Hopkins County, TX | Old Shirley Cemetery

Last modified: 9 MAY 2010

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By June E. Tuck and Deborah Tuck Young
Cemetery indexed in the 1970's. Photos, inscriptions, and some histories by Teresa Stewart Sitz.

Cemetery located south of Sulphur Springs. Take Hwy 19 south to Shirley community. Turn right on County Road 1116. The Old Shirley cemetery is located on down the road, a short distance past the New Shirley Cemetery, on the left hand side of road. It's behind a house - number 925.

Beckham, Rodger - 19 NOV 1913, d. 29 JUL 1975, husband of Ola A. Beckham
Beckham, Ola A. - b. 15 SEP 1912, d. 1992, wife of Rodger Beckham
Coppedge, E.L. - b. 30 JUL 1889, d. 26 FEB 1907
Coppedge, W.H. - 1863 - 1929
Coppedge, Labrada A. - 1869 - 1948, wife of W[illiam] H. Coppedge
Coppedge, Eula May - b. 7 FEB 1886, d. 22 JAN 1887, daughter of W. H. Coppedge

Hankins, J. G. - d. 10 JUL 1934, age 75 yrs 7 mos. 22 days
Hankins, A.A. - b. 20 MAY 1862, d. 20 JAN 1906, wife of J.G. Hankins, Inscription: A devoted wife and loving mother.
Hankins, Floyd - b. 8 JAN 1892, d. 24 APR 1903, son of J.G. & A.A.. Hankins, Inscription: Weep not papa and mamma for me, for I am waiting in Heaven for thee.
a. a. hankins
A.A. Hankins
Possibly
J.G. Hankins
Floyd Hankins
Hankins, Olie - b. 20 APR 1887, d. 11 FEB 1890, son of J.G. & A. A. Hankins
Hankins, Alvia N. - b. 23 OCT1880, d. 8 AUG 1958, son of J.G. & A.A. Hankins
Hankins, Essie Lee [Harrison] - b. 7 FEB 1885, d. 14 MAY 1931, wife of Alvia N. Hankins

Jones, James F. - b. 16 DEC 1918, d. 27 APR 1937
Morris, Mary P. - b. 15 MAY 1864, d. 20 NOV 1890, wife of T.G. Morris
Morris, James - b. 11 NOV 1887, d. 12 FEB 1888, son of T.G. & M.P. Morris
Morris, Mary C., unmarked grave
Morris, T.G. - b. 28 OCT 1859, d. 6 MAR 1912
Morris, infant - B & D 11 OCT 1902, daughter of T.G. & M.C. Morris
Morris, Julia - b. 8 APR 1885, d. 25 DEC 1898, daughter of T.G. & M.C. Morris
Morris, Agnes - b. 28 NOV 1899, d. 20 AUG 1900, daughter of T.G. & M.C. Morris
Parker, Elizabeth - b. 10 SEP 1837, d. 9 JAN 1897

Stokes, Sarah C. - b. 30 APR 1859, d. 5 DEC 1928, wife of W.G. Stokes, Inscription: Asleep in Jesus
Stokes, W.G. - b. 6 MAR 1840, d. 18 JAN 1918, Inscription: May he rest in peace.
Sarah C. Stokes
w.g stokes
W.G. Stokes

Stockton, F.M. - b. 7 JUL 1862, d. 17 NOV 1897
Francis M. Stockton, first husband of Lula D.Potts, brother of James Porter Stockton. Inscription: Although he sleeps his memory doth live, and cheering comfort to his mourners give.
Potts, Lula D. - b. 13 APR 1869, d. 29 JAN 1925, wife of Joseph Richard "Dick" Potts. Dick used to mow the cemetery and placed markers where headstones were missing. Brody Koon, his grandson, told me this. Dick Potts is buried in the Greenview Cemetery. Lula D Potts, was the daughter of Sarah Jane Stewart and Nathaniel Clifton. She was born in Texas, mother to four children. Inscription: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith.
w.g stokes
F.M. Stockton
Lula D. Potts

Smith, V.H. - b. 8 APR 1829, d. 27 SEP 1897
Smith, Rebecca - b. 1839, d.18 MAR 1899, wife of V.H. Smith

Stockton, Delmer W. - b. 9 JUN 1901, d. 18 NOV 1919, Inscription: No pains, no grief, no anxious fear, can reach our loved one sleeping here.
Stockton, James Porter - b. 11 APR 1870, d.18 NOV 1919, Inscription: His words were kindness, his deeds were love. His spirit humble he rests above.
James Porter Stockton and his son, Delmer, were shot on the same day
w.g stokes
Delmer Stockton
Porter Stockton
See: The Killing of Price and Clarence Wood and The Killing of Porter and Delmer Stockton.

Stephenson, Ben F. - b. 16 NOV 1849, d. 11 NOV 1930
Stephenson, Josephine - b. 10 AUG 1856, d. 29 FEB 1940
Stiner, Virgila L. - b. 22 JAN 1888, d. 25 FEB 1905, son of C.A. & M.C. Stiner
Stephenson, William Richard - b. 10 OCT 1874, d.1892
Tramel, Willie Floyd - b. 11 NOV 1904, d. 6 MAY 1907,
Tramel, infant son of Zollie & Glaida Tramel, no dates
Taylor, Forest - b. 30 JUN 1894, d. 3 JUL 1894, son of W.C. & C.E. Taylor
Taylor, Coraella -, b. 8 JAN 1874, d. 1 JUL 1894, wife of W.C. Taylor
Ward, Dessie Oleane - b. 27 MAR 1908, d. 7 JUN 1908, daughter of J.R. & M.E. Ward
Ward, Willie - b. 3 JAN 1900, d.17 OCT 1901, son of J.R. & M.E. Ward
Ward, Delmer - b. 12 FEB 1894, d. 27 DEC 1894, son of J.R. & M.E. Ward
Ward, Daniel L. - b. 3 APR 1888, d. 24 FEB 1893, son of J.R. & M.E. Ward
Ward, Nora E. - b. 24 FEB 1890, d. 28 MAR 1903, daughter of J.R. & M. E. Ward
Ward, John R[ufus]. - b. 22 NOV 1857, d. 19 MAY 1912, hus. Of M.E. Ward
Ward, M.E. Coppedge [Mollie] - 1866 - 1934, wife of John R. Ward