Creek Cemetery is located in the Standard-Dedeaux community on
Wolf Creek road. There is no actual record showing how
old the cemetery is, however we do know that the earliest recorded
date of anyone being buried there is Ruben Perkins, although
it is believed to be much older than that. Mr. Perkins
died October twentieth in nineteen hundred and seven. The
property was later donated to Wolf Creek Baptist church by the
Reverend Wilson Rester and his wife Martha Florence Smith Rester
on May twenty-third, nineteen hundred and eight, so that a building
could be erected for worship services. Although the cemetery
is not mentioned in the original deed, it has always been understood
that the church and the cemetery coexist on the same property.
The cemetery lies behind the church.
Cemetery is a private cemetery consisting of only family, with
the exception of a few graves, but it is believed that they were
close friends of the family. Clarison A. Carter Perkins
is the oldest person to date to ever be interred in the cemetery.
She was born on April tweny-eighth in eighteen hundred and sixteen.
She lived to be one hundred years old when she died on August
the sixteenth in nineteen hundred and sixteen. If she were
alive today she would almost be one hundred and eighty-six years
old. Today, nearly everyone buried there can be traced
back to Clarison, biologically or by marriage. From Clarison
the lineage is traced down to her sons, John Perkins, who married
Mary Rosella Rester, sister of Wilson Rester, and Ruben Perkins,
husband of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Woodard Perkins.
The majority of those interred in the cemetery are descendants
of Ruben. These sons are not the only children of Clarison,
just the only children that are buried at Wolf Creek.
As of May
the first, two thousand and two there are sixty-two known graves
of family interred in the cemetery ranging from infants to the
very old. Out of those sixty-two, twenty-eight are female
and twenty-nine are male, with four graves who's sex is undeterminded
at this time. There is a veteran of World War I, four of
World War II (one killed in combat), and one veteran who served
in the United States Marine Corp.
Twenty recorded family or surnames represented which are:
Carter, Perkins, Rester, Hickman, Gonzales, Etheridge, Phelps,
Jones, Woodard, Smith, Deshamp, Melton, Cuevas, Ladner, Ferrill,
Necaise, Castilow, Saucier, Martin, and Krohn.
Today a board trustees
oversee all burials and maintenance of the cemetery, these are
: Dorty Cuevas (appointed by Wilson Rester.)