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Unity Church Cemetary 1980-2005

Contributed: January 2006

Transcribed and Submitted by Milton H. Copeland

Unity Cemetery photo

This cemetery is located on Lee County Road 1303 (Friendship/Unity Road) a few hundred yards north of highway 363 (Saltillo/Mantachie Road) on the west side of the road behind the Unity Baptist Church.

I surveyed this cemetery in January 2006 and digitally photographed all of the grave markers from 1980 to date (there are a few older stones included)

The cemetery was surveyed in 1979 for the "Lee County Cemetery Records" book and was also surveyed in 1969 by Marjorie Adams Cummings. This earlier survey can be found online at this site: http://genforum.genealogy.com/ms/itawamba/messages/686.html

As always, any additions or corrections will be appreciated. - Milton H. Copeland

Surname First Name Birth Death Notes
Aderholt James H. 9-29-1933 3-9-2003  
Baggett Robert C. 6-8-1940 10-3-1999  
Baker Julia Pearl (Bishop) 1914 1982 wife of Griffin daughter of Wiley & Emma Pearl Holcomb Bishop
Barnard Wallace Ivo 4-11-1922 8-19-1969 s/s as Gladys Merle
Barnard Gladys Merle 4-13-1931 2-22-1994 s/s as Wallace
Barnard Lawrence C. 5-3-1925 10-20-1989 s/s as Helen wed 5-6-1949
Barnard Helen Williams 10-9-1932   s/s as Lawrence
Bishop Julia Pearl     see Julia Baker
Briscoe Claude M. "Buddy" 4-20-1931 11-21-2003 s/s as Jessie
Briscoe Jessie M. 11-15-1929   s/s as Claude
Brown Sarah W. 10-21-1930   wife of M.E. Brown wed 6-29-1984
Brown Milbern Earl 9-11-1924   s/s as Bertie Mae wed 4-23-1943
Brown Bertie Mae (Magers) 8-23-1924 12-17-1983 s/s as Milbern Earl daughter of William Auskie & Martha N. Maxwell Magers
Brown Orlon Q. 4-3-1925 1-22-1989 s/s as Lois
Brown Lois V. 12-12-1920 6-14-1987 s/s as Orlon wed 10-31-1949
Bryson Carmon Coggins 7-31-1920 1-15-1989 s/s as Paul
Bryson Paul Harold 6-27-1920 5-27-2005 s/s as Carmon
Buse Alice E.     see Alice Raper
Buse Billy J. 9-25-1931 5-30-1990 Cpl US Army Korea
Buse Faye 11-24-1949 7-29-1996  
Buse Truman 10-4-1925 2-13-1998 s/s as Leatrice
Buse Leatrice 5-21-1928   s/s as Truman
Buse Bob 1902 1988 s/s as Edna
Buse Edna 1907 1975 s/s as Bob
Byrd Dollie M. 10-11-1928   s/s as Dillion Byrd see also Benjamin Lawrence Magers
Byrd Dillion L. 7-16-1923   s/s as Dollie M. wed 11-28-1964
Cates Delton D. "Doc" 9-17-1925 7-19-1992 s/s as Justine
Cates Justine Waters 8-26-1929 12-21-1987 s/s as Delton
Cates David C. 3-7-1895 11-3-1974 s/s as Eola
Cates M. Eola 9-15-1901 4-3-1974 s/sas David
Cates Nell 11-30-1924   s/s as Durd
Cates Durd L. 5-30-1921 12-29-1996 s/s as Nell PFC US Army WW II
Clark Jimmy "Toby" 2-9-1943 10-25-1999  
Coggins Etta     see Etta Hill
Coggins Mavis     see Mavis Stanford
Coggins Major 8-29-1914 11-23-1972 s/s as Beatrice
Coggins Beatrice 11-21-1926 4-1-1988 s/s as Major
Coggins Robert Quay 12-27-1922 11-23-1968  
Coggins Ralph N. 2-9-1928 9-10-1998 s/s as Joyce wed 5-4-1946
Coggins Joyce M. 7-7-1929   s/s as Ralph
Coggins Gladys 9-8-1929   s/s as James "Bill"
Coggins James "Bill" 7-3-1918   s/s as Gladys
Coggins Carmon     see Carmon Bryson
Coggins Miles W. "Squeaky" 2-24-1926 3-12-1986 s/s as Betty Fay
Coggins Betty Fay 8-19-1937   s/s as Miles
Coggins Joshua 11-18-1984 11-18-1984 son of Mr. & Mrs. Billy Coggins
Cole Coy 2-27-1981 3-14-1994  
Cole Catherine Ruth Hester 11-16-1958 10-10-2000  
Cox Woodrow 5-25-1913 10-12-2001 s/s as Macie Tec 4 US Army WW II son of Grover C. & Fannie Goodin Cox
Cox Macie L. 11-26-1916   s/s as Woodrow
Cranford Mary     see Mary Hopkins
Davis Willie Mae 4-24-1917 2-20-1990  
Davis Pheba G. 1-25-1903 2-5-1989  
Dennis Willie J. 11-28-1914 5-7-2000  
DeVaughn Dennis Blake 1-2-1994 1-2-1994 Our Baby
Durham John W. 11-9-1910 10-14-1987 s/s as Raye
Durham Raye Martin 7-6-1924 1-26-1990 s/s as John
Edge Opal     see Opal Horton
Edge Robert Earl "Bobby" 3-14-1981 7-16-2005 funeral marker
Edge Cornelius "Carl" 4-18-1982 7-26-2002 same plot as Tony Parker
Edge Prentiss E. 5-16-1932   s/s as Beatrice
Edge Beatrice 1-17-1920 6-6-1988 s/s as Prentiss
Edge Verda M. Hester 9-2-1897 6-27-1980  
Farrar Henry A. 8-19-1893 11-15-1971 s/s as Arrie
Farrar Arrie M. 2-10-1895 4-16-1980 s/s as Henry
Franks Henry Eugene 8-8-1928 5-23-1998 faded funeral home marker
Franks Voy 3-25-1912 6-21-1991  
Franks Eugene 8-8-1928 5-23-1998 s/s as Lucille wed 1-4-1980
Franks Lucille T. 10-3-1950   s/s as Eugene our children Cindy J., Teresa K. & Deresa F.
Franks Buford A. 5-13-1934   s/s as Linda L.
Franks Linda L. 3-21-1955   s/s as Buford wed 1-22-1977
Franks Hardie Lawrence 12-12-1919 7-29-2004 s/s as Noxie Tec 5 US Army WW II
Franks Noxie Lorene 9-28-1929   s/s as Hardie wed 4-18-1947
Glenn Fannie Nichols (Frances P.) 12-6-1865 6-29-1938 wife of Ensley Houston Glenn wed 12-1-1887 in Marion Co., Ala.
Hall Martha Dean     see Martha Dean Hill
Harlow Edward E. 1-14-1941 10-17-1999 s/s as Carolyn
Harlow Carolyn E. 8-21-1949   s/s as Edward
Headings Mildred Hopkins 8-21-1922 12-10-2000  
Herring Jack 6-7-1908 5-1-1961 s/s as Eula
Herring Eula 9-24-1912 4-7-1998 s/s as Jack
Herring Laura L. 7-26-1911 4-15-1997  
Hester Gene 7-5-1932 6-5-1992  
Hester Raymond E. 10-8-1937 11-26-2001 US Navy
Hester Clarice B. 9-9-1908 2-21-2005 s/s as W. Charlie
Hester W. Charlie 5-14-1902 8-6-1988 s/s as Clarice
Hester Charles A. 2-13-1927 3-2-2005 s/s as Wilma Tec 5 US Army WW II
Hester Wilma C. 9-15-1928   s/s as Charles A. wed 6-19-1953
Hester Martha Ever 8-21-1902 4-1-1989 s/s as Dewey
Hester Dewey C. 1-14-1901 7-27-1981 s/s as Martha
Hester Ruby Mae Kent 3-20-1918 3-16-1983 s/s as Laris
Hester Laris 6-5-1922 12-12-1994 s/s as Ruby Mae
Hester Tina Marie 11-13-1959   s/s as Carrol "Button"
Hester Carrol "Button" 8-31-1957 1-25-1988 s/s as Tina Marie wed 7-22-1978
Hester Dorenda     see Dorenda House
Hester Dewey L. 10-11-1957 5-30-1996  
Hester Catherine Ruth     see Catherine Cole
Hester Verda     see Verda Edge
Hill Etta Coggins 1-6-1893 2-14-1980  
Hill Marie Pauline 9-20-1907 11-22-1981  
Hill Monie 8-16-1903 2-9-1993  
Hill Julia     see Julia Norwood
Hill Vena     see Vena Young
Hill Lila 4-9-1909 6-12-1996 s/s as Fletcher
Hill Fletcher 9-24-1906 6-7-1980 s/s as Lila wed 3-26-1926
Hill J. Dean 8-4-1934 3-4-1992 husband of Evelyn Parham son of Monie Hill
Hill Evert 3-19-1911 5-12-1979 s/s as Maudie
Hill Maudie Roper 6-30-1912 12-14-2002 s/s as Evert daughter of Stephen Walter & Mallie Jane Carter Roper
Hill Bobbie L. 12-23-1938   s/s as Bentford
Hill Bentford H. 10-12-1935 6-30-1994 s/s as Bobbie wed 7-7-1956
Hill Martha Dean Hall 8-5-1949   s/s as Larry Glenn & Larry G. dau of John Lee & Marie Lindsey Hall
Hill Larry Glenn 7-14-1974 10-4-1990 s/s as Martha & Larry G.
Hill Larry G. 6-20-1945 8-26-1995 s/s as Martha & Larry Glenn
Hinds J. Louise Raper 7-13-1929   s/s as Gene H. wed 5-16-1947
Hinds Gene H. 5-10-1929 3-29-1994 s/s as Louise
Hinds Vicki     see Vicki Letson
Hinds Hazel Williams 3-13-1927   s/s as Charles Elton
Hinds Charles Elton 8-21-1926 1-24-1997 s/s as Hazel
Holcomb Sherman L. 12-11-1921 5-25-1982 s/s as Ruby L.
Holcomb Ruby L. (Newman) 1-23-1922   s/s as Sherman daughter of Charley Tilmon & Myrtle Hughes Newman
Hopkins Katie     see Katie Magers
Hopkins Mildred     see Mildred Headings
Hopkins Eli 5-6-1806 ca 1880 husband of Mary Cranford
Hopkins Mary Cranford 1814 10-31-1875 wife of Eli Hopkins
Horton Essie     see Essie Sheppard
Horton Lillie     see Lillie Lehman
Horton Ervie Meeks 9-30-1900 6-27-1984 s/s as Charlie M.
Horton Charlie M. 10-29-1897 1-24-1975 s/s as Ervie
Horton Carmen Jones 1-21-1904 4-14-1988 s/s as Clarence
Horton Clarence 1-21-1899 9-20-1982 s/s as Carmen
Horton Lucy     see Lucy Raper
Horton Mary Louise Tyndall 4-14-1927 8-24-1977 s/s as James Carlton
Horton James Carlton 7-28-1918   s/s as Mary Louise son of Jesse Lee & Vida Malone Horton
Horton C.B. (Cyrus Buford) 10-22-1915 5-30-1990 s/s as Opal son of Jesse Lee & Vida Malone Horton
Horton Opal C. (Christine Edge) 1-20-1920 9-29-1972 s/s as C.B.
Horton Jane     see Jane Rayburn
Horton Amanda L. 5-9-1979 2-25-1985  
Horton Thomas Pritchard "Tommy" 10-30-1955 9-30-2002 husband of Jennifer Newman son of Will & Billie Horton
Horton Clasford Ray 4-9-1912 1-13-1985 s/s as Arlene son of Jesse Lee & Vida Malone Horton
Horton Arlene K. (Kerr) 6-4-1916   s/s as Clasford
House Dorenda Hester 4-5-1908 12-26-1993  
Johnson Charley 4-29-1896 7-13-1978 s/s as Francis
Johnson Francis 7-27-1897 3-9-1984 s/s as Charley
Johnson Chesley F. 3-9-1918 11-24-1992 s/s as Louella
Johnson Louella 6-15-1917 8-1-1993 s/s as Chesley
Jones Carmen     see Carmen Horton
Kerr C. C. Rev. 2-14-1886 10-16-1965 s/s as Belle
Kerr Belle H. 12-8-1898 10-5-1981 s/s as C.C.
Kerr Arlene     see Arlene Horton
Knighton Margaret 6-3-1948 3-18-1997  
Lackey Etta     see Etta Studdard
Lackey Emily Martin 9-19-1867 4-15-1902 wife of William Joseph Lackey
Langston William Pinkney 1838 7-15-1914  
Lansdell Cecil L. 10-9-1940 9-23-1994 s/s as Teena C.
Lansdell Teena C. 10-10-1943   s/s as Cecil
Lehman Paul Otto 3-14-1894 1-25-1954 s/s as Lillie
Lehman Lillie Horton 8-8-1905 8-17-2002 s/s as Paul Otto
Letson Vicki Hinds 7-21-1950 9-29-2000  
Letson Randy Lynn 3-24-1967   s/s as Wyvonne Nan
Letson Wyvonne Nannette "Nan" 5-20-1959 11-11-1992 s/s as Randy wed 4-24-1990
Letson James Arnold 10-30-1912 9-27-1999 s/s as Lucille wed 2-14-1931
Letson Lucille Stanford 8-29-1915   s/s as James Arnold
Letson Edell     see Edell Stanford
Lyons Mary Jane 8-1-1923 2-21-1993 s/s as Robert
Lyons Robert D. (Dow) 9-12-1920 6-17-2005 s/s as Mary Jane
Lyons R. V. 1-18-1943 12-8-1997  
Magers Dollie Mae 10-11-1928   s/s as Ben Lawrence see also Byrd
Magers Benjamin Lawrence 7-3-1926 3-25-1961 s/s as Dollie Mae son of William Auskie & Martha N. Maxwell Magers
Magers Randy Wayne 1-13-1952 3-25-1961 s/s as Ben & Dollie
Magers Cora Lee 11-11-1947 3-25-1961 s/s as Ben & Dollie
Magers Sandra Louise 5-17-1946 3-15-1961 s/s as Ben & Dollie
Magers Minnie Lota     see minnie Lota Stanford
Magers Bertie Mae     see Bertie Mae Brown
Magers Katie Hopkins 4-22-1904 3-13-2002 daughter of Jesse & Maude Mears Hopkins
Mansell B. Clavorn 7-8-1914 10-9-1970 s/s as C. Maude
Mansell C. Maude 2-4-1919   s/s as B. Clavorn
Mansell Bastal L. 2-16-1926 1-30-1995  
Mansell Weston Ray "Wes" 12-15-2000 12-15-2000  
Markham Estelle (Spearman) 12-20-1906 5-15-1992 s/s as Walter daughter of James Cortez & Maude Davidson Spearman
Markham Walter (James) 12-11-1906 3-17-1937 s/s as Estelle son of L. F. "Fate" & Pennie Crocker Markham
Martin Emily     see Emily Lackey
Martin Jewel G. 11-20-1928   s/s as Wm. Homer
Martin Wm. Homer 11-13-1926   s/s as Jewel
Martin Raye     see Raye Durham
Martin Clara Nell     see Clara Nell Parks
Meeks Ervie     see Ervie Horton
Miles Andrew B. 9-5-1900 10-3-1995 s/s as Ida
Miles Ida M. 10-17-1909 8-24-1997 s/s as Andrew
Miles Doris     see Doris Turner
Myhand Eva 9-1-1913 1-28-1983 s/s as V.T. Mutt
Myhand V. T. "Mutt" 4-13-1918 8-23-1978 s/s as Eva
Myhand Elvis W., Bro. 2-24-1936 7-27-1992  
Newcomb Judy 7-27-1953 5-15-1988 s/s as Ernest
Newcomb Ernest 11-27-1941   s/s as Judy wed 8-3-1967
Newman Ruby L.     see Ruby Holcomb
Newman J.C. 11-7-1908 4-27-1992 s/s as Nell son of Charley Tilmon & Myrtle Hughes Newman
Newman Nell 4-7-1920 10-13-1989 s/s as J.C. wed 12-24-1938
Nichols Fannie     see Fannie Glenn
Nicholson Wayne 2-3-1946 7-13-2005  
Nixon Janice Renee 12-14-1957 10-27-1995  
Norwood Julia Hill 12-17-1949 1-14-2001  
Oswalt Stanley D. 11-29-1946 6-20-1992 s/s as Flossie
Oswalt Flossie M. 6-25-1946   s/s as Stanley wed 11-6-1964
Parham Jewel E. 8-31-1902 12-24-1983  
Parker Allen 10-22-1889 12-26-1982 s/s as Irma
Parker Irma M. 11-16-1916 8-23-1991 s/s as Allen
Parker Tony 11-11-1979 12-20-1996 same plot as Cornelius "Carl" Edge
Parks Clara Nell Martin 5-23-1919 10-30-2001  
Peden Billy Joe 10-17-1976 1-6-1989 son of Joe & Mary Peden
Price Addis W. 1-10-1925 8-20-2003 s/s as Kathryn AS US Navy WW II
Price Kathryn F. 10-25-1925   s/s as Addis wed 9-19-1942
Purvis Bonnie S. 4-14-1953 7-29-1989  
Raper Clara Lee 10-24-1914 2-1-1964 s/s as Evert Lee
Raper Evert lee 10-18-1908 10-24-1984 s/s/ as Clara Lee
Raper J. Louise     see J. Louise Hinds
Raper Boris M. 5-8-1918 2-7-1996 s/s as Alice Cpl US Army WW II
Raper Alice E. (Buse) 8-18-1920   s/s as Boris wed 10-27-1945 daughter of Burrel "Burr" & Maude
Raper Osburn "Bill" 4-6-1923   s/s as Dorothy wed 9-27-1941
Raper Dorothy T. 6-26-1925   s/s as Osburn
Raper Irene     see Irene Sprague
Raper Lucy Horton 9-22-1892 5-28-1991  
Rayburn Hoyle W. 6-3-1939 9-1-2005 s/s as Jane son of Willie & Nora Roberts Rayburn
Rayburn Jane H. (Horton) 4-24-1935   s/s as Hoyle daughter of James Green & Virgie McMillan Horton
Reno Marvin E. 1-18-1927 4-18-1991  
Reno Dewdrop S. 10-22-1921   s/s as James Herbert
Reno James Herbert 3-2-1915 1-8-1987 s/s as Dewdrop
Rogers Willie clyde 10-8-1910 2-15-1991  
Roper William S. (Sanford) 8-4-1898 2-4-1986 s/s as Lillie son of Stephen Walter & Mallie Jane Carter Roper
Roper Lillie West 7-25-1902 11-15-1981 s/s as William S.
Roper Maudie     see Maudie Hill
Sheppard Eugene Thomas 7-5-1910 6-9-1986 s/s as Essie Horton
Sheppard Essie Horton 2-15-1909 11-25-1975 s/s as Eugene Thomas
Smith William T. 8-6-1912 12-28-1996 s/s as Mittie Jane
Smith Mittie Jane 11-27-1924   s/s as William
Sprague Irene E. Raper 5-22-1921 2-1-1981  
Stanford John F. 1-31-1905 11-18-1966 s/s as Minnie Lota Pvt Hq Btry 403 FA Bn WW II
Stanford Minnie Lota (Magers) 10-17-1908 6-24-1997 s/s as John F. daughter of William Auskie & Minnie Boren Magers
Stanford Villa 5-29-1920 5-14-1994 s/s/ as Penmon
Stanford Penmon 5-22-1907 8-27-1976 s/s as Villa
Stanford Mavis Coggins 7-18-1910 10-23-1979 s/s as Robert C.
Stanford Robert C. 2-25-1912 11-11-1949 s/s as Mavis
Stanford Lucille     see Lucille Letson
Stanford Clarence "Pat" 3-23-1914 5-6-1989 s/s as Edell wed 11-19-1938
Stanford Edell Letson 9-11-1919   s/s as Clarence
Starling Lamont 6-7-1932   s/s as Faye wed 8-29-1975
Starling Faye 9-13-1950   s/s as Lamont
Starling Lee S. 5-14-1919 10-2-2001 s/s as Delcia Tec 5 US Army WW II
Starling Delcia L. 10-20-1923 6-14-2000 s/s as Lee
Strickland Bobby 9-14-1936 12-17-2000 US Navy
Studdard Etta Lackey 2-10-1891 12-18-1980  
Tomlin Richard 2-28-1908 7-13-1986 stone next to Lillian Wimbs Tomlin
Tomlin Lillian Wimbs 8-8-1911 7-5-1985 stone next to Richard Tomlin
Turner Bobby Kenneth 9-26-1935 5-8-1994 s/s as Doris
Turner Doris Miles 12-22-1936   s/s as Bobby
Tyndall Mary Louise     see Mary Louise Horton
Waters Justine     see Justine Cates
Webb Roy Jackson 10-14-1921 7-19-1980 s/s as Sarah Ann
Webb Sarah Ann 4-24-1921 10-1-1977 s/s as Roy Jackson
West George W. 4-5-1880 3-11-1967 s/s as Dovie Mae
West Dovie Mae 9-29-1895 1-6-1979 s/s as George W.
West Tyson C. 8-28-1916 10-3-1998 s/s as Bertha
West Bertha L. 8-15-1913 3-2-1989 s/s as Tyson
West Lillie     see Lillie Roper
Williams Erma Jewell 9-24-1937 10-30-2003  
Williams Hazel     see Hazel Hinds
Williams Helen     see Helen Barnard
Wimbs Lillian     see Lillian Tomlin
Wimbs Dirl 2-7-1898 2-3-1980 stone next to Forriest Wimbs
Wimbs Forriest 9-10-1895 8-10-1984 stone next to Dirl Wimbs
Wimbs Sue 7-15-1943   s/s as Robert
Wimbs Robert D. 3-2-1940 11-10-2002 s/s as Sue
Young John I. 10-1-1907 2-4-1970 s/s as Vena
Young Vena Hill 10-29-1908 8-10-1996 s/s as John