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OLD WESTERN CEMETERY

The cemetery is located in Heard County, GA. From Highway 34 in Franklin going toward Roanoke, AL, take a left onto Highway 219. You will go about 8 miles and take a right on Tower Rd. When you pass the microwave towers on your right, watch for an old pulpwood road on your left. The cemetery is located a little ways down this road. It has almost been destroyed from the weather, but mostly from vandalism.

1. J. L. BROWN 12/13/1834 - 10/18/1906 "A precious one from us has gone. A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled. God in his wisdom has recalled. The born his home has given and though there slumbers here the soul is still in heaven."

2. SARAH E. BAIRD 2/26/1836 - 11/24/1911 w/o Jacob L. Brown "She is not dead the mother of our appreciations but gone unto that heaven where she no longer needs our protections. Mother home and heaven."

3. Sacred to the memory of HARRIET C. TYRIE 2/18/1855 - 10/16/1858

4. MARY M. TYREE 1/28/1837 - 9/10/1866

5. Unreadable

6. G. H. (concrete headstone & footstone with initials on both)

7. WILLIAM M. HIILL & WIFE (headstone inside iron fence) Our Father 11/22/1800 - 11/11/1881 Our Mother 1807 - 3/27/1888 (headstone lying on ground outside of fence) Wm. Hill 11/22/1800 - 11/11/1881, age 80 yrs 11 mos 19ds "Mark the perfect man and behold the upright for the future of that man is peace. Ps XXXVII 37

8. In memory of JOHN MOTLEY 1/2/1809 - 6/10/1868 "An honest man. The noblest work of God."

9. In memory of JANE MOTLEY 2/1/1800 - 1/19/1877 "Happy are they that die in the Lord."

10. In memory of CHARLOTTIE BROWN 10/1/1802 - 2/25/1889 w/o E. Brown "Life in Christ is life forever."

11. 2 graves encased with rocks, broken & unreadable

12. In memory of ADNA B. b&d 3/8/1877 infant d/o Robert & Mary T. E. Brown

13. In memory of MARY T. E. BROWN 3/28/1846 - 9/1/1888 w/o Robert Brown "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep from which none ever wake to weep.

14. In loving memory of JOHN E. BROWN 9/5/1858 - 11/29/1890 "Gone but not forgotten."

15. WILLIAM M. WILDER 4/9/1828 - 11/30/1905 "He took thee from a world of care. Died instantly without a struggle."

16. ELIZABETH S. 12/25/1832 - 11/31/1897 w/o W. M. Wilder "The self same hand from whence was given hath taken our mother back to heaven."

17. JUDSON J. WILDER 8/5/1854 - 3/29/1907 "Death is eternal life, why should we weep."

18. 3 unmarked graves (rock for headstones & footstones)

19. ELIJAH H. KIRK 12/9/1905 - 2/28/1864

20. Adult grave, destroyed

21. NOAH LEA 9/15/1781 - 9/5/1861

22. Unknown

23. Unknown child's grave

24. Infant s/o G. J. & Mrs. M. M. Vaughen b & d 5/8/1864 "The fairest bud that flowery nature knows oft ne'er unfolds but withers ere it blows." (In the bottom corner of concrete slab is written, H. Madden.)

25. Unknown child's grave (destroyed)

26. Broken headstone. Only thing readable at top is d. Sep 17. "Kind father of love thou art gone to thy rest forever to bask 'mid the joys of the blest." (Confederate flag at grave) (Thomas Lewis Glanton 1/1/1831 - 9/17/1878)

27. Sacred to the memory of LUCINDA GLANTON 1/25/1834 - 6/17/1863 Age 29 years 4 months & 22 days.

28. NANCY KIRK d. 4/13/1863 Age 52 years

29. Sacred to the memory of ANDREW D. W. GLANTON 1/3/1860 - 10/10/1860 Age 9 mo 7 dys

30. Sacred to the memory of JOHN E. GLANTON 5/19/1855 - 12/21/1857 Age 2 years 9 mo & 9 days

31. Child's grave (unreadable)

32. Unknown (9 ft. stone slab, unreadable)

33. Unknown (Rock headstone)

34. Child's grave (concrete slab, no markings)

35. Child's grave (concrete slab, no markings)

36. Child's grave (pile of rocks)

37. 2 children's graves (rock headstones & footstones)

38. 3 adult graves (destroyed)

39. 4 children's graves (concrete slabs, no markings)

40. 2 unknown (rock headstones)

41. Child's grave (concrete slab, no markings)

42. Adult grave (pile of stones, no markings)

43. Child's grave (concrete slab, no markings)

44. Adult grave (concrete slab, no markings)

45. T. M. AWBREY 5/23/1818 - 5/15/1915

46. Sacred to the memory of SARAH A. E. AWBREY 12/8/1828 - 2/19/1880 Age 51 yrs 2 mo 11 days

47. LEO GUSTIS AWBREY 9/18/1875 - 1/29/1880 Age 4 yrs 4 mos 11 dys

48. Child's grave (rock headstone & footstone)

49. Child's grave (pile of rocks)

50. Child's grave (Rock headstone & footstone)

51. 2 child's graves (rock headstones & footstones)

52. This monument is sacred to the memory of SARAH ANN THOMASON 8/12/? - 7/15/1851 "By her lonely and disconsolate HUSBAND." (broken concrete slab - the rest is unreadable)

53. 2 adult graves (destroyed)

54. Unknown (rock headstone)

55. 2 child's graves (rock headstones & footstones)

56. Child's grave (rock headstone & footstone)

57. In memory of WILLIE B. FORMBY 9/8/1870 - 7/22/1872 s/o Wm. T. & Zeromer B. Formby

58. 2 adult graves (concrete slabs, no markings)

59. Sacred to the memory of ORA E. HARRIS 3/17/1851 - 6/2/1855

60. Adult grave (concrete slab, no markings)

61. Adult grave (concrete slab, no markings)

62. JACKSON PONDER 1/6/1816 - 3/22/1889

63. In memory of WILEY KIRK 7/4/1793 - 11/28/1877

64. Adult grave (concrete slab destroyed, possible grave of Precious Sharp Kirk)

65. Unknown (rock headstone)

66. In memory of JOHN W. ROOKS 12/25/1836 - 11/3/1881

67. Child's grave (rock headstone & footstone)

68. In memory of COLQUITT infant s/o H. H. D. and L. A. Yates b & d 8/25/1896

Several more unmarked graves located throughout the cemetery.

Submitted by Demeris White



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