Verdie Cemetery

Verdie Cemetery is located in Bryceville, Florida. To reach it, take US301 south from Callahan for 9.3 miles. Turn left on Ford Road which is paved, but not marked. To 6/10 mile and turn left on Verdie Cemetery Road. The cemetery is 3/10 mile. It appears that you dead end into the cemetery, but the road actually veers to the right.

A sign on the cemetery lists these numbers for further information: 879-3417 or 879-2175. The cemetery is enclosed in a chain link fence and is approximately 150 ft by 200 ft. This is a well maintained cemetery with oaks and cedar trees providing shade. Some benches have been installed at grave sites.

The area of Nassau County known as Verdie is named for Verdie Surrency, the daughter of J. Allen Surrency. Surrency moved to the area of Nassau County then known as Dutton from Tattnall County, Georgia. He farmed his land and provided wood for the railroad. In 1895, the post office at Dutton was discontinued and Surrency was named the new postmaster. He named the new post office for his daughter who was then ten years old. The post office was discontinued at Verdie in 1912. The Verdie Cemetery is the only remaining reminder of the town and is located at the site of the Methodist Church which burned in the early years of the 20th century.

For ease of inventory, the cemetery was divided into four sections. The path from the entrance gate is the north/south division and a row of large cedar trees between sections one and two are the approximate east/west division. All information is given by section and the inventory starts at the southwest corner of each section. All dates are recorded as presented on the tombstones, abbreviated or written out. Double stones are indicated only when a marriage date was given on the tombstone. Military markers contained duplicate birth and death information; when additional information (extended name or exact dates) was given on the second marker, that information is recorded. Military service for theater of conflict is abbreviated (i.e., WWI, WWII).

Verdie Cemetery Location

(Nassau County)
Verdie Cemetery Road
Verdie, FL 32009 USA

GPS Location: 30.439941, -81.912129

Verdie Cemetery Interments

This cemetery was inventoried January 17, 1998, by Pat Graham, Jean Mann, Mary Nelson, Nancy and Ken Sturges.

This cemetery was inventoried in 1950’s by Genealogical Committee L.D.S Church.

Florida Master Site File ID NA00997 established circa 1885 Graves 350.

Dates to 1842

Veterans buried in the Verdie Cemetery

A Boy Scout troop erected a sign with the names and locations of the veterans buried in the cemetery, and those names are shown below:

Marion F. Allen – 1889-1978
Michael Bergman – 1892-1970
Ozzie Carroll – 1922-1980
Levon E. Crawford – 1925-1975
Mickey J. Crenshaw – 1952-1983
Leslie Crews – 1916-1979
Jessie T. Green – 1845-1914
William M. Hendrick – 1928-1987

Arthur W. Hunt III – 1948-1968
Carrol Junior – 1924-1971
Nora G. Kelly – 1914-1991
Jack Manus – 1925-1975
Clifton H. Plemmons – 1915-1983
Herry B. Plummer – 1918-1955
Daniel Pringle – 1921-1975

Ira Raston – 1898-1981
James Sirmans – 1920-1952
Riley Smith – 1912-1971
Roy Stewart – 1937-1979
Herman Lee Surrency – 1888-1959
John H. Whittimore II -1894-1978
John H. Whittimore, Jr. – 1932-1987

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