Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Cemeteries | 2 comments

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery

Located on Fairview School Road, Piney Flats, Tennessee.

USGS GNIS ID: 1326494

Latitude 36.488990784, longitude -82.331527710. Elevation 1575, Bluff City quad.

Cemetery photographed and transcribed by Sharon Steele-Smith, May 2012. Transcription below is in alphabetical order. For a transcription in grave order, please click here.

New Hope Cemetery May 2012 (164b)

New Hope Cemetery May 2012 (1b)

 

NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS
Allen, Constance B. 1 Jan 1922 14 Dec 2009
Almaroad, B. Judy 3 Jun 1928 3 Jan 2012 “Mom and Dad” Bertha Elizabeth “Judy” Lunsford, dau of Ben and Nannie Lunsford.
Almaroad, Verlin 12 Jul 1925 9 Oct 1997 Shared headstone w/B. Judy Almaroad
Baker, James T. 22 Dec 1955 9 May 1980
Bourne, Phillip H. 15 Jul 1959 29 Jul 2004 “Father”
Bowers, Charles P. 11 Sep 1941 25 Jun 1992
Bowers, Howard W. 6 Mar 1936 6 Jun 1987 “Rest in peace” “Beloved husband and father”
Bowers, Howard W. 1936 1987 Military headstone: TSGT US Air Force, Korea
Callahan, Jackie Lynn 5 Oct 1952 No date Shared headstone w/Shirley Mae Callahan
Callahan, Shirley Mae 11 Dec 1949 4 Jan 2008 Shared headstone w/Jackie Lynn Callahan “Caught by the Lord”
Carroll, Rachel O. 26 Sep 1870 6 Feb 1941 Shared headstone w/William R. & Thomas Carroll
Carroll, Thomas 19 Oct 1814 6 Feb 1910 Shared headstone w/Rachel O. & William R. Carroll
Carroll, William R. 2 Jun 1909 1 Jun 1936 Shared headstone w/Rachel O. & Thomas Carroll
Clark, Carrie A. 19 Sep 1896 15 Aug 1987
Clemons, Enna O. 2 Jul 1880 1 Mar 1939 “Mother”
Cole, Martha Ellen 6 Oct 1868 24 Dec 1929 Shared headstone w/Addaline Cross
Cole, Unknown 8 May 1827 2 Oct 1907 Stone broken between birth & death dates
Collins, Catharine T. 1882 1955 Shared headstone w/Fuller H. Collins
Collins, Conley 28 Sep 1921 20 Jan 2000 Military headstone: US Navy, World War II. F= Fuller Collins, M= Texanna Malone, W= Mabel Rupe, dau. Brenda Keith, son Steve Collins, sis. Novella Godsey Miller, bros. W.T. Collins, J.C. Collins
Collins, Fuller H. 1876 1947 Shared headstone w/Catharine T. Collins
Cordle, Dave B. 1906 1977
Cordle, Maggie H. 15 Mar 1913 19 Jan 1986
Cotter, Barbara 17 Jul 1942? Stone is worn and barely legible
Cotter, Emmett E. 19 Jul 1872 11 Jun 1919 Shared headstone w/Lizzie Glover Cotter. “At Rest”
Cotter, Janice Lorraine 28 May 1949 29 May 1949
Cotter, John B. 31 Oct 1937 Only one date “Asleep in Jesus”
Cotter, Lizzie Glover 16 Jul 1884 No date Shared headstone w/Emmett E. Cotter
Cotter, Minnie K. 19 Apr 1924 11 Feb 2003 Shared headstone w/Robert L. Cotter
Cotter, Robert L. 3 Sep 1914 1 Jul 1982 Shared headstone w/Minnie K. Cotter. “Together Forever”
Cotter, Unknown (C.W.?) Broken Jan 1907 Stone is broken across birth date and is very difficult to read.
Cross, Addaline 11 Sep 1852 10 Feb 1937 Shared headstone w/Martha Ellen Cole
Cross, Chlora Mae (Crussell) 16 Mar 1929 17 Sep 2007 Shared headstone w/Frank Roy Cross. “Married Sept 12, 1947.” Dau of J. Daulton & Jessie Mae Crussell.
Cross, Elizabeth (Carr) 7 Jan 1829 15 Sep 1902 (first) “Wife of Rev.R.B.Cross”
Cross, Ellen B. (Blevins) 19 Dec 1867 15 Oct 1927 Shared headstone w/Rev. R.B. Cross
Cross, Ethel K. (Kate) 27 May 1909 18 Jun 1909 “Daughter of R.B. and Ellen Cross”
Cross, Frank Roy 29 Feb 1924 27 Jun 1997 Shared headstone w/Chlora Mae Cross
Cross, Gladys 1 May 1931 24 Sep 2002
Cross, Glenna A. 6 Jun 1927 No date Shared headstone w/Harry H. Cross
Cross, Harry H. (Hersal) 5 Aug 1921 4 Jul 2000 Shared headstone w/Glenna A. Cross. F= Samuel W. Cross; M= Susie Carroll; Son= Hersal; Dau= Dolores DeHart, Sue Cross; Bro. Maxwell Cross; Sis= Helen Fillers
Cross, Harry Hersal 5 Aug 1921 4 Jul 2000 Military headstone: US Navy, US Air Force, World War II
Cross, Iva Lee (Sluder) 1927 (12 Feb 1926) (Nov 1993) Shared headstone w/Reece B. Cross “Married May 30, 1943.” Metal funeral home marker from Tetrick FH gives her birth date as Feb 1926 and death Nov 1993.
Cross, King Edward 2 Nov 1903 15 Jan 1970 Son of Rev. Reece B. Cross & Ellen Blevins
Cross, P. Weldon 27 Sep 1933 8 Jan 1935
Cross, Reece B. 1917 1962 Shared headstone w/Iva Lee Cross. Son of Samuel William Cross & Susie Gertrude Carroll.
Cross, Rev. R.B. (Reece Bayless) 25 Dec 1856* 3 Dec 1925 Shared headstone w/Ellen B. Cross    *Date is incorrect – should be 28 Dec 1844.
Cross, Samuel W. (William) (14 Feb) 1880 (24 Sep) 1953 Shared headstone w/Susie G. (Carroll) Cross. Son of William Cross & & Nancy Elizabeth Morris (source: death cert.)
Cross, Susie G. (Gertrude) (Carroll) 1895 1985 Shared headstone w/Samuel W. Cross “Married Nov. 9 1941.”
Cross, Thomas M. 5 Dec 1951 20 Jul 1992
Cross, Wilbert R. 12 Jul 1939 15 Mar 1944
Cross, William “Dub” 1 Mar 1942 22 Mar 2001
Crussell, Arnold Claude 16 Jan 1913 21 Oct 1955 S/o Henry Martin Crussell & Sally Phillips.
Crussell, Aubrey H. (Henry Aubrey) 26 May 1916 8 Oct 1972 Military headstone: Tennessee S SGT HO CO 2 BN 150 INF, World War II. S/o Henry Martin Crussell & Sally Phillips.
Crussell, Henry M. (Martin) 16 Jun 1866 17 Feb 1933 Shared headstone w/Sarah E. Crussell
Crussell, J. (John) Daulton 25 Jan 1897 18 Oct 1983 Shared headstone w/Jessie Mae Crussell. Metal funeral home marker from Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Son of Henry M. Crussell & Sally Phillips
Crussell, Jessie Mae (Cross) 1899 14 Dec 1970 Shared headstone w/J. Daulton Crussell. Metal funeral home marker from Akard Funeral Home. Dau of Jacob Hoyle Cross & Sally McClelland.
Crussell, Knicely H. 1922 1933 “At Rest.” Son of John Daulton Crussell & Jessie Mae Cross.
Crussell, Sarah E.(Ellen) “Sallie” (Phillips) 20 May 1872 6 Jun 1947 Shared headstone w/Henry M. Crussell.
Dingus, Ronnie L. 1 Nov 1952 16 Sep 1989
Doran, Glenna Mae 28 Jun 1940 6 Oct 2006 “The song is ended but the melody lingers on.”
Doran, Roy Earl 3 Mar 1937 No date Shared headstone w/Glenna Mae Doran
Dunkle, Nancy 14 Apr 1931 3 Oct 1989 Nancy Olean Cross, dau of Samuel Wm Cross & Susie Carroll; wife of Thomas Dunkle
Eaton, Jessie H. 31 Aug 1911 17 Apr 1993 Shared headstone w/Lewis D. Eaton
Eaton, June Ellen 4 Oct 1947 11 Feb 2006 “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
Eaton, Lewis D. 31 Mar 1912 1 Apr 1977 Shared headstone w/Jessie H. Eaton
Eaton, M. “Gene” 31 May 1943 No date Shared headstone w/June Ellen Eaton
Edwards, Verna Lee 13 Jan 1949 17 Jun 1996
Fillers, Charles “Chip” 1963 1985
Fillers, Charles D. 1926 1990
Fillers, Ralph “Buzzy” 1961 1982
Garcia, Angelina Melissa 19 Dec 1983 30 Nov 1999
Glover, Betty M. 1859 1913 Shared headstone w/Jonathan N. Glover
Glover, Donnie 1928 1928 Shared headstone w/Polly Glover
Glover, Helen Louise 27 Dec 1930 15 Mar 1931
Glover, Henry A. 1889 1964 Shared headstone w/Mary W. Glover
Glover, Jonathan N. 1849 1925 Shared headstone w/Betty M. Glover
Glover, Mary W. 1900 1962 Shared headstone w/Henry A. Glover
Glover, Polly 1933 1935 Shared headstone w/Donnie Glover
Goodell, Mary Marie 13 Mar 1914 19 Apr 2001 H= Lewis Goodell;  Son= Joseph Goodell
Griffin, Shelby Cross 3 Mar 1939 29 Apr 1985 Dau of Samuel Wm Cross & Susie Carroll
Harlow, Blannie Jocco (Cross) 1916 1979 Daughter of Samuel W. Cross & Susie Carroll.
Harry, John W. 27 May 1923 19 Jan 1994 Military headstone: CPL, US Marine Corps, World War II
Harry, Virginia C. 3 Sep 1917 22 Nov 1991 Shared headstone w/John W. Harry
Hawk, James R. 6 Jul 1947 18 Feb 2006 Shared headstone w/Penny C. Hawk
Hawk, Penny C. 27 Apr 1949 No date Shared headstone w/James R. Hawk “Married 10 May 1968”
Hoover, George May 1917 Only one date
Hoover, Wilsie 27 Jun 1899 27 Nov 1935 “At Rest”
Jones, Doris J. 3 Jan 1937 No date Shared headstone w/Harmon “Sam” Jones
Jones, Harmon “Sam” 29 Jul 1927 29 Oct 2000 Shared headstone w/Doris J. Jones. F= James Brenton Jones M= Nannie Almaroad. W= Doris Smith Daus= Debbie Jones Leonard & Lori Jones Leonard. Sons= Terry Lynn, & Mickey Wayne Jones. Bro= Dana Jones. Preceded in death by brother Kyle Jones
Jones, James B. 1888 1955 Shared headstone w/Nannie E. Jones
Jones, Jennie E. 1883 1965 Shared headstone w/Robert L. Jones
Jones, Nancy E. 1856 1931
Jones, Nannie E. 1896 1928 Shared headstone w/James B. Jones
Jones, Robert L. 1885 1954 Shared headstone w/Jennie E. Jones
King, Edward Oliver 5 Oct 1858 2 May 1945 Shared headstone w/Nancy Jane King
King, Nancy Jane 18 Nov 1866 30 Oct 1946 Shared headstone w/Edward Oliver King
King, Sarah Effa 9 Oct 1895 26 Aug 1942 “Rest in His love”
Leonard, Nancy L. 1 May 1939 23 Oct 2009
Lunsford, Albert J. 21 Dec 1956 26 Dec 1992 Shared headstone w/Fanny W. Lunsford. “Son and Mother”
Lunsford, Elmer Eugene 17 Jan 1933 21 Sep 2011 Akard Funeral Home marker
Lunsford, Fanny W. (Walter) 9 Mar 1929 16 Nov 2001 Shared headstone w/Albert J. Lunsford. Born in Germany. H= Elmer Eugene Lunsford. Son= Nelson Lunsford. Sis= Hildard Truman. Preceded in death by son Albert James Lunsford.
Malone, Allie Mae 1908 1955
Malone, Charlie P. Feb 1875 May 1953
Malone, F. Kate Apr 1878 Aug 1942
Malone, Osa F. Feb 1899 Jul 1970
Mink, Thomas David 24 Jul 1952 26 Aug 1952 Son of James and Willie Mink
Morelock, Angela Dawn 25 May 1973 Only one date “Daughter” (presumably d/o Larry E & Madonna L. Morelock; headstone next to theirs)
Morelock, Clyde 1920 1993 Shared headstone w/ Janie Morelock
Morelock, Clyde T. 24 Feb 1920 6 Jan 1993 Military headstone: CPL US Army, World War II
Morelock, Janie 1927 No date Shared headstone w/Clyde Morelock
Morelock, Larry E. II 6 Sep 1972 6 Sep 1972 “Our precious angel”
Morelock, Larry Edward 29 Oct 1950 9 Oct 2001 “Love Lives On” “Dad” F=Clyde Thomas Morelock Sr.; M=Janie Ethel Morelock; W=Donna L. Morelock;  Son=Jamie Edward Morelock; Dau=Carla Renae Crain;  Sis=Linda Morton; Bro=Clyde Thomas & Tim Morelock. Preceded in death by his father &  son Larry Edward Morelock II.
Morelock, Madonna Lee 20 Feb 1951 No date “Love Lives On” “Mom”
Morelock family “It is better to have loved and lost than never loved at all. Loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, & good friend to all.” Footstone in front of Larry E. & Madonna L. Morelock headstone.
Neal, Amanda Mae 28 Oct 1978 Only one date “Infant”
Neal, Danny James 8 Nov 1956 11 Aug 2001 Shared headstone w/Debra Sue Neal
Neal, Debra Sue 23 May 1960 No date Shared headstone w/Danny James Neal “Gone from our home but not our hearts.” “July 19, 1975”
Neal, Diane K. 8 Feb 1960 4 May 1967 “At Rest Our Darling”
Neal, James V. 5 Jul 1929 12 May 1979 “Shimbuck”
Nelson, Alma R. 11 Aug 1934 25 Feb 1985 Shared headstone w/Clint L. Nelson
Nelson, Clint L. 5 Jul 1928 No date Shared headstone w/Alma R. Nelson. Died in Blountville, TN.  Parents Don & Mettie Nelson. W= Glenna Slaughter. Daus= Carrie Davis, Penny Wooten  & Josephine Whitson. Sons= William, Donald, Ralph, & Robert Nelson.
Philips, Sudie 19 Mar 1858 5 Feb 1891
Phillips, Cora E. 1880 1958 Shared headstone w/Will M. Phillips
Phillips, J.E. (John Elijah) 27 Aug 1841 30 Mar 1928 Husband of Sarah Catherine Fincher.
Phillips, Sarah C. (Catherine) (Fincher) 14 Feb 1845 9 May 1918 “Wife of J.E. Phillips”
Phillips, Will M. 15 Jul 1869 28 Jun 1953 Shared headstone w/Cora E. Phillips. Son of John Elijah Phillips & Sarah Catherine Fincher.
Proffitt, Betty 19 Mar 1938 22 Oct 2007 “Mother” (headstone next to Billy Proffitt)
Proffitt, Billy 31 Aug 1937 31 Oct 1983 “Father” (headstone next to Betty Proffitt)
Rosen, Elizabeth Rutledge 1879 1972
Rudy, Bette J. Minnick 1910 1982
Rutledge, J.W. 1853 1935
Shaver, Amanda Ruth (Carter) 31 Dec 1914 7 Sep 2000 Shared headstone w/John Edward Shaver
Shaver, John Edward 21 Jun 1916 12 Jan 2001 Shared headstone w/ Amanda Ruth Shaver Died in Blountville, TN.  F= Reece B. Shaver. M= Valna H. King. W= Amanda Ruth Carter. Son= Michael Shaver. Preceded in death by his wife, and a son Thomas Reese Shaver, and a brother Rex Shaver
Smith, Bill Evans 25 Jul 1926 31 Jul 1995 Military headstone: US Navy, World War II
Smith, Billie E. 25 Jul 1926 31 Jul 1995 Shared headstone w/Ruby L. Smith
Smith, Bob A. 3 May 1928 21 Sep 2009 Shared headstone w/Cora Lee Smith “Pop” “Papaw”
Smith, Bobby (Allen) 4 May 1954 27 Jun 1971
Smith, Brenda Lee 3 Dec 1952 3 Jan 1957 Shared headstone w/Randy Wayne Smith
Smith, Cora Lee 26 Jun 1937 6 May 2010 Shared headstone w/Bob A. Smith “Mamaw” “Co” “Married 10 Nov 1951”
Smith, David E. 19 Mar 1930 22 Aug 1989 Shared headstone w/Della M. Smith
Smith, David H. 8 Dec 1903 14 Jun 1976
Smith, Della M. 28 Feb 1935 13 Jul 1984 Shared headstone w/David E. Smith
Smith, Evans A. 24 Sep 1907 9 Jan 1971 Shared headstone w/Valarine K. Smith
Smith, Ida B. 1877 1944 Shared headstone w/John Smith
Smith, James A. 1873 1940 Shared headstone w/Margaret E. Smith
Smith, John 1874 1946 Shared headstone w/Ida B. Smith
Smith, Larry Paul 1 Oct 1944 9 Oct 1944
Smith, Margaret E. 1879 1958 Shared headstone w/James A. Smith “At Rest”
Smith, Mark Kevin 28 Feb 1963 Only one date “Infant.” Next to Billie & Ruby Smith.
Smith, Nora M. 1878 1935 Shared headstone w/William D. Smith
Smith, Randy Wayne 22 May 1956 3 Jan 1957 Shared headstone w/Brenda Lee Smith
Smith, Roy Herbert 14 Feb 1921 Only one date “Infant”
Smith, Ruby L. 19 Nov 1925 No date Shared headstone w/Billie E. Smith
Smith, Timmy “Bubba” 26 Dec 1959 29 Apr 2010
Smith, Valarine K. (Crussell) 11 Feb 1906 1 Sep 1980 Shared headstone w/Evans A. Smith.
Smith, William D. 1871 1950 Shared headstone w/ Nora M. Smith
Stike, Darrell Lindy 18 Aug 1937 22 Apr 1999 Military headstone: A2C US Air Force. Also metal Weaver FH marker.
Stike, Diana May 1940 2011 Weaver Funeral Home marker
Teague, Brenda J. 27 Dec 1950 No date Shared headstone w/Donald L. Teague
Teague, Donald L. 21 Aug 1946 1 Dec 2002 Shared headstone w/Brenda J. Teague
Tester, Ruby S. 1911 1957 Shared headstone w/Ulysses E. Tester
Tester, Ulysses E. 1908 2001 Shared headstone w/Ruby S. Tester. F= Millard Tester. M= Minnie Harmon. W= 1st Ruby Smith; 2nd Molly Denton.
Unknown 22 Jan 1880 15 May 1890 Stone broken in half. “Oh Jennie we miss you every hour. If it were not for Jesus…” (stone has sunk into the ground and remainder of the inscription is not visible)
Witt, Fannie J. 4 Jun 1907 24 Mar 1964 Shared headstone w/Thomas L. Witt
Witt, Flora Cross 1878 1915
Witt, Otis Riley 21 May 1939 21 Sep 1966
Witt, Thomas L. 4 Mar 1901 9 Mar 1958 Shared headstone w/Fannie J. Witt
Witt, William M. 1898 1965

 

Additional Information:

Samuel William Cross was born 14 Feb 1880 and died 24 Sep 1953. Parents were William Cross and Nancy Elizabeth Morris. Informant is Susie Cross (no maiden name is given, but this is Susie Gertrude Carroll.) This information comes from Samuel’s death certificate. It also states that he was buried at New Hope. Their marriage date of 9 November 1914 is inscribed on their headstone.

Children of Samuel Cross and Susie Carroll listed on the 1940 census are:
Reece B Cross 22
Harold G Cross 20
Hersel H Cross 18 (Harry Hersal, m. Glenna A.)
Samuel D (Delain or Delano?) Cross 14
Helen L Cross 11 (married ? Fillers)
Nancy O Cross 8 (married Thomas Dunkle)
Maxwell T Cross 7
Shelby J Cross 1 (married ? Griffin)
Howard W Cross 4

Samuel’s & Susie’s son Reece B. Cross (1917-1962), married Iva Lee Sluder (12 Feb 1926 – Nov 1993). On their shared headstone, their marriage date is 30 May 1943. Iva Lee’s birth year is incorrectly inscribed as 1927. The metal funeral home marker has her birth date as 2/26.

Reverend Reece Bayless Cross and Ellen Cross are also buried at New Hope. His death record confirms that he was born 28 Dec 1844 and died 3 Dec 1925. Parents’ names on the certificate are Samuel Cross and Susan Colbaugh. However, someone made an egregious error in inscribing the headstone. Reece’s birth date is “25 Dec 1856.” There is too much reliable evidence to believe that this 1856 date is anything but one big mistake. His wife’s name is not stated on the death certificate, but we can probably assume that this is Ellen Blevins. Children on the 1920 census are King E. (Edward) Cross and W.B. (William) Cross. Reece’s and Ellen’s son King Edward and infant daughter Ethel Kate Cross (1909) are also buried at New Hope.

Reece was married first to Elizabeth (assumed to be Elizabeth Carr), 7 Jan 1829 – 15 Sep 1902. Inscription reads “Wife of Rev.R.B.Cross.” While there is no solid proof for her maiden name, the marriage is proven with Elizabeth’s headstone and the 1900 census.

Nancy Olean Cross Dunkle is buried here, but there is no headstone for her husband Thomas Dunkle.

With at least six men named Reece B. Cross from Sullivan County, it is not always easy to tell them apart!

2 Responses to “New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery”

  1. Dena says:

    The information in the comment section for Angela Dawn Morelock is not correct. She was the infant daughter of Linda Jane Morelock Morton and Ronnie Lee Morton. Born and died on May 25, 1973. She was the NIECE of Larry Edward Morelock and Madonna Morelock (not their daughter).

  2. Brandy says:

    Im Reece and Iva’s Grandaughter. Its so cool to know more about my family. if anyone knows anymore. please let me know.

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