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Unmarked Graves in  Willis Cemetery
Montgomery County Texas

 

These are unmarked graves as of 1978. These graves could have been overlooked by the cemetery surveyors or the grave markers may have been broken or unreadable. It is also possible that recorders misread the marker.
 
Funeral Home records consulted are referred to in these records are referred to as: 
W-Wahrenberger Funeral Home 
C- Cockerham-Branch-Marland Funeral Home 
F- Forest Hill's Funeral Home 
M- Metcalf Funeral Home 
 
There are many early unmarked graves in Montgomery County and many private cemeteries have been lost forever. The only available information as to where a person was buried is the funeral home records, and it is not altogether impossible that errors occurred in recording the information in the funeral home records. All the above funeral homes are out of business except for Metcalf's and all of their records were lost in the fire in 1997. 
 
If a researcher is aware of an unmarked grave, please send the information via email Jane Keppler or Jean Smoorenburg.
 
Abernathy, Thomas 
Aug 3, 1943  - Ref.: M 2:40
 
Arellano, Maria 
Abt. 37 Years - Jun 14, 1952 Ref: 1:7
 
Acreman, Mary Katherine 
May 13, 1954 - Feb. 9, 1962 Ref.: M 8:22 
 
Averitt, Linda Fay 
Sep 26, 1959 - Nov 24, 1960 Ref: C 1:8 
 
Baggett, Annie 
May 20, 1868 - Apr 26, 1943 Ref: M: 2:34 
 
Atkinson, William Charles 
Mar 10, 1886 - Mar 22, 1953 Ref: M 6:1 
 
Bowers, Minnie Jackson 
Mar 4, 1883 - Aug 31, 1978 Ref: F 3:82 
 
Burson, Huey Dewitt 
Oct 14, 1910 - May 30, 1956 Ref: M 7:49 
 
Butler, Baby
Metcalf: b&d 7 Feb 1939 Father: Joe Butler b TN;
mother: Pauline Drake b CO
 
Brown, Leona Perry 
Sept 12, 1870 - Sep 12, 1953 Ref: M 6:17 
 
Buchanan, Paul Lenyer Sr. 
Dec 2, 1902 - Jan 26, 1971 Ref: 10: 76 
 
Calaway, Ross Franklin 
May 1901 - Jun 12, 1950 Ref: M 4:98 
 
Cargill, William M. 
Nov 8, 1900 - Jun 30 - 1941 Ref: M 1: 63 
 
Caskey, Williams Darrell, Jr 
Jun 19, 1920 - Jun 2, 1972 Ref: M 11:27 
 
Cline, Glenn Victor 
Sep 2, 1927
May 24, 1971 Ref: F 1:62 
 
Cline, Oscar Millard 
Aug 18, 1894 - Feb 23, 1973 Ref: F 2:14 
 
Dockron (? Cochran), Helen 
Aug 27, 1882 - Jan 9, 1960 Ref: W 1:40 
 
Cody, Harry Buffington 
A.101 - Sept 20, 1849 - Jun 9, 1951 Ref: M 5:27 
 
Commander, George Washington
(See Also Washington) Alias Evans, Cecil R. 
Aug 19, 1914 - Feb 15, 1951 Ref: M 5:14 
 
Cook, Garland W. 
Jul 22, 1914 - Dec 30, 1975 Ref: M 12:78 
 
Copeland, Neodene 
Jan 22, 1922 - Feb 26, 1974 Ref: M 11:97 
 
Daughtry, Velma Jewel 
Aug 18, 1909 - Mar 29 - 1960 Ref: M 7:81 
 
Davis, Virginia 
A. 78 - Sept 11, 1944 Ref: M 2:70 
 
Deckard, Mollie L. 
Apr 1, 1867 - Mar 12, 1947 Ref: M 3:62 
 
Delaney, John Sr. 
Oct 14, 1872 - Dec 5, 1951 Ref: M 5:50 
 
Donovan, Maggie Bell
Mar 30, 1894 - Jan 12, 1956 Ref: M 7:1 
 
Dorman, Barney Augusta 
Dec 28, 1896 - Aug 16, 1970 M 10:59 
 
Edwards, Henry Marshall 
Nov 8, 1870 - Aug 16, 1938  Ref: M 1:4  Metcalf  b 8 Nov 1870 Willis TX d 16 Aug 1938 Conroe TX; father: Jonathan Edwards b Miss; mother: Sarah Cheshire
 
Ehler, John Charles 
Aug 1, 1870 - Feb 6, 1951 Ref: M 5:13 
 
Ellisor, Drayton Lee 
Sep 1, 1874 - Oct 13, 1955 Ref: M 6:95 
 
Ellisor, Etta Milisa 
Mar 2, 1878 - Aug 19, 1952 Ref: M 5:77 
 
Evans, Cecil R.
Alias: Commander, George Washington
Aug 19, 1914 - Feb 15, 1951 Ref: M 5:14 
 
Ewing, Milt 
A. 85 - Oct 25, 1943 Ref: M 2:45 
 
Garrison, Frankie Inez 
Dec 6, 1910 - Jan 3, 1971 Ref: M 10:73 
 
Gibbs, Beatrice 
Apr 22, 1895 - Nov 14, 1973 Ref: M 4:32 
 
Gibbs, Mrs. Laura Elizabeth 
Metcalf  b 3 Jul 1856 TN d 14 Apr 1939 at home of Carl Gibbs; Father: Lewis Outlaw Mother: Mary Copeland
 
Giesy, Florence May (Mrs.)
May 1890 - Sep 10, 1958 Ref: W 1:80 
 
Glenn, Millie Elizabeth 
Mar 20, 1908 - Aug 23, 1957 Ref: M 7:35 
 
Goldstein, Grace 
1891 -  Sep 11, 1949 Ref: M 4:70 
 
Gooden, Ada 
Dec 1877 - Nov 15, 1942 Ref: M 2:20 
 
Goodman, Alice Ann 
Jun 26, 1870 - Jun 4, 1949 Ref: M 4:56 
 
Goolsby, Seth Calvin 
Oct 13, 1895 - Jul 4, 1947 Ref: M: 3:71 
 
Goynes, Charlie F. 
Nov 15, 1898 - May 26, 1962 Ref: M 8:28 
 
Gregson, William Franklin 
Jan 17, 1893 - Aug 12, 1973 Ref: M 11:76 
 
Gunter, J. B. 
Apr 3, 1868 - Nov 21, 1944 Ref: M 2:74 
 
Kenneth "Kenny" Lee Harrell
Dob: 22 Feb 1980  DOD: 28 Apr 2007 
 
Harrison, Bertha 
Jul 10, 1884 - Jan 30, 1968 Ref: M 9:71 
 
Harrison, Miles Wells 
Apr 12, 1973 - May 21, 1950 Ref: M 4:95 
 
Heath, Roy C.
Mar 27, 1894 - Jun 2, 1971 Ref: M 10:91 
 
Hickman, Johnny James  - Aug 12, 1945 - Jun 30, 1957
Ref: M 7:32 
 
Higgins, Tifton 
Dec 12, 1889 - Apr 18, 1954 Ref: W 1:97 
 
Hill, Vada Whitten 
Sep 26, 1920 - Oct 6, 1954 Ref: M 6:56 
 
Hines, William M. 
Dec 11, 1881 - Apr 2, 1954 Ref: M 6:38 
 
Hock, George Alva 
Jul 18, 1903 - Aug 4, 1978 Ref: F 3:80 
 
Hutchinson, Marvin 
May 9, 1918 - Jul 1, 1973 Ref: M 11:71
 
Johnson, Bess B. 
Aug 11, 1902 - Dec 26, 1952 Ref: M 5:94 
 
Kennedy, Mabel L. 
Aug 22, 1909 - Feb 2, 1951 Ref: M 5:12 
 
King, Velma Verna 
Jan 30, 1908 - May 1, 1968 Ref: M 9:83 
 
Kirk, Lavinnia M. 
Jun 4, 1890 - Aug 10, 1969 Ref: M 10:23 
 
Lackey, James Robert 
May 8, 1936 - Aug 7, 1940 Ref: M 1:42  Metcalf: b 8 may 1936 Huntsville TX d 7 May 1940 in Mary Swain Hospital from burns; father: Melvin Lackey b Ennis TX; mother: Grace Eddins b Oakhurst TX 
 
Landrum, "Baby" 
Metcalf: Stillborn 16 May 1939 at 5 pm at home of M B Nixon. Father: Lum Landrum b Corsicana, TX; mother: Willie Jean Nixon b Cass Co TX
 
Largent, Linda Rose 
Jan 26, 1948 -  Sep 1, 1950 Ref: M 4:105 
 
Little, Nora Katherine 
Feb 11, 1931 -  Jun 18, 1945 Ref: M 3:5 
 
Long, Jessie Grace 
Jul 6, 1873 -  May 5, 1952 Ref: M 5:67 
 
Lowman, William Carl 
May 29, 192 - Feb 14, 1968  Ref: M 9:73 
 
Martinez, Mary 
A. Abt. 78  - May 3, 1969 Ref:  M 6:65 
 
Mason, Annie Jewel 
Nov 10, 1913 - May 10, 1960 Ref: M 7:83 
 
Mays, Marie Virginia 
Mar 10, 1926 - Dec 6, 1949 Ref: M 4:79 
 
Meador, John Edgar 
Nov 2, 1881 - Nov 21, 1953 Ref: M 6:24 
 
Messengale, H. P. 
Jul 10, 1858 - Mar 27, 1947 Ref: M 3:65 
 
Meador, Olan Ray 
Jun 15, 1927 - Oct 19, 1946 Ref: M 3:46 
 
Messengale, H. P. 
Jul 10, 1858 - Mar 27, 1947 Ref: M 3:65 
 
Miller, Earl Victor 
Mar 3, 1895 - Aug 19, 1952 Ref: M 5:77 
 
Moody, Mary Ella 
Feb 29, 1876 - May 26, 1962 Ref: M 8:28 
 
Moody, Sammy Gale 
Aug 1, 1938 - Jan 18, 1961 Ref: M 7: 97 
 
Moody, William F. 
Jan 20, 1872 - Jan 4, 1945 Ref: M 2:79 
 
Morrow, Auther A. 
Aug 15, 1890 - May 10, 1956 Ref: M 7:8 
 
Morrow, Blanch B. 
Dec 8, 1895 - Mar 4, 1971 Ref: M 10:80 
 
Morrow, James Aden 
Apr 27, 1919 - Feb 21, 1960 Ref: M 7:79
 
Morrow, Raymond Allen 
Jun 23, 1952 - Aug 29, 1969 Ref: M 10:2
 
Morrow, Rollie Clifford 
May 21, 1922 - Apr 12, 1969 Ref: M 10:15 
 
Mullins, Charley E.
Sep 18, 1884 - Jun 2, 1951 Ref: M 5:25
 
Myers, Ella Inez 
Apr 22, 1889 - Jun 19, 1963 Ref: M 5:73
 
Myers, Emma Francis 
Sep 19, 1882 - Jul 17, 1952 Ref: M 5:73
 
Myers, Marshall Ficklin 
Apr 28, 1880 - Jul 11, 1966 Ref: M  9:21
 
Mccown, Andrew J. 
May 9, 1909 -  Apr 4, 1946 Ref: M 3:29
 
Mccown, Henry Judson 
Jan 30, 1866 - Jan 22, 1962 Ref: M 8:19
 
Mccoy, William F. 
Nov 2, 1935 - Mar 13, 1972 Ref: M 11:19
 
Mccoy, Willis Redford (Fred) 
Mar 15, 1893 - Feb 13, 1959 Ref: M 7:61
 
Mclaughlin, A. R. 
Jul 16, 1874 - May 17, 1958 Ref: M 7:50
 
Mclaughlin, Lillie 
Sep 19, 1872 -  Aug 25, 1954 Ref: M 6:53
 
Nelson, Nels F. 
May 27, 1885 - Feb 27, 1946 Ref: M 3:25
 
Nichols, Anna Belle 
Aug 20, 1868 - Jun 1, 1951 Ref: M 5:24
 
Odom, P. H. 
A. Abt 69 - Jan 25, 1945 Ref: M 2:82
 
Oliver, Jimmie Boyde 
Jul 21, 1917 - May 19, 1969 Ref: 10:18
 
Parker, Richard Leon 
Sept 15, 1963 - Jan 8, 1966 Ref: M 9:7
 
Parker, Susie Elizabeth 
Mar 25, 1859 - Aug 30, 1949 Ref: M 4:69
 
Parrott, Alice Hodges (Mrs.) 
May 15, 1892 - Jan 27, 1956 Ref: W 1:159
 
Parsley, Hugh Lovis 
Mar 11, 1876 - Aug 21, 1962 Ref: M 8:32
 
Patton, Thomas Newton 
Jan 28, 1869 - Sep 11, 1950 Ref: M 5:1 
 
Pearson, Jim Alexander 
Apr 24, 1889 - Nov 19, 1963 Ref: M 8:58
 
Pegoda, Celia Mae 
Mar 31, 1906 - Aug 26, 1971 Ref: M 10:98
 
Peters, Charles Orr Sr. 
Nov 8, 1896 - Oct 12, 1967 Ref: M 9:58
 
Peters, Linnie (Miss)
Feb 2, 1882 - Feb 6, 1960 Ref: C 2:41
 
Petty, Jo Ann    
Metcalf : b 7 Jun 1938 Kermit TX d 11 Mar 1939 2:30 pm;
9 mos.; Conroe TX; father: E. W. Petty b IL; mother: Sadie
 
Phillips, Adelphia 
Sep 6, 1875 - Aug 9, 1952 Ref: W 2:163
 
Pliler, Freemon 
Apr 18, 1889 - Jan 14, 1947 Ref: M 3:57
 
Red, Andrew Jackson 
Mar 4, 1881 - Sep 21, 1952 Ref: M 5:79
 
Red, Mary Edna 
Oct 21, 1888 - May 3, 1940 Ref: M 1:36  
Metcalf: b 21 Oct 1888 Montgomery Co TX d 3 May 1940; Appendix; Father: Marcus Hall b LA; mother: Harrett Redman
b LA
 
Reese, Ida Earl 
Nov 3, 1887 - Nov 1, 1969 Ref: M 10:31
 
Reeves, J. W. 
Aug 19, 1887 - Jun 29, 1968 Ref: M 9:89
 
Roth, Frederick W. 
Dec 23, 1869 - Mar 29, 1943
 
Roth, John J. 
Sept 7, 1869 - Sep 5, 1946 Ref: W 2:181
 
Sapp, Leonard A. 
Aug 18, 1885 - Jun 7, 1961 Ref: M 8:6
 
Scalf, Garvie E.
Mar 24, 1907 - Sep 12, 1954 Ref: W 2:184
 
Scott, John Henry 
Feb 10, 1931 - Dec 16, 1953 Ref: W 2:193
 
Smith, Gladys Mae 
Jun 27, 1897 - Jun 8, 1973 Ref: M 11:69
 
Smith, Reba Jo
Sep 24, 1939 - Apr 19, 1973 Ref: M 11:65
 
Snedeker, Ira Ford 
Feb 25, 1885 - May 23, 1953 Ref: M 6:7
 
Soltys, Lottie 
Oct 2, 1902 - Mar 20, 1967 Ref: C 2:87
 
Sparbel, Gladys Lee 
Apr 26, 1904 - Feb 12, 1965 Ref: M 8:87
 
Stevens, Minnie Boles 
Sep 14, 1887 - Jun 9, 1966 Ref: M 9:19
 
Strozier, John Jacob 
May 11, 1883 - Feb 13, 1953 Ref: M 5:98
 
Walker, Clarence E. 
A. 60 -  - May 11, 1945 Ref: W 2:77
 
Whitehead, Robert Eugene
May 20, 1913 - Dec 13, 1972 Ref: Ll:50
 
Willis, Leonard Howard 
Mar 19, 1935 - Ma 5, 1978 Ref: M 5:18
 
Willis, Willie Leonard 
Feb 17, 1910 - Mar 16, 1979 Ref: F 3:95
 
Wood, L. Z. (Luke) 
Metcalf: b 9 Feb 1870 IL d 9 Feb 1939 Conroe; father: Morton Wood b IL; mother: Hulda Haney 


 
From: Dawson
Date: 09/15/05 16:38:53
To: Jane Keppler
Subject: a short note after the one I just sent to you~
 
Jane,
I am trying to find out who all is buried in the first plat or section, the oldest one, of the Willis Cemetery. I want to be buried there and we are trying to establish who is buried under unmarked spaces.  The caretaker, Mr. Paddock and I have spoken about my buying plots for my husband and myself there in the first section but he says that there is no record of who is buried in that 1st section. I talked with Jerry Creighton, my cousin, and you probably remember him. He has been at the Darden, Creighton, Law firm there on Phillips Street for as long as I can remember. He is about 65 to 70, about like my husband who is 65. He does not know who all is buried there but he said if he had any say about it that we could be buried in any of the spaces empty near my Great Grandfathers. They are right there together and I would love to be there near them. I know that my two Great Grandfathers are buried there: John McClanahan Lewis, Jr. died 1909, alongside his son Phillip Lewis and Phillip's wife Beulah Wooldridge Lewis. That is Mother's Mothers' Father. His father was buried, along with wife Mary, out at the old Lewis Plantation on FM1097 where the Lewis Creek Power plant is today. The water covered the graves. Mother and I went there in 1964 before the water came in and tried to find the headstones as she had remembered them under the Cedar trees. Mr. Cluxton who lived there at the time helped her and they talked along time about the old families, the Ingletts across the way, etc.
 
 

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