PLEASANT PLAINS CEMETERY

            Pleasant Plains Cemetery is located on a north on the west side of Old Humboldt Highway about mile north of Ashport Road. The cemetery is used regularly but only receives occasional, incomplete mowing. It is divided by a drainage ditch. Most burial since 2000 have taken place north of the drainage ditch. Probably under a third of burials in the cemetery have permanent markers.

            David Donahue recorded this cemetery September 28, 2003 based on earlier work by Jonathan K. T. Smith. Mr. Smith's record for this cemetery appears in his 2000 Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Madison County, Tennessee Volume 2, though he probably read most of markers in late 1995. This is referred to as Smith in the notes below.

 

South of Drainage Ditch

Anderson, Tom, Oct. 23, 1910-June 12, 1970, "Father"

Anderson, Willie M., Aug. 19, 1893-Mar. 5, 1946

Barker, ______, Aug. 2, 1996-1996, "Baby boy" "Janice-William" (homemade); also temporary marker, Baskerville Funeral Home, Humboldt, Tennessee, Aug. 2, 1996-Aug. 2, 1996

Bowers, Betty L., Mrs., Nov. 10, 1900-Feb. 15, 1989, temporary marker, Baskerville _____, 10 feet west of marker for Leonard B. Martin

Burns, Alice, 1899-1950, temporary marker, Stephenson Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith]

Burns, Bertha, Oct. 9, 1907-Jan. 30, 1925, "Dau. of T. & A. Burns"

Clark, Lucy Frances, Feb. 17, 1933-Mar. 18, 1985

Crockett, James, 1905-1986
Crockett, Mary G., 1907-1987

Donalson, Frances Olivia, April 7, 1952-Oct. 17, 1996

Dunigan, Robert Lee, Dec. 26, 1922-Dec. 3, 1971, military marker "Pvt US Army World War II"

Epperson, ______, Apr. 25, 1992, "Baby"

Epperson, Joshua Ligon, Dec. 9, 1993-Dec. 15, 1993 (homemade) also temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, d. Dec. 16, 1993, Age 5 days [note discrepancy affecting both birth and death dates]

Fuller, J. D., 1907-____ [there is an unreadable temporary marker on this grave]
Fuller, Gladys, 1913-1992; also temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, d. Apr. 23, 1992

Fuller, Larry Neal, Mar. 27, 1944-Aug. 5, 1948

Gill, Ed, June 2, 1897-Feb. 6, 1952, military marker "Tennessee Cpl 6 Pioneer Inf World War I"

Gill, Martha Lou, d. Jan. 19, 1953, Age 62 Yrs, temporary marker [not found in 2003; reported by Smith]

Harrell, Felicia Y., Aug. 8, 1982-July 25, 1983, temporary marker, Rawls-Baskerville Funeral Home, Humboldt, Tennessee, 8 feet north of marker for Lou H. Watson

Harris, James Lee, Sr., Apr. 13, 1932-Jan. 21, 1995

Holt, Fannie B. Utley, Nov. 5, 1916-____

Holt, Isaac W., Aug. 1, 1918-May 11, 1996, military marker "US Army"

Hurt, Thelma F., Aug. 14, 1908-June 24, 1963

Hurt, Tommie Lee, Jr., d. July 2?, 1988, Age 51, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith

Hurt, Tommie, Sr., Mr., d. Oct.12, 1975, Age 60 Yrs., temporary marker [not found in 2003; reported by Smith]

Isabel, Rogers, Mr., Feb. 24, 1911-June 13, 1983, temporary marker, Rawls & Baskerville Funeral Home, Humboldt, Tennessee, 3 yards northeast of marker for Essie Lee Rogers

Jeffries, Doris, d. Jan. 28, 1999, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, 7 yards west-southwest of marker for Essie Lee Rogers

Jeffries, Hoyel, d. May 6, 2001, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, 8 yards west-southwest of marker for Essie Lee Rogers

Johnson, Essie Mae, Dec. 5, 1916-Nov. 8, 1985, "Our loving mother"

Johnson, John Benard, 1969-1993 [not found in 2003; reported by Smith]

Johnson, Mary E., Ms., d. June 17, 1990, Age 51, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith]

Long, Lula V., Mrs., Feb. 15, 1957-July 28, 1976, temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home, 3 feet north of marker for Lucy Frances Clark

Lumpkin, Christopher D., July 29, 1967-Dec. 11, 1988

Lyons, Lizzie, Sept. 4, 1898-Mar. 31, 1957 (homemade concrete marker)

Marabel, Martin Darrell, Jr., Sept. 14, 2001, "Baby boy"

Marble, Ben, Mar. 28, 1912-May 14, 1992, temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith]

Martin, Alberta F., 1939-1991

Martin, Cenner, June 1, 1905-Apr. 28, 1976

Martin, Clara, Mrs., d. Sept. 1, 1993, Aged 68 Years, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, 8 feet south of marker for Leonard B. Martin

Martin, Leonard B., Jr., Mar. 29, 1951-Mar. 19, 1985 [death date was buried in 2003; that listed was reported by Smith]

Norton, Leanna, Mrs., Aug. 1, 1884 -Nov. 21, 1964, temporary marker, Rawls-Baskerville Funeral Home
Norton, Leanna, Mrs., d. Nov. 21, 1954, Age 70 Yrs. 3 Mos., temporary marker, C. A. Rawls Funeral Home
[neither found in 2003; Smith reported "these two markers were at the same grave with conflicting death years"]

Norton, Walter J., July 31, 1901-July 12, 1989; also temporary marker, Baskerville Funeral Home, Walter Jack Norton
Norton, Rosie L., April 15, 1906-____, "Married Dec. 17, 1927"

Pledge, Vera M., 1897-1978, temporary marker, Williams & Rawls Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith]

Rogers, Essie Lee, May 14, 1920-Nov. 17, 1989, "Beloved mother"

Smith, Patrisee M., born and died Apr. 14, 1978, temporary marker [not found in 2003; reported by Smith

Spencer, Alex M., Apr. 10, 1911-Nov. 23, 1985, "Beloved husband"

Stewart, Robert Henry, Jan. 1, 1974-July 5, 2003, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw, 3 feet south of marker for James Lee Harris, Sr.

Thomas, Jannie Bell, Dec. 28, 1925-June 19, 1992, "Beloved mother" [adjacent to marker for John A. Thomas]

Thomas, John A., Mar. 30, 1921-Sept. 19, 2000, "Beloved father"

Thomas, Sam, d. May 9, 1973, Age 67 Yrs., temporary marker, Rawls-Baskerville Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith

Thompson, John, d. Apr. 5, 1950, temporary marker, H. H. Hudson Funeral Home, Dyersburg, TN, 2 feet south of marker for Lizzie Lyons [temporary marker has been replaced; Smith reported temporary marker from Thomas Funeral Home]

Thompson, Sylvia, Mrs., d. July 20, 1950, temporary marker, H. H. Hudson Funeral Home, Dyersburg, TN, 2 feet north of marker for Lizzie Lyons [temporary marker has been replaced; Smith reported temporary marker from Thomas Funeral Home]

Till, George, Sr., Mar. 12, 1910-Mar. 20, 1992, temporary marker, Rawls-Bakerville Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith]

Utley, Fannie B. [see Holt, Fannie B. Utley]

Vann, Charles M., May 29, 1971-Sept. 1, 1985

Vantrece, Brodie, Oct. 15, 1915- May 11, 1924, "Son of Monroe and Daisy Vantrece" [not found in 2003; reported by Smith

Watson, Lou H. Watson, 1912-1995, "Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren" [Eastern Star symbol]; also temporary marker; Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, Mrs. Lou Hester (Beanmether) Watson, June 30, 1912-May 21, 1995 ["Beanmether" is best guess read from damaged temporary marker in 2003; dates on the temporary marker were unreadable in 2003 but were read earlier by Smith]

Yong, Kandy Lee, Born-Died May 13,1983 [not found in 2003; reported by Smith]

 

North of Drainage Ditch

Brawner, Louis "Dickey," Aug. 1, 1964-Aug. 4, 1995; also temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home, Louis Alexander Brawner

Carpenter, Joel, Oct. 28, 1924-Mar. 28, 2000

Earl, Thomas Floys, Dec. 18, 1950-June 6, 1966

Jenkins, Lillie M. Wedley, Dec. 2, 1916-Jan. 19, 2003, temporary marker, 4 yards east-southeast of marker for Etta Mae Wiley Martin

Martin, E. R. (Bug), Mar. 9, 1954-Apr. 10, 2000

Martin, Etta Mae Wiley, Mar. 3, 1927-May 25, 2000

Thomas, Charles "Kilo" Thomas, Feb. 13, 1968- July 30, 1995

Vann, Mary, Mrs., Mar 18, 1936-Oct. 27, 2002, temporary marker, 2 yards south of marker for Etta Mae Wiley Martin

Wedley, Lillie M. [see Jenkins, Lillie M. Wedley]

Wiley, Etta Mae [see Martin, Etta Mae Wiley]

 

Location Unknown

Martin, Elizabeth Wiley, Mar. 28, 1927-May 25, 2000 [not found in 2003; reported by Smith]