Keeter Cemetery
Wise County, Texas
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    Keeter Cemetery is located on CR 4681 just south of Friendship Cemetery. CR 4681 goes north off FmRd 2048 that runs south of Cottondale and Boyd.

  

  

    There's an Historical Marker (text below)

Historical Marker - Keeter Cemetery
For over 100 years beginning in 1882 this cemetery has been the sole graveyard serving the community of Keeter. The oldest recorded gravesite in the cemetery is that of Ida Mae Ryan (1881 – 1882). Albert Lafayette Keeter, for whom the community of Keeter was named, donated this property for use as a cemetery in 1891. While Keeter’s daughter, Leonah, is thought to be buried here, he left this area and is believed to be buried in Hardeman County. At least three veterans of the American Civil War and two veterans of World War II are buried here.

 At the time of our survey in April 2000 there were only 70 headstones. We found listings for 4 more headstones at the Wise County Heritage museum, making a total of 74. We didn't divide it into sections because of it's square shape and small size.

Section - Row - # - Last Name - First Name
1 1 1 Williams C.L. "Willie"
1 1 2 Williams Frankie A.
1 1 3 Ryan       Fezella D.
1 1 4 Ryan     C.E.
1 1 5 Ryan   Infant Son
1 1 6 Ryan    Kermit Alvis
1 1 7 Ryan     Ollie A.
1 1 8 Ryan    John V.
1 1 9 Ryan    Mary Burlina
1 1 10 Ryan       Ida May
1 1 11 Chapman Rayburn Lester
1 1 12 Chapman Mintie Ryan
1 2 13 Coleman Lula Mae
1 2 14 Akin    Rhoda Catherine
1 2 15 Akin    Stephen Lewis
1 2 16 Akin    Frances Adeline
1 2 17 Akin     Wm. B.
1 2 18 Muse Vina K. Gamble
1 2 19 Muse J.D.
1 2 20 Muse J.T.
1 2 21 Muse Myra
1 2 22 Muse Luther E.
1 2 23 Jones T.F.
1 2 24 Jones Eliza
1 2 25 Jones Frank
1 2 26 Riley Robert M.
1 3 27 Petty     William Lewis
1 3 28 Petty    Lou F.
1 3 29 Petty    James W.
1 3 30 Petty    Clarnce A.
1 3 31 Petty    T.F., Jr.
1 3 32 Petty  Infant Son
1 3 33 Ratliff Charles F., Jr.
1 3 34 Dutton L.D.
1 4 35 Mercer Rufus, Sr.
1 4 36 Mercer Ina B.
1 4 37 Jackson Sarah M.
1 4 38 Parker W.J.
1 4 39 Parker Mary Melvina
1 4 40 Parker T.F.
1 4 41 Pickens Sallie C.
1 4 42 McCoolZelma Lee
1 5 43 SwinneyEmma
1 5 44 AtchleyPaul
1 5 45 AtchleyJohn R.
1 5 46 Irvin       Ruby
1 6 47 ChevesTandy L.
1 6 48 Bradford A.L.
1 6 49 Yoakum James C.
1 6 50 DeweesKatherine Yoakum
1 7 51 Gideon Joel W., Sr.
1 7 52 Bradford J.T.
1 7 53 Bradford Mary Holt
1 7 54 Vandiver R.M.
1 7 55 VandiverJosie I.
1 7 56 Johnson L.C.
1 7 57 Johnson James
1 8 58 Green Fred
1 8 59 Green C.V., Rev. (Charles)
1 8 60 Green Ruth Owen
1 8 61 SullinsJesse C.
1 8 62 Simmons Gordon
1 8 63 Simmons Hazel
1 8 64 Miller Billy Joe
1 8 65 Miller Donna
1 9 66 Jackson Virgil Paul
1 9 67 Jackson Joan Lisby
1 10 68 Jackson Billy Allen
1 10 69 Jackson Juanita "Nita"
1 11 70 Jackson Dub Allen "Cash"

# Name Born Date of Death Information Notes Link to Headstone Picture
16 Akin, Frances Adeline 1856 1891   Keeter-16.jpg
14 Akin, Rhoda Catherine Dec 1849 Mar 1914   Keeter-14.jpg
15 Akin, Stephen Lewis Oct 28, 1843 May 12, 1911 Pvt.  Co. C, 8 GA Batt., CSA Keeter-15.jpg
17 Akin, Wm. B. Mar 16, 1816 Jan 13, 1894   Keeter-17.jpg
45 Atchley, John R. Sept 3, 1872 Mar 21, 1925   Keeter-45.jpg
44 Atchley, Paul 1912 1919   Keeter-44.jpg
48 Bradford, A.L. Nov 11, 1887 Feb 6, 1936   Keeter-48.jpg
52 Bradford, J.T. 1846 1905   Keeter-52.jpg
53 Bradford, Mary Holt Feb 25, 1855 Mar 5, 1914 Wife of J.T. Keeter-53.jpg
53 Bradford, Mary Holt Additional Picture     Keeter-53a.jpg
12 Chapman, Mintie Ryan Mar 18, 1889 Dec 27, 1932   Keeter-12.jpg
12 Chapman, Mintie Ryan Additional Picture     Keeter-12a.jpg
11 Chapman, Rayburn Lester Feb 6, 1925 Aug 20, 1977   Keeter-11.jpg
47 Cheves, Tandy L.   May 29, 1891 Son of J.L. & Annah - Aged 14yrs,7mos,13dys Keeter-47.jpg
13 Coleman, Lula Mae Jan 27, 1887 May 5, 1937   Keeter-13.jpg
50 Dewees, Katherine Yoakum 1853 1931   Keeter-50.jpg
34 Dutton, L.D. Nov 8, 1914 Dec 16, 1914 Infant Son of Charlie & Doritha Keeter-34.jpg
51 Gideon, Joel W., Sr. June 7, 1963 Apr 10, 1998   Keeter-51.jpg
59 Green, C.V., Rev. (Charles) Feb 25, 1904 June 30, 1987 Wed Oct 31, 1925, Headstone with Ruth Owen Keeter-59.jpg
59 Green, C.V., Rev. (Charles) Additional Picture     Keeter-59a.jpg
58 Green, Fred Jan 3, 1899 Aug 27, 1977   Keeter-58.jpg
60 Green, Ruth Owen Mar 4, 1906 Sept 16, 1995 Wed Oct 31, 1925, Headstone with Rev. C.V. Keeter-60.jpg
Not Found Hast, Presley C. 1904 Sept 12, 1980   Keeter-No Picture.jpg
46 Irvin, Ruby Oct 20, 1911 Sept 25, 1913 Daughter of J.A. & A.L. Keeter-46.jpg
68 Jackson, Billy Allen Aug 6, 1938 Sept 10, 1993 Wed Feb 24, 1962, Headstone with Juanita 'Nita' Keeter-68.jpg
68 Jackson, Billy Allen Additional Picture     Keeter-68a.jpg
70 Jackson, Dub Allen "Cash" Aug 17, 1994   Infant Son Keeter-70.jpg
67 Jackson, Joan Lisby Aug 26, 1929   Headstone with Virgil Paul Keeter-67.jpg
69 Jackson, Juanita "Nita" Dec 25, 1937   Wed Feb 24, 1962, Headstone with Billy Allen Keeter-69.jpg
37 Jackson, Sarah M. Nov 14, 1859 Jul 9, 1893 W. B. Jackson (wife of?) Keeter-37.jpg
66 Jackson, Virgil Paul Apr 15, 1925 July 23, 1991 S SGT US Army Air Corps WWII Keeter-66.jpg
66 Jackson, Virgil Paul Additional Picture     Keeter-66a.jpg
57 Johnson, James Apr 3, 1931 Apr 3, 1931   Keeter-57.jpg
56 Johnson, L.C. Dec 13, 1900 Sept 30, 1930   Keeter-56.jpg
24 Jones, Eliza 1854 1929 Mother, Headstone with Frank Keeter-24.jpg
24 Jones, Eliza Additional Picture     Keeter-24a.jpg
25 Jones, Frank 1861 1934 Father, Headstone with Eliza Keeter-25.jpg
Not Found Jones, Oscar R. 1887 1957   Keeter-No Picture.jpg
23 Jones, T.F. 1907 1914   Keeter-23.jpg
71 Leggett, Alfred (Alf) Sept 14, 1837 Jan 16, 1920 Husband of Menerva (Not Found in 2000-Headstone pictures sent by Sherry Stringer - Menerva is buried at Springtown) Keeter-71.jpg
71 Leggett, Alfred (Alf) Additional Picture     Keeter-71a.jpg
42 McCool, Zelma Lee Sept 21, 1891 Jan 16, 1892 Dau of C. F. & M. A. Keeter-42.jpg
36 Mercer, Ina B. Mar 26, 1903 July 15, 1988 Headstone with Rufus, Sr. Keeter-36.jpg
36 Mercer, Ina B. Additional Picture     Keeter-36a.jpg
35 Mercer, Rufus, Sr. Jan 13, 1905 Oct 13, 1977 Headstone with Ina B. Keeter-35.jpg
35 Mercer, Rufus, Sr. Additional Picture     Keeter-35a.jpg
64 Miller, Billy Joe Oct 14, 1929 July 27, 1987 Wed May 30, 1963, Headstone with Donna, US Army Keeter-64.jpg
64 Miller, Billy Joe Additional Picture     Keeter-64a.jpg
64 Miller, Billy Joe Additional Picture     Keeter-64b.jpg
65 Miller, Donna Oct 17, 1942   Wed May 30, 1963, Headstone with Billy Joe Keeter-65.jpg
19 Muse, J.D. Mar 16, 1819 Feb 7, 1899   Keeter-19.jpg
20 Muse, J.T. Aug 29, 1851 May 31, 1919   Keeter-20.jpg
20 Muse, J.T. Additional Picture     Keeter-20a.jpg
22 Muse, Luther E. (Nov 12, 1885) (Feb 9, 1891) Son of J.T. & M.L.(Dates worn off) Keeter-22.jpg
22 Muse, Luther E. Additional Picture     Keeter-22a.jpg
21 Muse, Myra Nov 17, 1850 Mar 30, 1897   Keeter-21.jpg
21 Muse, Myra Additional Picture     Keeter-21a.jpg
18 Muse, Vina K. Gamble Feb 29, 1812 Oct 21, 1909   Keeter-18.jpg
39 Parker, Mary Melvina Dec 12, 1834 Feb 12, 1912 Wife of Tulley F. Keeter-39.jpg
39 Parker, Mary Melvina       Keeter-39a.jpg
40 Parker, T.F. June 14, 1823 Feb 22, 1??6 May be 1886 Keeter-40.jpg
40 Parker, T.F.       Keeter-40a.jpg
38 Parker, W.J. Jan 19, 1871 Feb 25, 1892   Keeter-38.jpg
30 Petty, Clarnce A. Aug 24, 1888 Sept 1, 1888 Son of  J.W. & L.F. Keeter-30.jpg
32 Petty, Infant Son 1919 1919 Infant son of R. E. & Susie Keeter-32.jpg
29 Petty, James W. Dec 29, 1851 May 28, 1919 Headstone with Lou F. Keeter-29.jpg
29 Petty, James W. Additional Picture     Keeter-29a.jpg
28 Petty, Lou F. June 14, 1854 May 29, 1904 Headstone with James W. Keeter-28.jpg
28 Petty, Lou F. Additional Picture     Keeter-28a.jpg
28 Petty, Lou F. Additional Picture     Keeter-28b.jpg
31 Petty, T.F., Jr. 1911 1917   Keeter-31.jpg
27 Petty, William Lewis Nov 9, 1884 Oct 22, 1906 Son of J. W, & Lou F. Keeter-27.jpg
27 Petty, William Lewis Additional Picture     Keeter-27a.jpg
41 Pickens, Sallie C.   Apr 8, 1900 Aged 70 years, Wife of S. R. ; Mother Keeter-41.jpg
33 Ratliff, Charles F., Jr. Dec 5, 1922 Dec 5, 1922 Son of Charles & Audrey Ratliff Keeter-33.jpg
26 Riley, Robert M. Sept 1, 1817 Nov 21, 1899   Keeter-26.jpg
26 Riley, Robert M. Additional Picture     Keeter-26a.jpg
4 Ryan, C.E. Oct 3, 1883 Oct 29, 1918   Keeter-04.jpg
3 Ryan, Fezella D. 1885 1966   Keeter-03.jpg
10 Ryan, Ida May May 9, 1881 Jan 19, 1882   Keeter-10.jpg
5 Ryan, Infant Son Apr 22, 1915 Apr 22, 1915 Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Ryan Keeter-05.jpg
8 Ryan, John V. Dec 23, 1848 Oct 19, 1926 Headstone with Mary B. Keeter-08.jpg
8 Ryan, John V. Additional Picture     Keeter-08a.jpg
6 Ryan, Kermit Alvis Mar 2, 1908 Mar 13, 1932   Keeter-06.jpg
9 Ryan, Mary Burlina Nov 3, 1852 Oct 1, 1914 Headstone with John V. Keeter-09.jpg
7 Ryan, Ollie A. Oct 1, 1875 Oct 17, 1943   Keeter-07.jpg
62 Simmons, Gordon Sept 12, 1913 Oct 21, 1975 Headstone with Hazel Keeter-62.jpg
63 Simmons, Hazel Jan 14, 1918   Headstone with Gordon Keeter-63.jpg
61 Sullins, Jesse C. 1908 1973   Keeter-61.jpg
43 Swinney, Emma Jan 28, 1852 Apr 30, 1889   Keeter-43.jpg
43 Swinney, Emma       Keeter-43a.jpg
55 Vandiver, Josie I. Jan 19, 1875 Feb 16, 1918 Wife of R.M. Keeter-55.jpg
54 Vandiver, R.M. 1874 1938   Keeter-54.jpg
1 Williams, C.L. "Willie" Nov 7, 1936   Wed Feb 4, 1962, Headstone with Frankie A. Keeter-01.jpg
2 Williams, Frankie A. Mar 22, 1943   Wed Feb 4, 1962, Headstone with C.L. Willie Keeter-02.jpg
49 Yoakum, James C. July 26, 1847 June 26, 1902   Keeter-49.jpg
49 Yoakum, James C.       Keeter-49a.jpg
Not Found Yoakum, Katherine Dewees 1853 1931   Keeter-No Picture.jpg
           
  Not Found - Mr. & Mrs. Homer L. Roper listing from the 1960's        
  Leggett info sent by Sherry Stringer sas47@cox.net