on the twisting but scenic Vacek Loop, heading east (and south) on
the east side of the road one will find the worn and weathered Corinth
Baptist Church with its adjoining cemetery. Scattered among the one
hundred or so tombstones (159 marked graves - 55 unmarked graves)
you won't have far to look before you find the grave of a veteran.
As in many cemeteries, one family has a large number of veterans -
and here it is the Family Adams which sent four family members to
participate in WWII.
The Green Family is second with father (Pvt) Nathan Green having served
in WWI and his son (who
preceeded his father in death), PFC Arthur Green, who served in WWII.
All but one man served in the Army and only two neglect to mention
the rank of the soldier / sailor. Military tombstones always give
the rank of the deceased, while it hardly matters to the family that
has to erect a stone for their lost son. Therefore we're unable to
give ranks for soldier George Townsend or sailor Douglas E. Davis.
Being a Black cemetery, there was no evidence of participation in
the Civil War and, of course, the all-volunteer Spanish
American War, was over before most Fayette
County residents knew there was one. Willie Garrison served in
WWII and Korea
only to be killed in Vietnam in 1967 and Specialist 5th Class Millige
Adams served in both WWII
The cemetery's earliest marked grave is that of Lucinda Rogers who
died April 10, 1893. Nine of those buried in the cemetery had been
A list of the veterans with their available ranks appears below. Photos
appear without captions - but the names should be readable.
PFC August Adams
Sgt David Adams
SSgt Leroy Adams
Douglas E. Davis (Navy)
PFC Arthur Green
Pvt Joseph Brown
Pvt Nathan Green
Pvt Willie Polk
Pvt Ira Richardson
Cpl Henry Wiser
Pvt Edward Warren
| This page is
dedicated to Norman Krischke for his exhaustive detailed work
surveying and recording the history of the lost and nearly forgotten
places of Fayette County.
October 1, 2005
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