Sturkie Family History
Family Plots

Grave of Jerusha Hoover Sturkie

An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r
And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave,
Awaits alike th’ inevitable hour.
The paths of glory lead but to the grave….

Yet ev’n these bones from insult to protect,
Some frail memorial still erected nigh,
With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture deck'd
Implores the passing tribute of a sigh.

Their name, their years, spelt by th’ unletter’d muse,
The place of fame and elegy supply:
And many a hold text around she strews,
That teach the rustic moralist to die….
~~Thomas Gray,

Grave of Carrie C. Sturkie
Something about a cemetery that brings one to the essence of everything important. Family, roots, and even life, itself.
Family Cemeteries of Interest

Baggett Creek Cemetery - Gustine, Texas
Situated on a sandy hill shaded by many old oak trees, this country cemetery is just north of Gustine on FM 1476.


Bull Swamp Baptist Cemetery
A very rural country cemetery where time seems
to have stood still


Concord Cemetery, Smith Station, Alabama

Cottonwood Cemetery, Dublin, Texas
Cottonwood Cemetery is located three miles east of Dublin alongside Texas Highway 6. It is adjacent to the Cottonwood Baptist Church, which is in the Cottonwood Community on Cottonwood Creek.


Friendswood Cemetery, Friendswood, Texas
Ancient live oak trees frame this beautiful church yard in the center of the City of Friendswood, Texas

Graham Chapel Cemetery, Proctor, Texas

Luker Family Cemetery, Proctor, Texas
A lovely old country cemetery. Accessed by a winding, tree canopied dirt lane, it is across the road from a creek.

Starkey Cemetery, Nocona, Montague CO, Texas

Sturkie Cemetery, Opelika, Alabama
An old country cemetery off the beaten path

Family Gravesites
Noah Sturkie and Calvin Sturkie
William D. and Mattie Lou Sturkie
Howard and Mozelle Sturkie
Stephen Wade Mosley