Opal Cemetery

Springtown , Wise County - Parker Co Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by  Sue Tackel

 

   From Hwy 51  turn east on CR 4898. Go a couple of miles to a "T" and turn right on CR 4797. When the road turns right (Sneed St) stay going straight on a driveway type road. You will see the white pipe gate that goes into the cemetery to the right.
    This cemetery has some of the oldest headstones in the county  but it is also still being used for new burials.   There is a large number of graves that are marked with only "field stones". Last winter the cemetery had tall grass  but it was mowed in the summer.
   We numbered the headstones in "loose" rows from the west to the east. The rows start on the north and go south  but because the rows wandered so much we did not number them.

    In September 2001 we found 100 headstones. A survey done by C.M. "Corky" Miller  of Azle  in 1999 included two headstones that we didnít find. The information for them is listed as headstones number [101] and [102]. A listing done in 1965 by Mr. & Mrs. Homer L. Roper had 3 additional headstones for a total of 105.
    David and Paula Pitts sent in some extra information about the Rountree headstones. Itís included in parenthesis ( ).

 

Lot

Last Name

First Name

Born

Date of Death

Information Notes

45

Armstrong

Joe E.

Jan 29  1900

May 31  190? (1901)

Son of E.D. & S.J.

93

Baker

Henry

Apr 24  1893

Nov 30  1896

Son of W.A. & C.M.

40

Baker

Mattie

Aug 24  1840

May 31  1882

Wife of T.J.

42

Baker

Ucley W.

Aug 1  1881

May 27  1882

Son of T.J. & M.A.

28

Birdwell

A.M.

July 20  1864

May 2  1906

 

29

Blackwell

Barnette G.

Apr 29  1887

Feb 17  1893

Son of J.C. & M.E.

32

Blackwell

Betty

1857

1949

Headstone with John

30

Blackwell

Halie

Dec 20  1892

Mar 5  1893

Infant of J.C. & M.E.

31

Blackwell

John

1856

1937

Headstone with Betty

33

Blackwell

M. Lemer

Oct 30  1879

Apr 20  1953

 

36

Blackwell

Willie

no dates

 

 

94

Brinkley

A.M.

broken

Aug 11  1905

 

90

Brown

Bobby Ray

Jan 2  1933

Jan 3  1990

 

4

Browning

C.L.

Jan 18  1909

 

Wed Sept 27  1928

3

Browning

Donald Gene

Mar 19  1930

Mar 24  1994

SSGT US AIR FORCE Vietnam

5

Browning

Mildred E.

Aug 2  1911

Jan 15  1998

Wed Sept 27  1928

2

Byrd

Cathy M.

Sept 9  1951

 

Wed June 15  1878

1

Byrd

Charley C.

Oct 11  1937

Apr 21  2001

Wed June 15  1878

[101]

Dean

Infant

May 2  1903

May 2  1903

Daughter of J.W. & Sena

11

Dean

Infant Son

no dates

 

Son of H.A. - Headstone with Marie Hortense (Sanders)

10

Dean

Marie Hortense (Sanders)

July 28  1918

Dec 6  1935

Wife of H.A. - Headstone with Infant Son

9

Dean

W.P.

1840

1915

Father of Hattie D. Thomas

34

Demoville

M.T.

Apr 15  1831

Mar 8  1885

Wife of W.J. (Born in Franklin Co. TN - Wed in Izard Co. Ark. May 1857)

35

Demoville

W.J. (William Jessie)

July 15  1836

Apr 25  1925

Headstone with M.T.

54

Dent

Millie

1798

1878

Wife of William

48

Drennan

Byra Florene

Apr 11  1916

Dec 9  1916

 

47

Drennan

R.O.

June 23  1867

May 9  1891

 

46

Drennan

S.A.  Mrs

Jan 20  1848

Nov 17  1910

 

44

Drennan

William C.

May 11  1843

Dec 18  1917

Co E 39 REGT GA INF Confederate States Army

56

Dutton

Arrow E.

Feb 4  1880

Oct 11  1956

Headstone with George A.

14

Dutton

Ernest L.

Dec 19  1876

July 29  1944

Headstone with Sallie J.

57

Dutton

George A.

Mar 25  1878

Aug 3  1957

Headstone with Arrow E.

13

Dutton

Sallie J.

July 15  1878

Sept 17  1948

Headstone with Ernest L.

 

7

Ehl

Infant

Feb 3  1901

Feb 6  1901

Son of W.E. & Mary

8

Ehl

Mary J.

Aug 19  1878

Sept 8  1903

Wife of W.E.

100

Ferrel

J.T.  Mrs.

no dates

(1886)

cement slab (could not read name in 2001)

86

Fitts

J.T.

Nov 18  1851

Mar 17  1891

 

95

Garrett

George W.

June 1  1894

Dec 26  1896

Son of L.M. & L.

61

Graves

Charles B.

Sept 29  1823

Oct 11  1906

Headstone with Lucinda E.

60

Graves

Lucinda E.

Dec 7  1830

Sept 20  1926

Headstone with Charles B.

62

Graves

Mattie C.

Jan 6  1872

Dec 25  1894

Wife of C.A.

96

Halcomb

Martha

1874

1934

Headstone with Vernon S.

97

Halcomb

Vernon S.

1857

1945

Headstone with Martha

19

Hampton

Mary Ethel

Oct 20  1885

Dec 16  1912

Wife of J.E.

58

Heflin

F.M.

Oct 16  1848

Mar 20  1889

 

91

Hoodenpile

Lucinda

Jan 9  1811

May 3  1889

 

52

Houser

Charles

Feb 6  1884

Nov 9  1884

 

49

Houser

Charles Christopher

July 5  1896

Aug 23  1968

 

50

Houser

Hester

June 20  1886

Feb 24  1893

 

53

Houser

Hettie

Feb 4  1882

Feb 2  1883

 

51

Houser

Rufus

Nov 8  1877

July 21  1886

 

75

Hutcheson

Ava Ann

1881

1960

 

82

Hutcheson

L.M.

Dec 19  1840

Jan 25  1892

 

81

Hutcheson

Lydia Louise

Jan 11  1841

Aug 6  1921

Mother

77

Hutcheson

Sarah Elizabeth

Mar 1  1870

Aug 20  1901

Sister

76

Hutcheson

William Andrew

Oct 15  1879

Sept 29  1950

Brother

80

Hutcheson

Winnie Cordelia

Mar 13  1877

Jan 21  1894

 

59

Inklebarger

Eliza

Dec 13  1824

Apr 13  1882

Wife of M.L.

64

Inklebarger

Infant

Feb 24  1883

Mar 12  1883

Son of M.L. & G.?

16

Jennings

Eveline

Mar 5  1887

June 7  1965

Headstone with Henry O.

15

Jennings

Henry O.

Feb 26  1887

July 13  1979

Headstone with Eveline

38

Jones

A.L.

Aug 13  1845

? 18  1882 (May)

 

[102]

Jones

Andrew Lawson

no dates

 

2nd husband of Samantha

37

Jones

Infant

Mar 10  1882

June 24  1882

Son of A.L. & S.

26

Lookingbill

James R.

June 30  1882

Oct 14  1882

Son of W.A. & M.J.

92

Mann

Infant

Jan 8  1897

Jan 16  1897

Son of J.E. & Lotie

18

Matthew

J.K.

Feb 26  1845

Mar 17  1913

 

12

Matthews

Bonnie R.

Sept 12  1912

May 12  1914

 

20

Matthews

George

Jan 11  1830

Dec 19  1893

Headstone with M.J.

21

Matthews

M.J.

Apr 8  1837

Feb 27  1903

Headstone with George

17

Matthews

Mary L.

Aug 18  1852

July 11  1913

Wife of J.K.

89

Moss

Jennie

Feb 23  1861

Aug 1880

 

65

Patterson

Tolly Ray

July 17  1900

Feb 19  1936

 

88

Rountree

Infant

Jan 11  1876

Jan 11  1876

Daughter of R. & Sarah J.

98

Rountree

Mary C.

Dec 22  1848

May 16  1898

Wife of S.J. (Sister of Sarah Jane Rountree - Their maiden names were Floyd & they were born in Butts Co.  GA)

99

Rountree

S.J. (Seaborn Jones)

Sept 1  1843

Sept 17  1902

(Brother of Reuben)

87

Rountree

Sarah J. (Sarah Jane)

Mar 14  1844

May 16  1877

Wife of R. (Reuben Rogers - buried in Santa Anna Cemetery in Coleman Co. with 2nd wife)

68

Sanders

John A.

July 10  1899

May 17  1924

 

66

Sanders

John R.

Sept 28  1877

Jan 4  1948

Headstone with Portia H.

67

Sanders

Portia H.

Oct 7  1879

Mar 3  1973

Headstone with John R.

73

Sewell

Emmitt

Sept 18  1903

Dec 27  1903

Son of E.B. & L.E. - Headstone with Leora E.

74

Sewell

Leora E.

Oct 28  1874

Sept 27  1903

Wife of E.B. - Headstone with Emmitt

79

Sewell

Lillie Myrtle

Sept 22  1897

Oct 5  1897

Daughter of E.B. & L.E.

83

Shirley

B.L.

Jan 1  1834

 

Headstone with Cassie

84

Shirley

Cassie

Dec 28  1832

July 18  1909

Wife of B.L.

85

Shurley

James C.

Feb 12  1874

Mar 13  1892

Son of B.L. & K.

41

Smith

Lizzie E.

Sept 30  1878

Aug 19  1882

Daughter of J.H & A.M.

43

Smith

Sallie C.

Feb 9  1857

Dec 29  1884

Wife of H.E.

25

Spencer

Minnie Lee

Feb 18  1906

Oct 25  1906

Daughter of T.D. & Ora

55

Swofford

Clarence Owen

Sept 24  1891

June 8  1893

Son of I.E. & M.A.

6

Temples

Harrison F.

July 29  1901

Sept 20  1901

Son of S.H. & M.

[103]

Thomas

A.B.

 

Sept 19  1934

Aged 78 yrs  9 mos  5 dys

[104]

Thomas

Angeldlah

Apr 7  1882

June 9  1963

 

63

Thomas

Frank A.

Dec 28  1895

July 26  1933

TX PVT 51 PIONEER INF.

[105]

Thomas

George D.

Feb 4  1892

May 11  1963

 

72

Thomas

John B.

Dec 19  1810

Oct 1  1891

 

71

Thomas

Nancy H.

Apr 20  1821

Feb 26  1901

Wife of John B.

78

Tucker

Mary Jane

Oct 20  1867

Aug 27  1900

Wife of M.A.

70

Wilkins

Infant

Apr 5  1890

Apr 5  1890

Daughter of G.T. & M.C.

69

Wilkins

Lydia

Aug 9  1895

Oct 9  1896

Daughter of G.T. & M.C.

24

Williams

Ben F.

June 17  1860

Nov 11  1893

(Son) Headstone with J.W. (Benjamine Franklin on older stone)

22

Williams

J.N.

July 25  1832

June 7  1885

(Older stone - Initials are different)

23

Williams

J.W.

July 25  1832

June 7  1885

(Father) Headstone with Ben F.

39

Williams

W.J.

Oct 12  1865

Dec 25  1888

 

27 Wilson Annie Jan 9  1887 Nov 23  1918