THE BIG HORSE CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY

Jenkins County, Georgia Location: intersection of Buttermilk Rd. and Horse Creek Rd.
Census taken January 13-30, 1998 by L.L. Ketchum

History:

The church was organized by Rev. E.B. Churchill and Joel P. Lovett on Saturday, February 22, 1847. On July 9, 1849 a petition for incorporation was presented to the Superior Court of Screven County (the church was then located in a part of Screven County that is now in Jenkins County).

Descendants of the church forefathers tell how the church got its name. The story--possibly apocryphal--is that during the Civil War, when Gen. Sherman came through the area on his famous “March to the Sea”, destroying and killing, people in this area hid their horses and cattle in the creek to save them. The creek was heavily brushed and provided protection for the livestock. The creek became known as “Big Horse Creek”. When the church was organized, because it was almost on the banks of the creek, it was named “Big Horse Creek Baptist Church”.

This same creek was used to baptize members until the late 1950's. The early years were hard, tough times. There were many years when the pastor was never paid in full for the year. At the close of the War, the church was almost gone, but on July 28, 1864 it was reorganized with fourteen male members and twelve female members. In 1930, tragedy struck--the church burned, and it was not rebuilt until 1931. Modernization came to the church in 1946, when electric lights were installed. In 1947 a metal roof was put on the church. A new church was built in 1952, just a few yards from the old building. Sunday School rooms were added in 1956, and by 1958 the church went to full-time service. A pastorium was completed in June 1972. In addition to other additions and improvements made over the years, stained glass windows were installed in 1995-96.

ROW 1

Row/No.    Name              Date     Inscriptions/Notes
1/1    F.J.A. Hurst May 22, ?-Aug. 4, 1870    In Memory of; broken stone
1/2   None None     Broken Stone
1/3 E.A.Hurst Sept. ?, 1876-Sept.?, 1877 In Memory of
1/4 E.O. Hurst Aug 8, 1857-Jan. 15, 1868 In Memory of
1/5 Unknown Died 1874 Broken Stone
1/6 W.J. McMillan Mar. 4, 1835-Feb. 9, 1907 At Rest
1/7 Alice C. Hurst July 14, 1890-July 19, 1890 Daughter of J.S. & Missouri Hurst; stone leaning against stone of 1/6

 

ROW 2

2/8 Mary Dickey Dec. 26, 1796-Nov. 18, 188? In Memory of; Wife of Joseph Dickey (rest of inscription is buried)
2/9 E. B. Dickey Jan. 10, 1828-June 9, 1871 In Memory of; We will meet again
2/10 Mrs. Mary Dickey Mar. 17, 1832-Sept. 25, 1909 She was too good and too gentle to dwell in this cold world; At rest
2/11 Annie Hurst Mar. 9, 1888-Aug. 12, 1888 Daughter of B.V. & Zilphy Hurst; In God we trust; In Memory of
2/12 Rosa Lee Hurst May 14, 1882-? In Memory of; broken stone

 

ROW 3

3/13 Kinchley Allen Dickey Aug. 25, 1912-Mar. 10, 1948  
3/14 William C. (Bill) Dickey Feb. 14, 1869-June 9, 1945 1964  
3/15 Hattie Dickey Dec. 28, 1892-Sept. 25, 1964  
3/16 Unnamed Oct. 6, 1890-Apr. 18, 1891 The daughter of Lewis & S.S. Frawley
3/17 Daniel W. Frawley July 24, 1894-July 24, 1894 Son of Lewis & S.S.Frawley
3/18 Sallie Dowling June 5, 1850-Apr. 14, 1922 Lovable to all who knew her, childlike in simplicity, should we wonder that the Master said of such, come unto Me.
3/19 J. S. Dowling July 12, 1872-June 23, 1895 Although he sleeps - His memory doth live. - And cheering comfort - To his mourners give
3/20 S.C.M.M. Dickey Sept. A.D. 1824-July 6, 1888 Prepare to meet me in heaven; large iron CSA cross in ground in front of stone
3/21 Nancy Ann Burke Died July 2, 1903 Wife of S.C.M.M. Dickey; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
3/22 Polly Dickey Pierce 1853-1932 Gone home
3/23 DaisyC.Hall Percy O. Hall 1900-1951 1894-1938 Our Father who art in Heaven; praying hands
3/24 Sabra Lewis Apr. 2, 1835-Apr. 25, 1906 Good bye mother till we meet again.; She was an affectionate mother, a devoted Christian and true friend.
3/25 M.A.T. Lewis Aug. 23, 1863-April 17, 1899 Well done, good and faithful servant enter thou into the joys of the Lord.
3/26 None None Unmarked cement slab
3/27 James “Bill” Jackson Mar. 29, 1926-Mar. 22, 1973 Maggie Jackson Oct. 20, 1905-July 28, 1987
3/28 None None Unmarked cement slab

 

ROW 4

4/29 None None Unmarked cement slab
4/30 Reuben Burke, Jr. Apr. 22, 1924-Jul. 28, 1962 VA stone; US Army World War II
4/31 None None Unmarked cement slab
4/32 None None Unmarked cement slab
4/33 None None Unmarked cement slab
4/34 None None Unmarked cement slab, infant size
4/35 Addie May Suggs Born Mar. ?, Died May 3, 1908 Asleep in Jesus
4/36 Jessie Robert Suggs Apr. 4, 1904-May 23, 1905 Gone but not forgotten
4/37 Lewis Suggs Died Feb. 25, 1931  
4/38 None None marked by 4" cement blocks between two iron stakes
4/39 Sarah A. Deason Aug. 26,1826-Apr. 3, 1883 Not lost, blest thought, - But gone before. - Where we shall meet - To part no more; In memory of
4/40 J. C. Edenfield

 

GelieEdenfield

June 17, 1827-Dec. 20, 1872

died Sept. 2, 1917 Age 80 Yrs.

Our loved ones have gone home
4/41 Florrie D. Heath June 8, 1910-Sept. 29, 1984 In loving memory
4/42 Lizzie B. Hurst Jan. 13, 1891-Mar. 26, 1966 Many loving memories
4/43 Bernice Daniels Sept. 29, 1905-Apr. 10, 1972 Many loving memories
4/44 James Leroy Blackburn, Sr. May 2, 1918-Feb. 3, 1992 Many loving memories

 

ROW 5

5/45 Cela T. Dickey Oct. 15, 1851-April 7, 1856  
5/46 None None brick, elongated pyramidical crypt, approximately 3' above ground
5/47 Cela Dickey Sept. 29, 1824-March 11, 1882  
5/48 James Dickey Oct. 9, 1813-Dec. 11, 1893 In my Father’s house are many mansions
5/49 Delar Dickey Nov. 3, 1867-Aug. 1, 1890  
5/50 Baby Ruth Dickey 1930-1930 marked by funeral home marker
5/51 Willie Mae Dickey 1905-1928 marked by funeral home marker
5/52 Madison Monroe Dickey 1847-1891 VA stone; Co D 54 GA Regt Mercer’s Brigade
5/53 Sarah Moore Oct. 9, 1844-Sept. 25, 1875 Wife of M.M. Dickey; Rest, mother rest, in quiet sleep - While friends in sorrow, o’er thee weep.
5/54 Caladonia Stone Dickey Aug. 17, 1855-[blank] 1905 Wife of M.M. Dickey
5/55 Ernest W. McMillan Oct. 7, 1905-July 3, 1956  
5/56 None None Unmarked cement slab
5/57 None None Unmarked cement slab
5/58 Emmaline McMillan Aug. 29, 1855-Apr. 25, 1892  
5/59 None None Unmarked sunken cement slab
5/60 Calvin C. Bolton Sept. 29, 1924-April 30, 1973 VA stone; Georgia PVT US Army World War II
5/61 Brantlee Burke July 24, 1915-July 31, 1986 Thy Arnita S. Burke Dec. 8, 1917-Nov. 9, 1976 kingdom come

 

ROW 6

6/62 J. Fred Parker 1892-1964 marked by funeral home marker
6/63 Landing none family stone--no names or dates
6/64 Lou Bell Landing   Lariscy Mar. 4, 1911-Dec. 31, 1991 Our love is love forever
6/65 Jesse Burke Sept.4,1901-Sept. 12, 1901  
6/66 none Jan. 15, 1897-Jan. 17, 1897 Infant Daughter of James & Alice Burke
6/67 none Mar. 14, 1898-Mar. 18, 1898 Infant Daughter of James & Alice Burke; broken stone
6/68 Alice Burke June 9, 1876-Oct. 2, 1943 James Burke Jan. 13, 1865-Dec. 18, 1927.
6/69 Our Darling Johnie ? Son of J.N. & S.M. ?; In memory of; You are sleeping, - Darling sleeping. - While for you we - are yet weeping.; broken stone
6/70 none none Infant of S. & D. Hurst
6/71 ? ? broken stone
6/72 Martha Hurst Jan. 23, 1881- ?, 1884 In memory of; broken stone
6/73 Ida F. Hurst May 1, 1874-March 11, 1888 Daughter of Jesse & Georgia Hurst; In God we trust
6/74 none none grave outlined with bricks; broken cement slab

 

ROW 7

7/75 Marvin Boone July16,1924-May 4, 1974 VA stone; Georgia PFC US Army World War II
7/76 none none grave outlined with bricks; broken cement slab
7/77 D.M. Becton May 11,1862-Nov. 15, 1865 Son of A.J. & R.A. Becton
7/78 A.J. Becton July 5, 1835-Aug. 30, 1913 He was a kind loving husband and affectionate father; VA plaque: PVT Co D 54 Regt GA Vol Inf Confederate States Army
7/79 Mrs. R. A. Becton Sept. 24,1833-Feb. 27, 1875 Wife of A.J. Becton
7/80 S.E.O. Becton Apr. 1, 1878-Sept. 1, 1884 Daughter of A.J. & I.B. Becton
7/81 none none marked by broken stones at head and foot
7/82 Sabra Becton Jan. 23, 1853-Mar. 16, 1885  
7/83 Susan J. Becton March 21, 1871-Oct. 22, 1891 Wife of E.J. Becton
7/84 Robt. L. Becton Dec. 13, 1906-Mar. 13, 1920 Gone and cannot come to us but we can go to him; graveled site
7/85 Eugene Becton June 4, 1919-May 5, 1928 graveled site
7/86 Charlie E. Becton March 31, 1920-July 9, 1944 VA stone; Georgia PFC 105 Inf World War II; graveled site
7/87 Enos Jack Becton

Lena Perryman Becton

Sept. 24, 1866-July 5, 1943

 

Aug. 24, 1875-Mar. 1, 1944

He was faithful to every duty; Father footstone

 

A tender mother and a faithful friend; Mother footstone; graveled site

7/88 Lucille Becton Sept. 11, 1905-Feb. 17, 1985 graveled site
7/89 Katherine “Sue” Woodward June 18, 1925-Aug. 19, 1997 Daughter
7/90 Taylor Infant

Lariscy Infant

1937

1940

Reverse of stone: Two Landing infants; graveled site
7/91 Elzy Landing 1878-1943 graveled site
7/92 Ida Burke Landing 1878-1950 graveled site
7/93 Betty Eliza Sommers Feb. 26, 1951-Feb. 14, 1964 Daughter of James R. “Jake” & Susan Sommers
7/94 Idell L. Parker 1904-1952  

 

ROW 8

Suggs 8/95 Geneva Cauley

Frank Henry Suggs

Feb. 6, 1938-[blank]

Sept. 9, 1924-June 7, 1991

 
8A/96 Marion Burke April 15,1907-April 22, 1908  
8A/97 Buster Burke Nov. 10, 1912-April 2, 1914  
8A/98 Edward Burke Nov. 4, 1925-Nov. 16, 1925  
8/99 none Sept.20,1919-Sept. 20, 1919 Infant of M.T. & M.L. Rabitsch; Asleep in Jesus
8/100 Jessie Rabitsch Oct. 26, 1912-Oct. 4, 1913 Asleep in Jesus
8/101 none [dates buried] Infant of M.T. & M.L. Rabitsch
8/102 none Sept. 30, 1931 Infant son of M.T. & M.L. Rabitsch
8/103 Maybelle Becton Rabitsch

Marteen Rabitsch

May 1, 1891-Nov. 26, 1970

June 11, 1881-Dec. 25, 1963

Married Dec. 6, 1906; Together forever; family stone with names & dates on individual slabs
8/104 Floy Bragg Dickey

John Edward Dickey

Dec. 1, 1905-[blank]

May 28, 1904-May 24, 1967

Mother footstone

Father footstone

8/105 none none grave marked by rotted wooden stake
8/106 none none grave marked by rotted wooden stake
8/107 ? May 12, 1824-Apr. 18, 1901 As a wife devoted As a mother affectionate As a friend ever kind and true
8/108 Mary J. Landing Apr. 15, 1856-May 31, 1927 Gone but not forgotten
8A/109 Lloyd F. Burke Nov. 27, 1897-Feb. 25, 1898 In memory of
8A/110 none none marked by rusted funeral home stake
8/111 W.D.S. Burke Mar. 8, 1826-May 8, 1891 In memory of; We will meet again
8/112 none none may be more than one grave--marked by several broken stones
8/113 William P. Burke died Sept. 23, 1865 In memory of
8/114 none none Infant of W.D.S. & J. Burke; broken stone
8/115 none none Infant of W.D.S. & J. Burke; broken stone
8/116 Lessie P. Rabitsch

Lewis Rabitsch, Jr.

Oct. 15, 1901-Mar. 16, 1970

Feb. 11, 1901-Feb. 5, 1984

 
8/117 Troy Dean Oliver, Jr. Aug. 4, 1984-Oct. 14, 1990 Gone to be an angel

 

ROW 9

9/118 Dorothy Owens Williams Jan. 5,1941-[blank] Mother; graveled site
9/119 Jason L. Williams Oct. 7, 1968-Mar. 27, 1988 Son; Graduated JCHS May 29, 1987; I triumph in death as in life.; portrait of deceased mounted on stone; graveled site
9/120 Richard D. Owens

Mary E. Owens

Dec. 26, 1942-[blank]

Mar. 31, 1941-Aug. 23, 1990

We will meet again; graveled site
9/121 Loren Rabitsch April 28, 1938-Jan. 13, 1956  
9/122 none none footstone only
9/123 Jane Wilson Mar. 21, 1830-Dec. 18, 1882 Wife of S.W. Wilson; In memory of; broken stone
9/124 S.W. Wilson Feb. 17, 1822-Feb. 18, 1906 In memory of; broken stone
9/125 E.A. Wilson Dec. 31, 1885-Mar. 18, 1886 Son of D.T. & M.A. Wilson; In memory of; broken stone
9/126 none none rotted wooden stake

 

ROW 10

10/127 ? died Jan. 8, 1888 pieces of stone piled against tree stump
10/128 Henry Burke Aug.17,1869-Mar. 1, 1872 Son of M.E. & Florena Burke; In memory of
10/129 Granvill Burke Mar. 27, 1874-Dec. 6, 1876 Son of M.E. & Florena Burke; In memory of
10/130 Watson Burke Mar. 1, 1891-July 28, 1892 Son of M.E. & Florena Burke; In memory of
10/131 none Apr. 16, 1896-Apr. 16, 1896 Infant daughter of M.E. & Florena Burke; In memory of
10/132 none May 10, 1861-May 10, 1861 Infant son of Elijah & R.A. Landin; broken stone laying at the grave of
10/133 none Sept. 7, 1865-Sept. 7, 1865 Infant daughter of of Elijah & R.A. Landin; broken stone laying at the grave of
10/134 James Edward Lowe Nov. 8, 1882(?)-Aug. 28, 1884(?) Son of William and Lavena Lowe; Gone but not forgotten; In memory of
10/135 none Nov. 9, 1894-Nov. 9, 1894 Infant daughter of L. & E.A. Rabitsch
10/136 none Mar. 22, 1896-Feb. 18, 1897 Infant daughter of L. & E.A. Rabitsch
10/137 Ester (sic) Pierce Mar. 17, 1899-Nov. 3, 1918 unreadable verse
10/138 Victoria Burke Rabitsch 1864-1937  
10/139 Lewis Robert Rabitsch Dec. 24, 1869-July 2, 1957  
10/140 none none unmarked cement slab
10/141 Allie M. Rabitsch Nov. 27, 1897-Mar. 31, 1902 unreadable verse; small diamond-shaped stone
10/142 none Sept. 26, 1903-Oct. 10, 1903 Infant son of C.E. & Fannie Dickey; In memory of
10/143 none Oct. 3, 1904-Dec. 3, 1904 Infant son of C.E. & Fannie Dickey; In memory of; Asleep in Jesus
10/144 none none child-size grave
10/145* none none above-ground domed crypt with funeral home marker, “Fannie B.” and stone marker, “R.J.D.”
10/146* none none unmarked cement slab
10/147* none none above-ground domed crypt
10/148 none none unmarked cement slab
10/149 none none unmarked cement slab

 

ROW 10A

10A/150 none Dec. 21,1906-Dec. 21, 1906 Infant son of J.B. & F. Wilson
10A/151 Pollie W. Suggs Apr. 27, 1903-Jan. 12, 1952 Gone but Lewis E. Suggs Feb. 28, 1898-May 27, 1951 not forgotten
10A/152 Martha Ann Suggs Jun 20, 1926-Jan 18, 1927 In heaven there is one Angel more.
10A/153 Pollie Ann Suggs Jan. 8, 1923-Jun. 15, 1923 Another little Angel before the Heavenly throne
10A/154 Lucinda O. Suggs May 15, 1888-May 16, 1905 She hath her crown of flowers
10A/155 Lavancy Dickey Suggs

William Samuel Suggs

Oct. 13, 1861-Dec. 22, 1943

May 8, 1858-June 26, 1940

Mother footstone Father footstone
10A/156 A.M.R. none small headstone
10A/157 Sarah J. Attaway Oct. 4, 1894-Jan. 4, 1896 Daughter of E.U. & D.E. Attaway; At rest

 

ROW 11

11/158 none none unmarked cement slab
11/159 none none unmarked cement slab
11/160 Manassio Bryant Dickey July17,1861-Sept 21, 1931  
11/161 Samuel Jefferson Dickey May 12, 1859-Aug. 4, 1938  
11/162 none Jan. 20, 1916-Jan. 23, 1916 Inf. Son of Mr. & Mrs. G.C. Dickey; At rest
11/163 none Oct. 13, 1914-Oct. 13, 1914 Inf.Dau. of Mr. & Mrs. G.C. Dickey
11/164 none Dec. 28, 1913-Dec. 31, 1913 Inf. Son of Mr. & Mrs. G.C. Dickey; Asleep in Jesus
11/165 Mattie L. Dickey Feb. 28, 1912-May 22, 1913 Dau. of G.C. & S.F. Dickey; Asleep in Jesus
11/166 Susie Ginn Dickey Jan. 2, 1890-Apr. 24, 1967  
11/167 George C. Dickey Nov. 12, 1886-Oct. 12, 1973  
11/168 Grace J. Dickey

Willie A. Dickey

Dec. 5, 1921-[blank]

Aug. 1, 1920-Aug. 30, 1993

Married Feb. 6, 1947; graveled site
11/169 Carrie Ginn

F.M. Ginn

Mar. 3, 1860-May 19, 1949

Sept. 25, 1855-Oct. 12, 1933

Though lost to sight, to memory dear; Father and Mother footstones
11/170 none Sept. 10, 1913-Sept. 10, 1913 Inf. Son of W.E. & E.C. Rabitsch; unreadable verse; In memory of
11/171 Effie C. Rabitsch

William E. Rabitsch

April 23, 1881-[blank]

Dec. 8, 1867-Jan. 8, 1946

Father and mother headstones; An honest man is the nobelist work of God.
11/172 none none unmarked infant-size cement slab
11/173* none none unmarked domed slab
11/174 Janie Wilson Dickey July 4, 1869-Aug. 3, 1953  
11/175* none none raised brick crypt with dome
11/176 Willie Lovett Wimberly

Pauline Becton Wimberly

Aug. 1, 1881-Aug. 23, 1956

May 17, 1902-Aug. 4, 1987

He was faithful to every duty; graveled site
11/177 Effie M. Burke Sept. 29, 1906-Jan. 13, 1987  
11/178 James D. Owens

Mamie B. Owens

Sept. 22, 1920-[blank]

Oct. 1, 1920-Aug. 12, 1978

Married July 14, 1939; To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die; graveled site
11/179 Betty O. Thompson

Stanley E. Thompson

Sept. 20, 1952-June 8, 1972

Jan. 24, 1948-[blank]

Married June 18, 1971 graveled site

 

ROW 12

12/180 Thomas Watson Dickey Sept.30,1907-Dec. 15, 1963 graveled site
12/181 Herschel Johnson Dickey

Zera E. Bragg Dickey

July 16, 1875-Sept. 2, 1958

Sept. 24, 1887-Sept. 12, 1940

There will be no parting there graveled site
12/182 Alfred D. Dickey Aug. 31, 1921-June 28, 1924 Asleep in Jesus; graveled site
12/183 Rayford M. Dickey Mar. 10, 1909-Oct. 6, 1973 graveled site
12/184 Mildred Dickey Sharpe Dec. 2, 1916-July 8, 1979 “Earth has no sorrow, that heaven cannot heal.”; graveled site
12/185 none Dec. 5, 1928-Dec. 6, 1928 Infant Son of Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Becton
12/186 Rettis Dickey May 1933-June 1948 Our bud of love
12/187 Mattie Lou Dickey Apr 1916-July 1922 Gone to bloom with God above
12/188 Infant Daughter [no surname] born & died Mar 1924 One angel more
12/189 Samuel J. Dickey 1921-1986 cement slab with funeral home stake
12/190 Addie Bell Scarboro 1925-1992 funeral home stake
12/191 Jean Arledge

T.J. Arledge

Aug. 5, 1938

Dec. 31, 1942

Infant children of Mr. & Mrs. Frances Arledge graveled site
12/192 Lizzie D. Godbee Nov. 7, 1898-May 24, 1925 Wife of L.S. Godbee; She was the sunshine of our home; graveled site
12/193 Luther Spurgeon Godbee July 10, 1892-Aug. 4, 1947 graveled site
12/194 “J.B.” James Benjamin Godbee Feb. 7, 1915-July 4, 1984 To know his was to love him
12/195 George T. McWatty

Grace Z. McWatty

Mar. 18, 1913-July 2, 1975

Dec. 26, 1922-Aug. 24, 1982

 

graveled site

 

ROW 13

13/196 Susan Emily Landing Aug.28,1917-Oct. 7, 1992 Sommers-Freeman
13/197 Son Landing 1900-1947  
13/198 Robert Landing none Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Son Landing
13/199 Mildred Landing none Infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Son Landing
13/200 Lola Mae Bazemore Wilson

Grover W. Wilson

 

Dec. 3, 1919-July 27, 1995

 

Dec. 10, 1908-July 31, 1956

 

They liked us enough to give us sweets - They loved us enough to punish us.; reverse of headstone: Children - Dorothy B., Billy G., Shirley L. / Grandchildren - Richard A. Andrist, Kathy J. Andrist, Robert A. Andrist, April S. Wilson, Stephen A. Wilson, James L. Wilson, Mary D. Hildreth, Michelle D. Hildreth / Great Grandchildren - Justin M. Woodruff, Jessica R. VanValkenburg, Caleb D. Wilson, Brittany M. Hildreth, Megan B. Rush
13/201 Susan Emily B. Wilson

Alfred Dean Wilson

Oct. 21, 1878-Sept. 2, 1943

May 5, 1872-June 20, 1938

graveled site; Father and Mother footstones
13/202 Lonzie Jefferson Wilson Mar. 3, 1904-Mar. 8, 1965 One worthy of remembrance
13/203 Mittie Wilson Vinson Nov. 15, 1912 on slab: She was the sunshine of our home; Mother
13/204 Laura B. Spears 1930-1991 funeral home stake
13/205 Lurie Dickey Jul 30, 1918-Apr 1, 1950 She was the sunshine of our home.
13/206 none none unmarked deteriorated cement slab
13/207 none none unmarked cement slab
13/208 Harvy (sic) A. Dickey March 10, 1886-June 4, 1954 headstone and cement slab
13/209 Dessie P. Dickey March 23, 1892-December 19, 1924 headstone only
13/210 Susie Perryman

Major Perryman

1889-1967

1878-1944

headstone with two cement slabs
13/211 none none infant-size cement slab
13/212 none none infant-size cement slab
13/213 Horace J. Rabitsch Feb. 28, 1912-Dec. I, 1973 VA stone; Georgia PFC US Army World War II
13/214 Herschel and William Rabitsch Sept. 23, 1921 Twin sons of Mr. & Mrs. W.M. Rabitsch
13/215 Carrie Dickey Rabitsch

William M. Rabitsch

Feb. 29, 1880-Oct. 18, 1969

Feb. 20, 1883-Sept. 5, 1956

headstone and two cement slabs
13/216 Bessie Rabitsch Eastman March 15, 1919-February 12, 1993  
13/217 Cora R. Burkhalter July 3, 1909-Nov. 18, 1988  
13/218 W.M. Simmons Aug. 10, 1870-May 21, 1929 Resting till the resurrection morn.
13/219 Lizzie Becton Nov. 2, 1890-June 9, 1914 In memory of my wife; Rest wife, rest in quiet sleep While friends in sorrow o’er thee weep.
13/220 Johnnie Warren Becton

Dallie Rabitsch Becton

Apr. 22, 1889-Sept 28, 1948

Nov. 27, 1899-Apr. 18, 1981

graveled site
13/221 none none unmarked cement slab
13/222 James A. Dickey Sept. 11, 1897-Oct. 3, 1944 Though lost to sight, to memory dear.
13/223 Viola Becton Burke

Lucius Edward Burke

Mar. 21, 1885-Sept. 7, 1945

Jan. 24, 1876-Feb. 16, 1962

graveled site; Father and Mother footstones
13/224 Annie L. Burke Oct. 27, 1904-Nov. 21, 1985 headstone & slab--name, dates, & Mother on slab
13/225 Eleene P. Burke

Sim J. Burke

Dec. 15, 1917-[blank]

Jan. 28, 1914-June 5, 1978

 

 

ROW 14

14/226 Judy Ann Burke Aug. 15, 1941 Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Burke; graveled site
14/227 Sara Blanche Burke June 23, 1939 Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Burke; graveled site
14/228 Henry Burke

Blanche Williams Burke

Aug.31,1911-Dec. 27, 1983

July 30, 1918-Nov. 21, 1994

 
14/229 Elton E. Burke none unmarked cement slab with funeral home stake
14/230 Libbie B. Burke 1891-1970 unmarked cement slab with funeral home stake
14/231 R.J. Becton July 21, 1921-Sept. 10, 1923 Our darling; Gone to a better land
14/232 Evelena Hurst June 2, 1887-Aug. 3, 1916 All things to the glory of god (sic).
14/233 Nannie Sara Becton Oct. 13, 1930-Dec. 11, 1933 Daughter; headstone and slab
14/234 Hugh Becton Jan. 26, 1940-May 15, 1972 on slab: “Hugh we miss thee”; headstone & slab
14/235 David Becton

Connie Rabitsch Becton

Sept. 9, 1909-Jan. 20, 1982

Sept. 16, 1907-[blank]

headstone with separate slabs
14/236 Etta B. Farmer Dickey

Cealie M. Dickey

Oct. 22, 1893-Mar. 22, 1959

March 28, 1887-Sept. 20, 1945

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Behold the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in His mercy.; Father and Mother headstones
14/237 H.L. Dickey Dec. 26, 1915-Nov. 6, 1917 Son of Mr. & Mrs. Cealie Dickey
14/238 James Arnold Becton

Lynn Waters Becton

Oct. 8, 1942-Jan. 17, 1983

May 25, 1957-[blank]

headstone with separate slabs
14/239 E.J. (Bum) Burke

Maggie M. Burke

Aug. 4, 1907-Dec. 21, 1961

May 26, 1909-Feb. 27, 1977

graveled site
14/240 D.F. Burke none cement slab with funeral home stake
14/241 none none unmarked cement slab
14/242 Sarah Hickman Jan. 6, 1854-Mar. 22, 1917 Our mother; She was the sunshine of our home.
14/243 Essie Hickman Aug. 19, 1889-Oct. 30, 1943 headstone and cement slab
14/244 Mary Julia Oglesby

Ernest Wennen Oglesby

May 31, 1915-Sept. 5, 1963

Aug. 13, 1906-Oct. 17, 1972

Married Oct. 7, 1946; headstone with two painted cement slabs
14/245 Lucy D. Blackburn Aug. 8, 1899-June 30, 1981 headstone with painted cement slab
14/246 George E. Blackburn 1925-1995 cement slab with funeral home stake

 

ROW 15

15/247 W.L. Wilson Mar.3,1941-Sept. 25, 1994 headstone & slab; on slab: “A loving son and brother”
15/248 Annie Mae Wilson 1913-1980 funeral home stake
15/249 Bert Wilson [blank]-July 27, 1971 funeral home stake
15/250 none none small cement footstone
15/251 none none broken piece of footstone
15/252 none none grave marked by steel rod at head
15/253 none none marked by small footstone & steel rod at foot
15/254 none July 1, 1944 Infant son’s (sic) of Mr. & Mrs. James D. Owens; In God we trust; steel rod at foot
15/255 none none small unmarked marble stone
15/256 none none rotted wooden stake
15/257 Francis A. McMillan June 28, 1849-Mar. 14, 1917 Mother; Thy loss we deeply feel; In memory of
15/258 none Apr. 19, 1914-May 10, 1914 Infant Dau. of G.H. & Allice Oglesby; Gone to be an angel
15/259 none Apr. 19, 1914-Apr. 25, 1914 Infant Dau. of G.H. & Allice Oglesby; Gone to be an angel
15/260 Daisy Carrie Bell Oglesby Mar. 20, 1906-Mar. 3, 1916 Dau. of G.H. & Allice Oglesby; Darling we miss thee
15/261 Noel Evans Burke Feb. 20, 1911-Sept. 16, 1951 A little time on earth he spent ‘till God for him his Angel sent.
15/262 Beatrice Burke Rabitsch

Rudolph Rabitsch

July 30, 1932-[blank]

Nov. 18, 1930-Feb. 26, 1982

headstone and one slab
15/263 Vutta E. Burke Aug. 14, 1913-May 13, 1962  
15/264 Joseph E. Burke Nov. 5, 1930-June 16, 1992  
15/265 Dora H. Joyner

Valder Joyner

Nov. 18, 1911-Dec. 15, 1995

Apr. 2, 1904-Jan. 26, 1975

 

 

ROW 16

16/266 Cary A. Burke

Lula Mae J. Burke

Sept. 29, 1924-Apr. 1, 1991

Dec. 11, 1928-[blank]

 
16/267 Donald R. Burke Oct.7,1948-Sept 4, 1965 Rest in peace
16/268 Arthur B. Becton

Alice C. Becton

Oct. 29, 1896-May 14, 1963

Dec. 9, 1907-July 20, 1976

graveled site
16/269 Irene Becton Sept. 9, 1925-Oct. 13, 1938  
16/270 Lewis Shirley Dickey 1868-1928 cement slab and funeral home stake
16/271 Clara Joyner Dickey 1868-1936 cement slab and funeral home stake
16/272 Frederick E. Parks

Mildred B. Parks

May 8, 1938-[blank]

Dec. 18, 1939-[blank]

 
16/273 Leslie L. Bragg

Annie O. Bragg

Dec. 22, 1919-June 9, 1995

Mar. 23, 1923-[blank]

on slab: Loving memories
16/274 Leon H. Parker Nov. 2, 1921-Apr. 15, 1993 Gone but not forgotten; Father
16/275 Warren (Sam) Parker Sept. 16, 1943-May 10, 1975 Gone but not forgotten
16/276 Leon H. Parker, Jr. Aug. 20, 1949-Apr. 21, 1970 Son; Gone but not forgotten
16/277 Infant Parker 1965-1965 funeral home stake
16/278 Anthony Lee Bragg Mar. 8, 1897-Mar. 6, 1962 Father; cement slab with marble headstone
16/279 Minnie Lee B. Bragg Feb. 29, 1905-July 13, 1973 Mother; cement slab with marble headstone
16/280 none none unmarked cement slab
16/281 Mamie Attaway July 28, 1887-June 17, 1937 Asleep in Jesus; cement slab with marble headstone
16/282 Amos Madison Attaway

Mary Maude Doyle Attaway

Aug. 25, 1904-Aug. 29, 1949

Apr. 24, 1903-Jan. 3, 1955

In memory of my loving husband Until we meet again; Husband and Wife footstones; cement slabs with marble headstone
16/283 Maida Dickey

M.D. Dickey

Nov. 19, 1898-Mar. 25, 1969

Mar. 8, 1889-Nov. 28, 1984

Plat includes individual footstones with names and dates and large (approx. 6') marble cross with family name at bottom
16/284 James Lee Burke

Patricia Anne Burke

April 21, 1946-Aug. 16, 1997

March 10, 1957-[blank]

headstone, one slab and Father footstone
16/285 Anthony Burke Jan. 25, 1879-Oct. 12, 1958 graveled site
16/286 Hattie Bell J. Burke July 4, 1884-Aug. 28, 1968 graveled site
16/287 Leonard Burke

Vera Burke

Feb. 6, 1918-June 25, 1983

Nov. 16, 1929-[blank]

Father footstone
16/288 none none unmarked cement slab
16/289 Emma Dickey Gordon Oct. 3, 1880-June 15, 1948 headstone, painted cement slab bordered by bricks
16/290* none none broken cment slab with rusted funeral home stake
16/291 Myrtice L. Burke 1928-1961 headstone with broken & sunken cement slab
16/292 Minnie C. Burke 1887-1975 cement slab with funeral home stake
16/293 Norma L. Batchelor died 4-22-77 age 65 cement slab with funeral home stake
16/294 Ruby Rabitsch 1913-1981 funeral home stake
16/295 Susian (sic) D. Sherrod Jan. 1, 1926-Feb. 18, 1993 Headstone & slab; “Mother” and rose engraved on slab; graveled site
16/296 Jimmie Bragg

Winnie Mae Bragg

March 26, 1904-Oct. 6, 1962

Feb. 26, 1910-April 13, 1953

The Kingdom come; graveled site
16/297 James Earl Bragg 1932-1969 graveled site
16/298 Charles E. Bragg Apr. 12, 1939-June 23, 1984 headstone: In remembrance of our loved one. - slab: To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Always loved and never forgotten. Father - footstone: Loving husband.; graveled site
16/299 Jimmie Bragg, Jr. Oct. 20, 1930-Jan. 23, 1994 In remembrance of our loved one; VA stone: PVT US Army Korea; graveled site

 

ROW 17

17/300 Erma Jean Teasley Williams Mar. 14, 1958-[blank] heart-shaped stone; engraved clasped hands, graveled site
17/301 Cardell Darvin Williams Mar.20,1929-Dec. 26, 1969 Beloved husband and father; heart-shaped stone; engraved clasped hands; graveled site
17/302 Shirley Jean Wilson Williams Nov. 20, 1940-Sept. 20, 1995 Our beloved mother - may your soul forever rest in peace; heart-shaped stone; engraved clasped hands, graveled site
17/303 Woodrow Wilson July 23, 1912-June 17, 1949 Beloved father; heart-shaped stone; engraved clasped hands; graveled site
17/304 Allie McClendon Nov. 5, 1970 [no other dates] cement clab with funeral home stake
17/305 none none unmarked cement slab
17/306 none none unmarked cement slab with rusted funeral home stake
17/307 Daisy Ann Burke 1959-1959 funeral home stake
17/308 none none unmarked cement slab
17/309 Leila S. Burke

Wade Burke

1897-1985

1895-1979

Ma footstone; Pa footstone; graveled site
17/310 Henry J. McDouglas March 21, 1866-Sept. 18, 1948 cement slab with name & dates scratched in
17/311 Lucille H. Rabitsch 1914-1980 funeral home stake
17/312 Corrie L. Rabitsch June 8, 1905-Apr. 7, 1977 VA stone; PFC US Army World War II
17/313 Violene Rabitsch 1900-1979  
17/314 Freeman D. Rabitsch

Emma L.B. Rabitsch

Feb. 18, 1866-Nov. 30, 1947

June 5, 1882-Aug. 1, 1930

headstone with Mother footstone; Father footstone; cement slabs
17/315 Fed Rabitsch 1918-1991 funeral home stake
17/316 “Hamp” Hansel S. Rabitsch July 10, 1906-Sept. 2, 1986 graveled site
17/317 Woodrow Perryman Aug. 12, 1918-April 4, 1980 headstone: Precious Lord take my hand; slab: “We miss you”; VA stone: SGT US Army World War II
17/318 none none unmarked infant-size cement slab

 

ROW 18

18/319 William S. Suggs March 11, 1890-Sept. 15, 1951 Georgia PVT 131 Infantry 33 Div World War I; VA stone and cement slab
18/320 Jessie Suggs Feb.25,1894-Nov. 30, 1965 VA plaque and cement slab
18/321 Julia S. Perryman Jan. 24, 1885-Apr. 28, 1957 Gone but not forgotten; headstone and cement slab
18/322 Nancy Suggs Burke 1892-1970 headstone: stones and footstone: Nancy S. Burke April 19, 1892-Feb. 12, 1970 cement slab
18/323 Minnie A. Suggs 1902-1962 headstone and cement slab
18/324 Susie M. Suggs Bragg 1905-1978 headstone and cement slab
18/325 John H. Lewis

Winnie Lewis

1900-1964

1905-1972

graveled site
18/326 Dennis Edward Royal

Grace E. Royal

June 17, 1912-Oct. 20, 1995

Jan. 31, 1929-[blank]

VA stone: US Army World War II; reverse of headstone: Our children: Jackie McMillan - Betty Ricks - Rickey Royal - Ronnie Royal; graveled site
18/327 Doris E. Sharpe Dec. 4, 1933-Mar. 26, 1934 Our loved one
18/328 none none unmarked cement slab
18/329 George Patrick Cooper

Alice Cupstid Cooper

Oct. 21, 1869-Oct. 3, 1941

Dec. 10, 1876-May 16, 1951

headstone and cement slabs
18/330 Otis O. Cooper, Jr.

Baby Boy Cooper

Baby Boy Cooper

Baby Girl Cooper

July 1938-Aug. 1938

1939

1944

1947

headstone is approximately 6" x 9' with names and dates engraved in a long row; each grave has a child-size cement slab
18/331 Drucilla H. Pierce

Freda P. Girard

1866-1940

Mar. 15, 1897-Aug. 29, 1974

headstone and cement slabs
18/332 Lamar M. Pierce, Sr.

Rosie Alice Pierce

Mar. 1, 1890-Jan. 30, 1968

Jan. 29, 1892-May 18, 1967

graveled site
18/333 Robert L. Pierce

Marian J. Pierce

June 5, 1932-[blank]

Dec. 3, 1947-Sept. 14, 1981

The Kingdom come; graveled site
18/334 Onnie Burke

Onnie Irene C. Burke

Jan. 1, 1919-Nov. 14, 1972

Feb. 29, 1929-Mar. 9, 1988

headstone and cement slab over
18/335 Jessie Crews Mar. 4, 1881-May 19, 1954 footstone with cement slab; there is also an odd shaped headstone with unreadable name and dates
18/336 Annie D. Crews Jan. 27, 1895-Aug. 15, 1967 footstone with cement slab; there is also an odd shaped headstone with unreadable name and dates
18/337 George Edward English Sep 3, 1949-Oct 21, 1979 SP4 US Army Vietnam; VA stone and painted cement slab
18/338 none none infant-size painted cement slab
18/339 Johnnie “Buck” Lee Messex Sept. 1, 1928-Dec. 8, 1969  
18/340 Lester “Hines” Burke July 21, 1925-Aug. 29, 1977 on slab: In memory of one who is never forgotten, and an engraving of a semi-truck
18/341 Infant Jackson 1943-1943 funeral home stake
18/342 Mandy J. Jackson 1891-1961 painted cement slab and funeral home stake
18/343 Lola S. Jackson 1[8]97-1971 painted cement slab and funeral home stake
18/344 Stoney Jackson Apr 10, 1919-Oct 20, 1977 PVT US Army World War II; VA stone and painted cement slab
18/345 James Shine Jackson 1925-1987 painted cement slab and funeral home stake
18/346 Barney Pierce 1936-1967   cement slab and funeral home stake
18/347 Audie Pierce 1901-1965 cement slab and funeral home stake
18/348 Amelia Pierce Green 1904-1985 cement slab and funeral home stake
18/349 W.E. Pierce 1928-1942 cement slab and funeral home stake†
18/350 W.E. Pierce 1928-1942 cement slab and funeral home stake† † These two funeral home markers are identical.
18/351 none none cement slab and blank funeral home stake
18/352 David Dickey

Mae N. Dickey

1871-1958

1891-1974

graveled site
18/353 W.F. “Doc” Newton

Evelyn Roberts Newton

May 15, 1901-Aug. 12, 1968

Apr. 19, 1909-June 15, 1988

Father, Mother
18/354 none none unmarked infant-size cement slab inside six spacedout utility poles protruding about 2' above ground

 

ROW 19

19/355 Patricia Diane Sasser Lovett Oct.5,1950-June 15, ‘94 We love you; cement slab with engraving all homemade
19/356 Dewey E. Lovett 1928-1990 funeral home stake
19/357 Betty K. Lovett 1936-1977 funeral home stake
19/358 Rebecca Renay Lovett 3-29-77 infant-size painted slab
19/359 Erchie Lovett Nov. 12, 1924-Jan. 3, 1978 cement headstone and slab
19/360 Jim Lovett July 4, 1902-April 18, 1965 cement headstone and slab
19/361 Madge Lovett Feb. 24, 1912-Dec. 21, 1974 cement headstone
19/362 Mary L. Wilson 1987-1987 funeral home stake
19/363 William Bob Burke 1914-1981 funeral home stake
19/364 Pearl Taylor Pierce Mar. 5, 1910-Feb. 3, 1978 graveled site
19/365 Roscoe Pierce Sept. 3,1908-Mar. 16, 1985 graveled site
19/366 Margaret M.W. Pierce Oct. 10, 1893-July 12, 1984 graveled site
19/367 Richard T. Pierce Mar. 9, 1887-Feb. 2, 1973 graveled site
19/368 Courtney Allisha Burke July 26,1984-Aug. 4, 1984  
19/369 Ricky Rabitsch Dec.24,1968-June 21, 1979  
19/370 Steven Rabitsch Aug. 5, 1972-June 21, 1979  
19/ 371 Eunice H. Newsome 1935-1991 funeral home stake
19/372 Hettie B. Hickman 1901-1989 cement slab and funeral home stake
19/373 Raliegh (sic) Hickman 1902-1965 cement slab and funeral home stake
19/374 Lewis Franklin Bennett

Lena Rabitsch Bennett

Feb. 9, 1900-Feb. 23, 1964

Jan. 29, 1892-July 19,1967

Father footstone; graveled Mother footstone; site
19/375 Levernia B. Bargeron

John Charles Bargeron

July 6, 1924-[blank] Married July 10, 1942

July 13, 1919-Nov. 18, 1989

graveled site VA stone: SGT US Army World War II
19/376 Claudia Rabitsch Lee

Lloyd Cecil Lee

Nov. 16, 1905-Sept. 18, 1983

Mar. 22, 1899-Nov. 17, 1964

family name on headstone; names and dates on slabs
19/377 Fanny Wade Messex Aug. 2, 1950-July 7, 1966 headstone with broken cement slab
19/378 Leaon C. Sego Jan. 2, 1927-Jan. 13, 1977 headstone with cement slab; GMG1 USN Ret.
19/379 Donie M. Sego May 17, 1901-Apr. 25, 1983 headstone with cement slab
19/380 Clifton C. Cooper Nov. 23, 1897-Sept. 15, 1974 headstone with cement slab
19/381 Mildred S. Vining

Earnest W. Vining

Jan. 5, 1921-[blank]

Apr. 29, 1904-May 25, 1971

Rest in peace cement slab
19/382 Marie C. Suggs 1902-1986 cement slab and funeral home stake
19/383 George Earl Suggs Jan. 25, 1928-Sep. 20, 1993 VA stone and marble slab
19/384 Martha Mae Raborn Cooper

Otis Othella Cooper

May 5, 1920-[blank]

Nov. 1, 1911-Aug. 4, 1988

cement slab
19/385 Louis Burke 1920-1968 cement slab and funeral home stake
19/386 none none funeral home stake
19/387 Racheal (sic) B. Wilkerson Sept. 20, 1950-May 4, 1996 Beloved mother & best friend; graveled site
19/388 Mamie L.G. Blackburn

Henry Herman Blackburn

Mar. 22, 1926-[blank]

Oct. 31, 1919-Feb. 28, 1965

Remember friends, as you pass by, as you are now, once was I. As I am now you’re sure to be. Be prepared for death and follow me.; graveled site

 

ROW 20

20/389 (Bill) Lindsay Robert Lewis

Allie Burke Lewis

Oct. 16, 1906-June 17, 1995

Nov.17,1905-Nov. 24, 1992

headstone: Together forever; slabs: names and dates and Husband & Father/Wife & Mother; graveled site
20/390 Guy M. Dickey

Irene P. Dickey

June 6, 1909-June 12, 1986

Sept. 27, 1941-[blank]

 
20/391 Ira Perryman

Molly B. Perryman

Nov. 30, 1912-[blank]

Oct. 29, 1919-Aug. 22, 1995

 

 

* According to Kathleen Rabitsch, a life-long area resident and member of the church, the following people are interred in these graves: 5/46 Unknown Dickey 10/145 Carlton Dickey 10/146 Fannie Burke Dickey 10/147 B.J. Dickey 11/173 Bill Dickey 11/175 Ben Dickey 16/290 Walter Cleveland Burke

Taken from a church history compiled by Kathleen Rabitsch for the church’s sesquicentennial.

Presumably this should be 1977, since it is denoted by a funeral home stake.

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