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James Monroe Spears: Born: 23 Sep 1877 Lee Co, VA. Died 16 Jul 1937 Palo Pinto Co, TX. Father: Adam Hickman Spears b. 7 Oct 1841 Washington Co, VA d. 25 Jul 1906 Dallas Co, TX. Married: 5 Sep 1867 Lee Co, VA to: Mother: Mary Lou Farshia (Ward) Spears b. 8 Jan 1849 Lee Co, VA d. 15 Mar 1931 Lea Co, NM, buried here. Married: 2 Jan 1923 Lea Co, NM to: Spouse: Idabelle (Coggin) Spears: Born: 27 May 1902 Fisher Co, TX. Died: 18 Feb 1946 Lubbock, TX. Father: Levi Barker Coggin b.27 Nov 1859 Williamson, TX. d. 3 Apr 1948 King Cem, Lea Co, NM. Married: 24 Nov 1891 Gatesville, Coryell Co, TX. Mother: Melvina Griffith b. 25 Oct 1872 Polk, AR. d. 29 Jan 1946 King Cem, Lea Co, NM. Block K

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Anna Pearl (Baker) Spears: Born: 25 Nov 1896 Eastland Co, TX. Died: 3 Apr 1994. Daughter of James Robinson Baker and Mary Elizabeth Howard. Both buried here. Spouse: Married 13 Mar 1932 Lea Co, NM to Charlie Belt Spears also buried here. Block K

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Charlie Belt Spears: Born: 6 Mar 1886 Lee Co, VA. Died: 13 Mar 1966 Lea Co, NM.   
Father: Adam Hickman Spears b. 7 Oct 1841 Washington Co, VA d. 25 Jul 1906 Dallas Co, TX. 
Married: 5 Sep 1867 Lee Co, VA to: Mother: Mary Lou Farshia (Ward) Spears b. 8 Jan 1849 Lee Co, VA d. 15 Mar 1931 Lea Co, NM, buried here. Married 1st: 6 Mar 1920 in Lea Co, NM to Eula Stanbro, on his birthday. Married 2nd: 13 Mar 1932 Lea Co, NM to Anna Pearl Baker, he died on their anniversary. Both buried here. Block K.   
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Mary Lou Farshia (Ward) Spears: Born: 8 Jan 1849 Lee Co, VA. Died: 15 Mar 1931 Lea Co, NM.  
Father: William Alfred Ward b. 6 Feb 1812 Carter Co, TN.  d.13 Feb 1868 in Turkey Cove, Lee Co, VA. 
Mother: Sarah "Sally" Jones  b. 9 Feb 1812 Lee Co, VA d. 1 Nov 1896 in Lee Co, VA.Spouse: Married 5 Sep 1867 Lee Co, Va to Adam Hickman Spears b. 7 Oct 1841 Washington Co, VA. d. 25 Jul 1906 Dallas Co, TX. He was the son of Joseph and Catherine Spears. Block K. 
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Sarah Catherine Spears: Born: 3 Jun 1868 Lee Co, VA. Died: 21 Jun 1923 Lea Co, NM.   
Father: Adam Hickman Spears b. 7 Oct 1841 Washington Co, VA d. 25 Jul 1906 Dallas Co, TX. 
Married: 5 Sep 1867 Lee Co, VA to: Mother: Mary Lou Farshia (Ward) Spears b. 8 Jan 1849 Lee Co, VA d. 15 Mar 1931 Lea Co, NM, buried here. Spouse: Married 21 or 27  Oct 1902 Hunt Co, TX to Lewis Fillmore "Jack" Leggitt b.13 Apr 1851 in Montezuma, Macon, GA d. 2 Apr 1911 Hunt Co, TX . Block K

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William Joseph Spears: Born: 24 Oct 1871 Lee Co, VA. Died: 2 Jan 1928 Maricopa Co, AZ. 
Father: Adam Hickman Spears b. 7 Oct 1841 Washington Co, VA d. 25 Jul 1906 Dallas Co, TX. 
Married: 5 Sep 1867 Lee Co, VA to: Mother: Mary Lou Farshia (Ward) Spears b. 8 Jan 1849 Lee Co, VA d. 15 Mar 1931 Lea Co, NM, buried here. Block K

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Organ Avertus Pope:  Born:  8 Aug 1884 MS. d. 27 Apr 1966.Son of  Thomas Durham Pope & Margaret Marietta Bryant. Both buried here.Married: 30 Sep 1908 in Fort Davis, TX to:Vinnie Evelyn Brown: Born: 8 May 1892 TX. Died: 25 Nov 1977.Daughter of James and Nannie Byles Brown. Block K 

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Odell A. Pope: Born: 15 Jun 1930. Died: 27 Mar 1946.Son of Organ Avertus Pope and Vinnie Evelyn Brown, both buried here. Block K

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James Thomas Pope: Born: 25 May 1920. Died: 17 Dec 1935.  Son of Organ Avertus Pope and Vinnie Evelyn Brown. Block K

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Festus Lane Parson: Born: 29 Dec 1916. Died: 20 Feb 1969.Evalinn Agnes (Wilson) Parson: Born: 9 Sep 1919. Died: 2 Jan 1973.  They have 4 children buried here. Block K

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Babies of Festus Lane Parson and Evalinn Agnes (Wilson) Parson. Also buried here.  
Parson Baby: b. 1940 d. 1940
Parson Baby: b. 1941 d. 1941
Parson Baby: b. 1942 d. 1942
Parson Baby: b. 1947 d. 1947
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Orion Swan Bigham: Born:  4 Feb 1897 Fleming, TX Died: 9 Sep 1976. Father: James Oliver Bigham b. 17 Feb 1870 TX d. 28 Jun 1948 CA. Married: 4 Jun 1893 Comanche, TX to Mother: Lavina Harriet Lancaster b. 27 Mar 1874 AR. d. Feb 1951 OR. Spouse: Married 19 May 1923 to: Nola E. Stanbro: Born: 21 Dec 1903 OK. Died: 18 Mar 2002.Daughter of Orville Carlton Stanbro and Orlena Jane Burns. Both buried here. Block L

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John Columbus O'Neal: Born: 1 Apr 1858 AR. Died: 26 Nov 1919 Lea Co, NM. Father: Hosea O'Neal b. 26 Dec 1826 MO. d. 9 Apr 1881 TX. Mother: Catherine Martin b. 1 Mar 1828 GA. d. 15 Oct 1919 Comanche Co, TX.  Spouse: Married 14 Sep 1876 in Indian Territory to Mary Catherine Tuttle b. 8 May 1856 IN. d. 30 Aug 1924 Roswell, NM. Daughter Nellie O'Neal married Ben Walter Fort, son Benjamin Herman Fort who is buried here. Block L

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Hettie Jane (O'Neal) Syfrett Leslie: Born: 2 Dec 1895 TX. Died: 7 Jul 1985. Father:  John Columbus O'Neal buried here. Mother: Mary Catherine Tuttle b: 8 May 1856 in Indiana d: 30 Aug 1924 in Roswell, NM. Spouse: Married 1st: 8 Aug 1912 to Arthur Lee Syfrett also buried here. Married 2nd: to Unknown Leslie. Block LEula Violet (Stanbro) Spears: Born: 2 Mar 1900 Woodville, OK. Died: 6 Mar 1921 Lea Co, NM. Daughter of Orville Carlton Stanbro and Orlena Jane Burns. Both buried here. Spouse: Married 6 Mar 1920 to Charlie Belt Spears who is also buried here. Block L

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David Cecil Stanbro: Born: 3 Mar 1915 NM. Son of Orville Carlton Stanbro and Orlena Jane Burns. Both buried here. Spouse: Nellie Oleta Workman also buried here. Block L

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Joseph Trainer Wyche: Born: 8 Oct 1891 Riesel, Falls Co, TX. Died: 31 May 1967. Father: James Trainer Wyche b. 5 Aug 1858 Centerville, Leon Co, TX. d. 10 Nov 1947 in Wilcox, AZ.   Married:  6 Jan 1886 in McLennan Co, TX to: Mother: Susan Slydell Dupuy b 5 Mar 1862 Montgomery Co, AR.  d. 10 May 1942 Lovington, NM. Spouse: Married 27 Feb 1916 in Plains, Yoakum Co, TX to: Orvilla Stanbro: Born: 14 Jul 1897 OK. Died: 21 May 1968. Daughter of Orville Carlton Stanbro and Orlena Jane Burns. Both buried here. Block L.

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Joseph Baker Stanbro: Born: 27 Nov 1845 Hamilton Co, IN. Died: 23 Apr 1923 Lea Co, NM Father: John Stanbro b: 18 Nov 1820 in Clinton Co, Ohio d. 28 Dec 1877 in Hamilton Co, IN . Married 20 Sep 1843 to: Mother: Lydia Jane Mills b: 14 May 1823 in Ohio. d. 19 Mar 1873 in Hamilton Co, IN . Spouse: Married 11 Jul 1872 to: Emma Frances Deuchemin b. 14 Feb 1851 Hamilton Co, IN d. 21 Feb 1931 in Shawnee, OK Burial Site Fairview Cemetery. Daughter of George Deuchemin and Susan Rall. Block L

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Robert "Bob" Burns: Born: 1874 Cooke Co, TX? Died: 19 Mar 1933 Lea Co, NM. Father: John L. Burns b. abt 1850 MS d. abt 1880 Burns, Cooke Co, TX. (John was the son George W. Burns and Jane Billington. Married abt 1873 to: Mother: Mary Simmons d. abt 1878. Brother to Orlena Jane Stanbro who is buried here. Block L

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Orville Carlton Stanbro: Born: 12 Jun 1873 Boone Co, IN. Died: 28 Jun 1960 Lea Co, NM. Father: Joseph Baker Stanbro b. 27 Nov 1845 Hamilton Co, IN. d. 23 Apr 1923 Lea Co, NM . Married 11 Jul 1872 to: Mother: Emma Frances Deuchemin b. 14 Feb 1851 Hamilton Co, IN d. 21 Feb 1931 in Fairview Cem. Shawnee, OK. Spouse: Married 8 Jan 1895 TX to: Orlena Jane Burns: Born: 13 Oct 1876 Cooke Co, TX. Died: 29 Nov 1939 Lea Co, NM. Father: John L. Burns b. abt 1850 MS d. abt 1880 Burns, Cooke Co, TX. John was the son George W. Burns and Jane Billington. Married abt 1873 to: Mother: Mary Simmons d. abt 1878.Block L.

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Clarence L. Pope Born:12 Mar 1925. Son of Bryant and Nellie Pope. Maydell Pope Born: 29 Mar 1927. Block L

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Marie Hudgens: Born: Feb 1927. Died: Feb 1927.Father: James Rufus Hudgensborn. 4 Dec 1892 Staples, Guadalupe Co, TX and died 26 Oct1939 in Black Springs, Montgomery Co, TX. Married to: Mother: Martha Unknown b. abt 1893 TX. Block L

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H. Peak: Born: Unknown. Died: As a young man. Son of Samuel R. Peak

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Sina Lavada (Jones) Lusk: Born:10 Dec 1879 Died: 9 Aug 1917 Lea Co, NM. Father: Jeremiah Conklin Jones b: 6 Apr 1836 in OH d: 14 Oct 1912 in Throckmorton Co, TX. Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Yates b: 1 Mar 1839 d: 16 Jan 1918 in Throckmorton Co, TX. Spouse: Married 21 Aug 1898 or 27 Aug 1899 to: Oliver Clifton Lusk b: 20 Sep 1878 Bosqueville, Mclennan Co., TX. d; 12 Sep 1944 in Hagerman, Chaves, NM. son of Robert Wesley Lusk and Lucy Ellen Chism. Sina and Oliver's daughter Belma Lusk is buried here also. Block M.

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Henry Jackson Baker: Born: 30 May 1884 Parker Co, TX. Died:9 Aug 1967Lea Co, NM. Son of James Robinson Baker and Mary Elizabeth Howard. Both buried here. Married: 18 Jan 1914 at Midway to. Spouse: Vernie Ella Spears: Born: 29 Jan 1884 Lee Co, VA. Died: 26 Jan 1975 Lea Co, NM. Father: Adam Hickman Spears b. 7 Oct 1841 Washington Co, VA d. 25 Jul 1906 Dallas Co, TX. Married: 5 Sep 1867 Lee Co, VA to: Mother: Mary Lou Farshia (Ward) Spears b. 8 Jan 1849 Lee Co, VA d. 15 Mar 1931 Lea Co, NM, buried here. Block M.

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Geraldine Baker: Born: 27 Mar 1916 Lea Co, NM. Died: 13 Nov 1976 Lea Co, NM. Daughter of Henry Jackson Baker and Vernie Ella Spears. Both also buried here. Block M

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Hazel Ruth Baker: Born: 14 Jul 1925. Died: 8 Nov 1927. Daughter Henry Jackson Baker and Vernie Ella Spears. Both buried here. Only the headstone is here. Hazel was buried in Brownfield, Terry Co, TX. Block M

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Buford Almo Goodman: Born:1 Jul 1918 Red River Co, TX. Died: 28 Oct 1992 Lea Co, NM. Father: William Leonard Goodman b. 20 Sep 1887. d. 2 Jan 1968 Hobbs, NM. Married 9 Jun 1907 Red River Co, TX to: Mother: Idella Lumpkin b. 23 Jul 1886 AL. d. 9 Feb 1939 Hobbs, NM. Spouse: Married 17 Nov 1947 Hobbs, NM to: Bonnie Jean Baker: Born:12 Nov 1914 Died: 23 Nov 1998 Lea Co, NM. Daughter of Henry Jackson Baker and Vernie Ella Spears. Both also buried here. Block M

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Bryant Hall Pope: Born: 2 Dec 1898 Marietta, Prentiss Co, MS. Died: 4 Aug 1987 Lea Co, NM. Son of Thomas Durham Pope & Margaret Marietta Bryant. Both buried here. Spouse: Married 21 Aug 1921 in Plains, Yoakum Co, TX to: Nellie May Stanbro: Born: 24 Jan 1902 OK. Died: 24 Jul 1991 Lea Co, NM. Daughter of Orville Carlton Stanbro and Orlena Jane Burns. Both buried here. Block M.

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Betty Lou Pope: Born: 21 Apr 1896 MS. Died: 1 Jan 1965 Lea Co, NM. Daughter of Thomas Durham Pope & Margaret Marietta Bryant. Both buried here. Block M

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Margaret Marietta "Maggie" (Bryant) Pope: Born: 14 Sep 1860 MS. Died: 23 Aug 1927 Lea Co, NM. (headstone has "Maggie E.") Spouse: Thomas Durham Pope b. 11 Oct 1860 MS d. 23 Nov 1949, the son of William A. Pope. Block M.

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Thomas Durham Pope: Born: 11 Oct 1860 MS. Died: 23 Nov 1949 Lea Co, NM. Son of William A. Pope who was killed at the Battle of Chickamauga during the Civil War 20 Sep 1863. Spouse: Margaret "Maggie" Marietta Bryant b. 14 Sep 1860 Prentiss Co, MS d. 23 Aug 1927. Daughter of Nancy L. (Unknown) Bryant b. abt 1835 TN. Block M

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Joseph Thomas Pope: Born: 8 Jul 1924. Died: 30 Dec 1997. Son of Bryant Hall Pope and Nellie May Stanbro. Both also buried here. Joyce Evelyn (Unknown) Pope: Born: 3 Feb 1928. Died: 2 Apr 1998. Block M

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Baby Balch: Born: Unknown. Died: Unknown. No dates. Probably between 1910 and 1940. Parents are Unknown. Does anyone know who's family it belonged to? Block M.

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James Robinson Baker: Born: 17 Apr 1853 Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, IA. Died: 11 Feb 1937 Lea Co, NM. Father: Josiah Alexander Baker b. 5 Apr 1822 Cherokee, NC. d. 27 Apr 1907 Stephen Co, TX. Mother: Nancy Katherine Faure b: 1 Nov 1822 in KY or NC d. 9 Oct 1895 Baker Community, Parker Co, TX. Married 28 May 1874 to: Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Howard: Born: 14 Mar 1859 in Ward, TX. Died: 19 Oct 1942 in Big Spring, TX. Father: Samuel G. Howard b. abt 1826 GA. d. bef 1870 TX. Married 18 Aug 1848 Nacogdoches, TX to Mother: Nancy Jane Parker b. abt 1832 MS. Block N

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Lee Roy McCravey: Born: 9 Nov 1919. Died: 16 Nov 1919. Son of Lee Roy McCravey and Myrtle Baker. Grandson of James Robinson Baker and Mary Elizabeth Howard. Both buried here. Block N.

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Baby Fort: Born 22 Feb 1914. Died: 22 Feb 1914. Son of John Reuben Fort and Fonzo Etta Pope. Both buried here. Block N.

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John Ruben "Johnnie" Fort: Born: 12 Jul 1890 AR. Died: 19 Mar 1946 Lea Co, NM.  Father:  Benjamin Herman Fort b. 15 dec 1857 d. 27 Feb 1929 buried at this Cem. Married: 18 Dec 1879 Logan Co, AR to: Mother: Louise Swilling Bramlett b. Mar 1859 Chattooga, GA d. Fluvannah, TX. Spouse: Married 28 Oct 1910 Coleman, TX to: Fonzo Etta Pope: Born: 8 Nov 1888 MS. Died: 13 May 1959 Lea co, NM.  Daughter of Thomas Durham Pope & Margaret Marietta Bryant. Both buried here. Block N.

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Henry Francis Priest: Born: 8 Aug 1869 Brown Co, TX. Died: 2 Dec 1932 Lea Co, NM. Father: Eli Thompson Priest b: 28 Dec 1835 in Monroe, MS d: 15 Feb 1907 Ft Worth, TX. Married 9 Dec 1857 in Fayette, Texas to: Mother: Cinderella Burleson b: 7 Jul 1840 in Crawford, AR d: 13 Apr 1894 in Corsicana, Navarro, TX. Daughter of Eziekial Burleson and Rachel Hartgroves.  Spouse: Married 1893 Brown Co, TX to: Susan Harriott "Sudie" Windham: Born: 31 Jul 1871 Coleman, TX. Died: 24 Jul 1943. Daughter of Andrew J. Windham and Sarah J. Roberson. Block N.

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Gid Lewis Priest: Born: 13 Jan 1897. Died: 29 Apr 1915. Son of Henry Francis Priest and Susan Harriott "Sudie" Windham. Both also buried here.  Block N.

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Francis Drew "Bud" Priest: Born: 23 Mar 1909 Artesia, NM. Died: 8 Jan 1953. Son of Henry Francis Priest and Susan Harriott "Sudie" Windham. Both also buried here. Block N.

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Friend of the Priest Family Unknown: No dates:  was believed to be visiting the Priest family when they died (may even be a relative?). Buried in the Priest family plot between Bud Priest and Ada Priest. Block N.

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Ada Grice (Unknown) Priest: Born: 19 Dec 1897 Jayton, TX. Died: 7 Dec 1932. Spouse: Married 7 Apr 1919 to: Robert Eli Priest also buried here. Block N

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Robert Eli Priest: Born: 03 Oct 1895 Burkett, TX. Died: 07 June 1957 Albuquerque, NM. Son of Henry Francis Priest and Susan hariott "Sudie" Windham. Both also buried here. Spouse: Married 7 Apr 1919 to: Ada Grice (Unknown) Priest also buried here. World War I, PVT 81 Infantry. Block N.

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Jimmie Spencer Priest: Born: 26 Sep 1931. Died: 17 Aug 1996. Son of Robert Eli Priest and Ada Grice( Unknown). Both buried here. US Navy Korea. Block N

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John Lawrence Burleson: Born: Oct 1836 Crawford Co,AR. Died: 1913 at age 75.  Father: Ezekiel Burleson b. 1805 NC d. 1856 Washington, AR married 13 Sep 1824 Blount Co, AL to:  Mother: Rachel Hartgroves b. abt 1806 AL d. 1844 Crawford Co, AR.  Spouse: Married 27 Sep 1860 Bastrop, TX by James Priest her uncle to: Mary C. Priest b. 1844 MS d. bef 1900 The daughter of Joseph Priest (Joseph was a brother to Eli Thompson Priest) and Elizabeth Clark. Mary was 1st cousin to Henry Priest. John Lawrence Burleson was the 2nd person buried here. Block N

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