Breeding, Adair County
Submitted By: Roberta "Bert" Dooley
This cemetery is located off of Independence Ridge Road in Breeding. You turn off of the main road in Breeding onto Independence RIdge Road (go past Fudge Cemetery, Greenbriar Road and continue) right past Wells Chapel there will be a gravel road the vears off to the right take that gravel road till you come to another gravel road on the right (next to Glenn Stotts home) that road has been named Estes/McKinney Cemetery Road.. you can see the cemetery from the road and it has a good road all of the way up to the cemetery. There is a new chain link fence around the cemetery with a flag flying high.
Cemetery Information Updated on September 13, 2002
1st (Front Row)
There are spaces in this row
and space between 2 and 3 for another grave..
9-12 graves are marked with rock, but think they are in this order, mom remembers her daddy talking of the headstones in this way. Warfield and Mary Ann McKinney Estes are probably the first ones to be buried in this cemetery that is where it got the name from.
4th (Fourth Row)
Reserved for an Elroy “ER” McKinney family member (per Jessaphine
Reserved for Bradley Scott Briles (s/o Roberta Jean Grant Briles Dooley
and grandson to Joseph and Jessaphine McKinney Donan)
Joseph Donan b: 9/12/1931 d: 12/4/2000
Reserved for Jessaphine McKinney Donan (wife of the late Joseph Donan and
the d/o of Elroy “ER” McKinney and Vergie Mae Hawkins Cawthorn McKinney (2nd
wife of Elroy)
Johnnie McKinney b: 6/17/1938 d: 11/20/1986 (s/o Elroy “ER” McKinney
and 2nd wife Vergie Mae Hawkins Cawthorn McKinney)
Reserved for Fallis Dean McKinney (youngest child of Elroy “ER”
McKinney and 2nd wife Vergie Mae Hawkins Cawthorn McKinney)
Reserved for Sue Johnson McKinney (wife of Fallis Dean McKinney)
Space in this row for graves.. the flag pole is in this row and a foot marker next to it
5th (Fifth Row)
Gill Wright b: 6/24/1874 d: 3/11/1955
G.S. Wright b: 3/12/1866 d: 11/23/1943
George R. Wright b: 8/10/1911 d: 12/30/1932
Thomas M. Wright b: 7/10/1914 d: 5/15/1931
Chester Thurman b: 5/26/1924 d: 8/25/1924 (Jessaphine Thurman Stotts twin
Jessaphine Thurman Stotts
family in this row..
Reserved for James Murphy (grandson of James “Cohen” McKinney and son
of Inis Pearl McKinney)
Reserved for wife of James Murphy - Kim Fishback Murphy.
Ervin Stotts b: July 2, 1917 d: August 7, 2002
Clarice Gadberry Stotts
d. September 29, 2002
d. September 29, 2002
6 & 7 Two spots reserved at
the end of the row next to the tree are James and Kim Murphy.. grandson of James
“Cohen” McKinney and son of Inis Pearl McKinney (Footnote
added 9/13/2002: grave 6 and 7. regarding James and Kim Murphy.. they are no
longer at the end of the row when Ervin died they moved there spot over and gave
it to Ervin and his wife... so Ervin and Clarice are at the end of the row next
to the tree..)
(Footnote added 9/13/2002: grave 6 and 7. regarding James and Kim Murphy.. they are no longer at the end of the row when Ervin died they moved there spot over and gave it to Ervin and his wife... so Ervin and Clarice are at the end of the row next to the tree..)
There is a foot marker that is behind 4 and 5 not sure if it goes there or not, it is the only one in that row..