Fort Meade (Colored) Cemetery

Located .8 miles west of Bowling Green, FL on the north side of County Line Road in Polk County,
Florida.
Compiled by Mary Spearman Williams and Rhonda M Williams
Copyright 1999

     According to the Chamber of Commerce in Fort Meade, Fl, this cemetery is known locally
as the "Fort Meade Colored Cemetery."  It appears that a tornado may have passed over the northeast
corner of the cemetery, because several large oak trees have fallen across some of the graves.
Someone has attempted to remove some of the debris but may have abandoned the project.
      Errors may exist in this transcription because many of the tombstones were covered with
moss and difficult to read.

Name                                  Born                          Died

Hodges, Walter                      1926           1999
Williams, Mrs Corene            1909           1990
Ball, Shelton L                        1965           1999
Corbett, Frances L                 1906           1993
No Name                                 1914           1987
Bell, Laura                              1928           1994
McNeil, James                       1910           1989
McNeil, Henry                       1905           1983
McIvory, Albert L                  1949           1972
McIvery, Willie B                  1927           1974   -  Pvt. US Army
McIvery, Claude                    1901           1981
McIvery, Albert C                  1929           1988
Morris, Joyce J                      14 Nov 1949         28 Mar 1998
Morris, Lena J                       15 Nov 1907         14 Sep 1995
Jackson, Josie Lee                12 May 1909         22 Jun 1988
Jackson, Viola                        1889           1974
McCray, Vera                        1918           1982
McCray, Horace                    1918           1995
White, Paul Jr                        1960           1975
Bailey, Alvernus                    1906           1989
Devine, Mr Carl                    1900           1984
Harrington, Maggie              1899           1982
Mitchell, Earlie                      189?           1977
Bailey, Roscoe                      1900           1957
Snelling, Samuel T                1943           1995
Saunches, Roy                      1934           1995
Hill, Henry                            19 Nov 1912         05 Oct 1988
Williams, Atlamese              1935           1979
Collins, Ellese                       30 Apr 1910         30 Sep 1977
Snelling, Mary B                  1882           1974
Snelling, William M              1870           1953
Bennett, Cora Lee                1923           1991   -  US Army  WWII
Snelling, Kainey W               08 Oct 1912  - 18 Aug 1988 - S2  US Navy WWII
Williams, Alene                    1919           1965
Williams, Lula M                   1894           1960
Fulse, Reeaster                    1937           1990
Fulse, Ezra Jr                        1928           1989
Jackson, Vera B                    1934           1986
Fulse, Ezra                            28 Jan 1895   - 13 Oct 1979 - Pfc. US Army WWI
Fulse, Dora                          1887           1974
Wed 12 Jun 1921
Illegible (S S mace P??)                         1885 - Only date
Fulse, Lucinda                        1921           1933
Snelling, Maxine                    1949           1949
Heron, Victor A                      1920           1964
Evans, Carl                             1930           1968
Evans, Deacon Lee                1878           1967
Evans, Roxi                             1891           1961
Lawson, Roberta                    1919           1980
Evans, Eric Carl Jr (Chuckie)                     21 Aug 1995
Sumpter, Julius                         1889          
Stephens, ?                               1902           1957
McIvery, Reverand Butler      1861           1951
Ryals, Lula Mae                       1911           1985
Jackson, Perry Mack                1910           1977 - Pvt. US Army WWII                
Robinson, Rosa Ella                  1880           1963
Rodriguez, Alice                        1939           1998
Rodriguez, Carmen                   1963           1969
Rodriguez, Isaac                       1959           1969
Robinson, Carmen P                 1974           1974
Robinson, Keche                       1980           1981


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