Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
DeKalb County, Georgia

Surveyed and contributed by Mary West & Carol Purdy


This is an African American cemetery next door to the Poplar Springs Baptist Church. It is on River Road between River Mill Rd and River Chase Dr. Land Lot 27, 15th District.

It is reasonably well maintained and sits to the right of the church shaded by large trees. There are a few broken stones but seem to be more from age than vandalism.

The transcription begins at the front of the church running from left to right. Rows are somewhat difficult to distinguish.


William O. BATY     Alice BATY (double stone)
Sept 5, 1917         Mar 13, 1918
Mar 31, 1999        July 28, 1997
James L. REYNOLDS b. Mar 19, 1921 d. Dec 3, 1983
“U S Army W W II”
Savannah FANNING b. July 2, 1902 d. Mar 7, 1833
Mrs. Lillie D. JACKSON d. 2-17-1984
Elizabeth McKINLEY 1891-1974 d. 5-5-74 “Cox*”
unmarked ledger
Deacon George McKINLEY b. Oct 20, 1885 d. Apr 25, 1989
unmarked ledger
Olivia R. CHANCY 1916-2001 “Trimble*”
new unmarked grave
Mrs. Mamie (rest below ground) “Cox*”
Mrs. Mildred JOHNSON d. 8-18-1968 “Cox*”
unmarked ledger
field stone
Mr. (rest below ground) “Cox*”
Charlie KEY b. Apr 12, 1904 d. Oct 10, 1984
Ronald RICE 1952-1989 “U S Navy”
Dea. Bose GREEN b. Sept 22, 1908 d. Dec 6, 1992 (masonic symbol)
Miss Sallie R. MOORE d. 7-14-1969 “Moreland*”
Mr. (can’t read rest) “Haugabrooks*”
Master Phillip Fitzgerald MOORE (rest below ground) “Haugabrooks*”
Mrs SusieHILL d. Nov 7, 1950 “Haugabrooks*”
“Little” Miss Brenda MALCOLM d. Feb 4, 1950 “Haugabrooks*”
Mrs Effie Bell MALCOLM d. Sept 11, 1955 “Haugabrooks*”
Mr Robert Ralph MALCOLM d. May 25, 1969 “Cox*”
Mrs Catherine PATRICK d. 12-26-1968 “Haugabrooks*” (broken, lying on ground)
Mr Willie Lewis PATRICK “Haugabrooks*” (broken on ground w/ bottom part missing)
Infant of Mr & Mrs Forrest WEST d. ____ 1966 “Cox*” (broken on ground)
Infant Tamkie Michelle KEY d. 7-1-1975 “Sellers*”
bricked off grave with stone below ground
Bishop C B ALMOND “In loving memory of”
footstone: Bishop Cora M ALMOND “Moreland*”
Raymond ALMOND d. 7-29-1968
Mrs Mattie T. ALMOND d. 10-17-1971 “Blake*”
unmarked grave
Mrs Bettye Lois JACKSON b. 11-12-1945 d. 9-12-1974 “Tyler*”
Mr Hubert WILLIAMS b. 8-14-1914 d. 1-25-1977 “Stocks*”
Mr Winfred B. WATTS Sr d. 9-19-1978 “Cox*”
Walter H. STRICKLAND     Charles J. SCOTT     Elon S. CLARK (triple stone)
Oct 18, 1918                  Nov 24, 1936          Aug 22, 1913
Jan 23, 1968                  May 15, 1969          Mar 2, 1973
Kary N MOORE d. Aug 19, 1963
Fay S MOORE b. June 14, 1911 d. June 19, 1993 “Mother”
Shepherd MOORE b. Feb 27, 1907 d. Apr 14, 1962 “Father”
Mrs Fannie (rest below ground) “Houston*” (grave largely obscured by bush)
unmarked ledger
Sandra Roberts JACKSON b. Dec 4, 1949 d. Feb 19, 1969
Theo Sr. d. 10-17-19__ (handwritten on ledger)
unmarked ledger
unmarked ledger
Charles J WHITE b. July 25, 1943 d. July 5, 1998
Oscar C. WHITE Sr     Eula B. Shephard WHITE (double stone)
Feb 8, 1902              Mar 26, 1912
Jan 4, 1962              July 12, 1983
Jacob WHITE b. June 9, 1937 d. Feb 9, 1965
Mrs Ardessa M FURLOW b. 10-___-1901 d. 6-____-1949
Jasper W HILL b. Oct 7, 1921 d. July 24, 1988 “U S Army WWII”
Mary A RICE    Claude L.S. RICE (double stone)
Mar 26, 1912   Aug 16, 1905
June 29, 1996  Dec 27, 1990
Mr. Will Henry PERKINS Sr d. Mar 17, 1961 “Haugabrooks*”
Lenora STRICKLAND b. Oct 18, 1909 d. July 21, 1987
Mr Joseph Howard STRICKLAND d. 11-28-19___ “Haugabrooks*”
Dea. Simon STRICKLAND d. July 30, 1959 “Haugabrooks*”
Mrs Elizabeth STRICKLAND d. Jan 31, 1955 “
Master Harold SCOTT d. Aug 17, 1951 “
unmarked grave
Mrs Mary M SCOTT d. Nov 31, 1959 “Haugabrooks*”
possible grave with partial marker
Hinner Mae GREEN 1919-1994 “Lemon*” (metal funeral home marker)
Dea. James A GREEN b. Dec 15, 1904 d. Oct 30, 1971 (masonic symbol)
metal pipe possibly used as marker
unmarked pile of rocks and shells
Mr Willie Troy JACKSON d. 12-12-1970 “Cox*”
possible grave
Mr. Willie LEMONS d. Nov 4, 1962 “Haugabrooks*”
Master Gregory Jerome METTY b. July 10, 1961 d. July 10, 1961 “20 mos.” “Cox*”
Mr Otis JACKSON Jr d. 5-17-1972 “Cox*”
Mr. Nance JACKSON d. 7-21-1979 “Thornton*”
Mr. Eli ARNOLD d. 7-13-1972 “Cox*”
Mrs. Bertha CARR ___ b. 1-24-1913 d. 6-30-1973 “Ivey*”
Mr. Mack ARNOLD Jr d. 4-29-1976 “Haugabrooks*”
Jocherie Veronia WHITE-WILLIAMS b. July 15, 1959 d. Nov 15, 1993
new unmarked grave
Susie JACKSON b. 10-9-1927 d. 11-27-1993 “Trimble*”
grave with no name but flowers
unmarked ledger
unmarked ledger
Sebron GUTHRIE Maggie (double stone) “They are gone but not forgotten”
Mrs Daisy MITCHELL d. 5-7-1964 “Haugabrooks*” (flat on ground)
Hollins GEORGE b. May 6,1890 d. May 18, 1957 “PFC 514 SCV BN ENGE CORPS WWII”
George AVERY     Daisy AVERY (double-stone - new)
1882
Jan. 3, 1963
Mr. Sebbie WISE d. 10-3-1967 “Moreland*”
Mrs. Fannie (below ground) “Haugabrooks*”
Solomon ZACHRY b. July 13, 1872 d. May 13, 1957 “Beloved Father”
Mrs. Louise D. WOODS “Cox*”
Mrs. Mary Louise BANKS b. 12-15-1914 d. 6-1-1983 “Grissom*”
Earlene Clark WHITE b. Aug 2, 1938 d. Jan 3, 1999
(crumbled) “Ivey*”
David GUTHRIE d. Dec 3, 1954 (cross flat on ground)
unmarked child’s grave
(below ground level) “Haugabrooks*”
Mrs Emma WISE d. May 2, 1950 “Haugabrooks*”
Mrs Corrie Bell REID d. Oct 9, 1957 “Mauley*”
Mr Reuben “Shep” SHEPPARD d. 10-30- 1964 “Haugabrooks*”
Mrs Mamie SHEPPARD d. 9-29-1969 “
Mr James BERRY d. Dec 7, 1964 “Cox*” (flat on ground)
Ruth CLARK d. Jan 8, 1952 (hand written)
Anderson CLARK d. March 1, 1962 (hand written)
Melvin G. SHEHARD b. Jan 20, 1931 d. Oct 8, 1988
Harold D. WILSON b. Aug 2, 1944 d. Dec 28, 1991
Vernon M. AIKENS b. Apr 9, 1963 d. Feb 3, 1985
Elmira E. CLARK b. Mar 30, 1919 d. July 25, 1989
2 unmarked graves
Bertha Mae Crumley BANKS b. Aug 12, 1908 d. Dec 21, 1989
possible grave
Charlie BARNES 1913-1962
Joseph BARNES Sebie G. (double stone)
Mr, John Berny SHEPHERD d. Aug 1, 1945 “Hanley*”
Mrs Phoebe SHEPHERD d. Oct 19, 1940 “
Mr Robert L. THOMPSON d. Oct 19, 1955 “Haugabrooks*”
Mrs Annie G. CLARK d. 5-12-1964 “
_________CLARK d. Jan 8, 1958 (broken in pile with following stone)
Mr Anderson “Peanut” CLARK b. 5-14-1910 d. 3-18-1967 “Tyler*”
below ground, can’t read “Cox*”
field stone
Mrs Annie ______ d. 10-30-1961 “Cox*”
Miss Betty Jean JACKSON b. 9-8-1950 d. 10-22-1978 “Stocks*”
Mr. Harold JACKSON d. 1979 “Stacks”
Mr Luther JACKSON “Cox*” (below ground)
Curtis Jerry SHEPHERD b. March 4, 192_ d. July 6, 1998
Johnny Cail SHAPHARD b. Mar 28, 1926 d. Mar 1, 1980
Fannie V. PHILLIPS b. Feb 18, 1907 d. Sept 19, 1993
unmarked grave
unmarked grave
unmarked grave
possible grave
possible grave
unmarked grave with bricks
2 possible graves
Mrs Elanor FREEMAN d. Aug 2, 1946
unmarked grave
Mr Jessie (rest below ground) “Moreland*”
Mrs Ella THOMPSON “Haugabrooks*”
Mrs Eliz___ GARRISON “
Miss Earline THOMPSON d. 5-24-1964 “Haugabrooks*”
G.W. LEE 1825-1929 Sallie LEE 1870-1943 (2 flat ledgers with 4’ obelisk)
Babys Lee and William
James “Bill” LEE b. 11-12-1897 d. 10-6-1940
Sallie B. LEE b. 5-22-1911 d. 3-31-1941
Mr. Charles EDWARDS “Little Sonny” “Haugabrooks*”
4 field stones
Mrs. Anne SHEPHARD “Haugabrooks*”
3 possible graves
below ground, can’t read “Haugabrooks*”
3 possible graves
John WALTON Jr b. Dec 1934 d. Mar 6, 1979 “QMI US NAVY”
Thomas W. PERRY d. 6-10-1997
Theo A JACKSON Jr b. Dec 1941 d. Jane 1990
Myrtice M. BROWN     Ruth R. BROWN     Ossie G. Tyre BROWN (triple stone)
1905-1922               1907-1924           1914-1936
Charles A SPEER 1922-1985
Elon E BROWN 1880-1943 “Mother”
unmarked grave
Mrs Virginia P. LUNSFORD d. 6-25-1976 “Hanly*”
possible grave
Joe L HAYES b. Mar 16, 1948 d. Mar 15, 1991
possible grave
Larry WOODS b. 7-10-1955 d. 2-2-1994 “Trimble”
Mamie L CASH d. 12-9-1999 “Trimble*”
unmarked ledger
unmarked grave
4 possible graves
Mr John H GOODSON d. June 2, 195_ “Haugabrooks*”
Mr. Grady GOODSON d. Aug 29, 1959 “
Mr. Robert James BANKS d. 2-18-1970 “Cox*” (in a pile with next 2 stones)
Mrs. Willie Grace BAKER d. 10-9-1975 “Haugabrooks*”
Mrs Ina GILLIAM b. 9-10-1930 d. 9-9-1975 “Tyler*”
baby’s grave
Hollis JACKSON b. 11-23-1945 d. 7-15-1993 or 1983
Jacqueline L JACKSON b. 10-2-1943 d. 6-4-197_ “Trimble*”
unmarked grave
Luther CARSON b. Mar 23, 1948 d. Jan 22, 2001 “Husband”
unmarked grave


* indicates the name of the funeral home

transcribed 2004 by Mary West
& Carol Purdy


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