Opal Cemetery
Wise County, Texas
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   Opal Cemetery is north of Springtown near the Wise County - Parker County line.
  
From Hwy 51, turn east on CR 4898. Go a couple of miles to a "T" and turn right on CR 4797. When the road turns right (Sneed St) stay going straight on a driveway type road. You will see the white pipe gate that goes into the cemetery to the right.
    This cemetery has some of the oldest headstones in the county, but it is also still being used for new burials.
There is a large number of graves that are marked with only "field stones".
   
Last winter the cemetery had tall grass, but it was mowed in the summer.

     

  

    We numbered the headstones in "loose" rows from the west to the east. The rows start on the north and go south, but because the rows wandered so much we did not number them.
   
In September 2001 we found 100 headstones. A survey done by C.M. "Corky" Miller, of Azle, in 1999 included two headstones that we didnít find. The information for them is listed as Not Found. A listing done in 1965 by Mr. & Mrs. Homer L. Roper had 3 additional headstones for a total of 105.
    David and Paula Pitts sent in some extra information about the Rountree headstones. Itís included in parenthesis ( ).

# Name Born Date of Death Information Notes Link to Headstone Picture
45 Armstrong, Joe E. Jan 29, 1900 May 31, 190? (1901) Son of E.D. & S.J. Opal-045.jpg
45 Armstrong, Joe E. Additional Picture     Opal-045a.jpg
45 Armstrong, Joe E. Additional Picture     Opal-045b.jpg
45 Armstrong, Joe E. Additional Picture     Opal-045c.jpg
93 Baker, Henry Apr 24, 1893 Nov 30, 1896 Son of W.A. & C.M. Opal-093.jpg
40 Baker, Mattie Aug 24, 1840 May 31, 1882 Wife of T.J. Opal-040.jpg
40 Baker, Mattie Additional Picture     Opal-040a.jpg
40 Baker, Mattie Additional Picture     Opal-040b.jpg
42 Baker, Ucley W. Aug 1, 1881 May 27, 1882 Son of T.J. & M.A. Opal-042.jpg
42 Baker, Ucley W. Additional Picture     Opal-042a.jpg
42 Baker, Ucley W. Additional Picture     Opal-042b.jpg
28 Birdwell, A.M. July 20, 1864 May 2, 1906   Opal-028.jpg
28 Birdwell, A.M. Additional Picture     Opal-028a.jpg
29 Blackwell, Barnette G. Apr 29, 1887 Feb 17, 1893 Son of J.C. & M.E. Opal-029.jpg
29 Blackwell, Barnette G. Additional Picture     Opal-029a.jpg
32 Blackwell, Betty 1857 1949 Headstone with John Opal-032.jpg
30 Blackwell, Halie Dec 20, 1892 Mar 5, 1893 Infant of J.C. & M.E. Opal-030.jpg
31 Blackwell, John 1856 1937 Headstone with Betty Opal-031.jpg
33 Blackwell, M. Lemer Oct 30, 1879 Apr 20, 1953   Opal-033.jpg
36 Blackwell, Willie no dates     Opal-036.jpg
94 Brinkley, A.M. broken Aug 11, 1905   Opal-094.jpg
94 Brinkley, A.M. Additional Picture     Opal-094a.jpg
94 Brinkley, A.M. Additional Picture     Opal-094b.jpg
90 Brown, Bobby Ray Jan 2, 1933 Jan 3, 1990   Opal-090.jpg
4 Browning, C.L. Jan 18, 1909   Wed Sept 27, 1928, Headstone with Mildred E. Opal-004.jpg
3 Browning, Donald Gene Mar 19, 1930 Mar 24, 1994 SSGT US AIR FORCE Vietnam Opal-003.jpg
3 Browning, Donald Gene Additional Picture     Opal-003a.jpg
3 Browning, Donald Gene Additional Picture     Opal-003b.jpg
5 Browning, Mildred E. Aug 2, 1911 Jan 15, 1998 Wed Sept 27, 1928, Headstone with C.L. Opal-005.jpg
2 Byrd, Cathy M. Sept 9, 1951   Wed June 15, 1878, Headstone with Charley C. Opal-002.jpg
1 Byrd, Charley C. Oct 11, 1937 Apr 21, 2001 Wed June 15, 1878, Headstone with Cathy M. Opal-001.jpg
1 Byrd, Charley C. Additional Picture     Opal-001a.jpg
Not Found Dean, Infant May 2, 1903 May 2, 1903 Daughter of J.W. & Sena Opal-No Picture.jpg
11 Dean, Infant Son no dates   Son of H.A. - Headstone with Marie Hortense (Sanders) Opal-011.jpg
10 Dean, Marie Hortense (Sanders) July 28, 1918 Dec 6, 1935 Wife of H.A. - Headstone with Infant Son Opal-010.jpg
10 Dean, Marie Hortense (Sanders) Additional Picture     Opal-010a.jpg
10 Dean, Marie Hortense (Sanders) Additional Picture     Opal-010b.jpg
9 Dean, W.P. 1840 1915 Father of Hattie D. Thomas Opal-009.jpg
34 Demoville, M.T. Apr 15, 1831 Mar 8, 1885 Wife of W.J. (Born in Franklin Co. TN - Wed in Izard Co. Ark. May 1857) Opal-034.jpg
35 Demoville, W.J. (William Jessie) July 15, 1836 Apr 25, 1925 Headstone with M.T. Opal-035.jpg
54 Dent, Millie 1798 1878 Wife of William Opal-054.jpg
54 Dent, Millie Additional Picture     Opal-054a.jpg
48 Drennan, Byra Florene Apr 11, 1916 Dec 9, 1916   Opal-048.jpg
47 Drennan, R.O. June 23, 1867 May 9, 1891   Opal-047.jpg
47 Drennan, R.O. Additional Picture     Opal-047a.jpg
47 Drennan, R.O. Additional Picture     Opal-047b.jpg
46 Drennan, S.A., Mrs Jan 20, 1848 Nov 17, 1910   Opal-046.jpg
44 Drennan, William C. May 11, 1843 Dec 18, 1917 Co E 39 REGT GA INF Confederate States Army Opal-044.jpg
44 Drennan, William C. Additional Picture     Opal-044a.jpg
56 Dutton, Arrow E. Feb 4, 1880 Oct 11, 1956 Headstone with George A. Opal-056.jpg
56 Dutton, Arrow E. Additional Picture     Opal-056a.jpg
14 Dutton, Ernest L. Dec 19, 1876 July 29, 1944 Headstone with Sallie J. Opal-014.jpg
57 Dutton, George A. Mar 25, 1878 Aug 3, 1957 Headstone with Arrow E. Opal-057.jpg
13 Dutton, Sallie J. July 15, 1878 Sept 17, 1948 Headstone with Ernest L. Opal-013.jpg
7 Ehl, Infant Feb 3, 1901 Feb 6, 1901 Son of W.E. & Mary Opal-007.jpg
8 Ehl, Mary J. Aug 19, 1878 Sept 8, 1903 Wife of W.E. Opal-008.jpg
8 Ehl, Mary J. Additional Picture     Opal-008a.jpg
100 Ferrel, J.T., Mrs. no dates (1886) cement slab (could not read name in 2001) Opal-100.jpg
100 Ferrel, J.T., Mrs. Additional Picture     Opal-100a.jpg
86 Fitts, J.T. Nov 18, 1851 Mar 17, 1891   Opal-086.jpg
86 Fitts, J.T. Additional Picture     Opal-086a.jpg
95 Garrett, George W. June 1, 1894 Dec 26, 1896 Son of L.M. & L. Opal-095.jpg
95 Garrett, George W. Additional Picture     Opal-095a.jpg
61 Graves, Charles B. Sept 29, 1823 Oct 11, 1906 Headstone with Lucinda E. Opal-061.jpg
61 Graves, Charles B. Additional Picture     Opal-061a.jpg
60 Graves, Lucinda E. Dec 7, 1830 Sept 20, 1926 Headstone with Charles B. Opal-060.jpg
60 Graves, Lucinda E. Additional Picture     Opal-060a.jpg
60 Graves, Lucinda E. Additional Picture     Opal-060b.jpg
62 Graves, Mattie C. Jan 6, 1872 Dec 25, 1894 Wife of C.A. Opal-062.jpg
62 Graves, Mattie C. Additional Picture     Opal-062a.jpg
62 Graves, Mattie C. Additional Picture     Opal-062b.jpg
96 Halcomb, Martha 1874 1934 Headstone with Vernon S. Opal-096.jpg
96 Halcomb, Martha Additional Picture     Opal-096a.jpg
97 Halcomb, Vernon S. 1857 1945 Headstone with Martha Opal-097.jpg
19 Hampton, Mary Ethel Oct 20, 1885 Dec 16, 1912 Wife of J.E. Opal-019.jpg
19 Hampton, Mary Ethel Additional Picture     Opal-019a.jpg
58 Heflin, F.M. Oct 16, 1848 Mar 20, 1889   Opal-058.jpg
58 Heflin, F.M. Additional Picture     Opal-058a.jpg
91 Hoodenpile, Lucinda Jan 9, 1811 May 3, 1889   Opal-091.jpg
91 Hoodenpile, Lucinda Additional Picture     Opal-091a.jpg
52 Houser, Charles Feb 6, 1884 Nov 9, 1884   Opal-052.jpg
49 Houser, Charles Christopher July 5, 1896 Aug 23, 1968   Opal-049.jpg
50 Houser, Hester June 20, 1886 Feb 24, 1893   Opal-050.jpg
53 Houser, Hettie Feb 4, 1882 Feb 2, 1883   Opal-053.jpg
51 Houser, Rufus Nov 8, 1877 July 21, 1886   Opal-051.jpg
75 Hutcheson, Ava Ann 1881 1960   Opal-075.jpg
82 Hutcheson, L.M. (Lewis M.) Dec 19, 1840 Jan 25, 1892 (Husband of Lydia Louise Thomas) Opal-082.jpg
81 Hutcheson, Lydia Louise Jan 11, 1841 Aug 6, 1921 Mother Opal-081.jpg
77 Hutcheson, Sarah Elizabeth Mar 1, 1870 Aug 20, 1901 Sister of William Andrew Opal-077.jpg
76 Hutcheson, William Andrew Oct 15, 1879 Sept 29, 1950 Brother of Sarah Elizabeth Opal-076.jpg
80 Hutcheson, Winnie Cordelia Mar 13, 1877 Jan 21, 1894   Opal-080.jpg
59 Inklebarger, Eliza Dec 13, 1824 Apr 13, 1882 Wife of M.L. Opal-059.jpg
59 Inklebarger, Eliza Additional Picture     Opal-059a.jpg
59 Inklebarger, Eliza Additional Picture     Opal-059b.jpg
59 Inklebarger, Eliza Additional Picture     Opal-059c.jpg
64 Inklebarger, Infant Feb 24, 1883 Mar 12, 1883 Son of M.L. & G.? Opal-064.jpg
64 Inklebarger, Infant Additional Picture     Opal-064a.jpg
64 Inklebarger, Infant Additional Picture     Opal-064b.jpg
16 Jennings, Eveline Mar 5, 1887 June 7, 1965 Headstone with Henry O. Opal-016.jpg
16 Jennings, Eveline Additional Picture     Opal-016a.jpg
15 Jennings, Henry O. Feb 26, 1887 July 13, 1979 Headstone with Eveline Opal-015.jpg
15 Jennings, Henry O. Additional Picture     Opal-015a.jpg
38 Jones, A.L. Aug 13, 1845 ? 18, 1882 (May)   Opal-038.jpg
38 Jones, A.L. Additional Picture     Opal-038a.jpg
38 Jones, A.L. Additional Picture     Opal-038b.jpg
Not Found Jones, Andrew Lawson no dates   2nd husband of Samantha Opal-No Picture.jpg
37 Jones, Infant Mar 10, 1882 June 24, 1882 Son of A.L. & S. Opal-037.jpg
37 Jones, Infant Additional Picture     Opal-037a.jpg
26 Lookingbill, James R. June 30, 1882 Oct 14, 1882 Son of W.A. & M.J. Opal-026.jpg
26 Lookingbill, James R. Additional Picture     Opal-026a.jpg
26 Lookingbill, James R. Additional Picture     Opal-026b.jpg
92 Mann, Infant Jan 8, 1897 Jan 16, 1897 Son of J.E. & Lotie Opal-092.jpg
18 Matthew, J.K. Feb 26, 1845 Mar 17, 1913   Opal-018.jpg
12 Matthews, Bonnie R. Sept 12, 1912 May 12, 1914   Opal-012.jpg
12 Matthews, Bonnie R. Additional Picture     Opal-012a.jpg
20 Matthews, George Jan 11, 1830 Dec 19, 1893 Headstone with M.J. Opal-020.jpg
20 Matthews, George Additional Picture     Opal-020a.jpg
21 Matthews, M.J. Apr 8, 1837 Feb 27, 1903 Headstone with George Opal-021.jpg
17 Matthews, Mary L. Aug 18, 1852 July 11, 1913 Wife of J.K. Opal-017.jpg
89 Moss, Jennie Feb 23, 1861 Aug 1880   Opal-089.jpg
89 Moss, Jennie Additional Picture     Opal-089a.jpg
65 Patterson, Tolly Ray July 17, 1900 Feb 19, 1936   Opal-065.jpg
65 Patterson, Tolly Ray Additional Picture     Opal-065a.jpg
88 Rountree, Infant Jan 11, 1876 Jan 11, 1876 Daughter of R. & Sarah J. Opal-088.jpg
88 Rountree, Infant Additional Picture     Opal-088a.jpg
88 Rountree, Infant Additional Picture     Opal-088bsentin.jpg
98 Rountree, Mary C. Dec 22, 1848 May 16, 1898 Wife of S.J. (Sister of Sarah Jane Rountree - Their maiden names were Floyd & they were born in Butts Co., GA) Opal-098.jpg
98 Rountree, Mary C. Additional Picture     Opal-098a.jpg
99 Rountree, S.J. (Seaborn Jones) Sept 1, 1843 Sept 17, 1902 (Brother of Reuben) Opal-099.jpg
87 Rountree, Sarah J. (Sarah Jane) Mar 14, 1844 May 16, 1877 Wife of R. (Reuben Rogers - buried in Santa Anna Cemetery in Coleman Co. with 2nd wife) Opal-087.jpg
87 Rountree, Sarah J. (Sarah Jane) Additional Picture     Opal-087a.jpg
68 Sanders, John A. July 10, 1899 May 17, 1924   Opal-068.jpg
66 Sanders, John R. Sept 28, 1877 Jan 4, 1948 Headstone with Portia H. Opal-066.jpg
66 Sanders, John R. Additional Picture     Opal-066a.jpg
67 Sanders, Portia H. Oct 7, 1879 Mar 3, 1973 Headstone with John R. Opal-067.jpg
73 Sewell, Emmitt Sept 18, 1903 Dec 27, 1903 Son of E.B. & L.E. - Headstone with Leora E. Opal-073.jpg
73 Sewell, Emmitt Additional Picture     Opal-073a.jpg
74 Sewell, Leora E. Oct 28, 1874 Sept 27, 1903 Wife of E.B. - Headstone with Emmitt (parents: LM & Lydia Thomas Hutcheson) Opal-074.jpg
79 Sewell, Lillie Myrtle Sept 22, 1897 Oct 5, 1897 Daughter of E.B. & L.E. Opal-079.jpg
79 Sewell, Lillie Myrtle Additional Picture     Opal-079a.jpg
83 Shirley, B.L. Jan 1, 1834   Headstone with Cassie Opal-083.jpg
83 Shirley, B.L. Additional Picture     Opal-083a.jpg
84 Shirley, Cassie Dec 28, 1832 July 18, 1909 Wife of B.L., Headstone with him Opal-084.jpg
85 Shurley, James C. Feb 12, 1874 Mar 13, 1892 Son of B.L. & K. Opal-085.jpg
41 Smith, Lizzie E. Sept 30, 1878 Aug 19, 1882 Daughter of J.H & A.M. Opal-041.jpg
41 Smith, Lizzie E. Additional Picture     Opal-041a.jpg
43 Smith, Sallie C. Feb 9, 1857 Dec 29, 1884 Wife of H.E. Opal-043.jpg
43 Smith, Sallie C. Additional Picture     Opal-043a.jpg
25 Spencer, Minnie Lee Feb 18, 1906 Oct 25, 1906 Daughter of T.D. & Ora Opal-025.jpg
25 Spencer, Minnie Lee Additional Picture     Opal-025a.jpg
55 Swofford, Clarence Owen Sept 24, 1891 June 8, 1893 Son of I.E. & M.A. Opal-055.jpg
55 Swofford, Clarence Owen Additional Picture     Opal-055a.jpg
6 Temples, Harrison F. July 29, 1901 Sept 20, 1901 Son of S.H. & M. Opal-006.jpg
6 Temples, Harrison F. Additional Picture     Opal-006a.jpg
6 Temples, Harrison F. Additional Picture     Opal-006b.jpg
Not Found Thomas, (Gertrude Rachel Smith) (Dec 14, 1855) Sept 19, 1934 Aged 78 yrs, 9 mos, 5 dys (Wife of Andrew Byrd) Opal-No Picture.jpg
Not Found Thomas, Andrew Byrd June 24, 1854 Dec 2, 1921 (Family information indicates Andrewís grave should be next to Gertrudeís.  He died in Springtown and is not listed at the Springtown cemetery.  Also, he is the son of John B. (Bull) Thomas listed above) Opal-No Picture.jpg
Not Found Thomas, Angeldlah Apr 7, 1882 June 9, 1963 (3rd child of Andrew B & Gertrude R) Opal-No Picture.jpg
63 Thomas, Frank A. Dec 28, 1895 July 26, 1933 TX PVT 51 PIONEER INF. (9th child of Andrew B & Gertrude R) Opal-063.jpg
63 Thomas, Frank A. Additional Picture     Opal-063a.jpg
63 Thomas, Frank A. Additional Picture     Opal-063b.jpg
Not Found Thomas, George D. Feb 4, 1892 May 11, 1963 (7th child of Andrew B & Gertrude R) Opal-No Picture.jpg
72 Thomas, John B. (John Bull) Dec 19, 1810 Oct 1, 1891   Opal-072.jpg
71 Thomas, Nancy H. (Hicks) Apr 20, 1821 Feb 26, 1901 Wife of John B. Opal-071.jpg
71 Thomas, Nancy H. (Hicks) Additional Picture     Opal-071a.jpg
78 Tucker, Mary Jane Oct 20, 1867 Aug 27, 1900 Wife of M.A. Opal-078.jpg
78 Tucker, Mary Jane Additional Picture     Opal-078a.jpg
70 Wilkins, Infant Apr 5, 1890 Apr 5, 1890 Daughter of G.T. & M.C. Opal-070.jpg
70 Wilkins, Infant Additional Picture     Opal-070a.jpg
69 Wilkins, Lydia Aug 9, 1895 Oct 9, 1896 Daughter of G.T. & M.C. Opal-069.jpg
69 Wilkins, Lydia Additional Picture     Opal-069a.jpg
24 Williams, Ben F. (Benjamine Franklin) June 17, 1860 Nov 11, 1893 (Son) Headstone with J.W. (Benjamine Franklin on older stone) Opal-024.jpg
24 Williams, Ben F. (Benjamine Franklin) Additional Picture     Opal-024a.jpg
24 Williams, Ben F. (Benjamine Franklin) Additional Picture     Opal-024b.jpg
22 Williams, J.N. July 25, 1832 June 7, 1885 (Older stone - Initials are different) Opal-022.jpg
23 Williams, J.W. July 25, 1832 June 7, 1885 (Father) Headstone with Ben F. Opal-023.jpg
39 Williams, W.J. Oct 12, 1865 Dec 25, 1888   Opal-039.jpg
39 Williams, W.J. Additional Picture     Opal-039a.jpg
39 Williams, W.J. Additional Picture     Opal-039b.jpg
27 Wilson, Annie Jan 9, 1887 Nov 23, 1918   Opal-027.jpg
27 Wilson, Annie Additional Picture     Opal-027a.jpg
27 Wilson, Annie Additional Picture     Opal-027b.jpg
           
  Not Found & ( ) from a Parker County survey done in 1999        
  Some extra Rountree info sent by David & Paula Pitts     pitts488@pdq.net        
  Feb 7, 1965 listing by Mr. & Mrs. Homer L. Roper        
  Thomas-Hutcheson info sent by Mike Jones  majones@swbell.net