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Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery (African-American), Snow Hill Road, Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina.

Though the cemetery is still in use, it is in extremely poor condition, and many gravestones may soon be lost to neglect. At the time of the survey weeds, shrubs, and trees made it difficult to complete the work. Many gravestones are leaning, sunken, broken, deteriorating, or just plain missing. Several graves have only a funeral home marker (marked by the letter "F" to the left of the death date). There are many more graves in this cemetery than the survey shows if one includes the sunken graves, mounds, and the pile of fieldstones found near the back of the cemetery. The church building is still standing, but it appears to be abandoned.

I attempted to do the survey in rows to show possibly relationships, but the rows are very irregular. I started the survey AT THE ROAD and worked back through the cemetery. A date that appears to fall between the birth and death columns indicates that there was only one date on the stone, and I could not tell if it was a birth or death date.

The oldest date on a grave was that of Larence Morrow, whose birth date reads: ___ 24, 1835. His death date was unreadable.

Survey completed on June 26, 2000.

Philip Underwood-Sheppard

Sheppard@hargray.com

Row 1

Hall, Milford 1925 1926

[written on stone: In Memory of Ernestine Hall]

Hall, Homer H. 1931 1976

Fields, Laura H. March 8, 1922 May 16, 1949

Hall, Laura Etta May 15, 1941 April 6, 1943

Hall, Arthur August 21, 1896 October 23, 1957

Pvt Co C 313 Service Bn QMC WWI

Hall, Berdell, G. 1902 1934

Hall, Robert Willard July 11, 1926 March 18, 1987

Tec 5 United States Army WWII

Hall, Catherine 1934 1997 F

Row 2

Gibson, Thomas 1942 1993 F

Gibson, Lurenia June 17, 1924 February 23, 1985

Gibson, Fred 1924 1965

(also has funeral home marker with the name ‘Frederick’)

[depression – grave?]

[depression – grave?]

[fieldstone]

Gibson, Brittie H. 1903 1983 F

[fieldstone, also a funeral home marker with no information]

Scruggs, Lee E. 1919 1977

SP 6 United States Army Korea

Row 3

Gibson, Robert L. [sunken stone – information underground]

Row 4

Holloway, Bethel Hall October 15, 1915 March 28, 1945

[space]

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

Row 5

Hall, Gilmer Lee 1932 1997 F

Hall, Frederick Jerome November 21, 1957 March 28, 1996

1st Sgt United States Army Persian Gulf

Powell, Carrie May Hall 1934 1984

Powell, Carolyn Sue 1937 1976

Hall, Odell Gilmer July 21, 1907 November 301936

Hall, Hattie Gibson April 30 1911 November 31, 1936

Wife of Odell Gilmer Hall

Shepherd, J. February 1, 1883 April 14, 1902


Row 6

Hall, Ella Mae June 20, 1907 February 2, 1972

Hall, Vivian August 21, 1905 January 11, 1977

[space]

Hall, Alex

Hall, Laura

Hall

Hall

Hall

Hall, Weldon Alex October 31, 1918 December 22, 1980

Row 7

[two brothers:]

Hall, George lee March 31, 1922 April 7, 1975

Hall, Alverna October 20, 1924 December 5, 1945

Hall, Lester January 10, 1931

Pvt 330 Labor Bn

[mound – grave?]

[fieldstone]

[mound – grave?]

[fieldstone – appears to be a footstone]

[fieldstone – appears to be a footstone]

Row 8

Hall, Bobby J. 1937 1986

United States Navy Korea

[space]

Moore, Charlie W. March 30, 1949

75 yrs.

[fieldstone]

Shepherd, Beulah October 4, 1891 August 28, 1918

Row 9

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

Row 10

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

Deal, Celia Jane December 7, 1858 February 16, 1917

Wife of James Deal

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

Harper, Hattie May 21, 1876 September 22, 1900

Wife of WB Harper

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

Row 11

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

Row 12

Gibson, ___nk

Gibson, _____

Gibson, Garrison [This set of Gibson stones are severely deteriorated]

Gibson, Harriet

Gibson, _____

Gibson, B____

Gibson, John

[fieldstone]

West Fred May 5, 1891 August 22, 1936

Pvt United States Army WWI

[fieldstone]

Row 13

[fieldstone]

West, Adam 1910 1991 F

West, Daisy 1908 1975 F

[pile of fieldstones – head and foot]

Row 14

Stewart, Sue Coleman August 28, 1904 November 10, 1981

Mother of Josephine and Willis Coleman

Coleman, ____ September F

71 yrs.

Conley, Rev. Gordia L. March 25, 1885 November 28, 1971

Conley, Mattie F. July 31, 1895

[mound – grave?]

Miller, Nina 1928 1992 F

West, Leonard 1934 1990 F

Hall, Shamery West 1929 1971 F

West, Harley February 13, 1923 February 28, 1978

Pvt United States Army WWII

This next part of the cemetery is separated from the rest of the graves by the church itself.

Row 1A

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

Row 2A

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

West, Mattie B. April 3, 1900 [below ground]

Row 3A

[two small footstones:]

JW

HS

Howell, Escomoe A. June 27, 1908 May 21, 1987

PFC United States Army WWII

Row 4A

[fieldstone]

Howell, Eva April 3, 1886 February 14, 1945

Burgess, Lloyd W. October 25, 1903 November 18, 1982

Row 5A

Morrow, Ann March 6, 18_0

[fieldstone]

Morrow, Larence ___, 24, 1835 [unreadable]

[fieldstone]