LANIER CEMETERY

 

This is a Cemetery on the old plantation grounds just north of Highway 50 on Old Country Road, on a gravel road leading to two newer trailers.  Some of the gravestones are upright and in good condition within a forested enclosure in the middle of the field.  Many of the stones are not cared for and covered in kudzu vines.  There are four sepulchers and one brick-enclosed tomb with no writing on them.  There is evidence of at least one burial within the past fifty years—metal funeral home marker.  Chase’s cemetery survey of the 1970s had more listings—presumably these stones have fallen and are unnoticeable under the vines and other vegetation or have been removed.

 

Surveyed by Russell D. James 25 October 2003. Re-surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 11 November 2003. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

Monroe Shirley

16 Nov 1869 – 30 Apr 1958

 

Lizzie Shirley

5 Mar 1872 – 11 Jun 1950

 

Malon Hackman

12 Sep 1875 – 3 Nov 1917

 

Mrs. E. A. Wells

17 Nov 1824 – 14 Aug 1895

 

Sevelle Lanier

Died 1900

 

Guy Coleman

no dates

 

Anna Cooper

6 Jan 1873 – 13 Sep 1873

 

Infant daughter of James M. and Julia A. Cooper

3 Oct 1868 – 10 Oct 1868

 

Julia A. Cooper

12 Jul 1834 – 17 mar 1873

 

Gilbert Lanier

Died 30 Mar 1916

Age 70 yrs.

 

Alma R. Lackey

25 Mar 1881 – 9 Sep 1895