3215 Bell Arthur Road Cemetery

 

Location:

 

Bell Arthur Road. Coming from Bell Arthur toward 264A, about 30 yards past Frog Level Road on the left side, upon a hill.

 

The Hemby Home place is located across the road from the cemetery.

Cemetery surveyed March 27, 2004 by Mrs. Amy Wainwright Hunt and Miss Danielle L. Schill,

both of Farmville, NC.

 

Reading left to right:

 

1st Row

 

Polly, wife of Ames Moore, died November 23, 1905, Aged 80 yrs.

 

Arrea, wife of I.F. Crawford, born November 8, 1867, died March 6, 1902.

 

Carlia L. Phillips, born September 15, 1887, died June 18, 1901

Gone but not forgotten.

 

Infant of S. & L. Nichols - At rest - No dates.

 

Mary, daughter of S & L. Nichols, born September 28, 1887, died May 27, 1888

Asleep in Jesus.

 

Alfred, son of S. & L. Nichols, born January 24, 1872, died October 18, 1890.

 

Benjamin son of S. & L. Nicholas, born December 18, 1875, died April 3, 1903.

 

Silas Nichols, born June 17, 1840, died September 18, 1908.

 

Here lies a fallen tree. There were no stones detected visually. The land slopes greatly and has washed away over the years, but I do not believe it has disturbed any stones. Several are leaning over toward the swamp.

 

2nd Row

 

CRAWFORD, William Henry, born June 16, 1862, died September 18, 1908

He was faithful to every duty.

 

Metal State - Rusted Unreadable

 

Tomb - it has been incased by brick and cement. No name, dates or inscription.

 

Louisa, wife of J.B. Tripp, born October 6, 1876, died January 20, 1908.

 

Emily, wife of Nelson Nichols, born November 10, 1833, died June, 1902

Resting in peace.

 

Nelson Nichols, born September 14, 1831, died January, 1902

Gone but not forgotten.

 

Eula Corrinna, daughter of Nelson & Emily Nichols, born October 19, 1878, died January 22, 1896.

 

Rhonald A., son of B.A. & Nellis E. Nichols, born April 6, 1895, died February 6, 1896.

 

Ernest R., son of J.B. & Louisa Tripp, born October 5, 1895, died August 23, 1899.

 

In memory of little Appie, daughter of J.B. & Louisa Tripp, born April 26, 1898, died March 12, 1900

God took her to the shining shore.

 

Charley W., son of J.B. & Louisa Tripp, born January 20, 1908, died January 20, 1909.

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Hemby Cemetery

 

3rd Row

 

Bertha McLawhorn, wife of Austin Briley, born September 1, 1896, died April 21, 1951

Death is eternal life, why should we weep.

 

Jennie, wife of Austin Briley, born October 20, 1895, died October 27, 1918.

 

Infant, son of Austin & Jennie Briley, born & died October 27, 1918.

 

Richard T., son of Austin & jennie Briley, born August 3, 1916, died July 1, 1917

Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.

 

Infant, daughter of Austin & Jennie Briley, born February 12, 1915 - At rest.

 

Infant, daughter of John & Laura Hemby, 1911 - At rest.

 

BRILEY - No first name, born January 7, 1870, died August 15, 1887

A tender mother died a faithful friend.

 

Telford, son of J.H. & L. Hemby, born September 15, 1887, died October 22, 1895.

 

Laura, wife of John Hemby, born June 1, 1870, died August 14, 1913.

 

John Hemby, born January 5, 1865, died April 28, 1937 - Father we miss thee.

 

4th Row

 

L.B. Allen, born February 12, 1888, died May 19, 1934

Kind father of love, thou art gone to thy rest.

 

Infant son of J.L. & H.O. Allen, born September 8, 1919, died September 16, 1919

Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.

 

R.B. Allen, born February 8, 1879, died October 31, 1918 - A tender father and a faithful friend.

 

George T. Allen, born June 27, 1855, died May 26, 1931.

 

Jane E. Allen, wife of G.T. Allen, born February 5, 1860, died May 8, 1917

Weep not, she is not dead, but sleeping.

 

V.G. son of J.I. & Hattie Allen, born July 25, 1908, died June 2, 1909 - At rest.

 

Alfred N. son of G.T. and Jane Allen, born December 12, 1831, died February 2, 1898.

 

Margaret J., wife of A. Dennis, born November 20, 1828, died May 7, 1908.

 

Elias Hemby born December 30, 1850, died July 11, 1920.

 

5th Row

 

John W. Hemby, born September 29, 1930, died November 4, 1931

We hope to join you on the heavenly shore.

 

CRAWFORD, Novella 1891 - ?. John F. 1885-1936.

 

Infant H.D. son of Herber C. & Kate Allen, born November 23, 1920, d. January 29, 1923.

 

Cornelia Hemby, born April 29, 1862, died September 20, 1937.

 

Amos G. Hemby, born August 11, 1853, died July 14, 1916.

 

6th Row

 

Metal Stake with glass pane. Pane broken and unable to read what was printed.

 

7th Row

 

C.N. Nicholas, born May 15, 1874, died February 18, 1945.

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This cemetery has been cleaned and maintained by Mr. Ron Kemp and his mother Mrs. Janice Hemby Kemp.

 

They are in the process of asking the local Boy Scouts to help them with any fuiture clean up projects.

 

I feel the Kemps should be applauded for the care they have given to this resting place .

- Amy W. Hunt

Ron Kemp - Grandson of: Hester and Earl Hemby.

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