Little Mission Cemetery

Duplin County North Carolina

Surveyed by Lillian & Pearl Houston January 2012




The following is a complete listing of the tombstones in the Little Mission Cemetery in Duplin County, NC.

Location: on Bonham Road (SR# 1117) about 2/10 mile on the left behind some old chicken houses in the field. Sign at the path that leads to the cemetery.

African American Cemetery

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    GPS Coordinates:
    34.85721 N
    78.10756 W

    The epitaphs are as follows:

    Willie Merritt Nov 13 1912 Jan 18 1989 Martha Merritt Aug 22 1939 Jun 29 1987 Mack Merritt Mar 12 1910 Apr 9 1987 Thomas Merritt May 2 1906 Nov 2 1982 Elkenia H Williams 1882-1928 Elkenia Williams Feb 3 1881 May 5 1928 Francine S Williams Mar 31 1891 May 27 1983 Willie H Williams North Carolina PFC CO M 369 Inf World War II Nov 28 1921 Apr 6 1956 Ada Jane Williams Feb 14 1919 Feb 15 1960 Juddie Edna W Vann Jul 29 1926 Apr 3 1984 Ernest Graham PVT US Army Jan 29 1894 Feb 9 1975 Ernest Graham Jan 29 1894 Feb 9 1975 Martha W Graham Jun 14 1902 Apr 4 1986 Lessie B Armwood Mar 22 1922 Feb 6 1992 Willie Mae Judge Jun 6 1929 May 30 1999 MM Unreadable Gladys James Oct 23 1915 Jun 5 2005 Thomas James May 7 1914 Nov 11 2000 Gloria Ann Daughter of Astor & Rebecca Southerland Aug 1 1950 Jan 3 1951 Rebecca J Southerland Sep 22 1918 Dec 10 1988 Rebecca J Southerland Sep 22 1918 Dec 10 1988 Christopher M Southerland Sep 23 1955 Jan 27 2007 Christopher M Southerland Sep 23 1955 Jan 27 2007 Elizabeth Ward Aug 10 1945 May 27 2006 Charlie Merritt Jan 17 1904 Nov 30 1988 Richard Williams Dec 1900 Jul 1952 Elnois Williams Jan 23 1953 Oct 24 2001 Travis J Williams Jr Mar 7 2004 Mar 7 2004 Beverly Ann Williams Dec 22 1960 Apr 22 2005 Travis J Williams Apr 30 1876 Sep 1 2007 FS Travis J Williams SN US Navy Apr 30 1976 Sep 1 2007 Elkanie L K Nichelson May 25 1940 Nov 10 2008 Elkanie Nickelson May 25 1940 Nov 10 2008 Allie N Savage Apr 24 1933 Sep 30 2007 L Bernice Bland Oct 13 1935 Apr 28 2000 Nathaniel Nickelson Jr Jul 14 1947 Jun 24 1999 James H Nickelson Jun 28 1937 Oct 29 1976 Minnie Lee Bennett Dec 1 1899 May 5 1988 George H Lee Jun 25 1919 Feb 7 2000 Geretta Vernette Council Cowan May 2 1926 Jul 2 2009 Annie Ruth Southerland Oct 26 1930 Feb 8 2006 Rev Tonya E Southerland Nov 7 1961 Aug 4 2005 Enoch W Southerland Jan 10 1939 Feb 25 2000 Mitchell Robinson SKSN US Navy Vietnam Oct 11 1951 May 23 1997 Susie M Southerland July 26 1913 Feb 9 1983 Samuel Donald Southerland Jan 21 1932 Oct 19 1980 Mattie Jackson May 12 1894 Mar 14 1969 Double Stone Southerland Malachi May 1 1906 Jun 27 1966 Lila M Oct 10 1909 Jun 7 1981 James S Boney Sr Aug 12 1980 Apr 7 2010 Sarah M Bryant May 14 1885 Feb 20 1932 Anna Bryant 1887-1966 Rena Bryant Jul 1884 Oct 22 1940 Jakie Bryant PVT US Army World War II 1913-1985 Ivey Bryant Apr 20 1916 Feb 3 1989 Broken Stone Unreadable Rachel A Bryant Jul 2 1924 May 7 2011 Lillie B Williams Jul 7 1908 Jun 4 1994 Turner C Williams Mar 19 1951 Aug 3 2008 Rev Selena Bryant Dec 25 1931 Apr 9 2009 Mittie F Mitchell Nov 26 1898 Dec 1 1990 Nettie G Bryant Nov 26 1896 Jun 5 1981 Manuel Bryant Feb 1 1901 May 20 1982 Frances W Nickolson Wife of Nathan Nickolson Jun 28 1911 May 3 1964 Nathaniel Nickelson Jr Mar 13 1911 Jun 17 1988 Lucy Mae Williams Stevenson Oct 25 1916 May 11 1957

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