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James Anderson Cemetery

Galax, Virginia

Location: Across South Main Street from Felts Park. This cemetery is on the southwest corner of the junction of South Main Street and Maroon Tide Dr. (Clarke Ave.). It is down the hill from Galax Middle School.

Directions:

GPS Coordinates: N36.6550844 W80.9217515

Surveyed by: Ginger Ballard August 2000; updated by Buford Wilson November 2006

Comments: Stones for the Anderson family were moved here from the family cemetery on what is now Stuart Drive. A house now sits on the old family cemetery.

James Anderson Cemetery, Galax, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
_____, Poochie Nov 1932 Aug 1936
ANDERSON, Friel Nuckolls 2 Oct 1846 25 Aug 1922 Volunteered in Confederate Army 1863. Co C, 45th VA Reg; Masonic symbol on stone
ANDERSON, Bettie Elizabeth Roberts 14 Jan 1848 9 Nov 1920 At rest
LUNDY, Joseph Jackson 24 Jun 1926 4 Jan 1973 VA Cpl Army Air Forces World War II
LUNDY, Elbert L. 27 Jul 1903 15 Mar 1968 joint stone with next
LUNDY, Virginia A. 2 Sep 1903 21 Jan 1993
BOOTH, Peggy Gentry 19 Sep 1928 31 Dec 1998 Devoted mother of three loving sons
GENTRY, J. Paul 19 Aug 1908 19 Feb 1970
GENTRY, Pauline A. 10 July 1909 17 July 1964
DOBYNS, B.S., MD 1 July 1872 20 Jan 1923 [According to Paul Herndon's notes, remains were moved to Felts Cemetery but the stone was not moved.]
HIGGINS, Lula Belle Anderson 31 July 1899 29 Dec 1992
Row 2
ANDERSON, Alexander Chapman 19 June 1874 25 Aug 1958 Son of Friel N. & Elizabeth Roberts Anderson [stone was overcut 1874/1884; child was five years old in 1880 census.]
ANDERSON, Ada May Cooper 12 June 1871 17 Oct 1953 Wife of A.C. Anderson, daughter of Dr. B.F. & Sarah Nuckolls Cooper. Life's work well done, Life's course well run, Life's crown well won. Then come rest. (On back of stone:) Grant them Thy peace and let Thy light perpetual shine on them.
ANDERSON, Nell Joe 14 Apr 1912 20 Apr 1940
ANDERSON, Ruby Elizabeth 10 May 1895 16 Feb 1900 Daughter of A.C. & May Anderson. A flower that once had Loved to linger in the world of human love, Touched by death's decaying finger. (On back of stone:) This lovely bud so young Just come to show What a sweet flower In Paradise would bloom.
ANDERSON, Ned J. 27 Sep 1901 29 Nov 1991
ANDERSON, Stephen Dan 16 Mar 1907 2 Sep 1996
ANDERSON, Ora Garnett 1 Oct 1899 2 Feb 1902 Daughter of C.E. & L.R. Anderson. Aged 2 Y 4 M & 6 D's. (Side of stone:) A little flower of love That blossomed but to die. (Side:) The fairest bud that [flowery?] nature knows Oft ne'er unfolds but withers and blows.
ANDERSON, Charlie E. 27 Sep 1872 28 May 1947
ANDERSON, Lillie C. 9 Nov 1874 30 Apr 1969
TAYLOR, Juanita Cooper Anderson 9 Oct 1913 8 May 1988 (Back:) Wife of Jim Polk Taylor 21 Jul 1909-3 Feb 1973; married 8 May 1938. Beloved grandmother of Anne & Allen Lineburry, Rob & Beth Taylor. [Obverse inscription not found in 1990s] (Foot stone:) Dee Dee. [Footstone not found in 2006.]
Row 3
PAINTER, Amanda H. 25 Jan 1865 31 Oct 1949 joint stone with next
PAINTER, A.C. 5 Feb 1854 18 May 1931
PAINTER, Louisa E. 12 Aug 1833 29 Mar 1911 Wife of A.C. Painter, Sr.; Age 77 yrs 7 mos & 17 days.
PAINTER, J.O.,MD 30 Apr 1857 27 May 1884 By incessant [love?] he rose to the first position in his class and graduated with high honors at the University of Md. He returned from his Alma Mater but with trunk unpacked, books unopened, he fell a victim to the fatal disease of consumption. (Side of stone:) Heir to no fortune but genius, He rose above the clouds of obscurity, Shone for a moment with splendor To fade beneath the shadow of death. (Side:) Erected by his devoted brother.
PAINTER, Touton B. 14 Dec 1895 13 Jun 1896 Son of A.C. & A.H. Painter; aged 5 ms 29 ds.
PAINTER, J. Orville 8 May 1892 27 Sep 1975 Mech US Army World War I
PAINTER, Lettie Reavis 27 June 1902 22 Sep 1995 Wife of James O. Painter; mother of Ralph J. Painter
PAINTER, Ralph Jackson 1923 1992 Cpl U.S. Army World War II, Korea
Row 4
WITHEROW, T.B., MD 3 Oct 1861 24 Mar 1897 (Masonic symbol on stone.)
WITHEROW, Ella Belle 22 Jan 1869 27 Apr 1892 Wife of Dr. T.B. Witherow; eldest daughter of Dr. & L.C. Gentry of Jefferson, NC. Aged 23 ys 2 ms & 29 ds. Green be the sod to cover thy tomb. Sweet be the flowers that here shall bloom. (Side:) We lived one year of winged bliss Short space of joy and love; The angels jealous of our joy Recalled the[e] above.
WITHEROW, Lee Tiffany [WITHEROW], Lee Tiffany 5 Mar 1892 28 Mar 189_ Son of Dr. & L.B. Witherow; our baby [Death year is 1892 per Paul Herndon's notes.]
WITHEROW, Lola Belle [WITHEROW], Lola Belle [7 Sep 1859] [6 Jun 1871] Foot: L.B.W. [Headstone is broken; dates are from Herndon's notes.]
WITHEROW, Dr. C.A. [24 Feb 1822] [5 Mar 1894] (Masonic symbol on stone.) [Headstone is broken; dates are from Herndon's notes.]
WITHEROW, Sarah Anderson [WITHEROW], Sarah Anderson 8 Apr 1839 2 Jun 1920 Wife of Dr. C.A. Witherow; age 81 yrs 1 mo 24 ds. Come unto me all ye that are labor and heavy laden and I will give you rest.
WITHEROW, Columbia A. 18 Jun 1858 10 Jul 1898 Daughter of Dr. C.A. and S.E. Witherow; aged 40 yrs & 22 days. Death is eternal life, Our souls we keep.
Row 5
ANDERSON, Sophia 25 Sep 1844 30 Mar 1923
ANDERSON, Harriet Albina 28 Dec 1835 3 Dec 1905
ANDERSON, A.C. 13 Oct 1831 7 May 1903 Age 71 yrs 6 mos 19 das
ANDERSON, James 14 Oct 1806 6 Oct 1876
ANDERSON, Polly C. 2 Jan [1867] 24 Jan 1867
ANDERSON, Robert H. 4 April 1883
ANDERSON, Orville 12 Jul 1885
ANDERSON, Virginia E. [11 May 1886] broken headstone; foot: V.E.A [Death date from Paul Herndon]
ANDERSON, Jane F. 20 Jun 1890
GREEN, Emmett Guy 1882 1937 (foot:) J.G.
HIGGINS, Frances G. 22 May 1882 2 Jun 1968 (foot:) Mother
CROWN, Frank L. Small broken stone;grave marked with cinder blocks
Row 6
HAILE, Sena 31 Jan 1848 2 May 1857 Only daughter of F.L. & E. Haile.
HALE, Evalina 13 Mar 1817 10 Oct 1855 Affectionate wife of F.L. Hale & daughter of James & Martha Anderson
ANDERSON, Orville 22 Dec 1857 Aged 60 years ____. (Stone badly worn)
ANDERSON, Mary Oct 1840 Aged ___ years. (Stone badly worn)
unknown illegible stone
unknown unmarked grave
OGLESBY, William 11 Feb 1831 3 Jun 1862 Aged 31 years 3 months and 27 days (Stone badly worn)
ANDERSON, Sarah F. 12 Jun 1822 28 Feb 1863 Aged 40 years 8 months and 16 days
OGLESBY, Lafayette 5 Apr 1833 11 Apr 1863 Aged 30 years & 9 days
ANDERSON, Lafayette 1848 1942 (Masonic symbol on stone.)
unknown rock
unknown Space, no marker
unknown broken stone
unknown (no stone w/ foot: __.L.S[?].)
Row 7
SUTHERLAND, Emily 23 Jul 1832 3 Oct 1873 Wife of W.H. Sutherland; daughter of James & Martha Anderson . Born Grayson Co Va., died at Hillsville.
ANDERSON, Martha 27 Nov 1792 10 Dec 1857 Aged 65 years & 14 dys.
ANDERSON, James [23] Apr 1851 Aged 78 years 1 months 11 days (Stone badly worn. Date in brackets is from Paul Herndon's notes.)
ANDERSON, Sena S. 19 May 1848 Aged 11 years (Stone badly worn.)
ANDERSON, Louisa 2 Jun 1820 Aged 4 years (Stone badly worn.)
ANDERSON, Garland 26 Oct 1819 7 Apr 1891
[ANDERSON, Larentha E.] (Foot: L.E.A.) (Name from Herndon files.)
unknown field stone
unknown space, no marker
_____, Sena 1851 1908
Row 8
ANDERSON, Mattie 1869 1893
ANDERSON, Charlotte Patton 1856 1894
ANDERSON, Fannie 1866 1906
GREEN, Julia Atline 1842 1911 (foot:) Mother
GREEN, J. William 1852 1945 (Masonic symbol on stone.) (foot:) Father
ANDERSON, Harden 1856 1930
ANDERSON, Susan 1853 1930
Row 9
ANDERSON, Alice A. 26 Nov 1923 joint stone with next
ANDERSON, Joe L. 6 Jun 1928 26 Dec 1986 Foot: Cpl US Army Korea 6 Jun 1920 - 26 Dec 1986
ANDERSON, Jessie Webb 1 Apr 1899 7 Sep 1982 Wife of James R. Anderson
ANDERSON, Laura Jean 9 Apr 1923 5 Mar 2004 Daughter of James & Jessie Anderson
LIDDLE, Maude Anderson 10 Dec 1889 9 Feb 1974
ANDERSON, Billy L. 7 Jun 1886 15 Aug 1959 Virginia 1st Lt 12 Ry Engineers World War I
ANDERSON, George W. 7 Jun 1910 [Virginia Capt QM Corps] (military stone badly eroded, covered by boxwoods; date and service from Paul Herndon's notes)
ANDERSON, James R. 24 Dec 1935 Virginia Sgt 38 Co Trans Corps (portion of stone covered by boxwoods)
Row 10
HALE, Sterling W. 23 May 1897 25 Nov 1979 U.S. Army World War I
HALE, William A. 1872 1948
HALE, Ada M. 30 Jun 1898 21 Feb 1979 Vaughn Guynn metal marker: Ada O. HALE 1897 - 1979
Row 11
unknowns [In this area there are numerous graves marked by rocks or with no markers at all.]
MARSHALL, Sam J. 1872 1944
unknowns [In this area there are four graves marked by field stones.]
Row 12
unknown field stone
HALE, Louise C. 1865 1934
unknown field stone
MARSHALL, William D. 9 May 1907 22 Apr 1957 joint stone with next
FUNK, Geneva Marshall 10 May 1909 7 July 1995
Row 13
TRIMBLE, Lavinia 9 Jun 1857 22 Feb 1938 dau of Wm. & Elizabeth Trimble
ROBERTS, Evalina 5 Jul 1850 17 Jan 1880
unknowns two field stones
TRIMBLE, Elizabeth 15 Jun 1816 6 Aug 1887
TRIMBLE, Wm. 2 Apr 1815 14 Sep 1860
TRIMBLE, Jasper 30 Nov 1846 26 Sep 1862
MOONEY, Elbert 10 Jul 1876 __ Aug 187_ son of J.M. & S.J. Mooney
unknown field stone
MOONEY, Clara E. 12 Jun 1875 12`Apr 1889 daughter of J.M & S.J. Mooney
MOONEY, infant 19 Jun 1893 19 Jun 1893 Infant son of G.W. & Marge Mooney
unknowns unmarked grave and two field stones
Row 14
TRIMBLE, Jimmie 1884 1886
TRIMBLE, infant Infant of E.S. & Meda Trimble
TRIMBLE, Meda 1884
SMITH, John Walter 12 Dec 1931 13 Dec 1931 Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. John W. Smith. Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.
ROBERTS, Emmet 2 Jan 1880 3 Mar 1903 A place is vacant in our home, A voice we loved is stilled in death, but he left the sweet assurance that he was going to rest. Erected by G.W. & S.J. Mooney.
MOONEY, Rev. J.M. 30 Jun 1848 5 Oct 1902 Son of John & Sarah Mooney. We shall sleep but not forever, There will be a glorious dawn. We shall meet to part no more, On the resurrection morn.
MOONEY, Susan Jane 1 Dec 1844 19 Jul 1929 Rest, mother, rest in quiet sleep, While friends in sorrow O'er thee weep.
MOONEY, Jasper L. 30 Apr 1873 14 Sep 1898 Son of J.M. & S.J. Mooney. Entered his profession as an Atty at Law 1 May 1897. Enlisted in the U.S. Service in Co M, 2 Regt Va Volunteers 19 May 1898. Died of typhoid fever in 2 Division Hospital Jacksonville Fla.
MOONEY, James Stanley 6 Oct 1900 8 Sep 1902 Son of G.W. & Margie Mooney. An angel at rest.
MOONEY, Ned Lafayette 30 Jun 1904 26 Jun 1906 Son of G.W. & Margie Mooney. Lamb carved on worn stone [Dates are from notes of Paul Herndon.]
MOONEY, Margie Galyean 17 Aug 1870 9 Jul 1924 Wife of G.W. Mooney
MOONEY, J. Lee 1896 1930 joint stone with next
MOONEY, Maude R. 1898 1978
HINSHAW, Robie Cecil 16 May 1920 22 Oct 1992 joint stone with next
HINSHAW, Mildred G. 13 Jun 1926
Row 15
GRISSMAN, Jessie A. 28 Aug 1880 11 Dec 1958 joint stone with next
GRISSMAN, Annie 1 Jul 1877 11 Apr 1915 A devoted husband and wife
MOONEY, A.E. 29 Feb 1892 3 Apr 1892 [Dates are now underground but taken from notes of Paul Herndon.]
MOONEY, Hattie Frances 12 Sep 1900 2 Jul 1901 Daughter of T.F. & P.J. Mooney. [Dates are now underground but taken from notes of Paul Herndon.]
HINSHAY, Mary Ann 6 Jan 1945 Daughter. Foot: Baby