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Dunaway Family Cemetery
Rainbow City

Dunaway Family Cemetery is located on the Coosa River Side of Dunaway Mountain, on Lister Ferry Road.

From the intersection of Alabama Hwy. 77 and U S 411, go West past the Rainbow City Hall, and take the first left on to Lister Ferry Road, go 3.4 miles, and the Cemetery is on the right side of the road, facing the Coosa River.

Dunaway Family Cemetery History.

The Dunaway family came into this area by 1832. One of the ladies was a charter member of Old Harmony Baptist Church. The Dunaway family owned a large farm on Coosa River, consisting of several hundred acres of land. The farm laid just west of the Lister Ferry. The mountain that runs parallel to Rainbow Drive is named for the Dunaway family. Several years ago I (Doyal Hill) owned a lot on the river that was the former site of the old Dunaway home. I bought the lot from one of my cousins who owned the farm before water had covered the bottom land. He could barely remember the old house. He said that he thought the house was torn down about 1903 or 1904.

Some of the Dunaway Family are also buried in Old Harmony Cemetery, in Rainbow City, Alabama.

Asley, Mary E., b. May 5, 1908, d. Jan. 27, 1985

Crider, Arthur, b. Mar. 29, 1906, d. Nov. 5, 1987
Crider, Hazel Ashley, b. Aug. 15, 1905, d. Jul. 11, 2001

Dunaway, Nancy, b. Sep. 18, 1826, d. Jun. 12, 1877
Dunaway, Sanford, b. Mar. 22, 1823, d. Mar. 13, 1909
Dunaway, Lettie, b. Feb. 11, 1852, d. Jan. 31, 1897, Wife of John Cunningham

Knight, Louie Wesley, b, & d, Feb. 22, 1933, (Infant), Son of Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Knight

Tumlin, Violet Crider, b. Oct. 14, 1928, d. Apr. 25, 1998


Cemetery transcribed by James J. Mack (Mickey) (15 March 2002)
Family cemetery history written by Doyal Hill
Submitted by Shannon Hamby Crabtree (April 2002)