Visited 3/18/2001, transcribed by Vickie Stevens. Located off Ross Rd, off Woodville Hwy behind the warehouses on the right.
This cemetery is in deplorable condition. It was vandalized a few years back in the most horrific manner possible. All the graves had been dug up and the skeletal remains were hung in the trees. Headstones were broken and trash was scattered through out. Leon County Public Works Department, under the supervision of a local funeral director, went through and re buried the persons buried there and tried to restore as much as possible. Since then the owner/s of the property have attempted to clear out some of the trees and the workers have done as much damage as the vandals of a few years earlier. There are several graves under the branches and trees that have been piled up after they were cut down. There are broken bottles, a car bumper and a sofa dumped there as well. Leon County is currently working with the owner/s to attempt to correct the damage and clean the area. The listing of burials is not in any order of plots but just as we would find a headstone that was readable.
It is very disturbing to see such lack of respect for those that have come and gone and I hope that in the future this cemetery will be restored to some order and it will become a serene final resting place for those buried there.
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|Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Comments|
|Matt Jackson Thomas||3/31/1874||4/3/1945|
|McCrey Edward Gavin||6/20/1890||3/3/1954||GA PVT CASUAL DEPT WWI|
|Lilia H Kilpatrick||12/16/1924|
|Frances Coefield Jo??ns||3/16/1928||10/23/1969|
|Lucia H Simpson||2/8/1910||5/5/1971|
|Mercedes Porter Williams||11/18/1922||9/3/1984|
|Rev R R Carter||1885||8/18/1951|
|Alfred Wilson Sr||3/11/1898||6/1980|
|Samuel Brown||12/5/1911||2/10/1974||FL PVT US Army WWII|
|Diana Farmer ?|
|Id?? ????n [this was an etched glass marker which is now broken in pieces]|
|? A Shaw|
|Rev L H Reese||1/23/1883||3/11/1944|
|Mother Missa Reese||8/2/1851||1/22/1933|
|Richard Brown||1/14/1917||11/19/1970||GA PVT 357 ENGR REGT WWII|
|Hakeem Abdul Rahman||1/20/1998||2/25/1998|
|There are many other graves here with broken, unreadable stones and many sunken graves as well.|