Pleasant Hill Cemetery

(on the hill above what was formerly Ellington, KY near Whites Bottoms, KY)

Straight up the hill from the Taylor family cemetery (literally) is the current Pleasant Hill Church. The original church stood on this site, and the Pleasant Hill school was across the road from it. Hard to believe, when the slope is almost a straight drop down. Founded in 1867, the current church has set little wooden plank swingsets and a men and a womens outhouse in the side yard. The cemetery is located in back of the church.

To get to the cemetery, take Highway 61 south, out of Burkesville, Kentucky towards Dale Hollow Lake and watch for signs placed by the congregation or you can turn on Highway 485 (approximately 5 miles out) and stay on that road for about 5 miles or so. Go past Garner-Norris Road to the next gravel road (across from Riley's farm) and go STRAIGHT UP to the top of the hill.

TAYLOR, Josephine F. born Oct 17, 1877 died May 11, 1920 "Our beloved Mother"
ANDERSON, Ada F. born Jul 17, 1868 died Dec 15, 1945 [needs a new headstone]
ANDERSON, Carly B. Jan 31, 1891-Jul 4, 1962
ANDERSON, Betty L. Aug 9, 1893-Jun 30, 1953
THRASHER, James O. Mar 8, 1922-June 9, 1922 "our son"
HUFF, Carson M. May 6, 1917-Apr 18, 1920 "asleep in Jesus"
ANDERSON, John Aug 17, 1859-Feb 16, 1915 "in my Father's house are many mansions"
HUFF, Lula Apr 1, 1889-Fe 24, 1956
HUFF. L.C. Nov 17, 1882-no death date "gone but not forgotten"
MURLEY, Ellis H. Nov 8, 1872- Mar 22, 1933
MURLEY, Julis A. Jun 29, 1877-Jan 7, 1970 "gone but not forgotten"
MURLEY, E. Leon Oct 1, 1937-Feb 3, 1993
MURLEY, Linda Y. Feb 25, 1942-
MURLEY, Rube A. Feb 5, 1907-Mar 15, 1967
MURLEY, Magdalene Dec 26, 1916-
SPEARS, Kermit Sep 11, 1909-Aug 29, 1914
SPEAR, Z.D. Jul 10, 1881-Nov 17, 1956
SPEAR, Matilda Jul 29, 1882-Jun 18, 1958 NORRIS, Cora B. May 29, 1880-Mar 22, 1965 "into thy hands I commend my spirit- Luke 23:46"
DANIEL, Walter D. Oct 26, 1896
DANIEL, Rhoda Ann Feb 15, 1885-Dec 2, 1957
RIELY, S.J. Sep 4, 1862- Sep 12, 1916 "mother is gone but not forgotten, for whose loss we dearly feel"
SPEARS, Melvin M. "Sgt. US Army Vietnam Feb 4, 1940-Nov 27, 1986"
SPEARS, Russell (Judge) Aug 20, 1916-Aug 14, 1978
footstone reads: "Stanley Russell Spears US Navy WWII 8/20/1916-8/14/1978"
SPEARS, Alta F. Jun 16, 1916
LONG, John Will born & died July 1934
SPEARS, Will H. Nov 29,1876-May 25, 1926 "an inspiration to all who knew him?
SPEARS, Annie F. May 25, 1886-Dec 4, 1945 "an inspiration to all who knew her"
RILEY, Myrtle Spears Jan 21, 1925-Jun 11, 1985 "mother" with picture of her
BLYTHE, Sidney Jan 1, 1878-Jan 11, 1931 "father", "lifes work well done, he rests in peace"
BLYTHE, Gracie A. Sep 30, 1905-Dec 14, 1919 "Darling, we miss thee"
ANDERSON, Ada F. Jan 15, 1886-Apr 3, 1970 "rest in peace"
ANDERSON, William L. Oct 2, 1859-Apr 9, 1937 "a friend to his country and a believer in Christ"
TAYLOR, John Edward Apr 17, 1861-Jun 17, 1909 "blessed are the dead,which are in the Lord" This monuments resembles a tree log with cross and crown carved upon it, a sword with banner on which another cross is emblazoned are within and ivy carved to appear to climb up the monument.
EVANS, James A Sep 6, 1908-Dec 16, 1974
EVANS, Imogene Nov 9, 1921- "into thy hands I commend my spirit"
RILEY, Helen M. Nov 2, 1939-Jun 24, 1940 "budded on earth to bloom in heaven"
ANDERSON, Tom J. Jan 26, 1875-Nov 8, 1964
ANDERSON, Lizzie L. Nov 17, 1871-Jan 17, 1928
NORRIS, Ronnie new dates as of Christmas 1997 no dates given- Age 55, Ballou Funeral Home
new grave, no name- Norris Funeral Home
GOFF, Mallie Jan 12, 1904-Feb 7, 1992
GOFF, Frank W. Aug 14, 1893-Jan 14, 1974 "resting in peace"
GOFF, Clinton Hance Feb 28, 1862-Feb 1, 1950
GOFF, Nannie Apr 7, 1863-Dec 26, 1941
PHILLIPS, Nannie Susan Dec 10, 1901-Jul 9, 1971 "Jesus said I am the resurrection and the life, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. Our precious mother now resting with the Lord."
DAVIDSON, William J.B. Ky Pvt 149 Spruce Sq WWI Aug 10, 1900-Mar 10, 1954
ALEXANDER, Mirvin Paul 1908-1912
NEELY, S. maude daug of JR & MD Neely may 7, 1888- Jun 26, 1898?
NEELY, Horace Benton son of JR & MD Neely Dec 1, 1902-Nov 10, 1903 "gone but not forgotten"
SKIPWORTH, Hettie C? Nov 3, 1917-Sep 28, 1918
OLIVER, A.I. Aug 19, 1849-Jun 11, 1935 "He died as he lived, a Christian"
OLIVER, Nancy Catherine Jan 1, 1852-jan 23, 1927 "No pains, no griefs, no anxious fear can reach our beloved one sleeping here."
MULLINIX, Ora O. Jan 8, 1889-Nov 20, 1963
MULLINIX, Sam B. may 17, 1886-Dec 7, 1969
SPEARS, B. May 1, 1818?-Sep 21, 1911 "at home in Jesus"
MULLINIX, Inf. son of S.B. & O.J. Jun 2, 1907
MULLINIX, Cyntha daughter of WD & Mary Apr 3, 1878-Feb 6,1898
OLIVER, Vernon M. Oct 22, 1879=Aug 30, 1924 "Look upon me as you pass by, as you are now so once was I. As I am now, so you must be, prepare for death and follow me."
PAULL, Lucy daughter of HJ & Laetitia oct 9, 1863-Mar 20, 1883
PAULL, Laetitia S. wife of HJ Jul 21, 1828-July 10, 1889
PAULL, James R. sone of HJ and Laetitia Jan 24, 1848-Dec 24, 1886
NORRIS, Oscar Merrit Jul 28, 1915-Dec 17, 1978
NORRIS, Vergie Huff Jul 2, 1931-no date, married Dec 14, 1963
COLLINS, Junnie K. May 17, 1952-Sep 6, 1983 "in loving memory"
NORRIS, Menzie Sep 6, 1890-Mar 10, 1982
NORRIS, Martha jan 8, 1893-jan 15, 1984 "we will meet again"
NORRIS, Molly Feb 22, 1917-Sep 26, 1973
NORRIS, Osby Jan 30, 1919-Aug 22, 1974 "together forever"
NORRIS, Millard J. Aug 29, 1921-Mar 6, 1982 "gone but not forgotten"
GROCE, Kenneth Earl sone of Dessie and Bud Groce Feb 16, 1938-Feb. 17 1938 "budded on earth to bloom in heaven"
GROCE, Bud Sep 19, 1910-Dec 1, 1972
GROCE, Dessie Jan 1, 1913-Dec 11, 1987 "beyond the sunset"
NORRIS, Polly A 1895-1869 "not forgotten"
NORRIS, H. Cull 1886-1958 "our father","not forgotten"
NORRIS, Fannie E. 1887-1925 "our mother","not forgotten"
COE, Inf of J.E. and Lizzie Coe born & died 3/1/1902
DOHERTY, Lucy J. wife of Alfred Jun 28, 1855-Oct 6, 1895 "fond memory"
DOHERTY, Alfred Nov 8, 1817-Sep 24, 1904
NORRIS, L.D. (Landy?)
NORRIS, Icy Ellen Feb 7, 1885-Sep 3, 1956
NORRIS, John Allen Aug 3, 180-Aug 14, 1953
NORRIS, John Alex Jul 24, 1905-Mar 11, 1942
DANIELS, W. Kenneth mar 17, 1936-Sep 19, 1992 "father of James, Rickie, Fay & Paul"
DANIEL, Murtie M. Oct 3, 1890-Nov 25, 1980 "at rest"
DANIEL, Oscar C. Pvt US Army WWII Sep 26, 1923-Oct 24, 1975
DANIEL, Raymon O. Dec 30, 1918-Feb 8, 1968 "gone but not forgotten"
DANIEL, J.R. Aug 2, 1867-Apr 4, 1942 "at rest"
PHILLIPS, Mary Ruth Oct 21, 1920- Oct 23, 1920 "flower" {dau of Otis & Nannie Susan Phillips]
TAYLOR, Will Tom Jun 10, 1860-Apr 15, 1945 "gone but not forgotten"
TAYLOR, Lellar Bell Dec 25, 1863-Sep 13, 1944 "at rest"
COOP, Rutha Mar 7, 1857-Aug 6, 1928 "a tender mother and faithful friend"
MELTON, Catherine oct 8, 1882-Jul 3, 1939 married to Roscoe Melton Mar 26, 1903 "gone but not forgotten" and picture of her
NORRIS, Clara Jewell Oct 21, 1918-Mar 3, 1959
JOHNSON, Annie Dec 24, 1919-Dec 24, 1937 "she is not dead but sleepeth in Jesus."
PRUITT, Frank Bedford Aug 5, 1916-Dec 19,1983
PRUITT, Georgia, Feb 10, 1912-Jul 25, 1938 "at rest"
PRUITT, George W. Jul 25, 1871-Mar 28, 1957
PRUITT, Lucy G. Nov 25, 1882-Sep 12, 1969
PRUITT,Hattie jan 26, 1914-Mar 31, 1981 "at rest"
LONG, Alvis Feb 4, 1915-May 20, 1996
LONG, Annie F. Oct 20, 1910-
JOHNSON, Lester Jul 25, 1921-Oct 19, 1939 "at rest"
DAVIDSON, Mattie L. Jul 26, 1916-Jul 29, 1916
LEDBETTER, William Jessie Feb 8, 1877-Aug 27, 1947 "gone but not forgotten"
SMITH, Galvin Feb 1, 1849-Oct 6, 1907
SMITH, Clemanza C. Apr 24, 1846-Jan 18, 1920 "thy trials ended, thy best is won"
Hir____ght, Elizabeth Nov 23, 1817-Mar 8, 1910
SMITH, Jessie 1844-Aug ?, 1918
COLINS, F.F. son of W.J. Jun 17, 1905-Aug 14, 1924
RILEY, Fred (Bub) Apr 28, 1928- Aug 14, 1993
RILEY, Dennis Edward Jun 2, 1934-Sep 15, 1967
RILEY, Roxie Jane May 31, 1900-July 24, 1961
RILEY, James Andrew Apr 17,1877-Jul 14, 1961
DANIEL, J.W. Nov 18, 1862-Jun 25, 1905 "a precious one from us is gone, a voice we loved is stilled, a place vacant in our home that can never be filled."
DANIELS, V.V. Jun ? 1811- Jan 14, 1910
COMPTON, Lydia Goff Jul 10, 1894- Apr 13, 1977
NKC (no other information) COMPTON, Nina Karen Nov 29, 1925-Mar 6, 1930 "at rest"
COMPTON, John Lewis Jun 27, 1921-Dec 16,1924 "at rest"
NOLES (Nokes?), GR inf of ML & JM born & died 1/2/1908
NORRIS, Lucy E. May 22, 1904-Dec 10, 1928 "The Lord is my Shephard. She faltered by the wayside and then the angels took her home"
NORRIS, Al Apr 27, 1869- Sep 6, 1931
NORRIS, Mary A. Oct 19, 1874-Aug 11, 1947
SMITH, J.S. Jun 3, 1875?-Apr 9, 1910
SMITH, Cecil son of JA & RE Mar 23, 1906-Nov 12, 1907
This list taken from tombstones Jan. 31, 1998 by Lian K. Thomas