China Spring Cemetery

This cemetery was transcribed by Teresa Parrish.  The street names are in maroon top centered.  The family names are in all caps and underlined, black font.  This is a partial listing about half of the cemetery Teresa is willing to do lookups on the other half until she gets it transcribed click on her name above to email her.  She has included information not found on the grave markers gleaned from people visiting the cemetery, etc.  I have made more than one page for this cemetery at the bottom of the page each page will be the link to the next page.

J A Y

ABNEY
(back row)
Mother
Elizabeth Abney
Feb.   3, 1889
Feb. 11, 1959
In loving memory

W. H. Abney
Nov. 13, 1891
Jan.    9, 1929
(has crest of U.S. Signal Corps)
footmarker-
Dady

Baby
May 18, 1922

Elizabeth Ann
dau. of Kathryn & Wm. T.
Abney
May 30-31, 1954
footmarker-
Baby

(front row)
William T. Abney, Sr.
U. S. Army
WW II
Dec. 1, 1914  Jan. 26, 1993

 RINGER
(Curbed. Lined up along the back.)

M. J. Ringer
July 4, 1825
Jan. 1, 1906
footmarker-
Mother

Asleep in Jesus
{Jesus wrapped around rt.side}
B. D. Ringer
Born July 10, 1821
Died Jan. 1, 1904
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal


J. H. Ringer
Oct. 3, 1862
Oct. 23, 1944
In God we trust

HOWLE
(back row)

(double)
Howle
Drew T.
Dussie E.
1876-1943
1879-1965
In my father's house are many mansions
footmarker, hers
Mama

Ralph
1916-1922

Mary
1914-1916

Infant
1908

Infant
1907
(front row)

(double)
Howle
Husband
Wife
Roy S.
Lottie L.
1898-1966
1895-1972


[T in a cornerstone, back left near HOWLE infant-1918]  
THOMAS
(endowed)

(double)
Thomas
Robert E.
Erma H.
1897-1983
1900-1942
footmarkers-
Dad
Mother of Carroll

[Facing toward Crawford is a large marker reading-THOMAS]

WHITE
(back row)
Top of the below marker is an open gate w/ columns on either side and a star in center

Come ye blessed
L. B. White
Born Aug. 20, 1822
Died Jan.   1, 1905
No pain, no grief, no anxious fear
can reach the peaceful sleeper here
(on the base of marker- White)
endowed

Top of below marker has clasped hands behind opened curtains which are tied back with bows

Irra Owen
wife of F. S. White
Born Mar.  3, 1884
Died Apr. 24,1914
A devoted wife and lov
ing mother
(wrote as it appears on marker)

(double)
White
Daisy Belle     Frank S.
1883-1960      1872-1942
[Note: Daisy appears to be wife #2]

(front row)

(double)
White
Everett L.         Mattie L
1911-1990        1912-1983

Hersel H. White
Dec.   4, 1900
Sept. 27, 1919

(+), cross in circle
Travis E. White
PFC U S Army
Word War II
Oct. 30, 1923   Mar. 25, 1979
DILLENBURG & PETERS
(curbed;back row;endowed)
At Rest
Henrietta Peters
wife of Geo. H. Peters
Dec. 25, 1891
Oct. 14, 1911

(open space)

(double)
Peters
Charles W.                  Sallie
Jan. 21, 1858           Aug. 27, 1861
 Jan. 23, 1923            Apr.  10, 1934

 Laura Dell
Peters
Nov. 5, 1904
Aug. 14, 1998

(front row)
William Walter Dillenburg
Mar 30    Dec 14
1888       1973

(open space)
Carrie W. Peters
Oct. 19, 1885
Aug. 31, 1952
At rest

Frieda May Scott
May 29, 1918
Nov. 28, 1997
In the Hands of God
and
Living in the hearts of
those she loved

Bertha Dean Peters
Dillenburg
Apr. 30, 1884
May 28, 1988

TOLBERT
(back row, behind LENE;endowed)
Luther Ray Tolbert
US Navy
World War II
Sept. 12, 1907    May 12, 1980

GARRETT
(endowed)                   
Thy will be done
Clara Alberta Garrett
wife of F. H. Garrett
Born Nov. 20, 1892
Died May 5, 1914
A precious one from us has gone,
a voice we loved is stilled,
a place is vacant in our home
which can never be filled.
God in his wisdom has recalled
the book his love has given
and though the body slumbers here
the soul is safe in heaven.
(at base of marker- Garrett)

Finnie H. Garrett
Mar. 8, 1887
Oct. 27, 1962

Rolla C. Garrett
Texas
Pvt. US Army
World War II
June 23, 1912    Nov. 27, 1967

Nora Bell Peters
4-25-1904  11-6-2000
F. H. M.
Scanio-Harper
311 Airport Rd.
Temple, Tex.

LENE
(front row, in front of TOLBERT and GARRETT)

Daddy
Thomas J. Lene, Sr.
Apr. 13, 1893
Dec. 2, 1987

(double)
Thomas J. Lene, Jr.
Gilda F. Curry, Jr.
Feb. 16, 1924
Dec. 1, 1926
(blank)
(blank)
Beloved Husband
Beloved Wife
WW II Purple Heart Veteran

[Between plots for TOLBERT, the GARRETTS, and LENE'S and the curbed plot below is an open,
possibly empty space which is marked with an endowment marker. There are no headstones.]

MEADOWS, SHARP, & SAWYER
(curbed plot;back row)

(double)
Sharp
John J.                Ducie C.
1890-1968        1896-1979

Gordon O. Sawyer
May 29, 1888
Sept. 11, 1979

(double)
Sawyer
John Lewis             Mary Viola
Nov. 18, 1857      Feb. 24, 1869
Apr. 24, 1934       Jan. 16, 1944
Rest in peace

(front row)

(double)
Meadows
Bill R.
Barbara A.
Oct. 28, 1927
July 17, 1930
Sept. 18, 1999
Married Feb. 16, 1951
(double)
Meadows
Jack M.
Esther
Sept. 15, 1925
Sept. 16, 1927
Nov. 2, 1998
Married Aug. 12, 1949
footmarker: his,
Jack M. Meadows
RM 2 U S Navy
World War II
Sept. 15, 1925  Nov. 2, 1998

Emma O. Meadows
Nov. 21, 1900
May 19, 1984

George C. Meadows
June 1, 1903
June 18, 1954

In corner, bottom left, is a bench adorned with cupids.

CANNON
(back row; endowed)
[a tree separates this one from the above curbed plot.
The markers for both of the below couples are really long rectangles.]

(double)
Cannon
Nellie L.       Ernest W.
1882-1944   1878-1965

(front row, betw. 2 trees)
               (double)                           Cannon
(double)
Cannon
Wincie I. (Evans)
Carroll E. (Gene)
Nov. 5, 1929
July 11, 1922
(blank)
Aug. 27, 1991
footmarker-his:
Carroll E. Cannon
Jul. 11, 1922  Aug. 27, 1991
S Sgt. US Army
World War II
JAY & MURPHY
(curbed; back row)
Frank Wallace Jay
son of F. W. & Nettie Jay
Born Jul. 23, 1913
Died Mar. 15, 1914
Our Darling Boy

(double-tall; 'stacked')      
Mother
Nettie Jay
1887-1983
Father
F. W. Jay
1872-1934

[Centered on the back row is a tall monument with a lamp at the top and
 the name JAY at the bottom]

Mother
Claris O. Allen
June 28, 1907
Dec.  1, 1993
In loving memory
footmarker-
Claris Opal Jay Allen

Daddy
Johnnie M. Allen
Apr. 8, 1904
Nov. 10, 1960
In loving memory
footmarker-
Johnnie Martin Allen

(front row)

(double)
A devoted father    A loving  mother
John V.                     Ruby J.  
Jul. 30, 1912               Jan. 28, 1915
Jan.  1,  1986             Aug. 23, 1991
Murphy

BENNATT
(A B in a square is near the JAY curb)

(back row)
Effie Bennatt
1902-1990
footmarker-
Mother

Robert K. Bennatt
1900-1952
footmarker-
Daddy

DAVIS
(front row)
[At one time in a tree next to the above plot, was a metal plaque for J.B. and
Mrs. J.B. DAVIS with their death dates.  His- Dec. 21, 1941 & hers- Sept. 6, 1922.  
Still there as of Apr. 20, 2001!]

Their proper markers read:

Malissie Davis
1862-1922

J. B. Davis (Jack)
1860-1941
footmarker-
Dad
[There is near here a corner stone with a B in it. DAVIS' may be in Bennatt plot.]

McGUFFIN
(front row)
Robbie
McGuffin
1928-1996
In God's Care

A. H. (Mac) McGuffin
1913-1968
After night, eternal morn

[There's an open space between the Bennatt-Davis plot and the McGuffin plot. At one
time, at the base of a tree near the road was a marker for simply 'Baby'. The marker
sat askance to the trunk. It has, since the spring of 1995, disappeared. I noticed it
missing in Jan. 1996. There was no other info. on the baby.]

[At base of a mesquite tree is a M cornerstone, possibly marking the
McWHORTER  plot which is in the area between Bennatt-Davis and
LOUTHERBACK. This area is shown on the cemetery book as being purchased by
McWHORTER.  There seems to be no be no graves here.]
LOUTHERBACK
(back row)
Betty Loutherback
1932-2001
Foss Funeral Home
{note: Foss is in Valley Mills}

Lee A. Loutherback, Jr.
Feb. 21, 1927
May 27, 1965

Robert S. Loutherback
Feb. 6, 1930
Apr. 29, 1935
Gone to be an angel

Beloved
Mother & Granny
Edna I. Robinson
Loutherback
Jan. 27, 1901
Feb. 28, 1992

Lee A. Loutherback
Texas
Engineman ICL
US Navy
Nov. 24, 1940    (blank)

(front row)
(Prancing Unicorn on marker)
Lee A. "Buster" Loutherback III
July 31, 1962
Jan. 1, 1988
Just a bit up and over from Lee LOUTHERBACK concrete 'blob', and
may be a grave not properly marked.