Director:
Todd Johnson
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Physical Address:
Heritage Center
241 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2709
Smithfield, NC 27577
 
Phone: 919-934-2836
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CEMETERY PROJECT NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The Cemetery Records of Johnston County
were compiled in 1982 and published as a seven-volume set of books. Despite that effort, many cemeteries were missed in this first attempt of documenting the gravesites of our ancestors. The North Carolina State Archives is now encouraging every county in the state to complete and update records and to keep this as an ongoing project. The Johnston County Heritage Center and the Johnston County Genealogical and Historical Society are directing the local effort. Numerous church, family, and community cemeteries need to be surveyed for the first time. Others need to be re-visited for changes made since the 1982 survey. If you can help with this project, call the Johnston County Heritage Center at (919) 934-2836 or e-mail heritagecenter@johnstonnc.com and provide your name and contact information. We'll get in touch to give you instructions on how to survey and document this genealogical information, including how to identify unmarked graves and read tombstones. Participants will be given credit for their work in the new compilation.


HERE ARE SOME OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP US

The Johnston County Heritage Center operates as a department of County Government, funded by the taxpayers of Johnston County. Even so, we still call on individual citizens to help us with donations of historical materials, their time as volunteers, and their money as memorial donors and annual contributors. Here's a menu of choices showing how you can help us:

  • Volunteer Form
  • Materials and Artifacts Donation Form
  • Monetary Contribution Form

    OUR CONTRIBUTING PATRONS have made cash donations to the Johnston County Heritage Center totaling $29,100 for 2014. Here's the list of those donors, by amount given:

    DIAMOND ($1,000)
    Dr. & Mrs. John M. Booker
    Carroll Pharmacy
    Dr. & Mrs. Eric M. Janis

    PLATINUM ($500)
    Art & Rosa Andrews
    Atkinson Milling Co. Inc.
    Jerry & Mary Nell Ferguson
    Denton & Jane Lee
    Margaret & Joseph Maron
    Charles & Jenelle G. Moore  

    GOLD ($250+)
    Rudolph & Belle Allen
    Gail & Joe Austin
    Jack & Diane Austin, Jr.
    Four Oaks Bank
    Heritage Commission members – in memory of Jean Kirby Fields
    Edwin C. Holt
    Ann & Rich Huckenbeck
    Diana & David Huggin
    Tom & Hope Humphrey
    Faye W. Jones
    Susan & Wingate Lassiter
    David & Margaret Marshall
    Julia & Earl McCullers
    Cliff & Joyce Mitchell
    James & Julia Narron
    Helen W. Smith
    Mary & David Stephens
    Donald & Vicky Temple-Rains
    George & Eleanor
    Thomas James
    Thomas Vinson, III
    Charles & Mary Lillie Wilkins and James L. Talton
    Henry & Joyce Wright  

    SILVER ($100+)
    Jean & Wallace Ashley
    Mike Atkinson
    George W. (Billy) Austin, Jr.
    Bill & Sarah Avery
    Jay & Belinda Baker
    Rudy & Pat Baker
    Robert W. & Elizabeth T. Barber
    Bob & Linda Barefoot
    Janice & Ken Bateman
    Keith Beamon
    Steve & Jennifer Bizzell
    Edward & Pearl Blackmon
    Ben & Sarah Ogburn Blalock
    Spencer & Beverley Braswell
    Tim Braswell
    Paula & Landis Bullock
    Joyce Lipscomb Canady
    Steve & Gwen Canady
    James & Ramona Cash
    Sharon Castleberry
    Gene & Mary Ellen Causby
    Jack & Judy Coats
    Dr. & Mrs. Gettys Cohen, Jr.
    Lee & Alice Colbert
    Cornell & Jane Cox
    Charles & Carmen Creech
    Grover & Ruby Creech
    Lynda Creech
    Neal & Lorine Davis
    Grover Dees
    Dr. M.G. & Lola Stephenson Delbridge
    Bill & Patsy Denning
    Michelle & Bob Denning
    JoAnne & Claud Dunn
    Bobby & Anne Eason
    Sybil M. Edwards
    Dr. Carolyn G. Ennis
    Dr. Ossie Fields
    Dr. & Mrs. F.O. Fitzgerald
    David & Heather Ford
    Hursell M. Fowler
    Jennie & Franklin Grimes
    Warren & Genie Grimes
    Patricia O. & Calvin Godwin
    Gayenell Campbell Gull
    Jeff & Denise Hall
    Faye A. Hardee
    Thad Hardee
    Sam & Joan Hardy
    Perry & Jean Harris
    Cecil Heavner
    Tom & Kathleen Hinnant
    John & Frankie Hobart
    Ray K. Hodge
    Ronald J. Horton
    Tom Howerton
    Dr. & Mrs. David N. Johnson
    Dorothy Johnson
    Dr. & Mrs. Oliver Johnson
    Marshall H. & Beverly R. Johnson
    Scott & Suefan Johnson
    Todd & Donna Johnson
    Jean L. Jones
    Jimmy & Jackie Jones
    Tanya Jones-Boland
    Rebecca & Bill Kalsbeek
    Michael & Paige Creech Kay
    Bill & Kay Kennedy
    Frank & Betsy Knott
    Faye & Ross Lampe
    J.H. Langdon, Jr.
    R. Ken Langston
    John C. Lassiter
    Henry & JoAnne Lee
    Joyce & David Lee
    Tony & Anita Liverman
    Stanton & Pam Massengill
    Gayle & George Mast
    Lisa & Mark McMillen
    Harold M. Medlin, Sr.
    Grover & Judy Miller
    Nellie Lee Millsaps
    Graham & Angela Neville
    Richard P. Nordan
    Jack & Claudia O’Hale
    Melvin Oliver, Jr.
    William R. (Bill) O’Neal IV
    Parrish Cleaning Services, Inc.
    Dr. & Mrs. Dicky E. Parrish
    Scott & Erin Parrish
    Tom & Phyllis Parrish
    Joe & Jane Patterson
    Pernell, Inc.
    Jess & Cindy Pittard
    Dr. & Mrs. Riley C. Pleasants
    Julie Powell
    Chap & Ann Ragland
    Lynn & William Ragsdale
    Gene & Donnye Rooks
    John & Ann Sanders
    Sid & Annette Sauls
    Elizabeth Sawrey
    John & Meg Scovil
    Richard B. Self
    Jesse & Kathy Sellers
    Pete & Sarah Sellers
    Dr. Moses & Mrs. Lib Sheppard
    Charles & Jean Simmons
    Herb & Louise Simmons
    Talmadge R. & Rochelle D. Snead
    Durward & Ann Stallings
    Millard & Patti Stallings
    Bobby Stephenson
    Shelby Stephenson
    David & Margie Stubbs
    Mike Sutton
    Marvin & Gunilla Taylor
    Jack & Janie Temple
    Mr. & Mrs. Harold Tharrington
    Windy Thompson
    Tucker & John Twisdale
    Tom & Emily Vinson
    Quinton K. & Thelma W. Wall
    Helen Wallace
    Pat Warren
    D.R. & Elgie Wells
    Arthur N. West
    Tresa Wood Wheeler
    Donna McDowell White
    Janice C. White
    Hampton & Betsy Whittington
    Carolyn Williams
    Roy A. & Jean S. Williams
    Tommy & Barbara Williford
    Ed & Brenda Wood
    Leonard S. Woodall, M.D.
    Bruce & Ann Woodard
    Carlyle Woodard
    Lanie & Jim Woodard
    Debbie & Gordon Woodruff
    WTSB Radio  

    BRONZE ($50)
    Ernie & Margo Allsbrook
    Stephen Aschmann & Carol Benson
    Kenneth & Eva Baker
    Mary Gordon & Woodrow Batten
    Camille H. Boone
    Rose C. Boyd
    Janet W. Brown
    Jean L. Bryant
    Carolina Apparel
    Sybil T. Champion
    Roy & Betty Coats
    Jean E. Collins
    Eleanor N. Creech
    Will R. Crocker
    Chad, April & Ava Culver
    Selma W. Davis
    Thurman & Margaret Davis
    Ed & Betsy Dunnagan
    Argie H. Ellis
    Julia S. Elsee
    Barbara Ennis
    Mary Ann S. Farrior
    Ellen Dupree Fleming
    Sarah L.C. Flowers
    Dr. & Mrs. Michael Haines
    Dennie Harris
    Willa Mae Harvester
    Linda S. Hester
    Rick & Caroline
    Hester Harold Hinnant
    Hon. Paul A. Holcombe III
    Joan L. Howell
    Valerie Howell
    Jacqueline Lacy
    Helen Little
    Betsy B. Massengill
    Jeanette Massengill
    Georgianna McLean
    Lu Long Medlin
    Mary George Narron
    Frances Dawson Norris
    Cheryl L. Oliver
    Osborne & Rebecca Smith Owens
    Ben H. Peterson, Jr.
    Betty Coates Ramos
    Margaret S. Reid
    Sarah Ann Butts Sasser
    Mary Sauls
    Louise Penny Sewell
    Bettie Smith Selma
    Self Storage
    Festus & Edna Snead
    Larry C. Strickland
    Patricia C. Taylor
    Rachel K. Thomas
    Janice C. White
    Susan Kilgore Wiley
    Janet D. Wilson
    Mary S. Windley
    Lavonda Wood
    Genevieve Medlin Woodall
    Richard V. Woodard