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RENTIE GROVE CEMETERY


Located At Approximately 95th and South Harvard Avenue
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma

Rentie Grove Historical Cemetery, established in 1904, is an historical community cemetery located in what was the Rentie Grove Community east of Jenks.

In this primarily Black community lived some of the sweetest, hardest-working people I ever knew. The Smiths, the Staffords, the Greens, and many others made this area their home, and attended Jenks Public Schools, where the children excelled in academics, sports, and music.

The Rentie Grove Historical Cemetery is now locked except by special request. The grounds are well kept and we observed many of the graves were beautifully decorated by obviously loving hands.

In the days ahead we hope to either obtain the official records of those resting here or, if not, we will do our own inventory. Unfortunately, our visual "walk through" will only be able to list those resting here that have markers.

We humbly request, if any of you have family resting in this cemetery who may not have a headstone, or if we have posted incorrect information, please contact this website owner so we can add, subtract, or correct anything needed!


The Rentie Grove Cemetery Inventory was begun by Susan Mayo-Strain and her sister, Patricia Mayo-Sanco, on December 16, 2002. This inventory will be updated as we make return trips to the cemetery.


Last Update: February 19, 2004



ADKINS, James Marvin III, b. August 22, 1991, d. December 10, 1991, "In Loving Memory Of Our Son & Grandson."

ALEXANDER, Minnie Lee, b. April 9, 1909, d. February 1, 1982, "Wife"

BARNES, 886

BARNETT, Arvalette "T-90", b. August 27, 1954, d. April 26, 1996, "Life's Duty Finished, She Sweetly Rests"

BASHAM, Mrs. Annie L., b. March 18, 1931, d. June 18, 2002, Age 70, Dyer Memorial Chapel Funeral Marker

BENNETT, Benjamin, b. 1908, d. 1972 (Double Stone w/Diella)

BENNETT, Diella, b. 1905, d. 1997 (Double Stone w/Benjamin)

BLACK, Macie, b. January 11, 1900, d. April 29, 1971

BLACK, Mary J., b. March 2, 1895, d. March 2, 1962

BLAKELY, Marquay Aristeen, b. March 25, 1985, d. December 8, 1988, "In Memory Of Our Beloved Son and Grandson"

BREEDLOVE, Mendoza, b. 1832, d. 1925

BREEDLOVE, Henry, b. 1879, d. 1959 "At Rest"

BREEDLOVE, Sussan, "Mother," b. 1846, d. 1907

BRICK STONE, No Identification

BROKEN STONE, No Identification

BURRELL, Arthur, b. 1893, d. 1982 (With Lola)

BURRELL, Lola, b. 1896, d. ____ (With Arthur)

COLBERT, Arbor Lee "Al", b. February 5, 1936, d. October 6, 1997, "In My Father's House Are Many Mansions.

COLBERT, Chad Jabar "Celly,", b. November 24, 1975, d. December 1, 2002, "Missing You - Mom, Tamekia and DeMario"

COLBERT, Earnest Sr., b. February 10, 1923, d. May 26, 1986 "Husband of Inawa" "Father of Fifteen Children" "Earth Hath No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Heal"

COLBERT, Inez, b. August 29,1926, d. October 1, 1984 "Mother" "Missing You - Brenda, Larry, Frenche, Gearld, Denise, Dwight, Darryl, Tanara, Keenan, Tamara"

COLBERT, Jeppie, b. September 25, 1902, d. June 24, 1963 "Father"

COLBERT, Jeppie Jr., b. October 30, 1929, d. March 3, 1997, "SGT US ARMY KOREA"

COLBERT, Larry James, b. July 15, 1948, d. September 14, 1988 "Father Divine"

COLBERT, Lonnell S. Sr., b. February 14, 1944, d. October 4, 1992, "SP5 US ARMY VIETNAM"

COLBERT, Martin R., b. November 24, 1904, d. April 14, 1995 "Husband" "Father" (with Ruthie)

COLBERT, Mary Lee, b. October 29, 1903, d. June 29, 1936 "Mother"

COLBERT, Naomi, b. January 29, 1916, d. October 13, 1980 "Mother"

COLBERT, Nathan Jr. "Bo", b. December 8, 1970, d. November 24, 1990, (Picture of "Bo" on Stone w/Psalm 23), "We Will Miss You, Bo -- You Will Be In Our Hearts Forever."

COLBERT, Otis L., b. March 19, 1932, d. January 12, 1970 "Brother"

COLBERT, Robert Lee, b. July 8, 1934, d. November 27, 2003 Dyre Memorial Chapel Funeral Marker

COLBERT, Ruthie, b. February 17, 1910, d. September 17, 1983 "Mother" "Wife" (With Martin R.)

COLBERT, Shirley A., b. March 30, 1949, d. December 9, 1992, "Beloved Mother Of Latonya, Stephanie, Kathy & Kory"

COLBERT, Theodore J. "Wiggie", b. July 15, 1924, d. August 18, 1984 "Father" "Missing You - Brenda, Larry, Frenche, Garld, Denise, Dwight, Darryl, Tanara, Keenan, Tamara"

COLSTON, Bertha M., b. 1906, d. 1972 "Mother" (with Gracl A.)

COLSTON, Gracl A., b. 1906, d. 1985 "Father" (with Bertha M.)

CONCRETE MARKER

CONCRETE STONE

COTTON, Nancy L., b. May 28, 1899, d. February 11, 1990

COTTON, Rufus C., b. July 3, 1884, d. July 22, 1972

DAD (Unmarked Grave, only flower decoration)

DAVISON, Aristeen, b. July 3, 1905, d. June 5, 1982 "In Loving Memory"

DAVISON, Bert R., b. 1884, d. 1942

DAVISON, Beulah M., b. September 28, 1915, d. June 28, 1960 "In Loving Memory Of"

DAVISON, Nellie, b. 1892, d. 1963

DAVISON, Truman, Sr., b. August 20, 1947, d. December 16, 2002 "Rest In Peace" Musical Notes and Drums on Stone

DEAN, Dewitt, b. July 2, 1920, d. June 27, 1967, OKLAHOMA PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II

DEAN, Guffie, b. 1893, d. 1988, "Mother"

DEAN, Manuel, b. November 8, 1924, d. July 13, 1976, PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II

DINWIDDIE, Fred L., b. October 22, 1909, d. March 15, 1944

EUBANKS, Parthenia, b. June 3, 1882, d. June 13, 1948

FADED STONE, No Information

FISHER, Jack, b. July 23, 1904, d. March 21, 1975, "PVT US ARMY, WORLD WAR II"

FISHER, Joe, b. April ???, d. March ???? (Worn Stone)

FISHER, Lizzie, 1963 (Broken Stone)

GIBSON, Joseph W., US ARMY, WORLD WAR II, b. October 4, 1926, d. January 12, 1960

GRAYSON, Guffie J., b. 1922, d. 1988, "Sister"

GREEN, Annie I., "At Rest," 1876 - 1955

GREEN, John H., b. February 6, 1910, d. May 21, 1966

GREEN, L. Z., b. 1875, d. 1967 "At Rest"

GREEN, Marie A., b. April 29, 1922, d. May 7, 2003

GREEN, Melissa D., b. January 12, 1987, d. January 19, 1988, "Our Baby 'Sissy'"

GREGORY, Annetta, b. November 2, 1921, d. February 23, 1990, "In Loving Memory Of . . . "

GREGORY, John, b. May 12, 1914, d. July 1, 1984

GUTHRIE, Antonio, b. 1903, d. 1968 "Rest In Peace"

HARDMAN, Peter J., August 30, 1971, "Son" "We Love You Dearly"

HARPER, Clara B., b. February 13, 1885, d. October 22, 1978 "Precious Mother"

HARRIS, Lula, b. January 1, 1893, d. January 27, 1960 (With Obie)

HARRIS, Mark A., b. December 12, 1961, d. August 8, 1982

HARRIS, Obie, b. April 4, 1876, d. April 15, 1960 (With Lula)

HARRISON, Marva, b. 1924, d. 2002

HEADSTONE BASE, No Information

HEADSTONE ONLY, No Information

HEMPHILL, Mildred Louise "Gramps", b. March 24, 1924, d. July 15, 1992, "Our Beloved Mother" "We Will Always Love You" "The Lord Is My Refuge"

HINES, R. W., died December 13 (Hand Carved Stone)

HOLDERNESS, Clark, b. 1884, d. 1935

HOLDERNESS, Ellen, b. 1866, d. 1908

HOLDERNESS, Jennie, b. 1893, d. 1908

HOLFORD, Mack, PVT. 331 LABOR BN. June 29, 1933

ILLEGIBLE MARKER (Dates can be read, but Not Names)

JACKSON, Lucille B., b. October 11, 1921, d. December 12, 1986 "Resting In The Hope Of A Glorious Resurection"

JACOBS, Altha, b. 1881, d. 1949 (with Henry)

JACOBS, Henry, b. 1877, d. 1961 (with Altha)

JAGGED ROCK, Faded Information

JAMES, Jesse, b. 1940, d. 2003 (Funeral Marker)

JOHNNIE, April 4, 1935 (No Other Information)

JOHNSON, Cornelia, b. December 28, 1879, d. April 13, 1930

JOHNSON, Gertrude Tate, b. December 27, 1934, d. April 13, 1991, "Beloved Mother"

KEMP, Finey, b. 1874, d. 1952 "Beloved Grandmother"

LACY, Melissa Green, b. June 25, 1896, d. September 28, 1936

LARGE SQUARE ROCK, No Information

LARGE STONE, No Information

LIGGINS, Shirley, "66" (Funeral Marker)

LONE ROCK, No Information

LONG BROWN STONE, No Information

LONG FLOWER BED ON SOUTH SIDE

LONG STONE, No Information

LONG STONE BY TREE, No Information

LOVE, Willa Mae, b. December 2, 1909, d. September 26, 1944

MCBRIDE, Mary (This stone was unreadable because of mud. The next time we go to the cemetery, we will take water and a brush to clean this stone off to get the rest of the information and a good photograph.)

MCBRIDE, Schaffer, b. October 21, 1916, d. January 11, 1965 "I Will Fear No Evil For Thou Art With Me"

MCBRIDE, Rev. Woodrow, b. December 5, 1918, d. d. March 15, 1993, "In Loving Memory"

MCCLENDON, Dorothy Mae, b. October 7, 1939, d. January 17, 1982, "Beloved Mother and Grandmother"

MCINTOSH, Luther, b. November 13, 1945, d. January 26, 1988, "And I Will Make You Fishers of Men"

MCINTOSH, Merline, b. December 17, 1919, d. November 15, 1989, "With Love From All Your Children"

MCQUEEN, Faye Pearson, b. April 3, 1903, d. March 3, 1983 "Beloved Mother"

MILLER, Earnestine "Tate", b. August 7, 1946, d. March 28, 2002, "In Loving Memory Of . . . " "We Will Always Love You Mother"

MISSING STONE, Base Only, No Information

MISSING STONE 2, Base Only, No Information

MITCHELL, Allen, b. June 26, 1909, d. December 19, 1991 (With Emma)

MITCHELL, Emma, b. May 16, 1908, d. Decmeber 8, 1973 (With Allen)

MITCHELL, John, b. 1863, d. 1953 (with Lydia)

MITCHELL, Lydia, b. 1880, d. 1951 (with John)

MOORE, Mary D., b. April 23, 1923, d. April 16, 1993, "Beloved Sister"

NEW GRAVE, On West Side, No Information

NOBLE, Plummer Mae, b. December 15, 1917, d. April 26, 1962

NORTON, Benjamin F., PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II, b. March 14, 1917, d. September 12, 1980

NORTON, Bennie Mae, b. January 18, 1915, d. September 4, 1964

NORTON, Charles H., OKLAHOMA BT US COAST GUARD KOREA VIETNAM, b. April 21, 1933, d. March 4, 1972

NORTON, Claude and Clyde, April - May 1941, "Twins of Ruby & Bernice Norton"

NORTON, Emma Lee, "Beloved Sister," b. July 7, 1957, d. November 18, 1980

NORTON, Esther, b. September 19, 1921, d. January 8, 2002, "In Loving Memory" "We Love You"

NORTON, Etherea, b. February 25, 1943, d. January 23, 1986, "Beloved Sister"

NORTON, Fred Douglas, b. October 4, 1912, d. December 17, 1991, "Forever In Our Hearts"

NORTON, Freemon Claude, b. June 9, 1919, d. August 7, 2000, "TEC 4 US ARMY -- WORLD WAR II"

NORTON, Henry C., PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II, b. September 8, 1926, d. July 30, 1982

NORTON, Josephine, b. December 26, 1939, d. January 25, 1984 "In Loving Memory" "We Love You Mother - The Six Of Us"

NORTON, Louise Gibson, b. 1907, d. 1937

NORTON, Lula Mae, b. September 24, 1915, d. March 5, 1982, "Wife of Fred D. Norton"

NORTON, Mary E., "Mother," Wife of W. N. Norton, b. September 9, 1892, d. February 20, 1936, "Gone But Not Forgotten"

NORTON, Monroe C., b. January 17, 1937, d. May 3, 1980, "RCT US ARMY"

NORTON, Patrick Lee, b. March 17, 1936, d. July 12, 1985, "Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Heal"

NORTON, Roscoe L., PVT US ARMY, b. May 30, 1917, d. September 30, 1974

NORTON, Ruby G., b. April 28, 1903, July 7, 1991, "Beloved Mother"

NORTON, Victoria, "Mother," b. 1865, d. 1958

NORTON, Wardell, b. 1939, d. 1973

NORTON, Willis L., b. January 12, 1889, d. February 24, 1973

OSBORNE, Clark P. "Foogie", b. December 19, 1964, d. February 20, 1992, "We Love You and WE Miss You"

PARKER, Jim (This Stone Needs To Be Re-Read)

PEARSON, Alonzo G., b. December 29, 1902, d. July 25, 1980 "He Is Not Dead But Sleepeth"

PEARSON, Alonzo Jr., b. October 2, 1925, d. December 25, 1958 "Our Beloved Son"

PEARSON, John Nathan, b. April 14, 1929, d. January 28, 1989, "Your Memory Is Dear"

PEARSON, Richard, b. June 14, 1931, d. October 4, 1970 "Beloved Father"

PEARSON, Virlen, b. October 20, 1922, d. December 9, 1985 "To Our Beloved Brother"

PLAIN MARKER, no identification

POST WITH FLOWERS, no identification

REED, Dollie, 1882 - 1955

REED, Elmer, b. November 30, 1919, d. February 2, 1987, "TEC 5 US ARMY -- WORLD WAR II"

REED, Leslie James, b. April 14, 1919, d. December 22, 1997, "The Lord Is My Shepherd"

RENTIE (Large Stone . . . perhaps marking the Rentie Family Area?)

RENTIE, Beatrice, b. January 13, 1906, d. December 3, 1977

RENTIE, Luther D. C., 1895 - 1907

RENTIE, Margaret, b. 1875, d. 1931

RENTIE, Stephen L., b. 1907, d. 1907

RENTIE, Steven, "Father," b. 1875, d. 1909

RILEY, Alonzo Sr. b. October 4, 1911, d. December 25, 1983 (Double Stone w/Pearl)

RILEY, Pearl, Still Living (Double Stone w/Alonzo Sr.)

ROBERSON, Marcus, b. 1890, d. 1907

ROBERSON, Sudie, b. Feb 1876, d. August 1910 "Mother"

ROBINSON, Benjamin, b. September 17, 1881, d. January 23, 1966 (With Ellen)

ROBINSON, Ellen, b. September 27, 1885, d. December 25, 1956 (With Benjamin)

ROCK, No Identification

ROWLAND, Tucker, b. 1909, d. 2003 (Funeral Marker)

SENTERS, Hattie, b. 1903, d. 1961

SIMS, General R. C., b. January 1900, d. June 1937

SIMS, James Ellsworth, OKLAHOMA 1st LT 406 AE; FTR BOMBER GP, b. July 28, 1927, d. July 29, 1952

SIMS, Mozelle Lee, b. 1904, d. 1992, "Mother" "In Loving Memory"

SIMS, M. Lanier Creswell, b. 1901, d. 1988, "Father" "In Loving Memory"

SMALL BLOCK STONE, No Identification

STAFFORD, Albert, b. June 16, 1898, d. November 16, 1958 "He Is Gone But Not Forgotten"

STAFFORD, Etoy, b. April 19, 1907, d. December 28, 1985

STAFFORD, Jack, b. 1871, d. 1949 (with Sarrah)

STAFFORD, John Leonard, b. August 22, 1939, d. November 5, 1981 "Son"

STAFFORD, L. V. Loyd, b. January 29, 1914, d. March 14, 1961 "Son"

STAFFORD, Mattie Ree, b. June 25, 1907, d. June 7, 1978

STAFFORD, Ola Bell, b. August 5, 1942, d. November 18, 1958 "Sleep On Sweet Baby"

STAFFORD, Ruby Bell, b. September 3, 1942, d. August 28, 2003 "Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven"

STAFFORD, Sarrah, b. 1875, d. 1955 (with Jack)

STAFFORD, William, b. January 2, 1922, d. December 19, 1964

STONES ONLY, Broken, No Information

TATE, Azalee Wright, b. January 4, 1917, d. June 14, 1991, "In Loving Memory Of . . . "

TATE, Clarence, d. November 29, 2001, Age 86, Jack's Memory Chapel Funeral Marker

TATE, Irene, b. December 20, 1919, d. January 24, 1978 "Rest In Peace"

TATE, Lawrence, b. August 20, 1916, d. July 25, 1979

TISBY, Alice, b. 1895, d. 1953.

UNKNOWN, b. March, d. November

UNMARKED BLOCK STONE, No Information

UNMARKED STONE, No Information

UNREADABLE STONE, No Information (Will be Rechecked)

UNREADABLE STONE, No Information (Will be Rechecked)

URN FOR FLOWERS, No Information

VANN, Joana, b. November 23, 1920, d. December 11, 1949

WALDON, Bertha, b. 1908, d. 1986 "In Loving Memory"

WALDON, Homer, b. March 2, 1907, d. January 9, 1967

WALKER, Caroline, b. March 6, 1849, d. March 13, 1930

WALKER, Josie, b. April 25, 1893, d. April 21, 1910

WALKER, Kermie, b. 1911, d. 1942

WALKER, Nathan, b. May 7, 1839, d. April 25, 1917

WALKER, Unknown, b. September 21, 1917(?), d. April 7, 19__ (Will be Rechecked)

WALKER, Velma P., b. August 15, 1927, d. February 10, 2002, "In Loving Memory" "She Touched Everyone With Special Love And Kindness"

WALLACE, Alice, b. September 20, 1906, d. November 12, 2000, "In Loving Memory" "Great Is The Lord And Greatly To Be Praised - Psalm 48:1"

WALLACE, Amziah W., b. December 21, 1896, d. August 10, 1987.

WASHINGTON, George W., b. 1886, d. 1942 (With Rosa L.)

WASHINGTON, L. W., b. August 9, 1914, d. March 28, 1964

WASHINGTON, Rosa L., b. 1887, d. 1962 (With George W.)

WELLS, Ida M., b. September 7, 1922, d. July 2, 1976

WELLS, Lena G., b. August 17, 1896, d. February 17, 1993

WELLS, Mr. Tollie B _ _ _, Jr., b. March 6, 1963, d. July 13, 2002, Age 38, Dyer Memorial Chapel Funeral Marker.

WELLS, Tollie Bill, b. December 8, 1909, d. April 28, 1980 "Father"

WELLS, Walter W., b. January 25, 1892, d. March 7, 1959

WILLIAMS, Elvira, b. May 17, 1897, d. April 22, 1989 "Oh Give Thanks Unto The Lord For He Is Good For His Mercy Endureth Forever - Psalm 107"

WILLIAMS, Fannie, b. 1874, d. 1920

WILLIAMS, Lavern (Stone is Buried . . . No Dates Visible)

WILLIAMS, Marvin F., b. December 13, 1919, d. June 26, 1977 "TEC5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II"

WILLIAMS, Rodger, OKLAHOMA MECH. 365 INF 92 DIV, b. January 15, 1896, d. March 17, 1945 "What We Keep In Memory Is Ours Unchanged Forever"

WILLIAMS, Rodger W., b. 1921, d. 1939

WILLIAMS, Tom, b. 1872, d. 1929

WILSON, Curtis D., b. January 4, 1973, d. September 13, 1990, "Son" "Mother Ronda, Daughter Curtisha, Sister Shannon Charlethy"

WILSON, _ _ na Jewel Anderson, b. June or January 10, 1964, d. September 30, 1990. "Mother"

WILSON, W. M. "Willie", b. 1907, d. 1974

WRIGHT, Jaunita, b. August 22, 1923, d. March 12, 1943

WRIGHT, J.C., b. May 4, 1915, d. June 20, 1916 "Baby" "Age 13 Mo."



Photographs taken at Rentie Grove Cemetery
Thursday, November 21, 2002



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