Lebanon Methodist Church Cemetery
Address:5145 Judd Rd.
Rawlings 23876
Phone:434-949-6224
Notes:This cemetery measures about 100 ft square. Field stones indicate about 8 to 10 unmarked graves.
Latitude:36º 57' 46.5" N   (36.962927)
Longitude:77º 51' 36.0" W   (-77.859998)
GNIS ID:1469241
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A large family headstone engraved BISHOP with two shrubs is surrounded by the graves of James and Lorena Bishop and four sons and their wives.

BISHOP
James E. Bishop22 Feb 1868 —8 Jun 1949
Lorina T. Bishop2 Dec 1874 —27 July 1939LORENA T. wife of J.E Bishop
Asleep in Jesus
James Edward Bishop married Lorena S. Taylor, CWS f BCV, pp. 66, 539.

BISHOP
Robert Hardaway Bishop29 Oct 1899 —2 Mar 1957REST WITH THE LORD
Mason insignia
Julia Walker Bishop27 Mar 1902 —7 Feb 1988
Robert Hardaway Bishop married Julia F. Walker, CWS f BCV, p. 66.

BISHOP
James Turner Bishop12 Oct 1895 —14 Feb 1942AT REST
Mason insignia
Nina Settle Bishop11 Jan 1899 —23 July 1949AT REST
James Turner Bishop married Nina Frances Settle, CWS f BCV, p. 66.

BISHOP
David Edward Bishop14 Feb 1906 —3 May 1967Masonic insignia
Grace Stone Bishop16 July 1907 —23 July 1999
David Edward Bishop married Grace Ester Stone, CWS f BCV, p. 66.

BISHOP
Samuel Judd Bishop11 Apr 1909 —12 Dec 1972
Doris Bacon Bishop5 Apr 1915 —8 Mar 2006
Samuel Judd Bishop married Nora Doris Bacon, CWS f BCV, p. 66.

Kate Coleman Morris24 Nov 1930 —3 Mar 1958

Lelia Cheely Wells10 Aug 1866 —20 Jan 1946
Alelia A. Cheely married Peter E. Wells, CWS f BCV, p. 100.

Randolph B. Coleman Jr.15 Mar 1947 —18 May 1947

Marc C. DeMars19 May 1965 —20 May 1965
 
A large family headstone engraved COLEMAN on one side ant PRITCHETT on the other, surrounded by shrubs.

Randolph Southall Coleman21 Sep 1896 —21 Jun 1974
See CWS f BCV, p. 100.

Ethel Pritchett Coleman11 Mar 1899 —26 Apr 1978

Eddria Coleman Fisher8 Oct 1931 —28 Nov 1987

William Franklin Pritchett19 Sep 1871 —8 Jan 1957

Mary Jane Pritchett16 Dec 1875 —7 Jun 1970

Leola Pritchett Cahoon31 Aug 1901 —22 Nov 1951

Amy Lee Pritchett3 Feb 1910 —19 Dec 1999

Lillian Pritchett Echols11 Feb 1904 —1 Jan 1991

 INFANT TWINS OF
W.E. & O.B. BISHOP
BORN & DIED MAY 20, 1932

Lola C. Smith1921 —1921

Alvin Smith Jr.1930 —1930
Notes: Lola C. and Alvin Smith Jr. are presumably infant children of Alvin and Lola Smith who are buried nearby.

John Willie Smith20 Aug 1866 —28 Jun 1954

Mollie S. Smith3 Aug 1871 —9 Dec 1960
John William Smith married Mary Elizabeth Stone, CWS f BCV, p. 510.

SMITH
Lola W. Smith1897 —1962
Alvin Smith1899 —1971
Alvin Smith married Lola Claire Wesson, CWS f BCV, p. 510.

Leon Okley Jones30 May 1921 —9 Dec 2001IN MEMORY OF

V. Leon Jones18 Jun 1896 —2 Oct 1980
Maria C. Jones18 Dec 1898 —27 July 1972
 
The following two markers are at the feet of V. Leon & Maria C. Jones.

 To live or die, to love or not
rich or poor, that's life.
Dad, you said you loved us.
God loves you. We love you.

 They who have loved together have
been drawn close; they who have
struggled together are forever
linked; but they who have suffered
together have known the most
sacred bond of all.

Joseph Earl Jones11 Sep 1922 —8 Jun 1923ASLEEP IN JESUS

 INFANT
Daughter of James N & Mary E Abernathy
DIED 16 Mar 1927
This is possibly James Norborne Abernathy, CWS f BCV, p. 31.

Charles R. Jones11 Jan 1868 —24 Jun 1951FATHER
Son of James E. Jones and Mary L. Cheely, CWS f BCV, pp. 286, 614.

Arrie Wynn18 Sep 1868 —27 Dec 1936MOTHER

 (Burns & Campbell)
Notes: stone missing, base only

Charles L. Souders31 Jan 1865 —10 July 1929GONE HOME
Charles Lincoln Souders married Willie Dailey Williams, CWS f BCV, p. 616.

Chas. Richard Souders8 Aug 1915 —20 Oct 1915Infant son of C.L & W.D Souders
Sleep baby sleep.

 1948 - 1948
Infant Daughter Saunders

Jesse A. Saunders18 July 1920 —23 Nov 1967

Catherine C. Saunders21 May 1920 —17 July 1996
Jesse Apperson Saunders married Catherine Cheely, CWS f BCV, p. 355.
 
A large headstone for the family plot is inscribed FAMILY OF N. H. COLEMAN SR.

COLEMAN
Newton Hobbs Coleman13 Jan 1907 —2 Oct 1964
Nellie Heartwell Coleman8 Aug 1901 —19 Feb 1983
Newton Hobbs Coleman Sr., CWS f BCV, p. 100.

Dolly Carter Coleman12 Dec 1908 —29 Apr 1936

 Infant Daughter of
Newtton & Nellie Coleman

Newton Hobbs Coleman Jr.20 Dec 1927 —18 May 1970

Rose Marie Coleman1938 —1939

 May 1893
Infant of Charlie & Sallie Howerton
Child of Charles W. Howerton who married Sarah J. Bishop, CWS f BCV, p. 66.

WILLIAMS
James R. Williams3 Apr 1858 —26 May 1908LEAD KINDLY LIGHT
In Memory of Husband & Father
Husband of Emma L Williams
He has gone out of sight
Our joy and delight
but O! hark to the story
He is resting in glory
Emma C. Williams22 Jan 1860 —16 Nov 1930WIFE OF JAMES R. WILLIAMS
Emma E. Cheely married James Richard Williams, CWS f BCV, pp. 100, 616.
 
Three consecutive stones read “Infant of James R. & Emma Williams” with no dates. One is said to be Sarah Elizabeth Williams who died July 1888 at 6 months of age, CWS f BCV, p. 616.

Werner J. Williams28 Sep 1899 —28 July 1972REST IN PEACE

Mattie Lee Williams14 Dec 1904 —5 Jan 1997REST IN PEACE
Werner Jefferson Williams Sr. married Mattie Lee Coleman, CWS f BCV, p. 616.

Ida Wilson1862 —29 Apr 1882

Willie E. Cheely20 Aug 1854 —1939
William Cheely, CWS f BCV, p. 100.

Catherine Barrow Biggs1824 —1894
Mourning Catherine Barrow married Pvt. William R. Biggs, who is buried nearby, CWS f BCV, p. 63.

William Irvin Renn Jr.3 Jan 1934 —17 Jan 1934

Josephine C. Cheely17 July 1871 —17 Oct 1947

Robert Harper Cheely25 Oct 1891 —24 Oct 1965

Gracelle Smith Cheely15 Dec 1897 —17 Aug 1983
Gracelle Smith married Robert Harper Cheely, CWS f BCV, pp. 100, 510.

PULLEY
William David Pulley7 July 1877 —14 Jan 1931In memory of my DEAR HUSBAND
Gone, but not forgotten.
Mary H. Pulley25 Nov 1879 —1 Dec 1932
Mary E. House married William David Pulley, CWS f BCV, p. 263. Notes: A second newer headstone is engraved with the same information.

HOUSE
Lucie A. House10 July 1855 —6 Sep 1948THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT THERE
George W. House24 Oct 1845 —22 Dec 1926FATHER
Pvt. George Washington House married Lucie Ann Cheely, CWS f BCV, p. 263.

Ernest M. House31 July 1877 —23 Feb 1961
Ernest Merritt House, CWS f BCV, p. 263.

Effie H. Goodrich25 Aug 1882 —21 Sep 1959
Effie Lynwood House married Hiram D. Goodrich, CWS f BCV, p. 263.

William R. Biggs1822 —1883CO B 5 BN VA INF C S A 4
Pvt. William Richard Biggs married Mourning Catherine Barrow who is buried nearby, CWS f BCV, p. 63. Notes: This is a government-issued military headstone.

 IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF MY DEAR
FATHER, MOTHER & SISTER
J. E. HOUSE
MARY E. BISHOP
AUGUSTA H. BISHOP
BY THEIR DAUGHTER
BETTIE E. JOLLY
IN THE YEAR 1934
This large stone is in memory of Pvt. John E. House and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Quarles. Although she is here, he was possibly buried elsewhere, CWS f BCV, p. 264. Notes: Bettie E. (House) Jolly is buried in Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery.



Mary E. House1819 —7 Aug 1882

Lucy Ann House22 Mar 1825 —27 May 1888

Augusta H. Bishop1854 —12 Sep 1894
Augusta P. House married Pvt. Robert Thomas Bishop who is in the Snead Family Cemetery near Lebanon Methodist Church, CWS f BCV, p. 66.

Missouri B. Bishop10 Oct 1879 —8 July 1880
See CWS f BCV, p. 66.

Mary Johnson —1894

Winfree House20 Feb 1881 —19 Aug 1896

Winfree T. House1850 —

Julia C. House26 Nov 1851 —23 Sep 1926
Julie Maria Cheely married Winfree T. House, CWS f BCV, pp. 101, 264.

John B. House1857 —9 Feb 1927In memory of Our Uncle
May he rest in peace
See CWS f BCV, p. 264.

Robert M. House20 May 1886 —17 Jun 1887

 Infant Daughter of Norman & Fannie Lewis
1935

Mary F. Williams1847 —1915Wife of John Williams

Jack Foster1866 —1936
Nannie W. Foster1869 —1941
John Foster married Nannie E. Williams, CWS f BCV, p. 208.

Robert A. Foster1900 —1915

James Samuel Foster16 Sep 1904 —19 Mar 1989US ARMY
Notes: This is a government-issued military marker

Waverly Lee Foster22 Aug 1929 —13 Mar 2009IN LOVING MEMORY

J.S. Jones1861 —1928Asleep in Jesus
Notes: A family plot surrounded with about 10 ft by 14 ft stone border includes a stone engraved JONES.

Emma Annonette Jones12 Jan 1869 —15 Nov 1937Asleep in Jesus

Edward J. Jones1 Dec 1894 —24 Dec 1894Gone to be an angel

Claude S. Jones25 Jan 1907 —26 Dec 1918A little love on earth he spread
Till God for him His Angel sent

Donald Lee Brewster4 Jun 1937 —8 May 1991ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS

Gindi Louise Brewster11 Mar 1962 —20 Jun 1980WE LOVE YOU

Walter W. Coleman3 Feb 1901 —19 Jan 1959VIRGINIA
TEC 5 ENGINEERS
WORLD WAR II
See CWS f BCV, p. 100. Notes: He has a government-issued military marker and a newer headstone with an American Legion medallion.

Mattie R. Cheely10 Sep 1871 —24 Dec 1949
See CWS f BCV, p. 100.

COLEMAN
Henry S. Coleman1869 —1952FATHER
Julia C. Coleman1872 —1943MOTHER
Julia H. Cheely married Henry S. Coleman, CWS f BCV, pp. 100-01.

Ethel C. Coleman13 Jan 1902 —11 Feb 2006

Robert H. Coleman31 Oct 1894 —8 Mar 1954
See CWS f BCV, pp. 100-01.

James Willis Carter20 Jan 1880 —4 Oct 1943

Mattie Walters Carter29 Aug 1881 —12 Dec 1983

Mrs. Nannie Fletcher2 Jun 1867 —30 Aug 1923MOTHER
WE WILL MEET AGAIN

 1930
Infant daughter of Harvey & Mary Thacker

 1934
Infant daughter of Harvey & Mary Thacker

Thurman L. Eastwood23 Oct 1946 —8 Jan 2007“TURK”

Thurman Eastwood18 July 1918 —30 Jan 1968NORTH CAROLINA
PVT CO K 23 INFANTRY
WORLD WAR II
Notes: This is a government-issued military marker.

Rocky L. Eastwood1968 —1968

Sheila M. Eastwood1969 —1969

Carolyn Ann Anderson9 Sep 1945 —24 Mar 1949

Patricia Ann Stout8 Aug 1943 —Nov 1943

Warner G. Woody9 Sep 1864 —7 Aug 1934
 
According to Civil War Soldiers from Brunswick County, Virginia, the following individuals are reported to be buried here.
Pvt. John J. Williams, CWS f BCV, p. 611.
Georgianna “Anna” Cheely, the widow of Pvt. James Alexander Bishop, CWS f BCV, p. 66.

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