Cemetery Census and
Records and Items maintained in the Creel Richardson Room of
Ozark-Dale County Public Library
Street in Ozark, Alabama 36360
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Mount Olive Cemetery. The land for the
cemetery and the nearby Baptist church was donated by the Matthews family. In
the old section is a large, stone-bordered enclosure marked with a large stone
inscribed "Matthews". Located near the community of Rocky Head, west of US 231,
The following shows the Cemetery Census of the
following graves as marked on various slabs or monuments:
Jack Trent Stokes: Born and Died Dec. 3, 1930. "Infant
son of Harry M. and Bannie Matthews Stokes"
Tullie M. Matthews: Born Mar
31, 1897, Died Nov. 10, 1919
Walker Matthews: June 21, 1881 - May 21,
Thomas M. Matthews: Feb. 1, 1858 - Oct. 28, 1916 "Father"
Ella Fair Trant: Oct 4, 1861 - July 4, 1924 "Mother" "Wife of Thos. M.
Nell Fain Matthews: April 3, 1918 - Nov. 23, 1931 "Daughter of
Dr. Augustus Douglas and Tomie Fain Matthews"
Dr. Augustus Douglas
Matthews: Oct. 9, 1886 - Feb. 20, 1959 "Son of Thomas Monroe and Ellafair Trant
Tomie Fain Matthews: Oct. 16, 1889 - Jan. 19, 1982 "Daughter
of Thomas Jefferson and Martha Byrd Fain"
There is also a small, old,
upright stone that is worn completely smooth.
Outside the enclosure,
close by, is a UDC marble marker: William Johnson: Co. D, 57 Ala. Inf.,
Next to the above is an old broken slab with "Mary Johnson" written
in the cement. Next to this is a small broken slab with "Son,
----?----M----?----, Johnson" written in the cement. The middle part is
undecipherable except for the "M". This is adjacent to a small blank slab.
Also in the old section are several Matthews and Mathis graves, as well
as the following:
Henrieta Matthews Paramore: May 9, 1863 - May 29, 1893
"Wife of N. A. Paramore"
Lester Matthews: June 20, 1919 - Aug. 29, 1961
There are a lot of unmarked or worn slabs and stones;
and, according to the former sexton, there are a lot of totally unmarked graves
in the old section. They hesitate to dig new graves there for fear of digging up
bones. I have a picture my father took in the '50's showing a pile of headstones
at the edge of the cemetery - including one that was inscribed "James Matthews"
This information was contributed by Mr. Tom M.
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