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294    ST. MATTHEWS AMEZ CHURCH [K41.1]

      Location - Center Township. On south side of SR 902, Pittsboro--Bear Creek Road, 0.5 mile west of SR 1010, Pittsboro--Goldston Road

      Coordinates: 35d 41m 18.0s N; 79d 14m 13.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 2 May 1997, Will and Audrey Heiser recorded 49 grave markers and noted 19 unmarked graves or illegible stones.

      View of the church. View of Jesus statue.

      Owner: Trustees of St. Matthews AMEZ Church.
      Legal Description: KG-389, 22 Dec 1949, J. D. and Laura M. Murdock to J. R. Richardson, W. J. Lee and London Richardson, Trustees of St. Matthews AMEZ Church.
      Topo Quadrant: Pittsboro.
      Church owned: Yes. Denomination: AMEZ.
      Used: Yes.
      Number of graves: 68.
      Cemetery size: 90' x 90'.
      Black: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: Yes.
      Well maintained: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 49.
      Last burial: 1994.
      First burial: 1916.
      Last canvassed by: Will and Audrey Heiser. Date: 2 May 1997.


  1. Alston, Annie O.   (b. 22 Feb 1926 - d. 15 Jul 1991)
      • Wife of George A. Alston. "Precious Lord take my hand". Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Location row 1.
  2. Alston, George A.   (b. 26 Jul 1920 - d. Unknown)
      • Husband of Annie O. Alston. "Precious Lord take my hand". Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Location row 1.
  3. Alston, Isaac   (b. 1 Jan 1921 - d. 26 Jan 2006)
      • Pvt. US Army, WW-II
  4. Alston, Josie F.   (b. 29 Dec 1897 - d. 5 May 1985)
      • Vault. Location row 6.
  5. Brim, George W.   (b. 18 Mar 1933 - d. 27 Jan 1970)
      • Footstone: GWB. Location row 6.
  6. Brim, Micheal T.   (b. 16 Oct 1955 - d. 8 May 1966)
      • Footstone: MTB. Location row 6.
  7. Brim, Sherman L.   (b. 20 Mar 1963 - d. 27 Apr 1963)
      • Footstone: SLB. Location row 6.
  8. Brooks, Mary French   (b. 22 Jun 1877 - d. 29 Sep 1946)
      • Footstone: MFB. Location row 5.
  9. Bynum, Grover   (b. 1915 - d. 12 Feb 1948)
      • Funeral marker. Location row 6.
  10. Farrington, Frances   (b. 1926 - d. 1 Dec 1945)
      • "Our Beloved Sister". Flat. Row 6.
  11. Farrington, June   (b. 1837 - d. 16 Mar 1916)
      • Funeral marker. Row 6.
  12. Farrington, Martha Ann   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • "Our Beloved Mother". Flat. Row 6.
  13. Farrow, Annie Ruth Alston   (b. 20 Dec 1948 - d. 13 Aug 2016)
      • Daughter of Geroge Allen Alston and Annie McIntyre Alston.
  14. French, Artisia   (b. Unknown - d. 24 Mar 1962)
      • Funeral marker, w/brick curbing. Row 5.
  15. French, John Lewis   (b. 29 Apr 1907 - d. 26 Nov 1976)
      • "In memory of". Flat, w/brick curbing. Row 7.
  16. French, Marvin Cornis   (b. Unknown - d. 28 Jan 1987)
      • "Infant". Funeral marker. Row 5.
  17. French, William K.   (b. 25 Jan 1946 - d. 11 Jun 1946)
      • Flat, w/brick curbing. Row 5.
  18. French, Willie C.   (b. 4 Feb 1915 - d. 23 Apr 1990)
      • Vault. Row 5.
  19. Harris, Sarah H.   (b. 1846 - d. 1946)
      • Wife of W. M. Harris. "Resting til the resurrection morn". Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 5.
  20. Harris, W. M.   (b. 1842 - d. 1922)
      • Husband of Sarah H. Harris. "Resting til the resurrection morn". Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 5.
  21. Holman, Charlie   (b. 1919 - d. 16 Apr 1940)
      • Funeral marker. Row 7.
  22. Jackson, John   (b. 8 Mar 1911 - d. 29 Dec 1959)
      • "Erected in memory of John by white friends". Footstone: JJ. Row 6.
  23. Johnson, May E.   (b. 6 Apr 1920 - d. 12 Aug 1982)
      • "At Rest". Footstone: Sister. Row 2.
  24. Leak, J. N. "Chick"   (b. 13 Apr 1918 - d. 10 Jan 1987)
      • Husband of Mary Jane Leak. "In my Father's house are many mansions". Double headstone. Footstone: JNL. Row 4.
  25. Leak, Mary Jane   (b. 14 Sep 1916 - d. 25 Aug 1992)
      • Wife of J. N. "Chick" Leak. Double headstone. Footstone: MJL. Row 4.
  26. Monroe, Emma P.   (b. 19 Mar 1914 - d. 8 May 1979)
      • Vault. Row 3.
  27. Monroe, Willie J.   (b. 8 Aug 1908 - d. 13 Jun 1986)
      • Vault. Row 3.
  28. Morphis, Thomas J.   (b. 28 Sep 1926 - d. 25 Jul 1990)
      • Double headstone. Footstone: Husband. Row 1.
  29. Page, Beamin Reaves, Mrs.   (b. 21 Feb 1921 - d. 8 Jan 1977)
      • Vault. Row 5.
  30. Page, Bernice W.   (b. 14 Apr 1937 - d. 13 Jan 1984)
      • Vault. Row 3.
  31. Page, Glenn Stacey   (b. 14 Sep 1944 - d. 13 Nov 1944)
      • Flat. Row 5.
  32. Page, Herman Jr.   (b. 22 Feb 1941 - d. 2 Jun 1944)
      • Flat, w/brick curbing. Row 5.
  33. Richardson, Ernestine Leak   (b. 5 Aug 1928 - d. 28 Mar 1984)
      • Wife of Henry Auburn Richardson. "Precious Lord take my hand". Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 4.
  34. Richardson, H. London   (b. 15 Jun 1890 - d. 10 Oct 1979)
      • Husband of Jeanette F. "Jennie" Richardson. Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 4.
  35. Richardson, Henry Auburn   (b. 25 Jun 1912 - d. 3 Jan 1992)
      • Husband of Ernestine Leak Richardson. "Precious Lord take my hand". Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 4.
  36. Richardson, J. R.   (b. 18 Jan 1882 - d. 10 Dec 1961)
      • "Come ye blessed" "A precious one from us has gone a voice we love is still, a vacancy in our home that never can be filled". 5' pedestal. Footstone: Father. Row 4.
  37. Richardson, Jeanette F. "Jennie"   (b. 4 Jan 1892 - d. 19 Dec 1993)
      • Wife of H. London Richardson. Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 4.
  38. Richardson, Mary Jane   (b. 1864 - d. 1932)
      • "At Rest". 5' pedestal. Footstone: Mother. Row 4.
  39. Richardson, Mildred Kerr   (b. 4 Apr 1918 - d. 20 Dec 1989)
      • Wife of Thomas Richardson. Double headstone. Footstone: MKR. Concrete vault Eastern Star Insignia. Row 4.
  40. Richardson, Stella   (b. 24 Sep 1892 - d. 24 May 1944)
      • "Gone to Heaven". 4' pedestal. Footstone: SR. Row 4.
  41. Richardson, Thomas   (b. 8 Sep 1913 - d. 14 Feb 1993)
      • Husband of Mildred Kerr Richardson. Double headstone. Footstone: TR. Concrete vault Mason's Insignia. Row 4.
  42. Rogers, Helen S.   (b. 7 Aug 1936 - d. 23 Sep 1943)
      • Row 7.
  43. Scurlock, Ionia T.   (b. 7 May 1900 - d. 31 Jul 1982)
      • Wife of Ned Lawrence Curlock. Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Concrete vault. Row 7.
  44. Scurlock, John Marvin   (b. 4 Nov 1946 - d. 17 Apr 1968)
      • Flat. Row 7.
  45. Scurlock, Larry Edward   (b. 29 Mar 1952 - d. 28 May 1978)
      • "Our Father which art in Heaven". Footstone: Son. Row 2.
  46. Scurlock, Lawrence Willie   (b. 28 Aug 1927 - d. 3 Feb 1979)
      • "Our Father which art in Heaven". Footstone: Brother. Row 7.
  47. Scurlock, Ned Lawrence   (b. 8 Oct 1894 - d. 9 Aug 1967)
      • Husband of Ionia T. Scurlock. Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 7.
  48. Snipes, Regina C.   (b. Unknown - d. 23 Oct 1967)
      • Infant. Funeral marker. Row 5.
  49. Snipes, Roscoe D.   (b. 14 May 1930 - d. 14 Jan 1994)
      • Vault. Row 3.
  50. Taylor, Albert   (b. Unknown - d. 1978)
      • Funeral marker. Row 2.
  51. Walker, Randy W.   (b. 16 Nov 1951 - d. 23 Dec 1988)
      • Vault. Row 2.


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