BETHESDA METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY (Hardy Road) GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE


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Area views of the cemetery: 8862/8883/8884/8885/8886/8887/8888/8988/8989/8990/8991/8992/8993/8994/8995/8996/8997/8998/8932/8944/8949
Historic - Bethesda Methodist Church - Building: 4498

ABERNATHY, Turner, 20 Dec 1802 - 13 Aug 1880, son of James & Polly Jennings Abernathy, born in Brunswick Co. Virginia, came to Giles County 1818. he professed religion in 1849. joined the M.E. Church South, Age 77, 7 M. & 13 D. 8965C/8965/8966
ABERNATHY, Annie, 13 Jan 1817 - 2 Feb 1892, wife of Turner Abernathy, born in Giles Co. Tenn. She professed religion Young and joined the M.E. Church South in which she lived a faithful and consistent member until her death. Servant of God well done, We will see you again. 8964C/8964/8966
ABERNATHY, Davis, 24 Jul 1861 - 12 Jan 1935, son of Robert P. & Mary E. Abernathy. 8895
ABERNATHY, Nannie Jane, 19 Jan 1872 - 9 Aug 1949, wife of Davis Abernathy. 8895
*ABERNATHY, Frederick , no dates, brother of Sarah E. Abernathy.  (no stone found 31 Aug 2010)
ABERNATHY, Lucinda G., 28 Mar 1818 - 20 Oct 1888. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. 8957C/8957
ABERNATHY, Robert P., 22 Jun 1836 - 31 May 1898, Pvt Co E. 32 Tenn Inf. C.S.A. (son of Turner & Annie E. Abernathy).  8967/8968
ABERNATHY, Mary B., (26 Oct) 1841 - (23 Aug) 1903. 8967
ABERNATHY, Mattie Lee, 9 Jun 1884 - 12 Jun 1884, daughter of G. L. & M. E. Abernathy.  8955C/8955
ABERNATYY, Sadie Florence, 11 May 1886 - 1 Aug 1886, daughter of G. L. & M. E. Abernathy. 8954C/8954
BENNETT, William T., (28 Apr) 1866 - (13 Feb) 1923, son of Harvey & Mary Tucker Bennett. 8896
BENNETT, Inez A., (1 Aug) 1877 - (26 Sep) 1951, (wife of William T. Bennett.)  8896
BIRDSONG, Stone (no names or dates).  (no stone found 31 Aug 2010)
BIRDSONG, Buck, 24 Apr 1906 - 2 Jan 1920, (son of Maudy & Lizzie Birdsong.)  8892
BIRDSONG, Joe T., 24 Dec 1912 - 15 Jun 1961, Tenn. TEC 5 Co. F. 385 Inf., WW II BSM. 8899
BIRDSONG, Larkin Merritt, 17 Feb 1847 - 26 Dec 1920 Private, Company K, 6th Wheelers Tenn., Calvary, Confederates States Army.  8902
*BIRDSONG, Sarah E. Abernathy, 1851 - 1916, wife of Larkin Birdsong. (no stone found 31 Aug 2010)
BIRDSONG, Maudy F., 16 Nov 1881 - 30 Nov 1941, son of Thomas & Annie Birdsong. 8891
BIRDSONG, Lizzie, 29 Nov 1885 - 31 Mar 1968, wife of Maudy Birdsong. 8891
BIRDSONG, Roy, 30 Apr 1916 - 16 Sep 1966, (son of William & Cordie Birdsong.) 8898
BIRDSONG, Thomas F., 13 Feb 1939 - 30 Jun 1999. 8979
BIRDSONG, Betty Lou, 4 Feb 1939 - 2 Aug 2008. Granny. 8980/8981
BIRDONG, Robert Wayne, 9 Mar 1937 - no other date. Daddy 8982
*BIRDSONG, William, no dates. (no stone found 31 Aug 2010)
*BIRDSONG, Cordie, 1879 - no other date, wife of William Birdsong. (no stone found 31 Aug 2010)
BIRDSONG, (monument no other information) 8900/8901
BROWN, Bonnie Jo, 9 Oct 1938 - 14 May 1941, daughter of Milton & Katie Brown. 8874C/8874
BROWN, Davis, 1859 - 1932, son of Erwin R. Brown. 8875
BROWN, Martha E., 1855 - 1938. 8875
BROWN, Irvin R., 10 Oct 1878 - 1 Jun 1953, son of Davis & Martha E. Brown. 8880
BROWN, Mahlon, 1882 - 1948, (son of Davis & Martha Ellen Brown.) 8877/8879
BROWN, Susan Watson, 1882 - 1975, wife of Mahlon Brown. 8878/8879
BROWN, Sterling H., 9 Jul 1828 - 30 Apr 1880, son of Lewis Brown, (First grave in this cemetery). Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. Born on the wings of Faith and love, His happy spirit soared above. 8972C/8972
BROWN, Milton D., 4 Apr 1908 - 8 Dec 1968, (son of Thomas K. & Daisy Brown). 8873
BROWN, Katie Owen, 11 Mar 1911 - 26 May 2005.  8873
BROWN, Wallace, 17 Sep 1895 - 4 Sep 1924, (son of Davis & Martha Ellen Brown). 8876
BROWN, Thomas O., "Tokey", 26 Oct 1933 - 23 Feb 2009. 8872
BROWN, Willene M., 21 Nov 1935 - no other date. 8871
*BROWNLOW, Lola B., 1871 - 1880. (no stone found 31 Aug 2010)
BROWNLOW, John B., 27 Mar 1871 - 4 Jul 1886. 8973C/8973
BUNCH, Lena, 1856 - 1933. 8946/8944/8949
CARDEN , John K., 1884 - 1934, son of Wm. L. & Ann Carden.  8868
CARDEN, Myrtha P., 1891 - 1983, wife of John Carden.  8868
CARDEN, Kenneth, 25 Oct 1915 - 5 Jun 1942, (son of John K & Myrtha Carden).  8867
CARDEN, Triplet sons of John & Myrtha Carden, born & died 11 Nov 1914. 8975
CARDIN, Nancy, 24 Mar 1851 - 21 Jul 1920, wife of J. L. Cardin.) Mother 8970
CARDIN, W. L., 13 Feb 1854 - 19 Mar 1932, (son of Larkin Cardin. 8974
CARDIN, Ann Quintilla, 14 Jul 1861 - 19 Jan 1918, (wife of W. L. Cardin.) She was a kind and affectionate wife, A fond mother, and a friend to all. 8974
CODNER, Lawrence J.,  5 Oct 1910 - no other date. 8852/8853
CODNER, A. Dianna,  1 Feb 1920 - no other date. 8852/8853
DUNNIVANT, Ora Brown, 29 May 1885 - 3 Oct 1969, (wife of Jim Dunnivant). 8881/8882
DYER, James T., 20 Mar 1917 - 7 Feb 1918, (son of William & Ora Dyer). 8894
DYER, William M., 14 May 1911 - 15 Jan 1918, (son of William & Ora Dyer.)  8894
DYER, Hattie Joyce, 29 Sep 1940 - no other date. 8978
FAUTT, Mrs. James, 18 Feb 1863 - 20 Apr 1894. She came to raise our hearts to heaven. She goes to call us there. 8893
HAMM, Candice "Sha", 3 Aug 1989 - 28 Jul 2002. Our Angel. 8962/8963
HAZELWOOD, J. B., 3 Mar 1922 - 20 Feb 1999.  8916/8917
HAZLEWOOD, E. Belle, 21 Feb 1909 - 26 Aug 1976. 8916
HENDERSON, John, 1837 - 17 Mar 1896. Pvt Co. E, 19th Tenn Inf C.S.A.  8953/8951/8950
HENDERSON, Martha, 1837 - 1928, wife of John Henderson.  8953/8950
HENDERSON, John L., 1878 - 1953, son of John & Martha Henderson. 8952/8950
HENDERSON, Lizzie B., 1871 - 1920, wife of John L., Henderson. 8952/8950
HENDERSON, Lula, no dates, daughter of John L. & Lizzie Henderson. (interred here - unmarked grave, no stone found 31 Aug 2010)
HENDERSON, Robert Clarence, 12 Sep 1900 - 28 Dec 1968, (son of John L. & Lizzie Henderson.) 8860
HENDERSON, Clara Owen, 10 Nov 1898 - 3 Jul 1974. 8860
HENDERSON, William L., 1875 - 19-- (part of year date missing; son of John & Martha Henderson.) 8861
HENDERSON, Lantie, 1871 - 1953,( son of John & Martha Henderson). 8861
JOHNSON, Adelaide, 1855 - 1881. 8956
JOHNSON, Bluford, (10 Oct) 1809 - 1887, born in Newberry District, S.C. 8984
JOHNSON, Cassie, (27 Jun) 1811 - (18 Aug) 1890, born in Newberry District, S. C. 8985
JOHNSON, Minnie M., 4 Sep 1873 - 20 Feb 1893, (daughter of E. F. & N. A. Johnson.)  8983
JOHNSON, Mrs. N. A., 29 Jun 1855 - 26 Aug 1881, wife of E. F. Johnson. 8943C/8943/8942
MAY, Frank, 1881 - 1914. Father 8913/8914
MAY, Carrie, 1878 - 1963. Mother 8913/8915
MCGREW, Henry Wynne, 14 Sep 1869 - 13 Mar 1957, age 87 yrs, 5 mos, 29 days. 8931
MCGREW, Birdie Owen Bass, 1877 - 1952, (2nd wife of Henry Wynn McGrew.)  8869
MCGREW, Edna Cardin Beard, 17 Aug 1871 - 16 Sep 1911, (1st wife of H. W. McGrew.) 8930/8932
MCGREW, Elma Lorene, 7 Jan 1901 - 30 Dec 1910, (daughter of Henry W., & Edna McGrew.) 8929/8932
MCGREW, Estelle, 6 Jan 1875 - 26 Feb 1963. 8928/8932
MCGREW, Leslie G., 1892 - 1987. 8925/8932
MCGREW, Robert P., 1871 - 1943. 8925/8932
MCGREW, Robert P., 4 Nov 1915 - 1 Jul 1917. A little time on Earth Spent till God for him an Angel sent. 8923
MCGREW, Winfield G., 29 Jul 1843 - 19 Aug 1882. PVT Co K., 1st Tenn Infantry C.S.A. 8924/8926/8932
MCGREW, Martha B., 1844 - 1928, wife of Wynn G. McGrew. 8927/8932
MOSS, Rev. Marshall D., 8 Jul 1918 - 16 Sep 1993. 8870
MOSS, Betty Sinclair, 11 Apr 1924 - 5 Jul 2006. 8870
MINATRA, Bob, 1 Feb 1927 - no other date. 8858
MINATRA, Rebecca S., 23 Jul 1931 - no other date. 8858
NESIN, Guy Maurice, 29 Aug 1935 - 9 Apr 1998. Born in Paris France. 8854/8855/8856/8857
*NIPP, James, no dates. (no stone found 31 Aug 2010)
NIPP, Sarah Elizabeth, 28 Apr 1844 - 24 Feb 1917, "Dearest Mother thou hast left us and thy loss we deeply feel." (Daughter of William Calvin Hollis & Martha (Patty) Deloach; Wife of James Andrew Nipp)  8969C/8969
NIPP, Pearl, 4 Oct 1879 - 15 Jan 1905, wife of W. A. Nipp. 8971
OWEN, J. J., 30 Sep 1854 - 2 Jan 1914. He is not dead but sleepeth. 8912
OWEN, Lucy A., 22 Nov 1848 - 11 Mar 1926. Mother. She was the sunshine of our home. 8911C/8911
OWEN, Robert L., 1876 - 1953, (son of James L. & Lucy Owen.)  8910
OWEN, Mary F., 1875 - 1961.  8910
ROGERS, Bell Elizabeth, 1 May 1881 - 6 Aug 1905, wife of J. T. Rogers. 8933C/8933
ROSE, Martha C. 30 Aug 1823 - 19 Sep 1891. 8947C/8947/8944/8949
ROSE, Mattie, 3 Feb 1865 - 13 Jan 1887. But like the grass or new mown hay, which withers in an hour, It pleased the Lord to take away, This sweet and lovely flower. 8948C/8948/8944/8949
SANDERS, Roy C., 1903 - 1928. Husband. 8909C/8909
SCOTT, Jordan E., 21 Feb 1879 - 4 Jul 1890. 8958/8961
SCOTT, Willie M., 13 Sep 1857 - 21 May 1892, wife of J. B. Scott.  8959/8960/8961
STEVENSON, J. Baxter, 23 May 1905 - 16 Jul 1985. 8859
STEVENSON, Martha T., 1 Nov 1899 - 10 Mar 1993.  8859
*TARPLEY, Infant of Guy & Mary Birdsong Tarpley.  (no stone found 31 Aug 2010)
TENNERY, John Elisha, 1821 - 1905 (no stone found 31 Aug 2010)
TENNERY, Mary E. B. Watson, 1823 - 1892, In Memory of My Grandparents. (no memorial stone found 31 Aug 2010)
TENNERY, C. (Carl) B., 2 Aug 1867 - 13 Sep 1928, Father.  8889/8883
TENNERY, L. B. (Beulah), 7 Apr 1871 - 4 Oct 1949, Mother. 8889/8883
TENNERY, Lewis, 2 Feb 1884 - 28 Jul 1885, son of I. J. & N. M. Tennery. 8908C/8908
TENNERY, D. B., 10 Jul 1902 - 6 Feb 1903. (child of Carl & Bula Tennery.) 8890
TENNERY, A. L., 25 Jun 1892 - 17 Jul 1893, (son of Carl & Bula Tennery.) 8890
TENNERY, C. L., born and died 27 Nov 1895, (son of Carl B. & Beulah Tennery.) 8890
TOOMEY, Florence C., 1882 - 1930. 8976
TOOMEY, Havey, 1911 - 1934, (son of John Will & Florence Toomey.)  8977
WATSON, Edward O., 1883 - 1965. Father 8918/8920
WATSON, Cora J., 1883 - 1965. Mother 8918/8920
WATSON, Jimmie R., 12 Mar 1907 - 4 Jan 1910. 8922
WATSON, Leonard M., Born & Died 15 Feb 1920. 8921
WATSON, Lee Roy,  20 Jan 1920 - 4 Oct 2001. PFC US Army WW II. 8986/8987
WATSON, Dorothy B., 30 Jul 1938 - no other date. 8986
WEDDINGTON, Carrie, 7 Aug 1892 - 24 Feb 1911, (daughter of Edward G. & Sula Mae Weddington.) 8905
WEDDINGTON, Edward G., 21 Aug 1861 - 5 May 1950, (son of John Elisha & Mary B. Weddington.) 8906
WEDDINGTON, Edward Ezopher, 23 Feb 1886 - 31 Aug 1889, (son of Edward G. & Sula Mae Weddington). 8903
WEDDINGTON, Lillie Mae, 11 Oct 1883 - 15 Jan 1885, (daughter of Edward G. & Sula Mae Weddington.) 8904
WEDDINGTON, Sula Mae Tennery, 1860 - 1926, In Memory of My Mother. 8907
WHITE, Astor, (12 Feb) 1904 - (3 May) 1980, (son of Robert Henry & Frances White). 8897
WHITE, Nettie Mai B., 1906 - 2001. 8897
YANT, G. C., Sr., 18 Feb 1885 - 20 Feb 1939, son of R. P. & Sarah Yant.  8864
YANT, Johnnie H., 2 Jun 1879 - 8 Nov 1907, son of R. P. & S. J. Yant. 8934/8935/8945
YANT, Lola P., 10 Nov 1892 - 4 May 1975, wife of G. C. Yant, Sr. 8863
YANT, Mark A., 6 Mar 1892 - 19 Jun 1965. 8939/8945
YANT, Maggie, 10 Sep 1887 - 1 Dec 1972. 8940/8945
YANT, R. (Reese) P. (Peter), 30 Jun 1850 - 29 Dec 1934. (Giles Co . native; husband of Sarah J. Toomey Yant)(update by mbmr)  8937/8935/8945
YANT, Sarah J. Toomey, 27 Jan 1856 - 11 Oct 1925, wife of R. P. Yant. 8936/8935/8945
YANT, R. (Richard) P., 26 May 1897 - 9 Feb 1982. Although he sleepeth his memory doth live and cheering comfort to his mourners give. 8941/8945
YANT, Ina V., 8 May 1896 - 17 Jan 1987. 8942/8945
YANT, Will R., 12 Jan 1890 - 5 Feb 1932. 8938/8945
YANT, James L., "Buck", 10 Feb 1946 - 7 Jun 2007. Daddy. 8865/8866
YANT, Betty W., 16 Oct 1948 -  no other date, married to James L., Yant, 23 Aug 1969. 8865/8866

*Known to be buried here without grave markers.
For more Brown family connections see the Davis Brown Cemetery on this site but actually 6 tenths of a mile southwest of here, but across the road up and up the slope.

Transcribed from Photos taken by Wayne Austin. 31 Aug 2010. Typing by Faye Bradford. Added here 7 May 2012 by C. Wayne Austin. This cemetery presented in the book  Cemeteries of Giles County Tennessee on page 31-33 & published by the Giles Co. Historical Society 1986. There are thus far 140 Listings above and 146 photos, 123 listings are presented on Findagrave.com.


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