Brushy Creek Cemetery

Another view of the cemetery

Listing Compiled by
Roberta B. Doty and Evelyn E. Cole October 1992

Annotations by La Vaughn H. "LV" Hayes are preceded by LVH

Notes in RED are from John  
Thanks to Duffie & Kathy for the use of their pictures

Brushy Creek Cemetery has a "working" twice a year (second Saturday in May and second Saturday in September). It is behind the Brushy Creek Baptist Church and is surrounded by woods. There is one big old oak tree and a shelter for
inclement weather. The birds singing in the woods, the shrubbery, a dogwood tree, and the wild sunflowers and other wild flowers make this a unique place. In the front corner is a section of City Service Gas pipeline.

This cemetery is on LA 389 south of Merryville or west of Fields. It is where LA 389 makes a sharp bend east; continuing south, it would be Old River Road. Follow Old River Road to the right, and then immediately turn left---Brushy Creek Church is on the right.

BAILEY, THOMAS "Russell"  FEB 3 1937  AUG 21 2006  h/o Shirley Coleman Bailey
BAILEY, SHIRLEY Coleman   APR 26 1945   ------
BOLENBAUCHER, JIMMIE DEAN NOV 4 1942 DEC 11 1960  s/o Joseph W. Bolenbaucher
BOLENBAUCHER, JOSEPH W APR 14 1915 FEB 9 1989  Brother of Callie Smith
BOLENBAUCHER, NAOMA AUG 20 1906 SEP 16 1991 w\o FRANK BOLENBAUCHER [M]
                ( headstone shows last name as Turner..........did she remarry after Thomas Franklin's death??)
BOLENBAUCHER, T.W. OCT 5 1861 JAN 30 1927
BOLENBAUCHER, THOMAS FRANKLIN SEP 17 1903 OCT 27 1930 [F] h\o Naoma Turner Bolenbaucher
                      Another headstone for Thomas
BOYD, MELVIN DEWAYNE  FEB 8, 1965  SEPT 16 1994
COLEMAN, BELL
COLEMAN, INFANT OF ROBERT
COLEMAN, INFANT OF LUM
COLEMAN, INFANT OF LUM
COLEMAN, JAMES ROBERT MAR 13 1862 MAR 5 1948  s/o James Daniel & Eliza Hennigan Coleman
COLEMAN, KELLY "DUSTY" JUN 19 1974 MAY 23 1979
COLEMAN, LIZA W SEP 27 1884 JUN 20 1973
COLEMAN, OSCAR D JUN 22 1948 MAR 15 1981
COLEMAN, ROBERT "BOB" MAY 9 1896 MAY 3 1969
COLEMAN, ROBERT JEAN MAR 23 1941 MAY 19 1958
COLEMAN, SARAH    MAY 14, 1912  DEC 14, 1999
COOPER, AUDREY RICE  OCT 3, 1939  FEB 10, 2008
COOPER, BLANCHE JUN 13 1859 JUL 30 1936 [LVH: Pathenia Blanche, w/o James W. Cooper]
COOPER, CLARENCE LaBORN ALTON JUN 29 1905 OCT 6 1975 h\o Vivian Lucille Ratcliff Cooper
                       MM-PVT USARMY WWI
COOPER, CLARENCE MAY 21 1875 JUN 16 1950 [F] [LVH: s/o James W. and Pathenia Blanche (?) Cooper]
COOPER, ESSY ---1900---
COOPER, HENRY A NOV 10 1916 NOV 11 1944
COOPER, LAWRENCE OCT 26 1881 AUG 11 1930
              [LVH: s/o James W. and Pathenia Blanche (?) Cooper]
COOPER, LEO S MAY 24 1909 APR 28 1984 MM-TEC5 USARMY WWII [Marine emblem]
COOPER, MAE 1902 1908
COOPER, MAE W MAY 7 1902 MAY 16 1988 w\o WILLIE ELLIS COOPER
COOPER, RUTH MAR 17 1881 MAY 11 1959
COOPER, VIVIAN LUCILLE RATCLIFF SEP 14 1921 ** [M] w\o Clarence LaBorn Alton Cooper
COOPER, WILLIE ELLIS JUL 26 1895 DEC 25 1964 h\o Mae W Cooper MM-LA PFC HQ CO 156
DURHAM, CLAUDE JAMES DEC 25 1919 JUN 25 1920
DURHAM, LUCY E AUG 2 1903 AUG 19 1973 [E.STAR]
DURHAM, ROBERT L NOV 30 1884 AUG 22 1971 [MASON]
FOSTER
FOSTER
FOSTER
FOSTER
FOSTER
FOSTER
FOSTER, ISAAC
FOSTER, SALLIE
GORE, "PAULINE" Smith Whiteman SEP 1 1923 ** w\o Willard Lee Gore [E.Star] d/o John C. and Callie Smith
GORE, WILLARD LEE "BILL" JUN 22 1919 ** h\o "PAULINE" SMITH [US NAVY] [MASON]
HAFFORD, LENA MAE  MAR 31 1895  JAN 18 1984
HENNIGAN, EUGENIA
HINES, HELEN MAE  JAN 26, 1923  MAY 27, 2002
HINES, JOSEPH N   MAY 29, 1921  DEC 6, 1999   CPL US Army WWII
JACOBS, JIMMIE LOLA PARD-  NOV 10, 1932  APR 10, 2007
JOHNSON, MARY EVELYN JUL 8 1929 MAY 4 1986  d/o John C. and Callie Smith
JOLLY, WILLIAM E 1922 1926
KEENER, C.E. JR ---1946---  (Duffie and Kathy found no headstone in 2008)
MARKER, C.A.
MARKER, R.A.
MARTIN, STACY LYN MAY 13 1977 MAY 17 1977
McCROIX, INFANT
MILLER, MIRIAH V MAR 9 1875 JAN 1 1958
MURRAY, GRACE V SMITH  NOV 29, 1929  APR 20, 2004
MYERS, LULA COLEMAN FEB 13 1899 OCT 9 1984
NANCE, "DICK"
NEELY, RHODIA
NEELY, THOMAS
PERKINS, ALEXIS JADE  DEC 12, 1996  MAR 18, 1997
PINDER, INFANT
PINDER, INFANT
PINDER, MARION
RICE, EUNICE OCT 29 1912 JUN 15 1990 w\o Walter K Rice
RICE, WALTER K JAN 18 1898 DEC 28 1971 h\o Eunice Rice MM-PVT USARMY WWI
RICE, WALTER WALLACE  MAR 9, 1937  MAR 30, 2003  US Navy
SIMS, INFANT OF JOHN
SIMS, INFANT OF JOHN
SIMS, INFANT OF JOHN
SMITH, ARTHUR GLEN DEC 22 1907 JAN 11 1938
SMITH, BERNICE d-OCT 15 1980
SMITH, BERYL 1913 - 1944
SMITH, CALLIE M MAR 22 1906 JUL 14 1989  w/o of John C. (Hog John) Smith/ sister of Joseph Bolenbaucher
SMITH, ELIZA ANN COLEMAN OCT 12 1845 DEC 23 1909 [M]
SMITH, GEORGE W  FEB 22, 1918  OCT 11, 1994  US Army WWII
SMITH, GRACIE NOV 10 1901 MAY 31 1903
SMITH, HUBERT EUGENE  FEB 5, 1933  MAY 17, 1994
SMITH, INFANT MAR 20 1920 s\o W.A.\MARY E SMITH
SMITH, INFANT OF LISO
SMITH, INFANT OF MELTON
SMITH, INFANT OF MELTON
SMITH, INFANT OF W
SMITH, IRA MAR 28 1893 MAR 31 1974
SMITH, JEREMY LYNN and JEFFERY LEE OCT 24 1983 DEC 3 1983 [photo]
          infant grandsons of John C. and Callie Smith.
SMITH, JOHN C AUG 29 1885 DEC 9 1980
SMITH, MARTHA ELIZA COLEMAN  OCT 12, 1851  DEC 23, 1909
SMITH, MARY E 1879 1951
SMITH, MELTON FEB 15 1851 MAR 18 1930 [F]
SMITH, OPHELIA 1900 1950 [M]
SMITH, SHEILA    ----   -----
SMITH, THOMAS ---1946---
SMITH, TOM b-1887 NOV 19 1927
SMITH, VERNA BUXTON  JAN 27, 1930  JAN 15, 2003 w/o Hubert Eugene Smith
SMITH, WILLIAM A 1875 1951
SMITH, WILLIAM V 1899 1976
SPIKES, LUCRETIA WATSON MARZE 1828 1912
            [LVH: w/o (1) ? Marze, (2) George Hoosier, and (3) William John Spikes]
TAYLOR, COLUMBUS P OCT 10 1866 DEC 20 1917
TILLERY, ALICE L   OCT 6, 1922  FEB 4, 1994
TILLERY, AUSTIN M "Mack"  JUN 20, 1921  AUG 29, 1996
TUCKER, CHARLES H   OCT 17, 1917  MAR 19, 1999   Pvt US Army  WWII
TUCKER, MAGGIE   NOV 29, 1916  FEB 26, 1996
TURNER, NAOMA  (see Naoma Bolenbaucher)
WATSON, RHODA MINCHEW 1808 1880 w\o SAMPSON WATSON
WATSON, SAMPSON 1803 1880 h\o RHODA MINCHEW WATSON
WHITMAN, EDWIN R L APR 24 1934 JUL 8 1989 MM-A3C USAF Korea
WHITMAN, GORE
WHITMAN, HAMPTON
WHITMAN, HAMPTON A MAY 22 1899 FEB 1 1957 h\o NETTIE B WHITMAM [photo of Hampton]
WHITMAN, INFANT JUL 1911 dau\o JAMES\MARY WHITMAN
WHITMAN, INFANT OF H.A. 1944
WHITMAN, INFANT   daughter of H.A.
WHITMAN, JAMES M APR 15 1876 AUG 18 1959 h\o MARY S WHITMAN [LVH: James Monroe,
             s/o Joseph Adam and Elizabeth J. (Foster) Whitman,h/o Mary Melvina Smith]
WHITMAN, MARY S AUG 19 1873 DEC 31 1967 w\o JAMES M WHITMAN
             [LVH: Mary Melvina Smith, w/o James Monroe Whitman]
WHITMAN, NETTIE B SEP 7 1903 OCT 15 1984 w\o HAMPTON A WHITMAN [photo of Nettie]
WHITMAN, TWINS OF H.A.

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