Williams Cemetery


The Williams Cemetery is over 125 years old with the oldest marker being for Effie E. Best who died on August 19, 1880. The cemetery was once near an old Baptist church and it covers a large area that could have included space for many graves, although presently there are only markers for eighteen people. There is also a grave fence with no marker. The most recent burial was in 1971.

On Hwy 77 north of Hallettsville, turn right at FM 532 and go 1.6 miles to the old Williams home on the left. The cemetery is about 75 yards out in the brush northeast of the house.

Kathy Coffee Simmons has provided photographs of the cemetery. Click on each highlighted name to see a photograph of the grave stone.

Marked Graves

12 Nov 1877
19 Aug 1880
Daughter of W. C. & M. E.; shares marker with Lizzie Best
30 Jul 1880
13 Feb 1881
Daughter of W. C. & M. E.
8 May 1887
23 Dec 1890
Son of C. M. & Ida L.
14 Jun 1807
2 Dec 1880
"A member of the church for 50 years" [1]
Kleinsmith, Johnnie V.
Aug 1898
Feb 1964
24 Nov 1843
4 Oct 1935
Co A, 8 TX Inf, CSA; name on death certificate is Edward C. Lawrence, son of Joseph Lawrence and Mary E. McGearie, buried in Hackberry Cemetery
5 Dec 1878
8 Jul 1883
6 Apr 1857
7 Feb 1881
"Wife of E. C. Lawrence, 23 yrs, 10 ms, 1 dy"
13 Nov 1802
27 Jul 1884
Born in Buckingham Co, VA; died in Lavaca County, TX; Masonic marker
10 May 1829
23 Oct 1894
30 Jan 1813
22 Sep 1891
Born at Orange Co, NC; Masonic marker
Schramek, Summer
28 Aug 1969
31 Oct 1971
Death certificate shows her as the daughter of Dennis Schramek and June Williams
19 Dec 1833
30 Jan 1918
"Wife of John Williams, Born in Alabama"; nee Coffee according to son Jim's death certificate
Williams, James, Sr.
Dec 1945
Death certificate shows birth and death dates as 11 Nov 1859- 24 Dec 1945, son of John and Catharine Coffee Williams
Williams, Jimmie
Jun 1937
Death certificate states name as James Fowlkes Williams and shows birth and death dates as 9 Jul 1906-14 Jun 1937; parents were Josephine Fowlkes and Jim Williams
1 Jun 1831
212 Jan 1900
Williams, John Edward
25 Mar 1911
20 Oct 1961
Williams, Josephine Fowlkes
2 Aug 1874
17 Oct 1964

1. Kathy Coffee Simmons was told that Mary J. Coffee was the wife of W. S. Coffee and believes that she was Jane Brown before their marriage, but does not know if Brown was her maiden name. Please contact Kathy if you can supply more information.

Grave fence for Mary E. Coffee