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Robbie Coker (#46949731)
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James Temple
Hopewell Cemetery, Hunt County, Texas
Ms. Coker, my name is James Alderson Temple. I was born in 1940, in Merit, Texas, in the home of my grandfather, William Ryburn Alderson, who is buried in the Merit Cemetery. His father, Andrew Patterson Alderson buried a child, George Washington Alderson II, in the Hopewell Cemetery.

When I was 4-years-old, my grandfather would let me ride with him in his old Plymouth coupe to Merit where he would buy gasoline at Mr. Coker's filling station. He would then take the 25 change from the dollar bill with which he paid for his 5 gallons of gasoline and spend another dime on a Royal Crown (RC) Cola and a peanut patty. That experience was just about as close to heaven as a 4-year-old can get.

Many years ago, I visited the Hopewell Cemetery and found it in terrible shape; cattle had been grazing throughout it and had knocked many of the grave markers down. Even then it had begun to become overgrown with trees and brush.

Are you related to Mr. Coker, the filling station owner? How did you find out about the Hopewell Cemetery?

Best regards,
Jim Temple
Canton, Texas
Added by James Temple on Feb 09, 2015 4:05 PM
D Vinson
JC Morrison
I'm writing to request a transfer of this entry, if you are willing. J.C.Morrison is my gg grandfather. I would like to link him to family members. Please let me know.

D Vinson
Added by D Vinson on Jun 28, 2014 12:42 PM
James P Moore
Robbie....Thanks for posting the update to James' memorial and your time posting it in the first place...Bill
Added by Bill on Apr 22, 2014 4:10 AM
Donna Greenwade Bulgier
Hopewell Cemetery
Hi Robin,
Thank you for all of the great work you have done on this cemetery. I was wondering if there are any burial records for this cemetery kept anywhere in Hunt county. George Dennison Greenwade was the brother of my Great Grandfather, Thomas Greenwade. Thomas's wife Florence was a Corzine, and I would like to find more information on P.B. and Mariah Corzine that are buried in Hopewell.
Thank you for any help!
Donna Greenwade Bulgier
Added by Donna Greenwade Bulgier on Jan 06, 2014 9:35 AM
Charles M Coker
Wondered if you had any information on who Charles M Coker's parents were and where they were from? Charles would be my great,great grandfather. Great grandfather was James A Coker. Grandfather was James Calhoun "Jim" Coker. My father was Carl Mac Coker. Just curious of the linage before Charles M Coker.

Carl Gene Coker
Added by Hollywood on Nov 15, 2013 9:52 AM
Joseph, son of Charles M. Coker
Joseph Whitfield Coker was not a son of Charles M. Coker. Charles M. Coker did have a son named Joseph Coker, who was also born 1861, but it was a different Joseph Coker, not Joseph Whitfield Coker.
Added by SolvingHistoryMysteries on Sep 13, 2013 11:37 AM
holley nowell
Larry Joseph Nowell
Larry Joseph Nowell (1933-1934)
Mom: Lona Ivy Lewis Nowell (1898-1983) 55122088 &
Dad: Burl Burchard Nowell (1887-1954) 55122235
Added by holley nowell on Oct 28, 2012 12:41 PM
RE: DNA - Charles M Coker
Your sons would not be able to do the DNA testing, has to be a direct male descendant. So you will have to find a Coker male cousin to do the testing, sorry. Please write to me after August 1st at MikeJessieCheek at cs dot com as I have to take a break from genealogy over the summer.
Added by SolvingHistoryMysteries on Jun 12, 2012 5:22 AM
Coker genealogy
Robbie, I would like to hear from you and I would love to know if any of your family would consider doing the Coker DNA testing. It would be very helpful in knowing who the father was of Charles M. Coker.
Added by SolvingHistoryMysteries on May 18, 2012 9:31 AM
James Dorrell
Sallie Reynolds Russell
Hi Robbie,

I have a copy of Sallie Elizabeth Reynolds Russell's death certificate that lists her death as 17 Feb 1936. Let me know your e-mail and I will send you a copy.


James Dorrell
Added by James Dorrell on Mar 13, 2012 8:14 PM
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