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 Alex Cemetery, Alex, Grady, Oklahoma, USA


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Latitude: 34.89060, Longitude: -97.75670
Alex Cemetery

Notes:
The Alex Cemetery is a well-kept rural cemetery laid out in sections, each which run north to south. Depending on who you talk to and their age, you will find the Alex Cemetery is sometimes also called the Morris Cemetery.

Originally, the land for the cemetery was given by William Frank Morris whose homeplace sat to the north of the cemetery. It was called the Morris Cemetery. The original cemetery was the southern half of the current cemetery consisting of Sections 1 So., 2 So. and 3 So. Section 2 South holds the earliest stone found dated 1876. Cemetery Sexton Sammie Williams reports there are no actual burial records for these sections. Section 1 South begins at the southwest entrance. There are unmarked graves as well as graves with stones which are no longer legible in the older sections. A few of those stones found are listed under "Unknown" on this site.

It is not known by this author when the cemetery changed names and became the Alex Cemetery. Most likely the name change came when the need arose for more burial space and it expanded to the north. Eventually, Clifford Ball, who then owned the Morris land, donated five acres of land on the east side of the cemetery for more expansion. The northern half of the cemetery consists of Sections 1N thru 8N. These begin with Section 1N at the northwest entrance. Using the Hybrid map below, you can clearly see the sections in the cemetery.

Current cemetery sexton is Sammie Williams. He oversees the upkeep of the cemetery which relies solely on donations. Donations can be made to the Alex Cemetery Fund. Donations, as well as volunteers, are always welcome.

Alex Cemetery Veterans' Monument: Sitting atop the hill in this peaceful cemetery is a beautiful Veterans' monument. It was dedicated in November 1995. Click on the monument photo for a list of those individuals.

Directions: From the junction of Hwy. 19 and Alex Main Street, go about one and a half miles east on Highway 19 til you see the Alex Cemetery sign, turn right (south) on Cemetery Road and go about 1/4 mile. Cemetery is on the east side of road.


Cemetery Photos

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1
Albert & Minnie Foster - Headstone
Albert & Minnie Foster - Headstone
 
2
Algie O. Rousey - Headstone
Algie O. Rousey - Headstone
 
3
Aubry Allen Foster - Headstone
Aubry Allen Foster - Headstone
 
4
Aubry Allen Foster - Military Headstone
Aubry Allen Foster - Military Headstone
 
5
Benjamin Foster - Headstone
Benjamin Foster - Headstone
 
6
Bessie E. Foster - Headstone
Bessie E. Foster - Headstone
 
7
Bobby & Geneva Cofer - Headstone
Bobby & Geneva Cofer - Headstone
 
8
Clifford & Easter Foster - Headstone
Clifford & Easter Foster - Headstone
 
9
Clifford D. Foster - Military Headstone
Clifford D. Foster - Military Headstone
 
10
Elizabeth Bell Foster - Headstone
Elizabeth Bell Foster - Headstone
 
11
Emmaline Hoffner - Headstone
Emmaline Hoffner - Headstone
 
12
Harry & Frances Bryan - Headstone
Harry & Frances Bryan - Headstone
 
13
James Madison Foster - Headstone
James Madison Foster - Headstone
 
14
James Oran Foster - Headstone
James Oran Foster - Headstone
 
15
James Oran Foster - Military Headstone
James Oran Foster - Military Headstone
 
16
Joe & Carrie Holbrook - Headstone
Joe & Carrie Holbrook - Headstone
 
17
John & Lillie Foster - Headstone
John & Lillie Foster - Headstone
 
18
Lewis & Edna Thomas - Headstone
Lewis & Edna Thomas - Headstone
 
19
Madison Oliver Foster - Headstone
Madison Oliver Foster - Headstone
 
20
Maldon C. Foster - Headstone
Maldon C. Foster - Headstone
 
21
Martha Jane Holbrook - Headstone
Martha Jane Holbrook - Headstone
 
22
Morris & Imogene Horne - Headstone
Morris & Imogene Horne - Headstone
 
23
Reford & Marie Foster - Headstone
Reford & Marie Foster - Headstone
 
24
Reford Oral Foster - Military Headstone
Reford Oral Foster - Military Headstone
 
25
Stella Mabel McMeans - Headstone
Stella Mabel McMeans - Headstone
 
26
Thomas Franklin Foster - headstone
Thomas Franklin Foster - headstone
 
27
Toma Dale Foster - Headstone
Toma Dale Foster - Headstone
 
28
Travis Franklin Foster - Headstone
Travis Franklin Foster - Headstone
 
29
Vernon Oliver Foster - Headstone
Vernon Oliver Foster - Headstone
 
30
William & Ruth Foster - Headstone
William & Ruth Foster - Headstone