Fairview Community Cemetery
Jasper Co. Cemeteries of TX
Submitted by Monica Petty & Karen Gilchriest
Directions: Turn on Hwy
1004 in Buna at the red light intersection of Hwy 96S & 96N.Go approx 7.7 miles
and turn left on the county Road 700, go approx 1.8 miles and the cemetery is on
the right next to Withers Cemetery. This is a very old
cemetery with many old markers there are also markers that are broken and
deteriorated. There were many markers that were
difficuit to read. We apologize for any mistakes that were made they were
unintentional. Our goal was to record the
informabort on the tombstones for future generations .Some ot these markers date
back to the mid I800's
Many people still know this community by what it was called 100 yrs ago.it was known as Cairo Springs According to cemetery records on file in the Buna Public library the following persons were born into slavery
Ann Withers Bates David Crockett
According to the recorded dates on other markers it is possible that there may be other persons who were also born into slavery, who may have stayed in the area as freed slaves, raised their families and had productive lives There is no indication of these people being slaves on the markers, so it may only be folklore
Date of Recording ....June 20, 2001 Monica Petty & Karen Gilchriest
Armstrong, Lillie M. 24 Jun.1913- 21 Nov.1980 "Sister"
Baittes.................... Fair Condition
Bates, Ann Withers 1855-1891 age 36 yrs "Weep Not Father and Children
For Me, For I Am Waiting In Glory For Thee"
In Poor Condition - Broken Footstone
Bates, Clyde Edgar 12 Jul.1875-7 Aug.1970 "Faithful Friend"
Bates, Joshua 20 Mar.1844-18 Nov.1904 "His Toils Are Past,
His Work Is Done, He Fought The Fight,The Victory Won"
Fair Condition - tilted
Boggess, Florence L. Crockett 1934-1981 Good Condition
Bowie, Sara Elizabeth 13 Jan. 1872-11 Aug.1912 "Mother" "Bowie"
Broken in two pieces
Bowie, William 23 Feb.1896-5 Aug.1947
Texas CPL 806 Pioneer INF WWI Good Condition
Crockett, Alston 27 Jan.1898-Aug..1938 "Gone , But Not Forgotten"
"Rememberance Our Loving Son" Poor Condition
Crockett, Annie 10 Jan.1916-8 Jan. 1992 "I Have Kept The Faith"
Crockett, David 13 Feb.1844-8 Feb.1942 "Our Dear Father" Made by
Mrs. C.A.Arline Poor Condition
Crockett, Douglas 15 Nov.1886-12 Oct.1956 Weathered /Poor Condition
Crockett, Frank 1913-1994 Poor Condition
Crockett, Fred 21 Dec.1909-31 May 1958 "Husband , Gone But Not
Forgotten" Excellent Condition
Crockett, James E. 14 Dec.1932-25 Jul.1971 TEXAS CPL US ARMY KOREA
Crockett, Jaron ................... Poor condition/sunken
Crockett, Johnny 1891-1984 Weathered/Poor
Crockett, Lena 11 Feb.1914-26 Mar.1966 "In Loving Memory"
Eastern Star Symbol Excellent Condition
Crockett, Limmie 1900-1968 "In My Father's House Are Many Mansions"
Crockett, Mary .... 19 Jun 1918 Age 64 Years "Mother"
Weathered /Tilted/ Good Condition
Crockett, Oda 1890-1958 "Mother" Weathered/ Excellent Condition
Crockett, Oscar 17 Mar.1892-28 Feb.1982 Excellent Condition
Crockett, P.E. 1892-1944 "In My Father's House Are Many
Mansions" Excellent Condition
Crockett, Pearl M. 17 Aug.1939-22 Jun.1990 "In God's Care"
Crockett, Sid 26 Aug.1883-4 Nov.1938 "Father"
Weathered /Excellent Condition
Erving, Bertha 5 Jul.1914-2 Oct.1980 Excellent Condition
Fletcher, Joseph D. 17 Jul.1920-19 Oct.1998
Fair Condition , Funeral Home Marker only
Fletcher, Larry Darvell 9 Dec.1956-6 Jan. 2000
Funeral Home marker only -poor condition
Fobbs, Eddie Mae 1901-1964 Funeral Home Marker only -- Poor Condition
Fobbs, Luben 10 Mar.1922-6 Dec.1984
Funeral Home Marker only -- excellent Condition
Gilbert, Mandy Westbrook .........d.Apr. 191... "Our Dear Mother,
She is At Rest" Poor Condition, Deteriorated, Illegible
Grant, Thelma 1917-2001 Excellent Condition
Gregory, Austin d. 27 Nov.1969 age 57
Funeral home Marker in cement- Poor Condition
Gregory, Mary Lou 22 Jun.1928-2 Jul.1970 Excellent Condition
Gregory, Matthew 1892-1946 Excellent Condition
Hawthorne, Frank E. 22 Jul.1938-12 Jun.1973
Funeral Home Marker in Poor Condition
Hubbard, Ella M. Westbrook 7 Apr.1909-23 Dec.1978 "Gone But Not Forgotten"
Hunter, Anthony no dates Fair Condition
Hunter, Artis 1925-1980 STM 1 US Navy Bronze Marker Excellent Condition
Jenkins, M. J. 13 Aug 1828-3 Aug.1900 "Asleep In Jesus"
Weathered Poor Condition
Johnson, Alice 24 Apr.1898-8 Sep.1937 "Sister At Rest"
Poor Condition and weathered
Kirkland, West 18 Jul.1893-17 Dec.1958 Excellent Condition
Renfro, Alice 19 Feb.1900-7 Nov.1927 "Rest In Peace" Good Condition
Renfro, George 24 Sep.1893-..Nov.1893 "Infant Son of G.& C. Renfro,
Gone But Not Forgotten" Poor Condition
Renfro, John 10 May 1895-7 Apr.1973 "Beloved Husband & Father"
Renfro, King 3 Aug.1900-8 Aug.1940 "At Best"
Good Condition/ Weathered
Renfro, Leo 31 Jul.1917-10 Jul.1981
Funeral Home Marker-- Poor Condition deteriorated
Renfro, Lottie 5 May 1903-19 Jan.1980 "Beloved Aunt"
Renfro, Mr. Andrew 17 Mar.1908-7 Mar. 1994
Poor Conditon , Funeral Home Marker
Renfro, Nathanel 18 May 1905-25 Sep.1940
"Brother- We Miss You" Poor Condition/ Illegible
Renfro, Orden D. 24 Sep.1893- ...Apr.1894
"Son of G.& C. Renfro-Gone But Not Forgotten" Poor Condition
Renfro, Pete 10 Feb.1898-9 Jul.1969 Poor Condition/ Weathered
Renfrow, Mrs. Clarcie 1872-1913 "She is Gone But Not Forgotten"
Poor Condition/ Illegible
Rhodes, Viola 22 Feb.1892-9 Aug.1987 Excellent Condition
Rinfro, Dadie .....no dates Deteriorated, Weathered, Poor Condition
Robinson, Bettie 15 Nov.1904- 23 Jun.1982 "Gone Home"
Robinson, John 3 Nov.1889-8 Dec.1971 TEXAS PVT US Army WWI
Scott, Darryle 1967-1969 Excellent Condition
Shankle, Esther Kelly 18 Jun.1927-22 Mar.1991
"As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Read" Excellent Condition
Smith, Abb .........d... Feb.1930
"Gone But Not Forgotten" Poor Condition
Smith, Bula ...d...Jan.....1930
"Gone But Not Forgotten" Weathered , Illegible
Tyler, Emma Lee 18 Jan.1925-1 Jun.1992
"Death is Swallowed Up In Victory. O'Death Where Is Thy Sting?
O'Grave Where Is Thy Victory?" Excellent Condition
Westbrook, Bettie 6 Feb.1850-15 Aug.1937 "God Doeth All Things Well"
"Grandma" Excellent Condition
Westbrook, Booker T. 20 Jun.1925-14 Dec.1999 US Marine Corps WWII
Westbrook, Charlie 1 Apr.1821-11 Jan.1911 "Always Be Remembered"
Westbrook, Cornealious 18 Dec.1886-18 Dec.1944 "In My Fathers House Are
Many Mansions. From J.B. and All Grandchildren" Excellent Condition
Westbrook, Ethel 30 Apr.1903-14 Oct.1970 "Mother" Excellent Condition
Westbrook, Henry Manual 1867-1895 "In Rememberance of "
Deteriorated/Weathered/ Poor Condition
Westbrook, Laura 9 Aug.1919-5 Jan.1928 "She Is At Rest"
Deteriorated/ Illegible Condition
Westbrook, Manuel 10 Oct.1920-17 Sep.1980
Funeral Home Marker in Poor Condition
Westbrook, Melvin 13 Sep.1933-15 Sep.1970 TEXAS SP4 US Army KOREA
Westbrook, O. J. 18 Aug.1921-21 Aug.1921 "Asleep In Jesus"
Poor Condition/ Deteriorated / Illegible
Westbrook, Walter Gene 1 Feb.1938-22 Feb.1999 "Father, PaPa"
Westbrook, Willie, A. 14 Feb.1924-21 May 1982 PVT US Army WWII
Bronze /Excellent Condition
Westbrooks, AIJewl 27 Feb.1911-30 Jun.1970 "The World's Love And God's
Choice" Excellent Condition
Westbrooks, Arthur 11 Jan.1911-11 May 1863 "Gone But Not Forgotten"
Westbrooks, Cecil 19 apr.1906-19 Jun 1949 "God Alone Understands"
Westbrooks, Cynthia 24 Dec.1882-26 Mar.1962 "Mother-- The Lord Is My
Shepherd" Excellent Condition
Westbrooks, Estel 6 Sep.1908-8 Mar.1972 Excellent Condition
Westbrooks, J.B. 25 Jan.1909-24 Nov.1999 "Pioneer- His Dream Will
Become A Reality" Excellent
Westbrooks, Lee 27 Feb.1902-24 Apr.1986 "Married Aug. 27 1924"
Westbrooks, Leona 30 Dec.1901-16 Jun.1994 on stone with Lee
Westbrooks, Nicy 14 Jan.1889-11 May 1981 on stone with Cornealious
Westbrooks, Otis 2 May 1930-6 Oct.1956 TEXAS CPL Artillery USAR
Westbrooks, Riley 21 Dec.1869-21 Jan.1957 "Father- The Lord is
My Shepherd Good Condition
Westbrooks, Samuel 20 Apr.1927-2 Nov.1945 "Gone But Not Forgotten"
Westbrooks, Steve .....1895-3 Feb.1941 "Father" Excellent Condition
Westbrooks,Willie 8 Mar.1898-11 Nov.1992 "At Rest"
Weathered/ Excellent Condition
White, Alma 2 Apr.1904-23 Dec.1984 "At Rest" Excellent Condition
White, Carola Sunrise 20 Feb.1900- Sunset 7 Oct.1996 "this is The
Promise He Made To Us, Eternal Live" Excellent
White, Carwell 9 Aug.1898-1 Jul.1982 "May God Bless You"
White, Frank 13 May 1906-11 May 1968 "Forever Remembered"
White, Leroy 25 Mar.1918-24 Jan.1987 Excellent Condition
White, Lula 25 Jul.1893-1 May 1972 Eastern Star Excellent Condition
White, Robert 30 Oct.1896-19 Mar.1964 "Gone But Not Forgotten"
White, Rossevelt 30 Mar.1901-24 May 1957 "Husband, Thy Will Be Done"
Weathered Good Condition
White, Wilbert 15 Oct.1925-4 Sep.1981 STM1 US Navy WWII
Bronze Good Condition
Winfield, Dorothy 4 Nov.1931-2 May 1975 "Mother"
Tilted/Weathered/ illegible Condition