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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    03 Nov 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

Deal

Everett A

11 Mar 1917

22 Feb 1983

Husband of Nettie I DEAL.


TEC 4, US Army, WW II.

9916

2A

8

Deal

Nettie I

27 Mar 1920

14 Nov 1980

Wife of Everett A DEAL.

9915

2A

8

Dearing

Alvin Leon

31 Aug 1934

17 Mar 2008

Husband of Stella J DEARING.  Son of George DEARING & Elizabeth (TETRICK) DAVIS.


“Our Children:  Marilyn, Maxine, Carolyn, Connie, Darwin” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1599

10433

2D

10

Dearing

Darwin Leon

--

15 Sep 1959

Son of Alvin & Stella J DEARING.

9444

1F

5

Dearing

James O "Jim"

14 Apr 1933

7 Mar 2005

Husband of Madge M (McKANNAN) DEARING.  Married 18 Mar 1952.  Son of Geoge DEARING & Elizabeth (TETRICK) DAVIS.


“Our Children:  Ada L, James R, William A, Vicki M, Mark E, George M”


US Air Force.  SSG US Army, Korea, Vietnam.



(Click here to view obituary.)

11183

11185

11184

2E

5

Dearing

Louis Edward

6 Dec 1942

29 Feb 2000

“Brother”

AB, US Air FORCE.

9445

9446

1F

5

Dearing

Madge M

28 Dec 1934

--

nee McKANNAN.  Wife of James O DEARING.  Married 18 Mar 1952.


“Our Children:  Ada L, James R, William A, Vicki M, Mark E, George M”

11183

11185

2E

5

Dearing

Robert E

24 Nov 1937

1 Jul 1938

Son of George & Elizabeth DEARING.

9448

1F

5

Dearing

Stella J

4 Jan 1925

20 Sep 2001

Wife of Alvin L DEARING.

“Our Children:  Marilyn, Maxine, Caroly,m Connie, Darwin”

1599

10433

2D

10

DeBord

Dianna J

7 Sep 1937

24 Jun 2017

nee FORTNER.  Wife of Raymond J "Junior" De BORD. 


Married 17 Jul 1954. 


Son of Paul & Carroll (DUDLEY) FORTNER.


Our Chidren:  Deborah, Tamara, LaRae, Raymond II. 


(Click here to view obituary.)


4466

4467

2C

8

DeBord

Fred R

11 Jan 1907

2 Mar 1976

Husband of Veda Blanche (GOODSON) DeBORD. 


Son of James & Mary (TYREE) DeBORD.

9991

2B

2

DeBord

Jane A

26 Feb 1941

4 Sep 2015

nee LEATHCO.  Wife of Kenneth E DeBORD.  


Married 27 Jul 1958. 


Daughter of Elmer James "Bud" & Ruth Emalyn (RAINEY) LEATHCO.   


Our Children:  Melissa J, Kenneth J.


(Click here to view obituary.)

3929

3930

2E

3

DeBord

Kenneth E

21 Aug 1939

--

Husband of Jane A (LETHCO) DeBORD.  


Married 27 Jul 1958.   


Our Children:  Melissa J, Kenneth J.

3929

3930

2E

3

DeBord

Ralph B

13 Jan 1932

--

Husband of Sylvia W “Tibby” DeBORD.
 

Married 19 Jan 1952.


“Our Sons:  Larry & Mark”

10159

10160

2C

3

DeBord

Raymond J "Junior"

10 Aug 1930

24 Feb 2013

Husband of Dianna (FORTNER) De BORD. 


Married 17 Jul 1954. 


Son of Fred R & Veda Blanche (GOODSON) DeBORD. 


Our Chidren:  Deborah, Tamara, LaRae, Raymond II.


US Army, Korea.



(Click here to view obituray.)

4466

4467

2C

8

DeBord

Sylvia W “Tibby”

9 Feb 1933

--

Wife of Ralph B DeBORD. 


Married 19 Jan 1952.


“Our Sons:  Larry & Mark”

10159

10160

2C

3

DeBord

Veda Blanche

27 Nov 1907

17 Jun 1993

nee GOODSON.  Wife of Fred R BeBORD. 


Daughter of George & Estella "Stella" (ANDERSON) GOODSON.

9991

2B

2

Decker

Nellie Olive

30 Dec 1903

14 Mar 1963

nee ZIMMERMAN.  Wife of Virgil W DECKER.


Daughter of Wallace J & Grace G (BAKER) ZIMMERMAN.


“Mother”

9126

1E

4

Decker

Virgil W

27 Mar 1893

20 Apr 1940

Husband of Nellie O (ZIMMERMAN) DECKER.


“Father”

9125

1E

4

Deffendall

Earl

1893

1953

Husband of Elsie A DEFFENDALL.


“World War I Veteran”

9302

1E

7

Deffendall

Elsie A

1901

1961

Wife of Earl DEFFENDALL.

9302

1E

7

Deffendall

Marlene J

26 Sep 1933

29 Mar 2001

nee RICHMOND.  First wife of Richard L DEFFENDALL. 


Daughter of Otto & Myrtle RICHMOND.


(Click here to view obituary.)

11167

2E

3

Deffendall

Paul

8 Aug 1920

1 Feb 1943

Son of Earl & Elsei A DEFFENDALL.

T/5

9303

1E

7

Deffendall

Richard L

10 May 1934

13 Sep 2003

Husband of Marlene J (RICHMOND)  DEFFENDALL.

11167

2E

3

Deffendall

Russ H

19 Dec 1935

5 Dec 2003

Husband of Sue DEFFENDALL.  Married 12 Aug 1977.

Cpl., US Marine Corps.

11178

11179

2E

4

Deffendall

Sue

10 Jun 1948

--

Wife of Russ H DEFFENDALL.  Married 12 Aug 1977.

11178

2E

4

Degenhart

Nora

25 Dec  1898

21 Dec 1978

nee HOBSON.  Wife of Walter W RICHESON,1st; and ? DEGENHART, 2nd.  Daughter of Wilfred & Sarah F (PITTMAN) HOBSON.  Born in Orange County, Indiana.

(Note:  See also RICHESON, Nora.)

9011

1E

1

DeJarnett

Maurice Anthony

16 Sep 1962

8 Jul 2005

“Grandpa ‘Tony’”

11294

2F

1

Devine

Al

12 Sep 1930

18 Sep 2005

Husband of Loretta (GREENTREE) DEVINE.  Son of Alphonso & Myrtle (JENNINGS) DEVINE.


“Our Children:  Bob, Sandi”

“Our Grandson:  Joshua”

“Our Great Grandson:  Phoenix.


Sgt., US Army, Korea.



(Click here to view obituary.)

1621

10244

2D

1

Devine

Loretta

21 Apr 1933

20 Aug 2010

nee GREENTREE.  Wife of Al DEVINE.  Daughter of John & Etta (GOODSON) GREENTREE.


“Our Children:  Bob, Sandi”

“Our Grandson:  Joshua”

“Our Great Grandson:  Phoenix.


(Click here to view obituary.)

1621

10244

2D

1

DeWeese

Donald L

1933

1948

--

9497

1F

7

DeWeese

Isaiah Nathaniel

17 Nov 1998

14 Jan 1999

Son of Nate & Natalie DeWEESE

10259

10260

2D

2

Dick

Eddie Jason

27 Feb 1943

1 Mar 2001

Son of Edmund B & Thelma V  (RODGERS) DICK.


TSgt., US Air Force, Vietham.

9791

2A

6

Dick

Edmund B

31 May 1915

23 May 1967

Husband of Thelma V (RODGERS) DICK. 


Son of Thomas Benton & Laura D DICK.

9790

2A

6

Dick

Pauline C

1903

2000

nee CLARK.  Wife of Ramon E DICK.

9227

1E

6

Dick

Ramon E

1899

7 Nov 1978

Husband of Pauline (CLARK) DICK. 


Son of Charles A & Martha DICK.

9227

1E

6

Dick - Krupicka

Thelma V

1 Jul 1919

2 Apr 2010

Wife of Edmund B DICK, 1st; and Stanley KRUPICKA, 2nd. 


Daughter of Jason Orlie & Eliza Jane (BARNETT) ROGERS.


(Click here to view obituary.)

9790

2A

6

Dickerson

Dean

9 Feb 1885

17 Apr 1957

Husband of Josie DICKERSON.

8656

1B

17

Dickerson

Hendrix

2 Jul 1884

20 Feb 1971

--

9190

1E

5

Dickerson

Josie

25 Jul 1883

18 Jan 1943

Wife of Dean DICKERSON.

8656

1B

17

Dickerson

Virginia H

15 Mar 1913

28 Dec 1993

Wife of Walter L DICKERSON.  Married 12 Aug 1933.

10273

2D

2

Dickerson

Walter L

17 Sep 1912

18 Jan 1989

Husband of Virginian H DICKERSON.  Married 12 Aug 1933.

10273

2D

2

Dilday

C Herbert

1875

1947

Husband of NoraW DILDAY.

8389

1B

12

Dilday

Nora W

1876

1951

Wife of C Herbert DILDAY.

8389

1B

12

Dill

Charley N

4 Sep 1948

18 Apr 1999

Wife of Tommy E DILL.

11126

2D

22

Dill

Clarence R

1911

1978

Husband of M Lucille (GRIFFIN) DILL.

9004

1E

1

Dill

Johnny Wayne

5 Jun 1946

28 Sep 2009

Son of Clarence & Lucille (GRIFFIN) DILL.

(Click here to view obituary.)

9005

1E

1

Dill

Leonard A

12 Nov 1941

--

--

10067

2B

5

Dill

M Lucille

1917

1998

nee GRIFFIN.  Wife of Clarence R DILL.

9004

1E

1

Dill

Tommy E

11 Jan 1947

--

Husband of Charley N DILL.

11126

2D

22

Dillion

Suetta K

22 Feb 1951

--

--

10321

2D

5

Donelson

Clyda M

17 Nov 1902

27 Jan 1988

Wife of Clyde L DONELSON.

9841

2A

6

Donelson

Clyde L

14 Dec 1899

10 Feb 1976

Husband of Clyda M DONELSON.

9841

2A

6

Dorris

Gary W, Jr.

29 Jul 1967

17 Jul 1999

“Dad” 


National Guard.


11287

2F

1

Dougan

?

--

12 May 1888

Child of Albert & Martha W DOUGAN.

Age (19 Y, 4 M, 14 D)

7691

1C

4

Dougan

Albert F

1857

1936

Husband of Martha W DOUGAN.

“Father”

7689

1C

4

Dougan

August “Gus”

27 Nov 1905

9 Mar 1977

Husband of Elsie J “Jewell” DOUGAN.  Married 31 Dec 1927.

9997

2B

2

Dougan

Dianna Faye

14 Jun 1945

30 Jan 2009

nee MOORE.  Wife of Lane Nolan DOUGAN.  Married 14 Feb 1964.  Daughter of Arthur Eugene & Alma Charlene (COBURN) MOORE. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

10140

2C

1

Dougan

Elsie J “Jewell”

21 Feb 1909

26 Jan 1990

Wife of August “Gus” DOUGAN.  Married 31 Dec 1927.

9997

2B

2

Dougan

James A

16 May 1945

24 Aug 2009

Husband of Rita S DOUGAN.  Married 1 Nov 1980.


“Parents of:  Jim, Steve, Larry & Jesica”

11264

11265

2E

17

Dougan

Jean T, Sr.

4 Jan 1930

23 May 1978

--

9996

2B

2

Dougan

Jesica Lyn

20 Nov 1978

22 May 2013

nee TICE. 


Daughter of James A "Jim" & Rita S DOUGAN. 


Sons:  Jesse, Logan, Kyle.


(Click here to view obituary.)

3988

3989

2E

18

Dougan

John

9 Mar 1866

22 Nov 1881

Son of Albert & Martha W DOUGAN.

Age ? (illegible)


(Note:  Earlier source reports, 15 Y, 8 M, 13 D)

7690

1C

4

Dougan

Lane Nolan

2 Dec 1941

17 Oct 1981

Husband of Dianna Faye (MOORE) DOUGAN.  Married 14 Feb 1964.

10140

2C

1

Dougan

Leroy

1911

1912

--

8098

1B

4

Dougan

Martha W

1858

1947

Wife of Albert F DOUGAN.

“Mother”

7689

1C

4

Dougan

Mary

--

30 Nov 1887

Daughter of Albert F & Martha W DOUGAN.


Aged 18 Y. 8 M. 21 D.

7691

1C

4

Dougan

Rita S

16 May 1954

--

Wife of James A DOUGAN.  Married 1 Nov 1980.


“Parents of:  Jim, Steve, Larry & Jesica”

11264

11265

2E

17

Dougan

Robert C

22 Mar 1904

18 Feb 1984

“Father”

10250

2D

1

Dougan

Robert E

1927

1927

--

8097

1B

4

Douglas

B Joe

17 Dec 1927

--

Second husband of Janet (ELLIOTT) DOUGLAS.  Married 3 Aug 1973.


Sgt., US Army Air Corps, 1946-1948.

A1C, US Air Force 1955-1959.

1656

1657

2A

2

Douglas

Harry G

30 May 1929

25 Jan 2012

Husband of Wanda DOUGLAS.  Son of Harry A & Ruby (GARRETT) DOUGLAS. 


Capt., US Army.  Korea, Vietnam.



(Click here to view obituary.)

Photo by JED

?

?

Douglas

Janet Elliott

9 Jun 1938

--

nee ELLIOTT. Wife of Jackie Lee HARBISON, 1st, married 30 Apr 1958; and  B Joe DOUGLAS, 2nd, married 3 Aug 1973.


“Mother of:  Jon L & Jay L HARBISON.

1656

1657

2A

2

Douglas

Viola

?

Jul 1969

(Note:  From cemtery records.)

No headstone found.
 

?

?

Douglas

Wanda L

25 May 1928

--

nee BAMMER.  Daughter of Thomas G & Nina P BAMMER.

1485

1E

8

Drogich

Doris Maxine

5 Sep 1927

9 May 2014

nee RUSSELL.  Wife of Thomas DROGICH, Jr.  Married 27 Nov 1945.


Daughter of Clifford & Myrtle (RICHARDSON) RUSSELL.


(Click here to view obituary.)

11092

2D

20

Drogich

Thomas, Jr.

16 Aug 1928

2 Feb 2007

Husband of Doris Maxine (RUSSELL) DROGICH.  Married 27 Nov 1945. 


US Army.


11092

2D

20

Duncan

Dorothy W

1897

1992

Wife of Haywood M DUNCAN.

9543

2A

1

Duncan

Haywood M

1897

1973

Husband of Dorothy W DUNCAN.

9543

2A

1

Dunlap

Daisy E

9 May 1902

19 Sep 1949

nee BELCHER.  First wife of John W DUNLAP.

8347

1B

11

Dunlap

Helen A

6 Nov 1925

3 Jun 1928

--

8254

1B

9

Dunlap

John W

7 Sep 1900

25 Mar 1988

Husband of Daisy E (BELCHER) DUNLAP, 1st; and Florence T DUNLAP, 2nd.  Son of William Barton & Melvina (MARTIN) DUNLAP.


(Note:  Not buried here.  He is buried with his second wife at Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois.)

8347

1B

11

Dunning

Carl E

31 Oct 1931

21 Jun 2004

Husband of Ruth E DUNNING.  Married 12 Nov 1950.

“Our Children:  Carla, Anthony”

US Air Force, Korea.

9677

9678

2A

4

Dunning

Loretta Fern

6 Sep 1939

--

Wife of Ronald Lee DUNNING.  Married 21 Apr 1957.

10073

2B

5

Dunning

Opal I

5 Feb 1913

6 Oct 2003

Wife of Ralph DUNNING.  Married 8 Dec 1928.

“Ralph E, John E, Margaret, Ronald L, Edgar H, Betty S”

10074

10075

2B

5

Dunning

Ralph

24 Oct 1907

17 Oct 1992

Husband of Opal I DUNNING.  Married 8 Dec 1928.

“Ralph E, John E, Margaret, Ronald L, Edgar H, Betty S”

10074

10075

2B

5

Dunning

Ronald Lee

15 Oct 1938

--

Husband of Loretta Fern DUNNING.  Married 21 Apr 1957.  Son of Ralph & Opal I DUNNING.

10073

2B

5

Dunning

Ruth E

13 Oct 1931

--

Wife of Carl E DUNNING.  Married 12 Nov 1950.

“Our Children:  Carla, Anthony”

9677

9678

2A

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.