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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.
Number of graves: 77.
Cemetery size: 1 acre.
Unrestricted access: Yes.
Well maintained: 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.
- Andrews, David Fred (b. 5 Nov 1954 - d. 2 Mar 2016)
Andrews, John G. (b. 10 Aug 1903 - d. 3 Dec 1977)
Son of John Andrews and Mary Tripp Andrews.
Andrews, Mary Tripp (b. 4 Mar 1926 - d. Unknown)
Bowling, John Allen (b. 20 Jan 1886 - d. 2 Nov 1967)
Husband of Mary Tripp Andrews. Father of Johnnie Ray and David Fred Andrews. "At Rest". Footstone: Father.
Bowling, Sudie Carson (b. 5 Jan 1875 - d. 6 Apr 1957)
Husband of Sudie Carson Bowling. Footstone: Father. Other family data on card.
Bryan, John Joseph (b. 2 Apr 1879 - d. 7 Mar 1961)
Wife of John Allen Bowling. Footstone: Mother. Other family data on card.
Bryan, Nina G. (b. 24 Aug 1880 - d. 23 Nov 1956)
Husband of Nina G. Bryan. Father of Wilma Bryan. "He was a good man".
Bryan, Wilma (b. 20 Oct 1906 - d. 19 Nov 1914)
Wife of John Joseph Bryan. "Another flower too good for earth transplanted into glory".
Carson, Thomas C. (Doc) (b. 2 Nov 1911 - d. 1 Sep 1950)
Daughter of John Joseph and Nina G. Bryan.
Cash, Edgar, Jr. (b. 19 Jun 1922 - d. 10 Oct 1955)
Son of John and Annie Lloyd Carson. Nephew of Sudie Carson Bowling. "I give unto them eternal life" "Father".
Cash, Johnnie Bowling (b. 25 Mar 1917 - d. 10 Oct 1955)
Husband of Johnnie Bowling Cash. Brother of Frances Cash McGhee. See card for more info.
Chambers, Floyd (b. 8 Nov 1886 - d. 7 May 1963)
Wife of Edgar Cash. Daughter of John and Sudie Carson Bowling. "Gone to a bright home where grief cannot come".
Chambers, Infant (b. Unknown - d. 15 Mar 1920)
Husband of Lillie Oakley Chambers and Mary Scott Chambers. See card for more info.
Chambers, Joe Romie (b. 3 Oct 1906 - d. 19 Dec 1955)
Infant daughter of F.C. and L.L. Chambers.
Chambers, Lillie Oakley (b. 4 Jul 1876 - d. 30 Sep 1924)
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Chambers, Lizzie D. (b. 29 Apr 1907 - d. Unknown)
1st Wife of Floyd Chambers.
Chambers, Mary Scott (b. 10 Sep 1882 - d. 7 May 1963)
Wife of Roomie Chambers. Footstone: Mother. See card for more info.
Chambers, W. Roonie (b. 30 Jul 1898 - d. 10 Jun 1964)
2nd Wife of Floyd Chambers.
Christian, George W. (b. 1870 - d. 1940)
Husband of Lizzie D. Chambers. "An honest man is the noblest work of God". Footstone: Father.
Christian, Sallie B. (b. 1873 - d. 1938)
Husband of Sallie B. Christian. He was a Sunday School Superintendent at Merritt Chapel.
Christian, Walter Lee (b. 23 Aug 1888 - d. 9 Jul 1919)
Wife of George W. Christian.
Dean, Lucy Ivey (b. 30 Jan 1870 - d. 24 Aug 1937)
Dean, R. Ira (b. 16 Nov 1866 - d. 5 Jul 1942)
"Gone but not forgotten".
Diggs, Ada Williams (b. 6 Jun 1898 - d. 29 Oct 1973)
Husband of Lucy Ivey Dean. A Sunday School Superintendent at Merritt Chapel.
Diggs, Charles L. (b. 1 Nov 1891 - d. 7 Mar 1956)
Wife of Charles L. Diggs and James Edgar "Ned" Diggs. Daughter of Fred H. and Dora Utley Williams. See card for more info.
Diggs, James Edgar "Ned" (b. 29 Jun 1889 - d. 22 Jun 1964)
1st Husband of Ada Williams Diggs. See card for more info.
Farrell, Barbara McGhee (b. 30 Aug 1941 - d. Unknown)
2nd Husband of Ada Williams Diggs.
Farrell, George R., Sr. (b. 15 Apr 1942 - d. 9 Jun 1992)
Wife of George R. Farrell, Sr.
Goodwin, Ola Belle Chambers (b. 28 Aug 1912 - d. 3 Nov 1978)
Husband of Barbara McGhee Farrell. See card for more info.
Goodwin, Oscar W. (b. 17 Dec 1910 - d. 19 May 1972)
Wife of Oscar W. Goodwin. Daughter of Floyd and Lillie Oakley Chambers. See card for more info.
Hamlet, James L. (b. 16 Apr 1930 - d. 6 Mar 1980)
Husband of Ola Belle Chambers Goodwin.
Hamlet, James O. (b. 4 Mar 1901 - d. 10 Jul 1960)
Son of James O. and Wilma Shelton Hamlet.
Hill, Jonah Edward (b. 31 Aug 1893 - d. 1 Mar 1969)
Husband of Wilma Shelton Hamlet. Father of James L. Hamlet. Footstone: Father.
Hill, Mary Tharp (b. 15 Jul 1895 - d. 16 Jan 1975)
Husband of Mary Tharp Hill. NC Pvt 37 Co 157 Depot Brig World War I. "Our Father which art in Heaven".
Hobby, Clyde Maddry (b. 26 May 1909 - d. 15 Oct 1984)
Wife of Jonah Edward Hill. "Our Father which art in Heaven".
Hobby, Jessie (McGhee) (b. 5 Jul 1915 - d. Unknown)
Husband of Jessie McGhee Hobby. Footstone: Husband.
Horton, Mary Ellen Wilkins (b. 12 Nov 1855 - d. 13 Oct 1913)
Wife of Clyde Maddry Hobby. Daughter of Earnest and Minnie Williams McGhee. Footstone: Wife.
Horton, Thomas B. (b. 14 Feb 1845 - d. 4 Feb 1907)
Wife of Thomas B. Horton. Footstone: Mother.
Hudgins, George David (b. 15 May 1894 - d. 15 Oct 1937)
Lasater, Infant (b. Unknown - d. 12 Mar 1914)
Husband of Mary Ellen Wilkins Horton. Footstone: Father. See card for more info.
Lasater, Viola F. (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
Infant son of Viola F. and W. H. Lasater.
Markham, Daisy M. Oldham (b. 5 Oct 1895 - d. 17 Nov 1974)
Wife of W. H. Lasater. See card for more info.
Markham, Robert L. (b. 6 Mar 1893 - d. 8 Apr 1965)
Wife of Robert L. Markham.
Mason, Irma Baker (b. 6 Feb 1890 - d. 28 Jun 1964)
Husband of Daisy M. Oldham Markham. Father of Mary Frances McGhee.
McGhee, Earnest Reavley (b. 22 May 1880 - d. 16 Dec 1951)
See card for Minnie Woodall for more data.
McGhee, Julian E. (b. 15 Jul 1914 - d. 21 Nov 1959)
Husband of Minnie Williams McGhee. "Gone but not forgotten". Footstone: Father. See card for more info.
McGhee, Lowan "Flipper" (b. 3 Jan 1966 - d. 7 Jun 1987)
Son of Earnest Reavley and Minnie Williams McGhee. "At Rest".
McGhee, Minnie Williams (b. 15 Sep 1888 - d. 29 Mar 1970)
Daughter of Clarence and Sylvia F. McGhee. See card for more info.
McGhee, Pride (b. 8 May 1925 - d. 28 Jun 1933)
Wife of Earnest Reavley McGhee; Sister of Robert. Sister of Robert Lee Williams. "Gone but not forgotten". Footstone: Mother.
McGhee, Robert Earnest "Bobby" (b. 16 Nov 1955 - d. 13 Nov 2013)
Son of Earnest Reavley and Minnie B. Williams McGhee. "Twas but a flower budded on earth to bloom in Heaven".
McGhee, Russell Lee (b. 24 Jun 1917 - d. 24 Jul 1967)
Age 57. Son of James Robert McGhee and Frances Markham McGhee.
Medlin, Viola H. (b. 1902 - d. 1978)
Oakley, Ezra Thomas (b. 4 Mar 1884 - d. 21 Dec 1945)
Husband of Mabel Johnson McGhee. Son of Earnest Reavley and Minnie Williams McGhee.
Oakley, Luvania Vaughan (b. 18 Mar 1857 - d. 26 Jun 1929)
Son of Millard F. and Luvania Vaughan Oakley. See card for more info.
Oakley, Millard F. (b. 5 Jun 1856 - d. 9 Dec 1932)
Wife of Millard F. Oakley. "Gone but not forgotten".
Perkins, Calvin L. (b. 11 Nov 1867 - d. 4 May 1950)
Husband of Luvania Vaughan Oakley. "Gone but not forgotten". See card for more info.
Perkins, Julia T. (b. 15 Dec 1879 - d. Unknown)
Husband of Julia T. Perkins. "In God we trust".
Roberson, Joel Henry (b. 19 Apr 1969 - d. 1 Sep 1989)
Wife of Calvin L. Perkins. "In God we trust".
Rouse, Willie Mae (b. 20 Dec 1897 - d. 19 May 1951)
Rudd, Anderson P. (b. 1835 - d. 1902)
Son of Berry Roberson and Joyce Tripp Roberson. Footstone: Son. See card for more info.
Rudd, John (b. 1872 - d. 1956)
Husband of Mary Ann "Mollie" Patillo Rudd. See card for more info.
Rudd, Lilla Williams (b. 1868 - d. 1933)
Husband of Lilla William Rudd. See card for more info.
Rudd, Mary Ann Patillo "Mollie" (b. 1845 - d. 1899)
Wife of John Rudd. See card for more info.
Sexton, Lonnie, Sr. (b. 23 Nov 1907 - d. 3 Apr 1991)
Wife of Anderson P. Rudd. See card for more info.
Sexton, Ruby Chambers (b. 2 Feb 1915 - d. Unknown)
Husband of Ruby Chambers Sexton. "Gone but not forgotten". See card for more info.
Sexton, Yvette Faith (b. 13 Oct 1967 - d. 23 Dec 1967)
Wife of Lonnie Sexton, Sr.; Daughter of Floyd and Lillie. Daughter of Floyd and Lillie Oakley Chambers. See card for more info.
Shelton, Hettie J. (b. 7 Jul 1884 - d. 8 Nov 1979)
Twin daughter of Sandra and Lonnie Sexton, Jr. See card for more info.
Shelton, W. D. (b. 1875 - d. 1943)
Wife of W. D. Shelton. "At Rest". See card for more info.
Stone, Garland Lee (b. 27 Feb 1886 - d. 29 Mar 1953)
Husband of Hettie J. Shelton. "At Rest".
Stone, Mary Adams (b. 28 Sep 1891 - d. 20 Jul 1974)
Husband of Mary Adams Stone. Son Alleus and Mary Delia Williams Stone. See card for more info.
Townsend, Charles I. (b. 25 Mar 1849 - d. 16 Jun 1933)
Walker, Charlie P. (b. 29 Nov 1883 - d. 11 Apr 1958)
Williams, Annie Bertha (b. 7 Jun 1877 - d. 7 Feb 1961)
Wife of Garland Lee Stone.
Williams, Battle (b. 2 Jan 1894 - d. 2 Sep 1921)
Sister of Fred H. Williams and Lilla Williams Rudd. See card for more info.
Williams, Dora Utley (b. 26 Oct 1864 - d. 16 Jan 1916)
Son of Fred H. and Dora Utley Williams. Veteran of World War I. See card for more info.
Williams, Fred H. (b. 3 Jan 1870 - d. 27 Mar 1938)
Wife of Fred H. Williams. See card for more info.
Williams, Robert Lee (b. 17 Mar 1884 - d. 15 Jun 1954)
Husband of Dora Utley Williams.
Woodall, Minnie Loye (b. 1 Jul 1884 - d. 10 May 1972)
Brother of Minnie Williams McGhee. "He is not dead but sleepeth". See card for more info.
Web page updated 21 October 2017
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