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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