Old Rocky Mount Methodist Church Cemetery
submitted by Alan Anderson
From Americus go South on Lee Street (GA Hwy 377). About 50 feet past the city
limit sign, turn Left on Tommy Hooks Road. Go 0.8 mile to field road in middle
of first field on Left. Follow field-road 0.4 mile to woods. From there walk
(road is too narrow, twisted, and grown up to drive). Follow road about 300 feet
until road turns to right and a faint road goes straight ahead. The cemetery is
to the right front. Graves cannot be seen from that point. They are scattered
throughout the woods. The woods have grown up, bushes and vines have grown.
Trees have fallen all through the cemetery.
The graves indicated on this report are only a small part of those in the cemetery.
All the brick vaults have fallen apart. Almost all the markers and slabs are
broken. There are dozens of other indications of graves, mounds and depressions,
some with rocks as markers. Others have old funeral home markers with no names,
NOTE: Graves may not be aligned exactly as indicated. It is almost impossible to
keep in a line in the woods and brush.
John A. CAREY b. Sept. 23,1856 d. Oct. 25,1857
Franklin (CAREY) b. Apr. 1862 d. 1871
William HUGHES 1756-1843 "Captain Rev War"
A.J. JILES (GILES?) b. Sept. 19,1837 (no death date)
Mary Dent LOCKETT, eldest d/o U.S. & A. Lockett b. June 20,1867
d. July 31,1871 "Age 4 yrs 1 mo 11 days"
Antoinette Irene LOCKETT, second d/o U.S. & A. Lockett
b. Mar. 29,1872 d. Sept. 4,1872
numerous unmarked graves
surveyed June 13,1986
Richard Paris PACE b. 1820 d. Mar. 25,1852 (see Pace Family,
History of Sumter County, Georgia)
Jesse EDWARDS b. 1785 d. 1861 (see Wheeler Family, History of
Sumter County, Georgia)
John C. CAREY b. 1826 d. May 16,1896 (Daily T-R 5-19-96)
Mrs. Sarah CAREY d. Mar. 16,1898 Age 71 yrs (Daily T-R 3-17-98)