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Collins-Sirls Cemetery

AN-49: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, MT. VIEW ROAD 

10 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS 
4 FIELDSTONES 

GADSEY Born: 1921 Died: 1928 
Front inscription: AUBREY SIRLS/ GADSEY/ MAY 18, 1921/ SEPT. 18, 1928 

COLLINS Born: 1885 Died: 1885 
Front inscription: ANNIE PEARL/ COLLINS/ JAN. 22, 1885/ OCT. 13, 1885 

COLLINS Born: 1883 Died: 1885 
Front inscription: LESLIE JUDSON/ COLLINS/ AUG. 30, 1883/ NOV. 24, 1885 
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: LJC

COLLINS Born: 1891 Died: 1891 
Front inscription: INFANT OF/ J. A. & S. E./ COLLINS/ JAN. 27 - FEB. 12/ 1891
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: BABY 

BOWLING Born: 1881 Died: 1914 
Front inscription: MATTIE COLLINS/ BOWLING/ DEC./ 29, 1881/ SEPT. 10, 1914 

COLLINS Born: 1888 Died: 1924 
Front inscription: WILLIE SAMANTHA/ COLLINS/ JUNE 22 1888/ SEPT. 4, 1924 
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: WSC

COLLINS Born: 1859 Died: 1925 
Front inscription: SALLIE E./ COLLINS/ FEB. 2, 1859/ SEPT. 18, 1925 

COLLINS Born: 1854 Died: 1939 
Front inscription: JAMES A. / COLLINS/ MAR. 14, 1854/ MAR. 29, 1939 

BAKER 
Front inscription: BAKER/ SIRLS/ 1891 - 1910/ EVERITE/ 1881 - 1899/ FELIX/ 1859 - 1891 
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: SB, EB, FB

SIRLS 
Front inscription: SIRLS/ JAMES SIRLS, SR./ JAN. 12, 1832 JUNE 13, 1908/ NANCY M. SIRLS/ DEC. 14, 1836/ NOV. 27, 1915
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: JS, NMS
 
SITE SURVEYED NOVEMBER 11, 2000
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT GRAVES WITH UNMARKED STONES WAS PROVIDED BY MICHAEL WALKER, JANUARY 3, 2002. .

SIRLS
GEORGE WASHINGTON SIRLS BORN JANUARY 12, 1866, DIED JULY 4, 1942
 
SIRLS
SAPHRONIA DURHAM SIRLS BORN JUNE 8, 1868 DIED JANUARY 12, 1912 (WIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON SIRLS)
 
SIRLS
BONNIE SIRLS BORN SEPTEMBER 25, 1892 DIED NOVEMBER 6, 1905 (DAUGHTER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND SAPHRONIA SIRLS)
 
HANEY
LELIA SADIE SIRLS HANEY BORN SEPTEMBER 5, 1890 DIED NOVEMBER 11, 1917 (WIFE OF JOHN HANEY AND DAUGHTER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND SAPHRONIA SIRLS)
 
HANEY
JOHN HANEY DIED MAY 20, 1955 (HUSBAND OF LELIA SIRLS HANEY)

Report Added.  2002

Information about the burial of William C. Bayless was sent by Jerry G. Marable.  William C. Bayless' obituary appeared in the Nashville Tennessean on Wednesday, November 4, 1959.
    William C. Bayless
    Suddenly Monday morning, November 2, 1959, at the residence, 1655 8th Avenue North, William C. Bayless, 
    age 79 years, survived by wife Mrs. Carrie Griggs Bayless;  son, Hiliary Bayless of Nashville; 7 grandchildren, 
    great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Dolly Johnson, Nashville. Remains are at the Buena Vista Funeral Home, 
    1503  Buchanan Street, where services will be Wednesday at 10:30 A.M., conducted by Rev. Clifford Horn.
    Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Interment Gadsey Cemetery, Antioch.  

According to Mr. Marable, the Collins-Sirls Cemetery was known as the Gadsey Cemetery in the 1950's.

Updated Report. March 2014


 
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