BETHLEHEM CHRISTIAN CHURCH
AND CEMETERY

Petteway Cemetery
 

BETHLEHEM CHRISTIAN CHURCH

   IN 1872, THE REV. HENRY WOODARD ESTABLISHED THE BETHLEHEM CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES OF CHRIST. THE REV. WOODARD,   WHO   SERVED   AS   PASTOR   FOR
43     YEARS     UNTIL     HIS     DEATH     IN     1915,
CONVEYED   TWO   ACRES   FOR   THE   CHURCH
AND A CEMETERY TO FREEDPERSONS WHO WERE THE EARLIEST MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION. MEMBERS FIRST MET AT A WOOD-FRAMED     BUILDING     WHICH     ALSO
HOUSED     CEDAR     LAKE     SCHOOL.      THE
MEMBERS   ERECTED   NEW   SANCTUARIES   IN
1913,     1951,     AND     1997.     THROUGH     THE
YEARS, THE CHURCH HAS SERVED THE COMMUNITY AS A SPIRITUAL, SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL     AND     FINANCIAL     LEADER.
TODAY, BETHLEHEM CHRISTIAN CHURCH CONTINUES   TO   BE   A   FOCAL   POINT   OF   THE
CEDAR LAKE COMMUNITY.
MARKER IS PROPERTY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS (2009)

The Bethlehem Christian Church and cemetery
are located just off FM 521 in the
Cedar Lake Community. 
DIRECTIONS

 




Marker wording typed by Faye Cunningham.



 


 


 



Bethlehem Christian Church Elders
Fred Hawkins
Shakespeare Brown
Deacon - Otis Petteway
Trustee - Archie Woodard
Secretary - Joel Williams, Sr.
Minister - Rev. Lloyd Brown
Contractor - Herman Austin
Gulf Coast Lodge #272
 



Bethlehem Christian Church
Rebuilt in 1851
Joe Birkner & Sons, Contractor
Trustees
Fred Hawkins
Otis Petteway
Willis Austin
Andrew Woodard
Shakespere Brown
Rev. C. T. Times, Pastor
Cornerstone Laid by Gulf Coast
Lodge No. 272 F. & A. M.




Bethlehem Christian Church
Building Erected May, 1995
Pastor - Rev. K. W. Bree Sr.
Associated Ministers Rev H. P. Moye, Rev. A. H. Lloyd
Elders Phillip Ward, S. L. Bryant, Sr. Joel Williams, Sr.
Deacons Frank H. Petteway, Sr., John D. Petteway, Sr.
Otis J. Petteway Sr., Horace Woodard, Sr.
Horace Woodard, Jr.
Treasurer Lester Urps
Secretary Sis. Wilhelm Moye
Trustee Bro. Archie Woodard
Builder Bro. Herman Austin
Brazoria Lodge No. 104
 


This list contains only the names and most of the death years for the burials at Bethlehem Cemetery. The survey was done in the spring of 2003. You can email Carol Sue Gibbs for the full information on a marker.
 


The following list is under construction and mistakes are inevitable. Any additions or corrections can be emailed to Carol Sue Gibbs.

NAME

BORN DIED INSCRIPTION
OR COMMENTS
VET

                     , Curtis

       

Alexander, Dewey

15 Jan 1900 1968 Gone But Not Forgotten  

Alexander, Dewey James, Jr.  d 2002,

18 Jan 1932 25 May 2002 obit  

Alexander, Dewey J. "Junior" d 1979,

06 Jul 1958 29 Apr 1979 Gone But Not Forgotten  

Alexander, John, Jr. d 1976

10 Aug 1900 08 Apr 1976    

Alexander, John L. (Minister)

  04 Nov 2005    

Alexander, Rebecca

24 Mar 1934 28 Jun 2004    

Allen, Evelyn E. d 1972

05 Sep 1912 19 Nov 1972    

Allen, Johnny Lee

  28 Jun 2004    

Anderson, Alice Mae d 1979

1886 1979    

Anderson, Corine d 1995

26 Nov 1904 15 Jun 1995    

Anderson, Mildred d 1972

10 Jan 1917 14 Jun 1972    

Armstrong, Corine d 1980

17 Feb 1915 05 Oct 1980    

Austin, Allinor R. d 1972

03 Sep 1904 10 Jun 1972    

Austin, Benjamin J. d 1979

05 Apr 1906 06 May 1979 USA; WWII v

Austin, Cleo d 1985

1920 1985 CPL, USA, WWII V

Austin, Coleman d 1979

1915 1979 1ST SGT, USA, WWII V

Austin, Crawford

18 Mar 1931 15 Oct 2000 CPL, USA, KO V

Austin, Ervin d 1976

01 Jul 1899 22 Feb 1976    

Austin, George d 1975

05 Apr 1902 28 Oct 1975 Beloved Father  

Austin, Jack d 1980

25 May 1900 21 Nov 1980    

Austin, Jessie

    TX; PVT 414 RES LABOR BN QMC; WWI  

Austin, Laura d 1984?

21 Feb 1891 28 May 1984? Mother  

Austin, Lela d 1971

1875 1971    

Austin, Lela Mae d 1995

05 Jun 1932 06 Nov 1995    

Austin, Margaret

06 Oct 1925 30 Jan 2007 obit  

Austin, Mary Speaker

?      

Austin, Neal, Jr. d 1997

12 Aug 1929 28 Apr 1997    

Austin, Neal, Sr. d 1955

15 Sep 1876 13 Sep 1955    

Austin, Rosa Lee d 1979

18 Feb 1881 20 Apr 1979    

Austin, Sam d 1996

1901 1996    

Austin, Sam, Jr. d 1990

28 Oct 1923 06 Dec 1990    

Austin, Willie

?      

Barnes, Ophelia Hawkins

  01 Oct 2011    

Baugh, Cassie White

31 Mar 1908 11 Sep 2002 GM - tm obit  

Baugh, Laverne Baker

10 Jul 1957 02 May 2006    

Bell , Benjamin d 1974

12 Oct 1893 09 Aug 1974 PVT, USA V

Bell , Karissa d 2000

2000 2000 tm - Dixon  

Bell, Nancy Mae

23 Jun 1918 19 May 2003    

Bell , Otis Arthur, Sr. d 1986

10 Oct 1932 09 Dec 1986 Loving Memory of; Gone But Not Forgotten  

Bell , Simon d 1976

22 May 1910 28 May 1976 Gone But Not Forgotten  

Bell , Simon Benjamin d 1991

06 Aug 1954 21 Sep 1991 Beloved Brother - Gone But Not Forgotten  

Bell, Willie (Mr.)

06 Jan 1906 16 Jan 2003 tm Fields Funeral Service  
         

Bess, Mary d 1949

1874? 1949    

Bess, Neal, Sr. d 1996

06 May 1915 27 Jun 1996 May He Rest In Peace  

Bess, Solomon d 1968

01 Apr 1900 09 Apr 1968    

Bess, U. L. d 1953

1914 1953    

Bolden, Alice Mae d 1977

19 Feb 1923 May 1977?    

Bonner, Gladys Parks 

20 Jan 1920 27 Apr 1956 unmarked (submitted by Philip Merchant)  

Bonner, Pennie d 1964

11 Feb 1883 15 Jun 1964    

Boone, Carrie G. d 1985

1887 1985    

Bree, Pearlie Mae Murphy d 1993

04 Nov 1932 05 Jun 1993 Forever With The Lord  

Brown, Arthur K. d 1994

1917 1994 Husband-Father; Greatest of these is Charity 1 Cor. 13:13  

Brown, Carrie W. d 1968

09 Apr 1913 11 Nov 1968 In Memory Of; Dear Mother  

Brown, Cash, Sr.

23 Sep 1923 06 Nov 2002 obit  

Brown, Clifford Donnell

1953 29 Oct 2002 obit  

Brown, Harry Moley, Sr.

Age 74 01 Aug 2012 obit  

Brown, Ida Mae d 1958

01 Mar 1898 18 Oct 1958    

Brown, James Franklin d 1981

25 Feb 1909 04 Sep 1981 Beloved Uncle  

Brown, Leroy "L. R."

  06 Aug 2006    

Brown, Lucy d 1978

17 Apr 1904 04 Sep 1978 Mother  

Brown, S. P., Sr. d 1977

30 Oct 1899 31 Apr 1977 In Memory of; Dear Father  

Brown, Victoria d 2002

1945 Dec 2002 DR-tm  

Bryant, R___da Smith

1915 1970 tm  

Capiti, Evelyn d 1973

28 Dec 1915 28 Apr 1973    

Carter, Eula Mae d 1998

18 Jan 1930 15 Aug 1998 Forever With the Lord  

Carter, John d 1979

1919 1979 SGT; USA; WWII V

Carter, Willie, Sr. d 1994

22 Oct 1923 26 Feb 1994 Forever With The Lord  

Carter, Willie Mae

       

Carter, Willie Mae

  06 Dec 2008    

Cartwright, Horace Bess d 2001

1935 2002 E. Viola-tm  

Chizer, Betty Louise Brown d 1997

08 Feb 1949 29 Apr 1997 In Loving Memory of  

Cutbert, Andrea M.

    USA (inscription covered) V

Davis, Catherine d 1997

05 Feb 1933 10 Nov 1997 A Loving Mother  

Dean, M. C. d 1980

26 Nov 1919 30 Jun 1980    

Duggan, Mack R. d 1998

15 Oct 1916 31 May 1998 Beloved Father & Grandfather  

Duggan, Zelma d 1994

03 Mar 1926 27 Mar 1994    

Durgan, Dorothy

16 Sep 1937 buried    

Durgan, Emma Austin

    unmarked (submitted by Philip Merchant)  

Edison, Angeline d 1983

20 Apr 1927 23 Nov 1983 In Loving Memory  

Edison, Pearl Lee Gee

08 Jan 1924 blank In Thee O' Lord I Put My Trust  

Edwards, Fostena "Tena"

05 Sep 1917 04 Sep 1996 The Good Samaritan; My Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Neighbor & Friend  

Edwards, Mamie Lou

1902 1980    

Edwards, Robert Lee d 1993

15 Nov 1941 27 Apr 1993 Coach Rob  

Edwards, Tom d 1969

19 Apr 1917 11 Oct 1969 TX TEC5 USA WWII  

Fisher, Sallie A. Woodard

06 Oct 1911 05 Mar 1933    

Fletcher, Alfred "Cowboy"

14 Sep 1924 28 Mar 2003 GM-tm  

Fletcher, Alice d 1981?

23 Oct 1905 16 Nov 1981?    

Fletcher, Corine d 1979

25 Dec 1890 06 Jun 1979    

Fletcher, Gentry d 1978

10 Aug 1919 12 Jul 1978 SSGT, USA, WWII  

Fletcher, Pinkney

    Brother  

Floyd, Darren Deshon

10 Nov 1982 22 Sep 2007    

Gee, Dorothy Marie d 1972?

11 Mar 1924 23 May ____ In Loving Memory  

Gee, Edward d 1997

01 Jul 1900 31 Aug 1997    

Gee, Estella d 1997

21 Dec 1895 19 Mar 1997    

Gee, Ethel Ray d 1996

21 Mar 1953 17 Feb 1996 In Loving Memory  

Gee, Ferlando Roosevelt d 1985

15 Dec 1963 19 Feb 1985 Missing You  

Gee, Frank James, Sr. d 2002

1927 11 Sep 2002 Dixon - tm obit  

Gee, Frank, Jr. d 1990

24 Nov 1960 07 May 1990    

Gee, Frankie d 1992

01 Mar 1899 07 Jun 1992    

Gee, George d 2002

1934 20 Sep 2002 Dixon-tm obit  

Gee, Margaret d 2002

04 Aug 1954 27 Aug 2002 DR-tm obit  

Gee, Mike Hillard d 2001

1926 2001 Dixon - tm  

Gee, Ray Field

30 Jun 19__ covered    

Gee, Samuel Hezekiah d 1967

11 Sep 1933 04 Nov 1967    

Gee, Savannah (Bushee) d 1987

05 Apr 1898 03 Feb 1987 A Voice We Still Love  

Gee, Wilson d 1969

01 Aug 1877 24 Dec 1969    

Green, Carrie Woodard

01 Sep 1927 blank We Love You Always  

Green, Roosevelt "Bo" Jr. d 1989

10 Sep 1952 07 Jul 1989 We Love You Always  

Green, Victoria d 1970

30 Nov 1890 20 Jan 1970    

Griggs, Rosalie d 2002

25 Dec 1914 16 Jan 2002 tm obit  

Hall, Nellie Bonner d 1981

28 Aug 1900 22 Nov 1981 Out Beloved Mother  

Harris, Delores J. Young d 1990

14 Oct 1945 15 Dec 1990    

Harris, Minnie d 1996

1909? 1996 DR-tm  

Hawkins, Daisy Parks

1921 1945 unmarked (submitted by Philip Merchant)  

Hawkins, Hammy d 1959

  1959    

Hawkins, Herbert Lee, Sr. (Rev.)

28 Mar 1928 24 Aug 2001    

Hawkins , Leon

buried     V

Hawkins, Madeline d 1980

06 Apr 1922 24 May 1980    

Hawkins, Malcolm d 1969

25 Sep 1903 23 May 1969 TX PVT 229 QM CO WWII  

Hawkins, Polly d 1998

21 Oct 1909 25 Dec 1998 Beloved Mother & Grandmother  

Hogan, Annie L. d 1973

1896 1973    

Hogan, Dee d 1976

1893 1976    

Holmes, Percy

74 12 Apr 2002 obit  

Jackson, Alvin, Sr. d 2000

29 May 1937 01 Sep 2000    

Jackson, Lucinda d 1992

13 May 1944 30 May 1992    

Jackson , Terrish D. d 1996

24 Aug 1960 27 Nov 1996 In God's Care  

James, Albert d 1958

       

James, Frank, Sr. d 1977*

21 Mar 1913 10 Aug 1977 In Memory of; Dear Father?  

Jammer, Hattie Mae Woodard

10 Apr 1917 07 Jan 2000 In Memory of  

Johnson, Rachel M. d 1987

02 Apr 1925 13 Jun 1987    

Jones, Frances Merchant

20 Apr 1935 10 Nov 2002    

Jordan, Proxie? d 1982?

1918 1982    

King, Lola Mae "Tut" Woodard d 2002

07 Jul 1941 29 Nov 2002 Our Beautiful Mother; Always In Our Heart  

Lane, Jessie Mae d 1972

29 Aug 1937 03 Jul 1972    

Law, Alex

?      

Law, Charles R. (Rev.) d 1983

24 Jun 1953 10 Nov 1983 There is Sunshine in the Shadows  

Law, Josephine

27 Dec 1917 27 Feb 2005    

Law, Lucy

1815 1934    

Law, Roosevelt

?      

Lee, Nancy V. d 1986

22 Sep 1914 04 Feb 1986 Grandmother & Great Grandmother  

Lemon, Pearlie d 1978

1896 1978 Mother; Gone But Not Forgotten  

Lewis, Rodney James d 1999

04 Oct 1965 14 Oct 1999 Gone Home  

Marshall, Estella Woodard

13 Feb 1937 14 Nov 1999    

Mary Wesley d 1979

       

Matthews, Delia Mae Smith d 1994

07 Apr 1930 24 May 1994 Mother & Grandmother  

Merchant, Angeline d 1963

       

Merchant, Evangie L. d 1991

       

Merchant, Hammie, Jr. d 1969

20 Mar 1933 20 Dec 1969    

Merchant, Hammie, Sr. d 1972

16 Nov 1897 16 Jan 1972    

Merchant, J. R. d 1962

25 Dec 1866 10 Jun 1962    

Merchant, Joyce Mae d 1977

07 Jul 1928 28 Dec 1977 In Memory of Children?  

Merchant, Joyce

11Oct 1918 26 Jun 1926 unmarked (submitted by Philip Merchant)  

Merchant, Mack

    TX; PFC CO M 815 PIONEER INF; WWI V

Merchant, March d 1963

27 Sep 1894 06 Aug 1963 TX; HC CO A 412 RES; LABOR BN QMC; WWI V

Merchant, Nelson d 1986

  1986 tm  

Merchant, Ophelia Wallace

1892 Aug 1951 - unmarked (submitted by Philip Merchant)  

Merchant, Pearline Smith d 1996

06 Dec 1924 20 Nov 1996    

Merchant, Philip, Sr. d 1999

14 Oct 1923 16 Dec 1999    

Moore, Alvin LaTroy d 1976

19 Mar 1967 13 Apr 1976    

Moore, Angelica "Angie"

  Sep 2013    

Moranza, Carl d 1982

1930 1982 USA; KO V

Morgan, Nancy W. d 1992

1912 1992 E. Viola - tm  

Murphy, Albert James?

1914 1958 Gone But Not Forgotten  

Murphy, Clyde , Sr. "Bubba" d 2001

03 Oct 1920 28 Jan 2001 Someone Who Loves You Your Wife Gold  

Murphy, Juanita "Shorty"

Age 88 23 Nov 2012    

Murphy, Leonard Ray

  31May 2007 obit  

Murphy, Lueberta Woodard d 1983

04 May 1909 07 Dec 1983 In Memory of a Loving Wife; We Love You Grand_____  

Murphy, Millie M. d 1976

05 Mar 1906 21 Aug 1976 Beloved Mother  

Murphy, Naomi L.

16 Apr 1919 blank Mother - Worthy of Remembrance  

Murphy, Roberta

25 Jan 1879 11 Aug 1964 At Rest  

Murphy, Sandy "Boysen" d 1995

05 Jul 1903 29 Dec 1995    

Murphy, Steve

16 Apr 1899 20 Apr 1988 Father - Worthy of Remembrance  

Murphy, Woodrow W. d 1995

01 Dec 1916 11 Apr 1995 Beloved Father  

Murphy, Woodrow Wilson

1947 1986 PVT, USA, VN V

Paige, Mary d 1959

03 Oct 1895 1959    

Parks, I. J. d 1980

12 Jan 1912 22 Sep 1980    

Parks, I. J. 

13 Mar 1940 - 2 Aug 1956 - unmarked (submitted by Philip Merchant)  

Parks, Nancy d 1980

22 Jul 1912 17 Aug 1980    

Parks, Van d 1997

31 Dec 1933 09 Aug 1997 USAF, KO  

Petteway, Albert -  

    (submitted by Vera Petteway-Nyormoi)  

Phillips, Andrew Eugene d 1994

15 May 1912 02 Feb 1994 In Thee O Lord Have I Put My Trust  

Phillips, Carrie Lee

08 Mar 1918 11 Feb 2006    

Phillips, Jacqueline "Jackie"

7 Jul 1954 -  -     6 Apr 2004 (submitted by Francine Schneider)  

Pool, Hattie H. d 1953

07 Jul 1891 07 Aug 1953    

Prince, Ephern Jr. d 2000

17 Apr 1941 06 Jul 2000 We Miss You  

Prince, Gracie M.

09 Jan 1945 blank We Miss You  

Reed, Myreese? d 2000

1972 2000    

Reeves, Lillie Mae d 1912

14 Jul 1912      

Roberson, Gilbert Lee d 1979

06 May 1950 30 Dec 1979 PFC, USA V

Roberson, John L. d 1991

15 Jan 1915 31 Mar 1991    

Roberson, Naomi

20 Feb 1927 13 Jun 2007 obit  

Roberson, Ralph d 1998

14 Sep 1935 26 Apr 1998 In Loving Memory  

Roberson, Seleka "Annie Mae" Woodard

08 Aug 1921 11 May 1997 Mother  

Roberson, Tommie E., Sr.

30 Dec 1907 01 Apr 1984 Father  

Roberson, Travis, Sr.

03 Jul 1920 16 Jan 2003    

Robertson, Rogers d 1979

10 Mar 1917 28 Nov 1979    

Robinson, Nelia d 1968

1895 1968 Mother  

Shelton , Mabel d 1954

12 Nov 1914 15 Jul 1954    

Sibley, Cora Lee d 1900?

28 Aug 1925 29 May 1900?    

 

       

Sibley, Phelp d 1978

06 Apr 1904 09 Sep 1978 Dear Husband  

Sidney, LaTresa L. d 1999

31 Oct 1972 26 Oct 1999 Gone Too Soon; Miss You Sugar, Dad  

Simmons, Emelina Austin d 1993?

1903 1993?    

Smith, Albert d 1987

1941? 1987 Duncan-Roberts tm  

Smith, Alexander  -  -

Mar 1850 c1919 unmarked (submitted by Philip Merchant)  

Smith, Annie Lee

19 Jun 1033 25 Jul 2005    

Smith, Arthur, Jr.

14 Jun 1926 15 Jun 1995    

Smith, Coleman  J. or T?

04 Jul 1922 25 Oct 1993    

Smith, Eugene

1905 1973? CPL QMC WWII  

Smith, Evangie L. Merchant

17 Nov 1925 02 Jun 1991    

Smith, John, Jr.

15 Jun 1930 31 Oct 2000    

Smith, Kasandra Mignon

22 Jan 1984 07 Jul 2004    

Smith, Mack

07 May 1896 ? TX PFC VET HOS___  WW___  

Smith, Pinkney d 1989

1933 1989 tm  

Smith, Rebecca Petteway 

Jan 1857 15 Sep 1930 - unmarked (submitted by Philip Merchant)  

Smith, Sammie Ray d 1986

1960 1986 tm  

Smith, Susie d 1978

12 Mar 1886 07 May 1970    

Smith, Wesley, Sr.

05 Jan 1922 02 Aug 2006    

Spencer, Grace Parks

1915 27 Aug 1963 unmarked (submitted by Philip Merchant)  

Spiller, Alma Smith d 1998

20 Jul 1954 21 Feb 1998 Beloved Wife & Mother; We hope you are enjoying your walk around heaven  

Stratton,

       

Straton, Osby

    USN V

Stratton, Polly E. d 1961

07 Jan 1901 17 Oct 1961    

Stevenson, Eunice Lee (Mr.)

04 Pct 1942 26 Jan 2004    

Taylor, Margaret Lee d 2002

30 Jul 1921 20 Jan 2002 DR - tm obit  

Thomas, Charles DeLaShaun d 1981

16 Jun 1978 07 Jun 1981    

Thomas, Gertrude Woodard

20 sep 1928 22 Oct 2001 tm obit  

Thomas, Mary d 1986

1902 1986? tm  

Tone, Jim, Jr. d 1971

12 Sep 1897 27 Jul 1971    

Urps, Beaulah M. d 1973

28 Feb 1930 01 Sep 1973 Our Mama  

Urps, Eddie

1927 01 Apr 2003 GM-tm  

Walker, Sam

10 Oct 1912 28 Feb 1954 TEC 5, 3403 QM Truck Co, WWII V

Wesley, Mary

22 Mar 1899 14 May 1979    

Wiley, Melvia O. d 1978

03 Apr 1930 07 Jan 1978 In Our Hearts Always  

Wilkes, Emily W.

1905 1983 Our Beloved Mother  

Williams, Alice

1942 15 Jan 2003 Dixon-tm  

Williams, Allen

11 Feb 1942 07 Sep 2006    

Williams, Anderson d 1962

1931 1962    

Williams, Angel d 1981

12 Jan 1887 13 Jan 1981    

Williams, Augustus, Sr. d 2000

24 Aug 1934 09 Jan 2000 Beloved Father & Brother  

Williams, Ben "Papa Bear" d 1978

04 Jul 1889 30 Aug 1978    

Williams, Clarinda d 1964

1896 1964    

Williams, Curtis P.

15 Dec 1918 14 Feb 1959 TX; PFC CO F; 372 INFY; WWII V

Williams, Demosesneeds

04 Oct 1969 07 Apr 2005    

Williams, Everette d 2002

11 Jul 1953 02 Nov 2002 obit  

Williams, Gussie

15 Jul 1900 18 Aug 1985    

Williams, Helen V.

02 Aug 1901 19 Sep 1988    

Williams, Isham, Sr. 1992

    tm  

Williams, J. D. 1957 ?

24 Jun 1919 05 Jul 1957?    

Williams, Joel d 1995

1889 1995    

Williams, Joel, Jr. d 1977

24 Sep 1928 21 Aug 1977 Beloved Brother - Son  

Williams, Maggie d 1990

1906 1990 tm  

Williams, Mary d 1998

1919 1998 Green's Mortuary - tm  

Williams, Oran Lee d 1987

23 Jan 1967 23 May 1987 Beloved Son & Brother  

Williams, Ralph, Sr. d 1974

04 Mar 1930 19 Dec 1974 Rest In Peace  

Williams, Rosie L.

22 Sep 1944 blank Gone Home  

Williams, Virgie Lee d 1990

1924 1990    

Williams, Webster d 1968

Jun 1902 May 1968    

Williams, Willie Ada d 1973

06 Oct 1893 23 Mar 1973    

Woodard, Alzenia d 1968

  1968    

Woodard, Andrew d 1976

15 Jun 1896 29 Apr 1976    

Woodard, Annie Lee

1897 1938?    

Woodard, Archie

1920 24 Jan 2003 Dixon - tm  

Woodard, Arthur d 1959

16 May 1923 11 Nov 1959 TX; PFC; 394 QM; GEN SVC CO; WWII  

Woodard, Barbara Jene

  11 Jul 2004    

Woodard, Bessie d 1997

1900 1997 In Loving Memory  

Woodard, Cleveland, Jr.

19 Oct 1921 11 Mar 2007    

Woodard, Cleveland, Sr. d 1967 -    

  d 1967 (submitted by Vera Petteway-Nyormoi)  

Woodard, Cuney M. d 1983

26 Dec 1942 02 Mar 1983    

Woodard, Dinah D. d 1961

07 Sep 1888 26 Feb 1961    

Woodard, Earnestine B. "Big Mama"

20 Jan 1937 25 Mar 1996 She is Not Dead But Sleepeth  

Woodard, Eddie, Jr. d 1978

21 Aug 1934 31 Oct 1978 He is Not Dead But Sleepeth  

Woodard, Elisha d 1963

06 Jan 1892 17 Nov 1963    

Woodard, Emma d 1998

04 Jan 1902 19 Feb 1998 Precious Lord Take My Hand  

Woodard, Frank Phillip d 1985

1899 1985 In Loving Memory  

Woodard, Girtha Lee Williams (w/o Horace Woodard, Sr.)

27 Dec 1932 08 Jul 2013    

Woodard, Howard d 1981

10 Apr 1921 22 Jan 1981 TEC 5; USA; WWII V

Woodard, Ida (Mr.)

80 06 Mar 2002 obit  

Woodard, J. D. "Sugar Son" d 1987

10 Apr 1932 24 Apr 1987    

Woodard, Jefferson d 1973

1905 1973    

Woodard, Jessie J. d 1980

04 Jan 1899 10 Feb 1980 Father  

Woodard, Joe d 1992

08 Jan 1908 06 Jan 1992 Beloved Uncle  

Woodard, Johnny

    (submitted by Barbara Aikens)  

Woodard, Juanita May d 2002

1936 2002 Dixon-tm  

Woodard, L. D., Sr.

1924 1987 USA, WWII, dates on a tm V

Woodard, Lawrence d 1975

05 May 1920 07 Feb 1975 PVT; USA; WWII  

Woodard, Lizzie d 1975

11 Apr 1895 14 Jan 1975    

Woodard, Mandy d 1962

18 Sep 1924 18 Jul 1962    

Woodard, Mary Lee d 1983

17 Oct 1921 02 Aug 1983 Our Beloved Mother  

Woodard, Matilda M. d 1993

05 Jul 1902 25 Jun 1993    

Woodard, Nathaniel d 1977

04 Jul 1893 19 Feb 1977 TX, PVT, WWI V

Woodard, Nathaniel Jr. d 1991

14 May 1923 09 May 1991 PVT, USA, WWII V

Woodard, Otis d 1992

1919 1992    

Woodard, Pearline

13 Oct 1940 25 Sep ____    

Woodard, Phillip

  d 1966 (submitted by Barbara Aikens)  

Woodard, Richard

21 Nov 1938 15 Mar 2006    

Woodard, Riley Lee "PemP

  08 Nov 2003    

Woodard, Robert J. d 1974

       

Woodard, Sam d 1964

15 Feb 1889 26 Sep 1964    

Woodard, Sargent d 1980

1913 1980 PFC, USA  

Woodard, Thomas d 1995

1918 1995 Dixon-tm  

Woodard, Tom d 1975

15 Jul 1895 16 Aug 1975 PVT, USA, WWI V

Woodard, Woodrow W. "Bully"

buried      

Woolridge, Rebecca d 1955

18 Mar 1882 05 Sep 1955    

Wright, Maggie Lee d 1999?

  1999?    

Wyche, Jearleen d 1975

23 Jul 1952 19 Apr 1975 In Memory of; Dear Daughter  

Young, Dave

  20 Mar 2004    

Young, Delilah Bivens

02 Sep 1947 25 Apr 2005    

Young, Emma d 1960

16 May 1891 14 Feb 1960    

Young, Evelyn Marie d 1998

19 Jul 1945 30 Jan 1998 In Loving Memory  

Young, Lillie B. d 1982

26 Oct 1910 23 May 1982    

Young, Robert Lee d 2001

26 Feb 1934 20 Mar 2001 Deacon; Beloved Husband, Father & Grandfather  


 

 


Petteway Cemetery

Bethlehem Christian Church
Submitted by Vera Petteway-Nyormoi

 

This cemetery is adjacent to the newer Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery.

 

From left to right (with your back towards the old Bethlehem Church Building, (near Pecan Tree by the side of the road--which is to the right)

 

Left Corner (First Row)

 

  1. John Petteway

          U. S. Army

          World War II

          1912 – 1986

      (Son of Joe and Francis Woodard Petteway)

 
 

Left Corner (Second Row)

 

2.   Wilmer Petteway, Sr.

       Sunrise Dec 29, 1910

       Sunset Dec 14, 1985

       Beloved Husband and Father

       Elder Deacon Bethlehem Christian Church

       Championship Cowboy

(Son of Joe and Francis Woodard Petteway)

 

 

Left to right (Third Row)

 

3.  Adnese Bess

     Jan 18, 1907

     Jan 13, 2006

(Daughter of Van and Texanna Williams Spencer)

 

 

4.                Petteway

    Emma                             Albert

    Dec 20, 1913              Oct 23, 1910

    Nov 7 1994                June 26, 1991

     Let us go into the House of the Lord

(Emma, daughter of Napoleon and Francis Gee Phillips

  Albert, son of David and Annie Lee Fletcher Petteway)

 

 

5.  Beloved Daughter of Otis and Ruby Mack Petteway

 

                        Beverly Ann Petteway

                         July 6, 1949

                         June 2, 1976

(Pine Tree planted directly in front of headstone)

 

 

6.  Lillie Mae Boyd

     Oct 8, 1917

     Nov 13, 1970

(Daughter of Joe and Francis Woodard Petteway)

 

 

Left to Right – Fourth Row

 

7.  Rev. Herbert Lee Hawkins, Sr.

      March 28, 1930

      Aug 29, 2001 

(Son of Fred and Thelma Miles Hawkins)

 

 

8.  Hannis J. Prince, Sr.

      PV2

     US Army

     May 30, 1932

     March 28, 1997

(Son of Lillie Mae Petteway (later Boyd) and Ephraim Prince, Sr.)

 

 

9.  Bessie M. Times

     Aug 30, 1931

     Jan 23, 1996

(Daughter of Fred and Thelma Miles Hawkins)

 

 

10. Phoebe Hawkins Jones

       Oct 10, 1909

       Jan 30, 1994

(Daughter of Shedrick and Bettie Petteway Hawkins)

 

 

11.  In Loving Memory

       Elder Fred D. Hawkins

       1907 – 1976

(Son of Shedrick and Bettie Petteway Hawkins)

 

 

12.   Brother

       John Smith

        March 18, 1879

        July 16, 1980

(Son of Alexander and Rebecca Petteway Smith

 Grandson of Julian Petteway (John Petteway, Sr’s Brother)

 

 

13.    Peggy Smith

          November 25, 1894

         June 21, 1977

 (Daughter of Jim Monroe Wife of John Smith)

 

 

14.      Smith  

            Beloved Son, Brother

            Husband, Father

           Shepard Lee

            Nov 13, 1960 – July 28, 1981

 

 

15.   Peggy Smith Knowles

        Our Love Will Never Die

        Jan 5, 1957 – July 2, 1988

 

 

To the far right side, near the road, and directly underneath the Pecan Tree

 

16.                         Petteway

 David                                 Annie Lee

Oct 24, 1889              June 27, 1892      

Sept 25, 1941             May 3, 1953

 

(David, son of John and Phoebe Brown Petteway,

 Annie Lee, daughter of Leander "Lee" and Sarah Williams Fletcher)

 

 

17.  David James Petteway (D.J.)

        Nov 22, 1930

       Sept 27, 1960

  (Son of David and Annie Lee Fletcher Petteway)

 

 

18,    Mable Petteway

          Jan 25, 1915

          Jan 24, 1922

(Daughter of David and Annie Lee Fletcher Petteway)

 

 

Although Headstones are not visible, the following are buried in the Petteway Section:

 

1.  Joe Petteway

     ~1877 – Jan 31, 1960 

  

(On 1880 US Census, he was 3; Death Certificate erroneously lists DOB as 1/3/1881)

  (Son of John and Phoebe Brown Petteway)

 

 

2.  Bettie Petteway Hawkins

        ~1879 -  Jan 28, 1965

(First documentation: 1894 Matagorda School Census, 15 years old)

 

(Daughter of John and Phoebe Brown Petteway, wife of Shedrick Hawkins)

 


 

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Created
Dec. 2, 2004
Updated
Nov. 21, 2010
   

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