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					The Wetherington Cemetery
Lowndes County, Georgia
The Wetherington Cemetery is located in the Eastern portion of Lowndes County at the edge of Echols County, in fact, unless you have a four wheeler and have access to the private timber land; you have to go into Echols County to get there. It is set in a very peaceful area on a dead end road. Local history has it that families lived on both sides of the Grand Bay Creek at one time. Sometimes the creek would flood and they could not get over to where the Unity Church cemetery was in order to bury their dead. One of the Wetheringtons donated this land for burial purposes. I have been told that the members of Unity Church were to administer the upkeep of same. Directions to the cemetery; from the center of Valdosta take US 84 East to the Inner Perimeter Road. There you will take a right onto the four lane bypass and go over the railroad overpass. Just as you cross the overpass you will find the Howell Road. Take a left on Howell Road and head east. You will drive several miles and then see the Echols County sign where the Grand Bay Creek crosses under the Howell Road. Continue eastward until you get to the first dirt road on your left. This is called Lower Grand Bay Road. Take a left on Lower Grand Bay Road. You will go maybe 2 miles to the first dirt road on your left. At one time there was a road sign there which said Wetherington Cemetery. The last time I was there this sign was torn down, however, this is the first and only accessible dirt road to your left. Go to the end of that road and you will find the cemetery. I would highly suggest that you drive a truck due to the sandy roads. If you have a car that is low to the ground then you might get stuck in the sand. There is a direct way to get there from Naylor, however, the last time I was there the road was not marked with a sign so I hesitate to bring you in from that direction. For the record, the last time I was there I did not have any cell phone service in that area. This could have changed since then. As a matter of note here, in this area are the Joe Howell and Unity Church cemeteries. I consider these sister cemeteries since I have people buried at all three of them. The Joe Howell cemetery is located on Otter Creek Road and the Unity Cemetery is on the Old Naylor Road. There are signs to the Unity Church only. The Otter Creek Road crosses the Howell Road about half way to the Echols County line. I have listed the known graves that I found. This list is current as of April of 2002. I try to get by there at least once a year in order to see if there have been any burials during that time. I will update my files accordingly. I am also interested in finding out who takes care of this cemetery and to whom it belongs. If anyone has any records of interest concerning this cemetery please contact me at To date I have made several phone calls and talked with some locals but no one seems to know who actually is in charge of the cemetery. I think that the timber company may own the land but I have no proof of that. LAST Allred Allred Allred Allred Bryant Bryant Bryant Bryant Bryant Carter Carter Carter Carter Carter Carter Green Harris Johnson Johnson Maine Maine FIRST Charlotte, J. Elizabeth Lucinda Melviny Mabel J. Ethel Franklin E. Morgan Ora Morgan Ella Josephine Henry Richard Ian Dola Mary E. Samuel H. Unmarked E. B. Infant Mabel McLeod William F. Carrie Viola Carrie Carter DOB Jan 23, 1837 Jun 14, 1801 Apr 23, 1838 Jun 10, 1843 Oct 10, 1925 Mar 8, 1922 Jan 31, 1927 Jan 26, 1925 Mar 15, 1901 Feb 4, 1890 Jan 28, 1875 Jul 16, 1894 Feb 12, 1854 Sep 20, 1853 2 small graves Apr 15, 1843 Dec 24, 1912 Mar 26, 1900 Jun 22, 1927 Sep 15, 1888 Sep 15, 1888 DOD Jun 3, 1911 Feb 7, 1881 Jun 17, 1918 Sep 3, 1916 Oct 25, 1995 Apr 11, 1927 May 29, 1996 Mar 31, 1927 Mar 31, 1927 Jan 14, 1929 Apr 20, 1931 Aug 31, 1907 Oct 21, 1921 Oct 22, 1922 between Ella and Henry Carter Jun 20, 1898 Dec 24, 1912 Dec 12, 1983 Apr 26, 1983 Oct 28, 1921 Oct 28, 1921 son of I.C. & M.L. CSC US NAVY WWII KOREA Same as Carrie Carter Maine Same as Carrie Viola Maine


Maine Maine McPheeters McPheeters Miller Monk Monk Monk Monk Monk Monk Monk Monk Monk Morgan Morgan Morgan Morgan Morgan Senterfit Sowell Sowell Sowell Sowell Sowell Toal Tole Trawick Unknown Unknown Unknown Wetherington Wetherington Wetherington Wetherington Wetherington Wetherington Wetherington Wetherington Wetherington Wetherington Wetherington Wetherington Wetherington Wetherington Zeigler Zeigler Zeigler Zeigler

Dola Marie James Soloman Infant Lula T. Senterfit Fred Sr. Addie Odessa Bettie Dencie Infant John H. Keith Leybron Moore Nan W. R. Lizzie Elbert Infant P.W. Sally Infant Carl Dollie w/o J.B. Sowell Orval E. Pearl Robbie N. Moses Daniel Della Morgan #2 #1 Initials M. T. Elizabeth C. N. D. B. Dennis Elder I. A. Floyd M. George P. Ida S. Infant Iril Albert Katie Lee Mae M. Remma L. Sepha K. J. J. Jenny F. Kisie Tommy

Jan 21, 1919 Mar 25, 1872 n/a Apr 11, 1897 1929 Apr 3, 1902 Nov 15, 1853 Nov 18, 1906 Sep 28, 1916 Nov 21, 1879 Mar 14, 1909 Apr 5, 1899 Feb 14, 1884 Sep 10, 1849 Aug 21, 1890 May 26, 1906 Aug 27, 1911 Feb 16, 1859 Dec 9, 1868 n/a Sep 22, 1886 Apr 11, 1894 Oct 1, 1913 Dec 20, 1889 Jul 29, 1935 1938 1940 May 29, 1894 n/a n/a n/a Mar 18, 1824 Sep 20, 1877 May 10, 1861 Oct 1, 1807 Oct 30, 1852 Jun 2, 1887 1859 Mar 20, 1883 n/a Feb 1, 1909 Sep 8, 1883 Nov 5, 1853 1866 Oct 26, 1881 1848 n/a n/a n/a

May 25, 1923 Jun 17, 1939 n/a Oct 12, 1918 1992 Sep 6, 1912 Jul 29, 1906 Oct 16, 1956 Sep 29, 1916 Sep 10, 1951 Jun 22, 1981 Sep 28, 1923 Nov 16, 1919 Nov 1, 1912 Oct 20, 1937 Apr 14, 1929 Oct 21, 1911 Jan 7, 1944 Mar 31, 1927 n/a Jan 20, 1967 Mar 26, 1917 Oct 2, 1992 Oct 7, 1978 n/a 1993 1997 Jan 12, 1982 n/a n/a n/a May 27, 1884 Jun 15, 1918 Nov 9, 1919 May 28, 1878 Sep 5, 1923 Nov 7, 1911 1926 Mar 6, 1968 May 16, 1882 Oct 4, 1967 Sep 23, 1895 Jul 19, 1930 1928 Sep 4, 1911 1897 n/a n/a n/a

Inf d/o Lula T. & C.F. McPheeters Wife of C. F. McPheeters

Inf son of Mr. & Mrs. W. V. Monk US ARMY WWII Son of John H. and Nancy C. Monk Nancy C. Monk

Inf d/o P.W. & S. Morgan Powhatan Whittle Morgan wife of P.W. Morgan Inf d/o Ella E. & C. A. Senterfit d/o Mr. & Mrs. G.P. Wetherington CPL US ARMY WORLD WAR II

guitar picking deer hunting son of God Charles Norton Dennis Bartow Wetherington Isham Albert Wetherington s/o Mr. & Mrs. I. A. Wetherington

d/o Mr. & Mrs. D.B. Wetherington d/o Mr. & Mrs. I. A. Wetherington Wife of I. A. Wetherington d/o Mr. & Mrs. I. A. Wetherington death date is not correct wife of John Joseph Zeigler daughter of John and Jenny Zeigler son of John and Jenny Zeigler

NOTE: Items in italics and underlined are my personal notes and are not included on the headstones. No attempt was made to place these graves in any particular order.

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