At the death of McKinley 'Tink' Merritt, a new cemetery was started in the Cypress Creek community.
'Tink' was the son of Dock Merritt and Annie Jacobs Merritt Branch. His father is in the Old Merritt Cemetery. His mother is in the Hattie Merritt Jacobs Cemetery there on Cypress. 'Tink' was interred on his own property in Cypress Creek, on Shiloh Road. His wife, Blanche Jacobs Merritt was laid beside him ten years later.
(For more explanation of this family's relationships see An Analysis of Marriage Patterns in PenderROCK)