Best Cemetery

Greene County, NC

Surveyed by Judy Hawkins & Vicky Lovett May 2009

The following is a complete listing of the tombstones in the Best Cemetery in Greene County, NC.

Location In the Bullhead community, take Bullhead Rd. for 1.2 miles. Turn right on Shingleton Rd. and go to end of road. (A home is at the end of the road.) The cemetery is located to the left in a field.

This cemetery is in very poor condition. I looked up some death certificates, and found some of those buried are African Americans; however, the Bests I am sure are whites. I found the death certificates of Dr. Benjamin W. Best and Lila Williams Best who lived and died in Greensboro, but buried in Greene County. I am sure they are probably in this cemetery since one of the stones of a baby lists them as her parents, but the stones are gone or under some of the awful briars that I couldn't get to!

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    The epitaphs are as follows:

    Double Stone Newsome Catherine Apr 11 1920 Swindell May 2 1916 Nov 4 1972 Willie Newsome Dec 23 1896 Aug 5 1969 Unreadable Unreadable Metal Marker Unreadable James Paul Rowe North Carolina CPL US Army Jan 23 1933 June 18 1960 D H Hobbs PVT CO C 810 Pioneer Inf World War I June 5 1897 Dec 20 1966 Eddie Exum Husband of Lula L. Best Born June 30 1863 Died Jun 29 ? Alva N. Best June 29 1901 June 2 19?? Rossie J. Daughter of Dr. B. W. & L. W. Best Born Dec 12 1895 Died May 11 1896 Miriam Young Daughter of C. W. and Caroline Bonner Born March 11 1849 Died Nov 11 1875

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