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Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.



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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   30 May 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

Coan

Bessie Ruth

22 May 1898

6 Sep 1962

nee SLATER..  Wife of Truman LaFayette COAN. 


Daughter of Samuel & Ida (CONNER) SLATER. 


Died at Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. 

Buried:  10 Sep 1962.

No headstone found.  Reportedly buried in Lot 57. 

2A

5

Coan

Truman LaFayette

16 Aug 1897

9 Jul 1958

Husband of Bessie Ruth (SLATER) COAN. 


Son of Frank & Edith (HINKEL) COAN.


Indiana, Pfc. 1c, US Army, WW I. 


Enlisted 3 Apr 1917; discharged 16 Jul 1919.

9731

2A

5

Coburn

Cheryl Lee

--

4 Jun 1972

Infant daughter of Ken & Rebecca COBURN.

9823

2A

6

Coburn

Onah Golda

7 Dec 1894

24 Oct 1956

nee HOWES.  Wife of Owen Francis COBURN.  Daughter of Louis Lafayette & martha Isabelle (HUNTER) HOWES.

9620

2A

3

Coburn

Owen Francis

8 Sep 1893

1962

Husband of Onah Golda (HOWES) COBURN.  Son of John Wesley & Otha Foster (BAIRD) COBURN.

9620

2A

3

Cochran

Mahala M

30 Apr 1820

15 Jun 1904

nee SPORE.  Wife of Joseph COCHRAN.  Daughter of David & Milly (HEAD) SPORE.

Aged 83 Y. 9 M. 15 D.

(Note:  Joseph COCHRAN is buried at Marsh Creek Cemetery.  Milly (HEAD) SPORE died when Mahala M was an infant and is buried in Knox Co., TN)

(Click here to view obituary.)

7788

1C

8

Cochran

Martha E

13 Sep 1863

--

Daughter of Joseph 7 Mahala M COCHRAN.

Aged 2 yrs. 1 mo 2 ds.

7787

1C

8

Colbert

Eleanor M

10 Feb 1935

17 Mar 2016

nee ECKISS.  Wife of William Owen "Bill" COLBERT. 


Married 5 Sep 1953. 


Daughter of Harlen & Fannie (BREWER) ECKISS. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

4077

2A

3

Colbert

Elizabeth Evelyn "Belle"

26 Feb 1911

22 Apr 1994

Wife of William Owen COLBERT.

9621

9622

2A

3

Colbert

Stephen William

--

17 Oct 1956

Infant son of William Owen & Elizabeth M (ECKISS) COLBERT.

9623

2A

3

Colbert

William Owen

1897

Apr 1963

Husband of Elizabeth M (ECKISS) COLBERT.

9621

2A

3

Coleman

?

--

9 Jan 1859

Infant of Dulmus L & Eliza COLEMAN.

7666

7669

1C

3

Coleman

Dulmus L

17 May 1822

21 May 1872

Husband of Eliza COLEMAN.

Aged 50 yrs. 3 d’s.

7665

1C

3

Coleman

Eliza

26 May 1837

11 Aug 1872

Wife of Dulmus L COLEMAN.

Aged 34 y’s. 10 m’s 19 d’s.

7664

7668

1C

3

Coleman

Henry Elmer

21 Feb 1865

23 Jun 1950

Son of Dulmus & Eliza COLEMAN.

(Buried next to Margaret (COLEMAN) SMITH.

7671

1C

3

Coleman

Richard

11 Dec 1868

?? Feb 1869

Son of Dulmus L & Eliza COLEMAN.

7666

7667

1C

3

Colley

Helen L

1861

1937

Wife of Thomas R COLLEY.

7862

1C

12

Colley

Thomas R

1854

1933

Husband of Helen L COLLEY.

7863

1C

12

Collins

Catherine E

1869

1935

nee KENDLE.  Wife of Ulysses S COLLINS. 


Daughter of James M & Maria L (BROWN) MOWRY.


“Mother”

8682

1B

17

Collins

Charles E

18 May 1926

23 Jun 2008

Husband of Margaret M (BURNS) COLLINS.  Married 30 Jul 1946.  Son of Everett & Ruby (LEE) COLLINS.


“Our Children:  Patricia, mark, Volah, Richard, Joseph” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

10052

10053

2B

4

Collins

Cleola

28 Jul 1918

3 Oct 1950

Wife of Delmas COLLINS.

9306

1E

7

Collins

Delmas

24 Mar 1912

17 Jan 1937

Husband of Cleola COLLINS.

9307

1E

7

Collins

Edith

5 Jan 1897

11 Aug 1902

--

8680

1B

17

Collins

Faith

17 Feb 1894

26 Jul 1894

--

8681

1B

17

Collins

Margaret M

25 May 1931

21 Jan 1991

nee BURNS.  Wife of Charles E COLLINS.  Married 30 Jul 1946.


“Our Children:  Patricia, mark, Volah, Richard, Joseph”

10052

10053

2B

4

Collins

Maryland Loren

5 Jun 1909

11 Jan 1982

Husband of Ruth L COLLINS. 


Son of Oscar L & Fannie M (DAVIS) COLLINS.

1651

2B

4

Collins

Merlin F, Jr.

27 Jul 1945

21 Jan 2014

Husband of Vivian R “Pepper” COLLINS.  Married 10 Sep 1999. 


Son of Merlin F COLLINS, Sr. & JoAnne (TRACE) COLLINS.


SP5, US Army, Vietnam.



(Click here to view obituary.)

1310

1311

2D

20

Collins

Merlin F, Sr.

10 Nov 1924

21 Sep 2002

Husband of JoAnne (TRACE) COLLINS.


“Father”


TEC 5, US Army, WW II.

11087

11088

2D

20

Collins

Ruth L

4 May 1914

3 Jun 2010

Wife of Maryland Loren COLLINS. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1651

2B

4

Collins

Ryan Sean

2 Apr 1965

19 Jun 1996

Husband of Angie COLLINS. 


Son of Merlin F & Vivian R “Pepper” COLLINS, Jr.


“Stepfather of Monique”

9194

9195

1E

5

Collins

Ulysses S

1868

1923

Husband of Catherine E (KENDLE) COLLINS.


“Father”

8682

1B

17

Collins

Virginia

20 Mar 1908

15 Aug 1993

--

9308

1E

7

Collins

Vivian R “Pepper”

11 Oct 1955

--

Wife of Merlin F COLLINS, Jr.  Married 10 Sep 1999.

1310

2D

20

Colvin

Donald R

3 Apr 1938

--

Husband of Nancy Jo (WILKERSON) COLVIN.  Married 2 Jun 1957.


“Our Children:  Lesly K, Donald C, Crystal R, Amber A”

11221

11222

2E

12

Colvin

Jennette

abt 1867

1944

nee FOWLER.  Wife of Oliver M COLVIN.  Married 15 Mar 1887.

9251

1E

6

Colvin

Joseph F

8 Jul 1909

1 Feb 1988

S1, US Navy, WW II.

9252

1E

6

Colvin

Myra C

25 Oct 1911

15 Feb 1992

--

9253

1E

6

Colvin

Nancy Jo

1 Apr 1938

3 Feb 2007

nee WILKERSON.  Wife of Donald R COLVIN.  Married 2 Jun 1957.  Daughter of Shelby "Red" & Leva (GEORGES) WILKERSON.


“Our Children:  Lesly K, Donald C, Crystal R, Amber A” 


(Click  here to view obituary.)

11221

11222

2E

12

Colvin

Oliver M

6 Nov 1864

25 Dec 1947

Husband of Jennette (FOWLER) COLVIN.


Married 15 Mar 1887. 


Son of William & Julia (FREDERICK) COLVIN.


Aged 83 years.


"... early 1900's founder &  Sr. partner of Colvin & Son F.H."

9251

1E

6

Conner

Flora E

4 Aug 1954

--

Wife of Frank E CONNER.  Married 16 Jan 1987.

10218

2C

7

Conner

Frank E

8 Jul 1939

--

Husband of Flora E CONNER.  Married 16 Jan 1987.

10218

2C

7

Conner

Leona M

1903

1957

Wife of C D CONNER.

9576

2A

2

Conover

John M

1874

--

Husband of Nellie F CONOVER.

8911

1D

9

Conover

John Roger

1899

1900

Son of John M & Nellie F CONOVER.

8910

8909

1D

9

Conover

Nellie F

1878

1920

Wife of John Roger CONOVER.

8910

8909

1D

9

Cook

Gerald L “Curley”

2 Apr 1941

4 Mar 2006

Husband of L Audrene (MERCER) COOK. 


Married 26 May 1979. 


Son of Leland & Lucy COOK.


“Our Children:  Randy, Michael, Pam, Cindy, Joey”


(Click here to view obituary.)

10335

10336

2D

6

Cook

L Audrene

28 Apr 1938

28 May 2016

nee MERCER.  Wife of Gerald L “Curley” COOK.


Married 26 May 1979. 


Daughter of E D MERCER & Estella "Pepper" MERCER HURRELL.


“Our Children:  Randy, Michael, Pam, Cindy, Joey” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

10335

10336

2D

6

Coomer

Carol Jean

14 Mar 1958

1 Oct 1993

nee LEWIS.  Wife of James E COOMER.  Daughter of Carl & Betty LEWIS.

9924

2A

8

Coomer

Carolyn Sue

5 Nov 1949

21 Jan 1999

nee TERRY. 


Daughter of Stanley M TERRY & Velma (WHITE) TERRY GREEN.

No headstone found or identified.
 

?

?

Coomer

Dickie Lee

5 Nov 1954

21 Nov 2001

Vietnam.


10194

2C

5

Coomer

Elmer, Jr.

2 May 1922

3 Jul 1995

Husband of Helen M COOMER.

10193

2C

5

Coomer

George L

27 Jan 1899

11 Apr 1967

Son of Daniel & Rose (GARWOOD) COOMER.

9559

2A

2

Coomer

Helen M

6 Oct 1929

21 Jun 1992

Wife of Elmer COOMER, Jr.

10193

2C

5

Coomer

Jacob L

22 May 1918

24 Aug 1994

Husband of Ruth (DeWITT) COOMER.

9789

2A

6

Coomer

James Henry

15 Sep 1945

9 Oct 2007

Husband of Ruthie COOMER.

9925

2A

8

Coomer

James J

5 Sep 1979

7 Mar 1983

Son of James & Carol COOMER.

9923

2A

8

Coomer

Letha M

1897

1981

Wife of Ray P COOMER.

9699

2A

4

Coomer

Patricia A

14 Apr 1935

21 May 1999

Daughter of Ray P & Letha M COOMER.

9698

2A

4

Coomer

Ray P

1896

1981

Husband of Letha M COOMER.

9699

2A

4

Coomer

Ruth DeWitt

28 Jul 1920

10 Apr 1998

nee DeWITT.  Wife of Jacob L COOMER.

9789

2A

6

Cooper

Cordelia H

1857

1937

“Mother”

8901

1D

9

Cooper

Lillie Belle Davis

30 Jun 1890

1967

nee DAVIS. 


Daughter of William Sherman & Laura Alice (COLLINS) DAVIS.

8722

1D

1

Cornoyer

Judith A

26 Sep 1942

--

Wife of Robert B CORNOYER, Sr.  Married 4 Nov 1960.

11291

2F

1

Cornoyer

Robert B, Sr.

6 Jan 1937

2 Sep 2003

Husband of Judith A CORNOYER.  Married 4 Nov 1960.

11291

2F

1

Coursey

Jefferson

abt 1845

9 Sep 1877

Husband of Angeline (CRILLEY) COURSEY, 1st, married 8 Mar 1866; and Cynthia A (WHEELER) COURSEY, 2nd, married 12 Feb 1873.


Enlisted in Company E, Indiana 136th Infantry Regiment on 21 May 1864.  Mustered out on 12 Sep 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana.


Resident of Patoka, Indiana.  Enrolled at Princeton, Indiana on 23 Jan 1865; age 20 and enlisted in Company H, Indiana 143rd Infantry Regiment on 02 Feb 1865.  Mustered out on 17 Oct 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.


Pvt., Co. H, 143rd Ind. Inf.

8350

1B

11

Covington

James A

1879

1939

Husband of Mary D COVINGTON.

7780

1C

8

Covington

Mary D

1889

1977

Wife of James A COVINGTON.

7780

1C

8

Cox

Acton B

12 Oct 1924

12 Mar 2008

Husband of Doris M (McGHEE) COX.  Married 8 Mar 1947.  Son of Acton B & Ruby (JOHNSON) COX, Sr.


“Father”
“Daughters:  Vicky, Cindy, Patti”


“Sons:  Bill, Steve, Tom, Jerry”

Pvt., US Marine Corps, WW II.



(Click here to view obituary.)

10203

10204

2C

6

Cox

Carol Jean

1932

1935

--

9433

1F

4

Cox

Donald R

21 Dec 1948

--

Husband of Suzanne E COX. 


Spec. 5, Vietnam.


1587

2D

15

Cox

Doris M

5 Jul 1926

12 Jan 2006

nee McGHEE.  Wife of Acton B COX.  Married 8 Mar 1947.  Daughter of Hylas & Reba (GOTT) McGHEE.


“Mother”

“Daughters:  Vicky, Cindy, Patti”

“Sons:  Bill, Steve, Tom, Jerry”


(Click here to view obituary.)

10203

10204

2C

6

Cox

Eskel

18 Jun 1896

19 Aug 1979

Wife of Oliver "Ollie TYREE, 1st; Jonn HAINES, 2nd; and ? COX, 3rd.


“Mom” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

9587

2A

2

Cox

Harvey

abt 1811

--

Husband of Mary C COX.
Pvt., Co. G, 11 Reg. Kentucky Inf.

8243

1B

8

Cox

Jesse

3 Sep 1892

15 Mar 1976

Husband of Minnie COX.  Married 31 Jul 1913.

9624

2A

3

Cox

Lee Chester

28 Aug 1917

28 Aug 1944

Indiana, Warrant Officer (J.G.), Ordnance.

8099

1B

4

Cox

Louisa

28 Aug 1865

20 Jun 1952

nee KITTERMAN. 


Daughter of Peter & Mary E (DAVIS) KITTERMAN.

8172

1B

6

Cox

Mary C

--

19 Aug 1874

Wife of Harvey COX.

Aged 59 yrs. 10 ms. 26 ds.

(Stone is broken and weathered.)

8245

1B

8

Cox

Minnie

3 Nov 1896

25 Nov 1972

Wife of Jesse COX.  Married 31Jul 1913.

9624

2A

3

Cox

Suzanne E

28 Feb 1948

--

Wife of Donald R COX.

1587

2D

15

Cox

Tom

9 Mar 1950

15 Aug 1999

Son of Acton B & Doris M COX.

“Father”

SMSgt., US Air Force, Vietnam.

10205

10206

2C

6

Coyne

Julia

1861

1957

Wife of Thomas COYNE.

9181

1E

5

Coyne

Thomas

1846

1936

Husband of Julia COYNE.

US Navy, 1862-1864.

9192

1E

5

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.