Burke Mountain Cemetery

Contributed by: Sadie Pennington McDaniel


This reading was taken with my second cousin, Roby Church. He knew who was buried where and some of the fieldstones. I hope it will prove helpful. We started at the gate and worked to the back on the lower side (left) of the cemetery and then from the top down on the hill (right side).

1.   Edith Pennington  (child)
2.   Harry Blevins   July 12, 1910--July 28, 1952
3.   Evelyn Goebel  Sept 13, 1909--June 3, 1993   Beloved Mother
4.   Bill Mercer    1891-1954
5.   Floyd Mercer   Aug 1930--July 1975
6.   Stone - unknown
7.   stone - unknown
8.   stone - unknown
9.   stone - unknown
10.  stone - unknown
11.  stone - unknown
12.  Emmet Sizemore  1893-1957
13.  unknown
14.  unknown
15.  Samie Lambert  July 1913--July 1984
16.  Fanny Lambert   (mother of Samie)
17.  unk
18.  unk
19.  unk
20.  unk
21.  Mack Nuchols
22.  Illegible
23.  Mary Sizemore  - child of Hurley Sizemore
24.  unk
25.  Irvin Garcie
26.  Martin Green  March 1893-1976  (military)
27.  unk
     There are about 11 graves here.  I think they are Fowlers but not sure
28.  George Pandal  1915-1988
29.  Carrie Lane  1917-1994
30.  T. Louise Peggins  April 2, 1917--May 2, 1928
31.  Dewey R. Sizemore  1927--1987
32.  unk
33.  Gladys Anne Pennington  June 29, 1930--July 23, 1942 (my sister, the
     daughter of Rufus Pennington and Ethel Mae Brown)
34   Henry Preston Pennington   Sept 28, 34--Oct 15, 1934 (my brother, same as
     above)
35.  Stephen Perry Sizemore  June 30, 1924--June 22, 1996 (RM3  WS Navy
     World War II)
36.  space for wife of Stephen Sizemore
37.  Larry Stephen Sizemore  Dec 28, 1950--Oct 6, 1967  (son of Stephen and
     Virgie Sizemore, killed in accident)
38.  Tracy Isaac Sizemore   Sept 29, 1955-March 24, 1980  (same as above)
39.  Lonnie Steele
40.  Steele baby
41.  Wife of Lonnie Steele.  Lonnie, wife and baby killed on RR crossing
42.  Simpson Lee Sizemore  May 23, 1907 --Dec 28, 1999  (WWII)
43.  Perry Allen Sizemore  May 30, 1879--Feb 28, 1956  (son of Mary Ann
     Mitchem and John Marion Sizemore)
44.  Eliza Jane Sizemore  July 15, 1886--July 6, 1958  wife of Perry Allen
45.  Sizemore baby  9parents:  Perry Allen and Eliza Jane
46.  Donald Sizemore  1936-1990  son of Isaac and Phoeby Sizemore
47.  Cloey Sizemore
48.  Estel Sizemore 1908-1940
49.  Augusta Sizemore  1918-1943
     47-48-49  are children of Johnny Sizemore and America Milem Sizemore
50.  Johnny Sizemore  1874-Nov 30, 1939  (son of Mary Ann Mitchem)
51.  America Milem Sizemore  1884-May 30, 1954
52.  W. Weaver Sizemore  1916-1995
53.  Phoeby Tedder Sizemore  1906-1972
54.  Isaac Sizemore (Mitchem)    1893-1971  son of Mary Ann Mitchem
55.  Melvin C. Sizemore  August 9, 1926--Dec 23, 1945
56.  Isaac Sizemore Jr.  Dec 29, 1927--Aug 19, 1928
57.  Michael P. Cooley   Feb 9 --Aug 11, 1982
58.  Billy Cooley   1974
59.  Mary Ann Mitchem  1853-1923  (my g grandmother)
60.  Eliza Jane Mitchem  May 1887-Oct 19, 1932  (dau of Mary Ann)
61.  Sherman Sizemore  Dec 7, 1931
62.  Freeman Sizemore  Aug 10, 1930--Nov 3, 1930
63.  Edward Mitchem  1945
64.  Bonnie Mitchem  1951
65.  Wildie Wilson  Dec 6, 1910--Sept 2, 1965
66.  G.W. Sizemore  (stone)
67.  C.J. Sizemore  (stone)
68.  unk
69.  unk (68 and 69 are thought to be Sheets family children)
70.  Jessie W. Sheets  Sept 6, 1916--Feb 23, 1917
71.  unk
72.  Buas Smith  May 5, 1915--Sept 15, (stone)
73.  Smith  (Stone)
74.  Smith  (stone)
75.  Smith  (stone)
76.  Sheets  (stone)
77.  Toby Preston Sheets  Mar 30, 1914--Feb 5, 1916
78.  Sheets  (stone)
79.  Knuckles  (stone)
80.  Renie Knuckles  1874-1952  (her husband Arvid Nuckles is buried in this
     area too, but no stone)
81.  Roy Knuckles  1906-1990
82.  Sheets  (stone)
83.  Sheets  (stone)
84.  Sheets  (stone)
85.  Sheets  (stone)
86.  Sheets  1897-1918  (stone)
87.  unk
88.  Elsie Marie Brock   June 10, 1950--May 4, 1999
89.  Lula Mae Church  May 9, 1928--Apr 13, 1973
90.  unk  (stone)
91.  Church
92.  Church
93.  Church
94.  Mary Church Angle  Jan 3, 1896-June 1, 1983
95.  unk
96.  unk
97.  Frances Jane Brooks  1869--1943
98.  unk
99.  Elvira Church  1888-1908
100.  unk
101.  John Columbus Burks  died Oct 24, 1968 lived 78 yrs, 7 months , 15 days
102.  Archie Burks  Sept 12, 1919--Sept 27, 1960
103.  Gladys E. Simpson Church  July 19, 1927--Apr 2, 1949
104.  twin sons of Roby and Lula Church,  June 13, 1960
105.  Joe Church  1858-  (father of Will Church)
106.  Causby Church   1863 (mother of Will Church)
107.  Church child
108   Church child
109.  Church child
110.  Church child
111.  Church child
112.  Church child
113.  Church child
114.  unk
115.  unk
116.  Oather M. Church  Sept 8, 1936--July 21, 1997  (son of Hersey Church)
117.  William B. Church  1881-1971
118.  Amanda Church  1892-1957  (daughter of Mary Ann Mitchem & John Marion
      Sizemore)
119.  Wm Church Jr.  Dec 23, 1941-Aug 19, 1946
120.  infant  (Church)  July 15, 1923
121.  child
122.  child  (Church)
123.  Ellen Sizemore  1913-1914
124.  Wildie P. Wilson  Dec 17, 1940--Jan 26, 1941
125.  unk
126.  unk  (Angle)
127.  Jesse Horace Pennington  1906-1953
128.  Charles Horace Pennington  1880-1952
129.  Maggie (Peggy) Sizemore  1884-1937  (dau of Mary Ann Mitchem and John
      M. Sizemore)
130.  Henry C. Pennington  1912-1976
131.  unk  (stone)
132.  unk  (stone)
133.  mitchem  (stone)
134.  Mitchem  (stone)
135.  Mitchem  (stone)
136.  unk
137.  Michael L. Norman  Apr 2, 1960
138.  Mary & Maggie Norman  Aug 20, 1966
139.  Jacob Alves Norman  Feb 17, 1888--Feb 17, 1959
140.  Norman
141.  Norman
142.  Judy Kay Church  1951--1951
143.  Daniel Alves Norman
144.  Norman
145.  Hersey O. Church  Jan 1, 1911--May 24, 1989
146.  Phoeby W. Church  Aug 22, 1912--May 2, 1983
147.  Blondie C. Church  1944
148.  Peggy Jane Sizemore  Feb 20, 1895-Jan 1, 1980
149.  Kayla Marie Woolridge  Dec 15, 1994
150.  Roby M. Sizemore  Apr 16, 1947--Apr 20, 1976
151.  Ora M. Shumate  May 13, 1905--Apr 3, 1975
152.  Ira M. Shumate  Mar 1, 1899--Feb 15, 1940
153.  Oscar Garfield Ball  Nov 10, 1927--Dec 26, 1927
154.  Edward Roosevelt Ball   Dec 9, 1920--Mar 5, 1932
155.  Elgard W. (El) Ball  Dec 25, 1928--June 18, 1981
156.  Gladys L. Ball  Mar 31, 1933--May 23,1996    married to El Dec 9, 1950
157-164  (stones)  Mitchem children
165.  Martha Mitchem  June 6, 1884--July 1940
166.  Samuel  Mitchem
      about 20 unmarked spaces, thought to be Mitchem children
167.  Luther Mitchem  Mar 29, 1902--May 12, 1928
168.  Lawrence Knuckles  1900-May 23, 1940
169.  Ellie Knuckles
170.  child
171.  Shumate
172.  Shumate infant
173.  Shumate infant
174.  unk
175.  Catherine Steele Sizemore
176.  Sizemore
177   Lawrence B. Sizemore  1929-1963
178.  Edward P. Sizemore Sr.  1895-1973
179-185  Mitchem children unmarked
186.  Floyed Welch Mitchem  1886-1954
187  "B"  Blevins  unk
188.  Joseph Marven McReynolds  1902-Sept 8, 1920
189.  Clarance Landreth  Feb 4, 1922--Dec 19, 1923
190.  Joseph Marven McReynolds  Jan 8, 1922-- May 19, 1924
191.  McReynolds wife
192.  Benny Shell
193.  Reynolds baby
194.  Reynolds baby
195.  Ethel Mae Blevins  Sept 6, 1910-Aug 6, 1920
196.  Virgie  unk
197.  unk
198.  Cheeks
199.  Cheeks
200.  Mary A. Belcher (Cheeks)  Mar 10, 1911-Jan 3, 1994
201.  Mary Ann Sizemore  July 12--died 14?  ( wife of John Marion Sizemore)
202.  Johnie Marion Sizemore  (Gone but not forgotten)
      8 stones, unk  probably Mitchem and Sizemore
203-206  Hartley children
207-209  all on one stone
207.  Bessie S. Hartley  1904-1965
208.  John B. Hartley  1885-1952
209.  John S. Hartley  1922-1958
210.  unk
211.  B. Stephen  July 12, 1876-Feb 29, 1964
212.  Frances Booker  May 10, 1874--Aug 2, 1957
213.  Lola Mae Shell  Apr 3, 1909-Aug 18, 1981
214.  Betty Sue Haynes  Mar 4, 1946-Feb 6, 1993
215.  Clarence J. Steele  Oct 25, 1914-June 6, 1965  (WWII)
216.  L. R. Steele (Lewis)  Oct 8, 1880--Dec 20, 1936
217.  Almeda Steele  June 11, 1887-Jan 17, 1941  (dau of Mary Ann Mithem and
      John Marion Sizemore)
218.  Annie F. Blevins  1889-1947
219.  Charles O. Blevins  1881-1937

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