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366    MERRY OAKS BAPTIST CHURCH [L88.1]

      Location - Cape Fear Township. At end of 0.4 mile lane west of SR 1910, New Elam Church Road, 0.1 mile north of SR 1011, Old US 1

      Coordinates: 35d 38m 32.0s N; 79d 01m 03.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In 1992, Neil McLean Avent recorded 69 grave markers. In February 1999, Audrey O. Heiser recorded 93 grave markers including those previously recorded, and noted one field stone.

      Owner: Trustees of Merry Oaks Baptist Church.
      Legal Description: Tax Map 9698, 1.75 acres.
      Topo Quadrant: Merry Oaks.
      Church owned: Yes. Denomination: Baptist.
      Used: Yes.
      Number of graves: 94.
      Cemetery size: 90' x 200'.
      White: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: Yes.
      Well maintained: Yes.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Miscellaneous information: Back side of survey form is missing.
      Last canvassed by: Neil McLean Avent (1992); Audrey O. Heiser. Date: Feb 1999.


  1. Allen, Sammie D.   (b. 29 Oct 1902 - d. 16 Dec 1991)
      • Husband of Vida L. Allen. Double headstone. Footstone: SDA. Location row 4.
  2. Allen, Vida Lisk   (b. 28 May 1908 - d. 1 Oct 1996)
      • Wife of Sammie D. Allen. Double headstone. Footstone: VLA. Location row 4.
  3. Carr, Pat J.   (b. 17 Mar 1906 - d. 25 Jun 1965)
      • Flat. Location row 4.
  4. Cotten, Herbert H.   (b. 6 Dec 1884 - d. 19 Jan 1965)
      • Husband of Mary J. Cotten. Family headstone. Information on footstone. Location row 4.
  5. Cotten, James   (b. 23 Mar 1918 - d. 20 Sep 1918)
      • Family headstone. Information on footstone. Location row 4.
  6. Cotten, Jennings   (b. 23 Oct 1913 - d. 12 Jul 1914)
      • Family headstone. Information on footstone. Location row 4.
  7. Cotten, Mary J.   (b. 11 Jun 1895 - d. 26 Sep 1973)
      • Wife of Herbert H. Cotten.
  8. Craven, Ida (Lawrence)   (b. 1874 - d. 1967)
      • Wife of James Madison Craven. Double headstone. Footstone: ILC. Location row 1.
  9. Craven, James Madison   (b. 1856 - d. 1931)
      • Husband of Ida (Lawrence) Craven. Double headstone. Mason Insignia Footstone: JMC. Location row 1.
  10. Donaldson, Harold H.   (b. 10 Jul 1942 - d. 29 Oct 1995)
      • Footstone: Father. Location row 5.
  11. Gunter, Addie Lois Johnson   (b. 7 Nov 1877 - d. 20 Apr 1941)
      • Wife of Lester G. Gunter. Family headstone. Information on footstone. Row 3.
  12. Gunter, Cornelia F. (Thomas)   (b. 3 Sep 1853 - d. 20 Dec 1913)
      • Wife of William T. Gunter. "Mother". Family footstone. Information on footstone. Row 3.
  13. Gunter, George Lasater   (b. 11 May 1914 - d. 22 Dec 1916)
      • Row 3.
  14. Gunter, Josephine V.   (b. 28 May 1874 - d. 5 May 1941)
      • Family headstone. Information on footstone. Row 3.
  15. Gunter, Lester G.   (b. 22 Feb 1876 - d. 8 Mar 1941)
      • Husband of Addie Lois Johnson Gunter. Family headstone. Information on footstone. Row 3.
  16. Gunter, Maude V.   (b. 14 Feb 1878 - d. 2 Jan 1952)
      • Family headstone. Information on footstone. Row 3.
  17. Gunter, Rupert G.   (b. 24 Aug 1879 - d. 4 May 1940)
      • Family headstone. Information on footstone. Row 3.
  18. Gunter, William T.   (b. 3 Nov 1834 - d. 6 May 1912)
      • Husband of Cornelia F. (Thomas) Gunter. "Father". Family headstone. Information on footstone. Row 3.
  19. Haithcox, A. E.   (b. 1913 - d. Unknown)
      • Family headstone. Information on footstone:AEH. Row 2.
  20. Haithcox, Annette   (b. 23 Mar 1858 - d. 29 Mar 1930)
      • Wife of F. M. Haithcox. "Mother" "She is not dead, but sleeping". Double headstone. Row 1.
  21. Haithcox, Areta M.   (b. 1 Mar 1935 - d. 11 Sep 1938)
      • "Sweet thing was sunshine in our home". Family headstone. Row 6.
  22. Haithcox, D. L.   (b. 1895 - d. Unknown)
      • Family headstone. Information on footstone. Row 2.
  23. Haithcox, Donnie Lofton   (b. 24 May 1927 - d. 29 Sep 1988)
      • US Merchant Marine. Row 2.
  24. Haithcox, F. M.   (b. 8 Jan 1861 - d. 1 Feb 1940)
      • Husband of Annette Haithcox. "Father" "He trusted God". Double headstone. Row 1.
  25. Haithcox, John C., Jr.   (b. 27 Jun 1927 - d. 28 Jun 1927)
      • Son of John C. Sr. and Nancy M. Haithcox. Flat. Row 6.
  26. Haithcox, John C., Sr.   (b. 24 May 1891 - d. 10 Nov 1950)
      • Husband of Nancy M. Haitcox. "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God". Double headstone. Row 6.
  27. Haithcox, Laura H.   (b. 1900 - d. 1926)
      • Family headstone. Footstone: LHH. Row 2.
  28. Haithcox, Lee M.   (b. 1916 - d. 1943)
      • Family headstone. Footstone: LMH. Row 2.
  29. Haithcox, Nancy M.   (b. 13 May 1904 - d. 6 Jun 1994)
      • Wife of John C. Haithcox. "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God". Double headstone. Row 6.
  30. Harrington, Tara Dawn   (b. 20 Mar 1981 - d. 20 Mar 1981)
      • Daughter of J. D. and Shirley Harrington. "We love you darling". Row 2.
  31. Helms, George Lasater   (b. 11 May 1914 - d. 22 Dec 1916)
      • Flat. Row 4.
  32. Hinsley, Walter Lee   (b. 5 Jan 1934 - d. 2 Sep 2016)
      • Husband of Carol Joan Goodwin Hinsley. Son of Paul Dossett Hinsley and Lucy Mae Hussey Hinsley.
  33. Holden, Benjamin I.   (b. 1911 - d. 1995)
      • Husband of Clarice R. Holden. "Our Father which art in Heaven". Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 4.
  34. Holden, Clarice R.   (b. 1915 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Benjamin I. Holden. "Our Father which art in Heaven". Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 4.
  35. Holt, Estella (Wicker)   (b. 1863 - d. 12 Dec 1928)
      • Wife of J. A. Holt. "At Rest". Footstone: EWH. Row 3.
  36. Holt, J. A.   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Husband of Estella Wicker Holt.
  37. Hooks, Alice W.   (b. 24 Aug 1938 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Carl E. Hooks. "To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord. II Cor 5:8". Double headstone. Row 6.
  38. Hooks, Carl E.   (b. 12 Dec 1921 - d. 29 Sep 1984)
      • Husband of Alice W. Hooks. "To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord. II Cor 5:8". Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 6.
  39. Jourdan, Camilla   (b. 27 May 1867 - d. 8 Apr 1922)
      • Wife of Edmond Jourdan. 4' Obelisk. Footstone: CJ. Row 5.
  40. Jourdan, Edmond D.   (b. 6 Oct 1862 - d. 1 Apr 1943)
      • Husband of Camilla Jourdan. 5' Obelisk. Footstone: EJ. Row 5.
  41. Jourdan, Lillian G.   (b. 15 Nov 1896 - d. 9 Dec 1985)
      • Row 5.
  42. Jourdan, Maxwell H.   (b. Jan 1891 - d. Jul 1915)
      • 5' Obelisk. Footstone: MHJ. Row 5.
  43. Lasater, Herbert C.   (b. 5 May 1887 - d. 27 Dec 1918)
      • Son of T. L. and Catherine Lasater. Old. Footstone: HCL. Row 3.
  44. Lasater, J. Ralph   (b. 9 Sep 1884 - d. 17 Oct 1912)
      • Son of T. L. and Catherine Lasater. "He was faithful to every duty". Old. Footstone: JRL. Row 3.
  45. Lawrence, Elizabeth F.   (b. 18 May 1846 - d. 6 Dec 1912)
      • Wife of William A. Lawrence. 6' Obelisk. Footstone: EFL. Row 1.
  46. Lawrence, James   (b. 10 Jun 1913 - d. 15 Jun 1913)
      • Son of T. C. and M. W. Lawrence. Old. Footstone: JL. Row 1.
  47. Lawrence, Nancy D.   (b. 30 Nov 1938 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Tommy Lawrence. Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 1.
  48. Lawrence, T. C., Jr.   (b. 16 Aug 1914 - d. 26 Dec 1915)
      • Son of T. C. and M. W. Lawrence. Old diamond. Footstone: TCL. Row 1.
  49. Lawrence, Tommy   (b. 22 Jul 1934 - d. Unknown)
      • Husband of Nancy D. Lawrence. Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 1.
  50. Lawrence, W. Arnold   (b. 13 Nov 1959 - d. 28 Oct 1992)
      • Footstone: Son. Row 1.
  51. Lawrence, William A.   (b. 6 Jul 1839 - d. 18 Jan 1917)
      • Husband of Elizabeth F. Lawrence. 6' Obelisk. Footstone: WAL. Row 1.
  52. Lisk, Grace M.   (b. 1918 - d. 1965)
      • Wife of Norton E. Lisk. "To know thee was to love thee". Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 6.
  53. Lisk, Ivory J.   (b. Unknown - d. 13 Apr 1914)
      • Family headstone. Information on footstone. (HS Windham-Lisk). Row 6.
  54. Lisk, Norton E.   (b. 1910 - d. 1982)
      • Husband of Grace M. Lisk. "To know thee was to love thee". Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 6.
  55. Lisk, Torrence   (b. 1 Mar 1878 - d. 2 Dec 1916)
      • 1st Husband of Pearl D. (Womack) (Lisk) Windham. Family headstone. (HS Windham-Lisk). Row 6.
  56. Lolwing, Arnold J.   (b. 20 Aug 1923 - d. 7 Apr 1995)
      • Husband of Ruby Williams Lolwing. M Sgt US Army WWII Korea "Purple Heart". Double headstone. Footstone: AJL. Row 2.
  57. Lolwing, Ruby Williams   (b. 2 Oct 1924 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Arnold J. Lolwing. "Loving Wife" "Together Forever". Double headstone. Footstone: RWL. Row 2.
  58. Mangum, Christine W.   (b. 11 Jul 1920 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of James A. Mangum. Double headstone. Footstone: CWM. Row 5.
  59. Mangum, James A.   (b. 8 Aug 1915 - d. Unknown)
      • Husband of Christine W. Mangum. Double headstone. Footstone: JAM. Row 5.
  60. Mann, Minnie Audrey   (b. 11 Nov 1892 - d. 29 Sep 1960)
      • Wife of William A. Mann. Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 5.
  61. Mann, William A.   (b. 1 Mar 1889 - d. 21 Aug 1971)
      • Husband of Minnie Audrey Mann. Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 5.
  62. Partin, Esther S. Wood   (b. 27 Aug 1909 - d. 4 Jun 1997)
      • "In Heaven there is one angel more". Footstone: Mother. Row 6.
  63. Poe, Dessie May Pleasants   (b. 28 May 1921 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Leonard C. Poe. Double headstone. Footstone: DMP. Row 1.
  64. Poe, Leonard C.   (b. 11 Dec 1920 - d. 18 May 1990)
      • Husband of Dessie May Pleasants Poe. Double headstone. Footstone: LCP. Row 1.
  65. Rollins, Gertrude R.   (b. 15 Sep 1916 - d. 6 Jul 1923)
      • Daughter of T. G. and L. L. Rollins. Footstone: GRR. Row 2.
  66. Rollins, Paul   (b. 25 Aug 1908 - d. 24 May 1911)
      • Son of Thomas C. and Lena Rollins. Old. Row 2.
  67. Rowe, Donald L.   (b. 1944 - d. 1995)
      • Husband of Janet H. Rowe. BM3 US Navy "USS Newport News". Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 4.
  68. Rowe, Janet H.   (b. 1945 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Donald L. Rowe. Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 4.
  69. Sanderford, David Wesley   (b. 11 Apr 1990 - d. 12 Nov 2013)
      • Age 23. Son of David Earl Sanderford and Susan Perkins Sanderford.
  70. Sanderford, Jackie Elton   (b. 24 Oct 1944 - d. 25 Aug 2012)
      • Husband of Dorothy Sanderford. Son of John Elton Sanderford and Mavis Eason Sanderford.
  71. Sattler, Robert   (b. 20 Oct 1935 - d. 12 Jun 1994)
      • US Navy. Military headstone. Row 1.
  72. Thomas, J. S.   (b. 17 Aug 1855 - d. 12 Nov 1922)
      • Old. Footstone: JST. Row 4.
  73. Thomas, John W.   (b. 19 May 1867 - d. 22 Jul 1912)
      • "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord". Old. Broken Footstone: JWT. Row 4.
  74. Thompson, C. B.   (b. 29 Oct 1865 - d. 6 Jul 1916)
      • Husband of Mary Jennette Thompson. 6' Obelisk - south side. Footstone: CBT. Row 2.
  75. Thompson, Jesse Norwood   (b. 1 Jun 1905 - d. 24 Sep 1929)
      • Son of C. B. and M. J. Thompson. Old. Footstone: JNT. Row 3.
  76. Thompson, Joshua Bell   (b. 16 Apr 1911 - d. 28 Jun 1912)
      • Son of C. B. and Mary Jennette Thompson. Old diamond. Footstone: JBT. Row 3.
  77. Thompson, Mary Jennette   (b. 19 Mar 1872 - d. 30 May 1915)
      • Wife of C. B. Thompson. 6' Obelisk - north side. Footstone: MJT. Row 3.
  78. Thompson, Sallye L.   (b. 23 Apr 1903 - d. 10 Jan 1979)
      • Flat. Row 3.
  79. Tilley, David Gardner   (b. 4 Apr 1959 - d. 4 Apr 1959)
      • Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Tilley. With lamb. Row 4.
  80. Tilley, Dewitt "Dee" N.   (b. 4 Sep 1895 - d. 18 May 1975)
      • Husband of Donna S. Tilley. "Book of Life" "Precious Memories". Double headstone. Footstone: Father. Row 4.
  81. Tilley, Donald   (b. 7 Oct 1954 - d. 7 Oct 1954)
      • Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Tilley. "God's way is the best way". With lamb. Footstone: DT. Row 4.
  82. Tilley, Donna S.   (b. 22 Sep 1897 - d. 18 Nov 1993)
      • Wife of Dewitt "Dee" Tilley. Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 4.
  83. Tilley, Timmy   (b. Unknown - d. 1951)
      • Infant son of R. J. and D. G. Tilley. "Asleep in Jesus". With lamb. Footstone: Timmy. Row 4.
  84. Williams, Fannie G.   (b. 31 Jul 1887 - d. 2 Jun 1969)
      • Wife of Thomas F. Williams. Double headstone. Footstone: Mother. Row 2.
  85. Williams, T. Geddie   (b. 10 Apr 1915 - d. 8 Sep 1935)
      • "Gone but not forgotten". Footstone: TGW. Row 2.
  86. Williams, Thomas F.   (b. 7 Feb 1880 - d. 23 Jun 1965)
      • Husband of Fannie G. Williams. Double headstone. Footstone: Father Mason's Insignia. Row 2.
  87. Windham, B. G.   (b. 12 Apr 1878 - d. 23 Sep 1939)
      • 2nd Husband of Pearl D. (Womack) (Lisk) Windham. Family headstone. Information on footstone. (HS Windham-Lisk). Row 6.
  88. Windham, Condary   (b. 29 May 1889 - d. 10 Dec 1912)
      • "Our Brother". Old. Footstone: CW. Row 5.
  89. Windham, Pearl D. (Womack) (Lisk)   (b. 8 Jan 1881 - d. 11 Dec 1958)
      • Wife of Torrence Lisk and B. G. Windham. Family headstone. Information on footstone. (HS Windham-Lisk). Row 6.
  90. Womack, J. B.   (b. 16 Dec 1848 - d. 17 Oct 1917)
      • Footstone: JBW. Row 3.
  91. Wood, Carrie Lee C.   (b. 20 Mar 1908 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of William Marvin Wood. Double headstone. Row 5.
  92. Wood, Ethel Beatrice   (b. 25 Aug 1928 - d. 30 Sep 1980)
      • Wife of Lloyd Russell Wood. Double headstone. Footstone: EBW. Row 4.
  93. Wood, Lloyd Russell   (b. 3 Aug 1931 - d. 7 Nov 1979)
      • Husband of Ethel Beatrice Wood. Double headstone. Footstone: LRW. Row 4.
  94. Wood, William Marvin   (b. 2 Feb 1912 - d. 13 Mar 1968)
      • Husband of Carrie Lee C. Wood. Double headstone. Row 5.
  95. Yates, Anice V.   (b. 4 Feb 1891 - d. 6 Sep 1894)
      • Location row 4.
  96. Yates, Burnice B.   (b. 26 Nov 1886 - d. 15 Apr 1888)
      • Location row 4.


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