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Decker Cemetery

also known as Decker Chapel 

White River Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:38.4128 N Latitude; -87.5370 W Longitude
Congressional Location:SURVEYS 6 & 7; TOWNSHIP 1S; RANGE 10W
Common Directions:2-1/2 miles east of Patoka. Located on the west side of County Road 175E, about 1/2 mile north of the intersection with County Road 350N and 1/4 mile south of the intesection with 410N.
Last updated   18 Nov 2017

The following list is an attempt to show all known graves, using several different sources. There may be other graves which are unknown due to missing, unreadable, destroyed or broken markers.  
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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions and Notes.

Image #                  Image

Section

Row

Cain

Audrey Pearl

17 Jun 1919

29 Oct 2011

Daughter of Walter P & Myrtle G CAIN.


Sister of Bonnie June CAIN.

4154

4

7

Cain

Bonnie June

17 Jun 1919

10 Jun 1933

Daughter of Walter P & Myrtle G CAIN.

Sister of Audrey Pearl CAIN.

4154

4

7

Cain

Myrtle G

3 Aug 1895

26 Oct 1970

Wife of Walter P CAIN.

1933

4

7

Cain

Walter P

30 Jan 1892

10 Jan 1968

Husband of Myrtle G CAIN.

1933

4

7

Capehart

Denise M

15 May 1960

--

Wife of Larry Lee CAPEHART.

1861

4

2

Capehart

George E "Jack"

8 Jul 1921

7 Jan 1991

Husband of Lillie L (HART) CAPEHART.

Pfc US Army, Purple Heart.

2420

2

2

Capehart

Larry Lee

13 May 1951

30 Oct 2007

Husband of Denise M CAPEHART.  Son of George "Jack" & Lillie L (HART) CAPEHART.

Veteran.


(Click here to view obituary.)

1861

4

2

Capehart

Lillie L

2 Sep 1923

17 Jul 2008

Wife of George E CAPEHART.  Daughter of Joseph & Artie (MITCHELL) HART. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

2420

2

2

Carithers

Irene

1909

1985

Wife of Lawrence CARITHERS.

2643

2

22

Carithers

Lawrence

19 May 1900

6 Feb 1986

Husband of Irene CARITHERS.

Pfc US Army, WW I

2643

2

22

Carter

Edith E

15 Feb 1890

1 May 1890

Daughter of David H & Isabella (HARGROVE) CARTER. 

4462

1

10

Carter

George H

25 Sep 1881

18 Apr 1882

Son of Henry & Permilla O CARTER.

4452

1

9

Carter

Henry

7 Apr 1824

9 Feb 1895

Husband of Permilla (BUCKLES) CARTER.

Aged 70 Ys 10 Ms 2 Ds. 

Civil War.

4453

1

10

Carter

Isabella

23 May 1863

13 Mar 1890

nee HARGROVE.  Wife of David H CARTER.

4459

1

10

Carter

Permilla

30 Mar 1830

9 Jan 1907

nee BUCKLES. Wife of Henry CARTER.

4455

1

10

Carter

William H

15 Feb 1880

26 Aug 1881

Son of  David H & Isabella (HARGROVE) CARTER.    Aged 8 ms 21 Ds.

4462

1

10

Carter

William N

--

27 Aug 1884

Son of David H & Isabella (HARGROVE) CARTER.  Aged 8 ms 26 ds.

4464

1

10

Chamberlain

Patricia L

19 Dec 1946

--

Wife of Terry K CHAMBERLAIN.  Married 24 Apr 1966.  Parents of Darryl & John.

2484

2

6

Chamberlain

Terry K

21 Jan 1942

17 Jun 1990

Husband of Patricia L CHAMBERLAIN.  Married 24 Apr 1966.  Parents of Darryl & John.

Sgt US Air Force, Vietnam.

2484

2

6

Churchman

Charles M

26 Mar 1907

6 Jul 1968

--

1928

4

7

Churchman

Damon W

23 Oct 1912

28 Jul 1969

Husband of Elsie M CHURCHMAN.

1926

4

7

Churchman

Elsie M

2 Mar 1912

13 Jan 1994

Wife of Damon W CHURCHMAN.

1926

4

7

Clem

Ellen Marie

19 Sep 1926

20 Sep 1926

Daughter of Ralph & Ruth CLEM.  “Baby”

2526

2

12

Clem

Ralph

25 Feb 1899

11 Oct 1988

Husband of Ruth CLEM.  “Dad”

2526

2

12

Clem

Ruth

10 Jul 1900

15 Jun 1978

Wife of Ralph CLEM.  “Mom”

2526

2

12

Clements

Donnie Ray

17 Jun 1974

17 Jun 1974

“Infant son of Cora GRANTHAM.”

2456

2

5

Cobb

Lelah Harris

27 Aug 1904

21 Jan 1982

--

2011

3

20

Collins

Dora Fay

19 Feb 1911

17 Jan 2001

Wife of Fred COLLINS.  Married 19 Jul 1930

2661

2

24

Collins

Fred

9 Sep 1901

12 Sep 1982

Husband of Dora Fay COLLINS.  Married 19 Jul 1930

2661

2

24

Conner

Norman Walker

13 Nov 1929

22 Jan 2014

Second husband of Virginia Florence (TOWNSEND) McKINNEY CONNER. 


Son of Walker & Agnes (GENTRY) CONNER.


(Click here to view obituary.)

1693

3

1

Conner

Virginia Florence

27 Sep 1929

8 Feb 2009

nee TOWNSEND.  Wife of Charles G McKINNEY,  1st, married 20 Jan 1947; and Norman Walker CONNER, 2nd married May 1971.


Daughter of William Trippet & Emma Elizabeth (JONES) TOWNSEND.

(Click here to view obituary.)

1693

3

1

Cook

Cathleen M

21 Mar 1959

24 Mar 1983

"Daughter"

1914

4

6

Cook

Joy M

23 Feb 1939

--

Wife of Virgil L COOK.

1915

4

6

Cook

Virgil L

17 Feb 1933

16 Jul 2004

Husband of Joy M COOK.


A2C
US Air Force, Korea

1915

2237

4

6

Cooper

Irene

13 Mar 1912

18 Oct 1999

nee KEITH.  Wife of John COOPER, Jr.  Daughter of William & Bertha (STOTT) KEITH.

2555

2

14

Cooper

Jean K

2 Feb 1925

16 Oct 2017

nee MILLER.  Wife of Roy J COOPER. 

Daughter of Rosland & Ella Mae (HOKE) MILLER. 

(Click here to view obituary.)

1860

4

2

Cooper

John, Jr.

24 Dec 1920

16 Sep 1991

Husband of Irene (KEITH) COOPER.  Son of John T & Alice COOPER.  US Army Air Force, WW II.


2555

2

14

Cooper

Roy J

23 Apr 1926

9 Jul 1999

Husband of Jean K (MILLER) COOPER.

Pvt US Army, WW II.

1860

4

2

Cravens-Hensley

Ollitisia Julianna Holman

6 Jan 1832

19 Aug 1912

“Mother of Malinda TURPIN.”

2507

2

9

Crawford

Dorcas Anne

18 Mar 1932

3 Feb 2006

nee McKENZIE.  Wife of Hubert O CRAWFORD.  Daughter of Ray & Oleva (DOSSETT) McKENZIE. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1996

3

15

Crawford

Hubert O

12 Sep 1922

12 Sep 2002

Husband of Dorcas Anne (McKENZIE) CRAWFORD.  

1996

3

15

Cunningham

Gustavus

1874

1951

Husband of Nancy CUNNINGHAM.  Son of Waitman Trippett & Elizabeth (SULLIVAN) CUNNINGHAM.

2527

2

12

Cunningham

Nancy

1873

1945

2nd Wife of Gustavus CUNNINGHAM.

2527

2

12

Curry

Lorenzo Turner

5 Jul 1847

21 Apr 1922

Husband of Emma (GROW) CURRY, 1st, married 22 Sep 1872 in Daviess County, Indiana; and Mary Jane (FREDERICK) CURRY, 2nd, married 22 Nov 1877 in Gibson County, Indiana.  Son of Richard/Robert & Rebecca (MYRICK) CURRY. 


(Note:  Information from Gibson County Death Certificate Record reports he was buried in "Decker" cemetery. Needs verification from cemetery records--may have been the Decker cemetery in Washington Twp. Death certificate courtesy of Barbara (Curry) Lowe.)

No headstone found or identified.

 

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Curtis

Elsie Fay

6 Sep 1910

11 Jun 1998

nee KEITH.  Daughter of William & Bertha (STOTT) KEITH.

2538

2

13

Daly

William J

25 May 1916

15 May 1974

LTC US Army

1882

4

4

Daly

Wreath F

22 Jan 1911

10 Oct 1990

Capt, US Army, WW II

1882

4

4

Davis

Infant

26 Sep 1926

27 Sep 1926

Infant son of Ernie & Jessie DAVIS.

2640

2

21

Davis

Margaret Stone

17 Mar 1904

16 Dec 1984

"Mother"  Buried next to John H Stone.

1983

3

12

Dawson

Infant

28 Jan 1877

5 Feb 1877

Son of William L & Margaret C DAWSON.

2106

1

15

Dawson

Infant

9 Sep 1897

9 Sep 1897

Daughter of William L & Margaret C DAWSON.

2106

1

15

Dawson

Lisa D

14 Nov 1963

14 Nov 2016

nee BELT.  Wife of Gary DAWSON. 

Married:  14 Jun 1990.

Daughter of Rudy BELT & Sharon BELT HATFIELD. 

(Click here to view obituary.)

Photo not yet available.


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Decker

Allen

??

11 Jun 1875

Son of Daniel & Elizabeth DECKER.

4492

1

14

Decker

Clark

10 Oct 1862

15 Oct 1863

Son of Daniel & Elizabeth DECKER.

4493

1

14

Decker

Daniel

13 Feb 1800

2 Dec 1865

Husband of Elizabeth DECKER.

4490

1

14

Decker

Elizabeth

3 Jun 1823

25 Oct 1876

Wife of Daniel DECKER. (Broken stone; date of death from earlier transcription.)

2096

1

14

Decker

Infant

--

1864

Daughter of Clark DECKER.

No readable headstone found.

 

 

Decker

Infant

??

??

Child of Daniel & Elizabeth DECKER.

4494

1

14

Decker

Infant

21 Jul 1879

21 Jul 1879

Infant Daughter of Riley & Christina DECKER.  Born & Died 21 July 1879.

4546

1

19

Decker

John C

26 Apr 1841

10 Mar 18??

Husband of Samantha J (WHETSTINE) DECKER STEVENS. Married 26 Sep 1865


Pvt. Co. B, 65th Reg. Indiana Infantry.  Enlisted on 18 Aug 1862.  Mustered out on 22 Jun 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.


No readable headstone found.

 

 

Decker

Louisa

8 Oct 1844

1 Dec 1855

Daughter of Daniel & Elizabeth DECKER.  11 yrs.

2094

1

14

Decker

Mary

--

5 May 1866

nee HARVEY.  Married 1st to John PHILLIPS and 2nd to Abram DECKER.

Aged 80 Yrs.

When 1 yr of age she removed  from Ireland to the US with her parents Mr & Mrs Harvey.  Settled in South Carolina at which place she remained until married.  Then moved to Tenn.  Removed to Gibson Co, Ind in 1842.  She first married John Phillips Decd. Then married Abram Decker who died in 1849.”

2116

1

15

Decker

Riley

27 Apr 1824

(27 Apr 1834)

16 Dec 1886

Husband of Christina DECKER HAYS.

Aged 52 y. 7 m. 19 d.  (NOTE:  Birth date on stone does not match up with “Aged” information.  1880 census gives year of birth as 1834.)

4545

1

19

DeCoursey

Lois E

17 Mar 1911

22 Jul 1992

Wife of Ray E DeCOURSEY.

1911

4

5

DeCoursey

Ray E

17 Nov 1908

3 Apr 1981

Husband of Lois E DeCOURSEY.

1911

4

5

DeLong

Sherie J Pleiss

1 Mar 1953

17 Feb 1979

nee PLEISS.

1960

3

5

DeWeese

Mary E

12 Dec 1846

8 Apr 1891

Wife of William J DeWEESE.

4486

1

13

DeWeese

William J

29 May 1831

9 Dec 1901

Husband of Mary E DeWEESE.

Pvt. 8th Reg. Indiana Light Artillery Battery.  Enlisted on 24 Jan 1862.  Mustered out on 25 Jan 1865. (There also is a Military stone adjacent to this one.)

4485

1

13

Donaldson

Harold E

2 Sep 1927

8 Aug 1985

Husband of Sylvia R DONALDSON.  Married 23 Dec 1972.

1897

4

5

Donaldson

Sylvia R

20 May 1937

--

Wife of Harold E DONALDSON.  Married 23 Dec 1972.

1897

4

5

Douglas

Florence E

25 Oct 1913

2 Dec 1975

Wife of George E DOUGLAS.

1950

3

2

Douglas

George F

20 Mar 1897

15 Feb 1925

Husband of Florence E DOUGLAS.

1950

3

2

Duncan

Anna F

25 Sep 1876

27 Jun 1942

Wife of Sherman N DUNCAN.

2071

1

11

Duncan

Edna E

9 Mar 1898

1 Oct 1987

Wife of Roscoe C DUNCAN.

2068

1

11

Duncan

Eleanor A

Jun 1866

1924

Wife of John W DUNCAN.

2067

1

11

Duncan

John W

Nov 1862

1924

Husband of Eleanor A DUNCAN.

2067

1

11

Duncan

Roscoe C

28 Nov 1895

11 Jul 1975

Husband of Edna E DUNCAN.  Son of John W & Eleanor A DUNCAN.

2068

1

11

Duncan

Sherman N

23 Mar 1865

17 Apr 1934

Husband of Anna F DUNCAN.

2071

1

11

Dwyer

Kate

1855

1926

--

2173

1

18

Dwyer

William F

8 Jul 1868

1 Jan 1896

Son of P & E DWYER.

2172

1

18


Section definitions.  For reference, arbitrary sections were defined for this listing (see below, NOT to scale.) 
            Section 1:  Located on the southeast corner of the cemetery directly south of the
                                    access road.  Row numbers were assigned beginning
                                    on the northwest corner and ending at the fence at east edge
                                    along CR 175E.  Very difficult to determine exact row locations of old burials.
            Section 2:  Located inside the service road.  Rows did not always seem to run straight.    
                                    from north to south.  Row numbers were assigned beginning on the northwest
                                    corner along the service lane and end at fence along CR 175E.
            Section 3:  Located on the northeast corner of the cemtery, north of the service road.
                                    Row numbers were assigned beginning on the northwest corner, next to
                                    the tree line and end at the fence along CR175E.
            Section 4:  Located to the west of the other sections as defined by a dividing line following
                                    west access road along the top of the hill.  Row numbers were assigned beginning on
                                    the southwest corner along the tree line and end at the service road on
                                    east.
                                                               

                                                                                                                                     County Road 175E




North Section  3

     






Center Section 2


 
South Section 1



West Section 4

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