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East Lake Methodist Church Cemetery
aka Piney Ridge Cemetery
East Lake, NC


Photo taken by J.A. Owens

This cemetery is on Hwy. 64 in East Lake behind the East Lake Methodist Church.  Unless otherwise noted, photographs of headstones in this cemetery were taken in November 2001 and kindly submitted by Dan and Mary Hayman KempSome headstones in this cemetery were hard to read and did not photograph well.  Extra information is indicated in brackets.  This list does not represent all the headstones in this cemetery.  If you happen to have photos of headstones from this cemetery and would like to submit them please drop me a line.  Click on underlined names for a picture of the tombstone.

NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS / INSCRIPTION
Ambrose, A. [Andrew] Lee Oct. 18, 1898 Aug. 2, 1967 [see death certificate]
Ambrose, Andrew Lee Jan. 22, 1968 Nov. 23, 1984 Sons of Delbert and Illa - They were the sunshine of our lives
[double with Dell Marcell Ambrose]  [see obituary]
Ambrose, child of John Tom no date no date [cement block]
Ambrose, Dave S. Apr. 18, 1928 Oct. 30, 1984  
Ambrose, Delbert M. "Corky" Nov. 10, 1929 May 23, 1998 Jesus signed my pardon [double tombstone with blank]
Ambrose, Dell Marcell Aug. 16, 1961 Nov. 23, 1984 Sons of Delbert and Illa - They were the sunshine of our lives
[double with Andrew Lee Ambrose]  [see obituary]
Ambrose, Dolphus Windfield May 15, 1932 Mar. 29, 1998 Father [double with Geraldine Harmon Ambrose]
Ambrose, Elwood B. Apr. 14, 1923 May 2, 1980 Father [double with Nellie M. Ambrose]
Ambrose, Ernest Sept. 15, 1916 no date Father [double with Nora Ambrose]
Ambrose, George W.
New headstone
1907
Aug. 31, 1907
1992
Aug. 21, 1992
[Twiford Funeral Home marker and cement block]  [see obituary]
2014 photo by Bob Basnight
Ambrose, Geraldine Harmon Oct. 1, 1949 June 4, 1998 Mother [double with Dolphus Windfield Ambrose]
Ambrose, Henry F. [May 29] 1885 [Apr. 14] 1960 Father [double with Rena S. Ambrose]
Ambrose, Henry Melvin May 22, 1926 July 20, 1994 Beloved Father  [see obituary]
Ambrose, Herbert [no date on stone]
Feb. 16, 1900
[no date on stone]
Oct. 31, 1939
[see death certificate]  2014 photo by Bob Basnight
Ambrose, John T. Jan. 23, 1903 Jan. 5, 1989 [double with Nancy S. Ambrose]
Ambrose, Johnnie [no date] [no date] 2014 photo by Bob Basnight
Ambrose, Johnnie Wilson Sept. 25, 1923 June 21, 1994 Father - Till we meet again
[double with Minnie Copeland Ambrose]
Ambrose, Minnie Copeland Aug. 12, 1927 Nov. 22, 1993 Mother - Till we meet again
[double with Johnnie Wilson Ambrose]
Ambrose, Nancy S. Sept. 26, 1904 Dec. 27, 1965 [double with John T. Ambrose]
Ambrose, Nancy Smith "Dixie" Apr. 30, 1907 Oct. 30, 1981 [see obituary]
Ambrose, Nellie M. Feb. 26, 1931 Oct. 14, 1991 Mother [double with Elwood B. Ambrose]    [see obituary]
Ambrose, Nolan S. Sr. Aug. 3, 1919 Jan. 29, 1992 US Army; World War II
Ambrose, Nora Dec. 15, 1919 Mar. 7, 1982 [double with Ernest Ambrose]
Ambrose, Reba B. Oct. 10, 1911 Mar. 8, 1962 Mother    [see obituary]
Ambrose, Rena S. [Jan. 4] 1895 [Nov. 30] 1990 Mother [double with Henry F. Ambrose]
Ambrose, Victory [Victoria Lee]

2014 photo by Bob Basnight

June 13, 1869 Nov. 5, 1927 Mother - Gone but not forgotten

Victoria Lee Sanderlin, d/o Thomas M. Sanderlin & Civility Owens, married James Webster "Webb" Ambrose in East Lake on Jan. 26, 1898.  James was the son of Woodson S. Ambrose & Elizabeth "Betsy" Arnold.  According to his death certificate, he is buried in the East Lake Baptist Church Cemetery but a 1997 survey of that cemetery yielded no tombstone for him.  James & Victoria had the following known children:

1) Andrew Lee Ambrose (1898-1967) married Nancy Adeline "Dixie" Smith
2) Herbert Milton Ambrose (1900-1939) never married
3) Ella Elizabeth Ambrose (1903-1983) married Benjamin Nathan Basnight in Pasquotank Co. in 1928.  They are buried in Westlawn Cemetery in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC.
4) Emma Lillian Ambrose (1905-1975 see death certificate) married Delaware Alston Sawyer circa 1929.  They are buried in New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC.
5) George Washington Ambrose (1907-1992) never married.  [see obituary]

Basnight, D.W. [Daniel William] Dec. 13, 1873 Dec. 22, 1926 Father - Gone but not forgotten
Basnight, Elizabeth A. 1856 [Oct. 3] 1929 [double with Lemuel J. Basnight]
[census records and death certificate show birth in 1848]
Basnight, Esther Mar. 28, 1876 May 21, 1925 Mother - Wife of W.D. Basnight
O mother how we miss you while on this earth we live. But mother we hope to meet you in heaven above.
Basnight, J.L. Jr. Sept. 13, 1926 Dec. 1, 1927 Our Darling - Son of J.L.& Inez Basnight
Basnight, James B. [Aug. 28] 1908 [Apr, 23] 1973 Father
Basnight, James Burual July 9, 1941 Feb. 3, 2001 BMCM US Coast Guard Vietnam
[newspaper obituary says he died February 4]
Basnight, John L. Sr. Dec. 19, 1897 Apr. 12, 1945  
Basnight, Lemuel J. 1867 1930 [double with Elizabeth A. Basnight]
Basnight, Lonie Creef Sept. 17, 1880 June 29, 1915 Wife of Bub Basnight
Basnight, Luella E. [Jan. 14] 1918 [Jan. 13] 1993 Mother
Basnight, Mariah Smith Mar. 7, 1904 Nov. 9, 1973 Gone, but not forgotten.  [double with Stanford Tom Basnight]
Basnight, Stanford Tom Aug. 17, 1897 Aug. 1, 1937 Gone, but not forgotten.  [double with Mariah Smith Basnight]
Basnight, Susan A.E. Aug. 21, 1846 May 21, 1916 Wife of J.M. Basnight
Basnight, Wallace H. May 27, 1882 Oct. 25, 1912  
Basnight, Wm. D. August 15, 1869 August 15, 1934  
Bateman, Catherine Jan. 1, 1854 Oct. 29, 1934 Mother
Bateman, E.D. Apr. 27, 1845 Oct. 23, 1933 Father
Bratten, James H. [Apr. 23] 1886 [Sept. 29] 1971 [double with Lillie M. Pinner Bratten]
Bratten, Lillie M. Pinner [July 11] 1892 [Feb. 21] 1976 [double with James H. Bratten]
Bratten, Marie R. Apr. 19, 1928 [Apr. 16, 2012] [double with Marvin E. Bratten]
Bratten, Marvin E. Feb. 6, 1928 May 29, 1995 [double with Marie R. Bratten]
Cain, Alson R. [Feb. 26, 1872] July 2, 1918 Aged 46 years
Cain, Caroline B. Oct. 26, 1894 Oct. 2, 1967  
Cain, Hopsey D. July 12, 1824 March 30, 1913 Wife of James Cain
Photo by J.A. Owens
Cain, John R. [May 1866] Feb. 20, 1908 Age 42 yrs
Cain, Martha A. Feb. 18, 1882 Dec. 28, 1904 Wife of John R. Cain
Cain, Nancy E. [Jan. 23, 1875] Nov. 24, 1946 Mother; Age 71 years
Cain, R.[Robert] W. [Feb. 1866] Mar. 28, 1907 Age 41 years
Cain, T. [Thomas] F.   Aug. 19, 1897 Age 29 yrs
Cain, W.V. [Winfred Vernette] Oct. 10, 1903 Oct. 27, 1961 "Jet"
Cannon, Elizabeth S. Sept. 12, 1912 Oct. 12, 1994  
Carleno, Joseph J. Feb. 20, 1912 Mar. 22, 1970 Father
Cowell, Alexena Apr. 17, 1868 Feb. 8, 1890 Mother - Wife of L.D. Cowell
Crain, Suddie M. Jan. 14, 1932 Dec. 19, 1957  
Crain, Will no date no date [cement block]
Creef, Affie C. Sept. 4, 1882 June 27, 1923 Daughter of L.J. & Betsey A. Basnight - Wife of C.L. Creef
Creef, Courda L. Apr. 7, 1882 Nov. 6, 1955 Husband of Affie C. Creef
Creef, Elbert Felton Mar. 1, 1915 Oct. 10, 1916 Children of Harry G. and Nannie Creef
[triple with with Lucy Vivian Creef and Shelbert Gordan Creef]
Creef, Elmer Bruce Jan. 25, 1894 Jan. 9, 1989 Daddy
Creef, Lucy Vivian Sept. 25, 1916 Dec. 4, 1916 Children of Harry G. and Nannie Creef
[triple with with Elbert Felton Creef and Shelbert Gordan Creef]
Creef, Mary C. Oct. 21, 1852 Dec. 24, 1884 Wife of L.G. Creef
Creef, Shelbert Gordan June 13, 1913 June 19, 1914 Children of Harry G. and Nannie Creef
[triple with with Lucy Vivian Creef and Elbert Felton Creef]
Creef, Pearl T. May 1, 1904 Aug. 6, 1970 Mother
Duvall, Cynthia Dec. 23, 1854 Mar. 4, 1917 Wife of J. E. Duvall
Duvall, Elman Wales Feb. 24, 1913 June 18, 1913 Son of C.C. & Mattie Duvall
Duvall, J.E. [John Ewell] Jan. 23, 1854 Sept. 18, 1931  
Edwards, Elizabeth Oct. 13, 1860 Aug. 16, 1928  
Edwards, I. [Isaiah] J. May 3, 1861 Dec. 5, 1912  
Edwards, L.F. Oct. 6, 1896 Jan. 14, 1899  
Everton, Ann R. no date no date [cement block]
Everton, sons and daughters of Earl T. & Lennie G. Payne no date no dates  
Everton, Earl T. Aug. 15, 1895 Oct 16, 1982 Father - Husband of Lennie G. Payne
Everton, Lennie G. Payne Feb. 14, 1897 June 26, 1934 Mother - Wife of Earl T. Everton
Everton, Lucinda Basnight 1868 1899  
Everton, Sammy no date no date Son of Tom & Lucinda
Everton, Tom Daniel [Aug. 26] 1864 [Nov. 4,] 1926  
[Everton], wife of Zephanor no date no date [cement block]
Everton, Zephanor [Zephaniah L.] no date no date [cement block]
Forbes, Eunice Edwards July 26, 1888 June 30, 1963  
Forbes, Kenneth V. Feb. 12, 1940 Aug. 30, 1975  
Forbes, Theresa Dail July 1, 1963 Sept. 29, 1994 Tess - Beloved wife of Jerry
Gibbs, Betty Michelle Sept. 14, 1968 Feb. 11, 2000 Precious daughter of Henry & Jennie Gibbs
Hassell, Henry Steward Aug. 19, 1942 Sept. 19, 1990  
Hassell, Ida Mann June 7, 1882 May 3, 1961 Mother [double with Norris C. Mann]
Hassell, James C. May 4, 1907 Apr. 1, 1969 [triple with Lillie M. Hassell & Thelma M. Hassell]
Hassell, Lillie M. July 20, 1892 July 5, 1959 [triple with James C. Hassell & Thelma M. Hassell]
Hassell, Thelma M. Sept. 1, 1909 [Jan. 17, 1982] [triple with James C. Hassell & Lillie M. Hassell]
Holmes, Jesse no date no date [cement block]
Holmes, John F. [Jan] 1859 [Feb. 8] 1947 Father [double with Patsy M. Holmes]
Holmes, Nelopy A. June 27, 1847 Aug. 19, 1900 Wife of J.B. Holmes [Jerome Burton Holmes]
Holmes, Norman L. May 4, 1942 July 20, 2000 "Larry" - Loving Husband of Fay Holmes;
Brother of Randell Holmes
Holmes, Patsy M. [Nov] 1861 [Aug. 15] 1947 Mother [double with John F. Holmes]
Hooper, Rev. Edward F. Feb. 20, 1903 Feb. 10, 1975 [double with Elenora W. Hooper]
Hooper, Elenora W. Feb. 14, 1908 Oct. 17, 1971 [double with Rev. Edward F. Hooper]
Jordan, Henry G. Sr. May 19, 1910 Dec. 19, 1953 North Carolina S2 USNR World War II
Jordan, Sabra Duvall   Oct. 23, 1918 Age 21 yrs
Kellam, H. [Henry] Willard Nov. 17, 1898 Jan. 25, 1966 Husband of Violet Mann Kellam
Kellam, Violet Mann Mar. 9, 1909 Sept. 2, 1998 Pioneer of the Outer Banks
Litchfield, Nancy Dec. 31, 1824 Jan. 31, 1910  
Mann, A.C. [Andrew Curtis] Aug. 10, 1882 July 4, 1911  
Mann, C.L. [Charles Lewis] Dec. 5, 1847 Oct. 4, 1915 Age 67 yrs 9 mo 29 days
Mann, Chas. E. Feb. 27, 1873 Aug. 15, 1874  
Mann, Epton B. March 14, 1907 April 16, 1936 [footstone - cement block]
Mann, George L. Oct. 2, 1871 Mar. 5, 1950  
Mann, Lewis W. Aug. 22, 1874 June 10, 1899  
Mann, Lewis Wash no date no date [cement block - child sized grave]
Mann, Louise Bryan Mar. 5, 1920 Oct. 23, 1985 Mother [double with Woodie Russell Mann]
Mann, Lovey R. Jan. 2, 1840 Sept. 7, 1907 Wife of C.L. Mann - Age 67 yrs 5 mos & 5 days
Mann, Lovie Myree May 31, 1906 July 11, 1912 Daughter of G.L. & Sina Mann
Mann, Norris C. Mar. 10, 1878 Nov. 18, 1911 Father [double with Ida Mann Hassell]
Mann, Sina H. Apr. 14, 1880 June 22, 1965  
Mann, Syble Inez May 24, 1914 Apr. 11, 1915  
Mann, Woodie Russell Mar. 31, 1910 Aug. 6, 1988 Father [double with Louise Bryan Mann]
McGowan, John Thurman July 4, 1917 Mar. 8, 1989  
Payne, Anna Apr. 13, 1833 Feb. 13, 1907 Holloway Payne and Annie, his wife, in consideration of the love we bear for the cause of Christ and from an earnest desire to promote His heritage on earth,  do give and grant this sixty yards square of land unto the Methodist Episcopal Church to erect a church building there upon.
[double with Holloway Payne]  [Photo by J.A. Owens]
Payne, Fanny no date no date [cement block]
Payne, Holloway Jan. 26, 1834 Oct. 18, 1893 Holloway Payne and Annie, his wife, in consideration of the love we bear for the cause of Christ and from an earnest desire to promote His heritage on earth,  do give and grant this sixty yards square of land unto the Methodist Episcopal Church to erect a church building there upon.
[double with Anna Payne]  [Photo by J.A. Owens]
Payne, Wm. June 7, 1860 Oct. 21, 1918  
Pierce, James V. May 2, 1916 July 7, 1969  
Pinner, Evalina Duvall July 4, 1883 Mar. 18, 1968 Mother
Pinner, Gaston Sherwood Feb. 20, 1918 Dec. 21, 1996 Husband of Ruby T. Pinner
Pinner, James Jan. 14, 1903 Mar. 24, 1940 Son
Pinner, Ruby Twiford Aug. 26, 1917 Sept. 18, 1990 Wife of Gaston S. Pinner
Pinner, Samuel T. Jan. 1, 1871 Sept. 18, 1953  
Pinner, William Sherman Dec. 6, 1876 Aug. 5, 1936 Father
Ralph, Charlie S. June 28, 1907 Oct. 22, 1997 90 Years Old - Gardener, Loving Grandfather
Ralph, Irene Cain June 1, 1914 June 6, 1986 72 Years Old
Ralph, Iris Shelton Aug. 13, 1929 Nov. 10, 1997 [double with L. Ann Twiford Ralph]
Married Aug. 19, 1951
Our Children: Anthony & Vanessa
Our Grandchildren: Timmy, Jonathan, Zachary and Dusty
Ralph, L. [Lillian] Ann Twiford Sept. 4, 1934 June 15, 1991 [double with Iris Shelton Ralph]
Married Aug. 19, 1951
Our Children: Anthony & Vanessa
Our Grandchildren: Timmy, Jonathan, Zachary and Dusty
Sanderlin, D.[Daniel] S. May 11, 1839 Aug. 9, 1904  
Sanderlin, Pattie Aug. 27, 1849 Feb. 14, 1901  
Sarvis, Hazel Mae July 29, 1929 no date [double with John Clifton Sarvis]
Sarvis, John Clifton Apr. 2, 1928 Apr. 28, 1976 [double with Hazel Mae Sarvis]
Sawyer, Ada Ambrose Feb. 25, 1922 Aug. 4, 2001 [double with Reverne S. Sawyer]
Sawyer, Daniel Franklin Dec. 25, 1893 June 5, 1934 Brother  [Photo by Candy L. Roth]
Sawyer, Frank Sylvania May 11, 1871 Jan. 17, 1932 Father  [Photo by Candy L. Roth]
Sawyer, Frederick T. [May 11] 1908 [June 3] 2001 [Twiford Colonial Chapel marker]
Sawyer, Mary Dec. 26, 1852 Aug. 17, 1908 Wife of L.B. Sawyer
Sawyer, Mary Elizabeth May 28, 1915 June 7, 1986 Mama
Sawyer, Nancy Basnight "Nat" Feb. 3, 1872 June 12, 1951 Mother  [Photo by Candy L. Roth]
Sawyer, Nelson Bradford Apr. 10, 1924 Aug. 8, 2006 [Photo by Candy L. Roth]
Sawyer, Reverne S. Mar. 25, 1915 Mar. 2, 1993 [double with Ada Ambrose Sawyer]
Sawyer, Walter A. Feb. 1, 1867 Dec. 18, 1918 Husband of Sadie Swindell Sawyer
Sawyer, Wealthy S. "Lula" Feb. 17, 1890 Jan. 6, 1978 Mother  [Photo by Candy L. Roth]
Simmons, Alvernia Morris Sept. 18, 1892 Sept. 9, 1955 Mama
Smith, C. Cleveland Mar. 6, 1885 Sept. 11, 1962 [double with Lavinia M. Smith]
Smith, Charlie W. April 13, 1889 July 19, 1943 Pax Vobiscum [Latin for "Peace Be With You"]
Smith, Henry L. Dec. 14, 1896 Jan. 25, 1981 [double with Minnie T. Smith]
Smith, Jesse James Dec. 31, 1899 Apr. 15, 1976  
Smith, John T. Feb. 22, 1846 Jan. 19, 1908  
Smith, Katie no date no date [cement block]
Smith, Lavinia M. Aug. 1, 1896 Apr. 2, 1967 [double with C. Cleveland Smith]
Smith, Minnie T. Sept. 17, 1903 Nov. 24, 1942 [double with Henry L. Smith]
Smith, Syble Myree July 4, 1916 Nov. 5, 1936 Sister
Smith, Thelma S. Aug. 30, 1925 Mar. 26, 1974  
Spruill, J.H. May 22, 1876 Dec. 17, 1917 I hope to meet you Dear Husband on Heaven's Golden Shore; And never to be parted; And there dwell for ever more.  By his devoted wife Rachel Ann Spruill.
Spruill, Jim Henry 1904 1939  
Spruill, Joseph Nathaniel Aug. 18, 1908 Nov. 3, 1995 Daddy [double with Minnie Louise Taft Spruill]
Spruill, Minnie Louise Taft May 23, 1923   Mama [double with Joseph Nathaniel Spruill]
Taft, Bertha Clay Aug. 4, 1897 May 11, 1920 Wife of E.L. Taft
Taft, Ephraim L. Apr. 11, 1882 Feb. 7, 1930 Father
Twiddy, Ben     [cement block]
Twiddy, D. [Delanie] T. [Dec. 22] 1910 [Nov. 6] 1968 [Twiford Funeral Home marker]
Twiddy, Ella E. Cain Apr. 11, 1884 Aug. 3, 1930  
Twiddy, Franky L. Mch. 5, 1844 Dec. 11, 1903 Wife of J.J. Twiddy
Twiddy, J.A. [John Alfred] [Mar. 25] 1895 [Mar. 18] 1978 [Twiford Funeral Home marker says 1891 - 1971]
Twiddy, Jessie S. Jr. Dec. 10, 1926 May 29, 1993 US Army World War II
Twiddy, Jim no date no date [cement block]
Twiddy, John [c1849] Oct. 4, 1907  
Twiddy, Joseph H. Jan. 6, 1874 Feb. 9, 1953  
Twiddy, Martha no date no date [cement block]
Twiddy, Myra Farrow Apr. 23, 1919 [Mar. 25, 2003] Wed Oct. 5, 1935 [double with Ralph Vernon Twiddy]
Twiddy, Nathan 1881 1930  
Twiddy, Ralph Vernon Feb. 3, 1916 Jan. 2, 2001 Wed Oct. 5, 1935 [double with Myra Farrow Twiddy]
Twiddy, Rhoda [Sept. 1871] no date [cement block] [Wife of John Thomas Twiddy]
Twiddy, Richard Ownley April 7, 1937 December 2, 1990 Mayor of Gateway - A Friend to All
Twiford, Byancy March 18, 1819 Dec. 17, 1901 Wife of W.T. Twiford
Photo by J.A. Owens
Twiford, Carl no date no date Photo by Pat Twiford Vestal
Twiford, Dorothy Simmons June 28, 1917 Feb. 27, 1988 Wed  May 1, 1948 [double with Sylvester Wilson Twiford]
Twiford, Elisha Lundy Aug. 18, 1901 June 18, 1993 [double with Mamie Crain Twiford]
Twiford, Ella Mae no date no date Photo by Pat Twiford Vestal
Twiford, Elsie Mae Dec. 25, 1920 Aug. 23, 1921 In Heaven there is one angel more.
Photo by Pat Twiford Vestal
Twiford, Hassell no date no date Photo by Pat Twiford Vestal
Twiford, Henry July 13, 1834 June 26, 1911  
Twiford, L.B. [Lennon Blasco] [Feb. 25] 1885 [Oct. 26] 1968  
Twiford, Lela Celestine Oct. 24, 1913 Apr. 11, 1915 Daughter of D.C & A.O. Twiford - Gone to be an angel
Photo by Pat Twiford Vestal
Twiford, Lucy May 23, 1914 Jan. 2, 1935  
Twiford, M.A. [Martha Ann] [Aug.] 1885 [July 15] 1965  
Twiford, Mamie Crain Oct. 9, 1903 Apr. 25, 1991 [double with Elisha Lundy Twiford]
Twiford, Martha C. June 19, 1833 June 11, 1906 Wife of Henry H. Twiford
Photo by Pat Twiford Vestal
Twiford, Mary C. Apr. 19, 1872 Aug. 15, 1907 Wife of T.H. Twiford
Twiford, Racheal Ann no date no date [cement block]
Twiford, Sylvester Wilson Oct. 29, 1914 Apr. 25, 1997 Wed  May 1, 1948 [double with Dorothy Simmons Twiford]
Twiford, Trimigen S. Dec. 24, 1851 Jan. 24, 1927  
Twiford, W.H. [William Henry] July 13, 1883 May 18, 1927 Father
Twiford, W. [Walter] Raleigh July 29, 1906 Aug. 22, 1949  
Weatherly, Gladys Spruill Aug. 25, 1900 Aug. 15, 1986  
Weatherly, James Franklin Sept. 12, 1897 Jan. 4, 1963  
West, Frank L. Jul. 13, 1932 [Mar. 7, 2000] Husband [double with Madeline H. West]
West, Madeline H. Feb. 2, 1922 Feb. 18, 1980 Wife [double with Frank L. West]

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