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Fairfield Memorial Cemetery
(Road #1308; Fairfield; Fairfield Twp.)

This black cemetery was surveyed in 1974 by Marjorie T. Selby and members of the Snow Hill Baptist Church and the Star of Zion Disciple Church. Some of the gravestones were also surveyed in the summer of 2002 by Lason Mackey-Hines and in March 2012 by Maldine Whitaker Wallace and her niece Beverly Merrick Mann.  This, by no means, is a complete listing  If you have photos and more information concerning those buried here please let me know so I can include that information on this page.  Click on underlined names to see a photo of the tombstone.  Extra information was obtained from birth or death certificates, obituaries, social security cards or other miscellaneous records.

Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Epitaph /Comments

Barnett, Josephine March 22, 1931 Feb 6, 1991 Father: James Harris
Mother: Robena Chance
Spouse: James Barnett
Basnight, Jennie Mae March 10, 1910 July 18, 1971 Father: Lawrence Murray
Mother: Catherine Burrus
Spouse: Wm. McKinley Basnight
Basnight, William McKinley Aug. 4, 1902 Nov. 2, 1970 Father: Joel Basnight
Mother: Annie _____
Spouse: Jennie Mae Murray
Blount, Octavia W. July 16, 1900 Dec. 26, 1994  
Brickhouse, Dollie Gibbs July 26, 1954 Feb, 18, 2009 [see obituary]
Burrus, Alex Nov. 14, 1876 Dec. 29, 1983  
Burrus, David A. April 3, 1918 Aug. 25, 1989 PFC US Army World War II
Burrus, David C. June 18, 1895 Oct. 3, 1959 NC Pvt. Co. A 471 SVC BN QMC; World War I

Father: Morris Burrus
Mother: Olivia Beckwith

Burrus, Devonia Lynnette c1984 Aug. 4, 2002 [see obituary]
Burrus, Doris Spencer June 10, 1936 Jan. 26, 2004 [see obituary]
Burrus, Dorothy Virginia c1920 Aug. 11, 1997 [see obituary]
Burrus, Ella Nora Bland Nov. 11, 1917 June 8, 1966 Father: Anorthern Murray
Mother: Rosella Hill
Spouse: Thomas Edward Burrus
Burrus, James E. Morris Feb. 2, 1890 May 5, 1964 World War I

Father: Morris Burrus
Mother: Olivia Beckwith
Spouse: Susie _____

Burrus, James Henry Sept. 15, 1918 June 20, 1992  
Burrus, Lethia M. [Murray] Aug. 10, 1898 Dec. 2, 1988  
Burrus, Lillie Mae Barber Sept. 21, 1921 June 11, 2005 [see obituary]
Burrus, Morris   March 5, 1932 Father: Simon Burrus
Mother: Katie Mann
Spouse: Olivia Beckwith
Burrus, Nettie March 2, 1924 Sept. 6, 1967 Father: John Mann
Mother: Lethia Murray
Spouse: _____ Burrus
Burrus, Olivia May 10, 1860 Dec. 6, 1959 Father: David Beckwith
Mother: Fanny Marsh
Spouse: Morris Burrus
Burrus, Sallie March 30, 1897 Oct. 29, 1973 Father: Samuel Wynn
Mother: Sarah Wallace Higson
Spouse: Alexander Burrus, Jr.
Burrus, Thomas B.

1886

July 26, 1969 Father: David Burrus
Mother: Catherine "Katie" Collins
Spouse: Lydia Chance
Burrus, Thomas Edward Dec. 17, 1906 Dec. 2, 1962 Father: Alexander Burrus, Sr.
Mother: Selana Dorine Harris
Spouse: Ella Nora Bland Murray
Carter, Almeter "Meta" July 15, 1892 March 3, 1974 Father: Benjamin Burrus
Mother: Minerva King
Spouse: Lewis Carter, Jr.
Carter, Elizabeth

1854

April 3, 1956 Father: David Beckwith
Mother: Fanny Morris
Spouse: Lewis Carter, Sr.
Carter, Ida Lee Aug. 12, 1912 Aug. 7, 1963 Father: William Harris
Mother: Mary Simpson
Spouse: Walter Carter
Carter, Lewis Sr.

1858

Jan. 20, 1940 Father: Simon Aaron Carter
Mother: Sabria _____
Spouse: Elizabeth Beckwith
Chance, James [Riley] Dec. 28, 1857 Oct. 24, 1946 Father: William R. Chance
Mother: Mary Collins
Spouse: Josephine Mackey
Chance, Josephine March 1859 Jan. 18, 1936 Father: Benjamin Mackey
Mother: Mary Jane Barber
Spouse: James Riley Chance
Chance, Reginald Lee Feb. 6, 1928 June 28, 1929 Father: William Corbett Chance
Mother: Frances Gibbs
Collins, Annie June 13, 1887 Aug. 5, 1961 Father: John Ormond
Mother: Lorena Credle
Spouse: James "Jones" Collins
Collins, Billy Edward Feb. 12, 1950 April 2, 1971 Father: Linwood Collins
Mother: Mary Edna Chance
Collins, John Edward Dec. 7, 1913 Dec. 30, 1914 Father: James "Jones" Collins
Mother: Annie Ormond
Collins, James Dec. 31, 1886 Nov. 6, 1973 Father: Edward Collins
Mother: Ann "Georgie Ann" Burrus
Spouse 1: Carrie Stancill
Spouse 2: Annie Ormond
Collins, Linwood Feb. 19, 1918 Apr. 24, 1960 Trans Corps World War II

Father: James "Jones" Collins
Mother: Annie Ormond
Spouse: Mary Edna Chance

Collins, Sinkie Dec. 1892 March 5, 1918 Father: James Riley Chance
Mother: Josephine Mackey
Spouse: Fred Collins
Ferebee, Eva Murray Nov. 3, 1935 Oct. 16, 2006 [see obituary]
Gibbs, Caleb Jr. Mar. 12, 1925 July 25, 2010 [see obituary]
Gibbs, Catherine Ann c1954 Feb. 22, 2002 [see obituary]
Gibbs, Kristine Kimm June 19, 1972 April 24, 1973  
Harris, Janie B. Oct. 3, 1922 Sept. 15, 1989 Father: Rosevelt Carter
Mother: Minnie Simpson
Spouse: Curfew Harris
Harris, Robena C. July 4, 1896 July 1, 1980 Father: Garland Chance
Mother: Minnie Hudson
Spouse: James Harris
King, Blane Edward April 15, 1890 July 29, 1944 Father: Montgomery King
Mother: Julia _____
Spouse 1: Sarah Mann
Spouse 2: Mary Lizzie Hill
King, Robert Lee Jan. 7, 1942 Aug. 15, 1942 Father: Blane Edward King
Mother: Mary Lizzie Hill
King, Sarah   July 14, 1940 Father: Charles Mann
Mother: Jane Gibbs
Spouse: Blane Edward King
McClaud, Hettie   Jan. 30, 1954 Father: Cornelius Whitney
Mother: Livia Ann Merrick
Spouse: Samuel McClaud
McClaud, Samuel   July 27, 1947 Father: Noah Thias McClaud
Mother: Nancy P. _____
Spouse: Hettie Whitney
Mackey, Andrus July 18, 1931 April 17, 1961 Pfc MO CO 14 INF [rest unreadable]

Father: Napoleon Edward Mackey
Mother: Geneva Burrus

Mackey, Benjamin James Apr. 20, 1877 June 11, 1965 Mother: Clarissa Mackey
Spouse: Laura Lee
Mackey, Cecil N. July 4, 1891 Feb. 2, 1960 Father: Norman Ammon Mackey
Mother: Arabell Gordan
Spouse 1: Mrs. Fannie Carter Simpson
Spouse 2: Julia Johnson
Mackey, Geneva Feb. 18, 1902 Aug. 19, 1983 Father: George  Burrus
Mother: Hattie Collins
Spouse: Napoleon Edward Mackey
Mackey, James David Jan. 30, 1897 Jan. 11, 1987  
Mackey, James Thomas Sept. 22, 1927 June 23, 1928 Father: Napoleon Edward Mackey
Mother: Geneva Burrus
Mackey, Napoleon Sept. 19, 1893 Aug. 8, 1980 Father: Benjamin Hurst Mackey
Mother: Laura Lee Barber
Spouse: Geneva Burrus
Morris, Emanuel March 1, 1905 May 1, 1966 Father: Henry Morris
Mother: Della Hudson
Murray, Andrew Lee April 28, 1926 Oct. 28, 1926 Father: Odell Murray
Mother: Lauretta Burrus
Murray, Anorthan Nov. 30, 1889 July 27, 1965 Father: Henry Murray
Mother: Arnetta Coval
Spouse: Rosella Hill
Murray, Arnetta Jan. 3, 1916 Oct. 15, 1916 Father: Odell Murray
Mother: Lauretta Burrus
Murray, Barnie Dec. 22, 1930 Dec. 22, 1930 Father: Anorthan Murray
Mother: Rosella Hill
Murray, Daniel July 8, 1925 July 8, 1925 Father: Anorthan Murray
Mother: Rosella Hill
Murray, Edward Napoleon c1892 Dec. 22, 1959 [see obituary]
Murray, Lauretta July 5, 1901 Nov. 20, 1937 Father: Benjamin Burrus
Mother: Minerva King
Spouse: Odell Murray
Murray, Lillie March 15, 1891 Jan. 11, 1972 Father: Alexander Burrus, Sr.
Mother: Selana Dorine Harris
Spouse: Pollais Murray
Murray, Mary Willis Sept. 29, 1918 Mar. 1, 2002 [see obituary]
Murray, Nell Feb. 12, 1939 Feb. 12, 1939 Father: Odell Burrus
Mother: Olivia Burrus
Murray, Olivia April 1, 1917 Feb. 20, 1939 Father: Alexander Harris, Jr.
Mother: Sallie Harris
Spouse: Odell Murray
Murray, Pollis Jr. June 8, 1916 Dec. 23, 2003 [see obituary]
Murray, Rosella Dec. 25, 1896 April 7, 1972 Father: Asa Hill
Mother: Sabra _____
Spouse: Anorthan Murray
Simmons, Alfred

1871

Sept. 22, 1955 Father: Henry Simmons
Mother: Mozella _____
Spouse 1: Laura Collins
Spouse 2: Indianna Burrus
Simmons, Indianna

1881

May 1, 1947 Father: Benjamin Burrus
Mother: Minerva King
Spouse: Alfred Simmons
Simmons, Minerva Nov. 22, 1913 July 22, 1914 Father: Alfred Simmons
Mother: Indianna Burrus
Simpson, Georgia Ann

1898

June 15, 1931 Father: John Ormond
Mother: Louvenia Credle
Spouse: William Riley Simpson
Simpson, George Thomas Feb. 22, 1877 Aug. 14, 1962 Father: Samuel E. Simpson
Mother: Sidney Farrow
Spouse: Carrie E. Whitaker
Simpson, R.G. July 15, 1931 July 15, 1931 Father: William Riley Simpson, Sr.
Mother: Georgia Ann Ormond
Simpson, Susanna Aug. 18, 1864 July 14, 1947 Father: Samuel Simpson
Mother: Hester Midgette
Simpson, William Riley Jr. Jan. 7, 1925 March 12, 1935 Father: William Riley Simpson, Sr.
Mother: Georgia Ann Ormond
Simpson, William Riley Sr.

1892

June 3, 1964 Father: _______ Simpson
Mother: Susannah Gibbs
Spouse 1: George Ann Ormond
Spouse 2: Flora Whitaker
Smith, Taylor

1878

July 15, 1932 Father: Ike Smith
Mother: Martha _____
Spouse: Martha Brimmage
Spencer, Alice Gertrude Aug. 22, 1923 Dec. 23, 1923 Father: Henry Spencer
Mother: Sarah Simpson
Spencer, David   Feb. 25, 1918 Father: James Spencer
Mother: Hannah _____
Spouse: Sallie Ann Burrus
Spencer, Elizabeth Jan. 1, 1911 March 27, 1937 Father: Emanda Morris
Mother: Matilda _____
Spouse: Lewis Spencer
Spencer, Henry H. June 1, 1895 July 18, 1958 World War I

Father: David Spencer
Mother: Sallie Ann Burrus
Spouse: Mattie Simpson

Spencer, Marie Murray Nov. 8, 1932 Feb. 19, 2010 [see obituary]
Spencer, Melvin Nov. 2, 1947 May 7, 2001 [see obituary]
Spencer, Sallie Ann   March 25, 1930 Father: Benjamin Burrus
Mother: Matilda Russell
Spouse: David Spencer
Spencer, Thomas April 18, 1933 March 12, 1939  
Spruill, Angela Lorraine Apr. 14, 1964 Apr. 8, 2000 [see obituary]
Whitaker, Albert F. Sr. Dec. 21, 1923 Nov. 15, 2000 [see obituary]
Whitaker, Edward Lee Dec. 3, 1937 Sept. 29, 2006 [see obituary]
Whitaker, Robert Smith April 17, 1935 Oct. 31, 1967 Father: Harvey Whitaker
Mother: Mandy McClaud
Spouse: Rosa Collins
Whitaker, Samuel Jr. Oct. 25, 1927 Sep. 16, 2011 STM1 US Navy; World War II
Whitney, George Henry Sept. 21, 1919 Feb. 12, 2004 [see obituary]
Woods, Charlie   April 22, 1962 Father: George Woods
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Collins
Spouse: Lucille Simpson
Woods, Harry July 26, 1923 Aug. 7, 1923 Father: George Woods
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Collins
Woods, Mary Eliza Nov. 26, 1919 Jan. 4, 1920 Father: George Woods
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Collins
Woods, Mary Elizabeth

1885

April 30, 1937 Father: Charlie Collins
Mother: Nancy E. Hill
Spouse: George Woods
Wynne, Samuel   June 12, 1918 Father: Richard Wynne
Mother: Hettie Gibbs
Spouse: Sarah (Wallace) Higson
Wynne, Sarah   Aug. 20, 1921 Father: Arnold Wallace
Mother: Emeline Credle
Spouse 1: _____ Higson
Spouse 2: Samuel Wynne