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Pond Cemetery & Roark Cemetery
Robertson County, Tennessee

Submitted by Sherry Hooper
Survey was conducted June 2003.

©2003

Pond Cemetery

On Stark Road Near Orlinda, TN. Directions: I-65 N (from Nashville) to exit 117, go Right when you get off exit, go to 4 way stop, Turn Right on 31W (direction will be like headed back to Nashville), Go til you come to a subdivision of homes on right, turn right on Cedar Grove Road, Go 4 to 5 miles to Cedar Grove Methodist Church, turn right on to Stark Road, Cemetery is about 1 ½ miles down the road on right side of road.

Clearview Class, 1944

Wilks, Lester - son of J. R. & S. M. Wilks - Born July 27, 1903 - Died March 30, 1910 "Sleep on dear child and take thy rest in Jesus’ arms, forever blessed"

Wilks, Willie Thomas - Born July 31, 1893 - Died Aug 14, 1910 "Farewell sweet Tommie, thou shalt ever be, a star to guide us up to Heaven and to thee"

Wilks, Gertrude - Daughter of J. R. & S. M. Wilks - Born March 2, 1897 - Died Apr 6, 1916

Wilks, Sarah M. - Nov. 18, 1873 - Nov. 30, 1956 - SM on footstone

Wilks, James R. - May 8, 1859 - May 5, 1934 "God gave, He took, He will restore, He doeth all things well" JRW on footstone

Wilks, Ida Belle - sister - 1902 - 1966 - IBW on footstone

Somerville, Leonard - Born Mar 19, 1903 - Died Mar 7, 1904 "Darling we miss thee" LS on footstone

Somerville, Richard D. - 1860 - 1941
Somerville, Mary E. - 1867 - 1956 - MES on footstone

Munday, Marvin Douglas - Son - May 23, 1969 - Jan 11, 1991 "I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all, but whatever I have placed in God’s hands that I still possess"

Goostree, Dorthey A. - Apr 3, 1879 - June 20, 1976 - Mama
Goostree, Riley B. - Dec 11, 1888 - Nov 12, 1974 - Daddy
"Gone to Rest Together" JAP on footstone

Goostree, Maizell - 1916 - 1925

McNeely, Authar A. - son of W. B. & L. L. McNeely - Born Oct 10, 1895 - Dec 3, 1895
"Sleep on, sweet babe and take thy rest. God called thee home, He thought it best"

Footstone with ESP

Goostree, Elmore - March 28, 1911

Wilks, T. A. - Jan 18, 1828 - May 22, 1889 - Father
Wilks, S. J. - Mar 5, 1834 - Jan 6, 1919 - Mother

Wilks, Eura - Dau. of J. R. & S. M. Wilks - Sept 15, 1895 - Dec 15 1895
"Sleep on, sweet babe and take thy rest. God called thee home, He thought it best"

Twin Daughters of J. R. & S. M. Wilks - Born & Died Mar 2, 1899
"Sleep on dear children and take thy rest, In Jesus’ arms forever blest"

Wilks, Milly Jane - Born June 9, 1863 - Nov 27, 1863 - MJW on footstone

Two Infants

Pond, Ella S. - wife of A. A. Pond - May 27, 1858 - April 30, 1883
Two Infants of A. A. & Ella S. Pond - Born & Died 1882 "Gone, but not forgotten" ESP on footstone

Pond, Mittie E. - 1880 - 1965
Pond, James A. - 1879 - 1953

Munday, Jesse R. - Aug 10, 1896 - Sept 15, 1982
Munday, Sarah Elly - March 31, 1900 - Jan 3, 1978

Wilks, Charley Walter - Born Jan 25, 1875 - Died Sept 24, 1877 - CWW on footstone

Wilks, William Tilford - Jan 30, 1866 - May 5, 1866 - WTW on footstone

Wilks, Susan Elizabeth - July 30, 1861 - July 8, 1862

Pond, John H. - Feb 19, 1838 - April 20, 1840 - JHP on footstone

Pond, Martha E. - daughter of W. B. & Elviry S. Ponds - age 17 months - MEP on footstone

Pond, W. B. - Born Aug 13, 1838 - Died Sept 11, 1900

Pond, E. S. - Aug 17, 1843 - Mar 22, 1916

Pond, Elizabeth H. - wife of James Pond - Nov. 22, 1811 - Nov 21, 1891
"Mother thou has from us flown " EP on footstone

Pond, J. R. - Apr 7, 1871 - Aug 5, 1891 - JRP on footstone
"I sleep in the arms of Jesus, to wake …. (words here unreadable) …. No more"

Pond, J. Tilford - Feb 23, 1836 - Feb 27, 1916
"Since thou can no longer stay to cheer us with thy love, we hope to meet with thee again, in your bright world above"

Pond, Dutch - Feb 14, 1847 - Mar 10, 1926 - JTP on footstone

Pond, Sis - Jan 9, 1868 - May 3, 1942

3 Headstones broken and totally unreadable.

Large monument in front of cemetery:

Front side:
POND
Pond, James - June 8, 1811 - Sept 16, 1880

Right Side:
Pond, Ella S. - wife of A. A. Pond - May 27, 1858 - Apr 30, 1883
Pond, Two infants of A. A. and Ella S. Pond - Born & Died 1882
Pond, Martha E. - Dau. W. B. & Elviry S. Pond - aged 17 months
Pond, Infant of J. T. & L. J. Pond - born and died 1883

Back side:
Jernigan, Mary E. wife of W. E. Jernigan - Feb 24, 1845 - Apr 4, 1875
Jernigan, Infant of W. E. & M. E. Jernigan - Born and Died Apr 1, 1875
Wilks, M. J. - June 9, 1863 - Nov 27, 1863
Wilks, W. T. - Jan 30, 1866 - May 5, 1866
Wilks, S. E. - July 30, 1861 - July 8, 1862
Wilks, C. W. - Jan 25, 1875 - Sept, 24, 1877

Left Side:
Pond, Thomas R. - Oct 20, 1832 - 1863
Pond, John H. - Feb 19, 1838 - Apr 20, 1840
Pond, Elizabeth - Nov 22, 1811 - Nov 21, 1891

Small cemetery across street from Pond cemetery is the Roark Cemetery.

Moore, Edward Wright - Born 3/22/1936 - Died Oct/31/1974

Moore, Roy E. - Born 1912 - Died 1981

Wright, Pleasant - Born 1871 - Died 1938
Wright, Ocie - Born 1882 - Died 1932

Moore, Bob - Born 1888 - Died 1967
Moore, Lucy V. - Born 1894 - Died 1973

McDuffee, Nellie E. - Mother - Born Aug 16, 1892 - Died Dec 25, 1932

Roark, James - Grandpa - Born Nov 23, 1845 - Died Aug 8, 1919
Roark, Martha W. - Grandma - Born June 15, 1844 - Died Apr 11, 1930

Roark, Ella - Daughter of James & M. W. Roark - Born July 15, 1872 - Died Mar 22, 1901

 


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