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John Day Cemetery
Location: Johnny Palmer Road
Directions: From Roxboro, take 158E. Turn left on Evelyn Day Road, then left onto Johnny Palmer Road (gravel)
Access: Well-maintained and easily accessible
Survey: by Amy and Joseph Ralston on July 10 2006
GPS: 36 21 57 N 78 55 30 W
Notes: This is a well maintained cemetery with sign that states it is Day Cemetery.

Graves

1. DAY/ Mother of / John / (This is on a cement square that has been hand carved)

2. DAY / Father of / John / ((This is on a cement square that has been hand carved)

3. Mary COZART / DAY / Born 1804 / Died 1879 / Mother of George / (This is on a cement square that has been hand carved)

4. John DAY / Born 1804 / Died 1875 / Father / of George / (This is on a cement square that has been hand carved)

5. Sarah C DAY / 1838-1913 / (fs) SD

6. John DAY / May 21 1848 / July 25 1915 / Thy memory shall / ever be a guiding / star to Heaven / (fs) JD

7. Susan A DAY / May 21 1849 / June 13 1922 / Thy memory shall ever be / a guiding star / to Heaven / (fs) SAD

8. Pauline / dau of / Lee & Nettie DAY / Mar 13 1924 / Apr 9 1924 / Baby / (Reverse side of stone) Weep not Father / and Mother for / me / For I am waiting / in Glory for thee / (fs) PD

DAY (double stone) / Sleep in Peace
9. John Robert / May 8 1889 / Jan 4 1956 / (fs) JRD
10. Gara ELLIS / Dec 2 1897 / Mar 25 1985 / (fs) GED

11. In Memory of / Phillip B DAY / S Sgt US Army Air Corps / World War II / Oct 5 1920 Apr 20 1944

12. Alige E / Daughter of / JR & Gara / DAY / May 20 1924 / July 14 1925 / (fs) AED / (There is writing on the back of this headstone, but I was unable to read)

13. Bertha DAY / 1893-1911 / (fs) BD

14. Mollie E DAY / Oct 11 1883 / Dec 1904 / (fs) MD

15. George C DAY / Dec 2 1856 / Feb 2 1922 / (fs) GD

16. Louisa / wife of / George C DAY / Oct 10 1857 / Sept 1902 / (fs) LD

17. Infant / Dau of / George & Louisa DAY / (fs) D

18. Robert Junior BOWES / October 20 1966 / October 25 2004 / 38 years 0 months 5 days / (This is a funeral home marker)

19. GARRETT / Paul C / GARRETT / Dec 15 1870 / Dec 31 1925 / To him we trust, a place / is given, Among the saints / with Christ in Heaven

20. Phillip Wade DAY / Born & Died / Dec 25 1945 / son of Ophelia & DC DAY / Asleep in Jesus

21. Layla Michelle BAKER / Nov 19 1993 / (Photo Locket) / Oct 30 1994 / Gone to be an / Angel

PAINTER (double stone)
22. Lillian DAY / "Lil" / Apr 3 1931 / (living)
23. John Dalton / "Bum" / Sept 20 1927 / Jan 9 1995 / (fs) John D PAINTER Jr / Cpl US Army / Korea / Sep 20 1927 Jan 9 1995

24. Johnnie S / son of Mr & Mrs / Stephen D / ELLIS / May 2 1901 / Jan 9 1919 / (There is writing below but is unreadable) / (Fs) JSE

25. Stephen D / ELLIS / Mar 9 1867 / Jan 9 1919 / Kind Father of Love / thou art gone to / thy rest / forever to bask / in the joys ( headstone broken and repaired here)/ the blest / (fs) DSE

26. Elizabeth CLAYTON / Wife of / Stephen D / ELLIS / Jan 17 1873 / Aug 1 1929 / We trust our loss / will be her gain / and that with Christ / she’s gone to reign / (fs) ECE

In the cemetery there are about 20 graves that are marked with cement blocks at ground level with smaller blocks marking foot stones. Also at the front left corner is a tall fieldstone with 4 cement blocks next to it.


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