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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
CEMETERIES - TOWNSHIP 3, RANGE 11

ROCK P. B. CEMETERY
(Black)

Surveyed by Orlan Irons, 27 Sep 1989

To reach this cemetery, turn off AL 20 (Savannah Highway) onto Lauderdale 6 (Gunwaleford Road). Go 2.4 miles and turn left on a gravel road [County road 204 - now paved.] Go 0.4 miles to cemetery. The cemetery is on the right side of Rock P. B. Church. Both are on the left side of this gravel road. The people buried in this cemetery are black. There are 20-30 sunken holes, which indicate unmarked graves.  The cemetery is listed on the 1987 Lauderdale County Highway Map. The legal description for the cemetery is SW4, SW4, Sec 7, T3s, R11w. [map]

NAME                         BORN          DIED          COMMENTS
Cole, Funrow               7 Jun 1899   13 Nov 1976
Cole, Charlie Jr.         24 Mar 1904   25 May 1976
Cole, Charles W.          30 Nov 1948    7 Apr 1975
Cole, Lieutenant          26 Dec 1931   27 Feb 1975    Cpl US Army
Cole, Pearl                1 Apr 1903    9 Mar 1973
Cole, Alex                 7 Jun 1867   11 Sep 1966
Cole, Mr. Percy            6 Mar 1897   16 Feb 196_    E.C.M.Hospital; marker
      has metal letters attached to a flat stone, one is missing.
Cole, Charlie Sr.         12 Aug 1863   28 Jun 1951
Name not legible         dates not legible             funeral home marker
Johnson (Double)
      Mary C.             24 May 1907       no date
      Erastus             15 Dec 1903   21 Jul 1984
Rowell (Double)
      Annie Mae              no dates
      William             26 May 1903   10 Apr 1982    married 20 Oct 1940
Howell, Carrie R.         10 Mar 1910    7 Aug 1980
Rowell, Nancy              6 Oct 1882   14 Feb 1979
Butler, Wallace           10 Sep 1910   27 Jan 1969
Rowell, Robert L.          2 Feb 1919    4 Oct 1960
   Alabama Pfc 3105 Qm Service Co WW II
Rowell, Martha V.         12 Aug 1944   24 May 1955
   dau of Wm. & Annie Mae Rowell
Howell, Annie             10 May 1897    1 Apr 1956
Rowell, Frank             22 oct 1933   23 Apr 1953    son of Wm. Rowell
Name not legible         dates not legible             funeral home marker
Mosely, Rebecca            9 Jul 1895   17 Sep 1980
Coffeey, Isaiah           28 Apr 1919    8 Sep 1971
   Alabama Pfc US Army World War II
Ingram, Lettuce           17 Feb 1902   15 May 1969
Coffey (Double)
      Viola                      1898          1952
      Frank                      1884          1951
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
Brewer, Jesse              4 Aug 1913   25 Jan 1987
   In loving memory of your sister Pashion
Brewer, Sallie            15 Feb 1894    4 Jul 1975    I love you Pat
Gamble, Willie James      24 Aug 1924   15 Aug 1975
Smith, Fannie                    1906          1967
Beasley, Lovelace         27 Aug 1916    3 Jan 1971
Smith, Alexander                 1904          1971
Beasley, William          21 Sep 1936   15 Dec 1956    Alabama Pvt US Army
Crump, Rev. C. A.          6 Jan 1874    3 Feb 1954
   Ex President of MCPBSS Con 36 yrs; Pastor of St Moriah PBChurch 56 yrs
Smith, Harriet                   1879          1942
Cole, Eula                    no date   25 May 1985    sleep on mother
    funeral home marker birthdate 5 Jun 1909
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
Cole, Vangie L.            7 May 1909    1 May 1977
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
Ingram, Martha Lou        12 Mar 1913   24 Dec 1986
No Name                      no dates     concrete block & undertaker marker
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
Brewer, Spencer           20 Aug 1917    4 Sep 1966    your sister Pashion
No Name                      no dates                  marble marker
Foster, George W.          5 May 1896   20 Oct 1983    Pvt US Army WW I
Foster, Clara Mae         15 Sep 1922    3 Jan 1983
Moore, Sam                16 Oct 1890   30 Jan 1980    father
Thomas, Joe Allen          9 Feb 1901   25 Jan 1981
Shelton, Edgar J.         24 May 1900   21 Jan 1980
Pearson, Ben               2 Apr 1890   10 Jul ____     This marker has metal
    letters and numbers attached to a flat stone, and those for the year
    of death are all missing.
Thomas, P. L.             15 Sep 1890   27 Mar 1964    loving husband
Weakley, Mary                    1885          1951
Armstead, Nellie          10 Jan 1921   10 Oct 1979    mother
Shelton, Leana            15 Feb 1872   11 Jan 1967    mother
Shelton, James                   1878    3 Sep 1959
Johnson, Andrew            7 Apr 1914   27 Mar 1978    father
Johnson, William M.       21 Jul 1936   26 Nov 1977    wife and children
Johnson, J. B.            24 Dec 1927   13 Feb 1977
Johnson, Margaret J.       4 Mar 1930   20 Jan 1973    a loving mother
No Name                      no dates    Funeral home marker & concrete block
Duster, E. Mae               Oct 1919       no date
Crittendon, Ida               no date   20 Sep 1939    marker sunk into ground
Johnson, Rev. robert      28 Dec 1893   17 Aug 1971    a loving father
Johnson, Mattie L.        31 Dec 1900   22 Jun 1969
McVay, Flora J.              Jun 1906   13 Nov 1963
Johnson, Governor         18 May 1927   14 Mar 1961    Alabama S2 USNR WW II
Johnson, Augusta                         1 Apr 1951  wife of Tom Johnson;'mother'
Johnson, Tom               7 Apr 1868   21 Mar 1937    father
Ragland, Ruth             18 Apr 1919   26 Mar 1980    mother
Carroll, Julie                    187          1965
Ragland, Arner V.         15 Nov 1936   10 Mar 1973
Carroll, Deacon Willie   no birth date   8 Jun 1964
Smith, Rufus              18 Dec 1909   18 Jul 1957    Joined the Primitive
    Baptist Church 1935; I miss you so much Rufus - his wife
Brownlow, Sylvia           7 Sep 1895   11 Aug 1951    mother of Virgie Adams
Vaughn, James                    1886          1944
G____?, Joe W.               Jan 1938      Mar 1944
Carroll, Will             25 Dec 1872   21 Mar 1936
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
Foster, Richard Sr.       25 Jan 1893    7 Feb 1974
Simpson, Parthenie        15 Mar 1894    8 Feb 1982    mother
Anderson, Nelson Dennie   24 Dec 1961   12 Aug 1977
Simpson, George            8 Jan 1920   29 Jul 1971
McDaniel, Frankie                1915          1963
Smith, Miriah                    1866          1946
No Name                      no dates                  rock for marker
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
Foster, Rosie                    1893          1967
Foster, Harry             10 Jan 1902   23 Jun 1967
Foster, Jerry E. Jr.      10 Mar 1939   25 Apr 1965    a loving father
Foster (Double)
      Jerry               28 Feb 1913   19 Dec 1964
      Jennie Lee          13 Nov 1913       no date
Foster, Richard Jr.       24 Jul 1912   19 Dec 1977
Foster, Henry             25 Dec 1896    7 Oct 1952
   Alabama Cpl 366 Infantry 92 Division WW I
Foster, Jordan                no date   10 Oct 1965
Coffee, Sylvester          7 Apr 1887   17 Aug 1942
Reeder, Roda Mae           6 Oct 1935   ?? ??? ????    death date not legible
Duster, Margaret Marie    25 Jun 1940   30 Jan 1972
Simpson, Johnnie          15 May 1897   15 Jun 1970
Foster, Sarah                    1877          1952    our mother at rest
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
Stewart, Roosevelt         3 Nov 1939   17 Nov 1979
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
Smith, Matthew Sr.               1900          1971
Skipworth, Orndell         2 Feb 1891   25 Dec 1962
Armstead, Alex            25 Mar 1894    7 Jun 1961
     Alabama fc 414 Res Labor Bn Qmc WW I
Ingram, Mary Emer          1 Aug 1874   27 May 1946
No Name                      no dates                  concrete marker
Smith, Carl Erskine       23 oct 1953   19 Jun 1967
Armstead, Dewey           29 Oct 1912   18 Jun 1966
     Alabama Pfc Co. B 244 QM Bn WW II
Thompson, Edd J.         no birth date   2 Jan 1940
Reynolds, Fred M.         30 Sep 1912   12 Jul 1953
     Alabama Tec 5 Engineers WW II
Reynolds, Lizzie         no birth date   4 Nov 1934
Stewart, Calle            10 May 1901    2 Jan 1981
Brown, Robert W.          15 Sep 1919   23 Dec 1967
     Alabama Tec 5 3536 QM Truck Co. WW II
Brown, Elijah                    1882          1961
Brown, James A.           27 May 1922    4 Jul 1952
     Alabama Tec 5 3450 QM Truck Co WW II
Brown, Birt                3 Aug 1883   10 Apr 1952
     Alabama Pvt 873 Co Trans Corps WW I
Cole, Christopher N.                    13 Jan 1987    Inf; funeral home mkr
Jackson, Charlie B.              1949          1982    Pfc US Army
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
Bodie, Percy              15 Mar 1893    4 Sep 1973
     Alabama Pvt US Army WW I
Crittendon, Nelson        17 Jan 1902   14 Jun 1971
Simpson, Annie           12 Jul 18781   10 Jan 1969
Johnson, Hattie           15 May 1883    1 Jan 1969
Cole, Ezell               29 Nov 1943   13 Sep 1989    Funeral home marker
Harrison, Josephine                      4 Sep 1989
                                    aged 51yrs 1mo 8da; Funeral home mkr
Adams, Jeffrey Gayler     29 Jan 1963   10 Jul 1989
Ingram, Cora Lee          12 Dec 1908    7 Jul 1989    Funeral home marker
Beck, Bessie                     1911          1989
     Funeral home marker: 11 Aug 1911 - 1 Jun 1989
Brewer, Hattie Mae                       2 May 1989
                                       aged 69 years; funeral home marker
Ingram, McKinley Jr.      12 Jul 1939   10 Jan 1989
No Name                      no dates                  Funeral home marker
Ross, Lillie                             8 Nov 1950    aged 70 years
NOTE: The following were included in a survey by James E. Bankston,
29 Nov 1976. I did not find these graves, which may have been marked
by funeral home markers that have been lost or destroyed.
Vaughn, Mr. Richard                     10 Nov 1976
Robinson, Willie James                  17 Dec 1974
Thomas, Mr. Anthony Sr.                  9 Apr 1976    aged 69 years
Armstead, Mrs. Mary                     18 Nov 1975    aged 88 years
Thomas, Mrs. Dora                       17 Mar 1975    aged 65 years
Johnson, Mrs. Velma Ella                30 Jan 1976    aged 58 years

Go to: Rock P B Cemetery - 2002 [a later survey of this cemetery]
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