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Liberty Memorial Cemetery, Liberty Baptist Church, Ned Hill Road, Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina.

Surveyed by Philip Underwood-Sheppard, June 26, 2000

 

This survey was written down by rows. In other surveys, where the burials are listed alphabetically, little or no indication in given as to who is buried beside who, obscuring some of the relationships.

 

Use your “find” command to locate a surname. A date that falls somewhat between the birth and death columns would indicate that this was the only date on the stone, and I could not determine whether is was a birth or death date. “M/M” indicates “Mr. And Mrs.” For the protection of those who might still be living, there are a few dates I did not include.

 

I started at the BACK of the cemetery and worked toward the road.

 

Row 1                                      Birth                             Death                           Notes

 

Shuler, Paul Edward                 April 6, 1942                October 23, 1952        son of Don and Mary Shuler

Shuler, Mary B.                        August 4, 1931             August 9, 1931             dau of Don and Mary Shuler

Shuler, Don Lee                       November 24, 1906     October 10, 1985       

Long, Virgie                             October 14, 1913                                            wife of Don Shuler

Guffie, Annie A.                        January 9, 1909            June 6, 1909                dau of H and B Guffie

Estes, Lola                               December 17, 1889     May 5, 2000               

Potts, Altha                                          1913 (only date on stone)                     dau of M/M W L Potts

Potts, Elmer                              August 12, 1922           August 15, 1922           son of M/M W L Potts

Potts, Thomas                                      November 28, 1924                             son of M/M W. L. Potts

Rickman, Sara Shepherd          July 18, 1867               May 1, 1899               

[space]

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[space]

Anthony, infant dau                               January 8, 1958                                    dau of M/M Hollis Anthony

Devis, Ernest R.                        August 13, 1916           April 22, 1978 

Devis, Faye                              May 13, 1922              August 28, 1988          

[space]

Hall, Poley                               

 

Row 2

Hurst, W. Frank                       February 16, 1893       October 30, 1970

Potts, Walter L.                        October 27, 1888        December 28, 1954

Hurst, Sarah                             January 1, 1890            October 30, 1977        wife of Walter L. Potts

Potts, Wade                             May 9, 1902                October 4, 1924          son of JT and DA Potts

Potts, Lou Etta                         March 14, 1900           September 27, 1924

Potts Dollie Elmore                   November 2, 1880       May 3, 1952                wife of JT Potts

Potts J T                                   March 20, 1862           November 24, 1923

[broken stone: “…SHADOW OF HIS WING”]

[broken stone: “WM”]

[broken stone: “…OF HIS WING

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

Cloer, W J                               April 9, 1856                May 4, 1925

Flowers, W. Patrick                 September 5, 1874       May 28, 1956

Flowers, Fannie E.                    December 1, 1891       March 18, 1972

Flowers, Jesse H.                     June 9, 1901                February 10, 1969

[space]

[fieldstone]

 

Row 3

Shepherd, Rebecca                  May 19, 1866              July 5, 1926

Shepherd, Willie? M.                February 28, 1902       March 3, 1902

Shepherd, Elcy D.                    December 29, 1880     August 13, 1986

Cottrell, Cecil E.                       February 12, 1898       December 19, 1975

Torrence, Alvin E.                    February 5, 1926         May 19, 1974              ADRC US Navy

Torrence, Betty J.                                                                                             wife of Alvin E. Torrence

[large rectangular stone, severely deteriorated, unreadable]

[broken stone]

[ground depression – grave?]

[fieldstone]

Cloer, Gracey                           March 7, 1827             April 5, 1906                wife of JA Cloer

Shepard, Ferba A.                    December 17, 1828     Mary 28, 1896

McCall, G E                             August 23, 1853           July 7, 1916

Ammons, Adeline                    July 2, 1865                 April 9, 1890                wife of WE Ammons

[fieldstone]

Shepherd, Martha                     March 12, 1859           March 30, 1918

 

Row 4

Franks, John R.                        January 18, 1831          July 28, 1905               Father

Franks, Nancy A.                     December 5, 1835       December 6, 1894       Mother

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[depression – grave?]

[depression – grave?]

[fieldstone]

[depression – grave?]

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[depression – grave?]

[depression – grave?]

[depression – grave?]

 

Row 5

McConnell, Lewis M.               May 26, 1926              June 18, 1954              NC MM3 USNR WWII

Sheppard, Myrtle Frizzell          1894                            December 6, 1928       wife of Charlie Sheppard

Shepherd, Walter                     1916                            1917

Shepherd, Elmer                       1914                            1914

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

Beasley, Annie                          May 22, 1909              July 3, 1909                 dau of JJ & MP Beasley

Beasley, Vanie                          May 22, 1909              June 13, 1909              dau of JJ & MP Beasley

[space]

Beasley, Haner                         December 23, 1900     October 23, 1904        dau of JJ & MP Beasley

Beasley, Sarah                          September 23, 1899                 October 6, 1899

[space]

Buckner, William A.                 Co F 39 North Carolina Troops CSA               [CONFEDERATE VETERAN]

[fieldstone]

MB

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[space]

Hurst, Joseph Dan                    March 7, 1897             July 17, 1973

Allen, Ella                                 March 15, 1897           August 25, 1941           wife of Joseph Dan Hurst

 

Row 6

Mason, Nettie                          December 7, 1877       October 13, 1908        dau of JM & N Mason

Beasley, Sgt. Charles M.          Co B 29 NC Inf CSA                                      [CONFEDERATE VETERAN]

Mason, Nancy T.                     June 22, 1847              July 23, 1886

[space]

[broken stone]

[broken stone]

Mason, Amanda                       September 1889           October 1889

Mason I N                               July 3, 1855                 July 18, 1883

[space]

Mason, Joseph                         April 10, 1820              May 1, 1892

Mason, Drusilla                        April 2, 1822                September 3, 1903       wife of Joseph Mason

[depression – grave?]

[space]

[broken stone]

Hurst, Nancy E.                        February 25, 1860       February 16, 1920       wife of WT Hurst

 

Row 7

Mason, Mattie Marie                February 7, 1941         October 14, 1995

Mason, Buel/Van Buren            August 14, 1897           April 18, 1973              Pvt US Army WWI

Mason, Nina                            January 9, 1900            April 9, 1997                wife of Buel Mason

Mason, Betha Hall                    August 14, 1893           November 5, 1983       wife of Jacob Walter Mason

Mason, Jacob Walter               August 23, 1887           November 19, 1966

Mason, Catherine                     1858                            1940

Mason, J M                              January 23, 1847          June 12, 1916

Shepherd, J L                           February 26, 1923       April 8, 1923                son of Garland & Mary Shepherd

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[broken stone]

[fieldstone]

Beasley, Joseph M.                  June 25, 1851              August 11, 1889

Green, William Thomas             June 13, 1860              August 3, 1934

Cardon, John B.                       October 18, 1860        October 22, 1915

Cardon, Nancy A.                    April 22, 1864              January 12, 1955          wife of John B. Cardon

Cardon, W. Albert                   February 14, 1884       January 26, 1889          son of John & Nancy Cardon

Cardon, Frank L.                     September 20, 1891     August 23, 1950           son of John & Nancy Cardon

[fieldstone]

Hurst, J A                                 June 19, 1885              March 29, 1903           son of WT & NE Hurst

Hurst, Prelo                              November 5, 1913       September 20, 1928

 

Row 8

Giles, Paul Edwin “Lefty”          December 17, 1939     December 12, 1975

Elmore, Callie E.                       March 6, 1878             May 4, 1958                wife of Jim Elmore

Elmore, Jim                              January 6, 1882            April 22, 1941

[space]

[fieldstone]

Elmore, John T.                        October 18, 1857        June 25, 1922

Elmore, Mary                           March 17, 1857           February 16, 1918       wife of John T. Elmore

Elmore, Luna                            June 23, 1885              January 12, 1958

Elmore, William                        July 15, 1821               May 27, 1892

Elmore, Sarah M.                     May 29, 1862              October 12, 1909        dau of WM & M Elmore

Elmore, Charles                        July 21, 1919               September 20, 1920

Elmore, W. Omer                     January 13, 1897          May 16, 1958

Elmore, Ethel R.                       September 25, 1895     May 12, 1990              wife of W. Omer Elmore

[space]

[fieldstone]

 

Row 9

Hurst, Floyd O.                        March 11, 1913           April 22, 1954

Hurst, James L.                        December 28, 1923     May 5, 1977                Cpl US Army WWII

Hurst, Albert T.                        July 13, 1885               August 27, 1949

Raby, Nellie                             January 13, 1892          April 30, 1935

Schlink, Verna K.                     September 19, 1932     January 29, 1999

Hurst, Laura                             April 3, 1858                February 11, 1919       wife of John C. Hurst

Hurst, John C.                          February 17, 1857       November 6, 1944

Hurst, Joseph M.                      July 4, 1884                 September 26, 1913

Hurst, Joe                                 March 20, 1867           July 12, 1943

Hurst, J B                                 June 15, 1832              December 1, 1883       [CONFEDERATE VETERAN]

Hurst, Margret L.                     November 25, 1833     January 22, 1883          wife of JB Hurst

Grant, J S                                 May 23, 1865              September 10, 1889

Grant, Carrie A.                       Jun 12, 1864                September 26, 1888     wife of JS Grant

Hurst, B J                                 January 17, 1859          August 1, 1888

Hurst, Eliza Ann                        April 19, 1862              August 9, 1925 wife of BJ & JH Hurst

Green, Hattie M.                      December 24, 1872     June 5, 1894                wife of WT Green

Hurst, Edward A.                     February 28, 1875       October 9, 1894          son of JB & ML Hurst

 

Row 10

Giles, Pearl H.                          October 11, 1921        July 22, 1983               wife of Ben H. Giles

Giles, Ben H.                            February 1, 1908         March 21, 1971

Giles, Bennie Kevin                  August 28, 1962           August 29, 1962           son of Ben & Pearl Giles

Hurst, Dover Dennis                 December 6, 1932       December 13, 1936

Hurst, Baby                              September 23, 1931     September 23, 1931

Hurst, Iradell                            September 1, 1910       July 22, 1963

Hurst, Birdell                                                                                                    wife of Iradell Hurst

Plemons, Ethel May                  October 8 1911           November 21, 1919     dau of AE & Glorah Plemons

Plemons, Mary E.                     October 10, 1854        November 21, 1919     wife of MH Plemons

Pittsford, Myra L.                     1851                            1935

Jenkins, William A.                   September 4, 1874       February 13, 1955

Wylke, Martin L.                      March 8, 1903             January 17, 2000

Green, William H.                     September 18, 1892     July 1, 1984

Green, Hattie B.                       May 9, 1893                June 24, 1969

[fieldstone]

[fieldstone]

[carved stone – unreadable]

 

Row 11

Jones, Thomas Clyde                January 18, 1935          September 15, 1978

Jones, Thomas C.                     1889

Jones, Nora                              1902

Hurst, Rickie Lee                      October 15, 1959

Hurst, Fred L.                          April 21, 1939

Hall, Mae                                 March 8, 1911                                                 wife of Thomas T. Hurst, m. May 23, 1928

Hurst, Thomas T.                      July 5, 1895                                                     NC PFC Co G 119 Inf WWI PH

Shepard, J R                            July 31, 1832

Shepard, Tempey E.                 October 14, 1855

[fieldstone]

Painter, Bea                             

Hurst, Eddis Clara Painter         1917

Painter, Eastman                       September 5, 1878

Painter, Cara Lee                     March 6, 1887

Painter, Noreen E.                                            1928                                        Sibling

Painter, William P.                                            1914                                        Sibling

Painter, Dena Lue                     April 7, 1909                April 7, 1909                dau of EC & L Painter

 

Row 12

Hurst, Lyndon Lee                    August 23, 1937           November 2, 1993       m. April 6, 1958

Hurst, Eloise M.                                                                                               wife of Lyndon Lee Hurst

Dowdle, Howard S.                 December 13, 1926     January 15, 1999

Dowdle, Irene N.                                                                                             wife of Howard S. Dowdle

Dalton, William R.                    August 18, 1881           December 12, 1922

Dalton, L. Grady                      May 28, 1890              July 3, 1958

Dalton, Jessie L.                       March 25, 1895           March 2, 1938             wife of L. Grady Dalton

Hurst, Jennie Dalton                  1915                            1933

Dalton, John M.                        October 3, 1851          September 19, 1922

Dalton, Margaret M.                 May 31, 1849              October 15, 1922

Mason, Walter Odell                July 11, 1912               September 7, 1940

Mason, Della Blanche               April 24, 1915              September 3, 1929

Mason, Betha Juanita                August 28, 1910           September 21, 1910

 

Row 13

Guffey, George L.                     April 28, 192_              February 26, 1976       m. October 11, 1947

Guffey, Geneva                                                                                                 wife of George L. Guffey

Gibson, Carson Jerry                March 28, 1911           April 26, 1999

Gibson, James L.                      January 28, 1876          April 26, 1959

Gibson, Evelyn P.                     April 14, 1884              September 22, 1972     wife of James L. Gibson

Dalton, Walter H.                     March 23, 1879           September 10, 1940

Dalton, Lillie J.                          January 23, 1879          June 18, 1972              wife of Walter H. Dalton

Shepard, Della Lou                   June 16, 1906              May 29 1979

Dalton, Pratt C.                        July 29, 1902               February 17, 1987

Dalton, Zella H.                        May 30, 1908              October 9, 1994          wife of Pratt C. Dalton

Dalton, La Voynne                   September 7 1927        July 11, 1931

Dalton, Laura S.                       August 27, 1865           April 5, 1951

Dalton, J. Lane                         April 1, 1860                February 4, 1918

 

Row 14

Jones, Charles Leon                 October 3, 1948          December 2, 1948

Jones, James Edward               April 13, 1886              August 8, 1973

Jones, Rowena                         January 22, 1892          May 25, 1971              wife of James Edward Jones

[space]

[fieldstone]

Gibson, Nobie                          April 22, 1919              April 11, 1947

[space]

[very small stone above a depression]

Gibson, Maggie Shepherd         July 26, 1892               May 4, 1977

Gibson, William Gaston            July 5, 1900                 February 3, 1953

Gibson, Harace R.                    April 20, 1918              May 9, 1940

Holbrook [one headstone, two small footstones, no information on any]

 

Between Rows 14 & 15

Guffee, Verlon W.                                May 4, 1930

 

Row 15

Guffey, William Frank               1916                            1979                            PFC US Army WWII

Guffey, John Harrison               February 25, 1889       October 21, 1960

Rickman, Jesse                         May 26, 1892              November 8, 1965

[space]

Sluder, Lizz Shepherd               October 16, 1863        February 14, 1951

Shepherd, Nannie Laura           August 12, 1863           February 8, 1948

Shepherd, Jim Boy                   October 8, 1850          November 28, 1928

Shepherd, Maud                       May 12, 1906              April 26, 1926

Shepard, Joseph W.                 December 22, 1894     September 11, 1918     NC PFC 53 Pioneer Inf WWI

 

Row 16

Hedden, Homer Lewis  1946                            1949

[depression – grave?]

depression – grave?]

Shepherd, Mamie O.                1897                            1941

Green, Maeoma                       May 24, 1909              March 30, 1975

Shepherd, Walter T.                 July 27, 1899               June 23, 1928

Shepherd, Steller                      January 6, 1927            April 23, 1937

Shepherd, Verlon                     November 25, 1925     January 15, 1926

 

Row 17

Hedden, Ricky Lynn                 1963                            1965

Hedden, Rita Louise                 November 4, 1970       November 4, 1970

[large space]

Shepherd, Ernest Larry             April 25, 1949              September 8, 1952

Shepherd, Ernest Carl                                                                                       son of Ernest C & Annie Shepherd

Jones, Annie R.                                                                                                wife of Ernest Carl Shepherd

 

Row 18

Green, Sallie Heneritta

Green, Mollie B.                       December 25, 1878     September 7, 1980

Green, Nelson                          June 17, 1919              August 25, 1979

Davis, George                          August 2, 1893             June 16, 1970              NC PFC Co A 49 Inf WWI

Green, Joseph O.                     March 23, 1924           November 11, 1985     m. July 7, 1945

Green, Pauline S.                                                                                              wife of Joseph O. Green