KELLEY CEMETERY

            Kelley Cemetery is located in the southern part of the county on the east side of Brooksie Road a few hundred yards north of Brooksie Road's southern terminus at Highway 69. The cemetery is well maintained and is still in use. The homemade MvBride markers here are particularly difficult, both because they are hard to read and because there may be duplicates with conflicting dates. David Donahue recorded this cemetery December 26, 1996 and checked and updated it November 9, 2003.

            An earlier record of this cemetery was made by Margarett Alexander and Blanche Tuten on February 28, 1976. 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. 296-299. They noted "at least 74 unmarked graves." This is referred to as the UDC transcription in notes below.

 

Adams, Elmer M., July 22, 1917-Sept. 8, 1983, military marker as footstone "Elmer Mack Adams" "Tec 5 US Army World War II"

Adams, Fannie Mae, Dec. 9, 1941-Oct. 26, 1996, "Sandy" "Loving mother and grandmother proud nurser"

Adams, Pauline, July 31, 1920-Mar. 4, 1989, "Loving mother & grandmother"

Arnold, Peggy Ann, Aug. 28, 1957-Sept. 4, 1957
Arnold, Earnestine, Oct. 28, 1918-Dec. 26, 1918

Barber, Bessie, Aug. 22, 1892-Aug. 26, 1920, "Wife of John T. Barker, Jr."

Barber, John T., Jr., Jan. 1, 1889-Dec. 5, 1961

Bivens, Anna M., no readable dates, scratched on 24 x 15 concrete block 6 feet east of marker for Mary Alice Hopper

Bivens, Ida B., Dec. 19, 1906-May 17, 1938 [replacement]

Bivens, Lillie F., Apr. 6, 1890-Sept. 13, 1957

Boggan, Burma, 1906-19__, unplaced "Mother" footstone
Boggan, Harfford, 1907-1972, "Father" foostsone

Chambers, Howard Clay, Dec. 5, 1913-Oct. 6, 1929 [replacement]

Chambers, Icy Clay, Apr. 3, 1888-Mar. 19, 1932
Chambers, Jas. Arthur, Feb. 24, 1880-Apr. 13, 1952

Coulter, Harley D., Feb. 27, 1898-Jan. 10, 1983

Coulter, Katherine, Apr. 30, 1897-June 12, 1995, "A loving mother and grandmother"

Dickerson, L. Elbert, Aug. 7, 1910-Nov. 2, 1957

Doyle, Brenda [see Smith, Brenda Doyle]

Fuller, Jimmy Marion, 1937-2000

Garrard, Norma Naoma, Nov. 24, 1889-Sept. 24, 1892, "Dau. of R. H. & L. V. Garrard"

Gathings, Myrtle, Dec. 3, 1892-Sept. 26, 1971, "Mama" footstone
Gathings, Murry, June 1, 1894-Sept. 9, 1966, military marker as footstone "John M. Gaithings" "Tennessee Pvt US Army World War I"

Godwin, Flossie, 1903-1994
Godwin, Claude, 1898-1964

Hopper, J. C., born & died Sept. 12, 1917

Hopper, J. H., born & died Jan, 8, 1906

Hopper, Mary Alice, born & died Sept. 7, 1918

Irby, William V., Sept. 22, 1917-May 21, 1988

Kelley, Albert, Feb. 4, 1831-Mar. 26, 1870, "Dr." "Husband of Sarah Kelley" (fallen) [the UDC transcription notes him to have been a CSA soldier]

Kelley, Daniel E., May 21, 1859-Jan. 8, 1886, "Son of Kinchin & Nancy M. Kelley" (broken, fallen)

Kelley, Estle A., Sept. 1, 1864-Apr. 28, 1873, "Dau. of A. & S. Kelley"

Kelley, Francis M., Dec. 1, 1849-Aug. 18, 1851, "Son of R. G. & S. R. Kelley" (fallen)

Kelley, Kinchin, Jan. 4, 1820-Nov. 6, 1886 (broken, eroded) [the UDC transcription notes him to have been a CSA soldier]

Kelley, R. G., May 25, 1819-Mar. 28, 1879 (broken, eroded, fallen)

Kelley, Riley G., 1819-1879 [replacement; best guess at dates on fallen, eroded original marker: Mar. 25, 1819-Mar. 24, 1879]

Kelley, Sarah, d. Nov. 26, 1897, "Aged 66 ys., 1 mo. & 17 ds." "Wife of Albert Kelley" (fallen)

Maners, Lillie Mae, 1912-1977
Maners, Hafford, 1909-1988

McBride, Alen, Jan. 6, 1886-Feb. 2, 1912 (homemade

McBride, Allen, Jan. 6, 1886-Aug. 26, 1912 (homemade)

McBride, Alta Naoma, d. May 2, 1933 (homemade)

McBride, Baby, no dates (homemade) [not found in 1996 or 2003; from UDC transcription]

McBride, Baby, no dates (homemade) [not found in 1996 or 2003; from UDC transcription]

McBride, Ben, no dates (homemade) [not found in 1996 or 2003; from UDC transcription]

McBride, Ben Frank, d. Mar. 9, 1906, military marker "Pvt Co A 6 Regt Tenn Cav Confederate States Army"

McBride, Byrd, d. Mar. 10, 1940 (homemade)

McBride, Byrd, Nov. 28, 1887-Mar. 10, 1940

McBride, Earl, _____ (homemade, dates unreadable) [possibly d. 1931]

McBride, Earl, no dates

McBride, Essie Ann, 1891-1983, "Mom" footstone
McBride, Jess, 1892-1981, "Dad" footstone

McBride, Fannie, d. 1931 (homemade)

McBride, Joe Ray, Jan. 15, 1911-Jan. 15, 1911 (homemade) [date best guess]

McBride, Margaret, Nov. 23, 1920-____, "Mama"
McBride, Bernard, Sept. 20, 1921-Sept. 10, 1990, "Daddy" "Flora Phyllis June Robert Glenda Ricky"; military marker as footstone "Pvt US Army World War II"

McBride, Virgil Ann, d. Feb. 5, 1916 (homemade)

McCorkle, Exie E., 1902-1981, "Mother" footstone
McCorkle, Thomas A., 1895-1971, "Father" footstone, also military marker as footstone "Tennessee Pvt US Army World War I"
McCorkle, Thomas A., Jr., Apr. 22, 1931-Aug. 31, 1931

McCorkle, Hattie, 1870-1907 [replacement]

McCorkle, John F., July 28, 1866-May 23, 1918, "Husband of Hattie McCorkle"

Melton, Maebelle, Oct. 20, 1927-July 5, 1975; UDC transcription reported temporary marker which designated her as "Mrs."

Montgomery, Anna F., Mar. 22, 1878-Dec. 7, 1954, "Mother" footstone
Montgomery, Robert L., Sept. 20, 1877-Sept. 17, 1954, "Father" footstone

Montgomery, Clara May, Apr. 20, 1910-Mar. 7, 1914

Montgomery, Hazel [see Swift, Hazel Montgomery]

Montgomery, Leonie, 1911-____
Montgomery, T. Jake, 1911-1973, military marker as footstone "Thomas J. Montgomery" "Tennessee PFC US Army World War II"

Montgomery, Ula, born & died July 6, 1916

Montgomery, William L., Dec. 18, 1906-Feb. 7, 1945, "Sgt." "U.S.A.A.F."; military marker as footstone "Sgt US Air Force World War II"

Oliver, George Wesley, Apr. 7, 1923-Aug. 30, 1958, "Dad"

Roach, Emmer, no date, "Baby" (homemade) [with homemade McBride markers]

Rolph, Mildred J., Feb. 6, 1925-Apr. 4, 1988

Sharp, Harris K. W., Oct. 6, 1824-Dec. 9, 1870, military marker 1st Lt Co A 55 Regt Tenn Inf Confederate States Army"

Singleton, Essie W., 1894-1918 [replacement]

Singleton, Reba, Aug. 20, 1921-____
Singleton, Chester, Aug. 12, 1921-Jan. 5, 1992, military marker as footstone "Chester P. Singleton Sr." "PFC US Army World War II"

Smith, Brenda Doyle, Aug. 16, 1945-Dec. 10, 1983

Stanfill, Clyde, Jr., d. June 3, 1933 (homemade) [2nd of 2 graves south of double marker for Essie Ann and Jess McBride]

Stokes, Mary F., Aug. 15, 1919-May 6, 2002
Stokes, Conner C., Mar. 6, 1911-Dec. 29, 1997, military marker as footstone "Connor Coy Stokes" "TSgt US Army World War II Purple Heart"

Stone, William Charles, Mar. 10, 1953-Dec. 26, 1989, "Chuck" "C B loves Teddy"

Swift, Hazel Montgomery, Oct. 3, 1917-Mar. 19, 1985

Tuten, J. W., Dec. 19, 1920-Dec. 24, 1920, "Son of Frank & Lottie Tuten" [replacement]

Tuten, Lottie, Jan. 23, 1903-Jan. 21, 1977
Tuten, Frank, Dec. 12, 1898-Aug. 16, 1976

Tuten, N. J., Oct. 9, 1922-Apr. 8, 1970

Tuten, Pearl, 1897-1971
Tuten, Jess, 1895-1959

Wallace, Chester, Aug. 2, 1923-Nov. 10, 1998

Wallace, Emma Jean, 1925-1930 [replacement; death date from earlier marker reported in UDC transcription Sept. 25, 1930]

Wallace, Glyn R., Aug. 10, 1922-Aug. 28, 1988
Wallace, Geneva, Apr. 27, 1924-Mar. 14, 1999, "Our children Jimmy R.

atricia/Glenda Kay"

Wallace, Jim H., 1889-1963

Wallace, Joyce A., Nov. 18, 1934-Jan. 19, 1992
Wallace, Willford L., Dec. 17, 1916-May 10, 1994

Wallace, Laura M., 1893-1971
Wallace, John H., 1897-1969

Wallace, Margret, Jr., 1919-1932 [replacement]

Wallace, Maude, 1893-1907 [replacement]

Wallace, Max Ray, Aug. 2, 1923-May 28, 1993

Wallace, Robert L., 1867-1937 [replacement]

Wallace, Ruby, June 14, 1896-Mar. 29, 1936 [replacement]

Wallace, Sarah W., 1866-1914 [replacement]

Wallace, Ula, born & died July 6, 1915

Walles, Charles A., Oct. 26, 1909-July 21, 1926, "Son of R. T. & S. A. Walles"

Walles, George E., Dec. 4, 1900-Dec. 3, 1928, "B.P.A."

Wyatt, Dora D., Oct. 10, 1856-Oct. 20, 1857, "Dau. of A. A. & D. Wyatt"

 

Unidentifiable

Lessie [probably a McCorkle]

Mittie [probably a McCorkle]

 

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