Cemetery: Underwood - Harrison Family Cemetery
Inscription and Notes:
I have fought the good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
William MaClellan / MacClellan
Erected by W. P. Peeler.
Rev. Berry Peeler
From the History of the Washington Baptist Association of Georgia
by T. E. Smith, p. 82.
He was born in South Carolina, was baptized in 1830 and was ordained
to the ministry in 1842. He filled pastorates in the Washington Association
at Beulah, Friendship W., and Union. Minutes of the Friendship Church show that
he failed to preside as moderator only once during the four years of the Civil
War. In tribute, the association's memorial stated that "Berry Peeler was
a good minister of Jesus Christ. . .he died at his post after having zealously
contended for the faith for nearly a quarter of a century."