Belair Cemetery
Belair Cemetery

Visited 3/18/2001, transcribed by Vickie Stevens

Located off Ross Rd, off Woodville Hwy behind the warehouses on the right.
This cemetery is in deplorable condition. It was vandalized a few years back in the most horrific manner possible. All the graves had been dug up and the skeletal remains were hung in the trees. Headstones were broken and trash was scattered through out. Leon County Public Works Department, under the supervision of a local funeral director, went through and re buried the persons buried there and tried to restore as much as possible. Since then the owner/s of the property have attempted to clear out some of the trees and the workers have done as much damage as the vandals of a few years earlier. There are several graves under the branches and trees that have been piled up after they were cut down. There are broken bottles, a car bumper and a sofa dumped there as well. Leon County is currently working with the owner/s to attempt to correct the damage and clean the area. The listing of burials is not in any order of plots but just as we would find a headstone that was readable.

It is very disturbing to see such lack of respect for those that have come and gone and I hope that in the future this cemetery will be restored to some order and it will become a serene final resting place for those buried there.

Below are some photos taken by Vickie at the Geddie Cemetery, they are small; to see a larger copy click on the photo.
 
 

Matt Jackson Thomas
3/31/1874-4/3/1945

McCrey Edward Gavin
GA PVT CASUAL DEPT WWI
6/20/1890-3/3/1954

Noricissie Buier
Bornd 1895
Died 1933

Lilia H Kilpatrick
Died 12/16/1924

James Hill
Died 4/30/1930

Sorae Ouski
3/6/?

Frances Coefield Jo??ns
3/16/1928-10/23/1969

Lucia H Simpson
2/8/1910-5/5/1971

Beatrice Williams
7/3/1894-11/19/1952

Daughter

Dan Johnson
6/10/1909-6/27/1981

Unreadable

Mercedes Porter Williams
11/18/1922-9/3/1984

Henry Porter
2/22/1898-10/11/1937

Rev R R Carter
1885-8/18/1951

Mildred Wilson
12/22/1919-3/25/1975

Alfred Wilson Sr
3/11/1898-6/1980

Samuel Brown
FL PVT US Army WWII
12/5/1911-2/10/1974

Diana Farmer
?

Id??    ????n
[this was an etched glass marker which is now broken in pieces]

M Williams

Ann Jones

? A Shaw

Peggy Houston

Andrew Houston
12/18/1912-10/10/1972

Rev L H Reese
1/23/1883-3/11/1944

Mother Missa Reese
8/2/1851-1/22/1933

Beatrice Dams
1907-1972

Richard Brown
GA PVT 357 ENGR REGT WWII
1/14/1917-11/19/1970

Timothy Gaines
1999-1999

Hakeem Abdul Rahman
1/20/1998-2/25/1998

Maggie Brown
6/6/1917-6/1/2000

Addie Crooms
4/10/1897-5/26/1972

There are many other graves here with broken, unreadable stones and many sunken graves as well.