Friendship Freewill Baptist (fka Methodist) Church and Cemetery
Friendship Church Road, Millwood, Ware County, Georgia USA


Location: This was originally a Methodist Church.

There are multiple unmarked graves, especially children's graves. Also, there are more graves nestled in the woods. Only one that I found (Rev. Thomas BRABHAM 1805-1881) was still readable. There may be others as yet undiscovered.

Friendship Church Road (dirt) pulls off Hwy 158 (Douglas Hwy). The church and cemetery are a short distance down the road and visible from Hwy 158.

GPS: Latitude 31.2740999, Longitude -82.537639

There are photos of all marked tombstones found as of 29 December 2007 found at FindAGrave.Com: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2205217 . If I was able to locate their obituary, I have put "obit" next to their name below. Go to the FindAGrave link to view possible further information.

Surveyed 29 December 2007 by Pamela D. & Steven R. Hudson

Name - born died - various researchers notes

DOUGLAS, Henry Monroe Sr. - 15 Sep 1870 - 27 Feb 1933

MELTON, Cecil - 04 Aug 1951 - 01 Sep 1952

MELTON, Edna Earl Thornton - 22 Aug 1920 - 17 Mar 1985 - w/o Jimmie Lee, marr. April 15, 1939
MELTON, Jimmie Lee - 14 Feb 1918 - 26 Jan 1988

BOURN, James R. - 24 Oct 1880 - 1934 - s/o James Madison BOURN & Sara DEEN; h/o Minnie NORTH (b:c1885 GA), marr. 17 Sep 1905 Ware Co

BOURN, Infant - b/d 1921 - i/o James R. BOURN & Minnie NORTH

BOURN, Blanche - 24 Dec 1909 - 1913 - d/o James R. BOURN & Minnie NORTH

LUKE, Conner Levi - b/d 2005 - Music Funeral Home marker

BRADLEY, Janie Holland - 06 May 1883 - 03 Jul 1962

MITCHELL, James W. - 1893 - 1974
MITCHELL, Lillie Mae Buchanan - 1911 - 1987 - d/o William Henry BUCHANAN & Bessie BEACH; w/o James W.

McDANIEL, Christian Argnah - 04 May 1860 - 21 May 1876 - d/o John B. McDANIEL & Rachael McSWAIN

McDANIEL, Rachel McSwain - Abt. 1830 - 06 Feb 1898 - b: GA; d/o Neil McSWAIN & Katherine [--?--]; 1st w/o John B., marr. Abt. 1850 GA
McDANIEL, John B. - 00 Aug 1826 - 26 Feb 1910 - b: GA; s/o John McDANIEL & Polly DANIEL; h/o 1st Rachel McSWAIN; h/o 2nd Mrs. Epsy Sanders McQUAIG, marr. 13 Sep 1898 Ware Co

NOTE: There is a wooden adult grave marker behind John & Rachel's graves. This is **possibly** Epsy's grave. If so, she was born 18 June 1836 in Wilkinson Co, GA; died 22 April 1919 in Surrency, Appling Co, GA. Epsy was the widow of John Wesley McQUAIG b:c1820 GA, d:1880-1898 in Ware Co, GA.

WHITEHEAD, Robert M. - 1882 - 1953 - h/o Emma

WHITEHEAD, Emma Mosley - 16 Aug 1897 - 25 Jan 1929 - w/o Robert M.

WHITEHEAD, Eliza - 13 Jun 1845 - 28 Mar 1924

WHITEHEAD, Robert - 13 Oct 1841 - 23 Jul 1923 - b: Alabama

WHITEHEAD, Alton - 23 Jul 1926 - 02 Jan 1927

WHITEHEAD, Elma - 17 Apr 1923 - 24 May 1923

(unmarked adult grave)

(unmarked adult grave)

DAVIS, Ermolene Lucille McMillan - 21 Mar 1925 - 03 Apr 2004 - Obit; b:Berrien Co; d:Camden Co; d/o Israel McMILLAN & Litula MOCK; w/o Gehu J.
DAVIS, Gehu Julian - 01 Dec 1925 - 26 Jun 2009 - s/o James Manning DAVIS & Fannie Missouri DOUGLAS

DAVIS, Debra Sue - 01 Aug 1952 - 31 Dec 1954 - d/o Gehu J. DAVIS & Ermolene L. McMILLAN

DAVIS, James Manning "Bud" - 31 Jan 1898 - 19 Dec 1976
DAVIS, Fannie Missouri Douglas - 17 Oct 1902 - 01 Jan 1995 - d/o Frederick Colquitt DOUGLAS & Elizabeth Ann THORNTON; w/o James Manning, marr. July 28, 1917 Ware Co

OBERRY, Melanie Ann - 22 Dec 1957 - 02 Nov 1982 - s/s Carrie DAVIS O'Berry
OBERRY, Carrie Davis - 30 Jan 1939 - blank - s/s Melanie Ann O'Berry

BUCHANAN, James Alex - 07 Sep 1901 - 27 Jun 1962
BUCHANAN, Willie A. - 03 Sep 1909 - 06 Jun 1981 - w/o James Alex

BUCHANAN, Eugene - 25 Jan 1937 - 26 Jan 1937

BUCHANAN, Linda Carol - 19 Jun 1949 - 20 Jun 1949

MASON, George Loraine IV - 21 May 1947 - 25 May 1947 - s/o George Loraine MASON, III & Maudina BUCHANAN

MASON, Roger Hurst - 29 Dec 1953 - 06 May 1956 - s/o George L. MASON, III & Maudina BUCHANAN

MASON, George Loraine III - 14 Dec 1924 - 23 Oct 2008 - Obit; b:LaGrange,Troup Co, GA; d:Volusia Co, FL; s/o George Loraine MASON, II & Kathleen Ione DELOACHE

MASON, Maudina Buchanan - 24 Jun 1926 - 01 Apr 2002 - Obit; b:WareCo,GA; d:LakeCity,FL; d/o James Alex BUCHANAN & Willie C. ANDERSON; w/o George Loraine III

ROUSE, Margie B. - 08 Oct 1929 - blank

BUCHANAN, Elijah J. - 04 May 1932 - 05 Nov 1960 - "Georgia, PFC, Company A, 83 Engr Avn Bn

MOSLEY, Kiler M. Sr. - 15 Aug 1891 - 18 May 1973 - b:Broxton,Coffee Co; h/o 1st Lola Mae THORNTON; h/o 2nd Eva SWEAT (bur. Mount Green Cemetery, Ware Co)
MOSLEY, Lola Mae Thornton - 04 Apr 1905 - 06 Jun 1927 - w/o Kiler M., marr. April 14, 1920 Ware Co

MIXON, Harley - 16 Nov 1897 - 01 Jun 1975
MIXON, Eva Bourn - 21 Jul 1896 - 15 Dec 1986 - d/o John Madison BOURN & Sara DEEN; w/o Harley, marr. May 25 1918 Ware Co

(adult grave, badly deterorated, once marked with name & dates "1886"???)

BOURN, John Madison - 06 Sep 1851 - 14 Mar 1939 - b:Ware Co; s/o Richard BOURN & Mary Ann TAYLOR
BOURN, Sara Deen - 01 Apr 1861 - 23 Mar 1936 - b:Appling or Coffee Co; d/o John DEEN, CSA, & Susannah MORGAN; w/o John Madison

BOURN, Sarah - 25 Sep 1901 - 11 Aug 1954 - Hinson Funeral Home; d/o John Madison BOURN & Sara DEEN

BOURN, Richard - 08 Apr 1812 - 18 Aug 1886 - s/o Bennett BOURNE & Catherine MUSIC; h/o 1st Mary Ann TAYLOR; h/o 2nd Lydia CREWS, marr. 03 Feb 1867 Duval Co, FL

HENDERSON, William LaFayette - 10 Jul 1832 - 16 Mar 1901 - s/o John Smith HENDERSON & Mary FULLWOOD; h/o 1st Harriet E. "Hattie" BRACK; h/o 2nd Tabitha BOURN
HENDERSON, Tabitha Bourn - 01 Sep 1855 - 12 Apr 1940 - d/o Richard BOURN & Mary Ann TAYLOR; 2nd w/o William LaFayette

HENDERSON, Joseph Bartow - 04 Aug 1886 - 15 Aug 1962 - Miles-Odum Funeral Home; s/o William LaFayette HENDERSON & Tabitha BOURN

THIGPEN, Mollie L. Henderson - 04 Feb 1863 - 16 Jul 1884 - d/o William LaFayette HENDERSON & Harriet E. BRACK; w/o Travis T. THIGPEN, Jr., marr. June 09, 1883 Ware Co

McKINNON, Leila M. Roberts - 13 Apr 1905 - 26 Dec 1983 - Miles-Odum Funeral Home; d/o unknown; w/o Jesse B. McKINNON

LEE, Bessie M. - 24 Jun 1899 - 14 May 1966

BUCHANAN, Mrs. Tom - 27 Sep 1891 - 1952 - She is NELLIE TUTEN, d/o William Washington TUTEN & Gertrude Stone SWEAT; w/o Thomas G. BUCHANAN, marr. May 23, 1916 Ware Co

THORNTON, Rosa Buchanan - 1920- 1958 - Giddens Funeral Home; d/o Thomas G. BUCHANAN & Nellie TUTEN; w/o [--?--] THORNTON

BUCHANAN, Marvin W. - 31 Mar 1916 - 16 Sep 1979 - s/o Thomas G. BUCHANAN & Nellie TUTEN

HARRELL, William Lawton "Billy" - 10 Mar 1937 - 14 Mar 1995
HARRELL, Cherrie Lee Steedley - 16 May 1937 - 23 Oct 2008 - Obit; d/o James Randall Steedley & Levo Davis; w/o William

DOUGLAS, Frederick Colquitt - 15 Dec 1876 - 30 Mar 1964 - "Co. B, 3 Regiment US Volunteer Infantry, Spanish-American War"; s/o Alexander DOUGLAS & Tiercy Almada DEEN; h/o Elizabeth Ann THORNTON

DOUGLAS, Elizabeth Ann Thornton - 01 Jan 1878 - 22 Nov 1960 - d/o Shadrack THORNTON & Mary Ann BENNETT; w/o Frederick Colquitt, marr. August 12, 1900 Ware Co

JONES, Marvin K. - 04 May 1911 - 14 May 1972 - "GA, S1 US Navy, World War II"

JONES, Thomas E. - 22 Mar 1897 - 09 Jun 1959 - "Husband"

JONES, Henrietta - 01 Jan 1874 - 30 Nov 1941 - "Mother"

JONES, James Edward - 28 Nov 1867 - 24 Mar 1955 - "Co. L, 3 U.S. Volunteer Infantry, Spanish-American War"

HILL, J. Ezra - 20 Dec 1906 - 26 Jan 1977

STEEDLEY, James Randall - 03 May 1909 - 03 Apr 1984
STEEDLEY, Levo Elizabeth Davis - 07 Jun 1918 - blank - d/o James Manning DAVIS & Fannie M. DOUGLAS; w/o James Randall

STEEDLEY, Jimmy - 26 Feb 1935 - 06 Mar 1935

ANDERSON, Joe Henry - 01 Jan 1878 - 08 Nov 1956 - "Son"
ANDERSON, Ellen Matilda Douglas - 01 Apr 1886 - 07 Sep 1942 - d/o Alexander DOUGLAS & Tiercy Almada DEEN; w/o Joe Henry, marr. May 25, 1907 Ware Co

ANDERSON, Effie Mae - 02 Sep 1924 - 28 Jul 1925 - d/o Joe Henry ANDERSON & Ellen Matilda DOUGLAS

HUGGINS, Clarence - 23 May 1907 - 13 May 1987 - s/o Levy HUGGINS & Millie DOUGLAS
HUGGINS, Clara B. Mitchell - 20 Feb 1911 - 04 Oct 1976 - w/o Clarence

THORNTON, Jimmy M. - 1904 - 1925 - "Mother of Edna, George, D.S."

THORNTON, Earl E. - 09 Jan 1902 - 15 Jun 1971 - "Father"

HENDERSON, James Marion - 01 Aug 1869 - 16 May 1896 - "Son of W.L. & Hattie"; s/o William LaFayette HENDERSON & Harriet E. BRACK

HENDERSON, Nancy E. Brantley - 18 Aug 1858 - 08 Aug 1922 - d/o James Davis BRANTLEY & Sarah HARGRAVES; w/o William A., marr. June 22, 1876 in GA

HENDERSON, R. W. - 12 Mar 1881 - 14 Oct 1884 - "Son of W.A. & N.E."; s/o William A. HENDERSON & Nancy E. BRANTLEY

HENDERSON, William A. - 25 Nov 1857 - 17 Oct 1920 - s/o William LaFayette HENDERSON & Harriet E. BRACK; h/o Nancy

DOUGLAS, Gladys Pauline - 08 Jul 1905 - 25 Oct 1907 - d/o Frederick Colquitt DOUGLAS & Elizabeth Ann THORNTON

DOUGLAS, Maude - b/d 20 Jun 1913 - d/o Frederick Colquitt DOUGLAS & Elizabeth Ann THORNTON

DOUGLAS, Carrie L. - 28 Sep 1916 - 02 Aug 1917 - d/o Frederick Colquitt DOUGLAS & Elizabeth Ann THORNTON

DYSON, Billy Russell - b/d 26 Oct 1932 - s/o Clayton DYSON & Cora Lee DOUGLAS

DOUGLAS, Julian H. - 01 Aug 1911 - 03 Feb 1925 - s/o Frederick Colquitt DOUGLAS & Elizabeth Ann THORNTON

HERNDON, Fredda Dorothy Douglas - 31 Dec 1921 - blank - d/o Frederick Colquitt DOUGLAS & Elizabeth Ann THORNTON; w/o Woodrow Wilson, marr. Nov. 18, 1941 Ware Co
HERNDON, Woodrow Wilson - 13 Jul 1915 - 13 May 2000

HERNDON, Dorothy Jean - 10 Nov 1942 - 22 Dec 1942

HERNDON, Mary Osteen - 23 Nov 1950 - 16 Jul 1977

ROSS, Thomas Jefferson - 09 Apr 1894 - 27 Dec 1948
ROSS, Jewel Lufay Douglas - 01 Sep 1909 - 12 Aug 1994 - d/o Frederick Colquitt DOUGLAS & Elizabeth Ann THORNTON; w/o Thomas Jefferson

HUTCHINSON, Emmett Wayne - 05 Aug 1942 - 29 Oct 1991

DYSON, Kennon S. - 18 Oct 1942 - 03 Feb 1995

DYSON, Russell Harold "Duck" - 20 Mar 1938 - 31 Jan 2007 - Obit; "PFC US Army"; s/o Clarence DYSON & Eula Mae THORNTON; h/o Clara RUGER

DYSON, Michael - b/d 05 Nov 1972 - s/o Russell Harold DYSON & Clara RUGER

DYSON, Robert E. Lee - 13 Mar 1936 - 01 Oct 1996 - "SP4 US Army"
DYSON, Patsy C. - 06 Sep 1941 - blank - w/o Robert E., marr. Feb. 25, 1961

DYSON, Clarence - 19 Oct 1904 - 23 Feb 1991
DYSON, Eula Mae Thornton - 28 Oct 1909 - 22 Nov 1996 - d/o Daniel Staten THORNTON & Lee DOUGLAS; w/o Clarence, marr. January 17, 1926 Ware Co

DYSON, David C. - 01 Dec 1934 - 31 Dec 1935 - s/o Clarence DYSON & Eula Mae THORNTON

SHUTTERS, Debbie Ann - 1958 - 1963 - Giddens Funeral Home marker

THORNTON, Clayton Dewey - 14 Nov 1918 - 20 Feb 1962 - s/o Daniel Staten THORNTON & Lee DOUGLAS
THORNTON, Esteen Sweat - 27 Feb 1919 - 09 Feb 2000 - b:Ware Co; d:Duval Co, FL; w/o Clayton

THORNTON, Daniel Staten - 02 Oct 1875 - 09 Nov 1951 - s/o Shadrack THORNTON & Mary Ann BENNETT
THORNTON, Lee Douglas - 00 --- 1876 - 28 Mar 1927 - d/o Alexander DOUGLAS & Tiercy A. DEEN; w/o Daniel S.

THORNTON, Earnest - 09 Oct 1913 - 1927 - "Died age 14 years, son of Lee & Staten" no dates on stone, dates from other researcher; s/o Daniel Staten THORNTON & Lee DOUGLAS

RIGDON, Alton B. - 15 Mar 1911 - 10 Jan 1927 - stone nearly destroyed "Son of E.L. & Bettie"; s/o Earnest Levi RIGDON & Elizabeth Ann DOUGLAS

BENNETT, Yoshiko S. - 13 Dec 1931 - blank - w/o Melvin Leroy
BENNETT, Melvin Leroy - 27 Apr 1934 - 26 Feb 1977 - "SGT US Air Force, Korea, Vietnam"

BENNETT, Tony - 30 Oct 1955 - 07 Dec 1975

BENNETT, Benjamin Franklin "Frank" - 17 Mar 1904 - 23 Feb 1954 - "GA PVT 131 Engineer Regt, World War II"
BENNETT, Lottie Huggins - 24 Jul 1904 - 25 Nov 1979 - d/o Levy HUGGINS & Millie DOUGLAS; w/o Benjamin F.

LEE, Marcell Marie Bennett - 21 Feb 1963 - 11 Dec 1998

BENNETT, Leonard Garn L. Sr. - 20 Oct 1937 - 09 Jan 2012 - Obit; s/o Benjamin Franklin BENNETT & Lottie HUGGINS

DOUGLAS, Infant Of James Leonard & Debbie Minchew - b/d 1941

DOUGLAS, Infant Of James Leonard & Debbie Minchew - b/d 1938

DOUGLAS, Infant Twins Of James Leonard & Debbie Minchew - b/d 1916 - Special Note: James & Debbie married October 30, 1913 Ware Co, GA.

DOUGLAS, Alexander "Alex" - 00 Feb 1848 - 1899 - b:Appling Co; s/o Henry DOUGLASS & Elizabeth SURRENCY
DOUGLAS, Tiercy Almada Deen - 00 Mar 1850 - 25 Oct 1932 - b:Appling Co; d/o Harmon DEEN & Elizabeth DOUGLASS; "Children: Henry, Harmon, Fred, Lucretia, Elizabeth (Betty), Lee, Millie, Ellen Matilda, James Leonard"; w/o Alexander

DOUGLAS, Harmon - b/d 00 Oct 1874 - s/o Alexander DOUGLAS & Tiercy DEEN

HUGGINS, Levy - 23 May 1867 - 13 May 1948
HUGGINS, Millie Douglas - 28 Jun 1884 - 31 Oct 1961 - d/o Alexander DOUGLAS & Tiercy DEEN; w/o Levy, marr. December 07, 1902 Ware Co

HUGGINS, James Leonard - 25 Jul 1909 - 13 May 1990 - s/o Levy HUGGINS & Millie DOUGLAS
HUGGINS, Mattie A. Spikes - 24 May 1914 - 17 Jan 1995 - w/o James Leonard

(unmarked adult grave)

MOSLEY, Margaret Irene Douglas - 13 Oct 1924 - 25 Dec 2006 - Obit; d/o Elisha Lott DOUGAS & Lola L. DAVIS; w/o Kiler M. MOSLEY, Jr. (living)

DOUGLAS, Elisha Lott - 18 Mar 1898 - 22 Feb 1930 - b:Coffee Co; s/o Thomas Jackson DOUGLAS & Rebecca Elizabeth LOTT; h/o Lola L. DAVIS b:c1897 GA

DOUGLAS, Austin L. - 23 Jun 1926 - 24 Aug 1926 - s/o Elisha Lott DOUGLAS & Lola L. DAVIS

THORNTON, Nathaniel C. - 1940 - 1964 - s/o Clayton Dewey THORNTON & Esteen SWEAT

GAINEY, Robert Franklin - 02 May 1917 - 21 Jun 1983 - "S SGT US Army, World War II, Korea"

(now unmarked stone, initials "_. L. D. Aug"

~~~ In The Woods Was Found The Following Grave ~~~

BRABHAM, Rev. Thomas - 05 Aug 1805 - 22 Jul 1881 - b: SC; h/o Sarah C.

BRABHAM, Sarah C. - **Tombstone destroyed. This is an assumption to be her grave.** b: SC Abt. 1815, d: Bet. 1880-1915. This couple are still in Charleston County, South Carolina in 1860 per Census.

I think there were many others scattered about. There are multiple unmarked graves, especially children's graves, in this location.


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