BARKER FAMILY CEMETERY
RIGHT FORK HURRICANE CREEK
This cemetery census was transcribed in February, 2002 by Hylie and Sandra Hickman, Jr. Cemetery was found with the help of Vernie Barker and Vernice "Toots" Hurley (who was married to my father, Hylie, Sr.) The cemetery is high on a hill. The bridge is gone that crossed Hurricane Creek; you have to climb down the embankment and then up a hill to the cemetery. The headstones are brass and some are homemade. There are a few behind a chain link fence. Approximately 20 graves (outside the fence) are unnamed but are marked with field stones. The order of the markers;starting at the very top of the hill then downward.
NAME DATE HEADSTONE MARKED
Mozee Hurley 1937-1981 FATHER
No Name No Date IN LOVING MEMORY DADDY THE HUG
No Name No Date Greeley Hickman**
** According to Mrs. Barker and Mrs. Hurley, my father’s brother, Greeley is buried beside him. There is a stone marker at the grave, but no name or date. We know he was born in Pike County, KY: April 14, 1913 – died January 1970.
Hylie Hickman 1917-1957 Born: May 11, 1917
Died: Dec. 22, 1957
Louisa Hickman 1890-1972 Brass marker
Arnold Blankenship 1919-1995 Brass marker
Monty Blankenship 1903-1988 Marble marker
July 19, 1903
Sept. 14, 1988
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Roy Blankenship 1901-1996 Brass marker
Sally Blankenship 1914-1988 LOVING MOTHER
Ernest Blankenship 1917-1985 Brass marker
Oma Blankenship 1917 – 1974 Brass marker
No Name No Date LOVING CHILD
Ronnie Blankenship 1972-1972 Brass marker
Ethel Blankenship 1953 – 1972 LOVING SIS
Johnny Blankenship 1914 – 1972 1914 - 1972
Approximately 20 unmarked graves with field stone markers.
Tommy Spencer 1964 – 1970 Born: March 12, 1964
Died: July 25, 1970
Edna Alice Spencer 1933 – 1968 Born: March 12, 1933
Died: January 20, 1968
Helen Jackson 1947 No birth date
James W. Barker* 1875 – 1941 MILITARY Marker
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
HFGT C Infantry
Jan. 29, 1875
Dec. 17, 1941
*This is Mrs. Barker’s father in law’s.
BURIALS INSIDE THE FENCE
Dora Mae Hurley 1908 – 1976 Brass marker
Seymore Hurley 1907 – 1982 Brass marker
(aka Uncle Sweet)
Many graves, all unmarked.
NOTE: Cemetery is approximately three miles from the mouth of Hurricane Creek, between two small rises in the road on the right hand side.