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129    MERRITT'S CHAPEL CHURCH [E58.1]

      Location - Williams Township. On the east side of SR 1008, Farrington Road, 0.65 mile south of SR 1717, Lystra Road

      Coordinates: 35d 48m 35.0s N; 79d 00m 59.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 1 October 1993, Barbara Roth recorded 76 grave markers and one illegible marker.

      Owner: Trustees of Merritt's Chapel Church.
      Legal Description: Deed FB-570, Aug 1915; Deed HH-326, 8 Jul 1933.
      Topo Quadrant: Farrington.
      Church owned: Yes. Denomination: Methodist.
      Used: Yes.
      Number of graves: 77.
      Cemetery size: 1 acre.
      White: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: Yes.
      Well maintained: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 76.
      Last burial: 1992.
      First burial: 1902.
      Unusual situation: Yes.
      Unusual situation: Picture of a young man; Large Mickey Mouse, shedding a tear and Angels; Man hunting with his dog.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Other damage explanation: Several stones broken in half.
      Significant events: On 15 July 1780, Francis Asbury vusuted "Brother Merritt's." On 19 Jan 1790, Asbury kept an appointment at Merritt's Chapel on New Hope Creek..
      Miscellaneous information: "Chatham County, 1771-1971," p. 244 refers to deed dated 1850, from William Merritt, Jr., to the church..
      Last canvassed by: Barbara Roth. Date: 1 Oct 1993.


  1. Andrews, David Fred   (b. 5 Nov 1954 - d. 2 Mar 2016)
      • Son of John Andrews and Mary Tripp Andrews.
  2. Andrews, John G.   (b. 10 Aug 1903 - d. 3 Dec 1977)
      • Husband of Mary Tripp Andrews. Father of Johnnie Ray and David Fred Andrews. "At Rest". Footstone: Father.
  3. Andrews, Mary Tripp   (b. 4 Mar 1926 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of John C. Andrews.
  4. Bowling, John Allen   (b. 20 Jan 1886 - d. 2 Nov 1967)
      • Husband of Sudie Carson Bowling. Footstone: Father. Other family data on card.
  5. Bowling, Sudie Carson   (b. 5 Jan 1875 - d. 6 Apr 1957)
      • Wife of John Allen Bowling. Footstone: Mother. Other family data on card.
  6. Bryan, John Joseph   (b. 2 Apr 1879 - d. 7 Mar 1961)
      • Husband of Nina G. Bryan. Father of Wilma Bryan. "He was a good man".
  7. Bryan, Nina G.   (b. 24 Aug 1880 - d. 23 Nov 1956)
      • Wife of John Joseph Bryan. "Another flower too good for earth transplanted into glory".
  8. Bryan, Wilma   (b. 20 Oct 1906 - d. 19 Nov 1914)
      • Daughter of John Joseph and Nina G. Bryan.
  9. Carson, Thomas C. (Doc)   (b. 2 Nov 1911 - d. 1 Sep 1950)
      • Son of John and Annie Lloyd Carson. Nephew of Sudie Carson Bowling. "I give unto them eternal life" "Father".
  10. Cash, Edgar, Jr.   (b. 19 Jun 1922 - d. 10 Oct 1955)
      • Husband of Johnnie Bowling Cash. Brother of Frances Cash McGhee. See card for more info.
  11. Cash, Johnnie Bowling   (b. 25 Mar 1917 - d. 10 Oct 1955)
      • Wife of Edgar Cash. Daughter of John and Sudie Carson Bowling. "Gone to a bright home where grief cannot come".
  12. Chambers, Floyd   (b. 8 Nov 1886 - d. 7 May 1963)
      • Husband of Lillie Oakley Chambers and Mary Scott Chambers. See card for more info.
  13. Chambers, Infant   (b. Unknown - d. 15 Mar 1920)
      • Infant daughter of F.C. and L.L. Chambers.
  14. Chambers, Joe Romie   (b. 3 Oct 1906 - d. 19 Dec 1955)
      • NC Tec 5 232 Signal Opr Co World War II.
  15. Chambers, Lillie Oakley   (b. 4 Jul 1876 - d. 30 Sep 1924)
      • 1st Wife of Floyd Chambers.
  16. Chambers, Lizzie D.   (b. 29 Apr 1907 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Roomie Chambers. Footstone: Mother. See card for more info.
  17. Chambers, Mary Scott   (b. 10 Sep 1882 - d. 7 May 1963)
      • 2nd Wife of Floyd Chambers.
  18. Chambers, W. Roonie   (b. 30 Jul 1898 - d. 10 Jun 1964)
      • Husband of Lizzie D. Chambers. "An honest man is the noblest work of God". Footstone: Father.
  19. Christian, George W.   (b. 1870 - d. 1940)
      • Husband of Sallie B. Christian. He was a Sunday School Superintendent at Merritt Chapel.
  20. Christian, Sallie B.   (b. 1873 - d. 1938)
      • Wife of George W. Christian.
  21. Christian, Walter Lee   (b. 23 Aug 1888 - d. 9 Jul 1919)
      • "Gone but not forgotten".
  22. Dean, Lucy Ivey   (b. 30 Jan 1870 - d. 24 Aug 1937)
      • Wife of R. Ira Dean.
  23. Dean, R. Ira   (b. 16 Nov 1866 - d. 5 Jul 1942)
      • Husband of Lucy Ivey Dean. A Sunday School Superintendent at Merritt Chapel.
  24. Diggs, Ada Williams   (b. 6 Jun 1898 - d. 29 Oct 1973)
      • Wife of Charles L. Diggs and James Edgar "Ned" Diggs. Daughter of Fred H. and Dora Utley Williams. See card for more info.
  25. Diggs, Charles L.   (b. 1 Nov 1891 - d. 7 Mar 1956)
      • 1st Husband of Ada Williams Diggs. See card for more info.
  26. Diggs, James Edgar "Ned"   (b. 29 Jun 1889 - d. 22 Jun 1964)
      • 2nd Husband of Ada Williams Diggs.
  27. Farrell, Barbara McGhee   (b. 30 Aug 1941 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of George R. Farrell, Sr.
  28. Farrell, George R., Sr.   (b. 15 Apr 1942 - d. 9 Jun 1992)
      • Husband of Barbara McGhee Farrell. See card for more info.
  29. Goodwin, Ola Belle Chambers   (b. 28 Aug 1912 - d. 3 Nov 1978)
      • Wife of Oscar W. Goodwin. Daughter of Floyd and Lillie Oakley Chambers. See card for more info.
  30. Goodwin, Oscar W.   (b. 17 Dec 1910 - d. 19 May 1972)
      • Husband of Ola Belle Chambers Goodwin.
  31. Hamlet, James L.   (b. 16 Apr 1930 - d. 6 Mar 1980)
      • Son of James O. and Wilma Shelton Hamlet.
  32. Hamlet, James O.   (b. 4 Mar 1901 - d. 10 Jul 1960)
      • Husband of Wilma Shelton Hamlet. Father of James L. Hamlet. Footstone: Father.
  33. Hill, Jonah Edward   (b. 31 Aug 1893 - d. 1 Mar 1969)
      • Husband of Mary Tharp Hill. NC Pvt 37 Co 157 Depot Brig World War I. "Our Father which art in Heaven".
  34. Hill, Mary Tharp   (b. 15 Jul 1895 - d. 16 Jan 1975)
      • Wife of Jonah Edward Hill. "Our Father which art in Heaven".
  35. Hobby, Clyde Maddry   (b. 26 May 1909 - d. 15 Oct 1984)
      • Husband of Jessie McGhee Hobby. Footstone: Husband.
  36. Hobby, Jessie (McGhee)   (b. 5 Jul 1915 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Clyde Maddry Hobby. Daughter of Earnest and Minnie Williams McGhee. Footstone: Wife.
  37. Horton, Mary Ellen Wilkins   (b. 12 Nov 1855 - d. 13 Oct 1913)
      • Wife of Thomas B. Horton. Footstone: Mother.
  38. Horton, Thomas B.   (b. 14 Feb 1845 - d. 4 Feb 1907)
      • Husband of Mary Ellen Wilkins Horton. Footstone: Father. See card for more info.
  39. Hudgins, George David   (b. 15 May 1894 - d. 15 Oct 1937)
      • "His memory is blessed".
  40. Lasater, Infant   (b. Unknown - d. 12 Mar 1914)
      • Infant son of Viola F. and W. H. Lasater.
  41. Lasater, Viola F.   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of W. H. Lasater. See card for more info.
  42. Markham, Daisy M. Oldham   (b. 5 Oct 1895 - d. 17 Nov 1974)
      • Wife of Robert L. Markham.
  43. Markham, Robert L.   (b. 6 Mar 1893 - d. 8 Apr 1965)
      • Husband of Daisy M. Oldham Markham. Father of Mary Frances McGhee.
  44. Mason, Irma Baker   (b. 6 Feb 1890 - d. 28 Jun 1964)
      • See card for Minnie Woodall for more data.
  45. McGhee, Earnest Reavley   (b. 22 May 1880 - d. 16 Dec 1951)
      • Husband of Minnie Williams McGhee. "Gone but not forgotten". Footstone: Father. See card for more info.
  46. McGhee, Julian E.   (b. 15 Jul 1914 - d. 21 Nov 1959)
      • Son of Earnest Reavley and Minnie Williams McGhee. "At Rest".
  47. McGhee, Lowan "Flipper"   (b. 3 Jan 1966 - d. 7 Jun 1987)
      • Daughter of Clarence and Sylvia F. McGhee. See card for more info.
  48. McGhee, Minnie Williams   (b. 15 Sep 1888 - d. 29 Mar 1970)
      • Wife of Earnest Reavley McGhee; Sister of Robert. Sister of Robert Lee Williams. "Gone but not forgotten". Footstone: Mother.
  49. McGhee, Pride   (b. 8 May 1925 - d. 28 Jun 1933)
      • Son of Earnest Reavley and Minnie B. Williams McGhee. "Twas but a flower budded on earth to bloom in Heaven".
  50. McGhee, Robert Earnest "Bobby"   (b. 16 Nov 1955 - d. 13 Nov 2013)
      • Age 57. Son of James Robert McGhee and Frances Markham McGhee.
  51. McGhee, Russell Lee   (b. 24 Jun 1917 - d. 24 Jul 1967)
      • Husband of Mabel Johnson McGhee. Son of Earnest Reavley and Minnie Williams McGhee.
  52. Medlin, Viola H.   (b. 1902 - d. 1978)
  53. Oakley, Ezra Thomas   (b. 4 Mar 1884 - d. 21 Dec 1945)
      • Son of Millard F. and Luvania Vaughan Oakley. See card for more info.
  54. Oakley, Luvania Vaughan   (b. 18 Mar 1857 - d. 26 Jun 1929)
      • Wife of Millard F. Oakley. "Gone but not forgotten".
  55. Oakley, Millard F.   (b. 5 Jun 1856 - d. 9 Dec 1932)
      • Husband of Luvania Vaughan Oakley. "Gone but not forgotten". See card for more info.
  56. Perkins, Calvin L.   (b. 11 Nov 1867 - d. 4 May 1950)
      • Husband of Julia T. Perkins. "In God we trust".
  57. Perkins, Julia T.   (b. 15 Dec 1879 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Calvin L. Perkins. "In God we trust".
  58. Roberson, Joel Henry   (b. 19 Apr 1969 - d. 1 Sep 1989)
      • Son of Berry Roberson and Joyce Tripp Roberson. Footstone: Son. See card for more info.
  59. Rouse, Willie Mae   (b. 20 Dec 1897 - d. 19 May 1951)
      • "We will meet again".
  60. Rudd, Anderson P.   (b. 1835 - d. 1902)
      • Husband of Mary Ann "Mollie" Patillo Rudd. See card for more info.
  61. Rudd, John   (b. 1872 - d. 1956)
      • Husband of Lilla William Rudd. See card for more info.
  62. Rudd, Lilla Williams   (b. 1868 - d. 1933)
      • Wife of John Rudd. See card for more info.
  63. Rudd, Mary Ann Patillo "Mollie"   (b. 1845 - d. 1899)
      • Wife of Anderson P. Rudd. See card for more info.
  64. Sexton, Lonnie, Sr.   (b. 23 Nov 1907 - d. 3 Apr 1991)
      • Husband of Ruby Chambers Sexton. "Gone but not forgotten". See card for more info.
  65. Sexton, Ruby Chambers   (b. 2 Feb 1915 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Lonnie Sexton, Sr.; Daughter of Floyd and Lillie. Daughter of Floyd and Lillie Oakley Chambers. See card for more info.
  66. Sexton, Yvette Faith   (b. 13 Oct 1967 - d. 23 Dec 1967)
      • Twin daughter of Sandra and Lonnie Sexton, Jr. See card for more info.
  67. Shelton, Hettie J.   (b. 7 Jul 1884 - d. 8 Nov 1979)
      • Wife of W. D. Shelton. "At Rest". See card for more info.
  68. Shelton, W. D.   (b. 1875 - d. 1943)
      • Husband of Hettie J. Shelton. "At Rest".
  69. Stone, Garland Lee   (b. 27 Feb 1886 - d. 29 Mar 1953)
      • Husband of Mary Adams Stone. Son Alleus and Mary Delia Williams Stone. See card for more info.
  70. Stone, Mary Adams   (b. 28 Sep 1891 - d. 20 Jul 1974)
      • Wife of Garland Lee Stone.
  71. Townsend, Charles I.   (b. 25 Mar 1849 - d. 16 Jun 1933)
      • "At Rest".
  72. Walker, Charlie P.   (b. 29 Nov 1883 - d. 11 Apr 1958)
  73. Williams, Annie Bertha   (b. 7 Jun 1877 - d. 7 Feb 1961)
      • Sister of Fred H. Williams and Lilla Williams Rudd. See card for more info.
  74. Williams, Battle   (b. 2 Jan 1894 - d. 2 Sep 1921)
      • Son of Fred H. and Dora Utley Williams. Veteran of World War I. See card for more info.
  75. Williams, Dora Utley   (b. 26 Oct 1864 - d. 16 Jan 1916)
      • Wife of Fred H. Williams. See card for more info.
  76. Williams, Fred H.   (b. 3 Jan 1870 - d. 27 Mar 1938)
      • Husband of Dora Utley Williams.
  77. Williams, Robert Lee   (b. 17 Mar 1884 - d. 15 Jun 1954)
      • Brother of Minnie Williams McGhee. "He is not dead but sleepeth". See card for more info.
  78. Woodall, Minnie Loye   (b. 1 Jul 1884 - d. 10 May 1972)
      • See card for more info.


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