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Wyatt Lee Syfrett: Born 20 Jun 1913Died 26 Jun 1913
Father: Arthur Lee Syfrett
Mother: Hettie Jane (O'Neal) Syfrett Leslie
both are buried at Antioch Cemetery

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Arthur Lee Syfrett: Born: 8 Jan 1893 Rising Star, Eastland Co, TX Died: 3 July 1964
Father: Jasper Alexander Syfrett b.23 Nov 1849 Orangeburg Dist, SC d. 14 Feb 1950 Lubbock City Cem, TX marr. on 27 November 1873 in Marquez, Leon Co., Texas to: Mother: Mary Ann Martina Burdett b. 20 Jan 1856 Randolph Co, ALd. 28 May 1921 Lubbock City Cem, TX Spouse: 1st wife Hettie Jane O'Neal (buried in this Cemetery also) 2nd wife Kate Harris Unknown Born: 19 Jan 1915

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William Syfrett Mayben Born:7 May 1915 Died: 7 May 1915 Block AFather: Orlin Vox Mayben b. 15 Jan 1890 Hope AR d. 31 Oct 1974 Cem., Denver City, TX Married 2 Mar 1912 Yoakum Co, TX to: Mother: Millie Ollie (Syfrett) Mayben b. 30 Mar 1895 Eastland Co., Texas d. 14 Apr 1972 Cem., Denver City, TX Millie is sister to Arthur Syfrett who is buried here.

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Horace Jasper Syfrett Born: 15 Jan 1915 Died 14 Feb 1915 Block A Parents : Arthur Lee Syfrett and Hettie Jane O'Neal Leslie both buried Antioch Cem different plots Belma Agnes Lusk Born: 22 May 1917 Died: 26 May 1917 Block A Father: Oliver Clifton Lusk b. 20 Sep 1878 in Bosqueville, Mclennan Co., TX d. 12 Sep 1944 in Hagerman, NM Married 21 or 27 Aug 1898 to: Mother: Sina Lavada (Jones) Luskb. 10 Jun 1879 d. 9 Aug 1917 buried at Antioch Cem

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Belma Agnes Lusk Born: 22 May 1917 Died: 26 May 1917 Block A Father: Oliver Clifton Lusk b. 20 Sep 1878 in Bosqueville, Mclennan Co., TX d. 12 Sep 1944 in Hagerman, NM Married 21 or 27 Aug 1898 to: Mother: Sina Lavada (Jones) Luskb. 10 Jun 1879 d. 9 Aug 1917 buried at Antioch Cem.

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James D. Doran Born: 7 Sep 1916 NM Married:9 Nov 1938 Marie (Reed) Doran Born: 18 Apr 1918 Died: 18 Sep 1990, was the daughter of Ben Reed. Block A Father: William Wiley Doran& Mother: Lula Margaret (Allen) Doran both buried at this Cem.

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William Wiley Doran Born: 1875 AR Died: 23 Nov 1926 and buried on a windy Thanksgiving Day Block A Married: 27 Aug 1908 Hale Co, TX to Lula Margaret (Allen) Doran Born: 23 Mar 1883 San Saba, TX Died: 2 Apr 1951Father: Gilbert Daniel Allen b: 29 May 1852 in Council Bluffs,IA d: 1931 in buried at Hale Center ,TX Married: 17 Jul 1872 San Saba, TX to Mother: Louisa Catherine or Nancy Louisa (Harkey) Allenb: 30 Oct 1847 in Yell Co. AR.d: 14 Oct 1914 Hale Center, TX

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Eppes Baby Block A Baby Eppes has unknown name or dates but believe baby is connected to the family that was in this area in early 1900's. Calvin Lafayette Eppes, b: 15 Jun1854 in Bell, TX d: 29 Jun 1929 in Lea, NM, and wife Sarah Elizabeth (Porter) Eppes.

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Violet Katherine Doran Born: 2 Feb 1910 Died: 13 Dec 1910First person buried in this Cemetery Block A Father: William Wiley Doran& Mother: Lula Margaret (Allen) Doran both buried here.

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Ronald Gene McCraw : Born 27 Mar 1946 Died: 14 Mar 1968 Viet Nam
Parents : Carl Elba McCraw and Sarah Janice (Harper) McCraw Married: 16 Jul 1965 to Charlotte Spears daughter of Sonny Spears and Bessie (Fort) Spears

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Dessie Mae (Bales) Benson: Born: 9 Mar 1905Lulu, OK Died: 28 Jun 1936.Married: 3 Dec 1922 Lea Co, NM to Jesse A. Benson, son of William Newton Benson and Sarah Elizabeth (Moyers) Benson. Block B

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Ethel Beatrice (Boliver) Tow:Born: 13 Sep 1892 Jones Co, TXDied:1 Feb 1918
Father: William Sylvanus Boliverb. 29 Nov 1869 d. 22 Nov 1933. Married 29 Nov 1891 Brown Co, TX to: Mother: Ada Fort b. 14 Jan 1875 Bosque, TX d. 10 Oct 1956 (a niece to Herman Fort). Spouse: Married in TX to Jesse Towe/Tow, son of Thomas Wiley Towe. Block B

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Benjamin Herman Fort: Born:15 Dec 1857 in , Scott, AR Died: 27 Feb 1929
Father: John Gabriel Fort b. 9 Sep 1811 in New Madrid, MO d. 28 Aug 1896 in Rising Star, Eastland Co, TX Married 19 Oct 1828 in Cooper, MO to:Mother: Dorinda Jane Bell b. 1 May 1813 in Barren, KY. Spouse: Married: 1. 18 Dec 1879 in Paris, Logan, AR to Louise Swilling Bramlett b. Mar 1859 Chattooga, GA d. Fluvannah, TX. Married: 2. 17 Nov 1915 to Emma Tucker. Block B

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William Herman Fort: Born: 13 feb 1893 Brown Co, TX Died: 25 Oct 1980 Father: Benjamin Herman Fort b: 15 Dec 1857 in , Scott, AR d. 27 Feb 1929 Antioch Cem, Lea Co, NM Married: 1. 18 Dec 1879 in Paris, Logan, AR to: Mother: Louise Swilling Bramlett b. Mar 1859 Chattooga, GA d. Fluvannah, TX Spouse: Married 17 Feb 1910 in, Brown, TX to Bera Iola Freeman b. 15 Oct 1894 d. 1 Nov 1983 Block C
Bera Iola (Freeman) Fort: Born 15 Oct 1894 TX Died: 1 Nov 1983 Married: 17 Feb 1910 in TX to William Herman Fort. Has a double headstone with him. Block C

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Carroll H. Fort: Born: 28 Sep 1912 TX Died: 25 Aug 1956
Son of William Herman Fort and Bera Iola (Freeman) Fort Block C

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Bera Maude Fort: Born: 3 Sep 1918 NM Died: 15 Dce 1936 Lea Co,NM
Daughter of William Herman Fort and Bera Iola (Freeman) FortBlock C

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Baby Fort: Born 15 Jul 1921 Lea Co, NM Died: 15 Jul 1921 Lea Co, NM
Son of William Herman Fort and Bera Iola (Freeman) Fort Block C

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Nannie (Fort) Allen: Born: 26 Mar 1884 Logan Co, AR Died: 11 Feb 1970.
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 9 Dec 1903 in Hale Co, Tx to William Paul Allen. Block C

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William Paul Allen: Born: 26 Dec 1875 in San Saba, TX Died: 19 Oct 1918 in Lea Co, NM.
Father: Gilbert Daniel Allen b. 29 May 1852 Council Bluffs, IA d. 1931 Hale Center, TX ( also seen name as Daniel Gilbert Allen). Married 17 Jul 1872 in San Saba Texas to: Mother: Louisa Catherine Harkey (also seen as Nancy Louise Harkey) b. 30 Oct 1847 Yell Co, Ar d. 14 Oct 1914 Hale Center, TX.
Spouse: Married 9 Dec 1903 in, Hale Co, TX to Nancy "Nannie" Fort. She was the daughter of Benjamin Herman Fort and Louise Swilling Bramlett.Block C

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Verl Calvin Cassady: Born: 14 Jul 1931 Waurika, OK Died: 24 Mar 1997.Spouse: Married 2 Jul 1955 to Helen Ruth Lyons daughter of Llyod Kenneth Lyons and Anna Jo (Burns) Lyons. Anna Jo was daughter of Guss and Estella Burns who are buried here also. CPL US Army Korea. Block D

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Estella Esther (Baker) Burns: orn: 29 Jun 1888 Coleman Co, TX Died: 10 Sep 1972 Lea Co, NM. Daughter of James Robinson Baker and Mary Elizabeth Howard. Who are also both buried here. Spouse: Married 9 Apr 1909 Midway, Lea Co., NM to Walter Augustus "Guss" Burns, couple have a double headstone. Block D
Walter Augustus "Guss" Burns: Born: 18 May 1880 Palo Pinto Co, TX. Died: 2 Nov 1932 Lea Co, NM Father: John Christopher Jiaroan Burns b. 20 Jan 1854 Cook Co, TX? d. 5 Mar 1933 Lubbock City Cem, TX. Married 13 Jun 1874 Cooke Co, TX to: Mother: Emily Josephine (Holly) Burns b. 15 Apr 1854 Blount Co, AL d. 11 Jan 1935 Lubbock City Cem, TX. Spouse: Married 9 Apr 1909 Midway, Lea Co., New Mexico to Estella Esther Baker. They have a double headstone. Block D

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Jessie Howard Burns: Born: 2 May 1924 Lovington, Lea Co, NM Died: 30 Jan 2000 Silver City, NM.
Ashes buried here. Son of Walter Augustus Burns and Estella Esther (Baker) Burns. Who are also buried here beside him. Spouse: Married 19 Jan 1947 Albuquerque, NM to Ruth Marriman. Block D.

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Watkins Baby Name, dates or parents unknown from early part 1900's.
Cemetery started in 1910. Block D.

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Sarah Elizabeth "Susan" (Moyers) Benson: Born May 1865 in Tucker's Creek, TN Died: 1 Dec 1932
(some family say she was born 7 Feb 1862) Father: Franklin Marion Moyers b. 15 Sep 1829 Lincoln Co, TN. Mother: America H. Tucker b. 9 Apr 1837 Tucker's Creek, TN. Spouse: Married 25 Dec 1887 to William Newton Benson. They have a double headstone. Both were school teachers. Block D
William Newton Benson: Born: 1 May 1866 Lincoln Co, TN Died: 23 Mar 1926 (some say 1927 but stone has 1926). Spouse: Married 25 Dec 1887 to Sarah Elizanbeth "Susan" Moyers. They have a double headstone. Both were teachers. Block D.

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Tollye (Shuman) Burns: Born: 13 Mar 1900 Deport, Lamar Co, TX Died: 11 Sep 1996 Lovington, Lea Co, NM.Father: Leonamus Devague Shuman b. 4 Nov 1856 Lamar Co, TX d. 23 Nov 1935 Lubbock City Cem, TX. Married 6 Jan 1886 Lamar Co, TX to: Mother: Sarah Frances Ragsdale b. 6 Feb 1864 Holly Springs, Marshall Co., Mississippi d. 18 Sep 1943 Lubbock, TX. Spouse: She married 28 Apr 1918 in Midway, Lea Co., NM to Hazel Burns. They have a double headstone. Block E
Hazel Burns: Born: 11 Oct 1884 Brown Co, TX? Died: 15 Aug 1947 Lovington, Lea Co, NM. Father: John Christopher Jiaroan Burns b. 20 Jan 1854 Cook Co, TX? d. 5 Mar 1933 Lubbock City Cem, TX. Married 13 Jun 1874 Cooke Co, TX to: Mother: Emily Josephine (Holly) Burns b. 15 Apr 1854 Blount Co, AL d. 11 Jan 1935 Lubbock City Cem, TX. Spouse: He married 28 Apr 1918 Midway, Lea Co, NM to Tollye Shuman.His name is Hazel and her name is Tollye, that is correct. Named after his mother's father Hazael Holly. Block

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