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Bright Light Cemetery

Bright Light Cemetery

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Photos courtesy of Ellen Horner

Cemetery Name:

Bright Light

Location:

Next to Bright Light Free Will Baptist Church 11200 St Hiway 30, College Station, TX

County:

Brazos

USGS Quad:

Unknown

Coordinates:

30°38'36"N / 98°15'23"W

Maintained by:

Bright Light Baptist Church

Land owner:

Bright Light Baptist Church

Read by:

Jeanette Hackethorn and Jane Horn

Date read:

2 March 2006
Photos by: Ellen Horner

Date added to Rambler web site:

May 2006

Condition of cemetery**:

Excellent
Directions: From intersection of Highway 30 and 158, turn right on Highway 30; go 1.4 miles to Pate Road; turn right. Cemetery is on right next to Bright Light Freewill Baptist Church.

Cemetery Listing
A-B  D  E-F  G  H-I  J-K  L-M  N-O-P  R-T  U V-Z

Location Name Date of Birth Date of Death Comments
  Adams, Delphi A.
abt 4 Jul 1838
11 Feb 1892
53 yrs, 7 mos, 7 days - Mother of Nathan & John Cotnam "How sweet to think that on our eyes a traveler clive, shall yet arise. That we shall wake from sorrows dream beside a pure and living stream"
  Basham, Effie
13 Feb 1880
03 Sep 1899
w/o H. M. "Here lies one who in this life was a kind mother, a true wife. She was by many virtues (?) and piety among the best"
  Blanton, Guy R.
03 Mar 1898
09 Nov 1957
 
  Blanton, Lucille Gladys
07 Dec 1905
17 Aug 1997
d/s with Roy Edgar
  Blanton, Mattie Florence
21 Dec1874
09 Apr 1959
d/s with Richard Edgar
  Blanton, Richard Edgar
11 Jun 1871
29 Dec 1940
d/s with Mattie Florence
  Blanton, Roy Edgar
04 Dec 1902
20 Feb 1972
d/s with Lucille Gladys
  Boyd, Beverly Kay
24 Aug 1952
03 Feb 1988
Beloved mother of Nick and Scott
  Buchanan, A. P.
10 Oct 1880
05 May 1922
"We loved him" Age 41 yrs 6 mos 23 das
  Buchanan, Bessie
20 May1886
02 Aug 1937
w/o D. C.
  Buchanan, Devalson Cole
25 Feb 1905
02 May 1905
Masonic Emblem "He loved God's Earth and his creatures"
  Buchanan, Infant
19 Mar 1906
19 Mar 1906
d/o Bessie & D. C.
  Buchanan, Libby O.
28 Oct 1892
**
**No Date, Age 26 yrs 3 mos "Tho lost, lo memory dear"
  Buchanan, Miles Green
27 Oct 1854
30 Dec 1945
Father d/s with Sunshine Cole
  Buchanan, Sunshine Cole
28 Mar 1862
23 Nov 1925
Mother d/s with Miles Green "At Rest"
  Buchanan, Susie D.
07 May 1884
03 May 1911
Beloved wife of A. P. Buchanan "We loved you in life, we love you in heaven"
  Buchanan, Travis Wayne
22 Aug 1914
04 Mar 1915
"Asleep in Heaven" s/o D. C. & Bessie
  Cobb, Charlie Y.
31 Jul 1879
27 Dec 1968
cedar tree on top of grave - small irregular shaped foot stone
  Cobb, Cybil McCallister
08 May 1885
05 Nov 1918
 
  Cobb, Frances Butterick
01 Mar 1850
28 Dec 1935
small irregular shaped foot stone
  Cobb, Ola
29 Aug 1917
21 Aug 1933
 
  Cole, Alice C.
02 Oct 1861
10 May 1949
"At rest"
  Cole, Clara Jones
25 Nov 1900
20 Jul 1964
d/s with Noah C.
  Cole, D. P.
06 Jun 1856
02 Jan 1908
"Rest sweet rest"
  Cole, F. J.
27 Jan 1831
30 Aug 1911
"We loved him" footstone F.J.C.
  Cole, Julia A.
30 Nov 1838
29 Oct 1918
"We loved her" footstone J.A.C.
  Cole, Noah C.
07 Sep 1891
06 Sep 1986
E3 US Navy WWI d/s with Clara
  Cole, Roscoe V.
08 Feb 1894
07 Dec 1968
Texas Sea US Navy WWI
  Cole, Sunshine A.
27 Aug 1884
17 Apr 1972
Beside Roscoe V. Cole
  Cotnam, Roger O.
15 Aug 1892
07 Oct 1892
s/o N. & N. Cotnam "All the flowers of love that blossomed, transplanted now above to bloom with God on high"
  Davidson, Carleton Peguese
**
**
**No Dates; s/o Calhoun & Lily age 20 yrs b. Wharton, Texas, d. Valparaiso, Ind
  Davidson, John Calhoun
02 Feb 1905
28 Apr 1905
 
  Davidson, Lily Carleton
03 Feb 1905
10 Apr 1905
 
  Davis, Louise H.
28 Sep 1920
24 Jul 1985
d/s with Orval L.
  Davis, Orval L.
02 Oct 1916
03 Jun 2003
d/s with Louise H.
  Dyess, Albert Polk
05 Feb 1893
05 Apr 1956
d/s with Thelma M. Pvt 315 TM BTRY WWI
  Dyess, Alice
16 Oct 1872
04 Feb 1955
d/s with J. T.
  Dyess, Alvin Don
09 Aug 1923
11 Dec 1993
 
  Dyess, Arlene
11 Mar 1905
28 May 1905
 
  Dyess, Chester Bruce
08 Mar 1905
02 Apr 1905
Died in France
  Dyess, G. Stuart
24 Jun 1914
06 Feb 2001
d/s with Mildred A. Married 60 yrs
  Dyess, J. T.
18 Sep 1862
19 Apr 1928
d/s with Alice
  Dyess, Mildred A.
20 Jan 1916
04 Jun 1996
d/s with G. Stuart Married 60 yrs
  Dyess, Thelma M.
12 Mar 1905
17 May 1905
d/s with Albert P.
  Eden, Mary F.
20 May 1881
12 Apr 1957
d/s with Zimner
  Eden, Zimner
01 Sep 1877
20 Feb 1923
d/s with Mary F.
  Failinger, Brian Neal
24 Nov 1986
01 Feb 1995
"Beloved Son"
  Failinger, Janis Sue Graham
19 Dec 1947
18 Oct 1992
Daughter, Wife & Mother
  Fuschak, Frances M.
14 Mar 1905
13 Jun 1905
d/s with Frank
  Fuschak, Frank
13 Mar 1905
19 May 1905
d/s with Frances M.
  Fuschak, Glen D.
17 May 1926
28 Sep 1962
Our loving son
  Glover, Hattie L.
21 Jul 1920
07 Mar 1984
d/s with J. Willard
  Glover, J. Willard
11 Aug 1917
25 May 1989
d/s with Hattie L. fhm at foot reads Jessie W. Glover
  Goen, Clyde F.
26 Apr 1893
09 Feb 1985
d/s with Grace M. "Forever with the Lord" US Navy, WWI, reads Apr 21, in error
  Goen, Grace M.
21 Mar 1894
13 May 1990
d/s with Clyde F. "Forever with the Lord"
  Goen, Icy
07 Nov 1890
08 Dec 1950
"A faithful worker for the Lord" footstone Daughter
  Goen, Nancy
16 Feb 1863
09 Dec 1952
d/s with William R. "Rest in Peace"
  Goen, William R.
04 Nov 1858
04 Sep 1926
d/s with Nancy "Rest in Peace" Foot W.R.G.
  Graham, Charles H.
30 Jan 1905
27 Apr 1905
d/s with Sarah F.
  Graham, G. W.
04 Jan 1847
11 Feb 1911
Thy loss we deeply feel
  Graham, J. S.
18 Feb 1845
21 Nov 1905
"He is gone from us now. His toil and trials are o'er. We hope to meet him by and by on thet happy peaceful shore"
  Graham, James Hosey
10 Nov 1845
07 Feb 1923
w/o G. W. "Gone but not forgotten"
  Graham, Joseph B. P.
19 Feb 1905
24 Apr 1905
d/s with Lillie J.
  Graham, Joseph Milton 'Bud'
23 Oct 1906
05 May 1992
d/s with Sophfronie Always together "Together foreever"
  Graham, Lillie Irene
06 Feb 1931
23 Jan 1953
 
  Graham, Lillie J.
20 Feb 1905
10 May 1905
d/s with Joseph B. P.
  Graham, Mary
01 Aug 1852
03 Aug 1930
t/s with W. Jack & Allie Hathorn
  Graham, Maybell
19 Jun 1878
27 Jul 1895
d/o G. W. & Jane
  Graham, Sarah F.
30 Jan 1905
07 May 1905
d/s with Charles H.
  Graham, Sophfronie Mary 'Fronie' Etheridge
23 Nov 1911
26 Feb 1996
d/s with Joseph Milton Always together "Together foreever"
  Graham, Susanna
10 May 1813
22 Nov 1887
 
  Graham, W. Jack
16 Feb 1875
26 Jul 1930
t/s with Mary Graham & Allie Hathorn
  Graham, William Perry
08 Aug 1942
16 Sep 2001
Historian
  Graham, Willie C. T.
12 Jul 1879
24 Nov 1888
s/o of C.H.B. P.S.F. Graham
  Graham, Wm.
12 Dec 1809
24 Jul 1889
 
  H
**
**
**No Date; Small square stone (between Harper & Norris)
  Hamilton, Cora W.
30 Jan 1905
07 Apr 1905
 
  Hamilton, J. F.
31 Jan 1849
09 Jul 1896
 
  Hamilton, John Walter 'J. W.'
09 Dec 1907
10 Aug 1978
Sheriff of Brazos County from 1947 until death PFC US Army, WWII - His military marker has birth as 1908 in error.
  Hamilton, Theda Cobb
06 Apr 1907
09 Jul 1973
footstone "Mama"
  Harper, Anita N.
10 Jul 1931
**
**No Date, d/s with Hendrix B.
  Harper, Carol Denise
20 Jul 1952
27 Nov 1959
"Little Sister" footstone Denise
  Harper, Hendrix B.
18 Aug 1928
**
**No Date, d/s with Anita N.
  Hathorn, Allie
10 Jun 1877
19 Sep 1959
t/s with Mary Graham & W. Jack Graham
  Hensarling, Carolyn Munday
25 Jul 1937
**
**No Date; d/s with Richard Thomas
  Hensarling, Evander Abram
06 Mar 1905
04 May 1905
d/s with Mary Ruth
  Hensarling, Mary Ruth
09 Mar 1905
11 Jun 1905
d/s with Evander A. Bram
  Hensarling, Myrtle Cole
27 Sep 1888
13 Dec 1918
w/o J. E.
  Hensarling, Richard Thomas
27 Apr 1935
20 Mar 1994
d/s with Carolyn Munday
  Hensarling, Wanda Gertrude
01 Aug 1928
04 Nov 1932
 
  Holder, George
**
**
**No Dates; d/s with Martha footstone G.W.H.
  Holder, Martha
**
**
**No Dates; d/s with George footstone M.H.
  Howard, John Wilson
**
24 Dec 1897
**No Date; s/o F. M & M. N.
  Inglehart, Iris I. Dyess
15 Jan 1908
27 Dec 1977
 
  Jones, Ardella Louise Bishop
07 Aug 1867
**
**recorded date as incorrect d/s with William Peguese Jones
  Jones, Carrie Todd
02 Dec 1892
24 Mar 1922
 
  Jones, Chester Arthur
08 Mar 1905
08 Jun 1905
 
  Jones, Dr. L. W.
01 Jul 1888
09 Jan 1916
s/o Dr. and Mrs. W. P. - Woodmen of the World memorial "Here is one who is sleeping in faith and love with hope that is treasured in heaven above"
  Jones, Dr. R. W.
13 Jan 1824
09 Nov 1903
d/s with R. C.
  Jones, Maggie Irene
18 Mar 1905
25 Apr 1905
 
  Jones, Orestus Alvin
05 Oct 1890
27 May 1974
 
  Jones, R. C.
23 Nov 1833
05 Aug 1902
d/s with Dr. R. W.
  Jones, William Peguese, M.D.
08 Jan 1860
10 Feb 1913
d/s with Ardella Louise Bishop
  Jones, Willie Weedon
08 Feb 1881
27 Mar 1941
 
  Kelley, Alberta M.
26 Feb 1905
21 May 1905
d/s with K.
  Kelley, Cecil Taylor
21 Jan 1908
09 Feb 1962
Texas S1, USNR, WWII
  Kelley, Ira Nelson
27 Sep 1903
29 Aug 1989
 
  Kelley, K.
21 Feb 1905
06 May 1905
d/s with Alberta M.
  Kinser, Mable Adell
10 Mar 1916
09 Jan 1981
Only son -- Dan
  Loper, Melissa N. 'Lisa'
02 Feb 1972
09 Dec 1983
 
  Martin, Robert 'Emmet'
17 Jul 1928
05 May 2004
d/s with Virginia Dad "Forever in our hearts"
  Martin, Virginia
27 Nov 1930
**
**No Date; d/s with Robert Mom "Forever in our hearts"
  McAlexander, Infant
30 Nov 1895
01 Dec 1895
s/o A. R. & M. F.
  McSwain, A. B.
06 Sep 1852
02 Oct 1944
"Father" "He died as he lived, a Christian"
  McSwain, Bufus P.
abt 9 Feb 1883
16 Oct 1884
s/o A. B. & M. C. age 1 yr, 8 mos, 7 days "Tread softly by the grave of one our hearts had learned to love"
  McSwain, Edward B.
19 Jun 1886
31 Oct 1978
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"
  McSwain, Essie
04 Apr 1880
22 Nov 1949
"To our beloved, whose greatest contribution to the word of art was the living picture of her life"
  McSwain, Mary Elizabeth Powers
21 Feb 1929
15 Sep 2003
"Beloved wife and mother" Concrete Angel
  McSwain, Mrs. A. B.
21 Dec 1862
20 Jul 1916
"A truer nobler heart never beat within a human breast" "Mother"
  Means, Dollie
22 Apr 1885
08 Jan 1977
 
  Means, Ivan C.
12 Sep 1889
30 Aug 1948
Texas PVT 36 INF 90 Div WWI
  Moore, Julia R.
23 Dec 1902
**
**No Date
  Moore, Oran L.
13 May 1896
22 Sep 1976
d/s with Julia R., U. S. Army WWI
  N
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**
**No Date, Small square stone (between Harper & Norris)
  Nolan, Donald Edward
17 Dec 1931
03 Jun 1933
Another old stone by tree reading DEN
  Norris, Lowell Lester
28 May 1926
10 Apr 2002
d/s with Mary Jim
  Norris, Mary Jim Harper 'Jimmie'
20 Sep 1929
**
**No Date
  Petit, Pearle Bernice
02 Jan 1937
15 Jul 1971
 
  Picone, Errol Burt
08 Nov 1963
06 Aug 1994
"In loving memory"
  Piersonj James B.
27 Mar 1905
19 May 1905
 
  Proctor, Bertha G.
02 Mar 1905
31 May 1905
d/s with William J.
  Proctor, William J.
07 Mar 1905
12 May 1905
d/s with Bertha G.
  Richards, Billy Charles
19 Jun 1933
26 May 2003
US Navy
  Richards, Claude L.
26 Oct 1905
04 Sep 1968
 
  Rogers, Anna B.
16 Feb 1926
21 Sep 2002
"In Loving Memory of My Wife"
  Sadler, Myrtle Cobb
08 Oct 1912
05 Jan 1987
 
  Schmidt, Verble
13 Jul 1915
03 Jan 1995
Statue of Angel
  Schmidt, Walter D.
08 May 1913
13 Feb 1986
U. S. Army, WWII
  Smith, Albert S.
08 Apr 1920
20 May 1980
d/s with Mae Byrd Married 5/20/1944
  Smith, Albert Sydney
08 Apr 1920
20 May 1980
US Army, WWII
  Smith, Mae Byrd
23 Jul 1925
**
**No Date; d/s with Albert S.
  Stricklin, Dr. James A.
15 Apr 1905
29 May 1905
 
  Threet, M. C.
26 Feb 1838
27 Mar 1902
h/o R. A.
  Threet, Willie
21 Aug 1878
23 Sep 1908
"Home Sweet Home, In God We Trust" s/o M. C. & R. A.
  Turner, Frank Y.
08 Mar 1884
07 Nov 1909
Woodmen of the World memorial
  Vaughn, Carrie
30 Sep 1915
12 May 1983
d/s with Floyce "In Loving Memory"
  Vaughn, Floyce
27 Jan 1908
04 Feb 1977
d/s with Carrie "in Loving Memory"
  Vaughn, Ira N.
28 Jun 1918
21 Sep 1981
PFC US Army, WWII
  Vaughn, Kenneth Wayne
22 Jan 1941
10 May 1962
 
  Vaughn, Lloyd Ray
30 Jan 1922
29 Jul 1989
 
  Vaughn, Maggie
6/25/1889
08 May 1965
 
  Vaughn, Rev. Elbert J.
4/8/1889
23 Nov 1974
"At rest"
  Wood, Mrs. Arminda
27 Apr 1844
08 Mar 1920
w/o W. T. Wood 75 yrs, 10 mos, 11 days "Rest mother, rest in quiet sleep, while friends in sorrow o'er thee weep"
  Wood, Rev. R. T.
05 Apr 1845
06 Feb 1916
"A truer noble heart never beat within a human breast"

 

** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned

*Explanation of Abbreviations:
R = Right side of road;   L = Left side of road;  BC = Back center;   C = Center
d/s = double stone;   t/s = triple stone; q/s quadruple stone
s/o = son of ;  d/o = daughter of;  c/o = child of; m/o = mother of; h/o = husband of; w/o = wife of;
FS = Footstone; FHM = Funeral Home Marker; MM = Military Marker; SRC - Source; BCGS = Brazos County Genealogical Society; BCGSQ = Brazos County Genealogical Society Quarterly; TDR = Texas Death Records; SSDI = Social Security Death Index; WOW = Woodman of the World

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PLEASE NOTE: These are NOT official records, only TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS. If you desire official information about this cemetery, please contact the organization responsible for its records. This is a PARTIAL listing of readable headstones
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