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Near Taylors in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Methodist Men Memorial

 
 
Methodist Men Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 6, 2008
1. Methodist Men Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Methodist Men Memorial
in memory of John Lewis
Pres. Elbert Talley
Erected
Rev. Harold O. Mims
1959

 
Erected 1959 by Rev. Harold O, Mims.
 
Location. 34° 57.235′ N, 82° 18.032′ W. Marker is near Taylors, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on St. Marks Rd. (County Route 23-261), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 911 St Marks Rd., Taylors SC 29687, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gilreath's Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Chick Springs (was approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Suber's Mill (approx. 2.6 miles away); William Preston Few (1867-1940) (approx. 3.5 miles away); O'Neal Village (approx. 3.7 miles away); Rev. James R. Rosemond (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mike Garfield (approx. 3.8 miles away); Spring-Wood Park (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Dam for Reservoir 2 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Worth Barnett Overpass (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Methodist Men Memorial. In the late 1860s , a small group
Methodist Men Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 6, 2008
2. Methodist Men Memorial Marker
of members left Jubilee Baptist Church to organize a church of their own. In 1869, Father James Rosemond, a great church organizer, began worshipping with them under a "brush arbor." They built as simple brush covered shed to protect them from the elements. And for the next few years, this would be the first meeting place of St. Mark Church.

In 1877, the church leaders saw the need for a permanent gathering place. Sacrificing many personal needs, they contributed the money needed to purchase 14 acres on what would later become St. Mark Road. The deed was recorded November 31, 1877, and signed by church Trustee Board members. (Excerpt from http://www.stmarktaylorssc.com/templates/System/details.asp?id=34282&PID=332601)
 
Also see . . .  St. Mark United Methodist Church. (Submitted on September 7, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Rev. Harold O. Mims, Sr., Obituary
The Rev. Harold O. Mims Sr., 93, of Piedmont, died Apr. 15, 2004.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Oscar and Ethel Williams Mims, and was the husband of Mrs. Evangeline Sewell Mims.

He was a United Methodist Minister serving churches in South Carolina. He retired from the ministry at Bethlehem in 1989.

In education, he served Sterling
Methodist Men Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
3. Methodist Men Memorial
High School from 1942-1968 as teacher, assistant principal and principal.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Harold O. Mims Jr.; two grandchildren; four sisters, Areatha Andrews of Greenville, Helen Turner of Gary, IN, Hattie Jackson of Albany, NY, and Vernelle Alston (J.O.) of Newport News, VA.

Funeral services were held Apr. 20 at John Wesley United Methodist Church.
    — Submitted February 4, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Buildings
 
Methodist Men Memorial -<br>St. Mark United Methodist Church in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
4. Methodist Men Memorial -
St. Mark United Methodist Church in Background
Methodist Men Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 6, 2008
5. Methodist Men Memorial Marker
The Marker and bell tower are located in the cemetery located between the old and new St. Marks Churches on St Mark Rd.
Methodist Men Memorial and<br>St. Mark United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
6. Methodist Men Memorial and
St. Mark United Methodist Church
Methodist Men Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
7. Methodist Men Memorial
St. Mark United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
8. St. Mark United Methodist Church
Reverend. O.M. Mims image. Click for full size.
By Greenville Cultural Exchange Center
9. Reverend. O.M. Mims
Principal of Sterling High School 1961-1968
This is a picture of the old St Marks United Methodist Church. image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 6, 2008
10. This is a picture of the old St Marks United Methodist Church.
St Marks Church is one of many of the Methodist Churches founded under the leadership of the Rev.James R. Rosemond.
St. Mark Community Center -<br>Former Home of St. Mark United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
11. St. Mark Community Center -
Former Home of St. Mark United Methodist Church
St. Mark Community Center Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
12. St. Mark Community Center Sign
Community Center Sign Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
13. Community Center Sign Dedication Plaque
Erected August 1982
to the Glory of God
and
In Loving Memory of our Parents
Mr. Shedrick Cheeks
and Mrs. Mamie Burton Cheeks
by
Sons and Daughters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 905 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on February 4, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on September 7, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.   6, 7, 8. submitted on February 4, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   9. submitted on March 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   10. submitted on September 7, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.   11, 12, 13. submitted on February 4, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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