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021    BESSIES CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY

      Location - Poplar Springs Rd, Elkin, Surry Co., NC.

      Coordinates: 36d 19m 58.8s N; 80d 48m 01.6s W Click here for Google maps

      Directions: From intersection of Hwy 21 Business at Hwy 21 By-pass, go north on Hwy 21 and turn right on Poplar Springs Rd and go about 6 miles. Cemetery is on the right just behind the church.

      View of the church. Complete survey of all burials and pictures taken by Jack Luffman in July 2008. Graves were surveyed by row beginning at a point nearest Bessie Chapel Church Road.

      Surveyed by Joe Hicks on April 6, 2006.
      Township or district:  Marsh.
      Public or Private:  Public Access.
      GPS Accuracy (ft.):  15.
      Elevation above sea level (ft.):  1204.
      Surry County Parcel Number:  4964-00-94-6897.

      Southards, Garvy and Emily Southard, Thompson.


  1. Anthony, Diana Holder   (b. 14 Feb 1948 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Unknown Anthony - Daughter of Rufus Quinton Holder and Minnie Leila Dockery. Row 23
  2. Atkinson, Byron G   (b. 15 Mar 1929 - d. 19 Jul 1980)
  3. Atkinson, Matthew Adam   (b. 24 Apr 1975 - d. 4 Jul 1975)
      • Infant son of Pete and Gail Atkinson. Row 18
  4. Baker, James Rowan "Buck"   (b. 29 Mar 1881 - d. 2 Jan 1966)
      • Husband of Rosa Nevada Venable. Row 17
  5. Baker, Rosa Nevada Venable   (b. 12 Jun 1875 - d. 22 Nov 1962)
      • Wife of James Rowan Baker. Row 17
  6. Cockerham, Avery V   (b. 30 Aug 1912 - d. 12 Apr 1995)
      • Husband of Phosie Holder. Row 5
  7. Cockerham, Avery Vance, III (A. V.)   (b. 23 Dec 1944 - d. reserved)
      • Husband of Rose Ann F. Cockerham. Row 5
  8. Cockerham, Bertha L. Mounce   (b. 28 Feb 1910 - d. 4 Oct 1987)
      • Wife of James Elmer Cockerham. Row 11
  9. Cockerham, Buddy Daniel   (b. 1955 - d. 2005)
      • Son of Elmer Daniel Cockerham and Mary Dudley. Row 11
  10. Cockerham, Elmer Daniel   (b. 18 Nov 1936 - d. 13 Oct 1998)
  11. Cockerham, Ida White Snow   (b. 5 Dec 1870 - d. 16 Feb 1956)
      • Wife of Jesse Kimbrough Cockerham. Row 11
  12. Cockerham, James Earl "Jim"   (b. 30 Nov 1964 - d. 12 Jun 2003)
      • Son of Elmer Daniel Cockerham and Sally Eulitt. Row 11
  13. Cockerham, James Elmer   (b. 22 Feb 1906 - d. 13 Aug 1941)
      • Husband of Bertha L. Mounce Son of Elmer Daniel Cockerham and Sally Eulitt Cockerham Row 11
  14. Cockerham, Phosie Holder   (b. 1 Oct 1914 - d. 4 Dec 1995)
      • Wife of Avery V. Cockerham. Row 5
  15. Cockerham, Rose Ann F   (b. 11 Oct 1946 - d. 15 Jun 1998)
      • Wife of Avery Vance Cockerham III. Row 5
  16. Collins, Arvil Dewitt   (b. 29 Sep 1916 - d. 7 Jun 1973)
      • Husband of Versa Comer. Row 16
  17. Collins, Hubert C   (b. 5 Apr 1922 - d. 26 Aug 1996)
  18. Collins, Julie Dezern   (b. 23 Jan 1927 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Hubert C. Collins - Daughter of Ephraim Cleveland Dezern and Vertie Delanie Cockerham Row 13
  19. Collins, Versa Comer   (b. 8 Apr 1918 - d. 31 Aug 1997)
      • Wife of Arvil Dewitt Collins. Row 16
  20. Cook, Betty S   (b. 15 Feb 1931 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Charlie Lee Cook. Row 9
  21. Cook, Charlie Lee   (b. 17 Oct 1927 - d. 31 Jan 2001)
      • Husband of Betty S. Cook - SFC US Army, Korea and Vietnam Military marker. Row 9
  22. Dezern, E. Cleve (Ephraim Cleveland)   (b. 13 May 1885 - d. 12 Feb 1965)
      • Husband of Vertie Delanie Cockerham - Son of Ephraim H. Dezern and Pheby Ann Holder. Row 6
  23. Dezern, Elise Evans   (b. 18 Feb 1924 - d. 27 Dec 1994)
      • Wife of Foley Montgomery Dezern - married 2 Apr 1938. Daughter of Richard Evans and Vallie White Row 1
  24. Dezern, Foley Montgomery   (b. 10 Aug 1917 - d. 21 Sep 2000)
      • Husband of Elsie Evans Dezern - Son of Ephraim Cleveland Dezern and Vertie Delanie Cockerham Row 1
  25. Dezern, Garvie Lincoln "Dock"   (b. 30 May 1924 - d. 16 Nov 2005)
      • Husband of Ruth Nichols and unknown Marion - Son of Ephraim Cleveland Dezern and Vertie Delanie Cockerham - TEC 5 US Army WW-II Military marker. Row 7
  26. Dezern, Paul Ephraim   (b. 8 Mar 1930 - d. 5 Feb 2005)
      • Husband of Margaret Jane Crissman. Row 6
  27. Dezern, Vertie Delanie Cockerham   (b. 21 Mar 1892 - d. 15 Oct 1982)
      • Wife of Ephraim Cleveland Dezern - Daughter of Robert Cockerham and Frances J. Stanley. Row 6
  28. Dobbins, Stephen G., Jr.   (b. 18 Mar 1926 - d. 14 Nov 2000)
      • ARM3 US Navy WW-II Military marker. - Son of Gilmer Dobbins and Ada Dockery. Row 2
  29. Holder, Bessie Tucker   (b. 6 Feb 1894 - d. 8 Aug 1980)
      • Wife of William Verlin Holder. Row 15
  30. Holder, Clyde C   (b. 3 Mar 1918 - d. 14 Feb 2000)
      • Wife of Raymond V. Holder. Row 15
  31. Holder, Elsie W   (b. 5 Mar 1921 - d. 20 Feb 2000)
      • Wife of Roger J. Holder - married 8 Apr 1938. Row 5
  32. Holder, Eric Dale   (b. 29 Mar 1952 - d. reserved)
      • Son of Rufus Quentin Holder and Minnie Leila Dockery. Row 23
  33. Holder, Fred Aubrey   (b. 13 Dec 1916 - d. 7 Aug 1996)
      • Husband of Lillian S. Holder. Row 22
  34. Holder, Lillian S   (b. 4 Apr 1918 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Fred Aubrey Holder. Row 22
  35. Holder, Minnie Leila Dockery   (b. 25 Feb 1921 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Rufus Quentin Holder. Row 23
  36. Holder, Raymond V   (b. 16 Jun 1920 - d. 12 May 1969)
  37. Holder, Roger J   (b. 23 Sep 1917 - d. 12 Dec 1999)
      • Husband of Elsie W. Holder. Row 5
  38. Holder, Rufus Quentin   (b. 26 Feb 1919 - d. 16 May 2008)
      • Husband of Minnie Leila Dockery - Son of William Verlin Holder and Bessie Tucker - TEC 4 US Army, WW-II - Purple Heart, Battle of the Bulge Military marker. Row 23
  39. Holder, William Verlin   (b. 15 Mar 1891 - d. 27 Feb 1980)
      • Husband of Bessie Tucker. Row 15
  40. Hutchens, Christopher "Chris"   (b. 5 Feb 1959 - d. 7 Dec 2004)
      • Row 7
  41. Hutchens, Fred Edward   (b. 16 Jun 1947 - d. 22 Dec 1958)
      • Killed on Dobbins Mill Road by drunk driver. Row 5
  42. Hutchens, Lonnie Jones   (b. 17 Oct 1921 - d. 26 Dec 2002)
  43. Hutchens, Pansy Mae Key   (b. 11 Feb 1931 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Lonnie Jones Hutchens - married 18 Jun 1948. - she remarried to unknown France. Row 5
  44. Hutchens, Rosabelle Shoffner   (b. 31 Oct 1896 - d. 14 Dec 1967)
      • Wife of Willie Gray Hutchens. Row 5
  45. Hutchens, Willie Gray   (b. 1 Jan 1897 - d. 9 Oct 1973)
      • Husband of Rosabell S. Hutchens. Row 5
  46. Jennings, Ina S   (b. 1910 - d. 1976)
      • Wife of Robert M. Jennings. Row 13
  47. Jennings, Robert M   (b. 1914 - d. 1999)
      • Husband of Ina S. Jennings. Row 13
  48. Key, Audrey R   (b. 2 Jun 1924 - d. reserved)
      • Row 6
  49. Key, Becky Sue   (b. 10 Nov 1954 - d. 10 Nov 1954)
      • Row 6
  50. Key, Bruce Renegar   (b. 18 Mar 1948 - d. 25 Jan 2001)
  51. Key, Charlie Lee B   (b. 28 Sep 1913 - d. 14 Nov 1983)
      • Husband of Myrtle Fowler. Row 18
  52. Key, Myrtle Fowler   (b. 1 Nov 1920 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Charlie Lee Key. Row 18
  53. Key, Sam Luther   (b. 25 Sep 1922 - d. 18 Mar 1993)
  54. Key, Wanda Ann   (b. 21 Apr 1949 - d. 5 Jun 1951)
      • Row 6
  55. Martin, Ernest M   (b. 25 Jun 1927 - d. reserved)
      • Husband of Viola W. Martin. Row 6
  56. Martin, Kate Wall   (b. 21 May 1921 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Walter Willis Martin. Row 4
  57. Martin, Viola W   (b. 3 Apr 1925 - d. 22 Sep 1978)
      • Wife of Ernest M. Martin. Row 6
  58. Martin, Walter Willis   (b. 19 Dec 1922 - d. 8 May 1996)
  59. Mooney, Hardin C   (b. 15 Jun 1906 - d. 2 Jan 1979)
      • Husband of Mabel K. Mooney - Son of James Mooney and Della U. Hudson. Row 19
  60. Mooney, Mabel K   (b. 2 May 1909 - d. 20 Jul 1995)
      • Wife of Hardin C. Mooney. Row 19
  61. Mounce, Kearney G   (b. 21 Jan 1918 - d. 7 Oct 1988)
      • Husband of Nell Josephine Wall. Row 3
  62. Mounce, Nell Josephine Wall   (b. 31 Aug 1916 - d. 3 Feb 2006)
      • Wife of Kearney G. Mounce - married 13 Apr 1940. - Daughter of A.C. Wall and Alice Ray. Row 3
  63. Nance, Irene W   (b. 2 Oct 1927 - d. 24 May 1980)
      • Wife of Vernel J. Nance. Row 13
  64. Nance, Vernel J   (b. 13 Jan 1923 - d. 16 Feb 1990)
      • Husband of Irene W. Nance. Row 13
  65. Payne, Janet Leigh Holder   (b. 24 Apr 1961 - d. 6 Dec 2007)
      • Daughter of Rufus Quentin Holder and Minnie Leila Dockery. Row 23
  66. Renegar, Mary I   (b. 8 May 1921 - d. 20 Sep 1970)
      • Wife of Reuben S. Renegar. Row 16
  67. Renegar, Reuben S   (b. 19 Nov 1921 - d. 9 Mar 1990)
  68. Reynolds, Earl F   (b. 14 Nov 1938 - d. 30 Mar 1999)
      • Husband of Sally S. Reynolds - Son of Theodore and Ruth Reynolds. Row 9
  69. Reynolds, Sally S   (b. 26 Jul 1937 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Earl F. Reynolds. Row 9
  70. Shoffner, Luther   (b. 1886 - d. 1959)
      • Row 5
  71. Southard, Alfred R   (b. 3 Apr 1920 - d. 5 May 1997)
  72. Southard, B. Talmage   (b. 9 Dec 1894 - d. 19 Nov 1978)
      • Husband of Fairy S. Southard - Masonic emblem. Row 6
  73. Southard, Betty H   (b. 19 Jul 1944 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Larry R. Southard. Row 24
  74. Southard, Callie Wall   (b. 16 Jan 1885 - d. 10 Jan 1994)
      • Wife of Charlie Braxton Southard. Row 9
  75. Southard, Charlie Braxton   (b. 7 Apr 1882 - d. 29 Mar 1966)
      • Husband of Callie Wall. Row 9
  76. Southard, Clyde Swanson   (b. 2 Feb 1914 - d. 29 Dec 1966)
      • Husband of Edith Key - Masonic emblem. Row 7
  77. Southard, Edith Lillie Key   (b. 4 Aug 1917 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Clyde Swanson Southard - Daughter of Charles Andrew Key and Clarney Dockery. Row 7
  78. Southard, Emily Holder   (b. 20 Dec 1921 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Garvey Braxton Southard - Daughter of W. V. and Bessie T. Holder. Row 9
  79. Southard, Fairy S   (b. 11 Jul 1904 - d. 15 Dec 1973)
      • Wife of B. Talmage Southard. Row 6
  80. Southard, Garvey Braxton   (b. 23 Jul 1918 - d. 11 Jul 2005)
      • Husband of Emily Holder - US Army WW-II Military marker - obit shows DOB as 22 Aug, 1918 - Son of Charles Braxton Southard and Callie Wall Row 9
  81. Southard, Jeffery   (b. 5 Mar 1958 - d. 6 Mar 1958)
      • Son of Jim and Faye Southard. Row 7
  82. Southard, Jerry C   (b. 30 Jul 1939 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Roy M. Southard - married 3 Jul 1954. Row 9
  83. Southard, Larry R   (b. 30 Jul 1940 - d. 25 Aug 1996)
      • Husband of Betty H. Southard. Row 24
  84. Southard, Loree H   (b. 22 Jun 1915 - d. 25 Jul 1999)
      • Wife of Sebastian C. Southard. Row 7
  85. Southard, Lucille Dockery   (b. 18 Dec 1918 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Alfred R. Southard. Row 24
  86. Southard, Michael Stephen   (b. 24 Jun 1962 - d. 7 Apr 1995)
      • Son of Alfred R. Southard and Lucille Dockery Footstone. Row 24
  87. Southard, Philip Claude   (b. 10 May 1916 - d. 14 Apr 2002)
      • Husband of Vera Baker - Son of Charlie Southard and Callie Wall. Row 17
  88. Southard, Posy Violet White   (b. 3 Oct 1918 - d. 12 Jan 2002)
      • Wife of Wilbur P. Southard - Daughter of Claude E. White and Lottie Johnson. Row 12
  89. Southard, Ronald Scales "Pete"   (b. 19 Nov 1939 - d. 13 May 2006)
      • Son of Clyde Swanson Southard and Edith Key - AN US Navy Military marker. Row 7
  90. Southard, Roy M   (b. 25 Nov 1929 - d. 5 Oct 1995)
      • Husband of Jerry C. Southard - PFC US Army - Korea Military marker - Son of Charlie Braxton Southard and Callie Wall. Row 9
  91. Southard, Sebastian C   (b. 25 Sep 1909 - d. 25 Jan 1964)
      • Husband of Loree H. Southard. Row 7
  92. Southard, Vera Baker   (b. 2 Dec 1917 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Philip Claude Southard. Row 17
  93. Southard, Wandene   (b. 31 Jul 1944 - d. 8 Aug 1944)
      • Daughter of Garvey Braxton and Emily Holder. Row 9
  94. Southard, Wilbur P   (b. 21 Feb 1915 - d. 3 Nov 2000)
      • Husband of Posy Violet White. Row 12
  95. Stanley, Bernice D   (b. 26 May 1937 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of James Bobby Stanley. Row 21
  96. Stanley, Helen B   (b. 6 Oct 1935 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Roy T. Stanley. Row 21
  97. Stanley, James Bobby   (b. 12 Jun 1933 - d. 11 Mar 1971)
  98. Stanley, Marvin L   (b. 2 Mar 1891 - d. 3 Jun 1970)
      • Husband of Mirtie D. Stanley. Row 21
  99. Stanley, Mirtie D   (b. 18 Feb 1897 - d. 18 Jun 1970)
      • Wife of Marvin L. Stanley. Row 21
  100. Stanley, Oscar William   (b. 9 Nov 1918 - d. 19 Mar 2003)
      • Husband of Dorothy Southard. T-Sgt. US Army Air Force WW-II Military marker - Son of Marvin Stanley and Myrtle Dobbins Row 20
  101. Stanley, Roy T   (b. 28 Jan 1917 - d. 5 Jul 1977)
      • Husband of Helen B. Stanley. Row 21
  102. Steele, Alma Cockerham   (b. 1910 - d. 2006)
      • Wife of Kenny Winfield Steele Daughter of Avery Vance Cockerham and Flora Southard. Row 12
  103. Steele, Glenda Ann   (b. 1942 - d. 1943)
      • Daughter of Kennie Winfield Steele and Alma Cockerham. Row 12
  104. Steele, Kennie Winfield   (b. 1906 - d. 1980)
      • Husband of Alma Cockerham. Row 12
  105. Steele, William Ricky   (b. 1949 - d. 2007)
      • Son of Kennie Winfield Steele and Alma Cockerham. Row 12
  106. Thompson, B. Horton   (b. 23 Apr 1904 - d. 18 Mar 1986)
      • Husband of Pearl C. Thompson. Row 14
  107. Thompson, Joseph Douglas   (b. 21 Jan 1901 - d. 5 Sep 1981)
      • Husband of Mamie Florence Cockerham. Row 10
  108. Thompson, Mamie Florence Cockerham   (b. 22 Feb 1906 - d. 16 Mar 2004)
      • Wife of Joseph Douglas Thompson - Daughter of Jessie Kimbrough Cockerham and Ida White Snow Row 10
  109. Thompson, Pearl C   (b. 9 Mar 1908 - d. 6 Mar 1995)
      • Wife of B. Horton Thompson. Row 14
  110. Tucker, Sophia Emily C   (b. 1 Mar 1872 - d. 8 Feb 1968)
      • Row 15
  111. Tulbert, Furel Williams   (b. 15 Jan 1923 - d. 28 Aug 1998)
      • Row 4
  112. Wagoner, Edward James   (b. 4 Feb 1921 - d. 1 Jul 2002)
  113. Wagoner, Sybil Southard   (b. 10 Nov 1921 - d. 3 Dec 1986)
      • Wife of Edward James Wagoner - Beloved Wife and Mother - Daughter of Arthur Southard and Ethel Williamson Row 3
  114. Wagoner, Sybil W   (b. 16 Jan 1945 - d. 4 Jan 1995)
      • Beloved Mother - Daughter of Edward James Wagoner and Sybil Southard. Row 3
  115. Wall, Admer C   (b. 1890 - d. 1989)
      • Husband of Alice R. Wall. Masonic emblem. Row 4
  116. Wall, Alex Conard   (b. 6 Feb 1930 - d. 27 Dec 1992)
      • Row 4
  117. Wall, Alice R   (b. 1896 - d. 1979)
      • Wife of Admer C. Wall. Row 4
  118. Wall, Billey Sunday   (b. 25 Mar 1923 - d. 24 Nov 1997)
      • Husband of Julia Elizabeth Thompson - TEC 5 US Army WW-II Military marker. Row 10
  119. Wall, Charles L   (b. 30 Jul 1934 - d. 15 May 2000)
      • Husband of Helen Louise Dezern. Row 1
  120. Wall, Fairy Dobbins   (b. 2 Apr 1922 - d. 25 Feb 2007)
      • Wife of Henry F. Wall - married 1 Apr 1944. Daughter of Gilmer Dobbins and Ada Dockery. Row 2
  121. Wall, Gaither Thomas   (b. 11 May 1913 - d. 24 Dec 1983)
      • Husband of Nell Hazel Mounce - Son of William Henry Harrison Wall and Lucinda Draughn. Row 20
  122. Wall, George M   (b. 27 Aug 1932 - d. 23 Apr 1999)
      • Husband of Mary L. Wall. Row 9
  123. Wall, Helen Louise Dezern   (b. 6 Apr. 1943 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Charles L. Wall - Daughter of Foley Montgomery Dezern and Elise Evans. Row 1
  124. Wall, Henry F. (Rev.)   (b. 1 Dec 1922 - d. 11 Jul 1979)
      • Husband of Fairy Dobbins. Row 2
  125. Wall, Julia Elizabeth Thompson   (b. 2 Jul 1928 - d. 30 Dec 1991)
      • Wife of Billey Sunday Wall - married 6 Mar 1948. Row 10
  126. Wall, Mary L   (b. 24 Mar 1935 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of George M. Wall. Row 9
  127. Wall, Nell Hazel Mounce   (b. 11 Apr 1916 - d. 6 Apr 2008)
      • Wife of Gaither Thomas Wall - Daughter of Preston Lindsay Mounce and Cordelia Alice Whitaker Row 20
  128. Wall, Ray Clifford   (b. 19 Jan 1919 - d. 25 Apr 1994)
      • Husband of Vernice H. Wall - SGT US Army WW-II Purple Heart Military marker. Row 8
  129. Wall, Stephen Teddy   (b. 19 Jun 1945 - d. 18 Dec 1999)
      • Son of Henry F. Wall and Fairy Dobbins Wall. Row 2
  130. Wall, Vernice H   (b. 5 Nov 1927 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Ray Clifford Wall. Row 8
  131. Whitaker, Estelle Thelma Wall   (b. 5 Apr 1928 - d. reserved)
      • Wife of Joseph Houston Whitaker. Row 4
  132. Whitaker, Joseph Houston   (b. 16 Mar 1927 - d. 28 Mar 1993)
  133. White, Corena D   (b. 3 Jun 1900 - d. 3 Dec 1989)
      • Wife of Drew Roosevelt White. Row 13
  134. White, Drew Roosevelt (Belt)   (b. 2 Oct 1902 - d. 22 Apr 1951)
      • Husband of Corena D. White - Son of Drury White and Plutina Holyfield. Row 13
  135. White, Herbert H   (b. 1929 - d. 1959)
      • Son of Drew Roosevelt White and Corena D. White. Row 13
  136. White, Thurmond Cuter   (b. 25 Sep 1933 - d. 2 Nov 1963)
      • Row 13
  137. Wilmoth, Betty Ruth   (b. 1 Sep 1930 - d. 17 May 2000)
      • Wife of George W. Wilmoth. Closeup of inscription. Row 10
  138. Wilmoth, George W   (b. 25 Apr 1922 - d. 22 Mar 1986)
      • Husband of Betty Ruth Wilmoth. Closeup of inscription. Row 10


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