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Bethany Community Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  South of Independence

Directions:  This cemetery lies beside the Bethany United Methodist Church right on the NC state line. From the junction of of New River Parkway (U.S. 21) and Old River Ln (Rt 700) go west about half a mile on Old River Lane to Shady Hill Rd [SR 700] then go west on Shady Hill Rd. Continue on Shady Hill Rd. about 1 mile. The cemetery is just south of junction with Bethany Rd (Rt 700).

GPS Coordinates:  N36.5711852 W81.1703451

Surveyed by:  Ginger Ballard on 9 Apr 2004

Comments:  The cemetery is currently in use and is well-maintained. It lies right beside the road and is easily seen from the road. Information in square brackets [] is from the files of Paul Herndon.

Bethany Community Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
FIELDS, Joe C. 1901 1964 double stone with next
FIELDS, Cleo D. 1896 1987  
Row 2
ROYAL, Ira H. 27 Jul 1895 28 Nov 1969 double stone with next
ROYAL, Maudie A. 24 Oct 1904 2 Jul 1973 "At rest"
POE, Alan Lane 16 Mar 1966 31 Aug 1991  
Row 3
WAGONER, Dorothy   17 Mar 1926 infant
POE, Floyd N. 17 Sep 1863 18 Sep 1940 s/o J.T. & Celie Poe
POE, Elizabeth Shumate 27 Sep 1863 10 Feb 1940 w/o Floyd N. Poe
POE, Cora Jennings 12 May 1884 31 Mar 1958 w/o W.E. Poe
POE, William Elbert 26 Jun 1889 27 Jun 1972  
POE, Maley Clyde Price 20 Nov 1892 23 Mar 1930 w/o W.E. Poe
POE, Wiley Bays 17 Jan 1920 22 Jan 1973 Virginia S1 U.S. Navy World War II; double stone with next
POE, Ruby Ruth 15 Sep 1922 23 Jan 1998  
POE, Ella May 8 Feb 1927 8 Jan 1929 [twin] d/o W.E. & M[aley] C[lyde Price] Poe
POE, Stella Fay 8 Feb 1927 15 Dec 1928 [twin] d/o W.E. & M.C. Poe
POE, Floyd W. 25 Sep 1917 28 Dec 1918 s/o W.E. & M.C. Poe
Row 4
BATES, Fannie E. 26 Mar 1887 6 Dec 1959  
BATES, Sarah C. 23 Jul 1864 10 Jul 1945  
BATES, J.R. 16 Mar 1854 10 Jan 1910  
CROUSE, Ollie Rose 2 Jun 1917 28 May 1979  
CROUSE, Cleave 22 Dec 1886 27 Jan 1976 double stone with next
CROUSE, Tilda B. 2 Oct 1886 22 Jan 1972  
CROUSE, Bessie H. 20 Jul 1900 26 Apr 1972 double stone with next
CROUSE, John R. 26 Mar 1906 28 Aug 1978  
CROUSE, Robert Lee     s/o Grover & Rosa Lee Crouse
WAGONER, James 17 Feb 1888 15 Feb 1915 s/o R.W. & J. Wagoner
SHUMATE, Nancy 20 Oct 1840 22 Feb 1905  
SHUMATE, Rev. James 14 Feb 1835 22 Apr 1902  
POE, Edgar 23 Mar 1914 16 Mar 1915 baby, s/o W.E. & C.M. Poe
Row 5
CROUSE, Frank C. 1909 1987 double stone with next
CROUSE, Minnie L. 1917    
CROUSE, Lonnie F. 25 Nov 1913 20 Dec 1980 [s/o Cleve Crouse & Matilda Blevins, h/o Ruth Hash]
CROUSE, Cinda 1872 1960 double stone with next
CROUSE, Ferd 1879 1951  
CROUSE, Frank 22 Jun 1854 15 Mar 1944 double stone with next
CROUSE, Matilda S. 18 Aug 1865 9 Oct 1930  
CROUSE, Infant   1921 child of Cleve & Matilda Crouse
CROUSE, Infant   1923; child of Cleve & Matilda Crouse
CROUSE, Infant   1925 child of Cleve & Matilda Crouse
unknowns     5 unmarked
Row 6
CROUSE, William Roby 26 Jul 1936 26 Nov 1996 double stone with next; [s/o Henry Wayne Crouse & Annie Mae Keen]
CROUSE, Dorothy Mae 17 Dec 1937    
CROUSE, Bonnie 21 Jan 1945   double stone with next
CROUSE, Roy 23 Jul 1950 10 Apr 1988  
CROUSE, Henry Wayne 29 Apr 1906 22 Jun 1985 double stone with next
CROUSE, Annie May 25 May 1910 4 Mar 1984 married 29 Oct 1927
CROUSE, Stella Faye 27 May 1935 27 Jun 1935  
HASH, Thomas Wayne 9 Aug 1951 18 Jan 1952 s/o Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Hash; at foot of previous grave
GAMBILL, Sallie 10 Jul 1807 25 Jul 1890 w/o Martin Gambill; aged 82 ys [nee Crouse; death also recorded as 25 Jan]
GAMBILL, Martin 14 Jan 1801 14 Oct 1879 aged 78 ys 9 ms
unknowns     7 unmarked
MOXLEY, John A. 16 Jul 1853 18 Mar 1926 [birth year also read as 1859]
MOXLEY, Margaret 5 Sep 1859 4 Aug 1938 w/o J.A. Moxley
Row 7
KIRBY, Curtis Ryan   11 Feb 2000 infant s/o Delmas & Linda Kirby
HUBBARD, Linda Carol 4 Feb 1958   double stone with next; [nee Hash]
HUBBARD, Darrell Glenn 18 Mar 1955 26 Aug 1996 [s/o Frank Hubbard & Dorothy Bolling]
HASH, Anna Ruth 13 Jan 1930 4 Aug 2002 double stone with next
HASH, Curtis Gwyn 21 Sep 1930 7 Feb 1991 [s/o Giles Homer Hash & Josephine Bobbitt]
HASH, Curtis Gene 6 Jan 1949 10 Jul 2002 double stone with next
HASH, Mary Christine 3 Jun 1946    
GAMBILL, Robert C. 4 Aug 1844 11 Feb 1925 aged 80 ys 6 ms 7 ds
GAMBILL, Susie 10 Apr 1834 23 Mar 1903  
GAMBILL, Cynthia 10 Oct 1872 10 Sep 1879 d/o R.G. & Susie Gambill; aged 4 yrs
unknown      
HENDRIX, Annie B. 2 Jun 1907 16 Jul 1907 infant/o J.L. & L.J. Hendrix
BOYER, Mary Matilda 15 May 1879 9 Aug 1922 w/o E.J. Boyer
BOYER, Emmett J. 12 Nov 1872 3 Jan 1952  
Row 8
ROYAL, Presley R. 10 Mar 1926   double stone with next
ROYAL, Myrtle C. 7 Jul 1915 6 Oct 1999  
BLEVINS, Peggie 19 Dec 1878 9 May 1938 [birth date also read as 10 Dec]
BOYER, Isac Guyn 23 May 1898 1 May 1977  
BOYER, Della P. 14 Feb 1894 13 Apr 1960  
BOYER, Boyse 20 Dec 1927 24 Sep 1929  
BOYER, Garnet 13 Feb 1918 8 Jul 1919 s/o I.G. & Della Boyer
BOYER, infant 22 May 1917 22 May 1917 infant/o Worth & Effie [Wingate] Boyer
BOYER, Effie 4 Oct 1891 8 Jun 1917 w/o Worth Boyer; [nee Wingate; sister/o Albert Wingate]
BOYER, Worth 2 Aug 1896 25 Jun 1963  
BOYER, Drucy Phipps 24 Nov 1898 15 Sep 1964 w/o Worth Boyer
Row 9
LINEBERRY, Myrtle E. 31 Dec 1892 22 Oct 1963  
LINEBERRY, Eugene M. 10 Oct 1921 25 Jan 1961 double stone with next
LINEBERRY, Victoria C. 7 Sep 1905 30 Jan 1954  
SHAW, James W. 26 Nov 1868 30 Mar 1950 double stone with next
SHAW, Victoria H. 16 Jun 1867 1 Oct 1949  
HOLCOMB, Leander 12 Jan 1835 3 Jul 1914  
HOLCOMB, Scales S. 1881 1956 double stone with next
HOLCOMB, Louzennie M. 1877 1964  
HOLCOMB, Robert L. 16 May 1915 23 Aug 1962 double stone with next
HOLCOMB, Ethelene H. 9 Nov 1919    
HOLCOMB, Bobby Lee 2 Jul 1939 2 Feb 1972  
HOLCOMB, Allie Rose 16 Apr 1902 27 Sep 1990 [d/o Scales S. Holcomb & Luzenia Martin]
WARD, Rebecca M. 22 Jun 1895 28 Feb 1981 [d/o Isaac Martin & Polly Taylor, w/o Logan Ward]
MARTIN, John C. 3 Mar 1890 8 Jun 1991 double stone with next
MARTIN, Annie H. 2 Sep 1889 7 Oct 1974  
JONES, Wayne E., Rev. 1 Jul 1906 9 Jun 1978 double stone with next; [Wayne Everett, s/o Noah Jone & Arlene Perkins, h/o Lura Holcomb]
JONES, Lura B. 15 Feb 1909 4 Aug 2002  
SEXTON, Rev. Paul F. 11 May 1931 12 Apr 1995 double stone with next; [Paul Franklin, s/o Wallace Sexton & Clyde Ward]
SEXTON, Jo Ann Jones 21 Oct 1934    
COX, W[illiam] F[loyd] 18 May 1858 11 Jul 1936  
COX, Mary C. 28 Nov 1852 8 Sep 1933 w/o W.F. Cox; [d/o Isaac &aamp; Frankie Busic]
Row 10
ANDERS, Bobby Lee 10 Mar 1951 20 Aug 1970  
ANDERS, Robert Lee 17 Jul 1946 18 Jul 1946  
FARMER, Nancy Waynell   30 Dec 1935 infant/o Mr. & Mrs. T.W. Farmer
MARTIN, Jennie G. 10 Jul 1934 6 Jul 1997 double stone with next
MARTIN, Johnny C., Jr. 19 Nov 1929 22 Dec 1999  
JOHNSON, Steve C. 9 Jul 1879 14 Jul 1956 double stone with next; [s/o Thomas Johnson & Martha Chambers]
JOHNSON, Dora E. 24 Jan 1880 8 Feb 1954 [nee Taylor]
McMILLAN, Edith Jane 12 May 1922 4 Mar 1923 d/o Wiley & Lydia McMillan; aged 9 ms 20 ds
Row 11
CROUSE, Robert Edward Lee 6 Feb 1932 18 Jan 1995  
Believed to be buried here
RUTHERFORD, Fannie 1887 1959 metal marker, not found in 2004. [Probably unmarked grave beside Annie Hendrix]