Collins Cemetery

Vernon Parish,  Cemeteries of LA

Photos by Lewis Westfall and Jerry Watson
Submitted by Lewis Westfall

This abandoned cemetery is in the woods south of the Walnut Hill Pentecostal Church and Cemetery about 1.7 miles south of Slagle.  The owner of the property Mr Jody White took us to the location. We would never have found it otherwise and I thank him for his courtesy.

Bush, James CSA

Bush, Lydia B 26 Nov 1845 D 7 May 1904

Collins, C b 1828 d 1904

Collins, infant b/d 11 Aug 1878

Collins, Infant b/d 1859  
supposedly moved there from the Madison West homeplace where it died when a hot coal from the fireplace set its crib afire. The father was working for Madison West at the time.

Collins, Martha J Smith b 24 Oct 1834 d 15 Jul 1870

Collins, Queen Gilmore

Collins, William M stone 1

Collins, William M stone 2

Tinsley, Charity E b 8 Nov 1886 d 5 Dec 1886

Tinsley, George W b 4 Jul 1891 d 1895

Tinsley, James F b 7 Aug 1881 d 4 Feb 1883

Tinsley, Lemuel A b 14 Aug 1850 d 15 Jul 1901

West, William  b. 1791 in S.C.  d. Unk….and his wife Lydia

West,   Lydia b. 1799 S.C.  d. 3/23/1853.  The West family called this the “Old West Cemetery.”  The “West Cemetery” is at the homeplace of Madison West near Silver Creek. In recent years the names of these cemeteries have been changed.