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DEAN-McNAIRY CEMETERY, (1 mi. S. of Hwy 72 between Rogersville & Elgin), LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA

Mapping the location

Cemetery Signage. Founded as a formal cemetery 1947: 9133

Area Views: 9170,9171,9172,9173,9174,9216,9217,9218,9219,9220,9221,9233,9234,9235,9236,9237

DAVIS, Gwenda Grigsby, Nov 17 1950 - no date. (w/o and shares stone with Larry Wayne Davis.)  9155
DAVIS, Larry Wayne, Jul 26 1952 - Oct 11 1993. "Together forever", "Married Apr. 5, 1989". (h/o and shares stone with Gwenda Grigsby.) 9155
DEAN, Benjamin J. (Jackson), 1842 - 1915. Military marker: "Benjamin Jackson Dean Pvt Co C 23 Ark Inf Confederate States Army". 9175,9176 
DEAN, Buddy, no date. 9200
DEAN, Cleaveland, Sep 17 1895 - Nov 1 1918. "Sleep on and take thy rest. God called thee home. He thought it best." 9206 
DEAN, Dewitt, Jan 8 1897 - Mar 9 1972. Footstone: "Father". (shares stone with Edna G. Dean.)  9207,9208,9209
DEAN, Edna G., Nov 25 1900 - Sep 1 1971. "Not my will but thine be done." Footstone: "Mother". (shares stone with DeWitt Dean.) 9207,9208,9209
DEAN, Eliza Jane McCarley, Jan 1837 - 1921. 9200B 
DEAN, Georgia A., May 30, 1883 - Apr 4 1954. (shares stone with James B. Dean.) 9197 
DEAN, Gertrude, Oct 22 1890 - Oct 26 1905. "Dau. of W. W. & S. W. Dean", "Blessed are them that ..... in the Lord ...." 9192 
DEAN, Henry G., Sep. 12 1902 - Aug 21 1903. "Son of W.W. & S. W. Dean", "Gone to be an angel". 9191 
DEAN, James B., May 11 1883 - Dec. 7 1935. (shares stone with Georgia A. Dean.) 9197 
DEAN, John Ed, Aug. 7 1870 - Mar 15 1943. "At rest". 9183 
DEAN, Lucy Phillips, Mar. 24 1870 - Mar 19 1944. "At rest". 9182 
DEAN, Mabel, Feb 1 1880 - Aug. 15 1883. "Dau. of W. W. & S. W. Dean", "Blessed are the ...." 9190 
DEAN, Maudie, no date. 9199
DEAN, Odell, no date. 9198
DEAN, Orvil, Dec. 15 1917 - Mar. 12 1920. "Hope", "Son of Oscar & Cora Dean", "Weep not father and mother for me. For I am waiting in glory for thee".  9177
DEAN, Sarah W., Jan. 17 1858 - 19 Dec 1878. "Wife of W.W. Dean", "A place is vacant in our home which can never be filled". 9193 
Dean, Sidney Alice, Jan. 26 1872 - Dec. 22 1899. "At rest". 9184 
DEAN, Tolbert A., Jul. 25 1899 - Aug. 16 1953. "Our Loved One". 9204 
DEAN, W. S., Jan. 26 1886 - Dec. 10, 1918. "Sleep father and take thy rest God called thee home he thought it best". 9195 
DEAN, Willliam W., Aug. 20, 1858 - Mar. 1 1940. "Gone but not forgotten". 9194 
DEAN, Zadie Reeder, Jan. 12 1899 - Sep. 21 1944. "Our Loved One". 9205
DONALDSON, Benjamin F., Jul. 28 1935. Military stone: "Alabama Mech. Coast Arty Corps Jul 28 1936." 9210,9218
DONALDSON, James, unknown - unknown  No photo
FAVORS, James Odis, May 24 1889 - Sep 4 1890. "......LE....." (s/o James Henry Franklin Favors & Julia Louisa Mary Hillis Favors; stone broken in several pieces; grave located beside Buddy Dean.) 9201F,9201
GREER, Erman Dean, unknown - unknown. "Wife of Wiley Greer". 9146 
GREER, George Jones, Jul 18 1879 - Oct 9 1956. (shares stone with Susie Patton Greer.) 9152 
GREER, George W. (Wiley) , Mar 4 1844 - Oct 1 1908. "His toils are past his work is done He fought the fight the victory won". Military marker: "George Wiley Greer Confederate States Army" ; shares stone with Susan C. Greer.)  9148,9168
GREER, Infant, Nov 27 1951. "Infant dau. of Braska & Mildred Greer". 9149
GREER, Infant, Sep 25 1929 - 1929. "Inf. son of V. E. & A. E. Greer", "In Heaven there is one Angel more". 9151
GREER, R. B., Feb 21 1882 - Jan 3 1911. "Gone but not forgotten". 9150 
GREER, Susan C. (Hillis), Nov 15 1854 - Sep 10, 1908. "She was a kind and affectionate wife a fond mother and a friend to all". (d/o Andrew Jackson Hillis; shares stone with G.W. Greer.) 9148 
GREER, Susie Patton, Nov 7 1879 - Aug 14 1954. "Our love goes with you and our souls await to join you". (shares stone with George Jones Greer.) 9152 
GREER, Verdie E., (Sep 10,) 1903 - (Jun,) 1965. (shares stone with Evelyn G. Greer.) 9153,9154 
GREER (Snoddy,) Evelyn G. (Grigsby), (Aug 26 ) 1906 - (Jun 19) 2001. (shares stone with Verdie E. Greer.)  9153,9154 
GRIGSBY, Dorrance A., Feb 25 1922 - Feb 9 1980. Masonic Emblem. Military marker: "US Navy World War II". (h/o and shares stone with Estella D. Grigsby.) 9156,9157 
GRIGSBY, Estella D. (Davis), Dec 25 1918 - Sep 23 2001. Eastern Star emblem. "Married April 5, 1945". (shares stone with  Dorrance A. Grigsby.) 9156
GRIGSBY, Joseph A., Mar 8 1897 - Jan 27 1978. "Married Jan 18, 1949". (h/o and shares stone with Vera A. Grigsby.)  9162,9163,9164
GRIGSBY, Shirley Fay, Nov 20, 1920 - Sep 15 1933. "Just in the morning of her day, In youth and love she died.", "Dau. of Joe & Vera Grigsby.) 9161 
GRIGSBY, Vera A., Sep 28 1893 - Aug 11 1983. (w/o and shares stone with Joseph A. Grigsby.)  9162,9163,9164,9165
GRISHAM, Alice Naomi, Apr 22 1892 - May 18 1894. "Our darlings together in heaven". (shares stone with Infant dau. Grisham.) 9140,9143,9232 
GRISHAM, Audrie, 1895 - 1899. Footstone:"A. G.". 9225,9142 
GRISHAM,  B. W., 1861 - 1941. 9136C,9136,9231
GRISHAM, Balous A., 29 Aug 1839 - 22 Nov 1880. (note: there are two stones, one is a military marker: "Bayless A. Gisaham Co I 27 Ala Inf Confederate States Army" with b. of 22 Aug 1839 and the other stone Balous Grisham, we are listing Balous. Both sound the same and his surname is misspelled on his military marker. His Alabama Pension records show him as B.A. Grisham, Sergeant 27 Ala Reg Co. I. Pension record card Lauderdale Co. Ala #36151 filed by Mrs. L. S. Grisham, widow, and witnessed by W. P. Grisham and Ben Harraway. Ref: Ala Civil War Service.) 9145,9185
GRISHAM, E., 1893 - 1896. 9227 
GRISHAM, Emmite, 1880 - 1897. 9147,9169,9224 
GRISHAM, Florence, Dec 15 1894 - Apr 19 1972. "Death is only a shadow across the path to heaven." 9134
GRISHAM, H., 1901 - 1901. 9226 
GRISHAM, Infant,  Jul 10, 1905 -  Jul 10, 1905. "Infant dau. of B.W. & C.H. Grisham". (shares stone with Alice Naomi Grisham.)  9140,9143,9232
GRISHAM, Infant Son, b. & d. Sep 5 1916. "Infant son of C.E. & M. T. Grisham", "In Heaven". 9222,9223 
GRISHAM, J. H., 1870 - 1911. "Magie died 1901". (shares stone with Mage Grisham.)  9228,9229,9137
GRISHAM, Mage, b. 1870? - d. 1901. "Magie died 1901" (shares stone with J.H. Grisham; hand inscribed concrete stone..) 9228,9229,9137
GRISHAM, Lucy E., unknown - unknown  (B.B.G. & L. E. on Footstone, concrete monument used during the early 1900s). 9144F,9144
GRISHAM, Tinie, Apr 5 1871 - Mar 17 1929. "Come ye blessed", "Wife of B.W. Grisham", "She was a kind and affectionate wife, a fond mother and a friend to all". 9135C,9135,9230 
JAMES, Arllin, Apr 12 1932 - May 25 1933. "Son of T.H. & Eula James", "Anothers little angel". 9214
JAMES, Infant Daughters, Sep 5 1929. "Asleep in Jesus", "Infant Daughters of T.H. & Eula James." 9215
MASON,  Annie Bell Dean, Aug 17 1910 - Feb 4 1940. "Wife of J. E. Mason", "A tender mother, and a faithful friend". 9181 
MASON, Ada, (Sep 11) 1886 - (Nov,) 1974. (w/o and shares stone with Dany Mason.) 9213 
MASON, Audrey, Jun 9 1922 - Jun 18 1923. "Asleep in Jesus". 9211,9212 
MASON, Dany, (Jun 14) 1889 - (Feb) 1961. "There is rest in heaven". (wedding ring emblem on ts; h/o and shares stone with Ada Mason.) 9213 
MASON, James Edward, Jun 8 1907 - Jan 2 1967. "An honest man's the noblest work of God". 9180 
MASON, Rebecca Aline, Apr 7 1913 - Oct 13 1989. "There is rest in Heaven". 9179 
MASON, Sherry Jean, Jan 22 1973 - May 19 2001. "Loving daughter, sister and mother". 9178  
MASON, Triplet Sons, Sep 10, 1918 - Sep 10, 1918. "Triplet sons of D.M.  & Ada Mason", "Asleep in Jesus". 9211,9212 
McLEMORE, Eva Dean, Oct 20, 1888 - Nov 28 1948. "Her memory is blessed". 9196 
McLEMORE, Nobie J., Oct 3 1910 - Sep 22 1968. "Brothers" (shares stone with Temmson J. McLemore.)  9202,9203 
McLEMORE, Temmson J, Jul. 28 1908 - May 15 1968. "Brothers" (shares stone with Nobie J. McLemore.) 9202,9203
McNAIRY, Mattie Lovell, 1885 - Apr 7 1923. 9167 
McNAIRY, Parmer S., Oct 8 1883 - Jul 26 1952. "Gone but not forgotten". 9166
PATTON, Ida B., 1874 - 1945. (shares stone with J. T. Patton.)  9160
PATTON, J. T., 1874 - 1954. (shares stone with Ida B. Patton.) 9160 
RICE, Florence A., May 23 1850 - Oct 18 1872. "Aged 22 Ys. 4 M, 25 Ds.", "Wife of I. L. Rice". 9186 
WHITE, Tracy Glen, Dec 14 1970 - May 20, 2009. (s/o Gwen Davis-Nix (husband Joe) and Stephen H. White and wife Paula; 1989 grad. of Brooks High School, student at Northwest Shoals Community Col., he was a flint knapper and made arrowheads; preceded in death by grandparents, Dorrance A. & Estella Grigsby, Harold and Reba White.) Photo1,Photo2
WHITEHEAD, Infant Daughter, 1918 - 1918. "Infant daughter of Thurston & Clara Whitehead". 9188 
WHITEHEAD, Infant Son, 1917 - 1917. "Infant son of Thurston & Clara Whitehead". 9187 
WHITEHEAD, Infant Twins, 1936 - 1936. "Infant twin daughters of Thurston & Clara Whitehead". 9189 
WILLIAMS, Florence A. Grisham, Jul 17 1865 - May 21 1941. "A true Christian, and a loving wife and mother". 9159 
WILLIAMS, James Terry, Jul 3 1861 - Nov 20, 1948. "A kind and loving husband and father." 9158

Cannot read: 9138,9141
Footstone "E. G. / T. T." . 9139
Footstone: "B?. A. G." (leaning against tree stump beside Infant son of C.E. & M.T. Grisham. Could this be the footstone of Balous A. Grisham?) 9223

There are many cast concrete markers in this cemetery that are hard to read and are crumbling. This style of stone was used mostly from about 1895 to 1915 and many are failing today. Otherwise this cemetery seems lovingly cared for. [CWA20Jan2011]

Links developed using photos dated 6 Apr 2010 by Mary Bob McClain 2 Oct 2010 of Birmingham Alabama. Photos by C. Wayne Austin of Huntsville Alabama, dated 6 Apr 2010. Added here with finishing commentary & editing by C. Wayne Austin 19 Jan 2011.