville. He was first married to the former Laura Garner and later to the former Lena Snell,

and both preceded him in death. He is survived by three sons, Codie Barrow, Paris, and Edgar and Elroy

Barrow, both of Centralia; a stepson, G.T. Snell of Nashville; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Ella Mary

Asherbranner of Shelbyville, Mrs. June York of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Shirley Dixon of Nashville; 15

grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. A son, Carnell Barrow, died

Nov. 9, 1973." The Paris Post-Intelligencer 24 Apr 1978

Notes -



 

Last Name - BARROW

First Name - LAURA J.

Grave Number 197

Born - 1889

Died - 2 May 1942

Parents - John Garner & Mary Wheatley

Spouse - Emmett E. Barrow

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Garner Barrow of Springville, who died in a Paris hospital early Saturday,

were held Sunday afternoon at Crooked Creek Church by the Rev. Albert Melton. Interment was in the

church cemetery. Mrs. Barrow, a native of Benton County was the daughter of the late Rev. John Garner

and a sister of Esquire Monroe Garner, of the Crooked Creek Community. She is survived also by her

husband, three sons and a sister, all of Springville." The Camden Chronicle 8 May 1942

Notes -


 



 

Last Name - BEARD

First Name - ARNOLD

Grave Number 916

Born - 1933 (27 Sep 1933)

Died - 1993 (4 Apr 1993)

Parents - Bedford Forest Beard & Lonna Williams

Spouse - Evelyn Marie Newhouse

Children - 1) Janice 2) Robin 3) David 4) Roger

Marker - single marker & government marker

Obituary - "Arnold R. Beard, age 59, of Big Sandy, Tennessee died Sunday, April 4, 1993, at Henry County Medical

Center in Paris, Tennessee. The funeral was held Tuesday, April 6, 1993 at 2:00 p.m. at the New

Beginning Church of God with Bro. Jeffery McKee officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery

with Stockdale-Malin of Big Sandy in charge of the services. Mr. Beard was born September 27, 1993 in

Marked Tree, Arkansas. His parents, Bedford Forest Beard and Lonna Williams Beard, preceded him in

death. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Marie Newhouse Beard, two daughters, Janice Garner, Big

Sandy, Tennessee, Robin Pressley, Big Sandy, Tennessee, two sons, David Beard, Big Sandy, Tennessee,

Roger Beard, Big Sandy, Tennessee, four sisters, Linda Lumpkin, Alabama, Margaret Dean, Fulton,

Kentucky, Patsy Beard, Virginia, Doris Pettigrew, Big Sandy, Tennessee, one brother, Hershell Beard,

Hornbeak, Tennessee, and ten grandchildren. Mr. Beard was a retired commercial fisherman, Korean War

Veteran and a member of The New Beginning Church of God." The Camden Chronicle 7 Apr 1993

Notes - government marker inscription: PFC US Army

 

 

 

Last Name - BERRY

First Name - ALBERT C.

Grave Number 47

Born - 17 Jun 1877

Died - 14 Feb 1954

Parents - James Henry Berry & Tennessee C.

Spouse - Cora Ellis

Children - 1) Tessie 2) Virginia 3) Rodney 4) Henry 5) W.L.

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for A. Clint Berry, 76, who died at his home in Paris Monday were conducted at 2 p.m.

Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral Home. The Rev. W.W. Phillips and the Rev. John D. Lunden will officiate.

Masonic rites were held at the graveside at Crooked Creek Cemetery near Faxon. Mr. Berry was a

member of the Methodist Church and the New Portland Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years. He was a

retired L&N railroad section foreman. He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Cora Ellis; two

daughters, Mrs. Tessie Wade and Mrs. Virginia Enoch, both of Detroit, Mich.; three sons, Henry Berry,

Paris, W.L. Berry, Memphis, and Rodney Berry of California; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren."

The Camden Chronicle 19 Feb 1954

Notes - inscription: Masonic emblem

 

 

 

Last Name - BERRY

First Name - ARTHUR

Grave Number 59

Born - 1861

Died - 1906

Parents -

Spouse - Addie Vester

Children - Ora Estelle

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - Inscription: Father

 

 

 

Last Name - BERRY

First Name - CORA A.

Grave Number 46

Born - 11 Mar 1885

Died - 22 Sep 1966

Parents - George Ellis & Jemima E. Durden

Spouse - Albert Clint Berry

Children - 1)Tessie 2) Virginia 3) Rodney 4) C.H.

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mrs. A.C. Berry 4119 Wilett, Memphis, died Thursday evening at 5 o'clock in a Memphis hospital. She

was 81. She was a former resident of Paris but for the past 12 years had made her home with a daughter in

Memphis. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at McEvoy Chapel. Burial will be in

Crooked Creek Cemetery in Benton County. McEvoy Funeral Home will be in charge of all

arrangements. The body is at the funeral home. Born March 11, 1885 in Stewart County, she was the

daughter of the late George Ellis. She was married in 1902 to A.C. Berry and he preceded her in death

February 14, 1954. She was a member of Calvary Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters,

Mrs. Reuben Wade, Detroit, and Mrs. Ollie Enoch, Memphis; two sons, Rodney Berry, San Diego, Calif.

And C.H. Berry, Huntingdon; two half-sisters, Mrs. Edith Sexton, Dover and Mrs. Mary Francis Flood,

Clarksville, and one half-brother, Carlos Berry, Paris; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren."

The Paris Post-Intelligencer 23 Sep 1966

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Last Name - BERRY

First Name - DORA

Grave Number 100

Born - 17 Aug 1875

Died - 8 Jan 1909

Parents -

Spouse - Thomas N. Berry

Children - 1) George D. 2) Annie 3) Earl Blake 4) Thomas Paul 5) Rubyl

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Dora Berry died 8 Jan 1909 West Paris, age 32 years, married, buried Faxon, Tenn., wife of Tom Berry,

leaves 4 children." McEvoy Funeral Home Records

Notes - marker damaged by tornado Feb 2008

 

 

 

Last Name - BERRY

First Name - J.F.

Grave Number 103

Born - 30 Nov 1867

Died - 8 Jan 1929

Parents - James H. Berry & ___ Wheatley

Spouse - 1) Katie Graham 2) Lillian Ross

Children - 1) Rosa L. 2) Tennessee Ethel 3) Eulah Jane 4) Dallas Marie

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - BERRY

First Name - JIM

Grave Number 115

Born - 1839

Died - 1907

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

 

Last Name - BERRY

First Name - PIERCE

Grave Number 58

Born - 31 Jul 1872

Died - 18 Jun 1906

Parents - James H. Berry & Tennessee

Spouse - Jemima Elizabeth Durden Ellis Berry

Children - 1) Raymond P. Berry 2) Carlos Berry

Marker - single marker

Obituary - The community was shocked by the death of R.P. Berry, which occurred at 1 p.m. Monday, after an illness

of nearly two weeks. He had just returned home from Huntingdon where he had been in school the past

year, graduating there in the scientific course with the honor of class valedictorian. He was ill when he

arrived here, and was never able to leave his bed. Mr. Berry was a young man of high aspirations, and had

a bright future before him. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, had served as magistrate and was

indeed a good and useful citizen. The remains were given burial at Crooked Creek Tuesday with Masonic

honors. His wife and three children have the sympathy of many friends." The Camden Chronicle 22 Jun

1906, from Faxon 19 Jun 1906

Notes -



 

Last Name - BERRY

First Name - RUBY

Grave Number 63

Born - 20 Feb 1898

Died - 13 Dec 1898

Parents - Thomas N. Berry & Dora

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - Inscription: Daughter of T.N & D.B. Berry

 

 

 

Last Name - BERRY

First Name - TENNIE C.

Grave Number 62

Born - 1840

Died - 13 Jul 1901

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Miss Tennie Berry died Saturday night and was buried Sunday." The Camden Chronicle 19 Jul 1901

from Dogtown

Notes -


 

 

 

 

Last Name - BERRY

First Name - THOMAS N.

Grave Number 101

Born - 12 Jun 1875

Died - 16 Oct 1918

Parents - James H. Berry & Tennessee C.

Spouse - Dora

Children - 1) George D. 2) Annie 3) Earl Blake 4) Thomas Paul 5) Ruby

Marker - Woodmen of the World Memorial marker

Obituary - "Newton Berry died at Paris last Wednesday. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Crooked

Creek where he was laid to rest last Friday morning with funeral services by Rev. C.B. Clayton. He is

survived by four children." The Camden Chronicle 25 Oct 1918 From Wheatley

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Last Name - BRASFIELD

First Name - MARTY RAY

Grave Number 666

Born - 20 Sep 1973

Died - 25 May 2000

Parents - James Brasfield & Deborah Kay Cooper

Spouse - Juanita Fields

Children - Kelsey

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Mr. Marty Ray Brasfield, age 26, of Big Sandy, died Sunday, May 28, 2000 at Camden General Hospital.

Mr. Brasfield was born on September 20, 1973 in Henry County. He was employed at the Berrypatch and

a member of Davis Memorial Baptist Church in Dresden, TN. Funeral services will be held on Thursday,

June 1, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at the Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Bro. Leonard Greer

officating. Burial will follow at Crooked Creek Cemetery. Survivors include parents, James Brasfield of

Brownsville, TN; Debbie Cooper Horton of Big Sandy and step-father Kenny Ray Horton of Paris; wife,

Juanita Fields Brasfield of Dresden, daughter Kelsey Brasfield of Camden; two step-daughters, Jennifer

Powell and Jessica Fields, both of Dresden; step-son Jason Fields of Dresden; three half-brothers, David,

Daniel and James Brandon Brasfield, all of Brownsville, TN; grandparents Pauline Kent of Brownsville

and J.W. and Ann Horton of Camden, grandmother Clara Cooper of Big Sandy; three uncles, Raymond,

Larry and Eddie Cooper, all of Big Sandy; two aunts, Doris Wade of CT, and Judy Cooper of Jackson, TN;

and special friend Diana Tyler of Big Sandy." The Camden Chronicle 1 Jun 2000

Notes -



 

Last Name - BRATSCHI

First Name - ALFRED GILBERT (A.G.)

Grave Number 877

Born - 15 Apr 1917

Died - 18 Sep 1987

Parents - Rice Bratschi & Velma Weaver

Spouse - Dorothy Ann Henry

Children - 1) Jan 2) Sandra 3) Wayne 4) Michael 5) Donald 6) Randy 7) Roger

Marker - double marker & government marker

Obituary - "Alfred Gilbert (A.G.) Bratschi, 70, of Big Sandy, was pronounced dead on arrival at Benton Community

Hospital Friday, Sept. 18, 1987. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. at Stockdale-Malin

Chapel in Big Sandy with Bro. Vernon Turner officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr.

Bratschi was born April 15, 1917 in Erin, the son of the late Rice and Velma Weaver Bratschi. He is

survived by his wife, Dorothy Henry Bratschi, two daughters, Jan Martin of Hernando, Miss., and Sandra

Bratschi of Camden; five sons, Capt. Wayne Bratschi of Yokukosi, Japan, Michael Bratschi of California,

Don Bratschi of Jackson, Randy Bratschi of Senatobia, Miss., and Robert (Roger) Bratschi of Big Sandy;

two sisters, Margaret Beecham of New Johnsonville and Johni Steiner of Boston, Mass.; one brother, Bill

Bratschi of Maryland; 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Bratschi was a retired truck

driver, a veteran of World War II and a Baptist." The Camden Chronicle 23 Sep 1987

Notes - government marker inscription: US Army WW II

 

 

 

 

Last Name - BRATSCHI

First Name - DOROTHY ANN

Grave Number 876

Born - 1 Nov 1920

Died - 20 Feb 1993

Parents - William Henry & Lula Leonard

Spouse - Alfred Gilbert Bratschi

Children - 1) Jan 2) Sandra 3) Wayne 4) Donald 5) Michael 6) Roger 7) Randy

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Dorothy Ann Bratschi, age 72, of Big Sandy, Tennessee died Saturday, February 20, 1993 at Methodist

Central Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The funeral was held Tuesday, February 23, 1993 at 2:00 p.m. at

Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Bro. Jeffrey McKee officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek

Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin of Big Sandy in charge of the services. Mrs. Bratschi was born November

1, 1920 in Memphis, Tennessee. Her parents, William Henry and Lula Leonard Henry preceded her in

death. Her husband, Albert Gilbert Bratschi preceded her in death September 18, 1987. Survivors include

two daughters, Jan Martin, Coldwater, Mississippi, Sandra Sanders, Big Sandy, Tennessee; five sons,

Wayne Bratschi, Philippines, Donald Bratschi, Coward, South Carolina, Michael Bratschi, San Diego,

California, Robert Bratschi, Big Sandy, Tennessee, Randy Bratschi, Coward, South Carolina; two sisters,

Carrie Coke, Memphis, Tennessee, Lois Broyles, Lake Placid, Florida; three brothers, Bryant Henry,

Memphis, Tennessee, Hubert Henry, Orlando, Florida, Marvin Henry, Memphis, Tennessee; 24

grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bratschi was a very active member of the New Beginning

Church and a member of the Eastern Star at Big Sandy." The Camden Chronicle 24 Feb 1993

Notes -



 

Last Name - BURDETT

First Name - C.D. (TOBY)

Grave Number 581

Born - 25 Sep 1944

Died - 17 Apr 1997

Parents - Abe Burdett & Eunice Buckelew

Spouse - Norma Fannie Wheatley

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Coleman Dean (Toby) Burdett, 52, of Big Sandy, died Thursday, April 17 at his residence. He was a

truck driver and a Methodist. Services were held on Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin

Chapel in Big Sandy. Bro. Dossie Wheatley officiated. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr.

Burdett was born September 25, 1944 in Alabama. He was the son of Eunice Buckelew of Kymsonia,

Kentucky, and the late Abe Burdett. He is survived by his wife, Norma Wheatley Burdett, five daughters,

Cheryl Proctor of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Nicole Perkins of Canton, Michigan, Terri Durocher of

Houston, Texas, Michelle Hughes of Dearborn, Michigan and Lori Raymer of Grayslake, Illinois; three

sisters, Maxine Phillips of Santee, California, Abilene Cole and Jean Hollums, both of Symsonia,

Kentucky; two brothers, Jim Burdett and Ron Burdett, both of Symsonia, Kentucky; and ten grandchildren."

Notes -



 

Last Name - BURDETT

First Name - NORMA F.

Grave Number 582

Born -

Died -

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary -

Notes -


 

 



 

Last Name - BUTTS

First Name - C. JUNE A.

Grave Number 742

Born - 1940 (1 Jul 1940)

Died - 1993 (7 Mar 1993)

Parents - Jessie Lloyd (Dock) Atchison & Pearl Christine Herbison

Spouse - Kenneth Butts

Children - 1) Judy 2) Cindy 3) Rebecca 4) Bruce Robins

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Milan native Clara June Butts, 52, of Morningside Village, former employee of Holley carburetor plant,

died early Sunday morning, March 7, 1993, after an illness. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway

Morticians with Dale Gallimore officiating. Burial will be in Crooked Creek Cemetery in Benton County.

Visitation is 3:30-8:30 p.m. today. Named as pallbearers were Larry McGowen, Minor Parrish and Jon

Herbison. Mrs. Butts was born July 1, 1940, daughter of Christine Herbison Atchison of Paris and the late

Jessie Lloyd "Doc" Atchison. She was married in 1967 to Kenneth Butts, who survives. A homemaker,

she was disabled. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by three daughters, Judy Turner of

Camden, Cindy Wimberly of Chicago, Ill., and Rebecca Robins of Paris; two sisters, Patsy Parrish of Paris

and Janette McGowen of St. Joe. Ind.; two brothers, Larry Atchison of Washington state and Harold

Atchison of Camden; and four grandchildren, David Pinson, Jina Leach, Virgil Wimberly and Josh

Robins. Preceding her in death were a son, Bruce Robins in 1979; a sister, Jane Atchison, and a brother,

Bobby Dwayne Price." The Paris Post-Intelligencer 8 Mar 1993

Notes -



 

Last Name - BYRD

First Name -

Grave Number 551

Born -

Died -

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - Small stone marked Byrd, no grave

Obituary -

Notes -



 

Last Name - BYRD

First Name -

Grave Number 552

Born -

Died -

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - Small stone marked Byrd, no grave

Obituary -

Notes -



 

Last Name - BYRD

First Name - ANNA ELIZA

Grave Number 502

Born - 10 Dec 1870

Died - 29 Oct 1942

Parents - Rodgers

Spouse - 1) Francis Asbury Byrd 2) __ Lindsey

Children - 1) Walter Nesbitt 2) James Harley 3) Dorothy Lee 4) Howard Taft

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Eliza Byrd Lindsey, 73, died Oct. 29 at her home in Detroit, Mich., her body was shipped here

Sunday. Funeral services were conducted Monday evening, Nov. 2, at Crooked Creek Church by the Rev.

Mr. Phillips, pastor of the Nazarene Church of Paris. She was a loyal member of the Nazarene Church at

Faxon. Surviving her are: one sister, Mrs. Zadie Robbins of Faxon; one daughter, Mrs. Vernel Hoffman

of Detroit; three sons, Howard and Walter of Faxon, and Harley of W. Virginia; twelve grandchildren,

three great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She had made her home in Detroit for

the past several years." The Camden Chronicle 6 Nov 1942

Notes -



 

Last Name - BYRD

First Name - CORINNE HILL

Grave Number 301

Born - 27 May 1913

Died - 1 Jan 1998

Parents - James Manley Hill & Maggie Winters

Spouse - Howard Taft Byrd

Children - 1)Jerry F. 2) Lawrence 3) Charles

Marker - double marker

Obituary - Corinne C. Byrd of Paris, TN, 84, died January 1, 1998 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris. Funeral

services were conducted Sunday, January 4, 1998 at LeDon Chapel by Rev. John Adkins, with burial in the

Crooked Creek Cemetery in Big Sandy, TN. Mrs. Byrd was born May 27, 1913 in Big Sandy, TN to the

late Jim and Maggie Winters Hill. She was married in 1934 to Howard T. Byrd, who died in 1979. Mrs.

Byrd was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, a 22-year employee at the carburetor plant in Paris,

and a member of the Senior Citizens Club. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Nell Lindsey, Myrtie

Jane Hill, Oneida Scholes and Loonie Hill; and two brothers, Louie Hill and Claudie Hill. She is survived

by three sons, Jerry F. Byrd, Paris, TN, Lawrence Byrd, Warren, MI and Charles Byrd, Chicago, IL; three

brothers, Fred Hill, Flat Rock, MI, Lonnie B. Hill, McEwen, TN and O'Neal Hill, Mosheim, TN; eight

grandchildren and several great-grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 8 Jan 1998

Notes - inscription: Married Apr 30, 1934

 

 

 

Last Name - BYRD

First Name - HOWARD TAFT

Grave Number 302

Born - 8 Jan 1909

Died - 10 Aug 1979

Parents - Francis Asbury Byrd & Anna Eliza Rodgers

Spouse - Corinne Hill

Children - 1) Lawrence (Sonny) 2) Charles 3) Jerry

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Mr. Howard Byrd of Paris who passed away August 10.

Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. He was a brother-in-law to Mrs. Nell Lindsey of Faxon." The

Camden Chronicle West Danville News 15 August 1979

Notes - inscription: Married Apr 30, 1934

 

 

 

Last Name - BYRD

First Name - INFANT

Grave Number 0

Born -

Died -

Parents - Hurley Byrd & Rosa Vester

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - not found

Notes - info from Luna Mae Todd

 

 

 

 

Last Name - BYRD

First Name - INFANT

Grave Number 0

Born -

Died - 24 May 1924

Parents - Hurley Byrd & Rosa Vester

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - not found

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Name - BYRD

First Name - VIOLA J.

Grave Number 550

Born - 19 Mar 1897

Died - 24 Aug 1993

Parents - James Henderson Greer & Angeline Byrd

Spouse - Walter Nesbit Byrd

Children - 1) Luna Mae 2) Mildred Louise 3) Everett 4) Shirley

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Viola Jane Byrd, age 96, of Big Sandy, Tennessee died Tuesday, August 24, 1993 at Valley Regional

Hospital, Camden, Tennessee. The funeral was held Thursday, August 26, 1993, at 2:00 p.m. at the

Church of God of Prophecy in Big Sandy with Bro. Marion Caruthers and Sis. Lillian Stagner officiating.

Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin of Big Sandy in charge of the services. Mrs.

Byrd was born March 19, 1897 in Benton County, Tennessee. Her parents, James Henderson Greer and

Angeline Bird Greer preceded her in death. Her husband, Walter N. Byrd whom she married on March 2,

1913 also preceded her in death on April 9, 1960. Two sisters, Ethel Rogers and Dale Goforth, two halfsisters,

Martha Pierce and Candice Bird Rogers, one brother, John Logan Greer and three half brothers,

France Greer, Leonard Greer, Robert Greer, one daughter Mildred Louise Byrd died at 7-1/2 months old,

one granddaughter, Karen Jane Byrd, all preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Luna Mae

Todd, Big Sandy, Tennessee, two sons, Everett N. Byrd, Camden, Tennessee, Shirley R. Byrd, Big Sandy,

Tennessee, eleven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Byrd

was a homemaker and a member of Big Sandy Church of God of Prophecy." The Camden Chronicle 16

Aug 1993

Notes -



 

Last Name - BYRD

First Name - WALTER N.

Grave Number 549

Born - 8 May 1893

Died - 9 Apr 1960

Parents - Francis Asbury Byrd & Anna Eliza Rodgers

Spouse - Viola J. Greer

Children - 1) Luna Mae 2) Mildred Louise 3) Everett 4) Shirley

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Walter Nesbit Byrd passed away Saturday morning, April 9, at his home in Faxon, at the age of 67 years.

Survivors include wife, Mrs. Viola Byrd, three children, Mrs. W.R. Todd, and Richard Byrd, Chicago, Ill.,

Everett Byrd, New Johnsonville; two brothers, James Harley Byrd, Chicago, Howard Byrd, Paris; one

sister, Mrs. Donnilly Hoffman, Detroit, Mich., eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services

were held at Faxon Church of God at 2 p.m. Monday, April 11 conducted by the Rev. C.L. Crenshaw.

Interment at Crooked Creek Cemetery, arrangements by Camden Funeral Home." The Camden Chronicle

15 Apr 1960

Notes -



 

Last Name - CAPPS

First Name - ETHEL LEE

Grave Number 437

Born - 17 Apr 1882

Died - 5 Nov 1882

Parents - Poke Capps & Amanda Ann Gross

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

 

 

 

Last Name - CARTER

First Name - ASHLEY N.

Grave Number 685

Born - 4 Sep 1992

Died - 31 Oct 1992

Parents - Thersa Maria Carter

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Ashley Nicole Carter, age 2 months, of Big Sandy, Tennessee died Saturday, October 31, 1992 at Valley

Regional Hospital in Camden, Tennessee. The funeral was held Monday, November 2, 1992 at graveside

in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Bro. Jeff McKee officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery

with Stockdale-Malin of Big Sandy in charge of the services. She was born September 4, 1992 in

McKenzie, Tennessee. Survivors include her mother, Thersa Maria Carter of Big Sandy, one brother,

Matthew James Carter, grandparents Bobby and Nancy Carter of Big Sandy, great-grandmothers Charlotte

Fox and Joyce Carter." The Camden Chronicle 4 Nov 1992

Notes -



 

Last Name - CARTER

First Name - GRANVILLE S.

Grave Number 659

Born - 1890 (6 Feb 1889)

Died - 1976 (26 Dec 1976)

Parents - Jeff Carter & Mary Ellen Akers

Spouse -

Children - 1) Rosemond 2) Charles 3) Harmon

Marker - single marker & government marker

Obituary - "Mr. Granville Sullivan Carter, age 87, died Sunday, December 26, 1976 at the Ideal Rest Home in Mobile,

Alabama. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday. December 27 at the Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home

Chapel in Big Sandy with Rev. John Seigree officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr.

Carter was born in Benton County on February 6, 1889. He was a retired railroad brakeman, a Mason and

a WWII Veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rosemond Conway of Memphis; two sons, Charles

Carter of Mobile, AL and Harmon Carter of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Violet Silloway of Mobile,

Ala.; a brother Henry Carter of Mobile, Ala.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren." The

Camden Chronicle 29 Dec 1976

Notes - marker inscription: Daddy; Government marker inscription: Sgt. US Army WW I

 

 

 

Last Name - CARTER

First Name - JOAN CYNTHIA

Grave Number 684

Born - 1947 (22 Aug 1947)

Died - 1984

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - CARTER

First Name - MARY ELLEN

Grave Number 608

Born - 1874

Died - 1910 (Jan 1910)

Parents - William R. Akers & Mintia Arbell Garner

Spouse - Jeff Carter

Children - 1) Granville S. 2) Oscar Lee 3) Gertrude 4) Alice

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "The remains of Mrs. Ellen Carter, who died in Memphis, arrived here Saturday and were buried at

Crooked Creek Cemetery in the evening. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Akers of this place

and moved to Memphis about a year ago. She was a good christian lady, and a host of friends deeply

sympathize with the husband and four children." The Camden Chronicle, from Faxon, 21 Jan 1910

Notes -



 

Last Name - CARTER

First Name - MATTHEW JAMES

Grave Number 686

Born - 31 Jul 1986

Died - 30 Apr 2005

Parents - Chris Mosley & Thersa Maria Carter

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Matthew James Carter, age 18, of Big Sandy, TN were held Wednesday, April 4,

2005 at 3:00 p.m. at Big Sandy High School Gymnasium with Bro. Randy Miller officiating. Burial was in

Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr. Carter passed away Saturday, April 30, at Vanderbilt University Medical

Center in Nashville. He was born July 31, 1986 in Paris, to Chris Mosley of Camden and Thersa Carter

Sharum of Big Sandy. He was a senior at Big Sandy High School and a member of Faxon Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ashley Carter. In addition to his parents he is survived by his stepfather

David Sharum of Big Sandy, two sisters, Miranda Carter and Destiny Sharum, a brother, Dustin

Sharum and grandparents Bobby and Nancy Carter, all of Big Sandy." The Camden Chronicle 4 May 2005

Notes -



 

Last Name - CARTER

First Name - OSCAR LEE

Grave Number 657

Born - 1892

Died - 1918 (22 Jan 1918)

Parents - Jeff Carter & Mary Ellen Akers

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - marker inscription: Brother

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Name - CARTER

First Name - ROY W.

Grave Number 687

Born - 4 Oct 1914

Died - 10 Oct 1987

Parents - Dennis Carter & Beatrice

Spouse - Joyce Margaret McKinnon

Children - 1) Shelba 2) Debbie 3) Roy Dwaine 4) Bobby 5) Dennis 6) Gary

Marker - government marker/US Army WW II

Obituary - "Roy William Carter, 73, of Route 2, Big Sandy, died at Henry County Medical Center in Paris Saturday

afternoon, Oct. 10, 1987. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in

Big Sandy with Bro. Vernon Turner and Sis. Becky Cary officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek

Cemetery. Mr. Carter was born Oct. 4, 1914 in Missouri, the son of Beatrice Carter of Advance, Mo., and

the late Dennis Carter. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Margaret McKinnon Carter; two daughters,

Shelba Dilda of Portage, Ind., and Debbie Lightfoot of Big Sandy; one step-daughter, Joyce M. Davison of

Portage, Ind.; four sons, Roy Dwaine Carter of Holbert, Ind., Bobby Carter and Dennis Carter, both of Big

Sandy, and Gary Carter of Lake Station, Ind.; one step-son, Jerome Frank Sullivan of Paris; one brother,

Marion Carter of Advance, Mo.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Carter was a veteran

of World War II and a retired payloader operator after 25 years with U.S. Steel Mill in Gary, Ind." The

Camden Chronicle 14 Oct 1987

Notes – Government marker inscription: Pvt. US Army WW II

 

 

 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - ANNIE VERLENA

Grave Number 618

Born - 11 Mar 1934

Died - 6 Feb 2000

Parents - Verlie Christopher & Audra Lee Wheatley

Spouse - 1) Charles Lloyd 2) Robert Cudnik 3) Tommy Sterling

Children - 1) Charlene 2) Diana 3) Charles 4) Jerry 5) Kenneth 6) Steven

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Annie Verlena Christopher Sterling, age 65, died at her Big Sandy residence on Sunday, February 6,

2000. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2000 at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big

Sandy, with Bro. Dossie Wheatley officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. She was born

March 11, 1934 in Benton County, the daughter of the late Verlie Christopher and Audra Wheatley

Cuthbertson of Trenton, TN. She was manager of the Bridge Street Café in Big Sandy. In addition to her

mother, she is survived by two daughters, Charlene Connelly of Clinton Township, MI and Diana Burke of

Belleville, MI; four sons, Charles Lloyd of Bruceton, Jerry Lloyd and Kenneth Cudnick, both of Big

Sandy, and Steven Lloyd of CA; two sisters, Dorice Camilla Denham and Judy Curtis, both of Big Sandy;

a brother, Wilbur Christopher of St. Louis, MO; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a

brother, Rodney Stockdale." The Camden Chronicle 10 Feb 2000

Notes -


 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - CARL GREEN

Grave Number 839

Born - 12 Jan 1923

Died - 23 Apr 1997

Parents - James Nute Christopher & Minnie Lola Hall

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker & government marker

Obituary - "Carl G. Christopher, 74, of Memphis, formerly of Big Sandy, died Wednesday, April 23, at Veteran's

Hospital in Memphis. He was a retired pipe installer from Stanley Mechanical Contractors, a member of

St. Stephen's Methodist Church, and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marines. Services were held on

Friday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy. Bro. Lowell Council officiated. Burial

was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr. Christopher was born January 12, 1923, in Benton County. He was

the son of the late James Nute Christopher and Minnie Lola Hall Christopher. He was also preceded in

death by a sister, Ruth Jones, and a brother, Fred Christopher. He is survived by a stepson, Billy Grey of

Texarkana, Texas; a brother, Charles Louis Christopher of Memphis; and two step-grandchildren, Billy and

Cliff Grey." The Camden Chronicle 1 May 1997

Notes - government marker inscription: S Sgt.US Marine Corps WW II

 

 

 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - CHARLA ANN

Grave Number 31

Born - 24 Aug 1966

Died - 26 Feb 1979

Parents - Marion Gene Christopher & Leona Roney

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Services for Charla Ann Christopher, 12, were held Friday, Mar 2 at First Baptist Church in Big Sandy

with Rev. Hillery Robbins officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Miss Christopher died

Monday Feb 26 at Akron Children's Hospital in Akron, Ohio. She was a member of Crusade Baptist

Church in Copley, Ohio. Survivors include her parents, Marion Gene and Leona Roney Christopher; three

sisters, Jenny Lynn Christopher, Dearborn, MI; Jacqueline Christopher and Renee Christopher, both of

Copley, Ohio; and one brother, Jerrold Lee Christopher, Akron, Ohio." The Camden Chronicle 7 Mar 1979

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - CHARLES LOIS

Grave Number 832

Born - 15 Dec 1925

Died -

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary -

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - CHARLIE THOMAS

Grave Number 833

Born - 1 May 1892

Died - 19 Dec 1966

Parents - James Curtis Christopher & Laura Bell Wilson

Spouse - Tennessee Estelle Hall

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Services for Charlie Thomas Christopher, 74, were held Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 1:00 p.m. at the Faxon

Methodist Church. The Rev. W.W. Phillips officiated and burial was in the Crooked Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Christopher died at a local hospital Monday, Dec. 19. He is survived by his wife, Estelle, four

brothers, George and C.H. (Garland) of Big Sandy, Nute of Memphis and M.G. (Dick) of Faxon. Mr.

Christopher was a retired L&N Railroad employee, a member of Modern Woodmen and a member of the

Faxon Methodist Church." The Camden Chronicle 22 Dec 1966

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - DON

Grave Number 764

Born - 1903 (18 Jul 1903)

Died - 1962 (14 Nov 1962)

Parents - James Curtis Christopher & Laura Bell Wilson

Spouse - Nova Lee Robbins

Children - 1) Infant 2) Carolyn Novell

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Don Christopher, 59, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 14, in a Paris hospital. Remains are at Stockdale-

Malin Funeral Home, Big Sandy. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. He leaves his wife, Mrs.

Nova Christopher, Faxon; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Akers, Memphis; five brothers, George and Garland

Christopher, Big Sandy, Charlie and Dick Christopher, Faxon, and Newt Christopher, Memphis; two

grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 15 Nov 1962

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - ESTELLE HALL

Grave Number 834

Born - 20 Feb 1895

Died - 7 Apr 1962

Parents - Emory Green Hall & Mary Hassietine Robbns

Spouse - Charlie Thomas Christopher

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Estelle Hall Christopher, 67, died Saturday morning, April 7, in a Paris hospital. Services conducted

by the Rev. John Bradley and the Rev. W.W. Phillips were held Monday afternoon at Faxon Methodist

Church. Interment was in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in charge. Mrs.

Christopher was a member of Faxon Methodist Church. Her parents were the late Emory Green and Hatlie

(Hassie) Robins Hall. Survived by her husband, Charlie Christopher, Faxon; sisters, Mrs. C.B.

Christopher, Paris and Mrs. Taylor Wheatley, Faxon; brothers, Sidney Hall, Camden and Herschell Hall,

Detroit, Mich.; several nieces and nephews, including Fred Christopher, Camden, Mrs. Lloyd Jones and

Carl Christopher, Memphis, and Lois Christopher, Faxon, to whom she was a devoted foster mother." The

Camden Chronicle 12 Apr 1962

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - ETHEL M.

Grave Number 34

Born - 1896

Died - 1911

Parents - James Curtis Christopher & Laura Bell Wilson

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - FRED L.

Grave Number 35

Born - 1898

Died - Jul 1906

Parents - James Curtis Christopher & Laura Bell Wilson

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -


 

 

 



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - GEORGE C.

Grave Number 39

Born - 13 Dec 1889

Died - 11 May 1967

Parents - James Curtis Christopher & Laura Bell Wilson

Spouse - Merle Davis

Children - 1) Willean 2) Leoda 3) James C. 4) Clara Bell 5) Nathan 6) William F. 7) Hillary G. 8) Merle Irene 9) Paul

H. 10) Francis A.

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "George Curtis Christopher, 77, of Big Sandy died Thursday, May 11 in Nobles Hospital in Paris. Funeral

services were held May 13 at the Faxon Methodist Church with Rev. T.F. Samples of Nashville, Rev.

Charlie Hall and Rev. W.W. Phillips of Big Sandy officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Christopher's survivors are five daughters; Mrs. Cecil Nance, Mrs. J.N. Hutchinson, Mrs. Travis

French, all of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Milton Brewer of Paris and Mrs. Sammie Lowry of Memphis; five sons,

Clifton Christopher of Mason Hall, Tenn., Nathan of Faxon, Frank of Big Sandy, Hillary of Detroit, Mich.,

and Paul Christopher of Waco, Texas; three brothers, Marion Dick Christopher of Faxon, Newt of

Memphis and Garland of Big Sandy; 42 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren." The Camden

Chronicle 18 May 1967

Notes - marker inscription: Brother

 

 

 

 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - HILARY G.

Grave Number 40

Born - 1 Jul 1923

Died - 22 Nov 1974

Parents - George Curtis Christopher & Annie Merle Davis

Spouse - 1) Nella Mae Melton 2) Jewell Holland Wheatley

Maddox

Children - Randall Wayne Christopher

Marker - single marker & government marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Mr. Hillary Green Christopher were held Tuesday afternoon, Nov 26 at the Stockdale-

Malin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr. Christopher, age 51, died at the

Benson Hospital in Benson, Arizona on Friday, Nov 22, 1974. Born in Benton County on Jul 1, 1923, he

was the son of Annie Davis Christopher and the late George Curtis Christopher. He was married to Mrs.

Jewell Holland Christopher, who survives. Mr. Christopher was a retired car salesman, veteran of WWII

and a Mason. Surviving him in addition to his mother and widow are two stepdaughters, Mrs. Jerry D.

Berry and Mrs. Charlotte Forrest, both of Big Sandy, a son Randall Wayne Christopher of Detroit, Mich.,

five sisters, Mrs. Frances Lowry of Memphis, Mrs. Irene French of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Clara Belle

Brewer of Paris, Mrs. Willene Allen and Mrs. Leoda Hutchison, both of Big Sandy; four brothers, James C.

Christopher, Nathan D. Christopher and William F. Christopher, all of Big Sandy and Paul H. Christopher

of Waco, TX, and four step-grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 27 Nov 1974

Notes - single marker inscription: Mason, 4th son of George C.; Government marker inscription: SM1 US Navy

 

 

 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - INFANT

Grave Number 762

Born -

Died - 17 Mar 1924

Parents - John Donley (Don) Christopher & Nova Lee Robbins

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - JAMES C.

Grave Number 37

Born - 1852

Died - 1906

Parents - Solomon Christopher & Isabella Snider

Spouse - Laura Bell Wilson

Children - 1) Jenevie 2) George 3) Charlie Thomas 4) James Newt 5) Ethel M. 6) Fred L. 7) Marion G. 8) Donley 9)

Garland

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "James Christopher is dead, after a short illness. He leaves a wife and several children, to whom we extend

sympathy." The Camden Chronicle 9 Mar 1906, Crooked Creek

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - JAMES FRED

Grave Number 838

Born - 27 Feb 1919

Died - 18 Jul 1986

Parents - James Nute Christopher & Minnie Lola Hall

Spouse - Evelyn French White

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "James Fred Christopher, 67, of Paris died at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson Friday,

July 18, 1986. Funeral services were Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy

with Sister Becky Cary officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rob Jones,

Mutt Durdin, Wilton French, Ralph Roberts, Glenn Pafford and John H. French. Mr. Christopher was born

Feb. 27, 1919 in Henry County. He was the son of Newt Christopher and Lola Hall Christopher. He is

survived by his wife, Evelyn French White Christopher of Paris; one sister, Ruth Christopher Jones,

Memphis; two brothers, Carl Green Christopher of Memphis and Charles Lois Christopher of Trenton. He

was a member of Faxon Methodist Church, a 32nd degree Mason, a charter member of Camden Elks Club

and was employed with TVA." The Camden Chronicle 23 Jul 1986

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - JAMES NUTE

Grave Number 836

Born - 17 Jan 1894

Died - 29 Jun 1971

Parents - James Curtis Christopher & Laura Bell Wilson

Spouse - 1) Lola Hall 2) Stella Mae Parker

Children - 1) Ruth 2) James Fred 3) Carl Green 4) Charles Lois

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Services for James Nute Christopher, 77, of Memphis, Tenn., were at 11:00 a.m. Thurs., July 1, at Faxon

United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lowell Councell of Memphis, TN officiating. Burial was in the

Crooked Creek Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home, Big Sandy, in charge. Mr. Christopher, a

native of Benton County and born here January 17, 1894, died Tuesday, June 29 at St. Joseph Hospital in

Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Christopher was the son of the late Jim and Laura Wilson Christopher and is

survived by his wife, Mrs. Stella Mae Parker Christopher; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Jones, Memphis; three

sons, James Fred, Camden, Carl G., Odessa, Texas, and Charles Lois, Memphis; one brother, Garland H.

Christopher, Big Sandy. He was a retired employee of the L and N Railroad and member of the Methodist

Church." The Camden Chronicle 7 Jul 1971

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - JENEVIE

Grave Number 38

Born - 8 Mar 1888

Died - 11 Dec 1899

Parents - James Curtis Christopher & Laura Bell Wilson

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "After much suffering Miss Jennie Christopher died yesterday at 4 a.m. The interment took place at

Crooked Creek Cemetery today. We extend sympathy to the bereaved parents and relatives." The Camden

Chronicle 15 Dec 1899 Faxon December 12

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - JOE RAY

Grave Number 30

Born - 16 Sep 1926

Died - 21 Jun 1999

Parents - Marion G. Christopher & Minnie Lee Wyatt

Spouse -

Children - 1) Kenneth Ray 2) Connie

Marker - single marker with photo & government marker

Obituary - "Joe Ray Christopher, age 72, died at his residence in Big Sandy on Monday, June 21, 1999. Mr.

Christopher was born Sep 16, 1926 in Faxon, TN to the late Marion G. and Minnie Lee Wyatt

Christopher. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a semi-retired driver for a State of Tennessee agency, a

heavy equipment operator, and a member of the Big Sandy Fire Department. Funeral services are

scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy, with Bro. Randy

Miller officiating. Burial is to be in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Preceded in death by a sister, Johnnie F.

Warmack, he is survived by a daughter, Connie Hollingsworth, a son, Kenneth Ray Christopher, and a

brother, Gene Christopher, all of Big Sandy; grandchildren Phil Christopher, Melanie Barnes Shelton,

Brian Barnes, Ryan Smith and Lucinda Daughty; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a

special friend, Joy Doherty of Big Sandy." The Camden Chronicle 24 Jun 1999

Notes - government marker inscription: Sgt. US Air Force WW II

 

 

 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - LAURA B.

Grave Number 36

Born - 2 Sep 1866

Died - 24 Jan 1941

Parents - Tom Wilson & Sallie

Spouse - James Curtis Christopher

Children - 1) Jenevie 2) George Curtis 3) Charlie Thomas 4) James Newt 5) Ethel M. 6) Fred L. 7) Marion G. 8)

Donley 9) Garland

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Laura Christopher, 74, of Faxon, died at her home Friday evening, Jan 24. She had lived in

blindness for four years and had been a member of the Nazarene Church of Faxon for several years.

Survivors are six sons; George of Big Sandy, Newt, Don, Charlie, Dick, Garland of Faxon; two sisters,

Mrs. Addie Duncan of Chattanooga and Mrs. Susie Tuggle of Nashville; one brother Jack Wilson of Mo.;

19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Crooked

Creek Church by the Rev. O.J. Smith. Her remains were placed in the church cemetery." The Camden

Chronicle 31 Jan 1941

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - LOLA HALL

Grave Number 837

Born - 1901 (28 Apr 1901)

Died - 1931 (16 Nov 1931)

Parents - Emory Green Hall & Mary Hassietine Robbins

Spouse - James Nute Christopher

Children - 1) Ruth 2) James Fred 3) Carl Green 4) Charles Lois

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "We are sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Lola Christopher of Faxon who had been sick for the past few

days." The Camden Chronicle, from Crooked Creek 13 Nov 1931

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - MARION G.

Grave Number 33

Born - 18 Jan 1901

Died - 31 May 1967

Parents - James Curtis Christopher & Laura Bell Wilson

Spouse - Minnie Lee Wyatt

Children - 1) Johnnie Fay 2) Joe Ray 3) Marion Gene

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "M.G. (Dick) Christopher, 66, of Faxon died May 31 in Nobles Hospital in Paris. Funeral services were

held Friday, June 2 at Faxon Methodist Church with Rev. W.W. Phillips, Rev. Charlie Hall and Rev. Jim

White of Big Sandy officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Christopher was a retired farmer

and had served on the Benton County School Board for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie

Lee Wyatt Christopher, a daughter, Mrs. James T. Warmack of Paris; two sons, Joe Ray Christopher of Big

Sandy and Gene Christopher of Ecorse, Mich.; two brothers, Newt Christopher of Memphis and Garland

Christopher of Big Sandy, and 7 grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 8 Jun 1967

Notes - double marker inscription: Married March 28, 1924

 

 

 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - MINNIE L.

Grave Number 32

Born - 6 Sep 1903

Died - 12 Aug 1978

Parents - Robert Wyatt & Margaret Atchison

Spouse - Marion G. (Dick) Christopher

Children - 1) Johnnie Fay 2) Joe Ray 3) Marion Gene

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Minnie Lee Christopher, 74, died Saturday, Aug 12 at Henry County General Hospital. Services

were held Aug 15 at Faxon Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth Byrum and Rev. Hillary Robbins

officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Christopher was the daughter of Robert and

Margaret Atchison Wyatt. She was a retired postmistress of Faxon, a member of the Faxon Methodist

Church and a member of Eastern Star. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Warmack, Paris; two

sons, Joe Ray Christopher, Big Sandy, Gene Christopher, Copley, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Miles, Big

Sandy; one brother, Nolan Wyatt, Detroit; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren." The Camden

Chronicle 16 Aug 1978

Notes - double marker inscription: Married March 28, 1924

 

 

 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - NOVA

Grave Number 763

Born - 1903 (30 Dec 1903)

Died - 19 - (22 Mar 1987)

Parents - Robert D. Robbins & Luna Mae Collier

Spouse - John Donley (Don) Christopher

Children - 1) Infant 2) Carolyn Novell

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Nova Lee Christopher, 83, of Faxon, died at Henry County Medical Center Sunday, March 22. Funeral

services were today (Wednesday), March 25, at 1 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Rev.

Robert White of Trezevant officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Christopher was

born Dec. 30, 1903 in Benton County, the daughter of the late Robert D. Robbins and Luna Mae Collier

Robbins. Her husband, Don Christopher, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs.

Gustie Akers of Big Sandy and Mrs. Evelyn Fritz of Shelbyville; two grandsons, Donny Akers of Big

Sandy and Dean Akers of Springville; and 5 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Christopher was Faxon

correspondent for several years for The Camden Chronicle. She was a former employee of Faxon Post

Office and a member of Faxon Methodist Church." The Camden Chronicle 25 Mar 1987

Notes -



 

Last Name - CHRISTOPHER

First Name - STELLA PARKER

Grave Number 835

Born - 15 Mar 1899

Died - 21 Jun 1981

Parents - Homer Parker & Addie Wheatley

Spouse - James Nute Christopher

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Stella Christopher, 82, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services were held

Monday at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Rev. Lowell Council officiating. Burial was in

Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Christopher was the daughter of the late Homer and Addie Wheatley

Parker. She was the widow of J.N. Christopher. She was a member of Springdale United Methodist

Church. Survivors include one stepdaughter, Mrs. Ruth Jones, Memphis; three stepsons, Fred Christopher,

Paris; Charles Christopher and Carl Christopher, both of Humboldt." The Camden Chronicle 24 Jun 1981

Notes -



 

 

Last Name - CLARK

First Name - DYSON G.

Grave Number 865

Born - 14 Jun 1930

Died - 30 Jun 1974

Parents - William Clark & Marion Gorst

Spouse - Melba Allen

Children - Daniel Glenn Clark

Marker - double marker & government marker

Obituary - "Dyson Glenn Clark, age 44, of Spring City, Tennessee, died Sunday, June 30, 1974 at Rhea County

Hospital in Dayton, Tennessee. Services were held July 2 at 10 a.m. in the Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home

Chapel with Rev. James Marquis officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. He was born in

New York on June 14, 1930, son of William and Marion Gorst Clark. A Veteran of the Korean War, he

was employed as an engineer with T.V.A. He was a member of the Episcopal Church. Surviving him are

his wife, Mrs. Melba Allen Clark; a son, Daniel Glenn Clark of Spring City; a sister, Mrs. Dennie

Bradburn of Powell, Tenn." The Camden Chronicle 3 Jul 1974

Notes - No names on double marker other than Clark. Government marker inscription: Sgt. US Army

 

 

 

Last Name - CLARK

First Name - MELBA JEAN

Grave Number 864

Born - 14 Mar 1940

Died - 25 Feb 1997

Parents - Daniel Allen & Effie Curtis

Spouse - Dyson Glenn Clark

Children - Daniel Clark

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Melba Jean Clark, 56, of Camden, died Tuesday, February 25, at Camden General Hospital. She was a

clerk and typist. She was a Baptist in faith. Services were held on Wednesday, February 26, at 3 p.m. at

Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Camden. Bro. Greg Stanford officiated. Burial was in Crooked Creek in Big

Sandy. Mrs. Clark was born March 14, 1940 in Humphreys County. She was the daughter of the late

Daniel Allen and Effie Curtis Allen. She was married to Dyson Clark who preceded her in death. She was

also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Allen. Mrs. Clark is survived by a son, Daniel Clark of

Houston, Texas; and five sisters, Oneal George, Ruth Buchanan, Dorothy Buchanan and Margaret

Baldwin, all of Camden, and Ruby Buchanan of Waverly." The Camden Chronicle 6 Mar 1997

Notes - No names on double marker other than Clark

 

 

 

Last Name - CLARK

First Name - RALPH E.

Grave Number 914

Born - 20 Mar 1961

Died - 28 Nov 1993

Parents - Richard Wayne Clark & Rozetta Evans

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker with photo & government marker

Obituary - "Mr. Ralph Edward Clark, age 32, of Knoxville, Tennessee was dead on arrival at Goodlark Hospital in

Dickson, Tennessee, Sunday, November 28, 1993. The funeral was held Tuesday, November 30, 1993 at

1:00 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy, Tennessee with Bro. Ernest Umstead and Bro. Jeff

McKee officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin of Big Sandy in charge

of the services. Mr. Clark was born March 20, 1961 in Ft. Benning, Georgia. His parents, Richard Clark

and Rozetta Evans Clark, live in Big Sandy, Tennessee. Survivors include two sisters, Rhonda Jean

Lumpkin, Big Sandy, Tennessee; Rebecca Self, Big Sandy, Tennessee; three brothers, Rodney W. Clark,

Knoxville, Tennessee, Roger Clark, Knoxville, Tennessee, Ray Allen Clark, Big Sandy, Tennessee,

maternal grandmother, Lorraine Martin of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Lorene Whitmore of Bruceton,

Tennessee. Mr. Clark was a cook and a veteran of the U.S. Army." The Camden Chronicle 2 Dec 1993

Notes - government marker inscription: Pv 2 US Army

 

 

 

 

Last Name - CLARK

First Name - RICHARD WAYNE

Grave Number 913

Born - 19 Jan 1939

Died - 10 Dec 2000

Parents - John Henry Clark & Lorene Bell Coleman

Spouse - Rozetta Evans

Children - 1) Rhonda Jean 2) Rebecca 3) Rodney 4) Roger 5) Ray 6) Ralph

Marker - double marker with photo & government marker

Obituary - "Richard Wayne Clark, age 61, of Big Sandy, TN, died at his residence on Sunday, December 10, 2000.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 1 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big

Sandy with Bro. Jeff McKee officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery in Big Sandy, TN.

Military rites at graveside. Mr. Clark was born on January 19, 1939 in Gleason, TN to the late John Henry

Clark and Lorene Bell Coleman Whitmore who resides in Bruceton, TN. He was married to Rozetta Evans

Clark who survives. He was a retired serviceman from the U.S. Army. Mr. Clark is survived by two

daughters, Rhonda Jean and Howard Lumpkin of Knoxville, TN and Rebecca and Michael Self and

Michael of Big Sandy, TN; three sons, Rodney Clark of Paris, TN, Roger Clark of Big Sandy, TN and Ray

Clark of Big Sandy, TN; one daughter-in-law, Angie Clark of Knoxville, TN; three sisters, Rachel Corn of

Chicago, IL, Rita Vires of Niles, MI and Ramona Groves of Ashland City, TN; two brothers, Roy

Whitmore of Chicago, IL and Ronnie Whitmore of Chicago, Illinois; and grandchildren Heather Lynn

Lumpkin, Howard Ray Lumpkin, Lindsey Lumpkin, Ashley Self, Brandon Self, Michael Self, Julian Clark

and Carolyn Rose Clark. Mr. Clark was preceded in death by one son, Ralph Clark." The Camden

Chronicle 14 Dec 2000

Notes - double marker inscription: Married Jun 19, 1959 our children: Rodney W., Ralph E., Roger D., Rhonda J.

Rebecca A., Ray A.; government marker inscription: SSG US Army Vietnam

 

 

 

Last Name - CLARK

First Name - ROZETTA EVANS

Grave Number 912

Born - 3 Oct 1939

Died -

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - double marker with photo

Obituary -

Notes - inscription: Married Jun 19, 1959 our children: Rodney W., Ralph E., Roger D., Rhonda J., Rebecca A.,

Ray A.

 

 

 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - A.J.

Grave Number 482

Born - 11 Feb 1880

Died - (24 Oct 1943)

Parents - John Collier & Caroline Lindsey

Spouse - Edna McDaniel

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - death date not on marker - from AR Death Index

 

 

 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - ADDIE F.

Grave Number 116

Born - 26 Feb 1892

Died - 20 Apr 1894

Parents - Benjamin F. Collier & Millie Adeline Wheatley

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Addie, the infant child of Frank Collier, died about 2 o'clock Thursday morning of last week. We join the

friends of the family in extending condolence and sympathy." The Camden Chronicle 27 Apr 1894, from

Wheatley 24 Apr 1894

Notes - inscription: Daughter of B.F. & M.A. Collier

 

 

 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - ADELINE

Grave Number 787

Born - 2 Jun 1870

Died - 7 Dec 1952

Parents - Allen Judkins Wheatley & Elizabeth Cherry

Spouse - Benjamin Franklin Collier

Children - 1) Phylander B. 2) Addie

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Millie Adeline Collier passed away in Paris Sunday afternoon December 7, at the age of 82. Mrs.

Collier formerly lived near Faxon. She is survived by one son, Phy Collier of Big Sandy, seven

grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Doss Wheatley and Steve Wheatley, Faxon, and

George Wheatley, Big Sandy. Services were held at Crooked Creek Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock by the

Rev. Albert Melton and the Rev. Omer C. Lawson. Interment at Crooked Creek Cemetery with

arrangements by Camden Funeral Home. The Camden Chronicle 12 Dec 1952

Notes -



 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - EDNA A.

Grave Number 481

Born - 7 May 1881

Died - 6 Jul 1918

Parents -

Spouse - Andrew J. Collier

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - inscription: Wife of A.J. Collier

 

 

 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - FRANK

Grave Number 788

Born - 4 Apr 1871

Died - 26 Mar 1939

Parents - John Collier & Caroline Lindsey

Spouse - Millie Adeline Wheatley

Children - 1) Phylander B. 2) Addie

Marker - double marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - HAZEL LUCILLE

Grave Number 72

Born - 1907

Died - 17 Sep 1936

Parents - William Ross Collier & Sallie McDaniel

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Miss Hazel Collier, daughter of Mrs. W.R. Collier of Faxon, was given burial there Thursday morning,

September 17. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L.B. Council, assisted by Rev. R. W. Council

of Kenton and Rev. A.M. Melton of Eva. She became a member of the M E. Church at an early age. She

is survived by three brothers and four sisters." The Camden Chronicle 25 Sep 1936

Notes -



 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - INFANT DAUGHTER

Grave Number 74

Born - 17 Apr 1892

Died - 17 Apr 1892

Parents - William Ross Collier & Sallie McDaniel

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - marker inscription: Daughter of W.R. & S.A. Collier

 

 

 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - INFANT SON

Grave Number 73

Born - 1896

Died - 1896

Parents - William Ross Collier & Sallie McDaniel

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - marker inscription: Son of W.R. & Sallie Collier

 

 

 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - JENNIFER LYNN

Grave Number 780

Born -

Died - 6 Oct 1977

Parents - Richard Collier & Teresa Cantrell

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Infant Jennifer Lynn Collier were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 at the

Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Segree officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek

Cemetery. Jennifer was the baby daughter of Richard Collier, Jr. and Teresa (Cantrell) Collier. Maternal

grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Cantrell. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Collier, Sr.

The Camden Chronicle 12 Oct 1977

Notes - marker inscription: Daughter of Richard & Teresa Collier

 

 

 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - JOHN H.

Grave Number 462

Born - 1861 (12 Nov 1861)

Died - 1928 (24 Mar 1928)

Parents - John Collier & Caroline Lindsey

Spouse - Thomas Elnora Brack

Children - 1) John G. 2) Willie F. 3) Henry H. 4) Grover W. 5) Oliver Gilbert 6) Stella S. 7) Luna M.

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "John H. Collier, 66 years of age, died March 24. He was buried at Crooked Creek Cemetery, Rev. S.W.

McGowan of Stewart officiating. Mr. Collier had been a member of the Nazarene Church for a number of

years. He and his wife, Elnora Collier both loved the old songs, the Bible and the church. Mr. Collier had

been in feeble health four years prior to his death, having suffered two strokes of paralysis. He died at his

home in Faxon. His wife, who had been his companion and a real helpmate, four sons and two daughters

survive. Mr. Collier was one of the early settlers of this section, and besides his relatives he leaves a host

of friends who mourn his departure, to know him was to admire his nobility of character." The Camden

Chronicle 30 Mar 1928, from Faxon

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Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - JOHN R.

Grave Number 139

Born - 20 Oct 1830

Died - 1905

Parents -

Spouse - Caroline Lindsey

Children - 1) Louisa 2) John H. 3) William Ross 4) Dona 5) Benjamin Franklin 6) Robert 7) Martha 8) Andrew J.

Marker - double marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - JOHNNIE WESLEY

Grave Number 109

Born - 10 May 1912

Died - 16 Jan 1942

Parents - William Ross Collier & Sara Ann McDaniel

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Johnny B. Collier, 29, son of Mrs. Ross Collier and the late Ross Collier, died at his home in Faxon

Friday morning, January 16th, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held at the Crooked

Creek church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. Albert Melton. Burial followed in the Crooked

Creek cemetery. Besides his mother he is survived by two brothers, George of Detroit, Mich. And Paul of

Monroe, La.; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Cox of Gorham, Ill., Mrs. R.L. Fitzsimmons of Paris, Mrs. Mary

Atchison and Miss Moline Collier of Faxon; one uncle, Mr. Andrew Collier of Wynn, Ark., and a host of

other relatives and friends." The Camden Chronicle 23 Jan 1942

Notes -



 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - LENORA (Thomas Elnora)

Grave Number 461

Born - 1861(24 Nov 1860)

Died - 1943 (14 Mar 1943)

Parents - N. Brack & Nancy Hall

Spouse - John H. Collier

Children - 1) John G. 2) Willie F. 3) Henry H. 4) Grover W. 5) Oliver Gilbert 6) Stella S. 7) Luna M.

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Thomas Collier died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lonnie Pickler, at Bells, Sunday. Funeral

services were conducted at Crooked Creek Monday afternoon by the Rev. Albert Melton. She is survived

by five children, W.F. Collier, Nashville; Mrs. Luna Robins, Faxon; G.W. Collier and O.G. Collier of

Memphis, Mrs. Stella Pickler of Bells, and a brother, Willie Wilson, of Faxon." The Camden Chronicle 19

Mar 1943

Notes - Benton Co., TN Funeral Home Records 1930-1970

 

 

 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - M.C.

Grave Number 140

Born - 18 May 1836

Died - 4 Feb 1906

Parents - William Lindsey

Spouse - John R. Collier

Children - 1) Louisa 2) John H. 3) William Ross 4) Dona 5) Benjamin Franklin 6) Robert 7) Martha 8) Andrew J.

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "The death of Mrs. Caroline Collier Sunday was a shock to this community, where she was known and

esteemed as a lovable woman." The Camden Chronicle 9 Feb 1906, from Crooked Creek 6 Feb

Notes -



 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - OLA BETHEL

Grave Number 783

Born - 1903 (27 Mar 1903)

Died - 1990 (12 Jul 1990)

Parents - Horace Richard Akers & Minnie Pierce

Spouse - Phylander B. Collier

Children - 1) Juanita 2) Dorothy 3) Becky 4) Jean 5) Odell 6) Dorman 7) Richard (Sonny)

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Ola Bethel Akers Collier, 87, of Big Sandy, TN, died on Thursday, July 12, 1990 in Camden at Benton

Community Hospital. Funeral services were at Church of God of Prophecy in Big Sandy, TN, with Bro.

Marion Caruthers officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Collier was born to the late

Horace Richard and Minnie Pierce Akers on March 27, 1903 in Faxon, TN. Her husband, Mr. Phy Collier,

preceded her in death. Mrs. Collier is sadly missed by four daughters: Juanita Stockdale, Dorothy Hixson

and Becky Meredith, all of Big Sandy, and Jean Arnold of Camden; three sons: Odell Collier of Big Sandy,

TN, Dorman Collier of Mansfield, Ohio and Richard (Sonny) Collier of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and one brother,

Richard Akers, of Big Sandy; 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Collier was a

homemaker." The Camden Chronicle 18 Jul 1990

Notes - marker inscription: OES, Wife of Phylander B. Collier, married Dec. 21, 1919

 

 

 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - PHYLANDER B.

Grave Number 784

Born - 1891(3 Oct 1891)

Died - 1961 (8 Apr 1961)

Parents - Benjamin Franklin Collier & Adeline Wheatley

Spouse - Ola Bethel Akers

Children - 1) Juanita 2) Dorothy 3) Becky 4) Jean 5) Odell 6) Dorman 7) Richard (Sonny)

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Phylander B. Collier of Big Sandy passed away Saturday morning, April 8 in a Paris hospital. He was

69. Services conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Baldwin and the Rev. W.W. Phillips were held Monday

morning at Big Sandy Baptist Church. Interment was in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Masonic rites at

the graveside. Camden Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Ola

Akers Collier; three sons, Odell Collier, Big Sandy, James D. Collier, Detroit, Mich., Richard Collier,

Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Ogle Stockdale and Mrs. Wayne Hixon, Big Sandy, Mrs. Homer Greer,

Oak Grove, Ky.; 13 grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 14 Apr 1961

Notes - marker inscription: Mason, married Dec 21, 1919

 

 

 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - RUTH HESTER

Grave Number 0

Born -

Died - 7 Sep 1921

Parents - Phy L. Collier & Ola Akers

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - not found

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - SALLIE ANN

Grave Number 77

Born - 1873

Died - 11 Nov 1943

Parents - Andrew McDaniel & Elizabeth Powell

Spouse - William Ross Collier

Children - 1) Johnnie Wesley 2) George 3) Paul 4) Bessie 5) Mary 6) Moline 7) Ruby 8) Hazel

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Sallie Collier, 71, died in a hospital in Paris Thursday morning Nov. 11, following a stroke of

paralysis she suffered a week ago. Mrs. Collier was a member of Crooked Creek Methodist Church and a

resident of Faxon. Funeral services were held Friday in the Methodist Church Faxon. Burial was in

Crooked Creek Cemetery. Survivors are 4 daughters, Mrs. R.L. Fitzsimmons of Paris, Mrs. T.C. Cox of

Gorham, Ill., Mrs. Andrew Allen and Mrs. Loin Atchison, both of Faxon; two sons, Paul B. Collier of

Murphysboro, Ill and George Collier of Detroit, Mich.; sister Mrs. Mollie Wynn of Faxon and a brother

Johnny McDaniel of Lena, Arkansas." The Camden Chronicle 19 Nov 1943, Front Page

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - WILLIAM R.

Grave Number 76

Born - 1863

Died - 5 Nov 1934

Parents - John Collier & Caroline Lindsey

Spouse - Sallie McDaniel

Children - 1) Moline 2) Mary 3) Bessie 4) Ruby 5) Hazel 6) George 7) Paul 8) Johnnie Wesley

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services were held Wednesday of last week at Faxon for Ross Collier, 70, who died at his home

Monday following a brief illness. Mr. Collier was a lifelong resident of Faxon. He was a Mason and a

member of the Nazarene Church. He is survived by his wife and the following daughters and sons: Mrs.

Moline Wilson, Mrs. Mary Atchison, Miss Bessie, Miss Ruby and Miss Hazel Collier; George, Paul and

Johnnie Collier. He was buried with Masonic honors in Lindsey(sic) Cemetery." The Camden Chronicle

16 Nov 1934, Front Page

Notes -



 

Last Name - COLLIER

First Name - WILLIE ANN

Grave Number 75

Born - 24 Apr 1891

Died - 8 Sep 1892

Parents - William Ross Collier & Sallie McDaniel

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

 

Last Name - COOLEY

First Name - INFANT

Grave Number 0

Born - 13 Jan 1919

Died - 13 Jan 1919

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - "Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cooley lost an infant child Tuesday night by croup. It was buried at Crooked Creek

Wednesday." The Camden Chronicle 17 Jan 1919, from Wheatley

Notes - Death Certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - COOPER

First Name - ANNIE

Grave Number 0

Born - 14 Jun 1893

Died - 10 Aug 1945

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary -

Notes - Benton Co., TN Funeral Home Records 1930-1970

 

 

 

Last Name - COOPER

First Name - BESSIE

Grave Number 183

Born - 1910

Died -

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary -

Notes -



 

Last Name - COOPER

First Name - CLARA MAE

Grave Number 663

Born - 1919 (16 Dec 1919)

Died - 2002 (29 Sep 2002)

Parents - J.R. Hawkins & Angie Shores

Spouse - Linus (Blackie) Cooper

Children - 1) Doris Jeanette 2) Raymond Franklin 3) Larry 4) Jerry Lane 5) Linus Edward 6) Judy Dale 7) Deborah

Kay

Marker - funeral home marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Clara Mae Cooper, age 82, of Big Sandy were held on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at

4:00 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Bro. Harold Nolen officiating. Burial was in the

Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Cooper passed away on Sunday, September 29 at Camden Healthcare and

Rehabilitation in Camden. She was born on December 16, 1919 in Benton County to the late John

Hawkins and Angie Shores Hawkins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Crooked Creek

Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Linus Cooper, a daughter, Judy Cooper,

and a son, Jerry Cooper. Survivors include two daughters, Doris Wade of Connecticut and Debbie Horton

of Big Sandy; three sons, Raymond Cooper and Eddie Cooper of Big Sandy and Larry Cooper of Camden;

16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 3 Oct 2002

Notes -



 

Last Name - COOPER

First Name - FRANK C.

Grave Number 162

Born - 1871

Died - 1957 (26 Feb 1957)

Parents - Joe Cooper & Rebeca Hall

Spouse - Lizzie Melton

Children - 1) Rachel 2) Vinnie 3) Azalee 4) Maggie 5) Mary 6) Linus 7) Jake

Marker - double marker (Mason)

Obituary - "Frank Cooper, 87, died Friday, Feb. 22 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rachel Hill, in Big Sandy.

Services conducted by the Rev. Joe Wheatley and the Rev. C.L. Crenshaw were held Sunday afternoon at

Crooked Creek Church. Interment was in the church cemetery with Camden Funeral Home in charge.

Survivors include four other daughters, Mrs. J.C. Pafford, Mrs. Azalee Perry, Big Sandy, Mrs. Maggie

Cuthbertson, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Mary Cook, Detroit, Mich.; two sons, Linos Cooper, Faxon, and Jake

Cooper, Chicago; 27 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 1 Mar 1957

Notes -

 

 

 

Last Name - COOPER

First Name - JAKE A.

Grave Number 184

Born - 9 May 1905

Died - 25 Jan 1988

Parents - Frank Cooper & Mary Elizabeth Melton

Spouse - Bessie Cuthbertson

Children - 1) Betty 2) Mabel 3) Joe

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Jake Anderson Cooper, 82, of Salem, Ky., died at Livingston County Hospital in Kentucky Monday, Jan.

25, 1988. Funeral services will be today (Wednesday), Jan. 27 at 2 p.m., at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big

Sandy with Bro. Leonard Greer officiating. Burial will follow in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr. Cooper

was born May 9, 1905 in Tennessee, the son of the late Frank and Mary Elizabeth Melton Cooper. He is

survived by his wife, Bessie Cuthbertson Cooper of Salem, Ky.; two daughters, Betty Bradford and Mabel

Cooper, both of Burna, Ky.; one son, Joe Cooper of Burna, Ky.; three sisters, Mary Cook, Asalee Perry and

Vinnie Pafford, all of Big Sandy; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle

27 Jan 1988

Notes -



 

Last Name - COOPER

First Name - JERRY LANE

Grave Number 665

Born - 10 Apr 1945

Died - 10 Nov 1962

Parents - Linus (Blackie) Cooper & Clara Mae Hawkins

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Jerry Lane Cooper, 17, was accidentally killed Saturday morning, November 10, by a deer hunting

companion in the northern section of Benton County. Services conducted by the Rev. Jerry Lackey and the

Rev. W.W. Phillips of Big Sandy were held Monday afternoon at Crooked Creek Methodist Church.

Burial was in the church cemetery with Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in charge. He leaves his parents,

Mr. and Mrs. Linus Cooper, Faxon; sisters, Mrs. Doris Wade, Branford, Conn., Judy Dale and Deborah

Cooper, Faxon; brothers Raymond Cooper, Chicago, Larry and Edward Cooper, Faxon; grandmother, Mrs.

Angie Jackson, Faxon." The Camden Chronicle 15 Nov 1962

Notes -



 

 

Last Name - COOPER

First Name - JOE W.

Grave Number 182

Born - 1 Aug 1940

Died - 7 Jul 1998

Parents - Jake Cooper & Bessie Cuthbertson

Spouse -

Children - 1) JoAnn 2) William T. (Billy)

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Joe William Cooper, age 57, of Salem, KY died Tuesday, July 7, 1998 at Livingston County Hospital in

Salem, KY. Mr. Cooper was born in Benton County of August 1, 1940 to the late Jake and Bessie

Cuthbertson Cooper. He was a fence erector, and a Baptist in belief. Funeral services were held Friday,

July 10, 1998, at 1 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Bro. Leonard Greer officiating.

Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery at Big Sandy. He is survived by a daughter, JoAnn Cooper of

Chicago, IL, a son, William T. (Billy) Cooper of Trenton, TN, a sister, Betty Sue Bradford of Salem, KY,

and eight grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 16 Jul 1998.

Notes -



 

Last Name - COOPER

First Name - LINUS (BLACKIE)

Grave Number 664

Born - 23 Sep 1907

Died - 10 Jul 1987

Parents - Frank C. Cooper & Mary Elizabth (Lizzie) Melton

Spouse - Clara Mae Hawkins

Children - 1) Doris Jeanette 2) Raymond Franklin 3) Larry 4) Jerry Lane 5) Linus Edward 6) Judy Dale 7) Deborah

Kay

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Linus (Blackie) Cooper, 79, of Big Sandy, died at Henry County Medical Center in Paris Wednesday, July

8, 1987. Funeral services were Friday, July 10 at 3 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy. Burial

was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr. Cooper was born in Benton County Sept. 23, 1907. He was the son

of the late Frank C. and Mary Elizabeth Melton Cooper. He is survived by his wife, Clara Mae Hawkins

Cooper, three daughters, Doris Jeanette Wade of Ledyard Conn., Mrs. Judy Dale Cooper of Bolivar, and

Deborah Kay Horton of Big Sandy; three sons, Raymond Cooper and Linus Edward Cooper, both of Big

Sandy, and Larry Cooper of Camden; three sisters, Vinie Pafford, Mary Willene Cook and Asilee Perry, all

of Big Sandy; one brother, Jake Cooper of Salem, Ky.; 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One

son, Jerry Cooper, preceded him in death 25 years ago. He was a retired commercial fisherman. He was

also retired from the forestry division for the state of Tennessee. He was a member of the Church of God."

The Camden Chronicle 15 Jul 1987

Notes -



 

Last Name - COOPER

First Name - LIZZIE C.

Grave Number 161

Born - 1879

Died - 1937 (8 Feb 1937)

Parents - John Melton & Sarah N. Cooley

Spouse - Frank C. Cooper

Children - 1) Rachel 2) Vinnie 3) Azalee 4) Maggie 5) Mary 6) Linus 7) Jake

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Rev. Albert Melton was called to Crooked Creek to hold the funeral of Mrs. Frank Cooper who died at her

home of pneumonia. We extend our sympathy to the sorrowing family." The Camden Chronicle 19 Feb

1937, from Eva

Notes -



 

 

 

 

Last Name - COOPER

First Name - LORETTA FLORENCE

Grave Number 662

Born - 1929 (9 Dec 1929)

Died - 1993 (12 Jan 1993)

Parents - Julius Bothe & Marie Gaynor

Spouse - Raymond Franklin Cooper

Children - 1) Marie 2) Eileen 3) James 4) Michael

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Loretta Florence Cooper, age 63, of Big Sandy, Tennessee died Tuesday, January 15, 1993, at HCA

Regional Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee. The funeral was held Friday, January 15, 1993 at 1:00 p.m. at

Stockdale-Malin Chapel with Bro. Leonard Greer officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery with

Stockdale-Malin of Big Sandy in charge of the services. Mrs. Cooper was born December 9, 1929 in

Chicago, Illinois. Her parents, Julius Bothe and Marie Gaynor Bothe preceded her in death. Survivors

include her husband, Raymond Franklin Cooper, two daughters, Marie McKee, Chicago, Illinois, Eileen

Preter, Chicago, Illinois, two sons, James Cooper, Chicago, Illinois, Michael Cooper, Chicago, Illinois, one

brother, Edward Bothe, Burbank, Illinois, nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. Mrs. Cooper was a

retired machine operator." The Camden Chronicle 20 Jan 1993

Notes -


 

 

Last Name - COOPER

First Name - MABEL

Grave Number 185

Born - 12 Mar 1936

Died - 14 Jun 1992

Parents - Jake Cooper & Bessie Cuthbertson

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Mabel Lou Cooper, 56 of Big Sandy, Tennessee was dead on arrival at Valley Regional Hospital in

Camden, Tennessee, Sunday, June 14, 1992. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 16, 1992 at 3:30

p.m. with Bro. Marion Caruthers officiating, with Stockdale-Malin Chapel of Big Sandy in charge of

services. Burial was held in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Ms. Cooper was born March 12, 1936 in Benton

County, Tennessee to Bessie Cuthbertson Cooper of Camden and the late Jake Cooper. She is survived by

one sister, Betty Bradford of Big Sandy, Tennessee; one brother Joe Cooper of Chicago, Illinois." The

Camden Chronicle 17 Jun 1992

Notes -



 

Last Name - COOPER

First Name - TWIN SONS

Grave Number 0

Born - 11 Mar 1920

Died - 11 Mar 1920

Parents - Frank C. Cooper & Mary E. Melton

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - not found

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - CRAFTON

First Name - JOHN DENNIS

Grave Number 781

Born - 4 Jun 1926

Died - 10 Sep 1960

Parents - George Crafton & Jane (last name unknown)

Spouse - Rebecca Collier

Children - 1) Dennis Wayne 2) Ronald Collier 3) Deborah Gay

Marker - government marker

Obituary - "John D. Crafton, 34, was killed in a truck accident Saturday, September 10 near Brownsville. His rental

truck in which he was hauling furniture from Memphis to Big Sandy where his family planned to live, hit a

concrete bridge railing and plunged into a ditch. Mrs. Crafton had driven to Memphis Saturday night

planning to help move the furnishings Sunday morning. However, Crafton looked ahead of the time

scheduled and started on the trip to Big Sandy. Mrs. Crafton passed the wrecked truck, but did not notice

it, and was not aware of the accident until she reached Brownsville where she was notified by Tennessee

Highway Patrol officers. Services conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Baldwin were held Monday, Sept. 11 at

Big Sandy Baptist Church. Interment was in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Camden Funeral Home in

charge. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Collier Crafton; two sons, Dennis Wayne and Ronald

Collier; a daughter, Deborah Gay, all of Big Sandy; mother, Mrs. Jane Crafton, Camden; three brothers,

Charley and Alvin Crafton, Paragould, Ark., Calvin Crafton, Camden; three sisters, Miss Rose Crafton,

Kingsport, Pa., Miss Maggie Crafton, Camden and Mrs. Vick Bellsinger, Baltimore, Md. The Camden

Chronicle 16 Sep 1960

Notes - government marker inscription: TN A.S., USNR, WW II

 

 

 

Last Name - CRAFTON

First Name - RONALD DENNIS JR.

Grave Number 782

Born - 9 Mar 1978

Died - 2 May 1978

Parents - Ron Crafton & Janie (last name unknown)

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - inscription: Son of Ron & Janie Crafton

 

 

 

Last Name - CUDNIK

First Name - KENNETH R.

Grave Number 617

Born - 4 Oct 1967

Died - 9 Nov 2003

Parents - Robert Frances Cudnick & Annie Verlena Christopher

Spouse -

Children - 1) Amanda Lee 2) Eric

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Memorial services for Kenneth Ray Cudnik, age 36 of Springville, TN were held Friday, November 14,

2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Big Sandy, TN with Bro. Dossie Wheatley

officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr. Cudnik passed away Tuesday, November 11,

2003 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN. He was born on October 4, 1967 in Detroit, MI to the

late Robert Frances Cudnik and Annie Verlena Christopher Sterling. He was employed at Wade Asphalt &

Paving Company. He is survived by a daughter, Amanda Lee Cudnik, a son, Eric Cudnik, two sisters,

Charlene Connelly and Diana Burke, all of Michigan; five brothers, Charles Loyd and Bobby Cudnik, both

of Kentucky, Jerry Loyd of Big Sandy, Steven Loyd of California and Donnie Cudnik of Michigan and a

special friend, Deena Ross." The Camden Chronicle 19 November 2003

Notes -


 

Last Name - CUTHBERTSON

First Name - FAYE

Grave Number 371

Born -

Died -

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary -

Notes -



 

Last Name - CUTHBERTSON

First Name - GAYLON

Grave Number 372

Born - 14 Feb 1932

Died - 22 Dec 2005

Parents - Jack (Hurley G) Cuthbertson & Maggie Cooper

Spouse - Faye Miles

Children - 1) Patti 2) Gail 3) Eva 4) Ronnie 5) Donnie 6) Scottie 7) John 8) Mark

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Gaylon Oneal (Chick) Cuthbertson, age 73, of Big Sandy were held at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2005 at New Beginning Church near Big Sandy with Bro. Jeff McKee and Bro. Jim

Ellis officiating. Burial followed at Crooked Creek Cemetery. Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Big

Sandy was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Cuthbertson passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, at Jackson-

Madison County General Hospital. He was born Feb. 14, 1932 to the late Jack and Maggie Cooper

Cuthbertson. He was a retired iron worker and a member of New Beginning Church. Survivors include

his wife, Faye Miles Cuthbertson of Big Sandy, three daughters, Pattie Grathwell, Gail Peay, both of Big

Sandy, and Eva Thompson of Woodbridge, Ill.; five sons, Ronnie Cuthbertson, Donnie Cuthbertson,

Scottie Cuthbertson, all of Big Sandy, John Cuthbertson of Moline, Ill. And Mark Cuthbertson of

Annandale, Va.; two sisters, Mary Morrisey and Jolene Kreuger, both of Chicago, Ill.; twelve

grandchildren and five great-grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 28 Dec 2005

Notes - inscription: our children Patti, Ronnie, Gail, Donnie, Scotty

 

 

 

Last Name - CUTHBERTSON

First Name - HURLEY G.

Grave Number 195

Born - 1908

Died - 8 Dec 1953

Parents - Joe Cuthbertson & Winnie

Spouse - Maggie Cooper

Children - 1) Joline 2) Mary 3) Gaylon 4) Charlie 5) Robert

Marker - double marker with photos

Obituary - "Hurley G. Cuthbertson, 45, died at his home in Chicago December 8, following an automobile accident.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Joline and Mary; three sons, Gaylon, Charlie and Robert

Cuthbertson, all of Chicago; three brothers, Clintie Cuthbertson, Big Sandy; Harry and Dean Cuthbertson,

two half-brothers, James Merrell and Albert Merrell. The body arrived at Big Sandy Thursday and was in

the home of Clyde Hill until funeral hour. Services were conducted Friday morning, December 11th, at 10

o'clock at Crooked Creek Church. Interment was in the church cemetery, with Stockdale-Malin Funeral

Home in charge." The Camden Chronicle 11 Dec 1953

Notes -



 

Last Name - CUTHBERTSON

First Name - LINDSEY O.

Grave Number 373

Born - 2 Jan 1986

Died - 12 Dec 2004

Parents - Ronnie Cuthbertson & Pat (maiden name unknown)

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker with photo

Obituary - "Funeral services for Lindsay Oneal Cuthbertson, age 18, of Big Sandy, Tenn., will be held Thursday,

December 16, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at New Beginning Ministries Church with Bro. Jeff McKee, Bro. Douglas

Nash and Bro. Tommy Oatsvall officiating. Burial will follow in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Stockdale-

Malin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Cuthbertson passed away Sunday, December

12 at Camden General Hospital. He was born on January 2, 1986 in Paris, Tenn., to Ronnie Cuthbertson

and Pat Heathcott, both of Big Sandy. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Tabatha

Cuthbertson of Big Sandy, grandparents, cousins and friends." The Camden Chronicle 16 Dec 2004

Notes -



 

Last Name - CUTHBERTSON

First Name - MAGGIE E.

Grave Number 196

Born - 30 Nov 1909

Died - 28 Sep 1980

Parents - Frank C. Cooper & Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Melton

Spouse - Hurley G. Cuthbertson

Children - 1) Joelean 2) Mary 3) Gaylon 4) Charlie 5) Bobby

Marker - double marker with photos

Obituary - "Mrs. Maggie Eliabeth Cuthbertson, 70, Route 2, Big Sandy, died at Benton County General Hospital on

September 28, 1980. Funeral services were held October 1, at 2 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy in

Big Sandy with Rev. Marion Caruthers officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Stockdale-

Malin Funeral Home of Big Sandy in charge. Born November 30, 1909 in Tennessee, she was the

daughter of Frank Cooper and Elizabeth Melton. She was the widow of Jack Cuthbertson. Survivors

include two daughters, Mrs. Joelean Kruger and Mrs. Mary Morrisse, both of Chicago, Ill.; three sons,

Gaylon Cuthbertson, Big Sandy, Charlie Cuthbertson, Chicago, Ill., and Bobby Cuthbertson of Arizona;

three sisters, Mrs. Vina Pafford, Mrs. Mary Cook and Mrs. Asilee Perry, all of Big Sandy; two brothers,

Jake Cooper and Linus Cooper, both of Big Sandy; nineteen grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Mrs.

Cuthbertson was a housewife." The Camden Chronicle 1 Oct 1980

Notes -



 

Last Name - DARRELL

First Name - HERBERT (WHITIE)

Grave Number 899

Born - 8 Feb 1908

Died - 13 Feb 1990

Parents - Otto Darrell

Spouse - Melba Sue Holmes

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Herbert (Whitie) Darrell, 82, of Big Sandy, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1990 at Henry County Medical Center

in Paris. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy

with Bro. Marion Caruthers officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr. Darrell, son of the

late Otto Darrell, was born Feb. 8, 1908 in Indiana. He was a retired operator of Whitie's Resort. Mr.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Melba Sue Holmes Darrell, and one brother, Walter Darrell of Detroit,

Michigan." The Camden Chronicle 21 Feb 1990

Notes -



 

Last Name - DARRELL

First Name - SUE

Grave Number 898

Born - 10 Dec 1910

Died - 11 Apr 2002

Parents - Cecil Eugene Holmes & Sarah Effie Cole

Spouse - Herbert (Whitie) Darrell

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Melba Sue Darrell, 91, of Big Sandy, TN, died Thursday, April 11, 2002 at Henry County Medical Center

in Paris. Mrs. Darrell was born on December 10, 1910 in Gainsville, AR, to the late Cecil Eugene Holmes

and Sarah Effie Cole Holmes. She was a retired resort operator. Funeral services were held on Friday,

April 12, 2002 at 4 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Bro. Bennie Akers officiating.

Burial followed at Crooked Creek Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert (Whitie)

Darrell who passed away on February 13, 1990." The Camden Chronicle 17 Apr 2002

Notes -



 

 

Last Name - DINWIDDIE

First Name - BETTY S.

Grave Number 856

Born - 1944

Died -

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker -

Obituary -

Notes -



 

Last Name - DINWIDDIE

First Name - EULAH PARKER

Grave Number 532

Born - 27 Jan 1895

Died - 20 Nov 1974

Parents - Walter Scott Parker & Malinda C. Gross

Spouse - Harold Hale Dinwiddie

Children - 1) Mary J. 2) Parker Harold

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Eulah Gay Dinwiddie, age 79, of Gunnison, Mississippi, formerly of Camden, died Wednesday,

November 20, 1974 at West Memphis, Arkansas. Services were held Thursday afternoon, November 21 at

the Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home Chapel in Camden with Rev. Gordon Henderson officiating. Burial

was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Dinwiddie was born in Faxon, Tennessee on January 27, 1895. Her

parents were the late Walter Scott and Malinda Gross Parker. She was married to the late Harold Hale

Dinwiddie. She was a member of Union Ave. Methodist Church. Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. J.R.

Dinwiddie of Gunnison, Miss.; a son, Parker Harold Dinwiddie of Hardy, Ark., and three grandchildren."

The Camden Chronicle 27 Nov 1974

Notes -



 

 

 

 

Last Name - DINWIDDIE

First Name - JAMES L.

Grave Number 855

Born - 1938 (19 Sep 1938)

Died - 2000 (24 Dec 2000)

Parents - John Floyd Dinwiddie & Minnie Beaton

Spouse - Betty Cooper

Children - 1) Debbie 2) Steven 3) Bryant

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "James Dinwiddie, age 62, of Big Sandy died at his residence Sunday, December 24, 2000. Funeral

services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at Oakdale Chapel with Brother Joey

Simmons and Brother Ray Allen officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr. Dinwiddie was

born September 19, 1938 in Big Sandy to the late John Floyd Dinwiddie and Minnie Beaton Dinwiddie. He

was a retired ironworker and a Mason. He is survived by his wife, Betty Cooper Dinwiddie; one daughter,

Debbie Gray of Paris; five step-daughters, Betty Worley of Clarmont, FL; Carla Worley of Tinley Park, IL;

Janet Barnes; Debbie Hanson; and Tracy George all of Salem, KY; two sons, Steven Dinwiddie of Paris

and Bryant Dinwiddie of Clarmont, FL; five stepsons, Larry Gibson, J.C. Gibson, Mike Gibson and Travis

Gibson, all of Salem, KY, and Ronald Gibson of Chicago, IL; one sister, Sarah Helen Boras, Cleveland,

OH; three brothers, Knox Dinwiddie and J.R. Dinwiddie, both of Big Sandy; Henry Dinwiddie of Enfield,

IL; 28 grandchildren and one great-grandchild." The Camden Chronicle 27 Dec 2000

Notes -



 

Last Name - EARP

First Name - L.M.(Lemage M.)

Grave Number 701

Born - 1904 (4 Feb 1904)

Died - 1957 (10 Jul 1957)

Parents - Seymore Earp & Lugene Higdon

Spouse - Madaline Robbins

Children - 1) Carolyn 2) Lois 3) Ruth 4) Willadean 5) Stanley 6) Stanford 7) Lindell

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Lemage M. Earp, 53, died Wednesday morning, July 10, at his home in Dyersburg. He is survived by his

wife, Mrs. Madge Earp; four daughters, Carolyn, Lois, Ruth and Willadean Earp, all of Dyersburg; three

sons, Stanley and Stanford Earp, Dyersburg; and Lindell Earp of Memphis. Funeral services were held

Friday at Crooked Creek Methodist Church. Interment in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by

Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home." The Camden Chronicle 12 Jul 1957

Notes - Benton Co., TN Funeral Home Records 1930-1970

 

 

 

Last Name - EDWARDS

First Name - BERNICE G.

Grave Number 878

Born - 6 Nov 1915

Died - 10 Oct 2004

Parents -

Spouse - Clarence M. Edwards

Children - Ann

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Bernice Gannon Edwards, age 88, of Toney, Ala., were held on Tuesday, October 12,

2004 at 10:30 a.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel in Nashville, Tenn., with Rev. Doug

Westmoreland. Interment was in Crooked Creek Cemetery in Big Sandy, Tenn. Great-grandsons served as

pallbearers. Mrs. Edwards passed away Sunday, October 10. She was born on November 6, 1915. She

was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence M. Edwards. Survivors include a daughter, Ann S.

(Stanley) Keith; three grandchildren, Cynthia Snell, Edwin Keith and Randall Keith; eight great-grandchildren

and two sisters, Grace Brandon and Mary Warf." The Camden Chronicle 14 Oct 2004

Notes -


 

 

 

 

Last Name - EDWARDS

First Name - CLARENCE M.

Grave Number 879

Born - 28 Nov 1911

Died - 11 Sep 1986

Parents - Claude W. Edwards & Daisy Gaddy

Spouse - Bernice Gannon

Children - 1) Ann 2) James M.

Marker - double marker & government marker

Obituary - "Services for Clarence M. Edwards, 74, of Big Sandy Route 2 were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Ridgeway

Morticians with Vernon Turner officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery in Benton County.

Edwards, former operator of a starter and generator repair shop in Nashville and also a commercial

fisherman for many years, died Thursday at Baptist Hospital, Nashville. He was born November 28, 1911,

in Henry County, son of the late Claude W. and Daisy Gaddy Edwards. He was married Jan. 24, 1961, to

the former Bernice Gannon, who survives. A World War II veteran, he was a member of Faxon Baptist

Church, Big Sandy Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons and Big Sandy Order of the Eastern Star. Besides

his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Ann) Keith of Toney, Ala.; a son, James M. 'Jim'

Edwards of Joelton; two sisters, Mrs. Laverne Bedwell of Paris Route 3 and Mrs. Lois Kimmons of

Memphis; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A brother, Wendell Edwards, died Jan. 7,

1986." The Paris Post-Intelligencer 15 Sep 1986

Notes - government marker inscription: Pvt. US Army WW II

 

 

 

Last Name - ELLISON

First Name - THOMAS

Grave Number 0

Born -

Died - 1924

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - not found

Notes - Burial in Crooked Creek Cemetery confirmed by persons who attended the funeral

 

 

 

Last Name - FARMER

First Name - JAMES WILLARD

Grave Number 809

Born - 5 Mar 1914

Died - 14 Aug 1936

Parents - Jessie Merton Farmer & Beulah Bell

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Willard Farmer, 22, of Faxon, son of Rev. and Mrs. J.N. Farmer of that place who

was killed in an automobile wreck near Dickson last Saturday were held at Crooked Creek Monday

morning at ten o'clock. The young man was enroute to Detroit after a visit to his parents. Rev. W.W.

Phillips of Big Sandy delivered the last rites message. Rev. L.B. Council, Rev. A.M. Melton and Rev.

Ruth Coleman also appeared for short reading and prayer. Willard leaves to survive him a mother and dad,

five brothers and three sisters and a great host of relatives and friends." The Camden Chronicle 21 Aug

1936

Notes -



 

Last Name - FINCH

First Name - MARY ANN WHEATLEY

Grave Number 0

Born - About 1863

Died - 1893

Parents - William H. Wheatley & Mary Geraldean Akers

Spouse - John Finch

Children - 1) Spencer 2) Charley Wright 3) John 4) Will 5) Oscar J. [Red] 6) Maggie 7) Diamond

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary -

Notes - Information from Descendants

 

 

 

Last Name - FREEMAN

First Name - BABY BOY

Grave Number 392

Born - 1946 (25 Nov 1946

Died - 1946 (25 Nov 1946)

Parents - Edgbert Freeman & Mary Marguerite Allen

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - FREEMAN

First Name - EDGBERT

Grave Number 446

Born - 10 May 1905

Died - 30 Nov 1983

Parents - Elebee Freeman & Frances Wallace

Spouse - Mary Marguerite Allen

Children - 1) Baby Boy

Marker - double marker & government marker

Obituary - "Edgbert Freeman, 78, of Big Sandy was dead on arrival at Methodist Hospital in McKenzie on November

30, 1983. Services were held December 2 at 1 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Rev.

Cecil Brewer officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Born May 10, 1905 in South Carolina,

he was a son of Elebee Freeman and Frances Wallace Freeman. He is survived by his wife Margaret Allen

Freeman of Big Sandy; one sister, Bertie Chapman, Cheraw, South Carolina; two half-sisters, Edna

Freeman and Marie Freeman, California; one brother, Elwood Freeman, San Francisco, Calif.; one halfbrother,

Elebee Freeman, Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Freeman was a retired farmer and iron worker.

He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Masonic Lodge #754 in Big Sandy." The Camden

Chronicle 7 Dec 1983

Notes - government marker inscription: Pvt. US Army WW II

 

 

 

Last Name - FREEMAN

First Name - MARGUERITE

Grave Number 445

Born - 7 Apr 1915

Died - 24 Feb 2002

Parents - Lon Allen & Hattie Lee Pickler

Spouse - Edgbert Freeman

Children - 1) Baby Boy

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mary Marguerite Freeman, 86, of Big Sandy, died Sunday, February 24, 2002 at Henry County Medical

Center in Paris, TN. Mrs. Freeman was born on April 7, 1915 in Benton County to the late Lon Allen and

Hattie Lee Pickler Allen. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 27,

2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel with Rev. Lillian Stagner and Rev. Douglas Nash officiating.

Burial followed at Crooked Creek Cemetery in Big Sandy. She is preceded in death by her husband,

Edgbert Freeman, a son, a nephew Sven Osmundson, a brother Jessie Clayton Allen and a niece Rebecca

Briel. She is survived by two sisters, Thelna Doty of Big Sandy and Mildred Osmundson of Dover, DE; a

sister-in-law Rosemary Allen of Melvindale, MI; nephews Richard, Robert and Ronnie Allen all of

Melvindale and Grieg Osmundson of Dover; nieces Debbie Allen and Mary Lee Glowe of Melvindale;

several grand-nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and friends." The Camden Chronicle 20 Mar 2002

Notes -



 

Last Name - GADDY

First Name - GEORGE

Grave Number 0

Born - About 1855

Died - About 1902

Parents -

Spouse - Cora Bush

Children - 1)Lena 2) Lurton 3) John 4) Jenny

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - not found

Notes - Burial in Crooked Creek Cemetery confirmed by his granddaughter Mrs. Audra Wheatley Cuthbertson

 

 

 

Last Name - GADDY

First Name - HAZEL WILLINE

Grave Number 281

Born - 9 Oct 1913

Died - 19 Jun 1916

Parents - Lurton Gaddy & Louie Robbins

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - GADDY

First Name - LURTON

Grave Number 280

Born - 15 Mar 1888

Died - 23 Mar 1918

Parents - George Gaddy & Cora Bush

Spouse - Louie Robbins

Children - 1) Hazel Willine 2) Mary Corene

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Lurk (Lurt) Gaddy died here Saturday at the home of his brother, John Gaddy, after an illness of

tuberculosis. The remains were interred at Faxon Sunday." The Camden Chronicle 29 Mar 1918, from

Big Sandy

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - GARNER

First Name - (SON)

Grave Number 0

Born - About 1912

Died - 11 Oct 1918

Parents - Monroe Garner & Rosa Pierce

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - "Monroe Garner lost a 6 year old boy last Friday of Spanish Influenza. It was buried at Crooked Creek

Cemetery Sunday with services by Rev. A.D. Maddox. Mr. Garner's wife and daughter, Miss Mollie, are

also very sick." The Camden Chronicle 18 Oct 1918, from Wheatley

Notes -



 

 

Last Name - GARNER

First Name - ELIZABETH (Lizzie)

Grave Number 381

Born - 1881 (30 Apr 1881)

Died - 1913 ( 10 Oct 1913)

Parents - Allen Harris Wheatley & Louisa Caroline Collier

Spouse - Monroe M. Garner

Children - 1) Buford Monroe 2) Allen Porter 3) Robert Plant 4) Ruby Pearl

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - GARNER

First Name - FRANKIE

Grave Number 533

Born - 1892

Died -

Parents - Walter Scott Parker & Malinda C. Gross

Spouse - Grover Thurman Garner

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary -

Notes -


 

 

 



 

Last Name - GARNER

First Name - JOHN

Grave Number 200

Born - 1851

Died - 1927

Parents -

Spouse - Mary Wheatley

Children - 1) Hawley 2) Adam 3) Monroe 4) Delia 5) Lula 6) Laura 7) Ona

Marker - double marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - GARNER

First Name - LORINE

Grave Number 0

Born - 17 Mar 1914

Died - 18 Jan 1915

Parents - Hawley Garner & Malvina (Vinie) Garner

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary -

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Name - GARNER

First Name - M.D. (Mary Dona)

Grave Number 377

Born - 19 Sep 1867

Died - 26 Apr 1906

Parents - John R. Collier & Caroline Lindsey

Spouse - Monroe M. Garner

Children - 1) Grover Thurman 2) John Mathis 3) Osa Angeline 4) Gertie Belle 5) Mary Jewell 6) Mallie Caroline 7)

Beulah Bryan

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - GARNER

First Name - MARY

Grave Number 199

Born - 1850

Died - 7 Jun 1915

Parents - Mary Frances Wheatley

Spouse - John Garner

Children - 1) Hawley 2) Adam 3) Monroe 4) Delia 5) Lula 6) Laura 7) Ona

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mary W. Garner, wife of Rev. John Garner, died Monday night, aged 66, of cancer of the head. The

remains were given burial at Crooked Creek Cemetery Wednesday, services conducted by Rev. C.B.

Clayton. Mrs. Garner was born on Sulphur Creek. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for

many years, living a devoted Christian life. She leaves seven children: Hawley, Adam and Monroe Garner

and Mrs. Delia Wade, Mrs. Lula Pickler, Mrs. Laura Barr (sic) and Mrs. Ona Garner. We extend

sympathy and condolence to the bereaved. The Camden Chronicle 11 Jun 1915, from Wheatley

Notes -



 

 

Last Name - GARNER

First Name - MONROE M.

Grave Number 378

Born - 2 Apr 1869

Died - 14 May 1942

Parents - John Garner & Mary Wheatley

Spouse - 1) Mary Dona Collier 2) Elizabeth Wheatley 3) Rosa E.

Pierce

Children - 1st Marriage 1) Grover Thurman 2) John Mathis 3) Osa Angeline 4) Gertie Belle 5) Mary Jewell 6) Mallie

Caroline 7) Beulah Bryan 2nd Marriage 1) Buford Monroe 2) Allen Porter 3) Robert Plant 4) Ruby Pearl

3rd Marriage 1) Richard Taylor 2) Rodney Truman 3) Marcie Dell 4) Rebecca Nell 5) Charles Andrew 6)

Billy Franklin 7) Bonnie Ree

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Monroe M. Garner, 72 year-old Benton County farmer who lived at Faxon, died early Thursday morning

of last week in a Paris hospital following a long period of ill health. Funeral services were conducted

Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in the Crooked Creek Methodist church, by the Rev. Albert Melton. Burial

was in the church cemetery. Mr. Garner was a member of the Methodist church and a Mason, was a leader

in county political affairs, having served as a Justice of the Peace for 12 years. He was married three times,

first to Mrs. Donna Collier, after whose death he married Mrs. Lizzie Wheatley who lived for a few years.

He was then married to Miss Rosa Pierce, who survives. A son by the first wife, G. Thurman Garner of

Milan, L&N railroad agent, is now a patient in Nobles Memorial Hospital. Another son, John Garner, is a

railroad dispatcher at Akron, Ohio" The Camden Chronicle 22 May 1942

Notes -



 

 

 

 

Last Name - GARNER

First Name - RODNEY TRUMAN

Grave Number 379

Born - 23 Jan 1919

Died - 8 Dec 1991

Parents - Monroe M Garner & Rosa E. Pierce

Spouse - Elnora Ruth Kelly

Children - 1) Marc Garner 2) Kevin 3) Scott

Marker - government marker

Obituary - "Rodney Truman Garner, age 72, of Willard, Ohio, formerly of Big Sandy, Tennessee died Sunday

December 8, 1991 at James Cancer Hospital of University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Graveside services

were held at Crooked Creek Cemetery Saturday, December 14, 1991 at 1:00 p.m. Burial was in Crooked

Creek Cemetery. Mr. Garner was born January 23, 1919 in Big Sandy, Tennessee. His parents, Monroe

Mathis Garner and Rosa Pierce Garner preceded him in death. His wife, Elnora Ruth Kelly Garner also

preceded him in death in 1973. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Richard Taylor Garner,

James Aaron Garner, Grover Thurman Garner, John Mathis Garner and seven sisters, Bonnie Roney, Ruby

Grooms, Osa Winters, Gertie Utley, Jewell Biggs, Mallie Hobbs and Beulah Stockdale.. Survivors include

three sons, Marc Garner of Willard, Ohio, Kevin Garner of Willard, Ohio, and Scott Garner of Bowling

Green, Kentucky, two sisters, Marcie Hanes of Evansville, Indiana and Rebecca McCampbell of Big

Sandy, Tennessee, two brothers, Charles Andrew Garner of Camden, Tennessee, Billie Franklin Garner,

Evansville, Indiana, two grandchildren, Bronwyn and Ashton Garner of Illard, Ohio, one special friend,

Lillian Reinke of Homerville, Ohio. Mr. Garner retired in 1980 as an engineer for the Baltimore and Ohio

Railroad after 40 years. He was a member of Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers, VFW and American

Legion, WWII Veteran of the Army serving in the Pacific Theatre." The Camden Chronicle 11 Dec 1991

Notes - inscription: S. Sgt. US Army WW II, Co. L 172nd Inf Regt. 43rd Div.

 

 

 

Last Name - GARNER

First Name - ROSA E.

Grave Number 380

Born - 1889 (10 May 1889)

Died - 1972 (10 Mar 1972)

Parents - Richard Pierce & Mary J. Graham

Spouse - 1) Jim Winters 2) Monroe M. Garner

Children - 1st Marriage 1) James Aaron Winters 2nd Marriage 1) Richard Taylor 2) Rodney Truman 3) Marcie Dell 4

Rebecca Nell 5) Charles Andrew 6) Billy Franklin 7) Bonnie Ree

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Rosa Pierce Garner, age 82, died at the Chesemore Hospital in Paris, Friday, March 10, 1972.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 12 at the chapel of Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home with Rev.

Richard F. Adkinson and Rev. Charlie Hall officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Born in

Tennessee May 10 1889, Mrs. Garner was the daughter of the late Richard Pierce and Mary Slaughter

Pierce. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca McCampbell of Big Sandy, Mrs. Martha Hunter

of Evansville, Ind., and Mrs. Bonnie Roney of Paris; five sons, Aaron Winters of Big Sandy, Taylor Garner

of Detroit, Mich., Truman Garner of Willard, Ohio, Charles Garner of Camden and Billy Garner of

Newburg, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Wilson of Detroit and Mrs. Vira Leory of Long Island; one brother,

Isaac Pierce of Big Sandy; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Garner was a member of

Crooked Creek Methodist Church." The Camden Chronicle 15 Mar 1972

Notes -



 

Last Name - GARNER

First Name - THURMAN

Grave Number 534

Born - 1890

Died - 20 Apr 1947

Parents - Monroe Garner & Dona Collier

Spouse - Frankie Parker

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral service for G.T. Garner, 57, was held at the Camden Methodist Church on Tuesday morning at

10:30 Services were held by the pastor, Rev. J.L. Leggett. Mr. Garner died at his home on April 20. He

had been ill for over five years, and become worse about two weeks ago. He worked for 35 years with the

L. and N. Railroad. He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church. Besides his wife, Mrs.

Frankie Parker Garner, he is survived by the following sisters: Mrs. C.E. Lindsey, Faxon; Mrs. C.C. Utley,

Detroit; Mrs. R.H. Biggs, Tenn. Ridge; Mrs. Floyd Hobbs, Concord, and Mrs. J.V. Stockdale, Detroit, and

by one brother, J.M. Garner of Akron, Ohio. Half-sisters surviving are Mrs. Paul McCampbell, Big Sandy;

Mrs. Clifton Turner, Evansville, Ind.; Bonnie Garner, Big Sandy; Mrs. Garland Green, Hopkinsville, Ky.

Half-brothers surviving are Taylor Garner of Detroit; Truman Garner of Willard, Ohio; Charles Garner of

Detroit and Billy Garner of Big Sandy; and one step-brother, Aaron Winters of Big Sandy." The Camden

Chronicle 25 Apr 1947

Notes -



 

Last Name - GENTRY

First Name - MURRELL

Grave Number 0

Born - About 1913

Died - 12 May 1970

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - "Murrell Gentry, 57, of Big Sandy died Tuesday, May 12 in Waverly near Trail's Creek Resort where he

apparently drowned. Funeral services were held Friday, May 15 at the Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home

Chapel in Big Sandy with burial in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Bro. Donald Stevenson of Paris officiated.

There are no immediate survivors." The Camden Chronicle 20 May 1970

Notes -



 

Last Name - GILLILAND

First Name - LORELLE NOLEN

Grave Number 908

Born - 12 Oct 1927

Died - 4 Mar 1994

Parents - John Hubert Copley & Ethel Eleanor Adcock

Spouse - Billy Joe Gilliland

Children - 1) John B 2) Shawn T. 3) Raymond J.

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "George Lorell Gilliland, 66, of Big Sandy, Tennessee died Friday, March 4 at Jackson Specialty Hospital.

Services were held Sunday, March 6, 1994 at 3 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Brother

Rufus Campbell officiating. Burial followed in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin in charge

of services. Mrs. Gilliland was born October 12, 1927 in Gibson County, Tennessee. Her parents, John

Hubert and Ethel Eleanor Adcock Copley, preceded her in death. Her husband, Billy Joe Gilliland; one

daughter, Diane Gilliam; and two brothers, Herschell and Robert Copley, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons, John B. Nolen of Eva, Tennessee, Shawn T. Nolen of Big Sandy, Tennessee,

and Raymond J. Nolen of Waverly, Tennessee; three sisters, Ruby Black of Big Sandy, Tennessee,

Noveline Hendrix of Lacey Springs, Alabama, and Bea Lowery of Trenton, Tennessee; one brother, Fred

Copley of White Haven, Florida; nine grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Mrs. Gilliland was a

homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith." The Camden Chronicle 10 Mar 1994

Notes -



 

Last Name - GLOVER

First Name - JACK H.

Grave Number 15

Born - 31 Dec 1919

Died - 8 May 1986

Parents - Algie Neal Glover & Effie D. Tiregean

Spouse - Jessie Lea Lindsey

Children - 1) Karen 2) Jackie 3) James 4) Eugene 5) Michael 6) Neal 7) Robert 8) Thomas

Marker - government marker

Obituary - "Jack H. Glover 66 of Big Sandy, died at his residence Thurs. May 8, 1986. Funeral Services were held

Sat. May 10 at 2 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Rev. Vernon Turner officiating. Burial

was in the Crooked Creek Cem. Mr. Glover was born Dec. 31, 1919 in Kenton, TN. He was the son of

Algie Neal Glover and Effie D. Tiregean Glover. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Lea Lindsey Glover of

Big Sandy; two daughters, Karen Campbell of Hickory, KY, and Jackie Walker of Lisle, IL; five sons,

James Glover and Eugene Glover, both of Carpentersville, IL, Michael Glover of Elgin, IL, Neal Glover of

Batavia, IL, and Robert Glover of Smyrna, TN; one sister, Sue Wyly of Sharon, TN; 22 grandchildren and

8 step children. One son, Thomas Glover, preceded him in death. He was a retired tool and die worker, a

member of the Baptist church and a veteran of World War II." The Camden Chronicle 14 May 1986

Notes - government marker inscription: Pvt. US Army WW II

 

 

 

Last Name - GOFORTH

First Name - AGNES ERLENE

Grave Number 652

Born - 17 Nov 1916

Died - 10 Oct 1918

Parents - Harmon Goforth & Lola Dell Greer

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Mr. and Mrs. Herman (Harmon) Goforth lost a child of whooping cough." The Camden Chronicle, 18 Oct

1918, from Wheatley

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - GOFORTH

First Name - DAVID M.

Grave Number 648

Born - 1875

Died - 1920 (14 Sep 1921)

Parents - Zachariah Goforth & Charlotte Melton

Spouse - Maggie Jane Nance

Children - 1) Harmon 2) Rosa 3) Eugene 4) Irene 5) Newell 6) Mona 7) Delmer 8) Rube 9) Clayton

Marker - double marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - GOFORTH

First Name - EUGENE P.

Grave Number 650

Born - 1901 (25 May 1901)

Died - 1950 (22 Nov 1950)

Parents - David Milford Goforth & Maggie J. Nance

Spouse - Rebecca Elizabeth Allen

Children - 1) Laverne 2) Peggy 3) Allen David 4) Arlan Eugene 5) Bill Barrett

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Eugene P. Goforth, 49, an employee of the L&N R.R. Co., died suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 22, at

Lebanon Junction, Ky. Funeral services were held at Crooked Creek Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the

Rev. W.W. Phillips of Gleason. Interment was in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Camden Funeral Home in

charge of arrangements. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Allen Goforth, five children, Misses

Laverne and Peggy Goforth, Allen David Goforth of Faxon, Arlan Eugene and Bill Barrett Goforth, both

of Chicago, Ill., five brothers, Newell, Delmer and Clayton, all of Big Sandy, Harmon of Portland, and

Rube of Memphis; three sisters, Mrs. L. B. Akers, Memphis, Mrs. W.I. Parker, Benton, Miss and Mrs. F.L.

Forrest of Shreveport, La.; one grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews." The Camden Chronicle

1 Dec 1950

Notes -



 

Last Name - GOFORTH

First Name - INFANT (daughter)

Grave Number 651

Born - no date

Died - no date

Parents - Eugene P. Goforth & Rebecca Elizabeth Allen

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - inscription: Daughter of Eugene & Elizabeth Goforth

 

 

 

Last Name - GOFORTH

First Name - MAGGIE J.

Grave Number 647

Born - 1873 (13 Sep 1872)

Died - 1948 (3 Mar 1948)

Parents - William Nance & Sarah E. Wheatley

Spouse - David Milford Goforth

Children - 1) Harmon 2) Rosa 3) Eugene P. 4) Irene 5) Newell 6) Mona 7) Delmer 8) Rube 9) Clayton

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Maggie Jane Goforth, 75, died at the home of her son, Newell Goforth, Big Sandy, Wednesday,

March 3rd. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Albert Melton, Thursday, at Crooked Creek

Church. Interment was in (the) church cemetery with Stockdale, King & Malin Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Goforth is survived by five sons, H.D. Goforth of Portland, Eugene, Delmer, Clayton and Rube

Goforth of Big Sandy; three daughters, Mrs. L.B. Akers, Ms. T.L. Forrest of Memphis, Mrs. W.I. Parker,

Benton, Miss.; 41 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 5 Mar 1948

Notes -



 

Last Name - GOLDMAN

First Name - CLETUS J.

Grave Number 797

Born - 1918

Died - 1969 (12 Mar 1969)

Parents -

Spouse - Ella Elizabeth Pierce

Children - 1) Betty 2) James 3) Jeffery

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Cleatus J. Goldman, 51, of Evansville, Indiana were held Sunday, March 16 at the

Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home Chapel in Big Sandy with burial in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Rev. D. D.

Creasy of Big Sandy officiated. Mr. Goldman died Wednesday, March 12 in Louisville, Ky. His wife,

Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce Goldman is a former resident of Benton County. She is the daughter of Isaac Pierce

and the late Mrs. Zona Young Pierce. Survivors in addition to his wife are one daughter, Miss Betty

Goldman of Evansville; two sons, James Goldman and Richard Goldman, both of Evansville; and one

sister, Mrs. Ila Mae Nelson of Evansville." The Camden Chronicle 20 Mar 1969

Notes - inscription: Married June 24, 1949

 

 

 

Last Name - GOLDMAN

First Name - E. ELIZABETH

Grave Number 796

Born - 1927 (26 Jul 1927)

Died - 2006 (4 Aug 2006)

Parents - Isaac Richard Pierce & Zonia Belle Young

Spouse - 1) Norman Wallace 2) Cletus Goldman

Children - 1st Marriage Richard 2nd Marriage 1) Jeffrey 2) Betty 3) James

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Ella Elizabeth 'Beth' Goldman, 79, of Evansville died Friday, August 4, 2006 at Brentwood Nursing

Home. Ella was a member of Howell General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by an infant son,

Jeffrey Goldman; husband, Cletus Goldman; and parents, Isaac and Zonia Pierce. Ella is survived by her

son, Richard Wallace of Evansville; daughter Betty Bates of Evansville; son James Goldman of

Bloomington, Ind.; brother Ray Pierce of Evansville; sister Ruby Evans of Big Sandy, Tenn.' sister Jean

Royster of Evansville; granddaughter Elissa Bruner of Evansville; great-grandsons Richard Moore and

Isaac Bruner of Evansville; and great-granddaughter Abigail Bruner of Evansville. Services will be 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 6, 2006 at Howell General Baptist Church, officiated by Reverend Terry Gamblin, with

burial at Crooked Creek Cemetery in Big Sandy, Tenn. Friends may visit Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. at

Alexander West Chapel and Sunday from 2 p.m. until service time at the church. Condolences may be

made online at www.mem.com. Arrangements by Alexander West Chapel, 2100 West Illinois Street."

Evansville Courier Press 5 Aug 2006

Notes -



 

Last Name - GOLDMAN

First Name - JEFFERY S.

Grave Number 798

Born -

Died - 25 Jun 1966

Parents - Cletus J. Goldman & Ella Elizabeth Pierce

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Jeffery Scott Goldman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Goldman died Sat., June 25, 1966 at Evansville

Hospital in Evansville, Ind. Graveside services for the child were held Monday afternoon, June 27, at

Crooked Creek Cemetery. The infant is survived by his parents; and a sister, Betty Goldman; two brothers,

Jimmy Goldman and Richard Wallace; and his grandfather, I.R. Pierce of Evansville." The Camden

Chronicle 30 Jun 1966

Notes - inscription: Infant

 

 

Last Name - GREER

First Name - RUTH ADELAIDE

Grave Number 586

Born - 8 Sep 1914

Died - 7 Jul 1918

Parents - Buren Greer & Annie Ozra Parker

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - inscription: Daughter of B.G. & A.O. Greer, death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - GROSS

First Name -

Grave Number 422

Born - 1866

Died - 1883

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary -

Notes - Given name on marker badly faded and illegible

 

 

 

Last Name - GROSS

First Name - ALBERT

Grave Number 0

Born - About 1859

Died - 1894

Parents -

Spouse - Malona Evalina Stagner

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - "Rev. John Garner will preach the funeral sermon of Albert Gross at Crooked Creek church the second

Sunday in October." The Camden Chronicle 5 Oct 1894, from Wheatley 2 Oct 1894

Notes -



 

Last Name - GROSS

First Name - BARNABOS

Grave Number 420

Born - 1809

Died - 13 Mar 1887

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Uncle Barney Gross, an old and respected citizen of Crooked Creek met his death last Sunday. The

particulars as I can hear them are about as follows: Mr. Gross lived with his son at Danville and last

Sunday he was going out to the country on business, and the bottoms being covered with water it was

necessary for him to walk along the railroad track, and the supposition is that he fell off of the Danville

trestle and was drowned. His disappearance was thought nothing of at first, but finally his relatives

becoming alarmed, search was made for him and his body found near Danville, the water having gone

down and leaving it. Mr. Gross was to some extent a peculiar man. He was eighty odd years old and never

used tobacco in any way, never drank whiskey, had not missed a regular meal in a quarter of a century on

account of sickness, never had the headache in his life and was noted for his ambition and pluck. He

leaves a host of friends to mourn his untimely death." The Camden Herald 17 Mar 1887, from Flatwoods,

15 Mar 1887

Notes -



 

Last Name - GROSS

First Name - JAMES F.

Grave Number 566

Born - 25 Dec 1868

Died - 1 Feb 1888

Parents - John R. Gross & Roxalina Wynn

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Walter Parker of this place has a copy of the Camden Herald issued 35 years ago containing an

account of the death of her brother, James Gross." The Camden Chronicle 14 Apr 1916, from Crooked

Creek

Notes - inscription: Son of J.R. & R.L. Gross

 

 

 

Last Name - GROSS

First Name - JOHN R.

Grave Number 564

Born - 1839

Died - 1870

Parents -

Spouse - Roxalina Wynn Lindsey

Children - 1) Malinda C. (Babe) 2) James

Marker - government marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - inscription: Pvt. Co. F; 5 Inf. CSA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Name - GROSS

First Name - JOHNNIE

Grave Number 0

Born -

Died - 19 Aug 1894

Parents - Robert Gross & Melissa Emaline Hill

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - "We are deeply grieved to be called upon to announce the death of Johnnie, the little son of Mr. and Mrs.

Robert Gross, which sad event occurred on August 19." The Camden Chronicle 7 Sep 1894, from

Wheatley 4 Sep 1894

Notes -



 

Last Name - GROSS

First Name - MALONA EVALINA

Grave Number 0

Born - 26 Feb 1858

Died - 4 Jan 1884

Parents - W.O. Stagner & Lucinda Wyatt

Spouse - Albert Gross

Children -

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - "Mrs. Malona Evalina Gross, wife of Albert Gross and daughter of W.O. and Lucinda Stagner, was born

February 26th, 1858, and died at her home on Crooked Creek January 4th, 1884, of dropsy. Mrs. Gross

was a member of the Methodist church and lived a consistent member and christian until her death. She

was a quiet amiable christian woman and every body that knew her loved her. Her last part of life was one

of great afflictions and trials, but she found the grace of God sufficient for her day and trials. When the

Master called she gave up husband and child and trustingly went out to meet Him. She was consigned to

the tomb amid a large crowd of weeping friends and relatives. Oh, joyful song, of ransomed throng, when

sin no more sever. Her King to see and oh to be with Him at home forever." The Camden Chronicle 25

Jan 1884

Notes -



 

 

 

Last Name - GROSS

First Name - MARGARET ANN

Grave Number 421

Born - 1826

Died - 1882

Parents -

Spouse - 1) Adam Atchison 2) Barnabas Gross

Children - These are children of 1st Marriage 1) Mary Darcus 2) Jesse P. 3) Jacob W.

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Rev. Joe Sears of Big Sandy preached the funeral of Mrs. Barna Gross at our church last Sunday."

Camden Herald 26 Oct 1883 from Crooked Creek

Notes -



 

Last Name - GROSS

First Name - WILLIAM ARTHUR

Grave Number 718

Born - 19 Oct 1886

Died - 31 Mar 1954

Parents - William R. Gross & Melissa E. Hill

Spouse - 1) Mary J.Blackwell 2) Ethel Maybell Lankford

Children - James William

Marker - government marker

Obituary - "Funeral services were conducted for William Arthur Gross, age 67, who died at his home in Big Sandy

early Wednesday morning, by Rev. Joe Wheatley, assisted by the Rev. W.W. Phillips and Rev. Omer

Lawson at the Faxon Methodist Church Friday morning, April 2, at 1:00 o'clock. He is survived by wife,

Mrs. Ethel Lankford Gross, a son, James William Gross, Camp LeJeune, N.C., two brothers, Edd Gross,

Ogden, Utah and George Allen Gross, Denver, Colo.; one grandson and several nephews. Interment was in

Crooked Creek cemetery with Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home, Big Sandy branch, in charge of

arrangements." The Camden Chronicle 2 Apr 1954

Notes - inscription: TN PFC Co. D 117 Inf. Regt. WW I

 

 

 

Last Name - GROSS

First Name - WILLIAM R.

Grave Number 0

Born - 23 Feb 1836

Died - 7 May 1915

Parents - Barnabas Gross

Spouse - Caroline Lankford

Children - 1) Frances 2) Robert 3) James W. 4) Margaret 5) Elvira

Marker - unmarkd grave

Obituary - "William Gross, who was born in Stewart County and son of Barnabas Gross, one of the first settlers of

this county in the year 1837, died at the home of his son, Robert Gross, near here Friday morning, May 7,

of old age, aged 78 years. He was buried at Crooked Creek cemetery Saturday evening, services held by

Rev. C.B. Clayton, concluded by Rev. John L. Garner. Mr. Gross served a while in the Confederate

army under Capt. R.W. Ayres of this county; had been a true Christian a long time, being a member of the

Methodist church at Crooked Creek for 60 years, and said he was ready to go." The Camden Chronicle 14

May 1915

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - GROSS

First Name - WILLIAM ROBERT

Grave Number 0

Born - About 1861

Died - 15 Nov 1929

Parents - William Gross & Caroline Lankford

Spouse - Melissa Emaline Hill

Children - 1) William A. 2) Newton E. 3) Jesse D. 4) Edward 5) James J. 6) George Allen 7) Ode F.

Marker - unmarked grave

Obituary - "The remains of W.R. Gross were given burial here Sunday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. T.E.

Ethridge." The Camden Chronicle 22 Nov 1929

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - H.J.

First Name -

Grave Number 814

Born -

Died -

Parents -

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary -

Notes -


 

 

 



 

Last Name - HALL

First Name - ADA B. (Ada Bell Hall)

Grave Number 515

Born - 1908 (25 Sep 1908)

Died - 1927 (5 Aug 1927)

Parents - Travis Monroe Hall & Sophia Kirk Akers

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - HALL

First Name - ELSA LUCILE

Grave Number 351

Born - 22 Mar 1906

Died - 11 Feb 1907

Parents - Green Hall & Mary Ellen Reddick

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - inscription: Daughter of E.G. & Mary E. Hall

 

 

 

Last Name - HALL

First Name - EMORY GREEN

Grave Number 357

Born - 19 Sep 1907

Died - 4 Oct 1926

Parents - Green Hall & Mary Ellen Reddick

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - HALL

First Name - GREEN (Emory Green)

Grave Number 353

Born - 25 Nov 1872

Died - 23 Dec 1920

Parents - Thomas Sidney Hall & Mary Darcus Atchison

Spouse - 1)Mary Hassietine Robbins 2) Mary Ellen Reddick

Children - 1) Estelle 2) Maudie 3) Lola 4) Sidney Parker 5) Elsa Lucile 6) Emory Henderson 7) Theron Odell 8)

Malcolm Rye 9) Mary Louise 10) Hershel Lonzo

Marker - triple marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - HALL

First Name - HASSIE M.

Grave Number 354

Born - 1876

Died - 27 Feb 1903

Parents -

Spouse - Green Hall

Children - 1) Estelle 2) Maudie 3) Lola 4) Infant

Marker - triple marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Hassie Hall, wife of E.G. Hall, who resides 1 1/2 miles north of Faxon, died last Friday night at 12

o'clock. Mrs. Hall leaves a husband and three small children to mourn her loss. The deceased was a

member of the C.M. Church and lived a christian life, and was loved by all who knew her. She was laid to

rest beside her infant child at Crooked Creek burying-ground. The bereaved have our heartfelt sympathy."

The Camden Chronicle 6 Mar 1903, from Faxon, 3 Mar 1903

Notes -



 

Last Name - HALL

First Name - INFANT SON

Grave Number 355

Born - 27 Feb 1903

Died - 27 Feb 1903

Parents - Green Hall & Mary Hassietine Robbins

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary -

Notes -



 

Last Name - HALL

First Name - MALCUM RYE

Grave Number 356

Born - 15 Aug 1914

Died - 5 Sep 1926

Parents - Green Hall & Mary Ellen Reddick

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -

 

 

 



 

Last Name - HALL

First Name - MARY E.

Grave Number 352

Born - 18 Jul 1883

Died - 26 Jun 1953

Parents - James Henderson Reddick & Mary Louisa Jackson

Spouse - 1) Green Hall 2) ? Stagner 3) S.S. Pitt

Children - 1) Sidney Parker 2) Elsa Lucile 3) Emory Henderson 4) Theron Odell 5) Malcolm Rye 6) Mary Louise 7)

Hershel Lonzo

Marker - triple marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Mary Allen (Ellen) Pitt, 69, passed away at her home near Faxon, Friday night, Jun 26. Survivors

include three children, Sid Hall and Mrs. Taylor Wheatley, Faxon; Hershal Hall, Detroit; two

stepdaughters, Mrs. C.V. Christopher, Faxon; Mrs. C.B. Christopher, Paris; and nine grandchildren, one

sister, Mrs. Emma Wyatt, Big Sandy, two brothers, T.W. Redick, Portageville, Mo., and Claude Redick,

Poplar Bluff, Mo. Services were held at Crooked Creek, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. W.W.

Phillips. Interment in church cemetery, with Camden Funeral Home in charge." The Camden Chronicle 3

Jul 1953

Notes -



 

Last Name - HALL

First Name - SOPHIA KIRK

Grave Number 517

Born - 1884 (15 Sep 1884)

Died - 1961 (13 Nov 1961)

Parents - Benjamin F. Akers & Mary Frances Wilson

Spouse - Travis Monroe Hall

Children - 1) Willie 2) Charlie 3) Ada Bell 4) Edith 5) Tillman 6) Ruth

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Services for Mrs. Sophia Kirk Hall, 77, will be held this morning at 11 o'clock at Crooked Creek

Methodist Church with the Rev. W.W. Phillips as the officiant. Interment will be in the church cemetery

with Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Hall died Monday, Nov. 13 in Detroit, Mich. She

was the widow of Travis Hall of Faxon. Survived by two sons, Dr. Tillman Hall, Director Physical

Education, University of Southern Calif., and the Rev. Charlie Hall, Baptist minister, Miami, Fla.; two

daughters, Mrs. Walter Lees, Detroit, and Mrs. Joe Piksa, Gross Isle, Mich." The Camden Chronicle 16

Nov 1961

Notes -



 

Last Name - HALL

First Name - T.S. (Thomas Sidney)

Grave Number 321

Born - 15 Sep 1850

Died - 11 Feb 1885

Parents - Adge Hall & Barsheba Melton

Spouse - Mary Darcus Atchison

Children - 1) Travis Monroe 2) Green 3) Tennie Bell

Marker - triple marker

Obituary - "The swift winged messenger of death has been in our midst claiming for its victims Mr. Thomas S. Hall

and Seth Stagner. They died in the triumph of the Lord. The Camden Herald 27 Feb 1885, from Crooked

Creek

Notes -



 

Last Name - HALL

First Name - THERON ODELL

Grave Number 350

Born - 26 Sep 1910

Died - 21 Aug 1926

Parents - Green Hall & Mary Ellen Reddick

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - Card of Thanks "We have adopted this method of expressing our appreciation of the kindness of friends

and neighbors who lent a helping hand in any way during the trying ordeal of the death of our sons and

brothers, Theron and Malcolm Hall. We can not find words to express our appreciation. May the Lord

richly bless you, is our prayer. Mrs. Mary Hall, Sidney Hall, Emory Hall, Herchell Hall, Louise Hall" The

Camden Chronicle 24 Sep 1926

Notes -



 

Last Name - HALL

First Name - TRAVIS M.

Grave Number 516

Born - 1877

Died - 1956 (13 Mar 1956)

Parents - Thomas Sidney Hall & Mary Darcus Atchison

Spouse - Sophia Kirk Akers

Children - 1) Willie 2) Charlie 3) Ada Bell 4) Edith 5) Tillman 6) Ruth

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Travis Monroe Hall died at his home in the Crooked Creek community Tuesday, March 13. Mr. Hall, a

farmer, was 78. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Services conducted by the Rev. Paul Harbor

and the Rev. Albert Melton were held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning at Crooked Creek Methodist

Church. Interment in the church cemetery with Wiseman Funeral Home of Erin in charge of

arrangements. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sophie Akers Hall; two sons, the Rev. Charlie Hall,

Miami, Fla., and Tillman Hall, Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Lees, Detroit, Mich., and

Mrs. Joe Piksa, Grosse Ile, Mich.; a brother, Lonnie Pickler, Jackson, and one sister, Mrs. Hattie Allen,

Springville." The Camden Chronicle 16 Mar 1956

Notes -



 

Last Name - HARRIS

First Name - JOHN W.

Grave Number 873

Born - 10 Nov 1893

Died - 2 Jun 1937

Parents - D.B. Harris & ? Smith

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - government marker

Obituary - "John W. Harris, 46, a World War Veteran, was accidentally killed as he and his son, Bennett Harris, were

squirrel hunting last Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Harris, who had been living in Memphis for the past few

months had brought his family to the home of R.S. Tonkins, father-in-law, in the Crooked Creek

neighborhood for a vacation. The accident occurred about 2:30 o'clock. The supposition is the son, who

always carries the gun for his father was preparing to shoot after being pointed out to a squirrel when he

stumbled over a rock discharging the gun. The shot struck Mr. Harris in the back just under the left

shoulder. Surviving are his wife and four children, one sister, Mrs. Sallie Adkins, of Iuka, Miss., and three

brothers, Sidney Harris of Detroit, Coble and Claude Harris of this county. Burial services were held at the

Crooked Creek Cemetery Thursday afternoon, the Rev. L.R. Watson. He was given burial with Legion

honors by the Camden Post of the American Legion of which he was a former adjutant and member." The

Camden Chronicle 4 Jun 1937

Notes - inscription: Tenn. Sgt. 1 CL. Engr. Corps.

 

 

 

Last Name - HAWKINS

First Name - ANGIE

Grave Number 169

Born - 18 Sep 1888

Died - 2 May 1969

Parents -

Spouse - 1) John R. Hawkins 2) Hafford Jackson

Children - 1) Clara Mae 2) Blanch Louise

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Angie Mae Jackson, 81, of Big Sandy were held Sunday May 4, 1969 at Crooked

Creek Cemetery. Rev. Charles Hall officiated. Mrs. Jackson died Friday, May 2 at the Benton County

General Hospital. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Linus Cooper and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Zettie Mae

Roland of Chattanooga." The Camden Chronicle 8 May 1969

Notes - Her maiden name was Shores

 

 

Last Name - HAWKINS

First Name - BELL Z.

Grave Number 166

Born - 12 May 1861

Died - 8 Mar 1911

Parents - Oscar Stagner & Lucinda Wyatt

Spouse - John R. Hawkins

Children - 1) Charles E., 2) William T., 3) Malissa

Marker - triple marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - HAWKINS

First Name - BLANCH

Grave Number 164

Born - 16 Feb 1922 (19 Feb 1923)

Died - 24 Feb 1922 ( 27 Feb 1923)

Parents - John Hawkins & Angie Shores

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - HAWKINS

First Name - CHARLES E.

Grave Number 167

Born - 7 Dec 1882

Died - 4 Aug 1884

Parents - John R. Hawkins & Bellzora Stagner

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - triple marker

Obituary - not found

Notes - inscription: Son of J.R. & B.Z. Hawkins

 

 

 

Last Name - HAWKINS

First Name - J.R.

Grave Number 168

Born - 8 Sep 1850

Died - (22 Jul 1931)

Parents - W.R. Hawkins & Martha

Spouse - 1) Bellzora Stagner 2) Angie Shores

Children -

Marker - triple marker with Masonic emblem

Obituary - "John R. Hawkins, aged 80, died at his home in the Crooked Creek community Wednesday. Mr. Hawkins

who lived to be of the ripe old ago of 80 was highly esteemed by the people of that community and was

well known throughout the county as a man who kept the interest of his county at heart doing all he could

for anyone who was in need of assistance. He has been a faithful and devoted member of the Methodist

Church for many years being a steward in the Crooked Creek Church for several years. Mr. Hawkins was

a Free Mason and was a member of the Portland Lodge at Danville. Some few years ago he arranged for

his funeral with J.N. Farmer to preach his funeral. He had often told his friends that he was ready to go to

his reward. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a sister. Funeral services were conducted at the

Crooked Creek Cemetery by Rev. J.N. Farmer. Burial followed with Masonic honors." The Camden

Chronicle 24 Jul 1931

Notes -

 

 

 

Last Name - HAWKINS

First Name - MRS. M.A. (Martha)

Grave Number 388

Born - 19 Oct 1839

Died - 6 Apr 1896

Parents -

Spouse - W.R. Hawkins

Children -

Marker - double marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -



 

Last Name - HAWKINS

First Name - W. R.

Grave Number 387

Born - 2 Aug 1815

Died - 1 Sep 1894

Parents -

Spouse - M.A. (Martha)

Children - 1) John 2) W.A. 3) Viola H. 4) Thomas 5) Elizabeth 6) James 7) George

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "It is with regret we chronicle the death of W.R. Hawkins, which sad event occurred at his home 2 miles

south of this place last Saturday. The old man having been troubled with heart dropsy for sometime, passed

quietly away entirely unexpected to the family at the time. His remains were interned at Crooked Creek

cemetery Monday." The Camden Chronicle 5 Oct 1894, from Wheatley, 2 Oct 1894

Notes -



 

Last Name - HEATHCOTT

First Name - ANNIE MYRTLE AKERS

Grave Number 478

Born - 1898 (4 Oct 1898)

Died - 1990 (19 Jan 1990)

Parents - Howard Akers & Mollie Collier Brock

Spouse - 1) Porter Merrell 2) Earl Heathcott

Children - 1st Marriage 1) Raymond Howard 2nd Marriage 1) Betty Sue 2) Ted A. 3) Katherine

Marker - single marker

Obituary - "Annie Myrtle Heathcott, 91, of Big Sandy, TN died Friday, January 19, 1990 at Henry County Medical

Center in Paris. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 21, 1990 at 2 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel

with Bro. Hillery Robbins officiating. Interment was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Heathcott was

born October 4, 1898 in Benton County. She was the daughter of the late Howard Akers and the late

Molly Collier Brock. She is survived by one daughter, Lettie Bee (Carolyn)sic Marcus of Dyersburg, TN;

one son, Ted A. Heathcott of Big Sandy; eleven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-

grandchildren. Mrs. Heathcott was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Heathcott; one son,

Howard Merrell and one daughter, Betty Ann Heathcott. Mrs. Heathcott was a retired inspector for the

Airplane Factory in Michigan, a member of Faxon Methodist Church and a member of the Eastern Star."

The Camden Chronicle 24 Jan 1990

Notes -



 

Last Name - HEATHCOTT

First Name - HILDA R.

Grave Number 479

Born - 1922 (7 Feb 1922)

Died - 1984 (9 Sep 1984)

Parents - Porter Akers & Dorothy Byrd

Spouse - Ted A. Heathcott

Children - 1) Bonnie Lee 2) Fred William 3) Ted Michael

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Hilda Rebecca Heathcott, 62, of Big Sandy, did Sept. 9, 1984 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Funeral

services will be held Sept. 12, (today) at 2 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Bro. Vernon

Turner officiating. Burial will be in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Born February 7, 1922 in Benton County,

she was the daughter of the late Porter Akers and Dorothy Byrd Hoffman of Faxon, who survives.

Survivors in addition to her mother include her husband, Ted A. Heathcott; one daughter, Bonnie Lee

Ulch, Big Sandy; two sons, Fred William Heathcott and Ted Michael Heathcott, both of Big Sandy; one

brother, Franklin Akers, Dearborn, Mich.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs.

Heathcott was a retired cook at Big Sandy School, a member of Faxon Methodist Church and member of

Eastern Star #130." The Camden Chronicle 12 Sep 1984

Notes -



 

Last Name - HEATHCOTT

First Name - TED A.

Grave Number 480

Born - 1919 (2 Aug 1919)

Died - 1998 (11 Oct 1998)

Parents - Earl Heathcott & Annie Myrtle Akers

Spouse - Hilda Rebecca Akers

Children - 1) Bonnie Lee 2) Fred William 3) Ted Michael

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Funeral services for Ted A. Heathcott, 79, of Big Sandy were conducted Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at 2

p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Bro. Ricky Jordan and Bro. Hillery Robbins officiating.

Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery in Big Sandy. He was born to the late Earl and Annie Myrtle

Akers Heathcott on August 2, 1919 in Dyersburg, TN. He was married to the late Hilda Heathcott. He was

a retired clerk with TWRA, a Mason, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. Mr.

Heathcott is survived by a daughter and two sons, Bonnie Lee Ulch, Bill Heathcott and Michael Heathcott,

all of Big Sandy, a sister, Katherine Marcus of Dyersburg, TN; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren;

and a special friend, Mae Walker, of Camden." The Camden Chronicle 15 Oct 1998

Notes -


 




 

Last Name - HILL

First Name - CLAUDIE B.

Grave Number 308

Born - 2 Jul 1918

Died - 18 Nov 1944

Parents - James Manley Hill & Maggie Winters

Spouse - Ozella Stockdale

Children - Rayfal Hill

Marker - single marker & government marker WWII

Obituary - not found

Notes - Note 1) inscription: Pvt. US Army WW II Note 2) He died at Fort Jackson, SC from an illness. Info from

Mrs. Ozella Stockdale Hill Wheatley

 

 

 

Last Name - HILL

First Name - I.N. (ISAAC NEWTON)

Grave Number 251

Born - 22 Feb 1844

Died -

Parents -

Spouse - Martha A. Matheny

Children - 1) Emma 2) Charlies 3) Lizzie 4) Virginia 5) Asa John 6) Willie 7) James 8) Cleveland 9) Sidney 10)

Louie B.

Marker - double marker

Obituary - not found

Notes -


 

Last Name - HILL

First Name - JAMES L. (James Louie)

Grave Number 303

Born - 20 Mar 1908

Died - 28 Oct 1957

Parents - James Manley Hill & Maggie Winters

Spouse -

Children -

Marker - single marker & government marker

Obituary - "Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Robbins were called home last week because of the death of Mrs. Robbins' brother,

Louie Hill. Our deepest sympathy goes to the family." The Camden Chronicle, from Faxon, 8 Nov 1957

Notes - government marker inscription: Pvt. 1321 Service Unit WW II

 

 

 

Last Name - HILL

First Name - JIM M.

Grave Number 305

Born - 1882

Died - 1945 (27 Nov 1945)

Parents - Isaac Newton Hill & Martha Aadaline Matheny

Spouse - Mary Margaret (Maggie) Winters

Children - 1) Nell 2) Corrine 3) Oneda 4) Louie 5) Brown 6) Oneil 7) Fred

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "James Manley Hill, 63, who was born and reared in Benton County died at his home in Henry County

November 17 (27), after declining health for the past three years. He is survived by his wife and seven

children, Mrs. Nell Robbins of Faxon, Mrs. Corrine Byrd, Mrs. Onidea Scholes of Paris, Louie Hill of

Detroit, Mich., Brown Hill of Lafayette, Oneil and Fred Hill of Paris, three brothers, Will Hill of Big

Sandy, Lonnie Hill of Odgen, Utah and Cleve Hill of Bolivar. Funeral Services were conducted November

29, by the Rev. Albert Melton, assisted by the Rev. Lawson of Faxon. Burial was in Crooked Creek

cemetery." The Camden Chronicle 7 Dec 1945

Notes -



 

Last Name - HILL

First Name - M.A. (MARTHA ADALINE)

Grave Number 250

Born - 4 Apr 1847

Died - 25 Sep 1918

Parents - Asa Matheny

Spouse - Isaac Newton Hill

Children - 1) Emma 2) Charlie 3) Lizzie 4) Virginia 5) Asa John 6) Willie 7) James 8) Cleveland 9) Sidney 10) Louie

B.

Marker - double marker

Obituary - Mrs. "Martha Hill, aged 72, wife of I.N. Hill, died at Faxon last Wednesday. She was a faithful Christian

woman and a member of the Nazarene Church. She was laid to rest at the Crooked Creek Cemetery

Thursday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G.A. McGowan." The Camden Chronicle 4 Oct 1918,

from Wheatley

Notes - inscription: Wife of I.N. Hill, death certificate TN State Archives

 

 

 

Last Name - HILL

First Name - MAGGIE

Grave Number 304

Born - 1887 (27 Oct 1887)

Died - 1967 (19 Aug 1967)

Parents - Jim Winters & Martha Herrington

Spouse - James Manley Hill

Children - 1) Nell 2) Corrine 3) Brown 4) Claudie 5)Oneda 6) Oneal 7) Fred

Marker - double marker

Obituary - "Mrs. Mary Margaret (Maggie) Hill died Saturday at 5:30 o'clock at Puryear Nursing Home. She was 79.

Funeral services were being held today at 2 p.m. at Big Sandy Church of God. Rev. Lodie Sykes was to

officiate and burial was to be in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Ridgeway Morticians had charge of all

arrangements. Born October 27, 1887 in Benton County, the daughter of Jim Winters and Martha

Herrington Winters. Her husband, James M. Hill preceded her in death November 1, 1945. She was a

member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. J. R. Scholes,

Waverly; Mrs. Howard Byrd, Paris and Mrs. Garland Lindsey, Dyersburg; three sons, Brown Hill, Dayton,

Ohio; O'Neal Hill, Detroit and Fred Hill, Lincoln Park, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Jettie Wynn, Big Sandy; two

brothers, Edgar Wintezs and Aaron Winters, both of Big Sandy; 27 grandchildren and 23 greatgrandchildren."

The Paris Post-Intelligencer 21 Aug. 1967

Notes -



 
 
Last Name - HILL
First Name - MARY WHEATLEY
Grave Number 625
Born - 17 Oct 1895
Died - 21 Nov 1978
Parents - Charles Henry Wheatley & Sallie French
Spouse - 1) Lonnie Hill 2) Dike Parker
Children - 1) Vivian 2) Jewel 3) Bernice
Marker - single marker
Obituary - "Mary Agnes Parker, 81, died at her residence in Big Sandy on Tuesday, November 21. Funeral services
were held at Faxon Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Wheatley of McKenzie and Rev. Hillery Robbins of
Huntingdon officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin of Big Sandy in
charge of arrangements. Mrs. Parker was a member of Faxon Methodist Church. She was the daughter of
the late Charlie and Sallie Wheatley. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Vivian Teas, Mrs. Jewel
Berry, both of Big Sandy; Mrs. Bernice Patey, Houston, Texas; one step-daughter, Mrs. Vera Christopher,
Camden; one step-son, Bill Parker, Big Sandy; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren." The
Camden Chronicle 29 Nov 1978
Notes -


 
Last Name - HILL
First Name - THOMAS E. (BUD)
Grave Number 915
Born - 4 Oct 1927
Died - 12 Oct 2002
Parents - Daniel Lindsey Hill & Florence McCluggage
Spouse - Wanda Jean Taylor
Children - 1) Tammy Frances 2) Shannon Kay
Marker - single marker
Obituary - "Funeral services for Thomas Edward Hill, age 75 of Big Sandy were held Monday, October 14, 2002 at
1:00 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with his family doing the Eulogy. Burial was in
Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr. Hill passed away Saturday, October 12 at his residence. He was born on
October 4, 1927 in Lawrenceburg, TN to the late Daniel Lindsey Hill and Florence McCluggage Hill. He
was a retired polisher and buffer and a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by wife, Wanda
Jean Taylor Hill, two daughters, Tammy Frances Hill of Big Sandy and Shannon Kay Corcoran of
Grayling, MI; sister Evelyn Kennedy of Leoma, TN and four grandchildren, Michael, Jade, Aaron and
Amber." The Camden Chronicle 17 October 2002
Notes -


 
Last Name - HOFFMAN
First Name - DOROTHY LEE BYRD
Grave Number 468
Born - 1905 (7 Mar 1905)
Died - 1984 (30 Oct 1984)
Parents - Francis Asbury Byrd & Anna Eliza Rodgers
Spouse - 1) Porter Akers 2) __Hoffman
Children - 1) Hilda Rebecca 2) Junior Franklin
Marker - single marker
Obituary - "Dorothy Lee Hoffman, 79, of Big Sandy, died October 30, 1984 at Henry County General Hospital.
Funeral services were held Nov. 2, at 1:00 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Bro. Vernon
Turner officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. She is survived by one son, Junior Franklin
Akers, Monroe, Mich.; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hoffman was retired from General Motors in Detroit, Mich." The Camden Chronicle 7 Nov 1984
Notes -


 
Last Name - HOLDER
First Name - CRYSTAL RENEE
Grave Number 866
Born - 26 Sep 1977
Died - 3 Sep 1994
Parents - Terry Holder & Linda Fields
Spouse -
Children -
Marker - single marker
Obituary - "Crystal Renee Holder, age 16, of Puryear, Tennessee was dead on arrival at Henry County Medical Center
in Paris on September 3, 1994. Services were held September 6, 1994, at 11 a.m. at Stockdale-Malin
Chapel in Big Sandy, Tennessee with Brother Jeff McKee officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek
Cemetery, Big Sandy, Tennessee, with Stockdale-Malin in charge of services. Ms. Holder was born
September 26, 1977 in Paducah, Kentucky. She is survived by her father, Terry Holder, and mother, Linda
Fields Hays, stepmother Darla Holder of Paducah, Kentucky, and stepfather Jonathan Hays of Puryear,
Tennessee. Two step-sisters, Amanda and Jessica Hays of Big Sandy, Tennessee, one brother, Christopher
Barcia of Puryear, Tennessee, paternal grandmother, Doris Holder of Paducah, Kentucky, maternal
grandparents Jennie and Tom Gilbert of Paris, Tennessee, great-grandmother Rosa Lee Dotson of Puryear,
Tennessee. Ms. Holder was a sophomore at Henry County High School in Paris, Tennessee, and a member
of New Beginning Church near Big Sandy, Tennessee." The Camden Chronicle 8 Sep 1994
Notes -


 
Last Name - HOLLAND
First Name - CORENE
Grave Number 287
Born - 16 Sep 1917
Died - 1 Oct 1971
Parents - Lurton Gaddy & Louie Robbins
Spouse - Joe Eleck Holland
Children - Richard Lane Holland
Marker - double marker
Obituary - "Funeral services were held for Mrs. Mary Corinne Holland, age 54, of Oaklawn, Ill., on Tuesday October
4 at the Big Sandy Church of God of Prophecy with Rev. Sammie Clements officiating. Burial was in
Crooked Creek Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin of Big Sandy handling the services. Mrs. Holland died
Friday, Oct. 1 at a Oaklawn hospital. Born in Benton County, she was the daughter of Lurt Gaddy and
Mrs. Louie Robbins Gaddy. Survivors include her husband. Elick Joe Holland; one son, Richard Holland
of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, George W. Robbins of Columbus and Cecil Robbins of Detroit; two
grandchildren." The Camden Chronicle 6 Oct 1971
Notes -


 
 
 
Last Name - HOLLAND
First Name - JAMES E. (Elroy)
Grave Number 677
Born - 15 Oct 1942
Died - 22 Sep 1943
Parents - Hilra Ezell Holland & Sophie Lorene Jackson
Spouse -
Children -
Marker - single marker
Obituary - "Elroy Holland, 11 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hillery Holland died Thursday, Sept. 23rd in a Nashville
hospital from diphtheria. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the
Crooked Creek Church by the Rev. Albert Melton. Burial was in the Church Cemetery. He is survived by
his parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jobe Jackson and Mrs. Lillian Cooper, and a host of other
relatives." The Camden Chronicle 1 Oct 1943
Notes - inscription: Son of H.E. & Lorene Holland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Name - HOLLAND
First Name - JOE ELECK H.
Grave Number 288
Born - 25 Jan 1915
Died - 16 Feb 1996
Parents - William Horace Holland & Jessie Lillian Ross Holland
Spouse - 1)Mary Corene Gaddy 2) Jean Smith Wyatt
Children - Richard Lane Holland
Marker - double marker
Obituary - "Elick (Joe) Holland, 81, of Big Sandy, died Friday, February 16, at his residence. Services were held on
Monday, February 19, at 1 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy. Bro. Bill Holbrock, Bro.
Marion Caruthers and Bro. Leonard Greer officiated. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mr.
Holland was born January 25, 1915 in Gleason. He was the son of the late Horace Holland and Lillian
Ross. He was retired from Westland Chrysler and Plymouth in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his
wife, Jean Smith Holland, three sons, Richard (Dick) Holland of Columbus, Ohio, James Lynn Wyatt of Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida and David Brent Wyatt of Brentwood; a sister, Bessie Wheatley of Big Sandy, a
brother, Kenneth Berry of Bath Springs; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials
may be given to the Hospice Program in Henry County." The Camden Chronicle 22 Feb 1996
Notes -


 
Last Name - HOLLINGSWORTH
First Name - GARY
Grave Number 887
Born - 1953 (29 Sep 1953)
Died - 1984 (4 Nov 1984)
Parents - Sam Hollingsworth & Ruby Brewer
Spouse -
Children - 1) Andrea 2) Lucas Gary 3) Sam Cody
Marker - double marker
Obituary - "Funeral services for Gary Hollingsworth, 31, of Cooper Drive, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stockdale-
Malin Funeral Home in Big Sandy with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 5 p.m.
today. Hollingsworth died about noon Sunday as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. A Camden native,
Hollingsworth was born Sept. 29, 1953, a son of the late Sam and Ruby Brewer Hollingsworth. He was an
employee of Emerson Electric before becoming disabled in an accident at work. Survivors include a
daughter, Andrea Hollingsworth, and two sons, Lucas Gary and Sam Cody Hollingsworth, all of Paris;
three sisters, Mrs. Patty Akers of Faxon and Mrs. Wanda Watts and Mrs. Sandra Dee Golden, both of
Paris; and a brother, Lloyd Hollingsworth of Paris." The Paris Post-Intelligencer 5 Nov 1984
Notes - inscription: Brother
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Name - HOLLINGSWORTH
First Name - WANDA
Grave Number 886
Born - 1950
Died -
Parents -
Spouse -
Children -
Marker - double marker
Obituary -
Notes - inscription: Sister
 
 
 
Last Name - HUMBERT
First Name - DEAN B.
Grave Number 827
Born - 26 Aug 1925
Died - 9 Mar 1993
Parents - Burtis A. Humbert & Norma F. Knodel
Spouse -
Children - 1) Shirley 2) Pamela 3) Sharelene 4) Cynthia 5) Rick 6) Dale
Marker - government marker
Obituary - "Dean Burtis Humbert, age 67, of McKenzie, Tennessee was dead on arrival at Methodist Hospital in
McKenzie, Tennessee on Sunday, March 7, 1993. The funeral was held March 11, 1993 at 1:00 p.m. at
Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big Sandy with Bro. Jeffery McKee officiating. Burial was in Crooked Creek
Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin of Big Sandy in charge of the services. Mr. Humbert was born August 26,
1925 in Lead, S. Dakota. His parents, Burtis A. Humbert and Norma F. Knodel Humbert, preceded him in
death. Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Gardner, Maine, New York, Pamela Humbert, Palmyra,
Wisconsin, Sharelene Merrell, Big Sandy, Tennessee, Cynthia Murphy, Dowelltown, Tennessee, two sons,
Rick Humbert, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dale Humbert, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 13 grandchildren and
two great grandchildren. Mr. Humbert was a retired welder, WW II veteran of the U.S. Army, and a
member of the Baptist Church." The Camden Chronicle 10 Mar 1993
Notes - inscription: PFC US Army WW II
 
 
 
Last Name - HURNEY
First Name - BYRON SHANE
Grave Number 904
Born - 1969 (13 Mar 1969)
Died - 1990 (13 Sep 1990)
Parents - William A. (Bill) Hurney & Diane Mohler Halstead
Spouse -
Children -
Marker - double marker
Obituary - "Joint funeral servces for Byron Hurney, 21 and Derek Hurney, 20, both of Paris Route 3, will be 10 a.m.
Saturday at Ridgeway Morticians. The bodies will be transported to Topeka, Kansas for burial. Local
visitation is after 4 p.m. today. The brothers were killed in a car wreck early Thursday morning on
Highway 54 west of Paris. They were the sons of William A. "Bill" Hurney of Paris and Diane Mohler
Halstead of Topeka. Grandparents are Floyd and Margaret Hurney of Paris and Duane and Helen Mohler
of Topeka. Byron Shane Hurney was born March 13, 1969 in Topeka. Derek Leighton Hurney was born
May 17, 1970, also in Topeka. Byron, a 1987 graduate of Henry County High School, and Derek, a 1988
HCHS graduate, attended Shawnee Heights High School in Topeka before moving here about six years
ago. Byron was employed as a silk screen painter at Pete's and Partners and was a member of the National
Guard. Derek was employed at Guinn's Factory Outlet Shoes. They were Methodists. Besides parents and
grandparents, survivors include a sister, Brooke Halstead of Topeka; two stepbrothers, Greg Halstead, Jr.
of Topeka and Brandon Swor of Paris; and stepsister Amy Swor of Paris." The Paris Post-Intelligencer 14
Sep 1990
Notes - inscription: Brothers forever
 
 
 
 
Last Name - HURNEY
First Name - DEREK L.
Grave Number 905
Born - 1970 (17 May 1970)
Died - 1990 (13 Sep 1990)
Parents - William A. (Bill) Hurney & Diane Mohler Halstead
Spouse -
Children -
Marker - double marker
Obituary - "Graveside services for brothers Byron Shane Hurney, 21, and Derek Leighton Hurney, 20, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Crooked Creek Cemetery in Benton County with Kenny Carr officiating.
This was a change from the original plan of burial in Kansas. The Hurneys, sons of William A. "Bill"
Hurney of Paris Route 3 and Diane Mohler Halstead of Topeka, Kan., died in an automobile wreck early
Thursday morning on Highway 54 west of Paris. The funeral was 10 a.m. Saturday at Ridgeway
Morticians." The Paris Post-Intelligencer 17 Sep 1990
Notes - inscription: Brothers forever
 
 
 
Last Name - J.B.
First Name -
Grave Number 278
Born -
Died -
Parents -
Spouse -
Children -
Marker -
Obituary -
Notes -


 
Last Name - J.B.
First Name -
Grave Number 279
Born -
Died -
Parents -
Spouse -
Children -
Marker -
Obituary -
Notes -


 
Last Name - JACKSON
First Name - LYNA L.
Grave Number 597
Born - 1894
Died - 1969 (29 Nov 1969)
Parents - William Henry Lindsey & Eliza Stagner
Spouse - Tom Jackson
Children - Alice Marie
Marker - double marker
Obituary - "Mrs. Lyna P. Jackson, 75, of Big Sandy died at her home Saturday, November 29. Funeral services were
held Monday, December 1 at Crooked Creek Methodist Church with burial in Crooked Creek Cemetery.
Rev. W.W. Phillips of Big Sandy officiated. Mrs. Jackson was a native of Tennessee and the daughter of
the late William Henry Lindsey and Eliza Stagner Lindsey. She was a member of the Faxon Methodist
Church. She is survived by one brother Pacial Lindsey of Big Sandy." The Camden Chronicle 4 Dec 1969
Notes -


 
Last Name - JACKSON
First Name - MARIE
Grave Number 596
Born - 1919 (4 Jul 1919)
Died - 1954 (6 Aug 1954)
Parents - Tom Jackson & Lyna Lindsey
Spouse -
Children -
Marker - double marker
Obituary - "Miss Alice Marie Jackson of Faxon passed away Friday of last week in a Nashville Hospital. She is
survived by her father and mother, Mr. And Mrs. Tom Jackson and several Uncles and Aunts. Services
were conducted at Crooked Creek Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. W.W. Phillips. Interment in
the church cemetery with arrangements by Camden Funeral Home." The Camden Chronicle 13 Aug 1954
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Last Name - JENKINS
First Name - BEULAH
Grave Number 0
Born -
Died - 23 May 1895
Parents - John Jenkins & Mary Ann Wheatley
Spouse -
Children -
Marker - unmarked grave
Obituary - "Beulah, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Jenkins of Danville, died Thursday of last week after a short
illness. The remains were interred Friday at the Crooked Creek Cemetery. We tender to the bereaved
parents our sincere condolence and earnest sympathy in their affliction at the loss of one who was ever near
and dear." The Camden Chronicle 31 May 1895, from Wheatley
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Last Name - JENKINS
First Name - FRONIE L.
Grave Number 110
Born - 5 April 1886
Died - 1 Apr 1952
Parents -
Spouse - Virgil S. Jenkins
Children -
Marker - double marker
Obituary - "Mrs. Fronie Lee Jenkins passed away at Paris Nursery (sic) Tuesday, April 1, age 65. Funeral services
conducted by the Rev. Albert Melton and the Rev. Brent Henly were held at Crooked Creek Church
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in church cemetery with arrangements by Camden Funeral
Home." The Camden Chronicle 4 April 1952
Notes -

 
Last Name - JENKINS
First Name - INFANT
Grave Number 0
Born -
Died - 8 Apr 1915
Parents - Virgil Jenkins & Fronie Scarbrough
Spouse -
Children -
Marker - unmarked grave
Obituary -
Notes - death certificate TN State Archives
 
 
 
Last Name - JENKINS
First Name - JOHN
Grave Number 0
Born - 1853
Died - 5 Aug 1915
Parents -
Spouse - Mary Ann Wheatley
Children - 1) Virgil 2) Martha 3) Pearl 4) George Carlos 5) Beulah
Marker - unmarked grave
Obituary - not found
Notes - death certificate TN State Archives
 
 
 
 
 
Last Name - JENKINS
First Name - SON
Grave Number 0
Born - About 1912
Died - Aug 1917
Parents - Virgil Jenkins & Fronie Scarbrough
Spouse -
Children -
Marker - unmarked grave
Obituary - "The five-year-old son of Virgil Jenkins is dead. The burial was at Crooked Creek, services by Rev.
Newton Wyatt."  The Camden Chronicle 31 Aug 1917, from Wheatley
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Last Name - JENKINS
First Name - VIRGIL S.
Grave Number 111
Born - 16 Mar 1883
Died - 3 Aug 1939
Parents - John Jenkins & Mary Ann Wheatley
Spouse - Fronie Scarbrough
Children -
Marker - double marker with Masonic emblem
Obituary - "Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Crooked Creek for Vergil K. (sic) Jenkins, 56, who died at his
home Friday after a long illness. Rev. W.W. Phillips officiated assisted by Rev. O.J. Smith. Mr. Jenkins
was a member of the Methodist Church and was a Master Mason. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife,
Mrs. Fronie Jenkins, two sisters, Mrs. L.S. Nance and Mrs. Pearl Raspberry; one brother, Carlos Jenkins of
Detroit, Mich. Burial was in the church cemetery." The Camden Chronicle 11 August 1939
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Last Name - JOHNSON
First Name - BEULAH M.
Grave Number 900
Born - 18 Apr 1933
Died -
Parents -
Spouse -
Children -
Marker - double marker
Obituary -
Notes - inscription: Married 27 Oct 1951
 
 
 
Last Name - JOHNSON
First Name - JERRY MARK
Grave Number 901
Born - 6 Dec 1955
Died - 30 Aug 2006
Parents - Donald Johnson & Beulah Markhart
Spouse -
Children -
Marker - single marker
Obituary - "Funeral services for Jerry Mark (J.J.) Johnson, age 50, were held Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006 at 3 p.m. at
Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home Chapel in Big Sandy with Linda Barrett officiating. Pallbearers who
served were Ron Patrick, Glen Boyke, Mike James, Jay French and Chris Swygrad. Mr. Johnson passed
away Aug. 30 in Murray, Ky. He was born Dec. 6, 1955 in Stafford, Texas to Donald Johnson and Beulah
Markhart of Big Sandy. He was a self-employed mussel diver and a member of Baptist Faith. Survivors
include sister Teresa Alfred of Forth Worth, Texas; brother Terry (Doug) Douglas of Big Sandy; four
nephews, two nieces, two great nephews and four great nieces all of Texas; Aunt Leona and Uncle Elmer
Raymer of Russell, Kan.; cousins Dawn Lane of Raleigh, N.C. and Mark Keithly of Havelock, N.C." The
Camden Chronicle 6 Sep 2006
Notes - This marker is on the gravesite of double marker Donald L. Johnson born Jan 28, 1931
 
 
 
Last Name - JONES
First Name - LIZZIE
Grave Number 45
Born - 17 Jan 1870
Died - 9 Mar 1937
Parents - H.C. Durden & Mary Presson
Spouse - 1) George Ellis 2) Raymond Pierce Berry 3) George Jones
Children - 1) Cora Ellis 2) Raymond P. Berry 3) Carlos Berry 4) Edith Jones 5) Mary Frances Jones
Marker - single marker
Obituary -
Notes -


 
Last Name - JONES
First Name - LLOYD I.
Grave Number 831
Born - 24 Apr 1921
Died - 10 Mar 1985
Parents -
Spouse -
Children -
Marker - double marker
Obituary - not found
Notes -


 
Last Name - JONES
First Name - RUTH C.
Grave Number 830
Born - 5 Feb 1921
Died - 8 Apr 1997
Parents - James Nute Christopher & Minnie Lola Hall
Spouse - Lloyd I. Jones
Children -
Marker - double marker
Obituary - "Ruth C. Jones, 76, of Memphis, formerly of Faxon, died Tuesday, April 8, at her home. She was a retired
supervisor from Sears. Services were held on Friday, April 11, at 1 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Big
Sandy. Bro. Lowell Council officiated. Burial was in Crooked Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Jones was born
February 5, 1921 in Faxon. She was the daughter of the late James Nute Christopher and Minnie Lola
Hall. She was married to Lloyd Jones, who preceded her in death. She is survived by two brothers, Carl G.
Christopher and C.L. Christopher, both of Memphis; nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorials may be
given to St. Stephen's Methodist Church in Memphis." The Camden Chronicle 17 Apr 1997
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Last Name - LANGFORD
First Name - HENRY
Grave Number 918
Born - 31 Mar 1833
Died - 8 Dec 1884
Parents -
Spouse - Mary
Children -
Marker - single marker
Obituary - "We are requested to announce that Rev. R.W. Ayres will preach the funeral sermon of Henry Langford
and wife at Crooked Creek Church the 4th Sunday in this month. The neighboring Masonic fraternities
will be in attendance and officiate at the graves with ceremonies. Special arrangements have been made
with the L&N Railroad to put off passengers near the church