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Columbia Cemetery

Also known as White Church Cemetery

Patoka Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:Latitude, 38.3430 N;  Longitude, -87.6121 W
Congressional Location:SW-1/4; NW-1/4; SECTION 14;; TOWNSHIP 2S; RANGE 11W and SE-1/4; NE-1/4; SECTION 15; TOWNSHIP 2S; RANGE 11W
Common Directions:

Located at the intersection of White Church Road and CR-250W; just under 0.9 mile due south of SR-64.

Last updated   27 Jul 2017

The following list is an attempt to show all known graves, using several different sources; headstone photographs, May 2010,  by Daniel L Elliott,  There may be other graves which are unknown due to missing, unreadable, destroyed or broken markers. If you have knowledge of any other graves which may not be shown below, please drop us an e-mail and let t us know.       email016.gif (1209 bytes)

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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Notes & Inscriptions

Photo#     Photo

Sect-

ion

Row

Bailey

Edith A Brown

4 Apr 1905

26 Feb 1973

“Wife – Mother”

8064

1B

2

Bailey

Lois Maxine

2 Jan 1931

8 Apr 2002

--

9403

1F

3

Bailey

Margaret E

13 Mar 1906

12 Aug 1966

--

9560

2A

2

Baker

A D, Rev.

20 Apr 1864

3 Apr 1937

Husband of Mary S BAKER.

8672

1B

17

Baker

Mary S

11 Jul 1842

20 Oct 1931

Wife of Rev. A D BAKER.

8673

1B

17

Bammer

Nina P

1903

1986

Wife of Thomas G BAMMER.

9341

1E

8

Bammer

Thomas G

1896

1987

Husband of Nina P BAMMER.

9341

1E

8

Barber

Lawrence Dale

5 Feb 1935

21 Oct 1999

Son of Jerva BARBER and Helen Blanche (BELOAT) JONES.


SP4, US Army.

10474

2D

12

Barnes

Odean Bessie

10 Aug 1919

13 Jun 2011

nee DAVIS.  Wife of Walter W BARNES. 


Married 9 Apr 1939


Daughter of Ernie William & Jessie Pearl (DYER) DAVIS.


“Parents of:  Martha GEHL”

“Grandparents of:  Gregory GEHL”


(Click here to view obituary.)

1640

10087

2B

6

Barnes

Walter Wesley

14 Dec 1918

13 Dec 1980

Husband of Odean Bessie (DAVIS) BARNES.


Married 9 Apr 1939


Son of Elmer & Clara (ROTH) BARNES.


“Parents of:  Martha GEHL”

“Grandparents of:  Gregory GEHL”


TEC 5, US Army, WW II.

1640

10097

2B

6

Barr

Ada F

1881

1959

nee PITTMAN.  Wife of William "Billy" BARR.


“Mother”

8360

1B

11

Barr

Etta F

15 Dec 1872

14 Mar 1873

--

8362

1B

11

Barr

William "Billy"

19 Feb 1879

26 Dec 1935

Husband of Ada F (PITTMAN) BARR. 


Son of George BARR.


“Father”

8360

1B

11

Barrett

Charles Luther, M.D.

9 Jan 1941

12 Feb 2002

Husband of Marilyn (MAPES) BARRETT.  Married 21 Jun 1963.

“Our Children:  Eileen, John”

“Grandchildren:  Jennifer, Joy”

10428

10429

2D

9

Barrett

Dane Logan

--

2 Apr 1988

--

9921

2A

8

Barrett

Frances

20 May 1899

23 Jan 1958

nee BENNETT.  Wife of Elzia BARRETT. 


Daughter of Samuel & Sarah (FARROW) BENNETT.


(Click here to view obituary.)

No headstone found or identified.
 

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Barrett

George E

12 jan 1926

27 Jan 1949

Indiana, Pfc., 23rd Marines, 4th Mar. Div. WW II.

9176

1E

5

Barrett

Marilyn Mapes

1 Jul 1942

--

nee MAPES.  Wife of Dr. Charles Luther BARRETT,  Married 21 Jun 1963.

“Our Children:  Eileen, John”

“Grandchildren:  Jennifer, Joy”

10428

10429

2D

9

Barrett

Mary Jean

10 Apr 1923

18 Oct 2012

nee ARMSTRONG.  Daughter of Chester & Grace (HARTLEY) ARMSTRONG. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

4444

2A

2

Barriball

Cynthia Lou

20 Nov 1946

--

Wife of Eldone Lee BARRIBALL.  Married 26 Jun 1997.

11252

2E

17

Barriball

Eldone Lee

6 Sep 1940

--

Husband of Cynthia Lou BARRIBALL.  Married 26 Jun 1997.

11252

2E

17

Barron

William S

4 Apr 1891

6 Apr 1945

Son of Thomas & Minnie (McGRAW) BARRON.  Born in Gadsen, Etowah, Alabama. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

No headstone found.
 

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Basey

Patricia A

23 Jun 1949

29 Jun 1969

Daughter of Richard F & Ruth (MERCER) BASEY.

8769

1D

3

Basey

Richard F

21 Nov 1925

9 Oct 2000

Husband of Ruth (MERCER) BASEY, 1st; and Velma  BASEY, 2nd. 


Son of Lester J & Helen (BALL) BASEY.


Pfc., US Army, WW II.

8770

8771

1D

3

Basham

Rose M

28 Jul 1960

16 May 2012

nee SKINNER.  Wife of Tom BASHAM III.  Daughter of Gene Alfred & Rose Iris (BOICE) SKINNER. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

4498

2E

16

Bass

Hollis G

1909

23 Mar 1966

First husband of Anna Mae (MONTGOMERY) BASS CARGILL, 1st; and Josie "Jo" (MOELLING) BASS, 2nd.


Son of Brack Newitt & Ethel M BASS.

9562

2A

2

Bass

Josie G "Jo"

18 Apr 1920

19 May 1980

nee MOELLING.  Second wife of Hollis G BASS. 


Daughter of George & Flossie MOELLING.


(Click here to view obituary.)

9561

2A

2

Bass

Nola E

30 Aug 1891

24 Oct 1974

Wife of Obie L BASS.

9254

1E

6

Bass

Obie L

1 Sep 1891

20 Mar 1931

Husband of Nola E BASS.

9254

1E

6

Bass

Ruby Lee

1931

1935

--

9450

1F

5

Baxley

Amanda Estella

24 May 1875

22 Aug 1909

nee PAYNE.  Wife of Robert E BAXLEY.  Married 24 Dec 1900.  Daughter of Robert & Millie PAYNE.

7628

1C

1

Beadle

C P, Eld.

1867

1937

Husband of Carrie E BEADLE.

9033

1E

2

Beadle

Carrie E

1867

1953

Wife of Eld. C P BEADLE.

9033

1E

2

Beard

Earl

17 Oct 1918

14 Oct 1982

“Brother”

9032

1E

2

Beard

Ethel L

7 Apr 1926

14 Apr 2010

nee BARRETT.  Wife of Robert W BEARD.  Daughter of Hovey & Ethel (RUTTER) BARRETT.


(Click here to view obituary.)

1661

2A

4

Beard

Henry W

20 Jun 1888

8 Nov 1965

Husband of Laura B BEARD.

8161

1B

6

Beard

Joe L

4 Dec 1931

17 Sep 2009

Husband of Phyllis S (BEASLEY) BEARD.  Married 15 Dec 1950.


National Guard.


1662

2A

5

Beard

Judith L

19 Aug 1940

--

Wife of Wilford P BEARD.  Married 31 Dec 1960.

“Our Children:  Tod Alan, Kip Randall, Robert Troy, Scot Richard and DeLyn”

11111

11112

2D

21

Beard

Laura B

26 Sep 1893

26 Feb 1960

Wife of Henry W BEARD.

8161

1B

6

Beard

Marie

19 Jun 1914

21 Mar 1985

Wife of Paul BEARD.

8164

1B

6

Beard

Paul

12 Jun 1912

3 Oct 1984

Husband of Marie BEARD.

8164

1B

6

Beard

Phyllis S

24 Aug 1912

11 Oct 2007

nee BEASLEY.  Wife of Joe L BEARD.  Married 15 Dec 1950.  Daughter of Grant & Lena (O'DELL) BEASLEY. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1662

2A

5

Beard

Ray

3 Aug 1910

22 Nov 1991

“Brother”

9032

1E

2

Beard

Robert W

3 Apr 1928

11 Mar 1998

Husband of Ethel L BEARD.

1661

2A

4

Beard

Rodger D

16 Sep 1953

--

Son of Paul & Marie BEARD.

11109

11110

2D

21

Beard

Scot Richard

12 Jun 1968

13 Jun 1968

Son of Wilford P & Judith L BEARD.

11111

2D

21

Beard

Wilford P

28 Dec 1940

--

Husband of Judith L BEARD.  Married 31 Dec 1960.

“Our Children:  Tod Alan, Kip Randall, Robert Troy, Scot Richard and DeLyn”

11111

11112

2D

21

Beasley

Betty Woods

20 Jan 1931

8 Apr 1972

nee WOODS.

9175

1E

5

Beasley

Goldia M

5 Sep 1909

4 Aug 2007

nee DaVAULT.  Second wife of Herschel B BEASLEY.  Married 28 Jun 1966.

(Note:  Obituary reported she was buried at Walnut Hill in Union Twp.)

9454

1F

5

Beasley

Grace M

27 Jun 1909

17 Nov 1993

Wife of Willie BEASLEY.

9884

2A

7

Beasley

Herschel B

4 Jun 1900

31 Jan 1997

Husband of Mabel V BEASLEY, 1st, married 23 Oct 1924; and Goldia M (DaVAULT) BEASLEY, married 28 Jun 1966.

9454

1F

5

Beasley

Mabel V

23 Oct 1903

19 Aug 1965

First wife of Herschel B BEASLEY.  Married 23 Oct 1924.

9454

1F

5

Beasley

Robert E

22 Sep 1929

1 Aug 1993

Sgt., US Army, Korea.

9882

9883

2A

7

Beasley

Willie

9 Apr 1904

23 Jul 1984

Husband of Grace M BEASLEY.

9884

2A

7

Beatty

Esther J

5 Feb 1908

31 Aug 1981

Wife of Vivian L BEATTY.

10069

2B

5

Beatty

Jack E

25 Aug 1932

19 Dec 1990

RD3, US Navy, Korea.

10070

2B

5

Beatty

Vivian L

13 Aug 1903

6 Dec 1979

Husband of Esther J BEATTY.

10069

2B

5

Beck

Effa F

6 Dec 1872

10 Mar 1873

(Note:  Added based on information at Princeton Library.)

No headstone found.
 

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Beckner

Clyde

18 Dec 1890

24 Jan 1977

Husband of Fleta (LEIPOLD) BECKER. 


Son of John & Martha (PERRY) BECKNER.

9550

2A

1

Beckner

Fleta

17 Jul 1893

1 Jan 1978

nee LEIPOLD.  Wife of Clyde BECKNER. 


Daughter of John Adam & Flora (GARDNER) LEIPOLD.

9550

2A

1

Beckwith

Ethel

1890

1947

Wife of Louis Franklin BECKWITH.

9388

1F

2

Beckwith

Louis Franklin

23 Jan 1882

21 Jun 1934

Husband of Ethel BECKWITH.

9389

1F

2

Belcher

Cecil Earl

1906

1973

“Vet. WW II.

8647

1B

16

Belcher

Clifton

1907

1909

--

8348

1B

11

Belcher

Edna J

4 Jan 1907

20 Jul 1982

nee DUNLAP.  Wife of Jerry Golden BELCHER. 


Daughter of William B & Melvina (MARTIN) DUNLAP.

8253

1B

9

Belcher

Elecia Belle Newberry

1 Sep 1875

10 Apr 1965

nee PIERCE.  Second wife of Isaac S NEWBERRY, 1st, married 8 Apr 1897; and John Frank BELCHER, 2nd.


Daughter of James & Mary (HALL) PIERCE.

8015

1A

1

Belcher

Howard F

1910

1962

Husband of Opal BELCHER.

8252

1B

9

Belcher

J Virgil

5 Oct 1901

16 Aug 1954

“Father”

8426

1B

13

Belcher

Jerry Golden

1906

1959

Husband of Edna J (DUNLAP) BELCHER.

8253

1B

9

Belcher

John Frank

8 Jan 1871

21 Feb 1945

Husband of Lucy A BELCHER, 1st; and Elecia Belle (PIERCE) NEWBERRY BELCHER, 2nd. 


Son of John & Caroline (PACE) BELCHER.


“Father” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

8427

1B

13

Belcher

John V

29 Dec 1923

10 Apr 1967

Son of J Virgil BELCHER.

8426

1B

13

Belcher

Lucy A

20 Oct 1870

29 Mar 1941

First wife of John Frank BELCHER.


“Mother”

8427

1B

13

Belcher

May

1 Mar 1879

9 Jan 1909

Wife of Jermiah BELCHER.

8648

1B

16

Belcher

Nina B

1911

1917

--

8348

1B

11

Belcher

Opal

1907

1981

Wife of Howard F BELCHER.

8252

1B

9

Belcher

William C

25 Nov 1893

24 Aug 1898

Son of J Frank & Lucy A BELCHER.

8428

1B

13

Bell

Addie Mae

2 Jan 1923

20 Jun 2004

“Mother”

9665

2A

4

Bell

David I

3 Dec 1913

24 May 1993

Husband of Emma Kathleen (SHAW) BELL.  Married 28 May 1938.


“Our Children:  David L, Larry Joe, Rita K”

11054

11056

2D

18

Bell

Emma Kathleen

15 Mar 1917

27 May 2012

nee SHAW.  Wife of David J BELL.  Married 28 May 1938.  Daughter of William & Idella May (STEVENS) SHAW.


“Our Children:  David L, Larry Joe, Rita K” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

11054

11056

2D

18

Bell

Larry Joe

28 May 1941

3 Jul 1994

Son of David J & E Kathleen BELL.

US Air Force.

11054

11055

2D

18

Beloat

Carl Bertrand

15 Feb 1918

12 Sep 2003

Husband of Pauline (CUNDIFF) BELOAT. 


Married 6 Oct 1945.


Son of Owen Ralph & Enid Loeta (SCHMIDT) BELOAT.


“Our Children:  Mike & Susan”

“Grandchildren:  Brian, Janesse, Jeremy, Joshua, Nicholas & Nathan”


S Sgt., US Army, WW II.  Bronze Star Medal.

10342

10344

10343

2D

6

Beloat

Christene

27 Aug 1926

--

Wife of Robert P BELOAT.  Married 6 Nov 1948.

10345

2D

6

Beloat

Opal M

13 May 1916

10 Jul 1995

Wife of Ralph Edward BELOAT. 


Married 5 May 1937.


“Our Children:  Ralph E & Judith A”

10366

10367

2D

7

Beloat

Pauline

4 Apr 1923

12 May 1992

nee CUNDIFF.  Wife of Carl Bertrand BELOAT. 


Married 6 Oct 1945


Daughter of Leslie & Annie L (COLLINS) CUNDIFF.


“Our Children:  Mike & Susan”

“Grandchildren:  Brian, Janesse, Jeremy, Joshua, Nicholas & Nathan”

10342

10334

2D

6

Beloat

Ralph Edward

17 Sep 1915

15 Dec 2007

Husband of Opal M BELOAT.  Married 5 May 1937


Son of Ralph Owen &  Leota (SCHMIDT) BELOAT.


“Our Children:  Ralph E & Judith A” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

10366

10367

2D

7

Beloat

Robert Paul

18 Oct 1922

14 Jan 1991

Husband of Christene BELOAT. 


Married 6 Nov 1948


Son of Owen Ralph & Enid Loeta (SCHMIDT) BELOAT.


MM3, US Navy, WW II.

10345

10346

2D

6

Bender

Delbert E

30 Jul 1923

15 Nov 1976

Husband of Mildred S BENDER.  Married 11 Jul 1942.

TEC 5, US Army, WW II.

9983

9985

2B

1

Bender

Joseph Kent

6 Nov 1948

16 Oct 1993

Son of Delbert E & Mildred S BENDER.

(Click here to view obituary.)

9984

2B

1

Bender

Mildred S

1925

1997

Wife of Delbert E BENDER.  Married 11 Jul 1942.

9983

2B

1

Bennett

Alford

---

27 Jul 1898

(Bottom of stone is broken off.)

8338

1B

10

Bennett

Charlie L

5 May 1878

10 Aug 1939

Husband of Nellie Pearl (MONTGOMERY) BENNETT. 


Son of Robert BENNETT.

9056

1E

2

Bennett

Nellie Pearl

1 Oct 1873

10 Nov 1931

nee MONTGOMERY.  Wife of Charlie L BENNETT. 


Daughter of Richard & Mary Jane (ALSOP) MONTGOMERY.

9056

1E

2

Benton

Arvel Vaughn

18 Oct 1901

15 Sep 1964

Son of Geroge T & Olive O (TICHENOR) BENTON.


Florida, Pfc., CAS Det. Station Com., WW II.


(Click here to view obituary.)

8412

1B

12

Benton

George T

15 Jul 1869

6 Jan 1949

Husband of Olive O (TICHENOR) BENTON. 


Son of William Henry & Catherine (DOUGAN) BENTON.

8411

1B

12

Benton

Olive O "Ollie"

1 Jun 1872

18 Jun 1947

nee TICHENOR.  Wife of George T BENTON. 


Daughter of Daniel N & Eliza J  "Liza" (MOUNTS) TICHENOR.


(Click here to view obituary.)



Note:  Certificate of Death reports date of death as the 18th, not 19th, day of June 1947.

8411

1B

12

Berry

Claire P

1898

1987

Wife of William Elton BERRY.

9122

1E

4

Berry

William Elton

1896

1958

Husband of Claire P BERRY.

9122

1E

4



Sections and Rows.
For purposes of this listing, the cemetery was divided into Sections 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F.  Rows were numbered beginning on the east side of each section.  See the images below for reference.
 

Section divisions used for this listing.
Aerial view of the cemetery location; church building in upper-right corner.
7624  Sign over original entrance to the cemetery
8006 View of Section 1A, immediately west of the church.