Pelhams United Methodist Church Cemetery
Address:7665 Belfield Rd.
The land for Pelhams was given by Peter Pelham, an early leader of the Methodist Church, in 1804. This church and cemetery are located on the north side of Belfield Rd. (Route 606), approx. 0.25 mi. east of Lewis Dr. (Route 604) and approx. 1 mi. southwest of Gov. Harrison Pkwy (US Route 58). It is approx. 0.5 mi. west of the Brunswick-Greensville County line. A portion of the cemetery is in the rear, and along the west side of the church, and another is in front of the church, directly across Belfield Rd. and only a few feet from the roadway. At least five graves are marked with fieldstones only.
Latitude:36º 44' 49.5" N   (36.747093)
Longitude:77º 39' 51.0" W   (-77.664153)
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GNIS ID:1472180

This first group of stones are in the back and side yard of the church.

Lee Olin Brett4 Jun 1940 —15 May 2006

Charlie Wood Brett15 Oct 1908 —12 Sep 1984
Nan Bray Brett13 Sep 1912 —31 Oct 1989

Lucy Atwill Brett28 Dec 1877 —20 Mar 1955
Lee Olin Brett10 Jul 1866 —8 Jan 1931Asleep in Jesus
Lee Olin Brett married Lucy Atwell Huckstep, CWS f BCV, pp. 268-69.

Hunter Brett25 Dec 1912 —20 Jul 1913At Rest

3 Feb 1907 —14 Mar 1907Infant
Mother's loved one
Presumably a Brett since buried in the Brett plot.

John Brett21 Feb 1900 —1 Apr 1904Age 4 yrs
We loved him, yes we loved him,
but angels loved him more
And they have sweetly called him
to yonder shinning shore

Lilla Keyes Short1869 —1962
Lilla M. Keyes married Victor A. Short, CWS f BCV, p. 503.

Frances Short Morris1890 —1964
Robert Daniel Morris Sr.1883 —1959
Frances Victoria Short married Robert Daniel Morris Sr. in Norfolk, CWS f BCV, p. 499.

Mary Lois Jolly13 Sep 1897 —5 Jun 1984
Leonidas Landon Jolly4 Nov 1870 —29 Aug 1944
L.J. Jolly married Lois Brett, CWS f BCV, p. 281.

Richard S. Ryland19 Apr 1914 —12 Dec 1945VIRGINIA SEAMAN 2 CL U.S.N.R.
Upright government-issued military stone.

James Richard Ryland26 Apr 1871 —12 Aug 1947

Hilda Glidewell Jones19 Nov 1900 —12 Sep 1943Wife of
Carl W. Jones
Asleep in Jesus
Hilda Glidewell, CWS f BCV, p. 214.

Jesse Lee Glidewell1873 —1958
Maggie Brown Glidewell1876 —1935His wife
In God's care
Jesse Lee Glidewell married Maggie Brown, CWS f BCV, p. 214.

William Thomas Wiley8 Aug 1891 —8 Jul 1913Tho lost to sight
to memory dear
Thus I am resting sweetly,
securely in his unchanging
infinite love
He has redeemed me
and will preserve me
unto his heavenly
kingdom above

Louise Roach Ward21 Nov 1908 —20 Feb 1990

Pearl H. Roach25 Jul 1885 —8 Jun 1983
Edward Curtis Roach19 Oct 1868 —13 Jul 1945
Pearl O. Huckstep married Edward C. Roach, CWS f BCV, p. 269.

Carroll Parker Roach5 Jun 1920 —11 Jun 2001

Claude Wesley Roach24 Jul 1917 —15 Dec 1990

Mattie Lee Allen Roach25 Jul 1927 —25 May 2005

Royal Marvin Barnes27 Sep 1898 —30 Apr 1942
Lelia Kelly Barnes13 Oct 1902 —14 Nov 1948

James Lynwood Kelly4 Sep 1908 —29 Jun 1957Virginia
Sgt. 46 MBL
World War II
This is a government-issued military stone.

Robert Manson Mallory3 Jan 1862 —25 Nov 1926At Rest
See CWS f BCV, p. 350.

Wm. A. Mahood2 Apr 1862 —9 Jan 1915In memory of
Son of
W.H.B. & Mary Barnes Mahood
Born Petersburg, VA
Tho by ????? in body
he was ever ????? ?????
in spirit
This stone is very difficult to read.

Emily Pope Mahood25 Feb 1869 —30 Jul 1917My sister

Annie Lea Davis15 Oct 1868 —15 Aug 1956

Annie E. Davis13 Sep 1842 —28 May 1923In loving memory of
wife of
Robert E. Davis
Is not even death a gain to
those whose life to God was given
Gladly to earth their eyes
they close
to open them in heaven
R.E. Davis22 Nov 1834 —23 Dec 1915In loving memory of
A dedicated husband and father
Ann Elizabeth Myrick married Robert E. Davis, CWS f BCV, p. 391.

Lizzie D. Poarch3 May 1864 —9 Sep 1906
Ruth Virginia Poarch4 Sep 1904 —8 Jun 1905

John R. Clary1884 —1954
Cora L. Clary1890 —1973
John R. Clary married cousin Cora L. Clary, CWS f BCV, p. 117.

James Wilbur Clary Virginia
Pvt. U.S. Marine Corps
Aug 17, 1926
This is a government-issued military stone. There is only one date on the stone, could be birth or death.

Jesse David Kelly29 Jun 1942 —25 Jul 1943Beloved son

William Buchanan Ford4 Nov 1856 —16 Jun 1929

Lewis F. Kelly12 Oct 1833 —8 Nov 1909May the resurrection
find thee
on the bosom of
thy God
This is Pvt. Lewis F. Kelly, 2nd Co. I, 12th Virginia Infantry, CWS f BCV, p. 298.

Caledonia King Kelly???, 18?8 —18 Jan 1904Beloved wife of
L.F. Kelly
This stone has much additional inscription, but it cannot be deciphered.
Caledonia King was the wife of Pvt. L.F. Kelly, but according to other records she was born 12 October 1833 and died 8 November 1909, CWS f BCV, p. 298.

Robert Isaac Walton23 Jun 1904 —12 Mar 1929At Rest

Lewis W. Walton15 Aug 1856 —10 Jun 1935

Charlie E. Webb10 May 1895 —6 Mar 1906Sleep on dear Charlie
sleep and take thy rest
Lay down thy head upon
thy savior's breast
We love the well
but Jesus loves thee best

William Corbitt Webb28 Nov 1897 —17 Dec 1964

Mollie M. Webb29 Sep 1869 —2 Aug 1929
James W. Webb20 Sep 1864 —2 Aug 1936
Mary M. Huckstep married James W. Webb, CWS f BCV, p. 268.

Willie R. Webb1867 —1923
Sallie F. Webb1869 —

Willis H. Walton5 Sep 1899 —15 Sep 1964
Wilda B. Walton1898 —1978
The dates for Wilda are on a small metal funeral home marker at the foot of the grave. There are no dates inscribed on the headstone for her.

John David Stainback16 Mar 1872 —28 Mar 1911
Martha Edwards Stainback9 Oct 1872 —26 Sep 1955

John N. Heath1882 —1936

Lalla Whitby Doyle8 May 1896 —13 Sep 1986
William Henry Doyle16 Aug 1886 —3 May 1930

John J. Whitby28 Sep 1858 —8 Jan 1930
Sallie P. Whitby15 Nov 1868 —14 Oct 1957They died as they lived, Christians
The stones recorded below are located directly across the road from the church.

Virgie B. Abernathy23 Feb 1896 —28 Mar 1914Wife of
C.H. Abernathy
May the resurrection
find thee
On the bosom of
thy God

Edgar W. Huckstep7 Apr 1917 —25 Oct 1942
Stone has emblem of crossed rifles with “US INF” inscribed.

Maude Heath Huckstep10 Jan 1878 —5 Nov 1944
Robert G. Huckstep31 Jan 1876 —13 Jul 1931Who walketh uprightly
shall be saved
Robert G. Huckstep married as his second wife Maude Heath, CWS f BCV, p. 268.

George Edgar Huckstep2 Aug 1871 —13 Oct 1901Asleep in Jesus
George E. Huckstep married Alice Edwards who is in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, CWS f BCV, p. 268.

Isaac G. Huckstep23 May 1845 —18 Jun 1917Gone, but not forgotten
A Confederate iron cross is at the foot of his grave.
Pvt. Isaac Green Huckstep of Coleman's Heavy Artillery, CWS f BCV, p. 268.

Sarah A. Huckstep12 Oct 1851 —25 Sep 1931I have fought a good fight
I have finished my course
I have kept the faith
Sarah A.W. Cordle, wife of Isaac G. Huckstep, CWS f BCV, p. 268.

Robert Clifton Roach20 Jan 1907 —2 Apr 1907Little

Thomas J. Manson3 Feb 1861 —13 Dec 1948
Etta V. Manson2 Nov 1861 —26 Oct 1939
Thomas James Manson married Marietta V. Barrow, CWS f BCV, p. 356.

Elsie Virginia Manson Our sister
Age 8 months
According to Civil War Soldiers from Brunswick County, Virginia, Hugh A. Kelly, who married Ida Huckstep, and Keith Rogers Jones, husband Dollie Bell Huckstep are here, although the sisters are buried in Emporia, CWS f BCV, p. 269.
Likewise, William A. Barnes (2 Apr 1862 - 9 Jan 1915) is said to be buried here, CWS f BCV, p. 53.

Last updated 08/08/2010

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