From the intersection of Hwy. 17 south and
Hwy. 82 west, travel four miles west on Hwy. 82, turn right on Emanuel
Church Road, and two tenths of a mile on your right is the cemetery.
A small, well cared for cemetery. The original church that was built after the
Civil War for the African-American people in this vicinity, was torn down due to
the lack of funds to maintain the ancient structure. New Hope was
established 26 November 1886 and was rebuilt and consecrated 15 April 1990.
Chartered & Honorary
Members: Sis. S. Myers, Bro. P. Wiggins, Bro. A. Hill,
Bro. J.K. Sheffield, Bro. L.D. Smith, Bro. G. Foster,
Bro. C. Perry, Bro. L. Stafford, Bro. J. Lewis, Sis. I.
Maxwell, Sis. L.W. Adams, Sis. R.M. Spaulding.
during the rebuild: Bro. T. Brown, Chairman Building Committee;
Bro. G. Maxwell, President U.M. Men; Sis. C. Robinson, P.P.R.
Chairman; Bro. C. Marshall, treasurer; Sis. G. Maxwell, secretary;
Sis. D. Wright, youth; Bro. H. Rooks, lay leader; Sis. V. Rooks,
Rec-Secretary; Sis. K. Vail, Sunday School Superintendent.
Rev. M.G. Myers,
Pastor 33 (degree); Rev. T. Johnson, D.S.; Rev. R. Looney,
resident bishop. A.D. 1990, A.L. 5751, M.W.P.H. Grand Lodge Jurisdiction
of Georgia Dr. X.L. Neal, 33 (degree) G.M.
All but two of the graves were in a straight line running east to west.
The last two graves were just above this line, due to a large bush that is
Transcribed August 2003 by
Amy Lyn Hedrick.