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Old Poplar Springs United Church of Christ Cemetery
Garner, Wake County, North Carolina

6115 Old Stage Rd.
Garner, N.C.

Lat: 3541'44"N, Lon: 7839'10"W

Contributed by Shirley Olson, July 13, 2001 [shirley32olson@yahoo.com]. Total records = 32.

Directions from Raleigh, N.C.: South on Hwy 401 about 8 miles, angle left on to Old Stage Rd. and continue south about 2 miles to Poplar Springs Church on the left. The old cemetery is along side of the church on Old Stage Rd.; the newer and larger cemetery is hidden behind the church up a paved road that runs about 100 yards to the burial locations.

This is an African American church and cemetery, located in a formerly rural area which is now a suburban neighborhood. The old church was founded in 1871, a few years after the end of the Civil War. From humble beginnings in a brush arbor the church has grown and flourished and is now a magnificent brick edifice. Alongside and joined to the large new church built in 1996 is the beautiful old brick church built in 1931 which replaced the small frame church that preceded it.

This old cemetery is not in good condition. Many graves are unmarked, and some of the stones are teetering over. There are plans to restore the fallen stones and determine, if possible, the names of those in the unmarked graves. At this time we have recorded only the old cemetery and at least 50 per cent of these graves are unmarked. Unfortunately the church has no records of the old cemetery.

- Shirley Olson

Baker, Moses Sr., b. 1864, d. 1936
Baker, Moses, b. 1864, d. 1936 (son of Kenny I. Baker, Lineage 1986 is inscribed on stone)
Banks, Magnolia, b. 1 Jun 1913, d. 2 May 1928
Banks, Clem, b. 24 Jun 1881, d. 22 Feb 1930
Burt, Ralph, b. 26 Jun 1938, d. 7 Feb 1963PFC 543 Ordnance Co.
Crowder, Flora L., b. 1880, d. 1952
Evans, Coy, b. 3 Mar 1900, d. 17 Dec 1965
Evans, Halsy, b. 31 Oct 1911, d. 12 Aug 1928 (dau. of John S. Venje)
Evans, John, b. 12 Mar 1866, d. ?
Evans, Viola, b. 27 Dec 1905, d. 7 May 1938
Goodson, Martha, b. 1860, d. 13 Jun 1940
Goodson, W. A., b. 5 May 1885, d. 26 Oct 1926
Gunning, Laura Ann, b. 1885, d. 8 Jun 1929
Hayes, Anner J., b. 30 Jan 1878, d. 23 Jul 1969
Hayes, Charlie, b. ?, d. 13 Jan 1963
Hayes, Jennie, b. 1886, d. 10 Mar 1969
Jones, Lillie Whitaker, b. Dec 1882, d. Jan 1964
Jones, Mattie W., b. 14 Jan 1873, d. 1 Jan 1950
McClain, Jennie McKoy, b. 6 Dec 1880, d. 31 Jun 1955
McCoy, Susie, b. 15 Dec 1890, d. 3 Oct 1937
McKoy, A. M. (Rev.), b. 1876, d. 1953
McKoy, Allison, b. 30 Jan 1870, d. 1 Apr 1930
Morgan, Willie, b. 1905, d. 1939
Palmer, Alonzo, b. 19 Jul 1891, d. 17 Jan 1966, NC PFC Co B 346 Svc Btn QMC WWI
Turner, Narcissey B., b. 1910, d. 1959
Whitaker, Annie L., b. 27 May 1874, d. 11 Apr 1961
Whitaker, Judge D., b. 25 Feb 1878, d. 10 Aug 1957
Whitaker, M. C., b. 1868, d. 6 Aug 1927
Wilde, Lonnie, b. 3 Sep 1891, d. 23 May 1967
Wilder, Thomas, b. 26 Aug 1893, d. 7 Feb 1959
Williams, Moses, b. 1870, d. 11 Mar 1929
Williams, Walter, b. 3 Oct 1908, d. 25 Dec 1965

 

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