PAYNE CHAPEL - JOHNSON CEMETERY
Alberta, Wilcox County, Alabama

Surveyed by B.J. Smothers


Located in T15N, R5E, Sec 31 off Hwy 5 in Alberta. Surveyed in Oct 2000 with the assistance of Mark Brown and Earl Wills, both longtime members of the church. According to Mr. Brown, everyone buried in this cemetery is related in some way.

Mr. Wills, who is also the church Clerk, provided a copy of the History of Payne Chapel AME Church from the recent Annual Homecoming Program held 3 September 2000.


1.   Alphonso Mason, Sr.
     Born Sept 14, 1929
     Died Aug 3, 1985

2.   Scottie Wills
     An infant according to Mr. Brown

3.   "In Loving Memory Of"
     Robert L. Wills
     Born July 16, 1935
     Died May 6, 1985

4.   "In Loving Memory Of"
     Estella Perkins
     Born Aug 28, 1890
     Died Jan 3, 1988

5.   Nathan Earl Wills
     Aug 28, 1908
     Jan 31, 1988

6.   Nellie M. Johnson
     Frezel
     July 29, 1935
     Jan 2, 1994
     "In Loving Memory"
     Claudia Phillips' daughter per Mark Brown

7.   Mary Johnson
     May 5, 1913
     Jan 1, 1995
     "In Loving Memory"

8.   William Johnson
     Sept 5, 1907
     Nov 16, 1997
     "In Loving Memory"

9.   Ellen P. Kelley
     Born Mar 15, 1896
     Died Jun 2, 1975
     Earliest burial per Mark Brown

10.  Claudia B. Phillips
     Born Jan 25, 1882
     Died Feb 6, 1973
     Moved from another cemetery, possibly Welcome, per Mark Brown

11.  Andrew Bates
     Born Feb 18, 1952
     Died Sept 3, 1970

12.  "Mother"
     Laura Jones Davis
     April 12, 1909
     Aug 15, 1976
     "Let the work I've done speak for me"

13.  Rosa B. Bryant
     Born June 15, 1904
     Died Dec 6, 1974

14.  "Husband"
     Aubrey L. Thomas
     Feb 9, 1948
     July 3, 1982
     "In Loving Memory"

15.  Eula Malone
     Apr 27, 1900
     Dec 8, 1981
     "In Memory"

16.  Ida P. Johnson
     July 30, 1914
     Mar 26, 1990
     "In Memory"

17.  Jack Johnson
     Oct 15, 1910
     May 28, 1992
     "In Memory"
     Claudia Phillips' 3rd son per Mark Brown

18.  Unmarked

19.  "In  Eulogistic Memory Of"
     Mathew Johnson
     Born Oct 2, 1900
     Died June 5, 1991
     "In Montevallo, AL"
     Claudia's oldest son per Mark Brown

Double headstone:

20.  BATES
&    Frank "Father"      "Mother" Edna J.
21.  Dec 25, 1910        Aug 16, 1912
     Mar 19, 1996        Aug 21, 1996
     "Proud parents of 14 children"
     Edna was Cludia's oldest daughter per Mark Brown

22.  Unmarked
     Dave Johnson
     Died Sept 2000
     Identified by Mark Brown. Claudia's youngest son.

23.  Unmarked
     Willie Johnson
     Died Sept 2000
     Identified by Mark Brown. Dave Johnson's wife.

24.  Mary Louise Brown
     June 17, 1921
     Sept 2, 2000
     Claudia's youngest daughter. Mark Brown's wife.

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