Rayner Family Cemetery

Markers in the
Rayner Family Cemetery
Powellsville, NC

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Spring 2000 – Photos by Dean Fife
Location: Located 1 mile from Powellsville on left side of road (Dilday Road off the Cremo Road) leading to Rosemead, about 600 yards from road in the middle of a field.
Was Garden at the old Rayner home (destroyed by fire about 1945.)
(Transcribed by Sally M Koestler May 1998)

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Mary Winifred Rayner and John A Rayner
Inscriptions: Our Mother, Mary W, wife of, J A Rayner, Feb 3 1840, Apr 26 1925
John A Rayner, Born, July 31 1837, Died, Dec 22, 1901

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Uncle Mark and Aunt Sarah
Sarah, wife of William L Mitchell, Born Oct 3 1845, Died May 26 1915
Gone but not forgotten

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Joseph and Lizzie Smithe and daughter Pansy Ross
Joseph Linwood Smith, Sept 12 1873, Jan 30 1936
In Memory of, Lizzie E, Wife of J L Smith, Born July 23 1872, Died May 1 1905
A Kind Wife and Loving Mother
Pansy Smith Ross, Sept 13 1900, Aug 7 1928
Note: In May 1998 – I Sally also found
Marcu Linwood, son of J L & Lizzie Smith, 1902

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Luta I Harrell, wife of, R D Trevathan, Born Jan 25 1870 Died Nov 3 1903
Not my will but Thine be done

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Hattie and Morton and son Rudolph
Hattie P Rayner, Feb 14 1879, Jan 29 1958, In God We Trust
Morton L Rayner, Born Feb 1 1869, Died May 26 1927
How desolute our home be Bereft of thee
Rudolph Rayner, son of ML & HP, 1901 – 1904

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Armisted and wife Bettie and son John
John A Rayner, BORN May 3 1875, DIED Jan 4 1919
He died as he lived, Musing on God
BETTIE L, wife of J A Rayner, Born July 18 1879, Died Feb 25 1919
Gone but not forgotten
John A Raynor, Dec 21 1905, Jan 27 1932
Meet me in Heaven

Note: In May 1998 – I Sally also found marker for the daughter of Ed and Christina
Bettie Lou Rayner, Mar 20 1935, Apr 30 1935
Budded on earth to bloom in heaven
also a marker for one of Uncle Percy and Aunt Ella’s children
Lula Nel F, Mar 8 1913, Apr 11 1913, Dau of PL & EA Rayner
[Uncle Percy and Aunt Ella and all six of their children were re-interred in the Ahoskie Cemetery]

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  1. Hi Sally. Been a few years. I just got some news from one of my Raynor cousins who had a DNA study done which connects him to a descendant of Amos Raynor.This tells me that my William David Raynor b 1754 came from your line but we have to figure out who. Either he descends from John Rainer and Judith Chapel or a brother of this John Rainer. Your thoughts.???

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