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Double Branch Cemetery Page 1


Wesley Chapel

First recorded by Mary Wilson and George Warren, updated by Jo M. Lee, Elaine Wycoff and most recently Laverne Tornow

Directions: In Wesley Chapel, Florida, from I-75 drive go east on CR 54 1 3/4 Miles. The Double Branch Church and Cemetery are on the right side of the road.

Double Branch Baptist Church was founded in 1880 and named by pioneer Thomas Boyette for two streams of water that converged on the property. Among early Pastors, Henry D. Ryals was probably the first and in 1890, John Spivey. Deacons were Daniel Smith and Robert Cason. An interesting note: Neither Henry Ryals nor John Spivey are interred in Double Branch Cemetery. Both are buried in Geiger Cemetery. Other pastors included O.N. Williams, Jesse O'Berry, Ed Bryant and in more recent years the Rev. Edward Lynn Foster who is buried in Double Branch Cemetery. The land for the cemetery was donated by Jane Godwin. Her son Abe was one of the first recorded burials.

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Name Birth Death Comments
BAILEY, John T. Sep 11, 1886 Feb 2, 1971
BAILEY, Lyda Norris Mar 26, 1880 Dec 2, 1966
BARTON, Edna Mae May 12, 1949 Jun 21, 1951
BARTON, Patrick Lee Apr 4, 1947 Apr 4, 1947
BELLFLOWER, Delbert L. Oct 17, 1935 May 4, 1996
BOHANNAN, Pearl Feb 8, 1912 spelling is as on stone
BOHANNON, Eloie Feb 8, 1906 Feb 19, 1939 spelling is as on stone
BOHANNON, Herman B. Sr. Sep 18, 1903 Feb 8, 1978 spelling is as on stone
BOHANNON, Virginia P. Nov 9, 1925 Jun 16, 1926 spelling is as on stone
BRINSON, Abner B. Jr. Dec 16, 1910 Jan 3, 1974
BRINSON, Pearl E. Mar 7, 1909 Jul 20, 1974
DA****, Lila B. 1903 1956 Wilson Sammom FH Marker
DAHLGREEN, Blanche Vera 1883 1943
DALE, Baby Girl no date no date Age 4 months
DUNSMORE, Ethel B. 1873 1938
DYLES, David L. Jun 5, 1943 Jun 2, 1967
ELLERBEE, Homer Baby Son no date no date
ELLERBEE, Jack J. Aug 23, 1931 Mar 4, 1998
ELLERBEE, Lela May 18, 1890 Jun 22, 1961
ELLERBEE, Loden Nov 23, 1887 no date no date
ELLERBEE, Rhonda Irene 1953 1959
ELLERBEE, Vivian M. Dec 10, 1932 Mar 2, 1998 w/o Jack J.
FISK, Gerald Loren May 26, 1917 Feb 11, 1998 SSGT US ARMY WWII
FOSTER, Alice L. 1940 no date
FOSTER, Rev. Edward Lynn Nov 11, 1913 Aug 14, 1972 For a number of years, pastored the Double Branch Church
FOSTER, Evelyn G. Feb 16, 1921 no date w/o Edward L
FOSTER, Ronald J. Jul 18, 1939 Jan 1, 1993 SP5 US ARMY
FOSTER, Stephen Collins Jun 2, 1937 Dec 12, 1997 AC2 US NAVY
GILES, Lara B. Mar 26, 1904 Jan 31, 1992
GILES, Rhea Lee Oct 12, 1912 Jan 4, 1967
GODWIN, Abe L. Jul 25, 1866 May 26, 1919
GODWIN, Albert L. Dec 24, 1894 Jan 21, 1984
GODWIN, Allen Scott Sep 19, 1863 Mar 31, 1946
GODWIN, Austin Miles Dec 26, 1913 Oct 27, 1959
GODWIN, Donnie E. Jul 11, 1895 Dec 25, 1987
GODWIN, E. Lafayette Aug 19, 1869 Aug 20, 1934
GODWIN, Elias Edward Oct 14, 1896 Jan 2, 1964 FLA PVT 8 REG FA REPL DEPOT WWI
GODWIN, Elvin May 8, 1912 Sep 14, 1946
GODWIN, Farris David Dec 22, 1894 Jun 14, 1912
GODWIN, Florence P. Jan 31, 1874 Sep 22, 1957
GODWIN, George W. May 8, 1892 Jan 2, 1958 FLA PFC 105 MACHINE GUN BN WWI
GODWIN, Hattie Mae Barnes 1914 no date w/o Thomas
GODWIN, Inf. 1920 1920 Inf/o Albert & Donnie
GODWIN, Inf. no date no date
GODWIN, Inf. no date no date Inf/o Mr and Mrs E. E. Godwin
GODWIN, Jacob Jan 14, 1824 Jul 15, 1906
GODWIN, Jacob Lyman Mar 3, 1903 Oct 30, 1920
GODWIN, Julia Jan 22, 1877 Dec 26, 1950
GODWIN, Justice Feb 12, 1908 Jun 11, 1926
GODWIN, Leola May 28, 1893 Mar 30, 1951
GODWIN, Mary M. 1842 1911
GODWIN, Ray A. Nov 27, 1897 May 14, 1980
GODWIN, Rueban I. Mar 13, 1903 Mar 19, 1975
GODWIN, Sallie Jan 2, 1878 Nov 30, 1962
GODWIN, Thomas Dec 3, 1876 Oct 6, 1945
GOODWIN, Flora Earline 1939 1953 Coleman- Ferguson FH
GOODWIN, Ray B. 1962 1962
GRAHAM, Eva Sophia Dec 5, 1859 Apr 6, 1938
GRAHAM, John Hamilton Dec 20, 1852 Jan 3, 1932
GRANTHAM, no date no date Only Name on Foot Marker
GUILFORD, Martha 1957 1996
HARRELL, Mabel S. 1909 1969
HARRELL, Samuel S. 1902 1968
HAYES, Fred R. Jun 15, 1900 Dec 27, 1948 FLA PVT 3 INF 2 DIV
HAYES, Quince Arthur Apr 29, 1893 Jan 15, 1964 FLA PVT US ARMY WWI
HIGGINS, Hanson Luephennie Oct 4, 1845 Sep 15, 1925
HIGHTOWER, John H. Oct 4, 1915 Mar 3, 1984
HIGHTOWER, Marie H. Nov 25, 1923 Oct 14, 1987
HOGAN, Ruth Harmening Jan 1, 1929 May 30 1998 "Ninny"
HOLMES, Evelyn Feb 8, 1900 Aug 25, 1941
HOLT, Baby Boy, Baby Girl Oct 14, 1977 Oct 14, 1977 "Beloved Children"
HUBBARD, Inf. Girl May 20, 1972 May 20, 1972
HUFFMAN, George Burman Mar 20, 1866 May 13, 1945
HUTCHESON, Elbert Jul 6, 1911 Feb 13, 1990
HUTCHESON, Inf. son Dec 22, 1938 Dec 22, 1938
HUTCHESON, Lavada Jan 8, 1919 no date
KELLY, Ada G. Mar 20, 1896 May 3, 1977 "It Was Hard Indeed To Part With Thee But Christ's Strong Arm Supported Me"
KELLY, William L. Oct 31, 1890 Aug 24, 1955
KOZENY, James May 8, 1873 Nov 20, 1950
LAMKIN, Minnie Lee Oct 7, 1926 Feb 10, 1998
LEE, Browning Caroline 1945 1971
LEVERITT, Alice M. no date no date very old FH Marker
MADARIS, Clara Sue Sep 9, 1936 no date
MADARIS, Harold Glenn Jun 7, 1935 May 15, 1994
MORROW, Evelyn Redbrook Aug 24, 1944 May 30, 1961
NEWBERN, Clifford C. Oct 19, 1907 Jun 13, 1954
NEWBERN, Ida O. Jan 22, 1882 Jul 31, 1960
NEWBERN, Milton C. Aug 10, 1876 Aug 10, 1950
OWINGS, Thelma Mar 12, 1911 Jul 15, 1973
OWINGS, Will Apr 23, 1905 Nov 25, 1966 FLA M SGT USAF WWII
PAULERSON, Lois L. Dec 1943 Dec 1943
RAY, Uly C. 1914 1992
REDBROOK, Arthur S. Jun 21, 1888 Mar 5, 1966 FLA PVT 2 CO DEVELOPMENT BN WWI
REDBROOK, Asbury Oct 3, 1891 Feb 19, 1931
REDBROOK, Bertha M. Nov 6, 1908 Feb 23, 1978
REDBROOK, Hardie A. Nov 14, 1912 Feb 19, 1968
REDBROOK, John I. Aug 23, 1863 Apr 11, 1936
REDBROOK, John I. May 21, 1921 Apr 16, 1956
REDBROOK, Matilda Aug 13, 1914 Jan 3, 1918
REDBROOK, Susan M. Dec 14, 1869 May 20, 1942 w/o J. I. Redbrook
REDBROOK, Vienna Oct 3, 1895 Jan 31, 1919 w/o J.A. Redbrook
REYNOLDS, Adaline L. Feb 2, 1873 Aug 2, 1928
REYNOLDS, James T. Jan 14, 1866 Jul 3, 1945
REYNOLDS, James W. 1891 1953
REYNOLDS, Leonard M. 1890 1956
REYNOLDS, Millie Mar 31, 1917 Mar 31, 1917
REYNOLDS, Ray 1898 1967
RUSSELL, Joe 1900 1967
RUSSELL, Wilma 1906 1969
SMITH, Gary Apr 20, 1878 Oct 10, 1957
SMITH, Louis Dec 18, 1902 Mar 31, 1929
SMITH, Matilda M. Sep 7, 1875 Sep 11, 1950
SMITH, Milton J. Oct 22, 1899 Aug 10, 1970 Coleman-Ferguson FH
SMITH, Ollie B. Mar 23, 1903 Aug 9, 1984 Coleman-Ferguson FH
STARLING, Charlene Terrell Dec 25, 1939 Oct 19, 1991
STRICKLAND, Amy Beatrice Dec 26, 1905 Nov 15, 1999
STRICKLAND, Etta C. Dec 25, 1918 Apr 27, 1962
STRICKLAND, Frieda M. Dec 21, 1927 no date
STRICKLAND, Henry Howell Apr 2, 1872 Oct 18, 1944
STRICKLAND, James Q. Nov 24, 1882 Jan 30, 1908
STRICKLAND, Joseph L. Mar 20, 1890 Mar 20, 1967 FLA CPL 106 ENG WWI
STRICKLAND, Lauren Morris Jr. Dec 7, 1925 Sep 28, 1970
STRICKLAND, Lauren Morris Sr. Jan 27, 1905 Feb 21, 1973
STRICKLAND, Lee L. Dec 17, 1873 Oct 21, 1930
STRICKLAND, Lester L. Dec 29, 1909 Mar 13, 1972
STRICKLAND, Lillie M. Jan 19, 1884 Dec 21, 1975
STRICKLAND, Lula Mar 1, 1889 Nov 1, 1970
STRICKLAND, Meldrim M. May 29, 1943 no date FLA PVT 101 INF 20 DIV
STRICKLAND, Melvin L. May 5, 1903 no date
STRICKLAND, Robert D. no date no date
STRICKLAND, Ronald W. Sr. May 28, 1934 Sep 1, 1973 h/o Frieda M.
STRICKLAND, Ronald Wayne Jr. Dec 5, 1957 Jul 19, 1978 s/o Frieda M. and Ronald Sr.
STRICKLAND, Roy O. Jun 28, 1927 Oct 6, 1968
STRICKLAND, Sylvia Maria Aug 25, 1965 Feb 3, 1970
STRICKLAND, William J. Jan 23, 1893 May 27, 1970 FLA PVT USA WWI
SULLIVAN, Claude C. no date no date
SULLIVAN, Lillian A. no date no date
SULLIVAN, Lillian Alice Jan 2, 1908 Dec 15, 1996
THOMAS, Clarence C. Apr 16, 1910 Jul 18, 1979
THOMAS, Ida 1890 1921
THOMAS, Inf. dau no date no date
THOMAS, Joseph L. 1878 1970
THOMAS, Joseph L. Jr. Dec 26, 1935 Jan 5, 1976 PFC US ARMY
THOMAS, Lena M. Sep 20, 1913 Oct 10, 1980
THOMAS, Vinie M. 1899 1965
TODD, Cora L. 1911 1990
TODD, Fred H. 1902 1981
TUCKER, Jack E. Aug 30, 1920 Sep 10, 1978
TUCKER, Nannie Mae Apr 29, 1929 Jun 29, 1994
TUCKER, Nellie Ruth Summerall Mar 18, 1934 Aug 25, 1979
TUCKER, Sarah E. Aug 21, 1889 Dec 15, 1936
TUCKER, Wilburn D. Dec 13, 1913 Feb 16, 1996
TYSON, Margaret 1888 1965
UNIDENTIFIED, grave very old F/M
UNIDENTIFIED, grave very old F/M
UNIDENTIFIED, grave very old F/M
UNIDENTIFIED, grave very old F/M
UNIDENTIFIED, grave very old F/M
WEAVER, Henry M. Feb 8, 1896 Aug 28, 1954
WEAVER, Lenora Oct 16, 1901 Mar 1, 1985
WELLS, Albert 1917 1967
WELLS, Andrew Jan 2, 1891 Apr 17, 1967 FLA PFC 294 MIL POLICE CO WWI
WELLS, Carmen A. Dec 1, 1891 Dec ? 1983
WELLS, Clothilde Boyette Aug 13, 1923 Feb 18, 1992
WELLS, Delbert L. Jan 25, 1904 Dec 3, 1968
WELLS, Ella Mae Nov 11, 1900 Mar 29, 1996
WELLS, Ethel F. Feb 11, 1901 Mar 6, 1983
WELLS, Hampton Porter Jan 9, 1915 May 30, 1968 FLA M SGT 362 INF WWII
WELLS, Harney J. Oct 15, 1899 Jul 4, 1955
WELLS, Henry H. Mar 16, 1877 Oct 4, 1943
WELLS, Mae E. 1897 1974 FT Blount FH
WELLS, Martha A. May 17, 1872 Apr 24, 1942
WELLS, Mary 1924 no date no date
WELLS, Patricia G. Jul 7, 1951 Mar 5, 1965
WELLS, Quence M. 1885 1943
WELLS, Robert L. Feb 3, 1964 Oct 3, 1969
WELLS, Theresa Annette 1963 1963 d/o D. L. Wells
WHITMAN, Airee Jan 29, 1899 Aug 31, 1975
WHITMAN, Bernice Inez Apr 5, 1917 Dec 17, 1934
WHITMAN, Dudley G. Mar 5, 1895 Feb 16, 1968
WILBERT, Baby Son no date no date Only Name Age 16 months
WILLIAMS, Eva Newbern Oct 2, 1902 May 10, 1991
WILLIAMS, General Lee Dec 26,1903 Oct 21,1952 FLA PVT 2 CHEM REGT WWII