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082    ROCK SPRING BAPTIST CHURCH [D87.1]

      Location - Center Township. 0.1 mile east of US 15-501, 0.35 mile north of SR 1520, Russells Chapel Church Road

      Coordinates: 35d 45m 58.0s N; 79d 09m 05.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 14 March 1995, Audrey O. Heiser recorded 109 grave markers and noted 8 illegible or unmarked grave markers.

      Owner: Trustees.
      Legal Description: Deed JA-163, 12 Apr 1943, Glynn Fields to Trustees.
      Topo Quadrant: Bynum.
      Church owned: Yes. Denomination: Baptist.
      Used: Yes.
      Number of graves: 117.
      Cemetery size: 0.6 acre.
      White: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: Yes.
      Well maintained: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 109.
      Last burial: 1994.
      First burial: 1945.
      Last canvassed by: Audrey O. Heiser. Date: 14 Mar 1995.


  1. Baker, Nona Gray King   (b. 21 May 1900 - d. 9 Sep 1963)
      • "Mother". 5' tall metal cross behind stone. Location row 7.
  2. Branson, James Melvin   (b. 11 Jun 1921 - d. 27 Feb 1989)
      • Funeral marker. Location row 15.
  3. Campbell, A. Coy   (b. 23 May 1925 - d. Unknown)
      • Husband of Ruby R. Campbell. "Precious Lord take my hand". Double headstone. Location row 10.
  4. Campbell, Allan Coy   (b. 23 May 1925 - d. 1 Feb 2014)
      • Age 89. Husband of Ruby Campbell. Son of Grady Campbell and Estelle Campbell.
  5. Campbell, Ruby R.   (b. 20 Mar 1928 - d. 15 Jan 1994)
      • Wife of A. Coy Campbell. "Precious Lord take my hand". Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Location row 10.
  6. Canada, Clara E.   (b. 22 Dec 1924 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Robert U. Canada. "In my Father's house are many mansions". Double headstone. Location row 12.
  7. Canada, Robert U.   (b. 3 Jun 1916 - d. 1 Aug 1964)
      • Husband of Clara E. Canada. NC Tec 4 H and S Co 202 Engr C Bn World War II. "In my Father's house are many mansions". Double Headstone w/ Bronze military marker American Legion marker. Location row 12.
  8. Clark, Lucian I.   (b. 15 Aug 1893 - d. 19 Nov 1962)
      • Husband of Olivia P. Clark. Family headstone. Footstone: Father. Location row 5.
  9. Clark, Olivia P.   (b. 2 Aug 1896 - d. 2 Jan 1983)
      • Wife of Lucian I. Clark. Footstone: Mother. Location row 5.
  10. Cooper, Carol Sue   (b. 2 May 1941 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of James Gordon Cooper. Footstone: Mother. Family Headstone in shape of two hearts. Location row 3.
  11. Cooper, Carol Sue Hefner   (b. 2 May 1941 - d. 24 Jul 2015)
      • Age 74. Wife of James Gordon Cooper. Daughter of Dewey Calvin Hefner and Karen Rives Hefner. Footstone: Mother. Family Headstone in shape of two hearts. Location row 3.
  12. Cooper, Frances Crabtree   (b. 1 Oct 1930 - d. 23 Feb 2013)
      • Age 82. Wife of Lloyd E. Cooper. Daughter of Herman Dixon Crabtree and Flossie Brown Crabtree.
  13. Cooper, Irene Clark   (b. 8 Jan 1918 - d. 11 Jul 1970)
      • Wife of Eddie L. Cooper. "She is watching and waiting for us at Heaven's gate". Location row 9.
  14. Cooper, James Gordon   (b. 28 Feb 1938 - d. 18 Feb 1990)
      • Husband of Carol Sue Cooper. Footstone: Father. Family Headstone in shape of two hearts. Location row 3.
  15. Cooper, Katie B.   (b. 30 Nov 1939 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Tave M. Cooper. Double headstone. Location row 9.
  16. Cooper, Lonnie Manley   (b. 1 Sep 1946 - d. 8 Jan 1947)
      • "Our Darling Son". Location row 10.
  17. Cooper, Lou Perry   (b. 24 Jan 1881 - d. 8 Feb 1947)
      • Wife of O. T. Cooper. "Mother" "Until the day breaketh and the shadows flee away". Double headstone. Footstone: LPC. Location row 9.
  18. Cooper, Margaret Hearne "Gran"   (b. 25 Aug 1931 - d. 8 Dec 2015)
      • Wife of William M. Cooper.
  19. Cooper, O. T.   (b. 15 Jun 1881 - d. 28 Oct 1945)
      • Husband of Lou Perry Cooper. "Father" "Until the day breaketh and the shadows flee away". Double headstone. Footstone: OTC. Location row 9.
  20. Cooper, Tave M.   (b. 4 Aug 1938 - d. 2 Jun 1994)
      • Husband of Katie B. Cooper. Double headstone. Location row 9.
  21. Cooper, William M. "Billy"   (b. 22 Oct 1919 - d. 26 Feb 1980)
      • Sgt US Army World War II. Footstone: Black granite with Bronze military marker. Location row 9.
  22. Cotner, Earl Linwood   (b. 10 Apr 1933 - d. 28 Jul 1985)
      • Husband of Maxine Perry Cotner. "Our trust is in God". Family headstone. Footstone: Father. Location row 6.
  23. Cotner, Maxine Perry   (b. 25 Oct 1933 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Earl Linwood Cotner. "Our trust is in God". Family headstone. Location row 6.
  24. Crabtree, Herman Dixon   (b. 14 Sep 1911 - d. 2 Jun 1972)
      • "Our Father which art in Heaven". Location row 4.
  25. Crane, Mary C.   (b. 1954 - d. 1954)
      • Funeral marker. Location row 6.
  26. Crane, Robert E.   (b. 1951 - d. 1964)
      • Funeral marker. Location row 6.
  27. Crane, Virginia Hearne   (b. 20 May 1931 - d. 2 Oct 1975)
      • Location row 6.
  28. Crane, William Braxton   (b. 1 Sep 1919 - d. 4 Jan 1992)
      • Tec 5 US Army World War II. "I'll see you in the Rapture". Bronze military marker. Location row 6.
  29. Creed, Betty Vann   (b. 21 Oct 1913 - d. 7 Apr 1989)
      • Wife of John Roby Creed. Family headstone. Footstone: Mother. Location row 2.
  30. Creed, Dinah Satterthwaite   (b. 22 Aug 1950 - d. 12 Nov 1975)
      • Wife of Marvin L. Creed. Footstone: Mother. Location row 1.
  31. Creed, John Roby   (b. 24 Mar 1912 - d. 30 Aug 1988)
      • Husband of Betty Vann Creed. Family headstone. Footstone: Father. Location row 2.
  32. Dale, Fred III "Freddie"   (b. 20 Oct 1954 - d. 11 Jun 1993)
      • Funeral marker. Location row 14.
  33. Dale, Fred, Jr.   (b. 1928 - d. 1994)
      • Funeral marker. Location row 14.
  34. Dunn, Walter Lee, III   (b. 15 Mar 1969 - d. 1 Apr 1975)
      • "A Good Son". Footstone: Walt. Location row 4.
  35. Edwards, Patsy Gerringer   (b. 17 Jul 1936 - d. 7 Oct 2012)
      • Wife of Unknown Edwards. Daughter of William Newton Gerringer and Carrie Lee Dean Gerringer.
  36. Ellis, Edna Mae   (b. 25 Nov 1916 - d. 29 Jun 1981)
      • "Beloved Mother". Flat. Row 7.
  37. Ellis, Elva Cooper   (b. 20 Jul 1920 - d. 7 Mar 1994)
      • Wife of Julius Vance Ellis. Double flat headstone. (Note: Funeral marker says 24 July 1920). Row 8.
  38. Ellis, Gwendolyn C.   (b. 1913 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of James Morris Ellis. Double headstone. Row 8.
  39. Ellis, J. Morris   (b. 25 Dec 1910 - d. 2 Nov 1963)
      • Husband of Gwendolyn C. Ellis. Bronze military marker: James Morris Ellis NC PFC 471 INF World War II. Double headstone. American Legion marker. Row 8.
  40. Ellis, Julius Vance   (b. 22 Sep 1922 - d. 12 Jan 1994)
      • Husband of Elva Cooper Ellis. CPL US Army World War II "Purple Heart". Flat, double headstone. (Note: Funeral marker says 12 Sep 1922). Row 8.
  41. Ellis, Mary   (b. 26 Dec 1932 - d. 17 May 2015)
      • Age 82. Wife of Bob Ellis.
  42. Ellis, Notie Ann   (b. 20 Nov 1871 - d. 29 Nov 1949)
      • "Gone but not forgotten". Footstone: Mother. Row 12.
  43. Ellis, Retha M.   (b. 15 Dec 1887 - d. 23 Sep 1973)
      • Wife of W. Henry Ellis. Double headstone. Footstone: RME. Row 8.
  44. Ellis, W. Henry   (b. 24 Sep 1888 - d. 18 Sep 1945)
      • Husband of Retha M. Ellis. Double headstone. Footstone: WHE Two photographs. Row 8.
  45. Eubanks, Edna P.   (b. 11 Dec 1913 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of William H. Eubanks. Family headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 2.
  46. Eubanks, Kenneth G.   (b. 6 Jan 1947 - d. 10 Jul 1972)
      • Row 2.
  47. Eubanks, Lula C.   (b. 24 Apr 1880 - d. 3 Jan 1981)
      • Row 12.
  48. Eubanks, Marvin Wayne   (b. 9 Sep 1948 - d. 23 Jul 1965)
      • Son of Roland Percy and Mozell Perry Eubanks. "Loving Memories". Family headstone. Footstone: Our Son. Row 7.
  49. Eubanks, Mozell Perry   (b. 23 Oct 1926 - d. 25 Jan 1985)
      • Wife of Roland Perry Eubanks. "Loving Memories". Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 7.
  50. Eubanks, Roland Percy   (b. 25 Sep 1924 - d. Unknown)
      • Husband of Mozell Perry Eubanks. "Loving Memories". Family headstone. Row 7.
  51. Eubanks, William H.   (b. 2 Sep 1917 - d. 28 Mar 1986)
      • Husband of Edna P. Eubanks. Bronze Military marker: US Army World War II. Family headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 2.
  52. Fields, Charles, Rev.   (b. 20 Jan 1909 - d. 8 Nov 1977)
      • Husband of Lesssie T. Fields. Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 14.
  53. Fields, Lessie T.   (b. 19 Feb 1909 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Rev. Charles Fields. Double headstone. Row 14.
  54. Franklin, Annie G.   (b. 13 Nov 1910 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Solomon T. Franklin. Flat, double headstone. Row 2.
  55. Franklin, Solomon T.   (b. 27 Jan 1907 - d. 12 Oct 1982)
      • Husband of Annie G. Franklin. Flat, double headstone. Row 2.
  56. Gales, James A.   (b. 1920 - d. 1984)
      • PFC US Army World War II. Military marker. Family Headstone - Large Brown granite. Row 4.
  57. Gales, James L.   (b. 9 Nov 1946 - d. 26 May 1967)
      • Bronze military marker: NC HN US Navy, Vietnam. Family headstone. Row 4.
  58. Gerringer, Jackie   (b. 19 Dec 1940 - d. 6 Dec 1956)
      • Footstone: Jackie. Row 6.
  59. Gerringer, William Newton   (b. 7 Oct 1904 - d. 21 Dec 1977)
      • "At Rest". Row 6.
  60. Gray, Bertha Baker   (b. 2 Aug 1930 - d. 15 May 1982)
      • "Resting". Row 7.
  61. Gray, O. D.   (b. 14 Dec 1919 - d. 31 Dec 1991)
      • Bronze military marker: Pvt US Army World War II. Row 7.
  62. Hatley, Flonnie C.   (b. 19 Nov 1908 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Robert L. Hatley. Double headstone. Row 9.
  63. Hatley, Nora Mann   (b. 2 Feb 1892 - d. 26 Aug 1982)
      • Wife of Walter Leon Hatley. Double headstone. Row 9.
  64. Hatley, Robert L.   (b. 22 Apr 1912 - d. 22 Aug 1988)
      • Husband of Flonnie C. Hatley. Double headstone. Row 9.
  65. Hatley, Walter Leon   (b. 22 May 1888 - d. 1 Mar 1978)
      • Husband of Nora Mann Hatley. Double headstone. Row 9.
  66. Hearne, Elsie S.   (b. 26 Jan 1913 - d. 2 Oct 1989)
      • Wife of Henry W. Hearne. "In loving memory". Double headstone. Footstone: Mama. Row 13.
  67. Hearne, Ethel Farrell   (b. 17 Apr 1908 - d. 24 Mar 1976)
      • Flat. Row 6.
  68. Hearne, Henry W.   (b. 26 Jan 1909 - d. 13 Jan 1984)
      • Husband of Elsie S. Hearne. "In loving memory". Double headstone. Footstone: Daddy. Row 13.
  69. Hearne, Hilda Grey   (b. 29 Nov 1945 - d. 11 Sep 1948)
      • Daughter of Henry W. and Elsie S. Hearne. "Her life was short but beautifully read; She is only sleeping, not dead". Footstone: HGH. Row 13.
  70. Hearne, James, Sr.   (b. 12 Jul 1906 - d. 14 Dec 1980)
      • Flat. Row 6.
  71. Hearne, Thomas H.   (b. 29 Jun 1951 - d. 24 May 1986)
      • Son of Henry W. and Elsie S. Hearne. "In loving memory". Footstone: Son. Row 14.
  72. Heath, Ollie W.   (b. 11 Nov 1898 - d. 14 Dec 1982)
      • Footstone: OWH. Row 2.
  73. Howell, Dorothy C.   (b. 1913 - d. 1974)
      • Row 8.
  74. Johnson, Darryl Scott   (b. 23 Mar 1980 - d. 19 Feb 1987)
      • Son of Jerry T. and Shirley E. Johnson. "Loving Memories". "Brother". Row 7.
  75. Johnson, Gladys P.   (b. 13 Feb 1911 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Joe W. Johnson. Family headstone. Row 4.
  76. Johnson, James T.   (b. 7 Jan 1904 - d. 7 Feb 1946)
      • Flat. Row 11.
  77. Johnson, Joe W.   (b. 22 Nov 1903 - d. 7 Nov 1970)
      • Husband of Gladys P. Johnson. Family headstone. Footstone: Husband. Row 4.
  78. Johnson, Junius T.   (b. 13 Jan 1875 - d. 14 May 1945)
      • Flat. Footstone: Father. Row 11.
  79. King, Ernest B.   (b. 1906 - d. 1953)
      • Footstone: Father. Row 7.
  80. Moize, Samuel Richard, Sr.   (b. 24 Jun 1957 - d. 24 Feb 2017)
      • Husband of Lorrie Moize. Son of Richard Bennett Moize and Eura Jane Moize.
  81. Morris, Kim Clark   (b. 12 Jul 1958 - d. 13 Oct 1958)
      • Lamb on top of stone. Row 5.
  82. Oldham, Coley G.   (b. 14 Apr 1898 - d. 18 Jun 1977)
      • Husband of Mamie C. Oldham. Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 9.
  83. Oldham, Edward Chapin   (b. 13 Mar 1923 - d. 9 May 2014)
      • Age 91. Husband of audrey Campbell Oldham. Son of Coley Graham Oldham and Mamie Cooper Oldham.
  84. Oldham, Mamie C.   (b. 18 Dec 1904 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Coley G. Oldham. Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 9.
  85. Pendergraph, Theo Janice Blackwood   (b. 25 May 1941 - d. 22 Feb 2016)
      • Wife of Bobby Reid Pendergraph. Daughter of Theodore James Blackwood and Floy Valentine Blackwood.
  86. Perry, Lina Brasington   (b. 13 Apr 1905 - d. 1 May 1989)
      • Wife of Numa Elma Perry. "We will meet again". Family headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 8.
  87. Perry, Mary Martha   (b. 20 Sep 1923 - d. 30 May 1981)
      • Daughter of Numa Elma and Lina Brasington Perry. "At Rest". Footstone: Mother. Row 8.
  88. Perry, Numa Elma   (b. 20 Jun 1904 - d. 18 Feb 1972)
      • Husband of Lina Brasington Perry. "We will meet again". Family headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 8.
  89. Reynolds, Arnold Darrell   (b. 13 Mar 1912 - d. 11 Dec 1981)
      • "Precious Lord take my hand". Footstone: Father. Row 13.
  90. Rowe, Annie K. Wheeler   (b. 16 Feb 1897 - d. 3 Apr 1980)
      • "Asleep with Jesus". Double headstone. Row 7.
  91. Rowe, Betty Alma, Mrs.   (b. 13 Mar 1910 - d. 4 Apr 1992)
      • Funeral marker. Row 7.
  92. Rowe, James Monroe   (b. 16 Oct 1914 - d. 25 Aug 1986)
      • Funeral marker. Row 7.
  93. Rowe, Joseph Samuel   (b. 25 Oct 1949 - d. 28 Oct 1949)
      • Son of William and Virginia Rowe. Row 6.
  94. Rowe, Walter Francis   (b. 7 Jun 1936 - d. 11 Sep 1987)
      • Funeral marker. Row 7.
  95. Rowe, Willie E. Crane   (b. 14 Feb 1884 - d. 7 Mar 1958)
      • "Asleep with Jesus". Double headstone. Row 7.
  96. Smith, Albert J.   (b. 10 Jan 1904 - d. 26 Sep 1967)
      • "At Rest". Footstone: AJS. Row 12.
  97. Smith, Allie Warren   (b. 18 Dec 1920 - d. 15 Sep 1994)
      • Husband of Eleanor S. Smith. Tec 5 US Army World War II. "Precious Lord take my hand". Double headstone. Row 11.
  98. Smith, Eleanor S.   (b. 8 Oct 1921 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Allie Warren Smith. Double headstone. Row 11.
  99. Smith, Lillie P.   (b. 29 Feb 1892 - d. 12 Jul 1990)
      • Wife of Will D. Smith. "At Rest". Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 11.
  100. Smith, Mont E.   (b. 10 Jan 1907 - d. 5 Sep 1973)
      • Husband of Myrtle E. Smith. Double headstone. Footstone: MES. Row 12.
  101. Smith, Myrtle E.   (b. 18 Mar 1908 - d. 29 Jan 1989)
      • Wife of Mont E. Smith. "Together Forever" "Mother". Double headstone. Footstone: MES. Row 12.
  102. Smith, W. E. "Billy"   (b. 20 Jul 1916 - d. 3 Dec 1972)
      • Sgt US Army World War II. "Beyond the Sunset". Footstone grey granite w/Bronze military marker. Row 11.
  103. Smith, Will D.   (b. 7 Jun 1892 - d. 28 Jan 1964)
      • Husband of Lillie P. Smith. "At Rest". Double headstone. Row 11.
  104. Smith, William Edward, Jr.   (b. 28 Mar 1951 - d. 11 Mar 2013)
      • Age 62. Son of William Edward Smith and Flossie Mae Brown Smith.
  105. Surles, Bertha J.   (b. 29 Sep 1908 - d. 9 Jan 1967)
      • Wife of Colon F. Surles. Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 10.
  106. Surles, Colon F.   (b. 21 Mar 1914 - d. 23 Jun 1978)
      • Husband of Bertha J. Surles. Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 10.
  107. Thomas, Carolyn Rose   (b. 31 Oct 1946 - d. 13 Dec 1991)
      • Footstone: Mother. Row 3.
  108. Tripp, Annie F. "Duck"   (b. 25 Feb 1934 - d. 18 Jul 1993)
      • Wife of Garland G. Tripp. Flat. Family Headstone. Row 1.
  109. Tripp, Betty Richardson   (b. 12 Jan 1934 - d. 3 Mar 2015)
      • Age 81. Wife of Charles W. Tripp. Daughter of Garland J. Richardson and Bertha Jeffries Richardson.
  110. Tripp, Garland G. "Pete"   (b. 9 Aug 1930 - d. Unknown)
      • Husband of Annie F. Tripp. Flat. Family Headstone. Row 1.
  111. Tripp, Garland J.   (b. 20 Dec 1911 - d. 5 Mar 1983)
      • Husband of Lillie D. Tripp. Family headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 1.
  112. Tripp, Lillie D.   (b. 15 Aug 1912 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Garland J. Tripp. Family headstone. Row 1.
  113. Tripp, Robert Mike   (b. 3 Jul 1957 - d. 3 Jul 1971)
      • Son of Garland G. and Annie F. Tripp. "God's finger touched him and he slept". Flat. Family Headstone. Row 1.
  114. Unknown, Infant   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Small. Row 7.
  115. Varner, Elizabeth C.   (b. 1909 - d. 1961)
      • Wife of J. Edgar Varner. Double headstone. Row 11.
  116. Varner, J. Edgar   (b. 1880 - d. 1968)
      • Husband of Elizabeth C. Varner. Row 11.
  117. Wheeler, Clarence E.   (b. 1 Jan 1923 - d. Unknown)
      • Husband of Helen L. Wheeler. Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 10.
  118. Wheeler, Helen L.   (b. 21 Jan 1930 - d. 19 Aug 1970)
      • Wife of Clarence E. Wheeler. Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 10.
  119. Whitaker, Timothy Elwood   (b. 25 Jun 1959 - d. 17 May 2016)
      • Son of Horton Elwood Whitaker and Loris Beal Whitaker.
  120. White, Martha J.   (b. 11 Nov 1898 - d. 21 Jul 1989)
      • Wife of Phillip D. White. Flat. Row 2.
  121. White, Phillip D.   (b. 22 Mar 1884 - d. 4 Oct 1968)
      • Husband of Martha J. White. Flat. Row 2.


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