We have since learned that our great great grandfather, Wyatt Helms born 1826 in Mecklenburg, NC was the first man to be buried in the Lone Oak Cemetery.
Thank you to Darlene Martin for additional names as well as for the story about the beginnings of Lone Oak Cemetery.
I received this in an email from Bonnie Helms Walters:
The head stones and their inscriptions in the Lone Oak Cemetery that are of interest to the Helms are as follows (as they are placed in the cemetery - listed south to north)
Wyatt Helms 1875
"The first to be buried here by a guiding light in 1875 We Shall Live Again"
Noah Helms 1872
Mary Helms 1879
Leeton Helms 1888
Emerine Helms 1934
James D. Helms 1943
Willie Albert Helms 1872 - 1949
In conversations with my father (Wyatt Helms, Sep 26, 1905 - present):
1. He states that his GGrandfather was the first to be buried at Lone
Oak. That would be Wyatt Helms, father of Leeton Helms.
2. Because of her burial site next to Wyatt, we believe Emley Helms is
Wyatt Helms' daughter.
3. He also is positive that Noah Helms is a son of Leeton Helms (died
If Wyatt Helms is in fact the first to be buried in Lone Oak cemetery,
believe his father Archibald Helms is probably buried somewhere else.
We intend to go looking for Archibald later this year. Hope this has
Bonnie Helms Walters
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