Sandies Memorial Cemetery (B) 

Wharton County, Cemeteries of Texas

Submitted by:  Lois Kennedy  

Cemeteries of Texas:  Veda Bragg Mendoza 

Location:  I made two passes at this cemetery before I could find it.  I met a young man near the old Sandies Chruch who helped me by telling me where the cemetery was.  

Tim Smithwick lives on CR 382 about half a mile from the old church.  The cemetery is not on CR 382 but is on a side road before you get to the church and about a half a mile from the church. To get to the cemetery go to FM 1300, which goes from Highway 71 to FM 530.  Traveling west on FM 1300 go to CR 363 and turn left.  There an L & M Ranch sign at this turn.  Go to CR 360 (the maps show CR 386) and turn right.  Go to CR 367 and turn left.  Go to CR 382 and turn right.  There is a dirt road that turns right and from here you can see the old church.  Do not turn, but go straight across a cattle guard and there is a sign on the post that says Cemetery Road.  Go .3 mile and the cemetery is on the right, in a mott of trees.  The trees can be seen from CR 382 when you cross the cattle guard.  The cemetery is 8.3 miles off FM 1300. 

This is a small Negro cemetery and apparently was part of the Sandies Church at one time.  There are thirty-one markers in the cemetery.  (The listing of 32 is because no. 3 may go with no. 4)  The cemetery is grown up and a few of the markers have sunk into the groun, even tho I was able to read the information on them.  The oldest grave marker had a date of 1911, with several in the early 1900s.  The cemetery is at least 84 years old.  The survey was done by Sammy Tise on February 11, 1995.   

  Typist Note: There are no plot or grave numbers on this survey.I have taken the liberty of numbering the entries sequentially.  Hopefullythis will help in determining the relationship of one burial to other burials in this cemetery.   

I/s/o Infant Son of   M-M Mr. & Mrs.            D/o Daughter of             S/o Son Of  

No Last Name First Name Born Died Comments
1 Callis Lois B. Mar 12 1934 Sep 21 ----
2 Williams Etta Sep 06 1904 Jun 07 1975 Mother
3 C. C. - - May go with Charles Callies marker
4 Callies Charles - Jun 07 1911 Age: 42 yrs
5 Callies Rebecca Jun 15 1838 May 16 1915
6 Unknown - - - BTW Rebecca Callies & Eddie Gary
7 Gary Eddie Jul 09 1898 Jun 30 1912
8 Callies Ernest Sep 03 1888 Apr 20 1913
9 Unknown - - - FHM BTW Ernest Callies & Curtis Gary
10 Gary Curtis Dean Jan 10 1959 Jan 13 1959
11 Callis Jim Dec 25 1872 Aug 12 1942 1872 ?
12 Burns Mary Ann 1876 about Arp 04 1957
13 Callis Carl Floyd Apr 11 1941 Apr 16 1958
14 Callis John Elton Jun 19 1905 Feb 03 1980
15 Callis James, Jr. May 23 1911 Dec 29 1982
16 Callis Andrew, Rev. Aug 15 1885 Mar 28 1962
17 Callis Rosa - 1980 FHM
18 Callis David V. 1909 1979 FHM
19 Parson Charles A. Jul 26 1927 Feb 04 1992 Pvt, USA, WW II
20 Parson Jack Chance Feb 26 1913 May 31 1987
21 Parson Leslie Dec 15 1916 Feb 21 1987 USA WW II
22 Parson Nugent, Jr. Jul 27 1929 Apr 15 1975
23 Parson Parthena Mahuloa Apr 27 1982 Aug 21 1977
24 Parson Bertha May 25 1915 Jul 12 1971
25 Thompson James H. Feb 10 1897 Dec 16 1964 Tx, Pvt, Co D, 435 Labor BN, QMC, WW I
26 Hardeway Idella 1893 1981 FHM
27 Randle Austin - Oct 06 1965 Age 87 yrs
28 Williams Lex Mar 01 1885 Jun 06 1965
29 McGrew Johnnie - Mar 27 1963
30 McGrew Robert Lee Jun 10 1949 Jun 15 1968
31 McGrew Namon 1959 1991 FHM
32 McGrew Lucille Dec 31 1944 Nov 01 1993