IRON HILL CEMETERY

            The cemetery at Iron Hill Pentecostal Church was established about 1960. The cemetery is not indicated on the U.S.G.S. Jeanette quadrangle (1986) but is located at the crossroads at the head of Rains Branch. It is well maintained. There are no unmarked, unidentified graves, though several graves have been there a long time with only temporary markers, one for 21 years. David Donahue recorded this cemetery in late spring or early summer 1991; updated it November 28, 1996; and checked and updated it Oct. 28, 2003.

            Margarett Alexander, Blanche Tuten, and Beth Jones recorded this cemetery October 22, 1977. Their record appears in Decatur County, Tennessee Cemetery Records published by the Captain Nathaniel A. Wesson Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Parsons, Tennessee, 1984, pp. 281-282. This earlier work is referred to as "UDC transcription" in the notes below. There were 22 graves in 1977, none unmarked.

 

Baine, Jayla Lynn, July 6, 1995 [infant style-marker]

Blackwell, Bryan Keith, Sept. 30, 1958-Aug. 27, 1999, "My beloved son"

Blackwell, Hazel, May 21, 1932-____, unplaced "Mother" footstone
Blackwell, James Loyce, Nov. 28, 1928-Jan. 8, 1988, "Father" footstone, "Married Jan. 19, 1952" "Our children Larry J. L. Bryan Debbie"

Clenney, Maggie L. Rushing, July 13, 1912-June 13, 1994

Coleman, James C., May 14, 1942-July 20, 1962

Coleman, Janie, Sept. 27, 1915-____
Coleman, E. O., Feb. 29, 1886-____ [both graves have flowers; the UDC transcription noted for E. O. Coleman "Dead, but no date"]

Cottrell, James L., May 20, 1918-July 23, 1993, "Father" footstone
Cottrell, Onie L., Apr. 29, 1917-Apr. 1, 1998

Cottrell, Jimmy LaDon, Jan. 27, 1949-Dec. 20, 1981, "Married to Connie Summitt May 21, 1980"

Cottrell, O. T., Mar. 2, 1926-____, unplaced "Dad" footstone
Cottrell, Mable Inez, July 11, 1920-Feb. 6, 1999, "Mom" footstone

Cottrell, Robert Keith, June 6, 1972-Feb. 22, 1999

Cottrell, Ruby Lee, Dec. 1, 1922-____
Cottrell, Herman Ed, Dec. 2, 1920-Oct. 19, 1997, military marker as footstone "PFC US Army World War II"

Courtright, James Leonard, July 25, 1931-____, "Dad" footstone
Courtright, Janet Elizabeth, Sept. 7, 1937-Dec. 8, 2000, "Mom" footstone, "Married Sept. 17, 1955" "Our children Randy, Rhonda, Cheryl, Kevin, and Luann" ["Kevin" has been mostly obliterated]

Creasy, Fairy [see Davis, Fairy Creasy]

Davis, James E., May 14, 1919-July 18, 1966, "Daddy" footstone, military marker as footstone "Tennessee Pvt US Army World War II"
Davis, Lila J., Sept. 27, 1922-Aug. 17, 2003, "Married Oct. 12, 1940" "Their children Jack Buddy Donna Tim Penny Mark"

Davis, James Edgar, Sept. 14, 1897-Sept. 18, 1960
Davis, Fairy Creasy, Oct. 24, 1902-July 20, 1998, "Mother" footstone

Davis, Olan Ray, Dec. 14, 1920-Nov. 1, 1982, military marker "PFC US Army World War II," footstone with "Buried at Hopewell"

Davis, Tim, Sept. 19, 1953-July 16, 1991, "Ginger" "Chana" [my impression is that Ginger and Chana are his children D.D.]

Giacopino, Ina Sherman, 1910-1990, temporary marker, Boyd Funeral Home, 5 yards south of double marker for William Curry and Antha Graves Johnson

Graves, Antha [see Johnson, Antha Graves]

Graves, Charles Brian, 1965-1971

Graves, Doris, May 4, 1927-Jan. 23, 1962

Graves, Helen Lee, Nov. 7, 1922-Apr. 29, 1954, "Mother"
Graves, Otis Reta, June 18, 1923-Feb. 17, 1966, "Father"
Graves, Norma Jean, May 31, 1930-Dec. 28, 1964, "Mother"

Graves, Jean [see Young, Jean Graves]

Graves, Otis U., May 24, 1904-Apr. 4, 1978, "Father" footstone
Graves, Ola Mays, Sept. 20, 1902-Dec. 18, 1990, "Mother" footstone
Graves, Bobby Joe, Mar. 16, 1939-Feb. 22, 1979, "Son" footstone

Graves, Sylvia [see Gurley, Sylvia Graves]

Gurley, "Frank" Graden Franklin, Apr. 2, 1921-____
Gurley, Sylvia Graves, Aug. 1, 1925-Aug. 20, 2001, "Wed Oct. 26, 1940"

Gurley, Lessie Lee, Apr. 22, 1901-Apr. 30, 1987, "Mother"

Gurley, Vernon Edward, July 18, 1929-____, unplaced "Granddaddy" footstone
Gurley, Lorraine Vestal, Oct. 18, 1930-Aug. 29, 2003

Holland, Ruby L., 1916-2001
Holland, Ode D., 1912-1974

Hopper, Kimberly Dawn, 1982-1982, temporary marker, Boyd Funeral Home, 3 yards west of double marker for William Curry and Antha Graves Johnson

Horner, Elbert C., 1907-1970
Horner, Thelma M., 1910-____

Johnson, William Curry, Jan. 4, 1903-Aug. 30, 1975
Johnson, Antha Graves, Mar. 14, 1902-May 23, 1992

Lagenour, Paul E., 1929-1989, temporary marker, Boyd Funeral Home, 3 yards south of double marker for William Curry and Antha Graves Johnson

Mathis, Tina [see Williams, Tina Mathis]

Mills, Marty, Aug. 6, 1958-July 22, 1991
Mills, Gayle, June 26, 1966-____, "Wed July 29, 1989"

Mustain, James, Aug. 17, 1927-____
Mustain, Katie, July 3, 1931-____, "Married Aug. 11, 1945" "Our children: Linda, Jimmy, Ricky"

Rosson, Elmer, 1915-____
Rosson, Zelma, 1906-1975

Rushing, Connie, 1929-____
Rushing, Jack E., 1928-1969

Rushing, Maggie L. [see Clenney, Maggie L. Rushing]

Schorzmann, Edgar R., Aug. 16, 1920-Oct. 19, 2002
Schorzmann, Velvina E., Jan. 13, 1925-Jan. 13, 2003

Sherman, Ina [see Giacopino, Ina Sherman]

Sims, Dossie, Jr., 1937-____
Sims, Clairette L., 1929-1998, "Our children Kathie Rommie Roxann Edward"

Still, Arvie R., 1950-1959

Still, Marie, Apr. 6, 1927-____, "Mother" "Rosie"
Still, Arvill L., July 22, 1930-Mar. 14, 1987, "Father" "Skesics" "Married June 8, 1949" "Our Children Ray Roy Joyce Lonnie"

Still, Roy Lee, 1952-1969

Wheat, Alice Elizabeth, Feb. 13, 1910-Nov. 13, 1996, "Mother" footstone
Wheat, Silas, Oct. 11, 1907-Oct. 14, 1988, "Father" footstone

Wheat, Bonnie S., Ovt. 5, 1931-____
Wheat, Willie S., Nov. 11, 1928-Dec. 22, 2001, military marker as footstone "Willie Woodrow Wheat" "Pvt US Army Korea" "Wed Mar. 10, 1950" "Our children Willie Jr./Michael B/Arvie Dale/Jennie S."

Williams, Tina Mathis, Dec. 31, 1973-Nov. 5, 1994, "Daughter," temporary marker as footstone, Bodkin Funeral Home, Tina Marie Williams

Young, J. D., Jan. 15, 1919-Dec. 2, 2000, "Rev.," "Daddy" footstone
Young, Ruth, July 17, 1908-____ [ground disturbance suggests she is buried here], carving of couple walking togteher and "Oct. 31, 1936"

Young, Thomas Edwin, Mar. 31, 1955-Sept. 14, 1985, "Son" footstone
Young, Jean Graves, Feb. 16, 1932-____
Young, Thomas Eugene, Apr. 21, 1928-____

 

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