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Washer Cemetery
Lawrence County, Alabama
Transcribed and Contributed by Jim and Sissy Thompson

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Directions to Washer Cemetery:  Go West on Gordon Terry Parkway, Go approximately 3 miles west of the Highway 33 intersection, Turn right on gravel road (Law. Co. 164) and go approximately 2.2 miles. The cemetery is on the right in the middle of a field, under some large trees. Allison, Gary Lynn Born November 1, 1943, Died July 1, 1944. Asleep in Jesus 

Armstrong, Eddie Born September 24, 1897, Died November 6, 1897 

Bowling, Judy Born November 1, 1894, Died June 17, 1905. Gone but not forgotten 

Bradford, Velma E. Born March 28, 1880, Died January 10, 1961. Gone but not forgotten. Velma E. Key Bradford was the daughter of Joseph Dabney & Julia Ann (Heflin) Key

Byars, Luther (Little Tom) Tom Born May 24, 1903, Died March 14, 1907. Gone but not forgotten. Son of LJ & MM

Byars, William Floy Born January 12, 1904, Died August 2, 1904. Asleep in Jesus. Son of Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Byars

Corsbie, Katherine Geneva Born December 21, 1909, Died January 12, 1910 

Drain, Earnest Born September 1, 1903, Died June 24, 1906. Budded on earth to bloom in heaven. Son of P.H. & M.A. Drain

Drain, M. A. Born February 27, 1861, Died October 24, 1910. Asleep in Jesus. Wife of P.H. Drain

Heflin, Letha Born January 24, 1898, Died February 24, 1932 

Heflin, W C. Born November 29, 1866, Died June 19, 1914. A Loving Husband, a companion dear, a father lies sleeping here

Heflin, Infant Born July 27, 1904, Died May 25, 1905. Our Baby / Sleep on sweet babe And take thy rest, God called thee home, He thought it best. Infant son of Cora Pickens (b. October 29, 1877, Law. Co. d. May 10,, 1947, Law Co.) and James Henry "Jim" Heflin (b. November 17, 1869, Law. Co., Alabama, d. August 22, 1947, Law.Co.) Cora and Jim married January 10, 1896. Cora was the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Washer and Franklin Price Pickens. "Sallie" Washer was the daughter of Martha M. Templeton and William C. Washer.

Heflin, Infant Born March 5, 1897, Died March 10, 1897. Our Baby / Sleep on sweet babe And take thy rest, God called thee home, He thought it best. Infant son of Cora Pickens and James Henry "Jim" Heflin. 

Key, Eunice B. Born December 15, 1891, Died October 9, 1972. Thy word is a light unto my path. Wife of John C. Key

Key, Glen Carlton Born 1913, Died 1917. Sleep on our darling. Son of Eunice B. & John C. Key

Key, Israel Pickens Born January 18, 1852, Died September 6,1898. The cross is my anchor. Israel Pickens Key was the son of Nelly Minervy Pickens & Tandy Key. He married Cynthia Boling on December 4, 1872

Key, John William Born June 30, 1861, Died March 24, 1937. Thy word is a light unto my path. John William Key was the son of Nelly Minervy Pickens and Tandy Key. He married Laura Emma Heflin February 21, 1884. 

Key, John C. Born October 10, 1888, Died January 10, 1964. Married Eunice B. 

Key, Joseph D. Born October 8, 1848, July 16, 1927. Gone to a brighter home where grief can not come. Joseph Dabney was the son of Nelly Minervy Pickens & Tandy Key. He married Julia Ann Heflin Feb, 27, 1879

Key, Julia Ann Born August 2, 1857, Died February 3, 1898. Lord she was thine, not ours. Thou has done me no wrong. Julia Ann Heflin Key was the wife of Joseph Dabney Key.

Key, Laura Emma Born February 22, 1861, Died January 10, 1958. Wife of John William Key

Key, Lillian Born November 25, 1897, Died March 29, 1899. An angel visited the green earth and took the flower away. Daughter of J.W. and M.E. Key

Key, Nelly Minervy Born March 12, 1818, Died July 12, 1866. Nelly Minervy Pickens Key was the wife of Tandy Key

Key, Rena Allison Born October 7, 1908, Died September 27, 1910. A loved one from us is gone, a voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home that never can be filled. Daughter of J.D. and M.B. Key

Key, Tandy Born December 7, 1815, Died June 10, 1905. At rest. Tandy Key was the son of Elizabeth "Betsy" Larson (b. abt. 1777 in NJ, d. abt. 1850) and Dabney Center Key (b. abt. 1774, in VA.d. abt. 1855) Dabney Center and Betsy married December 22, 1800 in Henry Co. VA. Tandy was a Private in the Civil War, Company E, Stewart's Battalion. He enlisted in July of 1862.

Key, Twin baby brothers Born and died December 8, 1928. Sleeping Infant sons of John C. & Eunice B. Key

Lipscomb, Anias Born March 13, 1896. Died March 2, 1904. The pains of death are past. Labor and sorrow cease. Daughter of Julia Ann Pickens and Nathaniel J. "Nat" Lipscomb

Lipscomb, Inez Born 1886, Died 1886. Daughter of Julia Ann Pickens and Nathaniel J. "Nat" Lipscomb

Lipscomb, Julia Ann Born June 24, 1865, Died September 12, 1955. A faithful mother. Julia Ann was the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Key and William A. "Billy" Pickens. She married Nathaniel Lipscomb February 8, 1881.

Lipscomb, Mattie Born February 28, 1880, Died abt. Sept. 1880. Gone but not forgotten. Daughter of Julia Ann Pickens and Nathaniel J. "Nat" Lipscomb

Lipscomb, Minnie Born April 16, 1894, Died July 4, 1898. Asleep in Jesus. Daughter of Julia Ann Pickens and Nathaniel J. "Nat" Lipscomb

Lipscomb, Nathaniel J. Born December 15, 1858, Died March 24, 1912. A kind father. Nathaniel was the son of Martha Norwood and Joseph Lipscomb

Long, Gladys Born March 10, 1914, Died December 8, 1922. Darling, we miss thee. 

Long, Lassie Born November 8, 1906, Died July 20, 1907. Gone to be an angel. Daughter of C.R & H.E.

Muston, Emma Born 1886, Died 1949 

Muston, John H. Born 1884, Died 1955 

Norwood, Travis & Brothers Born 1902, Died 1905 

Oliver, George Born October 1, 1902, Died April 2, 1987 

Oliver, John Willie Born November 11, 1913, Died December 21, 1930. Gone to Rest 

Oliver, Nancy E. Born November 30, 1871, Died September 5, 1963. Gone but not forgotten. Wife of William W. Oliver.

Oliver, William W. Born October 28, 1864, Died May 5, 1931. Gone but not forgotten .

Pickens, Sarah Born 1833, Died April 17, 1899. At Rest. Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Key and William A. Pickens were married July 23, 1865.. Sarah Elizabeth was the daughter of Lucy Seward (b. in Virginia. d. September 1849) and Peter Larson Key (b. 1808, in Henry Co. Virginia., d. in Law.Co. Alabama) Peter and Lucy married January 21, 1830 in Law. Co. Alabama.

Smith Born and died September 26, 1920. Infant son of W.H. & Etta Smith

Templeton, Margaret J. Born September 7, 1835, Died February 12, 1897. Kind angels watch her sleeping dust, Til Jesus comes to raise the dead, Then she may wait with sweet surprise, And in her saviour's image rise. Margaret J.Templeton was the daughter of Sarah B. Gaily (b. May 26, 1812, TN, d. April 23, 1855, Lawrence Co. Alabama) and Silas A.Templeton (b. 1805, NC, d. October 30, 1836, Lawrence Co. Alabama). Silas and Sarah married February 4, 1830. Margaret J. Templeton lived with her sister, Martha M. Templeton Washer in 1870 and 1880 after Martha's husband, William C. Washer, was killed in the Civil War.

Washer, Granderson Born May 2, 1839 ? Not lost, but gone before. Granderson Washer was the son of William and Mary Washer

Washer, Martha M. Born November 22, 1830, Died June 23, 1902. We shall meet again, sweet mother, In a brighter clime than this; Where the anguish of this world of ours is lost in deathless bliss. Martha M. Templeton Washer was the daughter of Sarah B. Gaily (b. May 26, 1812, TN, d. April 23, 1855, Law. Co. Alabama) and Silas A.Templeton (b. 1805, NC, d. October 30, 1836, Law. Co. Alabama). Silas and Sarah married February 4, 1830 in Law. Co. Martha married William C. Washer (b. March 30, 1832). He was the son of William and Mary Washer. The marriage license of the Washers was issued in Law. Co. Ala. on the 27th day of October 1855, and they were married on the 28th of October 1855 at the home of Fed Pickens, by D.L. Dinsmore, Justice of the Peace. William C. Washer enlisted February 27, 1864 and was a Private in Company B, 1st Federal Alabama Cavalry, Roddey's Regt. in the Civil War. . William C. Washer was captured by the Rebels and almost immediately shot to death by them. All this occurred near Fayetteville, N.C. about March 12, 1865, and while Washer was in the legitimate performance of his duty and obeying orders of his superior officer. He was buried there by Jno. M. Wright and Jesse Blankenship.

Washer, Mary January 15, 1822 ? Not dead, but sleeping The dates given as the birth dates are wrong.It may possibly be their marriage date. William Washer was born about 1793 and Mary Washer was born about 1794 according to census records

Washer, William January 15, 1822 ? William Washer was born about 1793 and Mary Washer was born about 1794 according to census records

Weatherwax, Charlotte Born September 30, 1833, Fediedbruary 24, 1917. The strife is o'er, the battle won, The victory of life is won. Wife of John C. Weatherwax

Weatherwax, John Clarke Born March 26, 1831, Died July 18, 1906 

Willis, Brown Born February 20, 1909, Died January 3, 1912. In remembrance of little brother. Son of Lewis & Annie Willis

Wilson, James D. Born 1871, Died 1900. An honest man is the noblest work of God. Son of Sallie Ann Pickens and Robert L. Wilson

Wilson, Robert L. Born 1836, Died 1913. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 

Wilson, Sallie Anne Born 1847, Died 1927. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Sallie Anne Pickens was the daughter of John Knox Pickens. She and Robert L Wilson were married November 11, 1866

Wilson, W. F. Born September 30, 1878, Died November 28, 1955. Son of Sallie Ann Pickens and Robert L. Wilson


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