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Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.

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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  12 Apr 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

Taylor

Mildred Myrick “Burr”

29 Jun 1908

8 Dec 1992

“In loving memory”

2581

2

16

Taylor

Shirley C

12 Mar 1922

--

Wife of William C TAYLOR.   

1853

4

1

Taylor

W Nicholas

29 Jan 1949

26 Dec 1992

--         

1852

4

1

Taylor 

William W

23 Nov 1916

27 May 1988

Husband of Shirley C TAYLOR. 

1853

4

1

Terry

Maxine May

31 Jul 1928

1 Feb 2007

Wife of Roy Wesley TERRY.   Married 2 Jun 1946.

1869

4

3

Terry

Paul Aaron

19 Jul 1948

11 Dec 1999

SP4 US Army, Vietnam.

1868

4

3

Terry

Roy Wesley

17 May 1921

18 May 2005

Husband of Maxine May TERRY. Married 2 Jun 1946.

1869

4

3

Thomas

Charles Dewayne

11 Aug 1937

22 Oct 2012

Husband of Delores (NETTLETON) THOMAS, 1st; and Willa (YOUNG) THOMAS, 2nd.  Son of Howard H & Etta Marie (HURST) THOMAS.


"Grandpa"


(Click here to view obituary.)

4150

4

1

Thomas

Etta Marie

4 Nov 1902

21 Mar 1982

nee HURST.  Wife of Howard H THOMAS.

1874

4

3

Thomas

Grace P

5 Jan 1945

--

Wife of Jimmie H THOMAS.  Married 28 May 1971.

0126

4

6

Thomas

Howard H

20 May 1899

--

Husband of Etta Mare (HURST) THOMAS.

1874

4

3

Thomas

Jimmie H

22 Apr 1939

26 Dec 2014

Husband of Grace P THOMAS.

Married 28 May 1971. 

Son of William THOMAS & Mable (BELCHER) THOMAS HALL.

0126

4

6

Thomas

Stephen T

10 Mar 1972

--

Son of Jimmie H & Grace P THOMAS.

3606

4

6

Thomas

Willa G

1940

1992

nee THOMAS.  Second wife of Charles Dewayne THOMAS.


"Grandma"

4150

4

3

Thompson

Caleb

abt 1844

9 May 1921

Son of John R & Susan (MAYHALL) THOMPSON. 

Buried here:  12 May 1921.

Note Informatoin from Death Certificate.

No headstone found or identified.

1

?

Thompson

Darla June Hartley

18 Aug 1946

26 Jul 1988

nee HARTLEY.  Daughter of Haskel E & Hazel C HARTLEY.

1890

4

4

Thompson

Fannie F

--

12 Sep 1864

Daughter of James & Louisa V THOMPSON.  Aged 1 Yr 3 Ms. 9 Ds.

4517

1

18

Thompson

Frank M

1866

1939

Husband of Mary N THOMPSON.

2054

1

10

Thompson

Greenup

8 Aug 1840

6 Jun 1842

Son of John Robert & Susan (Mayhall) THOMPSON.

4501

1

15

Thompson

Hazel L

10 Jun 1945

--

RICE.  Wife of Riley THOMPSON.  Married 2 Sep 1961.  “Mother”

2056

1

10

Thompson

Henery C

19 Jan 1890

23 Jan 1897

Son of Franklin M "Frank" & Mary Nettie (CARTER) THOMPSON.

4454

1

10

Thompson

Hillis Henry “Hank”

27 Apr 1930

23 Jul 1994

Son of Oswald Lett & Retha (EVANS) THOMPSON.

2055

1

10

Thompson

Jackson

1831

11 Apr 1859

28 yrs.

No readable headstone found.

 

 

Thompson

James

1 Jul 1834

24 Sep 1907

Husband of Louisa V THOMPSON.  Son of John Riley & Susan (MAYHALL) THOMPSON.

2178

1

18

Thompson

John Robert

2 Dec 1809

17 Jun 1866

Husband of Susanna "Susan" (MAYHALL THOMPSON, 1st, married 2 Jan 1834; and Margaret (GREGORY) ROSE MUNDEN THOMPSON, 2nd, married 26 May 1853.  Son of Robert and Margaret (GRAY) THOMPSON.

2138

1

16

Thompson

John R

--

11 Apr 1870

Son of Robert D & L THOMPSON.  Aged 4 ms & 24 ds.

2142

1

16

Thompson

John W

--

5 Oct 1865

18 yrs. 10 mos. 27 dys.

2288

1

18

Thompson

Louisa V

12 Apr 1844

19 Jul 1871

Wife of James THOMPSON.

4519

1

18

Thompson

Margaret

15 Dec 1828

29 Oct 1916

nee GREGORY.  Wife of Francis M ROSE, 1st, married 3 Feb 1846; Elijah MUNDEN, 2nd, married 20 Jan 1849; and John Robert THOMPSON, 3rd, married 26 May 1853.  Daughter of Charles & Katherine (KUYKENDALL) GREGORY.

2138

1

16

Thompson

Mary E

1858

1934

nee DWYER.  Wife of Riley D THOMPSON.

2171

1

18

Thompson

Mary Nettie

1868

1945

Wife of Frank M THOMPSON.

2054

1

10

Thompson

Oswald Lett

25 May 1889

Jun 1937

Husband of Mattie GRUBB, 1st, married 3 Dec 1909, and Reatha Alice (EVANS) THOMPSON,, married abt. 1924.  Son of Franklin "Frank" M & Nettie (CARTER) THOMPSON.

2057

1

10

Thompson

Reatha Alice

1907

1990

nee EVANS.  Wife of Oswald THOMPSON.  Daughter  of Richard & Olive EVANS.

2057

1

10

Thompson

Richard

29 Dec 1851

17 Oct 1852

Son of John Robert & Susanna "Susan" (MAYHALL) THOMPSON.

No readable headstone found.

 

 

Thompson

Riley

19 Feb 1934

26 Apr 2004

Husband of Hazel L (RICE) THOMPSON.  Married 2 Sep 1961.


“Father”

2056

1

10

Thompson

Riley D

26 Nov 1858

24 Apr 1913

Husband of Mary E (DWYER) THOMPSON.  Son of  John Robert &  Margaret  (GREGORY) ROSE MUNDEN  THOMPSON.

2171

1

18

Thompson

Robert D

15 Sep 1836

11 Dec 1876

Husband of Lydia (CUNNINGHAM) THOMPSON WILLIAMS.  Married 18 Feb 1869.  Son of John Robert & Susanna "Susan"  (MAYHALL) THOMPSON.
Aged 40 yrs. 2 ds.

2141

1

16

Thompson

Robert D

12 Nov 1876

17 Oct 1879

Son of Robert D & Lydia (CUNNINGHAM) THOMPSON.

2142

1

16

Thompson

Susanna "Susan"

16 Sep 1811

21 Jan 1852

nee MAYHALL.  Wife of John Robert THOMPSON.  Married 2 Jan 1834.

4502

1

15

Thompson

Susanna

12 Apr 1854

23 Jun 1879

Daughter of John Robert & Margret (GREGORY) ROSE MUNDEN THOMPSON.

4520

1

18

Thompson

Thomas A Hendricks

31 Aug 1871

27 Nov 1895

Husband of Sarah J (COURSEY) THOMPSON.  Married 15 Aug 1894.  Son of Robert D & Lydia (CUNNINGHAM) THOMPSON.

Age 24 Y 2 M 27 D

2284

1

16

Townsend

Arthur Dean

5 Dec 1880

--

Husband of Cora I (WILSON) TOWNSEND.  Married 6 Jan 1909.  Son of Malankthon W & Ella Belle (TRIPPET) TOWNSEND.

2487

2

7

Townsend

Ella Belle

15 Feb 1853

4 May 1906

nee TRIPPET.  Wife of Malankthon  W TOWNSEND.  Daughter of Caleb & Mary M (FENTRISS) TRIPPET.

2486

2

7

Townsend

Emma Elizabeth

4 Dec 1888

6 Oct 1965

nee JONES.  Wife of William Trippet TOWNSEND.  Daughter of George W & Catherine "Katie" (WOLFE) JONES.

2474

2

6

Townsend

Joseph E

28 Jun 1911

23 Jun 1914

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

2458

2

5

Townsend

Kathrine E

4 Sep 1924

29 Apr 1933

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

2459

2

5

Townsend

Malankthon W

24 Aug 1856

--

Husband of Ella Belle (TRIPPET) TOWNSEND.

2486

2

7

Townsend

Milton Edward

5 Aug 1923

19 Jun 1936

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

2476

2

6

Townsend

Paul Maurice

12 Nov 1921

19 Jun 1936

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

2475

2

6

Townsend

Prentice Arthur

24 Oct 1919

31 Oct 1977

Husband of EllenD THOMPSON.  Son of William Trippet & Emma Elizabeth (JONES) TOWNSEND.


TEC5 US Army, WW II

2457

2

5

Townsend

Vitia Muriel

25 Dec 1887

3 Jul 1889

Daughter of Malankthon W & Ella Belle (TRIPPET) TOWNSEND.

2486

2

7

Townsend

William Trippet

24 Jan 1886

21 Apr 1966

Husband of Emma Elizabeth (JONES) TOWNSEND.  Son of Malankthon W & Ella Belle (TRIPPET) TOWNSEND.

2474

2

6

Trippet

?

--

--

Face of stone weathered away.

2115

1

15

Trippet

Jane

4 Jun 1817

21 Mar 1840

nee PHILLIPS.  “Consort of Caleb TRIPPET.”  23 yrs.  Married 26 Mar 1839.  [Note:  He married , 2nd , Mary FENTRISS, 25 Jun 1846.]

4499

1

15

Tuley

Hank Dylan Macaulay Austin

11 Feb 1997

22 May 2016

Son of Lisa M (HILL) HARTLEY. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

3575

2

8

Turpen

Asa

7 Nov 1846

20 Oct 1898

--

4471

1

10

Turpen

Laura A

13 Jul 1878

8 Jul 1881

--

4466

1

10

Turpen

Minervia L

7 Feb 1861

8 Jul 1886

--

4467

1

10

Turpin

?ossie ?

--

--

Small broken stone

4475

1

14

Turpin

Ada E

24 Jun 1910

3 Feb 1990

Wife of George R TURPIN. C

1902

4

5

Turpin

Albert R

6 Sep 1912

28 Aug 1990

Husband of Lydia M TURPIN.

2582

2

16

Turpin

Alonza

1872

1940

Husband of Rosa E TURPIN.

2626

2

20

Turpin

Amber N

2 Apr 1979

11 jan 1988

--

1917

4

6

Turpin

Bartlett Arthur "Dick"

18 Aug 1914

11 Feb 2008

Husband of Freida (KOLB) TURPIN. 


Son of Bartlett & Marie (HITCH) TURPIN.

1875

4

3

Turpin

Bartlett J

25 Dec 1887

21 Apr 1968

Husband of Marie TURPIN.

2649

2

22

Turpin

Benjamin Franklin "Frank"

8 Apr 1840

7 Jun 1929

Husband of Jane (MOORE) TURPIN. 

Married 2 Sep 1868.

Member of the Grand Army of the Republic.  Pvt., Co. F 33rd Reg. Indiana Vol. Infantry. May 1861 - Aug 1865.

(Click here to read a short biography.)

2611

Photo courtesy of Dewayne Cargill.


2

19

Turpin

Caleb?

1855

1913

--

2550

2

14

Turpin

Calvin

6 Mar 1837

19 Apr 1904

Husband of Malinda M TURPIN.

2508

2

9

Turpin

Calvin S

24 Aug 1867

--

Husband of Mary F Turpin.

On back of stone.  Albertta R, 2 Feb 1903 – 17 Feb 1904; Ellis S, 29 Jan 1902 - __; Willie A J, 17 Mar 1904 - __; Malinda D, 19 Jan 1886 - __; Clarence S., 8 Dec 1898 - __; Jasper V, 20 Jun 1900; Mary J., 18 Jan 1905 - __; Martha J, 18 Jan 1905 - __

2547

2

14

Turpin

Caroline

18 Apr 1826

26 Mar 1878

Aged ??

2109

1

15

Turpin

Charles Lewis

10 Oct 1940

10 Oct 1940

Infant son of B Arthur "Dick" & Freida (KOLB) TURPIN.  (Small stone  to  left of parents.)

1875

4

3

Turpin

Ethel

19 Nov 1892

23 Dec 1943

Wife of Fred M TURPIN.

2572

2

15

Turpin

Eva Lois

23 Nov 1915

15 Jul 1983

Wife of Joseph H TURPIN.  Married 2 May 1936

2010

3

20

Turpin

Fred M

18 May 1891

2 Jun 1969

Husband of Ethel TURPIN.

2572

2

15

Turpin

Freida Kolb

24 Dec 1915

--

nee KOLB. Wife of B Arthur "Dick" TURPIN. 

1875

4

3

Turpin

George D

--

27 Dec 1883

Son of John H & Levina J TURPIN.  Aged 10 Days.

4504

1

15

Turpin

George R

14 Sep 1906

26 Sep 1980

Husband of Ada E TURPIN.  Married 23 Dec 1972.

1902

4

5

Turpin

H

?? Jan ??

8 Feb 18??

Son of James W & Nancy O Turpin.  Dates unreadable.

4474

1

14

Turpin

James

1852

1942

Husband of Nancy O TURPIN.

2091

1

14

Turpin

James E

23 Jul 1882

18 Oct 1958

Indiana, SFC 474 Aero Sq, WW I.

2551

2

14

Turpin

Jane

3 Sep 1843

10 Apr 1921

nee MOORE. Wife of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" TRUPIN.  Married 2 Sep 1868.

2611

2

19

Turpin

Jefferson

27 Nov 1813

7 Jan 1904

--

4503

1

15

Turpin

Jennifer J

4 Apr 1961

4 Apr 1961

Daughter of Tom & Glenda TURPIN.

2006

3

19

Turpin

John H

1861

1928

Husband of Levina J TURPIN.

2104

1

15

Turpin

Joseph H

14 Sep 1908

16 Apr 1996

Husband of Eva Lois TURPIN.  Married 2 may 1936.

2010

3

20

Turpin

Levina J

1866

1939

Wife of John H TURPIN.

2104

1

15

Turpin

Lydia M

31 May 1922

6 Oct 2000

Wife of Albert R TURPIN.

2582

2

16

Turpin

Malinda M

23 Mar 1858

18 Nov 1938

Wife of Calvin TURPIN.

2508

2

9

Turpin

Marie

13 Jun 1890

30 Jun 1981

Wife of Bartlett J TURPIN.

2649

2

22

Turpin

Mary Ann

1971

1976

--

1918

4

6

Turpin

Mary F

18 Jun 1868

24 May 1905

Wife of Calvin S TURPIN.

2547

2

14

Turpin

Mary Levon

9 Dec 1938

21 Nov 1981

--

1901

4

5

Turpin

Mary R

3 Apr 1869

31 May 1939

--

2546

2

14

Turpin

Nancy O

1862

1931

Wife of James TURPIN.

2091

1

14

Turpin

Nora

1900

1947

--

2633

2

20

Turpin

Patrick

3 Mar 1870

15 Apr 1904

--

2612

2

19

Turpin

Rachel L

?? Feb 1831

?? Apr 1858

Aged 27 yrs 2 ms

4511

1

16

Turpin

Riley D

1854

1924

--

2549

2

14

Turpin

Rosa E

1873

1942

Wife of Alonza TURPIN

2626

2

20

Turpin

Roy

1904

1947

--

2634

2

20


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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