Haynes Creek Bulletin
A Newsletter from the Haynes Creek Cemetery
Committee - Founded 1947
Haynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church - Established 1826
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints. Psalms 116:15
I am so thankful for this scripture verse and to know that death is not the end but just the beginning and will be wonderful for those of us that know Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. God is so good in allowing us opportunity to help each other in preserving the memories of those that have gone on before us. You have been great in keeping your family plots clean and in order, helping with the workdays and your donations.
Thank you all. Larry Rutledge
Please remember to have your grave sites done if not already since our records of ownership are very limited.
Our 4th annual Memorial Service, May 17, 2009 was
very good. We had Legacy of Praise
sing, then Nan Wilson, a member of our committee and the church talked about
history of the church. Mr. Marvin
Founded in 1947-All Voluntary
Chris Rutledge- Chairman of Grave Sales 770-861-2528
Jim Martin – Vice Chairman
Dwight McCart – We are glad to have Dwight as our newest member. He grew up within sight of the church. His dad and several relatives are buried here. He has helped on our workdays and used his trucks and tractors when needed. He is a great addition.
Please call us if we can be of service to you.
Our web page is www.haynescreekcemetery.com.
We hope you have seen by now our beautiful memorial area by the drive close to the middle of the cemetery. It consists of our new bell tower made from solid granite and a bench. The original bell was cleaned, repainted and mounted on the tower. We plan someday to have a memorial stone with the names of people buried in unmarked/unidentified graves. Please call Larry Rutledge with any names you know of to be put on that memorial.
Please notify Larry or Janice Rutledge at 770-972-2008 to have a name added or deleted.
Before you ask for a grave to be dug, it is cemetery policy that you call Chris Rutledge at 770-861-2528. This will insure we keep up to date records of people buried here.
We have 2 planned work days each year. Everyone is invited at 9:00 a.m. the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 21, 2009 and the 3rd Saturday in April, 2010. Many thanks to Jim Martin, Dwight McCart, Chris Rutledge, Betty Thomas, Chloe Rutledge, Jeremy Rutledge, Tommy Rutledge, Janice Rutledge and Larry Rutledge for their hard work on April 18, 2009. It was a very good day.
As a part of our workday, our policy is to remove any old looking faded flowers. It would
Be very helpful if you did it on your lot before we have to. All of this is for the total beautification of the cemetery. We appreciate your help in this.
BURIALS SINCE OUR LAST NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2008
Tony A. Bentley, 4/7/1945, 11/12/2008; Leo Neil Reagin 4/27/1927, 1/5/2009; Virginia Dell Farmer 12/25/1923, 12/22/2008; Norma Dale Trotter 10/7/1937, 4/11/2009; Kenny Rodgers 7/14/1954, 4/16/2009; Kenneth A Wilson 9/12/1944, 5/14/2009; and Gladys Muzette Reagin 11/23/1924, 6/13/2009. Our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of these.
STORIES OF THE PAST OF PEOPLE BURIED IN THE CEMETERY
On a brilliant bright and hot August Sunday some years ago we decided to walk to the Nunnally family grave site near the bell tower with my maternal grandmother, Nell (Nunnally) Brown (now deceased), and her two remaining sisters, Flora Dean (Nunnally) Webb, and Grace (Nunnally) Malone (now deceased). The Nunnally family gravesite has the graves of my maternal great grandfather, Claude Delion Nunnally and my great grandmother, Azzie Lee (Mann) Nunnally. Also buried there are my great great grandparents, James H. Nunnally and Melissa Ann Nunnally. Nell (Nunnally) Brown, my maternal grandmother was buried there since then.
On James H. Nunnally’s tombstone the inscription contains his Confederate Army unit: 35th Georgia Infantry, Company G, CSA. I always thought that it was neat to know that my great great grandfather was in the Confederate Army, but I never knew anything about him. One day I asked my grandmother, Nell (Nunnally) Brown about him and she said when she was a little girl, she used to sit on his lap, and he had a long white beard. She said he didn’t talk about the war, but he had a bad leg from it. She told me that her grandmother, Melissa Ann, used to fuss about how the Yankees came through and stole all of their yams and chickens.
My brother, Lee Claborn (now
deceased and also buried at
My wife and I were on a trip up
north with my mother, Kathryn (Brooks) Claborn, and father, D. L. Claborn.
We visited the
My eyes teared up as I stood
there with my mother thinking about Grandpa Nunnally camped out there and
walking on that same ground, not knowing from one day to the next if he would be
alive or dead. Thank the Lord he
made it through and returned home to have a family, and we stood there as a
testimony to the goodness of the Lord for sparing him and giving us a chance at
life. What he saw and heard on that
horrible battlefield at
By Gary Claborn
We would like to collect and keep articles like the one above
for future generations. Our idea is
to place a fireproof file cabinet in the rear of the church to collect and keep
this information. In order to do
this we need you to send us information on your relatives buried here.
We would also like to have several volunteers that would be willing to
interview family members for this.
If you would like to send in articles you can mail them to Larry Rutledge,
Thank you for all you do to help
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO RICHLY BLESS EACH OF YOU. PLEASE PRAY FOR GOD’S LEADERSHIP AND HELP AS WE CONTINUE TO HONOR AND UPHOLD THE MEMORIES OF OUR LOVED ONES THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE US.