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Rocky Branch Baptist Church Cemetery
Rocky Branch
Allens Creek
Waynesville
Haywood County, NC



Survey August 27, 2001 by Rebecca Howell

Rocky Branch Baptist Church is located at the end of Allens Creek Road. There is a sign at the turn off for the church. The cemetery is on the hill beside the church.
Rocky Branch Baptist Church was established in 1888 and the cemetery is at least that old. The middle part of the cemetery, from bottom to top, is apparently the oldest part of the cemetery. Most of the graves in this part are marked only by a cement brick which has been placed there in later years. These bricks have no form of identification on them, they merely mark the site of a grave.
In other parts of the cemetery, cement slabs have been hand-painted with the name or initials of the deceased. It would appear that every effort has been made to mark every gravesite and identify as many as possible.
This cemetery is well maintained and cared for. Decoration at Rocky Branch is the last Sunday of every August and I was there the day after Decoration. The cemetery was beautiful. Almost every grave was covered with flowers. This cemetery is still in use.
The oldest readable marker in this cemetery is the marker for Thomas, son of E. L. & P. Rhinehart, died October 25, 1898, aged 3 years.



No person is ever truly dead until the last person forgets to remember them.


Double Headstone
Conard
Roy S. Conard
May 12, 1915
January 4, 1988
Katie M.
June 7, 1916
January 3, 1998

Footstone
Roy S. Conard
May 12, 1915
January 4, 1988


Hayden Caldwell
July 29, 1913
June 30, 1978

Military Marker

Hayden Caldwell
PVT US Army
World War II
1913--1978

Ruby L. Caldwell
May 27, 1919
May 10, 1973

Minnie R. Wright
August 18, 1889
?? ??, 1946
**The information on this marker has been hand painted.**

John R. Wright
December 15, 1898
December 14, 1925
**Information hand painted on marker.**

Double Headstone
Swanger
Myra Crawford
May 27, 1882
February 28, 1963
William L.
February 19, 1879
August 30, 1956

Double Headstone
Swanger
Parolee Swanger Ellison
November 5, 1911
February 24, 1973
Martha Belle Swanger
April 20, 1913
March 15, 1990

Double Headstone
Myra Nell Metcalf
January 7, 1938
December 13, 1974
Shelba Paxton Rice
March 18, 1954
February 15, 1975

Double Headstone
Swanger
William C.
1924--1982
Thelma V.
1913--1981
married May 8, 1948

Infant Marker

Cagle
no other information on marker

Infant Marker

Cagle
no other information on marker

Infant Marker

Cagle
no other information on marker

Infant Marker

Cagle
no other information on marker

Double Headstone
Cagle
A. Z.
August 7, 1921
January 28, 1970
Ruth B.
December 31, 1920
January 24, 1995

Double Headstone
Finney

Bert F.
October 4, 1900
March 24, 1972
Nora C.
July 14, 1901
June 25, 1993

Military Marker

Bert Finney
North Carolina
PVT US Army
World War II
October 4, 1900
March 24, 1972

Military Marker

Jack Odell Chapman
PVT US Army
World War II
1911--1980

Frank Chapman
August 4, 1903
December 18, 1980


John D. Chapman
April 17, 1932
January 14, 1999

Military Marker

John David Chapman
SGT US Army
Vietnam
April 17, 1932
January 14, 1999


AMADA
no other information


ANDREA
no other information


Bobby Gibson
no other information


Kim Gibson
no other information


Sarah Gibson
no other information


Grady Gibson
no other information


Barbara D. Gibson
no other information

**The 7 markers above are hand painted on a cement slab
with no other information on them.**

Lawrence K. Bumgarner
May 16, 1903
January 22, 19?2

Pauline Sisk Bumgarner
January 11, 1918
May 14, 1983

Stokes Bumgarner
December 14, 1890
July 14, 1964
**hand painted on cement slab**

Funeral Home Marker
Wells Funeral Home
Waynesville, NC

Joan R. Ketcherside
January 22, 1941
May 3, 2001


Billy Joe Gibson
July 21, 1967
February 8, 1977

Infant Marker

Baby Bumgarner
no other information on stone

Double Headstone
Wright

Bill L.
May 11, 1912
July 1, 1977
Elizabeth C.
March 5, 1924
no death date

Military Marker

Bill L. Wright
PFC US Army
World War II
1912--1977

Double Headstone
Conner
Mark S.
April 25, 1881
February 23, 1943
Mintie W.
October 8, 1887
May 17, 1973

Infant Marker

Lesley Matthew Davis
infant son of
Robert & Brenda
February 26, 1980
March 4, 1980

Double Headstone
Conner

Burlin A., Sr.
April 29, 1916
September 5, 1984
Betty M.
February 6, 1922
December 31, 1999

Military Marker

Burlin A. Conner, Sr.
PVT US Army
World War II
April 29, 1916
September 5, 1864

Double Headstone
& Infant Marker

Mull

Steven Henry
August 12, 1952
August 12, 1952
son
Sarah Georgia Mull
July 1, 1915
February 22, 1986
mother

Infant Marker

Linda Lee Riddle
daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Roy L.
August 31, 1946
October 24, 1946

Double Headstone
Riddle

Roy L.
February 24, 1927
September 23, 1991
Beryle M.
May 29, 1930
no death date

Military Marker

Roy L. Riddle
PVT US Army
World War II
February 24, 1927
September 23, 1991

Infant Marker

Dorothy
daughter of
C. B. & A. A. Daves
January 22, 1917
July 15, 1918

Martha Mull Plemmons
October 19, 1887
August 14, 1970

Double Headstone
Mull
Loretta Wyatt
December 27, 1896
October 26, 1978
Mack Raymond
June 7, 1892
March 2, 1945

W. H. Watson
1838--1951
**Hand carved in poured cement.**

Tall Column Marker
Watson
George W. Watson
1851--1917
Nancy Hawkins Watson
1839--1919

Betty Ann Watson Earley
October 1, 1878
December 25, 1950

Margrett Watson Huffman
August 9, 1878
December 25, 1950

Zilla R. Huffman
April 11, 1911
December 4, 1957

Infant Marker

Elizabeth McGinnis Huffman
September 16, 1920

Namon Waldroup
November 15, 1852
April 8, 1940

Quadruple Headstone
& Infant Marker


Lands
Pearl L. Jones
September 15, 1898
November 5, 1961
Flora
May 15, 1907
June 20, 1908
Julia
November 7, 1874
November 5, 1941
Beaulah
May 5, 1905
March 11, 1967

Infant Marker

Mary Rebecca Mashburn
June 9, 1964

Double Headstone
Watson
Elihu Bazz Watson
December 23, 1882
April 11, 1949
his wife
Ada Shepard Watson
January 30, 1894
February 28, 1978

Infant Marker

Twins
Infants of
Mr. & Mrs. Bazz Watson
1916

Military Marker

Loranzo E. Parker
North Carolina
Wagoner
1 NC Infantry NC
November 2, 1918

Larry Bruce Bumgarner
May 17, 1939
April 19, 1900

Double Headstone
Bumgarner

Willis
July 1, 1891
October 18, 1972
Pauline F. (**Frady**)
June 23, 1906
October 13, 1959

Double Headstone
Wright
Annie Mae
November 2, 1914
January 25, 1957
Columbus
April 24, 1907
December 9, 1948

Amanda C. Wright
October 20, 1876
January 12, 1946

Double Headstone
Burress
Frank Weaver Burress
April 22, 1888
August 27, 1960
Emma Conner Burress
August 7, 1891
January 23, 1947

Infant Marker

Thomas G.
son of
M. E. & M. J. Frazier
November 16, 1896
2 yrs, 4 mos, 21 days

Infant Marker

Ollis Burress
July 10, 1914
September 1, 1914

Fred Burress
August 22, 1917
May 22, 1931

Harriett Hendrix
February 14, 1867
September 6, 1942

H. M. Hendrix
June 8, 1845
January 25, 1919

Malinda A.
wife of
H. M. Hendrix
February 12, 1846
February 12, 1916

Double Headstone
& Military Marker

Davis

Henry W.
September 13, 1925
December 21, 1986
Veteran
US Navy
World War II
Florence C.
January 20, 1928
no death date

Military Marker

Henry William Davis
US Navy
World War II
September 13, 1925
December 21, 1986

Charles T. Huffman
October 15, 1893
March 17, 1927

Infant Marker

Mattie L. Huffman
June 26, 1931
June 5, 1935

Janie
daughter of
F. L. Golden
February 25, 1875
October 15, 1911

Infant Marker

B. C.
Infant son of
Ed & Adeline Collie
January 5, 1903

Sara Ellen Ball
1906--1947

Infant Marker

Little Fred
son of
F. R. & L. V. Huffman
July 20, 1906
November 7, 1906

Double Headstone
Huffman
F. Riley
1869--1947
Melvina M.
1869--1947

Sarah
wife of
E. J. Huffman
April 2, 1882
September 16, 1902

E. J. Huffman
April 2, 1827
April 11, 1915

John H. Huffman
January 3, 1866
August 21, 1925

Thomas Marion Huffman
December 11, 1853
May 23, 1931

Infant Marker

Bobby Joe
son of
Mr. & Mrs. Z. R. Huffman
July 23, 1937
September 30, 1937

Double Headstone
& Military Marker
Huffman

Bessie Phillips
October 11, 1911
February 23, 1984
Felton Herbert
April 13, 1913
October 13, 1983

Military Marker

Felton H. Huffman
CPL US Army
World War II
April 13, 1913
October 13, 1987
**Year of death is different on stone & military marker.**

Infant Marker

Infant
Henry Conner
In the 1900's

Infant Marker

Infant
Pearl Conner
In the 1900's

Infant Marker

Infant
Arrey Conner
In the 1900's

Triple Headstone
Hendrix
Jean
November 10, 1880
May 17, 1912
Ernest
February 7, 1906
July 20, 1925
Leila Norman Hendrix Rhinehart
August 9, 1885
December 18, 1972

Infant Marker

Frank
son of
Jean & Leila Hendrix
February 5, 1909
May 3, 1909

Infant Marker

Numa
daughter of
Jean & Leila Hendrix
September 9, 1904
February 3, 1905

Alice Rhinehart
May 5, 1907
age 30 yrs.

G. W. H. Hendrix
December 3, 1909
July 31, 1949

Randy Howard Hill
October 10, 1957
April 13, 1978

Thornton William Messer
April 14, 1913
March 9, 1998

Double Headstone
Mills
Edna W.
1924--1974
James L.
1921--no death date

Mary Jane Mills Riley
April 22, 1926
March 8, 1985

Double Headstone
Mills
Rosa Williams Mills
May 6, 1903
April 30, 1983
William Shuford
March 27, 1903
March 1, 1957

Military Marker

Harry Lawrence Mills
PVT US Army
World War II
March 17, 1909
May 17, 1985

Robert Sitton
no other information
**Scratched in cement slab.**

Lucille Hoyle
November 1, ????
???? ??, ????
**Scratched in cement slab.**


?? Sitton
no other information
**Scratched in cement slab.**

????
October 6, 1854
December 16, 1919

Infant Marker

Thomas
son of
E. L. & P. Rhinehart
October 25, 1898
aged 3 yrs.
Oldest readable marker in this cemetery

Infant Marker

Mary A. Davis
July 18, 1902
August 20, 1902

Infant Marker

Vidie Chandler
infant daughter of
Jeff & Helen Chandler
October 5, 1917
January 11, 1919

Infant Marker

Harlie Chandler
infant son of
Jeff & Helen Chandler
October 11, 1921
December 31, 1922

Double Headstone
Conner
Gilbert Pink
April 8, 1855
May 5, 1929
Minerva C.
July 3, 1861
September 7, 1929

Vickie Renee Hedden
August 4, 1861
July 11, 1932

Estes Henry Wyatt
September 15, 1896
August 31, 1965

Atlas Anders Wyatt
June 25, 1902
June 25, 1932

Infant Marker

Little Dallas
daughter of
Mark & Mintie Conner
September 19, 1907
March 16, 1914

Joe Conner
October 2, 1921
October 8, 1937

Double Headstone
Bumgarner
J. Pinkney
September 19, 1869
February 17, 1949
Julia Lanning
September 9, 1881
January 3, 1935

Martha Lanning Hopkins
January 3, 1871
June 12, 1913

William C. Laning
March 10, 1839
March 15, 1910
**Laning is the spelling on the stone.**

Rachel Smith Lanning
October 12, 1845
March 5, 1923

Infant Marker

John
son of
D. L. & M. E. Hopkins
June 8, 1907
November 8, 1907

Hester
wife of
C. W. Lanning
August 9, 1872
June 11, 1923

C. W. Lanning
April 10, 1871
August 14, 1929

Double Headstone
Rogers
Milburn, Jr.
February 4, 1927
December 20, 1998
Nellie S.
November 4, 1931
no death date
Page title

Double Headstone
Setzer
Claude E.
November 1, 1935
no death date
Dorothy B.
September 20, 1921
no death date

W. E. Humphrey
December 14, 1870
June 28, 1910

Levisa Massey McMahan
May 10, 1865
January 27, 1953

William M. Massey
December 6, 1836
July 31, 1903

William Burton Lanning
September 1, 1880
April 11, 1945

Elizabeth Wright Lanning
June 26, 1870
October 30, 1945

Double Headstone
Lanning
Sam Ervin
June 26, 1908
November 25, 1979
Hannah Phillips
March 5, 1916
July 4, 1990
married November 18, 1934

Double Headstone
Wyatt
John Cling
December 17, 1872
September 24, 1959
Rebecca Ogle
April 6, 1885
June 22, 1923

Double Headstone
Wyatt
Reverend Manuel C.
November 26, 1906
July 3, 1997
Pearl Sprinkle
June 24, 1908
no death date

George Wyatt
January 22, 1878
February 21, 1908

Elisabeth
wife of
C. L. Estes
May 12, 1887
March 18, 1907

Kathleen McClure Davis
September 11, 1927
May 10, 1995

Double Headstone
McNabb

Mack
November 11, 1870
November 28, 1928
Sarah Crawford
October 7, 1870
May 26, 1961
**This is the grave of "Aunt Sallie McNabb
,legendary midwife of the mountains. Also known as the
"Madonna of the Mountains."**

Infant Marker

Infant of
Mr. & Mrs. Will Norman
1924--1924

Bessie McNabb
July 22, 1895
February 2, 1914

Mary M. Massie
1868--1959

Vinnie Jackson
September 1, 1846
July 8, 1908

Gabe Jackson
1858--1928

Double Headstone
Jackson
Fred
June 3, 1887
January 25, 1951
Nora
July 3, 1897
April 13, 1985

Double Headstone
Rogers
J. L.
June 27, 1928
no death date
Nettie M.
May 2, 1933
May 7, 1981

Double Headstone
Rogers
R. Milburn
October 7, 1901
September 11, 1968
Annie Mae
September 10, 1909
February 20, 1987

Gilmer "Dick" Massie
May 14, 1919
February 7, 1985

Elizabeth
wife of
J. M. Wood
August 18, 1847
January 30, 1909

J. M. Wood
March 22, 1845
May 12, 1945
**100 years old**

Infant Marker

Clyde Wood
September 3, 1916
September 6, 1916

Maud Raines Wood
July 5, 1890
July 16, 1921

Infant Marker

no name on marker
June 17, 1904
June 17, 1904
**Legend on marker reads
"From mother's arms to the arms of Jesus"**

Infant Marker

Laura Belle Queen
June 23, 1903
October 14, 1903


James B. Wyatt
Veteran of Civil War
April 5, 1842
February 17, 1938

Mary Wyatt
September 22, 1847
February 11, 1913

Rachel E. Bumgarner
January 21, 1863
April 3, 1939

Juvernia Green
September 6, 1907
December 9, 1983

Double Headstone
Green
George Taylor
July 10, 1877
September 10, 1964
Mattie Wilson
March 28, 1882
February 5, 1957

Infant Marker


Jody Lee Coward
May 2, 1969
May 2, 1969

Infant Marker

Helen Belt
no other information on marker

Infant Marker

Ruth C. Belt
no other information on marker

Infant Marker

Little Margueret
daughter of
W. G. & N. L. Belt
May 4, 1907
August 28, 1912

Infant Marker

Little William
son of
W. G. & N. L. Belt
August 30, 1901
September 9, 1901

Annie Wilson
March 25, 1899
aged 54 yrs, 10 mos.

Double Headstone
Jordan

Abe Hoyatt
April 29, 1909
October 5, 1973
Jessie Wilson
October 5, 1911
August 14, 2000
married November 30, 1932

Military Marker

Abe H. Jordan
North Carolina
PVT US Army
World War II
April 29, 1909
October 5, 1973

Infant Marker

infant son of
Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Jordan
born & died
July 29, 1933

Edward R. Wilson
June 14, 1906
December 4, 1940

Infant Marker

Lucy Lorain
daughter of
Rufus & Vady Mull
September 3, 1920
June 16, 1921

Double Headstone
Rhinehart
Nathan
1880--1922
Addie
1878--1946

Double Headstone
Banks
Nellie R.
August 1, 1908
March 4, 1998
Monroe
May 26, 1917
November 15, 1996

Double Headstone
Norman
Glenn (Dock)
August 3, 1925
December 4, 1995
Mildred Muse
December 22, 1929
no death date
married August 30, 1947

Double Headstone
Norman
Nathan N.
February 13, 1858
May 2, 1934
Mary Watson
August 1, 1872
March 9, 1925

Military Marker

Steven Leonard Rabb
SGT US Army
Vietnam
1948--1991

Double Headstone
Norman
Derry
June 16, 1900
May 17, 1985
Jessie Kuykendall
February 21, 1901
May 7, 1979

Double Headstone
McClure
Oma Rhinehart
November 12, 1883
November 24, 1962
Lucious Gaither
November 4, 1881
January 29, 1953

Samuel E. Cunningham
1903--1948
**Hand carved in cement.**

Vivian
daughter of
K. M. & E. C. Cunningham
April 23, 1900
July 6, 1935

Double Headstone
Rhinehart
Thomas P.
1844--1919
Angeline M.
1840--1918

Military Marker

Dewey Edward Rhinehart
US Army
World War II
October 5, 1907
August 27, 1989

HM
**hand painted on cement slab**

Triple Headstone
& Infant Marker

Norman

Marion
1893--1922
Chester
1921--1938
Rowena
1917--1918
**Legend on marker reads:
"Blessed are the early dead."**

Double Headstone
McClure

Norman G.
April 28, 1916
July 31, 1984
Mattie R.
August 1, 1919
February 10, 1987

Military Marker

Norman G. McClure
PVT US Army
World War II
April 28, 1916
July 31, 1984

Polley Mull
March 8, 1871
October 15, 1939

Jerry Mull
January 11, 1854
October 8, 1938

Infant Marker

John H.
son of
Virginia Hendrix
February 15, 1916
November 28, 1916

Double Headstone
Norris
E. Walker
August 8, 1922
April 26, 1982
Almarie B.
May 10, 1928
March 18, 1994

Tall Granite Column
Hugh Buchanan
1910--1928

Double Headstone
Wilson
Bonner R.
November 5, 1927
January 27, 1999
Virginia H.
August 13, 1927
no death date

Mack E. Constant
June 2, 1935
October 18, 1953

Gladys Stalworth Constant
April 25, 1911
December 30, 1982

Claude Rhinehart
September 8, 1892
December 9, 1979

Lou Annie Green Rhinehart
August 10, 1892
November 21, 1956

Joseph William Rhinehart
September 11, 1868
November 20, 1949

Double Headstone
Rhinehart
Polly M.
August 21, 1866
February 18, 1937
E. L. Sonny
August 22, 1865
June 13, 1944

Double Headstone
Robinson
Arthur Earl
March 11, 1882
July 2, 1968
Minerva Mull
January 8, 1888
July 26, 1969

Mary Mitchel Wyatt
December 31, 1905
March 19, 1934
**Died in childbirth of infant below.**

Infant Marker

Geneva Wyatt
March 19, 1934
May 13, 1934

Herman Jesse Wyatt
November 26, 1900
March 5, 1979
erected by Ethel Wyatt

Roy Cecil McClure
February 1, 1941
June 19, 1991

Infant Marker

Randall Lee
son of
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry McClure
January 17, 1963

Infant Marker

Infant
daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. R. C. McGaha
April 27, 1954

Zona Mull
1900--1925

Cling J. Wyatt
June 11, 1904
December 11, 1987

Clifford Dean Warlick
December 4, 1946
February 23, 1979

Double Headstone
Warlick

Harley David
June 13, 1912
June 16, 1992
Sallie Russell
April 29, 1922
June 23, 2000

Military Marker

Harley D. Warlick
SGT US Army
World War II
June 12, 1912
June 16. 1992
**Birthdate is slightly different on stone & military marker.**

Infant Marker

Harold David
son of
Harley & Salley Warlick
February 15, 1942
March 3, 1942

Infant Marker

James E.
son of
John & Dora Russell
October 8, 1927
March 12, 1928

Double Headstone
Russell
John Grady
February 6, 1893
February 25, 1928
Dora Norman
July 3, 1897
February 10, 1975

Double Headstone
Landert
Thomas George
August 25, 1913
October 27, 1973
Mildred Russell
January 25, 1923
March 19, 1988
married January 23, 1948

Jerry Lee Moss
July 20, 1970
January 16, 1996

Double Headstone
Sisk
Thomas Arthur
May 13, 1902
July 29, 1994
Edith Belt
August 19, 1909
June 2, 1960

William S. Belt
December 24, 1847
December 14, 1915

Clementine
wife of
W. S. Belt
March 6, 1868
February 25, ????

Double Headstone
Stepp
Jack A.
March 9, 1873
August 8, 1948
Alice S.
June 7, 1875
April 15, 1928

Rose Inman Moody
June 28, 1936
May 6, 2001

Mae Stepp Inman
June 23, 1895
July 4, 1992

Double Headstone
Crisp

Arnold Glen
January 22, 1909
January 16, 1972
Wilma Wilson
November 30, 1931
no death date
married November 30, 1949

Military Marker

Arnold G. Crisp
North Carolina
CPL 211 Chemical Maint. Co.
World War II
January 22, 1909
January 16, 1972

Double Headstone
Wilson
William T., Sr.
March 27, 1878
April 8, 1965
Florence Hendrix
February 6, 1878
April 1, 1974


Vaughn E. Smith
September 17, 1933
April 14, 1997

Military Marker

Vaughn Eugene Smith
US Marine Corps
Korea
September 17, 1933
April 14, 1997

Double Headstone
Smith
Henry E.
1893--1968
no other name or dates

Infant Marker

Wayne C.
son of
Mollie & H. E. Smith
May 20, 1928
April 14, 1935

Triple Headstone
Smith
Edward L.
March 26, 1900
October 16, 1917
son
Lemuel M. October 9, 1870
May 9, 1930
father
Annie Page
July 9, 1877
October 6, 1951
mother

Infant Marker

Blane Early
November 10, 1930
November 20, 1930

Infant Marker

Infant daughter
Mary Ann Early
August 20, 1940

Fred Early
May 30, 1905
February 24, 1957

Dock Wood
October 14, 1881
January 25, 1944

Infant Marker

Zachary Alan
son of
Jamey & Ginny Gibbs
September 2, 1989
September 14, 1989

Triple Headstone
& Infant Marker

Wyatt

William A.
January 12, 1916
July 17, 1972
Letha M.
May 1, 1920
no death date
Barbara Mae
April 25, 1941
September 24, 1944

Infant Marker

Barbara M. Wyatt
April 25, 1941
September 26, 1944
**Death date differs slightly on headstone & infant marker.**

Double Headstone
Lanning

Hazel K.
April 7, 1928
no death date
James W.
February 2, 1926
August 7, 1998
married June 17, 1948

Military Marker

James William Lanning
US Marine Corps
World War II
February 2, 1926
August 7, 1998

Double Headstone
Lanning
Martin C.
1903--1971
Ruth M.
1907--1975

Infant Marker

Jillian
daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. M. C. Lanning
January 13, 1938
July 3, 1940

Double Headstone
Crayne
Charles L.
May 11, 1925
June 28, 1985
Mary L.
December 30, 1929
no death date
married September 16, 1930

Cansada Mills
1874--1956

W. Jeff Mills
1878--1946

George L. Mills
1913--1941

Bonnie H. Mills
1914--1942

Mabel Mitchell Mills
April 13, 1911
July 18, 1937

Sam Mitchell
February 11, 1882
February 2, 1941

Hattie Barnes Mitchell
January 7, 1883
April 26, 1934

Letha Lanning Mitchell
April 5, 1901
March 4, 1957

William Carl Mitchell
May 19, 1902
November 25, 1931

Infant Marker

Lawrence Mitchell
1925--1927

Mrs. Hannah English Hensley
June 3, 1862
June 9, 1921

Infant Marker

Infant daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. ?????
January 2, 1928

Robert Earl Carpenter
March 3, 1906
June 10, 1978

Ople Iola Bumgarner
1891--1932

Military Marker

John Henry E. Wyatt
CPL US Army
World War II
July 23, 1908
December 30, 1983

Mary B. Wyatt
March 12, 1919
August 7, 1997

Double Headstone
Hampton
Evelyn I.
November 7, 1937
no death date
Orse J.
September 30, 1925
February 16, 1991
married September 30, 1953

Funeral Home Marker
Wells Funeral Homes
Canton & Waynesville, NC

I. Lucille Hampton
March 9, 1915
August 12, 1999

Double Headstone
Hampton
Jesse G.
July 25, 1892
December 19, 1971
Naomi M.
December 16, 1895
June 20, 1977

Military Marker

Kay Wilson
North Carolina
OPL 951 AAA AW BN CAC
World War II
March 26, 1921
June 8, 1960

Double Headstone
Norman
Dallas E.
August 28, 1932
March 15, 1973
Thomas P.
May 11, 1927
September 24, 2000

Double Headstone
Norman
Will
September 17, 1891
July 14, 1965
Jane
July 19, 1897
October 23, 1949

Infant Marker

Harry
son of
Mr. & Mrs. W. M. Norman
January 10, 1930
November 7, 1930

Double Headstone
Belt
Wilburn Ray
April 20, 1916
March 23, 1979
Louise Norman
August 27, 1917
September 30, 1994

Double Headstone
Wyatt
Lena Aldredge
September 18, 1885
February 3, 1970
James Frank
May 22, 1883
July 3, 1935
married November 6, 1904

Pearl. N. Conner
June 5, 1918
October 15, 1999

Infant Marker

Helen Conner
infant daughter of
Brownlow & Pearl
April 15, 1934
September 5, 1934

Infant Marker

Geneva Conner
infant daughter of
Brownlow & Pearl
March 5, 1937
February 5, 1938

Infant Marker

Linda Conner
infant daughter of
Brownlow & Pearl
May 10, 1950
May 10, 1950

Infant Marker

Dale Conner
infant son of
Brownlow & Pearl
July 5, 1952
September 20, 1952

Double Headstone
Edwards


Samuel L. "Bud"
March 30, 1924
September 21, 1994
Ruby Lee M.
November 19, 1929
no death date
married July 7, 1946

Military Marker

Samuel L. Edwards
US Army
World War II
March 30, 1924
September 21, 1994

Infant Marker

Samuel Mills
July 10, 1941
July 12, 1941

Stella S. Hampton
January 7, 1898
January 1, 1982

Sad Hampton
June 24, 1895
May 30, 1941

Double Headstone
Putnam
R. V. S.
August 28, 1905
June 16, 1985
Edith
May 31, 1920

Lucy Inman Shuler
August 1, 1903
April 18, 1957
Rocky Branch Cemetery

Alney Oscar Shuler
August 16, 1909
January 4, 1985

Infant Marker

Silvia Ann Goodson
June 18, 1979
August 17, 1979

Douglas C. Shuler
April 28, 1949
July 31, 1990

Etta Bryson Shuler
June 5, 1888
October 19, 1962

Military Marker

Pless
James M.
September 9, 1904
March 19, 1975
Hattie H.
April 1, 1912
October 10, 1984

Infant Marker

Tomothy Phillips
May 10, 1968
May 10, 1968

Carl Stacy
February 22, 1911
June ??, 1982

Ada H. Stacy
May 4, 1886
May 2, 1964

James M. Stacy
October 5, 1883
September 28, 1950

Double Headstone
Goodson
John R.
September 16, 1931
December 7, 1998
Leona L. (*Locust*) no death date
married May 10, 1954

Randy Mack
no other information
**hand carved in cement**

Double Headstone
Conard
Vinnie M.
1896--1970
Arthur A.
1886--1957

Military Marker

Floyd Conard
North Carolina
PVT US Army
World War II
May 7, 1918
November 10, 1973

Infant Marker

J. D. Mull
infant son of
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Mull
May 7, 1953

Erma Lee Mull
September 9, 1928
March 10, 1969

Infant Marker

James Wilburn Mehaffey
March 23, 1941
July 31, 1941



Edgar Warlick
September 30, 1926
February 25, 2001


James Warlick
June 1, 1930
June 27, 2001

Military Marker

J. B. Wyatt
SSGT US Army
World War II
February 6, 1914
April 30, 1982

GL
**painted on cement slab**

George Terrance
beloved son of
George & Hazel S. Lewis
January 19, 1947
February 13, 1965

Double Headstone
Lewis
Lavina McNabb
April 20, 1911
November 3, 1980
Fred Harold
April 10, 1903
January 2, 1964

Infant Marker

Joe Harold
son of
Mr. & Mrs. F. H. Lewis
1937--1938

Robert Ray Lewis
August 13, 1963
August 30, 1998
**Legend on marker reads: "I told you I was sick"**

Mary Jane Aldredge
May 29, 1857
June 11, 1933

Infant Marker

Eugene McNabb
1932--1932

Infant Marker

Mack McNabb
1933--1940

Double Headstone
Shuler
Ernest Monroe
August 9, 1912
April 13, 1997
Georgia Norman
February 22, 1915
April 27, 1998

Infant Marker

Wilma
daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. E. M. Shuler
November 1, 19??
March 1, 19??

Wilford Shuler
son of
Ernest & Georgia N.
January 16, 1936
July 2, 1993

Double Headstone
Chapman
Madie S.
January 16, 1916
no death date
William L.
November 27, 1905
December 24, 1974

Double Headstone
Massie
Jonas B.
November 11, 1907
June 26, 1981
Annie W.
July 12, 1908
December 5, 1968

Double Headstone
Gunter

Coy R.
June 19, 1924
November 24, 1996
Frances M.
March 9, 1928
no death date
married September 12, 1943

Double Headstone
Norman
Frank Norman
May 11, 1912
July 19, 1951
no other name on marker

Infant Marker

Betty
daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Norman
August 6, 1935
November 19, 1936

Brenda Brewster Shuler
June 17, 1949
December 18, 1990

Infant Marker

Bobby Joe Rhinehart
Febraury 26, 1957
February 26, 1957

Josephine Shuler Loso
February 6, 1934

Infant Marker

James Roy McNabb
February 18, 1947
February 22, 1947

Double Infant Marker
McNabb

Jack McNabb
July 4, 1932
June 22, 1933
Hilliard McNabb
August 29, 1933
March 15, 1934

Double Headstone
Lewis
Charles Daniel
June 12, 1885
July 26, 1944
Cleo Morris
July 4, 1893
August 8, 1966

LEWIS
**painted on cement slab**

Infant Marker

Betty Sue Rhodes
January 19, 1943
March 5, 1943

Infant Marker

Baby Girl McClure
no other information

Infant Marker

Baby Boy McClure
no other information

Loucious Leon McClure
February 1, 1936
October 8, 1950

Double Headstone
McClure
Arie Thomas
August 9, 1909
August 4, 1975
Willie Lee W.
May 17, 1909
January 9, 1996

Double Headstone
names & dates on footstones

McClure
Fuller A. McClure
March 10, 1885
March 30, 1968
Nora Fortner McClure
January 9, 1903
November 1, 1939

Infant Marker

Scott McClure
December 31, 1936
lived about 3 days

Infant Marker

Thomasen McClure
December 29, 1935
lived about 5 days

Military Marker

Andrew Hardy Anderson
SP4 US Army
May 4, 1965
April 14, 1986
**Headstone reads
"Andy--He was loved by God and all.**

Walter Lanning
January 28, 1911
March 4, 1959

Infant Marker

Lawry Lee Lanning
September 6, 1951
January 4, 1952

Rebecca Chandler
March 25, 1869
March 5, 1954

Martha Chandler
January 1, 1899
July 17, 1960

Infant Marker

Jeffrey Scott Jaynes
October 7, 1966
October 8, 1966
**Son of Carroll Jaynes,**

Infant Marker

Bret Allan
infant son of
J. C. & Nellie Lance
September 11, 1959
October 1, 1959

Infant Marker

Kenneth Dale, Jr.
son of
Kenneth & Earline Lance
July 21, 1963
July 22, 1963

Vaughn Massie
July 15, 1897
February 7, 1966

Kate Massie
August 13, 1904
September 2, 1965

Funeral Home Marker
Wells Funeral Home
Waynesville, NC

Robert "Bob" Gunter
December 14, 1914
August 11, 2000

Juanita Conner Ballard
July 3, 1931
June 11, 1954

Double Headstone
Chandler
Jeff D.
April 18, 1892
March 20, 1969
Helen H.
July 24, 1897
July 12, 1974
married October 4, 1914

Military Marker

Hubert Orville Chandler
PFC US Army
Korea
1932--1976

FRED L.
**hand painted on cement slab**

Chester Wood
March 3, 1925
October 4, 1940

Double Headstone
Wood
Bragg A.
October 18, 1880
May 27, 1966
Lula K.
November 18, 1898
September 29, 1996

Rachel Parker Warlick
December 31, 1900
May 24, 1975

Military Marker

Dexter Wilson Warlick
North Carolina
PVY Btry A
12 Regt
FA Rep Depot
World War I
July 11, 1893
December 5, 1948

Infant Marker

infant daughter of
Dexter & Rachel Warlick
no dates on marker

Ernest Warlick
August 25, 1925
January 2, 1957

Kenneth Warlick
July 23, 1938
June 28, 1981

Infant Marker

Clarence Mull
January 7, 1944
January 9, 1944

Double Headstone
Mull
Lela Kilby
March 22, 1911
December 5, 1982
Charlie B.
June 7, 1891
September 29, 1967

Everett Smith
September 9, 1912
January 23, 1980

Wooden Cross
no information on cross

Wooden Cross
no information on cross

Wooden Cross
no information on cross

Military marker
& Wooden Cross


Jessie Smith
North Carolina
PFC AT Co
12 Infantry
World War II
January 11, 1918
unreadable

Double Headstone
Smith
Clyde J.
August 16, 1912
December 9, 1975
Nettie
February 20, 1920
no death date

Annie Lucile Maney
June 5, 1945
May 23, 1990

V. W. (Harry) Russell
1893--1960

Noel Greene
October 14, 1916
August 29, 1965

Wooden Cross

Clifford Ray Warren

Funeral Home Marker
Garrett Funeral Home

Waynesville, NC

Clifford Ray Warren
1954--1994
age 37

Large White Cross

Willard John Warren
April 3, 1928
March 27, 1986

Military Marker

Will Frizzell
PVT US Army
World War II
May 11, 1911
December 13, 1985

Infant Marker

Silas Kenny Frizzell
1972--1973

Double Headstone
Frizzell
Jack Ellis
1903--1965
Carrie M.
1909--no death date

Funeral Home Marker
Garrett Funeral Home
Waynesville, NC

Doris Anne Smith Banks Laney
August 17, 1947
January 8, 1996
age 42

Mary D. Bumgarner
July 19, 1906
June 3, 1956

Dock Bumgarner
November 11, 1893
January 21, 1989

Double Headstone
Lanning

Elizabeth Wyatt
December 13, 1906
August 1, 1995
Melvin Albert
March 6, 1906
October 6, 1971

Military Marker

Melvin A. Lanning
North Carolina
TEC5 D Army
World War II
March 6, 1906
October 6, 1971

Mack Bumgarner
November 13, 1898
December 8, 1943

Rev. Bolden Hargrove
October 22, 1895
June 22, 1948

Lonnie B.Hargrove
December 31, 1926
March 26, 1946

Ella Green Hargrove
March 25, 1877
March 11, 1961

Triple Headstone
Russell
Charles Everett
December 16, 1925
no death date
Betty Lou Patton
January 13, 1930
October 29, 1991
Charles Everett, Jr.
December 6, 1952
February 25, 1983

Double Headstone
Mills
Ira M.
May 12, 1913
January 8, 1992
Edith S.
June 16, 1917
September 20, 1996

Infant Marker

Mary Sue
infant daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Lanning
November 9, 1968
November 9, 1968

Martha Jane Buchanan
November 24, 1955
December 6, 1983

Infant Marker

Funeral Home Marker
C. F. Stanley Funeral Home

Nathan Allen Cagle
April 10, 1982
April 10, 1982

Double Headstone
Wyatt
Vernal H.
October 17, 1906
September 19, 1987
Mary E.
June 12, 1915
April 25, 1987

Hand made & hand painted wooden marker
Luther H. Reece
December 31, 1926
May 11, 1986

Infant Marker

Funeral Home Marker
Garrett Funeral Home
Waynesville, NC

Infant Boy Rose
July 22, 1984
July 22, 1984
age 0

Funeral Home Marker
Wells Funeral Home
Waynesville, NC

Charity P. Grice

Hand made Wooden Marker
letters nailed on

Charity P. Grice

Double Headstone
Wood
Howard Raford
April 28, 1912
July 23, 1993
Lucile Plemmons
June 20, 1915
no death date

Double Headstone
Truitt
Ruby Smith
March 8, 1918
June 28, 1998
Clinton M.
February 17, 1914
June 11, 1983

Eamus Conner
April 28, 1910
December 30, 1997

Belle Conner
May 5, 1916
September 21, 1989

Small white bench in front of church
In Memory of
Glenn Bumgarner
1939--1996

Music playing is "Beautiful Garden of Prayer" sequenced by a
talented Haywood County donor who wishes to remain anonymous.


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