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086    DOUBLE SPRINGS AME ZION CHURCH

      Location - at end of Double Springs Road, Lewisville.

      Coordinates: 36d 04m 29.5s N; 80d 29m 57.6s W Click here for Google maps

      Directions: From intersection of US 421 and Williams Road in Lewisville, NC, go southeast for 3.5 miles. Turn right on Double Springs Road and go to end. Cemetery is on the left.

      Surveyed and photographed by Bill Mueller May 2014.

      Central marker: "Graveyard in memory of slaves that worked the Williams (Panther Creek) Plantation from 1767-1865".

      Church was founded by former slaves living on neighboring Williams Plantation and is no longer in existence. Although the Double Springs AME Zion Church building no longer exists, the ties of family and faith played a key role in resurrecting the church's once-neglected and much-vandalized graveyard which dates back to the early 1900s.

      Following the official closing of the church, the building and the graveyard became the objects of vandalism and the scene of numerous misdemeanors, and even a suicide. Eventually, former members of the church made the painful decision to tear down the building. They held a brief service at the church, and then tore it down and buried it on the property.

      By 1998 the graveyard - a continued object of vandalism - was in very bad shape. The area, frankly, was both an eyesore and a place to be avoided. Yet Anna Shore and her family, along with other former church members, began working with Lanier Williams to gradually transform the property. Today, the graveyard is well maintained, with attractive landscaping and a decorative wrought-iron fence.


  1. Bitting, James L.   (b. 2 Feb 1848 - d. 1907)
      • Stone fragment, first name intuited
  2. Campbell, Pearl G.   (b. 15 Sep 1895 - d. 5 Aug 1989)
      • A Loving Mother
  3. Douthit, Amanda E   (b. 30 Mar 1862 - d. 24 Aug 1960)
      • Age 98Y. 4M. 24D
  4. Douthit, Emily J.   (b. 30 Jan 1857 - d. 25 Nov 1928)
      • MOTHER
  5. Douthit, Francis   (b. 9 Jun 1840 - d. 9 Aug 1925)
  6. Douthit, J. E.   (b. 31 Aug 1880 - d. 7 Mar 1904)
      • Son of J.D. and M.J. Douthit
  7. Douthit, Jounias A   (b. 10 Sep 1855 - d. 9 Dec 1925)
      • FATHER
  8. Douthit, Ruby   (b. 26 Jul 1926 - d. 22 Oct 1973)
  9. Douthit, Sallie B.   (b. 2 Jul 1893 - d. 10 Apr 1971)
  10. Hart, Ralph L   (b. 30 Sep 1909 - d. 5 Oct 1958)
      • NORTH CAROLINA, PFC, 209 ORD AMMO CO, WW-II
  11. Jarrett, Charity   (b. 1854 - d. 11 Jun 1909)
      • His Wife / Aged 55 yrs
  12. Jarrett, Granville A.   (b. 1836 - d. 16 Aug 1903)
      • Aged 67 yrs
  13. Jordan, Emma W.   (b. 8 Aug 1884 - d. 3 Mar 1931)
      • DAUGHTER
  14. Kimbrough, Amos Monroe   (b. 25 Sep 1871 - d. 3 Feb 1949)
  15. Kimbrough, Anna A.   (b. 9 Dec 1895 - d. 15 Aug 1977)
  16. Kimbrough, Henry C   (b. 4 Jan 1884 - d. 8 Mar 1938)
  17. Kimbrough, William C.   (b. 26 Sep 1918 - d. 5 Jul 1970)
      • NORTH CAROLINA, CPL, 350 FLD ARTY BN, WW-II
  18. Martin, Irene K.   (b. 21 Nov 1923 - d. 23 Aug 2003)
  19. Partlow, Amelia H.   (b. 21 May 1908 - d. 31 Dec 1982)
  20. Partlow, Clyde   (b. 25 Mar 1903 - d. 3 Dec 1986)
  21. Puryear, James A.   (b. 13 Feb 1868 - d. 9 Apr 1940)
  22. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Broken Stone
  23. Walden, Cornelia Puryear   (b. 3 Nov 1877 - d. 28 Aug 1955)


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