MT. ZION AME CHURCH CEMETERY
DeKalb County, Georgia

Transcribed by R.A. Pendergast and contributed by Mary West


Mt. Zion AME Church Cemetery, 2977 La Vista Rd. Some grave markers are planted so deeply the lower parts could not be read. Those are indicated by the parenthetical comment (deep) following what could be read. Many markers are cast concrete slaps supplied by the funeral homes and have the name of the funeral home inscribed at the top. Those names include Cox, Huagabrooks and Hanley. In cases where date of birth was not known the slab includes an age at death, usually enclosed by parentheses. Readings began at the row closest to LaVista Dr and continued row by row in alternating directions to those nearest the rear of the church building. There are many graves marked by uninscribed polished cut stones and some, possibly, by field stones. Reading taken 19 November 1997 by R. A. Pendergast. Reprinted with permission.


ANGELA GWENTA ROWE
Nov 20, 1965 - July 18, 1986

FLOYD  A KINNEMORE
Apr 6, 1939 - Apr 4, 1981 (Daddy)

                    ROWE
FLORIDA LEE GAITHER                HORACE MILLARD
July 22, 1904 - Sept 11, 1985      June 17, 1907 - Jan 16, 1985

ELIZABETH  V.  ROWE           ASA  B. ROWE, SR.
Feb 16, 1917 - (no date)      Aug 22, 1912 - Aug 1, 1980
     MAMA                          DADDY

MS DOROTHY (deep)

MR RUFUS YOUNG

EMMA FERRY
August 1, 1915 - June 2, 1962
Your Loving Daughter Annie R.

MRS SALLY MARTIN
11 JL 1973

“BAD BOY”
DAN FERRY
July 4, 1911 - Mar 30 1985

           FATHER
WALTER WHITLOCK, SR
Oct 7, 1913 - June 8, 1981
          At Rest

MRS MALISSA ROWE

JOSEPHUS WHITLOCK
Jan 3, 1899 - Sept 25, 1961


MR CHARLES  P  ROWE
2-2-1967              “43”

MR BOBBY LEE ROWE
2-10-1977

     (double stone)
WILLIAM                          ALICE
Mar 27, 1905 - May 26, 1970      Nov 6, 1915 - May 30, 1980

MR GEORGE KINNEMORE
Dec 6, 1960            “59”

(broken stone)
MR LARRY RICHARD THRASHER
_____________18, 1968

“BIG JOB”
ANNIE MAE FERRY
July 21, 1941 - Mar 2, 1996

GEORGE ROBERT ROWE
          US ARMY
    WORLD WAR II
Sept 8, 1913 - Sept 30, 1991

TOMMIE M ROWE
Sept 13,  1918 - Nov 25, 1986

MISS ADELL ROWE
8-21-1977

          MOTHER
HELEN ROWE SIMON
Mar 17, 1918 - Aug 23, 1971

HENRIETTA ROWE
Aug 5, 1912 - Jan 11, 1993
Beloved Aunt & Sister

EUNICE R STYLES
May 12, 1919 - Dec 19, 1992

GRADY GRAHAM
Mar 8, 1929 - May 20, 1973

          YOUNG
DALLAS JR                        MARY W
Dec 26, 1890 - Mar 27, 1960      May 26, 1890 - Aug 17, 1949

          ROWE
MINNIE W                        EDGAR SR
May 18, 1890 - Oct 4, 1948      May 16, 1876 - Aug 18, 1971

MRS ESTELLA FLOWERS ROWE
10-22-1967

MRS ELSIE MAE WIMBUSH
March 7, 1963     “53”

MRS KATIE _________
       (deep)

MERINDA D NELMS
Sept 23, 1953 - Sept 24, 1953

CPL SPENDER NELMS
Oct 10, 1921
Died serving his country

          NELMS
WILLIE                          MAUDE S
Apr 5, 1891 - Mar 17, 1959      July 27, 1891 - Sept 27, 1942

MASTER WILLIE LEWIS NELMS
Oct 6, 1954

MRS LUELLA I NELMS

          ROWE
JESSE            MYRTIE N
1892 - 1977      1892 - 1975
Father           Mother

          NELMS
ALICE            W M

ERIE NELMS
Dec 19, 1920 - July 16, 1924

MR JOHN BARNES
Dec 1952

MR WILL BERRY
July 9, 1949       “55”

MR JOHNNIE BERRY
June 8, 1940       “53”

MR GEORGE SPURLEY
Apr 20, 1957       “45”

MRS SEENIA ROWE
1905 - 1955

MR HIVEY T THOMAS
Apr 4, 1953

“MASTER” TOMMIE WADE YOUNG

MR JOSEPH
      (deep)

MRS VIOLA P HESTER
Feb 17, 1954      “43”

MR THOMAS
     (deep)

          ROWE
FELIX                            ADELL
Dec 24, 1884 - Mar 17, 1947      Apr 12, 1888 - Aug 26, 1966

MRS LULA
    (deep)

MR HENRY ROWE
Died 9-21-44

MRS LENA SHAW
Sept 7, 1894 - Oct 30, 1945

GEO. SPERLING
Born March 14, 1886
Died Sept 25, 1887

MRS FLORENCE JONES
Feb 29, 1960     “67”

MRS CORNELL SCOTT
      (deep)

ESTELLA ROWE
Feb 16, 1892 - Apr 26, 1940

MR D ROWE
Apr 5, 1889 - Sept 22, 1945

WILLIE ROWE
Feb 8, 1887 - July 27, 1959

WILLIE LOU ROWE ALLEN
July 9, 1910 - May 11, 1969

CLAUDE ROWE
1888 - 1933
Gone but not forgotten

MRS FANNIE O EBERHART
Apr 13, 1955  “61”


(Bronze Plaque)
MAJOR HESTER, JR
     GEORGIA
TEC 5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Nov 12, 1899 - June 7, 1972

          STEELE
NANCY                    REV. THOMAS W., SR
1876 - 1932              1865 - 1928
          At Rest

          STEELE
ETHEL M                       THOMAS W., JR
Nov 11, 1901 - (no date)      Apr 5, 1906 - Dec 10, 1983

WINFRED MILLS
      MUS 2
US NAVY WORLD WAR II
1920 - 1984

MR WALTER SPURLEY
        (deep)

MRS LOTTIE HILL
        (deep)

MRS LOTTIE MAE SPURLEY
May 23, 1937 - (deep)

MR WILLIE JOE SPURLEY
Born March 28, 1916
Died June 29, 1944

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