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SILVER VALLEY CEMETERY, COLEMAN COUNTY, TEXAS

Gate on the east side of the cemetery,
with a mailbox for leaving your name as a visitor.

Sign of the Silver Valley Cemetery,
with Texas Historical Cemetery marker,
on southeast corner of cemetery.

Silver Valley Cemetery

The first known grave here is that of Helen
A. (Crocker) Averitt, who, like her husband,
John C. Averitt, was an early area spiritual
leader and educator.  Her burial in 1881
predated the purchase and designation of the
land as a cemetery by 20 years.  Originally
called Robinson's Peak Cemetery, the burial
ground contains the graves of other early
settlers and their families.  Veterans from
every branch of the U. S. military were laid
to rest here, as were the families of Mexican
railroad workers in the early 20th century.
An association organized in 1958 maintains
the cemetery, which is still in use and remains
a link to the history of Silver Valley.

Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002
Texas Historical Commission


Additions and corrections to information found in Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, 1988 are shown in red.


Photographs taken 1 May 2005 - copyright 2005 by Ralph Terry.  Click on names for photographs of tombstones.

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      The Silver Valley Cemetery is located about one-half mile north of the Silver Valley intersection on US 84.  This is a chain link fenced, well kept cemetery with gates on the south and east sides.  The main entrance is on the south side and the road running from that gate divides the cemetery into two sections, which we have called Section A (east side) and Section B (west side).  Rows are fairly straight, with a few exceptions.  Unknown graves have been marked at some time with cast cement markers, which we will abbreviate '(CM)'.  Rows were read in a snake fashion which sometimes separated family lots.

(In 2008, I was told the land George Baker had given for a school, where a cemetery was later established, was at the Silver Valley Cemetery, rather than Mount View Cemetery.  Apparently no deeds were made of this land donation.  It was also stated that Robinson Peak was not where it is located today, but was a peak near Silver Valley, and this is the reason Silver Valley Cemetery was first called Robinson Peak Cemetery.  This is possible, but I find no reason to accept this, as no Bakers are buried at Silver Valley Cemetery.  At least one child of George Baker, as well as George's brother, William and his family are buried at Mount View Cemetery, with marked graves.  George Baker died in San Antonio in 1923 and is probably buried there.  The earliest marked grave at Mount View Cemetery is that of Martha C. Baker (died January 21, 1891), wife of William B. Baker, the brother of George Baker.  It makes sense to me that she would be buried near where they lived.  Perhaps she was buried on George's land, but no actual land donation was ever made.  George and his brother, William lived only two houses apart in Justice Precinct No. 4, when the 1900 Coleman County census was taken.  In other words, the Baker family appears to have been associated with the Mount View area, rather than the Silver Valley area.  The Silver Valley Cemetery and the Mount View Cemetery are only a bit over three miles apart, in a straight line.  The earliest marked grave at Silver Valley Cemetery was in 1881 and is that of Helen Averitt, wife of John C. Averitt, a minister, so the Silver Valley Cemetery appears to have been established before Mount View.  There were no other marked graves at Silver Valley Cemetery until 1884.  I wonder why the Averitts were in this area, if not to start a church.  There were no established communities at Mount View or Silver Valley until 1909.  If anyone has additional information about the early establishment of this cemetery, please contact me by email.  Ralph Terry)

In adding images of the markers to this website, I have used the same order of reading the graves as we used originally.  I have added marker numbers to each marker, so on every other row, the first one is at the opposite end as the last.  Sort of confusing, but this is the best I can do for now.


SECTION A
(reading began at the southeast corner)

row 1 (southeast corner):
two unknown graves - (CM)

row 2 (north to south):
BARNETT, E. G. - Nov 6, 1839 - Mar 6, 1892

OWEN, L. C. - Feb 28, 1819 - May 1, 1900 - "wife of A. F. Owen"
DAVIS, Laura (Owen) - Apr 4, 1855 - Jan 23, 1911 - "wife of G. T. Davis"
DAVIS, G. T. - June 26, 1851 - Feb 21, 1928
unknown grave - (CM)
DAVIS, Mary Eula - 1884 - 1951 - "Mother"   (CS)
DAVIS, Albert - 1879 - 1948 - "Father"           (CS)

eight unknown graves - (CM's)

row 3 (south to north):
unknown grave - (CM)

HARRIS, Wallace J. - Oct 8,. 1883 - Nov 11, 1884 - "son of J. E. & M. E. Harris"

ERVIN, W. Critt - Jan 20, 1883 - Sept 24, 1948 - (Elliott's FHM & CM)
ERVIN, George C. - June 20, 1878 - June 10, 1893 - "son of J. N. & M. F. Ervin"

HUGHES, Margaret - Nov 3, 1827 - Nov 15, 1892 - "Mother"

GOODSON, Lillie E. - 1887 - 1945        (CS)
GOODSON, Richard T. - 1882 - 1937   (CS)

row 4 (north to south):
unknown grave - (CM)

COPE, Ruben T.- Nov 13, 1848 - Oct 13, 1920                       (CS)
COPE, Rebekah A. (Conger) - Feb 14, 1852 - Jan 25, 1917      (CS)

WAGNON, Ruby - May 31, 1888 - Feb 19, 1912 - "wife of Alonzo Wagnon"
WAGNON, Irvin R.- July 17, 1901 - Jan 21, 1978 - "Father"                            "wed Oct 6, 1928" (CS)
WAGNON, Ruby M. (Howard) - Sept 27, 1910 - Sept 14, 2001 - "Mother"     "wed Oct 6, 1928" (CS)
WAGNON, F. M., Jr "Wag" - Dec 10, 1925 - (OD)     (CS)
WAGNON, Patricia A. "Pat" - Nov 22, 1937 - (OD)    (CS)

COUCH, James E. - Jan 10, 1875 - Apr 26, 1885 - "son of J. A. & E. A. Couch"  "Farewell Dear Jimmie"

POPNOE, C. C.- Apr 22, 1870 - Nov 4, 1927 - "Father"                 (CS)
POPNOE, Nora Cope - Oct 22, 1871 - Oct 6, 1920 - "Mother"        (CS)
POPNOE, Bonnie - (died) Aug 22, 1928 - (OD) - "Texas Pvt. Motor Trans. Corps."
unknown grave - (CM)
POPNOE, Baily - (died) July 17, 1921 - (OD)
unknown grave - (CM)
POPNOE, Mrs. S. (Watts) - Apr 2, 1829 - Jan 10, 1901 - "our Mother"

McKENZIE, Willie Era - Oct 4, 1890 - May 4, 1893 - "dau of J. L. & M. E. McKenzie"

row 5 (south to north):
STRALEY, Infant - Feb 8, 1890 - Feb 9, 1890 - "son of C. C. & Maggie Straley" - (stone broken)
STRALEY, John - Apr 14, 1889 - Apr 20, 1889 - "son of J. H. & Addie Straley" - (stone broken)
STRALEY, Ethel - Mar 8, 1882 - Mar 30, 1882 - "dau of J. H. & Addie Straley"
STRALEY, Addie O. - Dec 26, 1863 - May 10, 1893 - "wife of J. H. Straley"

two unknown graves - (CM)

HODGES, Tabbie L. - Sept 21, 1880 - Apr 11, 1896

row 6 (north to south):
HODGES, D. M. - Nov 13, 1874 - June 20, 1893

BOHANNON, Robert Ernest - Dec 31, 1915 - Dec 12, 2004       "married Apr 29, 1948"   "Our Son: Jerry Lynn"   (CS)
BOHANNON, Myrtle Lenora Thompson - Feb 18, 1917 - (OD)   "married Apr 29, 1948"   "Our Son: Jerry Lynn"   (CS)

HENNING, Billy Vernon - Dec 22, 1924 - Mar 5, 1983 - "Fort Worth Fire Dept" - (WWII)     "wed July 14, 1970" (CS)
HENNING, Carol (Rutenschroer)- June 2, 1932 - (OD)                                                           "wed July 14, 1970" (CS)

unknown grave - (CM)

THOMPSON, Will H.- Aug 4, 1881 - Mar 24, 1956                           (CS)
THOMPSON, Ada W. (Windham) - Mar 17, 1888 - Dec 13, 1969      (CS)
THOMPSON, Florence G. - Feb 26, 1909 - Nov 1, 1967 - "daughter"

two unknown graves - (CM's)

STRALEY, C. C. - Dec 15, 1854 - May 28, 1893 - "husband of Maggie Straley"

row 7 (south to north - begins as a double row):
AVERITT, Helen A. (Crocker) - Apr 29, 1828 - Oct 12, 1881 - "wife of John C. Averitt"
AVERITT, Wm. M. - 1864 - 1920

four unknown graves - (CM's)

HUMBER, Infant son - Aug 30, 1889 - (OD) - "baby"   (CS)
HUMBER, John P. - Sept 28, 1884 - Feb 7, 1888         (CS)
HUMBER, David R. - Aug 20, 1892 - Sept 6, 1964 - "Texas Pvt US Army WWI"

THAMES, Aubrey B. - Mar 10, 1900 - Jan 7, 1969 - "Bkr 2 US Navy WWI"
THAMES, Charley E. - June 15, 1862 - Feb 14, 1905 - (WOW)
unknown grave - (CM)
THAMES, Lee - Nov 25, 1892 - Dec 16, 1892 - "infant son of C. E. & E. L. (Thompson) Thames"
THAMES, Ada - Feb 7, 1889 - Feb 17, 1889 - "infant dau of C. E. & V. A. Thames"
THAMES, Vivia - Jan 26, 1865 - Feb 10, 1889
LYLES, Mrs. M. A. - Nov 1, 1828 - May 18, 1890
HENNING, Edwin H., Jr. - Aug 14, 1918 - Mar 10, 1986 - "O. D." - (WWII)
HENNING, Edwin Herman - Nov 17, 1886 - May 2, 1960 - "Father" - (MASONIC)       "married Nov 3, 1912" (CS)
HENNING, Carrie (Thames) - Sept 24, 1894 - Jan 9, 1980 - "Mother" - (OES)                "married Nov 3, 1912" (CS)
THAMES, John Vernon "Vernie" - Apr 22, 1903 - Oct 14, 1965

CLARK, Lewis- Sept 20, 1897 - Feb 11, 1976                     (CS)
CLARK, Bertha (Thompson) - Oct 31, 1915 - July 3, 1992    (CS)

row 8 (north to south):
THOMPSON, James W. - Jun 11, 1922 - Jul 28, 1997 - "S Sgt US Army World War II"
DENSON, Emma Roberta Thompson Weir - Aug 4, 1921 - Jan 24, 1924
THOMPSON, Joe Neal - April 8, 1942 - June 25, 1988 - "Father, Son, Brother"
THOMPSON, Joe Carroll - May 27, 1919 - Oct 30, 1963 - "Texas Sgt 818 Base Unit AAF WWII"

ST. CLAIR, Willie Glen - Dec 7, 1910 - Nov 7, 1911 - "son of T.S. & Alice (Thompson) St. Clair"
THOMPSON, P. L. - 1875 - 1911
THAMES, Effie Lee Thompson - Nov 25, 1870 - Mar 27, 1953 - "wife of Charlie E. Thames"
THOMPSON, Ann Eliza (Daniels) - Oct 11, 1833 - Feb 14, 1911 - "wife of A. T. Thompson"   "Mother"
THOMPSON, Sallie G. (Card) - 1856 - 1896
THOMPSON, Moses - 1858 - 1946
THOMPSON, Huldah E. (Morgan) - 1870 - 1927
BAILEY, Della C. (Thompson) - 1898 - 1951    (CS)
BAILEY, A. D. "(Dock)" - 1895 - 1974             (CS)

three unknown graves - (CM's)

row 9 (south to north):
three unknown graves - (CM's)

KEGANS, George A., Sr - May 9, 1876 - Nov 26, 1959
KEGANS, Eula May (Thompson) - Aug 20, 1878 - July 6, 1917 - "wife of G. A. Kegans"
BAILEY, Baby - (b & d May 19, 1924) - "infant of Mr. & Mrs. Doc(k) Bailey" - (CM and FHM)
THOMPSON, Eva C. (Beall) - May 16, 1895 - June 12, 1954 - "Mother"   (CS) (PHOTO)
THOMPSON, Spurgeon C. - May 20, 1893 - Feb 22, 1970 - "Father"       (CS)    (PHOTO)

THOMPSON, Joe C., Sr- Aug 2, 1890 - Oct 1, 1958                       (CS)
THOMPSON, Maggie G. (Greaves) - July 26, 1892 - Feb 1, 1974     (CS)

THOMPSON, Glynn Dale - Apr 20, 1930 - Sept 20, 1988      "married June 14, 1953"       (CS)
THOMPSON, Evelyn Carey - Sept 15, 1931 - (OD)               "married June 14, 1953"       (CS)

THOMPSON, James W. "Jick" - June 11, 1922 - July 28, 1997       (CS)
THOMPSON, Helen K.- Jan 18, 1918 - (OD)                                (CS)

row 10 (north to south):
WAGNON, J. T. - Sept 30, 1874 - Sept 22, 1905 - "Father"                                                            (CS)
WAGNON, Eliza (Stapleton) - Aug 30, 1873 - Oct 22, 1905 - "Mother"-"wife of J. T. Wagnon"        (CS)

unknown grave - (CM)

RAY, Zelma Clarence - June 3, 1908 - Nov 16, 1997     (Z. C. R. lot marker was here in 1988)

SIMS, John Littleton - Mar 13, 1894 - Feb 29, 1976 - "Pfc US Army WWI"    (CS)
SIMS, Evelyn Ray - Sept 15, 1897 - June 10, 1989                                          (CS)

CROOM, Russell A. - Mar 21, 1895 - July 8, 1964 - "Texas 2nd Lt Inf Rev WW I & II"
CROOM, Clara C. - Nov 2, 1879 - May 26, 1929
CROOM, Louvisa M. (Lovinggood) - May 3, 1854 - Jan 25, 1907    (CS)
CROOM, Marcus L.- Oct 19, 1850 - Nov 20, 1933                         (CS)

JESSEE, Arrena - Nov 4, 1856 - Jan 13, 1892 - "wife of C. T. Jessee"
(JESSEE, Mrs. Lula - died May 5, 1903 - 42 yrs 6 mos 29 ds - marked with CM)
(JESSEE, Frankie - died May 5, 1903 - 1 yr 11 mos 26 ds - unmarked)
(JESSEE, Burk - died Dec 15, 1903 - 7 yrs 8 mos 24 ds - marked with CM)

SMITH, Carl Burroughs Walkup - Oct 24, 1977 - Apr 9, 1978 - (infant of Dan L. & Mary Emma (Walkup) Smith)
SMITH, Don L. - Feb 6, 1937 - Aug 16, 2003 - "YN3 US Navy"

unknown grave - (CM)

row 11 (south to north):
CROOM, Kenneth Malcolm - June 29, 1887 - Nov 14, 1974      "married June 18, 1912" (CS)
CROOM, Ada Saunders - Aug 7, 1888 - Jan 28, 1983                "married June 18, 1912" (CS)
CROOM, Joann - Dec 22, 1925 - June 12, 1969
CROOM, Fred - July 26, 1882 - Feb 10, 1971 - (MASONIC)
CROOM, Betty R. (Plunkett) - Oct 29, 1936 - Dec 15, 1982 - "wife and mother"
CROOM, Deborah "Debbie" S. - Feb 13, 1964 - Sept 20, 1999

GOODWIN, Zula Bell (Ray) - 1899 - 1964
GOODWIN, Charles Ray - May 6, 1925 - Jan 20, 1971 - "Texas S1 USNR WWII"

G., G. - (stone reserving lot)

G., D. G. - (stone reserving lot)

two unknown graves - (CM's)

row 12 (north to south):
two unknown graves (CM's)

RAY, Harley Willis - 1900 - 1956
RAY, Ivy Odell - 1902 - 1953
RAY, James Jacob - 1864 - 1960                (CS)
RAY, Mary Jane (Cypert) - 1873 - 1944     (CS)

SANDERS, Dezzie May - 1896 - 1942 - "wife of Jim T. Sanders"
HURST, Martha Jane - 1854 - 1916
SANDERS, Jim Thomas - 1893 - 1961

MARTIN, Albert J. - June 17, 1914 - Feb 7, 1991      (CS)
MARTIN, Virginia Gladys - July 11 - 1921 - (OD)      (CS)

MARTIN - Johnnie Melvin - Dec 30, 1912 - Feb 11, 1989 - "US Army - WWII - Korea - Vietnam"     (CS)
MARTIN, Nita M.- Nov 3, 1919 - June 2, 1988                                                                                   (CS)

COPELAND, Robert Dale "Honey" - Jan 21, 1899 - Dec 19, 1993 - "US Navy - World War I"    (CS)
COPELAND, Ruth Mae GRIMES - 1899 - 1991                                                                          (CS)

unknown grave (CM)

SMITH, Polly (Burroughs) - 1905 - 1972                                                            (CS)
SMITH, Henry Dee - Feb 20, 1895 - Jan 24, 1976 - "Pvt US Army WWI"         (CS)
SMITH, Charles Walter - Mar 24, 1933 - Mar 25, 1933 - "son of Dee & Polly Smith"

unknown grave (CM)

row 13 (south to north):
EDWARDS, Ada - Apr 30, 1901 - May 3, 1901 - "dau of E. F. & H. L. Edwards"

KILGORE, Geo. W. - Apr 4, 1883 - Jan 19, 1887 ? - "son of E. M. & Tommie ? Kilgore"

unknown grave - (CM)

row 14 (north to south):
unknown grave - (cement markers at head & foot)
ROCHA, Nicolas - died July 16, 1909 ?

WILLIAMS, A. M. - Jan 16, 1830 - July 2, 1894

GAFFORD, Robert Warren - Dec 15, 1914 - Apr 2, 2004  - (MASONIC)      (CS)
GAFFORD, Virginia Mae- Jan 4, 1922 - (OD)                                                 (CS)
GAFFORD, Joe Chandler - May 17, 1910 - July 27, 1995 - (MASONIC & IOOF)        "married July 14, 1933" (CS)
GAFFORD, Ora Leora - Oct 16, 1909 - Apr 7, 1997 - (OES)                                         "married July 14, 1933" (CS)

KILLINGSWORTH, Infant - (no dates) - (FHM & CM)
GIPSON, H. T. "(Doc)" - July 20, 1880 - Dec 7, 1964
GIPSON, Frank S. - Feb 1, 1894 - Jan 18, 1895 - "son of F. G. & M. J. Gipson"
GIPSON, Frank G. - 1846 - 1906                    (CS)
GIPSON, Martha J. (Triplett) - 1851 - 1938     (CS)
GIPSON, Fred - July 15, 1897 - May 23, 1930 - (MASONIC)

row 15 (south to north):
GIPSON, Elbert - Feb 24, 1885 - Dec 2, 1977

STOVALL, Fred Thomas - May 28, 1913 - Apr 15, 1935
STOVALL, Emery Glynn - Oct 16, 1921 - July 20, 1922

GAFFORD, Joel A. - 1872 - 1964                    (CS)
GAFFORD, Emma C. (Elkins) - 1884 - 1970    (CS)
GAFFORD, Albert A. - (died) May 8, 1940 - (OD) - "Texas Pvt 1Cl Med Dept"
GAFFORD, Anna Laura (Beall) - Sept 9, 1897 - Feb 16, 1917
GAFFORD, Clareva - Feb 15, 1917 - (OD)

LOFTON, W. C. - Dec 2, 1861 - Oct 18, 1940      (CS)
LOFTON, A. C. - Sept 19, 1870 - Sept 10, 1940   (CS)
unknown grave - (CM)
LOFTON, James W. - Mar 28, 1897 - Apr 27, 1897 - "son of W. C. & A. C. Lofton"
LOFTON, Jesse E. - Aug 6, 1903 - July 17, 1905 - "son of W. C. & A. C. Lofton"
unknown grave - (CM)

GRANTHAM, Phoebe - Dec 21, 1887 - May 24, 1894 - "dau of R. M. & M. A. Grantham"

CARMELLO, Delao - Mar 15, 1991 - Mar 27, 1991 - (FHM)

unknown grave - (CM)

row 16 (north to south):
THOMPSON, Angie - Nov 11, 1845 - Dec 22, 1890 - "wife of C. W. Thompson"

BERRY, Lela - Oct 1, 1867 - Jan 27, 1933 - "wife of D. A. Berry"
BERRY, D. A. - Sept 21, 1857 - Aug 19, 1927
BERRY, D. A., Jr - Dec 11, 1890 - Feb 23, 1912

WAGNON, Infant - Jan 16, 1913 - (OD) - "son of Eugene & Ella Wagnon"

unknown graves - (CM)

WYATT, Lavinia - 1872 - 1961
WYATT, L. M. - 1860 - 1935
WYATT, Dick - 1898 - 1912

CASH, Willie Sims - 1889 - 1971
GRIMES, Jim M. - 1872 - 1956          (CS)
GRIMES, Martha E. - 1875 - 1960     (CS)

unknown grave - (granite footstone)

GRIFFIN, Lottie L. (Hicks) - Jan 16, 1871 - Jan 30, 1919 - "wife of C. S. Griffin"
GRIFFIN, Charlie S. - Aug 30, 1877 - June 25, 1964 - "Daddy" - (MASONIC)

GRIFFIN, Wilber Curtis - June 18, 1903 -Apr 25, 1994 - "Pfc US Army - World War II"

row 17 (south to north):
GRIFFIN, Jessie Franklin - Feb 13 1905 - Jan 7, 1990 - (MASONIC)    (CS)
GRIFFIN, Eva E. Clark- Oct 23, 1902 - May 1, 1989                            (CS)

LANFORD, Herman Strauss - Oct 21, 1899 - Oct 2, 1970     (CS)
LANFORD, Irene Griffin - Apr 18, 1907 - May 17, 1993        (CS)

GRIMES, Oscar W. - Feb 18, 1901 - Mar 23, 1972
GRIMES, Thelma - Oct 16, 1905 - Apr 2, 1995

WYATT, Grace L. - 1906 - 1980

BERRY, G. P. - 1892 - 1934 - (FHM & CM)
BERRY, Charles Butler - July 21, 1896 - June 3, 1962 - "Texas Sgt US Army WWI"

row 18 (north to south):
unknown grave - (CM)

BROWN, Bertha E. - Apr 24, 1886 - June 13, 1956      (CS)
BROWN, James W. - Nov 26, 1886 - Jan 13, 1957      (CS)

CHILDRESS, Mrs. M. L. (Mc Adams) - Aug 6, 1842 - Mar 1, 1925

GILLASPY, Stephen F. - Apr 28, 1862 - Dec 13, 1917             (CS)
GILLASPY, Dora L. (Turner) - Oct 29, 1865 - Oct 31, 1948     (CS)

unknown grave - (CM)

CLIFFORD, Cecil - Died 1921    (marker added since 1988)

WHITE, Nora J. (Bevill) - 1866 - 1946
WHITE, William A. - 1856 - 1925

BUCK, Stella (Clark) - Aug 8, 1892 - Dec 1, 1990     (CS)
BUCK, Arthur R. - Oct 9, 1884 - June 3, 1965           (CS)
CLARK, Ardella (Mc Cann) - 1863 - 1948
CLARK, Thomas J. - 1853 - 1934

unknown grave - (curbed - sandstone tombstone & FHM)

KING, Lloyd E. - Sept 13, 1943 - (OD)
 
 

SECTION B
(reading began at southeast corner)

row 1 (south to north):
TEMPLETON, Minnie (Wilson) - June 1882 - Nov 1959    (CS)
TEMPLETON, Bob - May 1883 - Feb 1939                      (CS)
TEMPLETON, Paul - June 2, 1910 - July 14, 1976 - "S/Sgt Army Air Forces WWII"     (CS)
TEMPLETON, Thelma - Sept 26, 1916 - Apr 23, 2002                                                  (CS)
MOORE, Rene' Templeton - Feb 18, 1952 - Sept 8, 1992

SMITH, Garland - 1914 - 1945     (CS)
SMITH, Baby - 1932 - (OD)         (CS)

GILLASPY, Mae Cunningham - May 25, 1898 - Nov 27, 1927

GIPSON, Audria - Dec 28, 1911 - May 31, 1972 - "Texas Pvt US Army WWII"
GIPSON, Viva (Gillaspy) - Jan 29, 1892 - Feb 5, 1977
GIPSON, Eston Roy "(Hoot)" - Sept 5, 1914 - Jan 6, 1978 - "T/Sgt US Army WWII"

TOMLINSON, Eleanor "Suzy" (Gipson) - Dec 19, 1916 - July 24, 1978    "married June 6, 1936" (CS)
TOMLINSON, Roy- Aug 31, 1912 - Nov 14, 1981                                 "married June 6, 1936" (CS)

CROCKETT, Infant - (no dates) - (FHM & CM)
CROCKETT, Infant - (no dates) - (FHM & CM)

RHODES, Raleigh R. - Nov 4, 1879 - Mar 25, 1929 - "Father"

row 2 (north to south):
BURROUGHS, Raymond R. - Dec 2, 1903 - July 22, 1963 - "Dad"      (CS)
BURROUGHS, Juanita (Rhodes) - Mar 10, 1909 - (OD) - "Mother"     (CS)

TOMLINSON, Evelyn "Sis" - Dec 19, 1932 - (OD)
TOMLINSON, Nora E. (Meador) - July 5, 1910 - May 20, 1989        "married Sept 12, 1930" (CS)
TOMLINSON, Foy - Sept 7, 1907 - Aug 26, 1987 - (MASONIC)     "married Sept 12, 1930" (CS)

BURROUGHS, Joe A.- Mar 28, 1912 - Apr 14, 2003                            (CS)
BURROUGHS, Maurine J. (Jameson) - Mar 30, 1910 - Nov 9, 1993       (CS)

BUCK, Austin E. - Jan 8, 1887 - June 30, 1963

POPNOE, Barney - Jan 7, 1925 - (OD)    (CS)
POPNOE, Janie - Oct 31, 1927 - (OD)     (CS)

POPNOE, Millie (Gillaspy) - Feb 3, 1895 - Oct 13, 1985

BATES, David Lee - June 26, 1947 - (OD) - "infant"
BATES, Jim Charlie - June 4, 1905 - Sept 18, 1993 - "Daddy" -
                                                        "children: Lucille, Jimmie, Mary, Charlene, Raymond, Alvin, & Minnie" "married Sept 12, 1925"    (CS)
BATES, Davett (Wilson) - Feb 21, 1901 - Mar 12, 1987 - "Moma" -
                                                        "children: Lucille, Jimmie, Mary, Charlene, Raymond, Alvin, & Minnie" "married Sept 12, 1925"    (CS)

DAY, Edward Elgin - Aug 15, 1925 - (Only Date) -   "married Jan 26, 1946"         (CS)
DAY, Lucille Bates - Mar 3, 1927 - (Only Date) -      "married Jan 26, 1946"         (CS)

TEMPLETON, Herbert L. - Sept 12, 1902 - July 31, 1985                   (CS)
TEMPLETON, Irene A. (Mc Anally) - Jan 20, 1913 - Nov 23, 1945    (CS)

POPNOE, Fred R. - Sept 20, 1922 - Mar 2, 1954
POPNOE, Lucile W. - June 4, 1895 - Dec 22, 1978 - "Mother"

row 3 (south to north):
POPNOE, Helen - Apr 20, 1921 - May 17, 1988 -       "wed Dec 23, 1956"     (CS)
POPNOE, Bill W. - Oct 24, 1919 - Apr 28, 1997 -       "wed Dec 23, 1956"     (CS)

POPNOE, Thomas C. "Charles" - July 30, 1917 - Aug 7, 1958
POPNOE, Tom C. - Mar 29, 1895 - Nov 7, 1960

BATES, Jimmie Jessie - May 31, 1928 - (OD) -                 "wed July 4, 1955"    (CS)
BATES, Frances Ann - June 18, 1936 - Nov 22, 1997 -    "wed July 4, 1955"    (CS)

CALK, Oliver W. - Sept 1, 1915 - Apr 20, 1989 -   "wed Feb 28, 1937"        (CS)
CALK, Mildred B. - June 28, 1918 - (Only Date) -   "wed Feb 28, 1937"        (CS)

AMES, Russel E. - Mar 19, 1927 - Feb 23, 1994 -    "married Aug 21, 1948"    (CS)
AMES, Bonnie - Jan 27, 1931 - (Only Date) -            "married Aug 21, 1948"    (CS)

ARNOLD, Robert S. - Jan 26, 1905 - Feb 8, 2003 -       "married Feb 13, 1928   (CS)
ARNOLD, Cora A. - Sept 10, 1908 - May 23, 1988 -    "married Feb 13, 1928   (CS)

row 4 (north to south):
LOBSTEIN, Arthur Noble - May 31, 1910 - Apr 3, 2003 - "Pfc US Army World War II"
LOBSTEIN, Ruth Graves - 1922 - 1995

GRAVES, Alto Lee (Shuler) - 1894 - 1977
GRAVES, Marion - Jan 25, 1894 - July 20, 1948 - "Texas Pvt 60 Inf 5 Div WWI - PH"

row 5 (south to north):
HARDING, Allie Estelle - Feb 6, 1901 - July 26, 1994
HARDING, William C. - Nov 20, 1891 - Oct 24, 1968 - "Texas Bglr Btry D 131 Field Arty WWI"

MORRIS, Rhodes Erwin - Aug 30, 1933 - Nov 13, 1986

GRAVES, Edward Marion - 1925 - 2002
GRAVES, Patsy Morris -1915 - 1988
 

The following are said, from various records, to be buried at the Silver Valley Cemetery.  Most of these listings were 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, if known.

STEPHENS, Mrs. C. A. - died Feb 23, 1905
JOHNSON, Ellis - died Sept 11, 1905 - age 1
DAVIS, Mrs. G. W. - died Jan 21, 1906 - age 63
WILSON, Ruth - died July 5, 1906 - age 10
BROWNER, Asa - died Dec 23, 1906 - age 4
HUMPHRIES, Homer - died Apr 11, 1907 - 30 yrs 21 ds
SLUTER, Mrs. - died July 10, 1907 - age 73
SIMS, Mrs. W. W. - died Aug 30, 1907 - age 56
RAY, C. N. - died Feb 8, 1908 - age 68
SMITH, B. E. - died Feb 9, 1908 - age 76
HIGGINBOTHAM, M. Fannie - died Mar 24, 1910 - 65 yrs, 10 mos - 68 yrs on another record
WOOD, Mrs. T. E. - died May 5, 1910 - 76 yrs, 11 mos, 25 ds
DAUGHERTY, Baby - June 28, 1912 - July 16, 1912 - son of J. F. Daugherty
TURNER, Mary E. - died Mar 30, 1920 - widow
GARCIA, P. M. - died Sept 30, 1920 - married
RUSH, Addie - June 14, 1910 - Oct 19, 1910 - dau of Lake & Nannie Bell (Ashbrook) Rush
BURROUGHS, Baby - died Nov 28, 1910 - age 2 - baby of J. P. & Minnie (Birdwell) Burroughs
STOVALL, Baby - died Jan 11, 1919 - son of Jack Stovall
BOWEN, Modene - died Mar 3, 1919 - dau of A. D. Bowen
WILSON, William - died Jan 8, 1919 - son of Geo. & Parley (Parker) Wilson
GARCIA, Annie - died May 18, 1921 - dau of J. R. Garcia
WRIGHT, Baby - b & d Oct 13, 1925 - son of D. C. & Annie (Vardemore) Wright
SMITH, Baby - b & d July 10, 1926 - dau of Bill & Aline (White) Smith
SANCHEZ, Saliena - died Apr 5, 1930 - married
EPITIO, Carespine - died Mar 3, 1932 - son of Galvio Epitio
MEDINA, Antonio - Jan 18, 1930 - Mar 21, 1930 - son of Cecilo & Margarita (Guin) Medina
THAMES, Infant - June 22, 1930 - June 28, 1930 - dau of A. B. & Mattie (Glothen) Thames
SMITH, Baby - died Feb 13, 1933 - son of Ross & Alice (Burrows) Smith
BARAGAS, Marco - b & d Nov 10, 1933 - son of Domingo Baragas
BUCK, Mrs. Maggie (Johnson) - Aug 5, 1880 - Dec 31, 1945
SMITH, Joseph P. - Aug 20, 1869 - Feb 22, 1949 - widower
MEADOR, Ira A. - July 28, 1874 - Nov 6, 1943 - married


Many friends, ancestors and cousins are buried at the Silver Valley Cemetery, but there are living critters here also.
Pictured here is one of two that visited me while I was taking pictures on May 1, 2005, and his home.



 
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Coleman County Cemetery Index
Coleman County History Index

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Many of the records shown at this website 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.


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