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SIVLEY CEMETERY, (near Hwy 24) LAWRENCE COUNTY, ALABAMA.

Mapping The Location    Old Morris Chapel Church moved.

Cemetery Signage: 6867
Area Views of the Cemetery: 6692,6693,6694,6695,6696,6764,6765,6766,6767,6768,6769,6770,6799,6800,6801,6859,6860,6861,6862,6863,6864,6865,6866
BRAGG, Hosie A., 2 Mar 1861 - 12 Dec 1940. Masonic Emblem. 6723,6718,6724,6725
BRAGG, Bessie L., 13 Jan 1869 - 15 Sep 1952. 6722,6718,6724,6725
BRAGG, J. Paul, 29 Aug 1888 - 17 Dec 1941. Masonic Emblem. 6719,6718,6724,6725

BRAGG, Lucy Almon, 3 Aug 1889 - 23 Dec 1962. "Daughter of James W. & Frances Stevens Almon; Wife of J. Paul Bragg; Mother of Aaron Almon Bragg." 6720,6718,6724,6725
BRAGG, Aaron A. (Almon), 17 Sep 1914 - 18 Sep 1914. 6721,6718,6724,6725
BRYANT, Oreatha G., 14 Sep 1938 - 25 Jul 1994. "Beloved Mother and sister."
6795,6797
CAMPTON, R. C., 3 Mar 1874 - 7 Jun 1912. "At rest.", "Wife of B.C. Campton." 6815,6816
CANTRELL, Shirley, 14 Jun 1936 - 13 Jan 2009. "Mother.", "You will always be in our hearts." U marker: "Shirley Carol Cantrell Age 72 Bradford's Lawrence Funeral Home Moulton, Alabama."  6848,6849
COMPTON, Ben C., 4 Mar 1876 - 17 Feb 1960. Masonic Emblem. (shares stone with Rosie C. Compton.) 6817
COMPTON, Infant, 18 Jul 2003. "Infant of David & Sonia Compton.", "Our little Angel." 6802
COMPTON, John Roy, 1 Sep 1909 - 21 Mar 1996. "Daddy.", "Loves lives on." "Footstone: "Pa-Pa." (shares stone with Myrtle Julia Compton.) 6818,6819,6820
COMPTON, Myrtle Julia (Gillespie), 1 Jun 1913 - 3 Jun 1998. "Mama."  Footstone: "Ma-Ma" (Lawrence Co. Al. native: d/o John R. and Mattie Parker, ref: obit Decatur Daily - Jun 5, 1998; shares stone with John Roy Compton.) 6818,6819,6820
COMPTON, Rosie C., 12 Oct 1873 - 6 Jun 1912. (shares stone with Ben C. Compton.) 6817
FAGAN, Cathrine, 1867 - (6 Jul) 1954. "Wife of W.H. Fagan." 6749
FAGAN, John F., 30 Jan 1873 - 21 Dec 1907. Masonic Emblem. "Although he sleeps His memory doth live And cheering comfort To his mourners give." 6746C,6746
GAY, Bessie Ida, 29 Apr 1886 - 6 May 1895. "Daughter of Pitman & Hannah Gay.", "A little flower of love That bloomed but to die Transplanted now above To bloom with God on high." (Note: This stone broken and cemented poorly back together partly covering the inscription.)  6737
GAY, Infant, b & d 17 Dec 1904. "Infant son of Pitman & Hannah Gay.", "Asleep in Jesus." (Note: This stone broken and cemented poorly back together partly covering the inscription.) 6734,6735
GAY, Wallace W., 22 Jan 1898 (or 99) - 22 May 1902. "Gone but not forgotten." (Note: This stone broken and cemented poorly back together partly covering the inscription.) 6736
GILLESPIE, Baby, b & d 6 Dec 1923. "Daughter of G.C. & S.S. Gillespie." (infant of Grover Cleveland and Sallie Shelton Gillespie.) 6836
GILLESPIE, Barbara (Markum), 24 Jul 1915 - 6 Jun 2006. "Precious Lord take my hand.", "Gone home." (Cannon Co. Tn. native; shares stone with Ralph E. Gillespie.) 6847
GILLESPIE, Grover C. (Cleveland), 20 Nov 1893 - 20 Aug 1974. Slab Stone inscription: "Father" (slab stone with large head stone; shares stone with Sallie S. Gillespie.) 6840,6841
GILLESPIE, John, 8 Jun 1876 - 28 Aug 1942. "Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection." (shares stone with Mattie Gillespie.) 6842,6845
GILLESPIE, Louis and Louise, 15 Aug 1947 - 15 Aug 1947. "Twins of Ralph and Barbara Gillespie.", "At rest." 6846
GILLESPIE, Mattie, 7 Jan 1880 - 22 Oct 1966. "Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection." (shares stone with John Gillespie.) 6842,6845
GILLESPIE, Minnie E., 18 Jan 1910 - 17 Nov 1981. "Married Sept. 8, 1928.", Footstone: "Mama"  (w/o and shares stone with Paul J. Gillespie.) 6793,6794,6797
GILLESPIE, Paul J., 18 Aug 1908 - 3 Nov 1993. Footstone: Daddy" (h/o and shares stone with Minnie E. Gillespie.) 6793,6794,6797
GILLESPIE, Polly, 4 Mar 1844 - 5 Mar 1908. "Death is eternal life why should we weep." (note: this stone has a crack thru the date of birth.) 6844
GILLESPIE, Ralph E., 11 Mar 1906 - 15 Aug 1987. (shares stone with Barbara Gillespie.) 6847
GILLESPIE, Sallie S. (Shelton), 21 Mar 1891 - 28 Dec 1974. Slab Stone inscription:  "Mother." (large head stone with slab stone; shared with Grover C. Gillespie.) 6840,6841
GILLESPIE, Ward C., 3 Jun 1927 - 22 Sept 1984. (shares stone with Carleen B. Gillespie; Note: Ward C. Gillespie was buried in Sivley Cemetery and later moved to East Lawrence Memorial Gardens in 1996. ref: Findagrave.) no photo
GILLESPIE, Carleen B., 4 Nov 1927 - no date. "That we keep in memory is ours forever." (shares stone with Ward C. Gillespie; Note: Ward C. Gillespie was buried in Sivley Cemetery and later moved to East Lawrence Memorial Gardens in 1996. ref: Findagrave. so his wife will be buried there also?) no photo
GILLESPIE, Willard
, 21 Feb 1917 - 21 Oct 1920. "Budded on earth to bloom in heaven." 
6843
HAMPTON, Ann, no dates. (shares stone with R. Riley Hampton.) 6761C,6762,6761
HAMPTON, R. Riley, 1871 - 1952. (shares stone with Ann Hampton.) 6761C,6762,6761,
HENSLEY, Tilman S., 18 Sep 1925 - 20 Dec 1926. "Son of W. S. & T. D. Hensley", "Asleep in Jesus." 6850
HITT, Peter L., 1847 - 1913. "We remember." 6742
HITT, R. (Rebecca) J. (Tucker), 27 Jan 1847 - 3 Oct 1902. "Wife of P. L. Hitt.", "At rest.", "A loving wife, a mother dear, a faithful friend, lies buried here (W.F. Stinson Hartselle, Ala., stone cutters) 6739,6740
LaMARCHE, Imogene T. ("Thrasher"), 9 Mar, 1936. no date. (hand ingraved stone.)  6775
LaMARCHE, Lawrence P., 23 Jan 1943- no date. "B (or R) MC7  USN Ret." (hand ingraved stone.) 6774
McCLESKEY, James C. "Birth - about 1826." C.S.A Soldier. 6726
McCLESKEY, Cassandine Sivley, "Birth - 1850." 6727
PITT, Aline, 15 Nov 1901 - 3 May 1906. "Dau. of O. L. & M. E. Pitt." (name engrave on top of stone.) 6821
PITT, Julia P., 21 Nov 1878 - 8 Jany 1909. "Wife of C. E. Pitt." 6823.6824
SHELTON, A. (Absalom) J. (Jeremiah) "Bud", 22 Sep 1867 - 6 Sep 1937. "Father.", "At rest." (h/o Elizabeth Shelton and shares same stone.) 6835
SHELTON, Allie, 29 Jul 1885 - 28 Nov 1938. "Gone but not forgotten.", Footstone: "Mother." (shares stone with J. M. Shelton.) 6780 
SHELTON, Lowell P., 29 Apr 1912 - 23 Dec 1999. (shares stone with Annie Shelton.) photo 
SHELTON, Annie C., 25 Feb 1915 - 5 Sep 2005. (Lawrence Co. Al. native; Nee: Annie Alma Christy, d/o Clyde Christy and Belle Tolbert Christy; w/o late Lowell P. Shelton whom she shares stone with; preceded in death by parents, brothers, John, Jab and Will Christy and sister Ruth Christy.) photo 

SHELTON, Beulah C. (Cordelia Gillespie), 22 May 1891 - 3 Jun 1969. (Lawrence Co. Al. native; d/o Henry Warren Alexander and Roxanne Laura Gillespie; w/o and shares stone with Emmett E. (Esley) Shelton.) 6831
SHELTON, Calvin George, 13 Sep 1929 - 12 Mar 2010. U. Marker: "Calvin George Shelton 9-13-1929 d. 3-12-2010 Age 80.", "Bradford's Lawrence Funeral Home Moulton, Alabama." (obit, Decatur Daily 14 Mar 2010.) 6852,6853
SHELTON, Elizabeth, 26 Aug 1879 - 22 Oct 1949. "Mother.", "At rest."  (shares stone with A. J. Shelton.) 6835
SHELTON, E. (Elverton) V., 1 Sep 1881 - 9 Jan 1905. "Sons of M.V. & M.S.E. Shelton.", "Hope."  6808,6810,6811
SHELTON, Emmett E. (Esley) "(M.)", 13 Dec 1878 - 19 Oct 1957. "Asleep on Earth, Alive in Heaven." (Carroll Co. Ga. native; s/o Martin Van Buren Shelton and Mary Sarah Elmine Kiser Shelton; h/o and shares stone with Beulah Cordelia Gillespie Shelton.) 6831
SHELTON, Everett Allen "Butch", 28 Nov 1947 - 29 Jul 2000. "Our children Kimberly - Buster." (Moulton, Al. native; s/o Everett and Olean Shelton; h/o and shares stone with Kathy Louise Elliott Shelton.) 6856,6857,6858
SHELTON, Joe, 20 Nov 1938 - 6 Jul 2002. (shares stone with Faye McKay Shelton.) 6784,6785,6783
SHELTON, Faye McKay, 8 Jun 1940 - 12 Mar 1995. (w/o and shares stone with Joe Shelton.)
6784,6785,6783
SHELTON, (Myrtle) Gladys, 29 Sep 1910 - 31 Aug 2001. "Married Oct. 17, 1931.". "The Lord is my shepherd." Footstone: "Mama." (Morgan Co. Al. native; d/o Jasper Glenn and Lillie Tomlin Glenn; w/o and shares stone with M. Homer Shelton.) 6771,6773
SHELTON, Herschel D., 9 Oct 1934 - 5 Oct 2004. Military marker: "US Navy Vietnam." 6834
SHELTON, Howard E., 12 Oct 1915 - 25 Dec 1998. "In my father's house are many mansions." (Lawrence Co. Al. native; s/o Joe and Allie Shelton; h/o late Oline Shelton and shares same stone.) 6782
SHELTON, J. K. P., 27 Mar 1848 - 5 Jun 1928. "They were the sunshine of our home." (James Knox Polk Shelton; shares stone with Mary E. Shelton.) 6751,6763
SHELTON, James K., 30 Aug 1913 - 22 Dec 1954. "At rest." (shares stone with Ruth E. Shelton.) 6833
SHELTON, P. F .C. Joe K., 20 Sep 1912 - 24 Aug 1944. Military marker: "Alabama PFC 13 Tank BN World War II." (Obviously a World War II Casualty; photo center of tombstone) 6777,6778,6779
SHELTON, J. (Joseph) M. (Moses), 21 Mar 1869 - 26 Mar 1937. "How desolate our home bereft of thee." (shares stone with Allie Shelton.) No photo
SHELTON, Kathy Louise Elliott, 20 Jun 1953 - no date. (shares stone with Everett Allen.) 6856,6857
SHELTON, Lillie Oline, 24 Nov 1917 - 11 Mar 1995. Back side of stone: "Parents of Harold, Joe, Hillard, Jennifer." (shares stone with Howard E. Shelton.) 6781
SHELTON, M. S. E., 1 Nov 1840 - 5 Jan 1913. "A devoted wife and a loving mother." 6812
SHELTON, Madggie, 9 Dec 1922 - 1 Dec 1927. (d/o Joseph Moses Shelton & Allie McVay Shelton.) 6786
SHELTON, M. (Martin) Homer, 9 Oct 1909 - 5 Aug 1991. Footstone: "Daddy.", "The Lord is my shepherd.".(h/o and shares stone with Gladys Shelton.) 6771,6772
SHELTON, M. (Martin) V., 10 Apr 1841 - 19 Jul 1918. "Dear Father, though we miss thee much we know you rest with God." Military marker: "Martin V. Shelton Pvt Co C 22 Regt Ga Inf Confederate States Army April 10 1839 - Jul 19 1919." (So. Carolina native; mar. to Mary Sarah Elmina Kiser 8 Dec 1864 in Carroll Co. Ga.; Note: difference in dates on the military marker.) 6813,6814
SHELTON, Mary E., 20 Aug 1851 - 28 Dec 1926. "They were the sunshine of our home." (shares stone with J. K. P. Shelton.) 6751
SHELTON, Mary R., 26 Oct 1918 - 22 Jul 1959.  (Nee: Mary Ruth Scott; shares stone with Orvil L. Shelton; photo top center of ts.) 6827,6828,6829,6837
SHELTON, Matthew, 18 Apr 1907 - 18 Apr 1907. 6830,6832
SHELTON, Minnie L., 14 Sep 1886 - 23 Sep 1900. "Asleep in Jesus." 6752
SHELTON, Noble J. "(Jeremy)" Jr., 1 Nov 1962 - 21 Feb 2001. (Lawrence Co. Al. native; s/o Noble Shelton Sr. and Recil Shelton; grandson of Emmitt & Beulah Shelton and Emmitt and Anna Terry; h/o Tracy Shelton.) 6822
SHELTON, Noble J., 16 Apr 1927 - 18 Sep 1982. "Book of Life.", "Memory Lane." (shares stone with Recil T. Shelton.) 6825,6826
SHELTON, Oleane Heaps, 24 Feb 1927 - 13 Oct 1988. "An angel gone home." (photo in center of ts.) 6854,6855
SHELTON, Orvil L., 23 Feb 1920 - 17 Nov 1953. Military marker: "Orvil L. Shelton PFC US Army World War II."  (Buried in Tenn.; shares stone with Mary R. Shelton.) 6827,6828,6829.6837,6838,6839
SHELTON, Recil T., 1 Aug 1938 - no date. 6825,6826
SHELTON, Ruth E., 18 Oct 1919 - 27 Apr 2004. "At rest." (shares stone with James K. Shelton.) 6833
SHELTON, (Willard) Joe, 20 Nov 1938 - 6 Jul 2002. (Lawrence Co. Al. native; s/o Howard and Oline Hampton Shelton; A Barber for 23 years, and owned Shelton Auto Parts; pres. of Midway Hunting Club; h/o late Faye McKay Shelton and Valarie Coan.) 6784,6785
SHELTON, Willie, 28 Feb 1887 - 4 May 1902. "Sons of M. V. & M. S. E. Shelton" "Hope." 6808,6809,6811
SIMMONS, Herbert Lane, 22 Jun 1969 - 28 Jan 1982. Footstone: "Herbert Jr." (note: no photo of footstone.)  6702
SINGLETARY, Bennie Don, 30 May 1942 - 29 Jul 1997. (shares stone with Lola Gillespie Singletary.) 6796,6797
SINGLETARY, Lola Gillespie, 5 Apr 1920 - 10 Jan 2005. "In loving memory." (shares stone with Bennie Don Singletary.) 6796,6797
SIVLEY, Caroline P. (Pitt), 1824 - 1900. (d/o Tillwin Todd Pitt & Mary Raley Pitt.) 6705,6711
SIVLEY, Della, 24 Apr 1871 - 26 Feb 1906. "Wife of F.E. Sivley.", "Goodbye for a while." (1st wife of Franklin Edward Sivley.) 6728,6729,6711
SIVLEY, Frank E., 2 Jun 1875 - 15 Feb 1971. (h/o Della Sivley and Zella Sivley.)  6730,6711
SIVLEY, Zella, 13 May 1893 - 13 Jan 1937. "Wife of F. E. Sivley.", "Goodbye for a while." (2nd wife of Franklin Edward Sivley.) 6731,6711
SIVLEY, Harry, 1890 - 1915. 6703,6711

SIVLEY, Ira F., 24 Jul 1914 - 5 May 1971. Military marker: "Ira Franklin Sivley Alabama CS2 US Navy World War II." (shares stone with Effie D. Sivley.) 6732,6733
SIVLEY, Effie D., 16 Apr 1916 - no date. (shares stone with Ira F. Sivley.) 6732,6711
SIVLEY, James P., 1866 - 1910. 6704,6711

SIVLEY, John W., 1845 - (9 Feb) 1865. (Son of Pleasant & Hannah (Lowery) Sivley) "Camp Chase Ohio Prison." (Died at Camp Chase, Ohio prison as a Confederate War Prisoner.  Suffix:28 ROW:12 No. GRAVE:1131. A military marker is present in Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery. ) 6710,6711
SIVLEY, Joseph R., 1 Jan 1833 - 29 Mar 1921. Masonic Emblem. "Farewell my wife and children all From you a father Christ doth call." Military marker: "Joseph Richard Sivley Pvt. Nitre & Mining Bureau, Confederate States Army." (Son of Pleasant & Hannah (Lowery) Sivley) 6708,6709,6711
SIVLEY, Martha L., 10 May 1839 - 12 Aug 1885. "Wife of J.R. Sivley.", "The morning cometh." (2nd wife of Pleasant Sivley. 1st married to Hannah Lowrey who died in 1852.) 6707C,6707,6711
SIVLEY, Pleasant, 23 Jun 1808 - 12 Mar 1897. Masonic Emblem. "He welcomed death not only as a release from body suffering, but as the fruition of his hopes of eternal happiness."** 6706,6712,6713,6711
SIVLEY, Loyd Kramer, _ _  _ _ _ 1975? - 18 May 2007, "1975?" - "died 5-18-2007.",  Fading Undertakers Marker: "Bradford's Lawrence Funeral Home, Moulton, Alabama." (note: This grave surrounded by a small plastic fence.)  6714,6714C,6715,6716,6717,6711
SMITH, Lawrence Reginald, 5 Jan 1939 - 8 Aug 1994. "SFC US Army Vietnam. Purple Heart." 6789
TERRY MAUSOLEUM: "Engineered for Lasting Excellence" (228)669-3578 WWW.tombs.us" 6790,6791,6798
TERRY, Clarence, 16 Jun 1929 - 2 May 2009. "Married December 23, 1948." 6792
TERRY, Madalyn, 30 Apr 1932 - prepared for future burial.  (w/o Clarence Terry.) 6792
THRASHER, Alford, b & d 7 Aug 1925. 6787
THRASHER, Arnold, 9 Apr 1939 - no date. 6776
THRASHER, Gracie A., 21 Apr 1905 - 29 Aug 1989. Footstone: "Mother.", "Apr 21, 1905 - 29 Aug 1986." (Nee: Shelton, d/o J. M. & Allie McVay Shelton; w/o Percy Thrasher and shares same stone; Note: difference in death dates on footstone.) 6805,6806,6807
THRASHER, Percy W., 4 Feb 1903 - 26 Mar 1981. "Married Dec 16, 1923" Footstone: "Father." (shares stone with Gracie A. Thrasher.) 6804,6806,6807
THRASHER, Shelby, 15 May 1942- no date. 6788
TUCKER, Floyd, 20 Feb 1923 - 7 Apr 1923. "Son of Frank & Elzora Tucker.", "At rest." 6851
TUCKER, Hettie Eron, 14 Sep 1880 - 29 Oct 1917. "Wife of J. W. Tucker." 6756
TUCKER, Infant, b & d  3 Jan 1908. "Infant daughters of J. W. & H. E. Tucker." (shares stone with sister.) 6755
TUCKER, Infant, b & d 24 Mar 1910. "Infant daughters of J. W. & H. E. Tucker." (shares stone with sister.) 6755
TUCKER, J. Will, 3 May 1881 - 18 Oct 1956. "At rest." (h/o Hettie Eron Tucker.) 6757
TUCKER, Lucinda Hitt, 1815 - 1896. "Wife of Anderson Tucker. He died 1860, Trussville, Al." 6741
TUCKER, Lucinda, 1 May 1845 - 3 May 1929. "Wife of W.W. Tucker.", "A tender mother and faithful friend." 6758
TUCKER, Mary Zaida, 30 Jan 1889 - 26 Dec 1966. "Beloved grandmother." 6754
TUCKER, William Max, 13 Feb 1931 - 26 Jul 1961. "Gone but not forgotten." 6753
TUCKER, William W. (Wiley), 6 Jan 1843 - 28 Jun 1921. "An honest man is the noblest work of God."  Military marker: "Pvt Co. H 28 Ala Infantry Confederate States Army." 6759,6760
Unknown lot: 6750
Unknown lot: 6803
Unknown soul/souls marked by fieldstones or enclosures without marked headstones: 6692,6697,6700,6738,6743,6744,6745,6747,6748
CANNOT READ - mark made of concrete bench. "8 L ? or ? T S upside down": 6698,6699
CANNOT READ - marker made of concrete bench:  6701

**Hannah (Lowrey) Sivley, 16 Oct 1812 26 Oct 1852. She was the 1st wife of Pleasant Sivley, married Pleasant Sivley on 4 Jan 1832. Hannah is buried in the Old Morris Chapel Church Cemetery. She was also the mother of Rachel Ann Sivley Pitt interred in the New Morris Chapel Cemetery.) Rachel (Taylor) Sivley was her mother-in-law, 1774 1864. She is also interred in the nearby Old Morris Chapel Cemetery and was the wife of Joseph Sivley,  1784 1818 who has a memorial in the Sivley Cemetery, located in the John Hunt Park, Huntsville Alabama. Joseph Sivley's father was named Jacob. Jacob was the original progenitor of all the Alabama Sivleys and he is interred also in John Hunt Park, Huntsville Alabama too and was a Revolutionary War Soldker.

The Sivley Cemetery originally was the old Sivley Family cemetery that changed into a community cemetery. Descendants maintain the cemetery quite well. It lies in the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, section 17, T6S, R6W. Tombstone materials range from Limestone, Sandstone, Concrete and Granite.  A large modern grave house covers several graves. A large stone bearing a family name stands in the middle of several smaller markers.  This is unique for rural cemeteries. The day I visited they were installing the Terry Mausoleum and it was not completed yet, but will be another significant milestone for this cemetery.
The tombstone of John W. Sivley raises some questions. He died at Camp Chase, a Union prison camp in Ohio, in 1865.  The marker implies this is his final resting place. However, some doubts arise.  Union soldiers buried Confederate prisoners in nearby cemeteries so this is likely a Centaph monument. A unique inscription belongs to Orvil L. Shelton. Although his tombstone is here, it notes his grave is in Tennessee.
 

This Cemetery presentation is based on the photography of C. Wayne Austin on 24 Mar 2010, Original typing by Faye Bradford, and site linkage & programming by Mary Bob Richardson. Finalized and added here
by C. Wayne Austin of Madison Alabama on 20 Aug 2011.