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O'Guin Cemetery Page

History of the O’Guin Cemetery 

     The O’Guin Cemetery was established in 1925.  George Washington and Melvina Gunter O’Guin donated the property when the family decided they needed a cemetery for their family and community.  Lillie O’Guin Taylor, their daughter, was the first to be buried at this location.  In 1956 Edward and Cora O’Guin deeded the parcel of land to the G.W. O’Guin Cemetery and its successors, forever.  The cemetery is located in the community of Kimmins, Tennessee, which lies on a hilltop in the extreme northern portion of Lewis County.  A shaded country lane leads to the quiet serene area where the wind does much of the talking.  The cemetery has withstood the blows of a modern world and one can find solitude by quietly visiting the silent city and listening to the birds exchange conversations.  At first glance the tombstones remind one of soldiers lined up straight and tall for inspection.  As you circle the cemetery, they march by one by one with such names as O’Guin, Riley, Skelton, Taylor, Coble, Anderson, Baker, Quillen, Prince, Talley, Kroll, Milan, Thompson, Tucker, Hinson, Lynch, Devore, Scott, Goforth, Garrett, Barazsu, Lowrey, Martin, Pace, Dickey, Kilpatrick, and Ghist.  Jasper Cooper O’Guin died during World War 1 in France.  A brave soldier who won the purple heart.  His tombstone is a memorial for the bravery he endured.  A wrought iron fence protects the O’Guin family and a concrete bench provides a resting place to sit and ponder their lives and other family members and neighbors  of this small community called Kimmins.   The arms of the families and community protect the cemetery like a mother who embraces and protects her child from harm.  The Saturday before Memorial Day each year is a special time for everyone to gather, rake leaves, mow grass, pull weeds, and add new flowers to their loved ones’ graves.  A loving tribute to many families and friends with new American flags gracing the graves of all the veterans who served their country well.  A small shaded pond, surrounded by pine trees, reflect ones thoughts and memories of these silent people.  A simple cemetery, but an enchanted place to rest the physical body after ones life is over.  All is well……
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ritten by:  
Patsy Riley Hinson, great granddaughter of George Washington and Melvina Gunter O’Guin 
 

Located a short distance off the New Kimmins Road near the old community of Kimmins, TN. 
The land for this cemetery was given by the George O'Guin and Ezra O'Guin Families

Text in
blue was copied by Bill, Sammye & Keith Lawson on 16 December 2001. 
The family information in green was submitted by Shelia Hampton on 24 June 2000.
First Middle Last Birth Date Death Date Other Information
Bell F. Anderson 1849 1932 Stone with Early J. Anderson
Early J. Anderson 1855 19-- No other date
Grady   Baker Dec. 24, 1898 May 5, 1956  
Clarence   Baker July 1, 1905 Dec. 6, 1984  
Lucille  Wilson Barazsu July 22, 1919 No Date known as Lucy by friends sjl
Jeanette   Coble May 19, 1931 No Date Wife of Henry L. Coble
Henry L. Coble April 7, 1931 April 12, 1993  
William T. Coble June 16, 1918 July 8, 1974 "In Memory Of Our Father"
Edward Earl Coble Dec. 2, 1946 Dec. 7, 1970 "Buried In Germany"
Joe Edward Coble Nov. 19, 1922 Sept. 14, 1954  
Thomas Dalton Coble Sept. 22, 1892 June 9, 1954 Tennessee PVT Co A 137 Infantry WW I
Ethel   Coble 1896 No Date On stone with Thomas Dalton Coble - "Gone but not forgotten"
Vernon   Coble March 30, 1938 April 15, 1973  
Thomas Wayne Coble May 15, 1963 Dec. 19, 1964  
James Lee Coble Jan. 12, 1966 Feb. 20, 1966  
Rickey  *   Coble Dec. 1, 1954 April 16, 1955 *Stone with Dickey Coble - Double Hearts - Hard to read dates!
Dickey  *   Coble Dec. 1, 1954 Dec. 24, 1954 *Stone with Rickey Coble - Double Hearts - Hard to read dates!
James D. Coble, Jr. 1968 1991 On stone -"Boozer"  - Back of stone - "CHIEF" Beloved Friend, Son & Lover"
J. C. Devore 1922 1984  J.C. DeVore, 1922-1984. Husband of Myrtle Evelyn (Lynch) DeVore and son of Nancy (Barber) and J.C. DeVore
Myrtle  E. Devore 1923 1983  Myrtle Evelyn (Lynch) DeVore, Oct. 26, 1923- May 30, 1983. Daughter of Ethel (Ghist) and Johnie Osco Lynch.
Algie I. Garrett 1884 1965  
Jessie Willard Garrett April 5, 1914 June 27, 1977  
Ben   Ghist Sept. 11, 1863 April 4, 1933  Rufus Benjamin "Ben" Ghist , Sept. 11, 1963-April 4, 1933. Ben was the son of Judith Catheine (Gipson) and Rufus Benjamin Gist.
Mozella   Ghist Sept. 14, 1872 Jan. 1, 1959  Mozella (Goodman) Ghist, Sept. 14, 1872-Jan. 1, 1959. Mozella was the wife of Ben Ghist and the daughter of Jane S. (Cotham) and August "Gus" Goodman.
Joe Claude Ghist No Date May 12, 1966 66 yrs, 6 mos, 4 days - No Stone - Funeral Home Marker;  Joe Claude Ghist, Dec. 1899- May 12, 1966. Son of Ben and Mozella (Goodman) Ghist.
Robert   Ghist 1906 1963 Wife Oma Ghist;   Robert "Bob" Ghist, 1906-1963. Husband of Oma (Bullion) Ghist and son of Ben and Mozella (Goodman) Ghist
Oma   Ghist 1909 19-- No other date  Oma (Bullion) Ghist, 1909-no other date.
Myrtle  L. Goforth March 13, 1913 May 5, 1994  
Ellaree   Hensley May 29, 1922 March 16, 1930  
Goldie   Hinson Jan. 5, 1905 March 24, 1986 Stone with Richard Hinson
Richard   Hinson Oct. 4, 1867 March 3, 1944  
(Infant)   Hinson Sept. 18, 1938 No Date Baby Hinson - No other information
Elder N. J.  Hinson Jan. 25, 1845 Feb. 20, 1928  
Lucille  O'Guin Kilpatrick July 13, 1907 Jan. 19, 1994  
Etta   Kroll 1879 1960  
John Henry Lowry Oct. 1, 1916 March 23, 1993 Brother of Lucille Wilson Barazsu
Mollie   Lynch Aug. 8, 1870 Nov. 20, 1942  Mollie (Mary Ann) (Horner) Lynch, Aug. 8, 1870-Nov. 20, 1942. (her actual birth date is Aug. 8, 1869) Wife of Alexander L. Lynch, the mother of Johnie Osco Lynch and daughter of Nancy Ann (Woods) and Pleasant Horner.
Johnie O. Lynch March 13, 1913 July 3, 1939  Johnie O. Lynch, Jr., March 13, 1913-July 6, 1939. Son of Ethel (Ghist) and Johnie Ocso Lynch.
Elbert J.  "PA" Lynch March 1, 1915 Jan. 15, 1996 Wife Lois V. Lynch;   Elbert J. Lynch, March 1, 1915- Jan. 15, 1996. Son of Ethel (Ghist) and Johnie Osco Lynch.
Lois V. Lynch Sept. 20, 1921 No Date Married Feb. 11, 1939;   Lois (O'Guin) Lynch, 21 Sept. 1921-. Husband of Elbert Lynch and daugher of Auro (Brown) and Robert L. O'Guin.
Ethel L. Lynch  (MAMA) Jan. 24, 1892 Oct. 22, 1961  Ethel Lee (Ghist) Lynch, Jan. 24, 1892-Oct. 22, 1961.  Daughter of Ben and Mozella (Goodman) Ghist.
Osco   Lynch  (PAPA) Nov. 17, 1886 Nov. 2, 1968  Johnie Osco Lynch, Nov. 17, 1886-Nov. 2, 1968. Husband of Ethel (Ghist) Lynch and the son of Mary Ann "Mollie" (Horner) and Alexander L. Lynch
Harry A. Martin Aug. 24, 1894 Dec. 21, 1977  
Pearl B. Martin Jan. 30, 1905 Aug. 6, 1979 Stone with Harry A. Martin
Robert L. Milan July 2, 1909 June 2, 1978 Wife Bertha M. Milan
Bertha M. Milan May 13, 1918 April 11, 2001 Married Dec. 2, 1933
Dwayne Gayle Null Jan. 13, 1960 Jan. 13, 1960  
Edward B. O'Guin Feb. 3, 1932 Feb. 11, 1932  Edward Brown O'Guin, Feb. 3 1932-Feb. 11, 1932. Son of Mable (Lynch) and Sherril O'Guin.
Auro B. O'Guin Sept. 6, 1881 Aug. 12, 1950  
Robert L. O'Guin March 25, 1879 April 12, 1949  
John E. O'Guin March 5, 1909 Oct. 11, 1988 Stone with Clara L. O'Guin
Clara L. O'Guin Dec. 12, 1916 Jan. 20, 1998  
Mayme   O'Guin Jan. 1, 1892 April 10, 1974 "Family Of D.B. O'Guin" across top of stone
Douglas   O'Guin Aug. 31, 1889 April 5, 1956 "Family Of D.B. O'Guin" across top of stone
Dolly M. O'Guin Dec. 7, 1929 No Date Married Jan. 5, 1949
Yeiser   O'Guin Jan. 12, 1913 Sept. 11, 1989 Wife Dolly M. O'Guin
Jasper Cooper O'Guin April 3, 1892 Nov. 16, 1918 "Killed In France - World War Soldier 1917-1918 - PVT Co L 323 Inf - Buried in France"
George W. O'Guin Sept. 18, 1857 March 21, 1928 On stone near Jasper C. O'Guin  - "Father and Mother"
Melvina   O'Guin June 28, 1859 Sept. 17, 1947 Wife of George W. O'Guin
Ezra Banard O'Guin March 3, 1899 Dec. 25, 1981 PFC US Army WW II
Rosa  Lee O'Guin July 10, 1902 Sept. 2, 1964 On stone with Ezra B. O'Guin
Edward H.  "Papa" O'Guin 1884 1964 Wife Cora M. O'Guin
Cora M.  "Mama" O'Guin 1884 1964  
Leonard Ellis Pace June 14, 1909 Jan. 3, 1969  Leonard Ellis Pace, June 14, 1909-Jan. 3, 1969. 1st. husband of Edith (Lynch) Pace/Kemple and son of Roberta E. Register and William Edmond Pace.
Carmen R. Pace March 21, 1906 Oct. 4, 1977 "Father";   Carmen Register Pace, March 21, 1906-Oct. 4, 1977. Son of Roberta E. Register and William Edmond Pace.
Lillian   Prince April 9, 1919 Nov. 7, 1968  Lillian (Lynch) Prince, April 9, 1919-Nov. 7, 1968. Lillian was the wife of G.E."Dick" Prince and daughter of Ethel (Ghist) and Johnie Osco Lynch
G. E.  (Dick) Prince Oct. 1, 1909 June 6, 1966  G.(eorge) E.(lise) "Dick" Prince, Oct. 1, 1909-June 6, 1966. Son of Mattie (George) and Lon Prince.
Lela S. Quillen April 22, 1917 No Date On stone with Bob Quillen
Bob   Quillen Jan. 26, 1904 Dec. 15, 1959  
Connie L. Quillen May 6, 1954 June 17, 1954  
Albert G. Quillen 1912 1981 PVT US Army
June O'Guin Rainey 1938 2001  
Delbert   Riley Aug. 3, 1909 June 4, 1977 Wife Maude S. Riley
Maude S. Riley June 29, 1905 July 28, 1984 "When We All Get To Heaven"
Levisa   Riley 1882 1939 "A Tribute Of Love"
Joe D. Riley 1876 1955  
Nesby R. Riley 1914 1980 Tec. 5 US Army - wife Paresada Riley
Paresada   Riley 1919 No Date Married March 25, 1939
Era Mai Scott May 17, 1917 April 6, 1939  
Carrie H. Scott Nov. 30, 1890 March 29, 1939  
Eliese "Mimi" O'Guin Skelton Nov. 28, 1933 No Date Wife of Tommy Joe Skelton - Married May 7, 1952
Tommy Joe "Papaw" Skelton Jan. 10, 1932 Sept. 18, 2001 Wife Eliese O'Guin Skelton - Children - Connie Jo & Steven Lee
Edd   Skelton March 29, 1894 March 20, 1950 Wife Pebble Skelton
Pebble   Skelton Jan. 28, 1896 Aug. 25, 1984 Foot stone "Mama Skelton"
Lena L. Talley April 13, 1911 April 16, 1970 On stone with Ralph L. Talley
Ralph L. Talley July 8, 1911 Feb. 26, 1971 Mason - SGT US Army WW II
James Edward Talley Feb. 28, 1940 No Date "Son" No other information
Lizzie Louise Talley March 11, 1916 No Date "Mother
Monnie L. Temple March 11, 1935 Dec. 14, 1982  
Monroe   Thompson Aug. 26, 1897 July 24, 1970 On stone with Edna M. Thompson
Edna M. Thompson March 16, 1905 No Date  
Peggy Talley Trousdale Sept. 13, 1947 April 9, 1991 "Daughter"
Alphia M. Tucker 1907 1987 CPL US Army WW II  -  (first name may be spelled Alpha)sjl

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