Nelson Starke (Union) Cemetery
Photographed by Linda Hill & Pat Hammock
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Website by Jim Powell Jr
NameBirthDeathComments
1Sectional View  Gate of NelsonStarke Cemetery showing the middle of cemetery 
2Richard L. Williams 1947  At the head of concrete top marking the grave 
3Merlin L. Brown 12 November 1944 06 April 1966 A2C 395 Strat Missile SQ AF 
4Merllin Brown 12 November 1944 06 April 1966 Top of Merlin's grave behind the Marker in 0317003 
5Mary Ann Williams 04 March 1882 28 November 1970  
6G. Eleanor Williams 1907 1990 Age 80 , Chestnut Funeral Home,Gainesville, Florida 
7Gaffeaner Williams 1908 1990  
8Lillie M. Williams 26 October 1814 22 March 1984 Marker on top of concrete slab 
9Dee Williams 14 November 1924 06 November 1981 US Navy World War ll 
10Carrie Harold 08 September 1919 29 April 1995  
11Isaiah Lewis 1921 1997 Chestnut Funeral Marker, Age 75 
12Francis Lewis 01 June 1918 19 September 1982 US Army World War ll 
13 Unknown not dates no dates No name found on stone 
14Shirley A. Smith Miller 29 December 1946 18 May 2002 Smith's Funeral Home 
15Ovedia Kaye Starke Smith 07 September 1914 09 August 1998  
16Edna S. Williams 12 February 1911 18 May 1987 Marker atop Concrete Slab 
17Lenora S. Peterson 07 March 1907 07 November 1998 Marker atop of concrete slab 
18Jeff Peterson 02 June 1906 15 June 1964 Florida PFC 440 Base Unit AAP World War ll 
19Nellie Mae Lewis 12 April 1900 10 July 1980  
20 Unknown No dates No dates Grave marker blank 
21Milton Moore 24 April 1927 16 March 1973 Florida CPL US Air Force World War ll 
22Willie Vinson 09 February 1919 27 May 1992 US Army World War ll 
23Minnie M. Vinson 1925 1990  
24Eva Watson 22 March 1902 07 January 1989  
25Rufus Moore 12 July 1922 11 December 1982  
26Robert Moore Sr06 August 1923 26 April 1996 US Army World War ll 
27Oreatha Wright Moore 01 January 1926 29 October 1999  
28Robert Jones 28 February 1897 12 June 1957 CPL 51 Co 153 Depot Brigade World War l 
29Minnie S. Jones 28 October 1903 30 December 1993  
30Willie Sam Washington 11 August 1887 27 February 1966  
31Leslie Washington February 28 18894 24 May 1954 Florida PVT Co D 519 ENGR SVC BN World War l 
32Evans H. Stark 30 April 1906 12 November 1982 At Rest 
33Edna N. Starke 20 August 1913 02 December 2002 Haile , Stone atop concrete slab 
34Hattie L. Washington 04 July 1865 20 October 1951  
35William Washington 1859 1938  
36 Unknown None None Marker with plot corner stone 
37Jerry Watson No date November 19 ??74 Age 39 Unreadable funeral company 
38Fred Watson Sr25 May 1925 12 December 1970 STM3 USNR WORLD WARll 
39 Unknown None None Grave marker 
40 Unknown None None Grave marked with flowers only 
41Joe C. Times 11 November 1911 11 February 1960 Florida PFC 933 AAA AW BN CAC WORLD WAR ll 
42Rubin Times 04 June 1909 17 October 1967 FLORIDA PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR ll 
43Freddie L. "Buckshot" Watson Sr05 March 1953 01 May 1995 In Gods Care 
44Joe Nathan Watson Sr.07 August 1954 16 November 1997 Marker atop a concrete slab 
45Larry Watson Sr07 January 1958 13 December 1997 PV US ARMY  
46Gentle Lee Williams 06 April 1949 24 January 2001 Chestnut Funeral Home stone atop of concrete slab 
47Elouise H. Grimes 07 July 1936 27 May 1998 Marker atop a concrete slab 
48Henry C. Grimes 21 April 1940 07 August 2002 Smiths Funeral Home Atop concrete slab 
49Fredrick W. Ahrano 1912 1976  
50Elizabeth C. Ahrano 1912 1979  
51William Cermak Ahrano 1938 none  
52James S. W. McLeod 24 May 1944 no other date probably born and died May 24 1944 
53 Unknown None None Flag marks grave site 
54Willie Chester McLeod 12 April 1933 22 February 1997 SSG US ARMY KOREA VIETNAM , Marker atop concrete slab 
55Willie Jackson Janauary 14 1949 02 May 1997  
56Jake C. Young 07 December 1929 09 April 2002 Chestnut Funeral Home bottom of Marker on concrete slab 
57Florence Willis 14 July 1908 27 January 2003 Chestnut Funeral Home, Marker atop concrete slab 
58Julia Steward 13 December 1869 12 March 1953 Gone but not forgotten on bottom of stone marker 
59Charity Swinton 1865 28 May 1908 As a wife, devoted as a mother affectionate as a friend, ever kind and true 
60Not ledgable at this angle Williams February 10 ?? 22 January 1941  
61Nelson Butler 11 December 1882 17 December 1965  
62Howard L. Nelson January 19 19909 06 September 1933 Marker atop concrete slab 
63Roland J. Nelson February 29 1910 25 August 1968 Marker atop concrete slab 
64Charles Nelson None (about 1845) 06 June 1914 Age 69 Years His record is on high 
65Nancy Nelson none (about 1844) 23 December 1911 We will meet again 
66Kate Marie Harrison 01 February 1913 27 September 1984 Marker atop concrete slab 
67Mamie Ivory 28 September 1906 10 February 1981 Marker atop concrete slab 
68Ruby E. Nelson 18 February 1900 13 August 1920 Asleep in Jesus 
69Adam D.& Ada R. Nelson 1871/1871 1932/1931 Double stone Father & Mother 
70J.E. & Cora Willis no dates no dates Double stone In loving memory 
71Eddie Willis 18 August 1909 29 July 1954 Erected by E. H. Starke 
72Niah Willis No date No dates In Loving Memory 
73Chinamon Willis 21 August 1902 02 December 1961 FLORIDA PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR ll 
74Laura E. Samrson 10 April 1898 18 December 1993 Marker atop concrete slab 
75Sadie W. Daniels 07 December 1886 03 March 1976 Marker atop concrete slab 
76Dewey Roberts Sr20 February 1903 20 July 1987 Marker atop concrete slab 
77Flossie L. Roberts April 17 19908 05 October 1969 Marker atop concrete slab 
78Gladys Lorette Willis 22 February 1918 31 January 1978  
79Henry F. Willis Jr.1891 1946  
80Henry F./Sallie N. Willis 1855/1865 1932/1942 Double stone 
81A.B. McDonald No date 18 May 1908 Hand made stone He is gone but not forgotten 
82Edward Maxwell Maxwell 12 November 1937 21 July 1991 Marker atop concrete slab 
83 Unknown None None Marker with no dates or names marking grave site 
84Mitchell T. McClenton 1922 1989 Atop concrete slab 
85 Unknown None None Bouquet of flowers marking an unknown grave 
86 Unknown Not readable Not readable Double grave site neither ledgible information 
87 Unknown None None No longer ledgible marker 
88 Unknown 1974 1985 Broken hand made stone made by relative 
89John Henry Grimes none showing none showing Headstone marking vault is World War l Vetran Name on other side 
90John Henry Grimes Sr.25 December 1898 06 August 1977 PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR l 
91Debra Denise Walker 1963 1968 Homemade stone Made by family member 
92Little Debra Walker None noted 03 June 1968 Aged 4 years, Hughes & Chestnut funeral home, Gainesville, Florida 
93Lorinze Grimes 20 April 1924 18 February 1966 FLORIDA TEC 5, 596 PORT CO TC WORLD WAR ll 
94Alexander Jerome Bones 1964 1968 Son on handmade stone by relative 
95Robert Lee Jones 1905 1966 Son, stone hand made by relative 
96Willis Grimes 1899 1964 Son, hand made stone by relative 
97Jennie M. Grimes 1907 1929 Sister, stone made by relative 
98Sallie Grimes 1871 1945 Mother, stone hand made by relative  
99 Unknown None None Stone turned backward with no information 
100Johnnie F. Grimes f05 March 1928 01 September 2000 Chestnut Funeral Home, Marker on concrete slab 
101Joe Grimes Sr31 December 1937 26 February 2004 Chestnut Funeral Home on concrete slab 
102Elmer Herril 01 May 1872 12 December 1934 Stone is written backwards  
103Willie Harril 07 July 1912 13 July 1940 Handmade stone 
104Nicholas Davis 08 November 1896 11 July 1967 FLORIDA PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR l 
105Sister Lorene Davis 08 October 1898 20 January 1974 Sunday School Teacher, marker donated by Dr. S.B. Hunter 
106Daniel Butler None None No other information noted 
107Mary Butler 1884 1965 Hand made stone with funeral marker 
108Mary Butler 1884 1965 Funeral Marker beside her stone 
109Mr Fransis White 1870 April 2 (19)??66 Hand made stone 
110James Green ?? 1980 Grave marked by Chestnut Funeral Home 
111Charlie Green 18 January 1913 27 August 1980 Marker atop concrete slab 
112Willie L. Green 16 March 1916 05 March 1974 Marker atop concrete slab 
113Josephine Green 1822 1939 Hughes & Chestnut Funeral Home, Marker on concrete slab 
114Philip H./Josephine Green 1872/1882 1940/1939 Double stone 
115Alexander Talbort 1922 1972 Marker on concrete slab 
116Calaene M. Barton 08 March 1956 16 October 2000 Marker atop concrete slab, Chestnut Funeral Home 
117 Unknown None None Probably two grave sites of a Mom with another marked with a cross of flowers 
118Josephine Cooper 1808 1886 Marker atop concrete slab 
119Nanza Cooper 25 December 1887 19 April 1856  
120 Unknown None None Part of stone may have been broken off 
121William Starke 1878 1938  
122Lenora Starke None 23 April 1918 Age 72 years 
123George Starkes 20 March 1838 13 January 1908 (Broken stone) At Rest 
124Edie R. Starkes 02 October 1880 05 December 1905 Gone but not forgotten 
125Viola Fort 13 March 1980 August 1? 1993  
126George Fort June 188? 18 May 1955 Atop concrete slab 
127Edgar Fort 10 September 1907 April 19?? Handmade stone 
128Edgar Fort None None Handmade stone 
129Essie M. Fort 15 November 1907 January ?? Stone resting on concrete slab with funeral marker 
130 Unknown Not readable Not readable Cannot read only an M in the left hand corner 
131 SE View None None Burial of a family plot, Graded road beside cemetery 
132Mary Wilkerson No date No date Hand made stone 
133 Unreadable marker Unreadable marker   
134 Unknown None None Tomb is open on both ends 
135Nettie M. Walker 28 January 1918 02 October 1995 In God's Care, Marker atop concrete slab 
136Lee A. (Rev.) Gibson 24 September 1886 19 April 1973 Marker atop concrete slab 
137Edna Hayes 18 November 1898 22 July 1982 Atop a concrete slab 
138Samuel Hayes Sr03 July 1913 15 October 1971 Marker atop concrete slab with military stone next to marker 
139Samuel Hayes Sr.03 July 1913 15 October 1971 FLORIDA TEC 5 WORLD WAR ll 
140Little Loretta Lightsey Unknown 25 December 1964 Hughes & Chestnut Funeral Home marker, Gainesville, Fl 
141Betty Jean Hayes Lightsey 23 May 1942 06 July 1974 A loving mother 
142Ruth S. Hayes 15 February 1923 09 November 1990 Marker atop concrete slab 
143 Unknown None None Birdhouse near graves 
144Charity W. Edwards 07 June 1890 18 November 1987 Marker atop concrete slab 
145Carrie H. Wiliams 11 September 1923 10 July 2001 Marker atop concrete slab 
146Eliza Walker 09 April 1889 08 March 1978 Marker atop of concrete slab 
147Samuel Walker None 01 December 1964  
148Sammy R. Walker none 31 December 1964 Funeral Marker unknown funeral home 
149 Unknown None None Milv all that is readable on stone 
150Ida S. Hall 18 May 1886 31 August 1983 Mother 
151Ramon G/ Luenett Green 1904/1910 1988/???? Double stone, husband & wife 
152Lucinda W./John S. Ward 1907/1904 1970/1962 Double stone 
153Kimberly S. Colton 23 July 1977 24 July 1977  
154Anderson Jeter 02 April 1907 15 February 0179 PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR ll 
155 Unknown None None Wview of center of cemetery 
156Ella L. Young February 24 190? 07 March 1974  
157Henry J. Green 05 March 1922 20 October 2001  
158Amanda Young 1896 1986 Atop concrete Slab 
159Walter Young 1898 1988 Atop Concrete slab 
160Willie Martin 20 September 1912 10 November 1956 fLORIDA TEC 5 4524 OM SERVICE CO WORLD WAR ll 
161Thomas B. Starks None 11 January 1934 FLORIDA PVT 807 PIONEER INF. 
162Samuel J. Hunter 18 August 1912 31 December 1974 Marker atop a concrete slab 
163Nettie Hunter Crum 03 April 1918 22 January 1993 Marker atop concrete slab 
164Arnette R. Greene 29 March 1909 30 November 1975  
165Freddick Edwards 05 May 1875 29 January 1945  
166Boykin Robinson 11 December 1873 02 April 1951 Marker atop concrete slab 
167Jemima Bowler 1887 1905 Mother, Marker atop concrete slab 
168William Bowler 1861 1986 Father, Marker adjoining concrete slab 
169Anna B. Starke 1880 1943  
170Starke Shepard 23 October 1842 26 November 1913 At Rest 
171Frank Peat Starke 13 October 1901 02 September 1981 Marker atop concrete slab 
172 Cleveland P. Kendall 16 October 1917 23 February 1976 Marker atop concrete slab 
173Willie C. Martin 1900 1970 Marker atop concrete slab 
174Sarah A. Starke 19 May 1882 29 November 1967  
175Frank J. Starke 02 April 1870 03 June 1953  
176Eddie Cunningham Jr.07 June 1931 28 January 1938  
177S.Q. Starke 12 January 1868 06 August 1941 Marker atop concrete slab 
178Malissa J. Starke 19 October 1891 25 December 1974 Loved and Cherished 
179Charlie Williams None 11 October 1932 Father, Marker atop a concrete slab 
180Lawrence D. Jones 03 August 1895 25 October 1958 Marker atop concrete slab 
181Hilton Murray 1911 1989 Marker atop concrete slab 
182Murray Hilton no date 06 July 1989 Age 78 , Duncan Bros. Funeral Home, Gainesville, Florida 
183Bessie Williams 17 June 1908 30 October 1984 Marker atop concrete slab 
184John McKinney 01 February 1910 01 May 1945 Marker atop concrete slab 
185Robert Eligah Middleton 1902 1963 Marker atop concrete slab 
186Edna Bell Brown 30 September 1918 12 August 1982 Marker atop concrete slab 
187 Unknown None None Concrete slab with no information 
188Allie Mae Gibson 18 February 1931 09 February 1974 Marker atop concrete slab 
189Eddie Gibson 23 September 1908 19 July 1983 Marker atop concrete slab 
190Gladys M. Fort 24 April 1940 16 June 1991 Married September 19 1959, Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd: I Shall Not Want 
191Calvin Cooper 01 January 1957 08 April 1996  
192Lillie Lewis 10 March 1926 02 October 1998 Mother 
193 Unknown None None Concrete slab only 
194Earl J. Robinson 08 August 1951 /seotenber 23 1988  
195Noah McDonald Jr26 October 1927 21 August 1974 Atop concrete slab 
196 E View   Water standing at far end of view, East view corner of cemetery f 
197Essie M. Fort 15 November 1907 21 January 1989 Marker atop concrete slab with funeral marker also on top 
198Essie M. Fort 15 November 1907 None Chestnut Funeral Home, Gainesville, Florida 
199George Fort 01 June 1886 18 May 1955 Marker atop a concrete slab 
200Viola Fort 12 March 1886 11 August 1923 Practically unreadable 
201Curtis Fort 11 May 1915 21 March 1981 Marker atop concrete slab, death date may be incorrect, really hard to read 
202Mary Wilkerson No date No date Concrete marker only 
203Lonnie Fort None None  
204Allie Mae Williams 02 April 1906 07 June 1994  
205Allie M. Williams 02 April 1906 07 June 1994 Original marker atop concrete slab 
206Clara O'Neal 20 August 1884 23 February 1922