Southern Cemetery

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Southern Cemetery

Carroll County, Virginia

Pine Creek District

Location: Shorts Creek Community

Directions: In a pasture field at the end of Rt. 817 (Country Road) on the east side of Rt. 785 (Ridge Road).

GPS Coordinates: N 36.824564 W 080.790505

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson; 10 Dec 2012; buford-wilson@outlook.com

Comments: The cemetery is well fenced and in poor condition. Many of the stones are overturned. Information in [brackets] is not on the stone.

Southern Cemetery, Carroll County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
DONITHAN, Abraham 24 Oct 1880 11 Feb 1941 s/o Jacob & Parthenia Donithan
DONITHAN, Florence B. 02 Sep 1890 07 Aug 1962 nee Bays; w/o Abraham Donithan
SOUTHERN, Lucinda Shared stone with next; d/o David Edmonds& Martha “Patsy” Powell; w/o James A. Southern
SOUTHERN, James James A.; s/o Robert N. Southern & Sarah Elizabeth Tipton
Unknown 2 No name
Row 2
CARPENTER, Emma Sue 11 Jul 1942 12 Mar 2011 FHM; d/o Oscar C. Carpenter & Lacy Sanders; w/o John W. Bays
EDWARDS, Tammy Louise 04 Feb 1972 09 Jun 1972 d/o John Wesley & Betty Jo Edwards
BAYS, Fannie G. 18 Sep 1901 07 Feb 1988 Fannie Elizabeth; d/o Thomas Jefferson Gravley & Laura Victoria Dalton; w/o James Isom Bays
BAYS, J. Isom 1897 1965 James Isom; s/o Isham Bays & Lurinda Southern
BAYS, Isham 1857 1929 s/o Raleigh J. Bays & Frances Rebecca Caviness
BAYS, Lurinda 14 Jan 1852 06 Dec 1910 d/o Robert N. Southern & Sarah Elizabeth Tipton; w/o Isham Bays
BAYS, Joseph Nelson 22 Oct 188_ 04 Jul 188_ s/o Isham Bays & Lurinda Southern
BAYS, James 18 Apr 1883 28 Sep 1886 s/o Isham Bays & Lurinda Southern
WILLIAMS, Family
Row 3
SOUTHERN, C. Earnest 19 Dec 1907 12 Dec 1992 Charles Earnest; s/o Charles Ingram Southern & Mary Florence Richardson
SOUTHERN, Edna L. 24 Jun 1912 25 Mar 1998 Edna Lee; d/o Charles Ingram Southern & Mary Florence Richardson
BLACK, Joanah B. 1862 1961 Shared stone with next; d/o Robert N. Southern & Sarah Elizabeth Tipton; w/o John A. Black
BLACK, John A. 1832 1904 s/o James & Thurza Black
Row 4
HARPER, Goldie Marvel 08 Mar 1902 13 Feb 1906 d/o William R. Harper & Cora Lee Southern
HARPER, William R. 06 Sep 1871 02 Jun 1924 s/o Samuel Harper & Louisa Jane Williams
HARPER, Cora L. 14 Oct 1868 18 Apr 1954 Cora Lee; d/o Robert N. Southern & Sarah Elizabeth Tipton; w/o William R. Harper
Row 5
JENNINGS, Brittain 12 Feb 1896 06 Oct 1918 Soldier of WW I; s/o W. E. Jennings & Emily L. Southern
JENNINGS, Emily L. 13 Apr 1865 20 Sep 1962 d/o Robert N. Southern & Sarah Elizabeth Tipton; w/o W. E. Jennings
SOUTHERN, Florence 07 Apr 1885 12 Oct 1919 Elizabeth Florence; d/o Joseph S. Myers & Mary Jane White; w/o Neal Southern
SOUTHERN, Neal 25 Sep 1875 10 Oct 1919 s/o Robert N. Southern & Sarah Elizabeth Tipton
SOUTHERN, Marvel Reeves 31 Oct 1903 10 Mar 1907 d/o Neal Southern & Elizabeth Florence Myers
Row 6
SOUTHERN, Goldie 12 Apr 1919 26 Mar 1999 Shared stone with next; d/o Robert O. Southern & Mary Ann Gilley
SOUTHERN, William R. 23 Sep 1912 24 Feb 1987 William Robert; s/o Robert O. Southern & Mary Ann Gilley
SOUTHERN, Polly A. 04 Jun 1883 21 Sep 1953 Mary Ann; d/o William H. Gilley & Paulina Dalton; w/o Robert O. Southern
SOUTHERN, Robert O. 04 Jun 1873 14 Jun 1922 s/o Robert N. Southern & Sarah Elizabeth Tipton
SOUTHERN, Sarah 10 Jun 1832 24 Nov 1913 Sarah Elizabeth; d/o William Tipton & Martha King; w/o Robert N. Southern
SOUTHERN, Robert N. 01 Jan 1826 22 May 1907 s/o William C. Southern & Nancy Hurst
Row 7
EDMONDS, Laura A. 1879 1929 Shared stone with next; Laura Alice; d/o Robert N. Southern & Sarah Elizabeth Tipton; w/o William J. Edmonds
EDMONDS, William J. 1868 1946 s/o Lewis Edmonds & Jane Horton
Row 8
LAWSON, Jessie O’Neil 10 Jun 1921 18 Sep 1942 s/o Earlie Madison Lawson & Lillian Ethel Edmonds
LAWSON, Lillian E. Edmonds 17 Apr 1898 23 Jan 1957 Shared stone with next; Lillian Ethel; d/o William J. Edmonds & Laura Alice Southern; w/o Earlie Madison Lawson
LAWSON, Earlie M. 18 Nov 1889 19 May 1969 Earlie Madison; s/o George Jackson Lawson & Elizabeth Winnie L. Tolbert