Mount Holly Baptist Church Cemetery

Pender County North Carolina

Surveyed by Matt Hillman February 2008


The following is a complete listing of the tombstones in the Mount Holly Baptist Church Cemetery in Pender County, NC.

Location: 5577 Hwy 117 Burgaw, North Carolina; Between Burgaw and Wallace NC

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    The epitaphs are as follows:



    Robert Allen Sutton SP4 US Army Vietnam Purple Heart November 24 1939 March 17 1989 _______________________________________ One Side Robert Graham Jackson September 12 1947 October 11, 2002 Married January 28, 1966 Other Side Blank _______________________________________ Sidney A Wells February 3 1882 May 21 1959 Same Stone Callie R. Wells April 11 1888 May 7 1956 ____________________________________ Walter Felix Wheeler Husband of Sallie D. Wheeler July 18 1887 July 17 1944 _____________________________________ Sallie Deal Wheeler Wife of Walter F. Wheeler June 1 1907 July 16 1987 _____________________________________ Myrtle Ann Infant Dau of W. F. & Sallie D. Wheeler October 14 1939 October 18 1939 ____________________________________ Daniel J. Powell April 16 1852 March 9 1923 ___________________________________ Kristina Marie Fussell May 13 1987 November 16 1987 Lee Audrey Rivenbark North Carolina Pvt. US Army World War I January 6 1987 September 15 1972 __________________________________ Amanda Jane Garriss Wife of Sidney J. Rivenbark February 26 1874 September 20 1943 ___________________________________ Walter D. Powell North Carolina Pvt 156 Depot Brig World War I September 8 1891 December 20 1948 ___________________________________ Mattie Hilda Davis Wife of Chancie Tatum September 13 1907 December 5 1951 ____________________________________ Chancie C. Tatum November 3 1904 June 10 1962 ____________________________________ Lillie Murray Brinson October 23 1916 April 2 1958 _________________________________ Raymond J. Powell September 9 1928 June 4 1955 ____________________________________ Clifton Jerome Powell April 19 1951 May 4 1979 ___________________________________ Lawrence Mace Cox North Carolina Wagoner Co. D 105 Ammo TN World War I June 13 1897 February 15 1968 __________________________________ Laura C. Cox October 6 1902 October 21 1972 __________________________________ Columbus Eugene Murray May 6 1915 November 20 1998 _________________________________ Hazel H. Murray February 5 1914 August 11 1979 ________________________________ Donald Wayne Dyer B. May 14 1939 D. --------------- Same Stone Married April 28 1962 Martha Murray Dyer B. February 17 1943 D. ---------------------- _______________________________________ Katie Jolly Moore July 26 1901 March 17 1978 _______________________________________ Clyde M. Moore December 18 1896 November 30 1956 _______________________________________ Larry Winfred Son of G. L. & Angela Boehm July 10 1953 July 13 1953 ______________________________________ Madeline S. Rackley June 11 1917 April 21 1947 Ben Dick Rackley October 27 1912 November 9 1985 ____________________________________ Walter J. Rackley July 9 1906 February 28 1948 ___________________________________ Ruby Rackley Carter December 10 1911 October 20 1988 ____________________________________ William David Carter June 20 1921 January 4 1973 _____________________________________ Dolores Ann Dau of Julius and Edna Blanton September 29 1948 October 1 1948 _____________________________________ Son Dale Eugene Dyer December 13 1970 October 31 1989 ___________________________________ Walter K. Rivenbark November 3 1877 September 17 1938 Same Stone Roxie M. Rivenbark November 16 1882 November 14 1964 ______________________________________ Annie Mae Crews Wife of J. T. Murray May 3 1894 June 16 1953 ______________________________________ James T. Murray March 7 1888 December 25 1965 _____________________________________ Infant Son of J. T. & Annie Mae Murray No Dates ___________________________________ Margaret Edna Inf. Dau. Of J. T. & Annie Mae Murray No Dates ____________________________________ Kilby A. Powell Born October 3 1900 Died November 12 1927 ___________________________________ Father David John Powell April 16 1852 March 9 1923 Same Stone Mother Annie Hollingsworth Powell November 28 1865 April 25 1938 ___________________________________ Myra Pearl Hassell September 23 1885 May 13 1923 ________________________________ Emily C. Moore February 18 1857 May 30 1923 ___________________________________ Bedford Moore Born June 6 1855 Died August 25 1900 ____________________________________ Archie E. Hassell 1891 – 1982 _____________________________________ Roy H. Hassell September 1 1917 October 29 1972 __________________________________ Alfred P. Piner August 12 1836 April 23 1926 Same Stone Mallisa Catherine Piner March 2 1861 October 31 1955 Margaret Ann Aman March 14 1901 February 2 1982 John B. Wiggins Jr. Infant Son of Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Wiggins September 5 1931 ______________________________________ Virginia Smith Horrell February 15 1885 August 26 1978 Same Stone Clinton Morris Horrell February 1 1868 April 3 1956 _____________________________________ Lou Ellen Piner May 29 1868 June 4 1947 Same Stone W. Thomas Piner February 1 1868 March 20 1941 ______________________________________ Roy H. Hassell North Carolina Tec4 709 ORD LT MAINT BN World WarII September 1 1917 October 29 1972 _____________________________________ Robert Henry Rivenbark May 3 1936 February 2 2006 _____________________________________ Bessie Sheperd Rivenbark August 25 1909 August 9 1945 ___________________________________ Lonnie Son of Alfred and Melissa Piner Born July 10 1894 Died January 23 1905 _______________________________ Infant Dau of Alex & Vashh Aman Born & Died November 23 1923 _________________________________ Carl Aman Son of Alex & Vashti Aman 1905 – 1930 _______________________________ Vashti Aman December 9 1869 April 25 1948 Same Stone Alex Aman July 28 1856 January 29 1940 __________________________________ Henry Platt Moore May 7 1891 September 15 1917 __________________________________ Infant Daughter of Emma Moore and Leon Rooks January 21 1932 _________________________________ Edna Lillian Daughter of R. N. & L. L. Bowen Born December 22 1916 Died April 20 1917 __________________________________ Ruby Inez Bowen 1919 – 1919 Age 5 months ___________________________________ Gladys Mae Bowen 1914 – 1921 Age 7 Years __________________________________ Robert Nixon Bowen November 23 1879 March 9 1935 Same Stone Lucy Lillian Bowen November 12 1879 September 20 1932 Woodmen of the World Memorial ____________________________________ Callie M. Anderson April 23 1899 September 15 1975 _____________________________________ Elbert Anderson September 9 1899 April 17 1944 _____________________________________ Lenora – Theodore Anderson November 17 1922 No other date _____________________________________ Rev. James D. Cavenaugh Born September 3 1837 Died February 26 1904 ____________________________________ Martha Teachey Wife of Rev. James D. Cavenaugh November 1 1827 April 24 1914 ___________________________________ Finnie Ardrey Murray Sr. Pvt. US Army World War I January 11 1897 April 28 1986 ___________________________________ Lula Rooks Murray August 27 1903 October 12 1986 ___________________________________ George Dempsey Brinkley November 25 1883 May 4 1955 ______________________________________ Mattie Norris Brinkley Wife of George D. Brinkley August 22 1889 March 11 1967 ______________________________________ Lee R. Moore June 16 1887 June 20 1962 Same Stone Mary Butler Moore Wife of Lee R. Moore February 4 1889 March 4 1931 ________________________________ Duncan J. McMillan 1847 – 1912 ________________________________ Mary McMillan 1848-1927 ________________________________ Archiebold McMillan 1813 – 1893 ______________________________ Sarah A. McMillan 1824 – 1906 ________________________________ Archie Allie McMillan December 22 1877 March 25 1966 _________________________________ Irene Johnson McMillan August 1 1884 May 8 1963 _________________________________ Joseph Hall McGowen November 23 1866 December 23 1944 Same Stone His Wife Mary Adeline Powers December 5 1889 October 13 1944 _______________________________ Hanson Powers December 9 1844 Same Stone His Wife Mary A. Gavin August 27 1858 February 27 1954 _____________________________________ Infant son of John & Lislie Powers 7-7-31 ____________________________________ Bruce B. Ramsey February 2 1892 October 10 1910 ___________________________________ Father Frank Ramsey April 3 1858 October 21 1934 ___________________________________ Mother Mary J. Ramsey March 22 1866 December 22 1909 ___________________________________ Tobitha P. Ramsey May 12 1908 November 7 1908 ___________________________________ Jerusha J. Wife of W. T. Jones March 21 1834 August 25 1901 ___________________________________ William T. Jones March 15 1830 May 17 1905 ___________________________________ Mamie Dau. Of A. W. & J. E. Jones Born January 7 1892 Died November 7 1892 ___________________________________ Daniel Webster Page North Carolina Pvt. ICL MED DEPT World War I February 6 1898 December 18 1939 __________________________________ Bessie Ramsey P. Best January 28 1900 March 3 1986 __________________________________ Gertrude Daughter of G. E. & L. Jones Died October 16 1894 Aged 5 years 5 Months and 18 Days _________________________________ Charlie E. Jones Beloved husband of Lou Jones Died August 30 1906 Mary E. Bowen Wife of Benjamin Brinkley Age 83 Years _______________________________ Dempsey H. Brinkley Born 1848 Died April 18 1895 Same Stone Ada J. Brinkley Born April 3 1851 Died August 15 1940 _________________________________ Carrie Lee Baker Wife of H. N. Furmidge February 19 1870 October 15 1930 _________________________________ H. N. Furmidge August 16 1872 May 17 1928 __________________________________ Anna Laura Furmidge August 28 1902 September 23 1903 _________________________________ Sinnott H. Baker April 15 1878 May 18 1934 ________________________________ Dora Baker Newton June 11 1911 April 10 1992 Same Stone Carleton S. Baker Sr. March 5 1907 January 23 1992 ______________________________ Gertrude Wheeler Lanier September 3 1911 June 17 1989 Same Stone Walter Raleigh Lanier November 16 1910 April 4 1983 _______________________________ Cary W. Wheeler May 24 1913 July 5 1935 ____________________________________ Irene M. Wheeler January 26 1887 May 29 1975 Same Stone Archie W. Wheeler November 10 1884 October 4 1933 __________________________________ Martha E. Wife of Joe N. Brittain Born October 7 1884 Died July 18 1903 _________________________________ Danny Ray Rivenbark US Army Vietnam February 14 1948 March 7 1996 Same Stone Sandra Rivenbark July 5 1948 Blank __________________________________ Arthur Douglas Rivenbark US Army WWII March 3 1913 March 5 2007 Same Stone Married March 30 1946 Thelma Wheeler Rivenbark January 30 1928 Blank ___________________________________ Infant Son of J. H. & Lila Mae Tatum November 14 1938 November 14 1938 ___________________________________ Robert R. Wheeler August 17 1892 January 21 1962 ___________________________________ Ranson Carl Wheeler March 9 1919 December 11 1958 ___________________________________ William B. Gurganious January 6 1856 January 26 1941 Same Stone Penelope C. Gurganious March 22 1855 November 27 1936 ____________________________________ Infant son of William B. & Penelope Gurganious 1885 _________________________________ Katherine Dau of William B. & Penelope Gurganious 1884 __________________________________ Timothy T. Bowen May 2 1822 September 23 1902 Same Stone Margaret I. Bowen November 12 1835 September 18 1908 _______________________________ T. Ivey Bowen May 28 1876 November 11 1952 ________________________________ Mollie Murray July 21 1893 October 16 1978 _________________________________ Christine Ina Sears Born April 9 1870 Died August 10 1885 ___________________________________ L[?]Alon W. Son of J. W. & S. C. Highsmith Born August 17 & Died October 27 1900 ___________________________________ James A. Tatum September 24 1868 November 26 1936 ________________________________ Abbie Sears Wife of James A. Tatum September 30 1878 April 11 1963 _______________________________ Abner Lee Tatum December 28 1911 August 24 1958 _______________________________ Acy Taylor Tatum June 7 1917 May 28 1999 ________________________________ India Stroud Wife of Fenn Garriss January 16 1885 June 30 1922 ________________________________ Letha Brinkley December 15 1913 March 28 1937 _________________________________ Benjamin Cecil Brinkley September 4 1919 April 8 1967 _________________________________ Erma Mae Brinkley April 11 1916 March 3 1992 _________________________________ Eula Q. Brinkley February 24 1892 January 1 1980 __________________________________ Benjamin R. Brinkley April 29 1886 July 23 1950 Woodmen of the World Memorial ________________________________ Jeanette Mary Berman Register October 19 1928 June 16 1985 ___________________________________ George Angelo Venetas September 21 1900 June 12 1984 Same Stone Nellie Murray Venetas July 3 1890 September 20 1999 ___________________________________ Cornelius Murray November 2 1884 June 1 1972 Same Stone Mary Chrystal Murray July 3 1890 June 17 1972 _____________________________________ Infant Daughter of Cornelius and Mary Chrystal Murray September 22 1920 May 21 1921 _____________________________________ Ben Bradshaw July 7 1883 February 25 1924 ___________________________________ Robe Bradshaw July 26 1886 October 30 1957 ___________________________________ Mittie Fryar WEife of J. D. Croom May 2 1879 February 9 1945 _____________________________________ John David Croom October 2 1870 February 11 1960 ____________________________________ Docia Jones Wife of J. D. Croom October 26 1872 October 10 1903 __________________________________ Willie A. Daughter of W. T. & J. J. Jones May 11 1870 June 4 1877 ___________________________________ Infant of J. D. & D. C. Croom August 29 1891 __________________________________ Mary R. Blalock November 21 1927 March 7 2007 __________________________________ Lucille Dau. Of Stewart & Carrie Rivenbark December 7 1914 February 28 1932 ___________________________________ Carrie M. Rivenbark August 30 1895 ____________________________________ Stewart Rivenbark November 20 1893 January 26 1962 _____________________________________ Frances C. Newton December 18 1868 February 27 1940 ______________________________________ Joseph J. Newton May 11 1863 May 23 1944 _____________________________________ Infant Son of Carlton S. & Dora L. Newton Born & died April 12 1930 ______________________________________ Susan Newton Born January 2 1792 Died January 2 1876 Age 84 Years _____________________________________ Carleton Son of J. S. & L. S. Newton Born December 9 1879 Died November 30 1893 Age 13 years 11 months 21 days ____________________________________ Linda K. Kibbey No Date ______________________________________ Oscar D. Kibbey No Date _____________________________________ Sharon D. Kibbey No Date ____________________________________ Oscar “Hook” Kibbey November 3 1915 March 13 1995 ______________________________________ Inez Thratt Kibbey April 7 1894 May 5 1978 ______________________________________ George L. Whitehead Apil 27 1895 August 15 1950 Same Stone Norma B. Whitehead May 20 1911 Blank _____________________________________ Mildred Wheeler Wife of Leonard W. Wells August 20 1919 November 19 1940 _____________________________________ Eunice Rivenbark Taylor May 5 1936 October 15 1997 ______________________________________ Joseph S. Newton August 13 1835 August 14 1908 Same Stone His Wife Lizzie S. August 29 1844 February 10 1929 ______________________________________ Albert R. Turner December 19 1886 November 18 1915 _________________________________________ Asbury Turner Born September 1 1854 Died January 11 1922 His Wife Mary W. Moore Born April 30 1856 Died June 30 1922 _______________________________________ Vance Turner October 16 1895 August 5 1932 _____________________________________ Joseph Wilbourne Murray May 18 1922 December 7 1942 ______________________________________ Farris Batson March 18 1907 May 6 1984 Same Stone Married October 14 1939 Gertrude Harrell November 6 1917 January 16 1993 ______________________________________ Ruth Batson Chagaris December 5 1943 January 21 2007 ______________________________________ Anne Batson Pierce July 24 1940 February 3 1998 _____________________________________ Winnie A. Turner Wife of D. Boney Harrell And D. M. Drew January 11 1889 September 29 1945 ______________________________________ D. Boney Harrell December 1 1878 May 29 1926 ______________________________________ Mary E. Wheeler September 15 1893 July 21 1914 Wife of W. F. Wheeler at rest Erected by her son R. C. Wheeler _______________________________________ Matilda Piner Born March 27 1835 Died April 8 1928 ________________________________________ James Piner Born February 16 1833 Died August 15 1887 ________________________________________ Anna L. Daughter of J. S. & L. S. Newton Died November 9 1877 Age 1 Year _______________________________________ Mary F. Daughter of J. S. & L. S. Newton Died January 2 1876 Age 3 Years 4 months 16 Days _________________________________________ Carrie S. Daughter of J. S. & L. S. Newton Died November 15 1877 Age 3 Years 8 Months 10 Days _______________________________________ Two other small stones no markings. _______________________________________ Charles T. Son of J. and C. R. Carroll Born January 16 1874 Died February 18 1874 ___________________________________ Charity R. Wife of Isaiah Carroll Born September 19 1842 Died October 7 1878 __________________________________ Sarah Alderman Born October 29 1806 Died October 18 1890 ____________________________________ Infant of I. & E. M. Carroll Died June 22 1893 __________________________________ Joseph J. Johnson 1912 – 1927 ____________________________________ Lura Dean wife of J. B. Johnson 1873 – 1914 __________________________________ James B. Johnson 1866 – 1957 __________________________________ Nettie Harell Wife of J. B. Johnson 1873 – 1949 ___________________________________ Infant of G. L. and Norma Whitehead August 21 1933 Son ______________________________________ September 4 1942 Son ____________________________________ December 11 1943 Son ____________________________________ Edna L. Murray Jackson August 24 1931 November 5 1985 Same Stone Cazy Leonard Jackson August 4 1916 December 18 1981 _________________________________________ R. A. Thratt No Dates ________________________________________ Eloise Hodges Croom May 6 1863 June 28 1954 __________________________________________ Maria Jane Daughter of Thomas & Sophia Lee Wife of W. T. Hodges Born 1828 Died December 18 1916 ___________________________________________ William T. Son of Hollowell & Sarah Hodges Born May 23 1827 Died October 10 1903 ________________________________________ Oscar V. Hodges Son of W. T. & M. J. Hodges Born May 12 1873 Died January 15 1895 ______________________________________ John Lemuel Carroll 1897 – 1918 _______________________________________ Mary E. Wife of Isaiah Carroll Born December 23 1833 Died January 6 1891 _________________________________________ Isaiah Carroll Born August 14 1838 Died April 21 1909 Member of Co. I 18th Regmt. NC. Vols. CSA ________________________________________ John Hanson Murray January 22 1856 February 10 1906 Same Stone Cornelia Myriah Murray September 8 1857 June 8 1932 ______________________________________ Joseph Ewell Son of J. P. & Louise Newton February 10 1918 December 10 1919 ________________________________________ J. H. Newton Son of J. S. & L. S. Newton Born December 1 1883 Died June 11 1885 _____________________________________ Infant Daughter of J. P. & H. D. Newton No Dates ____________________________________ Infant Daughter of J. P. & H. D. Newton No Dates _________________________________________ Helen D. Wife of J. P. Newton Born June 27 1884 Died August 8 1909 Age 25 Years 1 month 11 Days ________________________________________ Minnie H. Saunders October 9 1877 August 15 1966 _______________________________________ Zorra Holland Wife of Raymond C. Wheeler May 29 1916 April 8 1972 Raymond C. Wheeler December 23 1913 April 14 1989 ____________________________________ John C. Carroll April 19 1981 February 8 1932 _______________________________________ Annie Dempsey Murray September 4 1909 January 7 1989 _______________________________________ Ellie Murray February 16 1900 April 25 1967 _______________________________________ Herbert Marcus Murray February 27 1929 June 18 2005 ______________________________________ Cornellia Ann Daughter of Ellie & Annie Murray February 16 1940 February 16 1940 ______________________________________ David H. Son of Ellie & Annie Murray September 26 1938 November 15 1938 ________________________________________ Bertha I. Daughter of W. F. & L. Bowen Born June 28 1882 Died July 29 1916 ________________________________________ William F. Bowen Born June 30 1854 Died June 28 1919 ______________________________________ Laura E. Wife of W. K. Bowen Born February 14 1856 Died September 14 1932 _______________________________________ Mollie C. Hall March 6 1869 May 8 1946 Benajah Carroll Born April 18 1836 Died October 28 1905 ______________________________________ Ella Mae Hocutt Wife of Isaiah Carroll 1865 – 1925 ________________________________________ William B. K. Carroll December 26 1877 November 5 1948 ________________________________________ Harry Carroll Colwell March 7 1907 January 30 1986 Same Stone Evylyn Ament Colwell November 5 1912 October 3 1991 __________________________________________ Maud Carroll Wife of Council Wooten Colwell October 5 1868 December 14 1933 ________________________________________ Council Wooten Colwell March 12 1860 November 28 1911 ______________________________________ John Thomas Colwell September 4 1887 February 19 1939 _______________________________________ Nellie Jane Dau. Of C. W. & Maud Colwell November 20 1897 December 13 1900 _________________________________________ T. A. Carroll Co. C 13 NC L Arty CSA No Dates _________________________________________ Sallie Hall Wife of R. H. Hall March 28 1872 November 12 1925 _________________________________________ Haywood Murray November 15 1876 July 31 1955 Annie Jones Wife of Haywood Murray May 22 1875 October 17 1964 ____________________________________________ Willie Murray January 6 1898 July 8 1978 Same Stone Elizabeth Murray April 28 1897 September 14 1996 ______________________________________________ Bruce Murray July 7 1882 September 13 1961 _____________________________________________ Rena Marshburn Murray May 25 1906 July 28 1991 _____________________________________________ Lavina J. Dobson Wife of James T. Carroll Born in Duplin Co., NC January 26 1836 March 14 1914 For more than 40 years a resident of Magnolia, NC ______________________________________________ Herbert Carroll 1877 – 1933 ______________________________________________ Hattie Carroll February 9 1875 July 25 1940 _______________________________________________ Infant Son of Lawrence & Laura Cox September 5 1923 September 6 1923 ________________________________________________ J. Earl Stanley April 23 1912 September 12 1950 _________________________________________________ Lucy C. Stanley September 21 1906 May 16 2003 _________________________________________________







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