HASTINGS MASONIC CEMETERY

The Hastings Masonic Cemetery is a small Black cemetery located just west of Hastings, at the junction of SR 207 and the Hasting-Palatka Road. Though it lies in St. Johns County, it is so close to the Putnam County/St. Johns County line—being less than a third of a mile east of the line—that it is included here on this site for the convenience of the family researcher. Also some of the people interred here are related to folks buried in the Gethsemane Cemetery nearby.

It is in a relatively neglected condition, although a fence was erected along side of it during the four-laneing of SR 207 in 2002. This is still an active cemetery and is owned by the Sturwell Lodge #348. They may be contacted for more information at P. O. Box 810, Hastings, Florida 32145. The coordinates are: N 29°42.875 W 081° 31.094.

On Saturday, January 3, and Sunday January 4, 2004, I took the digital camera and did the photographic survey. This cemetery has so many unmarked gravesites, including vaults, depressions and mounds, that I gave up trying to photograph all of those. That, and the fact that the graves are close to each other, makes this a mowing nightmare. The only way to clean this cemetery, for the most part, is to utilize a fleet of weed-eaters.

It appears that as this cemetery is filling up; only single gravesites are being utilized, rather than family plots. Therefore, people buried next to each other may not necessarily be related to each other.  It also appears that the triangular shaped lot to the immediate west of the cemetery is up for sale.  Whether the Sturwell Lodge will seize the opportunity to expand the cemetery remains to be seen.

The original survey that this list was taken from was done in April 1991. With the inclusion of the photographs, it has been brought up to date as much as is reasonably possible. If there are notations of "MARKER" with no links to photographs on them, that means that the graves were marked in some fashion in 1991, but now are not.

Another set of pictures of the newer section of the cemetery was taken in June 2012. These are now added. Where a newer picture has been added to an already existing picture, it is easy to see that state of deterioration of the existing markers. 

The listings are kept updated, as much as possible, through the use of obituaries as found in the online editions of the Palatka Daily News, and the St. Augustine Record newspapers.

Mary E. Murphy-Hoffmann, Putnam County Archivist, Ret.

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LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

COMMENTS (sic)

VOCATION/TRADE

MARKER

?ERNANDEZ

?P?P?

 

1990/9?

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

ALEXANDER

WILLIE

1942

1985

BOYD TMP FH MKR

 

MARKER

ALEXANDER SR

WILLIE J

 

 

 

 

MARKER

BAKER

GUS

 

12/13/2006

PDN OBITUARY  AGE 79.  HAS BLACKFOOT INDIAN ANCESTRY.

FARM LABORER

MARKER

BAKER

MARTHIA

1956

1968

 

 

MARKER

BALDWIN

PATTIE S.

 

 

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

BASSA

JAMES N.

1906

1960

HUSBAND

 

MARKER

BLUE

BETTY SUE

1936

1938

 

 

MARKER

BLUE

RICKY A “SLICK RICK”

1/6/1958

5/29/1993

 

 

MARKER

MARKER

BLUE

WILBUR

1/3/1922

6/26/1994

 

 

MARKER

BOLES

JOHN W.

1891

1964

UNCLE

 

MARKER

BOYNTON

JAMES E.

1926

1984

 

 

MARKER

BOYNTON

LEON

9/2/1918

12/9/1996

US MC WW II

 

MARKER

BRAXTON SR

MONNIE

10/15/1928

11/6/2003

 

 

MARKER

BROWN

BELL

1916

1998

CHASE TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

BROWN

MARION

1911

1994

COMPOSITE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

BRYANT

MERCEDES JONES

6/25/1939

5/8/1987

BELOVED MOTHER

 

MARKER

BRYANT

MRS. ROSA WILLIAMS

1901

1987

 

 

MARKER

BRYANT JR

EDWARD

7/28/1897

10/26/1979

 

 

MARKER

BRYANT JR

HERMAN

12/3/1958

5/8/1987

BELOVED SON

 

MARKER

CALLOWAY SR

CHARLES

1954

1997

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

CALLOWAY-KING

BETTY A

1/26/1960

2/27/2008

PDN OBITUARY

 

MARKER

CAMPBELL

WILLIAM

3/16/1936

1/3/2001

AGE 54.  TMP FH PAPER MKR—DETERIORATING.

 

MARKER

CARTER

AGNES

1927

1998

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

MARKER

CARTER

DEACONESS ESTHER D “MOTHER”

1910

6/23/2005

PDN OBITUARY.  AGE 95.  COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

CARTER

JOHN M

5/19/1863/5?

11/24/1924

 

 

MARKER

CARTER

LUCY F.

9/30/1904

1/13/1981

BELOVED WIFE AND DARLING AUNT

 

MARKER

CARTER

NATHA L

7/26/1903

6/22/1993?

HOMEMADE CONCRETE.  HARD TO READ

 

MARKER

CARTER?

LOUISE?

 

 

HOMEMADE CONCRETE.  HARD TO READ

 

MARKER

CHESTNUT

IDA MAE

1935

1994

 

 

MARKER

CHILDS SR.

LONDAS RAY

 

 

 

 

MARKER

COBBS

WILLIS

 

 

PLASTC TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

COHEN

ESSIE W.

1908

1987

 

 

MARKER

COHENS

MILES

1920

1985

PVT US ARMY WW II

 

MARKER

COLEMAN

FELIX

4/9/1933

10/31/1980

 

 

MARKER

COLLIER

MARGARET DONALDSON

10/7/1927

5/7/1997

AN USHER OF SERVICE

 

MARKER

DALLAS

NELLIE

 

1975

 

 

MARKER

DAVENPORT

RICHARD

1960

1997

 

 

MARKER

DAVIS

EVA MAE

1914

2005

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

MARKER

DAVIS

FRED

1932

2002

PDN OBITUARY

 

MARKER

DAVIS

GLADYS

1913

2000

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

DAVIS

HATTIE

12/13/1910

5/9/1992

MOTHER

 

MARKER

DAVIS

JESSIE MAE

5/15/1926

12/25/2002

 

 

MARKER

MARKER

MARKER

DAVIS

JIMMIE

1918

2005

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

DAVIS

OSCAR

6/2/1895

7/7/1958

FLA PVT 44 REC. CO. OMC WW I

 

MARKER

DAVIS

THEODORE R

1904

1963

HUSBAND

 

MARKER

DAVIS?

TYRONE

 

 

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

DAVIS SR

HAROLD

3/6/1921

2/10/2008

PDN OBITUARY

WIDOWER OF JESSIE MAE

 

MARKER

MARKER

DAWSEY

ELDER ROBERT

1904

1988

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

DEAN

MRS. EMILY

12/24/1894

8/10/1981

 

 

MARKER

DENNIS

JIMMIE L

1919

6/2/2005

PDN OBITUARY

 

MARKER

DENNIS

SANDRA J

1948

1996

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

DENNIS

TERRENCE

1970

1988

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

DONALDSON

FANNIE

2/24/1903

11/29/1977

 

 

MARKER

DORSEY JR

SAMUEL

8/6/1926

12/5/1994

HOMEMADE CONCRETE.  HARD TO READ.

 

MARKER

EDWARDS

SHELLY

1952

2002

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

MARKER

EVANS

ALBIRTHA

7/19/1927

7/14/1989

 

 

MARKER

EVANS

GIERA

1989

1989

 

 

MARKER

FARNES SR

WILLIE

1927

1985

 

 

MARKER

FIELDS

GRACITA

1946

1994

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

FIELDS

IDA M.

1897

1977

 

 

MARKER

FIELDS

ROBERT A.

1922

1962

HUSBAND AND SON

 

MARKER

FLOYD

CAROLE M. JONES

4/10/1942

5/16/2000

 

 

MARKER

FLOYD

HENRIETTA

 

1986

 

 

MARKER

FLOYD

LILLIAN

1938

1997

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

FLOYD SR

JOHNNY

1928

1984

THANKS GO TO ROBERT CARTER FOR DECIPHERING THIS FOR ME.

 

MARKER

FORD

CLIFFORD

1920

1989

 

 

MARKER

FORD JR

JOHN HENRY

1920

1982

CPL US ARMY

 

MARKER

FRANCIS

EDDIE

1902

 

PVT US ARMY WW I

 

MARKER

FREEMAN

EMMA J.

1900

1984

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

FREEMAN

NATHANIEL

5/25/1938

11/24/1991

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP.  NAME AND DATES VERIFIED VIA SSDI

 

MARKER

GOODWIN

LEMUEL

1900

1977

 

 

MARKER

GREEN

ALMA

1908

1973

 

 

MARKER

GREEN

JASPER

4/19/1897

12/3/1970

GEORGIA PVT US ARMY WW I

 

MARKER

GREEN

JOSEPH “JOE”

1931

12/18/2002

COLEMAN TMP FH PLASTIC PLAQUE.  SOME INFO VIA PDN OBITUARY.

 

MARKER

MARKER

HALL

ELIJAH

1964

8/19/2005

PDN OBITUARY.  AGE 41

 

MARKER

MARKER

HALL

RONNIE

1965

1999

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

HARVEY

VIOLA

1904

1986

 

 

MARKER

HARVEY

VIOLA

1909

3/19/2005

PDN OBITUARY

 

MARKER

HATTEN

GEORGE

1887

1986

BOYD TMP FH MKR

 

MARKER

HATTEN

OZZIE

10/13/1913

1/1/1988

TEC. 5 US ARMY WW II

 

MARKER

HAYWARD

ANNIE L

7/25/1941

12/14/1999

WE LOVE YOU MOM

 

MARKER

HAYWARD

VALERIE

9/9/1903

2/8/1982

 

 

MARKER

HENSE

JERKCO

 

12/1915

BORN LAKE CITY FL. AGE 66

 

MARKER

HOLMES

JAMES

12/30/1920

6/27/1991

US NAVY WW II

 

MARKER

HUMPHREY

ERNESTINE MARIE

1/9/1938

6/16/2006

 

 

MARKER

HUMPHREY

REV. ULYSSES

12/25/1881

9/17/1973

 

 

MARKER

ISAAC

GEORGE E “THE DUKE”

1962

2000

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

JACKSON

THADDEUS T.

5/4/1954

6/13/1970

 

 

MARKER

JACKSON

WILLIE MAE

8/2/1954

4/1/2001

 

 

MARKER

JACKSON JR.

JOHNNY

10/19/1926

2/8/1970

NC PVT CO F WW II

 

MARKER

JOHNS

BONNIE

1957

1982

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP.  HAD AN EARLIER SURVEY NOT RECORDED THIS INFORMATION, IT WOULD BE LOST.

 

MARKER

JOHNS

CHARLIE H.

11/29/1870

8/3/1956

 

 

MARKER

JOHNS

EUNICE

 

1990

 

 

MARKER

JOHNSON

JANIE BELL

1920

2001

CHASE TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

MARKER

JOHNSON

JAVELL “JV”

1989

1998

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE  BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

JOHNSON

JESSIE O

6/25/1951

1/25/1997

 

 

MARKER

JONES

ALMA

1921

1990

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

JONES

CATHERINE

9/22/1934

4/12/1991

 

 

MARKER

JONES

CLAUDE

12/22/1905

12/20/1984

DADDY AND GRANDDADDY

 

MARKER

JONES

DRUNELLA E

7/29/1920

10/2/2001

 

 

MARKER

MARKER

JONES

ETHEL CARTER

1/12/1908

2/8/1969

BELOVED WIFE AND MOTHER

 

MARKER

JONES

FRANCES F.

1927

1982

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

JONES JR

MOSES

1/25/1945

4/3/2002

 

 

MARKER

MARKER

JONES JR.

WILEY

1929

1984

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

JONES SR.

HOSEA

1916

1989

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

JONES SR.

MOSES

4/18/1919

7/30/1993

 

 

MARKER

KELLY

JAMES JOSEPH

1923

5/22/1994

PDN OBITUARY.  US ARMY

 

MARKER

LEWIS

BETTY L

 

 

PLASTIC PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

LOCKETT

FRED L.

1926

1979

PVT US ARMY WW II

 

MARKER

MAJOR

LARRY

11/12/1951

7/7/1979

 

 

MARKER

MAJOR

SHAYANNA

1997

1998

“A YEAR OF JOY”  COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

MARSHALL

JOHN “JOHNNIE”

1926

1998

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

MARSHALL

MOZELLA W

1/18/1938

12/7/2002

PDN OBITUARY

 

MARKER

BACK

MARKER

McCALVIN

LILLIE

1923

2001

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

McCLAVIN

LILLIE

5/19/1919

6/27/2001

 

 

MARKER

MARKER

McCLOUD

KEVIN LA’NARD

5/1/992

11/5/2003

PDN OBITUARY.  AGE 11.  INFO VIA OBITUARY AND SSDI

 

MARKER

MARKER

McCORMICK

ROSA L

4/26/1918

2/25/2001

IN MEMORY YOUR LOVING DAUGHTERS

 

MARKER

MCMILLIAN

RICHARD

1929

2006

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

McMILLIAN GROCERY / FARM CONTRACTOR / MECHANIC

MARKER

MERRITT

MOSES

5/27/1922

11/04/1983

PFC US ARMY WW II

 

MARKER

MERRITT

RETHA

1920

2000

WATTS TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

MOORE

LORETTA

1962

2005

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

MARKER

MOORE

R B “ANTIQUE”

3/7/1944

2/6/2000

PDN OBITUARY.  COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

MOORE JR

GEORGE “CHICKEN”

5/30/1934

8/27/2006

PDN OBITUARY.  AGE 72

 

MARKER

O’NEAL

WILLIE

12/23/1934

2/8/1997

US MARINE CORPS

 

MARKER

PARNELL

CORA

1912

1977

CORRECTED B AND D DATES COURTESY MRS. PARNELL’S DAUGHTER.  CHASE TMP FH MKR

 

MARKER

PETTIS

CLENTINE “TEEN”

12/9/1915

7/24/1989

 

 

MARKER

PINKNEY

CORA H.

2/10/1875

5/8/1969

GRAVE SUNKEN

 

MARKER

PITT

JAMES

1931

2000

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

POOLE

TAKINA S

1995

1996

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

RAGGINS

PERNELL

1917

1981

PVT US ARMY WW II

 

MARKER

RAMSEY

ELIZABETH

4/18/1931

3/25/2006

PDN OBITUARY

 

MARKER

RAMSEY

REBECCA

1904

2/19/2005

OBITUARY POSTED BY CAROL BROWN ON www.findagrave.com

 

MARKER

MARKER

RAPLEY

SONJA

1977

1996

CHASE TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

RHOAD

CORINE

1931

1989

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

RHOAD

JULIA

1902

1988

 

 

MARKER

RHOAD

WILLIAM

1896

1964

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

ROBINSON

ROBIN C

1959

1997

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

ROBINSON

WANDA FAYE

2/24/1963

11/22/1993

 

 

MARKER

ROBINSON JR

WESLEY “BUCK SHOT”

6/20/1953

5/13/2001

PDN OBITUARY

 

MARKER

SESSION

OBEDIAH

 

 

TMP PLASTIC FH PLAQUE.  NO INFO.

 

MARKER

SESSION?

 

 

 

BEST GUESS.  TMP FH HOME PLAQUE ALMOST GONE

 

MARKER

SIMPSON

ESTELLA R

8/17/1911

7/28/2003

OUR QUEEN

 

MARKER

SINGLETON

ANNIE B

1/16/1908

10/11/2003

NO INFO ON TMP FH PLAQUE.  INFO VIA SSDI

 

MARKER

MARKER

SIOAW

CORRINE

8/1886

4/11/1962

 

 

MARKER

SIPPIO JR

ROBERT

1944

1989

SP4 US ARMY VIETNAM

 

MARKER

SLOAN

JAMES O.

 

6/24/1965

 

 

MARKER

SLOAN

SUSIE

7/1895

9/1965

 

 

MARKER

SLOAN

WILL

1886

1988

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

SMITH

BENNIE

1913

1991

 

 

MARKER

SMITH

MILTON “CRICKET”

2/4/1947

11/30/2004

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE.  PLAQUES NOW LOOK METALLIC, IN FACT ARE PLASTIC.  INFO VIA PDN OBITUARY AND SSDI

 

MARKER

MARKER

SOMMERALL

LAWRENCE

1965

1997

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

SPAULDING

ALBERT

ND

ND

TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

SPAULDING

ANNIE BELL

10/3/1939

6/14/2000

PDN OBITUARY

 

MARKER

SPAULDING

CARRIE

1/13/1914

7/9/2002

 

 

MARKER

SPAULDING

CORNELIUS

8/4/1894

2/22/1975

 

 

MARKER

SPAULDING

MARILYN

1926

1999

BOYD TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

SPAULDING

PATRICIA

1956

2002

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

STALLSWORTH

CARRIE

1940

1997

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

STRICKLAND

ELLA

6/16/1916

1/6/2001

HOMEMADE CONCRETE MARKER

 

MARKER

TANNER

PRUDENCE

1866

1952

MOTHER

 

MARKER

THOMAS

ANNIE MAE

1910

1995

COMPOSITE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

THOMPKINS

LEWIS

 

4/8/2000

PDN OBITUARY.  AGE 78

 

MARKER

TOLBERT

DWALLA

 

1971

 

 

MARKER

TROWELL

EVELEAN

1937

1995

COMPOSITE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

TROWELL

JOHN HENRY

1925

1999

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

TUCKER

FRANKIE L

1946

1991

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

TUCKER

RAYMOND

1959

1992

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

UNKNOWN

 

1904

1986?

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP.  NO INFO.  TYPICAL OF THE UNKNOWNS HERE.

 

PHOTO

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

PLASTIC PLAQUE BROKEN UP.  NO INFO.  TYPICAL OF THE UNKNOWNS HERE.

 

PHOTO

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

PLASTIC PLAQUE BROKEN UP.  NO INFO.  TYPICAL OF THE UNKNOWNS HERE.

 

PHOTO

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

SIGNS OF DISTURBED EARTH—POSSIBLE GRAVE NEXT TO BYRON WOODS.  TYPICAL OF THE UNKNOWNS HERE.

 

PHOTO

UNKNOWN

MOUND

 

 

NEXT TO MILTON SMITH.

 

PHOTO

VARNES

ANNIE M

1949

1994

COMPOSITE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

VARNES

CLAUDE

1920

1997

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

VARNES

ERNEST

2/12/1919

9/12/2006

PDN OBITUARY

FARMER

MARKER

VARNES

GEORGE RILEY

4/16/1946

6/2/1973

FLA SP 4 US ARMY

 

MARKER

VARNES

JAMES

1917

1998

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

VARNES

WILLIE MAE WILLIAMS

12/10/1916

11/14/1977

A DEVOTED CHRISTIAN

 

MARKER

VARNES JR

CLAUDEAN

9/15/1970

7/22/1993

 

 

MARKER

PHOTO

VARNES SR

WILLIE S “JUG”

1927

1985

PLASTIC TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

WALKER

ALBERTA CARTER

3/21/1903

4/27/1973

BELOVED AUNT

 

MARKER

WALKER SR

WILLIE

11/12/1924

1/8/1980

PVT US ARMY WW II

 

MARKER

WIGGINS

NOBIE LEE

5/6/1933

3/11/1980

 

 

MARKER

WILLIAM

KATE C.

8/18/1906

2/5/1973

 

 

MARKER

WILLIAMS

IRENE

4/25/1925

11/25/1975

NAME AND DATES VERIFIED VIA STATE DEATH INDEX

Assigning this picture to this site is a ‘best guess’ effort as this plaque is about gone.  Had an earlier survey not recorded this name and year of death I wouldn’t have been able to do it.  MEM-H

 

MARKER

WILLIAMS

LEROY

1924

1986

STM3 US NAVY WW II

 

MARKER

WILLIAMS

WILLIE WATKINS

 

5/7/2006

ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD OBITUARY.  AGE 47

 

MARKER

WILLMON

GRAYLANIE “SLIM”

1970

1998

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

WILLMON

IZELL “IKE”

1973

1998

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

WILSON

FRED

1926

1989

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

WILSON

JOHN POPE

1923

1999

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

WILSON

MAMIE

1904

2000

COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

WOODS

BYRON

2/6/1970

5/13/2004

 

 

MARKER

MARKER

WOODS

THOMAS

10/3/1907

3/11/1991

 

 

MARKER

WOODS JR

TOMMIE

1/19/2001

7/12/2001

 

 

MARKER

WRIGHT

RESSIE

1900

1989

COMPOSTE TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

 

Last updated 11/23/2013

 

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