Battle Park Cemetery, Nash County, NC

[formerly owned by Rocky Mount Cotton Mill]

1308 Falls Road

Rocky Mount, NC   27804

(Nash County)

SUBMITTED  BY:  Linda Sawyer Moore, Cemetery Supervisor,

City of Rocky Mount Cemetery Division

Date: 6 April 2010

Reformatted by:  Earl P. Bell, Jr.

Posted: 13 April 2010

Copyright:  Linda Sawyer Moore

Comments and Questions to:  linda.moore@rockymountnc.gov

Additions and Corrections of Information Posted Here to:  earl.bell3@gmail.com

AREA HISTORY AND LOCATION [written by Linda Moore]: The location of Battle Park is 1308 Falls Road, Rocky Mount, Nash County, NC.  Battle Park’s boundaries are Falls Road, Battle Park Lane and the Tar River.  Nestled beneath the trees along Battle Park Lane, you will find a relatively small cemetery which may be referred to as the “Battle Park Cemetery” or the “Rocky Mount Mill Cemetery.”  The historic Rocky Mount Cotton Mill opened approximately 1816 and was owned by the Battle Family.  Throughout the earlier years of operation employees of the mill rented houses in close proximity of the mill, collectively forming a very tight-knit community of family, friends and co-workers.   This area, originally consisting of approximately 145 homes, a grocery store, a school and a church, became known as The Mill Village, and was later incorporated into the City of Rocky Mount in the 1920’s.  When death occurred in the community, in many instances employees or members of their family, were buried in the mill cemetery.  The cotton mill remained in operation until 1996 when it became necessary to close the business due to general decline in the textile industry.

Linda’s Note of Battle Park Cemetery: “Time has taken its toll on the cemetery.  Through the years many of the headstones or grave markers have deteriorated; some are difficult to read.  I prepared a survey of this cemetery in September 1997.  Also,  I located a cemetery survey in a Nash County tombstone transcription book located in the research room of Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount, NC.  It was my hope that the older survey would have names and dates from markers and monuments that were no longer in the cemetery, or no longer legible.  The following is a combination of my transcription in 1997 and a transcription which was done in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s.    Also, I have made miscellaneous notes that have been shared with us by various family members.   Feel free to contact me if you have questions about a name or date that has been referenced.

SURNAMES:  ADKINS; ALLEN; ANDREWS; BAINES; BASS; BATCHELOR; BIGGS; BISHOP; BOSWELL; BRADSHAW; BROWN; CAIN; CARTER; CANNON; CASEY; CHERRY; COLEY; CONWAY; COOPER; COUNCIL; CREECH; CRUSENBERRY; DAVIS; ELLISON; EZZELL; FRANKS; GILBERT; HARRIS; HARVEY; HOWELL; HUDSON; HUX; JOHNSON; JOYNER; KING; KNIGHT; KOONCE; LEWIS; LINDSEY; MAJORS; MANN; MATHIS; MATTHEWS; MOORE; MORRIS; MUNN; NASSER; NEAL; NELMS; NELSON; NEWMAN; NEWTON; ODOM; OLIVER; OSTERBURY; OUTLAW; PAGE; PEARCE; PEELE; PHELPS; PIERCE; PINER; POWELL; PREGEN; PRICE; RAMSEY; RILEY; RIVERBARK; ROBARDS; ROGERS; SANDEFORD; SANDLIN; SHERIDAN; SKINNER; SMITH; STEVEY; STEWART; STONE; STRICKLAND; TAYLOR; WARD; WILLIAMS; WOMBLE; WOODCOCK

CATEGORIES: Surname;  First Middle, Maiden;  Date of Birth;  Date of Death; and  Comments.

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Adkins, B. F. [March 7, 1868 - February 9, 1921] Located on third row of graves from 1st drive

Adkins, Earl B. [February 17, 1916 - June 5, 1916]

Adkins, Lucy [August 6, 1881 - May 3, 1943] Located on third row of graves from 1st drive

Adkins, Maggie May [July 11, 1914 - February 3, 1915] Daughter of B.F. and Lucy Adkins

Allen, Garfield Alley [ 1878  - 1932] Father of Floyd, Claude and Lillian Allen–(tombstone) given by C.H. Allen and C.D. Smith families in loving memory.  These monuments located near the area of the first parking lot; area of monuments have a heavy ivy covering.

Allen,  Mallie G. Israel  [1885 - 1936] Mother of Floyd, Claude and Lillian Allen-(tombstone) given by C. H. Allen and Cyrus D. Smith families in loving memory.

Andrews, John T. [June 8, 1907  - June 9, 1907]

Andrews, John W.  [November 7, 1877 - April 14, 1924]

Andrews , Josie B.  [??  1911 - April 11, 1917] Broken monument has settled; information hard to read.   Name could be Josiah

Andrews, Roxie [November 4, 1886 - March 16, 1915]

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Baby – Unknown [January 17, 1923 -  January 17, 1923] Baby marker located near Jennie Joyner and Earl Rivenbark

Baines          Baby Boy  [October 18, 1932 -  October 18, 1932] Infant of James W. Baines and wife, Alice Bell Newsome (or Newman)

Baines, Wiley Ferris [1915 - November 27, 1929] Son of J. D. Baines and Ellen Benton Baines.  Died Nash County, NC at the age of 14.  Address given as 330 River Drive, Rocky Mount, NC

Bass, Albert [March 20, 1896 - May 12, 1912] Other source indicates death date as 1928

Bass Baby, Daughter of J.W. Bass and wife (no dates given on headstone) Grave located near wrought iron fence between large rocks by first drive and large rocks between cemetery and first parking lot.

Batchelor Baby [January 30, 1914 - February 7, 1914] Child of J.L. and Winnie Batchelor

Batchelor Baby  [April 9, 1915] Child of J.L. and Winnie Batchelor

Batchelor, Marvin [April 25, 1918 - May 10, 1918] Child of J.L. and Winnie Batchelor

Biggs, Betty Clark  [February 12, 1915 - August 7, 1918] Daughter of John Summerfield Biggs.  Initially buried elsewhere, perhaps in cemetery near Fayetteville and later moved to Battle Park.  This baby is buried on the lot on the right as you face the monument with a woman’s picture.

Biggs, John Summerfield [October 11, 1863 - January 13, 1932] Per Granddaughter, Cathy Wilson:   John Biggs was from Cumberland County, NC.  He was “Chief Master Mechanic” at Rocky Mount Cotton Mill for approximately 40 years.   He lived and died in the Superintendent’s house at the mill.

Bishop, Jethro Braxton  [May 27, 1904 - May 14, 1906]

Boswell Baby [July 1, 1916 - July 1, 1916] Child of L.C. and Zelvida Boswell

Boswell, Edison S. [May 6, 1898 - February 5, 1921] Another survey of this cemetery listed this name as Edwin S. Boswell, May 6, 1898-June 5, 1921.

[First name is “Edwin” according to Margaret Battle’s survey for Tar River Connections as listed in Rackley, page 17.]

Boswell, Eliza Estellle [August 9, 1889 - October 17, 1918] Wife of L.C. Boswell

Boswell, L.G. [1884 – 1937] Located near gated entrance and large rocks

Boswell, Zelvida  [July 23, 1895 - July 2, 1916] Wife of L.C. Boswell

Bradshaw, Lewis Napoleon [? – 1909] Mrs. Linda Brashaw Patterson (who lives in Duplin County, NC) advised that her G-Grandfather is buried somewhere in Battle Park Cemetery.  She said he is in an unmarked grave under the tree at the first drive to the cemetery near the gate and large rocks.

Brown, Gene Raymond  [August 16, 1936 - November 20, 1936] Brown/Cherry lot located near the road and just west of a Coley lot.  Markers for these graves are probably missing.  Information received from a family Bible and submitted by a family member.

Brown, Horace Lincoln  [February 5, 1922 - March 11, 1927] See note for Gene Brown burial

Brown, James (Baby) [?? - ??] Dates unknown at this time; burial in same area as Horace, Gene and Rosella Brown

Brown, Rosella Starling  [September 1, 1919 - November 12, 1919] See note for Gene Brown burial

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Cain, Eunice  [November 3, 1927 - November 3, 1927] Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cain of 17 West Elm Street, Rocky Mount, NC.  (Reference is made to a death notice which was found in a newspaper dated November 3, 1927 which indicated “funeral services will be held this afternoon..”  Not sure of birth date/death date of baby.

Cannon, Alexander, Jr.   [March 10, 1919 - October 27, 1992]

Cannon, Christine Mathis  [January 8, 1925 - September 8, 1997] Wife of Alexander Cannon, Jr.; Daughter of William Rhodes Mathis

Carter, A.M. [March 31, 1862 - June 18, 1918]

Casey, Elizabeth [1898 – 1923] Wife of J.D. Casey

Cherry Elizabeth [1871          - 1919]

Cherry, Mary Jolly  [1871 - May 26, 1919] Grave is located West of a Coley lot–grave marker may be missing.  Info from family Bible-submitted by family member.

Cherry, Richard Walter  [February 8, 1854 - February 8, 1929] Grave is located West of a Coley lot–grave marker may be missing.  Info from family Bible-submitted by family member.

Coley, Elisha Edward [November 28, 1867 - January 2, 1938] This lot is located by Battle Park Lane–has ledgers on same.

Coley, Sena Jackson  [June 22, 1876 - February 12, 1945] This lot is located by Battle Park Lane–has ledgers on same.)

Coley, Virginia S.  [October 29, 1898 - October 16, 1918] Daughter of E.E. and Sena Coley; This lot is located by Battle Park Lane–has ledgers on same.

Conway, Arthur Lee  [1910 – 1912] Son of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Conway

Conway, Sarah E.   [1892 – 1938] Wife of Richard Conway

Cooper, Eva Pearl  [January 10, 1909  -  January 29, 1909] Daughter of W. D. and Annie Cooper; death date may be January 20, 1909

Cooper, W.C. [July 22, 1910 - September 8, 1910]

Council, Johnnie [February 28, 1905 - September 19, 1907] Son of L.R. and Katie Council

Creech, Baby [?? - ??] Son of G.C. and Martha E. Creech

Crusenberry, William T. [October 30, 1905 - April 15, 1908] Son of W.L. and A.A. Crusenberry

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Davis, Augusta  [January 7, 1878 - February 20, 1907] Wife of W.B. Davis

Davis, Floyd   [January 5, 1899 - November 8, 1909] Son of W.S. and Augusta Davis

Davis, Inez and Irene (Twins)  [May 8, 1912 - July 30, 1912 (Inez) July 31, 1912 (Irene)] Daughters of James M. and Lucy Davis

Davis, James C.   [November 16, 1912 - September 5, 1914] Son of W.B. and Clara Davis

Davis, James M.   [May 31, 1887 - September 19, 1912]

Davis, Theodis  [December 19, 1906 - May 29, 1907] Infant son of W.B. and Augusta Davis

Davis, Virginia S.  [January 18, 1908 - March 1, 1908] Daughter of J.M. and Lucy Davis (Name may be Virginia P. Davis.)

Davis, W.B. [June 7, 1878 - February 20, 1905]

Davis, W.B., Jr.    [April 6, 1902 - September 18, 1933] Lot is enclosed by concrete type, long and narrow border with name “Davis” inscribed.

Davis, William R.  [May 6, 1900 - August 16, 1911] Son of J.M. and Lucy Davis

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Ellison Baby Girl   [March 1, 19??] Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.E. Ellison; This is a 5 year old child who was severely burned.  Family member gave us a copy of the newspaper article  concerning this incident, but the clipping is undated.  The family said that this child is buried somewhere in Battle Park Cemetery.

Ezzell, Bettie E.  [August 24, 1885 - June 17, 1928 ]  Wife of H. W. Ezzell; lot located in general area of Battle Park Lane

Ezzell, Curtis H.  [October 17, 1841 - November 18, 1911] Lot located right beside of paved drive; has concrete type border, just about square in shape.

Ezzell, Hubert J.  [September 21, 1908 - May 16, 1919] Disinterred September 19, 1960 by Gay Yost Funeral Home and moved to Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC

Ezzell,  John Ray  [Died: October 3, 1918] Military marker, only legible date October 3, 1918 assumed to be the death date.  North Carolina PVT 119 Infantry, 30 Division

Ezzell, Lonnie J.  [August 29, 1920 - July 14, 1933] Disinterred September 19, 1960 by Gay Yost Funeral Home and moved to Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC

Ezzell, Maranza  [May 28, 1851 - March 20, 1925] Wife of Curtis.H. Ezzell  “She was a kind and affectionate wife; a  fond mother and friend to all”

Ezzell, Minnie [March 5, 1888 - March 23, 1911] Wife of S. E. Ezzell

Ezzell, Sarah Ruth [October 10, 1910 - November 3, 1912] Daughter of L.M. and L. Ezzell; Disinterred September 19, 1960 by Gay Yost Funeral Home and moved to Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC

Ezzell, Virginia May  [March 5, 1913 - June 4, 1914] Disinterred September 19, 1960 by Gay Yost Funeral Home and moved to Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC

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Franks, Martha Annie  [May 7, 1913 - June 24, 1913] Daughter of M. L. and K. L. Franks

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Gilbert, Elton M.  [September 7, 1889 - November 6, 1918] Monument difficult to read; located near wire fence enclosure

Gilbert, Jane  [February 6 ,1918  - December 8, 192 ?] – Not sure of year of death, but appears to have been in the 1920’s.

Gilbert, T. W.  [??  14,  1858  - October 14, 1928] May be “G.W. Gilbert”.  Transcriptions conflict.

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Harris, Suffie A.   [December 5, 1905 - May 29, 1930] This monument has a picture of the deceased.  Her monument reads “My dear sister has left me and her place can never be filled; her tired hands and feet are resting, but her thumping heart is still.  May she rest in peace forever, now her work on earth is done.  May she wear the crown of glory, she has patiently won.”

Harvey, Thomas  [1883 - June 4, 1905]

Howell, Charlie Edward   [November 7, 1879  - March 6, 1935] Monument located within a wrought iron fence — located between large rocks on first drive and large rocks between cemetery and parking lot.

Howell, Elijah  [January 2, 1889 - November, 1945] Surrounded by wrought iron fence

Howell, J. W.   [June 1, 1842   -  March 8, 1920] This grave has ledger with a large raised cross design.  Most likely made out of concrete.  Information barely visible.

Howell, Mary E.  [October 8, 1852 - December 10, 1930]

Howell, N.E.  [August 30, 1878 - January 29, 1937]

Howell, Nannie E.  [August 26, 1889 - March 17, 1944] A Faithful Mother.  Grave located between wrought iron fence and first parking lot.

Howell, William J.  [April 19, 1872 - July 19, 1936 ] Buried near J.W. Howell

Hudson, Maggie May [June 20, 1867  - April 3, 1907] Wife of M.R. Hudson

Hux, Margaret D. [April 1, 1853 - April 12, 1903]

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Johnson, Leona  [October 21, 1897 - January 16, 1917] Wife of G.C. Johnson

Joyner ??, Earl Gray  [December 29, 1929 - December 26, 1936] This is a bevel type marker beside of Jennie Joyner.  Same is very difficult to read .

Joyner ??, George  [September 1862 - July 1, 1912] Broken/damaged monument; name looks like “Joyner.”

Joyner, Jennie  [August 20, 1870 - March 25, 1930] NOTE: Damaged marker beside Jennie Joyner.  See “Joyner, Earl Gray” above.

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King, Lewis Napoleon  [1909] Buried under large tree at first drive

Knight, Neta Estelle   [August 22, 1902 - June 21, 1905]  Daughter of P. E. and Lucy D. Knight

Koonce, Gussie E.   [1887 – 1935] Lot has concrete border app. one foot high near Battle Park Lane

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Lewis, James Gaston  [?? - Early 1940's] NOTE: Family member has given the name James  Gaston Lewis as a burial in this cemetery.  He says that the grave is probably unmarked.

Lewis, R.J. Evans  [January 1, 1880 - April 1, 1917]  Wife of J.G. Lewis

Lindsey, Paul E.   [August 20, 1898 - November 27, 1921] Son of J.J. and Victoria Lindsey

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Majors, Salina W. Pichford [August 11, 1853 - September 30, 1915] Wife of C.H. Majors

Mann, John E. [April 25, 1851 - April 25, 1927] Died in Nash County, NC.  Address given on Death Certificate as 27 W. Elm Street, Rocky Mount, NC. Father’s name appears to be Elza (??) Mann and mother’s maiden name appears to be “Canada”.  Mrs. Hayes Taylor, same address, was the informant.

Mathis, Benjamin David   [September 25, 1844 - January 12, 1918] This deceased is listed incorrectly on the monument as “B.B. Matthews”.  He was born in Duplin County, NC; he was a son of Leonard and Matilda Mathis.  Civil War veteran, enlisted in Duplin County, Company C, 51st Regiment; He married Dicey Ann Davis of Colleton County SC; Children are:  Kate Mathis (Atkinson); Clara Mathis; William Leonard Mathis; Nettie Mathis (Mills); Hattie Mathis (Wilson).  This information has been given by a member of the family.

Mathis, D.   No dates given

Mathis, J. C.  [September 26, 1936 - January 14, 1937] Son of O.J. and Grace Mathis (Son of Oliver Mathis?)

Mathis, James Leonard   [May 21, 1928 - June 8, 1929] Son of William Leonard and Eula Mae Pierce Mathis. Grave is located right beside of lot that has concrete border.  Located near Battle Park Lane and close proximity to the parking lot.

Mathis, Leslie D.   [August 31, 1940 - November 6, 1947]

Mathis, Pearl Lamm    [1904  - 1960] Lot has concrete type border near Battle Park Lane.

Mathis, William E.  [May 17, 1930 - December 10, 1930] Lot located closer to first drive into first parking lot.

Mathis, William Rhodes   [1900 – 1968] Son of Louis Gavin Mathis and Elizabeth Register Mathis.  (NOTE: Louis Gavin Mathis and Benjamin David Mathis (listed above) are brothers. Elizabeth Register’s brother, Buck Register, married Mary Jane “Jennie”  Mathis who was a sister of Louis and Benjamin Mathis) Information provided by a family member.  This lot is located by Battle Park Lane at the end of the cemetery closest to second drive/parking lot.  Mathis lot has a border around it.

Matthews, B.B.  [September 25, 1844 - January 12, 1918] (See note for Benjamin David Mathis)

Matthews Baby   [November 11, 1923 - November 11, 1923] Infant son of Slade and Atlan Matthews.

Moore, Alice L.  [June 25, 1888 - March 7, 1920] Name may be Alice M.

Moore Baby boys (probably twins)   [unknown  - unknown]  NOTE:  Children of T.M. and M.M. Moore

Moore, Della M.   [August 30, 1875  - September 26, 1907]

Moore, George H.  [June 21, 1887 - August 8, 1897]

Moore, James T.   [August 15, 1849 - June 27, 1914] Son of Amos and Mary Moore

Moore, Russell Lee  [August 22, 1907 - September 22, 1908] Son of M.S. and Ella Lee Moore

Moore, Thomas M. [April 17, 1826 - October 16, 1923] NOTE: Dates may be April 17, 1876 – October 16, 1928

Moore, Virginia Alice Rooker    [Born app. 1855 - January 31, 1897] Born in Warren County, NC., Daughter of Thomas W. Rooker and Mary Jane Moody Rooker (married Warren County,NC December 31, 1845); Married James  T. Moore July 23, 1873 in Warren County, NC.

Moore, Walter M.   [May 22, 1829  - November 27, 1901]

Morris, Herman  [October 21, 1911 - December 26, 1920] Son of B.D. and Minnie Morris

Munn, A.L.  [1866 – 1925]

Munn, Earl Lee   [July 2, 1920 - September 1, 1922] Son of A.L. and Rosa Munn

Munn, Ellen S. [1910 – 1919] Daughter of A.L. & Rosa Munn

Munn, Tony    [March 20, 1947] Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Munn; Grave located on lot which has a long, narrow concrete border.   The name “Ezzell” is inscribed on one side of the border.

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Nasser, Essie   [1829 – 1894]

Neal, Thomas H. [January 20, 1883 - July 4, 1905]

Nelms, Margaret   [App. 1929]

Nelson, Charlie Edward  [August 24, 1888 - May 17, 1906] Son of F. W. and Hattie M. Nelson

Newman Baby Daughter   [April 5, 1920  -  April 17, 1920] Daughter of S.N. and Frankie Newman

Newman,  Clifton (Baby)   [May 8, 1915 - August 6, 1915] Son of S.N. and  Frankie Newman

Newman, Sallie   [Bet.  August 2, 1917 - August 3, 1917] Daughter of S. N. and Frankie Newman

Newton, William M.   [July 10, 1858 - April 16, 1908]

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Odom, Frank L.    [September 27, 1914 - June 25, 1939] Grave is located by the walkway from parking lot to the first drive by the cemetery.

Oliver Baby Boy   [January 4, 1919   -  January 16, 1919] Son of Robert and Bessie Oliver

Oliver,  Cora C.   [June 16, 1882 - February 24, 1904] Wife of L.G. Oliver; buried near William T. Phelps.  And when the sun in all its states illumed the eastern skies; She passed through glory’s morning gate and walked to paradise.”

Oliver Jessie (Baby)   [February 17, 1904  - June 14, 1904] Son of Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Oliver  Jesus loved this darling dear; Short  thy stay with us here; But God to us has kindly given, a longer life with Him in Heaven.

Oliver, Robert   [1898 - January 16, 1919 ]

Osterburg, Carl Ferdinand    [September 3, 1851 - July 30, 1931] Born in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Lot located by a large rock near first paved drive at cemetery.  This is a bevel type marker.

Outlaw, Lawrence John   [?? - ??] Information given by grandson, Melvin Outlaw.  Grave is unmarked; Melvin Outlaw has brothers, David and Buddy.  They are sons of Ammie Outlaw.

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Page, John A. Marker very hard to read, name appears to be John A. Page.  Unable to read birth/death dates.  There is a second marker by this one which is not legible.

Pearce  [?? - ??]  No dates given

Peel, Elner Louise   [December 24, 1919  - April 2, 1921] Adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peel

Peele Baby Boy   [January 22, 1941 - January 22, 1941] Marker the size of a cinder block with a bronze plaque attached–flush with ground.

Phelps, Lou Tishie  [October 10, 1854 - May 6, 1908] Wife of W.  T. Phelps

Phelps, William  T.   [1847 – 1925]   Grave locate on second row from first drive.

Pierce Baby – Infant son of Ed Pierce and Bertie Maupass Pierce.  Dates unknown.

Pierce Baby.  Infant of James and Lucy Mathis Pierce

Pierce Baby.  Son of G.C. and Martha E. Pierce

Pierce, James Albert [died app. 1928] Died in Nash County, NC

Pierce, Bertie Maupass   [1907 – 1937] Wife of Ed Pierce.  (Ed buried Battleboro Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC)  Bertie buried in grave located beside a lot with  a concrete border–in line with headstone of James Leonard Mathis (baby).

Piner, William F.  [1874 - December 24, 1922]  (Age 48)

Powell, Herman T.   [November 8, 1921 - December 27, 1921] Son of D.  T. and Janie Powell

Powell, J.W.   [January 1, 1842 - March 9, 1920]

Powell,  James E.  [June 6, 1890          November 18, 1906]

Powell, Sarah   [September 12, 1862 - March 5, 1908]

Pregen, Joseph E.    [December 27, 1913 - December 28, 1917] Located app. 10 feet from wrought iron fence, near Battle Park Lane.  Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven.

Price, Billie   [1907 – 1937] Wife of E. D. Price

Price, Mamie.  No dates given

Price, R. A.   [June 24, 1903 - July 8, 1929]

Price, Virdie V.   [1899 – 1915] Daughter of C. P. and Mattie Price

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Ramsey, Coleen  [?? - ?? ] Informant, Brenda Jones, indicated that she and her mother used to visit the grave and place  flowers.  The Ramsey lot was near the ditch that ran parralel to Battle Park Lane.

Ramsey, Francina [January 12, 1871 - August 15, 1958] Was moved from Battle Park Cemetery to Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC

Ramsey, Joseph Hill  [September 28, 1860 - February 10, 1939] Informant, Brenda Jones, indicated that she and her mother used to visit the grave and place  flowers.  The Ramsey lot was near the ditch that ran parralel to Battle Park Lane.  This grave was later moved to Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC

Riley Baby   [September 2, 1901 - October 2, 1901] Daughter of J. W. Riley and Emily H. Riley

Riley, Emily Hicks  [October 19, 1861 - March 3, 1935] Wife of John W. Riley               (NOTE: Name may be Amity Hicks Riley)

Riley, G.R.   [May 10, 1893 - October 3, 1917]

Riley, J. W.   [October 27, 1845 - May 14, 1908]

Riley, Olivia Denise  [December 16, 1882 - June 13, 1914]

Rivenbark, Earl Gray   [October 25, 1929 - December 28, 1936] Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Rivenbark

Robards, Allen Staton  [May 10, 1912 - October 21, 1913] Son of O.A. and Beatrice Robards

Robards, Anna Ramsey  [1894 – 1918] Wife of B.T. Robards

Rogers, Charlie H. [1869 – 1913]

Rogers, Louise [ June 25, 1921  - June 7, 1922] Daughter of C. F. and L. M. Rogers

Rogers, Mary Ella  [September 10, 1907 - July 9, 1922] Located just outside of fenced area near Barnum Road

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Sandeford, Archulet J.  [March 10, 1892  - September 28, 1937] Bevel type marker; Located near the paved walking path from the 1st parking lot to the first paved drive by the cemetery.

Sandlin, R. O.  [August 9, 1850 - September 3, 1924]

Sheridan, Fannie A. [1898 – 1922] See Fannie Skinner

Skinner Baby Girl   [June 23, 1921  - June 23, 1921] Infant daughter of J.L. and E.A. Skinner

Skinner, Fannie A.   [June 18, 1898 - June 21, 1922] Wife of John L. Skinner  My own dear wife has gone; Thy will be done.

Smith, Ethel C.  [July 12, 1908 - October 6, 1923] Daughter of W.W. and Bell Smith (Located near wrought iron fence near Battle Park Lane.  Fence has spear-like top posts.  Monument has fallen to the ground, but the base is still in good condition.  Inscription:  “Remember friends as you pass by; As you are now, so once was I; As I am now, so you must be; Prepare your soul to follow me.”

Smith, Richard  [?? - ??] Customer said there is a Richard Smith buried  in Battle Park; she would get with us later concerning dates.  Have heard nothing further.

Smith, William B.  [November 7, 1866 - January 28, 1924] Inscription: “How great the loss when one so loved is taken.”

Stevey, Cathy Lynn   [1984  - 1984] Buried by Gay Yost Funeral Home; grave located on 2nd row of graves from drive–end of row near paved walking path from parking lot toward old post office site.

Stewart, Carrie Jane [July 10, 1900 - August 15, 1924] Wife of J.T. Stewart; lot surrounded by concrete border

Stone, Joe          April 4, 1900 – June 8, 1900] Son of A.A. and G.A. Stone  (Grave located near gated entrance.)

Stone, Lillie M. [August 20, 1903 - May 3, 1905] Daughter of A. L. and G.A. Stone; Grave located near gated entrance

Stone, Willie [April 4, 1900 - June 8, 1900] Son of A.L. an G.A. Stone; grave located near gated entrance.

Strickland Baby  [March 5, 1907 - July 2, 1907] Child of L.M. and Bettie Strickland

Strickland, Bettie [August 28, 1869 - August 25, 1918] Wife of L. M. Strickland

Strickland, Larry  [1918 – 1918]

Strickland, Lattimore M.  [February 2, 1868 - July 21, 1952]

Strickland, Mary Elizabeth  [June 3, 1908 - June 29, 1908] Daughter of M.S. and Louezer Strickland

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Taylor, Massie B.   [October 11, 1908 - October 12, 1908] Daughter of R. T. and G. Taylor

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Unknown   [June 1, 1881 - February 24, 1904] Damaged marker under tree; located off main drive by path to the parking lot.  Name is not legible.

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Ward  Baby.   [May,  1904  - May,  1908] This is a baby monument and we are assuming it to be a “Ward” baby based upon location by Charlie B. Ward.  (Cannot read headstone.)

Ward , Charlie B.  [Aug. 24, 1888 - May 17, 1906 ] Son of F. W. and Hattie Ward

Williams, George R. [1790  or  1800 - August 25, 1898 ?] The death date is difficult to read, actually may be 1888.  This burial is covered by a full sized ledger.  Additional information indicates that George Williams was 98 years old at time of death.

Williams, Herman L.  [April 21, 1910 - February 15, 1912] Son of L.L. and L.A. Williams

Williams, Mary E.   [1854 - December 29, 1898] Grave is located beside of George Williams and it has a full ledger, which indicates that Mary Williams was 44 years old.

Womble, G.W.   [June 1, 1861 - January 11, 1923] Located on 2nd row of graves from drive

Woodcock, Dora Lee Brown   [July 19, 1870 - June 10, 1915] Wife of L. R. Woodcock

Woodcock, Mary H. [October 2, 1892 - February 7, 1915] Wife of L. L. Woodcock

Woodcock, Vernie Steven  [May 9, 1895  -  September 18, 1938]