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New River Cemetery

aka Phipps Cemetery

Ashe County, North Carolina

Located in Ashe County, NC, very close to the Grayson-Ashe Line. From the Jct SR-16 (Jefferson Hwy) & Rd 856 (Mayberry Rd), go S on 856, to VA-NC Line. Continue on same rd, now NC SR 1573 (Old Hwy 16, a total distance from Jefferson Hwy of 0.54 mile, to jct with ST 1535 (Grassy Creek Rd). Turn L (E) onto 1535 and go 1.4 miles, to jct with SR 1547 (New River Cemetery Rd). Turn R (S) onto 1547 and go 0.4 mile to cemetery driveway/lane on L side of New River Cemetery Rd. From this point the cemetery is visible.

Cemetery is approximately 150 yards along this lane. Cemetery was fenced and well tended in 1996 and surveyed by Tena and Geneva S. Greer.

GPS - N36deg 33.265' W81deg 22.493' 0:18.4" U:9.92"

New River Cemetery
Row Name Born Died Comments
1 SHEETS, Billy Wade 29 Dec 1927 23 Jan 1982 -
1 DE BORD, B. Cone 17 Aug 1884 17 Dec 1964 Double stone with next
1 DE BORD, Gertrude H. 25 Dec 1887 16 Oct 1976 -
1 SHEETS, Nell F. 1903 1979 Double stone with next
1 SHEETS, OREN C. 1904 - -
1 DANCY, Retta L. 1879 1955 Double stone with next
1 DANCY, J. Carr 1881 1964 -
1 DANCY, Bayard C. 1919 1933 Footstone only
1 PHIPPS, Chester Burl 1923 1972 -
2 DAVIS, James M. 1866 1956 Double stone with next
2 DAVIS, Robert Dale 28 Oct 1915 13 Apr 1941 -
2 DAVIS, James T. 16 Apr 1898 14 Apr 1921 "To know thee is to love thee"; "S/o J.M. & M.V. Davis"
2 DE BORDE, Ossie 01 Aug 1895 05 Sep 1979 -
2 DE BORDE, Alice 28 Oct 1854 31 Jan 1953 Double stone with next
2 DE BORDE, Franklin P. 02 Jun 1857 18 Apr 1923 -
2 PUGH, Ralph Claude 02 Feb 1917 25 Aug 1982 Double stone with next
2 PUGH, Edith 19 Dec 1916 30 Oct 1958 Nee Phipps
2 PHIPPS, William Floyd 20 Apr 1881 09 Jun 1954 "Thy memory shall ever be a guiding star to heaven"; Double stone with next
2 PHIPPS, Annie 05 Apr 1886 07 Apr 1914 Nee Weiss
2 PHIPPS, Infant - - -
2 PHIPPS, Infant - - -
2 SMITH, Charles W. 1917 1962 Double stone with next
2 SMITH, Arline T. 1921 - -
2 SMITH, A. Bruce 1893 1966 Double stone with next
2 SMITH, Lena S. 1901 1988 -
2 COLVARD, Wiley P. 1881 1959 S/o Tom & Laura Colvard; Double stone with next
2 COLVARD, Mary 1892 1994 D/o John & Ludema Shepherd
2 BURCHETT, Roberta Mae 06 Apr 1879 27 Jan 1960 -
2 GRACE, Claude L. 2 Sep 1895 - "Lord I believe, help thou mine unbelief" Double stone with next
2 GRACE, Zollie B. 27 Jul 1896 26 Nov 1958 -
2 FREGEDE, Peter L., Jr. 24 Dec 1913 - Double stone with next
2 FREGEDE, Pauline 23 Nov 1921 20 Mar 1993 Nee Hoke
3 DE BORDE, Frank M. 1921 1944 -
3 DE BORDE, Ethel M. 1910 1942 -
3 DE BORDE, Hershel N. 30 Nov 1912 19 Nov 1944 WWII North Carolina, PVT. Co. K, 314 Inf. Reg't; Purple Heart Medal
3 ROUPE, Marshall C. 1858 1939 "In life together we walked, In death we sleep together"; Double stone with next
3 ROUPE, Matilda 1860 1946 Nee Sturgill
3 DE BORDE, Nevada 1889 1937 -
3 DEBORDE, Winfield Scott, Sr. 08 Feb 1888 09 Aug 1964 -
3 PUGH, Claude A. 05 Aug 1888 04 Mar 1917 Double stone with next
3 PUGH, Maude A. 23 Jun 1886 29 Jan 1941 -
3 PHIPPS, Lee H. 27 Nov 1847 01 Nov 1911 "Father"; Double stone with next; Original landowners of this land. They started this cemetery
3 PHIPPS, Paulina J. 25 Aug 1855 05 Nov 1927 "Mother"
3 PHIPPS, Creed 26 Sep 1876 30 Jun 1912 -
3 PHIPPS, B. F. 22 Feb 1882 06 May 1950 "In loving memory"; Double stone with next
3 PHIPPS, Cora Lee 31 Aug 1888 30 May 1966 -
3 PHIPPS, Nathan - - CSA; Co A. 26 N.C. Troops
3 PHIPPS, Jones 10 Feb 1875 08 Oct 1958 -
3 PHIPPS, Sibbie 1887 1965 "The Lord is my shepherd"; Nee Brown
3 BLEVINS, Roscoe 1913 1938 Double stone with next
3 BLEVINS, Edmond 1915 1925 -
3 MILLER, Stella B. 1908 1961 "The Lord is my shepherd"
3 BROWN, Roscoe C. 13 Nov 1890 24 Dec 1960 North Carolina, PVT, Field Artillery, World War One; Double stone with next
3 BROWN, Luna 21 May 1893 02 May 1975 Nee Phipps
3 BROWN, Wiley Winton 24 Dec 1861 07 Oct 1932 Double stone with next
3 BROWN, Pheba 10 Apr 1859 18 Jul 1940 -
3 HANDY, Wilma Lou Prevette - 05 May 1924 "On earth May 5, 1924 In Heaven"; Daughter of Earl & Ruby Handy"
3 HANDY, Earl Allen 25 May 1936 24 Nov 1975 Double stone with next
3 HANDY, Alta Marie 16 Jan 1921 03 Jan 1996 -
3 HANDY, Earl H. 13 Apr 1889 01 Jan 1959 Double stone with next
3 HANDY, Ruby A. 28 Dec 1899 13 Apr 1992 -
3 GRACE, Rettie 02 Jun 1868 19 Nov 1930 -
3 GARRIS, Kaga D. 1906 1969 "In loving memory"; Double stone with next
3 GARRIS, Opal 1907 1964 Nee Grace
3 PHIPPS, Charles Earl 1923 1987 "Father"; MOMM1. US Navy, World War Two; Double stone with next
3 PHIPPS, Jean H. 17 Jul 1924 - "Mother"
4 SEAGLE, J. Lance 29 Mar 1906 - "At Rest"; Double stone with next
4 SEAGLE, Pearl P. 31 May 1897 25 Oct 1983 -
4 GRACE, Gwendolyn Irene 17 Apr 1943 20 Apr 1943 -
4 SEAGLE, Juanita Pearl 21 Apr 1958 17 Aug 1962 "Darling we miss you"
4 SAWYER, Nannie 1884 1959 Nee Long; Double stone with next
4 SAWYER, George Platt 1898 - -
4 SHEPHERD, Robert Blaine 28 Dec 1915 29 May 1929 "13 y 5 mo 1 d"
4 SHEPHERD, Grover C. 06 May 1885 19 Aug 19454 Double stone with next
4 SHEPHERD, Ethel W. 15 Oct 1892 01 Nov 1952 -
4 ROUPE, Jake R., Sr. 13 Apr 1884 30 Sep 1932- Marr: 25 Aug 1912; Double stone with next
4 ROUPE, Ella B. 26 Apr 1895 13 Nov 1980 -
4 HARRISON, Eunice 19 Jun 1919 17 Aug 1993 Nee Brown
4 PHIPPS, Fred L. 09 Nov 1895 30 Jun 1967 -
4 PHIPPS, Charles G. 12 Apr 1883 03 Aug 1940 Double stone with next
4 PHIPPS, Bertie Lee 24 Nov 1887 19 Dec 1976 -
4 SAWYER, John M. 22 Aug 1862 16 Jun 1938 Double stone with next
4 SAWYER, Minnie M. 10 Oct 1873 08 Aug 1939 -
4 PHIPPS, Bertha R. 03 Feb 1879 17 Feb 1952 -
4 PHIPPS, Fieldan 1848 1918 Double stone with next
4 PHIPPS, Mary S. 1854 1937 -
4 PHIPPS, Lee G. 06 Dec 1912 14 Jul 1995 CPL, US Army; Double stone with next
4 PHIPPS, Lois 08 Apr 1919 - Nee Lowe
4 PHIPPS, Edward Columbus 1975 1953 "How desolate our home bereft of Thee"; Double stone with next
4 PHIPPS, Myrtle 1884 1958 Nee Halsey
4 PHIPPS, Walter Page 22 Feb 1915 30 Apr 1915 "From mother's arms to the arms of Jesus"; "S/o Ed C. & Myrtle Phipps"
4 PHIPPS, Victor G. 13 Mar 1923 10 May 1955- "Honored, beloved, wept. Here my precious son lies"
4 STUMP, James Rodger 05 Sep 1936 01 Dec 1937 "S/o J.C. & Stella Stump"
4 DE BORD, Annie 03 Mar 1890 22 Sep 1940 Nee Stump; "In memory of Annie Stump. Mch 3 1890 - Sept 22 1940"; W/o C.M. DeBord
5 WILLIAMS, James Paul 19 Mar 1925 08 Feb 1948 "Paul, son of John & Pearl Williams"; Virginia, PVT, 27 MED Depot Co., World War Two
5 WILLIAMS, John R. 18 May 1894 17 Nov 1973 "In loving memory"; Virginia, CPL. US Army World War One.; Double stone with next
5 WILLIAM, Pearl D. 1903 1985 -
5 CHAPPELL, Leona 26 Nov 1902 20 May 1977 Nee Porter
5 PORTER, Reid 1874 1927 "In memory of lives beautiful and unslfish"; Double stone with next
5 PORTER, Florence 1880 1950 -
5 PORTER, Minnon N. 25 Apr 1909 03 Mar 1920 "The dead in Christ are surely blest, for they partake His Heavenly rest"
5 DAVIS, Glenn Garvey 09 Jul 1893 01 Apr 1953 Double stone with next
5 DAVIS, Tina L. 31 Dec 1892 03 Dec 1954 -
5 DAVIS, Edison 1917 1918 "Son of G.G. & Tina Davis"
5 SEAGRAVES, Infant - - "Infant dau. of J.F. & Ona Seagraves"; "Born & died Jan 22, 1928
5 HANDY, Troy Curtis 31 Dec 1879 15 Dec 1962 Double stone with next
5 HANDY, Belle 14 Jun 1891 27 Oct 1974 Nee Phipps
5 DIXON, Zura Luna 31 Jan 1881 09 Nov 1956 "Rest in peace"
5 PHIPPS, Chester C. 25 Feb 1885 24 Apr 1955 Double stone with next
5 PHIPPS, Madeline M. 01 Jun 1900 04 Feb 1986 -
5 ETHERIDGE, Kendall James 1954 1991 "Beloved son of Mary Phipps. Father of Jakob Paul"
5 PHIPPS, Theodore 20 Oct 1875 21 Dec 1962 Double stone with next
5 PHIPPS, Lelia 24 Mar 1875 06 Sep 1949 -
5 SCOTT, Pleasant Douglas 05 Nov 1884 08 Sep 1951 -
5 BLEVINS, Crawford 19 Jul 1878 04 Jul 1955 Double stone with next
5 BLEVINS, Edna 18 Mar 1881 30 Dec 1959 Nee Scott
5 LITTLE, Sidney 14 Jan 1913 11 Oct 1977 Double stone with next
5 LITTLE, Mabel 03 Oct 1908 21 Jul 1968 -
5 ARNOLD, Wilma Marlene - 25 Aug 1952 "A sleep in Jesus"
5 SAWYER, George F. 04 Sep 1899 22 Sep 1960 "There are no partings in Heaven"; Double stone with next
5 SAWYER, Myra W. 20 Sep 1905 09 Jul 1958 -
5 DANCY, Evea Nevon - - "Gone to be an angel"; "Born & Died Oct 2, 1931"
5 DANCY, Leaona M. 22 Oct 1897 14 Oct 1951 "Dearest Mother"; "Gone home"
6 ARNOLD, Wayne 17 Sep 1905 24 Apr 1973 "Memory Lane"; Double stone with next
6 ARNOLD, Edith 27 Jun 1909 11 Sep 1988 -
6 ARNOLD, Reece 21 Sep 1907 06 Sep 1936 -
6 ARNOLD, Wiley A. 24 May 1874 12 Mar 1939 Double stone with next
6 ARNOLD, Annie L. 30 Jun 1879 14 Aug 1963 -
6 SCOTT, Lloyd II 08 Dec 1966 09 Dec 1966 "Asleep in Jesus"; Son of Lloyd & Donna Scott"
6 SCOTT, James H. 16 Aug 1913 17 Oct 1960 -
6 SCOTT, Ethel 17 Dec 1889 02 Apr 1960 "At Rest"
6 SCOTT, Ursie L. 06 Mar 1903 08 Dec 1985 Double stone with next
6 SCOTT, Jack H. 05 Oct 1899 19 Nov 1965 -
6 SCOTT, America H. 1878 1957 Double stone with next
6 SCOTT, Nannie H. 1886 1960 -
6 SMITH, William R.L. 05 Oct 1871 21 Sep 1959 Double stone with next
6 SMITH, Cora F. 09 Jul 1879 25 Nov 1952 -
6 ZACHARY, Robert M. 09 May 1889 24 Nov 1948 Double stone with next
6 ZACHARY, Cora E. 30 May 1893 30 Apr 1977 -
6 ZACHARY, John W. 09 May 1909 20 Feb 1972 Marr: 02 Jun 1928; Double stone with next
6 ZACHARY, Essie D. 03 Apr 1908 - -
6 ZACHARY, Donald 22 Dec 1932 23 Jun 1933 "Son of J.W. & Essie Zachary"
6 HASH, Sarah M. 11 Feb 1897 01 Jun 1936 -
6 HASH, M. Paul 11 Jun 1905 29 Nov 1981 Double stone with next
6 HASH, Clyde S. 10 Sep 1902 29 Sep 1995 -
6 HASH, Harold Benny 25 Nov 1940 12 Feb 1945 -
7 CALDWELL, Charlie F. 02 Jun 1889 23 May 1979 Double stone with next
7 CALDWELL, Mattie S. 27 Mar 1888 12 Mar 1946 -
7 CALDWELL, Fannie B. 20 Jul 1897 03 Sep 1989 -
7 BROWN, Robert Dewey 16 May 1900 06 Apr 1979 "In loving memory"; "Together forever"; Double stone with next
7 BROWN, Ava Leah J. 25 Nov 1901 03 May 1987 -
7 MILLER, Bryant F. 26 Sep 1921 03 Aug 1982 "Precious Lord take my hand"; TDC-5, US Army, World War Two; Double stone with next
7 MILLER, Georgia J. 19 Jan 1922 - -
7 JONES, William Oscar 07 Feb 1887 28 Feb 1976 "Memory lane"; Double stone with next
7 JONES, Vilintie 28 Apr 1891 01 Mar 1964 nee Sawyer
7 SAWYER, John 25 Jun 1897 21 Nov 1963 -
7 SAWYER, Zura K. 18 Feb 1903 16 Jul 1969 -
7 SAWYER, Jess R. 1905 1960 Double stone with next
7 SAWYER, Pauline V. 1912 - -
7 PAISLEY, James Woodrow 29 Oct 1941 29 Jun 1949 "Asleep in Jesus"
7 HASH, Barbara A. 1940 1940 "D/o Clarence & Gladys Hash"
7 LITTLE, W. Fred 1895 1960 Double stone with next
7 LITTLE, F. Leah 1904 1967 -
7 CAUDELL, German H. 02 May 1912 12 Dec 1993 Double stone with next
7 ZACHARY, Iva Dean 11 May 1929 18 Apr 1963 "In loving memory"
7 ZACHARY, Ruth R. 22 Jan 1930 10 Feb 1996 Double stone with next
7 ZACHARY, William R. 13 Jun 1930 05 Jun 1994 -
7 ELLER, Infant - - -
7 ELLER, Infant - - -
7 ELLER, Infant - - -
7 ARNOLD, Woodrow W. 29 Jul 1913 27 Oct 1984 "Love forever"; "Husband"
7 ARNOLD, Ray V. 13 Feb 1916 26 May 1989 Double stone with next
7 ARNOLD, Sallie M. 16 Jul 1924 - -
8 CHURCH, Linda Mae 22 Jun 1947 01 Nov 1947 -
8 PHIPPS, Albert N. 10 May 1905 27 Aug 1987 Double stone with next
8 PHIPPS, Evie 01 Apr 1911 07 Mar 1995 Nee Sawyer
9 PIERCE, James C. 10 Jul 1898 10 May 1961 -
9 PHIPPS, Jimmy Doyle 22 Jul 1946 23 Oct 1966 NC. SGT. HHC, 5 Inf, 25 Inf. Div. Vietnam, Purple Heart
9 PHIPPS, Lester R. 06 Mar 1915 28 Jan 1977 -
9 PHIPPS, Martha 25 Sep 1898 16 Mar 1975 -
9 PHIPPS, Alonzo Fred 23 Oct 1896 29 Dec 1979 -
9 PHIPPS, Luther 16 Mar 1913 11 Jan 1987 -
9 PUGH, Geroam H. 1901 1976 Double stone with next
9 PUGH, Mary P. 1910 - -
9 PUGH, Brenda Sue 09 Sep 1952 09 May 1963 -
9 BARTON, Bryant 22 Sep !922 - Double stone with next
9 BARTON, Ruby P. 23 Oct 1918 09 Aug 1976 -
9 BARTON, Franklin Bryant 1896 1959 "Asleep in Jesus"; PVT. US Army, World War One; Double stone with next
9 BARTON, Mollie E. 1890 1973 -
9 ROGERS, Nancy Marie 14 Oct 1943 30 Jan 1950 -
9 GAULTNEY, Adeline 22 May 1864 05 Mar 1950 "Wonderful mother"
9 GAULTNEY, Merdieth 09 May 1860 16 Jun 1949 "Gone but not forgotten"
9 GARVEY, James A. 1880 1957 Double stone with next
9 GARVEY, Sallie P. 1879 1941 -
9 GARVEY, John W. 1918 1982 T-Sgt. US Army, World War Two
9 GARVEY, J. Ed 1913 1986 Double stone with next
9 GARVEY, Juanita A. - - -
9 CALDWELL, Walter Thomas 23 May 1930 22 Feb 1983 "In God's loving hands"; Double stone with next
9 CALDWELL, Virginia Mae 03 Oct 1931 - -
9 POLLARD, John M. 1882 1949 Double stone with next
9 POLLARD, Virginia 1889 1976 -
10 GAMBILL, Wilma Lee 1913 1988 "I thank God upon every remembrance of you"; "Thy trials ended, thy rest is won"; Double stone with next
10 GAMBILL, Gordon Edgar 1896 1953 -
10 DAY, Gregory Nelson 06 Sep 1954 02 Jul 1955 -
10 RUTHERFORD, Celia 1886 1912 "Mother"; Nee Testerman
10 MC NEIL, Richard Hoke 09 Jul 1905 06 Oct 1978 Double stone with next
10 MC NEIL, Eva Mae 12 Jan 1913 17 Aug 1987 -
10 MC NEIL, Mary Ann 18 Dec 1937 31 Jan 1938 "D/o Hoke & Eva McNeil"
10 RUTHERFORD, Con V. 23 Oct 1908 25 Apr 1938 "At rest"; "S/o Wiley & Jennie Rutherford"
10 RUTHERFORD, Jennie B. 16 Feb 1883 31 Jul 1956 "At rest"; Double stone with next
10 RUTHERFORD, Wiley W. 31 Oct 1879 19 Sep 1942 -
10 BRINEGAR, Charles M. 1930 1984 Double stone with next
10 BRINEGAR, Mozelle P. 1932 - -
10 DAY, Karen 03 Sep 1967 22 Apr 1993 Nee Phipps; Double stone with next
10 DAY, Myla - 22 Apr 1993 "Dau."
10 BAKER, Samuel Lee 30 Jun 1961 14 Aug 1992 "In loving memory"