McKinney Cove Baptist Church
Cemetery


McKinney Cove Baptist Church and the cemetery as seen from just above the church. The church sits on a hill above a retaining wall, which is only partially visible in this photo. The cemetery lies above and behind the church. The church is at the corner of McKinney Cove Road and Green Young Cemetery Road.
Rev. & Mrs. Charles McKinney
The grave of the Rev. Charles H. McKinney (1854-1934) and his wife Sarah S. McKinney (1860-1941). Rev. McKinney was pastor of the church from 1894 to 1934.
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Wilson
The grave of Henry T. Wilson (1839-1905) and his wife Sarah A. McKinney Wilson (1848-1937). There was a small Confederate battle flag on grave when this photo was made. The roof of the church is visible in the background.
Clate Garland Wm. E. Garland
The graves of Union veterans Clate &
William Garland.
Many of the older graves of children are marked by diamond-shaped stones like these.
Ernest McKinney
The stone marking the grave of Ernest McKinney (1903-1926) is broken but still quite legible.
Stokes Wilson
Stokes Wilson (1885-1906)
W. G. Turbyfill Altha Turbyfill
The graves of W. G. Turbyfill (1861-1942) and his wife, Altha Ellis Turbyfill (1863-1929).
P. M. Wilson
P. M. Wilson (1847-1922)
Martha Wilson
His wife, Martha Wilson (1844-1914)
Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson (1850-1917), wife of Leonard Wilson
Aaron McKinney
Aaron McKinney (1864-1914)
Katie Ellis
Katie Ellis (1831-1909)
Maud Ellis
I found the stone of Maud J. Ellis particularly difficult to read. Warren Pritchard gives her date of birth as 31 May 1902.
These three stones have no legible markings, but all are clearly cut stone. The center stone and the stone on the right, in particular, appear to have had inscriptions at one time. The center stone appears to have been broken.


- CEMETERY SURVEY -

Location: On a hill behind McKinney Cove Baptist Church, McKinney Cove Road.
Condition: Good. Some stones leaning or sinking. One or two broken stones. Three illegible stones or markers. Many foot stones wholly or partially grown over.
Surveyed: 20 October 2003 by Patrick Barrett.

Notes:
Information in italics indicates comments by the surveyor.
This cemetery fans out from the top of the hill and is not laid out in straight rows.
Where a stone has apparently been placed for a person still living, that person's date of birth is withheld.
Except for footstones, inscriptions in all caps have been converted to upper and lower case.
B/B=Buried Between
BNT=Buried Next To
SSW = Same Stone With.
Inscriptions on  pink backgrounds  also appear in the 1942 survey by Warren H. Pritchard. Click here to view that survey.

Name Born Died Relationship Noted Other Foot Stone
Ayers, Arthur Withheld  SSW Merle E. Ayers   
Ayers, Cecil 1916 1992 SSW Lela Ayers  CECIL AYERS
TEC 4 US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
JUN 20 1916   APR 15 1992
Ayers, Charlie K. Oct. 17, 1906 Jan. 6, 1998 SSW Pearl B. Ayers  DADDY
Ayers, Lela Withheld  SSW Cecil Ayers   
Ayers, Mae April 25, 1905 June 13, 1995 SSW Zeke Ayers Married April 19, 1930
Going Home
 
Ayers, Martha Y. 1891 1970   MOTHER
Ayers, Merle E. Oct. 24, 1927 July 4, 1984 SSW Arthur Ayers   
Ayers, Pearl B. Apr. 25, 1905 June 22, 2002 SSW Charlie K. Ayers View Obituary MAMA
Ayers, Zeke Sept. 13, 1904 Apr. 27, 1996 SSW Mae Ayers Married April 19, 1930
Going Home
 
Birchfield, Ernest March 25, 1915 Aug. 30, 1951  Gone But Not Forgotten E. B.
Bryant, Angela Renee June 10, 1975 June 10, 1975 Daughter of John
and Judy Bryant
  
Buchanan Infant Oct. 23, 1933 Oct. 23, 1933 Son of Mr. & Mrs.
Arnold Buchanan
  
Buchanan, Arnold Dec. 6, 1899 Nov. 3, 1984 SSW Mertie Buchanan   
Buchanan, Bonnie Mae July 31, 1912 Sept. 6, 1985 SSW Claude Parnell Buchanan In Loving Memory  
Buchanan, Carlos Withheld     
Buchanan, Claude Parnell Sept. 9, 1911 Oct. 5, 1988 SSW Bonnie Mae Buchanan In Loving Memory  
Buchanan, Cleone 1930 1990  PVT US ARMY  
Buchanan, Dovie Janet May 4, 1867 May 13, 1954  A Devoted Mother  
Buchanan, James M. April 11, 1867 March 30, 1950 SSW Nancy Jane Buchanan  J. M. B.
Buchanan, Margie Nell May 23, 1934 May 17, 1988    
Buchanan, Mertie Apr. 16, 1903 Feb. 18, 1980 SSW Arnold Buchanan   
Buchanan, Nancy Jane July 1, 1868 Jan. 18, 1955 SSW James M. Buchanan  N. J. B.
Buchanan, Zema 1908 1909 Daughter of Jim & Nancy Buchanan   
Byrd (Family Stone)   Marshall Byrd
Geneva Byrd
  
Byrd Infant Aug. 16, 1911 Aug. 16, 1911 Son of Marshall and Geneva Byrd   
Byrd, Bessie W. Oct. 24, 1890 Mar. 14, 1981 SSW William C. Byrd Beyond the Sunset  
Byrd, Effie M. 1885 1963 SSW Hutson B. Byrd   
Byrd, Geneva Nov. 23, 1893 Apr. 10, 1984 BNT Marshall Byrd   
Byrd, Hutson B. 1882 1942 SSW Effie M. Byrd   
Byrd, Marshall 1888 Jun 30 1975 BNT Geneva Byrd Pvt Co E 26 Regt Inf  
Byrd, Pat      PAT HAROLD BYRD
PFC US ARMY
NOV 19 1922   MAR 11 1982
Byrd, William C. July 22, 1886 Nov. 15, 1976 SSW Bessie W. Byrd Beyond the Sunset  
Canipe, Mae R. 1909 1960  At Rest  
Cooke, Monroe Nov. 12, 1893 Mar. 2, 1914    
Crow, Doris Yelton Apr. 13, 1914 Feb. 18, 1974 SSW Roy N. Crow Thy Kingdom Come  
Crow, Roy N. July 11, 1912 Aug. 16, 1974 SSW Doris Yelton Crow Thy Kingdom Come  
Dale, Elma W. 1901 1958 SSW James R. Dale   
Dale, James R. 1900 1961 SSW Elma W. Dale   
Dobbins, James Apr. 17, 1929 July 29, 1929 Son of William A. & Esther Buchanan Dobbins   
Ellis Infant Apr. 24, 1908 Apr. 24, 1908 Son of Charlie G. & Laura Ellis Blessed are the early dead.  
Ellis Infant Apr. 24, 1908 June 4, 1908 Son of Charlie G. & Laura Ellis Blessed are the early dead.  
Ellis Infant  Aug. 20, 1919 Son of Mr. & Mrs. Chas. G. Ellis   
Ellis, Aaron A. June 2, 1852 Dec. 25, 1939 Husband of Judy
McKinney Ellis
SSW Wife
At Rest
 
Ellis, Aude V. July 19, 1900 Mar. 28, 1977 SSW Myrtle T. Ellis   
Ellis, Cordelia J. Dec. 13, 1901 July 17, 1986 SSW Edd H. Ellis Married Apr. 26, 1919 MOTHER
Ellis, Dorothy Lankford Jan. 24, 1924 Feb. 19, 1971 SSW Fred Raymond Ellis   
Ellis, Edd H. Feb. 22, 1900 Nov. 18, 1986 SSW Cordelia J. Ellis Married Apr. 26, 1919 FATHER
Ellis, Floyd H. Sept. 3, 1958 Dec. 26, 1954 SSW Mary Garland Ellis  FLOYD H. ELLIS
SEPT. 3, 1898
DEC. 26, 1954
Ellis, Fred R. July 29, 1884 Mar. 1, 1919  At Rest  
Ellis, Fred Raymond Aug. 20, 1919 July 31, 1995 SSW Dorothy Lankford Ellis   
Ellis, Joseph June 25, 1828 Jan. 23, 1908 See Katie Ellis To My Father
Not my will, but Thine be done.
 
Ellis, Joseph Mack Jan. 10, 1875 July 15, 1957 SSW Naomi Jane Ellis   
Ellis, Judy McKinney May 17, 1858 Apr. 15, 1940 Wife of Aaron A. Ellis SSW Husband
At Rest
 
Ellis, Katie Aug. 14, 1831 May 2, 1909 Wife of Joseph Ellis To My Mother
Not my will, but Thine be done.
 
Ellis, Mary Garland Nov. 27, 1907 July 6, 1997 SSW Floyd H. Ellis   
Ellis, Maud J.  9 Oct. 1904  Stone worn and partially illegible.  
Ellis, Myrtle T. Jan. 6, 1907 July 4, 1984 SSW Aude V. Ellis   
Ellis, Naomi Jane Oct. 5, 1885 Aug. 10, 1957 SSW Joseph Mack Ellis   
Ellis, Reuben June 9, 1865 Oct. 14, 1947 Husband of Savannah Wilson Ellis SSW Wife  
Ellis, Savannah Wilson Dec. 24, 1867 Dec. 18, 1961 Wife of Reuben Ellis SSW Husband  
Ellis, Virgil Frank Oct. 19, 1906 Nov. 5, 1992  Brother V. F. E.
Garland, Clate     Co. B. 26 U.S. Inf.  
Garland, Wm. E.     Co. B. 15 U.S. Cav.  
Gouge, Betty W. Apr. 30, 1927 June 9, 2001 SSW Glenn R. Gouge Our Father Which Art In Heaven
View Obituary
 
Gouge, Bonnie Riddle Oct. 2, 1906 May 12, 1967 SSW Clarence E. Gouge Beyond the Sunset B. R. G.
Gouge, Clarence E. Dec. 8, 1908 July 18, 1988 SSW Bonnie Riddle Gouge Beyond the Sunset C. G.
Gouge, Glenn R. Apr. 12, 1922 May 30, 1993 SSW Betty W. Gouge Our Father Which Art In Heaven  
Grindstaff, Bertie Ann Oct. 10, 1895 July 9, 1983 SSW Samuel Jeter Grindstaff   
Grindstaff, Doris B. Feb. 11, 1930 Aug. 3, 1995 SSW Harry L. Grindstaff  D. B. G.
Grindstaff, Harry L. Withheld  SSW Doris B. Grindstaff   
Grindstaff, Samuel Jeter Nov. 15, 1895 Sept. 16, 1957 SSW Bertie Ann Grindstaff   
Hodge, Dale Withheld  SSW Judy Hodge   
Hodge, Judy Withheld  SSW Dale Hodge   
Jarrett, Joshua Dalton 2003 2003  Funeral home marker  
Jones, Elbert May 10, 1926 May 10, 1926 Son of Russell & Ida Jones Asleep in Jesus.  
Lambert, Madge M. June 11, 1901 Oct. 1, 1955   M. M. L.
McKinney (Family Stone)   Ed McKinney
Nola McKinney
Blessed Are the Pure In Heart  
McKinney (Family Stone)   James M. McKinney
Ruth G. McKinney
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Will Be Done
 
McKinney Infant  ? Son of Ed & Nolie McKinney Asleep in Jesus  
McKinney Infant   Child of Johns L. & Mary McKinney Stone worn and
partially illegible.
 
McKinney Infant Nov. 22, 1920 Nov. 22, 1920 Son of W. A. &
Nora McKinney
Blessed are the early dead.  
McKinney Infant Jan. 11, 1923 Jan. 12, 1923 Son of W. A. &
Nora McKinney
Asleep in Jesus.  
McKinney, Aaron Sept. 15, 1864 Apr. 12, 1914  Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection.  
McKinney, Addie July 30, 1914 Mar. 11, 1915 Daughter of W. A. &
Maggie McKinney
  
McKinney, Arthur 1917 1917    
McKinney, Bessie Byrd April 17, 1891 Sept. 10, 1987 SSW Will Martin McKinney   
McKinney, Rev. Charles H. Apr. 12, 1854 Aug. 15, 1934 SSW Sarah S. McKinney Beloved Pastor
McKinney Cove Baptist Church
1894-1934
 
McKinney, Charles Walter Aug. 16, 1941 Feb. 16, 1944 Son of Mr. & Mrs. James M. McKinney CWM CHARLES WALTER
MCKINNEY
AUG. 16, 1941
FEB. 16, 1944
McKinney, Charlie Oct. 2, 1896 Dec. 9, 1917    
McKinney, Charlie V. 1919 1961 SSW Magdalene McKinney   
McKinney, Docia W. 1871 1959 SSW J. Lafayette McKinney   
McKinney, Ed Feb. 10, 1894 Oct. 31, 1952 BNT Nola McKinney   
McKinney, Ernest Apr. 26, 1903 Aug. 15, 1926 Son of W. A. &
Maggie McKinney
He has gone to the mansions of rest.
Stone broken.
 
McKinney, George 1900 1971 SSW Mary McKinney Beyond the Sunset G.M.
McKinney, Greene B. Sept. 8, 1873 May 26, 1947 Husband of Maggie
Johnson McKinney
SSW Wife  
McKinney, Hellen Oct. 16, 1915 Oct. 17, 1915 Daughter of Will &
Bessie McKinney
Gone to be an angel.  
McKinney, Homer July 11, 1901 July 13, 1955    
McKinney, Irene D. Withheld  SSW Sam E. McKinney   
McKinney, J. Lafayette 1869 1935 SSW Docia W. McKinney   
McKinney, James M. July 4, 1913 Dec. 13, 1994 BNT Ruth G. McKinney   
McKinney, Johns L. Dec. 28, 1869 Feb. 23, 1941 SSW Mary E. McKinney  J. L. M.
McKinney, Magdalene Withheld  SSW Charlie V. McKinney   
McKinney, Maggie June 20, 1910 July 28, 1917 Daughter of Aaron
& Lucy McKinney
Prepare to meet me in heaven  
McKinney, Maggie Johnson July 31, 1879 Oct. 28, 1959 Wife of Greene B. McKinney SSW Husband MOTHER
McKinney, Maggie Wilson Feb. 13, 1881 May 12, 1916 Wife of W. A. McKinney BNT Husband  
McKinney, Margaret Ellen Nov. 8, 1951 Mar. 12, 1952 Dau. of Mr. & Mrs.
B. L. McKinney
Little Darling.  
McKinney, Mamie May 15, 1908 July 24, 1909 Daughter of Aaron
& Lucy McKinney
He carries the lambs
in His bosom
 
McKinney, Mary 1898 1986 SSW George McKinney Beyond the Sunset M. M.
McKinney, Mary E. Sept. 15, 1870 Apr. 21, 1949 SSW Johns L. McKinney  M. E. M.
McKinney, Nancy Mar. 20, 1825 June 16, 1905 Wife of Wm. B. McKinney Gone but not forgotten.  
McKinney, Nora B. May 10, 1891 Nov. 1, 1963 BNT William A. McKinney   
McKinney, Polly M. 1850 1901 SSW Samuel R. McKinney  MOTHER
McKinney, R. Hutson Sept. 9, 1885 Jan. 29, 1935  Blessed are the merciful  
McKinney, Ruth G. Aug. 6, 1914 Dec. 17, 2000 BNT James M. McKinney   
McKinney, Sam E. Sept. 2, 1902 Sep. 22, 1962 SSW Irene D. McKinney   
McKinney, Samuel R. 1841 1923 SSW Polly M. McKinney  FATHER
McKinney, Sarah S. Apr. 6, 1860 Apr. 10, 1941 SSW Rev. Charles H. McKinney   
McKinney, Thelma Jan. 30, 1901 June 30, 1909 Daughter of W. A. &
Maggie McKinney
  
McKinney, Walden Nov. 23, 1926 Oct. 27, 2002 SSW
Esther V. Stanfield
& Jean-Pierre Stanfield
 BELOVED FATHER OF
ESTHER AND SUE
McKinney, Wayne Oct. 11, 1924 Dec. 30, 1931  He's an angel now.  
McKinney, Will Martin Nov. 1, 1890 Dec. 30, 1987 SSW Bessie Byrd McKinney   
McKinney, William A. Feb. 6, 1877 Nov. 1, 1963 B/B Nora B. McKinney &
Maggie Wilson McKinney
  
McKinney, Wm. B. Feb. 29, 1821 Oct. 3, 1906 BNT Nancy McKinney Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.  
Moore, Kate McKinney May 5, 1933 Mar. 31, 2002  In God's Care MOTHER
Quinn, Lucy E. McKinney Feb. 3, 1870 Mar. 12, 1944    
Rowe Infant Aug. 21, 1999 Aug. 21, 1999 Infant of Randy and Crystal Rowe Our Baby CHILD OF LOVE,
ANGEL OF GOD
Sparks, Jacob Tyler June 25, 2001 July 25, 2001  Our Baby
Jesus Loves Me
 
Stanley, Bertie M. 1890 1964    
Turbyfill, Altha Ellis Nov. 9, 1863 Mar. 23, 1929 Wife of W. G. Turbyfill Mother
Thou art gone and now at rest,
And left the one's that loved you best.
 
Turbyfill, William G. Feb. 24, 1861 Aug. 9, 1942 See Altha Ellis Turbyfill At Rest  
Vinson, Oscar Lee, Jr. Feb. 6, 1927 May 17, 1943 Son of O. L. & M. H. Vinson Sleeping  
Wilson Infant Sep. 9, 1904 Sep. 9, 1904 Son of M. M. &
Mollie Wilson
Blessed are the early dead.  
Wilson, Beatrice Jan. 7, 1911 May 30, 1990 SSW Herman Wilson A Loving Mother MOTHER
Wilson, Clarence 1891 1974 SSW Janette Wilson Blessed Are the
Pure In Heart For
They Shall See God
 
Wilson, Clyde 1894 1962 SSW Pearl Wilson  FATHER
Wilson, Dorothy E. Feb. 3, 1911 Nov. 9, 1997  Aunt Dot  
Wilson, Elizabeth May 29, 1850 June 24, 1917 Wife of L. Wilson She hath done
what she could
 
Wilson, Frank 1896 1964 SSW Geneva Wilson   
Wilson, Geneva 1901 1985 SSW Frank Wilson   
Wilson, Green R. 1872 1961 SSW Nan B. Wilson   
Wilson, Helen S.   SSW Willard O. Wilson   
Wilson, Henry T. Mar. 13, 1839 May 30, 1905 Husband of Sarah A. McKinney Wilson SSW Wife  
Wilson, Herman Sept. 17, 1909 June 5, 2000 SSW Beatrice Wilson A Devoted Father FATHER
Wilson, Howard C. Mar 31 1920 Jan 31 2000  Pvt US Army
World War II
 
Wilson, Inez M. Withheld     
Wilson, Janette 1890 1969 SSW Clarence Wilson Blessed Are the
Pure In Heart For
They Shall See God
 
Wilson, Leonard June 6, 1852 Sept. 2, 1933 BNT Elizabeth Wilson   
Wilson, Martha Feb. 6, 1844 May 7, 1914 Wife of P. M. Wilson She was the sunshine of
our home.
 
Wilson, Melvin April 20, 1878 July 30, 1950 SSW Mollie Blevins Wilson   
Wilson, Mollie Blevins Nov. 4, 1879 Aug. 20, 1967 SSW Melvin Wilson   
Wilson, Nan B. 1874 1958 SSW Green R. Wilson   
Wilson, Oscar W. 1913 1991 SSW Peggy B. Wilson  O. W. W.
Wilson, P. M. June 10, 1847 Mar. 5, 1922 See Martha Wilson He was a good father,
and kind to all.
 
Wilson, Pearl 1900 1998 SSW Clyde Wilson  MOTHER
Wilson, Peggy B. 1923 1973 SSW Oscar W. Wilson  P. B. W.
Wilson, Sarah A. McKinney Apr. 6, 1848 Jan. 19, 1937 Wife of Henry T. Wilson   
Wilson, Stokes Mar. 16, 1885 Nov. 13, 1906  Shall rise in full immortal prime
And bloom to fade no more.
 
Wilson, Willard O. 1905 1978 SSW Helen S. Wilson   
Yelton (Family Stone)   Jess J. Yelton
Vergie G. Yelton
  
Yelton, Jess J. 1883 1978 BNT Vergie G. Yelton Pvt 87 Co Coast Arty  
Yelton, Vergie G. 1890 1983 BNT Jess J. Yelton   
Young, Brenda G. 1953 1981  Faithful To Her Trust,
Even Unto Death
 
Young, Celia Mae Oct. 28, 1918 Sept. 15, 1972 SSW Ford Young   
Young, Ford Aug. 3, 1912 Mar. 30, 1974 SSW Celia Mae Young   



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