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LITTLE ZION BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY
Hugh Davis Road
Marmaduke, near Liberia
Fishing Creek Township
Warren County, North Carolina

Surveyed by Tony Copeland, March 2007, transcribed & submitted by Deloris Williams

Directions from South Main Street (US-401) in Warrenton, North Carolina, turn right on NC-58 (also called Country Club Road) past the Warrenton Golf Club for 4.7 miles to Liberia where the road splits; continue to the left on NC-43 for 1.6 miles to Marmaduke, where you turn right at Hugh Davis Road, traveling about 0.7 mile to Little Zion.

The Church was built in the early 1900ís on property then owned by Robert Y. Davis of Marmaduke. North Carolina. Some years ago, part of the Church collapsed in on itself and the Church members moved to a new location near Inez, Warren County, North Carolina; however the Cemetery, which was used from the early 1900ís to bury members of the Church as well as those of the local community, remains at the old location. (See photos) While not as active as it once was, the cemetery is still in use, the last burial being in 2001. The Church itself is in a very deteriorated condition, having been left to the elements over the years; sitting on 2 acres of land in a highly forested area, the cemetery extends from behind the Church to the deeper woodland area. Not many of the graves are marked, and even fewer have headstones, and those that are lie closest to the old Church building. The headstones and markers that could be read are listed below.

Floyd DAVIS , son of R.Y. & Emma DAVIS
b. June 28, 1911
d. October 30, 1915
Gone but not forgotten.

Emma J., wife of R. Y. DAVIS
Age 35 Yrs.
d. October 29, 1915
Gone to a Brighter Home, Where Grief Cannot Come.

Frank DAVIS
b. December 17, 1888
d. August 20, 1913

Samuel CHEEK
b. September 15, 1873
d. January 13, 1961

Lillie CHEEK
b. November 9, 1873
d. May 28, 1944

Tremilla DAVIS
b. December 15, 1897
d. February 9, 1978

Charlie L. DAVIS
b. March 27, 1882
d. September 9, 1962

Lloyd Thomas DAVIS
b. April 5, 1918
d. May 21, 1961

Mollie L. CHEEK
b. September 30, 1887
d. August 30, 1971

Charles Lee CHEEK
b. December 31, 1882
d. September 10, 1944

Willie K. DAVIS
b. May 3, 1881
d. March 2, 1957
(double headstone with next)
Emma C. DAVIS
b. March 19, 1891
d. March 13, 1951

Boldie T. DAVIS
b. October 22, 1885
d. March 31, 1960

Mary R. McKNIGHT
b. April 10, 1874
d. September 10, 1945

Jessie Edna DEBNAM
b. April 16, 1912
d. March 3, 1945

Thelma J. ALSTON
b. April 15, 1899
d. July 23, 1960

Robert M. DAVIS Sr.
US ARMY
b. May 21, 1929
d. March 3, 1972

Willie Edward DAVIS
US NAVY
b. April 24, 1920
d. September 30, 1974

Nepolier (Napoleon?) BOYD
b. May 23, 1925
d. January 4, 1991

Leonia Davis BOYD
b. May 13, 1904
d. April 6, 1917


Durell Ashley BOYD
b. January 15, 1896
d. May 8, 1973

Clyde D. DAVIS Sr.
b. April 23, 1950
d. October 3, 2001

Willie T. SPRUILL
b. 1875
d. 1950

Cora P. SPRUILL
b. July 1878
d. February 8, 1960

Sallie W. HAWKINS
b. June 5, 1905
d. March 31, 1968

Sandy DAVIS
b. May 6, 1850
d. January 7, 1918
Though Thou Art Gone, And Thou Fair Form, Lies Moulding in the Dust.
Fond Memry Clings To Thee.


©2007 by Tony Copeland and Deloris Williams..  No portion of this any document appearing on this site is to be used for other than personal research.  Any republication or reposting is expressly forbidden without the written consent of the owner. Last updated 03/25/2013