Sandy Plain United Methodist Church

Cemetery Directory

1882 - 2013

Located on Pee Dee Road North, two Miles North of Highway 501, in Galivant’s Ferry, SC.
Our former list was submitted by Mrs. Eva Lewis Nance and Mrs. Fannie G. Gerrald in October 1978.
This list, submitted by Pressley Dorn Best of Galivant’s Ferry, SC and Norman M. Avery of Colorado Springs, CO., was last updated on June 3, 2009.

 

Sandy Plain Church was an outgrowth of a Sunday School organized by Mrs. Louisa Cooper Barnhill and Mrs. Sarah Carmichael Lewis in the late 1860s or 1870s. The Church was a combined effort of the entire community.

The location of the Church and school was changed at least three times; each time the land was donated by the owner. The materials and labor were furnished by the people of the community.

When the old building became inadequate, it was decided to build a new one and locate it between two of the biggest families in the neighborhood, Sheriff Daniel Lewis and Mr. Joseph W. Holliday. When they had "stepped it off", they ended up meeting on property owned by former sheriff Abijah H. Skipper. Dr. Bennett Jordan said, "Let's put it here on this sandy plain," and so it became Sandy Plain School and Church.

The location provided for a cemetery.  The first person buried there was Walter Alonzo Lewis, the grandson of one of the organizers, in 1882.

Sandy Plain School has since been consolidated with Aynor and Midland Schools.

Statistics used in the above were taken from "A Short History of Sandy Plain Church" by Freddie (Gryder) Vaught, who got her information from the late Mary Lewis Stevenson and the late Willie P. Lewis, and updated by Hattie Best Polk and Pressley Dorn Best in 2008.

Mrs. Eva Lewis Nance

 

"Our Sandy Plain members are appreciative of the great effort our forefathers made to provide a place for us to worship, and bury our dead. In 1940 Sandy Plain was a thriving church with 130 members, but members died and others moved away. When we were forced to close the doors of our wonderful church we had twelve members at our final service. There are but nine members left living in our community today and resources for the maintenance of the church yard and cemetery are becoming a real issue. If you are a former member and have relatives buried at Sandy Plain, we need your support. Please help in anyway you can. Thank you very much."

Pressley Dorn Best
July 18, 2007

Key:
D/O = Daughter of
S/O = Son of
W/O = Wife of

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Elen Lou ? 1946 - 1948
ANDERSON, Jackie C. 25 Dec 1943 - 13 Mar 2010

ALTMAN, Alexander Bruce, Jr. 17 Jul 1925 - 26 Oct 2007
ALTMAN, Audie Lee, 4 Apr 1954 - 2 Dec 2009

ALTMAN, Bela 18 Oct 1892 - 20 Sept 1982
ALTMAN, Dennis M. 4 Jan 1897 - 7 May 1971
ALTMAN, Ernest Vander 24 Nov 1901 - 30 July 1968
ALTMAN, Grover D. 7 Jan 1885 - 9 Oct 1946
ALTMAN, Julius Albert 8 Mar 1853 - 29 July 1933
ALTMAN, Catherine (LEWIS) 24 Mar 1861 - 26 Nov 1932
ALTMAN, Thomas E. 1891 - 1936
ALTMAN, Harvey E. 29 Dec 1927 - 3 Apr 2006 (S/O Thomas E. ALTMAN)
ALTMAN, Harvey 8 Oct 1926 - 18 Feb 2000 (PFC U.S. Marine Corps World War II , Korea)
ALTMAN, Gracie Jones 8 Dec 1925 - 17 Jan 2003 (W/O Harvey ALTMAN)
ALTMAN, Vernie Hoyt 10 Dec 1894 - 9 Oct 1975
ALTMAN, Isla Coleman 11 Feb 1895 - 24 May 1993
ALTMAN, Myrtle Price 20 Aug 1908 - 22 Apr 1988
ATKINSON, Martha Rebecca Lewis 22 Jan 1923 - 8 Jan 1998
BARNHILL, May Addie 15 Apr 1866 - 27 Mar 1939
BARNHILL, Stanley D. 13 June 1825 - 19 July 1886
BARNHILL, Louisa (COOPER) 30 Nov 1832 - 18 Apr 1910
BARNHILL, T. C. 25 July 1870 - 6 Feb 1906
BEST, Beaty 31 Dec 1894 - 5 Aug 1962
BEST, Mamie Lou 27 Feb 1900 - 4 Nov 1983
BEST, Inft. Dau. of Beaty & Mamie 28 Oct 1940 - 1 Nov 1940
BEST, Clara E. 15 Mar 1892 - 27 Oct 1915 (W/O Claud BEST)
BEST, Ernest S. 13 Dec 1887 - 17 Oct 1890 (S/O W. V. & Hattie BEST)
BEST, Ruth Hazel 3 Jul 1913 - 1 Mar 1924
BEST, Henry R. 4 Jan 1918 - 24 June 1977
BEST, Edna Skipper 8 July 1921 - 15 Dec 1973
BEST, Estelene S. (CAPPS) 5 May 1923 - 16 Jan 1996
BEST, Fred Garrison 12 Apr 1921 - 23 Nov 2008

BEST, Forrest 27 Apr 1934 - 20 Nov 1990 (U.S. Navy, Korea)
BEST, Mason Graham 24 Jan 1961 - 27 Feb 1962 (S/O Forrest BEST and Janet REYNOLDS)
BEST, Hubert S. 28 Nov 1923 - 6 Apr 1976
BEST, Jamie M. Sr. 27 Mar 1892 - 20 Oct 1957
BEST, Laura Mae (WINGARD) 4 May 1895 - 28 Nov 1989
BEST, Jamie M. Jr. 12 Jan 1925 - 15 June 2004 (USMC WW II, Purple Heart)
BEST, Jean (ALTMAN) 12 May 1929 - 25 Nov 2003
BEST, Leland C. 10 Jan 1886 - 9 Jan 1950
BEST, Frances Eva 12 Apr 1887 - 24 May 1965
BEST, Leland Carlisle 6 Apr 1921 - 4 Mar 1925 (S/O L. C. & F. E. BEST)
BEST, Marolyn 17 Dec 1944 - 1 June 1945
BEST, Martha Emma 30 Aug 1922 - 10 Mar 1924 (D/O J. M. & L. M. BEST)
BEST, Norris 11 Jan 1921 - 18 Aug 1994 (SSgt. U.S. Army, World War II)
BEST, Ollie A. 29 Aug 1898 - 18 Sept 1917 (W/O Claud BEST)
BEST, Thelma W. 8 Dec 1926 - 8 Dec 1982
BEST, Wilber Beaty Sr. 26 May 1927 - 7 June 1988
BEST, Marie (PERRITT) 19 Apr 1932 - 24 Nov 2001
BEST, William Francis 24 Oct 1918 - 9 Dec 1986
BEST, Paul K. 30 Nov 1951 - 8 Feb 1955 (S/O Wilber B. BEST)
BEST, William V. 1858 - 27 July 1919
BEST, Harriet Hattie Lucretia (BARNHILL) 29 July 1861 - Dec 1924
BEST, Infant of William V. & Hattie d. 10 Apr 1900
BEST, Willie L. 13 Jan 1896 - 29 Mar 1951
BEST, Lutie M. 31 Jan 1900 - 19 Apr 1954
BEST, Wingard 6 Oct 1919 - 5 Sept 1921 (S/O J. M. & L. M. BEST)
BEST, Ronald Gene 31 Oct 1942 - 21 Feb 2001 (TSgt. USAF Vietnam)
BEST, Linda Gail 19 Sept 1949 - 4 Mar 1950
BEST, Beithel Aubrey 5 May 1942 - 5 Apr 2000
BEST, Danny Ray 12 Nov 1949 - 3 Mar 1997 (Cpl U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam, A Memorial Stone In His Honor)
BEST, Jerry Haviland 13 June 1946 - 11 Apr 2005 (U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam, A Memorial Stone In His Honor)
BRITT, Jimmy B. 16 July 1941 - 22 Aug 2006
BRYAN, Bennie B. 18 Aug 1885 - 24 Mar 1970
BRYAN, Harry Eugene 20 Nov 1931 - 13 May 2002
BRYAN, James L. 13 Aug 1913 - 13 Aug 1995
BRYAN, James 0. 18 Apr 1877 - 10 Mar 1949
BRYAN, Michael 28 May 1943 - 18 July 2013
BRYAN, Michael D. 28 May 1943 - 18 Jun 2013
BRYAN, Mildred (VAUGHT) 16 APR 1915 - 20 May 1997
BRYAN, Nova Bellamy 3 Apr 1894 - 14 Apr 1961

BRYAN, Rester W. 11 Feb 1919 - 25 Dec. 1944 ( Battle of Belgium , S.C. Cpl. 463PRCHTFA, U.S. Army, 101st. Airborne Div. WWII, BSM-PH)
BYRD, Austin Chesley 30 Apr 1940 – 3 Sep 2007
COLEMAN, Son of Mr. & Mrs. P. M. 17 March 1914 - 17 Mar 1914

CRIBB, Eleanor d. 1924
DANIELS, James 0. 18 Apr 1877 - 10 Mar 1949
DANIELS, Lillie 0. 11 Aug 1899 - 13 May 1970
DURANT, Lizzie 1821 - 30 Nov 1914 ( 93 Yrs.)
FLOYD, Utly d. 9 Jan 1913
GASKIN, Burke R. Sr. 28 July 1891 - 9 Oct 1973 (S.C. Pvt. U.S. Army, WWI)
GASKIN, Lennie King 1 Mar 1887 - 13 Aug 1923 (W/O Burke R. GASKIN)
GASKIN, James T. Jr. 13 Aug 1923 - 13 Aug 1923 (S/O Burke & Lennie King GASKIN)
GASKIN, James Miles 25 Mar 1894 - 4 June 1965 (S.C. Sea, U.S. Navy, WWI)
GASKIN, James T. 1 Mar 1863 - 1 Nov 1939
GASKIN, Fannie Edwards 13 June 1870 - 12 Feb 1960 (W/O James T. GASKIN)
GASKIN, Gladys Turner 27 Mar 1899 - 3 Jan 1983
GERRALD, Jack Q. 14 Nov 1906 - 19 Oct 1950
GERRALD, Fannie G. 1 Sept 1909 - 8 June 2001
HARRISON, James 29 Aug 1918 - 20 Feb 1991 (Pvt. U.S. Army, World War II)
HARRISON, Eva Mae 16 July 1924 - 5 May 1996
HILL, Gertie 8 May 1906 - 4 Nov 1980
HILL, McCoy 19 Dec 1908 - 12 Apr 1948
HILL, Laura (PERRITT) 4 Dec 1887 - 1 Aug 1943
HILL, John Wesley Feb 1910 - Jan 1936
HOLDEN, Effie 27 Mar 1898 - 6 May 1952
HOLDEN, James 22 Oct 1922 - 23 May 1954
HOLDEN, Jessie 10 June 1890 - 29 July 1941
HOLDEN, Infant son of Jessie 1963 - 1963
HOLDEN, Lacy Gertrude 9 Aug 1920 - 29 Oct 1960
HOLDEN, Lamar 25 May 1922 - 20 May 1924 (S/O V. D. & E. M. HOLDEN)
HOLDEN, Luther 19 Nov 1928 - 14 Jan 1989
HOLDEN, Coretha 29 Nov 1913 - 27 Oct 1985
HOLDEN, Jessie Armond 17 Sept 1928 - 1 Mar 1979
HOLDEN, Minter G. 17 Jan 1896 - 30 Sept 1942
HOLDEN, Odell 27 Sept 1920 - 28 Aug 1944 (S.C. TSgt. U.S. Army, Co. A-13, Infantry Regt. WWII, BSM-PH)
HOLDEN, Van 16 June 1891 - 11 Aug 1933
HORTON, Mrs. Cynthia Louise 28 May 1832 - 14 July 1921
HYATT, Magnolia (HOLDEN) 15 Feb 1925 - 3 Sept 1954
HYATT, Ruth 28 May 1924 - 11 Apr 2011
HYATT, Tammy 18 Jan 1968 - 2 Feb 2012
HYATT, Wayde 17 Aug 1920 - 14 Feb 1994 (Pfc. U.S. Army, World War II)
JAMES, Dan Everette 3 June 1912 - 2 Dec 1976
JAMES, David H. 8 Dec. 1873 - 29 Apr 1935
JAMES, Elise Rouse 14 Apr 1913 - 6 Nov 1991
JAMES, Herbert Aubry 27 July 1933 - 2 Nov 1982 (Pvt. U.S. Army)
JAMES, Mary E. 8 Jan 1876 - 29 Dec 1945

JAMES, Minnie 23 Apr 1909 - 23 Apr 1909 (D/O D. H. & M. E. JAMES)
JAMES, Nina 29 Apr 1915 - 27 June 1915 (D/O D. H. & M. E. JAMES)
JAMES, Sammy "Lemon" 2 Jul 1928 - 26 Jul 2013
JOHNSON, Decoy 9 Feb 1894 - 24 Oct 1894 (S/O A. P. & L. M. JOHNSON)

JOHNSON, George Madison 1 June 1854 - 21 Jan 1906
JOHNSON, Georgia M. 27 Feb 1892 - 17 Aug 1957
JOHNSON, Florence 20 Oct 1857 - 27 May 1937
JOHNSON, Shepard A. 22 Oct 1899 - 3 Sept 1900
JOHNSON, Bulah May 26 Mar 1896 - 1 Aug 1897
JONES, Alan Wesley 6 Jul 1959 - 21 Jan 2013
JONES, Fannie 1882 - 1940 (Age 58 yrs.)

JONES, Ellen Freeman 15 Dec 1935 - 30 Sept 2003
JONES, David Keith 13 Feb 1951 - 20 Sept 2003
JONES, Paula Rudy 23 May 1953 - 17 Feb 1974
JONES, Toby 16 Aug 1928 - 10 Sept 1963 (Capt. U.S. Army)
KING, Paul E. 21 Oct 1933 - 20 Jan 1994
LANE, D. Frank 28 Nov 1840 - 19 May 1928 (CSA 1862-1865)
LANE, Charlotte M. 27 Sept 1839 - 12 Oct 1907 (W/O D. Frank LANE)
LANE, Julius W. 12 Nov 1867 - 30 May 1947 (Mason)
LEWIS, Alma (GASKIN) 4 May 1891 - 6 Sept 1990
LEWIS, Alexander Lorenzo 10 June 1855 - 10 Jan 1937
LEWIS, Sallie A. (GASKIN) 13 Jan 1860 - 6 June 1937
LEWIS, Alexander Lorenzo, Jr. 20 Sept 1899 - 13 June 1963
LEWIS, Aubrey 11 Mar 1958 - 17 Nov 1958 (S/O Olen & Gladys LEWIS)
LEWIS, Bunyan G. 2 May 1857 - 1 Oct 1892
LEWIS, Daniel 31 July 1825 - 3 Feb 1907 (Flag in middle)
LEWIS, Gladys J. 16 Aug 1923 - 16 Sept 1967
LEWIS, Sarah C. 6 Jan 1833 - 6 Dec 1905 (W/O Daniel LEWIS)
LEWIS, Isla B. 22 Nov 1891, D. 1 Oct 1892 (D/O B. G. & S. B. LEWIS)
LEWIS, Dora King 10 Mar 1907 - 10 Nov 1998
LEWIS, Andrew Lee 15 Nov 1916 - 8 June 2001
LEWIS, Edna Earle (BEST) 12 Apr 1918 - 12 Oct 2001
LEWIS, John Franklin 2 July 1943 - 15 May 1997
LEWIS, Lester 27 Sept 1886 - 24 Mar 1916
LEWIS, Naomi Williams 17 Apr 1924 - 27 Mar 2005
LEWIS, Olen 12 May 1922 - 29 Mar 1988
LEWIS, Robert E. 19 Jan 1933 - 27 Jan 2012
LEWIS, Tola B. Sr. 17 Feb 1883 - 12 May 1952 (Lawyer)
LEWIS, Tola B. Jr. 19 May 1924 - 7 Oct 2006

LEWIS, Cora (SMITH) 28 Aug 1891 - 27 Mar 1970
LEWIS, Walter Alonzo 1 Jan 1881 - 1 Apr 1882
LEWIS, Willie Patrick 17 Oct 1876 - 2 May 1959
LEWIS, Alice Rogers 4 June 1876 - 10 July 1960
LEWIS, Infant son of Willie P. & Alice d. 20 Sept 1911
LEWIS, Infant son of Willie P. & Alice 18 July 1912 - 18 July 1912
MARTIN, Daniel M. Sr. 30 Sept 1915 - 15 Apr 1997
MARTIN, Effie H. 22 Jan 1916 - 6 Apr 1990
MARTIN, Daniel M. Jr. 5 Jan 1941 - 16 Mar 2002
MARTIN, Arvey Keith 8 Sept 1963 - 16 Nov 2004
MARTIN, Jaradne d. 28 May 1949
MARTIN, Herbert Leon 8 Mar 1920 - 2 Nov 1991 (Tec. 5 U.S. Army, World War II, Purple Heart)
MARTIN, Frazier Venoy 11 Apr 1922 - 27 Feb 1950 (Married Elneida Jane GASGUE 2 Dec 1945)
MARTIN, Elneida Jane (GASGUE)
MARTIN, Freddie 6 Nov 1916 - 10 Nov 1916 (S/O J. H. & E. V. MARTIN)
MARTIN, Grover C. 23 Nov 1914 - 4 Dec 1943
MARTIN, Harvey Durell 25 Nov 1900 - 26 Jan 1981
MARTIN, Lizzie Dix 15 May 1904 - 7 May 1965
MARTIN, Joel Mack 30 Jan 1887 - 13 Oct 1918 (S/O L. J. MARTIN)
MARTIN, Inf. son of J. H. & E. V. 15 Dec 1930 - 17 Dec 1930
MARTIN, J. M. 23 Sept 1923 - 10 Apr 1927 (S/O H. D. & Lizzie MARTIN)
MARTIN, John H. 20 May 1893 - 23 June 1971
MARTIN, Viola W. b. 19 July 1892 - 27 Mar 1976
MARTIN, John T. 23 Oct 1917 - 17 Apr 1929 (S/O J. H. & E. V. MARTIN)
MARTIN, Lara Jane 21 Apr 1866 - 28 May 1949
MARTIN, Leon 4 July 1948 - 5 July 1948 (S/O H. L. & M. E. MARTIN)
MARTIN, Louisa L. 11 Jan 1841 - 1 Mar 1895
MARTIN, Martie 23 Nov 1911 - 18 May 1912 (S/O Joel Mack MARTIN)
MARTIN, Patrick R. d. 12 Mar 1972 (Baby)
McCRACKEN, Chellie W. 25 Sept 1885 - 15 Oct 1960
McCRACKEN, Gilbert G. 11 May 1899 - 17 Aug 1986
MORRIS, Infant dau. of Gilbert & Pearl (BEST) 1968 - 1968
NANCE, Luke Atkinson 18 Oct 1899 - 22 Jan 1962 (Mason)
NANCE, Eva Lewis 30 Apr 1897 - 8 Feb 1999
OWENS, John Lawrence 1853 - 1904
OWENS, Katheryn L. 21 May 1859 - 7 Sept 1922
OWENS, Altway 1869 - 1925
OWENS, John Tillman 30 Sept 1892 - 12 Jan 1935
OWENS, Addie Graham Lane b. 3 July 1891 - 7 Oct 1986
OWENS, Monroe G. 25 Nov 1913 - 18 Dec 1913 (S/O J.T. & Addie OWENS)
OWENS, Lessie Nina 19 Feb 1920 - 13 Oct 1921
OWENS, Stacey 1 July 1896 - 22 Oct 1906
PERRITT, Arie Wiggins 9 May 1914 - 26 July 1967
PERRITT, Arthur 4 Nov 1904 - 23 Dec 1976
PERRITT, Arthur Phillip, Sr. 17 Jun 1944 – 5 Sep 2007

PERRITT, Alma Ruth 7 Sept 1934 - 22 May 2009
PERRITT, Eleanor 11 Mar 1919 - 15 Oct 2003
PERRITT, Barney Newman 30 Apr 1915 - 11 June 1981
PERRITT, Mabel Cook 17 Apr 1922 - 19 Feb 1983
PERRITT, Infant Son of Mr. & Mrs. Barney d. 8 Nov 1940
PERRITT, Infant Son of Barney and Mabel d. 10 Aug 1951
PERRITT, Bonnie Fay 2 Apr 1953 - 18 Oct 1976
PERRITT, Evans 16 Jan 1905 - 15 Sept 1965
PERRITT, Ronia Martin 4 Oct 1873 - 6 JAN 1963
PERRITT, Simpson 11 Feb 1907 - 25 Dec 1979
PERRITT, Hettie 14 May 1913 - 15 July 1987
PERRITT, Simpson L.C. 5 Oct 1934 - 3 Jan 1992
PERRITT, James S. 9 Jan 1946 - 7 Aug 2004
PERRITT, Wilmarie 9 July 1941 - 31 Jan 1942 (D/O Simpson & Hettie PERRITT)
PERRITT, Virginia 16 Oct 1937 - 27 Feb 1938
PERRITT, Jessie Leverne, Sr. 5 May 1946 - 30 Jun 2007

POLK, Rev. Charles 5 Sept 1917 - 21 Apr 2000
POLK, Patricia Gayle 23 July 1946 - 6 Sept 1953 (D/O Hattie BEST & Rev. Charles POLK)
RICHARDSON, Clara (BEST) 30 Dec 1882 - 12 Oct 1945 (W/O Raymond R. RICHARDSON)
SHELLEY, Minnie P. (MARTIN) d. 4 Dec 1941
SMITH, E. C. "Father" 15 Apr 1852 - 15 Sept 1925
SMITH, Z. A. "Mother" 7 Aug 1842 - 18 Dec 1919
SMITH, Willie Brinson 23May 1889 - 15 Dec 1963
SMITH, Abbie McNeil 6 Dec 1891 - 2 Feb 1977
STONE, Leila 30 Mar 1883 - 9 Oct 1918 (W/O J. M. STONE)
STRICKLAND, James E. 7 Aug 1938 - 12 Sep 2010

STRICKLAND, Marie Lewis 8 Feb 1912 - 23 Jan 1966
STUCKEY, James Allison 12 Aug 1921 - 12 Aug 1921 (S/O W. J. & 0. STUCKEY)
TOLAR, Isabella 9 Apr 1830 - 5 Aug 1861
TOLAR, Kenneth Douglas d. 22 Aug 1859 (Lived 3 weeks and 4 days)
TURNER, Reid Maynard d. 1918
VAUGHT, Anne d. 22 Jan 1936 (Infant of C. L. & F. G. VAUGHT)
VAUGHT, Annie J. 31 Mar 1894 - 6 Oct 1959
VAUGHT, Isabell 1855 - 1930
VAUGHT, James Coy 4 Dec 1910 - 23 Jan 1969
VAUGHT, Canty Lanneau 12 Sept 1897 - 22 Sept 1960
VAUGHT, Lacy Gertrude 1898 - 1926 (W/O C. L. VAUGHT)
VAUGHT, Mary E. 10 Oct 1823 - 12 Feb 1913
VAUGHT, Thomas Allard 2 Feb 1895 - 23 June 1978
VAUGHT, Winnie (BEST) 9 Feb 1898 - Oct 1980
VAUGHT, Thomas Andrew (Father) 1867 - 1931
VAUGHT, Addie James (Mother) 1869 - 1949
VAUGHT, Freddie Gryder 20 Dec 1899 - 4 Aug 1991
VAUGHT, Essie (CAPPS) 19 June 1910 - 19 July 1996
VAUGHT, Infant Son of Lanneau and Lacie 1926 - 1926
VAUGHT, Addie Mae 18 Apr 1940 - 6 Dec 2002