Old Cole / Smyrna Cemetery

 

Listing Compiled and contributed by Evelyn E. Cole
First read:1992 Updated 6 Sep 1997
Annotated by Evelyn E. Cole and La Vaughn H. "LV" Hayes
Notes by Evelyn E. Cole are based on information contributed by living relatives
of the deceased.
Notes by Sharon Pierce from obits shown as (SP)

The Old Cole Cemetery is located at the end of Old Cole Cemetery Road. From De Ridder, travel east on LA 112 about 10 miles, then turn north on LA 399, go about 1/4 of a mile and turn right at the sign which says Old Cole/Smyrna Cemetery. The cemetery is at the end of this pavement.

There are many "lost" graves here. When I first visited this area in 1953, there were many of the old-timey picket-fenced graves as well as graves with little houses. A lot of the graves were marked with bridal wreath bushes. As time went by, the fences, houses, and bushes were disposed of, and the graves are now unmarked.

It is a neat, well-kept cemetery surrounded by woods; a pleasant place to visit, but so many graves are unmarked that it makes the genealogist's work frustrating.

CAPPS, LOUISA J AUG 10 1837 1921
COLE, ALLIE W[WELLMAN] FEB 27 1883 OCT 12 1965 [w\o HARLEY E COLE]
COLE, CHARLIE A JUL 27 1894 NOV 29 1977 [h\o Mae Vincent Cole] [Charles A. "Charlie"]
COLE, CLARENCE ALTON COLE OCT 12 1925 MAY 3 1996 [h\o VIOLET "VI" COLE]
            [US Army Veteran Of Normandy Iinvasion][s/o Charles A. "Charlie" and Mae "Maggie" (Vincent) Cole]
COLE, EMMA (MRS) SEP 21 1859 FEB 24 1940 [d/o Sarah (?) Singleton, w/o Oakentine Columbus Cole]
COLE, F.T. JUL 13 1847 MAY 12 1912 [Florentine Arveston, s/o Stephen Davis and Nancy (Simmons) Cole]
COLE, GARY C JAN 10 1943 MAR 28 1943
COLE, GEORGIA McKEE OCT 20 1924 DEC 19 1996 [w\o KIRBY F COLE]
COLE, H.L. JUL 15 1858 DEC 21 1885 [Hardy Louis, s/o Stephen Davis and Nancy (Simmons) Cole]
COLE, HARLEY ALTON JAN 3 1915 APR 21 1919 [s/o Harley E. and Allie (Wellman) Cole]
COLE, HARLEY E JAN 23 1882 AUG 7 1961 [h\o ALLIE W COLE]
           [s/o Oakentine Columbus and Emma (Singleton) Cole
COLE, KIRBY F AUG 2 1923 ** [m-JUL 12 1942-Georgia McKEE COLE]
COLE, MAE VINCENT MAR 3 1894 MAR 11 1932 [w\o CHARLIE COLE]
           ["Maggie", d/o Ursan Jennings and Mary Florence (Hall) Vincent]
COLE, MARY E SEP 15 1857 NOV 28 1908
COLE, MILTON D  Age 56 d. Mar 10, 2000   h/o Shirley Brewer Cole (SP)
COLE, NANCY SIMMONS  NOV 6 1822 MAR 27 1905 [w\o STEPHEN D COLE]
            [d/o William and Rhoda "Rhodie" (Johnson) Simmons]
COLE, O.C. NOV 13 1854 FEB 27 1937
           [Oakentine Columbus, s/o Stephen Davis and Nancy (Simmons) Cole, h/o Emma Singleton]
COLE, S.D. JUN 13 1817 APR 22 1877 [STEPHEN DAVIS] h\o NANCY SIMMONS
            [Stephen Davis, s/o Solomon and Elizabeth (Davis) Cole]
COLE, VIOLA L JUN 6 1930 ** [w/o CLARENCE ALTON COLE]
            [d/o William Thomas and Minnie Evelene (Waltman) Lee]
DEAR, LEON MAR 28 1872 OCT 17 1875 s\o B.L.\N.E.DEAR [s/o Benjamin L. and Nancy E. (?) Dear]
DEASON, NANCY J FEB 21 1884 APR 12 1889
GILL, RONALD LEE MAY 27 1969 SEP 5 1969 [s/o Marvin "Frog" and Fonda (Brown) Gill]
GREEN, A.R. [VERY HARD TO DECIPHER]
JOHNSON, ADELINE JAN 14 1837 MAR 31 1908 w\o J.J.JOHNSON
            [d/o Nathan and Sarah Celestin "Sally" (Drake) Perkins, w/o John Jock Johnson]
JOHNSON, J.J. FEB 14 1816 FEB 1 1883 m-MAR 1852 ADELINE JOHNSON
             [John Jock, s/o John L. and Nancy "Polly" (Miller) Johnson]
LeJEUNE, BERTRAND DEC 3 1913 JUN 19 1987
LeJEUNE, ELAINE COLE AUG 22 1939 **
LeJEUNE, MAVIA MARIE MAR 31 1916 SEP 10 1979
LeJEUNE, ROBERT LEE AUG 15 1936 JUL 7 1979 m-MAR 17 1956 Elaine LeJeune MM-A2C USAF
MATHIS, WILLIAM JEFFIRSON MAY 25 1881 FEB 4 1888 (headstone says Jeffison)
MIDKIFF, MARGARET DIANA JUN 17 1961 NOV 12 1978
MIDKIFF, MARK EDWARD B\D JAN 2 1964 s\o GLEN & MATTIE MIDKIFF
MOSES, IDA DEC 31 1882 FEB 28 1883 dau\o W.A.\MARTHA MOSES
            [d/o William Asa and Martha J. "Mollie" (Johnson) Moses]
MOSES, INFANT B\D FEB 15 1896 s\o MARTHA J\W.A.MOSES
            [s/o William Asa and Martha J. "Mollie" (Johnson) Moses]
SIMMONS, LEON L JUN 29 1877 MAY 24 1954 [UNCLE PAT] [s/o William and Rhoda (Johnson) Simmons]
SIMMONS, NANCY NOV 6 1822 MAR 27 1905 [w\o STEPHEN D COLE]
            [d/o William and Rhoda "Rhodie" (Johnson) Simmons]
STRACENER, ALTON BOYD B\D NOV 9 1970
STRACENER, BARNEY M JUL 28 1898 FEB 19 1969 h\o DAISEY B STRACENER
             [s/o Valentine Columbus and Minerva A (Capps) Stracener]
STRACENER, BENJAMIN N NOV 12 1842 APR 1 1916 h/o MARTHA ANN COLE
             [s/o Neal and Sarah Ann (Rackley) Stracener]
STRACENER, DAISEY B MAR 31 1911 APR 25 1979 [w/o Barney M. Stracener]
STRACENER, DAISEY LOUISA B\D FEB 11 1927 [d/o Barney M. and Daisey B. (?) Stracener]
STRACENER, I.D. (d-age 26 years) [J. DeWitt, s/o Benjamin N. and Martha Ann (Cole) Stracener]
STRACENER, JOHN LINCOLN JAN 31 1930 NOV 9 1976
STRACENER, LILLIE ADELL W APR 7 1907 FEB 2 1981 w\o A.C.Stracener [w/o Allis Columbus Stracener]
STRACENER, MARTHA ANN COLE DEC 8 1840 JAN 21 1900
             [d/o Stephen Davis and Nancy (Simmons) Cole, w/o Benjamin N. Stracener]
STRACENER, MODINA P 1934 ** w\o REV. DANIEL B STRACENER
STRACENER, ALLIS COLUMBUS (REV) SEP 8 1900 JUL 5 1981
STRACENER, DANIEL B (REV) 1930 1974 MM-Cpl USARMY h\o MODINA P STRACENER
STRACENER, VALENTINE C DEC 8 1872 FEB 17 1950 [LUM]
            [s/o Benjamin N. and Martha Ann (Cole) Stracener, h/o Minerva A. Capps]
STRACENER, ZADIE LAVONIA B\D AUG 16 1934
STRACENER, BENJAMIN K JR B\D AUG 4 1962


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