Claburn - Bud - Hicks Cemetery

Contributor: Phyllis A. Coburn Griffith

Directions: Go up the Big Creek Road 2.9 miles to the intersection with Mountain Fork, keep left on Mountain Fork for 2.7 miles. At the intersection at the mouth of Split Fork, keep left for .2 miles. The cemetery is on the hill on the left of the road. A jeep trail leads to the cemetery (about 50 yards). The cemetery is located at: Latitude---370 20.483N Longitude---810 37.381W

This cemetery had numerous graves marked only with field stones. One section (where the C.L. Hicks grave is located) appears to contain very old graves but only one or two were marked well enough to read.

1. Della Hicks June 12, 1920 Feb. 24, 1936

2. Tombstone with the inset missing

3. Sam Hicks April 10, 1969 80 yrs. old 6 months (Funeral Home Marker)

4. Connie Hicks May 17, 1937-June 6, 1957

5. Mondam(?) Hicks Born Nov. 12, 1937 Died March 20, 1938

6. Geraldine J. Taylor Selph 1936-1990

7. Clyde Hicks Born Feb. 1, 1932 Died March 1987

8. General J. Charles Born June 10, 1920 Died Feb. 1, 1980

9. Mandy Mae Charles Born Dec. 8, 1914 Died April 1, 1975

10. Farley Charles / Ferley Charles Nov. 14, 1940 (Both on one stone)

11. Mother Leah Hicks Born June 25, 1871 (?0 Died June 1916 (Made by a friend)

12. Mr. C. L. Hicks was Born October 12, 1844 Died October 1, 1916 Age 72 at death. (Handmade metal marker) (Note: Clayborn L. was known as Bud)

13. Delly Hicks 18(?)(?) (This was a very old stone-most of the writing was gone. It was up and to the left of the C.L. Hicks grave.)

14. Dan Hicks Born July 7, 1884 Died May 6, 1954

15. Mother Maggie Hicks Born 1897 Died Feb. 6, 1921 Made by friends

16. Cecil W. Hicks (Military Marker) PFC US Army Aug. 8, 1918 Feb. 6, 1978

17. Sylvia Leake (Funeral Home Marker--No dates visible)

18. Lyndia Parker August 20, 1923 Age 43

19. Ballard Hicks 1914-1977 (Funeral Home Marker)

20. Ira M. Hicks PFC US ARMY Aug. 10, 1917 June 20, 1974

21. Mose Hicks Oct. 9, 1919 June 28, 1991

22. Herbert Hicks

23. Faye Hicks Born 1933 Died 1980

24. Emory Hicks Born 19-- (Part of this stone was under ground.)

25. Sandra Hicks 1969-1983 (Funeral Home Marker)

26. Helen Hicks ) Born Nov. 17, 1988 Died Dec. 5, 1988 (Funeral Home Marker)

The grave of Sylvia Leake was marked with a wreath of flowers marked GRANDMA, the grave after Ira M. Hicks was marked in a similar way--no other marker. The next grave (Mose Hicks) was marked with similar flowers marked GRANDPA.


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