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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
CEMETERIES - TOWNSHIP 2, RANGE 13

CANAAN CEMETERY

Surveyed 24 Oct 1988
by
Robert Bentley

 Location: From Florence, AL take County Road # 14, northwest 10 miles to Rhodesville. Turn left or South onto County Highway # 6; go 3 miles. Canaan Methodist Church is on the left and the cemetery is behind the church and parsonage. At present [1988] the parsonage is under construction with Jerry Darby and "Little Will" Rhodes doing most of the work during the week. According to the oldest church records, the church is 147 years old this year [1988]. The legal description is: SW4 Section 36, Township 2 south, Range 13 west.

I dedicate this list to Smith Houston Irion who is buried in the cemetery. He was a Steward and Sunday School Superintendent until he became ill and passed away in 1942. I married Vera Irions and became his son-in-law.    Bob Bentley


SURNAME              GIVEN NAME(S)                BORN            DIED
Row 1 - NW Corner
IRION                Smith Houston              14 Jul 1886      4 Apr 1942
                     (2nd husb of Effie Mae Joiner Irion)
                     A friend to his country and a believer in Christ
IRION                Lizzie C. (Broadfoot)       5 Feb 1888     20 Jan 1929
                     wife of S. H. Irion; She was a kind and affectionate
                     wife, a fond mother and a friend to all.
ROGERS               Mrs. Effie Lorianne         2 Jun 1934      5 Aug 1985
                     51 y 2 m 7 d; metal tag
ROGERS (double)      Ellis                      11 Aug 1919     25 Aug 1982
                     Janie E.                   24 May 1923         no date
BROWN                Edna M.                     9 Dec 1927     10 Sep 1959
ROGERS (Double)      John W.                           1879            1958
                     Gracie T.                         1897            1974
ROGERS               Randall Joe                25 Jun 1961     26 Jan 1980
WALLACE              Dewey K.                    4 Nov 1928     17 Jun 1975
WALLACE (Double)     Missie                      7 Dec 1887      3 Oct 1962
                     Harrison K.                28 Jun 1882     28 Oct 1952
WALLACE              Marily                      8 Mar 1937
                     Infant - only one date
Row 2 - N to S
IRION                Infants of S H & L C Irion; b & d 3 Sep 1923;
                      3 Sep 1923 - 10 Sep 1923
IRION                Elizabeth Broadfoot        19 Apr 1920     22 Jul 1921
                     Dau of S H & L C Irion
IRION (Double)       Bertha Marie               14 Sep 1910     11 Jun 1919
                     Dau of S H & L C Irion
                     George Clifford            24 Apr 1909     25 Oct 1919
                     Dau of S H & L C Irion
GOOCH                Haley                       7 Sep 1907     24 Jan 1915
GOOCH (Double)       Lucy                              1885            1929
                     Robert                            1867            1939
2 unmarked gravesites
ROGERS               Juanita                    12 Nov 1920      5 Apr 1924
                     Dau of J W & G T Rogers
unmarked
ROGERS               Johnnie                    15 Apr 1913      8 Mar 1941
                     Son of J W & G T Rogers
2 unmarked gravesites
SKIPWORTH (Double)   Thomas P.                  18 Jan 1875     23 Sep 1949
                     Ida M.                      3 Feb 1886     12 Jun 1935
WALLACE              Cecil                      27 Apr 1920      7 Feb 1922
SUGG                 Dr. Thomas Leland          23 Jun 1861     10 Jan 1922
JOINER (Double)      Mary P.                    14 Mar 1911      9 Oct 1982
                     Robert T.                   4 Apr 1906     21 Jul 1972
Row 3 - N to S
4 unmarked gravesites
KOGER (Double)       Mattie E.                   9 Dec 1907     15 Jun 1939
                     wife of Arnold E Jones
                     Jimmie Sue                 11 Jun 1939
                     Inf. Dau. - only one date
KOGER                Jimmie A.                   7 Sep 1870      8 Nov 1932
                     wife of B. T. Koger
KOGER                Bennie Taylor              21 May 1887     31 Jan 1908
                     son of Jesse & R____
McKELVEY             Clyde S.                   16 Sep 1901     19 Nov 1902
                     son of G A & E H McKelvey
unmarked
SKIPWORTH            Nora                        3 Nov 1892     20 Feb 1934
JOINER               Elizabeth                  30 May 1886     16 Feb 1930
2 unmarked gravesites
Row 4 - N to S
BARKER               H. L.                      23 Jan 1904     23 Feb 1904
                     son of J T & M L Barker
BARKER               J. H.                  died aged 21 days
                     son of J T & M L Barker
BARKER               T. C.                  died aged 15 years
                     dau of J T & M L Barker
GOOCH                Katie                       7 Aug 1884     13 Mar 1908
BROADFOOT            William A.                  9 Mar 1860     11 Jan 1933
BROADFOOT            Katie [Fowler]             31 Mar 1859     14 Oct 1901
                     wife of W A Broadfoot
KIMBROUGH            Nora N.                    21 Apr 1885     17 Dec 1912
                     wife of Dee W Kimbrough
KIMBROUGH            Dee W.                     21 Nov 1878      7 Jan 1914
SUMMERHILL           Roland Houston        b & d 6 May 1899
                     inf son of J S & M J Summerhill
BOX                  Columbus C.                16 Jul 1875     10 Feb 1899
unmarked
McKELVEY             William A.             d 2 Nov 1896; 21y 9m 20d
                     son of J B & C P McKelvey
McKELVEY (Double)    Jesse B.                          1845            1939
                     Cyrenne M.                        1848            1933
HALE                 Andrew Guy                 25 Jan 1892     18 Oct 1906
                     son of W W & L A Hale
HALE                 James Early                24 Mar 1895     11 Nov 1925
                     son of W W & L A Hale
HALE                 F. T.                     
SKIPWORTH            Sidney                     29 Jul 1902      3 Dec 1921
HOLLIMAN             D. L.                       8 Apr 1902     23 Jan 1898
HOLLIMAN             George Clifford             6 Oct 1861      5 Dec 1934
QUALLS               Bell                              1872            1910
                     wife of Richard Qualls
Row 5 - N to S
BARKER               John D.                     1 Dec 1894      9 Jul 1965
BARKER               Martinia                    4 Jul 1865      7 Feb 1940
                     wife of J. T. Barker
BARKER               John T.                     6 Mar 1851     22 Oct 1912
                     husb of M. L. Barker
unmarked
BROADFOOT            Rosie E.                   30 Aug 1878     29 Dec 1940
unmarked
GOOCH                Janie Haley                30 Jan 1871     30 Jan 1925
GANN (Double)        Lucille R. [Irions]         8 Aug 1928         no date
                     (dau of Arnold H. & Nannie M. Irion)
                     Robert Lee                  4 Nov 1926     11 Sep 1987
GANN                 Inf son of M/M Robert Gann; b & d 10 Nov 1947
PARISH               Floid                       9 Feb 1898     27 Feb 1898
                     son of J I & Minnie Parish
PARRISH              Veron Ruth                 20 Sep 1910      8 Aug 1911
PARRISH              Alta Lucile                 9 Mar 1901     13 Aug 1911
                     Children of J. I & M. B. Parrish
HALE                 Dorcas Catherine           19 Sep 1848      2 May 1912
                     wife of G A Hale
HALE                 G. A.                      30 Apr 1845     24 Mar 1912
HALE                 William W.                 31 Oct 1888      2 May 1936
HALE                 Lola                        1 Mar 1874      5 May 1929
DARBY (Double)       Jerry N.                    6 Sep 1922
                     Sara F.                    20 May 1926      4 Apr 1977
DARBY                Inf dau of Etta & Henry Darby - 1918 - only one date
DARBY (Double)       Henry R.                   30 Sep 1880      2 Jun 1954
                     Etta P.                    11 May 1891     13 Dec 1977
Row 6 - N to S
IRION                Etta May B.                12 Aug 1916      4 Nov 1916
                     dau of A R & Nannie Irion
IRION (Double)       Nannie M.                         1895            1948
                     Arnold R.                         1883            1959
GARRETT (Metal tag)  Alfred Franklin            17 Sep 1924     20 Jun 1987
SMITH (Double)       Edna R.                     8 Apr 1924     25 Oct 1978
                     Jeff                        7 Jul 1892     10 Oct 1971
DARBY                Thomas L.                  23 Nov 1895      1 Sep 1922
DARBY (Double)       B. White                   23 Aug 1861      1 Jan 1930
                     Nannie S.                  15 Sep 1872     11 Sep 1950
DARBY                Helen C.                    6 Dec 1912      1 Aug 1950
Row 7 - N to S
LACK (Double)        Ben F.                     26 Oct 1896      7 Jun 1976
                     Mary B.                    26 May 1909     14 Mar 1980
TILL                 Mollie Francis             30 Oct 1856     13 May 1924
                     wife of E R Till
TILL                 Edwin                      14 Sep 1836     20 Sep 1910
TILL                 Hatie Marsella             25 Jan 1900      9 Sep 1903
CALAHAN              Birda T.                   13 Aug 1876      7 Sep 1904
SHARP (Double)       John H.                    26 Mar 1854     19 Jun 1902
                     Ruby A.                    20 Oct 1896     11 Sep 1901
PHILLIPS             Martha F.                  18 May 1854     17 May 1936
                     wife of D. F. Phillips
PHILLIPS             D. F.                             1849            1919
                                                            age 70 years
PHILLIPS             Robert M.                  13 Jan 1887     __ ___ 1901
                     son of D F & M F Phillips; marker broken
CARROLL              Hester Ann Phillips         3 Mar 1890     20 Mar 1919
SMITH                Annie L.                   12 Oct 1870      2 Nov 1872
                     dau of G & Neddie Smith
SMITH                Parmelia E.                26 Feb 1849     25 Oct 1874
                     wife of G. Smith; 25y 7m 29d
REEDER (Double)      Clyde Hale                                 25 Feb 1899
                                                                  2y 4m 4 d
                     Mrs. Lizzie Smith     d. 24 Feb 1899 26 y 3 m 8d; Mama
SMITH                Columbus                   14 May 1832      9 Jul 1900
                     Largest marker in cemetery; was fenced at one time.
RICE                 Early H.                   20 Feb 1890      4 Sep 1892
                     son of W P & J F Rice
RICE                 Susan                       1 Feb 1829     10 Sep 1900
                     wife of J. P. Rice
RICE (Double)        W. P.                      11 Nov 1850     20 Mar 1925
                     Judy                        3 Mar 1852     15 Aug 1943
HILL                 Infant
HOWARD (Double)      Madeline D.                22 Sep 1915     16 Nov 1985
                     Wm. T.                      9 Aug 1932     30 Nov 1976
Row 8 - N to S
KENT                 Thomas (Will)              10 Feb 1876     22 Feb 1963
KENT                 Tom H.                     19 Jun 1852     20 Feb 1942
PHILLIPS             Thomas E.                         1917            1940
                     son of J W & Mary E.
PHILLIPS             Lilla May                  27 Sep 1905    28 Sep 1905
PHILLIPS             Arnal F.                   23 Feb 1906     11 Oct 1906
PHILLIPS (Double)    Mary E.                     5 Oct 1887     28 Jan 1922
                     James W.                   13 Sep 1882     13 Apr 1965
BARRETT              Josephine                  18 Oct 1893      8 Dec 1968
HAMM                 E. A.                       4 Nov 1877      6 Nov 1917
                     W. O. W.
VAUGHN               Mrs. Elizer                              died Jan 1943
SMITH                Bruner J.                   8 Apr 1889     15 Sep 1952
REEDER               J. Thomas                         1863            1923
RICE                 Claud Lorender              1 Nov 1911     19 Jan 1916
RICE                 Inf son of James E & Lucille P. Rice; 18 Aug 1940
RICE (Double)        Wm. James                   5 Aug 1879      7 Jul 1954
                     Cora Lee McKelvey           1 Feb 1886      4 Apr 1976                 
RICE                 Granville H.                9 Dec 1906     10 Jul 1980
unmarked
HILL                 Florence F.                25 Dec 1874      5 Jun 1965
                     (Florence Scott m Joe Hill)
SNIDER               William Jack               22 Jan 1921     23 Oct 1927
Row 9 - N to S
FULMER               T. W.                      11 Apr 1855      2 Mar 1916
FULMER               Ella Sue                          1861            1943
FULMER               Hardy Mc                   28 Mar 1919     12 Jan 1921
                     son of J A & O E Fulmer
IRION (Double)       Arnold F.                   5 Jan 1907      8 Dec 1909
                     son of J O & Dora B Irion
                     Bessie May                 24 Sep 1911     18 Sep 1912
                     dau of J O & Dora B Irion
IRION                John O.                     1 Jun 1882     23 Mar 1936
IRION                Dora B.                     4 Oct 1886     19 Oct 1961
IRION                C. S.                      15 Nov 1916     22 Sep 1988
GOOCH (Double)       Ada H.                     28 Dec 1881      5 May 1961
                     Roland M.                  20 Mar 1877     28 Mar 1926
REYNOLDS             J. T.                             1904            1915
GOOCH                Hershel B.                  5 Aug 1916      1 Dec 1935
IRION                Gertrude                   20 Mar 1922     15 Feb 1928
                     dau of G C & M L Irion
IRION                Barbara J.                 18 Mar 1936      2 Jun 1936
IRION                Alicia Ann           b & d 24 Apr 1965
                     Our Baby
GANN                 Floyd A.                   26 Jun 1905     30 Jan 1972
NEAL (Double)        Leona L.                   15 Sep 1913         no date
                     Henry J.                   28 Mar 1910     11 Apr 1988
Row 10 - N to S
ROSE                 Willie Joe                 17 Aug 1901     18 Jan 1987
                     Pvt U S Army
WALLACE              Aron K.                    28 Oct 1931     29 Nov 1931
                     son of W S & Roxie Wallace
HAMM                 Inf of M/M J. R. Hamm      21 Nov 1921     22 Dec 1921
HOLLIMAN             Percy Melvin               30 Sep 1914     27 Jul 1919
                     son of J V & L K Holliman
HOLLIMAN             Mary Louise                22 Oct 1916     14 Apr 1918
                     dau of J V & L K Holliman
HOLLIMAN             James L.                   20 Jan 1920      9 Feb 1929
FOWLER               Billy                      21 Dec 1933     21 Jun 1934
                     son of Wayne & Cora Fowler
VINSON               Roger Dale                  3 Dec 1948     19 Mar 1970
LEGG                 Mary E. Neal                2 Jun 1948     28 Nov 1976
NEAL (Double)        Flora I.                   12 Jan 1909         no date
                     Elmer L.                   15 Jan 1909      1 Feb 1975
NEAL                 Andrew Grady               15 May 1938     10 Jan 1956
                     son of E L & Flora Neal
IRION (Double)       Mildred                    25 Apr 1923      2 Mar 1984
                     Emory                      24 May 1918     28 May 1972
                     Alabama Sgt U S Army WWII; (son of George Irion)
IRION (Double)       Maud L.                    13 Jan 1894     20 Aug 1967
                     George C.                  23 Feb 1890     29 Mar 1980
                     (bro of Smith Houston Irion)
BREWER (Double)      Elizabeth S.               15 Sep 1914         no date
                     Laymon L. Sr.               1 Oct 1915         no date
BREWER               Infant                     21 Feb 1951     22 Feb 1951
                     dau of L L & Elizabeth Brewer Sr.
NEAL                 Irene                      13 Aug 1881     29 May 1934
                     wife of L. H. Neal
Row 11 - N to S
3 unmarked gravesites
RICHARDS             Minnie Mae                 14 Dec 1895      1 Jul 1943
                     (sister)
RICHARDS             Willie E.                  18 Apr 1854     30 Jan 1926
RICHARDS             Florence May               10 Dec 1863     19 Mar 1949
                     (mother)
DANLEY               Claudy                     27 Oct 1907     11 Jun 1925
DANLEY               Eva                        15 Jan 1905      1 Aug 1913
                     dau of C B & E W Danley
DANLEY               Emma W.                     3 Dec 1885     22 May 1955
HAMM                 Thomas Buckley             15 Jul 1847      1 Feb 1923
                     Pvt 9th Tenn Cav CSA
HAMM                 N. M.                       3 Feb 1849     17 Mar 1913
                     wife of T. B. Hamm
WRIGHT               Ola Mae                     5 Jul 1902     26 Jul 1902
                     dau of B F & V B Wright
WRIGHT               Harriett                    7 Mar 1867      8 Jul 1902
WRIGHT               B. F.                       6 Oct 1855      8 Aug 1923
WRIGHT               W. Telmon                     Feb 1924        Feb 1925
unmarked
LINDSEY              Betty                         no dates
IRION                James C.                   24 Dec 1916     27 Jan 1936
IRION (Double)       William G.                 25 Oct 1918         no date
                     Julia                      27 May 1921     22 Oct 1986
Row 12 - N to S
BIRD                 Leah Ashley                17 Jun 1984       only date
                     dau of Hubert & Beverly Bird
BARKER (Double)      Mary Bama                   4 Mar 1896     19 Jun 1944
                     Robert F.                  23 Feb 1893      9 Dec 1962
WRIGHT (Double)      Ira F.                     28 Aug 1892     12 Mar 1969
                     Mary Sue                    1 Aug 1895      6 Nov 1970
CARROLL              George W.                         1874            1947
CARROLL              Jones A.                          1879            1954
VADEN (Double)       Lillian M.                  5 Jul 1920         no date
                     Archie E.                   5 Aug 1920     21 Sep 1983
                     US Marine Corp  WWII
VADEN                Hugh L.                     4 Jan 1917      5 Jan 1958
                     Alabama S2 USNR WWII
IRIONS               Sam                         5 Mar 1886     22 Jun 1969
IRIONS               Homer P.                   29 Mar 1924     26 May 1962
HOLLIMON             Doyle                      24 Apr 1914     11 Mar 1984
                     US Army Pfc WWII
HOLLIMON (Double)    June                       16 Aug 1872     13 Mar 1953
                     Katie                       3 Oct 1886      4 Mar 1975
                     A kind and loving father and mother.
IRION                Berta B.                   13 Jul 1911     21 Mar 1988
IRION                Martha F.                   6 Mar 1948     23 Jun 1948
                     (my baby)
GOOCH                Perry Randall              23 Mar 1964     10 Dec 1977
GOOCH                Larry R.                    8 Oct 1946      7 Jul 1959
GOOCH (Double)       Lizzie S.                  30 Oct 1905      9 Oct 1974
                     Homer C.                    3 Jan 1905         no date
DARBY (Double)       Annie Mae                  24 Aug 1912         no date
                     Wm. H.                     22 Feb 1898      5 Apr 1971
IRION (Metal tag)    Agnes Rosemond             20 Apr 1922     19 Jan 1978

unmarked             Metal tag  26                            1983 - 84 yrs
Row 14 - N to S
SKIPWORTH            Thomas E.                 18 July 1917      3 Jul 1971
unmarked             Metal tag
GREEN (Metal tag)    Jacquen Leanne          Infant - b & d 22 Mar 1984
WOODS (Double)       Edith E.                   12 Oct 1920         no date
                     J. C. Sr.                  27 Aug 1918     21 Apr 1986
                          m 12 Mar 1938
Row 15 - N to S (North East corner)
VINSON (Metal tag)   Willie                            1890            1987
unmarked (Metal tag)
big rock
BREWER (Double)      Virgie M.                  23 Apr 1923         no date
                     Jeff D.                     5 Jul 1918     14 May 1982
big rock                     
GANN                 Glenn W.                   26 Oct 1955     29 Aug 1977
GANN (Double)        R. D. "Pete"               23 Feb 1936     10 May 1981
                     E. S. "Jean"               21 Sep 1938         no date
SKIPWORTH            Edward L.                  20 Sep 1946     26 Aug 1987
SKIPWORTH (Double)   Elsie D.                   11 Sep 1918         no date
                     Edward A.                  26 Feb 1912     17 Jan 1987
SKIPWORTH (Double)   Charlene                          1912         no date
                     Thomas Alvin                      1906            1972

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