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Cherokee County, Texas

HESTER CEMETERY

(photo by Kaye Slover)

Hester Cemetery is located approximately two miles northeast of Forest, Texas on 2723.

FOREST, CHEROKEE COUNTY, TEXAS
26 MARCH 2000

The first burial in the Hester Cemetery was in 1873.  S.M. Hester buried his daughter Alice and donated land for a cemetery.  Alice was the first Hester that was born in Texas, the others came from Mississippi.

Note:  In the Miscellaneous column, information in upper case is found on the tombstone.  My notes are in lower case.  The dates have been changed to day/month/year format to enable sorting by date.  Enumeration  was done by Wayne Edwards on 23 Aug 1997, beginning at the southwest corner and continuing left to right, row by row and updated as new burials occur.  There are currently 174 graves.  The NO. column is the sequential order of enumeration.  Most of the information on relationships obtained from LeNell Wallace Carter and Dianna Hester Carlquist.
 

NO. LAST NAME         FIRST NAME          BORN            DIED                                                 MISCELLANEOUS
83. ASH BONNIE D. 9 MAY 1906 11 SEP 1998 Daughter of Wiley & Ella Hester
82. BAILEY B. F. 21 JUN 1860 11 SEP 1939 Frank, uncle of Elizabeth, Lottie & Bessie Bailey
79. BAILEY DAVID “BUCK” 1896 1923 Brother of of Elizabeth, Lottie & Bessie Bailey
108. BAILEY ERAN 1856 1911 Wife of Thomas Jefferson BaileyDaughter of  S.M. & M.D. Hester
77. BAILEY HENRY S. 1850 1927 Husband of Mary Ann, father of of Elizabeth, Lottie, W.H. & Bessie Bailey.  Son of Thomas Bailey, brother of C.A. Hester
103. BAILEY JAMES E. 13 SEP 1882  Husband of Velma, parents of Margaret E. & Ibra Lorene PughSon of Jeff & Eran Hester Bailey
107. BAILEY JEFF 1846 1904 Thomas Jefferson Bailey, husband of EranSon of Thomas & Lieucenia Bailey
111. BAILEY JEWELL F. 31 DEC 1920 8 JUN 1922 Daughter of Florence Darby Bailey Underwood Cox
109. BAILEY LAURA  10 OCT 1882 DAUGHTER OF T.J. AND E.E. BAILEYAGE 1 YEAR 11 MONTHS 2 DAYS
80. BAILEY LIEUCENIA  11 SEP 1889 AGE 66 YEARS    WIFE OF THOMAS BAILEYPronounced Lucina.  Mother of Ciety Ann Hester
104. BAILEY MARGARET E. 1920 1938 Daughter of Jim & Velma Bailey
78. BAILEY MARY ANN 1854 1933 Wife of Henry S. Bailey
110. BAILEY MARY E.  6 SEP 1881 DAUGHTER OF T.J. AND E.E. BAILEYAGE 1 YEAR 1 MONTH 3 DAYS
113. BAILEY RAY 14 NOV 1918 11 AUG 1965 DELBERT R. BAILEY  TEXAS  SGT  80 ARMD MED BN  WWIISon of Florence Bailey Cox
81. BAILEY THOMAS 1818 4 MAR 1897 Father of Ciety Ann Hester, B.F. Bailey, Henry Bailey & Jeff Bailey
105. BAILEY VELMA A. 1895 1962 Wife of James E. Bailey
112. BAILEY W. H. 27 JAN 1889 12 FEB 1928 First husband of Florence Darby.  Son of Henry S. & Mary Ann Bailey
43. BARKER D. MORGAN 26 SEP 1876 5 JUN 1949 Husband of Minnie Ola Wallace
44. BARKER MINNIE OLA 4 MAR 1880 23 NOV 1948 Wife of Morgan, daughter of David Cummings Wallace
141. BATES DALE BYERS 15 JUN 1913 23 FEB 1956 Daughter of Andrew & Jessie Byers
64. BEICHNER JEWELL HESTER 6 SEP 1901 18 JAN 1980 Daughter of Charlie & Lena Hester
101. BLALOCK BERT 2 OCT 1911 7 FEB 2000 Husband of Kathryn Hester, Brother of Lila Hester
102. BLALOCK KITTY 4 NOV 1913 9 JUN 1994 Wife of Bert Blalock.  Daughter of Charles & Lena HesterSister of Joe, John L., Maxie, Herman & Jewel
167. BRUNET HAZEL GEORGIA 13 SEP 1921 23 JUL 1996 Wife of Ira Brunet, daughter of Tom Hester
166. BRUNET IRA JOSEPH 11 MAR 1920
144. BYERS ANDREW J. 13 JAN 1878 17 JAN 1963 Husband of Jessie E. Byers
143. BYERS JESSIE E. 1887 1927 MOTHER    Wife of Andrew J. ByersDaughter of Thomas Jefferson & Eran Hester Bailey
142. BYERS RALPH 1911 1928 SONSon of Andrew & Jessie Byers
7. CARTER LENELL WALLACE 1 APR 1920  Daughter of Forest C. & Pearl Wallace; wife of Mahlon Aaron Carter
8. CARTER MAHLON AARON 25 FEB 1907 25 MAR 1991 AMM1  US NAVY  WWII, Father of Terry & JaniceHusband of Lenell Wallace Carter
97. CHAPMON   16 APR 1948 INFANT DAUGHTER OF MR. & MRS. E. W. CHAPMON
37. CHERRY CLARA MAYE 28 JUN 1891 4 MAR 1977 Birth date on tombstone has been changed from JUN to JANWife of Robert
1. CHERRY ELBERT S. 29 JUN 1911 9 JAN 1990 Husband of Ruby Kelley Cherry; son of Steve & Inee Cherry
15. CHERRY INEE 23 SEP 1881 22 SEP 1966 Wife of Steve Cherry; parent of Elbert, Carol & Madie
39. CHERRY JOE 5 FEB 1881 7 OCT 1907 Brother of Steve & John CherrySon of W.H. & Medora Hester Cherry
13. CHERRY MEDORA 27 AUG 1854 16 OCT 1930 Wife of W. H. Cherry; mother of Carrie, Lucie, Lottie ,Fannie & SteveDaughter of S.M. & M.D. Hester
38. CHERRY ROBERT L.  14 SEP 1879 21 DEC 1947 Son of W.H. & Medora Hester Cherry
2. CHERRY RUBY KELLEY 25 MAR 1921  Wife of Elbert S. Cherry
36. CHERRY SALLIE 8 JUL 1890 25 NOV 1907 Daughter of W.H. & Medora Hester Cherry
12. CHERRY W. H. 23 NOV 1850 5 APR 1928 Husband of Medora Hester Cherry
14. CHERRY W. STEVE 1 OCT 1875 10 NOV 1957 Husband of Inee Cherry, son of W.H. & Medora Cherry
150. COX C. D. 6 FEB 1901 28 JUN 1963 TEXAS  PVT  US ARMY WWIIHusband of Florence Bailey Cox
151. COX FLORENCE BAILEY 1893 1975 Wife of C. D. Cox; mother of Ray Bailey
120. CRUSETURNER A. N. 1909 1936
121 CRUSETURNER DINIA FAYE  27 APR 1979
152. CRUSETURNER JESTON EUGENE, SR 9 MAY 1903 10 JAN 1952
124. CRUSETURNER LAMAR 15 FEB 1936  MARRIED 19 OCT 1977Wife of Manuel L. Cruseturner, Sr.
155. CRUSETURNER MAGGIE A. 16 JUL 1911 8 AUG 1996
123. CRUSETURNER MANUEL L., SR. 14 DEC 1920 8 SEP 1984
119. CRUSETURNER SAMUEL C. 1910 1927
122. CRUSETURNER T. B. 1907 1933
171. DARBY CLAUDE A. 31 MAY 1895 4 DEC 1982
147. DARBY JAMES WILLIAM 4 NOV 1864 21 AUG 1950
172. DARBY MAE I. COKER 14 JAN 1896 17 JUL 1983 Wife of Claude A. Darby
148. DARBY NANCY JANE 22 MAR 1858 7 AUG 1946
149. DARBY WALTER W. 2 JUL 1887 12 MAR 1969 TEXAS  PVT  157 DEPOT BRIG  WWI
50. DEW CHARLES LEWIS 22 SEP 1944 11 JAN 1945 Son of Linton & Hazel Lee Dew
135. DEW ELBERT ROY 14 JUL 1926 6 AUG 1997 Husband of Retha Reigh Staton Dew
32. DEW FARRIS O. 29 NOV 1909 1 JAN 1996 Son of Will & Lena Dew, husband of Fern Dew
33. DEW FERN P. 11 SEP 1912  MARRIED 6 OCT 1933 Wife of Farris O. Dew
53. DEW HAZEL L.  30 JUN 1922  MARRIED 2 JUL 1938Wife of Linton Dew
31. DEW LENA D. 20 OCT 1890 23 APR 1982 MARRIED 30 JUL 1908           Wife of William L. DewSister of Charles, Wiley, Ed & Annie Hester
52. DEW LINTON 30 MAY 1912 2 AUG 1984 Husband of Hazel L. DewSon of Will & Lena Dew
51. DEW PATSY JEAN 3 FEB 1946 1 OCT 1946 Daughter of Linton & Hazel Lee Dew
134. DEW RETHA REIGH 12 JUL 1930 21 DEC 1994 Wife of Elbert Roy DewDaughter of Verda Hester Staton
29. DEW ROY FONZO 7 DEC 1883 21 JUN 1948 Brother of William L. Dew
49. DEW WILLIAM ARLEN 15 SEP 1939 20 DEC 1939 Son of Linton & Hazel Lee Dew
30. DEW WILLIAM L. 2 JAN 1886 23 FEB 1978 Husband of Lena Hester Dew, father of Linton, Farris, and Irma Dean
11. DORMANY FANNIE 18 JAN 1878 24 OCT 1962 Wife of H.T. Dormany, daughter of W.H. & Medora Hester Cherry
10. DORMANY H. T. 13 FEB 1872 5 NOV 1940 Husband of Fannie, father of Lila Williamson
95. DOSS THOMAS WAYNE   INFANT SON OF MR. & MRS. JOHN DOSS
157. DOSSETT ALZA 1884 1966 Wife of George Dossett
160. DOSSETT ANNIE STRICKLAND 8 DEC 1911 15 SEP 1967 Wife of Bennett Edward Dossett
159. DOSSETT BENNETT EDWARD 2 MAY 1910 8 SEP 1993
156. DOSSETT GEORGE 1888 1969
158. DOSSETT JACK   ? 12 SEP 1933 ? MAY 1934 NOTE:  Cannot determine if death date is Mar or May
173. FARMER CHARLIE WALKER 24 APR 1918 24 DEC 1998 Husband of Claudia Darby
174. FARMER CLAUDIE MAE DARBY 3 AUG 1920
161. GANDY PATSY PAGE 3 NOV 1943 15 JAN 1978 Daughter of Roscoe and Maudice Hester PageGrand-daughter of Wiley & Ella Hester
88. GASTON ELLA SUE 29 JAN 1934 27 AUG 1952 Daughter of Zack and Reba Gaston
87. GASTON REBA 9 AUG 1907 14 FEB 1969 Daughter of Wiley and Ella Hester
86. GASTON ZACK 16 SEP 1905 20 OCT 1939 Husband of Reba Hester Gaston, father of Betty, Sue & Jack
54. GILBERT T. B. 1860 1915
3. GILCREASE ROY HAMILTON 11 MAR 1918 12 DEC 1986 AM1   US NAVY  WW IISon-in-law of Tom Hester
145. GILLESPIE EDGAR B. 18 OCT 1907 2 JAN 1908 SON OF D.B & M.A. GILLESPIE
164. HADAWAY SHERWOOD 23 OCT 1926 26 AUG 1999 Husband of Wanda Hadaway
165. HADAWAY WANDA 12 JUL 1928  Wife of Sherwood Hadaway
93. HALL J. B. 21 SEP 1918  Husband of Lelia M. McCullough Hall
94. HALL LELIA M. 6 DEC 1914 21 DEC 1979 Daughter of Asa & Mary Hester McCullough
21. HARRIS CHARLES PLEAMON 19 JUL 1915 26 MAR 1918 Son of Tom & Mamie Harris
23. HARRIS MARY “MAMIE” 12 JUL 1885 14 JUN 1963 Wife of Tom Harris, daughter of Dave & Rachel Hester Wallace
22. HARRIS T. M. “TOM” 11 APR 1878 22 JUL 1967 Husband of Mamie Wallace Harris, father of Hazel, Opal, Leitha, & Elmer
98. HESTER   18 JAN 1940 INFANT DAUGHTER OF MR. & MRS. MAXIE HESTER
99. HESTER   21 MAY 1926 INFANT SON OF MR. & MRS. MAXIE HESTER
75. HESTER ALICE 11 AUG 1861 30 SEP 1873 Daughter of  S.M. & Mary D. HesterFirst grave in cemetery.  Only child born in Texas
61. HESTER CHARLIE R.  6 DEC 1871 24 OCT 1964 Husband of Lena Hester, son of W.J. & Ciety Ann Hester
70. HESTER CIETY ANN 29 AUG 1852 15 MAY 1907 Daughter of Thomas & Lieucenia Bailey
65. HESTER DORRIS GEANE 25 NOV 1927 31 MAR 1934 Daughter of John L. Hester
59. HESTER EDMOND DAWSON 13 SEP 1882 7 OCT 1963 Husband of Susan Effie Hester, brother of Wiley & Charlie Hester
85. HESTER ELLA 22 JAN 1880 15 AUG 1920 Wife of Wiley Hester
18. HESTER GEORGE W.  1891 1901 Son of Rufus & Lilla Hester, brother of Mary McCullough
138. HESTER HERMAN PIERSON 29 DEC 1903 12 JAN 1977 MARRIED 30 MAR 1924Married to Ruth Turner Hester, son of Charles & Lena Hester
72. HESTER J. F. 13 JUN 1885 19 JAN 1892 Joseph Frank, known as Frank, son of W.J. & Ciety Ann Hester
58. HESTER JOE P., JR. “SKEEZIX” 24 AUG 1955 24 OCT 1969 Son of Joe P. & Lila B. Hester
56. HESTER JOE PERSHING 12 SEP 1918  Husband of Lila B. Hester, son of Charles & Lena Hester
66. HESTER JOHN L. 18 NOV 1893 20 MAY 1969 TEXAS  CPL  BATTERY F  50 FIELD ARTY  WWISon of Charles & Lena Hester
137. HESTER JONNIE RUTH 21 JUL 1906 16 NOV 1992 Wife of Herman Hester
62. HESTER LENA 19 FEB 1877 26 APR 1933 Wife of Charlie R. Hester, sister of Lilla Townsend Hesterand John Townsend
57. HESTER LILA BLALOCK 18 APR 1919  Wife of Joe P. Hester, parents of Diana & Joe P. Hester Jr.
42. HESTER LILLA M. 5 MAR 1860 14 APR 1900 First wife of Rufus Learneer Hester, mother of Mary McCulloughMaiden name Townsend
96. HESTER LINDA LEE   INFANT DAUGHTER OF MR. & MRS. H. P. HESTER
74. HESTER LOUELLA 21 JAN 1879 21 FEB 1879 Daughter of W.J. & Ciety Ann Hester
48. HESTER M. D.  8 JAN 1820 17 MAR 1891 AGE 72 YEARS, Mary Delphine Fayard Hester, wife of S. M. Hester
16. HESTER MARSHALL W. 27 JUN 1894 10 MAR 1950 TEXAS  CPL  27 MTR TRK CO  MTC   WWISon of Rufus & Lilla Hester, brother of Mary McCullough
20. HESTER MATTIE C. 20 SEP 1900 13 DEC 1978 Wife of Thomas S. Hester
100. HESTER MAXIE H. 2 APR 1924 4 FEB  1925 Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Maxie Hester
40. HESTER ORA CLARA 24 JAN 1889 25 APR 1959 Second wife of Rufus Learneer Hester
17. HESTER RAYMOND L. 1908 1909 Son of Rufus & Lilla Hester, brother of Mary McCullough
136. HESTER ROY TURNER 9 FEB 1939 8 NOV 1976 Son of Herman & Ruth Hester
41. HESTER RUFUS LEARNEER 18 OCT 1859 28 MAR 1945 MASON, husband of Ora, son of S.M. & M.D. HesterFather of Mary McCullough and Tom Hester
63. HESTER RUTH   AGE 5Daughter of Charles Robert & Lena Townsend Hester
47. HESTER S. M.  1 MAR 1889 AGE 74 YEARS, Stephen Myers Hester, Founder of cemeteryHusband of M. D. Hester
60. HESTER SUSAN EFFIE 13 AUG 1890 18 FEB 1965 Wife of Edmond D. Hester, mother of Lila Hester & Bert Blalockby first husband Frank Blalock
73. HESTER T. C. 12 JUN 1880 12 SEP 1881 Known as Tom, son of W.J. & Ciety Ann Hester
19. HESTER THOMAS S. 30 JUL 1882 23 SEP 1968 Son of Rufus & Lilla Hester, brother of Mary McCullough
67. HESTER VERA BATE “GRANNY” 19 NOV 1904 16 JUL 1992 Wife of John L. Hester
71. HESTER W. J. 22 MAR 1849 29 JAN 1907 MASON, husband of Ciety Ann HesterWilliam Jasper, son of Stephen & Mary Hester
84. HESTER WILEY 19 DEC 1873 12 JUL 1970 Husband of Ella Jayroe HesterWiley Stephen Hester.  Son of W.J. & Ciety Ann Hester
153. HUFF LUCY D. CRUSETURNER 15 APR 1907 13 JUL 1995
140. JONES CHARLCIE HESTER 16 JUN 1925 3 DEC 1990 Daughter of Herman & Ruth Hester
76. Le PAGE LOTTIE LEE 31 JUL 1898 11 OCT 1993 Sister of Elizabeth & Bessie Bailey
69. LENNING ANNIE HESTER 24 DEC 1894 22 NOV 1983 Sister of Wiley Hester
68. LITTLE J. P.  3 JAN 1892 25 MAR 1941 Husband of Annie Hester
114. MARGLIN ASA 1852 1937
116. MARGLIN HENRY 1850 1907
115. MARGLIN MYRTIL 1894 1899
6. MARTIN MARY JANE 2 APR 1860 15 JAN 1929 Mother of Emma Pearl Allen Wallace
170. McCARTY LYDIA M. 8 OCT 1954  Wife of Richard E. McCarty.
169. McCARTY RICHARD E. 18 NOV 1950  MARRIED 3 JUL 1970.  Husband of Lydia M. McCarty.
127. McCULLOUGH ASA J. 10 JUL 1881 6 JAN 1972 Husband of Mary Hester McCullough
130. McCULLOUGH CARIE O. 3 NOV 1917 7 DEC 1993 OESWife of Oscar L. McCullough
168. McCULLOUGH DONALD LANIER   NOTE: Marker only says The Family of Donald Lanier McCulloughHe is the son of Oscar McCullough
89. McCULLOUGH ELEANOR F. 12 APR 1918  Second wife of Troy McCullough
126. McCULLOUGH LINNIE B. 1913 1968 Wife of Troy E. McCullough
128. McCULLOUGH MARY D. 5 OCT 1886 16 FEB 1966 Wife of Asa McCulloughDaughter of Rufus & Lilla M. Hester
129. McCULLOUGH OSCAR L. 20 NOV 1908 10 SEP 1984 MASON            CPL  US ARMY  WWIISon of Asa & Mary McCullough
125. McCULLOUGH TROY E. 1910 1996 Husband of Linnie, son of Asa & Mary McCullough
117. MONK LAURA A. 19 SEP1858 27 JAN 1891 WIFE OF N. J. MONK
118. MONK NATHAN J. 1850 1940
163. PAGE MAUDIS HESTER 26 AUG 1914  Wife of Roscoe Page.Mother of Patsy Page Gandy
162. PAGE ROSCOE H. 10 JUL 1912 29 JAN 1999 Husband of Maudice Hester Page.  MARRIED 12 AUG 1933.Father of Patsy Page Gandy
9. PHEGLEY FLOYD A. 2 APR 1897 17 OCT 1935 TEXAS  PVT.  1CL  1 FIELD ARTYNephew of J.P. Little
91. PITTS LILLA ODESSA 9 AUG 1907 21 MAY 1996 MARRIED 4 DEC 1926Wife of Dock Pitts, Daughter of Asa & Mary McCullough
90. PITTS M. C. “DOCK” 8 JUL 1905 7 AUG 1994 Husband of Lilla McCullough Pitts
106. PUGH IBRA LORENE 1913 1987 Daughter of James E. & Velma Bailey, sister of Margaret E. Bailey & Clinton Bailey
154. RATCLIFF ALZA LYNN 1936 1985
92. RICHARDSON THOMAS LEE 25 NOV 1920 4 DEC 1972 Husband of Evelyn McCullough Richardson
55. ROOK ROBERT DARCY 15 NOV 1967 31 MAY 1997 Grandson of Joe & Lila Hester, son of Diana Hester Rook
131. STATON JAMES M. 9 MAR 1924 4 SEP 1944 US ARMY AIR CORPSSon of Rollie & Verda Mae Staton
133 STATON JOE 26 AUG 1933 11 FEB 2000
132. STATON VERDA MAE 23 AUG 1904 1 FEB 1987 Wife of Rollie Staton, mother of Wanda, Retha & JamesDaughter of Wiley & Ella Hester
146. UNDERWOOD MAVIS 1931 1941 Daughter of Florence Bailey Underwood Cox
45. WALLACE DAVID C. 1851 1910 David Cummings Wallace, husband of Rachel R. Hester Wallace, parents of Hubbard H., Perry, Forest C., Elmer L., Minnie, Allie, Mamie, Leona and Nena
5. WALLACE E. PEARL 22 AUG 1894 8 AUG 1985 Wife of Forest C. Wallace, parents of Hilma, LeNell & Ruth Hazel
26. WALLACE ELIZABETH 1889 1975 Wife of Hubbard N. Wallace, daughter of Henry & Mary Ann Bailey
4. WALLACE FOREST C. 7 MAY 1891 6 MAY 1943 Husband of Emma Pearl Allen Wallace
27. WALLACE FRAZIER 12 NOV 1909 9 MAR 2000 Father of Terry Dale Wallace
25. WALLACE H. H. 1881 1946 Husband of (1) Mattie and (2) Elizabeth Bailey Wallace, parents of Frazier, O.T. and Maurine
24. WALLACE MATTIE T. 1884 1908 First wife of Hubbard H. Wallace
46. WALLACE RACHEL R. 16 FEB 1857 25 APR 1895 Wife of David Cummings Wallace, daughter of S.M. & M.D. Hester
28. WALLACE TERRY DALE 14 DEC 1949 15 NOV 1999 Son of Frazier and Dayle Wallace
34. WILLIAMSON EARNEST 6 OCT 1897 28 MAR 1934 Husband of Lila Williamson, daughter Beatrice Wisener
35. WILLIAMSON LILA 29 SEP 1902 16 OCT 1984 MARRIED 11 NOV 1919Wife of Earnest, daughter of Fannie Dormany
139. WOFFORD RAY D. 1 DEC 1921 20 MAR 1983 Husband of Bobbie Hester
 

Enumeration  was done by Wayne Edwards on 23 Aug 1997, revised 20 March 2000

Converted to HTML on May 1, 2001 by Gordon Bennett

Updated August 4, 2006 by Gordon Bennett