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Sherwood Cemetery

(African American)

Dillon County, S.C.

Contributed by Sheila Berry, 4 Aug 2001 (partial), completed 22 Feb 2002. Directions provided by Lynn Miller

DIRECTIONS: From Dillon to Little Rock: after you pass through Little Rock, you will come to a fork (SC 9 and SC 57). Bear to the right (SC 57) and go about 2 miles toward Beaver Dam. Before you start going down the hill, you will make a left turn on a dirt path. The cemetery is at the end of the road behind a big field.
--Directions provided by Lynn Miller

Sheila Berry's survey, complete 22 Feb 2002:

Directions:  From Dillon on Highway # 9,travel 4 miles.  After you pass caution 
light in Little Rock, go 2/10 mile and bare off to right on Highway #57.  Take 
this road for 2 miles. Just before McLaurin Circle turn left onto a dirt road.

NOTE : ALL OF THESE GRAVES ARE AT THE FRONT OF THE CEMETERY.THIS CEMETERY IS 
VERY SCATTERED SO I WILL LIST  THEM  IN ORDER AS I SURVEYED IT.

Nathaniel Bethea born 1952-died 1993
Nathaniel Bethea born 1921-died 1985

Maggie Lester  no dates
Everett Lester born 19??- died 1982

Bobby Pernell 4/11/1916-12/25/1976
John Allen Pernell born 1942-died 1979
Bobby Gene Pernell born 1939-4/2/1991

Mildre T.Satterwhite 2/12/1938-11/13/1993

Daniel Ford 8/14/1865-5/18/1920

Richard Leech 3/3/1886-1/20/1920
MAY THE RESURRECTION FIND THEE ON THE 
BOSOM OF THY GOD.

Mae, wife of A.D.McRae 3/15/1886-9/13/1923

Ben Bethea 5/2/1888-7/3/1920    
ANOTHER LINK IS BROKEN IN OUR HOUSEHOLD 
BAND. BUT A CHAIN IS FORMING IN A BETTERLAND.

Brenda Gregory  born 19??- died 1993    TROY'S FHM

Will Smith born 1909- died 1963   MY TRUST IS IN GOD.
Mamie Smith 3/2/1911-7/22/1986   FOREVER WITH THE LORD.
O.E.S. Emma, wife of Ed Cheek died 7/2/1919
  aged 24 years  IN LOVE SHE LIVED. IN PEACE SHE DIED .
  HER LIFE WAS CRAVED.BUT GOD DENIED.
Edgar Jr. son of Ed& Emma Cheek 7/1/1912-6/27/1922


NOTE: this area is down at the end of the dirt road

Henry Alford 12/25/1883-8/28/1908

1FHM
Essie Crawford died 1/2/1958

Willie, son of S.M.& H.M.McDonald 3/4/1883-4/24/1913

Thad Bethea died 6/28/1923
Vance Bethea 6/27/1884-9/30/1916
Henry W. Bethea S.C.Pvt. Co.B 807 Pion.Inf.WWI 8/5/1897

Annie , wife of W.P.Hines 1/31/1876-10/11/1918  
ANOTHER LINK IS BROKEN IN 
OUR HOUSEHOLD BAND.
BUT A CHAIN IS FORMING IN A BETTERLAND.
Annie May,daughter of W.P.& A.J.Hines
    can't read dates it is cemented in 
a slab of concrete(Slab is 5'x20')

Infant daughter of A.S.& M.A.Walters 2/9/1903-2/24/1902
Infant daughter of A.S.& M.A. Walters  born & died 2/9/1902
Pearl Walters, daughter of A.S.& M.A.Walters 1/31/1906-6/23/1906

???lah McCoy 3/31/1899-12/22/1908
Cas?? McCoy 7/8/1897-7/15/1907
   CHILDREN OF Henry & Mary E.McCoy
  WE WILL MEET AGAIN.
Johnnie McCoy 5/19/1902-4/5/1946
   GONE,BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Mary E. McCoy 5/2/1873-11/23/1938
   GONE,BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
1FHM

Silas, son of Columbus & Emeline Manning
 7/2/1913-3/18/1926  MAY THE 
RESURRECTION FIND THEE
ON THE BOSOM OF THY GOD.
Mabel, daughter of Columbus & Emeline Manning
 7/17/1899-4/24/1924
  GONE IN HER YOUNG YEARS.
E' RE SORROW COULD STAIN A FAR
  FROM LIFES CARES IT'S GRIEF AND IT'S  PAINS.

James Graves born 1924-died 1994
Mordena G.Tyson 8/13/1912-4/14/1990
1 GREENE FHM
Baby Jamicka Harley 7/7/1977-9/13/1977  1 month 11 days
1FHM

NOTE:this is the only two in a wooden fence area
Annie Shaw 8/24/1900-12/21/1947
Benjamin shaw died 2/28/1967   76 years

H.H.R.  No.635v Caroline, wife of David Monroe
 10/18/1871-7/28/1915

Carrie D. daughter of Samuel & Mary A.Bethea
 10/1/1918-2/9/1924 
  WE WILL MEET AGAIN

Flora Jane,wife of Gilbert McCray
 died 10/26/1917 aged 45 years
Flora Jane, daughter of Gilbert & Flora Jane McCray
 1/30/1901-7/31/1921   
THY MEMORY SHALL EVER
BE A GUIDING STAR TO HEAVEN.

Rosa McEachern 10/4/1906 aged abt. 65 years
    IN HEAVEN
        P.H.P.

Sallie Bethea died 1/4/1908 aged abt.65 years
1FHM
Katie J.wife of Henry Persell 8/15/1890-2/11/1919
FOOTSTONE: J.E.S.
FOOTSTONE: E.D.S.
Harry Bethea 2/27/1897-7/17/1918

Hubbert, son of Robert Jr.& Mary F.Bethea 2/16/1903-8/29/1905

Ella,wife of Charlie Alford died 10/8/1909 aged 36 years
   GONE TO A BRIGHTER  HOME. WHERE GRIEF CANNOT COME.
2FHM
Mary F.Bethea born 5/1872-11/6/1918
Jim Bethea 12/25/1817-10/14/1903   GONE,BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Clarcy Batha 3/5/1848-7/3/1905
   I AM SLEEPING IN JESUS ARMS.
   I AM GOING HOME WITH HIM IN
HEAVEN WITH THE ANGELS.

LITTLE ROCK H.of R.No.635 Maria,
 wife of Adam Bethea died 4/6/1923
   aged 76 years  SHE WAS FAITHFUL
TO HER TRUST EVEN UNTO DEATH.
Adam Bethea 3/15/1845-12/14/1908
   FATHER LET THY GRAVE BE GIVEN
  THAT WE MAY MEET IN HEAVEN.

NOTE:this is middle-ways of the cemetery

IN MEMORIA of Lushious D.Bethea
 12/20/1900-10/17/1918
   A LITTLE TIME ON 
EARTH HE SPENT TILL GOD
FOR HIM HIS ANGELS SENT.


This one is off by itself
John W.Murphy
 VIRGINIA   Pvt.540 Engrs.
 12/12/1924

Clarie McRae died 7/5/1930 aged 70 years
    GONE,BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
F.L.T. R.F.McRae 3/14/1852-9/27/1927
      GONE,BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Sallie, wife of Calvin Drake died 7/4/1932 aged 93 years
Calvin Drake aged about 70 years
   no dates
THE NEXT FOUR ARE ON ONE STONE
Arthur Drake aged 12 years no dates
Henretta Drake died 12/19/1909 aged 6 years
Sallie Drake died 6/10/1908

Elvin Manning born 1876-4/14/1952
    GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
George Alice Allen, wife of E.V.Manning
 1/15/1878-11/8/1948   GODS GREATEST 
GIFT RETURNED TO GOD     MOTHER

June Page Jr. 4/9/1929-7/10/1967
  WHAT HOPES HAVE PERISHED WITH YOU, MY SON
Reed Manning
 S.C. CPL  SQ R 310 Base Unit AAF WWII
 3/25/1919-8/6/1963

Hannah, wife of C.H.Hubbard died 7/22/1911-aged 38 years
Infant son of C.H.& H.J.Hubbard born & died 7/11/1911

STONE face down can't read
1FHM
NOTE: these are at the back of the cemetery and towards the middle
Linnie Graves 4/30/1922-5/2/1991
Coleen Clark Graves born 1919-died 1988
Willie M.Graves 8/21/1914-6/23/1971   GONE,BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Charles Graves Jr. born 1917-died 1984
Angela Blanche Graves born 1951-died 1988
Docia Graves Allison born 1939-died 1994
Baby Graves MUTUAL-KING  FHM
Mae Frances Graves McLeod 10/16/1919-5/11/1955
     A LOVING MOTHER
2FHM

George L.W. son of Neill & Mollie McFarland
 10/28/1911-4/9/1914   A SLEEP IN 
JESUS
Fred Bethea died 1/2/1921 aged 70 years
   GONE TO A BRIGHTER HOME WHERE 
GRIEF CANNOT COME.
Joe Harris born 1883-6/26/1919
   GONE,BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
1FHM
1FHM

Sallie,daughter of Jas. & Florida Drake 7/13/1893-4/25/1913
Gary Drake born 1901-died 1985
Thomas Drake Sr. Sgt. U.S.Army 10/1/1913-3/13/1974
James Drake 8/15/1907-2/17/1937
Ritta Alford Drake died 10/4/1948 aged 48 years
Champ Drake Sr. died 4/19/1913 aged 40 years


Herbert McRae S.C.Pvt. 408 Serv.BN QMC 1/6/1944
Dannie Bethea died 3/1/1917 aged 30 years
   O DEATH WHERE IS THY STING. 
GRAVE WHERE IS THY VICTORY.

Infant daughter of J.H.& O.D.Miles born & died 3/22/1912
Infant daughter of J.A.& O.D.Miles born & died 12/20/1910
1FHM
Eliza,wife of Lewis Hines died 11/11/1912
 aged 60 years  WE WILL MEET AGAIN

NOTE: these are at the very back and in the corner
Maggie, wife of S.J.Thomas born 1890-died 1940
Simon,son of John & Reather Thomas 5/25/1897-4/17/1921
1FHM
FOOTSTONE   broken
John Thomas born 1874-12/17/1939
Eddie Thomas S.C.Pvt. 156 Depot Brig.WWI 7/7/1894-4/24/1946

This is a large stone /dual
Mary McCoy died 12/23/1928 aged 79 years
Calvin McCoy died 8/4/1924 aged 78 years
   DEARE ONES,THOU HAST LEFT US 
   AND YOUR LOSS WE DEEPLY FEEL. 
  BUT TIS GOD WHO HATH BEREFT US,
  HE CAN ALL OUR SORROWS HEAL. 
  GOD NEEDED TWO MORE ANGELS,
  AMONG HID SHINING BAND SO HE BENT WITH LOVING SMILES 
  AND CLASP THEIR PRECIOUS HAND.

NOTE: these are along the ditch at the woods
William McCall Jr.
    Pvt.U.S.Army
    KOREA 5/5/1932-11/19/1975
Leounia McLoyd born 1905-died 19??
Maston Breeden        MUS.Co.H 135 U.S.C.Inf.
1FHM
Ben F.Breeden
    PENSYLYANIA  Pvt.155 Depot Brig.6/9/1924
1FHM
Willie McKenzie 2/23/1939

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