WESSON'S CHAPEL CEMETERY
(Sugar Tree Cemetery)

            Wesson's Chapel Cemetery is in the northeastern corner of Decatur County. In recent years it usually is referred to as Sugar Tree Cemetery. The cemetery is well maintained and probably has fewer than six any unmarked graves. In 1997 the cemetery was nearly full within its then area but it has since been expanded.

            David Donahue recorded Wesson's Chapel cemetery December 22, 1997 and checked and updated it December 25, 2003. This cemetery was recorded previously circa 1979. Persons recording the cemetery are not reported. The record appears in Decatur County, Tennessee Cemetery Records published by the Captain Daniel A. Wesson Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Parsons, Tennessee, 1984, pp. 602-607. [Note Nathaniel A. Wesson is buried here.] "At least 2 unmarked graves" are noted. This is referred to as the UDC transcription in notes below.

 

Atkins, Aline W., 1906-1987
Atkins, L. M., 1906-1987

Baker, Carolyn A. [see Chenault, Carolyn A. Baker]

Baker, Dora B., 1875-1959
Baker, Early E., 1890-1965

Baker, Frances Riley, Feb. 5, 1922-____, "Loving mother of Kenneth Brenda Carolyn David"

Barker, William F., 1912-1989, also temporary marker, George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, Tennessee, William Fillmore Barker, June 10, 1912-Mar. 26, 1989
Barker, Ruth S., 1904-1989, "Mother" footstone, on temporary marker, George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, Tennessee, recorded in 1997: Ruth Spencer Barker, Oct. 24, 1904-May 9, 1989

Barnett, Infant, born & died Dec. 17, 1886, "Infant son of B. B. & L. E. Barnett"

Barnett, L. E., Oct. 5, 1863-Dec. 28, 1886, "Wife of B. B. Barnett"

Bates, Lillian M., 1908-1995
Bates, John, 1895-1979

Baugus, O. E. Mitt, 1900-1972
Baugus, Irene S., 1909-1965

Bawcum, Prince, Jan. 27, 1915-Feb. 11, 1989, "Mother" footstone
Bawcum, R. W., Jan. 8, 1915-Aug. 19, 1996, "Father" footstone, "Wed Oct. 27, 1935"

Beasley, Buford R., 1914-1936
Beasley, Hubert E., 1921-1937 [replacement]

Beasley, Elba Ruth, Mar. 24, 1917-Nov. 16, 1928, "Dau. of H. C. & Pearl Beasley"

Beasley, H. Clifford, Mar. 3, 1889-Jan. 19, 1932 [replacement]

Bell, Chaymus Wm., Oct. 17, 1978-Sept. 5, 1999, "Son of Tommy Wm. and Tammy Goff Bell" "Brother of Drake G. Bell' "Grandson of Roy Wm. and bessie B. Bell, Billy H. and Lola Y. Goff"

Boswell, Sue Odle, 1910-____, unplaced "Wife" footstone
Boswell, Ira Lamar, 1907-1978, "Husband" footstone, "Married Apr. 14, 1937"; dates reported in UDC transcription, probably from a temporary marker May 15, 1907-Feb. 22, 1978

Brasher, Anna Fay, May 7, 1909-Oct. 29, 1911, "Dau. of G. W. & Arbia Brasher"

Burton, Bonnie S. Gallion, 1917-2001, "Mother" footstone; "Her children Delores Jackie Terry"
Burton, C. Ray, 1920-1992, "His son Steve," military marker as footstone "Chester Ray Burton" "TSgt US Air Force WWII Korea Vietnam"; dates on military marker Sept. 24, 1920-June 2, 1992

Button, Gerald D., Jan. 8, 1936-June 21, 1998
Button, Peggy J., Aug. 12, 1936-____

Cain, Ottie, 1883-1951
Cain, Jennie, 1886-1947

Chenault, Carolyn A. Baker, Sept. 7, 1944-Oct. 26, 1992, "Loving mother of Cynthia and Debora"

Coble, Guy, Nov. 27, 1903-July 24, 1904, "Son of E. W. & Maud Coble"
Coble, Maud, Oct. 28, 1877-Apr. 8, 1904, "Wife of E. W. Coble"

Coleman, Lena Morris, 1880-1964

Collett, Jimmie C., Nov. 14, 1943-Nov. 26, 1943 [replacement]

Collett, Jimmie Cleve, June 13, 1916-Feb. 17, 2003
Collett, Dorothy Odle, Dec. 1, 1919-____, "Married July 31, 1938" "Our children Thelma, Jimmie C., Linda, Barbie, Jess, Bud"

Cotham, James L., Dec. 10, 1908-Oct. 2, 1994
Cotham, Lorene M., Aug. 30, 1915-June 21, 1985

Cunningham, Earl H., 1904-1973, "Daddy" footstone
Cunningham, Georgia O., 1917-1982, "Married Apr. 7, 1944"

Davis, Carol Sue, Aug. 29, 1945-Apr. 16, 1998, "Grancie"

Dickson, E. Marie Nealey, Mar. 18, 1920-____

Farlow, Billy L., June 4, 1931-Mar. 22, 1965, military marker "Tennessee Cpl US Marine Corps"

Farlow, C. R. (Jack), 1915-1991, unplaced "Husband" footstone
Farlow, Bevie, 1915-1971, "Married Sept. 18, 1937"

Farlow, Herkie [see Herkie Thomas]

Farlow, James H., 1895-1963, military marker as footstone "Tennessee PFC US Army World War I"; dates on military marker Sept. 1, 1895-June 20, 1963
Farlow, Jewel, 1905-1999, "Mother" footstone

Farlow, Joe A., 1892-1969
Farlow, Alice M., 1896-1979, "Mother" footstone

Farlow, John Franklin, 1857-1935, "Father" footstone
Farlow, Mollie Wesson, 1864-1944, "Mother" footstone

Farlow, Ralph, Apr. 24, 1924-Dec. 6, 1924, "Son of J. A. & A. M. Farlow"

Farlow, Wm. (Bill), 1900-1979 [Masonic symbol]
Farlow, Florence, 1916-1992, "Granny" footstone, "Married July 24, 1938"

Fisher, Birdie, 1887-1906 [replacement; adjacent to marker for Brown Fisher]

Fisher, Brown, 1882-1957

Fisher, Byrd B., 1906-1973, military marker as footstone"Tennessee PFC US Army World War II"; dates on military marker July 1, 1906-Sept. 15, 1973

Fisher, Nattie Odle, Feb. 21, 1883-Feb. 12, 1970

Gallion, Bonnie S. [see Burton, Bonnie S. Galliion]

Gamblin, Lucy B., 1870-1958

Goff, Billy Hobart, July 10, 1927-Mar. 16, 1997
Goff, Lola Yarbro, Oct. 8, 1928-____, "Married March 28, 1948" "Our children Tommy, Penelope, Ricky, Patrick"

Goff, Gladys W., June 20, 1902-May 31, 1974 [probably a Wesson]
Goff, G., Apr. 26, 1897-Sept. 19, 1979, "Our sons James, Jack and Billy" [reported in UDC transcription as Garrett Hobert Goff]

Goff, Jack, Apr. 14, 1924-____
Goff, Ruth, Apr. 19, 1925-____, "Children Bonnie Gail Jon Franklin Tammy Beth"

Goff, Lyndall B., July 3, 1926-Sept. 2, 2001, "Mama Lyndall" footstone
Goff, James R., Nov. 19, 1922-____, "Papa James" footstone, "Our children Randall, Ann K."

Goff, Tommy Garrett, Jan. 1, 1949-Feb. 18, 1995
Goff, Barbara Ann, Apr. 28, 1956-____, "Married Aug. 18, 1979"

Huffman, Nancy A. [see McLin, Nancy A. Huffman]

Jones, Eugene B., 1905-1952
Jones, Naomi W., 1908-1991

Jones, Thelma [see McLin, Thelma Jones]

Jordan, James Delmar, Nov. 19, 1927-May 16, 1994, "Daddy" footstone, military marker as footstone "Tec 5 US Army World War II" [Masonic symbol]
Jordan, Imogene Odle, Oct. 23, 1931-____, "Married May 9, 1948"

Jordan, Rodney James, Jan. 27, 1957-Sept. 2, 1995, "Sons: James & R. J." "Son of James and Jean" "Brother of Carolyn, Patricia, Cynthia"

Kerley, Thelma Odle, Aug. 1, 1912-July 27, 2001, "Go-Go"

Legg, Carl, 1933-2000, temporary marker, Stockdale Malin, Camden-Big Sandy, 3 feet south of marker for Matthew Henry Legg

Legg, Matthew Henry, Apr. 22, 1980-June 28, 1998

Lohman, Eldon H., Aug. 26, 1914-Sept. 17, 1995
Lohman, Dianne M., Dec. 24, 1946-____, "Wed Oct. 17, 1981"

Manley, Mary Sue, Aug. 25, 1930-Jan. 13, 1981, "Wife" footstone
Manley, Bennie Tidwell, Nov. 23, 1912-Sept. 27, 1993, "Husband" footstone, "Married Dec. 13, 1976"; military marker as footstone "PFC US Army World War II"

Manley, Robert E., May 14, 1957-July 22, 1978, "Son" footstone [reported in UDC as Robert Eugene Manley]

Markin, James Joseph, Nov. 12, 1933-Dec. 17, 1980, military marker "Pvt US Army Korea"

Marrs, Marguerite, Mar. 10, 1914-Feb. 23, 1996, "Grandma Great" footstone
Marrs, Cecil, Sept. 3, 1921-Jan. 11, 1994, military marker as footstone "PFC US Army World War II"

McCoy, David, no dates

McLin, Donald Ray, Sr., Dec. 25, 1946-____, "Husband"
McLin, Nancy A. Huffman, Nov. 4, 1942-June 16, 1994, "Wife" "Married Apr. 4, 1968"

McLin, Donald S., 1905-1952
McLin, Thelma Jones, 1912-____, "His Wife," unplaced "Mother" footstone [ground disturbance would seem to indicate she is buried here]

McLin, John Franklin, 1859-1935
McLin, Mollie Wesson, 1864-1944

McLin, Joseph D., 1879-1969
McLin, Lucy W., 1882-1963

McLin, Ovie Glenn, Feb. 8, 1904-Aug. 16, 1989, military marker "Pvt US Army World War II"

Middleton, Barbara Odle, no dates, unplaced "Mother" footstone
Middleton, Elijah Ray, Aug. 7, 1946-Sept. 26, 1983, "Daddy' footstone, "Married Oct. 14, 1968"

Miller, Guy, 1913-1996, military marker as footstone "PFC US Army World War II Purple Heart"; dates on military marker Aug. 23, 1913-Nov. 26, 1996
Miller, Imogene J., 1921-____, "Sons Jack, Morris"

Miller, James Sherman, 1905-1980
Miller, Holland O., 1910-1991, "Parents of James O.," also temporary marker as footstone, Boyd Funeral Home, Holland Odle Miller

Miller, Leonard E., 1907-1972, "Daddy Dove" footstone
Miller, Opal T., 1907-1979, "Mama O." footstone, "Our children -- Frank & Jerry" [death date reported in UDC as Apr. 13, 1979, probably read from a temporary marker]

Miller, Nick Morris, 1946-1946 [replacement]

Miller, Ruben Sherman (Sherd), 1872-1959, "Father" footstone
Miller, Lee Isadorm M. (Dora), 1877-1963, "Mother" footstone

Morris, Lena [see Coleman, Lena Morris]

Nealey, E. Marie [see Dickson, E. Marie]

Newsom, Christopher C., 1882-1969

Newsom, Wilma [see Odle, Wilma Newsom]

Odle, Annie Geneva, 1906-1939 [replacement]

Odle, Arthur Herbert, Jan. 25, 1910-Nov. 1, 1943 [replacement]

Odle, Barbara Odle Middleton, n.d., unplaced "Mother" footstone [see Middleton]

Odle, Barbe Thomas, 1883-1938 [replacement]

Odle, C. W., Nov. 12, 1869-Nov. 8, 1955
Odle, Flora, June 28, 1875-June 25, 1942

Odle, David Roosevelt, 1902-1974, "Ted," "Daddy" footstone
Odle, Mary Elizabeth, 1907-1999, "Betsy," "Mama" footstone, "Married Dec. 23, 1923"

Odle, Dorothy [see Collett, Dorothy Odle]

Odle, Gloria Ann, 1949-1951, "Dau. of E. J. & Dorothy Odle"

Odle, Hal Jackson, 1881-1951

Odle, Herbert Lynn, July 21, 1936-____
Odle, Dorothy Mae, Mar. 23, 1937-Aug. 27, 1990, "Mom" footstone, "Married Sept. 5, 1955"

Odle, Holland [see Holland O. Miller]

Odle, Imogene [see Jordan, Imogene Odle]

Odle, James Earl (Hap), Jan. 23, 1923-Mar. 10, 1997, "Husband" footstone; also military marker as footstone "Pvt US Army World War II"
Odle, Laverne Spencer, Apr. 5, 1925-Feb. 4, 1990, "Wife" footstone, "Wed May 19, 1945"

Odle, Joe, June 19, 1854-Dec. 10, 1918 [Woodmen of the World memorial]

Odle, Mamie M., 1905-1934, "Mother" footstone
Odle, Claude J., 1903-1989, "Father" footstone

Odle, Mike J., 1882-1970
Odle, Lucy V., 1889-1972

Odle, Nattie Odle Fisher, Feb. 21, 1883-Feb. 12, 1970

Odle, Ross D., Jan. 28, 1920-Dec. 26, 1978, military marker as footstone Tex 5 US Army World War II" [masonic symbol; listed in UDC as Ross Dudley Odle]
Odle, Margaret S., Mar. 23, 1925-____, "Mama" footstone, "Married Nov. 3, 1945" "Our children: Martha Ross, Mary Beth"

Odle, Stella [see Stella Ruff]

Odle, Sue Odle Boswell, 1910-____, unplaced "Wife" footstone [see Boswell]

Odle, Thelma [see Kerley, Thelma Odle]

Odle, Timothy Edward, June 26, 1962-July 30, 1999, "Beloved husband, dad and brother" "Son of Herbert and Dorothy"

Odle, Viola Wesson, 1860-1936, "Wife of Joe Odle" [Eastern Star symbol]

Odle, Volney Augustus, Sept. 27, 1890-Apr. 10, 1975, "father" footstone; also military marker as footstone "Sgt US Army World War I
Odle, Lillian Opal, June 3, 1896-Aug. 20, 1980, , "Mother" footstone, "Married Apr. 18, 1920"

Odle, W. G. Bill, 1887-1962
Odle, Bessie T., 1889-1974

Odle, Wilma Newson, June 14, 1914-Mar. 24, 1983, "Mama" footstone, also temporary marker, Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home, Wilma Sarah Odle
Odle, Lewis Hamilton, Dec. 18, 1909-Feb. 28, 2000, "Married Dec. 26, 1930"

Pratt, Bell [see Wesson, Bell Pratt]

Rice, N. C., Jan. 30, 1880-Mar. 5, 1902
Rice, B. F., Dec. 19, 1891-May 1, 1903
Rice, Annie, Nov. 6, 1858-Mar. 11, 1903, "Wife of V. A. Rice"
Rice, V. A., Apr. 2, 1852-____

Riley, Anna C. [see Sego, Anna C. Riley]

Riley, Bobbie [see Williams, Bobbie Riley]

Riley, Chesley B., Apr. 11, 1909-July 9, 1983, military marker as footstone "Tec 5 US Army World War II"
Riley, Eulalia F., Apr. 15, 1916-Mar. 26, 1969

Riley, Frances [see Baker, Frances Riley]

Riley, Herbert Lee, May 13, 1892-Feb. 8, 1958

Riley, Nellie Miree, Oct. 18, 1899-June 15, 1998

Riley, Robin N., Mar. 2, 1911-Dec. 4, 1996
Riley, Mildred O., Oct. 31, 1912-Sept. 21, 1996, "Wed Nov. 17, 1934"

Robertson, Mavis M., 1922-1971, "Mother"

Robertson, Robert E., 1879-1938, "Father" footstone
Robertson, Sadie E., 1886-1972, "Mother" footstone

Robertson, Wesley A., Apr. 22, 1939-Jan. 12, 1940

Ruff, Stella, Feb. 23, 1913-Feb. 28, 1984, "Mother" footstone, "1st Wife of Herbert Odle"
Ruff, Alton, Nov. 18, 1904-Sept. 22, 1985, "Married July 11, 1944"

Ruft, Alton Wayne, Apr. 17, 1945-Feb. 11, 2001, "His sons Troy and Wayne Jr. son of Alton and Stella"

Sego, Anna C. Riley, Oct. 30, 1904-Oct. 25, 1988, "Mother" footstone
Sego, Fred S., Feb. 16, 1902-Oct. 5, 1994, "Father" footstone

Shaver, Ronnie Lee, Jr., Apr. 27, 1`978-May 14, 1995, "Brother"; "Hamm" on back

Spence, Harris, 1907-1942 [replacement]

Spence, Ila I., Apr. 11, 1878-Aug. 27, 1890, "Son. of A. P. & Sarah Spence" (marker is loose on its base)

Spence, Jerry, 1941-1941 [replacement]

Spence, Laverne Spencer Odle, Apr. 5, 1925-Feb. 4, 1990, "Wife" footstone [see Odle]

Spence, Lucy M., Dec. 22, 1883-Nov. 2, 1961, "M.W.A." [adjacent to marker for Mish T. Spence"

Spence, Mary, 1910-1992 [adjacent to marker for Harris Spence]

Spence, Mish T., May 1, 1882-Jan. 24, 1959

Spence, Ruth [see Ruth S. Barker]

Spence, Varley, Sept. 28, 1882-July 5, 1883, "Son of A. P. & Sarah Spence"

Spence, W. O., Feb. 27, 1876-Aug. 27, 1910 [Woodmen of the World memorial]

Spencer, William R., Mar. 26, 1880-Sept. 24, 1965, "Daddy" footstone
Spencer, Johnnie P., Aug. 12, 1885-Mar. 2, 1979, "Mother" footstone

Stanley, Pauline S., July 26, 1916-Aug. 3, 1974, military marker "Capt Army Nurse Corps"

Stokes, Guy Lynn, Jr., Nov. 28, 1946-May 16, 1970, "Son of Guy and Deane Stokes"; military marker as footstone "Tennessee Sgt Co D 46 Inf Americal Div Vietnam SS-BSM-PH"

Stokes, Jack, June 2, 1892-Nov. 17, 1973
Stokes, Eva, Nov. 1, 1894-Aug. 27, 1974

Stokes, Larry Michael, Aug. 28, 1952-July 19, 1979, "Son of Guy and Deane Stokes" "Husband of Sharon C. Stokes"; military marker as footstone "SP4 US Army"

Terry, J. K., "Mrs.," 1868-1905 [replacement]

Terry, John T., 1872-1900 [replacement]

Terry, W. S., "Mrs.," 1839-1889 [replacement]

Thomas, Barbe [see Odle, Barbe Thomas]

Thomas, Carl Astor, Feb. 20, 1894-June 7, 1978, military marker "Pvt US Army World War I"

Thomas, Herkie, d. Oct. 25, 1914, "Aged 26 Ys. 3 Ms. 11 Ds." "Wife of C. V. Thomas" "Dau. of J. F. & M. B. Farlow"

Walker, Grace O., 1895-1984 [marker in Odle row]
Walker, Bland B., 1883-1952

Walker, William H., 1877-1959
Walker, Lillian O., 1885-1979; dates in UDC, probably read from a temporary marker Apr. 15, 1885-May 8, 1979

Wesson, Bell Pratt, 1866-1891 [replacement; adjacent to marker for Robert Lee Wesson]

Wesson, Bertha D., Apr. 20, 1875-Apr. 25, 1905, "Husband S. J." "Daughter Gladys"

Wesson, Bessie, 1881-1934 [Supreme Woodman Forest Circle; adjacent to marker for Joe J. Wesson]

Wesson, Joe J., 1872-1941 [Woodmen of the World memorial]

Wesson, M. D., d. May 24, 1873, "Aged 12 days" "Dau. of N. A. & S. J. Wesson" (eroded)

Wesson, Mollie [see Farlow, Mollie Wesson]

Wesson, N. A., Mar. 20, 1823-Mar. 16, 1878, "Husband of Sarah J. Wesson" (broken), military marker as footstone, "Nathaniel A. Wesson" "Capt Co A 51 Reg Tenn Inf Confederate States Army"; dates on military marker Mar. 26, 1824-Mar. 18, 1879

Wesson, Ralph, 1908-1913 [replacement]

Wesson, Richard T., 1867-1927 [replacement]

Wesson, Robert Lee, 1861-1901 [replacement]

Wesson, S. J., Apr. 14, 1868-Dec. 10, 1902, "Wife Bertha D." "Daughter Gladys" "Erected by the Woodmen of the World"

Wesson, Sarah J., June 9, 1832-Sept. 27, 1899, Age 64 Ys. 3 Ms. & 18 Ds."
Wesson, N. A., Mar. 26, 1824-Mar. 16, 1879, Age 54 Ys. & 11 Ms. 20 Ds [N. A. was a later addition to Sarah J.'s marker]

Wesson, Viola Wesson Odle, 1860-1936, "Wife of Joe Odle" [Eastern Star symbol]

Williams, Bobbie Riley, Nov. 26, 1902-Sept. 28, 1974

 

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