Hancock County (Georgia) Cemeteries

Cemetery details

Ray Cemetery

Lots 1-3 are white; Lot 4 is unknown.

Ray Cemetery photo
Location:
From the Hancock County Courthouse, go east two blocks on Broad St to Boland St. Turn right on Boland, which becomes Linton Road, and travel 13.5 miles (bearing right on Beulah Hwy after 8-1/2 miles) to Underwood Rd. Turn left. Cemetery is 0.3 mile down Underwood Rd., on the left behind a locked gate.

GPS coordinates: 33 07' 30.9" N 83 03' 54.1" W
or in degrees only form: 33.12525° N X 83.06503° W
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GMD: 117
Cemetery Status: Active
Predominant race: Both Black and White

This is a private homesite which is restricted to access from anyone but family members. Ask permission.
Indexer or Contributor: Glen & Christy Cook, Johnny Parker

Number of persons found: 45
George D. Ray
Sep 12, 1890 - Feb 24, 1969
On same gravestone as Maye M. Ray.
Lot 1 Grave 1
Maye M. Ray
Jan 13, 1898 - Mar 5, 1994
On same gravestone as George D. Ray.
Lot 1 Grave 2
Mabel C. Ray
Dec 7, 1884 - Sep 24, 1970

Lot 1 Grave 3
Willie Joe Ray
Jan 24, 1887 - Sep 21, 1931
"Husband"
Lot 1 Grave 4
William D. Ray
Feb 10, 1858 - Apr 25, 1927

Lot 1 Grave 5
Andrew J. Ray
Sep 10, 1816 - Nov 5, 1896
"He followed virtue as his truest guide. Lived as a Christian, as a Christian died."
Lot 1 Grave 6
Louiza A. Ray
Oct 27, 1829 - Jan 2, 1911
"You are not dead to us but as a bright star unseen absent from the body and present with the Lord."
Lot 1 Grave 7
Andrew L. Ray
Dec 3, 1891 - May 23, 1973
s/o Dr. R. L. and Katie H. Ray.
Lot 1 Grave 8
Cecil Eldredge Ray
Jul 25, 1907 - Jan 31, 1973
s/o Willie Joe and Mabel Hitchcock Ray.
Lot 1 Grave 9
Willie Claire Ray
Apr 26, 1906 - Apr 26, 1906
"Son"
Lot 1 Grave 10
Mrs. Sallie Robson
Jun 15, 1851 - Jan 22, 1887
Lot 1 Grave 11
Robert L. Ray
Jul 5, 1865 - Jan 26, 1916
"Oh! How meek, generous and true, He bore his trials and pleasure thru."
Lot 1 Grave 12
Katie G. Harrison Ray
May 18, 1872 - Sep 11, 1934
"A tender mother and a faithful friend."
Lot 1 Grave 13
Louis Mathis Ray
Feb 15, 1904 - Dec 11, 1983
s/o Dr. R. L. and Katie H. Ray.
Lot 1 Grave 14
Unmarked Adult Grave

A raised vault.
Lot 1 Grave 15
W. A. Robson
Jul 12, 1817 - Apr 5, 1866
Farewell, O husband dear, Thoust left me lonely in this world of pain. O! May we meet in heavenly bliss to dwell at God's right hand, no more to part again.
Lot 1 Grave 16
James Morgan Ray
Jan 24, 1895 - Dec 13, 1918
Many fond hopes we buried here.
Lot 1 Grave 17
James Andrew Ray
Oct 15, 1924 - Mar 11, 1945
On large marker with Eunice McRae Ray.
Military Service: World War II
Killed in battle on Iwo Jima. Ga Pfc 27
Regt. USMC, 5th Div.
Lot 1 Grave 18
Eunice McRae Ray
Sep 14, 1894 - Jan 27, 1981
w/o A. L. Ray, m/o James A. Ray. On large gravestone with James A. Ray.
Lot 1 Grave 19
John Speights
Oct 23, 1806 - Jan 16, 1864
Lot 1 Grave 20
Araminta Speights
Mar 16, 1809 - Oct 28, 1867
Lot 1 Grave 21
Unmarked Adult Slab


Lot 2 Grave 1
Robert Lee Terry
Sep 22, 1908 - Oct 22, 1908
"Asleep in Jesus"
Lot 2 Grave 2
Unmarked Infant Slab - Infant boy

"Asleep in Jesus"
Lot 2 Grave 3
Unmarked Adult Slabs

3 graves.
Lot 2 Grave 4
Unmarked Graves - Levi Speights

A large tomb believed to contain Levi Speights and his wife. See also Houses of Hancock, pp. 209-210, by John Rozier. Speights bought house here Nov. 2, 1835.
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Lot 2 Grave 7
William Thomas Parker
Aug 30, 1857 - May 5, 1933

Lot 3 Grave 1
Georgia Parker
Oct 3, 1920 - Jun 12, 1924

Lot 3 Grave 2
Unmarked Infant Slab - d/o Fred and Mary Lizzie Brantley

Identity per A. J. Parker.
Lot 3 Grave 3
Louiza Miller Parker
Mar 29, 1867 - Jun 24, 1966

Lot 3 Grave 4
Joseph F. Parker
Oct 2, 1901 - May 2, 1970

Lot 3 Grave 5
Floyd Parker
Oct 27, 1934 - Jan 7, 1937

Lot 3 Grave 6
Dorothy Mae Parker
Feb 9, 1936 - Jan 14, 1937

Lot 3 Grave 7
Unmarked Graves

This lot is overgown with heavy brush and large trees. There may be as many as 20-30 graves. It may be that these graves hold Black workers who worked for the Rays.
Lot 4 Grave 0
Mrs. Ollie M. Stanley

- Jul 11, 1931

Lot 4 Grave 1
Unmarked Adult Grave

A brick tomb.
Lot 4 Grave 2
Mary Rivers

- Apr 12, 1927
Last name difficult to read. Last name per Kimbrough list.
Lot 4 Grave 3
Unmarked Adult Slab


Lot 4 Grave 4
Unmarked Adult Slab


Lot 4 Grave 5
Tishie M. Womble
Feb 24, 1885 - Oct 9, 1930
First name difficult to read. First name per Kimbrough list.
Lot 4 Grave 6
T. Ray

- May 11, 1935
Name appears as "TRAY".
Lot 4 Grave 7
Unmarked Grave

Headstone with no inscription.
Lot 4 Grave 8
Unmarked Adult Slab


Lot 4 Grave 9
Unmarked Graves

2 headstones with no inscription.
Lot 4 Grave 10
Unmarked Grave - Eva J. Mosley

- 1931
"Miss" Missing in 2001 survey. Info per Kimbrough list.
Lot 4 Grave 11