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Williams Grove Cemetery
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina
Lat: 35° 49' 38"N, Lon: 78° 41' 38"W
Contributed by Shirley Olson, Aug 22, 2005 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 20.
From the intersection of Duraleigh Rd. and Blue Ridge Rd. take Blue Ridge Rd.(SR 1664 changes to SR 1670 at this point) north east for 3/4 mile. Park on the south side of the road and cross on foot, since there is no place to park on the other side of the road. Although the cemetery fronts on Blue Ridge Rd. it is in a field next to a wooded area and the headstones are in the rear and difficult to spot from the road. Blue Ridge Rd. which starts out as SR 1664, gives up that number to Duraleigh Rd. when Blue Ridge Rd. splits off and becomes SR 1670.
There is no church at the cemetery site. The owner of this cemetery, Williams Grove Baptist Church, is located at 735 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh, NC 27610, some distance from the cemetery. The cemetery is a nice 1/2 acre but unkempt. The headstones are in various states, some in good condition, some broken, some home made and hard to read. There are some unmarked graves. The cemetery is no longer in use.
I walked the cemetery on Aug 17, 2005 and recorded all that was readable from existing tombstones and markers.
- Shirley Olson
Abram, John D., b. 30 Jun 1914, d. 16 Jul 1961, S/sgt Co A 25 Sig HV Const Bn WW 2
Alston, Bessie W., b. 6 May 1894, d. 14 Jul 1942, symbol crown and star on headstone
Alston, Phillips, Sr., b. 11 Nov 1885, d. 9 Nov 1957, mason
Booker, Amelia, b. ???, d. 8 Sep 1919, age 75
Booker, June, b. ???. d. 9 Jan 1925
Durham, Maggie Tyler, b. 25 Dec 1885, d. 23 May 1968
Hayes, Ida W., b. 1 Sep 1875, d. 17 Nov 1940
Hayes, William, b. 11 Aug 1907, d. 31 Mar 1989
Hayes, William, b. 12 May 1882, d. 29 Jun 1922
Hicks, Earthlen, b. 19 Dec 1920, d. 13 Nov 1921, dau. o. W. H. & G. H. Hicks
Hinton, Rosabell Alston, b. 1909, d. 1993, Haywood FH
Lipscomb, Angeline, b. 15 Sep 1871, d. 4 Nov 1949, Ellis D. Jones & Son, FH, Durham, NC
Lipscum, Carrie, b. 15 Oct 1912, d. 13 Nov 1912, dau. o. Zack & Angeline Lipscum
Osborne, Tom, b. 1896, d. 25 Sep 1942
Tyler, David, b. ???, d. 1 Nov 1927, age 50
Wilson, John, b. ???, d. 29 Aug 1925, age 44
Woods, Cindy, b. ???, d. 19 Jun 19?3, w. o. Jefferson Woods
Woods, Jefferson David, b. 18 Aug 1920, d. 18 Jul 1974
Woods, Lillie L., b. 1898, d. 1961
Woods, Robert A., b. 1885, d. 1952
FH marker, rusted, nreadable next to Angeline Lipscomb
Deaths & Obituaries: Newspapers 1690-Present