Hancock County (Georgia) Cemeteries

Cemetery details

New Hope Powelton Baptist Church

New Hope Powelton Baptist Church photo
Location:
From the Hancock County Court House, go 2.6 miles northeast on Hwy 22/15 to the split and then go right on Hwy 22 for another 10.4 miles to County Road 28, which forks off to the right, next to the Powelton Baptist Church. Follow County Road 28 for 0.2 miles to the New Hope Powelton Baptist Church and cemetery on your right.

GPS coordinates: 33 25' 52" N 82 51' 58" W
or in degrees only form: 33.43111° N X 82.86611° W
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GMD: 106
Cemetery Status: Active
Predominant race: Black

Burials that have occurred since the cemetery survey are numbered 200 or higher and are based on obituaries.

Indexer or Contributor: Kathy Fuller and Susan Harrington

Number of persons found: 176
Emerett Oliver
Jul 20, 1918 - Feb 25, 2002

Military Service: World War II
TEC 5 U.S. Army
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Grave 1
Maurice Wright
Jan 25, 1977 - Aug 20, 1980

Grave 2
Lucile Wright
1919 - 1972

Grave 3
Callie C. Oliver
Dec 9, 1887 - Feb 29, 1984
"Mother" "Asleep in Jesus"
Grave 4
Rachel Battle Roddy
1906 - 1997
"My trust is in God"
Grave 5
William H. Battle
1915 - 1986
On same headstone as Lessie L. Battle.
Grave 6
Lessie L. Battle
1918 - 1993
On same headstone as William H. Battle.
Grave 7
Rachel Battle Heath
1942 - 1986

Grave 8
Curtis E. Battle
Jun 17, 1939 - May 23, 2000
"Beloved Husband, Dad, and Granddad"
Grave 9
Samuel William Battle

- Jun 3, 2001
Unmarked slab. All info per Watts Funeral Home tag.
Grave 10
Unmarked Adult Slab - Mary R. Duggan
Nov 6, 1910 - May 26, 1992
Age 81. All info per funeral home marker.
Grave 11
Dea. Leonard Ruff
1912 - 1989

Grave 12
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 13
Unmarked Adult Slab
b. Jan 11, 1907
Info from funeral home tag. Rest of info is unreadable.
Grave 14
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 15
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 16
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 17
Levi Sims
Sep 16, 1895 - Dec 3, 1982

Military Service: World War I
Pfc. U.S. Army
Grave 18
Steven McGee
Oct 15, 1900 - Aug 20, 1975

Grave 19
Unmarked Adult Slab - Mrs. Bridie Howell McGee
Jul 12, 1910 - Dec 19, 1996
Age 86. All info per funeral home marker.
Grave 20
Mr. Paul M. Ivey
Jan 13, 1954 - Feb 28, 1970
Gravestone made by Dawson Mortuary
Grave 21
Christopher Houston

- Feb 23, 1957
"Master" as in Master Christopher Houston. Information difficult to piece together.
Grave 22
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 23
Willie L Birdsong
Dec 2, 1908 - Oct 31, 1981
"I love you"
Grave 24
Gertrude McGhee
May 1926 - Jan 1988
"Our Beloved Mother and Grandmother"
Grave 25
Ossie M. Berry
May 1, 1912 - Mar 8, 1966

Grave 26
Rev. W. J. Johnson
Aug 9, 1884 - Dec 22, 1962
In fenced lot with Beah Henry Johnson.
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Grave 27
Bea Henry Johnson
Aug 1887 - Dec 1962
In fenced lot with Rev. W. J. Johnson.
Grave 28
Rosa B. Johnson
Sep 19, 1886 - Jan 25, 1972

Grave 29
Verger Lee Johnson
Apr 24, 1928 - Oct 14, 1996

Grave 30
Mae F. Birdsong Pittman
May 2, 1918 - May 10, 1996

Grave 31
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 32
Eddie L. Williams
1900 - 1994

Grave 33
Lamar Shivers, Jr.
Jan 5, 1965 - Jul 13, 1994

Military Service:
HN U.S. Navy
Grave 34
James Thomas Heath
Mar 10, 1928 - Nov 6, 1994

Military Service: Korean War
Pvt. U.S. Army
Grave 35
Unmarked Adult Slab

Has a repeating pattern of "S" stamped all over the slab.
Grave 36
John W. Heard
Feb 9, 1941 - Dec 15, 1986

Grave 37
Syrus S. Rayford
1854 - Oct 11, 1916
"Minister of the gospel from 1876-1916. He died as he lived - a Christian."
Grave 38
Unmarked Grave


Grave 39
Unmarked Adult Slab

Recent grave (8/2002) with Askew Memorials' funeral home flags.
Grave 40
Unmarked Adult Slab

"Mom" in flowers on the grave. Has a very faded Ingram Bros funeral home tag.
Grave 41
Unmarked Child Grave


Grave 42
Anderson Lester, Jr.
Dec 11, 1946 - Feb 24, 1998

Military Service: Vietnam War
A1C U.S. Air Force
Grave 43
Wyman Alexander
May 19, 1915 - Mar 4, 1998
"Loving children" On same headstone as Edna Leslie Alexander.
Grave 44
Edna Leslie Alexander
May 3, 1926 - Jun 4, 1996
"Loving children" On same headstone as Wyman Alexander.
Grave 45
Charles W. Hill, Jr.
May 19, 1936 - Dec 14, 1981
"Now cometh eternal rest."
Grave 46
Hattie McGee
Jan 13, 1910 - Sep 30, 1990

Grave 47
Unmarked Adult Slab - Mrs. Daisy H. Burley
Mar 14, 1912 - Jan 8, 2000
Age 87. All info from funeral home marker.
Grave 48
Barbara Andrews Harden
Aug 8, 1950 - Oct 5, 1995

Grave 49
Unmarked Graves

Possibly 2-3 graves.
Grave 50
Jimmy Heath
Aug 28, 1950 - Oct 4, 1992

Military Service:
Pvt. U.S. Army
Grave 51
Johnnie B. Heath, Sr.
May 1, 1915 - Jul 9, 1991

Grave 52
Sophia Lynn Heath
Jul 27, 1967 - Aug 29, 1995

Grave 53
A. H.

Woodman of the World gravestone fallen over and unreadable. Footstone has initials A. H.
Grave 54
Unmarked Graves

A large open area with 50 to 100 graves possible.
Grave 55
Paul Hubert

- Jun 5, 1885
Death year very hard to read.
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Grave 56
Rose Alfriend
1835 - Sep 15, 1905
"We trust our loss will be her gain, And that with Christ she's gone to reign."
Grave 57
Anthony B. Heath, Sr.
May 25, 1960 - Mar 18, 2002

Grave 58
Sam Baker
1912 - 2000

Grave 59
Eugene Baker
Jul 7, 1944 - Mar 18, 1991

Grave 60
Ophynell Shorter
Dec 20, 1942 - Dec 17, 1985
"In God's Care"
Grave 61
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 62
C. B. Wilson
Aug 1, 1911 - Nov 18, 1979

Grave 63
L. E. Wilson

Piece of a marker. No dates.
Grave 64
Epsie Wilson
Oct 28, 1887 - Oct 28, 1979

Grave 65
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 66
James Wilson
Oct 27, 1920 - Jan 4, 1996
"Chick"
Grave 67
Geneva F. Wilson
May 18, 1909 - Jan 20, 1991

Grave 68
Perry Wilson
1905 - 1977

Grave 69
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 70
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 71
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 72
Annie M. Harris


Grave 73
Annie B. Harper
Jun 7, 1896 - Jan 9, 1914

Grave 74
Eugene Harper
Mar 15, 1880 - Nov 9, 1968

Grave 75
Earley Harper

- Dec 30, 1968
Grave 76
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 77
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 78
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 79
Unmarked Adult Slab - Charlie James Wilson
Dec 15, 1950 - Jun 22, 2002
Age 51. All info per funeral home marker.
Grave 80
Moses E. Johnson
Sep 17, 1920 - Aug 26, 1959
Age 38.
Military Service: World War II
TEC 5 589 Ordnance Ammo Co.
Grave 81
Mr. Charlie Jones

- Aug 15, 1948
Age 50. "Hanley"
Grave 82
Mrs. Anna Johnson

- Mar 17, 1989
Death year hard to read.
Grave 83
Alice P. Jones
1920 - 1976

Grave 84
Unmarked Graves

3 graves.
Grave 85
Laura Andrews
1876 - Apr 14, 1914
"Dear Mother". "Honored by J. B. Andrews" is on back of marker.
Grave 86
Unmarked Graves

13 graves.
Grave 87
Unmarked Adult Grave

Marked by long field stones.
Grave 88
W. B. Johnson
Dec 25, 1851 - Oct 11, 1913

Grave 89
Unmarked Adult Grave

Marked by long field stones.
Grave 90
Unmarked Grave


Grave 91
John Darby
May 1, 1882 - Mar 20, 1918

Grave 92
Unmarked Grave

Possible grave.
Grave 93
Andrew Jones
Dec 14, 1846 - Nov 1, 1918
Grave 94
Unmarked Graves

Possibly as many as 4 graves.
Grave 95
Bessie Dixson Johnson
Sep 6, 1883 - Jan 6, 1919
w/o Sam Johnson.
Grave 96
Unmarked Graves

Possibly as many as 26 graves.
Grave 97
___ hel Winn
b. Jan 1913
A broken marker with parts missing.
Grave 99
Unmarked Grave


Grave 100
Unmarked Grave

Marker with nothing readable under a tree.
Grave 101
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 102
Mr. John Kemp
Jun 15, 1866 - Mar 30, 1950

Grave 103
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 104
Mattie M. Moss
Aug 1, 1896 - Sep 11, 1917
w/o Crawford Moss, Jr. "A good woman"
Grave 105
Rogers Tyus

- 1973

Grave 106
Ida Lee Castleberry
Jun 16, 1895 - Aug 28, 1991

Grave 107
Henry L. Castleberry
Mar 28, 1888 - Mar 21, 1973
"In God's Care"
Grave 108
Samuel L. Castleberry, Sr.
May 23, 1925 - Jun 15, 1991

Grave 109
Homer Lewis
Oct 25, 1929 - Sep 7, 1991
"Peace be unto you. Rest Daddy."
Grave 110
Ida Kemp
1870 - Sep 20, 1920
"Death is another life"
Grave 111
Effie Kemp
1871 - Jun 17, 1947

Grave 112
Saylar

Broken stone with only "saylar" readable.
Grave 113
Unmarked Grave

Fieldstone headstone and footstone.
Grave 114
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 115
Mattie Rudisel
Apr 26, 1874 - Nov 27, 1914

Grave 116
Unmarked Adult Slab - Rozen Williams

- 1997
Difficult to read funeral home marker from Dawson Mortuary.
Grave 117
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 118
Johnnie Oliver
Dec 24, 1905 - Jan 15, 1979
"Remember me with a smile"
Grave 119
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 120
Alice Alexander
Mar 13, 1879 - Jul 15, 1914
w/o Frank Alexander. "To my wife". Marker is under a cedar tree.
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Grave 121
Unmarked Adult Slab - Dorie Kendrick
Jan 20, 1931 - Dec 3, 2001
Age 70. All info per funeral home marker.
Grave 122
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 123
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 124
D. C. Hubert
May 4, 1921 - Apr 24, 1977

Grave 125
Nina Lee Hubert
May 6, 1918 - May 26, 1983

Grave 126
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 127
Unmarked Grave

Surrounded by brick.
Grave 128
Unmarked Grave


Grave 129
Martha B. Baker
1836 - Apr 9, 1926
Age 90 yrs.
Grave 130
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 131
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 132
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 133
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 134
Rosa Castleberry

- May 11, 1949

Grave 135
Unmarked Grave

Marked by a field stone.
Grave 136
Rev. Robert Castelberry
Aug 22, 1914 - Jan 23, 1935
"Gone to be an angel" Name is spelled as above, although others in this cemetery spell it "Castleberry".
Grave 137
Sid Castleberry
1864 - Nov 9, 1945

Grave 138
Fannie Johnson
Mar 12, 1875 - Jun 22, 1945
"Our Mother"
Grave 139
Unmarked Graves

As many as 12 graves.
Grave 140
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 141
Unmarked Adult Slab - Patrick B. Shorter

- Aug 28, 1988
Info per Watts Funeral Home marker.
Grave 142
Unmarked Adult Slab - Lisa Ann Shorter
Sep 3, 1966 - Jul 20, 1995
Age 28. Ingram Funeral Home marker - very hard to read.
Grave 143
Mrs. Addie Castleberry
1872 - Apr 14, 1942
Stone is broken just above death date.
Grave 144
Unmarked Grave

marked by a field stone.
Grave 145
Unmarked Grave

Mounded grave marked by a field stone.
Grave 146
Mattie Battle
1887 - 1956
On same headstone as Charlie Battle.
Grave 147
Charlie Battle
1881 - 1954
On same headstone as Mattie Battle.
Grave 148
Unmarked Adult Slabs

4 graves.
Grave 149
Arthur Taylor, Sr.
Aug 15, 1881 - May 24, 1969

Grave 153
Roman C. Battle
Jul 24, 1911 - Jan 15, 1989

Grave 154
Leola F. Battle
Feb 23, 1919 - Sep 26, 1984

Grave 155
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 156
Arthur Taylor, Jr.
Feb 20, 1906 - Jun 19, 1983

Grave 157
Sarah Williams
May 12, 1892 - Jul 26, 1990

Grave 158
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 159
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 160
Sara Ruff

- Jun 22, 2003
Age 90. All info from obituary.
Grave 200
Samuel Bill Heath

- Mar 8, 2004
Age 52. All info from obituary.
Grave 201
William T. Alexander, Sr.

- Sep 19, 2004
Age 51. All info from obituary.
Grave 202
Trail Flourney

- Oct 11, 2004
Age 73. All info from obituary.
Grave 203
Tionna "Miracle" Paschal

- Feb 2, 2005
Age 7 months. All info from obituary.
Grave 204
Margaret Brookins

- Mar 4, 2006
Age 71. All info from obituary.
Grave 205
Eddie "Ed" Battle

- May 4, 2006
All info from obituary.
Grave 206
Lucy Harper

- Apr 12, 2007
All info from obituary.
Grave 207
Willie C. Walker, Sr.

- Mar 25, 2008
Age 71. All info from obituary.
Grave 208
Shella M. Johnson

- Jun 10, 2009
Age 84. All info from obituary.
Grave 209
Joanne Battle Hubert

- Aug 1, 2009
All info from obituary.
Grave 210
Nathaniel Battle, Jr.

- Mar 11, 2010
All info from obituary.
Grave 211
Mertline W. Hunt

- Apr 7, 2010
All info from obituary.
Grave 212
George L. "Rudy" Sims

- Mar 8, 2012
Age 81. All info from obituary.
Grave 213
Sallie Heath

- Dec 28, 2012
All info from obituary.
Grave 214
Mamie Love Wilson

- May 7, 2013
Age 89. All info from obituary.
Grave 215
Johnnie B. Heath, Jr.

- Oct 21, 2013
All info from obituary.
Grave 216
Ossie Battle

- Nov 16, 2013
Age 89. All info from obituary.
Grave 217
James Shorter

- Mar 28, 2016
All info from obituary.
Grave 218
Mamie B. Warren

- Jun 7, 2016
Age 35. All info from obituary.
Grave 219