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LUCY-COLVETT-ROPER CEMETERY, GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE

001
James Carroll Colvett/J. C. Colvett
Mar. 29, 1851 - Aug. 25, 1910
He has gone to his rest after a useful life.

002
Elzie P. Ussery Colvett/Elzie P. Colvett
Mar. 10, 1848 - Feb. 12, 1917
In peace she lived
In peace she died
(Photo by John Colvett)
Information by Charlotte Colvett

003
Little Fed Colvett
Jan. 8, 1886 - Mar. 17, 1888
Gone So Soon
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

004
Sam P. Colvett
Oct. 26, 1853 - Feb. 17, 1888
He lived as a Christian
as a Christian died
(Note: Colvert was inscribed on the stone. You can see where they tried to correct it at the top.)
(Photo by John Colvett)
Information by Charlotte Colvett

005
Sarah Ann Colvett Doggett, Daughter of Lurany Colvett
This is all that was left of Sarah's
headstone several years ago. This stone is completely gone now.
All that is left is the Footstone with the initials S A C
(Photo by John Colvett)
Information by Charlotte Colvett

006
John D. Colvette
Dec. 21, 1790 - Jan. 11, 1854
Died with a firm abiding trust,
That thought the mortal sleep in dust
John Dillahunty Colvett and his wife Lurany Andrews Colvett were the first Colvett's to settle in Tennessee.
(Photo & Information by John Colvett)

Lurany A. Colvette
July 1, 1796 - Oct. 18, 1873
To her whose life was love, let one sweet thought be given,
The sweetest words inscribed on earth is mother, home and heaven
Photo & Information by John Colvett

007
Infant of W. H. & L. C. Lucy
Born & Died
Sept. 30, 1868
He is not dead, but sleepeth

Note: The small stone in front of the larger stone is the original stone for the infant child. This stone is listed in the Giles County Cemetery Book as being at the Locke Cemetery located at the back door of the house. This stone was removed when a newer larger stone was set in. The original stone has now been returned to the Lucy Cemetery.

008
Lucinda C., Wife of W. H. Lucy
Feb. 14, 1832 - Dec. 30, 1872
The wife, the friend, the mother dear,
In dreamless sleep, reposes here
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

009
David Dee Colvett/David D. Colvett
Mar. 16, 1893 - Dec. 6, 1967
(Note: Stone is inscribed with wrong year. David Dee died Dec. 6, 1966)

Allie Melissa Dugger Colvett/Allie M. Colvett
Oct. 23, 1892 - Feb. 21, 1962
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

010
Bruce Jackson Colvett
Feb. 17, 1914 - Apr. 16, 1975
US ARMY WORLD WAR II
(Photo by John Colvett)
Information by Charlotte Colvett

011
William Pink Hyatt
June 15, 1905 - Jan. 14, 1973
PVT US MARINE CORPS

Mattie Pearl Colvett Hyatt/M. Pearl Colvett Hyatt
Oct. 10, 1909 - Mar. 14, 2006
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

012
Owen Dewey Hyatt
July 10, 1929 - Oct. 27, 1973
Photo by Charlotte Colvett

013
Dewey Wayne Hyatt
Mar. 22, 1953 - Oct. 12, 1986
Photo by Charlotte Colvett

014
Sammie Lee Colvett Adams
Samie Colvett Adams
May 22, 1880 - Mar. 27, 1918
(Photo by John Colvett)
Information by Charlotte Colvett

015
Nancy Josephine "Josie" Morrow Colvett Thurman/Josie Colvett Thurman
May 13, 1858 - July 1, 1941
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

016
James K. Polk Colvett/J. Polk Colvett
July 25, 1883 - April 14, 1960
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

017
Myrtle M. Seagraves Colvett/Myrtle Colvett
1881 - 1942
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

018
Claude Carroll Colvett/Claude C. Colvett
Mar. 23, 1885 - Nov. 4, 1958

Cordelia Maude Dugger Colvett/Delia M. Colvett
July 30, 1885 - Nov. 1, 1947
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

019
Cecil Colvett
1913 - 1913
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

020
Joel Colvett
1911 1912
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

021
Baby Colvett
1906 - 1906
Photo & Information by Charlotte

022
Rebecca Rushing Ussery/Rebecca Ussery, Wife of William Ussery
Born April 4, 1805
Died May 13, 1865
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

William Ussery
Born about the year
1794
Died
Aug. 16, 1875
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

023
Evan R. Ussery
Died
July 10, 1861
Age 27 ys. & 3 ms.
Peace to the remains of
E. R. Ussery while fond
hearts cherish the memory
of one who fell so young so
Noble and brave

Evan R. Ussery Confederate Private
Co. D, 3 (Clack's), Tennessee Infantry.
Evan died July 10, 1861 at Camp
Cheatham, most likely from the measles.
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

024
Sinia Roper Renfro/Sinia Renfro
Was born June 24, 1810
And died December the 24th 1847
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

025
Susan J. Roper/In Memory of Susan J. Daughter of D. Y. & D. A. Roper
Born Oct. 1827
Died May 7th 1847
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

026
David Yates Roper/In Memory of David Y. Roper
Died Sept. 1st 1843
in the 65th year of his age
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

027
Lively D. Ussery, Daughter of W. & R. Ussery
Born Aug. 27, 1828
Died Aug. 1848
 
028
Mastin Ussery
Son of W. & R. Ussery
Born May 20, 1821
Died Aug. 16, 1838
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

029
J A R
1835
I believe this broken stone could possibly
belong to a member of the Roper Family.
This stone is located next to Dinney daughter of
D. Y. & D. A. Roper
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

030
Dinney Roper/In Memory of Dinney Daughter of D. Y. & D. A. Roper
Born June 12th 1825
Died March 20th 1838
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

031
Nancy Caroline McCarty Roper
Sacred to the memory of Nancy Caroline wife of E. L. Roper &
Daughter of Andrew & Ruth McCarty
Born Aug. 3rd 1821
Died Aug. 23rd 1838
Photo and Information by Charlotte Colvett

032
Mary S. Seagraves
Was born Dec. 2, 1816 - Died Dec. 6, 1856
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

033
Auva Petty
Born June 18, 1889 - Died Oct. 1, 1894
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

034
Willie Ruth Porter Thurman/Willie Ruth Thurman
Born Dec. 22, 1880
Died Mar. 16, 1907
Gone but not For Gotten
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

035
Jemima
Wife of J. D. Dicus
Born April 1, 1855
Died April 12, 1888
At Rest in Peace
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

036
Exrion
Photo by Charlotte Colvett

037
W. R. Foster
1891 - 1958
(Photo by Charlotte Colvett)
Information from the Giles County Cemetery Book

038
Unknown
Photo by Charlotte Colvett

039
John Willis Prentice
July 29, 1879
Jan. 6, 1967
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

040
John Porter
Apr. 13, 1905 - Mar. 8, 1985

Nellie Porter May 3, 1921 -
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

041
Our Baby, Alton Earl Morris
Aug. 15, 1937
Dec. 1, 1938
Son of Russell and Alliane Morris
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

042
Eliza Jane Drake/Elizza Jane Drake
Mar. 14, 1922 - Feb. 4, 1927
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

043
Etta Seagraves Drake/Etta S.
1888 - 1972

William Hoyt Drake/Wm. Hoyt Drake
1885 - 1960
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

044
Charles Stone
Aug. 21, 1942 - Sept. 13, 2004
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

045
Samantha M. Allen
1989 - 1989
Photo by Charlotte Colvett

046
Our Old Friend, Russell Thomas Morris
Nov. 7, 1900
July 26, 1974
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

047
Sam Owen Prentice
Jan. 25, 1942
June 30, 1983

Dimple A. Griggs Prentice
Feb. 28, 1940 -
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

048
Samuel Paul White
Mar. 11, 1934 - Mar. 11, 1934

049
Infant son of Pitman & Robbie White
Photo by Charlotte

050
Eula Usery White, Dau. of I. M. & A. P. White
Nov. 23, 1889
Sep. 20, 1895
Asleep in Jesus
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

051
Amanda Polkie White
1867 - 1937

Isaac Meadow White
1862 - 1900
Photo by Charlotte Colvett

052
William Thomas Prentice
April 24, 1881
February 16, 1968

Alice Virginia Barnett Prentice
June 4, 1912
October 20, 1985
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

053
In Memory of Baby Boy Porter
Sept. 27 1931
Photo by Charlotte Colvett

054
Dionysia Abernathy Roper/In Memory of M? Dinney A., wife of David Y. Roper
Died Aug. 28th 1853
In the 70th year of her age
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

055
David (Davey) R. Porter/David R. Poter
May 16, 1864 - Dec. 19, 1941

Martha A. Porter/Martha A. Poter
May 12, 1872 - Sept. 29, 1955

This stone is for Mr. & Mrs. Porter
The "R" was left out on the transcription.
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

056
Martha Jane Seagraves Prentice       
M. J.
Nov. 4, 1844 - Sept. 19, 1916
2nd wife of William Wesley Prentice & sister to J. R. Prentice

057
William Wesley Prentice/W. W. Prentice
Feb. 13, 1849 - Jan. 8, 1930

Genrella Rosetta Seagraves Prentice
(also known as "Jenny Rose")
J. R.
July 2, 1856
Dec. 24, 1883
1st wife of William Wesley Prentice
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

J. C. Ussery
Born Feb. 5, 1826
Died Aug. 20, 1887

058
A.J. Ussery
Born Nov. 22, 1872
Died Aug. 20, 1887

These precious ones from us
are gone, voices we loved
are stilled,
places are vacant in our
home,
which can never be filled

PULASKI CITIZEN
Aug. 25, 1887

Three men Killed
Saturday evening about six o'clock, within
a mile of Lawrenceburg, the pay train ran
into a wagon in which were seated Joe Ussery Sr.,
Joe Ussery Jr., and Charles Hinson, all residents of
Lawrence County beyond Bodenham, killing the
Elder Ussery and Hinson instantly and fatally injuring
Young Ussery who died that night. A wagon was before
them and the road crossed where the view was obstructed
by the hedge and corn. The cow-catcher struck between the
mules and the wagon, throwing the mules one way and the
wagon the other. It was running very fast. Joe Ussery was
the father of 16 children. W. W. Briggs killed one of his sons
at Campbellsville about 10 years ago.
Photo by Charlotte Colvett
(Information by John Colvett)

059
Joseph C. Ussery
Feb. 5, 1826 - Aug. 20, 1887

Samantha A. Counce Ussery
Aug. 20, 1843 - Mar. 14, 1921

Joseph and his son A. J. were killed when a train hit the
wagon they were in. Joseph has two tombstones, one for
him & A. J. when they were killed and this one, which sets to the
left of the other one. This stone was put in when his wife Samantha died.
This stone faces west, so that the inscription is on the side Joseph is buried.
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett

060 (not found)
Sarah Belle Cooper Colvett, 1st wife of Mack Leroy Colvett
I have been told by family members that Sarah is buried in the
Lucy Colvett Roper Cemetery and that Mack put a small homemade stone in with just her initials.
I didn't find this stone.