CENTENNIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY
Upper Fairmount, Somerset County, MD

By Delphine E. Steficek, dchecks@warwick.net


This cemetery data is one of six cemeteries I gathered headstone information from between Maryland and Georgia, while vacationing.

Centennial United Methodist Church is located on Halls Creek Rd, off of Rt. 361 in Upper Fairmount. The church held its last Sunday service on the 3rd Sunday in July, 1999 as the congregation is now merged with what was called the Saint Andrews Methodist Church. These were two of the three churches originally associated with the Upper Hill United Methodist Charge.

Centennial has a sprawling cemetery, much of which is in the wooded part of the property. Many graves are overgrown and unmarked. My grandparents, Willie & Rosebud Harris are buried here along with a great aunt, Ira Montee Scott and two uncles, Leonard Harris and James Simmons.

I will use the # of and the term "unmarked" for those graves next to or in the vicinity of readable headstones. Perhaps this info may help someone locate an unmarked relative.

Directions: Rt 13 south from Salisbury, to Rt. 413 to Crisfield. Turn right onto rt. 361 to Manokin, Fairmount, Upperhill. Turn left onto Halls Creek Rd. Church is on the left. The front doors of the church face rt. 361. The rear of the property is toward a private residence. The major portion of the cemetery is located on the side of the property away from Halls Creek Rd.

Starting in the wooded area farthest from Halls Creek Rd. about 12-13 yard from the property line, working my way back to the church.


3. 3 unmarked

4. Herman Johnson d. Apr 24, 1946, age 82 yrs.

5. unreadable headstone

6. Footstone J.J.

7. Footstone R.A..J.
(4 sided monument placed at head of RAJ seems to be placed wrong. Names should correspond to the direction of the grave.) Rachel Anne Johnson d. Apr 12, 1920 age 93 yrs. Josephine Johnson-54 yrs.

11. 4 unmarked

12. Headstone: C.W.J.

14. 2 unmarked

15. Issac F. Perry

16. 1 unmarked w/unreadable monument

17. Everett Courage Hall Aug 8, 1915-Sept 12, 1988

18. Everett c. Hall, Jr. Aug 14, 1949-Aug 23, 1993

23. 5 unmarked w/1 an open grave

24. James Clark

25. John Basley Jones may 27, 1934 age 70 yrs.

31. 6 unmarked

32. Beulah G. Waters 1910-1990

37. 5 unmarked w/1 sunken grave

38. Minnie Johnson 1888-1965

39. Elwood Waters 1902-1965

40. Mary Wise 1903-1987

41. Sarah Maddox 1912-1992 next to her sister

42. Esther Maddox 1917-1995

43. Arthur Maddox

44 Headstone unreadable + 2 unmarked

45. Maria Johnson 1873-1958

46. Lemuel Johnson 1875-1940

47. Edna M. Johnson Dec 7, 1904-May 7,1985

51. 2 unmarked+2 unreadable headstones

52. Charles I. Johnson, Sr. Dec 7, 1932-Jun 25, 1994

53. Carolyn Maddox 1956-1988

54. Ernest Maddox 1943-1970

55. Annie Johnson 1890-1965

56. Linwood Johnson 1893-1997

59. 3 unmarked w/1 infant

64. 5 unmarked/overgrown

65. F.P.

67. 2 unmarked

68. Roland H Cooper 1928-1993

70. 2 unmarked

71. Emma Purnell Jun 9, 1923-Sept 15, 1992

72. Lemuel Irving Johnson Sept 7, 1915-Jun 28, 1998

73. 1 unmarked

74. Casalena Bivins 1929-1994 close to her son

75. William M. Washington Aug 15, 1955-Feb 10, 1996

77. 2 unmarked

78. William Washington born Jul 13, 1914

81. 3 unmarked

82. Elenor Fontaine Dec 4, 1915-Sept 22, 1985

83. Ethel Jones 1898-1992

86. 3 unmarked

87. Sylvia A. Grant 1948-1994

88. Mamie Johnson

89. 1 unmarked

90. Prince Perry, Jr. Aug 9, 1914-Jan 2,1984

96. 6 unmarked

97. Bertha L. Waters 1907-1985

98. Carrie A. Waters Oct 12, 1897-Mar 15, 1962 next to her husband

99. Arman N. Waters July 1898-Mar 27, 1968

100. Shirley Washington 1919-1966

101. John Washington d. 1969

102. Lewis H. Washington 1877-1957

103. Mary H. Washington 1880-1974

104. Ira Montee Scott d. Mar 1, 1963 age 54 yrs

105. Leonard Harris Feb 28, 1931-Apr 11, 1967

106. Rosebud Harris 1904-1975

107. Willie Harris 1904-1976

108. James Simmons Dec 29, 1934-May 8, 1996

109. Baby Young Mar 1965

110. Infant

111. Oliver Washington Apr 29, 1923-Oct 21, 1976

113. 2 unmarked

114. Lucretia Washington 1902-1989

115. Worthy S. Waters d. 1964 age 35

116. Sheila W. Jones 1951-1981

117. Violet S. Peyton 1946-1991

118. Lucy Mae Day 1935-1992

119. Ogle Waters Aug 5, 1933-Dec 8, 1992

120. Julia Newman 1921-1994

121. Lillie Mae Ballard 1919-1998

122. Gertrude Washington

132. 10 unmarked

133. John H Waters, Sr. d. Aug 13, 1918 age 88 next to his wife

134 Abigail U. Waters May 23, 1900 age 73 with your back to the front of the church off to right corner

135. Taylor Z. Waters 1886-1979

136. Dorothy M. Banks 1908-1996

140. 4 unmarked
directly in front of church

141. Johnnie Johnson d. Feb 3, 1957
unmarked but family member contacted identified as

142. Andrew Johnson
in the woods off church front right corner

143. Headstone deciphered only as Lucrecia ? d. 1891
w/back to church front, right side

144. Tall monument/ Martha A. Waters d. Aug 7, 1916 age 67

145. Celeste Hayman

146. Cleopatri Waters 1889-1964

147. Bankshire Waters 1887-1971

148. Sisters- Leona Waters Price 1899-1995 and

149. Piccola Waters 1895-1975

150. Geraldine Brown 1907-1980

151. Celeste M. Bowden 1909-1978

152. Ida W. Dixon 1912-1952

153. Lelia C. Waters 1879-1973

154. Edward Waters 1875-1947

155. Irving Waters 1908-1992

156. Laura Waters 1871-1930

157. Emory Waters 1871-1961

158. Martha Waters 1913-1938

159. ? Waters 1879-1973


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15 Jul 2000
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