February 12, 2009: The Levi Mewborne Cemetery is currently located on the south side of John Mewborne Road (SR # 1581), located in the North Carolina Global Transpark, Kinston, North Carolina close to the airport. The cemetery has to be moved because of the new Spirit building currently under construction.
All of the graves known and unknown will be relocated and reinterred in Westview Cemetery, Fieldcrest Road, Kinston, North Carolina.
March 17, 2009
Most of the marked graves and neighboring unmarked graves were removed and re-buried at Westview during the week of March 9, 2009. The remains of Benjamin Franklin Parrott and his wife were removed to Maplewood although the original stones were sent to Westview.
Towards the end of the week numerous additional burial sites were discovered adjacent to the main cemetery and those will be removed and also buried at Westview. It is known some of these sites belonged to the African American Sutton family whose cemetery was moved last year. It is thought the rest were also African American and we hope to obtain a time line on them if possible.
Everyone who attended, agreed that Ward Sutton and his company has done an outstanding job.
Additional copy will be posted when available in final form.
Many thanks to Isabelle Moseley Fletcher Perry for representing the family on every step of this project and to Glenn Fields for contributiong these pictures.