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ROPER (Primitive Baptist Church) CEMETERY (Hwy 110 Fayetteville to Ardmore Hwy) LINCOLN COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Presented here is actually two cemeteries according to the Li Co Cem book: (1) Predestined Primitive Church Cemetery (Old section), and (2) Roper Cemetery (new section)

Mapping the Location

 

Signage - Old Kelly's Creek Predestination Primitive Baptist CHURCH OF CHRIST meets here - constituted 1812: 6068/The Church Building:6069
Signage - old section: 4254/4269/4272/Road Signage: 4255
Area Views new section: 6180/6181/6182/6183/6184/6185/6186/6187/GPS reading: 6188
Area Views - old section west side of church building:4270/4274/4275/4297/4299/4310/4311/4312/4313/4327/4328/4329/4330/4331/4332
Notifications from the Cemetery Committee: 6067
The big moth  - Thinks he is hiding - since he is camouflaged. I did not disturb it - obscuring the word  "Died" on the Sarah A. Walker's stone: 4306/4307

BAIRD, Infant of C. W. & Mary Baird, B. & D 2 Jan 1896. 6125
BARNETT, S.A., 25 Jan 1833 - 5 Jan 1903. Wife of T. M. Barnett. (old section) 4276/4282
BARNETT, Mrs. A. E. (Eliza Adaline), 5 Aug 1850 - 10 May 1874. 6174
BARNETT, Mrs S. E., 26 Jun 1847 - 26 Aug 1876. 6173
BEAN, Lucy, 1861 - 1923. Concrete marker. 6108
BEARD, William, Died 1907. Age not given, buried by his wife and child. (not found - old section)
BEDDINGFIELD, Allice R. J., dates illegible, daughter of W. T. & M. F. Beddingfield.
BEDDINGFIELD, Berry B., 3 Nov 1903 - 20 Mar 1966. Mason. 6123
BEDDINGFIELD, William T., 1861 - 1931. Mason. 6122
and
BEDDINGFIELD, Melissa F., 1866 - 1939. 6122
BEDDINGFIELD, Ida O., 21 Jun 1891 - 22 Sep 1960. 6120/Photo: 6121
BOLIN, Mrs. G. A., 28 May 1862 - 1 Jul 1910. 6085
BOND, Samuel, 7 Dec 1808 - 19 Aug 1892. (old section) 4279/4280/4282
BOND, Elizabeth, 24 Nov 1809 - 3 Feb 1901. (old section) 4277/4278/4282
BOND, Lou R., 9 Feb 1846 - 26 Jun 1909. Wife of G.W. Bond. (old section) 4281/4282/
BRYANT, Billy Ray, 10 Jan 1940 - 27 Jan 1940. Infant son of Henry & Nellie Bryant  6071
BRYANT, Dollie H., 1867 - 1913. 6072
BRYANT, Flet E., 1845 - 1915. 6073
BRYANT, Jessie, 22 Mar 1917 - 25 Apr 1917. 6084
BRYANT, Tull, 22 Dec 1895 - 15 Feb 1922. 6083
BRYANT, Infant #1 (no other information on concrete cast stone) 6076
BRYANT, Infant #2 (no other information on concrete cast stone) 6077
BUTLER, Beadie R., 27 Feb 1920 - 6 Jun 1997. 6137
and
BUTLER, J. Nolen ,26 Jun 1919 - 14 Aug 1973.  6137/footstone: 6138
CAPERTON Eliza, 17 Aug 1868 - 29 Sep 1935. Mother 6103/6105
CAPERTON, John, 29 Aug 1866 - 28 Nov 1949. Father 6102/6105
CAPERTON, Mattie, 25 Feb 1876 - 1 Jan 1943. 6101/6104/6105
CHESTER, Cora J., 26 Sep 1897 - 17 Jan 1981. 6176
CROSS, Bobby, 17 Jan 1947 - 26 Oct 1997. 6090
CROSS, Doshua A., 3 Apr 1883 - 25 Jun 1957. 6086 
CROSS, John E., 19 Jul 1915 - 20 Jun 1981. Sgt US Army WW II.  6089/Military Marker: 6091
CROSS, Katherine L., 12 May 1918 - 22 Oct 2003. 6089
CROSS, Louvicie, 21 Jun 1870 - 24 Oct 1946. 6092
CURTIS, William Elsie "Buster", 11 Mar 1909 - 11 Mar 2002. 6087
and
CURTIS, Valeria C., 7 Aug 1912 - 4 Jul 1966. 6087
CURTIS, W. Walter, 16 Dec 1935 - 27 Jul 1979. 6088
DOLLAR, John H., 17 Aug 1873 - 8 Sep 1874 (not found - old section)
and
DOLLAR, Alvis, 8 Mar 1880 - 6 Nov 1881, Child of C.N. & W.C. Dollar. (not found - old section)
EDWARDS, Joseph F., 25 Apr 1875 - 25 Jan 1887, son of W. J. & M. J. Edwards. 6142
EDWARDS, W. J., 25 Apr 1845 - 22 Jul 1927. Father Devoted Husband  & Loving Father. 6140
EDWARDS, M. J. Roper, 27 Aug 1844 - 8 Feb 1914, wife of W. J. Edwards. 6141
EDWARDS, S., (no dates) (not found)
HARGRAVE, Annie B., 30 Sep 1905 - 14 Jan 1973. 6127
and
HARGRAVE, Milton L., 7 Feb 1910 - 25 Oct 1987. 6127
HARGRAVES, Sarah J. Edwards, 23 Jun 1865 - 7 Dec 1892, wife of W. R. Hargraves. 6139
HARGROVE, Donnie Roper, 14 Jul 1854 - 8 Nov 1925. A tender Mother and faithful friend. 6166
IVY, Elbert L., 26 Sep ------(gone) - 17 Aug 1883. (stone not readable anymore) 6081/6082
IVY, N A. Wallace, 12 Feb 1865 - 29 Apr 1884. (Surname Ivy not found; Concrete marker crumbed) 6080
JOHNSON, Nannie, Died Dec 1893 (age not given) (All family dead buried by her mother) (not found - old section)
LEATHERWOOD, James K., 28 Jul 1839 - 18 Oct 1900. (Covered with concrete slab)(old section) 4257/4258/grave marker-footstone J.K.L.4259/grave marker-headmarker J.K.L.4260/4263
and
LEATHERWOOD, Bethenie J. , 16 Aug 1838 - 7 Aug 1893. wife of J. K. Leatherwood. (Covered with concrete slab; old section) 4256/4258/grave marker-footstone B.J.L.4261/grave marker-headmarker B.J.L.:4262/4263
and
LEATHERWOOD, Benjamin S., 1 Apr 1873 - 3 Oct 1891. (Covered with concrete slab; old section) 4268/footstone B.S.L.:4273
and
LEATHERWOOD, Emma Bell, 18 Jan 1866 - 7 Sep 1891. (Covered with concrete slab; old section) 4265/footstone E.B.L.:4264
and
LEATHERWOOD, James S., 23 Dec 1874 - 25 Oct 1891.(Covered with concrete slab; old section) 4267
and
LEATHERWOOD, William T., 13 Nov 1867 - 23 Aug 1893.(Covered with concrete slab; old section) 4266/footstone W.L.: 4271
LEATHERWOOD, S.F., 17 Jun 1842 - 11 Aug 1889. Mason. (Large Granite Slab replaces the broken marker, was nearly buried in debris but cleaned up for photo. Was he a Civil War soldier?; old section) 4323/4324/4325/4326
LEATHERWOOD, Infant Son of J. & F. Leatherwood, B&D 18 Aug 1855 (not found - old section)
LEATHERWOOD, Infant Son of J. & F. Leatherwood, B&D 27 Aug 1850 (not found - old section)
and
LEATHERWOOD, Infant Son of J. & F. Leatherwood, B&D 12 Dec 1839 (not found - old section)
LEATHERWOOD, Infant Dau of J. & F. Leatherwood, B&D 10 Aug 1856 (not found - old section)
LEATHERWOOD, Oliver B., Son of J. & F. Leatherwood 27 Aug 18-- - -- J-- ---- (insc. gone) (not found - old section)
LEATHERWOOD, William M., 11 Dec 1836 - 4 Oct 1837. (not found - old section)
LEONARD, Blythe E., 13 Nov 1924 - 9 Mar 1976. Pvt US Army WW II. Primitive Baptist. Saved by the Grace of God if saved. 6177/Military Marker: 6178/view of stone: 6179
LEONARD, Mildred Goree, 2 Feb 1927 -  no other date. 6177/view of stone: 6179
LEWTER, Florence B. 1895 - 1917. 6075
LEWTER, Flossie B., 1891 - 1914. 6074
LEWTER, Saddie Mae, 1893 - 1916. 6078
MARTIN, Mary J. Nance, 22 Jan 1821 - 4 Oct 1883. (old section) 4294/4293/4296
MARTIN, William R., 11 Sep 1811 - 10 Jan 1891. (old section) 4295/4296
ROPER, Allie D., 27 Jan 1878 - 6 Jan 1896. 6169
ROPER, Alyce M., 3 Mar 1919 - 21 Jun 1950. 6116
ROPER, Annie Viola, 1884 - 1885. 6164
ROPER, Asy/(Asa), 18 Apr 1877 - 3 Sep 1930. 6099/6100
ROPER, L. "Pearl" Barnett, 21 Jan 1883 - 23 Jun 1900, (1st) wife of Asa Roper. 6112
ROPER, Minervy L.. 16 Jan 1878 - 15 May 1908 (nee: Minervy Louella Minatree) , (2nd) wife of Asa Roper. 6098/2nd stone: Loving Mother of James D.S., Katie Lou "Tow", George B., and infant. 6113
ROPER, Infant (of Asa & Minervy L. Roper, no dates), 6113
ROPER, Minnie M., (15 Jul 1915 - 31 Aug 1917) or 31 Aug 1915 - 31 Jul 1917, daughter of Asa & M. L. Roper. 6097
and
ROPER, Ella, 30 May 1885 - 14 Aug 1975, (3rd) wife of Asa Roper. 6097
and
ROPER, Marie 10 May 1917 - 9 Apr 1995. 6097
ROPER, Birten H., 10 Jun 1883 - 18 Mar 1959. 6136
ROPER, Della F., 28 Mar 1883 - 26 Nov 1958. Wife of B.H. Roper. 6135
ROPER, Elzie Newman, 19 Aug 1905 - 18 Apr 1907. 6132
ROPER, G. A. 19 Oct 1882 - 18 Mar 1929. Father 6119
and
ROPER, Beatrice, 25 May 1883 - 22 Feb 1929. Mother 6119
ROPER, George Sterling, 4 Jun 1887 - 6 Jul 1889, son of J. T. Roper. 6110C/6110
ROPER, G. (George) T., 18 Jan 1841 - 7 Jul 1900. Pvt Co F. 44 Tennessee, Infantry, Confederate States Army. 6128/Military Marker:6144
ROPER, E. J., 16 Jan 1843 - 9 Feb 1904, wife of G. T. Roper. 6129
ROPER, J. (James) B., 18 Aug 1846 - 13 Feb 1919. Sgt Co B., 54th Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States Army. 6094/Military Marker:6096
ROPER, James T. (Thomas), 25 Nov 1844 - 15 May 1917. 6109
ROPER, Sarah Edwards, 22 Jan 1850 - 19 Sep 1919, wife of J. B. Roper. 6093
ROPER, John H., 10 Dec 1854 - 30 Aug 1893. 6131
ROPER, Alice, no dates, wife of John H. Roper. 6130
ROPER, Joseph, 1812 - (8 Aug) 1862. Erected by Descendents. Malachi 4: 5 - 6  6150
ROPER, Joseph, 1 Dec 1873 - 12 Jun 1902, son of J. T. & M. J. Roper. 6114
ROPER, Lillie Leona, 7 Apr 1879 - 19 Jan 1880. 6162
ROPER, Lolie L. Miny, 12 Dec 1880 - -- --- 1881. 6163
ROPER, Lonnie T., 5 Mar 1890 - 18 Jul 1893. 6167
ROPER, Donnie B., 5 Mar 1890 - 22 Mar 1895. 6168
ROPER, Mamie L., 23 Aug 1912 - 5 Mar 1931. 6117
ROPER, Margrett J.(Tillery), 26 Jul 1847 - 30 Nov 1913. Rest Mother Rest . . . 6115
ROPER, Mary G., 2 Dec 1874 - 1 Dec 1905, daughter of G. T. & E. J. Roper. 6126
ROPER, Maud, 22 Jun 1878 - 17 Jul 1902, daughter of J. B. & Sarah Roper. 6095
ROPER, May B., 1878 - 1880. (Infant daughter of William Newton Roper, 1857 - 1893 & Alice Caldonia Ellison 1854 - 1920. no formal tombstone found.)
ROPER, Milly Ann, B & D 24 Aug 1873, Infant of J. B. & Sarah Roper. 6175C/6175
ROPER, Ollie D., 27 Jan 1878 - 6 Jan 1896. (no tombstone found 2010)
ROPER, Rosa Lee, 20 Nov 1915 - 21 Dec 1932. 6134
ROPER, Thomas E. (Everette), 18 Mar 1899 - 5 Jul 1978. 6107
and
ROPER, Ruby M., 17 Oct 1912 - 14 Jan 1984. married to Thomas E. Roper 28 Sep 1927. 6107
ROPER, Thomas Wayne, 1 Aug 1938 - 2 Aug 1938, son of Thomas & Ruby Roper. 6106
ROPER, Virginia B., 24 Apr 1917 - 29 Apr 1917, Infant of G. A. & Beatrice Roper. 6118
ROPER, William, 19 Feb 1872 - 1 Jul 1892, son of J. T. Roper. 6111
ROPER, William N., 10 Mar 1857 - 25 Feb 1893. A loving husband A father dear lies buried here. 6165 
ROPER, Willie B., 25 Apr 1911 - 24 Dec 1931. 6133
R. . . ., E. (or L) I. (or J), (no other information. scratched on field stone) 6147/6148
ROWELL, Sara Ida, Dau of M.N. & N.A. Rowell, 21 Jul 1872 - 18 Oct 1893. (old section) 4289/4290/4291
TILLERY, J. Curby, 5 Sep 1916 - 26 Feb 1917. 6172
TILLERY, John E., 15 Aug 1887 - 27 Feb 1963. 6171
and
TILLERY, Lula M., 9 Mar 1890 - 23 Jan 1893. 6171
TILLERY, Infant son of William & Daisy, 11 Jun 1935 - 3 Jul 1935. 6170
WALKER, Zadock Hanks, 24 Dec 1797 - 10 May 1879. Husband (born in Virginia; Family records say he is buried here so a new granite stone set; old section) 4301/4310
and
WALKER, Mary Elizabeth, abt 1841 - 16 Jun 1892. Wife. (2nd wife of Zadock Walker), buried in unmarked grave - Tally Cemetery in Marshall Co Tn.; new granite stone; old section) 4301/4310
and
WALKER, Susannah "Ann", 16 Apr 1800 - 29 May 1862. Wife. (1st wife of Zadock Walker), born in Virginia (new granite stone, old section) 4301/4310
WALKER, William D., 2 Jan 1835 - 16 Sep 1855. Age 20 years 8 months & 14 Days. (old section)   4302/4303/4310
WALKER, Peter T., 22 Aug 1820 - 11 Sep 1863. Co B., Confederate States Army. In memoriam, Prisoner of War. Died & buried, Ft Delaware, Delaware. (old section) 4309/4308/4310
WALKER, Sarah A., 17 Dec 1839 - 24 Dec 1844. (old section) 4307
WALKER, Jonathan Harkness, 9 Apr 1837 - 25 Jul 1902. Pvt Co A, 40th Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States Army (new military stone; missed - old section) 4304/4305/4310
WHITT, Edd 1865 - 1934. 6070
and
WHITT, Ella, 1880 - 1932. 6070

Stone marking grave - no inscription: 6079
Several fieldstones with no inscriptions: 6145/6146/6149/6153/6155/6156/6157/6158/6159/6160/6161
Stones broken and crumbled away. No longer viable as a memorial: 6124/6143
Fieldstone marking grave. faded lettering looks like E. A. or E. S A. or E. S. V.  6152/6151
Fieldstone marking grave. faded lettering looks like ??. R. 6154C/6154
Other fieldstones & broken monuments found inscribed by past cemetery historians:
------a, Jordan, 22 Feb 17-- - -- Jun ----. (broken stone)(missed -  old section)
L. J. B. (no dates- fieldstone).
W. E. (no dates-fieldstone). 
J. E. (no dates- fieldstone).
L. H. (no dates-fieldstone). 
M. H. (no dates-fieldstone).
M. J. V., no dates, fieldstone.
R. M., no dates-fieldstone.
Fieldstone marking grave initials - W.L.F. Mother (no dates-fieldstone inside fence south side of old section in a thicket) 4314/4315/4316/4317
Fieldstone between Lou Bond & Samuel Bond. 4283
Fieldstones marking graves (old section) 4284/piece of granite: 4292/out in the center of the old section: 4300
Unknown pile of dirt - two each - covered by vines - shaped like a grave Bond area (old section): 4285/4286/4322
Stack Stone graves - three each - no inscriptions: 4287/4288/4298/4297
Grave surrounded by rock wall - no inscription found but old marked stones style of early 1800s: 4318/4319/4320/4321

The old section is not as maintained and graves are scattered around the west side of the church building. The main cemetery is on the east side and well kept.

Transcribed by C. Wayne Austin from Photos taken 14 Oct 2010 (6XXX series) and 1 Sep 2012 (4XXX series). Typing by Faye Bradford. Added here 31 Aug 2012 by C. Wayne Austin revised for 1 Sep Photos dated 1 Sep 2012, about 135 listings. This cemetery is also presented as two cemeteries in the book Lincoln County Tennessee Cemeteries on pages 149-152, published by Tim & Helen Marsh abt 1988.
Findgrave.com has done a fairly complete job here, but missed some photos & listings that I found, but some of the info there is family information unverified by me.