CEMETERIES - TOWNSHIP 3, RANGE 12
Surveyed by Orlan Irons, 12 Sep 1990
On the western side of Walston Cemetery is a large section that is used by the Black people for burial. This part is fenced with a woven wire fence, and is joined by the white section that is fenced with chain link. A barb wife fence separates the two sections of this cemetery. There are many sunken holes all through this cemetery that would indicate many unmarked graves. The slaves also used this cemetery, and are buried here. The few graves that have markers are in two different places in the cemetery, and are close together, and not scattered throughout the cemetery.
To reach this cemetery from Florence, turn off AL 20 (Savannah Highway), onto Lauderdale 14 (Waterloo Road); go 5.5 miles and turn left on Lauderdale 15; go 1.2 mile and turn right on a gravel road (there is a sign there with Walston Cemetery on it); go 0.1 mile to the cemetery. Both sections of this cemetery are still being used. This cemetery is listed on the 1987 Lauderdale County Highway Map. The legal description is NE4, NE4, Sec 4, T3S, R12W.
NAME Born Died Comment WINBURN,Fancy 25 Dec 1887 25 Aug 1960 BOYD, Rachel W. 198 1958 WINBORN, Sylvia Andrew 1888 1953 ARMSTEAD, Revell 1949 1950 SMITH. Lucile W. 1915 1950 No Names no dates artificial flowers RAGLAND, Elizabeth W. 1916 1937 WINBURN, Pearl Lee 5 Jan 1924 4 Apr 1986 ABERNATHY. Barbara A. 12 Jul 1955 2 Jan 1976 No Names no dates artificial flowers HARRIS, Mr. Gifford 12 Oct 1924 28 Mar 1990 funeral home marker THOMPSON, Frank D. 31 Mar 1946 20 Feb 1982 WATSON, Eugene 15 Feb 1900 10 Dec 1980 Pvt, US Army, World War I PERKINES, Willie 27 Jan 1869 19 Mar 1916 this marker is leaning against a tree, near the fence.
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