Pine Grove Cemetery

Rapides Parish, Louisiana

The Pine Grove Cemetery is located southeast of Alexandria in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. To find this cemetery from downtown Alexandria on Main Street, take Louisiana Highway 107 south for eleven and one-half miles. Turn right on LA-454, and drive a little over five miles. You will see the cemetery and the Pine Grove Baptist Church on your left. Turn left on Pine Grove Cemetery Road, and the cemetery is on your left.

On June 29, 2004 Howard Baulch visited this cemetery and took photos of selected tombstones. Howard's second-great-grandparents, Amos Gibson and Dorcas McDermott, and some of their descendants are buried here. The transcriptions and tombstones are presented below. Comments in parentheses are not on the tombstones and are additional information offered by the author.

(Full name)
Beard, Sarah Tyler Aug 10, 1893 May 20, 1944 Wife of John Beard
(d/o James Andrew Tyler
& Margaret Mathilda Gibson)
Asleep in Jesus
Peaceful rest.
Gibson, Amos Mar 21, 1832 Oct 19, 1909 (h/o Dorcas McDermott)
(s/o Zedekiah R. Gibson
& Sarah Hight)
(illegible from photo)
Gibson, Dorcas McDermed
(Dorcas McDermott)
Nov 22, 1840 Mar 24, 1906 Wife of A. Gibson
(w/o Amos Gibson)
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep
from which none ever
wake to weep.
A calm and undisturbed
repose, unbroken by
the last of foes.
Gibson, Clara S.
(Clara Rebecca Satcher)
Jan 31, 1871 Sep 13, 1942 (w/o Elijah Thomas Gibson)
(d/o Isaac Newton &
Clara Satcher)
They died as they lived
- as Christians.
Gibson, Elijah T.
(Elijah Thomas Gibson)
Jun 7, 1869 May 24, 1950 (h/o Clara Rebecca Satcher)
(s/o Amos Gibson &
Dorcas McDermott)
They died as they lived
- as Christians.
Gibson, Elllington L.
(Elijah Thomas Gibson)
Apr 14, 1892 Apr 28, 1940 Son of Mr. & Mrs. E. T. Gibson
(s/o Elijah Thomas Gibson &
Clara Rebecca Satcher)
At rest.
Gibson, Moab B.
(Moab Benjamin Gibson)
Mar 28, 1882 Nov 21, 1975 (h/o Willie C. Parker)
(s/o Amos Gibson &
Dorcas McDermott)
(see affidavit
To know him was
to love him.
Hall, Katie G.
(Katie Gibson)
Dec 12, 1893 Sep 22, 1989 (w/o unknown Hall)
(d/o Elijah Thomas Gibson &
Clara Rebecca Satcher)
She died as she lived,
believing in God.
Iles, Houston Sep 6, 1896 Sep 12, 1948 (h/o Ollie Gibson)
(s/o Marion Iles
& Florence Cole)
Forever with the Lord.
Weep not, he is at rest.
Iles, Ollie G.
(Ollie Gibson)
Jan 20, 1908 (Feb 1996) (w/o Houston Iles)
(d/o Elijah Thomas Gibson &
Clara Rebecca Satcher)
Lucas, Julie Gibson
(Julia Ann Gibson)
Mar 8, 1873 Oct 28, 1921 Married to Isaiah Lucas
Dec. 24, 1902
(d/o Amos Gibson &
Dorcas McDermott)
She died as she lived
Trusting in God.
McWilliams, Effie Gibson Mar 1, 1900 May 14, 1979 (w/o unknown McWilliams)
(d/o Elijah Thomas Gibson &
Clara Rebecca Satcher)
She believed and sleeps in Jesus.
McWilliams, Jessie B. Jun 22, 1903 Aug 30, 1964   Forever with the Lord.
Tyler, J. A.
(James Andrew Tyler)
Oct 24, 1855 Jun 27, 1907 (h/o Margaret Mathilda Gibson) He died as he lived
a Christian.
Tyler, Jessie James Aug 27 1905 Oct 28, 1928 (s/o James Andrew Tyler &
Margaret Mathilda Gibson)
Age 23 Yrs, 2 mos, & 1 day.
Sleep on dear one
and take thy rest.
We loved you,
but God loved you best.
Tyler, Margret M.
(Margaret Mathilda Gibson)
May 3, 1869 Feb 20, 1954 (w/o James Andrew Tyler)
(d/o Amos Gibson &
Dorcas McDermott)

Although tombstone photos are not included, a more complete transcription of this cemetery is available on

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