Hoolia-Beulah Cemetery
Falls County, Texas



On the 26th of May, 1883, G. W. & R. E. Hay deeded a parcel of land, immediately adjacent to land occupied by the rural schoolhouse known as Beulah School, to representatives of the Beulah Primitive Baptist Church. This land would become the future site of the Beulah Primitive Baptist Church. A portion of the deeded land was to be set aside as a cemetery. This cemetery later became known as the Beulah cemetery. When a sign for the cemetery was installed just off FM1239, it listed the cemetery as Beulah Cemetery. Because of the potential for confusion with the other Beulah cemetery located in Falls County, it was decided that this cemetery would be referred to online as the Hoolia-Beulah cemetery, to uniquely identify it as the cemetery located near Hoolia Creek in Falls County.


Directions to Hoolia-Beulah Cemetery

From Waco:

Traveling south on Interstate 35, take Eddy exit #315. Turn left at stop sign and cross back over highway. Turn right and continue south down service road to FM 1239. Turn left, crossing railroad,and proceed on FM 1239 for approximately 5 miles until you see the sign for the cemetery on the left side of the road. Turn left onto dirt road and travel for approximately 1/4 mile to cemetery. The cemetery will be on the right side of this road, set back from the road. The entrance to the cemetery is obscured by trees and heavy brush.

From Temple:

Traveling north on Interstate 35, take Eddy exit #315. Traveling northbound on service road, turn right on FM 1239 and follow the instructions listed above to locate cemetery.

From Chilton:

Traveling either north or south on Highway 77, take the Cego exit (FM1950). Follow FM1950 west on thru the small community of Cego. Approximately 2 miles west of Cego, turn right on FM1239 and proceed northbound approximately 3 miles until you see the sign for the cemetery on the right side of the road. Turn right onto dirt road and travel for approximately 1/4 mile to cemetery. The cemetery will be on the right side of this road, set back from the road. The entrance to the cemetery is obscured by trees and heavy brush.


The Scott’s met Friday, October 12th, 2007 for a clean up at the cemetery
One cousin Harvey Scott put up a
wonderful sign he had made
Thank you Harvey!!!!
Left to Right
Vernon and Bobbie Hansen, Laverle, and Henry Taylor, Harvey and Zelda Scott,
and Rudolph Scott and son Randy Scott

Overview picture of Hoolia-Beulah Cemetery
showing Hay family headstones.

Photograph dated August 31, 1990
By Clois D. Stone
Submitted by Lena Stone Criswell

A view of the Hoolia- Beulah Cemetery looking eastward, showing headstone for

Ann Josephine Turner gravesite in center of picture.

Photographed in September, 2004

by Robert L. Haddock

Hoolia-Beulah Cemetery Needing Some TLC

This picture was taken February 2007 and it shows that Hoolia-Beulah Cemetery is in very bad need of some TLC.

I have been told many of the tombstones here are in such bad shape, they can no longer be read.

 

Good News!  Hoolia-Beulah Cemetery is getting that much needed TLC!!

On Tuesday, April 17, 2007, William “Bill” Tye Jr. and his son, Kevin went to mow and start cleaning up Hoolia-Beulah. 

When they got there, Harvey Scott and brother R. W. Scott, and grandchildren of Haley and Joanice Scott

had already fixed the entrance gate and did a lot of mowing and cleaning up of some graves. 

Bill and Kevin started in on cleaning the fence lines and uncovering hidden graves until the rain ran them off. 

He is still planning on going back and doing more if you would like to help.

Here is work in progress!

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Picture 5

Submitted by

William “Bill” Tye Jr.

More pictures of work in progress May 15, 2007

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Picture 5

Submitted by

William “Bill” Tye Jr.

More pictures of work in progress May 17, 2007

West Side of Cemetery

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Picture 7

Submitted by

William “Bill” Tye Jr.

More Good News!

Many thanks to Bill Tye for putting up a mailbox just inside the gate of Hoolia-Beulah Cemetery. 

Inside you will find a List of Burials and their Location.

Also there is a Guest Book for you to sign, give your contact info, and let us know what family you have here.

When you are finished with the book, please put it back and shut the door good so that others can use it too.

Mailbox

List of Burials and Locations

Additions, corrections and pictures are always welcome,

If you would like to be on the Hoolia-Beulah Cemetery Group email, please let William “Bill” Tye Jr. know

Surname

Name

Birth

Death

Notes

CONNALLY

Ida May

10- 8-1884

8-29-1908


CONNALLY

E. ("Dick” D.)

12-21-1939

12-18-1949

Aged 10 years, 3 days

GALLOWAY

W. J.

3-18-1886

2-20-1904

Son of H. J. & M. E. Galloway

GALLOWAY

D. B.

3-11-1884

2-29-1904

Son of H. J. & M. E. Galloway

GALLOWAY

"Little" Lottie

1-23-1899

6-3-1903

Daughter of H. J. & M. E. Galloway

GALLOWAY

Infant Son

12-3-1903

12-3-1903

Son of H. J. & M. E. Galloway

UNMARKED GRAVE





GALLOWAY

Infant Daughter

12-15-1890

12-15-1890

Daughter of H. J. & M. E. Galloway

GALLOWAY

Witt

6-1-1894

5-10-1895

Son of H. J. & M. E. Galloway

GALLOWAY

Genious

1-15-1898

2-14-1898

Son of H. J. & M. E. Galloway

GALLOWAY

Mary J.

10-23-1837

3-1-1916

Wife of W. W. Galloway

VICKERS

Infant Son

9-16-1892

9-18-1892

Son of V. J. & S. L. Vickers

McCOY

Infant Daughter

11-16-1890

11-16-1890

Daughter of J. M. & V. P. McCoy

McCOY

J. M.

1856

1930

Inscribed "Father"

McCOY

Vesta P.

1860

1937

Wife of J. M. McCoy Inscribed "Mother"

UNMARKED GRAVE





McCOY

J. M.

4-1-1843

3-23-1901

CSA: U.C.V., Co. H, 87 Alabama Regt.

PACE

Mattie L.

1-13-1860

1-8-1893

Wife of James Willis Pace

Great-Great Grandmother of Sharon Hardcastle Benson

PACE

James Willis

2-21-1846

3-1921

Born in Newton Co., Mississippi

CSA: Co K, Ferguson's 11 MS Cav

Middle name, birth date, death year, & place of birth submitted by Sharon Hardcastle Benson, great-great granddaughter of James Willis Pace

PACE

Sidney Ruth

11-25-1927

5-27-1936

Daughter of Alton & Minnie Pace

3 UNMARKED GRAVES





PACE

R. O.

1880

1920


PACE

Leola

7-4-1885

8-14-1925

Wife of W. L. Pace

HAY

Hattie Lee

11-13-1880

11-22-1900


HAY

G. W.

11-10-1851

7-12-1933

Picture taken August 31, 1990 by Clois D. Stone and submitted by Lena Stone Criswell

HAY

Rachel E. (Davis)

4-11-1856

7-20-1896

Wife of G. W. Hay

Picture taken August 31, 1990 by Clois D. Stone and submitted by Lena Stone Criswell.

HAY

Infant Daughter

11-30-1890

12-1-1890

Picture taken August 31, 1990 by Clois D. Stone and submitted by Lena Stone Criswell

HAY

Infant Daughter

7-19-1896

7-19-1896

Picture taken August 31, 1990 by Clois D. Stone and submitted by Lena Stone Criswell.

HAY

E. D.

1-20-1895

5-22-1895

Son of E. E. & V. H. Hay

UNMARKED GRAVE





HAY

Hardy

6-15-1818

2-16-1899

Aged 80 years, 8 months, 2 days

BUFKIN

Archie D.

1-20-1892

2-6-1892

Son of George Alfred & Ida Jane (Pace) Bufkin

Parents full names submitted by Bobbie Hansen

BUFKIN

Mary R.

10-19-1898

11-23-1900

Daughter of George Alfred & Ida Jane (Pace) Bufkin

Parents full names submitted by Bobbie Hansen

McLAIN

Edith C.

9-24-1892

3-22-1893

Picture taken August 31, 1990 by Clois D. Stone and submitted by Lena Stone Criswell.

HAMMONS

Woodie C.

1-1-1894

7-6-1895

Son of H. & E. Hammons

DAVIS

Rollie Ordis

10-17-1900

9-7-1902


STEWART

Josephine C.

1910

1911

Inscribed “Baby”

STEWART

James Arthur

1876

1928

Inscribed “Father”

STEWART

Minnie

1883

1970

Inscribed “Mother”

ASHLEY

Nelda Lynn

4-14-1931

No Other Date

Infant Daughter of Seth Albert & Vera Aletha (Scott) Ashley

Name submitted by Bobbie Hansen

TURNER

Ruth Lee

9-28-1909

3-26-1911

Child of F. J. & P. E. Turner

TURNER

Samuel Emerson Jones

9-?-1851

12-18-1912

  Husband of Ann J. Turner
submitted by Robert Haddock

TURNER

Ann J.

4-22-1855

2-11-1899

Wife of S. E. J. Turner

TURNER

Joseph C.

6-3-1875

5-9-1945

   Son of S. E. J. & Ann J. Turner
   submitted by Robert Haddock

WHETSTONE

Josephine M.

9-18-1924

9-19-1924

Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Whetstone

HEWETT

Richard

5-17-1860

1-9-1918

Background far right: In this picture, Richard Hewett’s Headstone is in the background on the far right.  Not the far right of the cemetery

Picture taken August 31, 1990 by Clois D. Stone and submitted by Lena Stone Criswell

DODGEN

Nancy

1-19-1841

10-18-1895

Wife of J. D. Dodgen

MAYBEN

J. N.

6-6-1885

7-8-1895


MOORE

Otis

3-9-1875

6-28-1895

Son of M. T. & P. C. Moore

MOORE

Elton Evitus

8-16-1902

8-25-1903

Son of M. C. & M. E. Moore

MOON

L.

2-8-1853

3-17-1895

Wife of W. T. Moon

MOON

W. T.

1852

1936

Inscribed "Father"

MOON

Ella

8-12-1883

1-8-1895

Daughter of W. T. & L. J. Moon

MOON

E. M.

1850

1932

Inscribed "Mother"

GIBSON

A. G.

10-24-1875

6-10-1897

Son of Dr. A. C. Gibson

Husband of S. E. (Allen) Gibson

GIBSON

Sallie E. (Allen)

10-1-1868

4-20-1900

Wife of A. C. Gibson.

Daughter of Elder T. R. & M. R. Allen

ALLEN

Ernest

12-1-1896

12-7-1896

Son of Elder T. R. & M. R. Allen

GIBSON

K. Amanda

6-2-1859

1-4-1942

Inscribed "Mother"

NIXON

Winnie Eula

11-23-1894

12-26-1898

Daughter of L. R. & Ida Nixon

SCOTT

Haley/Hailey Cotton

4-14-1860

10-21-1932

Inscribed "Father"

Name submitted by Bobbie Hansen

SCOTT

Joanice Ferdona (Ezell )Donie”

10-4-1866

7-26-1938

Wife of Haley/Hailey Cotton Scott

Full name submitted by Bobbie Hansen

TYE

Infant Son

12-20-1904

12-23-1904

  infant Son of W. & Carlie Tye

Picture submitted by William “Bill” Tye Jr.