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Blevins Cemetery

aka Frank Blevins Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:   White Top

Directions:  From junction of Highlands Pkwy (US Hwy 58) & Whitetop Gap Rd (Rt 726), go southwest 0.8 mile on Whitetop Gap Rd to dirt road on right. Turn right and go approximately 700 feet to cemetery on right side of road.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.609840, W81.626503

Surveyed by:   Jeff Weaver and Ginger Ballard 21 March 2003.

Comments:  This small cemetery is neat and well maintained. It is located in a grove of white pines. This cemetery's oldest burials date from 1934. There are 45 graves sites identified in this record. This listing also includes info from Paul Herndon’s files.

Blevins Cemetery
General View of the Blevins Cemetery at White Top

Blevins Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
GREER, Patricia D 24 May 1956 5 Jan 1958 [d/o Darrel and Marie Greer; Burned in house fire]
RAVELIN, Ronnie Dale 25 Jan 1963 7 Aug 1999  
Row 2
ADKINS, David Allen 26 Feb 1967 10 Nov 1995  
PENNINGTON, John E. 10 Jun 1968 11 Oct 1968
GREER, Polly 29 May 1912 26 Jan 1995 double stone with next; [d/o Samuel Riffey and Martha Blevins]
GREER, Vinton [11 Nov] 1904 5 Jan 1958 [Burned to death in house fire. He had escaped from the burning house, then went back inside to attempt to rescue his children]
GREER, Roy Harmon 10 May 1956 5 Jan 1958 [Burned to death in house fire; s/o Vinton and Polly Riffey Greer]
GREER, Hunter R [1934] [19 Jan 1982] [s/o Vinton and Polly Riffey Greer]
Row 3
RIFFEY, Della     double stone with next
RIFFEY, Garland L. 17 May 1916 26 May 1985 [Dob also listed as 9 Jul 1916 ; s/o Samuel and Martha Blevins Riffey]
RIFFEY, Elbert Lee 17 May 1924 8 Oct 1967 [s/o Samuel and Martha Blevins Riffey]
RIFFEY, Martha J. 1887 1950 [2nd w/o Samuel Riffey; d/o Frank and Elzina Dixon Blevins]; double stone with next
RIFFEY, Samuel L. 1872 1959 Dod also listed as 1956; s/o George Washington and Kate Terry Riffey
RIFFEY, Robert F. 11 Sep 1898 7 Apr 1983 [s/o Samuel L. Riffey and his first wife, Serely]
RIFFEY, Estel 1922 2000  
BREWER, Viola M.   9 Mar 1921 Just this single date listed
Row 4
DIXON, Burrel J. 16 Jun 1923 7 Dec 1989 [s/o Arthur G. and Della B Dixon]; Inscription of a banjo on the stone
DIXON, Charles Lee 23 Jun 1926 22 Jan 1989 U.S. Army Korea; [s/o Arthur G. and Della B Dixon]
DIXON, Elzina 7 Oct 1929 17 Feb 1934 [d/o Dale and Ayther Dixon]
DIXON, Arthur G. 26 Nov 1887 5 May 1968 double stone with next
DIXON, Della B. 27 Feb 1897 22 May 1974 [nee Blevins; w/o Arthur G Dixon]
DIXON, Kellen J. May 15, 1915 April 14, 1988 - [s/o Della B Dixon; also listed as Keller J.]
ASHLEY, James Lester 1915 1985 MM3, U.S. Navy, World War II; [s/o Lillie B. Ashley]
ASHLEY, Lillie B. 26 Nov 1893 19 May 1978 [d/o Frank and Elzina Dixon Blevins]
ASHLEY, Wilton H. 1918 1971 [s/o Lillie B. Ashley]; double stone with next
ASHLEY, Janet D. 1933    
Row 5
BLEVINS, Mary 14 Aug 1904 19 Mar 1980 [d/o Frank and Elzina Dixon Blevins; She was a deaf mute; never married.]
BLEVINS, Russell J. 16 Aug1900 21 Dec 1961 [s/o Frank and Elzina Dixon Blevins; never married.]
BLEVINS, Frank 1865 1941 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Elzina 1868 1934 "Ellie"
SANDERS, Marcilla 1864 1939 Homemade concrete stone; [w/o Virgie Baldwin]
BALDWIN, Virgie 1893 1964 Homemade concrete stone
BALDWIN, Mary A. 1896 [7 Apr] 1969 Homemade concrete stone; [d/o Marcilla Sanders]
ASHLEY, Jimmy W. 28 Nov 1950   double stone with next
ASHLEY, Peggy S. 7 Aug 1953 18 Apr 1984 "Wife";
Row 6
BLEVINS, Freeman 1891 1971 [s/o Frank and Elzina Dixon Blevins]; double stone with next
BLEVINS, Mattie W. 1891 1964
BLEVINS, Lester H. 15 May 1923 23 Sep 1947 Maryland, PFC, 179th Infantry, 45th Infantry Division World War II, Purple Heart; [s/o Freeman and Mattie Blevins]
BLEVINS, James Parks 6 Feb 1927 12 Sep 1983 Pvt., U.S. Army, World War II; [s/o Freeman and Mattie Blevins]
ASHLEY, Christy Leann 26 May 1991 26 May 1991 "Baby" [d/o Chris Ashley]
Row 7
PENNINGTON, Nancy Jane 25 Nov 1973 19 Mar 1991 "Daughter"; [d/o Jerry and Geneva Pennington; Killed in an auto wreck]
PENNINGTON Jerry E 16 Jun 1940 18 Aug 1987 "Father" double stone with next; [S/o Edward and Stella Riffey Pennington]
PENNINGTON , Geneva D. 8 Jul 1946   "Mother"
RICHARDSON, Earl B. 21 Apr 1929 29 Oct 1991 "Korea Cpl, US Army; [h/o Louise Pennington; s/o E. and Bertha Haga Pennington]
Row 8
PENNINGTON, Edward L. 21 Oct 1907 20 Jan 2002 double stone with next
PENNINGTON, Stella 25 Jan 1910 7 Jan 1992 [d/o Samuel Riffey and Martha Blevins]
PENNINGTON, Billy Dean 1954 2003 Funeral home marker