Jan 162012
 

The North Carolina Digital Collections has an Historical Records Survey of North Carolina available from the Works Projects Administration. Included in these records are cemetery tombstone records that were compiled in the 1930′s. Below is a list of the cemeteries and surnames appearing in the Mecklenburg County compiled records, which you can find at this link. Other counties are also available.

Please keep in mind there may be errors or mistakes in the original transcriptions but the records are valuable nonetheless.

Sharon Cemetery, Charlotte (pp. 2, 3-9)

Surnames: Alexander, Allen, Ashcraft, Baker, Blanchard, Blue, Boatright, Bolick, Brewer, Brown, Caldwell, Clanton, Cook, Culp, Davis, Douglas, Edwards, Elliott, Ferguson, Flanigan, Fleniken, Flenniken, Freeman, Glass, Graham, Griffin, Griffith, Guyer, Hannon, Jessiee, Harkey, Hartis, Hennigan, Henry, Hedge, Helms, Howie, Hutchinson, Jamison, Jerome, Kennedy, Kerr, Kirkpatrick, Lee, Lees, Lilly, Long, Manson, Merritt, Moore, Morris, McAlphin, McCachren, McCall, McDonald, McElhaney, McLelland, McGinn, Orr, Parks, Pender, Pharr, Porter, Rankin, Ray, Rea, Reid, Ross, Russell, Samonds, Sammonds, Shaw, Smith, Stanford, Stephens, Stewart, Sullivan, Thrower, Taylor, Vanderburg, Walker, White, Whitesids, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Wolfe, Yandle,

Philadelphia Presby. Cemetery, Matthews (pp 2, 10-15)

Allen, Ardry, Ballard, Bain, Barr, Beaver, Biggers, Black, Blair, Blankinship, Boyetts, Burnett, Condor, Craig, Cross, Crowell, Davis, Dearmon, Dennis, Donaldson, Doster, Estridge, Erwin, Faulkner, Flow, Forbis, Forrest, Freeman, Gaither, Griffin, Harris, Hart, Hartis, Henderson, Hood, Hooks, Honeycutt, Hough, Houston, Jerome, Kirk, Kirkman, Laney, Lemmond, Lipe, Little, Long, Loving, McCall, McCombs, McEwen, McStewart, McWiter, McWhirter, Mann, Miller, Moore, Morris, Morrison, Munge, Nayler, Newell, Nisbit, Nivens, Noles, Orr, Pyron, Ray, Robinson, Rodgeram, Russell, Shaffer, Shelby, Stilwell, Todd, Tomberlin, Vanderburg, Wallace, Watson, Watts, Weddington, Wilson, Woods.

Paw Creek Presby. Cemetery, Paw Creek (pp. 2, 16-31)

Abernathy, Adams, Alexander, Ausband, Auten, Bailes, Baker, Barnbill, Beaty, Blackmon, Buchanan, Bynum, Campbell, Cathey, Cashion, Chapman, Childers, Clanton, Cross, Crouch, Cuin, Davenport, Dunn, Fite, Frazier, Freasure, Freeman, Gatewood, Gibson, Graham, Grass, Gray, Green, Hearn, Henderson, Hinson, Hipp, Hoover, Hope, Hovis, Hudson, Hutchinson, Jamison, Johnson, Johnston, Kenley, King, Kistler, Lawing, Lee, Love, McArver, McCoard, McCord, McCorkle, McDonald, McGee, McGinn, McKenley, McKnight, McLeary, Means, Mills, Montgomery, Mulwee, Neal, Neel, Neil, Ramler, Reid, Rhyne, Robinson, Rodgers, Rosich, Sandifer, Scott, Sharpe, Smity, Smith, Sommerville, Stephens, Suggs, Summerville, Thompson, Todd, Tucker, Underwood, Van Pelt, Wallace, White, Williamson, William, Wilson, Wingate.

 

Jan 122012
 

Authorized by the General Assembly in 1935, the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program is now administered cooperatively among numerous state agencies. The website allows for search by county. There are numerous results for MecklenburgCounty, complete with historic sites, maps of historical trails,  and essays for each marker. To access these results go to http://ncmarkers.com/search.aspx, highlight Mecklenburg in the list of counties,  and click on the search button below the counties list.

Jan 042012
 

Lcpl Charles Russell Jerone Menton

Birth: Jun. 1, 1948 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: May 16, 1968 Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

US Marine Lcpl Charles Russell Jerone Menton, native of Charlotte, NC was 19 years old and was not married. It was reported that Charles died from artillery fire. His body was recovered.

CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE VIETNAMESE MERIT MEDAL: Servicemen of courage and rare self-sacrifice, they displayed at all times the most tactful cooperation while aiding the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam to repel the Red wave undermining South Vietnam and Southeast Asia. With ready zeal and commendable response, they fought on to the end in every mission and set a brilliant example for their fellow soldiers. They died in the performance of their duty. Behind them they leave the abiding grief of their former comrade-in-arms.

He was the son of Dorothy Mae Menton & Grandson of Mrs. Annie S. Menton of Charlotte, NC. He served with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnamese Merit Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: York Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

Plot: Section 1-A, Block 6, Lot 20, Space B

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

Jan 042012
 

Corporal Gary McCollough

Birth: Sep. 28, 1948 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co.

Death: May 25, 1969 Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

CPL Gary McCollough native of Charlotte, NC was 20 years old and was married. It was reported that Gary died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered.

He is the Husband of Mrs Irish A. McCollough, 1713 MacDonald Street, Charlotte, NC 28208.He had a son named Andreze. He was born three months after his dad’s death. Andreze is a Chef. He is the Son of Mrs Mollie Adams, 2219 Bancroft Street, Charlotte, NC 28206. Gary was a very hard worker, worked all the time. He was in church when he was supposed to be and Sunday School was special for him. He was planning a career with the U.S.Postal service when he came back from Nam. His first goal was to teach his mom how to drive. she was the world to him. She could move mountains.

He served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment (Tankers), 5th Infantry Division. He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Unknown.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

Jan 042012
 

LCPL Whilton Anthony “Tony” McCarthy

Birth: Sep. 12, 1946 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: May 16, 1967 Quang Tri, Vietnam.

USMC LCPL Whilton Anthony McCarthy, Vietnam Veteran native of Charlotte, NC was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Whilton died from artillery fire. His body was recovered.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Whilton H. McCarthy of Drive, Charlotte, NC. He served with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion 26th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal and The National Defense Service Medal.

Burial: Carolina Memorial Park Concord, Cabarrus Co., NC

Plot: Garden of Seasons, Lot # 22, Space #4.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

Nov 162011
 

PFC Harry Allen Kelly

Birth: Dec. 7, 1945

Death: Jul. 15, 1967, Vietnam.

Private First Class Harry Allen Kelly served with the 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry. He was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds while serving in Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam.

Burial: Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery Cornelius, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Plot: Old Section Row J.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; “finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites”; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

Nov 162011
 

SP4 Donald Larry Keeter

Birth:  Jul. 22, 1945 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death:  Nov. 13, 1968 Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam.

SP4 Donald Larry Keeter native of Charlotte, NC was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, 23 years old and was married. It was reported that Donald died from artillery fire. His body was recovered.

He served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, “Cacti Forever”, 4th Infantry Division.  The decorations earned by SP4 Donald L. Keeter include: The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart medal for his combat wounds, The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Campaign Medal and The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Burial: Sharon Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

 

 

Oct 242011
 

CPL Jack Craven Johnston

Birth: May 23, 1949 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Jul. 26, 1969 Hua Nghia, Vietnam.

CPL Jack Craven Johnston native of Charlotte, NC was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Jack died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. He attended Myers Park High School in Charlotte.

 

He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, “Wolfhounds”, 25th Infantry Division,”Tropic Lightning”. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Sharon Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)


Oct 242011
 

William Allen Johnson

Birth: Apr. 13, 1941

Death: Oct. 26, 1966, Vietnam.

Lt. Junior Grade William A. Johnson of Charlotte, North Carolina was killed in Vietnam while serving with the United States Navy and is honored on Panel 11E, Row 116 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1956-1998 Name: William Allen Johnson Gender: Male Age: 25 Race: Caucasian Marital Status: Married SSN/Service #: 667852 Citizen Status: U.S.

Casualty Country: North Vietnam Casualty Type: Non-Hostile – Died of Other Causes Casualty Reason: Drowned/Suffocated Casualty Air: Sea Casualty Body Status: Body Recovered Service Branch: Department of the Navy Component: Regular Military Grade: Lieutenant, Junior Grade Pay Grade: First Lieutenant (U.S. Army, Us. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps) or Lieutenant Junior Grade (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard) Length of Service: 03 Service Occupation: Unrestricted Line Officer – Pilot (NAVY) Data Source: Combat Area Casualties Current File.

Burial: Marietta National Cemetery Marietta, Cobb Co., GA Plot: Sec U Site 318.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)