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WITT / RATLIFF CEMETERY


Transcribed by Barbara Jarvis
© 2003

This cemetery was founded by T. F. Ratliff in 1860, but is now known as WITT Cemetery.   It is located about 5 miles south of Gainesville.  Take FM 2071 and where the road curves back east, go straight ahead.   This is part of CR 237 which makes a small loop and comes back to FM 2071.   Turn into a road which leads to a private residence and the cemetery is to the right.  It is fenced and visible.   Surveyed in 1978 by Michelle Kneupper and Patti Tucker.   My survey was done 9 July 2003.   There are many sandstone markers piled beneath a tree.


Beginning at the gate:

Unknown
note: base of a large stone by itself.

Squibb,Nita    28 Aug 1920
dau. of Howard & Elsie Bailey
Stone

BAILEY, Howard T.    4 June 1900 - 11 Feb 1951
BAILEY, Elsie J.    18 Oct 1902 - no date
note: there appears to be a sunken spot by Howard.
Stone

MCCAULEY, Metta    6 Nov 1884 - 21 Dec 1952
MCCAULEY, Wilford    30 June 1877 - 1 Apr 1961
Stone

FRANTZ, Amanda E.    1865 - 1942
FRANTZ, Benjamin F.    1858 - 1938
Stone

RATLIFF, Henrietta M.    31 Aug 1846 - 10 Mar 1927
Stone

RATLIFF, Thomas F.   1 Apr 1836 - 9 Feb 1914
Stone

RATLIFF, Willie P.   12 Apr 1868 - 16 June 1883
son of H. M. and T. F.
Stone

Unknown
White rounded marble barely visible now

DAVIS, Elmer Wayne   18 Dec 1929 - 26 June 1999
DAVIS, Ruth Ann   19 Oct 1934 - no date
Stone

PIPER, Mary J.   17 Dec 1883 - 21 May 1884
dau. of D. W. and E. J.
Stone

RANDOLPH, Lee    11 May 1892 - 23 Mar 1969
RANDOLPH, Edith   17 Dec 1908 - 2002
F. H. marker has "Frances"
Stone

WITT, Laura E.   2 Apr 1871 - 17 July 1934
WITT, James M.   30 Nov 1867 - 10 Apr 1930
Stone

WITT, Thomas F.    1 Apr 1897 - 5 Nov 1918
Pvt. Battery A, 3 Trench Mortar, Btn.;
died in France while serving with A. E. F.
Stone

DAVIS, Vernon Castle    20 Sept 1918 - 2 Oct 1919
Stone

DAVIS, Nellie Evie    13 Aug 1891 - 5 Sept 1971
Stone

DAVIS, Elmer D.    29 Jan 1890 - 16 Oct 1939
Stone

SMITH, Cameron Lee   24 Sept 1991 - 10 Nov 1991
Son of Lane and Sandy
Stone

SMITH, Oscar Norris   4 Feb 1917 - 15 Apr 1989
Stone

WITT, Kate    12 July 1906 - 23 May 1989
WITT, W. J. "Billy"    9 Mar 1903 - 21 Feb 1976
married 21 June 1925
Stone

LUTTRELL, Joe Roy    8 June 1925 - born and died
Stone

LUTTRELL, James C., Jr.    15 Aug 1922 - 14 Dec 1944
Stone

LUTTRELL, Nina Dale    25 July 1926 - 23 Dec 1931
Stone

LUTTRELL, James C.    12 Feb 1894 - 3 Feb 1973
LUTTRELL, Ruth D.    2 Mar 1895 - 22 Aug 1972
Stone

YATES, Dixie Witt   13 May 1914 - 29 Jan 1988
YATES, Lesley M.   28 Sept 1915 - 23 Jan 2003
Stone

note: lost graves

WILLIFORD, Dave    11 Nov 1861 - 6 Oct 1933
Stone

BAGWELL, Charles W.    1942 - born and died
Stone

LANCE, Eddie Florine   16 Nov 1913 - no date
LANCE, William M. "Loop"   24 Sept 1896 - 14 Dec 1999
Stone

WOODS, William Franklin   9 Mar 1926 - 3 July 1928
son of Charles and Jennie
Stone

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

WHARTON, Arlie J.    22 Nov 1953 - 24 Nov 1953
Stone

WHARTON, Charles L.    5 July 1957 - 8 Jan 1959
sons of Wilson and Joyce
Stone

WHARTON, James Wilson   5 June 1921 - 3 May 2000
note: WWII; U.S. Army
WHARTON, Joyce Ann WITT   18 Nov 1932 - no date
Wed 23 Nov 1952
Stone  Stone

BOLIN, Peter   -died 1 Nov 1887 - aged 64 yrs.
Stone

BOLIN, Polina    1826 - 29 Sept 1898
Stone

Three rock enclosed graves under low
growing cedar at back.

JONES, Cora E.   21 Apr 1866 - 9 Oct 1882
Stone

JONES, Jesse S. T. C.   10 Feb 1824 - 11 Mar 1868
note: Jesse St. Clair Jones...see F. N. 624 Cooke 1860 census
Stone

Unknowns (four) below grave of Jesse S. C. Jones

WITT, Lacy Wayne    5 Oct 1945 - 16 June 1946
(this out of order) Stone

NAMES NOT FOUND 2003


BARRETT, Juineta Freda    -died 24 Feb 1936 - 19 yrs, 1 mo.

DAUGHERTY, Tony Dolfey    10 May 1947 - born and died

THOMPSON, Esther( Miss)    18 Sept 1895 - 18 Dec 1913
source: Geo. J. Carroll F. H. records - dau. of M. W. Haggard
- died of Typhoid - pneumonia.

NAMES ADDED FROM OTHER SOURCES


PIPER, Davenport Wills   22 June 1859 - 15 Jan 1915
Cause: Accidental Gun Shot. Funeral at Garden Valley Church.
Parents: Ralph G. Piper (b. VA)and Mary Jane Wills (b. VA)
Source: Geo. J. Carroll F. H. records
note: R. G. Piper was St. Clair Jones' neighbor Cooke census 1860.

HOLLIS, Mamie, Mrs.   - died 19 Sept 1916; aged 36 yrs.
Obit: died of typhoid fever - wife of Will,
dau. of Mrs. Fount Ratliff


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