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Mount Olive Cemetery
of Graham County


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Directions: From the U.S. Hwy 24 and St Hwy 18 intersection at Bogue, go North on 360 Avenue for 1 mile. At S Road, turn West and drive almost a mile. The cemetery is on the South side of the road. Watch for a light pole and a few trees as it is easy to drive past the cemetery.

The "Other Information" column may contain information not on the marker as well as data garnered through the transcriber's research.
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Surname Given Names Birth Date Death Date Inscription Other information
  Alice        
  Harold 7/17/1903 12/29/1932   Far southwest corner of cemetery.
  John        
  Millie        
  Mother       No dates; beside Harold (no surname) in far southwest corner.
  Wade        
Alexander Lucille (Jones) 8/29/1951 12/12/1991 Loving sister and mother  
Allen Floyd 1882 1936    
Allison Leo 2/20/1909 6/19/1912   Same stone as Vernon Allison.
Allison Vernon 3/21/1911 6/19/1912   Same stone as Leo Allison.
Archer Lidah 1868 1893 Daughters Same stone as Bertha Hickman.
Bates Ada Cornelia 8/2/1909 6/20/2002 Parents of Alvena, Billie, Bernard, Delano Same stone as Alvin Bates.
Bates Alvin T. 1/17/1904 11/9/1986 Parents of Alvena, Billie, Bernard, Delano Same stone as Ada Bates.
Bates Anna B. 1867 1940 Mother; Great love lives on Same stone as James P. Bates.
Bates Bernice 8/20/1902 5/1/1984   Same stone as Wm. Harry Bates.
Bates Charlesetta 4/21/1929 8/25/2005    
Bates Clint O. 5/31/1950 7/25/2004 Cowboy, Farmer, Buffalo Soldier Re-enactor; Just Restin'  
Bates Eva F. 4/1874 8/1920   Wife of John Bates.
Bates Hellen 6/3/1899 5/16/1900    
Bates James F. 12/1/1891 6/20/1942 Kansas Cpl 805 Pioneer Inf. World War I  
Bates James P. 1861 1931    
Bates Kerry Franklin 12/11/1978 1/17/2005    
Bates Olivia 10/10/1923 12/29/1923   Same stone as Richard Bates.
Bates Pearl R. 12/3/1905 2/20/1985 Ssgt US Army World War II  
Bates Richard 4/6/1927 4/10/1927   Same stone as Olivia Bates.
Bates Perry     Sgt Co. B. 68 U.S.C.I.  
Bates Wm Harry 12/29/1893 7/19/1980   Same stone as Bernice Bates
Blackman Mary J. 8/10/1857 11/29/1937    
Broderick Nathan 11/12/1974 11/13/1974 In loving memory  
Brogden Billie C. 1935 2010   Mortuary marker.
Brooks Mason 7/9/1835 1/11/1911 At rest Also military marker: Co. G. 12 U.S.C.H.A.
Bryant Marchie 3/23/1888 3/1/1962   Beside Schuyler & Mamie Jones.
Buckner Hazel M. 8/4/1905 10/19/1936    
Buckner John William, Sr. 5/29/1931 3/2/2000    
Buckner Nadine C. 2/28/1926 1/2/1935    
Buckner Warren H. 8/4/1899 7/27/1972    
Burnside John     Co. A 124 U.S.C.I.  
Burnside Mary E.   1/6/1908 Wife eof J. B.; Age 84 years  
Carter Robert E. 3/9/1927 8/17/1993 Pvt US Army World War II  
Cissel William   1910   Marker is mostly illegible.
Clark Edna 12/25/1880 9/27/1930    
Dabney Edwin L. 7/28/1902 9/13/1966   Same stone as Helen Dabney.
Dabney Helen L. 9/27/1911 5/13/2008   Same stone as Edwin Dabney.
Dabney Jno D.     Co. D. 101 U.S.C.I.  
Davis Paul Edward 1942 2009   Mortuary marker. Obit
Delaney Bertha Jean 8/21/1930 3/21/1933    
Delaney Grace Dell 7/4/1889 3/4/1994   Same stone as Oscar Delaney.
Delaney Oscar 8/15/1872 9/5/1946   Same stone as Grace Delaney.
Dobson William D., Sr. 8/13/1924 1/27/2008 Sgt US Army World War II Bronze Star Medal  
Edwards Alberta May (Bratton) 7/23/1919 12/9/2010    
Edwards John 1879 1960   Same stone as Kathryn Edwards.
Edwards Kathryn 1885 1968   Same stone as John Edwards.
Edwards Lyman J. 1955 1991   Mortuary marker.
Edwards   1/15/1904 8/1/1904 Son of J. & K. E. Edwards  
Eurey Fannie 8/24/1887 2/1/1986    
Ford John S. 3/28/1862 8/16/1920    
Ford Lillian 1922     Broken plastic marker.
Fox Carrie 1888 1889   Same stone as Henry Fox.
Fox Henry 1829 1889   Same stone as Carrie Fox.
Fuller Peggy L. 9/20/1959 11/29/1999 Our beloved mother; In loving memory  
Griffie Alvester B. 3/6/1895 3/21/1972 Kansas Pvt Co L 806 Pioneer Inf World War I  
Griffie Elmer L. 1/14/1908 5/30/1984 "Jim Dandy"  
Griffie Ernie L. 1885 1963    
Griffie Fanny 1865 1909   Same stone as George Griffie. Wife of James Griffie.
Griffie Gabriel 1879 1942    
Griffie George 2/21/1908 2/21/1908   Same stone as Fanny Griffie.
Griffie Harvey   1/20/1920 Age 23 years  
Griffie Jacob   12/17/1914 Age 24 years  
Griffie LaVerne M. (Buckner) 4/29/1906 4/18/2003 Loving mother Obit
Griffie Loren Earl 1944 1945    
Griffin Benjamin H. 12/9/1898 5/15/1907    
Griffin Clauda B. 1/8/1886 3/1/1889    
Griffin James A. 1876 1932    
Griffin Joseph W. 4/20/1852 3/12/1905    
Griffin Mary L. 11/24/1890 6/23/1907    
Griffin Mattie D. 10/3/1887 3/3/1889    
Griffin Mona B. 12/12/1889 6/14/1916    
Hardiman Lumma Moore 8/15/1890 10/8/1980    
Henderson Albert Jesse 9/22/1901 2/6/1972 Forever in our hearts Same stone as Ethel Henderson.
Henderson Ethel O. 3/3/1924 2/1/1998 Forever in our hearts Same stone as Albert Henderson.
Hickman Bertha E. 1882 1904 Daughters Same stone as Lidah Archer.
Hickman Ivan C.   6/10/1902 Son of A. C. & L. M.; Aged 3 months  
Hickman Rev. D. 1841 1917   Same stone as Willina Hickman.
Hickman Willina 1848 1937 His wife Same stone as Rev. D. Hickman.
Jones Bernice M. 4/10/1900 11/1/1978   Same stone as Earl A. Jones.
Jones DeWayne D. 9/16/1916 12/6/2002 Pfc US Army World War II  
Jones Dorothy E. (Delaney) 6/22/1922 6/1/1990    
Jones Earl A. 5/8/1898 3/1/1951   Same stone as Bernice. Also vernacular marker with years "1895-1951".
Jones Freeman V. 4/7/1930 9/27/1954 Missouri Pvt US Army Korea  
Jones Halberta H. 4/20/1931 5/31/1983   Same stone as Merle Jones.
Jones Henry       No dates.
Jones Lawrence Schuyler 6/9/1913 10/18/2013   Lawrence was the son of Schuyler and Mamie (Canon) Jones. Obit
Jones Lionel V. 11/15/1958 5/16/1966   Same stone as Schuyler & Mamie Jones.
Jones Mamie C. 10/21/1890 8/1/1966   Same stone as Schuyler & Lionel Jones.
Jones Melissa 1858 1922 Wife of Edgar  
Jones Merle C. 12/17/1923 3/29/2008   Same stone as Halberta Jones.
Jones Sarah A.   6/19/1918 Aged 62 years Marker is off the base.
Jones Schuyler C. 4/8/1885 6/27/1965   Same stone as Mamie & Lionel Jones.
Kirtley Johnson 1/30/1890 9/1/1962 Kansas Pvt US Army World War I PH  
Kirtley Lizzie 1854 1902   Same stone as William Kirtley.
Kirtley William 1852 1943   Same stone as LizzieKirtley.
Lewis Almira 11/4/1893 4/17/1913 Rest Same stone as James Austin Lewis.
Lewis Amanda J. (Young) 1903 1937    
Lewis Bessie L. (Riley) 1897 1939    
Lewis Emma B. 3/23/1855 3/13/1886   Same stone as Etta & Maude Lewis.
Lewis Etta N. 11/7/1891 5/24/1908   Same stone as Emma & Maude Lewis.
Lewis James Austin 1843 1926 Rest Same stone as Almira Lewis.
Lewis Marie   12/8/1918 Age 88 ys 11 mo 17 d Same stone as Minor Lewis.
Lewis Mary J. 12/24/1820 8/14/1905 Wife of P. Lewis; Gone but not forgotten  
Lewis Maude E. 10/23/1893 6/26/1899    
Lewis Minor   1/6/1889 Age 72 years Same stone as Marie Lewis.
Lewis Nora   1889   Vernacular marker, mostly illegible.
Lewis Philander 2/17/1870 2/27/1917 At rest  
Moore Alberta S. 1891 1939 Mother  
Moore Bettie L. (Lewis) 1866 1939 Humphrey Moore family Same stone as Earl Moore & Odella Lewis.
Moore Earl J. 1882 1888 Humphrey Moore family Same stone as Odella & Bettie Lewis.
Moore Eiffie       Same stone as Geo. Moore; vernacular.
Moore Eugene R. 4/25/1918 5/14/1990 Pfc US Army World War II  
Moore Fred T. 1859 1944 Father  
Moore Geo.       Same stone as Eiffie Moore; vernacular.
Moore Jephtha 2/26/1894 3/24/1954 Kansas Wagoner Sup Co 816 Pion. Inf. World War I  
Moore Nathan, Sr. 1/4/1898 10/6/1972 Married 2/19/1921  
Moore Nathaniel Dewayne Jr. 12/22/1922 5/29/2009 Pfc US Army World War II  
Moore Odelia M. (Lewis) 1889 1926 Humphrey Moore family Same stone as Earl Moore & Bettie Lewis.
Moore Viola W. 12/13/1909 1/30/1969    
Moultry Dorothy (Moore) 9/9/1921 8/23/1982    
Neal Amanda Griffin 8/15/1858 5/13/1932    
Nevins Carl Alvester 1/9/1928 1/4/1989    
Nevins Charles D. 2/12/1949 10/15/2002 Beloved husband and father  
Nevins Eldon Eugene 8/22/1947 3/8/1968 Kansas CN US Navy Vietnam PH  
Nevins Gary Lynn 8/28/1952 9/1/1952    
Nevins LeRoy W., Sr. 10/15/1903 10/21/1964 Father  
Nevins LeRoy, Jr. 9/19/1925 12/23/2003 Good man and a hard worker  
Nevins Mabel 10/9/1904 12/29/1970    
Petrie Robert Orlandis 1930 1991 Pvt US Army Korea  
Reed Almira 1820 1914   Same stone as Louvica Lewis Reed.
Reed Louvica Lewis 1861 1945   Same stone as Almira Reed.
Roberts David J. 3/16/1887 8/5/1969   World War I veteran.
Robinson Albert 1848 1921 Father  
Robinson Frank C. 1863 1948    
Robinson Jeannetta 4/21/1889 9/30/1982    
Savage Rico 5/4/1959 2/17/1983    
Sayers Albert B. 1/22/1881 9/22/1917   Marker is off the base.
Sayers Minerva R. (Wellington) 4/12/1905 11/10/2000 Our beloved Obit
Scott Eunice N.   7/28/1904 Dau. Of A. J. & Dora; Aged 5 ms.  
Scruggs Alfred N. 2/5/1891 11/14/1955 Kansas Sgt 349 Machine Gun Bn World War I  
Scruggs Jack     Co. A 122 U.S.C.I.  
Shankle Rozelia H. (Wellington) 6/14/1919 11/21/1981    
Singleton M. B. 1/27/1878 11/24/1918    
Smith Edward 3/10/1842 12/12/1912   Same stone as Sophia Smith.
Smith Edward C. 1874 1953 Father  
Smith Esther M. 7/11/1885 6/29/1921 Wife of Edward C. Same stone as Gilbert Smith.
Smith Garrett     Co. M. 5th US C. Cav.  
Smith Gilbert 6/20/1921 8/4/1921   Same stone as Esther Smith.
Smith Sophia (Ruffin) 4/28/1877 10/19/1915   Same stone as Edward (b. 1842) Smith.
Taylor E.   2/14/1898 Age 69  
Thomas Norma 1854 1885    
Watson Polly 1892 1929 Wife of J. A. Watson  
Wellington Cornelius H. 9/10/1916 6/18/1992 Pvt US Army World War II  
Wellington Lloyd L. 1/13/1909 2/24/1992 Father  
Williams Vera Leona (Jones) 2/23/1925 10/18/1996    
Wilson Andy     Corp'l Co. G. 8 U.S.C.H.A.  
Wilson Ola 10/17/1892 7/20/1983    

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