MASSEY FAMILY GRAVEYARD
A private family cemetery adjacent to the Massey Hill Baptist Church on Southern Avenue Community of Massey Hill, Fayetteville.
Elaine Carr wrote: "I have a list of names sent to me by a cousin, Juanita Massey McClintick, who said the
list was given to her by her father, William Randolph Massey. He told her all these folks were buried in the
Massey Hill Family Cemetery, which is a private family cemetery adjacent to the Massey Hill Baptist Church on
Southern Avenue. There are only two tombstones visible - those of William Henry Massey and his wife Holland
Powers Massey. They are located on the north side of the church, surrounded by a block and pipe fence. There
are at least three unmarked graves, two within the enclosure and a third partially inside it and partially outside
it (the back of the block/pipe fence bisects it). There has been some question about what happened to all of these
graves. None of them has been found relocated in other cemeteries, except Susan Massey Mitchell, who was reinterred
in Cross Creek Cemetery #2, Block 22, with her husband and several young children. Note: Only two graves currently have
Elaine's message is a great example of why we should share our cemetery knowledge with others. It is sad to say that grave
markers are disappearing everyday. Let's not allow the location of a family member's final resting place to be forgotton,
simply because there is no longer a marker there. Tell someone. Thanks, Myrtle.
Anyone who would like to submit cemetery listings are encouraged to contact Myrtle Bridges.
Your help is appreciated.
Hales Joel Aug 2 1868 Feb 20, 1947
Hales Josephine died Nov 1942
Massey David Shepherd Feb 6, 1856 May 27, 1922
Massey Holland Powers Apr 3, 1832 May 28, 1904 (wife of William -tombstone visible)
Massey Mary Elliott Sep 25, 1797 June 20, 1878 (wife of Thomas)
Massey Thomas A J (Jack) (born ca 1833-34) July 1, 1858
Massey Thomas Howard Dec 24, 1793 Feb 17, 1875
Massey William Henry Feb 14, 1827 March 22, 1862 (tombstone visible)
Mitchell Susan E Massey Feb 6, 1829 June 27, 1882 (Reinterred in Cross Creek #2 with her husband, Robert Mitchell Feb 6, 1827 April 28, 1875)
Watson Edwin Douglass Died in Infancy (son of William & Sarah)
Watson Sarah Massey June 4, 1831 May 19, 1882
Watson William Mar 31, 1825 Dec 12, 1879 (husband of Sarah)
See also, Massey Hill Cemetery
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