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Barnes Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  Rugby

Directions:  The Barnes Cemetery is on the east side of Shippey's Branch Road (Rt 742) about 2 miles south of Highlands Pkwy (US 58) and about 0.5 mile north of the North Carolina line.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.584499 W81.462487

Surveyed by:   Jeff Weaver on March 26, 2003

Comments:  The cemetery is neat, clean, and well fenced. By local tradition among the burials here are eight Reedy children who died from diphtheria.

Barnes Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
BARNES, Glen D. 12 Dec 1935   double stone with next; [birth also recorded as 17 Dec]
BARNES, Martha L. 6 Apr 1938 23 Dec 1994 [obit dod 23 Feb 1994; Martha Louise, d/o Faye Sproles; w/o Jerry Graham]
HURLEY, Sallie 1914 1945  
HURLEY, Audrey 1931 1934  
HURLEY, Maude 1880 1930  
BARNES, Opal W. 30 Jan 1933   [nee Reedy]; double stone with next
BARNES, Earnie 5 Aug 1926 19 Nov 1980 S1 U.S. Navy World War II; [s/o Cleve Barnes & Vergie Weiss; h/o Wave Reedy]
Row 2
BARNES, Anita K. 7 Apr 1954 8 Feb 1976 [d/o Earnie Barnes & Opal W. Reedy]
ROOP, H.C. 22 Aug 1930 30 Jun 1996 double stone with next; [s/o Arthur James Roop & Elsie Wilcox]
ROOP, Madge 25 May 1939    
ROOP, Donald Glen 12 Jan 1963 28 Nov 1968 [s/o H.C. Roop &Madge Barnes]
WEAVER, Mandy 21 May 1901 28 Jan 1916 [death also recorded as 23 Jan]
Row 3
BARNES, Lorine M. 16 Jul 1944  
BARNES, Gerald Thomas 8 Jun 1945 10 Mar 1997 Sp4 U.S. Army; [s/o Cleve Barnes & Vergie Weiss; h/o Lorene S. Barnes]
MIKEL, L[ula] Mae 25 Dec 1904 16 Feb 1979 double stone with next; [d/o Bloomb Pendry & Mabin Handy]
MIKEL, Joe C. 29 Sep 1895 19 Feb 1979 [s/o James K. Mikel & Angeline Weiss]
BARNES, Howard 14 Nov 1941 15 Mar 1995 [s/o Cleve Barnes & Vergie Weiss]
BARNES, Norman Scott 28 Feb 1949 22 Dec 1967 [s/o Cleve Barnes & Vergie Weiss]
BARNES, Vergie 1905 1994 [d/o Troy N. Weiss & Bethania C. Reedy]; double stone with next
BARNES, Clive 1902 1982 [Thomas Cleve; s/o Edward Barnes & Julie Phipps]
unknowns     3 field stones
Row 4
unknowns     3 field stones
WEISS, Bethana E. 1852 1935 double stone with next
WEISS, Troy N. 1863 1929  
unknown     field stone
Row 5
HALL, Wilson Chima 11 Jan 1915 18 Apr 1915 [birth date also recorded as 11 Mar]
DAVIS, Annette 25 Sep 1862 15 Dec 1914 wife of E.R. Davis
DAVIS, E.R. 7 Oct 1854 16 Nov 1928 "Erected by Margaret W. Schramm"
Row 6
unknown     field stone
WEISS, William A. 29 Aug 1896 16 Apr 1904  
REEDY, Jackson 29 Nov 1828 1 Feb 1905 Co D 50th Va. Inf CSA
REEDY, Rebecca 22 May 1830 6 Nov 1902 Age 72 years 5 mos 14 days; w/o Jackson Reedy
Row 7
unknowns     9 field stones
Row 8
HALL, Lucy Jane 11 Jul 1856 18 Aug 1898 Wife of J.G. Hall
HALL, Minnie R. 26 Sep 1880 5 Oct 1884 [death also recorded as 6 Dec]
unknowns     2 field stones