POPLAR CORNER CEMETERY

            Poplar Corner Cemetery is a well-maintained private cemetery in northwestern Madison County. According to Ola Horton Cates, who recorded the cemetery in 1999, George T. Crawford donated the land for this cemetery as well as land for the old Poplar Corner Baptist Church (which has since moved). The land is still owned by the Crawford family. About two dozen spaces are marked with concrete blocks with initials, either painted or contact letters. These are assumed to be space holders and were not recorded. Most graves are marked. There may be about a half dozen unmarked and unidentified graves.

            To reach Poplar Corner Cemetery, follow Highway 412 about 7 miles northwest from I-40 to Ed Woods Road. (Do not turn on to Poplar Corner Road from 412; the southern segment of Poplar Corner Road, now a subdivision street, no longer connects through.) Turn right or north on Ed Wood Road, drive about a half a mile, then turn east on Poplar Corner Road.

            David Donahue recorded Poplar Corner Cemetery in May 2004 working with an earlier record of the cemetery made by Mr. and Mrs. Floyd W. Johnson. Ola Horton Cate recorded Poplar Corner Cemetery in June 1999. Mr. & Mrs. Floyd W. Johnson recorded Poplar Corner Cemetery on Feb. 28, 1988. Their record appears in Family Findings, Vol. XX, No. 2, April 1988, pp. 64-66. With an update through 1995, it also appears in Madison County, Tennessee Cemetery Records, Volume II Northern Half of County (Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society, 1998, pp. 158-161). This is referred to as the Johnsons in notes below.

 

Alexander, Daisy V., Mar. 5, 1915-July 16, 2000
Alexander, E. Kenneth, Mar. 19, 1908-Mar. 12, 1995, carved rings and "Oct. 31, 1931"

Allen, Lizzie, Oct. 2, 1878-Oct. 23, 1961, "Sister" footstone

Allison, Frederick M., Oct. 29, 1920-Jan. 23, 2001, footstone with "HMC US Navy World War II"
Allison, Wilma L., May 29, 1924-____

Barnes, Alice J. Hathcote, no dates (homemade, painted on concrete block)

Barnes, Van, no dates [not found in 2004; reported by the Johnsons]

Clark, H., no dates (homemade)

Clark, Leon, Dec. 5, 1930-Jan. 21, 1984

Clark, Letha Loraine [see Kiddy, Letha Loraine Clark]

Clark, Willis Mathis, Oct. 30, 1914-Jan. 21, 1997

Coder, Emily Louise, Feb. 5, 1926-____
Coder, Oliver Wray, July 26, 1914-Feb. 13, 1991, "Wed Mar. 16, 1955

Crawford, Amos Carl, 1920-1936

Crawford, Delar May, May 29, 1878-Apr. 19, 1961
Crawford, J. C., Nov. 12, 1873-Apr. 13, 1969

Crawford, Ethel Lee Wren, Sept. 18, 1902-Dec. 5, 1996, "Mother" [adjacent to marker for Felix Riley Crawford]

Crawford, F. B., 1848-1924
Crawford, Ruth C., 1854-1945, "His wife"

Crawford, Felix Riley, Oct. 29,1898-Dec. 18, 1981

Crawford, Horace B., Nov. 29, 1909-Nov. 19, 1958

Crawford, James "Stanley," Sept. 21, 1904-Apr. 22, 1986, "A loving father"

Crawford, Jannie Lou, Dec. 7, 1926-July 1926
Crawford, Lee Wilson, Feb. 25, 1924-July 1926 [probably children of Felix Riley Crawford and Eyjel Lee Wren Crawford, whose markers are adjacent]

Crawford, Lessye L., 1908-1961, "Mother" [adjacent to marker for James "Stanley" Crawford]

Crawford, Myrtle A., 1886-1970
Crawford, George T., 1876-1961

Crawford, Robert Lee, Nov. 12, 1913-Jan. 27, 1994

Crawford, Thelma R., Sept. 5, 1921-Jan. 17, 2004, temporary marker, Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home, 3 feet north of military marker for Travis W. Crawford

Crawford, Travis W., July 27, 1924-Jan. 14, 1959, military marker "Tennessee Cpl US Marine Corps World War II"

Crowe, Bernice [see Lovelace, Bernice Crowe]

Dudley, Ben G., 1917-1934, "Son" footstone [replacement; adjacent to double marker for Suisie B. and J. M. Dudley"

Dudley, Betty J. [see Francis, Betty J. Dudley]

Dudley, Helen [see Williams, Helen Dudley]

Dudley, James E., Jan. 18, 1905-d Sept. 12, 1955

Dudley, Lee A., Mar. 4, 1861-Mar. 2, 1939, "Father" footstone

Dudley, Susie B., 1881-1936, "Mama" footstone
Dudley, J. M., 1866-1940, "Daddy" footstone

Dutton, William Howard, 1911-1986, military marker "PFC US Army World War II"

Elder, Betty Catherine, Aug. 8, 1946-____, "Mom"
Elder, Roy "Junior," Mar. 10, 1935-Nov. 22, 1989, "Dad"

Francis, Betty J. Dudley, May. 16, 1932-Mar. 10, 1998

Francis, Timothy Elton, June 30, 1958-Aug. 22, 1992

Galloway, John C., Oct. 4, 1947-Jan. 11, 1997

Galloway, Robert F., May 5, 1917-Mar. 5, 1990
Galloway, Carrie B., Oct. 15, 1918-Dec. 28, 1984

Hardin, Allene P., Feb. 14, 1914-Dec. 8, 1997
Hardin, Claude V., Apr. 1, 1909-May 4, 1987, "Our children Janice Charles MaryLee David Ann James Gary"

Hardin, Kathern P., July 9, 1911-June 16, 1957, "Mother" footstone

Harris, Billy, Oct. 24, 1937-Sept. 1, 1938, "Son" footstone [replacement]

Harris, Lavern, Dec. 4, 1933-Jan. 29, 1935, "Daughter" footstone [replacement]

Harris, Ruth, Dec. 21, 1935-Dec. 25, 1935, "Daughter" footstone [replacement]

Harris, Willie G., Feb1, 1903-Apr. 15, 1955, "Father" footstone
Harris, Grace, Sept. 26, 1910-Nov. 9, 1983

Hathcote, Alice J. [see Barnes, Alice J. Hathcote]

Hathcote, Allen G., 1938-1939 [replacement]

Hathcote, Willie [see Leach, Willie Hathcote]

Hathcote, Wilson T., Nov. 7, 1912-Aug. 15, 1947, military marker "Tennessee Pvt 220 QM Truck Co World War II"

Hembree, Dolly, Apr. 6, 1848-July 27, 1927, "Wife of A. P. C. Hembree"

Holland, Kate, Apr. 12, 1908-Mar. 26, 1982
Holland, Nathan, July 3, 1904-Nov. 22, 1984

Holquin, Barbara Nanney, Feb. 3, 1940-Oct. 1, 1996, "Beloved wife & mother"

Horton, Aaron C., May 23, 1910-Nov. 7, 1964
Horton, Dola Kail, July 13, 1910-Jan. 31, 2003

Horton, Calvin M., Aug. 6, 1861-May 31, 1940, "Father" footstone

Horton, Lou, Mrs., 1872-1945, "Mother" [adjacent to marker for Calvin M. Horton]

Hudgins, Gretchen J., Sept. 10, 1899-Feb. 19, 1991, "Wife of Harvey P. Hudgins"

Hudgins, Harvey P., d. Apr. 3, 1937, military marker "Tennessee Sgt 154 Inf 39th Div"

Jackson, David A., 1876-1960
Jackson, Tip L., 1891-1988

Jackson, P. L., 1869-1887, "Dau of J. T. & M. J. Jackson" [This marker is under a tree at the rear of the cemetery, separated from other markers. Ola Horton Cate's record of the cemetery includes a note that "Aunt Tip Jackson told Ida Mae Horton that this was the daughter of a family in a wagon just passing through."]

Jarvis, Helen, Sept. 29, 1915-Apr. 7, 1991

Jarvis, John Thomas, July 9, 1911-Oct. 19, 1973, military marker "Tennessee PFC US Army World War II"

Jones, Margarette Priest, June 13, 1925-Aug. 3, 1989
Jones, Marshall Lee Daniel, Apr. 11, 1912-Jan. 4, 1984

Jones, Matthew O., Jan. 11, 1877-July 15, 1954
Jones, Ida E., Aug. 24, 1887-Oct. 20, 1978

Jones, Ruben H., Nov. 4, 1910-Dec. 14, 1929, "Dick" footstone [replacement]

Jones, Walter R., Feb. 6, 1883-July 11, 1925
Jones, Carrie B., Oct. 10, 1884-Mar. 3, 1989, "Mother" footstone

Kiddy, Letha Loraine Clark, July 14, 1930-Mar. 28, 2001, temporary marker, Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home, 3 feet north of marker for Leon Clark.

Leach, Willie Hathcote, Feb. 19, 1912-Dec. 20, 2000, "Grandma" footstone

Lovelace, Bernice Crowe, Feb. 16, 1897-Dec. 2, 1969 [adjacent to marker for Pete Lovelace]

Lovelace, Pete, Aug. 23, 1885-Sept. 13, 1950

Marcom, Amanda V., Dec. 22, 1950-____
Marcom, George M., Dec. 10, 1948-Oct. 17, 2002, carved rings and "1-19-1985"; "Children Harold 'Buddy' Marcom, Tammy Williams, Bryan Williams, Stacey Williams" "Grandchildren Bibbie Allen Williams, Spencer Ryan Barnaloce" [cannot read my handwriting on this last name], "Mother Martha Ann Jones"

Marcom, Irene C., May 5, 1902-July 30, 1988
Marcom, John W. Aug. 11, 1901-July 7, 1976

Marcom, Iris Marie, Aug. 30, 1930-Sept. 2, 1983
Marcom, Raymond Crawford, Sept. 21, 1927-Mar. 15, 1977, military marker as footstone "Tec 5 US Army World War II"

Marcom, Jane Carolyn, Sept. 2, 1931-Mar. 21, 1932, "Dau. of Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Marcom"

Marcom, William S., May 12, 1924-June 29, 1974, "Father"

Mayfield, Fern, Aug. 30, 1916-Jan. 5, 1998
Mayfield, Leonard, Nov. 19, 1917-Apr. 7, 1972, military marker as footstone "Tennessee PFC 465 MP Patrol Plot World War II"

Moore, Clara Mae, July 16, 1910-____ [ground disturbance suggests that she is buried here]
Moore, Floyd, Oct. 12, 1906-May 14, 1993

Moss, J. S., 1892-1933

Mullikin, Andrea LaDawn, Sept. 25, 1975-Sept. 1, 2002

Nanney, Barbara [see Holquin, Barbara Nanney]

Nanney, Edgar, Jr., July 7, 1922-Dec. 20, 1927

Nanney, Gene F., Oct. 2, 1926-Nov. 10, 1926

Nanney, Josephine, Dec. 4, 1924-June 26, 1928

Newsom, Mary Elizabeth, Aug. 11, 1897-Feb. 12, 1976 [adjacent to military marker for Rayburn Z. Newsom]

Newsom, Rayburn Z., Dec. 24. 1897-May 16, 1975, military marker "Pvt US Army World War I"

Patterson, Pansy, Oct. 7, 1913-May 7, 1995
Patterson, R. Raybon, Sept. 9, 1911-d Aug. 11, 1986, "Married Oct. 24, 1931"

Pickens, Doris Ruth, June 25, 1935-June 15, 1937 [replacement]

Pickens, Nellie C., Feb. 23, 1908-Jan. 27, 1994
Pickens, Herman Lee, Apr. 20, 1905-Jan. 7, 1982

Pipkin, Eva, June 26, 1890-Oct. 29, 1965, "Mother"
Pipkin, Alonzo, Jan. 27, 1890-Dec. 9, 1967, "Father"

Pipkin, James Len, June 22, 1944-Dec. 24, 1961

Pipkin, Maurine D., Aug. 4, 1920-Mar. 2, 1998

Pipkin, Oscar Mays, Sept. 21, 1891-Mar. 20, 1933

Pipkin, Ruby, June 19, 1920-____, "Wife of Woodrow Pipkin"

Pipkin, Woodrow, May 19, 1913-Nov. 16, 1987, military marker "Pvt US Army World War II"

Presley, Eddie, June 4, 1957-June 5, 1988, "Beloved son & brother"

Priest, Margarette [see Jones, Margarette Priest]

Reece, Julian L., Feb. 24, 1917-Jan. 5, 1991

Reece, Dorothy J., Feb. 16, 1931-____ [adjacent to marker for Julian L. Reece]

iles, Adrian Alene, 1926-1927, "Dau. of Mr. & Mrs. E. K. Riles"

Riles, C. P., May 10, 1885-Dec. 14, 1964

Riles, Leora, Dec. 4, 1887-Sept. 22, 1941, "Wife of C. P. Riles"

Roland, Linda, Jan. 18, 1949-____
Roland, Jimmy, July 5, 1934-Sept. 14, 1988

Roland, Mary Frances, Dec. 12, 1940-____
Roland, Joe A. "Smokey," Sept. 25, 1938-____, carved rings and "June 24, 1960"; "Children Russ & Tina"

Roland, Mary Grapel, July 29, 1925-____
Roland, John M. "Trigger," Sept. 23, 1922-____, "Wed 1-17-1942" "Son Johnny"

Roland, W. Inez, Oct. 11, 1908-Oct. 19, 2002
Roland, Joe N., Sept. 30, 1916-Apr. 18, 1992

Roland, William, Apr. 16, 1927-Nov. 8, 1965, military marker as footstone "Tennessee PFC US Marines World War II"

Stovall, Annie May, May 29, 1887-May 1, 1970
Stovall, Willie P., May 19, 1889-Sept. 3, 1980

Stovall, Frank L., May 5, 1912-Dec. 10, 1986
Stovall, Ethel L., Sept. 12, 1916-____, carved rings and "Nov. 19, 1935"

Thomason, Amelia Mabell, Oct. 20, 1886-Nov. 5, 1971, "Mother"

Thompson, Sadie J., 1886-1928
Thompson, William B., 1874-1946

Turner, George W., May 6, 1901-May 18, 1940

Turner, Jeff, Feb. 9, 1907-May 30, 1967, "Husband"
Turner, Audie, Sept. 25, 1907-Mar. 7, 2003, "Wife"

Williams, Helen Dudley, Nov. 21, 1910-May 13, 1963