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Justiss Cemetery is a medium sized public cemetery located in rural Southeastern Titus County. It was established by William Justiss around 1850. Probably at the death of his daughter, Mary J. Justiss, who had married A. Cobb, as she was buried (died) on 9-6-1854. The Titus County Historical Society had a monument erected for Benjamin Gooch, a Titus County Pioneer. The cemetery has a white section on the West side and an African-American section on the East side. It contains 4 acres of land. Burials continue at infrequent intervals. Reasonable maintenance is conducted on the white section but the weeds are allowed to grow rather long. No maintenance is conducted on the African-American section and some of the graves are becoming lost in the underbrush and trees. The white section is surrounded by a chain link fence but there is no fence around the other section.

There were 24 concrete blocks locating some unmarked graves, 9 native stones, and 5 combinations of native stone and concrete block marked others. There was one native stone cairn.

To reach the Justiss Cemetery from the Titus County court house, take Madison Street south for 0.3 mile to the intersection with Ferguson Road (US 271). Turn left onto Ferguson Road and continue Southeast (the road becomes Texas Highway 49). Proceed 7.6 miles on Highway 49. The cemetery lies on the right, perhaps 100 feet South of the highway on a hill. Coordinates: 33o06.769'N 094o51.005'W

 

NAME

 

BIRTHDATE

 

DEATHDATE

 

INSCRIPTION

 

Blevins, nfn

 

September 16, 1885

 

September 17, 1885

 

Infant Son of W. H. & Alice Blevens   Happy infant early blest Rest in peaceful slumber rest

 

Blevins, nfn

 

 

 

August 3, 1898

 

not found

 

Blevins, Sallie Edna

 

August 11, 1883

 

September 20, 1884

 

Daughter of W. H. & Alice Blevins   Our darling one has gone before to greet us on the golden shore

 

Booth, Edward Lee

 

December 22, 1917

 

December 20, 1983

 

Daddy   not found

 

Booth, Kathy McMinn

 

March 5, 1917

 

 

 

Wed May 1, 1937   In loving memory until we meet again   not found

 

Brown, Elvis

 

January 4, 1901

 

November 10, 1949

 

 

 

Brown, Minnie A.

 

July 31, 1885

 

July 14, 1907

 

Daughter of L. B. & E. L. Roach   Gone but not forgotten

 

Cobb, Mary J.

 

October 6, 1827

 

September 6, 1854

 

Wife of A. Cobb   Sacred to the memory of   She is not lost but gone before    Asleep in Jesus

 

Duke, A. J.

        |

Duke, C. T.

 

1828

   |

1838

 

1865

   |

1864

 

This simple table marks a father’s bier and those he loved in life in death are dear

She was a kind and affectionate wife, a fond mother and a friend to all

 

Duke, Battie

 

January 15, 1862

 

October 12, 1862

 

Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest, God calls away when he thinks best

 

Duke, Callie

 

December 3, 1864

 

July 10, 1965

 

Beautiful lovely she was but given A fair bud to earth to bloom in heaven

 

Duke, Jimmie

 

October 20, 1858

 

May 2, 1862

 

He took thee from a world of care, an everlasting bliss to share

 

Gooch, Benjamin

 

 

 

1870

 

Pioneer Statesman of Titus County, Clerk of Red River County Land Board.  County Surveyor of Red River County.  Built first home in Mt. Pleasant.  Lived at Gooch’s Springs near here.  Member of First Texas Legislature.  Author of Act creating Titus County.

 

Grimes, Teri Kaye

 

1956

 

1988

 

Mother of James

 

Henderson, A. L.

 

March 9, 1855

 

January 17, 1911

 

God gave, He took, He will restore, He doeth all things well

 

Henderson, Hettie

 

November 20, 1860

 

January 1, 1917

 

WOW   Wife of A. L. Henderson & Daughter of A. J. & Callie Duke   Her light was like unto a stone most precious

 

Henderson, Jennie Justiss

 

December 1, 1848

 

May 25, 1921

 

 

 

Huggins, A. D.

 

June 20, 1904

 

January 8, 1995

 

 

 

Huggins, Juble Jasper Jr.

 

December 11, 1911

 

June 24, 1916

 

Asleep in Jesus

 

Huggins, Juble Jasper Sr.

Huggins, Hettie Justiss

 

March 28, 1872

January 9, 1885

 

September 4, 1916

January 27, 1916

 

Father   In loving memory

Mother

 

Jenkins, Staton L.

 

December 20, 1948

 

August 23, 2001

 

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures   Psalms 23:2A

 

Justiss, Adron

Justiss, Mae Copeland

 

January 31, 1913

August 13, 1912

 

 

July 22, 1998

 

Integrity   Wed December 10, 1946

Godliness   Trusting God and each other

 

Justiss, Alex Cobb

Justiss, Lyda Davis

 

June 25, 1901

April 4, 1903

 

August 29, 1979

September 7, 1995

 

Always together

 

Justiss, Anglo Hunt

 

May 8, 1917

 

September 12, 1966

 

 

 

Justiss, Austin W.

 

September 28, 1875

 

December 28, 1875

 

Son of J. W. & R. C. Justiss   He took thee from a world of care an everlasting bliss to share

 

Justiss, Catherine C.

 

November 21, 1847

 

February 27, 1885

 

Wife of J. O. Justiss   At rest

 

Justiss, Dudly

 

February 15, 1896

 

September 24, 1897

 

Son of J. O. & S. E. Justiss   Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest, God calls away when He thinks best

 

Justiss, Ethel

 

December 15, 1896

 

May 25, 1957

 

 

 

Justiss, Frank Osborne

 

April 9, 1892

 

April 19, 1936

 

 

 

Justiss, George E.

 

August 29, 1890

 

June 16, 1891

 

Son of J. O. & S. E. Justiss   In memory of    Earth has one pure spirit less, Heaven on inmate more

 

Justiss, Harvie D.

 

May 23, 1889

 

September 20, 1889

 

 

 

Justiss, J. O.

 

November 10, 1843

 

May 9, 1910

 

A loving husband, a father dear, a faithful friend lies buried here

 

Justiss, John E.

 

January 18, 1874

 

September 12, 1875

 

 

 

Justiss, John W.

Justiss, Kittie

 

1829

1841

 

1908

1923

 

 

 

Justiss, Lee M.

 

November 26, 1877

 

August 1, 1878

 

Son of J. W. & R. C. Justiss   Forgive this tear; a mother weeps, Tis here the faded floweret sleeps

 

Justiss, Matilda

Justiss, nfn

 

1894

1899

 

1898

1899

 

 

Baby

 

Justiss, Nannie G.

 

April 10, 1852

 

February 8, 1888

 

Wife of J. O. Justiss   In memory of    Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep from whence none ever wake to weep.   A calm and undisturbed repose, unbroken by the last of foes   (monument has fallen)

 

Justiss, nfn

 

November 16, 1867

 

January 29, 1868

 

Infant dau of J. O. & C. C. Justiss

 

Justiss, Raymond E.

 

February 20, 1925

 

August 25, 1997

 

 

 

Justiss, Sallie E.

 

March 3, 1866

 

April 8, 1948

 

 

 

Justiss, Sara Frank

 

April 23, 1931

 

April 22, 1932

 

Our baby   Frank & Ethel Justiss

 

Justiss, Thaddeous

 

January 2, 1903

 

May 19, 1904

 

Son of W. D. & M. J. Justiss   Asleep in Jesus blessed thought

 

Justiss, Walter

 

February 7, 1869

 

July 12, 1884

 

 

 

Justiss, William

Justiss, Sallie E.

 

April 5, 1804

January 8, 1808

 

January 23, 1857

July 25, 1866

 

Husband of Sallie E. Justiss

Wife of William Justiss   In memory of our father and mother.   When we leave this world of changes, when we leave this world of care, we shall find our Father and Mother in our Father’s mansion fair.

 

Justiss, William H.

 

 

 

 

 

Texas Pvt 11 Regt Texas Inf CSA

 

Key, T. A.

 

 

 

 

 

not found

 

Kimbell, David Thomas

 

January 22, 1825

 

February 9, 1914

 

 

 

Lasater, Harvey

Lasater, Willie

 

August 9, 1859

November 7, 1869

 

September 2, 1863

July 18, 1870

 

Children of J. M. & E. H. Lasater   Our loved ones

 

Lasater, J. M.

Lasater, Edna H.

 

February 10, 1829

April 25, 1841

 

January 7, 1893

June 6, 1938

 

Life’s labors done peacefully they seek to rest

His wife

 

Lasater, Jimmie

Lasater, Daisy

 

April 10, 1874

February 11, 1881

 

July 20, 1877

August 13, 1882

 

Children of J. M. & E. H. Lasater   Gone to a better land

 

Lasater, Pleas C.

 

March 19, 1878

 

November 18, 1963

 

 

 

Piland, Clifton L.

 

November 1, 1896

 

May 26, 1963

 

Brother   God is and all is well

 

Piland, Clyde Loy

 

September 27, 1893

 

March 27, 1894

 

 

 

Piland, Henry A.

 

January 11, 1870

 

January 11, 1901

 

 

 

Piland, Worth Otis

 

March 31, 1900

 

January 26, 1901

 

 

 

Reid, Eliza Alice

 

September 6, 1863

 

June 28, 1864

 

Daughter of John & Catharine Reid   Gone to a better land

 

Reid, John

 

 

 

 

 

Co E Chism’s Texas Cav CSA

 

Reid, John Thomas

 

July 6, 1869

 

July 13, 1869

 

Son of John & Catharine Reid   Gone too soon

 

Reid, Mary Frances

 

December 20, 1857

 

July 11, 1864

 

Dau of John & Catharine Reid   Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven

 

Reid, W. B.

 

June 20, 1866

 

August 3, 1899

 

To Angel form thy spirits grown, Thy God has claimed thee for His own   (monument broken)

 

Roach, John Madison

 

February 1, 1899

 

June 17, 1900

 

Son of L. B. & F. L. Roach    Of such is the kingdom of Heaven

 

Roach, Lon Wesley

 

April 28, 1896

 

March 6, 1897

 

Son of L. B. & F. L. Roach   Thy will be done

 

Roach, nfn

 

July 7, 1884

 

July 7, 1884

 

Infant son and daughter of L. B. & F. L. Roach   Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven

 

Theobald, William R.

 

August 30, 1923

 

January 21, 1985

 

Aged 61 yrs

 

Williams, John C.

Williams, Norma Simmons

 

September 29, 1886

December 17, 1898

 

February 2, 1939

July 14, 1965

 

Daddy   Together forever

Mother

 

Yancey, Bertha Eula

 

October 15, 1906

 

May 15, 1910

 

Daughter of Sam & Jennie Yancey   Weep not papa and mama for me for I am waiting in Heaven for thee

 

Yancey, Samuel

 

December 25, 1884

 

December 6, 1964

 

Rest in peace

 

Yancey, Virginia Lou

 

1887

 

1934

 

Wife of Sam Yancy   In memory of mother

The following persons are listed in the “Cemeteries of Titus County” by Lynch Harper as having been buried in this cemetery.  No attempt has been made to verify the listing.

 

NAME

 

BIRTH DATE

 

DEATH DATE

 

Remarks

 

Haygood, Jannie Mrs.

 

 

 

May 25, 1921

 

 

 

Peavy, Manroe

 

 

 

April 14, 1940

 

 

JUSTISS CEMETERY
AFRICAN-AMERICAN

In this section the following markers were found at grave sites having no monument: One concrete slab, 7 unreadable Funeral Home Marker (FHM), a concrete slab that is engraved with Ben L., 7 native stones, and a native rock ringed area.

 

NAME

 

BIRTHDATE

 

DEATHDATE

 

INSCRIPTION

 

Askew, Johnny M.

 

1949

 

1967

 

FHM

 

Baker, Lena Mae

 

June 27, 1908

 

November 28, 1973

 

 

 

Barr, Opal Mitchell

 

April 15, 1911

 

July 8, 1971

 

How happy are the saints of God

 

Brannon, Cleveland Sr.

Brannon, Mary D.

 

1906

1910

 

1986

1986

 

FHM    (graves are concrete encased)

FHM

 

Bryson, Chattie M.

 

1889

 

1975

 

FHM

 

Bryson, Dobbie

 

May 24, 1959

 

May 24, 1959

 

not found

 

Bryson Less

 

 

 

May 7, 1962

 

79 years   not found

 

Bryson, Lonnie

 

 

 

December 21, 1966

 

77 years 6 days    Not found

 

Bryson, Robert

 

March 11, 1896

 

September 6, 1964

 

Texas Pvt 11 Co 165 Depot Brig WWI

 

Bryson, Sylvester

 

May 15, 1914

 

August 8, 1971

 

Pvt 991 QM Service Co US Army WWII   (monument is buried)

 

Bryson, Zeke Mr.

 

 

 

June 17, 1934

 

72 yrs   not found

 

Guilliam, Claud B.  Brother

 

April 14, 1936

 

November 5, 1979

 

 

 

Justice, Ruby B.

 

1928

 

1977

 

FHM

 

Kelly, Loviella

 

1920

 

1977

 

FHM

 

Lawrence, Randy (Little)

 

 

 

June 1, 1956

 

3 mo. 7 days   not found

 

Lee, Elder

 

 

 

 

 

Texas 420 Base Unit   not found

 

Lee, Ella

 

 

 

May 24, ----

 

not found

 

Lee, Jack

 

 

 

April 8, 1967

 

70 years   not found

 

Lee, Luther

 

1927

 

1978

 

not found

 

Mathis, W. J.

 

1870

 

June 28, 1850

 

Father    (monument is buried)

 

Mitchell, Archie Mr.

 

February 22, 1861

 

January 6, 1937

 

not found

 

Mitchell, Jimmie C.

 

December 6, 1914

 

November 23, 1995

 

Our beloved Dad   At home with Jesus   We love you

 

Mitchell, Lugene

 

May 24, 1885

 

September 22, 1929

 

 

 

Mitchell, SylvesterRoy

 

December 30, 1912

 

August 17, 1987

 

 

 

Mitchell, Sarah Jane

 

August 10, 1862

 

May 13, 1946

 

not found

 

Mitchell, Simon

 

September 10, 1894

 

August 2, 1967

 

Texas Pfc US Army WWI

 

Neal, Jessie

 

April 16, 1882

 

May 8, 1959

 

 

 

Neal, Jessie L.

 

1926

 

1971

 

FHM

 

Neal, Louella

 

1917

 

1966

 

FHM

 

Peters, Ollie

 

August 15, 1906

 

December 17, 1947

 

Pvt US Army

 

Reison, Vester W.

 

January 12, 1899

 

June 6, 1976

 

not found

 

Searcy, Cotie

 

1894

 

1935

 

Mother   Come ye blessed   At rest in Jesus

 

Shaw, Joyce Traylor

 

October 2, 1953

 

April 8, 1970

 

Gone but not forgotten

 

Spencer, Ophelia Traylor

 

August 31, 1915

 

December 3, 1987

 

Mother    Mother of Elizabeth, Mary, Dorothy, Otis, James, Lewis

 

Spencer, Otis Clyde

 

December 22, 1941

 

August 31, 1991

 

 

 

Standberry, Roberta

 

 

 

November 23, 1922

 

38 years   not found

 

Traylor, Alexander

 

May 13, 1898

 

October 15, 1993

 

PFC US Army WWII

 

Traylor, Arthur L. Prof.

 

July 28, 1906

 

June 14, 1991

 

 

 

Traylor, Ben L.

Traylor, Jewell

Traylor, Willie M.

 

1913

1924

1917

 

1921

1929

1922

 

 

 

Traylor, Birdie

 

March 15, 1883

 

May 30, 1944

 

At rest

 

Traylor, Cancer

Traylor, Carrie

 

March 14, 1896

February 13, 1903

 

March 1, 1985

May 30, 1980

 

US Army WWI

 

Traylor, Cancer

Traylor, Mattie

 

1855

1865

 

December 25, 1910

August 12, 1927

 

Come unto me

 

Traylor, Carrie E. Connally

 

June 17, 1912

 

October 18, 1969

 

 

 

Traylor, Dewey Luther Sr.

 

December 5, 1921

 

July 9, 1994

 

PFC US Army WWII   (concrete encased)

 

Traylor, Gorman

 

June 22, 1910

 

September 15, 1995

 

FHM

 

Traylor, Lizzie B.

 

September 19, 1923

 

January 19, 1987

 

 

 

Traylor, Matsey

Traylor, Willie

 

August 29, 1891

October 23, 1893

 

April 6, 1962

December 4, 1979

 

Daddy

Mother

 

Traylor, Montie Q.

 

March 15, 1913

 

December 25, 1970

 

 

 

Traylor, Raymond

 

December 17, 1916

 

December 8, 1919

 

not found

 

Traylor, Sam

Traylor, Pearl

 

1888

1886

 

1961

1960

 

Father

Mother

 

Traylor, Will

 

May 28, 1902

 

October 28, 1973

 

Gone but not forgotten

 

Turner, Decie

 

March 12, 1895

 

March 31, 1960

 

 

 

Woods, Vergle M.

 

 

 

December 21, 1948

 

22 years   not found

The following persons are listed in the “Cemeteries of Titus County” by Lynch Harper as having been buried in this cemetery.  No attempt has been made to verify the listing.

 

NAME

 

BIRTH DATE

 

DEATH DATE

 

Remarks

 

Bryson, Lonnie

 

December 15, 1889

 

December 21, 1967

 

 

 

Frazier, R. J.

 

 

 

July 13, 1929

 

 

 

Garcia, Frank

 

 

 

October 31, 1930

 

 

 

Jones, Odessa

 

 

 

August 5, 1936

 

 

 

Lee, nfn

 

 

 

April 21, 1928

 

 

 

McClelland, Lige

 

 

 

October 20, 1948

 

 

 

Mims, Johnnie

 

 

 

February 20, 1918

 

 

 

Mitchell, Oscar

 

 

 

October 10, 1929

 

 

 

Mitchell, Willie

 

 

 

March 9, 1920

 

 

 

Neal, Apostrophe

 

 

 

July 26, 1918

 

 

 

Searcy, Cooly Mrs.

 

 

 

June 2, 1935

 

 

 

Thursby, Pileon

 

 

 

November 9, 1918

 

 

 

Traylor, Bennie Lee

 

 

 

December 17, 1921

 

 

 

Traylor, Lillie May

 

 

 

February 7, 1922

 

 

 

Traylor, nfn

 

 

 

July 17, 1949

 

Infant girl of Gladys Ruth Traylor


   Survey completed: January 7, 2003

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David M. Horton
Rt. 6 Box 1800
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
(903) 572-0156
hdavid@suddenlink.net

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