BALKUM BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY
Henry County, Alabama

Submitted by: Faye Walker Howell


The Balkum Cemetery was called “Zole Chapel” in the early days. The cemetery is about an eighth of a mile down from Balkum Church. I walked the cemetery on February 21, 2002, and transcribed the listings of these names. The cemetery is in good condition, and there are a few graves with no names or the names were illegible.

Many of the people buried there are my relatives, Callins, Hodge, Hodges, Brady, Grace, Johnson, Clark, Martin and Neal’s. The Cemetery is located in the Balkum Community of Tumbleton, Alabama.



GRIMSLEY, Willie Earl, b. Mar. 7, 1941 d. Dec. 23, 1989
MALONE, Charlie T., b. Feb. 11, 1913 d. Jan. 5, 1967 “Alabama-PFC 742 AM GUN BN WW2”
JACKSON, Parry Lee, b. Sept. 26, 1914 d. Apr. 29, 1968 “A Loving Mother”
GEORGE, Addie Lee, b. Feb. 7, 1914 d. Mar. 28, 1995
GEORGE, B. C., b. July 13, 1910 d. Nov. 29, 1964
HATTON, Almos T., b. July 1, 1885 d. June 2, 1956
BRADY, Eussie, b. June 1, 1905 (no death date)
BRADY, Joe Lee, b. May 30, 1907 d. Dec. 30, 1977
JOHNSON, J.C., b. Mar. 22, 1910 d. Sept. 28, 1971
JOHNSON, Hammond, b. Dec. 30, 1903 d. Nov. 12, 1961
BROWN, Willie Fred, (no dates)
BROWN, Charlie Jr., (no dates)
GRACE, Essie Mae, b. Jan. 20, 1896 d. Sept. 30, 1984
THARP, Walker, b. May 7, 1917 d. Aug. 31, 1980 “US ARMY WW2”
PETERMAN, Arcie, b. Nov. 3, 1901 d. Jan. 25, 1971
PETERMAN, Gustave, b. May 8, 1907 d. Dec. 28, 1938
GUILFORD, Lige, b. Sept. 5, 18__? D. Jan. 29, ___?
SUTTON, Coady, b. Sept. 27, 1909 d. Sept. 7, 1933
SUTTON, Nancy, Dec. 2, 1875 (only date)
SUTTON, William Martin, b. Aug. 12, 1870 d. Jan. 11, 1945
LEE, Derrick J., b. Feb. 5, 1965 d. Dec. 24, 1966 “Son of James & Willie D. Lee”
LEE, James Andrew, b. May 30, 1941 d. Mar. 9, 1972
LEE, Andrew, b. Feb. 2, 1916 d. Sept. 15, 1992 “Sport Lee”
GRIMSLEY, Geraldine, b. July 25, 1943 d. July 9, 1995 “Bobbie” “Beloved wife of Joe, Beloved Mother of; Beverly, Amy, Sharon, Rico & Para”
FLUKER, J.T., May 1, 1925 (only date)
FLUKER, Cassie Mae, (no dates) “Our Father Which Art In Heaven”
McKENZIE, Lelar J., b. Apr. 15, 1885 d. Dec. 16, 1970
JOHNSON, Lillie Mae, Apr.16, 1908 (only date)
JOHNSON, Willie C., b. May 13, 1906 d. Oct. 31, 1991
FLUKER, Johnnie J., b. July 24, 1908 d. Oct. 9, 1981
FLUKER, LEWIS Elouise, b. Oct. 14, 1912 d. Dec. 19, 1986 “Beloved Mother”
FLUKER, Yvette LaShay, b. Aug. 28, 1975 d. May 11, 1995 “In Loving Memory”
JOHNSON, J.B., b. Dec. 31, 1925 d. Dec. 20, 1992 “PFC US ARMY WW2”
JOHNSON, Willie, b. 1926 d. 1978 “US NAVY WW2”
ANDERSON, Gertrude R., b. Sept. 26, 1892 d. June 12, 1981
JOHNSON, Robert G., b. June 5, 1916 d. Mar. 27, 1967
HELMS, Bryant, b. Dec. 25, 1870 d. Apr. 5, 1923
JOHNSON, Estell, b. Aug. 21, 1931 d. Apr. 5, 1923
LAMPKIN, Dan R., b. Mar. 16, 1932 d. Feb. 21, 1964
LAMPKIN, James, b. Nov. 18, 1924 d. Apr. 24, 1989 “The Lord Is My Shepherd”
SANDERS, Lizzie, b. 1864 d. June 26, 1928
SANDERS, Maggie, b. 1893 d. 1946 “Wife of Will Nelson”
PETERMAN, Mattie Pearl, b.Aug. 15, 1927 d. Oct. 17, 1995
HODGE, Annie M., b. Mar. 31, 1919 d. Apr. 27, 1989
HODGES, T.J., b. May 27, 1915 d. July 16, 1973
HODGES, Eddie, b. Aug. 22, 1938 d. Nov. 12, 1975
DOZIER, Henry, b. 1889 d. 1963
GUY, Julius, b. Feb. 11, 1931 d. Apr. 26, 1990 “PVT US ARMY”
DOSTER, Darnella, b. Nov. 4, 1928 d. Feb. 21, 1988
WILLIAMS, Edna B., b. July 18, 1895 d. Dec. 20, 1973
WILLIAMS, James B., b. May 28, 1921 d. Sept. 25, 1915
HODGE, Johnnie M., b. Aug. 3, 1911 d. July 26, 2001
HODGE, Sisroe, b. July 3, 1894 d. Aug. 23, 1966 “Gone But Not Forgotten”
WILLIAMS, Hardness, b. Dec. 4, 1890 d. Sept. 19, 1967
HODGE, Eddie, b. Mar. 10, 1868 d. Oct. 30, 1936 “Gone But Not Forgotten”
HODGE, Annie Victory, b. May 28, 1870 d. Feb 28, 1949 “Sleep On Mother & Take Your Rest”
HODGE, W.C., b. Dec. 25, 1905 d. Mar. 23, 1974 “Gone But Not Forgotten”
HODGE, Johnnie Mae, b. May 8, 1920 d. May 10, 1980
WHITE, ROBINSON Emma, b. 1889 d. 1942
STRINGER, HODGE Lennie, b. Dec. 25, 1888 d. Apr. 3, 1926 “Sleep On Mother & Take Your Rest”
MARTIN, Tullis Jr., b. July 26, 1948 d. Nov. 10, 1989
PETERMAN, Clarence, b. Jan 13, 1908 d. Aug. 9, 1965 “Alabama-PFC 3936 QM Gas Sup Co. WW2”
ALEXANDER, Mittie, b. May 6, 1898 d. May(Mar.) 11, 1996
CALLINS, Lottie, b. Sept. 24, 1883 d. Nov. 15, 1949
HODGE, Charles, b. Dec. 24, 1916 d. Dec. 26, 1937 “Gone But Not Forgotten”
CALLINS, John “Buck”, b. Apr. 1, 1909 d. Feb. 3, 1984
NEAL, CLARK Gloria, b. June 29, 1951 d. Jan 8, 2001
CLARK, Coleman Jr., d. 1957 (only date)
CLARK, Annie G., b. Apr. 11, 1911 d. Sept. 11, 1977
CLARK, Coleman, b. Jan 14, 1914 d. May 31, 1983
GRACE, J.B., b. Mar. 8, 1909 d. Dec 8, 1984
GRACE, Mrs. Annie, b. July 8, 1917 d. Nov. 23, 1979


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