© 2019 by Laurel Wilson, MHP

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Three funeral homes served the majority of African Americans in Decatur: Cox Brothers, Haugabrooks, and Tyler. You will see their logos on many of the headstones in Section 6. Other funeral homes include Hanley Company and Ivey Brothers.

Click on any image to enlarge and read descriptions. The modern date listed at the bottom of each image represents when the photo was taken. All headstone photos taken by Laurel Wilson or William Davis.

Veterans

Richard D Chewning
19 July 1898 - 25 Aug 1985
WWI

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Jesse Harris
12 Aug 1913 - 1 Dec 1975
WWII

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Samuel Harvey, Sr.
1917 - 31 Dec 1989
WWII

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John P Hendrix
4 Jun 1895 - 26 Aug 1957
WWI

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Frederick Douglas Jackson
11 Nov 1910 - 23 Oct 1960
WWII

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James Thomas Jackson
6 Mar 1933 - 25 Jun 1964
Korea

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Marion Andrew Jackson
8 Nov 1905 - 29 July 1977
WWII

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Livy L Killgo
31 July 1888 - 17 Feb 1979
WWI

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Glover M Smith
21 May 1896 - 19 Jun 1953
WWI

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Joseph E Thomas
12 Dec 1905 - 19 Jan 1969
WWII

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John Edwin Tolbert
26 Jan 1910 - 18 May 1944
WWII, died in Italy

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Headstones and Landscapes

Anderson Family
Benjamin Franklin Anderson
10 Sep 1873 - 13 Jan 1953

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CC Anderson (Lula Foster)
d. Sep 1949

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Bettye R Anderson
8 Oct 1928 - March 1980

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Lula Anderson
~1878 - 25 Apr 1944

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Rachel Holt Anderson
~1914 - 4 May 1936

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Anderson Bailey
Jan 1870 - 24 Jan 1896

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Hortense (Oliver, Durham) Barnett
b. ~1834

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Malisa Beasley
~1880 - 21 Nov 1946

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Thomas Weldon Beasley
~1867 - 9 Jun 1947

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Penny G Benjamin
~(1855-1871) - 18 Mar 1949

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Edward Wesley Bowdre
6 Mar 1882 - 27 Jun 1947

Edward Bowdre Jackson
1922 - 1940

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