Deskins Cemetery

This cemetery is located on Atwell Mountain in the churchyard of the United Church of God. To get here from Rt.83, turn left and go up Atwell Hollow all the way to the top where the hard top ends; turn right and drive for about for two miles on dirt road until you come to a white church with a paved parking lot. This information was collected Wednesday, April 19, 2000.

Contributor: Geneva Steele


Name Birth Death Notes
Lovella Josephine Sweeney June 13, 1942    
Hobert Sweeney Oct. 28, 1941 April 7, 1998  
Ruben Sweeney 1908 1968  
Sallie Sweeney 1909 1969  
George Sweeney 1927 1995  
Jeremy S. Sweeney 1978 Oct. 31, 1978  
Allie Sweeney Oct. 8, 1901 July 27, 1985  
Hattie Prater May 9, 1902 Feb. 16, 1992  
Rosie Belcher     wooden cross w/name
Arnold Gross Feb. 9, 1934 Dec. 1987 PVT US Army Korea
John Sweeney     wooden cross w/name
Luther Sweeney     wooden cross w/name
Bell Sweeney     wooden cross w/name
Jimmy Sweeney     wooden cross w/name
Arnold Sweeney     wooden cross w/name
Claton Sweeney     wooden cross w/name
Mary Mae Lowe Jan. 17, 1924 Dec. 13, 1952  
Vester Sweeney May 15, 1891 May 13, 1952  
childís -grave     Can't read stone.
Albert Sweeney 1900 1965  
Mary Sweeney 1906 1976  
Vester Sweeney May 22, 1935 June 29, 1985  
Unmarked Grave      
Unmarked Grave      
Grover Hatfield Jan. 19, 1908 July 13, 1986  
Lena Hatfield May 15, 1912 Sept. 24, 1962  
George S. Deskins March 27, 1894 Feb. 19, 1977  
Evelyn V. Deskins Oct. 21, 1897 Oct. 21, 1968  
Alex C. Deskins Jan. 13, 1926 Oct. 1, 1976  
John Deskins Sept. 9, 1919 Sept. 1919  
Grave     can't read dates
Grave     can't read dates
J.L. Deskins Oct. 8, 1878 Oct. 5, 1897  
Cloa H. Deskins Feb. 28, 1845 Dec. 2, 1918  
J.H. Deskins June 16, 1848 Jan. 18, 1923  
Grave with fieldstone      
Grave with fieldstone      
Claude Boyd
1942 1965 same stone
Henry Boyd 1902 1969 same stone
Edna Boyd 1902   same stone
Troy Rose April 16, 1922 Dec. 5, 1992  
Fred B. Pruett March 13, 1929 Sept. 24, 1974 PVT US Army
Donna Joan Rose     wooden cross
Gloria Pruitt May 27, 1931 August 1933  
Franklin Smith 1943 1943  
Hershell Dunford     wooden cross
Edmond Dunford     wooden cross
Joshua David Nelson 1998 1998  
Christine Davis York Dec. 5, 1953 Nov. 6, 1996  
Pauline Davis Nov. 1, 1957 Jun 26 1966 wooden cross
Charlie Davis July 1, 1922 Dec. 19, 1971  
? Shelton     wooden cross
? Shelton     wooden cross
Ivan Shelton     wooden cross
Stella Shelton     wooden cross
? Shelton     wooden cross
Linda Gay Shelton Jan. 8, 1967 Oct. 2, 1967  
Karen Alberta Atwell` July 29, 1947 oct. 29, 1991  
Mattie Allen Cook Oct. 11, 1994 Feb. 5, 1995  
Paul P. Stone Dec. 2, 1913 June 5, 1990  
James R. Dunford Dec. 5, 1895 June 28, 1996  
Rev. R.E. Dunford July 5, 1905 July 9, 1979  
Oliver Baker Feb. 15, 1943 Feb. 15, 1943  
Bessie Davis     wooden cross
Sarah Sweeney 1895 Oct. 27, 1981  
Milroy Sweeney 1885 1943  
Ed Sweeney 1918 May 25, 1943  
Dennis Sweeney 1934 1939  
Lily Sweeney     wooden cross
?? Hatfield     wooden cross
Wayne Hatfield 1919 1921  
Alfa Hatfield 1933 1933  
Altie Hatfield 1933 1938  
Twins- Gerald Dean and Arlene Deskins July 2, 1952 July 2, 1952  
Brenda Fay Deskins Mar. 4, 1948 Mar. 8, 1948 d/o Thornton & Patsy Deskins.
Susie F. Deskins Sept. 3, 1901 Nov. 15, 1945  
Raymond E. Deskins Mar. 10, 1930 Feb. 15, 1998  
John Wallace Deskins Mar. 15, 1906 Aug. 31, 1982  
Sytha Maye Deskins Oct. 15, 1909 Feb. 1, 1983  
Jennifer Day Mar. 15, 1971 May 6, 1971  
Elvin Kennedy     wooden cross
Bonnie Hess     wooden cross
?? Hatfield     wooden cross
?? Hatfield     wooden cross
Creed Blevins     wooden cross
Unmarked     wooden cross
Virgie Johnson June 1, 1913 Oct. 24, 1972  
Frank Johnson Oct. 3, 1917 May 12, 1972  
Juanita Hutchison     wooden cross
Connie Sue Hutchison     wooden cross
?? Golden     wooden cross
Ricky Golden     wooden cross
Luther Click     wooden cross
Larry Click     wooden cross
Howard W. Dunford Dec. 30, 1922 July 20, 1945  
Grave can not read dates on stone.    
Pearl Dunford 1887 1971  
G. Cleve Dunford 1885 1974  
Earl Ray Atwell July 20, 19?? Mar. 2, 1976  
Rev. Earnest Ulys Dunford Feb. 28, 1927 Mar. 19, 1996 US Army
Nannie May Mounts Dec. 10, 1918 May 5, 1983  
John Parde April 12, 1935 Jan. 13, 1998 PFC US Army Korea
Cecil V. Dunford Dec. 8, 1945 Feb 10, 1946  
Childís grave has a stone but, canít read the dates.      
Auther Ball     wooden cross
Jess Dunford 1908 1966  
?? Dunford     wooden cross
?? Dunford     wooden cross
Matthew Stone     wooden cross
Jane Stone     wooden cross
Baby Stone     wooden cross
Glen E. Dunford   1930  
Dorothy A. Dunford   1938  
Larry G. Dunford   1945  
Baby Davidson     wooden cross
Baby Davidson     wooden cross
Baby Davidson     wooden cross
Willie Sweeney 1930 1976 SGT. US Army
Edna Sweeney Jan. 7, 1935 May 3, 1952  
Eddie Sweeney     wooden cross
Annie Mae Hess 1914 1998  
Sallie Williams July 21, 1921 1957  
Nellie N. Williams     can't read dates on stone
Rev. Harless Rose May 8, 1912 Oct. 19, 1987  
Mary B. Rose Jan. 18, 1918   can't read death date.
Carolyn Sue Teasley Aug. 22, 1957 April 20, 1995  
Baby Stone     wooden cross
Henry H. Matney Jan. 4, 1959 Sept. 28, 1959  
Sarah Dawson Oct. 10, 1899 1965  
George E. Dawson May 3, 1950 May 14, 1971 PVT.US Army
Tommy Spence     wooden cross
Elmer Spence   Feb. 16, 1937 wooden cross
Mazie Hagerman     wooden cross
Tommy Hagerman     wooden cross
Martish Hagerman     wooden cross
     
In side a litte fence there are these two graves.      
Thomas C. Deskins Jan.13, 1926 Dec. 7, 1997 married 12/26/1952  
Patsy J. Deskins Jan. 21, 1927 Oct. 4, 1980  
     
In side a larger fence are the these five graves.      
Elmer (Fuzzy) Hale Jr. Mar. 11, 1955 July 19, 1979  
Paul T. Hale Mar. 13, 1919 Oct. 12, 1998  
Nell J. Hale Aug. 9, 1921 Mar. 27, 1997  
Russell C. Hale Dec. 1, 1946 May 2, 1982 SP4 US Army Vietnam
Paul Hale Jr. Mar. 29, 1943 Dec. 23, 1983  
     
On the left side of the church house there are these three graves.      
David T. Wallace 1903 1979 PVT US Army WWII
Frederick E. Wallace Mar.10, 1923 Oct. 28, 1999 TEC 5 US Army
William Jeffie Dawson Dec. 28, 1936 Nov. 17, 1999  
     
These graves are located below the driveway going by church.      
Danny Ray Poore 1952 1999 Beside Danny Poore's grave, cemented in the ground are the initials K.B. and F.M.
Orville Carter Dec. 28, 1921 April 2, 1996  
Harlin (Buck) Hagerman can't read date Oct. 20, 1944  
Gracie Hagerman June 5, 1947 Nov. 23, 1994  
Jessie Lynn Hagerman Mar.17, 1990 Mar. 17, 1990  
Celia Mae Johnson July 27, 1944 Oct. 29, 1990  
Mary Ethel Rose 1946 1999 The initials F.L. and D.S.J. were cemented in the ground beside these graves.
Nancy Caroline(Carie) Brown Sept. 14, 1988 1988  
Kamree Nicole Faith Coleman 1997 1997  
James Golden (Shotgun) Dec. 16, 1956 May 28, 1991  
Marsha Golden Oct.29. 1961    
James D. Golden Sept. 27, 1927 Feb. 3, 1992  
Betty J. Golden Jan. 14, 1934    
Charles Golden Aug. 19, 1932    
Dorothy Golden Aug. 16, 1941    
Earl L. Golden Feb. 23, 1959 Sept. 8, 1990  
Wallace Clayton Roberts, Jr. Mar. 12, 1941 Apr. 23, 2001  


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