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CENTER HILL CEMETERY, (Love Branch Road), MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA

Mapping the location

Area views of the cemetery before clean up: 5044/5052/5062/5063/5073/5074/5076/5077/5078/5079
Area views of the cemetery - after clean up: 9766/9767/9769/9772/9773/9785/9786/9788/9789/9790/9791/9792/9793/9794/9795/9796/9798

BAILEY, John W., 12 Mar 1852 - 21 Nov 1902. Though thou art gone and thy fair form lies mouldering in the dust fond memory clings to thee. Old concrete monument broken into three pieces - was reassembled for photo. 5032C/5032
BAILEY, Tommie M., 5 Aug 1857 - 27 Sep 1901, wife of John W. Bailey.  Old concrete marker broken into several pieces - was reassembled for photo. Base set in place for this was too small to fit the stone of Tommie's so there is another lost stone here and it is not a footstone because footstones are tiny for this type of monument. 9777/9778/9779
BAILEY, Adael, (no dates or other information). Small flat homemade concrete marker next to broken Tommie M. Bailey memorial. 6705
BELEW, Nancy, (unknown, abt 1795) - 23 Aug 1855, Consort of Peter Belew, married 3 Jan 1838. maiden name Eady. Stone broken & lying on the ground south of the Holloway tomb. 5049C/5049/5050/5051/5052 
BILLIONS, J. A., 29 Mar 1838 - 25 Dec 1908. Military Marker: Pvt Co E 8th Tenn Infantry. 5045
CARTER, John W., 12 Jan 1818 - 3 May 1898. Main Stone broken. Military Marker C.S.A. Pvt Co G. 27th Ala Infantry. A father, a husband dear, a faithful friend slumbers here.   5030/9774/9775
CARTER, Martha L., 6 Aug 1830 - 6 Dec 1898, wife of John W. Carter. A recent tree fell on this monument and broke it into four pieces and destroyed the fence. 5054/5055/After Restoration: 6717
CHAPMAN, John T., 30 Dec 1883 - 26 Jun 1885, son of T. H. & M. C. Chapman. 5033C/5033
CRUTCHER, A. B., 24 Aug 1827 - 6 Feb 1892. His toil is o'er his work is done and he is fully blest. He fought the fight the victory won and entered into rest. Military marker: C.S.A. 2nd Lt Co D 35th Ala Infantry. 5037/5038
CRUTCHER, H. V., 20 Feb 1833 - 22 Jul 1902, wife of A. B. Crutcher.  "Eternal rest grant her O lord and let perpetual light shine on her. 5039/5040
CRUTCHER, Homer B., 27 Mar 1900 - 17 Mar 1904, son of J. E. & M. A. Crutcher. One we loved sleepeth here. 5041
CRUTCHER, Mattie A., 20 Sep 1872 - 23 Dec 1906, wife of J. E. Crutcher. Asleep in Jesus. 5042
HOLLOWAY, Martha J. W. (Aday), 5 Feb 1829 - 18 Apr 1851, wife of John C. Holloway, married 20 Dec 1849. "When this you see, remember me, when I am dead & gone. from thee. Large tombstone slabs stood on edge covers grave with head and footstone at both ends. 5046/5047/5048
JENNINGS, L. C., 25 Aug 1883 - 12 Nov 1934. 5075/9768/5076
KENNEDY, William J., 22 Nov 1844 - 29 Jul 1910. Military marker - Union Soldier, Private Co A 16 US Infantry 5028
KENNEDY, Julia Ann Jennings, 14 Dec 1849 - 1 Oct 1913. 5026/5027
KENNEDY, Joe M., 1877 - 1949. Flat concrete marker west of the other Kennedy monuments. 9771/9772
KENNEDY, Ethel, 1880 - 1040. Flat concrete marker west of the other Kennedy monuments. 9770/9772
KENNEDY, John M., 1 Apr 1873 - 25 Jul 1905. Erected by his brother5029
KENNEDY, William Jennings, 25 Jul 1883 - 6 Sep 1910. 5025/5027
NEWBY, John D., 28 Jan 1885 - 15 Oct 1919. 5022/5023/5024
NEWBY, R. B., 1 Nov 1859 - 28 Jan 1911. 5068/5069
NEWBY, Augusta Grooms, 15 Aug 1872 - 1 Apr 1939.  5066
NEWBY, James Carlos, 17 Aug 1899 - 8 Jan 1918. 5059/5067
NEWBY, James Everett, 26 Feb 1910 - 31 Mar 1910, son of C. M. & Nellie Newby. 5070
NEWBY, Mason Bradford, 14 Jul 1908 - 27 Mar 1909, son of C. M. & Nellie Newby. 5057/5071/5072
NEWBY, Mattie O., 25 Nov 1865 - 14 Apr 1891, wife of R. B. Newby. 5058
NEWBY, Easter, 23 Mar 1891 - 8 Apr 1891, daughter of R. B. & M. O. Newby. 5056

Slate markers and fieldstones with no inscription: 5034/5035/5036/5043/5053/5064/9776/9780/9781/9782/9783
/9784/9787/9797

This cemetery was surveyed using the 50xx series of photo on 21 Oct 2010. During January 2011 the cemetery was cleared of brush by myself removing about 3 tons of growth and the 97XX series of photos then made which are better photos. Some photos considered acceptable were not remade. In this process stones were found and photographed that had not been seen in years. Even the cemetery book for Madison County, as good a book as that is, missed a couple of stones. [C Wayne Austin 25 Apr 2011]
There is a giant black cherry tree leaning toward the stones that will fall in the near future. When it does it will probably break several stones. I do not have the equipment to remove it without it falling on the stones. The stone of Martha L. Carter had already been crushed by one of these trees. Black Cherry trees are absolutely the worst tree to let grow in a cemetery. They quickly grow enormously big and then die violently by falling on anything in their path. [C Wayne Austin 25 Apr 2011]

Typing by Faye Bradford. Listings & Links developed by C. Wayne Austin 20 Apr 2011 using photos dated 11 Jan 2011 by C. Wayne Austin. Added here 25 Apr 2011. This cemetery was shown in the book Madison County Cemeteries Vol 1 page 142 by the Johnsons.