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Callaway Family Cemetery near Rayle, Wilkes Co., Georgia Tombstone Transcription

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Callaway Family Cemetery near Rayle, Wilkes Co., Georgia Tombstone Transcription

Posted: 10 Aug 2006 12:05AM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
Surnames: Callaway, Latimer, Binns, McAvoy, Smith, Granade, Poss, Spratlin, Talbot, Howard, Clark, Wingfield, Arnold, Reeves, Drake, Griffith
from: Callaway's of Western Wilkes County, Georgia: Ancestors, Descendants and Allied Families by Samuel Taylor Geer (to be published 2007), pp. 1-4

Directions: From Georgia Highway 78 take Callaway Road (County Road 82) 1.5 miles (northeast) to Adolphus Callaway Road, turn right and travel 1.3 miles (southeast), passing the Enoch Callaway home (457 Adolphus Callaway Rd.) at .6 mile (pavement ends after .7 mile). Continue another .6 mile on the dirt road and turn left at the old wooden gin mill (also on the left). Travel .3 mile through the field to the cemetery.

1 THOMAS POSS, SR. / Co. H. / 37 GA. INF / C.S.A.

2 CALLAWAY / BRANTLY MERCER III / JULY 27, 1897 / JAN. 3, 1992

3 CALLAWAY / MAUDE GRANADE / MAY 5, 1900 / DEC. 16, 1990

4 JOHN CALLAWAY
5 BETHANY ARNOLD CALLAWAY
IN MEMORY OF / JOHN CALLAWAY / AND WIFE / BETHANY ARNOLD / THEY CAME FROM HALIFAX / COUNTY, N.C., AND SETTLED / THIS PLACE IN 1783. / Rev. ENOCH CALLAWAY / WAS THEIR YOUNGEST / SON. / ERECTED 1904

6 INFANT LATIMER
7 INFANT LATIMER
8 EMMA CALLAWAY / APR. 18, 1871 - AUG. 31, 1914 / WIFE OF /
9 LUTHER LATIMER / FEB. 20, 1868 - APR. 25, 1958

10 JOEL C. LATIMER / GEORGIA / SGT. U.S. ARMY / WORLD WAR II / APRIL 13, 1905 - APRIL 18, 1972
11 ESTELLE GAUSMAN LATIMER / DEC. 28, 1899 / JULY 29, 1988 / IN LOVING MEMORY FROM HER FAMILY

12 R. A. CALLAWAY / Wife of / W. R. CALLAWAY / BORN / NOV. 14, 1821 / DIED / FEB. 9, 1848 (footstone) MOTHER
13 W. R. CALLAWAY / BORN / MAR. 2, 1820 / DIED / DEC. 17. 1895 (footstone) FATHER
14 CALLAWAY (Base of Double Monument for W. R. and R. A. Callaway)

15 IN MEMORY OF JABEZ P. SMITH / Who died / March 24, 1882 / Age 54 years

16 Little Lucie Binns / Infant Daughter of / JABEZ P. & LUCY E. / SMITH, / Born July 8, 1881 / Died July 24, 1881

17 IN MEMORY OF / LUCY E. SMITH / BORN / APR. 27, 1845 / DIED / JULY 18, 1881

18 In Memory of / CHRISTOPHER BINNS / BORN / AUG. 6, 1811 / DIED / MARCH 16, 1881

19 LYDIA BINNS / BORN / MAY 7, 1818 / DIED / APR. 7, 1892

20 Dr. JOHN C. BINNS

21 SARAH C. BINNS

22 GEORGE S. BINNS

23 LITTLE KATIE / DAUGHTER OF / J.B. and M.R. / McAvoy / JUNE 22, 1894 / FEB. 11, 1896 / Sleep on sweet babe, / and take thy rest / God called thee home / He thought it best.

24 LITTLE MATTIE / DAU OF / J.B. and M. R. / MCAVOY / JULY 20, 1891 / JUNE 22, 1892 /‘Twas but a flower / too good for earth / Transplanted into heaven.

25 SIMEON P. / CALLAWAY / NOV. 11, 1840 / OCT. 23, 1918

26 MARTHA C. / WIFE OF / S. P. CALLAWAY / BORN / NOV. 12, 1842 /DIED / DEC. 10, 1895 / She Sleepeth.

27 MARY R./ WIFE OF / J. B. McAVOY / SEPT. 1, 1870 / MAR. 31, 1906 / Mother, thou hast from us flown / To the regions / far above; / We too thee erect this stone, / constructed by our love.

28 IN MEMORY OF / MARTHA CALLAWAY / WIFE OF / REV. ENOCH CALLAWAY / BORN APRIL 8, 1796 / DIED MARCH 10, 1879 / A MEMBER OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH / FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS / SHE ADORNED THE PROFESSION / BY A GODLY WALK AND CONVERSATION / BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHO DIE IN THE LORD

29 IN / Memory of / Rev. ENOCH CALLAWAY / Born Sept. 14th, 1792 / Died Sept. 12th, 1859 / He was a member of the Baptist Church about / Fifty years and a faithful and efficient minister / of the gospel about Thirty years. / Marke the perfect man and behold the upright, / for the end of that man is peace.

30 SARAH A. L. DRAKE / DEC. 6, 1829 / JULY 25, 1909 / Weep not for her who meekly led / a life of piety and love / Whose unassuming virtue shed / a hallowed influence from above.

31 SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / DR. REUBEN S. CALLAWAY / Son of / REV. ENOCH & MRS. MARTHA CALLAWAY / Who died March 8th, 1853 / In the 32nd year of his age / He lived a consistent / member of the Baptist Church 20 years / "Blessed are the pure in heart / for they shall see God."

32 MRS. LIZZIE TURNER GRIFFITH / 1858 - 1937 / YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF / MARTHA & JAMES SPRATLIN

33 FATHER & MOTHER / MARTHA / BORN / DEC. 24, 1823 / DIED / OCT. 12, 1895
34 J. H. SPRATLIN / BORN / OCT. 7, 1815 / DIED / AUG. 14, 1871 / Not dead, but sleepeth.

35 LOTTIE LEE DAU. OF / H.E. & M.S. SPRATLIN, BORN OCT. 8, 1872 / DIED JAN. 28, 1888. (footstone) L.L.S.

36 GREER / SON OF / JOHN F. & IDA P. / DANIEL / BORN OCT. 25, 1881 / DIED APR. 23, 1896 / AT REST (footstone) G.D.

37 LITTLE EDGAR / SON OF / EDGAR A. & MAMIE T. / CALLAWAY / BORN / JULY 13, 1899 / DIED JUNE 20, 1900

38-39 TWIN BOYS OF B.M. AND L.B.C.

40 ELLEN CALLAWAY / DAUGHTER OF / B. M. and LUCY B. CALLAWAY / BORN APRIL 9TH. 1868 / DIED NOVEMBER 7TH. 1928

41 LUCY BROOKS / CALLAWAY / DAUGHTER OF / ROBERT HOWARD. / AND MARY GLENN. / BORN OGLETHORPE CO., GA. / NOVEMBER 1, 1837. / DIED WILKES CO., GA. / JANUARY 15, 1915 / She was a devoted Wife and Mother, faithful in all things, a constant source of love and / inspiration. "This woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did." (headstone) L.B. CALLAWAY (footstone) L.B.C.

42 BRANTLY MERCER / CALLAWAY / YOUNGEST SON OF / ENOCH CALLAWAY AND MARTHA REEVES / BORN IN WILKES CO., GA / NOVEMBER 24, 1838 / DIED IN WILKES CO., GA / JUNE 22, 1902. (Back of Stone) REV. BRANTLY MERCER CALLAWAY, D.D. / A MEMBER OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH FOR 51 YEARS. / AN ACTIVE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL FOR 43 YEARS. / A TRUSTEE OF MERCER UNIVERSITY FROM 1881 TO 1902. / PRESIDENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MERCER UNIVERSITY / FROM 1896 TO 1902. / A TRUSTEE OF MONROE FEMALE COLLEGE FROM 1898 TO 1902. / A TRUSTEE OF THE BAPTIST ORPHAN HOME FROM 1899 TO 1902. / HE WAS FAITHFUL AND JUST IN EVERY RELATION OF LIFE. / “I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. / Hence forth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.” (headstone) B.M. CALLAWAY (footstone) B.M.C.

43 ANNA CALLAWAY / DAUGHTER OF / B. M. AND LUCY H. CALLAWAY / 1860 - 1926

44 BRANTLY MERCER / CALLAWAY / YOUNGEST SON OF / REV. B. M. AND LUCY H. CALLAWAY / JANUARY 30, 1879 / AUGUST 22, 1947 (Back of stone) DEACON OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH OF ATLANTA / TRUSTEE OF THE GEORGIA BAPTIST FOUNDATION / MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE / GEORGIA BAPTIST CONVENTION / MEMBER OF THE HOME MISSION BOARD OF THE / SOUTHERN BAPTIST COVENTION 18 YEARS / HE INTELLIGENTLY SERVED HIS MASTER

45 LILA RAGAN CALLAWAY / DAUGHTER OF / EDGAR A. AND MAMIE TURNER CALLAWAY / BORN MAY 2, 1891 / DIED NOV. 14, 1953 (Footstone) L.R.C.

46 EDGAR A. CALLAWAY / SON OF / B. M. AND LUCY CALLAWAY / BORN JUNE 15, 1866 / DIED APRIL 10, 1945 (Back of Stone) MEMBER OF SARDIS CHURCH 66 YEARS / CLERK OF THE CHURCH 58 YEARS / DEACON OF SARDIS CHURCH 51 YEARS / CLERK OF THE GEORGIA BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 8 YEARS / TRUSTEE OF MERCER UNIVERSITY 5 YEARS / MEMBER OF WILKES COUNTY BOARD OF / EDUCATION 45 YEARS (Footstone) E.A.C.

47 MAMIE TURNER / CALLAWAY / WIFE OF / EDGAR A. CALLAWAY / BORN JUNE 20, 1866 / DIED MAR. 2, 1929 (Footstone) M. C.

48 MARY EUGENIA / DAUGHTER OF / HUGH AND MARY / HOLMES / 1929 - 1931

49 HUGH SPRATLIN HOLMES / OUR LOVE / 1908 - 1969 (back of stone) HOLMES

50 MARY HOLMES / SQUIRES / 1910 - 1979

51 INFANT ECHOLS (grave moved to Phillips Mill Baptist Church Cemetery)

52 WILLIAM TURNER / CALLAWAY/ SON OF / EDGAR A. AND MAMIE TURNER / CALLAWAY / MARCH 14, 1895 / JULY 12, 1976 (Back of Stone) DEACON OF SARDIS BAPTIST / CHURCH 53 YEARS AND CLERK / 24 YEARS. CLERK OF GA. BAPTIST / ASSN. 35 YEARS. SUPT. OF WILKES / COUNTY SCHOOLS 20 YEARS.

53 LOLLIE MILLIGAN / WIFE OF / WILLIAM TURNER CALLAWAY / JULY 3, 1893 / JAN. 20, 1968 (Back of Stone) DAUGHTER OF / LAURA LATIMER AND / BEVERLY WALKER MILLIGAN / ACTIVE MEMBER OF ROCK METHODIST / CHURCH FOR 60 YEARS

54 INFANT / SON OF / MR. & MRS. / H .T. CALLAWAY / 1939

55 INFANT SON OF / MR. & MRS. W. P. McREE / OCT. 6, 1951

56 OTIS V. / SON OF / W.P. & A.M. / CALLAWAY / BORN /JULY 17, 1906 / DIED APR. 3, 1907 / A little time on earth he spent. Till God for / him His angel sent.
(footstone) O.V. C.

57 INFANT / SON OF / W.P. & A.M. / CALLAWAY / BORN & DIED / MAR. 30, 1903 / Another little angle / before the heavenly / throne (footstone) I.

58 BERTHA M. / CALLAWAY / JAN. 28, 1911 / DEC. 11, 1911 (footstone) B.M.C.

59 WILLIAM C / SON OF / J. A. & BERTA / CALLAWAY / OCT. 31, 1907 / NOV. 22, 1907 / At rest.

60 JOHN MAC / CALLAWAY / SEPT. 3, 1915 / JULY 23, 1977

61 EMMIE L. / DAU. OF / J. A. & BERTA / CALLAWAY / JUNE 2, 1903 / JAN. 8, 1920 / We will meet again.

62 FATHER / J. A. CALLAWAY / MAY 25, 1879 / JULY 6, 1955

63 MOTHER / BERT McVOY / CALLAWAY / OCT. 22, 1880 / SEPT. 19, 1935

64 JOHN W. / SPRATLIN / BORN / AUG. 26, 1848 / DIED / APRIL 2, 1892 / He is not dead, but sleepeth.

65 SUSAN A. / SPRATLIN / BORN / JAN. 29, 1843 / DIED / JAN. 14, 1909 / His servant shall serve him and they shall see his face.

66 ROSALIE R. / WINGFIELD / WIFE OF / W. A. SHORT / APR. 8, 1859 / AUG. 6, 1880 (footstone) R.R.S. (back of stone) WE TRUST OUR LOSS / WILL BE HIS GAIN / AND THAT WITH CHRIST / SHE’S GONE TO REIGN

67 ANNIE BELLE / DAU. OF / W. A. & R. R. / SHORT / SEPT. 25, 1879 / AUG. 4, 1880 / Budded on / earth to bloom / in heaven.

68 LILLIE SPRATLIN

69 C. H. SPRATLIN

70 W. H. SPRATLIN

71 EMMA P. HOWARD / BORN AUG. 11, 1854 / DIED MAR. 31, 1924

72 REVEREND EDGAR ALLAN / CALLAWAY / SON OF / EDGAR A. AND MAMIE TURNER / CALLAWAY / DECEMBER 27, 1910 / NOVEMBER 28, 1981 / A FAITHFUL AND LOVING MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST (back of stone) CALLAWAY

73 LUCY CALLAWAY CLARK / OUR MOTHER / 1890 - 1954 (back of stone) CLARK

74 WILLIAM HARRISON CLARK / OUR FATHER / 1886 - 1963

75 LOUISE CALLAWAY / JOHNSON / DEC. 28, 1923 / OCT. 15, 1993 (Back of Stone) DAUGHTER OF / WILLIAM TURNER CALLAWAY / AND / LOLLIE MILLIGAN CALLAWAY

76 MARION JOSEPHINE McWHORTER / CALLAWAY / DAUGHTER OF / JOHN CLIFTON AND AVA BARFIELD / McWHORTER / DECEMBER 13, 1921 / OCTOBER 30, 1998 / LOVING WIFE AND MOTHER / FAITHFUL SERVANT OF CHRIST (back of stone) CALLAWAY

77 ROBERT EUGENE / CALLAWAY / FEB. 10, 1921 / FEB. 27, 2000 (Back of Stone) SON OF / WILLIAM TURNER CALLAWAY / AND / LOLLIE MILLIGAN CALLAWAY

Unmarked JOSEPH HALE “JOE” TALBOT

Unmarked SWEPTON C. “SWEP” POSS

Unknown Graves and Field Stones
There are several field stones in the cemetery that are likely markers for these Callaway children who died young:

Children of Enoch (#29) and Martha “Patsy” Reeves (#28) Callaway:
JOHN R. CALLAWAY (1814 - 1826)
SALLY CALLAWAY (1816 - 1821)
ENOCH G. CALLAWAY (February 1830 - 1843)
SANDERS CALLAWAY (February 1834 - 1835)

Children of Simeon Parker (#25) and Martha Catherine Spratlin (#26) Callaway:
SIMEON PRUDENCE CALLAWAY (February 14, 1861 - 1865)
ENOCH PARKER CALLAWAY (February 27, 1865 - February 7, 1868)
WILLIAM BRANTLY CALLAWAY (March 15, 1866 - November 5, 1869)
MARTHA POPE “MATTIE” CALLAWAY (January 10, 1868 - March 28, 1870)
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