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Airport Boulevard Cemetery
(Sorrell Grove Cemetery)
Morrisville, Wake County, North Carolina

Lat: N 35°51'18" Lon: W 78°49'32"

Contributed by Shirley Olson, Sep 08, 2003 [shirley32olson@yahoo.com]. Total records = 157.

Dir: From the intersection of the Cary Pkwy. & Hwy. #54 (Chapel Hill Rd.), Cary, NC.: Take Hwy #54 west 2.6 miles to Airport Blvd. (SR # 3015) which runs only northeast. Go 1.2 miles to the cemetery, clearly visible on the left (nw) side of the road. (Airport Blvd. continues and crosses Interstate #40 at Exit # 284 less than a mile ahead.)

Airport Road Community Cemetery (formerly called Sorrell Grove Cemetery, listed as Sorrels Grove in GNIS). Land records show 1.12 acres, Cedar Fork Twp., currently owned by James W. Marcom. Property description is "Property of Sorrell Grove Baptist Church Cemetery."

You can drive through the cemetery. It is neatly mowed and well kept. There are an unusually large number of footstone size markers, mostly without dates, some with full names, some with partial names. I thought at first they were place holders until I viewed a number of these stones with "baby" and the surname, and can only surmise that these are being used instead of headstones as grave markers. At the foot of the graves that are marked with headstones there are the customary footstones, either initialed or with "mother" or "father" inscribed. At one grave there was a funeral home marker and next to it a footstone sized tablet with the name of the interred. Only the funeral home marker held dates. Since burials have occurred as recently as 2002, the cemetery is still in use and there appears to be room for more burials.

I walked and recorded all tombstones in this cemetery on Sep 07, 2003.

- Shirley Olson

Aharon, Kathy, no dates
Aharon, Scott, no dates
Armstrong, baby, no dates
Arnold, Nannie Sorrell, no dates
Barbee, Bessie B., b. 9 Jan 1890, d. 21 Dec 1965
Barbee, Haywood A., b. 24 Apr 1912, d. 12 Apr 1992
Barber, Ada G., b. 14 Apr 1891, d. 11 Dec 1960
Barber, Clyde W., b. 29 Sep 1912, d. 27 Dec 1980, Tec 3 US Army WW 2
Barber, John E., b. 23 Mar 1885, d. 23 Oct 1963
Barnhill, Glennie, no dates
Barnhill, Rebecca, no dates
Buckner, Doug, Jr., b. 1965, d. 1984
Burgess, Gracie R., b. 14 Apr 1912, d. 28 Sep 1987
Burgess, Maggie, b. 6 Jul 1856, d. 23 Jan 1943
Burgess, Martha, b. 16 May 1930, d. ????
Burgess, Nannie, b. 11 May 1889, d. 19 Jan 1949
Burgess, Rufus N., 5 Feb 1932, d. 29 Oct 1937, s. o. N.H. & Elsie Burgess
Burgess, Sidney M., b. 16 Jan 1904, d. 22 Jul 1976
Burgess, Willie A., 22 Jul 1893, d. 5 Apr 1974, Pvt US Army WW 1
Burnette, Lena Watkins, b. 6 Nov 1930, d. 22 Jun 1999, "sister"
Cameron, Gaynelle F., b. 21 Apr 1954, d. 22 Mar 1998
Carlino, Sandra D., no dates
Carlino, Sherry H., no dates
Carroll, Lillie D., no dates
Catlette, Charles J., b. 5 Jun 1930, d. 25 May 1994, shared with Martha Burgess, b. 16 May 1930
Choplin, Coy G., b. 13 Sep 1922, d. 12 Jul 1994
Choplin, Virginia K., b. 2 Jul 1928, d. ????, w.o. Coy Choplin, m. 24 Sep 1950
Churchill, Calvin, no dates
Collins, Melvin A., b. 19 Sep 1915, d. 4 Oct 1994
Copeland, Beatrice T., b. 30 Sep 1921, d. 7 Jan 1998
Copeland, Hulon D., b. 17 Apr 1910, d. 25 Feb 1983, T/Sgt US Army WW 2
Culler, James R., b. 13 Oct 1906, d. 7 Mar 1980
Culler, Wanda E., b. 25 Sep 1933, d. ????, w.o. James R. Culler, m. 7 Aug 1953
Danenberg, Danny R., b. 27 Feb 1945, d. 21 Dec 1999
Davis, Carey Calvin, b. 4 May 1924, d. 16 Dec 1988, Sn USN WW 2
Davis, Clyde Boyd, b. 21 Dec 919, d. 25 Jun 1988, Pvt USMC WW 2
Davis, Floyd, no dates
Davis, John C., b. 25 Nov 1884, d. 12 Dec 1964
Davis, Lula Dunn, b. 15 May 1889, d. 23 Mar 1969
Davis, Oliver Owen, b. 27 Nov 1895, d. 5 Sep 1978
Davis, Robena McLeod, b. 30 Jul 1920, d. 12 Feb 2001
Deal, Brittany, no dates
Dunn, Willie L., b. 1897, d. 1975
Ellis, Clayborn, no dates
Ellis, Vickie D., no dates
Evangelist, Claudia R., b. 31 Aug 1927, d. ????
Evangelist, William P., b. 2 Mar 1917, d. 12 Jul 1984, US Army
Fish, Douglas Henry, b. 21 Jul 1948, d. 25 Nov 1948
George, James Coy, b. 27 Jun 1904, d. 2 Jul 1952
George, Maggie O'Neal, b. 14 Aug 1906, d. 9 Mar 1998
Greenwood, baby, no dates
Hammack, Clara G., b. 18 Jan 1913, d. 27 Sep 1963
Hammack, Clyde H., b. 20 Nov 1904, d. 21 May 1985
Hicks, Gary, no dates
Hicks, Jewelie, no dates
Jenkins, Callie, no dates
Jenkins, Dewey, no dates
Jenkins, Elizabeth, no dates
Jenkins, James Luther, b. 5 Ocy 1938, d. 23 Dec 1988
Jenkins, James, no dates
Jenkins, Jessie, b. 1900, d. 1952
Jenkins, Jimmy, b. 26 Feb 1901, d. 7 Jun 1970
Jenkins, Lillie, b. 13 Sep 1906, d ????
Jenkins, Mertie D., b. 24 May 1886, d. 24 Apr 1962
Johnson, Barbara Lee, b. 10 Aug 1940, d. 26 Jan 1991
Johnson, Bertha W., b. 1 Mar 1908, d. 22 Oct 1972
Johnson, Everett C., Jr., b. 20 Feb 1929, d. 5 Jan 1991
Johnson, Everett C., b. 18 Nov 1894, d. 24 Aug 1965
Johnson, Katherine L., b. 16 Oct 1918, d. 24 Jun 1998
Johnson, Sarah Rebecca, b. 29 Sep 1930, d. ????
Johnson, Tyree G., b. 29 Sep 1916, d. ????
Jones, Ruth, b. 1914, d. 1989
Kerr, Betty, no dates
Kerr, Bobby, no dates
King, Rebecca Sorrell, no dates
Lane, Larry F., b. 23 Mar 1957, d. 8 Aug 1974
Lassater, Doris, b. 1923, d. 1972
Luquire, Catherine, b. / d. 10 Feb 1916, dau. o. Eugene & Cleo Luquire
Luquire, Jesses Thomas, b. 5 Aug 1900, d. 1 Dec 1900 (Jesses is the name on stone)
Luquire, Joseph A., b. 1867, d. 1911
Luquire, Mary E., b. 1869, d. 1937
Luquire, Maudie Annie, b. 6 Oct 1897, d. 1 Jun 1898
Marcom, Frances T., b.30 Aug 1926, d. 28 Sep 1990
Marcom, Henry C., b. 1874, d. 1929
Marcom, Isiah D., b. 16 Mar 1868, d. 9 Jan 1939
Marcom, Jesse W., Jr., b. 1947, d. 1949, s.o. J.W. & F. T. Marcom
Marcom, Jesse W., b. 28 Sep 1910, d. 17 Nov 2000
Marcom, Mamie J., b. 1881, d. 1911, w.o. Henry C. Marcom
Marcom, Needham, b. 1 Sep 1914, d. 5 Oct 1918, s.o. I.D. & S.B. Marcom
Marcom, Sallie B., b. 5 Sep 1883, d. 26 May 1973
Markham, Arthur B., b. 4 May 1922, d. 7 Sep 1990, Cpl US Army WW 2
Markham, Jean B., b. 23 Dec 1930, d. 9 Aug 2002, w.o. Arthur Markham, m. 16 Jun 1951
Marsh, Mae Johnson, b. 21 Oct 1926, d. 25 Jan 2000
Marshburn, Dallas C., b. 31 Oct 1913, d. 20 Apr 1998
Marshburn, Helen Medlin, b. 17 Mar 1913, d. ????, w.o. Dallas Marshburn, m. 29 Nov 1934
Maynard, John Albert, b. 22 Dec 1911, d. 28 Oct 1971, Pfc US Army WW 2
Maynard, Verla B., b. 24 May 1914, d. ????
McLean, Naomi D., no dates
Merritt, Iline, no dates
Merritt, Sam, no dates
Mitchell, Lois (Sally), b. 21 Nov 1949, d. ????, w.o. Tommy Mitchell, m. 11 Jun 1966
Mitchell, Tommy J., b. 3 May 1948, d. 8 Aug 1974
Moseley, Michael O., b. 28 May 1963, d. 18 Apr 1991
Page, Callie, no dates
Page, Calvin, no dates
Page, Columbus, b. 1855, d. 1938
Page, Ernest D., b. 14 Aug 1886, d. 13 Jun 1941
Page, James M., b. 21 Oct 1895, d. 5 Jul 1951, Pvt 3 Engr Tng Regt WW 1
Page, Margaret, age 57, d. 22 Mar 1908
Perdue, Delmus, b. 23 Apr 1921, d. 23 Feb 2000
Perdue, Ruth M., b. 25 Jun 1924, d. ????, wo. Delmus Perdue, m. 9 Mar 1952
Potter, Corice Odell, b. 1901, d. 1994
Radford, Henry C., b. 14 May 1926, d. 22 Jan 1996
Radford, Pauline H., b. 30 Aug 1911, d. 11 Jul 1990
Ragan, baby, no dates
Riley, Melvin Fletcher, b. 15 Aug 1926, d. 24 Oct 1972
Ritch, Gene H., no dates
Ritch, Linda H., no dates
Smith, Bobby, no dates
Smith, Eleanor Joan J., b. 1 Dec 1935, d. 6 Mar 1990, w.o. Robert Smith, m. 2 Oct 1953
Smith, Robert R., b. 28 Oct 1933, d. 24 Oct 2000
Smith, Shirley W., no dates
Smith, Tammy, no dates
Sorrell, Joshua, no dates
Sorrell, Samuel, no dates
Sorrell, Thelma Cornelia, b. 1 Apr 1908, d. 15 May 1908
Sorrell, Will, no dates
Thornburg, Larry R., b. 21 Jun 1940, d. 23 Feb 1962
Throneburg, Jeremiah J., b. 14 Mar 1925, d. 5 May 1986, S 1 USN WW 2
Trammell, Edna Mae, b. 7 Dec 1908, d. 5 Apr 1975
Watkins, baby, no dates
Watkins, Bethenie, no dates, "mother"
Watkins, Betty F., no dates
Watkins, Clarence Thomas, b. 11 Apr 1919, d. 19 Apr 1919, Pfc US Army WW 2
Watkins, Clyde, b. 7 May 1927, d. ????
Watkins, Ed, no dates, "baby"
Watkins, Elbert, b. 1922, d 1986
Watkins, Ernest H., b. 30 Jul 1912, d. 6 Jun 1967
Watkins, Faye W., b. 1932, d. ????
Watkins, Gladys Sigmon, b. 21 Jun 1844, d. 27 Jun 1987
Watkins, Henrietta G., b. 23 Feb 1933, d. 21 Dec 1974
Watkins, James W., b. 18 Feb 1874, d. 11 Oct 1967
Watkins, Jean R., no dates
Watkins, Julius J., b. 29 Aug 1920, d. 25 Apr 1998
Watkins, Katie W., b. 21 Oct 1927, d. 5 Nov 1987, w.o. Clyde Watkins, m. 29 Jun 1957
Watkins, Katie, no dates
Watkins, Larry R., no dates
Watkins, Lonnie, "father"
Watkins, Marvin, b. 4 Sep 1917, d. ????
Watkins, Mattie M., b. 10 May 1884, d. 25 Jan 1985
Watkins, Milton W., b. 10 Mar 1914, d. 10 Oct 1999
Watkins, Ruby George, b. 6 Jun 1916, d. 9 Nov 1970
Watkins, Stella G., b. 15 Sep 1913, d. 14 Oct 1988
Williams, Carolyn Ann, b. 30 Nov 1967, d. 29 Apr 1973
Williams, Clara E., b. 17 Sep 1926, d. 27 Nov 1990
Williams, Edna Mae, no date
Williams, William L., b. 25 Aug 1925, d. 21 May 1994, S2 USN WW 2

Misc:
J M E, no data
Marcom, 2 with no data
Marcom, no dates
Maynard, 4 with no data
M M C, no data
Page, 2 with no data
R B E, no data
Sorrell, 3 with no data
W T C, no data

 

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