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Zion Rest Cemetery

If you have loved ones interned here and they are not listed or do not have markers,

please contact me by email: Christina Palmer-Mitchell County Coordinator 


Location: Go North from Colorado City, on Highway 208. Turn East (right) on FM 1982 at Buford. Go 4 miles. Cemetery sits on South side of road.

Zion Rest Cemetery is nicely maintained and located in the middle of fields about 200 yards off the road, the gate is on the road. The cemetery was established in 1908.

Photos by Bruce Carter


Transcriptions by Pat Hudgins

Name (Last, First)




Bassinger, Gus V. 1895 1975 Pvt. U.S. Army, WWI (M9)
Bassinger, Mary L. 1901 1998 Wife of Gus (M8)
Bassinger, Dennis Feb 23 1939 May 07 2003 (M10)
Beeman, D. S. (David) August 30, 1848 May 8, 1922 (K13)
Beeman, Josie L. March 8, 1870 May 25, 1933 wife of D. S. Beeman (K12)

Beights, David Lee

July 27, 1917

August 1, 1917

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Beights,

(Exhumed & Moved to Loraine Cemetery) (J2)

Britton, Emanuel O. 1871 1923 (D16)
Britton, Lizzie C. 1871 1921 wife of Emanuel Britton (D15)
Britton, O. C. 1914 1915 Son of Emanuel & Lizzie Britton) (D17)
Caswell, Mary A. March 4, 1874 January 24, 1915 Wife of R. L. Caswell, (C17)
Daniel, R. G. November, 1874 April 18 1915 (Woodmen of the Worth) (K1)
Davis, James Robert February 17, 1880 December 14, 1937 K-8

Fowler, Lydia A.

March 19, 1871

March 1, 1916

wife of Godfred Fowler,

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. McCarley (H17)

Haygood     Marked with White Cross (F1)
Haygood     Marked with White Cross (F2)
Haygood     Marked with White Cross (F3)
Haygood     Marked with White Cross (G1)
Haygood     Marked with White Cross (G2)
Haygood     Marked with White Cross (G3)
Hall, John H. 1861 1927  
Hall, Mattie S. 1867 1936 Wife of John H. Hall (I19)
Harraman, Alice May 30 1900 February 16, 1910 Daughter of O.C. & D. B. Harraman, (A8)
Harraman, Curtis Franklin February 28, 1911 November 14, 1914 son of O. C. & D. B. Harraman (A9)
Hilderbrand, Infant     Twin Son of Thurber & Sallie Britton Hilderbrand (D18)
Hilderbrand, Infant     Twin Daughter of Thurber & Sallie Britton Hilderbrand (D19)
Holley, John T. 1855 1909 (A1)
Holley, Martha Ann 1857 1946 Wife of John T. Holley (A2)
Holley, Maud 1889 1923 Daughter of John T. & Martha Ann Holley (A3)
Hoyle, Cherrie M. October 22, 1929 November 30, 1998 Wife of Henry F., Hoyle, married March 4, 1948 (I17)
Hoyle, Henry F. May 6, 1924 No Death Date Husband of Cherrie M. Hoyle, (I18)

Hudgins, Estella

August 25, 1892

February 20, 1910

Wife of M. J. Hudgins

Daughter of L. T. & L. B. Britton (A16)

Hudson, Marjorie July 19, 1912 June 25, 1916 Daughter of C. L. & Florence Hudson, (H8)
Jacks, Mary E. 1853 1913 (M1)
Jacks, Robert N. 1846 1917 (M2)
Jacks, Thomas L. 1883 1937 (M3)
Jackson, Elizabeth Ann 1854 1932 Wife of William Thomas Jackson (C6)
Jackson, William Thomas 1848 1932 Husband of Elizabeth Ann Jackson (C7)
Kennedy, Robert D. May 26, 194 February 12, 1922 (H5)
Kennedy, William Aexander      February 22, 1853 November 15, 1931  
Lagow, Elder W. August 28, 1835 August 3, 1910 Husband of Lucinda Lagow (E2)
Lagow, Lucinda J. October 28, 1840 January 3, 1924 wife of Elder W. Lagow (E1)
Martin, Jessie Lee Hays July 1, 1930 February 19, 2011 A-21
McCarley, A. J. August 16, 1844 October 17, 1912 (H14)
McCarley, Nancy Virginia December 1, 1850 October 31,1918 wife of A. J. McCarley (H13)
McCarley, Jesse Homer March 7, 1884 February 2, 1917 son of A. J. McCarley (G14)
McCarley, James Gaston December 18, 1880 December 30, 1918 son of A. J. McCarley (G11)
McCarley, George L. June 30, 1916 December 28, 1918 son of James Gaston & Cora (G8)
McCarley, Emma Lexia December 19, 1911 January 2, 1919 Daughter of James Gaston & Cora (G7)
McCarley, Andrew 1913 1999 husband of Virginia, son of James Gaston McCarley (F10)
McCarley, Virginia 1919 1996 wife of Andrew (F11)
Moore, Cornelia E. 1875 1938 (M5)
Moore, James R. 1866 1950 (M6)
Moore, James T. 1899 1973 (M7)
Moore, John W. August 11, 1900 March 16, 1972 (M4)
Robertson, Lydia Ethel February 1, 1885 March 15, 1915 Mother of Carl Weldon (H2)
Robertson, Carl Weldon March 15, 1915 August 17, 1915 Son of Lydia Ethel Robertson (H3)
Reeder, Johnnie L., Sr. 1900 1930 (B7)
Reeder, Victoria E. 1871 1910 (B6)
Reeves, LaRue McCarley Feb. 22, 1918 Nov. 3, 2010 F-9

Sellers, Joseph B.

June 17, 1923

June 6, 1944

PFC. Co. C 740 Tank Bn.,

WW II, Died in the Line of Duty (F24)

Smith, Jewel Obera September 22, 1899 January 17, 1918 wife of E., &  Daughter of Will & Tecia Cornelia (Harris) Hamilton (I-14)
Stanley, Bonnie A. October 3, 1894 March 31, 1921 Daughter of John & Mattie Hall, (I21)
Tillison, J. W. 1860 1915 (D1)
Turnbow, Cynthia January 30, 1853 June 26, 1937 L-2
Turnbow, James A. December 10, 1854 February 16, 1923 (L1)
Watkins, Mrs John Mar 07 1893, TX Dec 21 1918 d/o J. A. & JInell Groves Buckalew (TX Death Records)  grave unmarked
Watkins, John Abt. 1890 in Miss Dec 15 1918 (TX Death Records)  grave unmarked
Williams, Joseph Land November 23, 1861 February 26, 1936 Husband of Mary McKinley Williams (I5)
Williams, Mary McKinley June 7, 1862 January 12, 1929 Wife of Joseph Land Williams (I6)
Williams, Sam C. July 30, 1890 July 10, 1922 Son of Joseph & Mary Williams (I4)
Williams, Myrtle Holley 1897 1986 (A4)
Unmarked, White Cross     (B1)
Unmarked, White Cross     (F21)
Unmarked, White Cross     (F22)
Unmarked, White Cross     (F23)
Unmarked, White Cross     (H20)
Unmarked, White Cross     (I9)
Unmarked, White Cross     (K6)
Unmarked, White Cross     (K9)
Unmarked, White Cross     (K10)
Unmarked, White Cross     (L8)
Unmarked     Marked with small cement head stone, Nothing is on the stone but Long line at top. (K8)
Unmarked     Marked with homemade rock marker. Letters are hard to make out. , Looks like it is not all there. Probably broken. (J1)


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