Fayette County, Alabama
 
~ El Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery ~
(Bunkum/Buncombe/Buncomb Cemetery)


Location: East of County Road 137 on Fayette-Tuscaloosa county line (S31-T17S-R11W)
Copied by: Herbert M. Newell Jr. & Jeanie Patterson Newell - 23 Aug 1958 ~ (additions/corrections are highlighted)

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[ Photo taken in May 2006 by Frances Lowrey Brasher ]
~ Same gate pictured below right ~

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[ Photos of Jan/Feb 2008 storm damage taken by Dennis Gurley ]


169/05    ______, ...eadylee - 1864 - 1945 ~ (name hard to decipher)

000/00    BIGHAM, Evie Eulene, dau of Marvin & Ada Sanford Bigham - b./d. 1926  [2]

150/02    BIGHAM, Jane, dau of W.R. & Helen Bigham - Feb 17, 1885 - Oct 20, 1902 ~ (dau of William R. Bigham & Helen FELTMAN)  [15

000/00    BIGHAM, Marvin M. - May 5, 1891 - Jan 4, 1929 ~ (first husband of Ada E. SANFORD, who later married Will STARNES)  Photo  [11

000/00    BIGHAM, Perry Lee, son of Marvin & Ada Sanford Bigham - 1917 - 1920  [2]

000/00    BIGHAM, Thelma Theo, dau of Marvin & Ada Sanford Bigham - 1921 - 1923  [2]

000/00    BILLS, Mary Loyal - Dec 31, 1937 - May 26, 1978 ~ (dau of James & Roxie PENNINGTON)  [6]
 
173/11    CAMP, Sarah Elizabeth - June 28, 1933 - Aug 23, 1940

173/14    CAMP, Vida Stow - Oct 12, 1913 - Sept 25, 1954

173/17    CAMP, William Perry - Jan 25, 1908

176/09    COTTRELL, Wilbon, son of Rev. C.R. & M.A. Cottrell - July 24, 1892 - Mar 12, 1907

000/00    DAVIS, Gracie Nell - June 9, 1924 - Oct 17, 1970 ~ (dau of J.H. & Rittie KYZER)  Photo  [9

164/11    FREEMAN ~ (seven infants’ graves; no dates)

165/05    FREEMAN, “Dad” - May 22, 1890

165/02    FREEMAN, Walter - Oct 17, 1882 - July 10, 1954

147/07    GADDY, Floyd, son of Foster & Allie Gaddy - Feb 10, 1922 - Feb 6, 1923

171/14    GADDY, John Mince - Nov 9, 1929 - Nov 11, 1949 ~ U.S. Navy

149/05    GADDY, Martha L. - Mar 3, 1862 - Sept 11, 1921

149/08    GADDY, R.M - Dec 24, 1840 - Mar 31, 1924

149/11    GADDY, Willie D., son of R.M. & M.L. Gaddy - Apr 29, 1880 - June 20, 1880

170/15    HALLMAN ~ (child; no dates)

158/05    HALLMAN, Augusta, son of I.R. & Ophelia Hallman - Jan 14, 1898 - Dec 10, 1898

180/02    HALLMAN, Clentie - Sept 23, 1914 - Apr 10, 1926

000/00    HALLMAN, Dicie Virginia, wife of Monroe Hallman - Jan 28, 1900 - July 2, 1984 ~ (dau of John OSWALT & Simon LOWERY)  [8

155/09    HALLMAN, H. “Jack” - 1831 - 1915

156/02    HALLMAN, J.H. - 1875 - 1943 ~ (James Henry Hallman - Dec 27, 1875 - Apr 13, 1943; son of Henry Jackson Hallman; first husband of Nancy Ophelia "Opie" SANFORD, who later md. a LATHUM)  [8

158/02    HALLMAN, J.H., son of Monroe & Dicie Hallman - Oct 14, 1928 ~ (James M. Hallman - July 14, 1928 - July 15, 1928)  [8]   

154/08    HALLMAN, John A., husband of Permela V. Hallman - June 21, 1847 - Apr 19, 1908

154/12    HALLMAN, Johnny R., son of J.M. & R.A. Hallman - Dec 19, 1866 - Mar 15, 1884

155/01    HALLMAN, Miney Belle, dau of J.M. & R.A. Hallman - Mar 3, 1884 - Nov 12, 1887

174/12    HALLMAN, Perlie - Nov 30, 1899 - Nov 21, 1941

154/10    HALLMAN, Permela V., wife of John A. Hallman - June 27, 1845 - July 22, 1883

180/01    HALLMAN, Perry W. - Apr 2, 1910 - June 26, 1940

155/07    HALLMAN, Seley A., wife of William Hallman - May 10, 1812 - Nov 3, 1899

157/12    HALLMAN, Shuwon Lee, son of Monroe & Dicie Hallman - July 16, 1925 ~ (Sherman Lee Hallman - July 13, 1925 - July 14, 1925)  [8]

170/11    HALLMAN, W.C. - 1870 - 1891

175/01    HALLMAN, Walter, husband of Pearlie Hallman - June 12, 1896 - Dec 2, 1927

155/05    HALLMAN, William, husband of Selean Hallman - June 26, 1818 - July 21, 1904 

000/00    HALLMAN, William Monroe - Nov 29, 1900 -  July 4, 1973 ~ (son of James & Nancy O. Hallman; husband of Dicie OSWALT)  [8

180/03    HALLMAN, Zora Mae - July 8, 1912 - Dec 23, 1912

171/17    HYCHE, Adrion - 1898 - 1956

172/02    HYCHE, Janie - 1898 - 19__ ~ (nee Martha Jane SANFORD, dau of Jesse & Lucinda Sanford - Apr 1898 - Sept 15, 1960)  [20

176/06    JOHNSTON, Erie Jones, wife of P.A. Johnston - 1918 - 1946

175/10    JONES, Fenton, son of W.R. & Iler Jones - May 12, 1905 - Aug 5, 1907 ~ “Baby”

174/09    JONES, Floyd Douglas - Sept 12, 1927 - Apr 17, 1945

147/01    JONES, Ida, wife of Sam Jones - 1887 - 1953

175/07    JONES, Ila G. - Sept 16, 1882

177/03    JONES, Louvincie - 1881 - 19__

175/13    JONES, Maurice - Dec 24, 1918 - Mar 21, 1932

177/06    JONES, Oscar C. - Oct 25, 1908 - Apr 13, 1953

176/15    JONES, R. Wilburn - 1880 - 1953

147/04    JONES, Sam - 1892 - 1946

175/04    JONES, Will R. - Aug 6, 1878 - Mar 15, 1931

174/06    KEETH, Lenord, husband of Drilla Keeth - Dec 23, 1906 - Oct 31, 1926 ~ (Leonard Keeth, son of Bedford & Ardell Keeth; b. Dec. 26, 1906)  [15

180/04    KYZER, Baby of Mr. & Mrs. Erma Kyzer - June 25, 1944 - Jan 6, 1945

160/12    KYZER, Floyd Lee - May 5, 1913 - Sept 7, 1942 ~ "A Sailor at Sea ... Drowned in Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore, MD" (son of J.H. & Rittie Kyzer)  Photo  [9

160/03    KYZER, J.W. - Jan 1838 - Apr 6, 1925 ~ (John Wesley Kyzer)  [9

000/00    KYZER, J. Henry ~ (son of J.W. & Sarah J. Kyzer; unmarked grave)  [4, 9]

000/00    KYZER, Ritta Lowery, wife of J.H. Kyzer - 1887 - 1967 ~ (nee Caritte "Rittie" LOWERY, dau of George Washington Lowery & Martha Frances GRAY)  Photo  [4, 9]

154/02    KYZER, Sarah J., wife of J.W. Kyzer - 1838 - Aug 18, 1869 ~ (first wife of John Wesley Kyzer)  [9

160/06    KYZER, Z.A., wife of J.W. Kyzer - Sept 17, 1848 - July 26, 1920 ~ (nee Zella A. TAYLOR; second wife of John Wesley Kyzer; md. 28 Nov 1869, Fayette Co., AL)  [9

156/03    LATHUM, Nancy Ophelia Hallman - 1885 - Nov 20, 1956 ~ aged 71y-6m-16d (d. Nov 26, 1956; dau of Joe L. SANFORD & Mary C. GRAY; first md. James H. HALLMAN)  [8

160/09    LENDSY, Zerah B., husband of Margaret Lendsy - July 1, 1880 - May 4, 1907

156/01    ODEN, Sallie - Jan 31, 1899 - Apr 17, 1939 ~ (buried with infant dau)

154/06    OSWALT, Annie - 1860 - 1943 ~ “Mother”

163/05    OSWALT, Dellie Edmondson - Mar 3, 1871

164/05    OSWALT, George Roberts - Mar 31, 1904 - May 31, 1941

163/14    OSWALT, H. Addie - June 30, 1871 - Mar 30, 1950

169/01    OSWALT, Henry, husband of Louiza & M.A. Oswalt - July 23, 1809 - Aug 31, 1896

152/08    OSWALT, Infant ~ (no dates)

153/05    OSWALT, Infant ~ (no dates)

157/05    OSWALT, Infant dau of Carl & Ethel Oswalt ~ (no dates)

167/11    OSWALT, J.F. - Dec 20, 1879 - Feb 1908

154/04    OSWALT, J.Z. - 1854 - 1940 ~ “Father”

164/02    OSWALT, James H. - Mar 31, 1868 - Jan 26, 1941

152/02    OSWALT, John, husband of Nell Oswalt - 1868 - 1913

164/08    OSWALT, Johnie Bee - 1925 - 1937

163/02    OSWALT, Joseph Alexander - Jan 3, 1873 - May 18, 1948

152/11    OSWALT, Joseph B., son of J.T. & Cornella Oswalt - Aug 10, 1904 - Sept 18, 1904

151/02    OSWALT, Louisa L. - Sept 9, 1855 - Dec 24, 1940

169/04    OSWALT, Louiza, wife of Henry Oswalt - d. 1843 ~ aged 30 years

169/03    OSWALT, Mary Ann ~ (no dates)

169/10    OSWALT, Mary C. - Mar 15, 1844 - Jan 2, 1880

168/06    OSWALT, Mary Ozella, dau of JA. & D.L. Oswalt - Oct 29, 1898 - Nov 26, 1898

167/14    OSWALT, Maudie G., dau of J.F. & Rosetta Oswalt - Mar 1, 1906 - Mar 26, 1906

151/05    OSWALT, Noah - Feb 5, 1840 - Dec 15, 1913

167/08    OSWALT, Rosezettia Oswalt Logan, wife of J.F. Oswalt - May 15, 1884 -

169/09    OSWALT, Ruhama J. - Jan 12, 1837 - June 29, 1883

168/03    OSWALT, Tollie B., son of Noah & L.L. Oswalt - Feb 1, 1881 - Jan 18, 1900

169/14    OSWALT, William G., son of May A. Oswalt - Aug 30, 1870 - Oct 2, 1872

153/02    PATTERSON ~ (infant; no dates)

165/08    PATTERSON ~ (4 infants’ graves; no dates)

166/03    PATTERSON, Dora P. - 1880 - 1958

166/06    PATTERSON, James Andrew - 1889 - 1931

152/05    PATTERSON, John L. (Mrs.) - d. Aug 10, 1958 ~ aged 84y-16d

000/00    PENNINGTON, (Baby Girl) - b./d. 1938 ~ (dau of George & Lillie Pennington)  [10

169/08    PENNINGTON, Celian, wife of J.T. Pennington - 1870 - 1939 ~ (Celia Ann, wife of John Thomas Pennington)  [14

169/06    PENNINGTON, Delley A., dau of J.T. & C.E. Pennington - Apr 23, 1898 - Oct 16, 1900 ~ (dau of John Thomas & Celia Ann Pennington)  [14]

000/00    PENNINGTON, George Washington - Aug 26, 1900 - June 12, 1982 ~ (son of Calvin Pennington & Fannie THURKIL, "a full blooded Cherokee Indian from Reform, Alabama")  [10

178/07    PENNINGTON, (Infant) ~ (possibly Danny Gene Pennington, son of Roy & Dora Lee Pennington, b./d. July 22, 1958)  [7]

179/01    PENNINGTON, James D. - Apr 10, 1896 - Nov 13, 1955 ~ (James David "Boss" Pennington; ssw Roxie B. Pennington) Photo  [6, 13]

169/07    PENNINGTON, John Thomas - 1864 - 1945 

000/00    PENNINGTON, Lillie M. - July 9, 1901 - June 19, 1973 ~ (nee Lillie Minerva SANFORD, dau of Joe L. Sanford & Mary C. GRAY; wife of George W. Pennington)  Photo  [10

000/00    PENNINGTON, Mammie Jean - May 8, 1934 - Feb 2, 1945 ~ (dau of George & Lillie Pennington)  [10

179/02    PENNINGTON, Roxie B. - Nov 25, 1899 - June 29, 1989 ~ (nee Roxie Bell SANFORD; ssw James D. Pennington) Photo  [1, 6, 13]

000/00    PENNINGTON, Troy Lee - Apr 18, 1930 - Dec 20, 1977 ~ (son of James D. Pennington & Roxie B. SANFORD) Photo  [17]  

178/06    PENNINGTON, Unis Floy - Feb 23, 1935 - Dec 4, 1937

161/02    ROBERTS, Infant son of Troy & Earline Roberts - 1935 ~ (only one date)

163/11    RODGERS, Larkin - July 2, 1876 - Feb 8, 1919

163/08    RODGERS, Louetta - Sept 22, 1880 - June 20, 1955 ~ (nee HALLMAN; wife of William Larkin Rodgers)  [15

162/05    RODGERS, W.L. - July 2, 1876 - Feb 18, 1919 ~ (William Larkin Rodgers; same as Larkin Rodgers above, but with different DOD)  [15

150/05    ROGERS, G.W. - Mar 16, 1877 - Apr 11, 1877

155/03    ROGERS, James T., son of M.J. & Elizabeth Rogers - Aug 19, 1882 - Jan 20, 1899

162/11    ROGERS, Mary J. - May 28, 1841 - Oct 18, 1915 ~ (nee Mary Jane TAYLOR; md/1 Mr. FELTMAN; md/2 William Nix Rogers)  [15

150/08    ROGERS, R.J. - Feb 30 (?), 1871 - Aug 10, 1878 ~ (R.T. ROGERS, son of William Nix Rogers & Mary Jane TAYLOR)  [15

177/09    ROGERS, William J., son of Hester & Frances Rogers - July 12, 1927 - July 19, 1927

162/08    ROGERS, William N., husband of Mary J. Rogers - Feb 27, 1837 - Nov 7, 1904 ~ (William Nix Rogers, son of William Joseph Rogers & Martha WORRELL)  [15]  

000/00    SANFORD, Asa L. - Aug 7, 1826 - Apr 24, 1907 ~ (son of Jacob Thomas Sanford & Sarah WHITE) Photo  [16, 19]  

000/00    SANFORD, Autie Gray - Nov 14, 1903 - Nov 3, 1978 ~ (wife of Sam Sanford)  Photo  [11

171/06    SANFORD, Dolphus W. - Aug 7, 1886 - Nov 27, 1906 ~ (Adolphus/Dolphus W. Sanford, son of John Wiley Sanford & Martha HALLMAN)  [14

166/12    SANFORD, Frank - June 15, 1933 - Oct 11, 1934

174/03    SANFORD, George E. - Apr 2, 1931 - May 2, 1931

148/05    SANFORD, Isac Richard - Dec 11, 1883 - July 8, 1908 

000/00    SANFORD, J. Wilburn - Oct 22, 1895 - Dec 26, 1974 ~ (Joseph Wilburn Sanford, son of Joe L. & Mary C. Sanford)  Photo  [11

170/07    SANFORD, Jacob, husband of Elizabeth Sanford - Feb 19, 1804 - Jan 20, 1883 ~ (Jacob Thomas Sanford; md/1 Sarah (Sally) WHITE; md/2 Elizabeth TAYLOR)  [16

171/03    SANFORD, James A. - Aug 17, 1865 - Oct 5, 1903 ~ Photo  [11

176/12    SANFORD, James Lemuel - Mar 31, 1901 - Jan 18, 1927

171/11    SANFORD, Jessie V. - Apr 11, 1906 - Jan 13, 1952 ~ Ala. Pvt., 4 Service Command, WWII

000/00    SANFORD, Joe L. - Feb 13, 1855 - Oct 12, 1928 ~ (Joseph Larkin Sanford, son of Asa & Martha Sanford)  Photo  [11]  

166/09    SANFORD, John - Feb 2, 1926 - Dec 27, 1940 

000/00    SANFORD, John Wiley - 1856 - Nov 20, 1938 ~ (son of Asa & Martha Sanford; bur. beside his wife and parents)  [18
 
171/08    SANFORD, Loucinda - Apr 10, 1872 - Mar 15, 1948 ~ (dau of Absolom B. "Adam" Sanford & Sara Jane HOMAN)  Photo  [11, 12

148/08    SANFORD, Lucinda C., wife of W.R. Sanford - Apr 6, 1859 - Dec 12, 1922

170/03    SANFORD, Malissa, dau of J.L. & M.C. Sanford - Feb 29, 1880 - Mar 6, 1880 

000/00    SANFORD, Martha - 1857 - 1917 ~ (nee Martha Elizabeth HALLMAN, wife of John Wiley Sanford)  [18

169/18    SANFORD, Martha, dau of J.L. & M.C. Sanford - Jan 20, 1879 - Feb 14, 1879 

000/00    SANFORD, Martha A. Jean - Feb 22, 1826 - Oct 20, 1911 ~ (nee Martha Ann JEAN, dau of John Jean & Ann SHAW; 2nd wife of Asa L. Sanford) Photo  [16, 19]  

157/08    SANFORD, Mary, wife of J.L. Sanford - 1861 - 1914 ~ (nee Mary C. GRAY; wife of Joe L. Sanford)  [2]

000/00    SANFORD, Mary C. - Aug 31, 1861 - Nov 19, 1914 ~ (same person as above but with different inscription; this may be a replacement stone)  Photo  [11

176/03    SANFORD, Mary H. - Apr 29, 1869 - June 14, 1935 ~ "Mother" (nee Mary Hepsibeth LOWREY, a/k/a "Hepsy" & "Dude" Lowrey; dau of George W. Lowrey & Emily HALL; wife of James A. Sanford; listed as Mary L. Sanford on newer stone)  Photo  Photo  [2, 9, 11]  

157/02    SANFORD, Sam - July 25, 1898 - Jan 3, 1933 ~ (Samuel Claude Sanford, son of Joe L. & Mary C. Sanford)   Photo  [5, 11

000/00    SANFORD, Stella Mae - Aug 6, 1901 - Jan 9, 1991 ~ (nee Sanford; dau of William Sanford & Mary GLADDEN; wife of J. Wilburn Sanford)  Photo  [11

148/02    SANFORD, W.L. - Aug 8, 1879 - Oct 19, 1944 ~ (William L. "Bud" Sanford)  [3]

149/02    SANFORD, W.R. - Jan 19, 1847 - July 11, 1908 ~ (William R. Sanford, son of Asa & Martha Sanford)  [3]

173/02    STOW, Lee Etta Espey, wife of O.W. Stow - May 1, 1881 - Feb 7, 1915

172/05    STOW, Manerva Francis - Mar 5, 1867 - May 19, 1933

173/08    STOW, O.W. - Nov 24, 1874 - Dec 15, 1936

173/05    STOW, Sarah O. Bessie - Jan 27, 1907 - May 18, 1928

172/08    STOW, Sarah Wammack, wife of W.G.U. Stow - Mar 21, 1839 - Nov 6, 1919

172/11    STOW, W.G.U. - Apr 30, 1833 - Oct 1, 1910 ~ aged 77y-5m-1d

149/14    TAYLOR, Adelaide, wife of Martin Taylor - Jan 30, 1809 - Aug 15, 1886 ~ (nee PORTER)  [15

167/02    TAYLOR, Ella - Apr 26, 1882 - Apr 23, 1937 ~ (nee Lou Ella SANFORD, dau of Joe L. & Mary C. Sanford; wife of Newton Howard Taylor)  Photo  [11, 15

162/02    TAYLOR, Florraine, dau of Mr. & Mrs. B. Taylor - June 24, 1936 - Apr 27, 1939

153/08    TAYLOR, Infant dau of W.J. & Luella Taylor - Dec 9, 1903 - Dec 18, 1903

153/14    TAYLOR, Jennie, wife of N.H. Taylor - Mar 18, 1854 - May 18, 1900

153/12    TAYLOR, John Howard, son of Cleveland & Effie Taylor - Jan 6, 1903 - Feb 18, 1903

160/15    TAYLOR, Louis E. - Sept 7, 1896 - May 6, 1954 ~ Ala. Pvt., 322 Inf., WWI

177/12    TAYLOR, Myra Jane - d. July 25, 1957 ~ aged 22 years

167/05    TAYLOR, N.H. - Sept 1, 1856 - Jan 22, 1937 ~ (Newton Howard Taylor, son of Martin Taylor & Adelaide PORTER; photo shows given name with no middle initial, so this may be a replacement stone)  Photo  [11, 15

178/03    TAYLOR, Vera Nell - d. Dec 1950 ~ aged 43y-9m-9d

153/10    WATKINS, Lena - Sept 4, 1878 - Apr 26, 1917

161/11    WEAVER, Ben D. - July 9, 1868 - June 26, 1932

161/08    WEAVER, Iona, wife of B.D. Weaver - Feb 10, 1877 - Jan 14, 1943

161/13    WEAVER, L.G., dau of B.D. & Iona Weaver - Feb 28, 1910 - Oct 23, 1911

161/05    WEAVER, Maud (Miss) - Dec 13, 1895 - Sept 29, 1953

159/05    WEST, Benjamin Franklin - July 30, 1840 - June 5, 1907

159/08    WEST, Benjamin Tolbert - June 28, 1885 - Feb 28, 1907

158/08    WEST, Effie C. - Oct 16, 1885 - Mar 2, 1914

158/11    WEST, Hester May, dau of W.M. & Effie C. West - Dec 8, 1908 - Feb 4, 1909

159/02    WEST, Mahala C. - Sept 4, 1847 - Sept 18, 1900

158/14    WEST, Martha J., wife of B.F. West - Aug 4, 1851 - June 12, 1922

155/10    WHITE, Evie Gaddy, wife of T.M. White - Aug 21, 1881 - Oct 28, 1946

Page/line numbers show the order listed in the published record
ssw = same stone with


This material generously transcribed from the written records by
Richard W. SEYM0UR


Additional sources:
[1]  Frances Lowrey Brasher, e-mail message, 18 Jun 2004 
[2]  Bill Starnes, e-mail messages, Aug-Sep 2004
[3]  Bill Starnes, e-mail message, 26 Oct 2004
[4]  Frances Lowrey Brasher, e-mail message, 10 May 2005 
[5]  Bill Starnes, e-mail message, 23 May 2005
[6]  Brenda Bills, e-mail message, 10 Jul 2005
[7]  Kelly Traweek Fowler, e-mail message, 01 Sep 2005
[8]  Bill Starnes, e-mail message, 18 Feb 2006 (information per Howard Hallman)
[9]  Frances Lowrey Brasher, e-mail message w/photos, 09 Apr 2006
[10]  Frances Lowrey Brasher, e-mail message w/photo, 22 Jun 2006 
[11]  Frances Lowrey Brasher, e-mail message w/photos, 26 Jul 2006 
[12]  Bill Starnes, e-mail message, 27 Jul 2006 (parents' names per Dennis Gurley) 
[13]  Frances Lowrey Brasher, e-mail message w/photo, 03 Feb 2008 
[14]  Bill Starnes, e-mail messages, 13 & 14 Apr 2008 
[15]  Bill Starnes, e-mail messages, 25 & 26 Apr 2008 
[16]  Bill Starnes, e-mail message, 27 Apr 2009  
[17]  Betty Pennington Petty, e-mail message w/photo, 21 May 2009 
[18]  Bill Starnes, e-mail message, 09 Jul 2009 
[19]  Bill Starnes, e-mail message w/photo, 07 Sep 2009 (stone purchased recently to identify the previously unmarked graves of Asa & Martha Sanford
[20]  Bill Starnes, e-mail message, 25 Nov 2011  New!




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