Heflin Cemetery

Brown County, Cemeteries of TX

Rev. Estill F. Allen, James V. and  Thelma Joyce (Allen) Carriger. Updated March 29 2002.
 


William W. and Pency (Williams) Heflin settled here in 1875. According to local  tradition the first burial was that of a child who died in 1876 from eating wild berries as his family camped on the Heflins' property. The earliest marked grave is that of Robert Bonine in 1876. A deed confirming the Heflins' donation of 4 acres for burial purposes was executed in 1928. Among the burials are many of the area's pioneer settlers and their descendants and veterans of wars ranging from the Civil War to World War II.  The cemetery is maintained by an association established in 1976. (1995)

SURNAME INDEX

Anderson, Baker, Benson, Bonine, Bowden, Burger, Burns, Busby, Byrom, Callaway, Carrell (Carroll), Chaddick, Chambers, Collie, Doud, Dunsworth, Eddings, Ehrke, Ellis, Evrage, Ezra, Fitzinger, Formby, Gilbert, Green, Hall, Hart, Hartsell,  Hearn, Heflin, Henson, Heptinstall, Hester, Hood, Hughes, Isbell, Jackson,  Johnson, Jones, Kirklen, Lappe, Lewis, McMurry, McWilliams, Matney, Moore,  Patterson, Perry, Phillips, Pierce, Rice, Rawson, Rowland, Shafer, Smallwood,  Spellings, Stallings, Stewart, Stockman, Sweeden, Townsend, Trigg, Ukele, Ussery, White, Wilcox, Wilson, Winn, Woodcox,

Information secured 26 February 1980 by Rev. Estill F. Allen, James V. and  Thelma Joyce (Allen) Carriger. Updated March 29 2002.


Row 0

Bertha Matney Stewart
1888 - 1959
At rest

Frank Stewart
1872 - 1939
At rest

Row 1

One Unidentified Grave

Hart
September 7, 1894 - died age 7 mos, 2 days
J. B, son of W. B. and I. A. Hart

Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest
God calls away when he thinks best

Mother Father
Annie Bell Hart W. B. Hart
1868 - 1941 1861 - 1934
At rest

Eddie son of J. A. and Nellie Isbell
October 8, 1898 - September 25, 1899

One Unidentified Grave

S. H. White
June 16, 1832 - September 19, 1917
Weep not, he is not dead but sleepeth

One Unidentified Grave

Son
Baby Rice
November 17, 1924 - November 17, 1924

N. W. Bowden, Jr.
1903 - 1903

Mattie Lou Busby
1853 - 1921

Robert Lee Busby
October 12, 1892 - June 20, 1922

John Busby
1880 - 1936

One Unidentified Grave

Ida P. McMurry,
October 26, 1909 - November 22, 1912
daughter of J. D. and K. P. McMurry
Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest
God calls only when He thinks best

Thomas O. Stewart
1858 - 1929
At rest

Son
Kirklen
Orville Grundy
1911 - 1918

Daughter
Kirklen
Hazel Amanda
1916 - 1925

Kirklen
Wayne Franklin
Son
1908 - 1926

Kirklen
Son
Otis William
1907 - 1927

Kirklen
Dora Emaline
1905 - 1927

Mom
Kirklen
Martha Bowden
1878 - 1942

Kirklen
Elgin
1918 - 1998

Kirklen
William Henry
1882 - 1943

Row 2

Two Unidentified Graves

HART
May J. Sabie
May 1, 1888 - January 1, 1971 September 1, 1886 - November 5, 1972
Married April 21, 1907

Lora Dee Evrage
October 10, 1903 - July 23, 1976

One Unidentified Grave

Johnny Bowden
August 24, 1925 - March 11, 1979

BOWDEN
Lou Ella Nolie W.
1884 - 1954 1880 - 1967


Jack Shafer
1929 - 2001

In memory of our baby
Clydene Shafer
October 17, 1931 - December 14, 1932

SHAFER
J. Clyde Faye E.
March 13, 1910 - July 7, 1973 August 29, 1910 - September 28, 1973

James F. Pierce Alice C. Pierce
June 13, 1854 - August 31, 1928 January 2, 1859 - March 9, 1934
Not my will but thine will be done

Hearn
Patsy Ruth Louis C.
April 28, 1930 - October 13, 1997 March 29, 1925

Dollie Ann wife of A. B. Baker
July 28, 1893 - February 17, 1920
Gone but not forgotten

EHRKE
Augusta Louisa Louis
April 22, 1858 - October 10, 1921 May 16, 1858 - October 20, 1948

John Henry Ehrke, Jr.
December 31, 1923 - April 3, 1924


Row 3

Jane wife of Thos Rawson
November 12, 1851 - November 14, 1891
Rest mother rest in quiet sleep
While we in sorrow oer thee weep

Two Unidentified Graves

Row 4

Ella B. wife of C. W. Stallings
November 7, 1866 - June 21, 1891
There is no parting in heaven

Amanda Hartsell
[sister of Hanna Elizabeth Dunsworth]

Hanna E. Dunsworth
February 14, 1861 - February 10, 1898

William C. Dunsworth
1857 - 1936

Arlet M. Dunsworth
August 8, 1882 - September 17, 1918

BURGER
Frank W. Virgie D.
September 8, 1897 - July 27, 1908 - July 4, 1969
[aged 60 yrs, 11 mos, 7 days]

One Unidentified Grave

PIERCE
J. A. Pierce L. E. wife of J. A. Pierce
August 1, 1849 - January 19, 1901 March 21, 1860 - August 27, 1906
Rest father and mother, rest in
quiet sleep While friends in
sorrow oer thee weep

PIERCE
William D. Tennie J.
1876 - 1969 1877 - 1950

PIERCE
Betty M. W. D. Jr
December 13, 1913 - April 28, 1909 - August 15, 1979

Mary Louise Stewart
1926 - 1929
Asleep in Jesus, peaceful rest

Wayne L. Stewart
1920 - 1939
Weep not; he is at rest

STEWART
Bertha C. Lon T.
November 11, 1890 - June 15, 1970 May 15, 1892 - June 13, 1982

Mother
Lillie Rita Stockman
March 12, 1906 - January 16, 1975
Loving mother, grandmother

Daddy
Lee L. Stockman
Texas
Pvt US Army
World War I
April 20, 1897 - February 3, 1956

Mother
Addie Stockman
April 16, 1887 - November 1928

John Edward Stockman
July 27, 1946 - August 1, 1958

Row 5

One Unidentified Grave

Bud Hood
August 13, 1871 - February 29, 1896
Husband, dear take they rest
The summer flowers will bloom
While you the purest and best
Doth wither in the tomb

One Unidentified Grave

Thelma Estelle Callaway
November 26, 1938 - March 6, 1981
Father
Harvie T. Dunsworth
March 26, 1913 - August 4, 1980

PIERCE
Sallie A. J. W. (Bud)
October 13, 1882 June 30, 1877
February 13, 1981 July 1, 1957

George Pierce
1898 - 1900
son of J. W. & Sallie Pierce

Infant son of A. M. & K. M. Jones
Born and died July 25, 1925

Winnie Ezra
February 19, 1920 - April 7, 1964

Vera Ezra
January 8, 1922 - June 3, 1935

Pierce Ezra
January 3, 1925 - April 6, 1937

EZRA
Lillian Carrington
May 6, 1901 - February 16, 1993 February 2, 1894 - April 23, 1963

Row 6

One Unidentified Grave

Sallie R. daughter of J. H. & Fannie Johnson
September 5, 1893 - May 24, 1895
Gone But Not Forgotten

One Unidentified Grave

Ethel daughter of Dr. L. J. & Alice Sweeden
April 13, 1894 - January 2, 1896

Tell Pierce

Sally Pierce

Sam Pierce

Three unidentified graves

BOWDEN
Theodore Dillon Elva C. Woods
August 12, 1905 - January 18, 1972 January 4, 1904 - September 12, 1991
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, Wonderful wife, wonderful mother
He gave without regret without Is more precious than all earthly
Hesitation, without asking for any possessions
Return. He was a great man.

Row 7

In memory of
George J. son of J. H. & Elizabeth Trigg
April 28, 1877 - June 20, 1890
God gave, He took, He will restore,
He doeth all things well

Lizzie wife of J. H.. Trigg
May 18, 1856 - January 12, 1894
Earth has one pure spirit less,
Heaven one inmate more

J. H. Trigg
October 7, 1855 - November 3, 1926
Those he loved in life in death are near

Our Mother
Susan wife of J. T. Green
April 22, 1829 - May 3, 1921

Our Father
John T. Green
June 24, 1822 - July 28, 1899

Archard T. Green
January 7, 1854 - November 18, 1890

Susan Emmer, daughter of A. H. & M. E. Green
August 3, 1898 - November 19, 1903
Our darling one has gone to greet
us on the golden shore

William Henry Green
March 29, 1896 - August 18, 1906

G. P. Carrell (Carroll)
July 13, 1851 - April 26, 1895

Son Mother
Felix E. Jackson Mary Fitzinger
1877 - 1949 1842 - 1929

John J. Fitzinger
March 17, 1820 - Oct 1899

Three Unidentified Graves

Row 8

Arta daughter of S. H. & S. A. Townsend
August 28, 1887 - November 8, 1889
Budded on earth to bloom in heaven

One unidentified grave

S. H. Townsend
December 22, 1852 - June 15, 1930

James T. Green
February 6, 1849 - April 14, 1890

Two Unidentified Graves

SMALLWOOD
Morine T. Harvey C.
November 5, 1915 - October 6, 1980 May 31, 1916 - January 10, 1997

Harvey C. Smallwood
TEC 5 US Army
World War II
May 31, 1916 - January 10, 1997

C. M. Henson
April 10, 1858 - March 14, 1893
Our darling daughter has gone before
To greet us on the golden shore

Shelly Elizabeth Burns
June 16, 1965 - June 17, 1965

William David Burns
July 24, 1943


Baby Daniel Winn
Infant son of Geo. & Ona Burns
July 13, 1931 - July 14, 1931

Sam Spellings
October 9, 1989

Estell Rowland
Texas
Pvt 2 Inf Division
World War II
December 4, 1889 - February 9, 1971

Mother
Mary Etta Rowland Winn
October 18, 1888 - August 21, 1978

Father
Thomas L. Winn
1870 - 1943

One Unidentified Grave

ANDERSON
Mama Always in our Hearts Daddy
Kathryn Ezra Luther Herman
October 5, 1928 - June 6, 1997 January 25, 1928 - July 10, 1984
September 24, 1946

Luther Herman Anderson
SI US Navy
World War II
January 25, 1928 - July 10, 1984

In loving memory
Jewell Bell Gilbert
June 1, 1910 - August 15, 1991

Row 9

Luler daughter of -unable to read-
[born October 23, 1886,
daughter of Major Richards Heflin]
Died December 3, 1887
Beloved One, Farewell

M. R. Heflin
January 25, 1844 - November 13, 1887
Farewell my wife and children all
From you a father Christ doth call

Sister
Thelma Chambers
February 21, 1926

CHAMBERS
James Jim Ruthy Shue Sutton
August 3, 1918 - August 5, 1986 July 15, 1937 -
Wed October 15, 1971

Billie Russell Sr.
Chambers
March 10, 1944 - October 31, 1998

CHAMBERS
Fannie Green Brown Russell
January 29, 1889 - February 10, 1931 September 15, 1881 - May 9, 1949
Wed October 10, 1906

Hazel Chambers
September 6, 1907 - April 22, 1933

Trigg
L. Ward
May 26, 1911 - August 24, 1983

J. Wayman Trigg
November 20, 1907 - February 5, 1979

TRIGG
Annie G. John H.
1885 - 1968 1878 - 1944

One Unidentified Grave

Malissa A. Patterson
December 25, 1850 - February 5, 1939
Blessed are the pure in heart for they
shall see God

Sarah Jane wife of A. G. Patterson
June 1, 1848 - July 22, 1882

A. G. Patterson
December 18, 1828 - May 13, 1885
We shall find our missing loved one in
our Fathers mansion fair

One Unidentified Grave

Row 10

Thomas E. son of J. C. & H. A. Phillips
May 24, 1885 - April 3, 1886
Weep not he is at rest

One Unidentified Grave

TRIGG
Margaret Allegra
September 28, 1913 - October 12, 1998

LAPPE
Grace T. Travis S.
December 5, 1906 - May 1, 1998 September 13, 1904 - July 6, 1975

One Unidentified Grave

BURNS
George Pierce Lou Ona Winn
June 10, 1901 - June 2, 1986 October 15, 1907 -

Sarah A. wife of Col. S. P. Burns
December 25, 1837 - November 11, 1903
Rest mother, rest in quiet sleep
While friends in sorrow oer thee weep

Col. S. P. Burns
January 1, 1834 - April 8, 1898
A loving husband, a father dear
A faithful friend is buried here

Paul Frederick Byrom
June 15, 1935 - January 3, 1997

One Unidentified Grave

Hershal Ellis
1903 - 1904

Row 11

One Unidentified Grave

J. H. Moore
1849 - February 7, 1885
Our father has gone to mansions of rest
To the glorious land by the Deity blest

E. W. Moore
October 20, 1880 - April 22, 1897
Sleep on brother, thy work is done
Jesus has come and borne thee home

One Unidentified Grave

Theodore Wilson
May 16, 1875- June 10, 1876
Thy hand of death plucked this rose
to bloom in Paradise

Mrs. M. E. Wilson Mrs. S. J. Wilson
February 9, 1836 - April 15, 1909 January 11, 1844 - January 8, 1928
Gone but not forgotten

Jennie Wilson
February 4, 1882 - October 6, 1943

T. C. Wilson
1868 - 1944

Son
Leroy Emerson Eddings
b. & d. May 14, 1923

Wife
Mrs. Emerson Eddings
January 31, 1885 -

William E. Eddings
1882 - 1923

Two Unidentified Graves

Row 12

HEPTINSTALL
A. Margaret Warford P.
May 2, 1864 - February 24, 1945 April 1, 1857 - February 23, 1936
Mother Father

Patrick H. Heptinstall
July 10, 1826 - January 14, 1912

Mary A. Heptinstall
March 31, 1829 - May 27, 1899

Charles W. son of Mary A. and P. H. Heptinstall  February 27, 1868 - September 4, 1882
Weep not papa and mama for me   For I am waiting in heaven for thee

W. L. Chaddick
Son of R. C.
Died 1876
[Son of R. C. & M. A. Chaddick
May 30, 1815 - October 4, 1876]

Robert J. son of J. W. & C. Bonine
July 16, 1875 - September 27, 1878

Elmer B. Chambers
June 3, 1894 - August 23, 1973

Minnie L. Chambers
January 30, 1908 - October 24, 1980

Robert S. Chambers, Sr.
Texas
Pvt 33 Co 165 Depot Brigade
World War I
January 11, 1897 - March 14, 1963

Mande Viola Hall
February 20, 1886 - March 31, 1912

Martha Lou Chambers
1852 - 1934

One Unidentified Grave

Papa
Thomas C. Johnson
1869 - 1957

Robert T. Johnson
1916 - 1939
Our dear boy

Alice Johnson
May 31, 1872 - July 7, 1938
A loving friend and true companion has gone to rest

Lou McWilliams
January 16, 1841 - October 11, 1924

Wate Johnson
September 25, 1850 - July 14, 1919
Rest in peace

Samuel E. Johnson
January 7, 1912 - Aged 83 years, 13 days
Rest in peace

One Unidentified Grave

Row 13

HEFLIN
Syntha J. Robert A.
October 11, 1840 - February 17, 1933 January 9, 1837 - January 4, 1896
Gone but not forgotten

Chas. L. Hester
August 14, 1893 - October 20, 1928

Infant son of J. J. & C. A. Wilcox
July 8, 1881 - July 22, 1881

Charllie son of J. J. & C. A. Wilcox
May 12, 1876 - August 19, 1880

Seven Unidentified Graves

Row 14

Jepthy Morgan son of J. F. & A. C. Hester
January 11, 1878 - May 18, 1886
Our little boy sleeps sweetly here

Susie, daughter of Young and Bettie Hester
October 25, 1897 - September 14, 1900
Weep not papa and mama for me
For I am waiting in heaven for thee

Clide J. son of Young and Bettie Hester
October 28, 1904 - December 17, 1905
Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest
God calls away those He thinks best

Laura L. daughter of Young and Bettie Hester
November 21, 1910 - April 2, 1911
Beautiful, lovely she was but given a
Fair bud to earth to bloom in heaven

Ollie Bowden, wife of O. D. Chambers
April 24, 1883 - March 30, 1919
She died as she lived, a Christian

Chambers
Ollie B.
1883 - 1919
Baby Edith

Bowden
Ida Carnes
1867 - 1892 (row 15)

Mother
Ada Hester
February 11, 1868 - July 26, 1926
Mother is gone, but not forgotten

R. A. Hester
July 17, 1861 - May 5, 1901
Rest father in quiet sleep
While friends in sorrow oer thee weep

Carl Hester
December 30, 1890
Gone home

Row 15

Mollie, daughter of W. W. and P. C. Heflin
March 14, 1875 - February 7, 1890
Our darling one has gone before to greet
us on the golden shore To her we trust a
place is given among the Saints with
Christian Heaven

HEFLIN
William W. Pency C.
May 11, 1846 - November 20, 1892 December 1, 1854 - October 13, 1932

Two unidentified graves

Ida, wife of A. F. Bowden
November 24, 1867 - October 3, 1892
Her happy soul winged its way
To one pure bright eternal day

WHITE
Walton W. In memory of Mother
1878 - 1917 Harlow-Nellie

Mrs. L. M. White
April 24, 1842 - May 20, 1898

Mollie F. wife of R. L. Ussery
August 12, 1873 - February 7, 1896
No pain, no grief, no anxious fear
Can reach the peaceful sleeper here

Sudie Mabel, daughter of T. E. & E. J. White
September 10, 1889 - August 10, 1897

Cora Etta White
October 25, 1869 - October 11, 1912

D. M. Chambers
October 7, 1878 - November 30, 1928
Farewell, my wife and children all
From you a father Christ doth call

Mary B. Chambers
October 22, 1888 - July 6, 1956

BENSON INFANTS
Billie Ray Bettie Sue
October 11, 1951 September 22, 1949.

DUNSWORTH
M. P. T. A.
January 6, 1884 - January 15, 1919 February 13, 1882 - February 3, 1964

Four unidentified graves

Melbine Stockman Formby
1871 - 1944

Bill Stockman
June 27, 1891 - May 31, 1958
One Unidentified Grave

UKELE
Froney E. Andrew D.
August 1, 1912 - June 22, 1992 October 17, 1921 - (July 24, 2000)

Loretta Sue Woodcox
November 3, 1955 - February 12, 1956

Warren Nelton Woodcox Hughes
May 17, 1957 - June 18, 1967

Father
Joe Woodcox Joe Woodcox
December 1, 1915 - November 21, 1991 Pvt US Army
World War II
December 1, 1915 - November 21, 1991
Leona Faye Woodcox
August 7, 1939 -

Row 16

W. W. Heflin
May 11, 1846 - November 20, 1892

One Unidentified Grave

Margaret E. wife of A. G. Bowden
March 17, 1850 - March 18, 1901
She was a kind and affectionate wife
a fond mother and a friend to all

A. G. Bowden

Clara Louise Bowden
May 14, 1869 - May 20, 1944

Manie daughter of J. W. & Emma Bowden
March 18, 1889 - February 11, 1891

Infant son of J. W. and Emma Bowden
Born and died October 20, 1892

John Aubry son of W. H. and Annie Collie
May 27, 1893 - June 20, 1895
Weep not papa and mama for me
For I am waiting in heaven for thee

Mother
Veda Benson
December 23, 1916 - March 30, 1997

Father
Odell Benson
March 9, 1921 -

Sarah Novella Benson
January 4, 1953

Francis Louise Benson
November 25, 1946 - December 13, 1951

Andrew A. Bowden
February 8, 1879 - October 23, 1914
Woodman of the World MemorialThey are not lost but gone before

Lillie May daughter of T. A. & M. R. Dunsworth
May 26, 1902 - July 27, 1904
Her happy soul has winged its way To one pure bright eternal day

Tressie Dunsworth
December 1, 1910 - October 4, 1915

Six Unidentified Graves

Luther O. Matney
Texas Pvt 1861 SVC Comd Unit World War II
August 5, 1898 - March 18, 1956

WOODCOX
Mary Jane Matney J. W. (Jake)
July 30, 1891 - December 19, 1930 April 29, 1872 - August 7, 1954

WOODCOX
William J. (Red) Eliza Jewel
January 11, 1910 - April 20, 1984 September 8, 1909 - October 11, 1999

DOUD
Annie Mae George B.
December 26, 1927 - July 7, 1990 March 14, 1921 - August 13, 1981

George B. Doud
SI US Navy
World War II
March 14, 1921 - August 13, 1981

Laura Lewis
1924 - 1989

Two Unidentified Graves

Note: There were no markers found for the following people whose names appeared on the February 26, 1980, census conducted by Rev. Estill Allen, James V. and Thelma Joyce (Allen) Carriger:

Edward R. Perry August 7, 1907 - May 7, 1969 (row 15, next to Warren Newton Woodcox Hughes)

Mrs. Nora E. Eddings January 31, 1883 - March 24, 1969 (row 11, next to William E. Eddings)

Davis Morris Stockman (row 4, next to Lee L. Stockman)

Burials without markers:

Allen Grundy Bowden

William W. Bowden

Estelle Gifford Bowden

Roy Matney born May 6, 1906 died 1961

Dillon Woods Bowden