Hancock County (Georgia) Cemeteries

Cemetery details

Balerma Baptist Church Cemetery

Balerma Baptist Church Cemetery photo
Balerma Baptist Church Cemetery photo
Balerma Baptist Church Cemetery photo
Location:
From the Hancock County Courthouse, go southeast on Hwy 15 for 0.3 mile to the fork at the Sparta Baptist Church. Stay right at the fork and continue on Hwy 15 for another 9.5 miles to Balerma Church Rd. Turn right and travel west 1.4 miles to the church. The cemetery is to the south and west of the church, which faces east.

GPS coordinates: 33 10' 54" N 82 53' 30" W
or in degrees only form: 33.18167° N X 82.89167° W
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GMD: 118
Cemetery Status: Active
Predominant race: White


Indexer or Contributor: Tilmon and Anne Chamlee

Number of persons found: 119
William Berry Garner
1884 - 1974

Lot 1 Grave 1
Kate Marshall Garner
1885 - 1965

Lot 1 Grave 2
Doris Steed Smith
1908 - 1994

Lot 1 Grave 3
Wray Smith
1897 - 1978

Lot 1 Grave 4
Mrs. Oscar E. Smith
1867 - 1943
Addie Archer per family members.
Lot 1 Grave 5
Mr. Oscar E. Smith
1869 - 1942

Lot 1 Grave 6
James Harvey Archer
1877 - 1969

Lot 1 Grave 7
Bessie Harper Archer
1876 - 1954
Lot 1 Grave 8
Lillie Archer Chamlee
1905 - 1981

Lot 1 Grave 9
Rev. George Tilmon Chamlee
1898 - 1979

Military Service: World War I
Cpl U.S. Army
Lot 1 Grave 10
William Berry Archer
Feb 5, 1904 - Oct 12, 1955

Lot 1 Grave 11
J. Mercer Archer
Mar 17, 1883 - Feb 7, 1951

Lot 1 Grave 12
Lula Hood
Jul 3, 1882 - Jun 1, 1981

Lot 1 Grave 13
Jesse Fred Archer
Sep 8, 1902 - Oct 3, 1962

Lot 1 Grave 14
Lucy Rhodes Archer
Mar 6, 1867 - Jun 30, 1934
w/o F. J. Archer.
Lot 1 Grave 15
Flavius J. Archer
Nov 24, 1869 - Aug 1, 1944

Lot 1 Grave 16
Bessie Rite Hightower Archer
Aug 28, 1866 - May 26, 1907
w/o F. J. Archer.
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Lot 1 Grave 17
Hartwell D. Archer
Apr 26, 1898 - Mar 25, 1932
"Beloved husband of Maud Lou Hightower"
Lot 1 Grave 18
Ruth Toulson Cox
Apr 6, 1906 - Jan 8, 1994

Lot 2 Grave 1
Martha Inez Toulson
Apr 16, 1916 - Sep 8, 1926

Lot 2 Grave 2
Claudie Lee Toulson
Aug 11, 1876 - Aug 5, 1936

Lot 2 Grave 3
Myrabo N. Toulson
Dec 6, 1865 - Aug 18, 1937

Lot 2 Grave 4
Myrabo M. Toulson
Jan 6, 1921 - Jun 17, 1979

Military Service: World War II
Pvt. U.S. Army
Lot 2 Grave 5
Martha T. Brown
Jan 22, 1917 - Mar 31, 2000

Lot 3 Grave 1
J. Roger Brown
Oct 18, 1914 - Sep 14, 1990

Lot 3 Grave 2
William C. Brown
1878 - 1947

Lot 3 Grave 3
Emma H. Brown
1884 - 1964

Lot 3 Grave 4
Effie Virginia Brown
Mar 1929 - Nov 1929

Lot 3 Grave 5
Christine Brown
Jun 17, 1906 - Mar 6, 1980

Lot 3 Grave 6
Herman Brown
Nov 4, 1900 - Mar 8, 1906

Lot 3 Grave 7
Mamie C. Archer Brown
Oct 3, 1890 - Dec 4, 1914
w/o G. L. Brown.
Lot 4 Grave 1
Thomas A. Archer
1870 - 1955

Lot 4 Grave 2
Mrs. Thomas A. Archer
1873 - 1959

Lot 4 Grave 3
Robert Fulton Archer
1908 - 1987

Lot 4 Grave 4
Evny Holmes Heringdine
Aug 3, 1890 - Feb 26, 1920

Lot 5 Grave 1
John D. Heringdine
Sep 17, 1847 - Dec 12, 1925
Lot 5 Grave 2
Martha A. Heringdine
Apr 12, 1859 - Jan 27, 1939

Lot 5 Grave 3
Robert Bridges


Lot 6 Grave 1
Berta Bridges


Lot 6 Grave 2
C. A. "Bert" Bridges


Lot 6 Grave 3
Harriet Johnson


Lot 6 Grave 4
Baby boy Johnson


Lot 6 Grave 5
Ike Johnson


Lot 6 Grave 6
Oscar Lee Garner
1882 - 1921

Lot 7 Grave 1
James Thomas Garner
1848 - 1926

Lot 7 Grave 2
Frances Gheesling Garner
1858 - 1926

Lot 7 Grave 3
Mary G. Johnson
Dec 15, 1891 - Oct 1, 1916

Lot 7 Grave 4
Maud V. Garner
1885 - 1958

Lot 7 Grave 5
Infant son of Mr/Mrs. John Q. Swint
May 6, 1926 - May 8, 1926

Lot 8 Grave 1
Ila Mae S. Burgamy
Aug 31, 1914 - Aug 19, 1933

Lot 8 Grave 2
Alfred E. Burgamy
Feb 16, 1913 - Nov 9, 1960

Lot 8 Grave 3
John Q. Swint
Nov 30, 1878 - Jan 1, 1949

Lot 8 Grave 4
Daisy F. Swint
Mar 23, 1879 - May 25, 1957

Lot 8 Grave 5
John Willie Sparks
1888 - 1961
Masonic emblem.
Lot 9 Grave 1
Frankie Fair Sparks
1893 - 1964

Lot 9 Grave 2
Infants of Youngblood

3 infant graves.
Lot 9 Grave 3
Infants of Sparks

3 infant graves.
Lot 9 Grave 6
H. B. Sparks
1858 - 1931

Lot 10 Grave 1
Ivey I. Sparks
Jan 22, 1910 - Jun 21, 1945
"A loving husband and devoted father"
Lot 10 Grave 2
Thomas R. Sparks
Sep 26, 1860 - Sep 23, 1949

Lot 10 Grave 3
Katie F. Sparks
1892 - 1920

Lot 10 Grave 4
I. T. Sparks
1889 - 1955

Lot 10 Grave 5
Joseph C. Sparks
May 22, 1895 - May 22, 1975

Lot 10 Grave 6
Venice A. Sparks
Feb 28, 1898 - Dec 13, 1991

Lot 10 Grave 7
Mrs. J. E. Sparks
1860 - 1927

Lot 10 Grave 8
J. E. Sparks
1855 - 1938

Lot 10 Grave 9
M. M. Sparks
1887 - 1946

Lot 10 Grave 10
Infant son of Mike and Martha Hinton
Dec 16, 1938 - Dec 18, 1938

Lot 11 Grave 1
"Mike" Silas Hinton
Oct 15, 1915 - Apr 20, 2001
"Beloved husband, father, brother, and friend"
Lot 11 Grave 2
Martha F. Hinton
Apr 16, 1920 - Jul 28, 1997
"A devoted wife and a loving mother at rest"
Lot 11 Grave 3
Marston Jackson Marshall
Jul 7, 1892 - Jul 30, 1955

Military Service: World War I
Georgia Cpl 495 Aero Sq
Lot 12 Grave 1
George Powers

No dates.
Lot 13 Grave 1
J. G. Harrison
Oct 2, 1832 - Apr 4, 1907
Lot 14 Grave 1
Elra Harrison

No dates.
Lot 14 Grave 2
Edward W. Franks
Sep 19, 1911 - Feb 6, 1979

Military Service: World War II
SC1, U.S. Navy
Lot 15 Grave 1
George Gordon Franks
Jan 2, 1914 - Jul 5, 1974

Lot 15 Grave 2
Infant son of Mr/Mrs. Albert Franks

No dates.
Lot 15 Grave 3
Mrs. Lizzie Murphy Franks
Feb 2, 1887 - Sep 14, 1918

Lot 15 Grave 4
Lillie Mae M. Wilson
Jan 4, 1892 - Apr 22, 1951
w/o A. C. Wilson
Lot 15 Grave 5
Eloise Franks Fearon
Dec 4, 1908 - Jul 2, 1991

Lot 15 Grave 6
Gertrude A. Franks
Sep 24, 1906 - Dec 4, 1988

Lot 15 Grave 7
Lewis Homer Swint
Oct 9, 1907 - Jul 26, 1908

Lot 15 Grave 8
Effie Murphy Swint
Jul 28, 1883 - Aug 26, 1912

Lot 15 Grave 9
Mrs. Lue Ella Murphy
Nov 27, 1861 - Feb 15, 1915
w/o E. M. Murphy. "Heaven now retains our treasure, Earth the lonely casket keeps, And the sunbeams long to linger, Where our sainted Mother sleeps."
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Lot 15 Grave 10
Edward M. Murphy
Apr 21, 1861 - Oct 10, 1934

Lot 15 Grave 11
Walter J. Johnson
Oct 22, 1866 - Nov 16, 1938

Lot 16 Grave 1
Emma J. Johnson
Jan 16, 1875 - Aug 20, 1966

Lot 16 Grave 2
Willis Barnett Johnson
Sep 7, 1915 - Apr 24, 1950

Military Service: World War II
Georgia S1 USNR
Lot 16 Grave 3
Oscar Ramon Walker
Nov 8, 1935 - Nov 11, 1935
s/o Wilson and Evelyn Carr Walker.
Lot 17 Grave 1
Frances Carr Hood
Mar 4, 1912 - Feb 5, 1997

Lot 17 Grave 2
Zeno Hood
Jul 14, 1910 - Jan 29, 1985

Military Service: World War II
PFC U.S. Army
Lot 17 Grave 3
Evelyn Carr Walker
Jun 21, 1916 - Jan 24, 1970

Lot 17 Grave 4
Woodrow Wilson Walker
Sep 28, 1912 - Mar 10, 1969

Lot 17 Grave 5
James Mansfield Brown
Sep 16, 1895 - May 16, 1981

Lot 18 Grave 1
Mattie Lee McCoy Brown
Jan 27, 1898 - Sep 3, 1982

Lot 18 Grave 2
Cecil Bernard Brown
May 31, 1919 - Mar 31, 1997

Military Service: World War II
U.S. Army
Lot 18 Grave 3
William M. Brown
Jan 19, 1917 - May 19, 1953

Lot 18 Grave 4
Morris L. Yates, Jr.
Sep 23, 1919 - Nov 25, 1971

Military Service: World War II
PFC 236 Ordnance Ammo Co.
Lot 19 Grave 1
Effie Cummings Yates
Apr 6, 1929 - Oct 28, 1989

Lot 19 Grave 2
Joe B. Cummings
May 25, 1905 - Mar 1, 1981

Lot 19 Grave 3
Ruby Swint Cummings
Sep 12, 1909 - Jan 12, 2005
Age 95. Wife of Joe B. Cummings, per obituary. Maiden name per obituary.
Lot 19 Grave 4
Robert E. Morgan
Oct 30, 1879 - Mar 31, 1956

Lot 20 Grave 1
Mary Elizabeth Morgan
Dec 30, 1879 - Apr 4, 1956

Lot 20 Grave 2
Homer Adel Morgan
Mar 6, 1908 - Oct 30, 1978

Lot 20 Grave 3
Thomas Marshall Frazier
Jul 26, 1902 - Nov 3, 1961

Lot 21 Grave 1
Francis Veal Frazier
Sep 9, 1908 - Feb 3, 2002

Lot 21 Grave 2
Infant of W. A. and A. Scott

Handwritten in concrete slab. No dates.
Lot 22 Grave 1
M. V. Youngblood
Aug 31, 1827 - Jun 8, 1907

Lot 22 Grave 2
Mrs. Sarah E. Brookins
Feb 1833 - May 1911

Lot 22 Grave 3
Henry L. Archer
Aug 10, 1892 - Jan 15, 1944

Lot 23 Grave 1
Ruby Emma Johnson Archer
Jun 23, 1907 - Nov 23, 1994

Lot 23 Grave 2
Julian Archer
1867 - 1948

Lot 23 Grave 3
Mollie Archer
1867 - 1953

Lot 23 Grave 4
Joe Thomas Pearce

- Aug 1, 1955

Lot 24 Grave 1
Willard G. Jackson
Mar 31, 1913 - Aug 22, 1947

Lot 24 Grave 2
Lorene Jackson Pearce
Jul 31, 1935 - Nov 8, 1980

Lot 24 Grave 3
Thomas T. Pearce
Apr 6, 1927 - Feb 14, 1988

Lot 24 Grave 4
Ronnie H. May
Nov 16, 1956 - May 13, 2007
Buried somewhere in this cemetery. All info per obituary.
Lot 99 Grave 1
William R. "Bubba" Brown
Jan 28, 1937 - Oct 21, 2008
Buried somewhere in this cemetery. All info per obituary and Social Security Death Index.
Lot 99 Grave 2