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BETHEL FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY

Location: just outside of the Florence City Limits on Bethel Road (610) between Mars Bluff and Claussen, SC. Very near the Florence/Marion County line, in that part of Florence County which formerly belonged to Marion County.
Some of the tombstone inscriptions reference Mars Bluff, Marion County.

Contributed by John Kennedy, February, March 1997

  • W.J. Kennedy, died Aug 7, 1908, born in Marion Co. 1849
  • Wife of W.J.: Mother Margaret R. ( Rebecca Fountain ) Kennedy, Mar. 23, 1845-Jan. 12, 1891
  • Andrew Jackson Kennedy 1876-1923
  • Mary Eliza Askins 1880-1957 (wife of Andrew Jackson Kennedy)
  • Charles Edward Kennedy 1898-1979, son of Andrew and Mary Kennedy
  • 1st wife of Charles Edward Kennedy: Lillian Moore 1901-1933; 2nd wife: Mettie L. Kennedy
  • Clyde Kennedy b.1905 d. 1909, son of Andrew and Mary Kennedy
  • Tommie Kennedy b 1910 d. Sep 9, 1922, son of Andrew and Mary Kennedy
  • Vermel Kennedy, daughter of Andrew and Mary Kennedy
  • Bertie Evelyn Kennedy b.1913 d. Feb 6, 1935. child of Andrew and Mary Kennedy
  • Boyd Lee Kennedy b. Sep 19, 1922 d. Jul 28, 1984, son of Andrew and Mary Kennedy
  • B.E. Kennedy, Aug 31, 1858-May 14, 1899, wife of B.E. Kennedy - Drucilla Ann Jones
  • Chester A. Kennedy, 1882-1926, son of Andrew and Mary Kennedy
  • J.T. Grimsley, Bat113 Eng Co., born 9-22-1888 died 8-24-1919
  • Minnie Bell wife of J.O. Poston, born 2-27-1902 died 3-30-1926
  • Infant son of T.H. and E.B. Grimsley
  • Thomas Hinkle Grimsley, b 2-3-1892 d-12-31-1948
  • wife Eunice Jenkins, b 11-8-1900 d 9-15-1947
  • James P. Grimsley, Member Elwood Camp no. 12 New Bern, N.C., b 5-30-1886 d 9-25-1922
  • William G. Grimsley, b 12-19-1861 d. 5-12-1922
  • Annie Jones, b. 12-22-1883 d. 12 -21-1931, 1st husband C.A. Kennedy, 2nd husband R.T. Hall
  • Walter Bailey, b 1880 d 1964
  • wife Rose Anna Kennedy, b. 1890 d 1962
  • Chesley Armstrong Kennedy II, B. 5-18-1931 D. 11-14-1994
  • Alfred L. (Bill) Kennedy, b 10-7-1886 d. 4-2-1936
  • wife Mary Ellen Bailey, b. 5-23-1890 d. 7-7-1969
  • Henry D. Kennedy and wife Elizabeth Grimsley
  • Frank Askins and wife Mable Gainey
  • Robert Harrell and his wife Dilley Kennedy b. May 25, 1879 d. June 7, 1937
  • J. Thomas Weatherford and his wife Mary Caroline Jones

Some other family names in this cemetery are: HAMPTON, RODGERS, MCKISSICK, HOLLAND, HARRELL, HICKS, WEATHERFORD, MOORE, BAILEY, COLLINS, AND CHRISTMAS.

Contributed by Kathie Webber, Nov 1999

Bethel Free Will Baptist Cemetery

Huaband  John Gainey  Died Oct. 30, 1929  Age 62 Yrs.
Gone but not forgotten
Daughter  Gloria Jean Gainey  Jan. 5, 1931 - Jan. 27, 1931
Robert Lee Gainey  Feb. 12, 1893 - Mar. 4, 1950
Julia Munn Gainey  June 13, 1905 - April 25, 1967  (Wife of Robert)
Ernest Gainey  Sept. 7, 1925 - Apr. 2, 1985
Kammie G. Gainey  1900 - 1975
Elizabeth H. Gainey  1904 - 1974  (Wife of Kammie)
Kammie G.  son of K. G. & Elizabeth Gainey Sept. 8,  ?
Lacy Gainey  Sept. 12, 1905 - Dec. 22, 1940
Pauline Gainey Lee  July 30, 1906 - July 30, 1962  (Wife of Lacy)

George Hampton, Co. D, 12 S. C. CAV, C.S.A.
George W. Hampton  Dec. 6, 1857 - Apr. 17, 1910
Louisa Cale Hamtpon  July 3, 1860 - Jan. 18, 1927  (Wife of  George W.) 
C. F. Hampton  Oct. 3, 1887 - Nov. 12, 1914 (Capers Franklin)
Thomas S. Hampton  June 25, 1880 - Mar. 25. 1962	
Janie H. Hampton May 27, 1884 - Nov. 14, 1974  (Wife of Thomas S.) 
George Thomas Hampton  Sept. 28, 1910 - May 18, 1969
Elizer J. Hampton, wife of James M. Rodgers,  May 15, 1846 - Mar. 4, 1922
Laura Alaphare Jane Rodgers  Aug. 10, 1866 - Nov. 22, 1894

(Mother) Theodocia R. Holland  Mar. 10, 1863 - Mar. 17, 1945
(Father)  John S. Holland  Apr. 15, 1853 - Apr. 16, 1911
Viola - daughter of J. S. & D. Holland - Sept 20, 1882 - Mar. 14, 1887
Johnnie H. Holland  Aug. 29, 1887 - Jan. 11, 1927  (son of Theodosia Holland)
Joseph P. - son of J. S. & D. Holland - Dec. 18, 1888 - Oct. 11, 1918
George - son of J. S. & D. Holland - Oct. 8, 1890 - Mar. 13, 1905
Thomas - son of J. S. & D. Holland - June 20, 1893 - Sept. 16, 1894
Hattie - daughter of J. S. & D. Holland - June 27, 1898
Lauria - daughter of J. S. & D. Holland - Sept. 22, 1896
Norman & Minnie - son & dau. of J. S. & D. Holland - 1890 - 1890
Mayme - daughter of J. S. & D. Holland - 

Louise T.  -  daughter of W. M. & Mary B. Holland - May 3, 1908 - June 3, 1908
Willie M.  -  son of W. M. & Mary B. Holland - Oct 3, 1913 - Oct. 7, 1913

Janie H. Williams  Feb. 13, 1901 - Sept. 6, 1945  (Wife of E. C. Williams)

Martha Rogers Harrell  Oct. 18, 1876 - Mar. 20, 1948
Jack A. Harrell  June 3, 1903 - Nov. 27, 1989
Eli Harrell  1907 - 1971
Wesley N. Harrell  June 17, 1915 - April 18, 1941
Eugene Harrell  1920 - 1922
Father - Fred F. Harrell, Jr.  1897 - 1971
Lela C. Harrell  Jan. 29, 1901 - Aug. 4, 1953

Rev. J. B. Moore  May 1, 1847 - Apr. 26, 1925  (John Beaty)
Hulda, wife of Rev. J. B. Moore  Jan. 13, 1837 - Dec. 15, 1923
Winnie Elizabeth Moore  Apr. 6, 1865 - Jan. 17, 1944
Zilphy Isabelle Moore  Feb. 1, 1877 - Jan. 11, 1954 
Mary V. Moore Kennedy  Nov. 28, 1872 - June 23, 1957
Walter A. Kennedy  July 7, 1876 - Aug. 10, 1939
John Beady Kennedy  Feb. 27, 1904 - Aug. 9, 1918  (Son of Walter A. & Mary M.) 

William James Moore  Jan. 20,  1854 - Jan. 9, 1922
Minnie Harrell Moore  Mar. 19, 1879 - Dec. 16, 1945  (Wife of W. J. )
Council R. Moore  Nov. 4, 1860 - oct. 4, 1946
Emma B. Moore  Mar. 2, 1860 - Mar. 8, 1928  (Wife of Council R.)
Ethell L. Moore  Dec. 24, 1889 - July 29, 1917
Smiley J. Moore  May 30, 1872 - Oct. 1, 1933
R. S. Moore  July 11, 1879 - Aug. 6, 1941
Olivie S. Moore  Apr. 6, 1886 - Nov. 24, 1936  (Wife of R. S.)
Jessie Lee Moore  Feb. 9, 1907 - June 8, 1956
Mae Belle Dewitt Moore  May 2, 1909 - Jan. 6, 1978  (Wife of Jessie L.)
Archie S. Moore  May 17, 1919 - May 20, 1997
Mary J. Moore  Sept. 6, 1921 - Jan. 31, 1995
John W. Moore  1924 - 1985
Evelyn Ellen Moore  July 17, 1924 - Sept. 1, 1956
Robert James Moore  1950 - 1994

Lela B. Collins  July 8, 1876 - May 21, 1955
Marie B. Weatherford  Feb. 8, 1905 - June 22, 1930
Kathlene Bailey  Nov. 12, 1907 - May 1910
Pearl B. Zehe Jones  Oct 9, 1914
Robert M. Bailey  PFC US ARMY  WWII  Jul. 30, 1925 - May 26, 1981
Walter Bailey  1880 - 1967
Rose Anna K. Bailey  1890 - 1962  (Wife of Walter)
James M. Bailey  1886 - 1962
Ruth Human Bailey  1894 - 1978  (Wife of James)
W. Melvin Defee  Aug 23, 1901 - Mar. 3, 1985
Blanche (Bailey) Defee  July 26, 1913 - 
Lori Ann Fulton Defee  Dec. 11, 1970 - Sept. 13, 1990
Boyd Hoyt Bailey  July 16, 1914 - Apr. 17, 1985
Lula M. Defee Bailey  May 27, 1916 - Sept. 8, 1989  (Wife of Boyd H.)
Gwendolyn Kay Bailey  1953 - 1955

Robert T. Haywood  1883 - 1940
Julie M. Haywood 1899 - 1977  (Wife of Robert T.)
Robert Haywood  July 7, 1920  (Inf. Son of Julia Moore and Robert T. Haywood)
John E. Haywood  Nov. 15, 1921 - Nov. 24, 1953

George Charlie Weatherford  Apr. 26, 1885 - Apr. 13, 1946
Jessie Viola Weatherford  Nov. 22, 1892 - Feb. 25, 1980  (Wife of George C.)
Ramon Huston Weatherford  Apr. 9, 1915 - Feb. 28, 1917
Girthmay Weatherford  Aug. 4,  1918 - Dec. 6, 1926
Ruth Weatherford  Oct. 23, 1927 - Nov. 8, 1927
Ruby Lee W. Marlowe  Oct. 23, 1927 - Aug. 30, 1951
  
John B. Taylor  Mar. 22, 1900 - Sept. 1, 1970
Annie B. Taylor  Apr. 5, 1906 - Sep 1998  (Wife of John B.)
Raymond H. Taylor  July 25, 1922 - Apr 24, 1995
Nell T. Taylor  Aug. 23, 1929 - Oct. 9, 1989  (Wife of Raymond H.)
Chalmers Taylor, Sr.  1894 - 1963
Anna Taylor  1896 - 1967  (Wife of Chalmers, Sr.)
Arlene Taylor 1917 - 1938
Chalmers Taylor, Jr.  1919 - 
Maynard Ray Streett Taylor  1924 - 1998 (Wife of Chalmers, Jr.)
William W. Taylor  Pvt. U. S. Army  WWII  Sept. 15, 1924 - Sept. 1, 1991
Leroy J. Taylor  1923 - 
Mary Lou T. Taylor  1930 - 1997
Norma Jean Taylor  1967 - 1967
Thomas Edward Taylor  1971 - 1971

Willie Edward Benjamin Shaw  Oct. 23, 1870 - Sept. 15, 1899
Lovie Thelma Hawkins  Mar. 7, 1904 - Apr. 17, 1911
Jessie Lee Hawkins  July 31, 1914 - June 22, 1915
Charles Edward William Rice  Jan. 1, 1916 - Aug. 5, 1916
Christeen Jamie Rice  1917 - 1918
Hannah P. Herring  Feb. 10, 1876 - Oct. 27, 1951
John C. Humphries  Aug. 29, 1886 - Feb. 1, 1946
Daisy D. Humphries  Aug. 5, 1896 - July 11, 1978  (Wife of John C.)
Minnie Belle Poston  Feb. 27, 1902 - March 30, 1926  (Wife of J. D. Poston)
Tammie Marie Kirven  1965 -
Russell T. Oliver  1918 - 1986
Connie Zeddie Hicks  May 12, 1888 - Jan. 23, 1953
Zola Stone Hicks  June 26, 1891 - Dec. 19, 1961

Linda N. Christmas  Nov. 5, 1945 -  (wife of T. E.)
(Father) Thomas E. Christman  Jan. 27, 1941 - July 8, 1986
Mary J. Christmas  Mar. 16, 1906 - (wife of W. M.)
William M. Christmas - Jan. 30, 1904 - Apr. 18, 1961
Floyd Edward Tweed  Feb. 2, 1918 - Oct. 29, 1960
Vera S. Scaff  1919 - 1948
Thurman Scaff  1944 - 1948
Charlie W. Davis  1925 - 1982
Dorothy M. Davis  1929 - (wife of C. W., her maiden name Hicks)
Eli P. McKissick  1898 - 1976
John T. McKissick  1885 - 1961
Lillie McKissick Taylor  1887 - 1952


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