MT. TABOR CEMETERY

Directions: From Hokes Bluff take the Centre Road to the Ball Play Community of Etowah County. Pass Croft's Ferry Road to Gilley Road (there's a sign to Mt. Tabor). Turn left and go about a mile to a fork in the road. Take the left fork and Mt. Tabor Baptist Church is just about 3/4 mile on the right.

The cemetery is adjacent to the church.

This survey was taken March 8, 2003.

The rows are irregular and start diagonally off the left rear corner of the Church with Row 1 being against a pasture fence. Unless noted as "DBL" the tombstones will be single. My comments will be shown in brackets "{ }". There are a lot of unmarked and unidentified graves here, I've included only those marked in some way.

Row 1
Unmarked adult grave.

WALKER, Hugh Seay 12/6/1902-9/30/1997

DBL Stone
DENSON, Albert 12/28/1869-4/28/1944
DENSON, Laura Belle 9/26/1874-7/30/1960
HESTER, Charles Edwin 4/15/1933-7/27/2000
HESTER, Bobby 3/28/1932-5/28/1988

DBL Stone
HESTER, Lula Belle 10/28/1907-3/3/1989
HESTER, Robert A. 2/3/1907-8/3/1967
{The above, other than the unmarked, graves are enclosed with concrete blocks}

Dbl Stone "AT REST"
REED, John 10/22/1902-8/31/1968
REED, Bessie Mae 6/15/1908-2/3/1950

1 small grave and 1 adult grave, head to toe, with small stones at head and foot.

VICKERS, Terry Wayne 12/3/1940-11/28/1996 "JESUS CALLED" {outlined w/decorative stones}

The following are at foot of the above grave.
LOLLIES, Charles W. 11/19/1933-2/28/1938 (flat stone grave marker}
LOLLIES, Mattie B. 5/25/1905-3/2/1938"
LOLLIES, Jessie J. 2/7/1925-6/28/1953

Row 2 {This row is short and very irregular}

ROBERTSON, W.L. 1919-1933
SMITH, Jessie 1901-1921

small grave with rocks at head and foot. 

adult grave with rocks at head and foot.

LIPSCOMB, Mary Reed 10/11/1907-3/2/1940

Row 3
DBL flat marker
ROWLAND, Sallie 5/6/1905-no death date
ROWLAND, Albert 11/3/1895-9/30/1980
ROWLAND, John Henry 3/29/1929-9/28/1973
KELLY, Mary A. 12/29/1923-no death date
{The above graves are enclosed with concrete blocks}

DBL Tombstone "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"
REED, Joe E. 7/21/1881-2/23/1961
REED, Eugenia S. 5/23/1886-no death date

4 small graves in a row with head and foot field stones

REED, Clara Sue 10/26/1938 "dau. of Mr & Mrs. Charles Reed"

DBL Tombstone
REED, Henry A. 5/25/1864-12/31/1931
REED, Eula M. 8/10/1891-10/10/1933
POLLARD, Minnie Lou fresh grave, buried 3/5/2003 {The overseer of the cemetery, Mrs. Johnson, told me this}

4 small graves with head and foot field stones

BANNISTER, John H. 3/15/1884-3/10/1928 {small flat stone marker}
BANNISTER, Willie Ada 9/28/1880-12/18/1955"
HESTER, Albert Harold 5/27/1935-6/9/1936 {outlined with landscape timbers}

1 grave in landscape timber outlined area with:
HESTER, Edna Ruth 4/26/1899-7/10/1990 "IN AFTER TIME WE'LL MEET HER"

Single stones in concrete block outlined area
AUSTIN, Lewis 3/13/1865-11/25/1951
AUSTIN, Laura P. 1/23/1880-3/7/1963 "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"

Row 4
1 unmarked adult grave in landscape timber outlined area

These graves are under a 16'x12' concrete slab
DUNAWAY, Amos 1894-1932
DUNAWAY, Truman 1900-1912

1 small grave with head and foot stones

DBL Tombstone
GREEN, Linnie B. 3/21/1883-2/10/1974
GREEN, Charlie H. 10/4/1887-1/10/1961
GREEN, Dessie 8/22/1895-11/1/1967 "GONE TO BE WITH THE ANGELS"
GREEN, Ruth 12/31/1916-1/17/1937 "SISTER"
The 2 graves above are in a block outlined area

2 adult graves with head and foot stones

Row 5 

POINTER, Annie Mae 6/18/1918-7/15/1996 "BELOVED MOTHER" outlined with landscape timbers
HOOPER, Alma C. 12/27/1910-1/23/1974 "IN LOVING MEMORY" small marble marker

DBL Tombstone
HOOPER, Pluma C. 1/29/1892-3/23/1973
HOOPER, D. Claude 11/22/1888-7/29/1963
HOOPER, Bobby Joe 6/13/1936-2/27/1995 U.S. Army Vietnam

14 graves, small and adult size, head and foot marked with bricks and stones

ROWLAND, Lee 10/17/1903-11/20/1920 "son of J.W. and M.F. Rowland"
ROWLAND, Eva 3/3/1907-9/6/1907 "dau. of J.W. and M.F. Rowland"
ROWLAND, 0 John W. 3/8/1878-3/19/1937 "HAVING FINISHED LIFE'S DUTY, HE NOW SWEETLY RESTS"
BOMAN, John Henry 1/7/1856-2/9/1960 "HE WAS THE SUNSHINE OF OUR HOME"
BOMAN, Annie R. 5/11/1913-12/8/1972 "NONE KNEW HER, BUT TO LOVE HER"

Row 6

2 small graves with concrete blocks head and foot

ROWLAND, George Thomas 4/28/1902-10/8/1903 "son of T.W. and G.W. Rowland small marker

6 graves with stones at head and foot

CAMPBELL, Malinda 4/1893-6/1902 4' tall spire shaped marker almost illegible

1 small grave with rocks head and foot

ROBERTSON, J.T. 8/15/1890-6/18/1897 {father of D.A. Robertson and husband of Nancy}

DBL Tombstone
ROBERTSON, John L. 3/7/1874-7/7/1953
ROBERTSON, Leola S. 9/15/1876-12/11/1933

Row 7
DBL Tombstone outlined with concrete blocks "married 4/10/1967"
COUCH, Mary Lou P. 12/7/1930- {living}
COUCH, Willard O. 11/20/1922-7/17/1986 {son of Tom and Tommie D.(Robertson) Couch}

next 6 graves are under a concrete slab
COUCH, Tommie D. {Robertson} 10/8/1892-4/8/1965 "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN" {dau. of D.A. & Barbara Robertson}
ROBERTSON, Miss Margaret Effie 12/18/1888-1/27/1969 "AT REST" {dau. of D.A. & Barbara Robertson}
ROBERTSON, J.{John}H. 10/11/1886-2/16/1945 "AT REST"
{son of D.A. & Barbara Robertson}
ROBERTSON, D.{Dolphus} A.{Augustus} 5/21/1855-7/14/1904 head stone broken, but has been repaired
ROBERTSON, Barbara {Elizabeth Pollard} 8/27/1854-1/14/1927 age 72 yrs. "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"
ROBERTSON, Ira O. {12/1894}-11/24/1939 AL Pvt. U.S. Army {WWI} {son of D.A. & Barbara Robertson}

2 graves with small markers with no names or dates
1 grave with small broken marker, illegible
1 grave with small marker, illegible
4 graves with rocks at head and foot

ROBERTSON, James A. 8/29/1855-5/24/1903 {brother of D.A. Robertson}

The next 5 graves are under a concrete slab 1, no name or dates

DAVIS, Pearl 6/9/1901-3/7/1942 {daughter of Jim D. & Buena Davis}
DAVIS, Buena Vester {Robertson} 1876-1958 "MOTHER" {daughter of John T. Robertson}
DAVIS, Jim D. 1877-1918 "FATHER"
ROBERTSON, Nancy no dates {probably, Nancy Martin Robertson, wife of John T.}

DBL Tombstone
DAVIS, Lola Mae 1903-no date
DAVIS, James A. 1906-1977
APPLING, Bonnie "SUG" 5/25/1915-4/23/1998 "IN REMEMBRANCE"

Row 8 

5 small graves marked with small, thin, neat concrete markers at head and foot. no names 

HENDRIX, Florence 4/30/1909-5/14/1982
HENDRIX, infant no dates

1 unmarked grave {probably a Hendrix}

HENDRIX, Lawrence no dates
HENDRIX, Mary no dates

1 unmarked grave {probably a Hendrix}

HENDRIX, Clemmons no dates

Concrete block enclosed area with only 1 unmarked grave, room for at least 4 more, none evident

BING, Charles 12/16/1914-3/14/1989 "Pvt. U.S. Army" name and dates hand carved in concrete slab
BING, Cecil Grady 2/14/1916-2/10/1992 name and dates hand carved in concrete slab

1 small grave with concrete block at head, with a tree growing in the middle
1 small grave with a concrete block at head

Rows 9 and 10 are very irregular with first graves on both rows in same plot enclosed with bricks

Row 9 

DBL Tombstone grave in above mentioned plot
FREEMAN, Nellie Maud 2/11/1881-5/10/1964
FREEMAN, Venese 5/8/1912 "dau. of T.L. & "Kit" Freeman
MCMURTRY, Viola Jane 8/15/1852-8/15/1923
MCMURTRY, H.L. 10/10/1854-11/30/1913
MCMURTRY, Flour no dates "dau. of H.L. & V.J."
MCMURTRY, Luther no dates "son of H.L. & V.J."
MCMURTRY, Billie no dates "son of H.L. & V.J."
MCMURTRY, Fannie no dates "dau. of H.L. & V. J."
MCMURTRY, Airreen no dates "dau. of H.L. & V.J."
MCMURTRY, J.W. no dates "son of H.L. & V.J."

2 graves marked with concrete blocke head and foot

DAY, Lillie 1/28/1878-8/28/1937
DAY, Charles A. 8/18/1873-10/18/1937

Row 10

Plot on start of Row 8, no graves evident inside enclosure

1 grave with head and foot concrete slab pieces

next 3 graves covered by a concrete slab
1 grave with a small stone with no name or dates {probably Emeline C. Hunt, wife of W.F}

HUNT, W.{Welcome}F.{Frank}{"Welk"} 1868-1931 name and dates hand carved with "AT REST" {husband of Emeline Cannon Hunt}
HUNT, first name illegible 6/18/1894-1/30/1901 "dau. of W.F. & E."

1 small grave

WALKER, no first name or dates small grave enclosed and capped with concrete

4 unmarked graves

DBL Pink Heart shaped Tombstone
BEAM, Sam N. 6/30/1956-4/8/1974 "HE'S NOT DEAD, JUST AWAY"
BEAM, Milford J. 10/2/1913-1/29/1988 "Pvt. U.S. Army WWII"

Row 11
next 5 graves enclosed with concrete blocks and covered with sand
DBL Tombstone
ESTES, Aubrey Ray 7/5/1927-12/3/1989
ESTES, Kathleen S. 2/22/1930-no date
SMITH, Gladys F. 2/26/1910-4/6/1990
SMITH, Huston A. 5/30/1905-10/12/1983
COUCH, Jeanette Smith 7/10/1935-12/5/1981 "PRECIOUS LORD TAKE MY HAND"

Concrete block enclosed area with no evident graves, but flowers in one corner

1 grave with stones at head and foot

next 6 graves are under a concrete slab

TUCK, John R. 4/11/1887-2/2/1956 "HE'S NOT DEAD, JUST SLEEPETH"

DBL Stone with names and dates at foot
TUCK, W.H. 1859-1937
TUCK, Dovie 1868-1939
PRUETT, Mary Ann 1840-1926 "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"
GWIN, Sally Ann Tuck 12/27/1885-3/18/1922
GWIN, Infant dau. of Mr. & Mrs. E.T. Gwin

1 small grave with a small marble slab at head

DBL Stone
BOMAN, Annie Dell 1909-(2/24/1997 on funeral home marker at base of stone)
BOMAN, S.T. (Son) 1901-1958
{BOMAN,} James Earl 1932-1936
WEAVER, Eula 1910-1937

DBL Tombstone "THOSE WHO ARE BOUND TOGETHER BY THE TIES OF PURE LOVE ARE NEVER SEPARATED"
BOMAN, Ether Ola 12/8/1881-6/10/1963
BOMAN, James Cooper 9/6/1876-1/23/1946

ROW 12 very irregular

next 5 graves are enclosed by concrete
DAY, Pluma Francis 9/17/1889-9/3/1968
DAY, James R. 12/24/1865-6/9/1956 "FATHER"
DAY, Mary A. 1872-1935 "MOTHER"

DBL Stone
DAY, Andrew J. (Jobe) 1844-1935 CSA Marker at foot Pvt. Co. B 16th GA Cav
DAY, Francis Johnson 1845-1915

1 grave with illegible spire shaped marker

5 small graves marked with rocks head and foot

DBL Stone "AT REST"
DAY, George N. 6/27/1867-8/15/1938
DAY, Olivia M. 3/21/1872-11/9/1962

Row 13
MCMURTRY, Betty small grave with name only on concrete block
REEVES, Hamilton small grave with name only on concrete block
REEVES, Ella small grave with name only on concrete block

1 small grave marked with a small painted, smooth brick at head {maybe Pollard}

POLLARD, Latimore M. 5/12/1832-1/6/1913 CSA Tombstone Co. B 41st AL Inf.
ANDERSON, Jane 12/25/1835-5/6/1913 {Latimore Pollard's wife}
POLLARD, Laura C. 9/29/1915-6/17/1932 {daughter of William D. and Mary Pollard}

DBL Tombstone
POLLARD, William D. 9/6/1870-1/28/1948 {son of Lattamore and Jane Pollard}
POLLARD, Mary I. 5/3/1884-8/15/1955
POLLARD, Bonnie L. 3/6/1920-11/1/1992
POLLARD, William N. 8/28/1900-6/1/1944 {son of William D. and Mary Pollard}

1 small grave marked with stones head and foot {maybe Pollard}

next 5 graves are in a partially chain fenced area 
POLLARD, Tom 2/14/1902-3/15/1971 {son of William D. and Mary Pollard}
POLLARD, Nathan Anthony 4/4/1958-5/2/1995 grave surrounded with pvc pipe and stone covered
POLLARD, Brandy L. 6/3/1984-no date shows no evidence of a grave

DBL Tombstone
POLLARD, J. Floyd 2/6/1928-10/24/2001 grave surrounded with pvc pipe and stone covered
POLLARD, Rosa Ponder 1/30/1928-no date

Row 14 

NORTON, Bobbie Jean 10/28/1945-no date
NORTON, Robert 8/29/1921-no date
NORTON, 6/29/1926-10/2/1991

2 graves with stones at head

NORTON, Eddie E. 2/2/1969-no date "AT REST" "LOVE LIVES ON"

DBL Stone 
NORTON, James Earnest 'Pete' 5/11/1922-7/9/1989
NORTON, Bennie Mae 2/22/1933-no date

1 grave marked with field stone at head and concrete brick at foot

POLLARD, Mary Mignon 1929-1940 {daughter of James H. and Annie B. Pollard}
POLLARD, James H. 1904-1977 {son of William D. and Mary Pollard}
POLLARD, Annie B. 1905-no date

Row 15

only grave on this row and is at what should be the end. Against a pasture fence, almost.
CANTRELL, David Carl 1/14/1955-6/11/2000 "BELOVED FATHER AND SON"

Submitted by: Ken McCulloch