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079    RUSSELL CHAPEL A. M. E. ZION CHURCH [D86.1]

      Location - Center Township. West of SR 1522, Eddie Perry Road, 0.1 mile north of SR 1520, Russell Chapel Road

      Coordinates: 35d 46m 06.0s N; 79d 09m 59.7s W Click here for Google maps

      On 21 March 1997, Audrey Heiser recorded 24 grave markers. Additional information was provided by Marion and June Horton in 2002.

      View #2 of the cemetery. View #3 of the cemetery. View of the church sign. View of the church. View #2 of the church.

      Owner: Trustees of Russell Chapel AME Zion Church.
      Legal Description: Parcel 75053. Referred to on Plats 16-69 and A-630. Deed KG-203, 17 Sep 1949 from Charlie and Melissa [Mellissia in deed] Perkins to Trustees Dewitt Durham, Joe Perry, Roxie Small, and Joe Durham is for church property. Cemetery also referred to on deed 270/269, 21 Jun 1961. Deed 532/709, 29 Aug 1988 form Eugene Small to Trustees may also include some of cemetery parcel.
      Topo Quadrant: Farrington.
      Church owned: Yes. Denomination: A. M. E. Zion.
      Used: Yes.
      Number of graves: 43.
      Cemetery size: 1 acre.
      Black: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: Yes.
      Well maintained: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 38.
      Last burial: 2008.
      First burial: 1931.
      Last canvassed by: Audrey O. Heiser. Date: 21 Mar 1997. Information added by Marion Horton in 2002. Marion and June Horton photographed all of the markers and added information for seven burials in Jan 2011.


  1. Alston, Mary Elizabeth (Horton)   (b. 2 Aug 1924 - d. 5 Feb 1995)
      • Wife of Benny Horton
  2. Brooks, Louise D.   (b. 13 Sep 1919 - d. 30 May 1992)
      • Daughter of Lizzie and Deewitt Durham. "Our Father which art in Heaven." "A Loving Wife." photo on marker
  3. Burnette, Ada Perry   (b. 1904 - d. 1981)
      • Daughter of Carrie P. Perry. Shares stone with mother Carrie P. Perry and brother Joe P. Perry.
  4. Cooley, Chloe Taylor   (b. 8 Mar 1934 - d. 3 Oct 2011)
      • "Because she lived." Portrait on marker.
  5. Durham, Anthony Cornell   (b. 13 Mar 1956 - d. 3 Feb 1984)
      • Unmarked grave.
  6. Durham, Deewitt   (b. 15 Jan 1876 - d. 10 Mar 1963)
      • Husband of Lizzie E. Durham. "In loving memory."
  7. Durham, Joseph C.   (b. 4 Nov 1928 - d. 6 Sep 2004)
  8. Durham, Lizzie E.   (b. 18 Jan 1896 - d. 28 Feb 1978)
      • Wife of Deewit Durham. "In loving memory"
  9. Durham, William B.   (b. 1890 - d. 1938)
      • Shares stone with Katie Durham Owens and Sadie Durham Parker
  10. Harris, Annie Mae   (b. 1926 - d. 2008)
  11. Harris, Stephen Edward   (b. Abt 1930 - d. 22 Feb 2013)
      • Age 83. Father of Steve Junior Harris and Faydene Harris.
  12. Horton, Benny "Ben"   (b. 11 Oct 1904 - d. 1 Apr 1971)
      • Husband of Mary Elizabeth Horton Alston
  13. Horton, Carrie Lee   (b. 16 Jul 1891 - d. 21 Oct 1964)
      • Wife of George Allen Horton. Footstone: Mother.
  14. Horton, David E.   (b. 30 Apr 1896 - d. 13 Sep 1949)
      • Husband of Sadie L. Horton
  15. Horton, George Allen   (b. 17 Sep 1897 - d. 13 Dec 1962)
      • Husband of Carrie Lee Horton. Footstone: Father.
  16. Horton, Gladys M.   (b. Mar 1918 - d. 11 Feb 2002)
      • Son of David & Sadie Horton. Unmarked grave.
  17. Horton, James   (b. 5 Apr 1911 - d. 8 Sep 1992)
      • Husband of Marie Horton
  18. Horton, James E.   (b. 3 Dec 1919 - d. 5 Apr 1987)
      • Son of David E. and Sadie L. Horton. PFC US Army WWII .
  19. Horton, Joseph C.   (b. 21 Jun 1924 - d. 21 Feb 1996)
      • Son of David E. and Sadie L. Horton. US Navy WWII.
  20. Horton, Marie (Womble)   (b. 27 May 1915 - d. 27 Jun 1997)
      • Wife of James Horton
  21. Horton, Matthew   (b. 16 Jul 1922 - d. 8 Jan 2007)
  22. Horton, Sadie L.   (b. 12 Aug 1901 - d. 27 Jul 1958)
      • Wife of David E. Horton
  23. Lee, Ernest   (b. 15 Apr 1930 - d. 25 Oct 1949)
  24. Lee, Jake   (b. 25 Dec 1903 - d. 16 Feb 1966)
      • Husband of Mary E. Lee
  25. Lee, Mary E.   (b. 7 Nov 1904 - d. 5 Dec 1967)
      • Wife of Jake Lee
  26. Marsh, Charles C.   (b. 30 Jan 1941 - d. Unknown)
      • Husband of Mary T. Marsh "Married 31 Dec 1968."
  27. Marsh, Mary T.   (b. 5 Dec 1946 - d. 6 Jun 2002)
      • Wife of Charles C. Marsh "Married 31 Dec 1968."
  28. Owens, Katie Durham   (b. 1892 - d. 1931)
      • Shares stone with William B. Durham and Sadie Durham Parker
  29. Parker, Sadie Durham   (b. 1899 - d. 1935)
      • Shares stone with William B. Durham and Katie Durham Owens
  30. Penny, Carolyn H.   (b. 1953 - d. 2008)
  31. Peoples, Andre   (b. 17 Sep 1975 - d. 20 Sep 1975)
      • Son of Clarence and Brenda Peoples
  32. Perkins, Charlie   (b. 1900 - d. 1975)
      • Husband of Melissa Perkins (unmarked grave)
  33. Perkins, Melissa   (b. 1904 - d. 1992)
      • Wife of Charlie Perkins (unmarked grave)
  34. Perkins, Rebecca   (b. 1928 - d. 1932)
      • Daughter of Charlie and Milissa Perkins. Unmarked grave.
  35. Perry, Carrie P.   (b. 1876 - d. 1955)
      • Mother of Ada P. Burnette and Joe P. Perry. Shares stone with children Joe P. Perry and Ada Perry Burnette.
  36. Perry, Carrie R.   (b. 1893 - d. 1964)
      • Wife of Ezeckel Perry
  37. Perry, Ezeckel   (b. 1889 - d. 1952)
      • Husband of Carrie R. Perry
  38. Perry, Joe P.   (b. 1906 - d. 1958)
      • Son of Carrie P. Perry. Shares stone with mother Carrie P. Perry and sister Ada Perry Burnette.
  39. Perry, Savannah   (b. 1876 - d. 25 Aug 1968)
      • "At age 92"
  40. Small, George William   (b. 2 Feb 1919 - d. 20 Jan 1997)
      • Son of Roxie and Erie Small
  41. Taylor, Gary Mikel   (b. 29 Aug 1954 - d. 23 Aug 2012)
  42. Taylor, Naheshia Kentae   (b. 20 Nov 1978 - d. 10 Feb 2000)
      • Granddaughter of Sarah Frances Taylor (unmarked grave)
  43. Taylor, Olivia Womble   (b. 30 Nov 1913 - d. 6 May 2002)
  44. Taylor, Sarah Frances   (b. 20 Mar 1936 - d. 12 Sep 1998)
      • Daughter of Frank and Olivia Taylor (unmarked grave)
  45. Taylor, Theodis David "Boe"   (b. 26 Jul 1940 - d. 29 May 1995)
      • Son of Olivia and Frank Taylor. Nickname "Boe" was on funeral home marker.
  46. Taylor, William Thomas   (b. 12 Mar 1938 - d. 18 Jan 2007)
      • "They lived with us in memory still and will forever more."
  47. Womble, Pete   (b. 22 Sep 1911 - d. 16 Jan 1965)
      • NC Pvt US Army WWII. Military marker.
  48. Womble, Thomas   (b. 18 Aug 1887 - d. 13 Jan 1959)
      • "Papa." Father of Marie Horton.


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