|Boyd Gatlin (#46798363)|
| || member for 8 years, 4 months, 18 days|
| [Add to MyFriends]|
|Bio and Links|
I am a retired professor of aerospace engineering, currently residing in Starkville, MS. I was born August 13, 1945, son of Aubrey Elijah and Ida Lou Boyd Gatlin, and have lived nearly all my life in Mississippi. |
My paternal ancestors are Gatlin, Dunn, York, Hixon, and Mathis in east Tennessee, and Gatlin and Banks in coastal North Carolina. My Gatlin forebears first settled in coastal North Carolina in Craven County. My maternal ancestors are Boyd, Cartledge, Winfrey, Minter, Lewis, and Love, mostly in Montgomery County, MS, and Chester County, SC.
Please notify me of any corrections or additions needed for any memorials that I have posted. And feel free to use any photos I have posted; no permission or attribution necessary.
|Messages left for Boyd Gatlin (21)||[Leave Message]|
|Megan||RE: Contact me|
Yes I am :)
Added by Megan on Dec 12, 2013 7:48 PM
|Megan||RE: Betty Alford|
Yes, she is buried in Chestuee Cemetery beside her parents (I realized that I had forgotten to mention that she was not listed on Find A Grave right after I had sent that first message). I will take a photo of the headstone next time I am out that way.
Added by Megan on Dec 12, 2013 3:27 PM
|Diane Parker||James Joseph Boyd # 14898516|
Do you happen to know the names of his other wives? I have a James Joseph Boyd in my tree married to Josephine Stallings.
|Laurie Wilson||Glenn F. Alford|
I have heard several things about the cemeteries. Some call it Boyer while others say Boyer is located somewhere else but close. Union is the name on the sign and is located with the Union church of god. If you would like to manage his memorial let me know. Thanks Laurie
|Wynell McElrath Marlow||Bethel Baptist Church Cemetary|
This was in our paper (Cleveland Daily Banner, Bradley County, Tennessee) today....(If anyone out there can give information please let me know and if anyone needs me to go to the meeting I will go...Please let me know.
Wynell McElrath Marlow...email@example.com)
Identification of unmarked graves sought at Bethel
by DAVID DAVIS, Managing Editor
16 hours ago | 257 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bethel Baptist Church Cementary
Bethel Baptist Church at 2514 Old Chattanooga Pike S.W. is among the many small rural churches in Bradley County with cemeteries. Banner photo, DAVID DAVIS
view slideshow (2 images)
There are more than 100 cemeteries in Bradley County, including the three corporately owned perpetual care and publicly owned Fort Hill Cemetery. Some are private, but most are entrusted to small rural churches.
The Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery at 2514 Old Chattanooga Pike S.W. is one of the rural cemeteries owned by church trustees and maintained by volunteer labor.
The cemetery committee is asking relatives, family members or friends of people buried in the graveyard to attend a meeting June 29, between noon and 4 p.m., at the church.
The purpose of the meeting is to identify unmarked or unknown gravesites as well as so-called "marked reserved" burial plots.
"I have a list of 355 to 360 names that are documented and I have several that are undocumented — in unknown graves. We're hoping to find some friends or relatives to help us in that regard," he said.
"This meeting is important for past, present and future burials in the cemetery," Lee said.
The church began in 1915, but the cemetery was begun much earlier.
"It was donated by a Mr. Potts. He started it as a community cemetery and then donated to Bethel Baptist," said church deacon Dennis Lee. "There were some graves here before the church was established."
Lee, 58, was recently elected to lead the cemetery committee, which in a small church, is probably a lifetime appointment.
He and two other volunteers rotate maintenance responsibilities on a weekly basis. They try to mow it every week to 10 days except in the spring when dandelions bloom, when dark green grass contrasts a burst of bright yellow flower heads among gray marble and granite stones.
"It's maintained on a volunteer basis. At one time we did have a caretaker, but at his passing, we've taken it upon ourselves to maintain it on a voluntary basis due to expenses," he said.
The caretaker, Tommy Rogers, 87, died April 11, 2013. According to his obituary, "He was a devoted Christian and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he taught the adult Sunday School class, sang in the choir, and maintained the cemetery for many years."
He was not buried in the cemetery he maintained for so many years, but donated his body to science. His wife asked that donations be made to the cemetery fund in lieu of flowers.
In addition to mowing and identifying unmarked graves, they also maintain plots since headstones tend to settle and sink.
"We maintain them in that regard. We try to keep them erect and maintain them properly," he said. "We try to keep them clean of mold and mildew."
Lee has no family buried in Bethel Baptist Cemetery, but he does have friends. He and the volunteers intend to continue doing their best to their best to give them a nice, quiet resting place where their loved ones can reflect in peace.
Like it is at many of the other small rural church cemeteries, voices singing traditional church hymns cover the cemetery every Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service.
"It's a nice and peaceful place to reflect," Lee said.
Read more: Cleveland Daily Banner - Identification of unmarked graves sought at Bethel
|N Forrest Worton||Laura Boyd|
Thanks for helping me with the corrections...
I had ask the original person to make the updates then she transferred to me....so a couple of days had past and we were on the road so I needed to lookup all that info again....then I forgot to get back.
If u r close to Laura and would like a transfer let me know...no problem. Nona
Got all that taken care of. One # was wrong but I was able to trace it anyway.
I like all that info.
Added by Mimosa on Apr 05, 2013 6:19 PM
|Mimosa||Davis not David Boyd|
Got the "d" changed to "s." It was a typo. Of course.
If you want the Boyd's I will transfer them. Just send me a note.
Added by Mimosa on Apr 02, 2013 12:56 PM
|Catherine (Prophit) Demers||Gladys Marie (Derrick) Morris|
Thank you for sponsoring Gladys Marie (Derrick) Morris' memorial. Let me know if you would like to manage this memorial.
|William Drake||Annie Bess Cartledge Drake|
Great write-up and photos on my mother. I sure do miss her. Do you remember the old Winfrey house at Popular Creek? I think it was torn down in early or mid 70's. I remember going there several times with my grandmother, Goldie Cartledge. My grandmother had several pieces of furniture from the old Winfrey house but lost in the fire. I have been searching for living decedents in Holmes Co. and found this.
William Drake email firstname.lastname@example.org
|[View all messages...]|