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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   01 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-

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Row

Sibbitt

Connie K

1 Aug 1945

31 Jan 2011

nee BENDER.  Wife of Michael H SIBBITT.  Married 19 Jun 1955.  Daughter of Delbert & Mildred BENDER. 


Mother of:  David Scott; J D Scott, Debbie Scott.


(Click here to view obituary.)

1579

1580

2D

18

Sibbitt

Michael H

5 May 1945

--

Husband of Connie K (BENDER) SIBBITT.  Married 19 Jun 1955. 


Father of Heidi K, Michael L.


1579

1580

2D

18

Sieferman

Luella D

1915

--

Wife of Oscar E SIEFERMAN.

9795

2A

6

Sieferman

Oscar E

1907

1975

Husband of Luella D SIEFERMAN.

9795

2A

6

Simmons

Gaskell

1914

1949

--

9405

1F

3

Simms

Edra Elvad

23 Apr 1908

16 Jul 2003

nee PERRY.  Wife of Rosco Paul BOOTH; and ? SIMMS.


Daughter of James R & Naomi (LUTTRELL) PERRY.

11001

2D

15

Simms

Hazel I

27 Aug 1908

5 Mar 1983

nee HARVEY.  Wife of R Durwood SIMMS. 


Married:  5 Sep 1931 in Vigo County, Indiana. 


Daughter of George & Bessie (BROMAGEN) HARVEY.

9630

2A

3

Simms

R Durwood

24 Aug 1908

1957

Husband of Hazel I SIMMS. 


Married:  5 Sep 1931 in Vigo County, Indiana. 


Son of Benjamin F & Willie (SISK) SIMMS.

9630

2A

3

Sinclair

Elminia Frances "Fanny"

27 Jul 1853

29 Dec 1939

nee CURRY.  First wife of Paschal Perry "Pakie" SLINKER. 


Married 9 Jan 1872 in Sumner County, Tennessee. 


Daughter of William C & Permilia (GALLOWAY) CURRY.


(Click here to view obituary.)

9373

1F

1

Sinclair

Grace

1892

1972

Wife of William Z SINCLAIR.

“Mother”

9399

1F

3

Sinclair

Madge L

18 Apr 1930

24 Jul 2008

Wife of Owen W SINCLAIR.  Married 15 Dec 1945.

“Our Children:  Stanley, Steven, Beverly, Robert, Sharon, Donald, Jeanne, Larry, Jerry”

9397

9398

1F

3

Sinclair

Owen W

27 Feb 1928

3 Feb 1989

Husband of Madge L SINGLAIR.  Married 15 Dec 1945.

“Our Children:  Stanley, Steven, Beverly, Robert, Sharon, Donald, Jeanne, Larry, Jerry”

WW II.


9397

9398

1F

3

Sinclair

Paschal Perry "Pakie"

1853

(29 Apr 1854)

11 May 1936

Husband of Elminia Frances "Fanny" (CURRY) SINCLAR, 1st, married 9 Jan 1872 in Sumner County, Tennessee; and Mary Ellen (HIX) SINCLAIR, 2nd.  Son of Liberty & Hester (HARVEY) SLINKER.

(Click here to view obituary.)  (Note:  Surname variously spelled as SLINKER and St. CLAIR.)

9373

1F

1

Sinclair

William Z

1889

1941

Husband of Grace SINCLAIR.

“Father”

9399

1F

3

Sinkhorn

Margaret

22 Oct 1922

28 May 2007

nee HOLLEN.  Wife of Rex Dale SINKHORN.  Married 11 Sep 1954.  Daughter of Earl & Mable (HAGGARD) HOLLEN.

10245

2D

1

Sinkhorn

Rex Dale

9 Mar 1923

28 Jan 1984

Husband of Margaret (HOLLEN) SINKHORN.  Married 11 Sep 1954


Son of Charles F & Thelma B SINKHORN.


TSgt., US Army, WW II.

 

10245

10246

2D

1

Sir Hendrey

Emma Jane

16 Feb 1929

25 Jul 2016

nee TAYLOR.  Wife of William T SIR HENDREY. 


Daughter of Henry & Emma (HOOK) TAYLOR. 


(Click here to view obiutuary.)

10224

2C

9

Sir Hendrey

William T

22 Jul 1930

17 Jul 2003

Husband of Emma Jane SIR HENDREY.


Son of John K & Helen (FUNKHOUSER) Sir HENDREY.


SSC, US Army, Korea.

10224

10225

2C

9

Sisson

Bessie M

8 Nov 1900

3 Aug 1964

--

9055

1E

2

Sisson

Donna G

20 Aug 1962

--

(Note:  Part of original carving on this monument has been “erased,” i.e., spouse’s name and marriage date.)

11021

2D

16

Skelton

Hazel E

25 Feb 1949

--

Wife of Raymond L SKELTON.  Married 11 Jun 1977.

11138

2D

23

Skelton

James

--

23 Dec 1865

Husband of Mary “Polly” (MONTGOMERY) SKELTON.  Married 4 Nov 1822.

Aged 67 Y. 3 M. 22 D.

“Father”

7702

7703

1C

5

Skelton

Martha P

--

26 Oct 1873

Daughter of Newton & C SKELON.

Aged 8 yrs. 4 ms. 2 ds.

8838

8840

1D

6

Skelton

Mary “Polly”

--

16 Jun 1869

nee MONTGOMERY.  Wife of James SKELTON.  Married 4 Nov 1822.

Aged 67 Y. 4 M. 22 D.

“Mother”

7702

7703

1C

5

Skelton

Nellie J

--

17 Sep 1876

Daughter of Newton & C SKELTON.

Aged 5 ms. 12 ds.

8838

8839

1D

6

Skelton

Newton

--

28 Jan 1880

Aged 43 yr. 8 mo. 28 ds.

“Father” 

Civil War.


8834

8835

1D

6

Skelton

Raymond Lee

29 Jul 1940

14 Nov 1996

Husband of Hazel E SKELTON.  Married 11 Jun 1977.


11138

2D

23

Slavik

Ada Louise Griffin

6 Mar 1930

--

nee GRIFFIN.

“Mother of:  Jim, Lisa, Julia”

9391

1F

2

Slinker

Charles, Sr.

1883

1972

Husband of Melissa J SLINKER.

9578

2A

2

Slinker

Edward

25 Sep 1914

--

--

9897

2A

7

Slinker

Emmie

10 May 1891

6 Mar 1981

Wife of Thera SLINKER.

9645

2A

3

Slinker

Juanita I

1 Oct 1912

12 Nov 1986

--

10352

2D

6

Slinker

Melissa J

1880

1956

Wife of Charles SLINKER, Sr.

9578

2A

2

Slinker

Paul David “Dave”

27 Feb 1948

8 Dec 2003

SP4, US Army, Vietnam.

10426

10427

2D

9

Slinker

Thera

15 Nov 1887

14 Jun 1974

Husband of Emmie SLINKER.

9645

2A

3

Sloan

Donald W

4 Mar 1949

--

Son of Walter & Flora SLOAN.

Brother of Joyce A SLOAN.

“Daughter:  Kelby R”

10417

2D

9

Sloan

Edward “Paul”

25 May 1922

6 Oct 2004

Pfc., Combat Medic, 25th Cal., 4th Armd. Div.,  3rd US Army, WW II.

9425

9426

1F

4

Sloan

Flora E

17 Mar 1918

6 Oct 2008

Wife of Walter SLOAN.

10415

2D

9

Sloan

Galen

29 Oct 1883

15 Jul 1944

Husband of Mony Ellen (MILLER) SLOAN.  Married 30 Apr 1919.  Son of Richard A & Etta C (SMITH) SLOAN.


Indiana, Stable Sgt., 152nd Inf., 58th Div.

1491

1492


1F

4

Sloan

John L

21 Mar 1910

5 Jan 1974

Husband of Mary M SLOAN.


Indiana, Pvt., US Army.

9822

2A

6

Sloan

Joyce A

28 May 1944

--

Daughter of Walter & Flora SLOAN.

Sister of Donald W SLOAN.

10417

2D

9

Sloan

Mary M

20 May 1928

23 Dec 2016

nee STEVENS.  Wife of John J SLOAN. 

Daughter of Edward Alfred & Ora Ann (HOWELL) STEVENS. 

(Click here to view obituary.)

1664

2A

6

Sloan

Mony Ellen

11 Jan 1896

28 Jul 1965

nee MILLER.  Wife of Galen SLOAN. 


Married 30 Apr 1919. 


Daughter of Jasper Walter & Hannah (STILLWELL) MILLER.

1491

1F

4

Sloan

Pauline M

21 Aug 1920

14 Mar 2008

Wife of Todd SLOAN.

“Our Children:  Brenda, Linda, Teresa”

9423

1F

4

Sloan

Todd

15 Apr 1929

5 Apr 1980

Husband of Pauline M SLOAN.

“Our Children:  Brenda, Linda, Teresa”


Cpl., US Army.

9423

9424

1F

4

Sloan

Walter

14 Mar 1921

22 Dec 1987

Husband of Flora E SLOAN.

Sgt., US Army, WW II.

10415

10416

2D

9

Smith

Absolem E

1871

1960

Husband of Lorena M SMITH.

9218

1E

6

Smith

Annilee

28 Jun 1942

22 Dec 2009

Wife of Robert E SMITH.  Married 2 Jul 1960.

“Our Children:  Cathy, Shelly, Kristy”

11043

11044

2D

17

Smith

Anthony Brian

10 Feb 1946

--

“Dad – Son – Brother”

10288

2D

3

Smith

Arthur H

8 Jul 1885

9 Aug 1888

--

7843

1C

11

Smith

Bessie W

20 Apr 1894

9 Mar 1946

Wife of Oscar M SMITH.

“Mother”

9291

1E

7

Smith

Betty Dorsey

22 Dec 1918

17 Jan 2017

nee DORSEY.  Wife of Zeke Richard SMITH. 


Married 20 Jun 1943. 


Daughter of Frank E & Mary E (SEARS) DORSEY.


Our Children: Cynthia Sue, Oct 10, 1947; Scott Dorsey, Oct 21, 1950; Madalyn Gay, Oct 29, 1952; Craig Randall, Nov 12, 1954. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1572

1573

2D

Smith

Beulah J

29 Mar 1926

25 Aug 2012

nee STORMONT.  Wife of Ralph E "Gene" SMITH. 


Daughter of Arthur & Oma Kate (BOSWELL) STORMONT. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1292

2E

16

Smith

Catherine "Joyce"

8 Sep 1930

22 May 2017

nee WRIGHT.  Wife of Bob SMITH. 


Daughter of Charles E & Ruth (HART) WRIGHT.


(Click here to view obituary.)

Photo not yet available.

?

?

Smith

Charles D, Sr.

21 Jul 1921

8 Feb 1979

Husband of Pamela P SMITH.


S Sgt., US Air Force, WW II.

9745

9746

2A

5

Smith

Charles Lynn, Jr.

28 Jun 1913

11 Jan 1992

Husband of Geneva (BLACK) SMITH.

S Sgt., US Army, WW II.

9855

9856

2A

7

Smith

Charles, Jr.

3 Oct 1950

20 Feb 1991

“Dad – Son – Brother”

10289

2D

3

Smith

Cynthia Jane

4 Dec 1957

19 Oct 1977

--

10099

2B

6

Smith

Eeithel M

13 Jun 1906

25 Nov 1972

--

9662

2A

3

Smith

Elsie Olive

13 Aug 1894

11 Feb 1995

nee SPORE.  Wife of Grover C WOODS, 1st; and Earl R SMITH, 2nd. 


Daughter of Andrew J "Jack" & Alice (FRAVEL) SPORE.


(Note:  See also -- WOODS, Elsie Olive.)


(Click here to view obituary.)



(Click here to read an early autobiography and an article regarding her 100th birthday.)

9057

1E

2

Smith

Fred J

28 Sep 1933

1 Apr 1995

Husband of Wanda L SMITH.

US Navy.


9954

2A

8

Smith

Geneva

19 Dec 1908

29 Jun 1983

nee BLACK.  Wife of Charles Lynn SMITH, Jr.

9855

2A

7

Smith

George W

25 Mar 1929

14 Feb 1995

Husband of Shirley A SMITH.  Married 30 Nov 1979.

11140

11141

2D

23

Smith

Gilbert Lee

5 Oct 1927

25 Jun 2009

Husband of Royce Ann (HODGE) SMITH.  Married 10 Nov 1956.


“Dad”


“Our Children:  David Lee, Timothy Lee, Tamara Ann, Jennifer, Jane Ann”


TSgt., US Air Force, WW II, Korea, Vietnam.

USAF Retired.

1259

11158

11157

2E

1

Smith

Grace V

22 Oct 1905

21 Mar 1975

Wife of Willie C SMITH. 


Married:  2 Apr 1927.

9815

4069

2A

6

Smith

Harry James

6 Oct 1949

12 Aug 1971

Husband of Theresia C SMITH.

Indiana, AO 2, US Navy, Vietnam.

9743

9744

2A

5

Smith

Harry R

23 Jul 1892

12 Oct 1964

Husband of Lora H SMITH.

8957

1D

11

Smith

Hattie

21 Jun 1873

23 Mar 1964

--

8723

1D

1

Smith

Helen Hunt

13 Aug 1908

6 Jun 1931

nee HUNT.  Wife of Roy SMITH. 


Daughter of John B "Johnnie" & Sarah Rosetta (ELSFELDER) HUNT.


(Click here to view obituary.)

9279

1E

7

Smith

John W

3 Feb 1880

25 Sep 1974

Husband of Nellie E SMITH.

9660

2A

3

Smith

Joseph

1863

1940

--

8724

1D

1

Smith

Joseph Nelson

22 May 1914

19 Apr 1995

S Sgt., US Army, WW II.

9216

1E

6

Smith

Juanita V

28 Feb 1919

11 Jan 2003

Wife of William Francis SMITH.  Married 15 Dec 1940.

9824

2A

6

Smith

L A

8 Jul 1881

8 May 1882

Daughter of P S & M E SMITH.

7842

1C

11

Smith

Lora H

26 Mar 1900

23 Aug 1987

Wife of Harry R SMITH.

8957

1D

11

Smith

Lorena M

1878

1967

Wife of Absolem E SMITH

9218

1E

6

Smith

Margaret Coleman

1863

1938

nee COLEMAN.  Wife of Willis A SMITH.  Married 22 Nov 1881.  Daughter of Dulmus L & Eliza COLEMAN.

(Buried next to Henry Elmer COLEMAN.)

7670

1C

3

Smith

Margaret J

11 Apr 1939

--

Wife of Marion E SMITH.

10261

2D

2

Smith

Margaretta E

1849

1936

--

8359

1B

11

Smith

Marion E

20 Aug 1924

4 May 1988

Husband of Margaret J SMITH.

Sgt., US Air Force, Korea.

10261

10262

2D

2

Smith

Martha A

1866

1940

Wife of Willis C SMITH.

“Mother”

9255

1E

6

Smith

Nellie E

28 Feb 1887

15 Jun 1970

Wife of John W SMITH.

9660

2A

3

Smith

Nellie F

1885

1949

nee HOPKINS.  Wife of William L SMITH. 


Daughter of Esek & Mary C (KENDLE) HOPKINS.

8743

1D

2

Smith

Oscar M

31 May 1886

6 May 1956

Husband of Bessie W SMITH.

“Father”

9291

1E

7

Smith

Pamela P

21 Mar 1927

22 Sep 2012

nee TAYLOR.  Wife of Charles Daniel SMITH, Sr., 1st; and BYRNS, 2nd. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

9745

2A

5

Smith

Patricia Ann

21 Mar 1935

5 May 2017

nee WALKER..  Wife of Carl Thomas SMITH. 


Daughter of Alonzo DeWEESE & Lena Mae (STEVENS) WALKER.


(Click here to view obituary.)

Photo not yet available.

?

?

Smith

Peter David Alan “Pete”

31 Jan 1956

24 Oct 1976

“Son-Brother”

Pvt., US Army, Vietnam.

9747

9748

2A

5

Smith

Ralph E "Gene"

7 Jan 1923

4 May 2013

Husband of Beulah J (STORMONT) SMITH.  Son of Charles Vener & Mae (SWAIN) SMITH.


(Click here to view obituary.)

1292

 

2E

16

Smith

Robert E

9 Apr 1940

20 Dec 1996

Husband of Annilee SMITH.  Married 2 Jul 1960.

“Our Children:  Cathy, Shelly, Kristy” 

US Air Force.


11043

11044

2D

17

Smith

Roy

8 Feb 1896

28 Aug 1976

Husband of Helen Irene (HUNT) SMITH. 


Son of William & Laura (BELCHER) SMITH.


“Father”

9668

2A

4

Smith

Royce Ann

9 Apr 1936

27 Sep 2013

nee HODGE.  Wife of Gilbert Lee SMITH.  Married 10 Nov 1956.


Daughter of Howard HODGE & Flossie (GIBSON) HODGE SANDERS.


“Mom”


“Our Children:  David Lee, Timothy Lee, Tamara Ann, Jennifer, Jane Ann” 


A2C, US Air Force, Korea.



(Click here to view obituary.)


1259

11158

1260


2E

1

Smith

Russell M

24 May 1923

10 Oct 1943

Son of Oscar M & Bessie W SMITH.

9290

1E

7

Smith

Shirley A

28 Sep 1939

--

Wife of George W SMITH.  Married 30 Nov 1979.

11140

2D

23

Smith

Theresia C

1950

--

Wife of Harry James SMITH.

9743

2A

5

Smith

Thomas

24 Feb 1880

5 Jul 1880

Son of P S & M E SMITH.

7842

1C

11

Smith

Tommie L

8 Mar 1923

8 Oct 2013

Daughter of Phillip C & Elina (YANCY) SMITH. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1301

2F

1

Smith

Velma P Davis

29 May 1928

28 Sep 2005

“Mother”


“My Children:  Linda, Joe, Jim”

10151

10152

2C

2

Smith

William Francis

12 Aug 1913

20 Feb 1976

Husband of Juanita V SMITH.  Married 15 Dec 1940.

MM 2, US Navy, WW II.

9824

9825

2A

6

Smith

Willie C

11 Feb 1907

17 Nov 1989

Husband of Grace V SMITH. 


Married:  2 Apr 1927.

9815

4069

2A

6

Smith

Willis C

4 Aug 1861

28 Oct 1950

Husband of Martha A SMITH.

9256

1E

6

Smith

Zeke Richard

2 Nov 1919

22 Feb 2010

Husband of Betty (DORSEY) SMITH.  Married 20 Jun 1943.  Son of Ralph Hewitt & Lena (MARTIN) SMITH. 


Our Children: Cynthia Sue, Oct 10, 1947; Scott Dorsey, Oct 21, 1950; Madalyn Gay, Oct 29, 1952; Craig Randall, Nov 12, 1954.


(Click here to view obituary.)

1572

1573

2D

19

Smoot

Marvin W

1927

--

Husband of Sandra L SMOOT.

9214

1E

6

Smoot

Sandra L

1940

1981

Wife of Marvin W SMOOT.

9214

1E

6

Snodgrass

Braelynn Renee

19 Feb 2014

19 Feb 2014

Infant daughter of Branden & Ketina (MAIER) SNODGRASS. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1304

2F

2

Snyder

Bernice McKee

18 Jan 1912

4 Jan 1996

nee McKEE.  Wife of Herman Lewis SNYDER.

10138

2C

1

Snyder

Herman Lewis

20 Dec 1910

28 May 1981

Husband of Bernice (McKEE) SNYDER.  


Son of Lewis & Magedlena Marie (TROEGER) SNYDER.

10138

2C

1

Snyder

Michel Todd

18 Oct 1989

18 Oct 1989

--

10153

2C

2

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.