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Union Cemetery

Contributed by Sheila Funderburk
Additions by Donzas

Homecoming and Memorial Day Service the first Saturday in June each year. There is a program at 10:15am and then basket lunch in the fellowship hall of the church. It is open for anyone to come and join us.

Located about 6 miles south east of Sulphur Springs off State Highway 154 then left or east  on County Road 1444 six tenths of a mile to the top of the hill. The 2 1/2 acre cemetery is on the right and the Union Baptist Church and parsonage are to the left.

In 1985 we erected a Tx. Historical Marker at the front gate which gives the earliest documented grave with only a small stone with initials on it to mark the site in the cemetery as 1861 and the oldest marked grave is dated 1875. We believe the cemetery goes back to 1850 but no proof has been found to support this.

There are 412 marked or known graves in the cemetery at this time. We know that there are more than 30 graves that knowledge of who they are or exactly where the graves were has been lost over the years. There were 125 small granite markers purchased to mark graves with when the cemetery committee made the decision to quit rounding up the graves and plant grass to stop erosion in 1965. At the time many of the names were known but as the old ones passed away the information was lost. To date I have documented the names and some of the dates of 80 of the graves. In 1992 the cemetery association members raised enough money to put a granite marker along the front fenceline that includes the names of those known to be buried in the cemetery.

The following list will be in alphabetical order by last name with the womens maiden names given where known.

I have more information on this cemetery than can be included here and am always glad to share any information with those interested.

Feel free to contact me for more information at any time. Funderburk, Sec. for Union Cemetery Assoc.

Updated through July 29, 2005

A - L

 

Baby boy Acree       (died about 1918); marker with initials B.A.
John Acree        d. 31 Mar, 1934; marker with initials J.A.
Lola M. Acree         d. 13 May 1918; marker with initials L.M.A.
John M. Allen         b. 8 Apr, 1871         d. 19 Feb. 1955
James W. Bailey            1860-1954
Joseph C. Bailey            1901-1907
Lela E. Bailey            b. 6 Ap 1896         d. 5 Oct 1897
Sarah Bailey             1860-194?
Sarah A. Bailey           b.5 Jan 1822           d. 2 Aug. 1910
Theodore Bailey           b. 24 June 1905            d. 4 July 1905
Essie Davis Bassett           b. 4 Jan 1890         d. 9 Sept. 1971;
wife of Wallace Bassett       b. 23 Jan. 1890       d. 7 Mar. 1967
Lola Grace Bassett        b.1 June 1913            d. 19 Jan 1915
L.W. (Lisander Wallace) Bassett          b. 23 Apr 1842           d. 16 Oct. 1909
Nancy E.(Nancy Emmaline Newsom) Bassett           b. 22 Feb. 1848           d. 11 Aug. 1916; wife of L.W. Bassett
M. Florence Bassett           b. 17 Feb. 1882           d. 24 Aug. 1888
W. Lawrence Bassett        b. 17 Feb. 1882             d. 22 Sept. 1883
L.C. Baxley            b. 12 July 1920              d. 29 May 1997; husband of LaVerne
Mark Avon Baxley            b. 7 May 1963           d. 14 Aug. 1963; son of Nan C. Funderburk Baxley and Ray Gene Baxley
James Wyatt Bevill           b. 7 Oct 1890           d. 6 May 1894 (unmarked)
M.A. Dora Boggs            b. 4 Aug. 1854          d. 5 Sept. 1881
Tommie E. Boggs           b. 9 Feb. 1905           d. 19 May 1941
George W. Brown            b. 4 Oct, 1914            d. 6 Oct, 1995; husband of Viola Helton
Viola Helton Brown           b. 15 July, 1907            d. 27 Sept, 1992
Doris Jeanell Fox Bush             b. 11 May 1926            d. 22 Dec. 1984; wife of Wm T. Bush
William T. Bush           b. 5 Sept 1916           d.Nov, 1997
Blanche Breckenridge             b. 12 May 1861            d. 31 Mar. 1946
Beatrice Fox Camper            b. 14 Aug. 1893            d. 11 Nov. 1927; 1st. wife of Robert C. Camper
Betty Jean Camper           b. 15 July 1954             d. 27 Nov. 1955; dau. of C.A. & Mildred Camper
Chester Arvil Camper           b. 14 Jan. 1922           d. 8 Dec. 1976; husband of Mildred L. “Lee” Camper
James S. Camper           b.20 Oct. 1859            d. 15 Mar. 1938
Mollie T. Camper               b. 7 May 1869          d. 3 Nov. 1918; wife of James S. Camper
Mary Diane Camper             b.21 Jan 1964            d. 6 July 1970
Nola L. Camper          b. 29 June 1895             d. 7 Apr, 1979
Robert C. Camper              b. 1 Sept 1896            d. 8 Feb, 1985; husband of Beatrice and then Ora
Ora Kirkland Camper            b. 14 Aug, 1914            d. 16 Nov. 1989; 2nd. wife of Robert C. Camper
Paul Camper             b. 18 June 1919             d. 10 July 1920
W. M. Camper          b. 8 Aug. 1901             d. 13 June !979
Wayne Camper          b. 22 Mar, 1930             d. 25 Nov. 1987
Mary Adelia Carr            b. 6 Oct 1887           d. 5 Apr 1965; wife of Lonzie Lee Funderburk
Albert Clifton             b. 1869            d. 16 Aug. 1935 (no marker)
Georgie Clifton           d. 1901 at 30 years of age (no marker)
Jessie H. Clifton           b. 8 Aug, 1900          d. 20 May, 1972
Sarah Clifton             b. 1 Apr 1846            d. 23 Nov. 1901
Claburn Conner             1884-1960
Willie C. Conner            1882-1960; wife of Claburn Conner
R. L. Conner            b. 2 June 1914               d. 3 Dec. 1914; son of R.L. and D.E. Conner
Annie A.Crabtree            b. 10 May 1891           d. 11 Dec. 1973; wife of Ben W. Crabtree
Ben W. Crabtree            b. 19 Sept 1890           d.28 Mar. 1955
Henry W. Crabtree           b. 17 June, 1918           d. 17 July, 1995
Dr. Ruby Peddy Craver           b. 1910           d. 1996
Christine Camper Creek            1918-1969; wife of Homer L. Creek
Pfc. Henry Creek            b. 4 Dec. 1943             d. 4 Oct. 1966 in So. Vietnam; son of Homer and Christine Creek
Avis Crump            b. 18 July 1890             d. 19 Jan. 1968
James M.Crump             b. 7 July 1844             d. 16 Feb. 1902
Lizzie Crump             b. 15 Aug 1859            d. 24 Feb. 1902; wife of James M. Crump
Mont D. Crump          b. 2 Jan 1880            d. 6 Nov, 1966
True Crump            b. 20 Sept 1897             d. 31 May 1989
Carrie I. Cunningham            b. 7 Apr 1883           d. 13 July 1891; dau. of C.M. & S. E. Cunningham; (no marker)
C.A. Dalton             b. 28 Feb. 1873           d. 11 Oct 1946 (no marker)
Infant Day              b.&d. dates unknown but service was held 4 Feb. 1908 (no marker)
James W. Day              1881-1958
Lela Day               1880-1944; wife of James W. Day
Thomas A. Dexter             b.13 Oct. 1861               d. 29 Mar. 1946 (no marker)
Mildred Jones Dillard               b. Dec 20, 1922               d. Oct 5, 2005;  w/o Bruce Dillard
Arlevia Duncan                1877-1946; wife of J.C. Duncan
J. C. Duncan               1875-1941
Bertha Lorena Duncan            b. 20 May,1903            d. 14 Dec.1931
C.A. Duncan              10 months old           d. 11 July 1918 (no marker)
Daisy Ozella Duncan              b. 3 Jan.1921               d. 5 May, 1926
Lois E. Duncan                1913-1919
Louis Duncan            5 years old              d. 4 July 1918 (no marker)
Marion Esther Duncan            b. 15 Oct 1916            d. 11 July 1917
William Albert Duncan               b. Dec.1919              d. June.1920
A.H. Flanagan              b. 13 Oct, 1838               d. 20 Apr, 1920
Margret E. Flanagan             b. 16 Apr, 1839              d. 28 Apr, 1898; wife of A.H. Flanagan
Edney Formby            b. 18 Sept, 1825            d. 19 May, 1895; wife of J. F. Formby
James F. Formby         b. 9 Sept, 1825          d. 4 Jan 1900
Ethel Formby              1890-1972
Ezra Vestus Formby            b. 5 Sept, 1891           d. 13 Aug, 1904; son of J.N. & P.E. Formby
Infant Formby          s/o of W.T. and M.E. Formby; no dates on stone
James N. Formby              1863-1937
Phoebe E. Formby              1867-1959; wife of James N. Formby
Martha M. Formby              b. 2 Aug. 1858             d. 17 June 1897; dau. of J.F. & E. Formby
Mary E. (Thrasher?) Formby              b. 26 Jan, 1856               d. 1 Apr, 1901; wife of Wm. T. Formby
William T. Formby             b. 3 Apr, 1855           d. 26 Sept, 1943
B. J. (Bud) Fox             b. 5 Oct, 1918           d. 11 Oct, 1983
Ollie Mae Fox            b. 19 Nov, 1919              d. 2 Sept, 1993; wife of Bud Fox
C. H. (Bill) Fox            b. 15 June, 1905             d. 2 Mar, 1987; husband of Pearlie
Pearlie Fox            b. 20 Mar, 1907           d. July, 1980
Emma M. Fox          1869-1891
Eula (Springer) Fox           b. 22 Feb 1892           d. 13 Apr, 1978; wife of Math Fox
Math Fox             b. 1 Aug, 1892            d. 6 May, 1967
Francis N.(Smith) Fox               1872-1951; wife of Joseph A. Fox
Joseph A. Fox              b.1870               d.24 May, 1906
Ione Fox              b. 19 Sept, 1905             d. 4 Sept, 1911; dau. of H.G. & O. Fox
J. R. Fox              51 years old           d. 6 Mar, 1942 (no marker)
Vera Eunice Fox             b. 10 Aug, 1897             d. 20 June, 1954; wife of J.R. Fox (no marker)
May or Mary J. Fox             b. 23 Jan, 1863             d. 16 Feb, 1928; wife of James W. Fox
James W. Fox            b. 26 Mar, 1858             d. 30 June 1930
Sam A. Fox             b. 1 Sept,1903               d. Jan.1984
Avon "Rusty" Friddle           b. 6 Jan, 1918            d. 22 July 2004; husband of Juanita Rhodes
Ada Reppond Holmes Funderburk             1881-1947;  m.1 Lonnie Holmes m.2 Edd Funderburk
Alvie Roy Funderburk             b. 27 Nov. 1894            d. 30 Sept. 1946
Mary Lee Nichol Funderburk             b.16 Nov. 1901            d. 4 Dec. 1988; wife of Alvie Funderburk
Annis D. Funderburk           b. 23 Aug, 1915              d. 1922; dau. of W.A. & S.D. Funderburk (no marker)
Anna M.J. Funderburk            b. 1 June 1882              d. 5 Feb. 1908; dau. of W.A. & Emma Funderburk
Aubrey Funderburk           b. 17 Jan. 1909              d. 15 Mar, 1971; husband of Isabel Stalcup
Isabel S. Funderburk              b. 5 Mar. 1914              d. 2 July 2005
Emily or Emma (Carnes/Kernes?)Funderburk          b. 20 Dec, 1850            d. 18 Dec, 1913; first wife of Wm. A. Funderburk
                 b. 15 Apr 1853 d. 15 Dec, 1926
Sallie Dea Trammel Wofford Funderburk          b. 29 Mar, 1879           d. 30 Dec, 1928; m.1 Amos R. Wofford m.2 William Aaron
                Funderburk (she is buried beside her first husband)
Henry T. Funderburk            b. 17 Aug. 1872            d. 19 Dec, 1918
Emilina (Lena) Funderburk            b. 12 Feb, 1889           d. 12 May, 1938
Lonza Leander (Lonzie)Funderburk            b. 22 Apr, 1893            d. 7 Apr, 1930; husband of Mary Mary Adelia (Mollie) Carr
                Funderburk          b. 6 Sept, 1887             d. 5 Apr, 1965
Lula Belle Messer Funderburk           b. 10 Nov, 1882            d. 9 July, 1913; first wife of William Edd Funderburk
                b. 26 Feb, 1877         d. 20 Jan, 1948
Morgan F. Funderburk         b. 8 May, 1865 (year should be 1869)           d. 26 Feb, 1938; husband of Ora Gill Funderburk       
                b. 29 Jan, 1877          d. 29 June, 1943
Nan Carolyn Funderburk Baxley Rhodes Gross (maiden name on headstone)          b. 14 Feb, 1942           d. 12 Mar, 1985
Ralph Funderburk           b. 22 June, 1915              d. 25 Mar, 1981; husband of Lexa McMillan
Lexa McMillan Funderburk            b. 14 Apr, 1907           d. 11 Nov, 1992
Sterling E. Funderburk            b. 26 June, 1916           d. 27 Sept, 1967
Giles Gamblin            (no marker) buried near T.J. Gamblin
Frances (Frankie) Stribling Gamblin           b. 14 Sept, 1822; (no marker) wife of Giles Gamblin, dau. of Thomas J. Stribling buried
                 near T.J. Gamblin also
Thomas Jefferson Gamblin          b. 6 Nov, 1833            d. 27 Dec, 1875 ( oldest “marked” grave in the cemetery)
J. W. Gardner             b. 3 Nov, 1878            d. 18 July, 1906; first husband of Ollie Bailey
Effie Gardner            b. 31 Oct, 1905           d. 3 Dec, 1905; dau. of J.W. & Ollie Gardner
Silas E. “Jack” Garvin            b. 20 Feb, 1915             d. 23 Jan, 1987; husband of Edna
Sally Gibbons              1869-1945
Shirley Gibbons         b.1924          d. 18 June, 1928; 3 years old (no marker)
Oreta Gibbons              18 years old - no dates known ( no marker)
George W. Gibbons           b. 11 Mar, 1896           d. 16 Sept, 1981; husband of Iris Hatchel
Iris Hatchel Gibbons            b. 30 Dec, 1902            d. 14 Apr, 1996
Bobbie Lynn McKeever Gilbreath             b. 10 June, 1914            d. 18 Oct, 1999
Earl Gray            b. 25 Apr, 1900            d. 24 Mar, 1985; husband of Era Bell Funderburk
Era Bell Funderburk Gray            b. 17 Oct, 1902           d. 6 June 1980
Lourene Gray             1926-1928             dau. of Earl and Era Bell Gray
Henrietta Halcomb            60 years old             d. 28 Nov, 1915 (no marker)
Charles Hamrick, Jr.            b. 10 Sept, 1866           d. 24 Sept, 1947; husband of Virginia M.
Virginia M. Hamrick             b. 1 July 1869            d. 9 Apr, 1939
C. J. Hamrick             b. 10 Sept, 1825           d. 14 Sept, 1898; husband of Sarah
Sarah A. Hamrick             b. 22 Apr, 1825             d. 12 June 1906
Gracy Hamrick          b. 8 Sept, 1896             d. 8 Aug, 1897; dau of C.J. & V. M. Hamrick
Idella Hamrick              b. 22 Mar, 1870            d. 15 Feb, 1934
Martha S. (Reppond) Hamrick           b. 4 Nov, 1867            d. 28 Feb, 1923; wife of W. A. Hamrick
W. A.( Will) Hamrick            b. 24 Nov, 1868             d. 9 Jan, 1916
T. B. Hamrick            b. 28 July 1859             d. 13 July 1913
Mary Epps Harkey             d. 29 Aug. 1922 (no marker)
Beale Harrington             b. 9 Feb, 1913            d. 23 Oct, 1944 (memorial marker because he was buried at sea)
Clarence Homer Harrington           b. 29 Jan, 1911             d. 28 Oct, 1914; son of Clarence and Elma
Clarence Tolliver Harrington            b. 5 Nov, 1873             d. 18 Apr, 1968; husband of Elma
Elma Willett Harrington           b. 1 Mar, 1882            d. 12 Dec, 1961
Denver Ray Harrington            b. 15 Aug, 1905           d. 21 Oct, 1941; son of C.T. & Elma
Harvey Hansford Harrington           b. 5 Aug, 1900          d. 9 Aug, 1983; husband of Irby
Irby Funderburk Harrington            b. 11 June 1902           d. 14 Nov, 1993
Ima Jewell Harrington             b. 19 Aug, 1917            d. 9 May, 1991
Marshall Fields Harrington           b. 25 Mar, 1921            d. 12 Feb, 1934
Moiselle Ketaw Harrington
Donald Gene Harry             b. 29 Jan, 1943            d. 26 Mar, 2003; husband of Lucy Skeen
John D. Harry            b. 2 Jan, 1906            d. 3 Sept, 1969; husband of Zora
Zora Funderburk Harry            b. 24 Apr, 1906            d. 19 Sept, 1972
Charles Troy Harvey            b. 23 Feb, 1925           d. 25 Feb, 1925
Noble Ray Harvey         b. 13 Feb, 1933            d. 26 Feb, 1933
Loyd Ray Hatley           b. 31 July 1929              d. 16 Sept, 2003; husband of Mary E. Camper
James Helton               1866-1951
Martha E. Helton               1884-1922; wife of James Helton
J.B. (Jake) Helton              b. 4 May, 1910            d. 19 Dec, 1970
Mary Jo Helton             b. 28 Mar 1920              d. 8 Jan. 2005
Mattie Fay Helton              1917-1918
Ruth Helton               b. 24 Aug, 1903            d. Apr, 1979
Robert “Bob” Henton            b. 12 July, 1922             d. 24 Aug, 1998; husband of Helen
Georgie Faye Hine           d.14 Nov, 1913; dau. of Mr and Mrs. Arthur Hine (no marker)
Minnie C. Hine            b. 4 Jan, 1883             d. 19 July, 1969
Lizzie Fox Holbrook            b. 24 Apr, 1880            d. 31 Mar, 1955
Howard T. Holmes         b. 28 July, 1906            d. 2 Jan, 1972
Lillie Holmes          b. 28 Apr, 1905            d. 3 Feb, 1907; dau. of Lonney and Ader
Lonney Holmes             b. 16 July, 1882             d. 22 Feb, 1911; first husband of “Ader Homes”
Mrs. R.J. Holmes              d. 23 Mar, 1939; at 60 years old; dau of Bonnie Sexton (no marker)
Robert J. Holmes             b. 27 Apr, 1870              d. 26 Jan, 1945 (no marker)
W. J. “William” Holmes              b. 23 Nov, 1845            d. 10 July, 1904 at 60 years of age (no marker)
Bryan Douglas Horne            b. 25 July, 1959            d. 28 Feb, 1996
Mary B. Hunt             b. 17 Jan, 1902             d. 9 Nov, 1975
Bettie McCaleb Hyde               1875-1951; wife of James H. Hyde
James H. Hyde            1876-1935 (funeral records say d. 14 Mar, 1936)
Danny Hyde               b. 10 Oct, 1946               d. 5 May, 1961
James Fred Hyde               1904-1968; husband of Johnnie Marie
Johnnie Marie Hyde                 b. 14 June 1910                d. 28 Jan 2001
Josie N. McMillan Hyde             1882-1968; wife of R. L. Hyde
Robert Lee Hyde, Sr.             1878-1958
Robert Lee Hyde, Jr             b. 18 Jan 1915            d. 10 Dec, 2004 ; husband of Marie Clifton
Lela Marie Clifton Hyde            b. 11 June 1915           d. 21 Sept 2002
Andrew W. Jackson             b. 13 July, 1830            d. 5 Dec, 1891
Baby Jennings              no dates known (no marker)
O.T. Jennings             b. 20 Apr, ?? (date unreadable)              d. 20 Feb, 1879
Olivia L. Jennings             d. 19 Jan, 1916 at 78 years of age
Dorothy Frances Johnson             b. 23 Feb, 1923              d. 29 Dec, 1991
Dorothy A. Johnson              b. 17 June, 1953              d. 12 Sept, 1999
Baby son Jones              b. 13 Oct, 1920; son of Mr & Mrs Sam P. Jones
Billy M. Jones               29 July, 1930 son of G.M. & E.O. Jones
Ethel O. Smith Jones            b. 16 Jan, 1906            d. 4 Aug, 1985; wife of George M. Jones
George M. Jones               b. 18 May, 1905          d. 1 Dec, 1958
Margaret A. Jones               b. 8 Mar, 1846          d. 14 Feb, 1918; formerly the wife of P.L.Williams
Omar Leland Jones             b. 22 July 1919            d. 12 Feb 2002; husband of Nell Taylor
A.J. (Curtis) Kirk               b. 15 Feb, 1929              d. 2 Jan, 1985
Ance A. Kirk                b. 2 Feb, 1895             d. 2 Mar, 1958; husband of Lizzie
Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Kirk            b. 3 Nov, 1896              d. 6 Feb, 1984
Bob Kirk             b. 6 Oct, 1924           d. 25 Oct, 1944 ( memorial marker- buried at sea)
C.B. Kirk             b. 13 Sept, 1865         d. 30 Dec, 1901
Clovis Boyd Kirk           b. 1 Jan, 1919             d. June 1979; husband of Dorothy (Dottie)
Dock V. Kirk          b. 28 Sept, 1908           d. 3 Sept, 1942
Grace Kirk             b. 7 Dec, 1900             d. 2 July, 1902; dau. of C.B. & O. Kirk
Math L. Kirk             1860-1929; husband of “Donia”
O.C. Ora Cedonia Bassett Kirk              1866-1927
Russell Kirk              1899-1954
Stella Mae Kirk              b. 28 May, 1900            d. June 1988
Vestine Kirk              b. 22 Jan, 1911           d. 9 July, 1975; wife of Houston Kirk
Houston Kirk               b. 8 Sept, 1901            d. 14 Aug, 1988
Houston Kirk, Jr.            b. 6 Oct, 1934              d. 19 Jan 1994; husband of Sharon R.
Willie Kirk             1903-1918
Willie David Kirk              b. 8 Aug, 1938             d. 21 July 1947
Infant Kirkland                25 Feb. 1929
Ida Bell Kitchens              d. 14 Dec, 1938; 68 years of age (no marker)
George G. Koonce                 b. 12 Apr, 1887          d. 22 Dec, 1975
Hubbard Walter Laney                 1893-1940; husband of Clara
Clara Henry Laney            b. 8 May, 1900              d. 8 Jan 1986
Inez Stevenson Lindsey              b. 29 Sept, 1921               d. 27 Dec, 1984
David Lyster                d. 9 May, 1880
Priscilla Lyster            d. 17 Jan, 1886



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