Sardis Cemetery, Early Co., Ga.

Surveyed by Debra J. Pate 

Copy Right by Debra Pate

Monday, March 22, 2004

 

Directions:  You turn on River Street from the Blakely square.  You will come to a fork.  Stay to the right of the fork; this is still River Street.  Continue until you cross over Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd./Hwy 62 By Pass.

The cemetery will be on out on the right.  It has a chain link fence around it.

 

I have listed these graves in rows, from left to right, in the order in which they are buried.  There are no row numbers posted in the cemetery....the row numbers are my own, in order to help me determine possible relationships to those buried in the cemetery.  There are graves marked by bricks, rocks, etc.  Also, there is a number of unmarked graves in this cemetery.  Some names are added at the end of the cemetery transcription who numerous family members say they know for certain are buried in Sardis Cemetery.  Some family members attended the funerals.  Anything in parenthesis are my notes. 

 

***I am researching many of those buried in the Sardis Cemetery.  If you have information on those buried in Sardis Cemetery or are connected to anyone buried in Sardis, Please contact me.

 

DEBRA PATE patemdm@alltel.net  or    debra_pate@yahoo.com

 

Row 1: 

 

James Franklin Chancey, Sr.

MAJ. US AIR FORCE WWII KOREA

Feb. 8, 1918

Apr. 30, 1992

(This grave is all to itself to the left after you enter the gate)

 

Row 2:

 

Niza Goocher Hayes

March 10, 1897

Jan. 7, 1976

Sister

(buried at foot of Mellie Goocher.  Wife of Willie Hayes.)

 

Robert W. White

1896 - 1959

 

Slab with no markings

 

Callie Sullivan

wife of Crawford Williams

June 8, 1886

June 23, 1961

 

Crawford Williams

August 29, 1886

Nov. 7, 1942

(son of John A. Williams & Ella Murdock)

 

Edward Franklin White

TSGT US AIRFORCE VIETNAM

Feb 27, 1936

Aug 17, 1996

 

Brothers

Howard S. White

Nov. 16, 1966

August 19, 1984

 

Brothers

George White, Jr.

Jan. 29, 1966

Jan. 29, 1966

 

(These two listed above are brothers)

 

Row 3:

 

Lee Goocher

April 28, 1874

Jan 22, 1950

 

Addie Goocher

March 9, 1876

May 14, 1918

wife of Lee Goocher

 

J. B. Goocher

Dec. 6, 1906

Nov. 14, 1918

Brother

(buried to right of Addie)

 

 

 

Mellie Goocher

Sept 20, 1902

April 26, 1960

 

Curtis Goocher

Dec 29, 1910

June 9, 1962

(husband of Mary Agnes Vinson)

 

Martha W. Goocher

Sept.21, 1921

(name & dates no longer visible)

 

Shelly Goocher

Oct. 10, 1912

Oct.27, 1962

(name & dates no longer visible on slab)

 

couple (2 to 3) of spaces

 

Slab (no markings)

 

Maggie Weaver White

Jan. 11, 1838

Jan. 2, 1931

 

Eddie W. White

Dec. 23, 1880

Jan. 12, 1936

(husband of Florence Hayes)

 

Florence Hayes White

Aug. 17, 1886

Nov. 7, 1919

(wife of Eddie W. White)

 

Infant daughter of Eddie & Florence White

April 5, 1918

 

(Maggie, Eddie, Florence & Infant White are all buried in the same lot.)

 

1934 born & died

Afford White

brother

 

 1942 to 1943

Mary Joyce White

sister

 

James E. Ferguson

Jan. 6, 1935

Jan. 7, 1935

 

Florence, Ada, & Ida Ferguson

Triplet Daughters of Vincy & Cortez Ferguson

Aug. 28, 1935

 

Mother

Laura White Pace

Jan. 26, 1905

Jan. 24, 1942

 

Mattie Florence Pace

August 23, 1941

Jan. 26, 1942

(Infant buried next to Laura Pace)

 

Eddie White

Apr. 5, 1916

Aug. 10, 1944

Ga. Sgt. 47 Inf  WW2

 

Richard Savory White

Aug. 6, 1957

Nov. 11, 1957

son of John & Gladys White

 

Darrell White

Aug. 29, 1977

Feb. 14, 2001

 

Row 4:

 

Adult grave....no markings

 

Skip 2 or 3 spaces

 

Mary Helen Temples

June 1, 1901

Nov. 4, 1942

 

George W. Temples

July 31, 1854

Oct. 3, 1939 

 

Gertrude A. Temples

Feb. 19, 1861

August 3, 1931

 

Nellie May Temples

June 27, 1896

Aug. 28, 1906

 

Emanuel White

1911 - 1967

 

Dixie Grimsley White

May 1, 1866

June 11, 1907

(wife of Allen John White, Jr.)

 

Space (possible unmarked grave)

 

Rocks marking a grave

 

Vernie W. Price

Feb. 6, 1913

Dec. 7, 1965

 

Jennie White

1909 - 1999

(Manry-Jordan Hodges funeral home marker)

 

Row 5:

 

Bobie Jack Nobles

Nov. 23, 1932

July 31, 1933

(This is a new marker.  Early Co. Tomb Index listed year of death as 1938)

 

Georgia Glenn

wife of W. H. Sirmons & W. C. Wright

Sept. 13, 1879

Dec. 9, 1943

 

William Henry Sirmons

May 22, 1878

Dec 9, 1907

 

(Georgia & Henry are buried in the same lot)

 

Ella Murdock Williams

Feb. 22, 1861

Dec. 24, 1939

(wife of John A. Williams)

 

John A. Williams

Oct. 4, 1856

Sept. 16, 1906

(husband of Ella Murdock)

 

(Ella & John are buried in same lot.)

 

Space

 

W. H. Williams

March 15, 1855

March 23, 1913

(William Henry Williams, husband of Jane Tharpe Williams)

 

Jane Williams

Jan 19, 1874

Aug. 18, 1925

(Elvia Jane Tharpe, wife of W.H. Williams.  This grave had a funeral home marker with info., but it has been removed)

 

Grave marked by iron stakes

(This is believed to be the grave of Yelvington Thaxton “Thax” Williams b. abt 1892

d. abt. 1949...son of William Henry Williams & Elvia Jane Tharpe. A family member who attended the funeral placed these stakes to mark Thaxton’s grave according to his grandson and a niece who also attended the funeral.)

 

Clay Williams

1908 - 1921

(Henry Clay Williams, son of W.H. & Jane Williams.  Info taken from funeral home marker)

 

Mattie Williams

1894 - 1919

(marked by a concrete cylinder.  Info on funeral home marker )

 

Allan Williams 1921 - 1921

(marked by brick.  Info on funeral home marker.)

 

Henry Williams

1916 - 1928

(Has a slab, but dates are on funeral home marker)

 

 Ben Williams

1895 - 1935

(Benjamin Williams, son of WH. & Jane Williams, was never married. Info taken from funeral home marker)

 

Robert L. Williams

1866 - 1931

(dates from funeral home marker)

 

Annie C. Williams

Sept. 14, 1869

Jan. 10, 1959

 

(Robert L. “Bob” Williams is the husband of Annie Connelly Williams.  They  are in same lot.)

 

Row 6:

 

Infant of Deck & Ruby Williams

Oct. 15, 1923

(James “Deck” Williams is the son of John A. Williams & Ella Murdock.  Wife is Ruby White)

 

Alice Neva Tew

Sept. 15, 1922

May 29, 1965

(Adult Slab, but dates are no longer visible)

 

Lena M. White

1881 - 1966

 

Adult grave with slab

 

About 4 spaces appears to be unmarked graves

 

 Jody McNight

Nov. 14, 1883

Nov. 16, 1907

son of J. J. & L.F. McKnight

 

Infant graves marked by bricks

 

Slab with no markings

 

space (possible grave)

 

M. A. Driver

Mar. 28, 1859

June 18, 1911

(1st wife of Relford Driver)

 

Relford Driver

Aug. 11, 1849

Sept 28, 1928

(1st h/o M.A. Driver & 2nd husband of Mary Frances Tharpe Brownlee Driver)

 

Infant grave with Slab & headstone (could not read)

 

Row 7:

 

Allie Robinson Goocher

Feb 18, 1851

March 16, 1916

(Allie or Sallie?)

 

Child’s Grave marked by bricks

 

Minnie Ola Taylor

Feb. 18, 1906

Jan. 13, 1959

 

Wallace Knight

March 13, 1908

July 3, 1915

 

Row 8:

 

Adult grave with slab

 

Adult grave with slab

 

2 spaces

 

Bell White

Nov. 10, 1884

June 30, 1936

wife of Elijah W. White, Jr.

(Bell Temples White, wife of Elijah W. White, Jr.)

 

 Elijah W. White, Jr.

Oct. 10, 1882

March 16, 1910

(Woodman of the World marker.  Marie Jenkins Bates states Bible record gives a different date of birth...Nov. 11, 1881...Census also lists Nov. 1881.  He was husband of Bell Temples White.)

 

space

 

Emmet White

born & died Dec. 7, 1908

son of Elijah W. & Bell White

 

William Lee White

Nov. 7, 1909

Sept 3, 1911

son of Elijah W., Jr. & Bell White

 

(Emmett & William share a double headstone)

 

Beulah White

May 16, 1904

Oct. 15, 1920

daughter of Elijah W. White, Jr. & Bell White

 

4 infant graves with headstones on slabs

(can not read)

 

Adult grave with slab

 

Adult grave with slab

 

Space

 

 Loraine Temples

daughter of Mr. & Mrs. H.T. Temples, Sr.

Oct. 10, 1930

Oct. 15, 1930

 

Space

 

Jesse D. Goynes, Sr.

Feb 7, 1889

Jan. 20, 1956

 

 Ola Temples Goynes

Feb. 20, 1886

Jan. 5, 1974

(married 1st Charley W. Knight 1903.  Married 2nd J. Goynes.)

 

Row 9:

 

Mary Wootie Temples

1864 - 1943

 

Thomas Jefferson Temples

Sept 4, 1868

Sept. 6, 1926

 

(Mary and Thomas share a double headstone.)

 

Space

 

George Cravy

Apr. 19, 1891

Nov. 10, 1939

Georgia  PVT  CC  C  162  Infantry  WWI

 

Adult grave with slab

 

Sarah Frances Glenn

June 5, 1843

Apr. 3, 1917

(Sarah F. Bramlett Glenn, wife of George Glenn)

 

Lila Cravy

Feb. 7, 1862

Oct. 23, 1910

 

Adult grave with slab

 

2 - 3 spaces

 

Infant slab

 

Row 10:

 

Mrs. E. B. Gill

Jan. 17, 1840

Apr. 1, 1927

 

Several spaces

 

Elijah W. White, Sr.

Nov. 5, 1858

Feb. 10, 1919

(husband of 1st Nancy A.. Elizabeth Hayes 2nd Alethea “Allie” Jenkins)

 

James White

Aug. 17, 1896

July 1910

(son of Elijah W. White, Sr. & Nancy A. E. Hayes.  Bible record & census list date of birth Jan. 14, 1893.)

 

Allie J. White

March 3, 1873

Nov. 30, 1957

(Alethea “Allie” F. Jenkins, daughter of John Taylor Jenkins & Nancy Ann Knight.  Allie was 2nd wife of Elijah W. White, Sr.)

 

Mary Joiner

1886 - 1965

 

Several spaces

 

Mary Frances Brownlee

(no date of birth)

Died Mar. 28, 1931

(I do not know who placed the info on this slab, but Mary J. Frances Tharpe Brownlee Driver who died on March 28, 1931 is buried in Enterprise Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Early Co., Ga. next to her husband James F. Brownlee in an unmarked grave.  Her granddaughter attended the funeral and said she was buried in Enterprise FWB Cemetery.  I looked up the obit in the Early Co. News and it also states she was buried in Enterprise Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.  The GA Dept. of Vital Statistics lists:  Mrs. Mary Driver, Early Co., GA, died March 28, 1931.)

 

William Brownlee

1901 - 1936

(This is the son of James F. Brownlee & Mary J. F. Tharpe Brownlee, according to Myrtle Allen Williams.  Myrtle is the granddaughter of James & Mary.)

 

Row 11:

 

Tobe Williams

b. 1861

d. Feb 26, 1930

 

Virginia Chewning Williams

Aged 76 years

Aug. 26, 1866

Jan. 4, 1945

 

(Tobe was the husband of Virginia.  They are buried in same lot.)

 

Several Spaces

 

W. L. Sirmons

April 20, 1852

Dec. 19, 1923

(broken headstone.  William L. Sirmons)

 

Rebecca White Sirmons

wife of William L. Sirmons

Born 1853

Aug. 28, 1931

 

Space

 

Willie J. Temples

Feb 15, 1919

July 26, 1944

GA Pfc 119 Inf WWII

 

Space

 

Adult grave with slab

 

Infant/Child’s grave marked by a brick slab

 

2 - 3 spaces

 

Angish Brownlee

Feb. 10, 1891

Jan. 30, 1859

(Angus Brownlee is the son of James F. Brownlee & Mary Tharpe.  Angus is  buried next to Mary Frances Brownlee & William Brownlee)

 

Row 12:

 

John Thomas Nobles

1882 - 1968

 

Space

 

Margaret Godsby White

Sept. 8, 1849

May 10, 1930

 

Abt. 2 spaces

 

Bertha Williams Baker

May 2, 1892

March 26, 1929

wife of Perry E. Baker

(This is a new marker.  Early County Tomb Index lists year of death 1927.)

 

Perry E. Baker

Feb. 15, 1884

Sept. 14, 1965

 

2 child/infant slabs

 

 

Row 13:

 

Infant of G. A. & B. Willis, Jr.

b. & d. Aug. 16, 1916

 

large Space

 

Grave

 

small slab

 

Infant Grave marked by brick slab

 

 

Sam T. Ellis

March 1879 - Feb. 9, 1943

(husband of Annie)

 

Annie A. Ellis

Sept. 1890 - Sept. 28, 1969

(Annie Allen Ellis, wife of Sam T. Ellis and daughter of Joseph Allen & Lucy Temples)

 

(Sam & Annie are buried in same lot)

 

 

 Row 14:

 

Joseph Allen

Feb 1, 1857

July 25, 1917

(husband of Lucy Temples Allen)

 

Lucy Allen

Oct. 2, 1856

Aug. 5, 1935

(wife of Joseph Allen)

 

Spaces

 

Minnie Allen

Oct. 11, 1914

Oct. 25, 1918

(granddaughter of Joseph & Lucy Allen; sister of Myrtle Allen Williams.)

 

Spaces

 

Nancy A. Craft

(Nancy Allen Craft, daughter of Joseph & Lucy Allen.  no dates)

 

R. J. Granger

Nov. 3, 1916

Jan. 8, 1932

(son of Mack & Mary Brownlee Granger)

 

Mack Granger

Jan. 14, 1883

Oct. 29, 1949

( R. J. & Mack are buried in same lot)

 

R. D. Brownlee

March 17, 1902

Jan. 26, 1954

(son of James F. “Jim” Brownlee & Mary E. J. Frances Tharpe Brownlee Driver)

 

Space

 

Infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Brownlee

b. Aug. 1935 ?  or Aug. 29, 1938 ? (Hard to read)

 

 

Row 15:

 

Baby Grimsley

1916

 

Pearlene Grimsley

1886 - 1926

Pearl A. Grimsley

 

Several Spaces

 

Avis Madeline Grier

Aug. 31, 1914

Feb. 7, 1926

 

Row 16:

 

William H. Ellis

1904 - 1919

 

Tishie Ellis

June 22, 1876

Dec. 11, 1931

(wife of Wilson D. Ellis.  Wilson is buried in Sowhatchee Cemetery, Early Co., GA.  Name is listed as Laura Sue “Tish” Sirmons in Collections of Early Co Historical Society Vol.3)

 

(William & Tishie are buried in same lot)

 

Row 17:

 

Adult grave with Slab

 

Row 18:

 

Woodrow W. Brownlee

Oct. 9, 1913

Sept. 20, 1995

Daddy

(Woodrow Wilson Brownlee, son of Claude Devause Brownlee & Estelle “Stelle” White)

 

Reba N. Brownlee

Feb. 15, 1913

(Reba Nobles Brownlee...shares a double headstone.  There is no date of death for Reba.  She is still living.)

 

 

John J. Grimsley

1863 - 1945

(I left John out of order.  Not sure what row he belongs)

 

Also, known to be buried in Sardis Cemetery are the following:

 

Samuel A. Williams

Aug. 16, 1883

June 19, 1941

husband of Abbie Mae Williams

& son of Tobe Williams

 

Abbie Mae Williams

Jan. 15, 1888

June 17, 1935

wife of Samuel A. Williams

 

Minnie Lucile Williams

July 10, 1911

April 18, 1914

daughter of S.A. & Abbie Williams

I would like to thank Debra for her contribution of the Sardis Cemetery

 

  


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