Pleasant Ridge United
Methodist Church Cemetery

Cemetery Census and Tombstone Transcripts

Records and Items maintained in the Creel Richardson Room of the

Ozark-Dale County Public Library
320 James Street in Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480     Fax (334) 774-9156

Operating Hours:

Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery.From Alabama Highway 51, just north of Rocky Head Community, take Dale Co. 2 about 5 miles, the Church will be on the right hand side of the hwy, continue 2 -3 mile to cemetery also on Right. This is a rather small cemetery, but is exceptionally well kept and enclosed in chain link fence.

Charted and recorded on February 10, 2000 by Charlotte (Cotton) Wolf of Enterprise, Alabama.

A little history behind this project; having been "dabbling" in genealogy about 3 months, I have received a lot of information from web sites and many people have shared information with me. While searching the message board, I saw a message from one wanting information on 3 names from this cemetery Two of them were names that cross my lines and I offered to go check them out for him since it is not more than 30 miles from me. The same evening I stumbled on info about the Tombstone Project and thought while I was there I might as well do the whole thing and make my contribution early on.

This has been recorded row by row beginning at the SE corner and going left to right.
Verses that appear on the headstones will be available to any one with particular interest.

ROW 1
There are several spaces that appear never to have been used.

Chapman, Buna Frances - b. Nov 12, 1927, d. May 31, 1930

Chapman, Ruthy .V. - b. Oct 7, 1891, d. 1898

More unused space to the right of the grave sites also.



ROW 2
Begins with several spaces that have no signs of ever being used.

Blocker, William E - b. Mar 11, 1833, d.. Feb 18, 1923 Foot stone reads:
    PVT CO K 3 ALA INF REG T - Confederate States Army

Blocker, Caroline E. - b. Aug 16, 1835, d. June 7, 1913

Chapman, Rebeckah Rhodes Lucas - died Oct 20, 1876

Crenshaw, Nancy Lucas - Born 1833

Row ends with more vacant space, no sign of it having been used.


ROW 3 - begins with a couple of empty spaces

Chancey, J. Leslie - b. Apr 23, 1911, d. Jan 28, 1985

Chancey, Jessie M - b. Dec 18 1913, d. July 23, 1993

Chapman, infant s/o R A & E - b. Jan 6, 1894, d. Jan 6, 1894

Chapman, L L s/o R A & M Z - b. June 8, 1875, d. Apr 16, 1891

Chapman, infant s/o R A & E - b. Dec 6, 1889, d. Dec 6, 1889

Chapman, Martha Z, w/o R A- b. Oct 19, 1852, d. Mar 31, 1887

Chapman, W A s/o R A & M Z - b. Apr 4, 1873, d. Mar 23, 1885

Chapman, R A - b. Jan 28, 1850, d. Feb 28, 1928

Chapman, James Martin - b. Oct 24, 1871, d. Jan 10, 1965
Chapman, Sarah Elizabeth Jackson - b. Apr 13, 1871, d. May 9, 1952

Casey, infant son - June 28, 1923

Casey, Doris Izette - b. Nov 25, 1920, d. Sept 18, 1930
next space enclosed in same border - no signs of use


ROW 4
Chapman, Edwin Roscoe - b. Aug 22, 1912 Back side of stone reads: 4th Generation of

Chapman, Doris Slidham - b. Nov 3, 1918 Thomas Richard Chapman

2 open spaces

Chapman, Anelyza, Ezell w/o W E - b. May 14, 1887, d. July 11, 1954

Chapman, William E - b. Sept 13, 1871, d. Jan 13, 1960

Chapman , Julia A - w/o W E - b. Feb 15, 1867, d. May 23, 1924

Chapman, infant - b. & d. Oct 1, 1913

Chapman, John H s/o J H & E A - b. Jan 27, 1874, d. May 3, 1874

Chapman, Lois Evelyn - b. Dec 18, 1921, d. Feb 4. 1931

Chapman, Joseph W - b. Mar 28, 1887, d.. Mar 25, 1960
Chapman, Mary Ellena - b. Mar 19, 1887, d. Nov 3. 1968

Hartzog - infant sized concrete slab with name hand engraved and has wooden marker.

Space for 2 sites empty

Chapman - infant sized concrete slab, name neatly engraved with some kind of tool

Chapman, Alma J - b. Jan 10, 1903, d. Jan 29, 1935
Chapman, T Grady - b. Dec 3, 1900, d. July 11, 1969

At end of row is very old appearing rock, cantaloupe sized, next to a rod with pvc pipe on it. **
** Transcription done in 1949 shows the following immediately after Alma Chapman:
Chapman, Mary L - b. Jan 30, 1838, d. Feb 2, 1884 (Inscriptions Reversed on Stone)


ROW 5
Begins with a four of empty spaces

Fralish, John Bryant - b. Oct 11, 1864, d. Sept 10, 1912
Fralish, Sarah Lucindy Baker - b. April 9, 1866 , d . April 1, 1945

Fralish, Willie Lee - b. Aug 4, 1893, d. Dec 26, 1905

Fralish, Lera - b. June 10, 1904, d. June 19, 1904

next space marked with of a thin concrete block

Baker, Mary J w/o J J - b. Jan 12, 1837, d. Nov 30, 1870

Baker, Mary A E d/o J J & M J - 1857- 1869 stone broken , bottom half reinstalled backwards

Chapman, Eliza A w/o John H - b. Dec 14, 1847, d. Apr 19, 1922

Chapman, John H - b. July 28, 1842, d. Dec 15, 1908

Chapman, Thomas Richard, b. July 1815, d. July 1865 Masonic emblem

Chapman, Andrew Jackson, b. 1854, d. 1876

Chapman, Thomas R - b. Sept 4, 1867, d. Mar 4, 1920

Chapman, Mrs M C - b. Oct 3, 1870, d. Dec 4, 1954

Chapman, Mary ? Milc??? - b. (Dec 02, 1808?), d. January 30, 1832 Appeared to have been
Painted over with white latex paint some time in the past years.


ROW 6
Begins with a couple of empty spaces.

Ezell, Kenneth W - b. June 27, 1915, d. June 8, 1986
Ezell, Sarah F. - Aug 7, 1921

Couple of what appears to be vacant spaces here.


Guilford, B. Ronald - b. May 5, 1903, d. June 14, 1968
Guilford, Bessie Pope - b. May 4, 1906

One empty space here.

Pope, John Wesley - b. Sept 7, 1881, d. Jan 2, 1963
Pope, Mary Blocker - b. April 19, 1884, d. Dec 26, 1960

Blocker, Drucilla d/o Z E & S E - b. May 16, 1874, d. July 24, 1876

Blocker, Thomas Z s/o Z E & S E - b. May 1888, d. May 20, 1888

Blocker, Zackariah Emmitt - b. Feb 11, 1852, d. May 3, 1923
Blocker, Sarah E. Chapman - b. Aug 18, 1846, d. Feb 20 1938

Blocker, Nelia Jones - b. Oct 14, 1876, d. July 3, 1964

Blocker, Lula McKinney - b. Oct 4 1889, d. Apr 14, 1987

Fralish, Charles Blocker s/o C R & Telie E. - May 24, 1927

Fralish, Charley R - b. Sept 8, 1884, d. Feb 14, 1942
Fralish, Telie E - b. May 12, 1886, d. Aug 22, 1962

Fralish, William Zachariah - b. July 5, 1919, d. June 2, 1947


ROW 7
Begins with a couple of empty spaces.

Cook, Jacob Jerry - b, July 22, 1916, d. June 22, 1994 Foot stone: S Sgt U S Army
Cook, Dorothy Langford - b. April 9, 1925 World War II

About 4 empty spaces here.

Brown, Malinda Ann - b. 1838, d. 1916

Brown, John D - b. 1868, d. 1903

Brown, Richard - b. 1829, d. 1910 - Corp Co B 33 ALA INF, Confererate States Army

Norsworthy, Benjamin Franklin - b. Oct 24, 1828, d. May 5, 1873, s/o Presley annd Miseniah
CO F 37th ALA REG C.S.A

Willson, Rebecca - Born in North Carolina, Nov 25, 1800, d. Apr 27, 1874

Willson, Daniel - Born in North Carolina, Mar 9 1792, d. Feb 24, 1879

Fralish, Don E - b. Oct 6 1937, d. Nov 4, 1958

Fralish, TWINS, Billie R and Bettie J, s/o & d/o Erroll L & Vivy R - Oct 4, 1939

Fralish, Erroll L - b. Aug 11, 1911, d. Dec 14, 1982
Fralish, Vivy R - b. Sept 28 1916 living?


ROW 8
Begins with a couple of empty spaces

Wilson, Rebecca Jane - b. 1861, d. 1935

Wilson, John H - b. 1861, d. 1939

Wilson, Amanda Martela w/o J H - b. Mar 6, 1862, d. Sept 12, 1908

Bricks surround two spaces, first space maybe old burial site or never used.
2nd space - Willson, infant s/o J H & A M - born-died July 30, 1886

Willson, Phebe E w/o D - b. Oct 11, 1853, d. Aug 12, 1883

Willson, Daniel P s/o D & P - b. Oct 5 1872, d. Oct 1879

Willson, Daniel - b. July 24, 1851, d. Dept 18, 1872

Willson, David M s/o J W & M - b. Nov 15, 1866, d. A,ug 22, 1870

Willson, John W - Born in North Carolina, Feb 25, 1827, d. Mar 6 1872

Langford, George V - b. Aug 21, 1904, d. Aug 12, 1995
Langford, Velma F - b. Aug 7, 1907, June 14, 1981

Agerton, William B (Ted) - b. Oct 4, 1933, d. June 26, 1972
Agerton, Marie L - b. Feb 16, 1938, living?

Open spaces at this end of row.


ROW 9
At least 6 empty spaces, then a section of 5 sites chained off as tho reserved.

Kirkland, Edmond Everett - b. Dec 18, 1917, d. Sep 8, 1983 US Army World War II

Kirkland, John B - b. Nov 5, 1919, d. Jan 17 1967 PFC 1243 SVC Comd. Unit , WW II

Kirkland, George B - b. July 22, 1888, d. Sept 3, 1975
Kirkland, Rosa C - b. June 1, 1891, d. Sept 12, 1977

Kirkland, James Henry - b. Apr 28, 1929, d. July 15, 1969

Faulk, Oliver R - b. Jan 20, 1914, d. Nov 5, 1963

Empty space


ROW 10
Begins with about 6 empty spaces

Benefield, Willie W - b. Jan 17, 1906, d. June 21, 1986
Benefield, Mildred F - b. May 9, 1909, d. Aug 23, 1992

Layton, Lillian Benefield - b. 1947, d. 1966

Patrick, W E - b. Aug 8, 1927, d. no date but slab in place - F. Pipes 2C

Patrick, E J - b. Dec 1, 1929, d. May 15, 1994

McGill, James C - b. Sept 2, 1852, d. Dec 31, 1910
McGill, Martha J - b. June 11, 1864, d. 0ct 30, 1941

Patrick, Noah E - b. 1900, d. 1980
Patrick, Willie M - b. 1906, d. 1980

Jacobs, William Alfred - b. Jan 18, 1889, d. Dec 17, 1974
Jacobs, Lara E Chapman - b. Aug 5, 1897, d. Dec 21, 1965

Pope, Samuel Z - b. July 16, 1910, d. Jan 26, 1986
Pope , Ollie J, b. Sept 2, 1917, living?

Traywick, Lowell L - b. Feb 18, 1918, d. June 27, 1989

Jacobs, Willie Pearl - b. Dec 3, 1922, d Dec 13, 1991


ROW 11
Begins with at least 10 empty sites, in this upper section there are post markers that appear
sites are being reserved.

Scott, infant s/o Mr & Mrs J W Sr - June 7, 1904

Scott, infant s/o Mr & Mrs J W Sr - May 1911

Remainder of this row appears to be vacant.


ROW 12
Ezell, Larry W - b. July 30, 1945 Living
Ezell, Elaine R - b. February 24, 1919, d. January 14, 1997

Remainder of this row appears vacant and it is the last row in cemetery.

Key contacts include:

Contributed by April (Runt@snowhill.com)

To obtain additional information, you may call the library at (334) 774-5480, email a message to library staff, or visit the library during normal operating hours on 320 James Street in Ozark, Alabama 36360.

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