Athensville Cemetery

Greene County, Illinois


   

   


Thanks to Allen Handling & Jeanette for the above photos.

Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, August 28, 2003, from an article about the "Greene County Days" activities: This cemetery is well-cared for and accepts donations mailed to Sandy Chaudoin, (Athensville Cemetery Association), Rt. 1 - Box 280, Greenfield, Ill. 62044. Isham Wood donated the necessary land, and the cemetery's first recorded burial took place in 1851. Some surnames of this cemetery include Armstrong, Barnard, Barrow, Budke, Caffery, Cooley, Costello, Crum, Driver, Drugger, Etter, Ferguson, Fitzsimmons, Gutherie, Hart, Jackson, Johnson, King, Lindsey, Maberry, McBride, McCracken, Middleton, Moore, Morrow, Nix, Patterson, Phillips, Prather, Rimbey, Shores, Smith, Standridge, Stoddard, Story, Voyles, Wood and Wyatt."

This cemetery, on the north edge of Athensville, is notable for the large number of funeral home markers on graves instead of tombstones. When Cecil Tendick, a well- known Jacksonville historian and journalist, visited this cemetery on May 7, 1970, he remarked it was "the most bereft of tombstones of any cemetery I ever saw." One mile directly north of Athensville Cemetery is Sheppard Cemetery.

Location: Section 27 (Northeast corner), Township 12 North, Range 10 West, Third Principal meridian, Greene County, Illinois.

If a name below appears in red, click on the name to bring up a picture of that individual's headstone.


Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Information
ALEXANDER, Alice Oct 1933 11 Mar 2004 A2C U.S. Air Force
ALEXANDER, Carl R. 1914 1970
ALEXANDER, Carl Jesse 1942 1991
ALEXANDER, Florence E. (3 Apr) 1914 (5 Apr) 1986
ALEXANDER, Jimmie Joe 1957 1957
ARMSTRONG, Charles E. 186 1935
ARMSTRONG, Lora J. 1868 1914
BARNARD, Coover A. 1926 1979
BARNARD, Elisha - (Bio info) 20 Jan 1813 25 Jun 1878
BARNARD, J(oshua) Kirk (9 Aug) 1890 1980
BARNARD, Luvenia B. (Wood) 1895 1967
BARNARD, Mahala (30 Jan 1814) 15 Dec 1871 57y10m16d Wife of Elisha Barnard
BARNARD, Terry Allen 1950 1972
BARNARD, Thomas Wayne 0 May 1952 7 Jul 2008
BARROW, Carl Allen 1905 1955
BARROW, E. Leona 1912 1982
BARROW, John W. 1934 1959
BARROW, L. Ebert 1908 1976
BARROW, Robert N. 1861 1942 Son
BUDKE, Clayton L. 15 Aug 1891 8 Sep 1892 Son of A.H. & L.K. Budke
CAFFERY, Elvira Smith 1818 1898
CAFFERY, Nellie L. Aug 1886 4 Apr 1889 Dau of W.M. & S. Caffrey
CAFFERY, Sallie 1858 1920 His Wife
CAFFERY, W. M. 1858
CAMERON, Infant 1 Feb 1873 Son of G.W. & M. E. Cameron
COOLEY, Forest K. 1874 1875 Son of T.C. & E.J. Cooley
COOLEY, Infant 1873 1873 Inf of T.C. & E.J. Cooley
COOLEY, Lelian M. 1876 1876 Dau of T.C. & E.J. Cooley
COOLEY, Thomas C. 28 Dec 1897 Co. C, 133rd Ill. Inf.
COSTELLO, Billy Jack 13 Sep 1970 13 Sep 1970
COSTELLO, Daniel Vance 4 May 1969 4 May 1971
COSTELLO, Mickey Lane Sep 1971 5 Sep 1971
COSTELLO, Sharon Ann 16 Oct 1950 5 Mar 1951
COSTELLO, Tracy Lynne 26 Jun 1966 26 Jun 1966
CRUM, Carmen Anette 1961 1961
CRUM, Richard Lee 1966 1972
DEWEY, Coleman 29 Nov 1888 Sgt. Co. C, 10th Missouri Inf.
DORKS, Mary 1871 1951
DRIVER, George W. 14 Aug 1881 1y5m5d Son of Joseph E. & Alcey C. (Guthrie) Driver
DUGGER, John Henry 15 May 1858 6 Dec 1939
DUGGER, Louis S. 1883 1937
ELLIOTT, Peggy S. 1955
ELLIOTT, Teri M. 29 Jan 1982 13 Jun 1993
ELLIOTT, Terry M. 1947
ETTER, John Henry 22 Aug 1855 2y6m3d Son of Y.S. & M.A. Etter
ETTER, William 17 Oct 1873 22y? Son of Y.S. & M.A. Etter (Stone not found)
FERGUSON, William C. Co. K, 28th Ill. Inf.
FITZSIMMONS, Roy A. 16 Mar 1910 20 Feb 1911 Son of J.E. & E.M. Fitzsimmons
GUTHRIE, Francis M. 10 Nov 1866 20y8m29d
HARLON, Sarah C. 21 Dec 1864 6m21d Dau of J.W. & P. Harlon
HART, Eliza Wood 1849 1932
HINMAN, Cordelia B. 2 Feb 1937 18 Mar 1937
HINMAN, Mary E. 1911 1990
HINMAN, Theodore R. 1903 1980 Married 20 Sep 1928
HOLLY, Donna Jeanette 1937 1937
JACKSON, Minnie 14 Sep 1877 16 Oct 1877 Dau of W.B. & M.V. Jackson
JOHNSON, Frances Wood 1878 1910 His Wife (Wife of Rev. Wm. R. Johnson)
JOHNSON, H. Buel, Rev. 1874 1901
JOHNSON, J. D., Rev. 16 Sep 1888 45y5m12d Co. A, 61st Ill. Inf.
JOHNSON, Sarah J. Ford 1844 1918 His Wife (w/o Rev. J. D. Johnson)(Stone not found)
JOHNSON, William R., Rev. 1877
KING, Steven 12 Sep 1949 13 Sep 1949
LINDSEY, Olive Oct 1868 22 Jan 1873 Dau of W.K. & L.J. Lindsey (Stone not found)
LINDSEY, William 23 Nov 1917 Co. D, Freemont's Mo. Cav.
MABERRY, Alec LeRoy 1888 1938
MABERRY, Alice Fay 1916 1917
MABERRY, Burleigh A. 26 Jul 1894 2 Mar 1896 Son of A. & N.A. Maberry
MABERRY, Cecil Eugene 11 Jun 1920 24 Apr 1954 Ill. A1C U.S. Air Force
MABERRY, Charles 1922 1922
MABERRY, Charles O. 1918 1920
MABERRY, Curtis A. 30 Aug 1914 24 Nov 1935
MABERRY, Elizabeth (Barnard) 30 Jan 1826 8 Apr 1863 (1st Wife of Wm. G. Maberry)
MABERRY, Elizabeth J. (Davidson) 1 Sep 1840 13 Dec 1906 (2 w/o Wm. G. Maberry);(Dau of W.P. Davidson)
MABERRY, Ethel G. 14 May 1898 6y11m4d Dau of W.F. & V.M. Maberry
MABERRY, Everett 1859 1933
MABERRY, Francis E. 1875 1950
MABERRY, Harold Lee 26 Jan 1910 12 Mar 1999
MABERRY, Harold Lee 1927 1936
MABERRY, Harriet Sophiah 23 Feb 1852 29 Feb 1852 Dau of R.J. & A.E. Maberry
MABERRY, Henry 1867 1909
MABERRY, Henry Lee 12 Mar 1999 (Marr. 17 Nov 1934)
MABERRY, Infant Dau of R. & A.E. Maberry
MABERRY, James H. 1891 1953
MABERRY, Jesse Franklin 0 Nov 1891 5 Jan 1935 Pvt. 3rd Prov. Cai Dei F.A. Co. 78 at Camp Zachory Taylor
MABERRY, Mary E. 1893 1922
MABERRY, Mildred L. 14 Nov 1917 11 Sep 2010 (Wife of Henry Lee Maberry)
MABERRY, Orval O. 8 Jul 1889 24 Apr 1891 Son of W.F. & V.M. Maberry
MABERRY, Orville Learay 7 Jan 1911 Mar 1917 Son of Roy & Ruth Maberry
MABERRY, Randolph James 18 Jun 1827 Feb 1859 32y5m15d Born in Tennessee
MABERRY, Ruth Irene 1892 1966 (Wife of Alec Maberry)
MABERRY, Sylvanus 11 Aug 1881 14 May 1896
MABERRY, Viola M. Patterson Jul 1868 15 Jul 1954 Wife of Wm. Franklin Maberry
MABERRY, William Everett 1877 1936 (Stone not found)
MABERRY, William Franklin 29 Jun 1865 12 Jul 1898 Son of Wm. Green Maberry
MABERRY, William G. 0 May 1824 28 Apr 1910 Son of Alexander Maberry
MABERRY, Zella Z. 1891 1973
MAYBERRY, Alexander 1854 1910
MAYBERRY, Annie (McGhey) 1853 1926 (Wife of Alexander Maberry)
MCBRIDE, A. E. 16 May 1872 40y9m24d Wife of W. McBride (Stone not found)
MCBRIDE, G. W. 9 Nov 1869 3y6m23d Son of W. & A.E. McBride
MCBRIDE, Mary Ann 1 Dec 1871 21y2m31d Wife of S.E.? McBride
MCBRIDE, Motilla Bell 8 Oct 1863 1y10m29d Dau of W. & A.E. McBride
MCBRIDE, Unknown 10 Apr 1869 1y2m3d Dau of W. & A.E. McBride
MCBRIDE, William 1 Aug 1872 46y4m3d (Stone not found)
MCCRACKEN, George Jessie
MCCRACKEN, Josephine - (Obit) 1849 1920
MCCRACKEN, William H. 1848 1896
MCELROY, Henry F. 1864 1957
MCELROY, James Leo 13 Feb 1929
MCELROY, Jane 6 Jan 1823 8 Jan 1901 (Wife of Patrick McElroy) (Born in Dublin, Ire.)
MCELROY, John Otis 1900 1964
MCELROY, Lizzy 1889 1975 (Stone not found)
MCELROY, Mary 1875 1922
MCELROY, Patrick 17 Mar 1829 (Born in Ireland)
MCELROY, Perlina 1859 1901
MCELROY, William C. 1857 1922
MIDDLETON, Emory A. 22 Sep 1861 1y6m8d Son of W.H. & A. Middleton
MIDDLETON, John S. 21 Nov 1853 20y11m9d Son of T. & M.C. Middleton
MIDDLETON, Lucy Ann 13 Mar 1854 26y9m29d Wife of J.S. Middleton
MIDDLETON, Robert W. 24 Apr 1852 17y3m19d Son of T. & M.C. Middleton
MIDDLETON, William H., Rev. 8 Feb 1863 32y6m8d
MOORE, Tommy Dale 1953 1953
MORROW, Abigail Ruth 15 Jul 1893 9 Apr 1895
MORROW, Charles Curtice 16 Mar 1889 Jul 1892 3y3m17d
MORROW, Charles Jess 1 Jan 1882 1 Dec 1885 Son of Z.D. & M.P. Morrow
MORROW, Charles O. M. 18 Jul 1872 7m Son of Wm. & E. Morrow
MORROW, Emmeline M. 1 Mar 1872 27y14d Wife of Wm. M. Morrow
MORROW, Flotilla A. 25 Apr 1875 22d Son of W.M. & E.M. Morrow
MORROW, Loren Dean 9 Jul 1910 24 Jun 2008 (Marr. 7 Jun 1932) (Stone not found)
MORROW, Mary P. 18 Mar 1863 24 Dec 1886 Wife of Z.D. Morrow
MULLENS, Thomas 0 Mar 1903 Co. C, 10th Mo. Inf.
NEECE, Lillie M. 12 May 1890 26y6m6d Wife of E.E. Neece
NIX, Charles Ed 25 Dec 1917 5 Feb 1988
NIX, Charles Roy 1940 1960
NIX, Mary M. 1942
NIX, Virginia M. 13 Oct 1921 0 Aug 1995
PATTERSON, Daisy Gay 0 Apr 1870 28 Jan 1896 Dau of S.S. & M.A. Patterson
PATTERSON, Edith M. 1895 1981
PATTERSON, Essie Gladys 21 Mar 1889 2 Jan 1892 Dau of S.S. & M.A. Patterson
PATTERSON, Franklin E. 1910 1912
PATTERSON, Harry E. 1886 1960
PATTERSON, Infant 4 Jul 1885 5 Jul 1885 Son of T. & L. Patterson
PATTERSON, Jackie Gene 1927 1934
PATTERSON, Laura L. 1866 1939
PATTERSON, Margaret A. (Caudle) 17 Mar 1851 18 Feb 1893 Wife of S.S. Patterson
PATTERSON, Mary 25 Nov 1868 18y1m21d Wife of F.S. Patterson
PATTERSON, Merlin Rose 4 Jul 1882 20 Nov 1888 6y4m26d Son of S.S. & M.A. Patterson
PATTERSON, Myrtle Lavella 16 May 1878 10 Apr 1897 Dau of S.S. & M.A. Patterson
PATTERSON, Omar Justin 20 Apr 1872 7 Apr 1893 Son of S.S. & M.A. Patterson
PATTERSON, Richard T. 9 Mar 1933 18 Jun 1961 Ill. SpS Co. C, 802 Engr. Avn. Bn. Korea
PATTERSON, S. T. 11 Sep 1875 26y4m19d
PATTERSON, Sampson Smith 1 Oct 1841 8 Aug 1889 Sgt. Co. D, 32nd Ill. Inf.
PATTERSON, Tillmond S. 1859 1930
PATTERSON, Vivian Clarence 19 Apr 1876 2 Sep 1891 Son of S.S. & M.A. Patterson
PHILLIPS, Ada 28 Apr 1881 11 Feb 1885 Dau of H. & C.J. Phillips
PHILLIPS, Charles O. 10 Jul 1875 12 Sep 1879 Son of H. & C.J. Phillips
PHILLIPS, H. U. 10 Jan 1837 29 Dec 1895
PHILLIPS, Hazel V. 2 Jan 1896 20 Feb 1896 Dau of Y.H. & M.N. Phillips
PHILLIPS, Jane 24 Oct 1846 (Stone not found)
PIPER, Jerry L. 1937
PIPER, Lois R. 1939
PRATHER, Neita L. 29 Mar 1893 2 Oct 1983 Dau of Wm. Franklin Maberry
PRATHER, William Cleve 19 Apr 1886 15 Jan 1957
RIMBEY, Rena (Maberry) 1877 1966 Wife of Thomas Rimbey
RIMBEY, Thomas J. 1863 1940
ROGERS, Theodore 1838 1964
SHORES, John 1865 1937
SHORES, Laura 1881 1960
SHORES, William 5 May 1870 12 Jun 1946
SMITH, Aaron 5 Mar 1841 (VA records say buried here but stone at White Hall)
SMITH, Cordell B. 1912 1990
SMITH, Elizabeth A. 1917 1982
SMITH, James 25 Feb 1804 15 Dec 1876
SMITH, Lyle Wayne 1937 Infant
SMITH, Peninah 25 May 1807 22 Aug 1892 Wife of James Smith
SMITH, Rena Mae 1914 1952
SMITH, Russell D. 1913
STANDRIDGE, Julia M. 26 ??? 1880 9 Oct 1888 Dau of A.S. & E.J. Standridge
STANDRIDGE, Nancy S. 1872 1950
STEWART, Betty L. 25 Nov 1945 5 Jul 1990 Married 16 Nov 1963
STEWART, Robert L. 5 Jun 1942
STODDARD, Jennie 12 Sep 1875 24 Jan 1895
STODDARD, John L. 27 Dec 1888 62y7m
STODDARD, Sarah S. 9 Aug 1843 5 Feb 1910
STONE, Cornelia 1914 1987
STONE, John L. 27 Dec 1888 62y7m (Stone not found)
STONE, Rosemary 13 Mar 1933 7 Apr 1933
STONE, Russell Edward 1911 1940
STORY, Infant 27 Apr 1880 3m1d Son of Andrew J. & Amy Sarah (Mitchell) Story
STORY, Miney J. 12 Feb 1872 11m14d Son of Andrew J. & Amy Sarah (Mitchell) Story
SUMMERS, Michael 2 Mar 1948
VOYLES, Adrian 1919 1946
VOYLES, Basil Wilbur 1899 1955 (Stone not found)
VOYLES, Delbert Dean 9 Aug 1957 17 Aug 1958
VOYLES, John Marion 14 Dec 1867 14 Sep 1935 (Stone not found)
VOYLES, Mary Frances 1939 (Stone not found)
VOYLES, Ruth
VOYLES, Walter M. 1895 1966
WHITE, Hiram 22 Feb 1833
WHITE, Louisa J. 16 Mar 1835 16 Jun 1889
WHITEZELL, Elmer L. 20 Sep 1864 7m17d Son of M.H. & S.L. Whitezell
WINTERS, Marilyn J. (Patterson) 21 Dec 1930 19 Jul 2006 (Wife of Charles Winters)
WOOD, Dora Allice 13 Apr 1873 6m19d Dau of I.P. & E.W. Wood
WOOD, Emery D. 1 Dec 1873 2y3m14d Son of T. & M. Wood
WOOD, Fielding Eugene 27 Jul 1892 19y8m8d Son of T. & M. Wood
WOOD, Forrest E. 8 Aug 1886 20 Sep 1891 Son of G.E. & M. Wood
WOOD, Francis P. 27 Apr 1875 6m11d Son of I.P. & E.W. Wood
WOOD, Gladys L. 29 Dec 1895 9 Jan 1896 Dau of H.A. & L.L. Wood
WOOD, Isham 28 Feb 1876 66y12d
WOOD, Isham P. 22 Nov 1876 26y7m24d
WOOD, Mary 13 May 1839 19 Feb 1899 His Wife (Wife of Theo Wood)
WOOD, Mary 17 Aug 1810 10 Nov 1885
WOOD, Roy A. 2 Mar 1889 10 Jan 1892 Son of G.E. & M. Wood
WOOD, Theo 16 Dec 1841 22 May 1907
WORLEY, Infant 22 May 1859 Son of G.A. & S.J. Worley (Stone not found)
WORLEY, James M. Aug 1860 1m1d Son of G.A. & S.J. Worley
WORLEY, Sally J. 1 Jan 1868 31y8d Wife of Rev. G.A. Worley
WYATT, Clarence 28 Jun 1893 13 Apr 1952
WYATT, Israel Gilbert 27 Oct 1930 1y (Stone not found)
WYATT, Laura Ann 1 Jan 1893 6 Jan 1985
WYATT, Lula Lee 30 Apr 1897 18 Jan 1948 (Stone not found)
WYATT, Orville Gilbert 1919 1930 (Stone not found)

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