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GO-09: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, CAFÉ ROAD 

84 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS. 

BAK(ER?)         Born: 1904         Died: 1906 
Front inscription: MARGIE/ DAU OF/ C& M BAK(ER?)/ BORN NOV 20 1904/ DIED/ 
NOV. 27, 1906 

MATHES         Born: 1817         Died: 1902 
Front inscription: KATIE MATHES/ BORN/ FEB. 28, 1817/ DIED/ FEB. 22, 1902 

PATTON         Born: 1850         Died: 1887 
Front inscription: SARAH JANE/ WIFE OF/ HENRY PATTON/ BORN/ NOV. 19, 1850/ 
DIED/ AUG. 12, 1887 

PATTON         Born: 1916         Died: 1960 
Front inscription: JESSE D. PATTON/ 1916-1960 

CANTRELL         Born: 1897         Died: 1954 
Front inscription: MOMMA/ JOHNNIE A. CANTRELL/ MAY 21, 1897/ FEB. 14, 1954/ 
AT REST 

GROOMES 
Front inscription: NANCY GROOMES/ DAU OF/ JULIA CROSSWY 

PATTON         Born: 1855         Died: 1934 
Front inscription: H.G. PATTON/ 1855-1934/ AT REST 

UNKNOWN         Born: 1916         Died: 1918 
Front inscription: ?/ JAN 22, 1916/ OCT. 14, 1918 

JOYNER 
Front inscription: KIMMEL/ 1892-1939/ JANNIE 1892-19??/ JOYNER 

CANTRELL         Born: 1897         Died: 1964 
Front inscription: JOHNNIE CANTRELL/ MAY 21, 1897/ FEB. 14, 1964/ DEAR MOTHER 

GRIZZARD         Born: 1860         Died: 1943 
Front inscription: GEORGIA GRIZZARD/ 1860-1943 

PATTON         Born: 1903         Died: 1915 
Front inscription: COME YE BLESSED/ SADIE BELL/ MARCH 24, 1903/ APRIL 15, 
1915/ DAUGHTER OF/ H. & J. PATTON 

GRIZZARD         Born: 184?         Died: 1925 
Front inscription: MOTHER/ MARIS/ GRIZZARD/ MAR. 10, 184?/ FEB. 27, 1925/ AT 
REST 

CROSSWY         Born: 1838         Died: 1921 
Front inscription: COME YE BLESSED/ LUKE CROSSWY/ AUG. 17, 1838/ APR. 1, 1921 

HALL         Born: 1879         Died: 1929 
Front inscription: ?/ HALL/ 1879-1929/ AT REST 


CANTRELL         Born: 1877         Died: 1934 
Front inscription: ANNIE/ WIFE OF/ L.(UE?)/ CANTRELL/ 1877-1934/ AT REST 

TINNIN         Born: 1874         Died: 1918 
Front inscription: ALFRED T. TINNIN/ BORN APR. 13, 1874/ DIED OCT 8, 1918 

BAKER         Born: 1856         Died: 1924 
Front inscription: BAKER/ MAY 14, 1856/ JAN. 19, 1924/ GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN 

WASHINGTON         Born: 1937         Died: 1961 
Front inscription: CHARLES R./ WASHINGTON/ TENNESSEE/ PFC/ US ARMY/ AUG 10, 1937/ OCT 12, 1961 

MATHEWS         Born: 1950         Died: 1991 
Front inscription: TERRY RAY/ MATHEWS, SR./ FEB 16, 1950/ JULY 22, 1991 

ELLIOTT         Born: 1987         Died: 1993 
Front inscription: DENNIS LAMAR/ ELLIOTT/ 1987-1993 

VAUGHN         Born: 1955         Died: 1978 
Front inscription: STANLEY/ DUANE/ VAUGHN/ PVT/ US ARMY/ JUL 27, 1955/ OCT. 
16, 1978 

VAUGHN         Born: 1917         Died: 1994 
Front inscription: CARNEY VAUGHN/ 1917-1994 

VAUGHN         Born:1936         Died: 1998 
Front inscription: LUCY EMMA JANE/ VAUGHN/ 1936-1998 

JOYNER         Born: 1896         Died: 1962 
Front inscription: EFFIE M. JOYNER/ OCT 8, 1896/ SEPT. 13, 1962 

COCKRILL         Born: 1914         Died: 1983 
Front inscription: EVELYN COCKRILL/ 1914-1983 

BASS         Born: 1902         Died: 1979 
Front inscription: MOTHER/ GEORGETTA BASS/ 1902-1979/ SHE IS OUR ROSE 

JONES         Born: 1921         Died: 1989 
Front inscription: JAMES LEO/ JONES/ 1921-1989/ IN LOVING MEMORY 

MATHEWS         Born: 1927         Died: 1987 
Front inscription: MATHEWS/ ALICE LILLIAN BAKER CANTRELL/ MAY 3, 1927/ JAN 
20, 1987/ GOD BLESS HER SOUL 

SIMMONS         Born: 1914         Died: 1978 
Front inscription: MARY E. SIMMONS/ MAR. 11, 1914/ JAN. 25, 1978/ IN LOVING 
MEMORY 

FITE         Born: 1912         Died: 1997 
Front inscription: FANNIE FITE/ MAR. 11, 1912/ JUNE 17, 1997 

BRYSON         Born: 1914         Died: 1979 
Front inscription: HUSBAND/ DAVE BRYSON/ OCT. 22, 1914/ FEB. 23, 1979/ IN 
LOVING MEMORY 

ROGERS         Born: 1912         Died: 1992 
Front inscription: MAXIE ROGERS/ 1912-1992 

TALLEY         Born: 1889         Died: 1979 
Front inscription: CARRIE TALLEY/ APRIL 23, 1889/ OCT. 2, 1979 

BOLEYJACK         Born: 1918         Died: 1992 
Front inscription: MAGNOLIA BOLEYJACK/ 1918-1992 

HOLMAN         Born: 1957         Died: 1992 
Front inscription: SHELIA ANNETT/ HOLMAN/ 1957-1992 

FINNEY         Born: 1960         Died: 1966 
Front inscription: RONNIE RAY/ FINNEY/ DEC. 7, 1960/ JULY 11, 1966 

PATTON         Born: 1901         Died: 1964 
Front inscription: JULIA M. PATTON/ APR. 15, 1901/ SEPT. 18, 1964 

BRANHAM         Born: 1905         Died: 1965 
Front inscription: HATTIE L./ BRANHAM/ SEPT. 17, 1905/ MAY 26, 1965/ MOTHER 

BRANHAM         Born: 1923         Died: 1958 
Front inscription: JAMES W./ BRANHAM/ TENNESSEE/ PVT/ US ARMY/ WORD WAR II/ SEPTEMBER 23, 1923/ NOVEMBER 28, 1958 

BRANHAM         Born: 1905         Died: 1955 
Front inscription: JOHN W. (J.W.) BRANHAM/ AUG. 15, 1905/ APR. 1, 1955/ 
FATHER 

BRANHAM         Born: 1922         Died: 1952 
Front inscription: WALLAE W./ BRANHAM/ TENNESSEE/ TEC 5 446 SIG/ HV CONST BN/ WORLD WAR II/ JANUARY 8, 1922/ AUGUST 17, 1952 

CONNELL         Born: 1879         Died: 1948 
Front inscription: FANNIE MAI/ CONNELL/ MAY 12, 1879/ SEPT. 11, 1948 

CARTWRIGHT         Born: 1883         Died: 1948 
Front inscription: ALBERTA J./ CARTWRIGHT/ BORN JULY 6/ 1883/ DIED MAY 25/ 1948 

PATTON         Born: 1908         Died: 1942 
Front inscription: GEORGE PATTON/ 1908-1942 

BAKER         Born: 1887         Died: 1929 
Front inscription: KOFP/ KOFP/ FATHER/ JESSE B./ BAKER/ MAY 18, 1887/ JUNE 6, 
1929/ GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN 

POOLE         Born: 1905         Died: 1966 
Front inscription: EVA CONNELL POOLE/ MAR. 9, 1905/ MAR. 30 1966 
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: E.C.P. 

DUNCAN         Born: 1900         Died: 1966 
Front inscription: LELLA OPHELIA/ DUNCAN/ MAR. 31, 1900/ AUG. 16, 1966 

MATTEWS 
Front inscription: EMMA JEAN MATTEWS 

CROSSWY         Born: 1890         Died: 1968 
Front inscription: JESSIE CROSSWY/ JUNE 26, 1890/ FEB 10, 1968 

JOYNER         Born: 1893         Died: 1968 
Front inscription: JANIE LOU JOYNER/ 1893-1968 

CONNELL         Born: 1908         Died: 1969 
Front inscription: CLARA L./ CONNELL/ FEB. 21, 1908/ JAN 16, 1969/ SHE WAS 
THE SUNSHINE OF OUR HOME 
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: WIFE & MOTHER 

CONNELL         Born: 1907         Died: 1987 
Front inscription: BRIGGS M./ CONNELL, SR/ MAR 30, 1907/ OCT 2, 1987/ WE 
LOVED YOU BUT GOD LOVED YOU MORE 
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: HUSBAND & FATHER 

HARRIS         Born: 1884         Died: 1972 
Front inscription: HATTIE HARRIS/ SEPT. 16, 1884/ JUNE 10, 1972 

CANTRELL 
Front inscription: CANTRELL/ ROBERT/ 1913-1993/ ALICE/ 1916-1988 

CANTRELL         Born: 1890         Died: 1966 
Front inscription: ETTA J. CANTRELL/ AUG. 15, 1890/ MAY 5, 1966 

WILLIAMS         Born: 1919         Died: 1975 
Front inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY/ CLARA V. WILLIAMS/ MAY 21, 1919/ SEPT. 
22, 1975 

PATTON         Born: 1901         Died: 1967 
Front inscription: GEORGE R. PATTON/ SEPT. 12, 1901/ JULY 25, 1967 

WASHINGTON         Born: 1886         Died: 1982 
Front inscription: MAMIE ANN/ WASHINGTON/ JAN. 17, 1886/ FEB. 1, 1982 

CANTRELL         Born: 1910         Died: 1968 
Front inscription: THOMAS/ CANTRELL/ TENNESSEE/ TEC 5/ US ARMY/ WORLD WAR II/ JULY 17, 1910/ JULY 9, 1968 

WASHINGTON 
Front inscription: WASHINGTON/ ADDISON, SR./ APRIL 19, 1917/ OCT. 12, 1979/ 
BOBBIE O./ MAR. 26, 1917/ JULY 10, 1978 

CARTWRIGHT 
Front inscription: CARTWRIGHT/ ROBERT/ JUNE 2, 1898/ NOV. 5, 1977/ MATTIE J./ 
AUG. 15, 1900/ MAR. 18, 1988 
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: MAMA 

GIBSON         Born: 1901         Died: 1982 
Front inscription: MOTHER/ PARALEE E./ GIBSON/ MAY 6, 1901/ OCT. 30, 1982 
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: P.E.G. 

MATTEWS         Born: 1872         Died: 1975 
Front inscription: KATIE MATTEWS/ PATTON/ 1872-1975 

BRINKLEY         Born: 1911         Died: 1977 
Front inscription: BESSIE L. BRINKLEY/ 1911-1977 

WASHINGTON 
Front inscription: ALFONSO/ WASHINGTON 

WASHINGTON 
Front inscription: K.F./ WASHINGTON 

JOYNER         Born: 1910         Died: 1972 
Front inscription: THOMA G. JOYNER/ MAR. 21, 1910/ JAN. 24, 1972 

HARRIS         Born: 1923         Died: 1991 
Front inscription: HENDERSON C./ HARRIS/ MAR. 23, 1923/ OCT. 28, 1991 

CANTRELL         Born: 1890         Died: 1975 
Front inscription: DADDY/ PRESTON J. CANTRELL/ FEB. 21, 1890/ SEPT. 5, 1975/ 
AT REST 

WASHINGTON         Born: 1911         Died: 1974 
Front inscription: ARTHUR O./WASHINGTON/ PVT/ US ARMY/ DEC. 15, 1911/ NOV. 
21, 1974 

CANTRELL         Born: 1925         Died: 1985 
Front inscription: IN LOVING/ MEMORY/ WIFE & MOTHER/ MARY SUE/ CANTRELL/ 
SEPT. 29, 1925/ JAN. 7, 1985 

MATTEWS         Born: 1915         Died: 1975 
Front inscription: ERNEST M./ MATTEWS/ US ARMY/ WORLD WAR II/ JUN 4, 1915/ 
MAR. 21, 1975 

MATTEWS 
Front inscription: MATTEWS/ BETTY BEASLEY/ 1909-1986/ THOMAS EDWARD/ 1908-1985 

MATTEWS         Born: 1902         Died: 1985 
Front inscription: ELLEN MATTEWS/ AUG. 9, 1902/ NOV. 12, 1985 

MATTEWS         Born: 1969         Died: 1994 
Front inscription: TERESA EVETTE/ FEB. 3, 1969/ JAN. 27, 1994/ MATTEWS/ IN 
LOVING MEMORIES 

DOZIER         Born: 1943         Died: 1985 
Front inscription: LAWRENCE E. DOZIER/ US ARMY/ NOV. 23, 1943/ JUNE 27, 1985/ 
LOVING HUSBAND AND FATHER/DEACON 

MATTEWS         Born: 1947         Died: 1998 
Front inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY/ JOHN O. MATTEWS/ JULY 12, 1947/ SEPT. 
19, 1998 

HARPER         Born: 1915         Died: 1999 
Front inscription: ALMA L. HARPER/ DEC. 19, 1915/ DEC. 29, 1999 

MAYES                                     Died: 1991 
Front inscription: IDA P. VAUGHN/ MAYES/ DIED JUNE 17, 1991 

AUSTON         Born: 1922         Died: 1998 
Front inscription: MURICE OPHELIA/ AUSTON/ JULY 12, 1922/ MAY 8, 1998 

HARRIS         Born: 1927         Died: 1992 
Front inscription: JOHNETTA HARRIS/ FEB. 3, 1927/ MAY 7, 1992 

CANTRELL         Born: 1913         Died: 1993 
Front inscription: ROBERT M. CANTRELL/ PVT US ARMY/ WORLD WAR II/ 1913-1993 

RUTHERFORD         Born: 1885         Died: 1988 
Front inscription: SARAH JANE RUTHERFORD/ MAY 1, 1885/ MAR, 3, 1988 

LONDON         Born: 1915         Died: 1997 
Front inscription: EDNA NEAL/ LONDON/ MAY 15, 1915/ NOV. 11, 1997 

JOYNER         Born: 1898         Died: 1986 
Front inscription: KATIE MAI JOYNER/ APR. 5, 1898/ APR. 20, 1986 

CANTRELL         Born: 1929         Died: 1997 
Front inscription: ALFRED HUGH CANTRELL/ PFC US ARMY/ KOREA/ AP. 13, 1929/ 
JUNE 9, 1997 

CANTRELL         Born: 1917         Died: 1990 
Front inscription: JOSEPH L./ CANTRELL/ 1917-1990 

JOYNER         Born: 1909         Died: 1991 
Front inscription: MARY JOYNER/ APR. 20, 1909/ JAN. 13, 1991 

HARRIS         Born: 1927         Died: 1992 
Front inscription: JOHNETTA HARRIS/ FEB. 3, 1927/ MAY 7, 1992 

SITE SURVEYED MARCH 18, 2000.

Judy W. Hicks sent information to the Davidson County Cemetery Survey project on July 20, 2005, about the burial of Marshall B. Cartwright in the Benevolent Society Cemetery.  Mr. Cartwright worked for many years at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home.  Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, looked after his funeral arrangements. 

Marshall S. Cartwright

May 12, 1922 -  July 14, 2005 

Addition to Benevolent Society Cemetery web site listing.  April 2006

 
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