Gloria Miller, Alexis Dabney, and Pamela M. Dabney Carl Miller Funeral Home Lawnside, New Jersey, 2002
Pamela Miller Dabney (foreground) and her brother Carl are the fifth generation of the Miller family to work in the funeral business. Seated behind her are her mother and daughter (who is currently an intern working toward a license and will be the sixth generation in the funeral business.) The Miller family has been in the Lawnside area since before the Civil War. Carl Miller, Sr. (Pamela’s grandfather) received a license in 1927 and moved his family and the funeral business from nearby Magnolia to Lawnside in 1934. His grandmother, Leah Frances Miller, started the funeral business in 1861 in Magnolia, New Jersey.
Lawnside, New Jersey, 2001
Clarence Still is a descendant of the original settlers of the community that would eventually become Lawnside. He worked with others in the community to save and preserve the Peter Mott House-a station on the Underground Railroad.
Dedication of Peter Mott House Lawnside, New Jersey, 2001
Linda Waller (center, facing camera) is president of the Lawnside Historical Society. The audience is gathered for the beginning of the dedication ceremony for the Peter Mott House.
Mount Peace Cemetery Lawnside, New Jersey, 2001
The Civil War graves in the Mount Peace cemetery. In one section of the cemetery two rows of headstones mark the graves of Civil War veterans, though not all had been residents of the Lawnside community.
Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church Lawnside, New Jersey, 2002
Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church is one of the oldest A.M.E. churches in southern New Jersey. It was established by Bishop Richard Allen, founder of the A.M.E. church and it is the burial site for Jareena Lee, the first female preacher in the church.
BKS Barbershop Lawnside, New Jersey, 2002
In 1999 Gina Brydie opened the BKS Barbershop. Oscar Herring, who cuts hair in a Philadelphia, owned the building and intended to open his own barbershop here. When he heard that Gina's previous shop in Blackwood burned down, he offered her the opportunity to re-open in Lawnside in the space he had created for himself.