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BEECH HILL CEMETERY (Beech Hill), GILES COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Mapping the Location


Area Views: 4944/4945/5074/5075/5076/5077/5078
Various Historic Houses in area: 5083
Beech Hill High School Memorial stone: "1917 - 1978." 5079/
5080
Beech Hill Church of Christ, across the road: 3873/3874
Road Sign at junction of Beech Hill Road and road to Frankewing: 5081

ANDREW, Lidie M. E., 20 Dec 1843 - 17 May 1878. (Nee: Lydia Mary Elizabeth "Lidie" Stevenson; w/o John Andrews who is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Tx; stone broken in half but temp. set up for photography. sourced from E-mail from Terry Scruggs twscru@aol.com 4961
AYERS, Jimmie Nell, 1896 - 1950. 5056/5057
AYERS, Mary Charlotte, 1876 - 1954. (stone off base and face up on ground.)  5058/5059
AYERS, Millie Jane, 10 Nov 1866 - 10 Mar 1940. (shares stone with Powell Ayers.) 5055
AYERS, Powell, 25 Oct 1842 - 25 Jan 1923. (C.S.A. 44th Tn. Inf., Soldier's Pension #S2612; Ref: Tn. State Library and Archives; shares stone with Millie Jane Ayers.) 5055
AYERS, W. R., 1869 - 1958. 5060
BARNES, Mary Lucile, 15 May 1918 - 2 Jul 1938. "She was the sunshine of our home." 5022
BEARD, Ann H., 1880 - 1959. (shares stone with Robert P. Beard.) 4962
BEARD, B. B., Family, 1887 - 1930. 5008
BEARD, B. M., 10 Oct 1838 - 2 Mar 1918. 4956
BEARD, Margaret A., 20 Jul 1845 - 29 Oct 1885. "wife of B M. Beard." (Note: This ts broken in half, top portion placed on base by W.A. for photo. mb)  4954/4955
BEARD, Willis, 10 Apr 1840 - 25 Mar 1913. "Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection.", "Father."  (C.S.A., Widow's Pension #W9088 by Mary Beard; Ref: Tn. State Library & Archives; shares stone with Mary Beard.) 4963/4965
BEARD, Mary, 13 Apr 1845 - 15 Jan 1929. "Mother." (shares stone with Willis Beard.) 4963/4965
BEARD, J. M., 18 Nov 1863- 8 May 1943. "Father." (shares stone with Lou E. Beard.) 4998/4999
BEARD, Lou E., 21 Aug 1873 - 31 Dec 1948. "Mother." (shares stone with J.M. Beard.) 4998/4999
BEARD, Robert P., 1869 - 1949. (shares stone with Ann H. Beard.) 4962
BEARD, Otice, 8 Apr 1885 - 10 Apr 1885. "son of B. M & M. A. Beard." Footstone: "O. B." (top left corner of ts missing; perhaps the name is Otice Beard; footstone leaning against base of ts.) 4953
BROWN, J. Quay, 6 Feb 1916 - 29 Jan 1964. (shares stone with Ola Mae R. Brown.) 4959
BROWN, Ola Mae R., 25 May 1913 - 25 Jul 1992. (shares stone with J. Quay Brown.) 4959.
BURCH, Annie Mildred, -- Apr 1907 - 17 Oct 1918. No photo
BURCH, Mary Francie, 13 Aug 1910 - 22 Aug 1910. 5028
BURNS, Rachel Russell, 4 Dec 1923 - 28 Sep 1988. "Mother." 4957
COGGIN, Era H., 1878 - 1924. (shares stone with Rev. I.B. Coggin) 4969
COGGIN, Rev. I. B., 1876 - 1949. (shares stone with Era H. Coggin) 4969
COGGINS, Gettie, 18 Dec 1880 - 6 Feb 1881. "A place is vacant in our hearts That never can be filled." 4997
DIXON, Buna F., 22 Sep 1888 - 17 Mar 1911. (shares stone with J. Travis Parsons.) 5026
ERWIN, H. C., 1854 - 1928. "Until we me again." 5009/5010
ERWIN, Dianna Josiephine, 31 Oct 1853 - 20 Jan 1897. "wife of H. C. Erwin.", "Farewell dear mother and meet thy rest." 5011 
GAINES, E. P., 15 Mar 1831 - 7 Jul 1920. (C.S.A., 27th Reg. Tn. Inf., Co. I., rank in Pvt. rank out ? Ref: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors, Film #M231 roll 16.)
GAINES, Elnorah, 25 Nov 1837 - 6 Jun 1920. No photo
GAINES, Emmett, 3 Nov 1887 - 26 Dec 1970. (shares stone with Nolia Gaines.) 4950
GAINES, Nolia, 9 Jan 1894 - 25 Feb 1988. (shares stone with Emmett Gaines.)  4946/4950
GAINES, Hortense, 8 May 1919 - 9 Aug 1922. 4947
GAINES, Ida Annie, 20 Mar 1865 - 31 Oct 1938. "One worthy of remembrance." 4964/4965
GAINES, Robert Paul, 7 Dec 1925 - 9 Aug 1967. "In loving memory." 4949
GAINES, Wayne, 29 Nov 1928 - 6 Feb 1929. 4948
GRAVES, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Graves, 6 Jan 1916. 4996
GRIGGS, J. H., 22 Nov 1873 - 1 Jan 1930. "Gone but not forgotten." 5023
GRIGGS, John L. 22 Nov 1844 - 11 Jan 1921. "Father....." 5024
GRIGGS, Lou Katherin, 1867 - 1931. 5025
HAMLIN, James Clyde, 30 Jan 1895 - 30 Jan 1903. "From mother's arms to..." (s/o John W. & Lola Hardiman Hamlin.) 5006 
HAMBLIN, Lola, 27 May 1875 - 30 Sep 1895. 5007
HAMON, ....beth, 1921 - 1928. 4978
HARDIMAN, G. W., 21 May 1872 - 8 Aug 1872. 5004
HARDIMAN, J. Melvin, 25 Dec 1844 - 5 Aug 1909. (C.S.A. James M. Hardiman, 53rd Tn. Infantry, Co. D. rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt. Ref: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors film #M231 roll 19; shares stone with Mary F. Hardiman.) 5002/5003
HARDIMAN, Mary F., 20 Dec 1844 - 24 Nov 1913. "At rest." (shares stone with J. Melvin Hardiman; nee Mary Frances Young) 5002/5003
HARMON, Martin, 7 Jul 1882 - 30 Nov 1935. (shares stone with Nora Lee Harmon.) 4977
HARMON, Nora Lee, 5 Jan 1879 - 5 May 1927. (shares stone with Martin Harmon.) 4977
HARWELL, William G. 17 Aug 1866 - 18 Apr 1951. "Father.", "His memory is blessed." 4966/4968
HARWELL, Lelia F. Worley, 22 Oct 1872 - 21 Dec 1926. "wife of W. G. Harwell.", "Mother." (ts is face down on the ground, to heavy for anyone to upright, w/o equipment. mb.) 4967/4968
HOLLIS, M.(Mary) Lillian (Ray), 9 Sep 1888 - 7 Jan 1967. (d/o Mary America E. "Annie" Hardiman and James W. "Bud" Ray; This is a new stone replacing Mary L. Hollis; w/o and shares stone with W. Edd Hollis, mar. about 1907. Ref: e-mail from coble118@charter.net )
4976

HOLLIS, W.(Wyatte) Edd, 22 Jun 1875 - 23 Feb 1929. (This is a new stone replacing W. Edd Hollis; h/o and shares stone with M. Lillian Hollis coble118@charter.net)
4976
MARKS, Duglas L., 1889 - 1959.
4973
MARKS, Farris Allen, 7 Feb 1937 - 24 Dec 1997. "An inspiration to all who knew him.", "We all love and miss you."
4975
MARKS, Lizzie Base, 3 May 1861 - 8 Jan 1951.  No Photo
MARKS, Musie B., 1891 - 1961. 4974
MARKS, Vera, 1885 - 1923.  4972
MCMILLION, Lemmie Marks, 4 Aug 1896 - 17 Sep 1952. Woodmen of the World Memorial. 4970
MOSELEY, Dr., J. B., 3 Oct 1846 - 27 Oct 1891. "Sleep in Jesus blessed..." (C.S.A., J.B. Mosley, Forrest 3rd Regiment, Tenn Cavalry, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt., Ref: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Film #M231 roll 31.) 5062/5063 
MOSELEY, Fannie, 22 Nov 1861 - 5 Sep 1887.  "wife of Dr. J. B. Mosley."  5065/5073 
MOSELEY, Willie, 31 Jul 1879 - 15 Sep 1879. "son of Dr. J. B. & Fannie Mosely.", "A little bud of love to bloom with God." (this stone off the base and on the ground face up.)  5064
PARSONS, J. Travis, 6 Dec 1891 - 14 Oct 1911. (shares stone with Buna F. Dixon.)
5026
PARSONS, Cornelia M., 24 May 1870 - 12 Aug 1915. "Wife of J.L. Parsons."
5027
PATTERSON, Donna Gaines, 8 May 1947 - 18 Nov 1986. "In loving memory."
4951
RAY, Carlos, 11 Apr 1883 - 18 Oct 1938. 5021
RAY, M. A. E., 11 Apr 1863 - 31 Jan 1895. (Nee: Mary America E. "Annie" Hardiman; w/o James W. "Bud" Ray.) 5005
RUSSELL, J. Carl, 13 Sep 1891 - 24 May 1958. (shares stone with Pearl B. Russell.) 4958
RUSSELL, Luther, 1885 - 1953. (shares stone with Ophelia Russell) 4952
RUSSELL, Ophelia, 1881 - 1966. (shares stone with Luther Russell.) 4952
RUSSELL, Pearl B., 1 Jun 1891 - 17 Jul 1965. (shares stone with J. Carl Russell.) 4958
SMITH, Allean, 3 Jan 1894 - 24 Jul 1894. "Daut. of O.E. & M.L. Smith.", "Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest God called thee home He thought it best."
4983
SMITH, Ann E. 11 Apr 1831. no other date. 5019/5020
SMITH, Beulah A., 27 Jul 1868 - 24 Sep 1882. "Dearest Beulah, thou hast left us, and thy love we deeply feel. But tis God who has bereft us He can all our sorrows heal. Yet ...we hope to meet thee. When the cares of life have fled. Than in heaven with joy so greet thee. Where no farewell tear is shad." (this stone is broken in half and put back together by Wayne Austin for photo. dod can be seen.)  5069/5070/5071/5072
SMITH, Forrest Olive, 26 (Jun) 1890. "Aged 8 m's, 26 d's.", "daughter of O. A. & Mattie C. Smith.", " ...Bloom in Heaven." 5061
SMITH, G. W., 2 Apr 1825 - 9 Sep 1904. "His Spirit smile...that bright.... ." (C.S.A., Forrest's 3rd Regiment Tn. Cavalry; Co A. rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt. Ref: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors, Film #M231 roll 40.)  4981,4982
SMITH, Susan E., 23 Oct 1837 - 25 Jun 1910. "She has gone...will..."  4979/4980
SMITH, Nancy A., 1839 - 1917. "She was a kind and affectionate wife, A fond mother and a friend to all." 5067,5068
SMITH, W. D., 27 Jun 1827 - 17 Feb 1898. (C.S.A., Forrest's 3rd Regiment, Tn. Cavalry, Co. 1B, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt. Ref: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Film #M231 roll 40.) no photo
SMITH, W. M., 28 Aug 1830 - 16 Sep 1887. "Age 57 y's, 18 d's." (C.S.A., Forrest's 3rd Tn Cavalry, Co. B. rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt. Ref: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors, Film #M231 roll 40.)  5066
TATE, William, 16 Jun 1926 - 18 Apr 2000. (shares stone with Sallie W. Tate.)
4995
TATE, Sallie W., 24 Jun 1932 - 11 Mar 1997. (shares stone with William Tate.)
4995
TATE, Dorothy Jean, 13 Dec 1960 - 16 Jun 1983. "Daughter." 4994
TAYLOR, Ola Mae, 1895 - no date. (shares stone with William J. Taylor.) 4993 
TAYLOR, William J., 1894 - 1951. (shares stone with Ola Mae Taylor.) 4993
WHITAKER, Catherine M. F., 10 Feb 1846 - 18 Mar 1879. 4960
WILLIFORD, Willie, 15 Dec 1807 - 2 May 1871. "Professed Religon 1845 He was an honest Man the Noblest work of God." 5012/5013/5015
WILEFORD, Martha, 29 Jan 1812 - 18 Dec 1877.  "wife of Willie Wileford.", "Professed Religion...."  5014/5015 
WORSHAM, G. S., 15 Feb 1832 - 13 Dec 1894. 5035
WORSHAM, Nancy C., 10 Mar 1836 - 8 Jun 1904. ".....Rest from thy loved...day The battle fought the victory won. Enter thy Master's joy." 5036
YOUNG, John, 1774 - 17 Oct 1838. "For many years a faithful member of the United Baptist church of Christ." (John Archibald Young; s/o Nathaniel Young and Patty Crawford of Spartanburg Co. S.C.; h/o Nancy Smith Young; his home is at bottom of the hill from Beech Hill Cemetery and across the highway, built in 1815 by John. Ref: John Young.) 5043
YOUNG, Nancy, 1776 - 1819.  "consort of John Young.", "For years a faithful member of the United Baptist Church of Christ." (d/o John Buckner Smith and Dianna (?) of Spartanburg SC.; John & Dianna moved to Giles Co. about the time their daughter Nancy and son-in law John Arch Young came to Giles Co. Ref: John Young.) 5044
YOUNG, Mrs. L., 12 Jan 1816 - 15 Feb 1858. "consort of A. S. Young." 5033C/5033
YOUNG, A. O., 21 Aug 1862 - 30 Apr 1889.
(Archibald Oliver Young; s/o Archibald Smith Young and Nancy Mendoza S. Oliver; h/o Arabella Wheeler who he married in Giles Co. 8 Apr 1884.) [Ref: John Young] 5018
YOUNG, Alfred A. (Asbury), 1839 - 1911. "Family of Young", "Gone but not forgotten." ( s/o William C. Young and Elizabeth Kennedy; C.S.A., 3rd Tn. Inf. Soldier's Pension #S8757, Widow's Pension #W719 by Fanny Young; shares stone with Fannie Y. Young.) Backside of Alfred A. Young stone list children. 5017
YOUNG, Fannie Y., (6 Feb) 1845 - (20 Feb) 1920. (Nee: Sarah Frances Young Young; d/o Archibald Smith Young and Louisa Catherine Abernathy Young; w/o Alfred A Young and shares same stone. Ref: John Young.)  5017
YOUNG, Granville J., 13 Dec 1835 - 16 Jan 1897. No photo
YOUNG, Mary, 6 Apr 1840 - 27 Dec 1857. "consort of Granville Young." 5038
YOUNG, Napoleon B.(Bonapart), 19 Aug 1843 - 12 Mar 1922. "Father." (s/o Archibald Smith Young & Louisa Catherine Abernathy; C.S.A., Soldier's Pension #S2598 32nd Tn. Inf.; Widow's Pension #W7807 by Mattie Jane Young; ref: Tn. State Library and Archives; h/o and shares stone with Mattie J. Young.) 4984
YOUNG, Mattie J. (Jane), 24 Jan 1848 - 9 May 1925. "Mother." (d/o Mary Ann English and Daniel Kosier; mar. to and shares stone with Napoleon B. Young.) 4984
YOUNG, C. C., 20 Aug 1889, Age 40 yrs. No photo
YOUNG, Daniel A. (Arch), 14 Nov 1870 - 6 Apr 1920. "Woodmen of the World Memorial." (s/o Napoleon Bonapart Young and Martha Jane Kosier; h/o Minnie Pearl Smith; married in Giles Co. 20 Feb 1895. Ref: John Young; photo top of stone)  5048C/5048/5052
YOUNG, Edgar Lake, 16 May 1891 - 19 Oct 1918. WWI casualty. "Private Co. K., 117 Infantry Killed in Action at Premount, France. He heard humanity's clear call And knew the voice devine; He gave his life, he gave his all - No greater love hath a man than to lay down his life for his Country." 4987C/4987/4988    
YOUNG, Elizabeth, 24 May 1904 - 3 Oct 1904. "daughter of W. G. & B. J. Young." 5037
YOUNG, English Grady, 11 Oct 1897 - 26 Jul 1911. "a little time on earth he spent. Till God for him He sent" (photo top center of ts.)  5045/5047/5047C
YOUNG, Evelyn Grace, 28 Sep 1906.  no other date. 5054
YOUNG, George N., 22 Sep 1907 - 13 Jun 1976. 4986
YOUNG, Olivene W., 10 Jun 1909 - 11 Jan 2000.
4985
YOUNG, John O., (no dates listed), son of B. K. & Rebecca Young.
YOUNG, John T., 3 Aug 1867 - 3 Jun 1941. Woodmen of the World Memorial. "An honest man's the noblest work of God." 4991/4992
YOUNG, Mollie Etha Linda, 25 Jan 1867 - 22 Oct 1918. "Wife of J.T. Young.", "Here lies one who in this life was a kind mother and a true wife." (d/o G.W. Smith.) 4989/4990
YOUNG, Lou, 1869 - 1943. (photo on backside of Alfred A. Young) photo
YOUNG, Lillie, 1871 - 1935.(d/o Alfred A. and Sarah F. Young.);(Photo on backside of Alfred A. Young ts. see above.) photo
YOUNG, Beulah, 1872 - 1917. (Photo on backside of Alfred A. Young ts. see above.) photo
YOUNG, Carrie, 1877 - 1896. (d/o Alfred A. and Sarah F. Young); (backside of Alfred A. Young stone.) photo
YOUNG, Bertha, 1882- 1994. (d/o Alfred A. and Sarah F. Young); (backside of Alfred A. Young stone.) photo
YOUNG, Tallie Arney, 1893 - 1894. (Photo on backside of Alfred A. Young ts. see above.) photo
YOUNG, Lacie Arney, 1898 - 1901. (Photo on backside of Alfred A. Young ts. see above.) photo
YOUNG, Martha L., 3 Oct 1842 - 10 Mar 1862. "Daughter of S. & M. Young" 5040
YOUNG, Mary F., 8 Jan 1847 - 20 Feb 1873. "Aged 25 years, 1 mo. & 12 da.",  "wife of J. N. Young." 5000/5001 
YOUNG, Nancy, 30 Aug 1835 - 29 May 1913. 5029
YOUNG, Patrick H., 29 Jan 1834 - 7 Oct 1836. 5042
YOUNG, Pearl Smith, 27 Apr 1878 - 8 Aug 1967. "Mother." 5053
YOUNG, Spencer, 30 May 1840 - 27 Jul 1844. 5041
YOUNG, _ _ _ _ _  _, departed this life _ _  September 1835, Aged _ 1 years  _ _ _ _  (ts inscription mostly peeled away & lost.) 5030/5031

Unknown soul:  Note: this ts is off base, fallen face down and now covered with large fire ant hill. 4971
Unknown soul: Head & footstone with no inscription. 5032
Unknown soul(s): 5016
/5082

Unknown - "MOTHER" 5034

"N." (footstone) 5039

Transcribed by Mary Bob McClain from Photos taken by Wayne Austin. 7 Oct 2009. Typing by Faye Bradford. Added here 21 Jul 2010 by Wayne Austin. This cemetery is also presented in the book Giles County Tennessee Cemeteries  on page 15, published by the Historical Society 1986.