Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Sonya R. Hodges-Grantham (#47411103)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 19 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo Sonya Renae "Mama Nae" is the Project Coordinator, Researcher, Graver and Sole Restorer of the Childs Cemetery.

A Historical Marker for the 371st Infantry Regiment 93rd Division (Colored), World War I will be Unveiled, September 28, 2017, in Richland County, South Carolina. There is a marker in France that was dedicated in 1918.

At present, 2017. Childs Cemetery has been restored with Military Markers, A cross was donated by St. Luke A.M.E. Church, Lone Star, South Carolina and placed in Childs Cemetery. Photos were taken by Robin Foster.(2011).

The cemetery is located at 2000 South Beltline Blvd., on the grounds of Intertape Polymer Group; f/k/a/ Anchor Contentional in Columbia, South Carolina. This large cemetery was once owned by Adams, Hampton, Taylor and Childs Families. The Childs Family owned the property during the Post Civil War Era.

The plant has relocated to Blythewood, South Carolina due to the flood of 2015.

I discovered that many African American Soldiers that served during World War I, are buried in the Childs Cemetery. My goal is to restore the cemetery and place headstones and markers from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Also, I will begin tours in March of 2011. Come and see the work that has been done.Join us in December 2011, as we celebrate the First Anniversary of placing the Veterans Memorial Headstones in Childs Cemetery. We look forward to hearing from you. Childs Cemetery is the site of more than 12,000 Poppy Flowers, they can be viewed on the 4th of July, 2012. "Lets uncover the history of this African-American Cemetery."

Sonya Renae Hodges
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 667 Memorials Added
 • 667 Memorials Managed
 • 2 Memorials/Week
 • 31 Photos
 • 288 Virtual Flowers
 • 5 Virtual Cemeteries
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Childs Cemetery (1)
Franklin Memorial Gardens
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Eastov...
Red Hill Baptist Church C...
Rock Hill On Bluff Road.
Messages left for Sonya R. Hodges... (4)[Leave Message]
Susan R Perhala-Horry County Cemetery Registration
RE: Credit For Work
What do you wish for me to do.
Could you be specific.

You wrote:
Credit For Work
Dear Mrs. Perhala,
I want to Thank you for contributing to Find A Grave and Thank you for the research and documentation of your work.

The Childs Cemetery research and records have been researched and document by Vernon Kirkpatrick,(deceased), Mark Lynn and Me, Sonya Hodges Grantham. I placed the names and death certificates along with short biographies of persons who are my family members and persons that are close friends to my family. I have found additional names of Persons that are buried in the Childs Cemetery. There are books that have been written and published about the persons that are buried in Childs Cemetery. Please give credit where credit is due.
Added by Susan R Perhala-Horry Cou... on Jul 30, 2017 11:04 AM
veroica dorrall
slave resesrch
HI,my name is Veronica Dorrall and I think I"ve found my great,great,great grandparent's burial in the Annie Morris cemetery. Great, great grandmother was Hannah Morris who lived on the Hopkins/Adams plantation now called Wavering Place. I plan to visit South Carolina on the 27th and 28th of August and would like to visit the cemetery.Is it open to the Public?
Added by veroica dorrall on Aug 10, 2015 4:35 PM
Susan R Perhala-Horry County Cemetery Registration
No response from this contributor
Added by Susan R Perhala-Horry Cou... on Jan 12, 2014 1:43 PM
Susan R Perhala-Horry County Cemetery Registration
Are you active
I've not been able to get edits done. Wondering if you are actively contributing on findagrave.
Added by Susan R Perhala-Horry Cou... on Mar 07, 2013 6:33 PM

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service