COLEMAN COUNTY, TEXAS CEMETERY DIRECTORY
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       The records shown here were originally published in the a 3 volume set, Coleman County Cemeteries Inscriptions, and were copied and compiled by Vena Bob Gates, Judia Terry and Ralph Terry, and were published in 1988 by Terry Studio, P. O. Box 958, Coleman, Texas 76834, and was copyrighted 1988 by Ralph Terry.  All rights are reserved, including any reproduction for profit.  Copies of the published works, Coleman County Cemeteries Inscriptions (published in 1988) can be purchased from Ralph Terry at the above address.


WHITE CHAPEL CEMETERY, COLEMAN COUNTY, TEXAS

The inscriptions for the Coleman Cemetery were originally recorded and up to date as of April 5, 1988.

       To reach the White Chapel Cemetery, go about six miles west of Coleman on FM 53, turn right (north) on FM 503.  The cemetery will be on the left (west) side of the road just over 2 miles.  The White Chapel Baptist Church is again serving the area, and the cemetery is located just north of it.

       The cemetery is fenced and well kept.  Shortly after the cemetery was first read, the south fence was moved back to take in more land.  There is a gate on the road side of the cemetery, with a road dividing the cemetery.  We have called the section to the left (south), Section A, and the section to the right (north), Section B.  The south extention is not in use at this time.  There are probably many unknown graves, especially in the southwest corner.

       This cemetery has been in use by the White Chapel Community since the early 1880's, but no deed was made until Jan 7, 1952, when the trustees of the Centennial Rural High School District, " ... conveyed to the trustees of a public cemetery, to be known as White Chapel Cemetery, a tract of 2.88 acres, which lay along the north line of a tract of 2 acres conveyed to the trustees of the White Chapel Baptist Church.  This land having been abandoned by Coleman County and the school trustees many years ago and not needed or claimed for school purposes and the same having been used for many years as a cemetery."  (Coleman County deeds - Vol. 313, page 592)

       This cemetery was read in the usual snake fashion from row to row.  Many of the rows do not end or begin on the fence line, but various distances from them.


White Chapel Cemetery

SECTION A - (south of road)
(reading began at the northeast corner of this section)

row 1 (reading north to south):
GOWEN, James - June 9, 1810 - Oct 5, 1898
GOWEN, Luvisa (Jackson) - Mar 8, 1827 - May 31, 1892 - "wife of James Gowen"

row 2 (south to north):
two unknown graves - (FHM & rock)

TURNER, Daniel P. - June 10, 1835 - Mar 9, 1894
TURNER, Susan - Mar 9, 1894 - Sept 3, 1909

row 3 (north to south):
HAMILTON, J. T. - June 25, 1842 - June 10, 1900
HAMILTON, Julia (Gowens) - 1846 - 1940 - "wife of J. T. Hamilton"
HAMILTON, Charles C. - Nov 19, 1906 - Feb 2, 1909 - "son of J. A. & M. E. (Pearce) Hamilton"
HILL, Clarence Bailey - Oct 8, 1915 - Sept 19, 1926 - "son of J. M. & Eva Hill"
HILL, Zenobia - Mar 29, 1910 - Nov 12, 1936 - "dau of J. M. & Eva Hill"
HILL, J. M. - 1883 - 1950 - "Father & husband"
(HILL, Eva (Hamilton) - Nov 7, 1883 - Feb 24, 1955 - unmarked)
SAUNDERS, Ettie (Hamilton) - Jan 18, 1875 - June 3, 1911 - "wife of J. W. Saunders"
SAUNDERS, Infant - (no dates) - "infant of J. W. & Ettie Saunders"

row 4 (south to north):
unknown grave ?

SMITH, Pearl - Aug 30, 1898 - Dec 20, 1916 - "dau of W. T. & E. E. (Williams) Smith"
STOVALL, Drue (Williams) - Feb 3, 1884 - Mar 5, 1975
WILLIAMS, Mrs. H. H. (McDonald) - Feb 17, 1843 - Mar 29, 1915 - "wife of S. H. Williams"
WILLIAMS, Sam H. - Dec 5, 1840 - Apr 2, 1926

row 5 (north to south):
WILLIAMS, William Taylor - Dec 6, 1850 - Nov 10, 1901                       (CS)
WILLIAMS, Mary Coralee (Netherton) - Jan 9, 1859 - Sept 16, 1948      (CS)
WILLIAMS, Fred A. - May 2, 1890 - Nov 1, 1943
unknown grave - (FHM)
WILLIAMS, S. P. - Nov 2, 1883 - Mar 19, 1910

two unknown graves - (rocks & FHM)

row 6 (south to north):
CARTER, Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Carter & daughters, Myrtle & Ola - (no dates) - (They are:)
(CARTER, J. D. - Feb 14, 1878 - Feb 28, 1952)
(CARTER, Mrs. J. D. (Florence Ellis) - no dates
(CARTER, Myrtle - Apr 27, 1883 - Oct 13, 1936)
(NELSON, Ola May (Carter) - died Aug 6, 1933)

BRASHERS, C. A. - Jan 16, 1896 - Apr 4, 1921

PURCELL, Dudley O. - Mar 17, 1883 - Sept 6, 1955
PURCELL, Watson - Sept 16, 1881 - Jan 24, 1934
PURCELL, Minnie (Gilmore) - 1850 - 1933 - "wife"         (CS)
PURCELL, D. E. 1848 - 1928                                         (CS)

row 7 (north to south):
HAMILTON, Eva (Purcell) - Apr 15, 1886 - Oct 16, 1971       (CS)
HAMILTON, Benjamin F. - Apr 9, 1881 - Dec 13, 1940          (CS)

row 8 (south to north):
STUART, Virgil R. - 1943 - (OD) - "son"

GRIFFIS, Marjorie Myrl - June 20, 1913 - Mar 1, 1918 - "dau of T. M. & Ida (Turner) Griffis"
GRIFFIS, Gus - Mar 13, 1893 - Jan 22, 1903 - "son of T. M. & I. M. Griffis"

row 9 (north to  south):
RAWLS, J. T. - died Feb 3, 1890 - "aged 67"

BROWN, W. E. - July 7, 1879 - May 5, 1894

CHAPMAN, L. B. - Oct 31, 1901 - (OD)                         (CS)
CHAPMAN, Linda Kay - (died) Feb 23, 1941 - (OD)      (CS)
CHAPMAN, Jewell (Hurst) - Aug 12, 1911 - (OD)           (CS)

unknown grave ?

row 10 (south to north):
BOWERS, Robert Joe - Jan 18, 1959 - Oct 3, 1975

DAVIS, Guin Oliver - Oct 7, 1907 - July 14, 1910 - "infant son of Mr. & Mrs. G. F. Davis"
DAVIS, Joseph Wain - Feb 14, 1909 - Mar 16, 1909 - "infant son of Mr. & Mrs. G. F. Davis"

row 11 (north to south):
LOREDO, Rita - May 22, 1915 - Mar 24, 1934

two unknown graves - (bushes, iris & rocks)
 
 

SECTION B - (north of road)
(reading began at southeast corner of this section)

row 1 (south to north):
BERRYMAN, B. H. - Jan 5, 1826 - Oct 8, 1915
BERRYMAN, A. (Gowens) (Statler) - Aug 15, 1836 - Oct 24, 1891 - "Mother"

GOWENS, Rachel Ann (Needham) - Feb 23, 1863 - Apr 9, 1891 - "wife of G. W. Gowens"
GOWENS, Infant - b & d Jan 23, 1893 - "son of G. W. & F. E. (Phariss) Gowens"
GOWENS, Lola May - Dec 19, 1898 - Dec 21, 1898 - "dau of G. W. & F. E. Gowens"

JAMESON, The Family of Woodrow & Bonnie - (lot marker)

row 2 (north to south):
JAMESON, Leonard Wiley - 1954 - 1982 - "Sp4 US Army"

BLACKSHEAR, H. M. - Jan 29, 1856 - Jan 10, 1897

row 3 (south to north):
(SAUNDERS, infants - no dates - infants of Claude C. & Minnie D. (Minor) Saunders - four unmarked graves)
(RAE, Elizabeth Rosa - b & d May 5, 1904 - dau of Robert R. & Bettie (Minor) Rae)
(RAE, Cora Lola - b & d Dec 24, 1905 - dau of Robert R. & Bettie (Minor) Rae
RAE, Woodrow W. - Aug 7, 1918 - (OD) - "son"                        (CS)
RAE, Bettie (Minor) - Dec 1, 1877 - June 2, 1944 - "Mother"      (CS)

MINOR, Rosamond A. (Knowles) - 1902 - 1918 - "wife of H. A. Minor"
(MINOR, baby girl - died July 1926 - dau of Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Minor - unmarked)

row 4 (north to south):
two unknown graves - (rocks)

SHIPMAN, Joseph - Apr 1866 - Aug 1884

five unknown graves - (rocks)

(FAULKNER, Eugene - 1940 - died in 1944 or 1945 - unmarked)
(FAULKNER, Dolores Marie - Sept 15, 1936 - Apr 20, 1937 - unmarked)

row 5 (south to north):
BROOKS, Sarah E. (Finch) - May 1, 1852 - Nov 1, 1909 - "57 yrs, 6 mos" - "wife of J.F. Brooks"
BROOKS, J. F. - Dec 30, 1838 - Aug 29, 1929 - "90 yrs, 7 mos, 29 ds" - (CSA)
BROOKS, Florence - Oct 28, 1913 - Feb 20, 1914 - "dau of P. C. & L. M. (King) Brooks"

JAMESON, Infant - 1883 - (OD) - "infant of N. A. Jameson"
JAMESON, Infant - 1899 - (OD) - "infant of N. A. Jameson"
JAMESON, Infant - 1900 - (OD) - "infant of N. A. Jameson"

unknown grave

row 6 (north to south):
two unknown graves

KELLEY, Infant - Mar 21, 1899 - May 12, 1899 - "son of T. W. & M. A. (Sewell) Kelley"

row 7 (south to north):
KELLEY, T. B. - June 15, 1851 - Oct 24, 1910
KELLEY, Nancy E. (Goss) - Nov 2, 1852 - Oct 11, 1951
KELLEY, Infant - (died Feb 26, 1916) - "son of T. B. & N. E. Kelley"
KELLEY, Infant - (no dates) - "son of T. B. & N. E. Kelley"
KELLEY, Infant - (no dates) - "son of T. B. & N. E. Kelley"

JACKSON, Infant - Jan 27, 1899 - Feb 13, 1899 - "son of W. J. & S. O. Jackson"
JACKSON, Mary Alice - Sept 24, 1908 - Aug 23, 1916
JACKSON, W. J. - Jan 16, 1862 - Jan 22, 1944                              (CS)
JACKSON, Synthia O. (Kelley) - May 17, 1873 - July 21, 1943      (CS)

row 8 (north to south):
unknown grave

SEWELL, John Calvin - Nov 25, 1910 - Jan 11, 1911

SEWELL, Infant - July 4, 1885 - July 5, 1885 - "son of J. S. & M. L. (Stepp) Sewell"

unknown grave - (rock & iris)

GOSS, Rachel (Whittenburg) (Griffis) - Sept 29, 1815 - May 9, 1905
GRIFFIS, John P. - Sept 26, 1845 - Apr 12, 1898                      (CS)
GRIFFIS, Mary P. (Jameson) - Oct 2, 1849 - July 12, 1929        (CS)

row 9 (south to north):
G., J. P. - (footstone - headstone broken)
GENTRY, Luna - Oct 2, 1862 - June 27, 1891 - "wife of T. Gentry"

BROWN, Curtis L. - Apr 12, 1884 - Apr 9, 1885 - "son of J. E. P. & M. A. Brown"
BROWN, Wylie G. - Nov 20, 1888 - Apr 24, 1890 - "son of J. E. P. & M. A. Brown"

unknown grave - (rock)

row 10 (north to south):
REAGAN, Willie R. - Aug 4, 1892 - Jan 19, 1895 - "dau of M. E. & M. M. (Mann) Reagan"

unknown grave

A. - (no dates or other names - rocks)

PITTMAN, J. Ramon - Jan 16, 1908 - Apr 10, 1909 - "son of J. W. & S. L. Pittman"

row 11 (south to north):
WILLIAMS, Connie - Sept 15, 1891 - Apr 3, 1895 - "son of J. H. & E. E. Williams"
WILLIAMS, Van Allen - June 7, 1883 - Sept 22, 1894 - (stone broken)

NELSON, Clarence Lee - Dec 12, 1904 - Mar 27, 1918
NELSON, Edward Lee - Mar 26, 1877 - Dec 16, 1946                   "married Dec 29, 1903"   (CS)
NELSON, Amanda V. (Mc Lure) - Nov 8, 1884 - Oct 25, 1975      "married Dec 29, 1903"   (CS)

row 12 (north to south):
unknown grave - (rock)

unknown grave - (FHM)

unknown grave

NELSON, Winnie B. (Collins) - Feb 3, 1913 - Feb 14, 1939      (CS)
NELSON, Edward L. - July 26, 1912 - Dec 22, 1978                 (CS)

LEFLAR, Edgar - Oct 22, 1893 - Feb 13, 1918 - (died in WWI)

JONES, Essie - Mar 17, 1903 - Dec 19, 1903
JONES, A. D. - Dec 13, 1882 - Dec 18, 1903 - "son of W. B. & M. C. Jones"

row 13 (south to north):
unknown grave - (bush & rock)

row 14 (north to south):
SNOW, Fannie - Apr 25, 1890 - Feb 25, 1912 - "dau of J. P. & M. J. Snow"

CHILDS, Henry Shelton - Apr 16, 1914 - May 18, 1964 - "Tex Pvt Co D 17 Engr GS Regt WWII"
CHILDS, W. B. - Sept 10, 1911 - Dec 28, 1912 - "son of H. L. & Maudie Childs"
CHILDS, Maudie A. (Billings) - Apr 11, 1885 - Jan 21, 1936 - "Mother"
CHILDS, Henry L. - Apr 19, 1883 - Feb 23, 1971 - "Father"
CHILDS, Elizabeth (Ohlenforest) - Dec 20, 1920 - Mar 26, 1979 - "wife of W. C. Childs"

NETHERTON, G. B. - Jan 28, 1828 - Jan 29, 1915 - "Father"

three unknown graves - (rocks)

row 15 (south to north):
WARREN, J. L. - Oct 29, 1846 - May 26, 1910 - "husband of A. M. Warren"
DAVIS, Annie (Keiser) Warren - July 28, 1848 - Mar 22, 1927
MC DONALD, Infant - Jan 23, 1914 - Jan 23, 1914 - "dau of J. I. & C. B. Mc Donald"

MC COLLOUGH, Margaret (Wisener) - Apr 10, 1912 - (OD)       (CS)
MC COLLOUGH, Kenneth C. - Aug 20, 1910 - Mar 13, 1985      (CS)
MC COLLOUGH, Kenneth Wayne - July 12, 1934 - July 12, 1934
LAND, Maxine W. (Wisener) - Oct 4, 1916 - Oct 20, 1986
WISENER, Dale - Feb 5, 1931 - (OD) - "Dad"                                   "married Mar 15, 1957"   (CS)
WISENER, Jean (Clark) - June 21, 1937 - May 25, 1980 - "Mom"     "married Mar 15, 1957"   (CS)
WISENER, Richard P. - June 21, 1900 - Mar 3, 1982 - "our Father"

row 16 (north to south):
COLLIER, Abbie M. (Ralph) - 1878 - 1935 - "Mother"
COLLIER, Sgt. Garland W. - Nov 3, 1918 - Oct 5, 1944 - "US Paratrooper 101st Airborne Div, killed in action, buried in Holland"
COLLIER, Abner B. - 1858 - 1927 - "Father"

WISENER, Gene T. - 1905 - 1940
WISENER, Bettie Gene - 1929 - 1936

unknown grave - (FHM)

MOORE, Lula (Needham) - Feb 12, 1904 - Dec 14, 1960
NEEDHAM, Newt - July 25, 1869 - Mar 23, 1961                   (CS)
NEEDHAM, Lula (Fenton) - Aug 10, 1874 - Sept 15, 1950      (CS)
NEEDHAM, Infant - (no dates) - "son of Newt & Lula Needham"
FENTON, Mary (Kenley or Kennedy)- Apr 1840 - Sept 1916 - "wife of E. Fenton"
FENTON, Elijah - Mar 13, 1839 - June 4, 1913

row 17 (south to north):
PURCELL, Austin A. - July 15, 1891 - Aug 20, 1961                            "married Sept 19, 1919"   (CS)
PURCELL, Mildred G. (Needham) - May 31, 1898 - Dec 31, 1972      "married Sept 19, 1919"   (CS)

WILLIAMS, Emyrs - 1871 - 1949 - (MASONIC & IOOF)       (CS)
WILLIAMS, Lena - 1883 - 1946 - (OES)                                   (CS)

SLAUGHTER, Beaula (Needham) - Apr 17, 1895 - June 4, 1971

row 18 (north to south):
STACY, Melvin D. - Jan 14, 1912 - July 15, 1974       "married Sept 15, 1930"   (CS)
STACY, Esther L. (Powe) - July 17, 1912 - (OD)        "married Sept 15, 1930"   (CS)

SCOTT, Betty (Lou) - 1932 - 1932 - (6 ms old) - (dau of Jess L. & Clemmie V. (Dunnam) Scott)
SCOTT, Jenette (Georgie) - 1929 - 1929 - (died at birth) - (dau of O. B. & Ola Scott)

unknown grave - (wooden cross & rocks)

COLLINS, James V. - July 19, 1932 - July 25, 1932

JONES, Richard - (Oct 9, 1846 - Apr 24, 1928) - "Co A 16 Tennessee Inf CSA"


       The following are said, from various records, to be buried in this cemetery.  Most are taken from Coleman County death records.  Spelling is as found in the records, which could be inaccurate.  We have added the mother's maiden name in parentheses.

LOREDO, Baby boy - b & d Mar 24, 1934
MINOR, Infant - no dates - dau of Halbert A. & Inez (Carriger) Minor
HAMILTON, Billie Howard - Jan 10, 1943 - Jan 10, 1943
DALTON, Burhl A. - b & d May 22, 1924
NEEDHAM, Infant - died Aug 9, 1918 - dau of J. N. Needham
GRIFFITH, Wm. C. - Sept 1847 - June 3, 1917 - widower
SMITH, Pearl - Dec 1898 - Dec 20, 1916
DIAZ, Infant - died Dec 29, 1913 - baby boy
ARMILAR, J. - buried Apr 22, 1912 - age 22
JONES, Allen - died Dec 13, 1903 - age 21
WILLIAMS, Reed - died June 29, 1934 - son of H. C. & Lena (Wilson) Williams
DRAPER, Jasper Lee - Feb 9, 1937 - Dec 21, 1937 - son of C. B. & Decina (Hill) Draper


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